Revelation 13:14 … And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Emphasis added).
Revelation 13:15 … And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Emphasis added).
For those of you who are not familiar with the Bible’s last book, the Revelation o fJesus Christ, the entire book is prophecy of what is coming (based on God’sword) in the latter days, specifically the period known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation. During this period, there is a ‘beast’ or ‘antichrist’ person who will demand worship and control of most of the world. There has been much speculation over the centuries as to who this person might be. Some thought it was Caeser (during the Roman Empire), others more recently thought it was Adolph Hitler. Still others think it was/is someone like Putin, or Trump,or Obama, or Xi Jinping or even Macron (the French President). All of these are‘false positives’. A ‘false positive’ is something that looks like, smells like or appears to be the ‘real thing’ … but it isn’t. A False Positive doesn’t meet all of the criteria or prophetic/biblical litmus tests to determine its authenticity. A False Positive is also a ‘deception’ or falsehood that is intended deflect away further scrutiny or discernment. Just as a child tries to deceive their parents about their school report card, saying “I got great marks!”, when in fact the child is barely passing his/her grade. When the report card comes home, the parent is deceived into not looking at it further because they ‘trust’ their child’s truthfulness. So too does this happen on the world’s stage during the end times.
I have exposed a tremendous amount of data, and provided a tremendous amount of biblical insight to the events that are happening before our eyes today. IN SO MANY AREAS OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY. So much is happening in the Middle East and Europe today, that many students of Bible Prophecy heads are spinning. So much in fact, that it is hard to keep up with pace of everything. THE GREAT CONVERGENCE OF SIGNS!!!
I have also blogged extensively about a charismatic, demanding, fearsome,obscenely wealthy, autocratic, war criminal, executes by beheading, lying,deceptive, extremely evil, young leader who has emerged on the scene suddenly,unexpectedly and some would say via a ‘political coup’ in his country.Interestingly, or coincidentally, this evil ‘Crown Prince’ is currently the exact same age as Jesus was when He was working His ministry on earth. Jesus was trying to save people during his ministry or mission. The ‘Crown Prince’that I speak of deceives his people (his own nation), imprisons – tortures – or beheads those who oppose him. He is “allowing” them to go to movies, but those who oppose him suddenly “disappear”. One could almost say “who can war against him”. His evil behavior goes without punishment or retributive action. He has several leaders of the world’s super powers on his side, because of oil,because of arms deals, because of money, and because of geo-political alliances. No one will come against him because of these various deals,agreements, covenants and arrangements. He has many of these world leaders in‘his back pocket’. He is friends with Russia (Oil), he is friends with America(arms deals), he is friends with Israel (mutual hatred of Iran), he is friends with Europe and Kings of the East (Money investment), he is the de-facto leader of Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. The only thing he is missing at this moment in time … is a large military force of muscle (but that is coming!). Out of an evil bottomless barrel of hundreds or thousands of evil,entitled ‘princes’ he has put himself into position to be the next (8th King)in his country. Most of you who follow my blog, know of whom I speak. He is of the lineage (the genetic line) of seven family kings who came before him. The current king, the seventh, will reign for a very short time. He is in his mid-eighties and reportedly is of bad health (rumored dementia). This ‘future’ 8th king has concentrated the most important powers of his pending kingdom, directly under his control. He is waiting … waiting … waiting until his father (the current king, the 7th) either dies or becomes so incapacitated that he is forced to cede his current kingship to the next in line, his chosen son the Crown Prince.
As most of you know, my preferred manner of teaching is by referencing the word of God in the Bible. The vast majority of my references come from the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. I ALWAYS defer to God’s word as the basis to support my analysis and commentary. I also have a habit of saying ‘connect the prophetic dots’ or ‘follow the prophetic dominoes’. This helps to tie things together in a logical, concise and hopefully truthful pattern. I also strenuously suggest that readers of my blog do NOT take my word for things. Use my word as a guide, and most importantly God’s word in the Bible to discern these things for yourself. God gave you an intellect. Use it. Research some of these things for yourself. Determine if you see and understand the same things as do I. I don’t have all the answers. Maybe on a few. Among Eschatologists(students of Bible prophecy) there is a common cliché we use that suggests “we see through the veil dimly”. However, I truly believe that as we hurdle towards‘our redemption draweth nigh’, God in his infinite love and mercy for fallen mankind, will and does bring to light many of the things of his prophetic word.His word goes out into the world, and will not come back empty. This brings glory to God, because what he said would happen, is in fact happening … at a breakneck pace I might add.
So,how did this ‘Crown Prince’ rise to power so suddenly, how did this happen? How did he gain SO much power, so quickly, in just TWO YEARS? What was supposed to happen? What is his ultimate agenda? The world will wonder in awe and amazement.
EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi prince flies home to tackle MBS succession. The coming assassination attempt against Mohammed Bin Salman.
Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz returns to Riyadh with UK and US security guarantees and a brief to cut the crown prince down to size
Middle East Eye. Wednesday 31 October 2018 14:14 UTC. David Hearst
Prince Ahmadbin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia after a prolonged absence in London, to mount a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or find someone who can. The septuagenarian prince, an open critic of bin Salman(MBS), has travelled with security guarantees given by US and UK officials.
“He and others in the family have realised that MBS has become toxic,” a Saudi source close to Prince Ahmadtold Middle East Eye. “The prince wants to play a role to make these changes, which means either he himself will play a major role in any new arrangement or to help to choose an alternative to MBS.”
The source said that the prince returned “after discussion with US and UK officials”, who assured him they would not let him be harmed and encouraged him to play the role of usurper.
Apart from those western guarantees, Ahmad is also protected by his rank.Last November, bin Salman conducted a sweeping purge of dissident royals, yet was not able to touch any sons of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the modern Saudi state, who are regarded as too senior a target for him.
The 33-year-old heir to the Saudi throne’s dominance in the kingdom has come under intense scrutiny following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on 2 October, leading to speculation that he could be replaced. MEE understands that while Prince Ahmad was in London he held meetings with other members of the Saudi royal family who are currently living outside the kingdom. Prince Ahmad also consulted figures inside the kingdom who have similar concerns and have encouraged him to usurp his nephew.
MEE also understands there are three senior princes who support Prince Ahmad’s move, who cannot be named for fear of compromising their security. All have held top positions in the military and security forces.
Meanwhile, in Washington disquiet grows.
Writing in the New York Times, former national security advisor to the Obama administration and US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said: “Looking ahead,Washington must act to mitigate the risks to our own interests. We should not rupture our important relationship with the kingdom, but we must make clear it cannot be business as usual so long as Prince Mohammed continues to wield unlimited power. “It should be United States policy, in conjunction with our allies,to sideline the crown prince in order to increase pressure on the royal family to find a steadier replacement,” she added.
Prince Ahmad’s return will only increase the pressure on bin Salman, who is at the centre of a stand off between Saudi Arabia and Turkey after Khashoggi was murdered in his country’s consulate in Istanbul. The Turkish authorities are demanding the Saudis tell them where Khashoggi’s body is, and the Saudis are insisting that Turkey handover the audio tapes of the execution, details of which have routinely been leaked to the media.
In a thinly veiled attack on the crown prince, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused the Saudis of protecting the person responsible for the murder. “A game to save somebody lies beneath this,”Erdogan told reporters following a speech in parliament on Tuesday. “We won’t leave Khashoggi’s murder behind.” The Turkish president, who outlined some of the investigation into Khashoggi’s murder in an address last week, has promised to reveal more details about the killing but has so far refrained from doing so. Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mujeb has met Istanbul’s chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan twice in the last two days, but no progress has been reported.The Saudis are continuing to refuse Turkish investigators access to the well in the grounds of the consul-general’s home, which is 500 metres from the consulate.
After first denying that Khashoggi had been murdered in the consulate, the Saudis now say they have arrested 18 suspects, 15 of which were members of a death squad sent to kill the prominent critic of the crown prince. Bin Salman has repeatedly denied knowledge of the operation, which included five members of his personal security detail, three of whom accompanied him on high-profile trips to London, Washington and Paris. On Monday Mujeb offered Fidan the suspects’ testimony. Turkey, though, demands their extradition, so they can stand trial and give evidence to a Turkish court. Saudi Arabia is refusing this.
Before the Khashoggi affair, Prince Ahmad’s opposition to his nephew was a matter of public record. He has challenged him openly on three occasions:
First, in the summer of 2017, when the king’s brother was one of three members of the Allegiance Council, a body of senior royals tasked with choosing the succession, to oppose bin Salman’s appointment as crown prince. Prince Ahmed pointedly did not give an oath of allegiance to his nephew when he was made King Salman’s heir.
Second, when Prince Ahmad and King Salman’s brother, Abdelrahman bin Abdulaziz, died last year. Only two pictures were hung at the reception given by Prince Ahmad,that of King Abdulaziz and the current monarch. The crown prince’s portrait was notably missing.
Third, last month, when Prince Ahmad approached Yemeni and Bahraini protesters outside his London home who were calling the al-Sauds a criminal family. He told them the family as a whole does not bear responsibility for the war in Yemen, only the king and crown prince do.
“They are responsible for crimes in Yemen. Tell Mohammed bin Salman to stop the war,”Prince Ahmad was recorded as telling them in Arabic.
Fraught with risk
Prince Ahmad’s return to Riyadh is fraught with risk. He is believed to have the support of significant figures in the family who now believe after the Khashoggi affair that the crown prince is permanently tainted in the West and toxic to the reputation of the family as a whole.
A Saudi dissident prince in Germany, Prince Khaled bin Farhan, told MEE in May that princes Ahmad and Muqrin bin Abdulaziz could both restore the reputation of the family, which has been destroyed by King Salman’s “irrational, erratic and stupid”rule.
“There is so much anger within the royal family,” Prince Khaled said. “I took this information and appealed to my uncles Ahmad and Muqrin, who are the sons of Abdulaziz and are highly educated, well versed and able to change things for the better. I can say that we are all behind them and support them.”
Among other Saudi exiles in London and Istanbul opinions differ. Some call Prince Ahmad too weak a figure to wrought change in the kingdom. Others say that he has personal motives for wanting to see the back of bin Salman, having been passed over for the position of crown prince himself. The key question is whether he will be able to perform the same role as King Faisal,who ousted his brother Saoud in the only previous family coup in 1964. If all fails, however, Prince Ahmad could find himself fitting another historic parallel: Ahmed Shafik’s attempt to oust Egyptian President Abdel Fattahel-Sisi in March’s election.