Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Isaiah 28:14-19 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
Feast of Trumpets. September 18-20, 2020. The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture – the last great harvest. 1st Fall Feast. “Of that day and hour no one knows.”
While the four spring feasts look back at what Christ fulfilled at His first coming, the three fall feasts point us toward the glory of the second coming. The spring feasts are the source of our hope in Christ—His finished work of atonement for sins—and the fall feasts are the promise of what is to come—eternity with Christ. Understanding the significance of these God-appointed Jewish festivals helps us to better see and understand the complete picture and plan of redemption found in Scripture.
The next unfulfilled feast is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hidden Day / It was ‘hidden’ because they didn’t know the exact day it would begin due to the fact that it is the only feast that starts on a new moon. Thus it was a two day feast because they didn’t want to celebrate it on the wrong day. Concerning Rosh HaShanah, the Jews would typically say “Of that day and hour no one knows.”
The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture (and the ‘confirmation’ of a 7 year false covenant of ‘peace and security’) – the last great harvest.
Are we approaching the time when the confirmation of the covenant is made AND the heavenly trumpet will be heard?
Over the FIRST THREE (3) Days at the START of the Week of the Feast of Trumpets. With Bahrain Deal, Israel’s Mantle in the Gulf Expands, Eyeing Big Saudi Prize. Question of who’s next arises. The BEAST’s confirmation is coveted the most.
Question of who’s next arises, as if Manama were a whistle-stop on Israel’s normalization route leading to the final destination in Riyadh
Haaretz. September 12, 2020
Normalization between Israel and Gulf states is beginning to look like such an obvious step that Bahrain, the newest member of the club, won’t be getting its own ceremony with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump. Instead, it will play a supporting role to the star of Tuesday’s show at the White House, the United Arab Emirates.
The question that arose immediately after the official announcement of the normalization of ties with Bahrain was who’s next, as if Manama were a whistle-stop on the normalization route, the final destination of which is Saudi Arabia. All of the other possibilities, from Oman to Morocco, Tunisia to Sudan, are henceforth just stations (MENA ‘the many’ countries) along the way.
Bahrain, which at the time of its 2010 census had a population of 1.2 million people, of which around half were foreign nationals, is no stranger to Israel. There have been at least two visits to Israel by senior Bahraini officials and last year the ‘economic part’ of Trump’s Middle East peace plan was presented at a conference in Manama, but until about a month ago the kingdom’s official position was support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, which must be reached before the normalization of ties with Israel.
Over the past month, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa faced massive pressure over the issue from Trump, who last week was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice – first by a right-wing Norwegian lawmaker for brokering the Israel-UAE deal and later by a Swedish legislator for mediating the Serbia-Kosovo agreement. After all, if then-President Barack Obama was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize before making significant progress in the Arab-Israeli arena, Trump has already overtaken his immediate predecessor in the White House. He presumably hopes that by Election Day, November 3, he can persuade Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Man-by-Satan) to join his Gulf state neighbors in normalizing ties with Israel and fete him at ceremony in the White House. For now, the crown prince has made do with sending envoys.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s day-to-day ruler (BFF’s with MbS), forged the path in coordination with Saudi Arabia. Bahrain’s king, who is entirely dependent on Saudi Arabia, to which it is linked via a 25-kilometer causeway, received a Saudi “license” to move forward with normalization, but MbS is still waiting for his commission, which will include the exoneration of the crown prince in Washington and the rehabilitation of the kingdom’s reputation on Capitol Hill.
For now, Crown Prince Mohammed is demonstrating for Trump his power to build the Arab mantle (among MENA – ‘the many’ countries) for the president’s Middle East peace plan. He opened Saudi airspace to Israeli planes and began to tie up the loose ends of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul – the crown prince obtained the “forgiveness” of Khashoggi’s family, saving the five (5) Saudi officials who were convicted in his murder from the death penalty. This mantle is intended not only for Trump or for Israel; it gives Saudi Arabia the ‘regional support’ (among ‘the many’) it needs in order to advance its own normalization with Israel.
Bahrain is an important part of the Persian Gulf’s strategic defense against Iranian influence. It hosts a U.S. Navy base with around 6,000 (6) service members, and could serve as a launch pad for attacks on land and sea threats from Iran. Israelis are focusing mainly on the enormous investment potential of the UAE and, now, of Bahrain, but few are talking about the possibility for military cooperation, apart from reports on the activities of Israeli spyware companies. Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, have stressed that they do not intend to take part in military activity against Iran (Hence the ‘need’ for the Beast’s 10 EU nation military coalition of strong ‘iron’ and weak ‘clay’ armies/countries – a ‘rent-an-army-for-an-HOUR’)
The Saudis were circumspect in responding to attacks on Saudi and UAE oil tankers and installations, and Abu Dhabi signed a cooperation agreement on protecting shipping in the Gulf. But it would not be far-fetched to assume that someone in Israel is already examining the possibility of stationing Israeli submarines in the Gulf, that could benefit from logistics services in Bahrain or the UAE, as an extension of the cooperation that has been expressed in joint exercises by the respective air forces of Israel and the UAE.
Bahrain sees Iran as not only a regional strategic threat but also as a threat to its own regime. More than 60 (6) percent of Bahrainis are Shi’ite Muslims, who are at best seen as a subversive population and at worse as an Iranian fifth (5) column. They are of prime concern to Bahrain’s internal security service, the infrastructure of which was laid by Ian Henderson, a British police officer who was in charge of suppressing the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya in the 1950s.
In Bahrain, he headed the General Directorate for State Security Investigations from 1966-98, and was known as “the Butcher of Bahrain” due to the torture and other human rights violations that allegedly took place under his command. Shi’ites face institutional discrimination and oppression in Bahrain. Their involvement in government is far below their representation in the population. They are kept out of high-ranking public and military positions and operate as a vibrant political opposition that strives for equality.
When the Arab Spring demonstrations erupted in 2011, it was Shi’ite activists who “captured” Manama’s Pearl Square and the main streets of the capital. They were also the primary targets of the security forces, first Bahraini and then Saudi, who came to help the government in Manama to control the protests. By some estimates, hundreds of people were killed in these protests; thousands were injured and thousands of arrests were made.
Manama is convinced that Tehran was behind the protests and that it continues to recruit Bahraini Shi’ites in order to bring down the government, which has been ruled by the Khalifa family since the middle of the 18th century. Bahrain is considered a liberal country, where non-Bahraini women are not required to wear traditional dress and alcohol is relatively easy to find. That’s also why so many Saudis come to visit on the weekends. But it was ranked 149 out of the 167 countries on the 2019 Democracy Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit. The king appoints the 40 members of the upper house of the National Assembly, the Consultative Council, and he can dissolve the parliament’s lower house, the Council of Representatives, an elected body that can include women. The country’s media outlets are owned by or controlled in part by the royal family, which also supervises social media in the kingdom.
But Bahrain is also considered a leading country in the encouragement of foreign investment and entrepreneurship. Income tax is levied only on foreign petroleum companies, not on citizens or residents, and most health and education services are free. About 85 percent of the kingdom’s revenue is from petroleum, with tourism – mainly from neighboring Arab states – accounting for the remainder. Visitors come for business or for entertainment, not for historic sites or the nature. In fact, Bahrain is a boring country that cannot compete with the attractions of the UAE, which itself is not exactly Rome or Paris.
Night Watchman Prophetic Discernment: It is obvious ‘WHO’ the CONFIMER is that confirms the covenant ‘among many,’ (MENA Arabic/Islamic Nations). The Prince/Beast that has the most power and influence in the Middle East among Muslims via money, politics and religion as the custodian of the ‘dragon’s holiest mosques.’ So, will the ‘True Church’ or Bride be here to witness the Prince/Beast’s Confirmation? Almost universally, it is understood that once the confirmation is made for seven (7) years, the tribulation commences. Given that the UAE and Bahrain ‘normalized’ their relations with Israel over the span of seven (7) days, or so, the confirmation by the Prince/Beast among many looks to be IMMINENT. Here are the scenarios I see.
‘IF’ the Prince/Beast offers his confirmation over the next 10 (5 + 5) days, then I think it is likely we may ‘witness’ the confirmation. The next 10 days takes us to the Feast of Trumpets, the Fall Harvest and EXACTLY three (3) months since the ‘Crown or Ring of Fire’ (June 20/21) total solar eclipse for the Beast, Kings of the East, and geographies of the ’10 kings for an hour with the Beast – EU Military Coalition.
It will conceivably take the Prince/Beast ‘some time’ to build a consensus among the other MENA nations to ‘normalize’ with Israel. Based on news related to the Palestinians being backed into a corner because of their vitriol against MbS and the UAE’s crown prince, it obvious that the Palestinians are NOT overly involved in the driver’s seat of agreements with Jacob. Given the raw or shear number of MENA countries, it is obvious that it would take a long time for each one to INDIVIDUALLY come to a peace agreement of normalization with Jacob. To indicate ‘cohesiveness, expediency, and regionalization for peace and security against Iran’, the Beast will make a peace treaty with Jacob ON BEHALF OF ALL MENA. I believe the Prince/Beast/MbS is doing this, as I write. The Beast’s vain ego would be ‘pinched’ right now if he individually made an agreement with Jacob, given a lot of the public backlash that his counterpart and BFF received in the UAE. IF ALL the MENA Countries leadership agree, public perception of his role in the confirmation is diminished, minimized and deflected. It makes infinitely more political sense for the Beast/Prince NOT to conduct an individual confirmation of the false peace agreement for just Saudi Arabia. Since the current plan (Satan’s plan) for investment with the Palestinians is only five (5) years, I discern that God will cause the Prince/Beast to ‘sweeten the pot’ so…to…speak… to entice the Palestinians to bite on what the Prince / Beast proposes to them, on BEHALF of all of MENA. I also believe the ‘financial pot’ will be sweetened, not exclusively by the Prince / Beast, but will have increased contributions from some the ‘larger’ oil generating MENA countries. I can’t discern specifically, but it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 billion, $70 billion or $100 billion over the seven (7) years. It could be seven billion a year, or ten billion a year. Even Saudi Arabia (the evil pit of money) is not going to drop that much coin, at once, on the ‘barking, yappy little dog who is ungrateful.’ The Prince / Beast largesse will be doled out over the seven (7) years. I DON’T see all of this being arranged over the next 10 days. Yet, I may be wrong. Building a consensus among many people always takes a lot of time. He may have already been doing this prior to the UAE’s and Bahrain’s announcements. It is public knowledge that Bahrain stated that they were ‘waiting on the Saudi’s’ to make an announcement, but apparently became tired of ‘waiting.’ So, the desert snow ball has started rolling down the sand dune.
So… if building the consensus takes long AND ‘they’ are waiting to see how the US elections pan out, I believe the confirmation among MENA would likely come in December or even January 2021. If this is case, I humbly believe the Church / Bride will be long raptured by then. Keep in mind, that IF the rapture/harpazo happens sometime during the third (3) week in September (3×3), the world will be in a state of ‘shock’ for sixty (6) days. Add in the chaos and anarchy in the US related to whatever the outcome is from the election. The Beast / Prince may ‘wait’ until the political chaos temporarily relaxes and then he may make his confirmation.
Many biblical scholars believe the Bride/Church will be raptured/harpazoed BEFORE the confirmation. Given the signs that we have NOW AND the process it takes to build a consensus among MENA countries, it is very likely that we will experience ‘the blessed hope’ well before the confirmation.
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In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.