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THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

 

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

 

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Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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The Dinosaur Problem

T Rex Tissue Stumps Evolutionists

T-Rex Soft Tissue Disproves Evolution

Clip from “T.R.U.T.H. About the Dinosaurs” DVD

Is there something wrong when a supposedly 70 million-year-old tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur is found with soft tissue—including blood vessels and even whole cells? This is what a U.S. researcher reported in late March.  Biologist Mary Schweitzer discovered this soft tissue when it was necessary to break a T. rex’s huge thigh bone.

Schweitzer said that the vessels were flexible and some could even be squeezed. After extensive testing, there was confirmation that this T. rex bone even had hemoglobin (red blood cells).

This discovery is unexplained by evolutionary thinking, which suggests that millions and millions of years have passed since this “King of Dinos” met its demise. Schweitzer is puzzled and cannot understand why this bone was not mineralized. “It’s very amazing. It’s utterly shocking, actually, because it flies in the face of everything we understand about how tissues and cells degrade,” she said on MSNBC.

“It’s very amazing. It’s utterly shocking, actually….”

—Dr. Mary Schweitzer

In 1995, Joe Taylor, a professional dinosaur excavator and a biblical creationist, was curious about the hip girdle of another T. rex that was found in 1916. It was found in the same Hell Creek Formation where Schweitzer’s T. rex bone was found. Taylor was amazed that this 65 million-year-old specimen still had the appearance of skin on the sacral vertebrae. He sent a sample to Azusa Pacific College in California and had it scanned with an electron microscope by Professor Mark Armitage, who found that the bone had collagen filaments intact inside the bone. The presence of collagen suggests that this supposedly 65 million year old fossil was not completely fossilized. Armitage states, “It can’t be but a few thousand years old.”

So the Theory of Evolution is just that ‘A Theory’ that has never been proved and evidence like this says it can’t be and isn’t true.

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The clock begins Britain to start EU exit on March 29

By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless ASSOCIATED PRESS  MARCH 21, 2017

BREXIT

LONDON — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.

Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed European Council President Donald Tusk of the exact start date on Monday morning.

‘‘We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation,’’ Brexit Secretary David Davis said. ‘‘The government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe — a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union.’’

The trigger for all this tumult is the innocuous-sounding Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, a never-before-used mechanism for withdrawing from the bloc. British Prime Minister Theresa May, under the Article, will notify Tusk of her nation’s intentions to leave the 28-nation bloc.

It is now official and final despite all the efforts to stop it, BREXIT is not wet to unfold commencing 29th March 2017 in the very year that the EU celebrates it's 60th year.  BREXIT IS NOW SET TO BECOME REALITY in perfect alignment with God's Purpose and Prophecy.

For Bible Students this is a very exciting development in fulfilling Bible Prophecy.  In fact it is the greatest sign of the nearness of Christ's Return since the Establishment of the Jewish State in 1948!

Over 3000 years ago Bible Prophecy laid out the alignment of nations at the time of the end and Britain was not to be part of the European Union.

So despite what any man may think or say what we have just witnessed here is what Daniel said in Daniel 4:17 "This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will..."

Just as the angels of God were at work ensuring that Britain had one of the strongest voter turn outs in years and voted for the conservatives to return to UK Government in May 2015, without which an EU referendum would not have happened.  So the angels of God ensured the British People Voted for BREXIT in June 2016 despite what all the polls predicted?

And now we continue to see that despite any and all opposition, the current leaders of Britain are continuing to pursue BREXIT.  So we continue to see the hand of God at work in the nations to ensure that His purpose unfolds on the earth.  Britain will leave the EU of this we can be certain as this is a matter of Bible Prophecy.  In the Bible, God has long said (2,500 yrs ago to be exact) that Britain will not be a part of the European Union when Russia and the EU invade the Middle East.

See this article to learn MORE about BREXIT WE'RE OUT!

  

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UK to replace EU trade links with closer ties to Commonwealth

In move dubbed Empire 2.0 by critics, trade ministers draw up integration plans as departure from single market looms

Patricia Scotland at the meeting of Commonwealth trade ministers at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London.

Published: Friday Friday 10 March 2017 21.58 GMT

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Britain would harmonise regulations with its former colonies rather than the European Union under new proposals for trade integration that critics have dubbed Empire 2.0.

At a meeting in London given fresh impetus by Brexit, Commonwealth trade ministers agreed to deepen economic ties on Friday by seeking some of the same standardisation that once frustrated eurosceptics in Brussels.

“Because we share common law, common language, common institutions and common parliamentary structures, that has given us a de facto advantage,” said Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland at the end of the two-day summit.

“That ... advantage is something which we as a Commonwealth are absolutely determined to exploit and to grow, and at this meeting today we were able to have a comprehensive opportunity to consider how in practice we do that.”

Though still a long way from the extensive regulations of the EU single market, British leaders of the Commonwealth see a growing formal role for the body in economic harmonisation.

Jonathan Marland, chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, and David Cameron’s former trade envoy, said: “I would like to see in the next 12 months, as we move to the Commonwealth summit, that we develop a standard of rules – which could be a Commonwealth accord – which identifies common business practices within the Commonwealth countries which countries can subscribe to.”

Lord Marland claimed this would give greater certainty to exporters, “in particular SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] which need all the support they can get ... to reduce the uncertainty of going into new markets”.

Several senior Conservatives, led by trade minister Liam Fox, have heralded the potential for new trade agreements with Commonwealth countries as a way to replace lost European markets when Britain leaves the EU.

“Obviously UK trading relations are now up for grabs,” Lord Marland told the Guardian. “What easier and better place [is there] to trade than with countries who have shared associations for many years, where you speak the same language, where you have the same basic rule of law? That’s why we need to come up with an accord that underlines that.”

But he cautioned the British government to tread cautiously in assuming that other Commonwealth countries would automatically welcome the new-found interest, especially after many were cut off from UK markets when it joined the European common market.

“They do, of course, need to acknowledge that they withdrew from all the trading relationships with all the Commonwealth countries and approach it with a degree of humility that recognises that,” he said.

In private, however, many British officials are despairing of the new-found political obsession with the Commonwealth, warning that its mostly small, far-flung and underdeveloped markets are little substitute for lost access to the EU single market.

Bible Students fully expected this to be a key development following BREXIT. Bible Prophecy is very clear on the fact that Britain along with the Commonwealth Countries (and America who is also of British origin) make up the King of the South (along with Israel, Eqypt and the Gulf Arab Nations) at the time of the end that will move to stop Russia and Europe from invading the Middle East.

God has declared the End from the Beginning and the Bible (God's Word) revealed that Britain would not be part of the EU when Christ Returns to Earth, and World Events have conspired to ensure that has now happened. But we need to keep watching this development as there is much to see yet as Britain takes her place once more on the World Political Stage.

See this Article to learn more about Britian and the Commonwealth Block in Bible Prophecy.

So yet again we see the hand of God at work in the nations to ensure that His purpose unfolds on the earth.  Britain has now voted to leave the EU and will rebuild her ties with the Commonwealth Block.  Together they will challenge the rise of Russia and the EU and their influence in the Middle East. 

See this article below to learn more about this:

Britain a Trading Nation Again

  

 
 
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NATO Should Be Replaced by New Collective Security Bloc That Includes Russia

Netherlands' soldiers attend a ceremony to welcome the German battalion being deployed to Lithuania as part of NATO deterrence measures against Russia in Rukla, Lithuania February 7, 2017

© REUTERS/ Ints Kalnins  POLITICS  Published: 18:18 25.02.2017) 

United States President Donald Trump was correct in his assessment that the North Atlantic Alliance is outdated, Associate Professor in International Politics at the Universiteit Antwerpen Tom Sauer asserted, saying that the bloc should be replaced by a new security organization that will encompass countries in Europe and Asia.

"NATO should be transformed or even be replaced by a new Eurasian-Atlantic collective security organization that includes Russia. That will also be in the interest of Ukraine and the Baltic states," the analyst wrote for the National Interest. "The newly built headquarters for NATO in Brussels, which will be inaugurated in the presence of President Trump at the end of May, is large enough to fit them all."

Sauer referred to NATO's ongoing enlargement as "the biggest mistake" the bloc has made. He also noted that Western countries should have asked Russia to become a part of "the Euro-Atlantic security architecture on an equal basis" following the end of the Cold War.

NATO 'Should Have Dissolved' Years Ago, But Chose 'Aggressive Expansion' Instead

This is something that Russian officials and experts have also advocated. On February 18, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned a common security space in his speech at the Munich Security Conference.

Russia "has always been sincere in advocating work based on equal footing in order to create a common space of security, good-neighborliness and development from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The tensions of recent years between North America, Europe and Russia are unnatural; I would even say they go against nature," he said.

Sauer maintained that any defense alliance, including NATO, is "temporary" in its nature since they are created to pursue certain goals and are dissolved once the needed objectives are achieved.  

Well some might thing such a thing would or could never happen.  But this is exactly what Bible Students expect to see develop.  So keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it's own ARMY and NATO will disappear. This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE

 
 
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Fears for Nato as Brussels takes first step to an EU ARMY

New body will control military training missions that do not involve force

·        The first steps towards a EU ARMY were taken yesterday 

·        European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker called for a military union

·        Reinforcing EU military capabilities after Brexit integral to France and Germany

·        But Britain claim victory as the power is a narrower version of the one proposed

By Mario Ledwith Brussels Correspondent For The Daily Mail  PUBLISHED:19:16 +11:00, 7 March 2017

In a move that could undermine Nato, a Brussels controlled military power has been announced just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) called for a military union

The first steps towards establishing a EU army were taken yesterday in a move that critics fear could undermine Nato.

The announcement of a military power controlled by Brussels came just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker laid out his wishes for a military union.

The plan stopped short of calling the new defence unit a headquarters, which defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon claimed as a victory after the UK objected to its creation.

Pressure to downplay the influence of the non-combat body, which will comprise a staff of 30, means it will also be led by a ‘director’ rather than a commander. 

In a move that could undermine Nato, a Brussels controlled military power has been announced just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) called for a military union.

Sir Michael yesterday revealed that he had plotted with other dismayed member states to block EU plans for even more ambitious defence powers.

The defence secretary said he ‘resisted’ measures originally drawn up by Brussels chiefs and insisted the UK would stand in the way of future integration during Brexit negotiations.

Reinforcing the EU’s military capabilities in the aftermath of the UK’s departure from the EU is a key concern of countries such as Germany and France.

But instead of pressing ahead with plans for a so-called EU army, Sir Michael called on member states to meet their spending commitments to NATO.

He warned that focusing on co-operation at a European level could undermine existing commitments to the historic military alliance with the US.

The decision to stand in the way of EU plans will raise concerns about future military cooperation between the UK and Europe as Brexit looms.

Sir Michael insisted that the UK did not see future operations between EU countries after Brexit as a ‘danger’ and said his main concern is to avoid ‘duplication’ with NATO.

While suggesting that Britain will continue to work with the EU after Brexit, he admitted that the Government will be unable to intervene if EU countries join defence resources.

Keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it's own ARMY and NATO will disappear. This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see Russia become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE

 
 
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Brussels chiefs vision for a Euro Army

Juncker tells how he envisages member states 'pooling' resources and buying equipment together 

EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker proposed defence cooperation after Brexit

Comes days after German military merged with Czech Republic and Romania

A recent UK report warned such plans for an ‘EU army’ are a threat to Nato

By Larisa Brown and Mario Ledwith for the Daily Mail  PUBLISHED: 12:28 +11:00, 2 March 2017

Juncker tells how he envisages a EURO ARMY

Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday outlined his vision for stronger military co-operation between EU nations - in what will be interpreted as a push towards an ‘EU army’.

In a blueprint on how the bloc will operate after Brexit, he envisaged a European defence union in which member states will ‘pool’ military resources and even buy equipment together.

The European Commission President said in one such scenario, defence cooperation would be ‘deepened’ and more money would be poured into EU missions abroad.

Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday outlined his vision for stronger military co-operation between EU nations - in what will be interpreted as a push towards an ‘EU army’

Joint procurement was put forward as one idea, with more integrated capabilities between member states.

His white paper came just days after the German military merged one of its divisions with Czech and Romanian brigades.

A UK report released yesterday warned such plans for an ‘EU army’ are a threat to Nato and to Britain’s strategic assets.

Pooling EU resources risked encouraging member states to cut defence budgets even further, former Major General Julian Thompson warned.

In his Veterans for Britain report he said EU defence integration plans risked dragging the UK into ‘procurement coordination’ via a ‘defence single market’.

He said the plans generate an ‘alarm bell’ in relation to Nato, because Europe needs to be able to work closely with the US - including equipment compatibility - rather than focusing on smaller states.

Though Juncker’s paper was not an explicit proposal, its repeat references to closer military union underline the European Commission president’s wishes.

The highly-contentious idea of an ‘EU army’ has faced strong opposition from the UK, but the EU boss outlined how ‘being a soft power is no longer powerful enough’.

Juncker has a vision of a European defence union in which member states will ‘pool’ military resources

In the paper he outlines five possible scenarios for the future of the EU.

In the most radical proposition towards a federal European system, the EU chief set out how a European Defence Union could be formed.

Well the headlines continue to come thick and fast as to where some key leaders in Europe think Europe should preparing for their own ARMY.   Both France and Germany want the EU to have it's own Army, Britain is against this and up until now has stopped any such development.  But with Britain gone and most of the EU countries in NATO, Britain and America might found they lose contral and or pull out as a result.  However this happens it will be Germany and France to watch to see how developments move following BREXIT.  

Why do we say this, well in Ezekiel 38:1-7 Germany is referred to by her ancient name of "Magog" being closely allied with Russia to the point that "Gog" ie. a chief one, is referred to in Bible Prophecy as being "Gog of the land of Magog" See Ezekiel 38:1-7.  Gog is also referred to in Bible Prophecy as the "King of the North" and undoubtly is the leader of Russia. The Bible also speaks of that the "King of the South" (Britain, America and the Commonwealth Countries) in the later days will "push" at the "King of the North" (Russia) and it is partly this antagonism that will force Russia and the EU to invade the Middle East.  Of course this will become more pronounced when Britain withdraws from the EU and Joins America and her Commonwealth Countries in standing up to Russian aggression.

This will be a development to watch as we see the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible falling into place before our very eyes. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

Learn here what is coming next for EUROPE and the EU Superstate

 
 
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EU’s small steps toward (whisper it) a military HQ

EU's small steps toward a military HQ

German soldiers load armored vehicles on a train at the troop exercise area in Grafenwoehr | Armin Weigel/FP via Getty Images

New unit will be in charge of some military missions.

By JACOPO BARIGAZZI  Published 28-02-2017 7:03 PM CET

The EU is to set up a new military unit as part of its plans for greater defense cooperation, according to several diplomats — just don’t call it an EU military HQ.

The Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities (MPCC) unit would be responsible for the EU training missions in Somalia, Mali and Central African Republic, and EU countries have agreed on all the major outstanding issues, according to four diplomats and two EU officials who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are involved in the talks.

The move comes as the U.K. — a longtime opponent of greater EU defense cooperation — prepares to leave the bloc and as U.S. President Donald Trump puts pressure on Europe to spend more on defense.

EU leaders endorsed the new unit at a summit in December as a way to reach the goal of further military integration because of a push by Germany, France and Italy, officials said. The final details are expected to be worked out at a meeting of foreign ministers in March. But the U.K. leads resistance to the creation of anything resembling an EU military headquarters. British officials did not respond to requests for comment for this article.

The MPCC will be based in the same Brussels HQ as the existing European Union Military Staff, described as “the source of military expertise” to the EEAS, the EU’s diplomatic corps. The existing unit has several tasks including providing early warnings, situation assessment and strategic planning.

This new structure will likely be headed by Finnish general Esa Pulkkinen, already the chief of the European Union Military Staff.

The new unit would be much smaller and focused only on military operations. It would plan and conduct missions — but not all of them. Instead it would take charge of what are known in EU jargon as “non executive” missions, which means they have only an advisory role and not a mandate to conduct actions instead of the host nation.

This new structure will likely be headed by Finnish general Esa Pulkkinen, already the chief of the European Union Military Staff. But one of the issues that remains to be sorted out is his title; the Brits object to the use of the word “commander” and in official documents he’s simply called “Head of the MPCC.” The new unit’s other employees, in the range of 20-30 staffers, will also be mostly already employed by the European Union Military Staff. Additional personnel will come from member countries, diplomats said.

YES we are continuing to see these steps towards the EU having it's own ARMY and COMMAND CENTRE, keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it's own Army.  This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see Russia become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE

 
 
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Is A NATO Like Alliance The Answer To Security Challenges In The Middle East?

Romanian and American military advisers locate a target in preparation for a live-fire artillery exercise with Afghan troops outside Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Josh SmithRomanian and American military advisers locate a target in preparation for a live-fire artillery exercise with Afghan troops outside Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Josh Smith  By BONNIE KRISTIAN  Published: 26/02/2017

The Trump White House is in negotiations with Israel and at least four Arab nations, The Wall Street Journal reports, to create a new Mideast alliance to shift the regional power balance away from an already outmatched Iran.

Though the United States and Israel would not join the military pact as currently conceived, Washington would provide “military and intelligence support” while Jerusalem would participate in an intelligence-sharing program with the alliance nations. For full-fledged members—currently, the list comprises Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan, though other majority-Sunni nations may come on board—participation would entail a mutual-defense agreement much like the terms of NATO.

As with any arrangement of this scale and import, it is more than possible that the final deal, if it comes to fruition at all, will look quite different from the description the Journal has presently obtained. Still, Trump himself alluded to the talks in his joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, labeling the potential alliance “something that is very different, hasn’t been discussed before” that would “take in many, many countries and would cover a very large territory.”

If he is proven correct, this deal could fundamentally reshape Middle East security dynamics and be a signature achievement—or failure—of the Trump White House. To that end, it is worth examining the bare bones of the plan the Journal piece articulates, which at this point hold both promise and cause for concern.

On the positive side, to the extent that the alliance is managed and funded by participant nations, this deal would be a welcome shift toward regional responsibility for stability in the Arab world reminiscent of the pre-Gulf War dynamic. That dynamic was imperfect, absolutely, but it was not achieved—like the present dysfunction—at the cost of “several trillion [U.S. tax] dollars, along with the obvious human price and the resulting geopolitical chaos,” as Stephen Walt notes at Foreign Policy.

A strong foundation of diplomacy and cooperation among these regional powers is also a necessary step on the road toward lasting, homegrown peace in the Middle East, something the last decade and a half of external intervention and nation-building have endemically failed to produce. And an arrangement that produces friendly—or, at least, collegial—relations between Israel and longtime enemies like Riyadh is likewise welcome news for regional quiet.

A second positive is the exclusion of the United States from the mutual-defense pact. Given our current NATO commitmentsrisky global military sprawl, ongoing military interventions, and ever-mounting national debt, there is no case to be made for the wisdom of shouldering a promise that could draw us into yet another war in which we have no vital national security interests at stake.

More troubling is the degree to which the United States would be involved in this alliance beyond the initial planning stages. The WSJ notes that the agreement “would expand upon the existing Saudi-led coalition of Sunni countries fighting in Yemen,” and it would see Washington “step up military aid to the Yemen campaign and secure the Red Sea.”

This is deeply worrisome, as American support for the Saudi-led coalition intervention into Yemen’s civil war is one of the most appalling—and most unrecognized—aspects of the Obama administration’s foreign policy legacy. U.S. assistance to the Saudi campaign is unconstitutional, counterproductive, and inhumane. It accomplishes nothing for our defense while fostering a power vacuum in which al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has flourished and has devastated the Yemeni civilian populace with man-made famine.

In short, if the Yemeni civil war intervention is merely the baseline for U.S. military involvement in this proposed pan-Arabian alliance—and the Journal suggests it is—there is a real risk this deal will lead not to regional self-responsibility but an institutionalization of indefinite American warmaking in the Middle East.

As it now stands, that grim assessment is by no means guaranteed to come true. This alliance idea could be developed as a source of much-needed balance and stability in the Arab world. But the trick is getting it right, and the Trump White House must tread carefully to avoid building a permanent pipeline of American blood and treasure to the Middle East.

This article continues to highlight the evidence of a growing and remarkable New Alliance emerging in the Middle East.  This is not a surprise to Bible Students as it is fully expected that Egypt along with the southern Arab Nations will support Israel in the latter days making up the King of the South based on Bible Prophecy. 

So this current article will one day soon see a movement develop towards PEACE in the Middle East.

According to Bible Prophecy the Biblical King of the South will see an alignment between Egypt with Israel along with the Arab Gulf States who are largely the descendants of Ishmael the son of Abraham by his wife's maid Hagar (Genesis 16:3). The King of the South will oppose aggression from Russia and the EU.  They will be supported by America and Britain.

Yet again we see that current news is portraying movements towards the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible falling into place before our very eyes.  See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article to learn more: Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

 
 
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There is an alliance growing between Saudi Arabia and Israel — and Iran should be worried

By John Irish and Andrea Shalal, Reuters  Published: Feb. 21, 2017, 9:59 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dan Balilty/Pool

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Thomson Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.

Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and Israeli ministers rejected an appeal from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for Sunni Gulf Arab states to work with Tehran to reduce violence across the region.

While Saudi Arabia remains historically at odds with Israel, their ministers demanded at the Munich Security Conference that Tehran be punished for propping up the Syrian government, developing ballistic missiles and funding separatists in Yemen.

International sanctions on Iran were lifted a year ago under a nuclear deal with world powers, but Republican senators said at the conference they would press for new U.S. measures over the missiles issue and Tehran's actions to "destabilize" the Middle East.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called Tehran the main sponsor of global terrorism and a destabilizing force in the Middle East.

He sidestepped a question about Israel's call for concerted action with Sunni Arab states amid growing speculation that the two countries could normalize relations and join forces to oppose Tehran, much as Turkey has done.

The six Arab members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially Saudi Arabia, accuse Iran of using sectarianism to interfere in Arab countries and build its own sphere of influence in the Middle East. Iran denies the accusations.

"Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world," Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the conference. "It's determined to upend the order in the Middle East ... (and) until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this."

This article continues to highlight the evidence of a growing and remarkable New Alliance emerging in the Middle East.  This is not a surprise to Bible Students as it is fully expected that Egypt along with the southern Arab Nations will support Israel in the latter days making up the King of the South based on Bible Prophecy. 

So this current article will one day soon see a movement develop towards PEACE in the Middle East.

According to Bible Prophecy the Biblical King of the South will see an alignment between Egypt with Israel along with the Arab Gulf States who are largely the descendants of Ishmael the son of Abraham by his wife's maid Hagar (Genesis 16:3). The King of the South will oppose aggression from Russia and the EU.  They will be supported by America and Britain.

Yet again we see that current news is portraying movements towards the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible falling into place before our very eyes.  See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article to learn more: Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

 
 
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EU ARMY? Forget U.S. NATO needs European pillar Security chief calls for defence reforms

A SECURITY expert has championed the idea of a ‘European pillar’ of defence for NATO, worryingly echoing calls for an EU army.  By REBECCA FLOOD  PUBLISHED: 11:55, Mon, Feb 13, 2017

NATO EU army Trump defence GETTY.  He claimed security was an area that had support for closer integration

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, CEO of International Crisis Group, an independent conflict prevention organisation, has called on NATO’s European members to step up their defence spending. 

The Frenchman has signalled the new direction in foreign policy by US president Donald Trump should act as a catalyst for change, warning: “NATO is about North America’s engagement in Europe, and Europeans, working with Canada, must take the initiative in proposing a vision adapted to the 21st century. 

“Otherwise, they run the risk that a president who has little time for the Continent will see his European allies simply as adjuncts to an ‘America First’ strategy — and blatantly ignore their interests.”

Mr Trump has continually said NATO partners must pay their way and not simply rely on the US for back-up, raising fears over the US’s continued commitment to NATO under his leadership. 

But Mr Guéhenno warned continental nations cannot simply ‘buy’ American defence through increased spending, but a reinforced European bulwark of strength was needed. 

He said: “Its European members must show unity of purpose and vision: The time has come to create a European pillar of NATO.

“As a proposal, a pillar now makes sense in terms of realpolitik. 

Jean-Marie Guéhenno called on NATO’s European members to step up their defence spending

“With a US president who appears more than happy to play nations against one another, European countries are unlikely to make themselves heard unless they can present a coherent, united position.”

With the UK - one of the European Union’s strongest members militarily - set to leave the bloc, the future remains uncertain. 

But other key members of Europe, notably France and Germany, should take charge, Mr Guéhenno argues. 

The time has come to create a European pillar of NATO

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

He said: “A European pillar will first have to decide on its membership. Germany and France, whose military capacities are increasingly compatible and complementary, should take the lead once elections in both countries have taken place.

“A caucus needs to emerge within NATO. It should include the six founding members of the EU, as well as more recent members, which could agree on two founding principles: that the emergence of a European pillar is made necessary by the changed strategic landscape; and that a European pillar should be conceived as a means to strengthen NATO, not as an alternative to it. 

“In fact, one of its key goals will be to keep the US engaged.”

Mr Trump has continually said NATO partners must pay their way

His comments seemingly reinforce fears an EU Army is being created by Brussels. 

He added: “An informal political approach is probably the only viable path to this European pillar, since a formal institutional approach would likely stall very quickly.

“Separated from the question of EU membership, a European pillar within NATO could bring countries with varying degrees of EU adherence into the fold.”

NATO EU army Trump defence GETTY

Other key members of Europe, notably France and Germany, should take charge

And he said that despite rising nationalism, he claimed security was an area that had support for closer integration. 

Mr Guéhenno said: “The EU will not get out of its present malaise by renouncing its ambitions. 

“On the contrary, it needs to be more ambitious if it wants to respond to the security concerns of its citizens.

“The exceptional circumstances confronting Europe require an exceptional response.”

Keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it's own Army.  This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see Russia become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

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