Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
—Economics Teacher, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
There once was a young graduate assistant who had the honor of teaching a biology class at a highly prestigious university. This revered university also happened to have an extremely renowned athletics program.
After a few days of teaching the first class, the assistant was approached by the head coach of the football team who sternly instructed her that ALL of his players were to receive “B” grades. Forced to override the grade each student had actually earned, the teacher had no other choice but to comply at the end of the semester. She awarded all students a grade of B, even the ones that had earned an A. The players who had earned As had done so by their God-given ability and their own merit, but the puppeteering coach had downgraded them and forfeited that right.
In much the same way, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Sarah Power, did the exact thing when on December 23, 2016 she failed to stand with Israel and exercise America’s veto power for UN Security Council Resolution 2334. In an effort to explain her actions, she then downgraded their God-given birthright by playing the racist card on the Zionist movement, calling it out for preventing Israel to simply blend in and have equal rights as everyone else.
Spaniard Román Oyarzun Marchesi, President of UN Security Council at the time might as well have been saying, “Bueller? Bueller?” as he awaited any indication whatsoever that the United States of America would even participate in the vote.
If accepted, the proposed measure would strip Israel’s rights to occupy territories in certain parts of the country, guaranteeing the insidious return of Israel to its pre-1967 map structure. The atmosphere in the room stopped the world on its axis during what had been a rushed vote when an ominous silence fell as the American ambassador raised her right hand in an abstention that was heard across the world, though I double-dog dare you to find video footage of it.
The passing of this resolution to prevent Israeli settlements in areas such as East Jerusalem will forever go down in history as the day America ceremoniously turned her back on Israel, effectively agreeing with the rest of the world about a two-state solution, dividing God’s chosen land.
There was one tiny problem. Israel is now and forever more will be the apple of God’s eye according to the ancient prophecies.
This is where the ancient prophet Joel comes in. Prophecy tells us when this happens that a judgement of the nations is coming. They have divided my land. (Joel 3:2)
This is where the Gog & Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 comes in. Enter Russia and America goes on Putin patrol.
This is where the war of Psalm 83 comes in—a war of extermination that attempts to wipe Israel off the map with Israel being declared a decisive winner.
And this is where, on the heels of the great American eclipse, the next astronomical phenomenon has end times gurus buzzing yet again.
On September 23, 2017, exactly 1260 days following the first Blood Moon of a tetrad that began on April 15, 2014, there will be no special eyewear required. Scientific nerds everywhere anticipate the constellations of Revelation 12:6 forming the prophetic laboring woman and they are convinced the mystique of the 1260 days is no numerical coincidence.
A nation obsessed with signs and wonders in the sky will be looking upward yet again when the stars line up with the ancient prophetic words, leading everyone from highly-educated astronomers to household philosophers to take note.
The Revelation 12 sign, according to scholars worldwide, is another blaring announcement of the coming of Christ and possibly the rapture of the church prior to the great tribulation. The ancient Words tell us that those who have accepted Jesus Christ in their hearts as Savior and Lord will be taken up to Heaven, while the rest will be left behind to face the end of history in those dreadful and terrible days. Will you be among those left behind?
While no one knows the day nor the hour, the signs of the times epitomize a loving father playing I spy with a beloved child as he allows the child to win. “Gimme a hint, daddy.”
The overly generous hints are all around us. Why not choose the victory?
The vote on UNSC Resolution 2334, while underexposed to mainstream America, may be located at the 13 minute mark of C-SPAN video 420678-101.
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