NEWS UPDATE - 8th February 2022

Revelation 16:12 ...'And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.'

We have so many signs today showing we are nearing the final events of prophecy and the blessed return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and one of those signs is the movement of nations towards the battle of Armageddon mentioned in Revelation 16. The tensions we are seeing building today between East and West and the alliances being formed between China, Iran and Russia certainly are tending towards this scenario:

"China, Russia partner up against West at Olympics summit - China and Russia on the opening day of the Winter Olympics declared a 'no limits' partnership, backing each other over standoffs on Ukraine and Taiwan with a promise to collaborate more against the West." (source)

"Iran, Russia and China hold joint navy drill in Indian Ocean - State TV said 11 of the country's vessels were joined by three Russian ships, including a destroyer, and two Chinese vessels. Iran's Revolutionary Guard was also participating with smaller ships and helicopters ... This is the third joint naval drill of the three countries since 2019. It coincided with a recent visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Russia that ended on Thursday." (source)

The nations are stirring and the spirits of demons are going to the kings of the earth to gather them for that great final battle. Many nations are preparing for war and tensions are rising between East and West. Back in 2018, Russian state media even instructed their citizens to prepare for Armageddon (see here). But is this news simply to 'excite' people? No. God has given us these signs to wake people up to the time we are living in. The lead up to the final battle of Armageddon is closely connected with the king of the north prophecy in Daniel 11:45, where Turkey and radical Islam make their move towards Jerusalem to take control. This is known as the "drying up of the great river Euphrates" mentioned in Revelation 16. Then the final battle of Armageddon takes place in Jerusalem.

"But when the sixth plague is poured out, there is no restraining hand. The Turkish power designated as the River Euphrates, which has separated between the East and the West, gives way; and like the rushing together of mighty storm clouds, the armies of the earth, striving for the territory, meet in the valley of Jehoshaphat, -the ancient meeting place for Egypt and Assyria, known in the Hebrew as Megiddo, and in Greek as Armageddon." (S.Haskell, Seer of Patmos, p.284)

Why have Europe for so long held up the nation of Turkey? Because Turkey has been a sort of separating power between East and West. But one day soon Turkey will go for Jerusalem as Daniel 11:45 confirms and come to its end which will 'prepare the way for the kings of the east.' Then East and West will come together in one final mighty battle.

Joel 3:9-13 ...'Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.'

The battle of Armageddon will culminate in a final showdown between the armies of earth and the armies of heaven when Jesus returns (Revelation 19:19). But before this final battle, around the time that Turkey goes for Jerusalem as per Daniel 11:45, something very significant happens - the close of human probation! The 'standing up' of Michael in Daniel 12:1 is a symbol of the close of human probation, the pouring out of the 7 last plagues and the time of trouble like never before. THIS is the reason for news articles like this. It is not to 'excite', but to AWAKEN people to the nearness of the close of probation and humanity's last chance of salvation before judgment ends. And yet what are the churches doing? SLEEPING! Oh that the professed people of God would wake up from their slumber and see what is going on and the time we are living in! The angels of God are still witholding those 'four winds' of strife (Revelation 7:1-3), but will one day soon let them go! Are you ready in Christ?

Revelation 16:15 ...'Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.'

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