NEWS UPDATE - 18th August 2020

An 'historic' peace deal was unveiled just the other day, with President Trump proudly announcing the deal, calling it the 'Abraham Accords.' First of all, the fact they call it the 'Abraham' Accords, shows their complete lack of Bible truth. Abraham was a faithful man of God, who LEFT his family and home and all the idolatry practiced there, in obedience to God. Abraham did NOT seek 'peace and unity' with those who rejected the one true God and His Son. But instead, sought the will of our Creator.

Also, what did God's Word warn? "when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them." (1 Thess.5:3)

The leaders of this world are coming together in alliances, seeking to bring about peace and safety, but at the same time lulling the world into a false sense of security. But there is one leader and nation which is becoming more and more isolated and distant from the rest of the world, which Bible prophecy foretold - President Erodgan and the nation of Turkey. Take a look at the following few recent news articles:

"Israel-UAE deal increases Erdogan's isolation - Erdogan stated that he is considering to suspend relations with the UAE for its actions [signing Abraham Accord] ... But why is Erdogan so exercised over this establishment of relations between two nations Turkey does not border? Is it all about having Jerusalem restored to Muslim control, just as the Hagia Sophia was restored for Muslim religious activities? Briefly, yes." (source)

"Turkish AKP deputy chairman points to Jerusalem next after Hagia Sophia - Deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Numan Kurtulmus said Turkey's next responsibility should be to realise the legacy of Ottoman Sultan Selim the Grim for Jerusalem during a conference he attended ... Now we have in front of us Al Quds Sharif." (source)

"Jerusalem will be conquered, Jews will be wiped out, says Turkish jihadist cleric Nurettin Yildiz - When Turkish women abide by the Medina Charter instead of the Istanbul and prefer the protection of God rather than human protection, the Jews will be disappeared and Jerusalem be ready for a new [Islamic] conquest, Yildiz said during a conference titled Jerusalem and the martyrs of the Mavi Marmara ... Yildiz, a radical imam who is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is a leading figure among conservative and pro-government groups." (source)

In over 10 years of running this ministry and keeping a close eye on world events each week, I have never seen Turkey in the news like it is today. And why is that? Why do we keep seeing news articles stating that Turkey is seeking Islamic control again over Jerusalem? Because we are living in the end times and God warned us in Daniel 11 that Turkey and the [radical] Muslims will "plant the tabernacles of his palace in between the seas and the glorious holy mountain." (Daniel 11:45). That place is Jerusalem and the 'king of the north' who will fulfill this prophecy is none other than Turkey and the [radical] Muslims.

For hundreds of years, since the fall of the Ottoman empire, European nations have supported Turkey to help keep some sort of order in that region of the world. But as you will see from current news articles, Erdogan and Turkey are becoming more and more isolated, with European bishops stating that the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque has 'distanced Turkey from Europe' (source). And this continued isolation and distancing by Erdogan and Turkey, together with America seeking these alliances and 'peace' deals in the Middle East will antagonize Turkey further and end up in Turkey leaving NATO, turning it's back on Europe and going for control of Jerusalem in old 'Ottoman' style. Daniel 11:45 confirms this with the following:

Daniel 11:45 ...'And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.'

"Conquest is ... to hoist the Islamic flag over Jerusalem again." (President Erdogan source)

When Turkey and the radical Muslims go for Jerusalem, the European nations who have kept Turkey going for decades will turn their back on that nation and it will be destroyed in the ensuing war in the Middle East, culminating in the battle of Armageddon. But why is this important to know? Take a look at what happens at that time:

Daniel 12:1 ...'And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.'

Michael 'standing up' is the signal of the close of human probation and God's mercy coming to an end! And Daniel 11:45, of the king of the north (Turkey) going for Jerusalem is the SIGN that probation is about to close! Do you see why this prophecy is important to understand?

Romans 13:11 ...'And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.'

This is the counsel for us now. It certainly is 'high time' for us to wake up out of sleep. Let us not be like the foolish virgins who did not prepare and were left out of the kingdom of God. Let us be wise virgins, making sure our lamps (body and mind) are filled with oil (Holy Spirit). The apostle Paul goes on to say:

Romans 13:11-14 ...'And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.'

Many of God's professed people are still living for the world. Many are still fulfilling worldly desires and living in sin. But what did the Lord counsel us in the parable of the ten virgins? That we need to 'trim our lamps.' What was the purpose of trimming a wick in an old lamp? So that you take off the old material, enabling the lamp to burn brighter. This is a symbol of us needing to cut away the rubbish and sin out of our lives and walking in the Spirit, so that we can shine brightly for the Lord Jesus. And so that we will be able to SEE where we are to go and what we are to do more clearly.

Friends, the signs show us that the close of human probation is soon to come. But do you know who it is going to close FIRST for? God's professed people! That's right. We are told in 1 Peter 4:17 that judgment begins at the house of God. So we MUST be ready at all times. We must not put off surrendering all to Christ any longer, as a day is coming soon when it will be too late. And what a fearful, terrible thing that will be if we have left it too late!

Today is the day of salvation. Do not put it off any longer - SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND