DANIEL 8 PROPHESIES IRAN’S INVASION OF MIDDLE EAST

A simple interpretation of Daniel 8 suggests Iran is going to invade most of the Middle East (the vision concerns the time of the end”. Iran’s current presence in Syria, Lebanon (Hezbollah) and Gaza (Hamas) and continued threats to annihilate Israel already give credence to this prophesy. The following article just confirms that this event is an important one in end times Biblical prophecy.

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Former Intelligence Chief: Gravest Threat Facing Israel is ‘First Northern War

“The gravest threat we face is not the third Lebanon war, but the first northern war – simultaneous conflict with Hezbollah in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, which Hamas in the south is likely to join,” warned IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, former head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate.

Speaking while presenting President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday with the 2019 Strategic Assessment from the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) which he currently heads, Yadlin noted that “Israel of 2019 is a strong country, the IDF is extremely powerful and deters our enemies.” The INSS research highlights the major political and diplomatic issues facing Israel in the near future. On the list of leading threats by severity, the INSS’s 2019 assessment includes war with all the enemy forces and on all fronts in the north – Iran on the Golan Heights, Hezbollah (Iran proxy) in Lebanon, and the Syrian regime – as well as a military conflict in the south with Hamas (Iran funded)  in Gaza and a deterioration of the situation in Judea and Samaria.

 

IS IRAN (ANCIENT PERSIA) THE TWO HORNED RAM OF DANIEL 8?

Gabriel himself told Daniel that the vision concerned the end times. He did not say that part of the vision was historical and part of it was future. He simply said that the vision concerned the time of the end and then repeated it.

“Son of man (Daniel), understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.” (Daniel 8:17).

Behold, I (Gabriel) am going to let you (Daniel) know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.” (Daniel 8:19).

Then in Daniel 8:20 “The ram which you (Daniel) saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia.”

There is no doubt that the modern nation of Iran geographical encompasses the three ancient peoples mentioned in Daniel – Medes, Elam and Persians. 

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Mark Davidson in his book Iran’s Great Invasion suggests the two horns are represented by the two power bases existing in Iran today: the Ayatollah is the supreme leader, the political power but the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is the military power.

Daniel describes the second horn growing up later and stronger which describes the IRGC precisely e.g. former President Ahmadinejad awarded two-thirds of the cabinet positions to former IRGC commanders.

Daniel tells us that the ram will run out (invade): north, west and south and it even tells us the starting point Susa on the border of Iran and Iraq.

WEST – Syria: Already, we know that Iran has military in Syria -The Islamic Republic of Iran has conducted an extensive, expensive, and integrated effort to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power as long as possible while setting conditions to retain its ability to use Syrian territory and assets to pursue its regional interests should Assad fall. The deployment of IRGC Ground Forces to conflict abroad is a notable expansion of Iran’s willingness and ability to project military force beyond its borders.

WEST – LebanonThe Shiite militia known as Hezbollah was created by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to be an Iranian proxy, nominally “resisting” Israel, but in fact resisting the normal governance of Lebanon by its people. After more than 30 years, Hezbollah is still in Lebanon, sacrificing lives, resisting democracy, dictating foreign policy and corrupting the true Lebanese Armed Forces. Since the 2006 war with Israel, Hezbollah has rearmed dramatically, with an estimated 150,000 missiles, including short-range Katyusha-type rockets and thousands of medium-range missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv. In November of last year, the Saudi-supported prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, in a broadcast from Riyadh announced his resignation, blaming Iran’s “grip” on his country via Shiite movement Hezbollah.

WEST – Iraq Iran has effectively won the struggle to dominate the future of Iraq. It has done so against the formidable Shi’ite Arab populace, and after nearly a month of raw pressure, manipulations, special operations, threats and cajoling. The Iraqi election of May 12, 2018 — the catalyst for the Iranian intervention — was but the harbinger of a greater threat looming. Thus — even as the final election results are still being challenged, calculated, manipulated, and abused — the key outcome is clear: The future government in Baghdad will be dominated by pro-Iran Shi’ites.

WEST – Israel: 

Hamas’ new leader, Yehiyeh Sinwar,  in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel.

“Today, the relationship with Iran is excellent, or very excellent,” Sinwar said. He added that the Islamic Republic is “the largest backer financially and militarily” to Hamas’ military wing.

The announcement  came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained about what he called rising anti-Israel activity by Iran and its allies in the region.

In his meeting with Guterres, Netanyahu alleged Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon to produce “precision-guided missiles” to be used against Israel.

Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and Israel has recently expressed concern that Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah are seeking a permanent military presence in Syria near the Israeli border. Both Hezbollah fighters and Iran have backed Assad’s forces in the Syrian war.

Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment, and it wants to use Syria and Lebanon as war-fronts against its declared goal to eradicate Israel,” Netanyahu said. “This is something Israel cannot accept. This is something the U.N. should not accept.”

SOUTH – Saudi Arabia: The “Cold War” between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up.

The Sunni-Shiite divide between Saudi Arabia and Tehran is a crucial factor in conflicts between the two countries.

Religious tensions have heightened since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq that brought the majority Shiites to power in Baghdad instead of Saddam’s Sunni-dominated regime.

Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Iran, the predominant Shiite power, have a long-standing rivalry based as much in geo-strategic interests as religious differences. Facing off across the Gulf, the two energy-rich powers have for decades stood on opposing sides of conflicts in the Middle East.

The Iranian revolution of 1979 and the advent of the Islamic Republic — with its fiercely anti-American slant — were perceived as a double threat to the conservative Sunni monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula, allied with the United States.

Saudi Arabia was a key financial backer of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during his 1980-1988 war with Iran. With Iraq weakened following the 1991 Gulf War, Saudi Arabia and Iran became “the two main regional powers,” said Clement Therme, a researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

The latest round of tensions began when Riyadh and Tehran broke off diplomatic relations in January 2016, after Iranians stormed Saudi Arabia’s embassy and consulate in response to the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

On the first weekend of November, the animosity reached new heights, Saudi Arabia said its air defences near Riyadh intercepted and destroyed a missile fired from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iran-backed Shiite rebels.

The Bible is primarily a book of prophecy with a major emphasis on Jesus first and especially His second coming. It tells us the events that will happen next.
Iran’s (the ram) time centre stage is brief.
The male goat that overcomes the ram is believed to be Turkey (Sunni) who is seeking to reestablish its former position as leader of the Muslims, with a revived Ottoman Empire. Suggest you read the article in Abaka News by Edmond Y Azaian entitled Erdogan’s Ottoman Ambitions Are for Real

My next post will include a video of Joel Richardson on the final Gog/Magog war.

“Then he (male goat with one notable horn) came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.” Daniel 8:6-7

BIBLICAL PROPHECY UNFOLDING IN OUR DAY

Iranian lawmakers burned a US flag and chanted “death to America” in parliament after Trump’s nuclear deal pullout.

The stage is being set for the prophesied “last days” war of Gog (Leader/Prince/King) of the land of Magog (uttermost parts, north of Israel) outlined in Ezekiel 38 & 39. Gog forms an alliance with Persia (Iran) Ezekiel 38:5 and ” it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring you against my land (Israel)” Ezekiel 38:16.  The other countries in the alliance to come against Israel are Sudan, Libya, Turkey and some of the -stan countries (Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan etc) countries (all Muslim).

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The lawmakers, including a Shiite cleric, held the flaming flag alight as their colleagues joined their chants. They also burned a piece of paper representing the nuclear deal and stomped on the papers’ ashes. While US flag burning is common in Iran and harsh criticism of America has been a staple of Iranian parliamentary politics for years, it was the first time political observers could remember anything being burned inside the parliament itself.

Wednesday morning after the flag burning, parliament speaker Ali Larijani urged the country’s nuclear department to prepare for “resumption of all aspects of nuclear activities.”

Netanyahu lauded his American counterpart for withdrawing from the Iran deal, declaring that “Israel thanks President Trump for his courageous leadership.”

In a live address on Israeli television after Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu expressed “full support” for the president’s decision.

Netanyahu added, “as we exposed last week, since the deal, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret nuclear weapons program. So if you leave all of this unchanged, all this combined is a recipe for disaster, a disaster for our region, a disaster for the peace of the world.”

 

 

 

ISRAEL AND IRAN IN THE “LAST DAYS”

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Act if Necessary…Against Iran Itself’

Addressing the Munich Security Conference in Germany last Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel “will act if necessary, not just against Iran’s proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself.”

The Israeli leader displayed a piece of an Iranian drone that was captured in Israel as evidence of the growing Iranian aggression.

Netanyahu, a longtime critic of the Iran nuclear deal, likened it to the infamous 1938 “Munich Agreement” that Western powers signed with Adolf Hitler in an attempt to stave off war in Europe. Rather than bringing peace, the concessions to the Nazi regime led to World War II.

Are we seeing the stage being set for the “last days” war of Gog (Leader/Prince/King) of the land of Magog (uttermost parts, north of Israel, Russia) outlined in Ezekiel 38 & 39? Gog forms an alliance with Persia (Iran) Ezekiel 38:5 and ” it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring you against my land (Israel)” Ezekiel 38:16.  The other countries in the alliance to come against Israel are Sudan, Libya, Turkey and some of the -stan (Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan etc) countries (all Muslim).

Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution with missiles, burning of flags

Iran celebrated the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution by stressing its hatred towards the US and Israel.

 Millions took to the streets across Iran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in a show of violent force.

PROPHESIED LAST DAYS EVENTS ARE PLAYING OUT IN OUR DAY. AWAKE CHURCH, PROPHESY IS A GREAT EVANGELISTIC TOOL TO USE AT THIS TIME. ALSO, AS TORBEN SONDERGAARD (LAST REFORMATION), AND OTHERS ARE DEMONSTRATING, THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE EVIDENT WHEN WE STEP OUT TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND IRAN INTENSIFIES

In the video below Joel Richardson provides an update on events unfolding in Saudi Arabia and how that affects the prophesied next Next Middle East Wars in Daniel 8. Probably, the next prophesied event on the last days calendar is Iran’s invasion (two horned ram in Daniel 8:20) north, west and south (“I watched the ram as he charged toward the west, and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him and none could rescue from his power. he did as he pleased and became great.” Daniel 8:4). Iran has already moved into Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and Israel is aware and reacting as this report from Arab Media acknowledges.

According to Arab media, Israel has increased the frequency of its military activity in Syria, specifically, to prevent Iran from gaining a permanent foothold in the country.

The Israel Air Force recently struck four Iranian facilities, including a well-publicized attack last month on an installation located in Al-Kiswah, just south of the Syrian capital where Tehran is believed to have been constructing a weapons depot.

Additionally, Israeli jets targeted sites in Hisya, near Homs, Jamariya, west of Damascus and Masyaf. The facilities are reportedly involved in military research, the production of surface-to-air missiles—which could threaten Israel’s air superiority—and function as personnel bases. The report says that Iran has started to build installations within civilian industrial areas, leading security experts to assume that Tehran is attempting to hide the existence of such centres in order to shelter them from attack.

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Israeli soldiers patrol along the border fence between the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights and Syria

The development is drawing parallels to Iran’s strategy in Lebanon, where its proxy the Hizbullah terrorist group has built offensive capabilities within towns and villages in proximity to the border with Israel. Jerusalem has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran from establishing any military infrastructure in Syria, especially within the Golan Heights, which could be used to open up another front against Israel in a future conflict with Hizbullah.

Concern is growing that Tehran could be compelled to strongly retaliate should its Syrian assets continue to be targeted. (Medialine)

This is a very serious matter requiring ongoing intercession privately and in your prayer groups. Israel’s northern borders are endangered by numerous enemies. The strongest and potentially most dangerous are the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist group—heavily backed by Iran—and Iran itself that is embedding its military resources in Syria. Iran has threatened numerous times to “wipe out Israel.”

IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST REVEALED – MAHDI

The following report by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, November 20, 2017 fits end times Biblical prophecy, in describing the Antichrist, and the possible lead up to the two Middle East wars described in Daniel 8; first Iran (Ram with two horns) seeking to establish Shiite dominance in the region. It will not be successful in its bid to destroy Israel. The first war precipitates the second with Sunni Turkey (Male Goat with a notable horn between his eyes))seeking to reestablish a revived Ottoman Empire. It’s conjecture on my part but the Antichrist may emerge from Turkey or one of the countries involved in this revived Muslim Empire.

“Iran is establishing bases in Syria, but according to some sources, their preparations to engage Israel are motivated far more by Messianic aspirations than military or political ones.

Iran has frequently stated its desire to destroy Israel, claiming the Jewish state as the focus of its nuclear and long-range missile program. Iran has also funnelled millions of dollars into proxy enemies of Israel, like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Islamic soldiers seek to conquer Jerusalem. (Screenshot)
According to a Middle East military analysis site, Iran is now stepping up its pace, having established 13 military installations in Syria. Some experts see behind this a sinister desire for the end of the world – Islam style.

Indeed, the escalation of Iranian military efforts in Syria are religiously motivated, Ryan Mauro, a political analyst for the Clarion Project, explained in a recent interview.

“This isn’t normal competition between hostile powers, this isn’t even the normal Iranian sponsorship of terrorism or attempts to expand their military presence,” Mauro said. “To the Iranian regime this is the fulfilment of prophecy.”

Mauro pointed out that new Iranian troops are called Ansar al-Mahdi (“Supporters of the Messiah”). It has also created a 313th brigade, into which it is is recruiting young Syrian Shiites. According to tradition in Shiite Islam, 313 is the number of fighters that will arrive with the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah.

Islam’s tradition holds that Mahdi is the redeemer of Islam. The arrival of Mahdi will coincide with the arrival of the Christian messiah, who will be the Mahdi’s assistant in fighting the Masih ad-Dajjal, the false messiah, or anti-Christ.

According to the tradition, the Mahdi will reappear along with Jesus, who will declare himself a Muslim, and kill Christians who refuse to convert. Shia Islam holds that the end-of-days will be a bloody battle, killing off two-thirds of the world population and leaving the rest to convert to Islam.

The concept of Mahdi is explicit in Iranian politics. In a speech in front of the UN General Assembly in 2008, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left the gathered politicians aghast as he explicitly begged Allah to hasten the return of the Mahdi.

“You are not dealing with fully rational actors,” Mauro said. “You can be irrational and strategic and pragmatic at the same time, which is what Iran is doing. If you understand these prophecies, you can understand Iran.”

Mauro explained that according to Shiite theology, Iran believes they will lead the battle against Sunni adversaries, continue down into Israel, and eventually take over Jerusalem. He believes that the recent destabilization in Saudi Arabia is a direct result of Iran’s apocalyptic agenda.

Debka editor Giora Shamis agreed. “The basis of Iran’s policy is based on spreading Shiite Islam and making it the dominant religion in the world,” Shamis told Breaking Israel News.

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/98132/iran-trying-bring-islamic-end-days-syria/#r4qo1L7JOc9DJkfv.99

 

NATION OF ISRAEL IS SURROUNDED BY HOSTILE, VIOLENT ENEMIES

The nation of Israel is surrounded by hostile, violent enemies on all sides, just as God’s word said it would be in the last days.

Longtime friends and allies of Israel – including major political groups, Western companies, universities, liberal Christian denominations, and other organisations – are abandoning their once steadfast support of the Jewish people.

Such blindness is astounding, as today’s world is becoming ever more dangerous – and Israel’s people face great jeopardy every single day!

Listen to our brother Amir, give us an update on what is happening right now in Israel on Amir’s LIVE special report on the intercepted Russian drone and the newly built Iranian base in Syria.

Can I suggest you also watch Amir’s special Middle East current events update on Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, Emmanuel Macron, George Soros and more.

Now more than ever, Israel needs a discerning friend like you to be a “Watchman on the Wall.”

 

ONE SIGN PRIOR TO JESUS RETURN – EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES

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Iran Turned Down Israeli Aid Offer After Earthquake

At least 530 people were killed and 7,700 more were injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook a mountainous Iranian border town in the West on Sunday, triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts and left hundreds of houses damaged.

Israel offered aid to the Islamic republic after it was was hit by a powerful earthquake but was turned down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Addressing the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) annual General Assembly in Los Angeles via videoconference on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel had offered the aid via the Red Cross.

“I just saw the pictures of the destruction in Iran and Iraq from this week’s earthquake. And I saw these heartbreaking images of men and women and children buried under the rubble. So I am proud to announce tonight that a few hours ago I directed that we offer the Red Cross medical assistance for the Iraqi and Iranian victims of this disaster,” Netanyahu said, according to the Times of Israel.

As expected, the offer was immediately rejected. “This shows the true face of the Iranian regime,” an official in Netanyahu’s office said.

Iran does not recognise Israel’s right to exist and is committed to destroy it, so the well being of its citizens is of secondary concern.

“Earthquakes in various places” Matthew 24:7 – Just in this month of November 2017, there have been numerous earthquakes of above 6 magnitude; New Guinea PNG 6.5 on 07/11/2017, Izu Islands Japan 6.0 on 09/11/2017, Ascension Islands Region 6.1 on 11/11/2017, Iran/Iraq border 7.3 on 12/11/2017, Costa Rica 6.7 on 13/11/2017.

HAMAS TO TRUMP: ” WHEN WE WILL WIPE OUT ISRAEL”

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, in a round-table discussion with youth in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, slammed the Trump administration’s demand that it renounce terror and recognise the Jewish state.

Rather than considering recognition of the Jewish State, “the discussion now is about when we will wipe out Israel,” the Hamas leader affirmed in comments directed to President Trump.

Rather than considering peace negotiations, “the discussion now is about when we will wipe out Israel,” he declared, according to the Hamas-linked news agency Shehab, Times of Israel reported.

“No one in the universe can disarm us. On the contrary, we will continue to have the power to protect our citizens,” Sinwar asserted. “No one has the ability to extract from us recognition of the occupation.”

Sinwar’s bellicose remarks were made in response to a statement by US Special Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt– following the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA) – that Hamas must renounce terror and commit to peace negotiations with Israel.

ISIS is re-gathering in the Egyptian Sinai Desert and joining forces with Hamas after losing their position in Syria. Now, with the recent Hamas and Palestinian Authority reconciliation this means Abbas is now joining forces with Hamas in Gaza and accepting their ‘destroy Israel’ ideology … When you put that together with the fact that Hamas is now with the PA and working with ISIS in the Sinai on Israel s southern border, the situation for Israel just got much more serious.

Hence, Israel is preparing for a coming war with Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, and Syria as they are rapidly building up their forces along the Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese borders.

The news that Hamas was finally submitting to Palestinian Authority in Gaza is HUGE, for now the last stumbling block preventing a unified Palestinian front has been removed.

The annihilation prophecy of Obadiah and Isaiah 34 continues to slowly grind forward.

What we see being played out in the Middle East is exactly what is prophesied for the “end times”. Israel is once again centre stage in the spiritual battle being raged between Satan and his demons and God and His angels.

PROPHETIC END TIMES SPEECH BY NETANYAHU AT THE U.N.

Netanyahu ends his powerful speech at the UN on September 19th, 2017 with these words:

“As the prophet Isaiah said, ‘I’ve made you a light unto the nations, bringing salvation to the ends of the earth.’ Today, twenty seven hundred years after Isaiah spoke those prophetic words, Israel is becoming a rising power among the nations, and at long last, its light is shining across the continents, bringing hope and salvation to the ends of the earth.”

I don’t believe Netanyahu understood the prophetic significance of those words nor understood how God has orchestrated the following events that he outlined.

“Ladies and gentlemen, in this year of historic visits and historic anniversaries, Israel has so much to be grateful for. One hundred and twenty years ago, Theodore Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress to transform our tragic past into a brilliant future by establishing the Jewish state. One hundred years ago, the Balfour Declaration advanced Herzl’s vision by recognising the right of the Jewish people to a national home in our ancestral homeland. Seventy years ago, the United Nations further advanced that vision by adopting a resolution supporting the establishment of a Jewish state. And 50 years ago, we reunited our eternal capital, Jerusalem, achieving a miraculous victory against those who sought to destroy our state.”

We are watching Bible “end times” prophecy unfold in our time. Listen to what Netanyahu says about Iran invading Syria, Iraq – go to YouTube and type in Netanyahu speech at UN on September 19th, 2017.

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The Bible tells us that Iran will invade its surrounding neighbours seeking to advance its influence in the region; “I saw the ram (Iran – Media & Persia)) pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him” Daniel 8:4. Moreover, Daniel tells us that Iran’s time of dominance is short lived as Turkey (prophesied revived Ottoman Empire) crushes Iran ” suddenly a male goat (Turkey) came from the west… then he came to the ram that had two horns… and ran at him with furious power… There was no power in the ram to withstand him… Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in its place four notable ones came up… and out of one of them came a little horn (Antichrist) which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land… He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary cast down” Daniel 8:5-11.

Daniel clearly tells us that the Antichrist will come out of this revived Ottoman Empire. He will be their expected Messiah, the al Mahdi. Note the % of Muslims that believe the Mahdi’s return is imminent. 

Watch for the next prophesied events to occur, the rebuilding of the temple. We know Israel is ready, watch this one minute video by the Temple Institute. Also, watch for the two prophesied wars: Iran (Shia) pushing westward, northward and southward and then Turkey (Sunni) retaliating to reestablish its dominance (revived Ottoman Empire).