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Israeli Media: Barack Obama To Visit Israel March 20th


For those interested in coincidences (or non-coincidences), 119 Ministries teaches that the beginning of the 1260 days leading up to the Second Coming of Christ may possibly begin right around the Spring Equinox of 2013. Although there are some who believe that Barack Hussein Obama is the Antichrist of Scripture — a view which I do not myself hold — if by chance 119 Ministries is correct in their assessment, which they could conceivably be, what role could Barack Obama possibly play during the event that ultimately ushers in the countdown to the coming of Christ Jesus in power and great glory, if any? As the Apostle Paul tells us, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch …

By Maayana Miskin, INN – “United States President Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as president, the Reuters news agency reports. Obama did not visit Israel during his first term.

According to Channel 10 news, Obama is planning to land in Israel on March 20. The White House has not yet confirmed a date.

The visit was reportedly planned following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s victory in the elections. Netanyahu has been tapped to head the next coalition government.

Obama is expected to focus on reviving diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It is believed he will visit Ramallah during his stay.

Netanyahu has publicly named the resumption of Israel-PA talks as one of his top priorities for his upcoming term. The head of Israel’s second-largest party, Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid, has declared that his party will join the government only if there are serious efforts to resume negotiations.

The PA has so far refused to talk with Netanyahu unless Israel agrees to several conditions, including a full construction freeze everywhere east of the 1949 armistice line, including much of Jerusalem.

PA leaders have also demanded that Israel release terrorist prisoners, allow weapons imports, and agree in principle to giving the PA all of Judea and Samaria, with possible land swaps, for the creation of a new Arab state.” Source – INN.

119 Ministries: The End of Days Part 4 – Daniel Unsealed (See discussion of 1260 days starting around the 33:33 mark which, coincidentally, is 2013 seconds into the video)

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  1. Believer
    02/05/2013 at 4:10 PM

    Great thought-provoking post. I recommend everybody watch the whole video above from 119 ministries. Certainly makes me wonder!

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  2. Anonymous
    02/05/2013 at 6:28 PM

    Hmmm… interesting video! Strange too that Obama is only now deciding to visit Israel for the first time in his presidency.

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  3. 02/05/2013 at 6:37 PM

    Reblogged this on servehiminthewaiting and commented:
    Something to consider.

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  4. ICA
    02/05/2013 at 11:27 PM

    For those who still expect a future 7-year tribulation and a future “peace treaty” between Israel and Antichrist, please read this article to discover why those positions have no solid biblical legs to stand on.

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  5. 02/06/2013 at 1:21 AM

    I just independently posted a very similar reaction to this development on the Joel’s trumpet free forums board prophecy section

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  6. ICA
    02/06/2013 at 4:15 PM

    Ambassador Etinger: Obama Visit Is ‘A Warning To Iran’ – “Former Israeli representative in Washington, Ambassador Yoram Etinger, is very happy about the decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Israel, which he sees as ‘a warning to Iran.’

    Etinger told Arutz Sheva that, ‘In the current regional and global situation, the Middle East that can be perceived amid the upheavals on the Arab street is a dangerous one. Egypt, which was a U.S. ally, is no longer so, Syria is in a process of disintegration that could spill over into Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and the dangers are numerous.’

    Israel, said Etinger, is turning out to be the most stable country in the region. ‘The U.S. has no more stable ally than Israel. Obama understands that time is gradually running out with regard to Iran,’ he said.

    Etinger said that he sees the visit as profoundly important. ‘There is a determined and clear statement by Obama here, that he will not let Iran go nuclear. And that he will continue to defend all of the U.S.’s allies,’ he maintained.

    ‘This is a positive signal to moderate elements in the Arab world,’ Etinger added, ‘and a deterrent message to extremists.'” Source – INN.

    The biggest problem with Etinger’s assessment is this: Obama has enabled and precipitated the rise of Islamic extremism in the Middle East, not deterred it, and given his track record to date will only continue to do so.

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  7. 02/07/2013 at 1:35 AM

    Amazing Thankyou

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  8. Sean McLaughlin
    02/07/2013 at 3:57 PM

    Compelling video. Let’s assume the projected date of 9/1/16 is correct regarding the culmination of the tribulation is correct. 1260 days prior to this date, Obama will have just arrived in Israel. 1260 prior to this date (which should coincide with the commencement of the tribulation, following this logic) is October 9, 2009. Guess what news-worthy event happened on this date? Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize. Read Revelation 6 regarding the rider of the white horse. He comes in the guise of peace and is given a crown. The crown pictured here, ‘stephanos’ in the greek, is “the wreath or garland which was given as a prize to victors in public games.” In other words, a laurel wreath, from which the term laureate is derived. This evidence seems to defy coincidence in my view.

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  9. Mike
    03/15/2013 at 4:47 PM

    Very interesting. Thanks ICA for redirecting to this post from the other. Sean (above), 1260 days (3.5 years) before Sept 1, 2016 is March 21-22, 2013, just a week away from today’s date. That is the date that 119 Ministries has made a case for the beginning of the 3.5 year Tribulation (The view of 119 Ministries is that there is no 7 year tribulation, only a 3.5 year tribulation). Though not for the reasons 119 Ministries states, I think there is a good case for a 3.5 year tribulation.

    Of note, I posted this same video over at Prophezine. They are falling over themselves to make excuses for NOT watching it.

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    • Sean McLaughlin
      03/15/2013 at 8:57 PM

      I’ve watched the 119 videos and can only conclude that they are guilty of teaching the heresy of the Judaizers. I believe they’ve stumbled upon with the date(s), but that can’t detract from how dangerous is their aberrant ‘gospel’. With that being said, I’m not sure how it is possible to read Daniel 9 and not conclude that the tribulation is a 7 year period. It is clearly stated. Many confuse the tribulation with the Day of the Lord (2nd half of the tribulation). There is a clear distinction between the two. One is merely a subset of the other. The New Testament is almost exclusively concerned with the Day of the Lord but that does not negate the defined construct of the tribulation in Daniel 9. Revelation unfolds the entire period, but the lack of focus on the first half merely suggests a lack of activity to report. The antichrist arrives (see my post above) and the next major event on the timeline is the satanic indwelling of the AC and the abomination of desolation, which marks the commencement of the Day of the Lord. In the interim there have been the beginnings of labor pains; wars and rumors of wars, increase in earthquakes, signs in the sun, moon and stars, etc, all of which we’ve seen unfolding.

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      • Mike
        03/15/2013 at 11:54 PM

        Sean that’s very interesting. I also was at first taken aback by their emphasis on the commandments, I saw through other videos that the emphasis is on obeying God’s commandments as a result of being genuinely born again, not in a strict, legalistic sense of it being a works requirement for salvation. If we are truly born again, then we will want to love God by obeying God’s commandments, we will rejoice in doing His commandments. I think 119 has provided both OT and NT support for this position. I also think they are right, in that there is too much emphasis on God’s grace extended to us, while there is so little emphasis on our love for Him, which Scripture indicates in numerous places, is obedience. This is a sobering, Scripturally sound truth which is in direct, stark contrast to the unbiblical, hyper-grace heresy.

        On the 7 year tribulation, it’s easy to read Daniel 9 as not being a seven year tribulation. Why? Because the text does not say it. There is some type of “covenant” made, and there are varying explanations of that “covenant”, but this does not necessitate that immediate next 3.5 years will be tribulation.

        There are many who you read into the text some kind of “multinational peace treaty” that is broken, but the text does not say that either. Yes, there is a “week” or “heptad” or “seven” of years, but the text does not say that all seven are tribulation. Rather, there are other Scriptures that describe a tribulation period of 3.5 years (1,260 days) with much greater support, plainly read, without reading anything else into them. In fact, I was once a dispensationalist/pre-trib rapture adherent. I finally realized that I could not defend the view based on what Scripture unambiguously said.

        I think the greatest difficulty with any view (other than a dispensationalist view), is to let go of the 19th century John Nelson Darby teaching, which was re-popularized in the 90’s Left Behind series. Many cling to that doctrine as if their life depends on it, because according to that doctrine, they will be zapped off of earth at the first sign of trouble, leaving Israel to suffer both the antichrist and God’s wrath. Not only does this indicate a much less than love relationship (for there is no fear in love), it would also be silly if it were not so unbiblical, selfish and also inconsistent with the historical record. What the historical record does show, is…

        (2Ti 3:12) Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

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        • Sean McLaughlin
          03/16/2013 at 1:22 PM

          Indeed we are saved unto good works, and this is fleshed out extensively in James. We are NOT saved unto adhering to the law. The following passages are two of several that directly refute this teaching:

          “But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.”

          “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” – please read all of Galatians 2 – 3; Acts 15; Peter’s vision; Paul’s need to confront Peter’s hypocrisy; etc, etc, for additional text and supportive context

          The teaching of the Judaizers is a heresy that has plagued the body of Christ since the early church. It is not a benign teaching, and I would call 119 ministries to repent of teaching it. To cite ‘hyper-grace’ as a defense is a fallacious argument. Paul was not promoting license (‘shall we sin so that grace may abound?’), and it is unreasonable to suggest the accusation merely on the basis that someone refutes this heresy. By your citing ‘hyper-grace’, is one not to infer license? Our sanctification is a work of the Holy Spirit. Obedience and righteousness are evidences of genuine faith. But we still live in the flesh (‘who can save me from this body of death?’) and struggle with sin. This is addressed in 1 John. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

          There’s nothing ambiguous about these passages. The word of God does not contradict itself. I’m afraid this is not a topic on which we can agree to disagree.

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  10. Mike
    03/16/2013 at 1:40 PM

    Sean, I think you should re-read my post. You will see that neither I (nor 119 ministries) advocates a works-for-salvation Judaizing message, but that the desire to hold to God’s commandments comes from a genuine, regenerate soul, a person who has already been gloriously born again and seeks to live a life of obedience to God’s commandments, not to earn God’s love. I made the distinction between obedience out of love and hyper-grace, because only one is Biblical and only one is the predominant message much of today’s carnal, worldly church.

    Scriptures that come to mind are…

    (Ecc 12:13) The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

    (Joh 14:15) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

    (1Jn 2:3) By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

    (1Jn 2:4) The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

    (2Jn 1:6) And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

    authentic believers are those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus

    (Rev 12:17) So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

    (Rev 14:12) Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

    You had no comment on the absence of a seven year tribulation clearly and unambiguously stated anywhere in Scripture, or at least you did not provide any Scripture reference for it. Nor did you comment on the fact of dispensational pre-tribulationism is a relatively recent invention of John Nelson Darby and has never been a teaching of the historical Christian assembly. I hope you will prayerfully and carefully reassess your position on this. God bless.

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    • Sean McLaughlin
      03/16/2013 at 2:06 PM

      We are NOT called to obedience to the Law. This teaching is what Paul refuted. I understood your post, as well as the teaching of 119 ministries. I do not mean to sound contentious with you personally, but what you are promoting here is false and it must be confronted. Rather than respond to the passages I cited which speak directly to this matter, you’ve presented several passages out of context, predicated on a misunderstanding of the word ‘commandments’. Please read Galatians in its entirety.

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  11. Sean McLaughlin
    03/16/2013 at 2:08 PM

    Regarding the tribulation, it is fruitless to discuss a topic such as eschatology in which there tends to be more room for disagreement, when there is such a fundamental, doctrinal error at issue.

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  12. Mike
    03/16/2013 at 4:48 PM

    Sean, regarding your assertion that we are not called to obedience to the Law. I have not earlier used the term “Law”, but I have used the term “commandments”. Oftentimes people can confuse the term “law” with the Levitical Law, the 10 Commandments and with the two great commandments of Christ. Do you know the difference between these three distinctions? We are definitely expected to be obedient to God’s commandments.

    Secondly, Paul did not discourage obedience to God’s commandments. He encouraged it in many places and he also lived it out. What he discouraged was the abuses of God’s Law in light of God’s grace.

    Paul was aware that Jesus did not do away with the Law, but rather He fulfilled the Law. Thus, when Paul says

    (1Co 11:1) Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

    he is referring to obedience to God’s commandments, because Christ also was obedient to the Father’s commandments. This is further evidenced by

    (1Co 7:19) Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.

    The “commandments of God” here is not referring to the Levitical Law but to not put so much emphasis on the physical aspect of the law, but rather to keep the commandments of God, which are both the 10 commandments and the two great commandments of Christ which summarize the law..

    Now, I see you have accused me of promoting something false, but you haven’t really come out and stated exactly what that is or even quoted what you believe I said that was false. My suspicion is that like many hyper-grace believers, the mere mention of the word “commandment”, the mere suggestion that we must obey God sends you into a panic.. Law! Law! Works! Works! Judiazer! Judiazer! ….and I understand this is just a symptom of not having sufficient knowledge about what you are talking about. Sean,you have missed it. You missed Jesus’ teaching, that obedience to God’s commandments IS love toward God.

    Jesus said in (Joh 14:15) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

    This is mirrored in 2 John, where John says…

    (2Jn 1:6) And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

    John defined Christian love in terms of obedience to God. A Christian who truly seeks God’s best for his brothers and sisters can only do so by obeying what God has commanded him to do.

    John 14:21 ESV

    Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

    Pertaining to the Law, though Jesus fulfilled the law, the law is still in existence, though written on our hearts.

    (2Co 3:3) being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

    The reference to the “tablets of stone” is to the 10 commandments, written by God on tablets of stone.

    (1 Jn 2:3) By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

    Perhaps this is why we see Paul teaching against violations of the ten commandments so often. Remember, it was not the 10 commandments that was nailed to the Cross, but the “handwriting of requirements” (Col 2:14), the decree of debt to sin that the Law brought to all who were under it. The Law still exists and is alive and well in the hearts of every genuine, born-again believer. The evidence of that awareness of God’s law is repentance from sin, that in our heart we no longer desire sin but instead by God’s grace, seek the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

    I have explained with detail and from the Scriptures that I do not promote any Judaizing view, but that you simply do not understand the view of 119 Ministries and have erroneously accused them of being Judiazers when in fact, they are grace believers.

    I personally do not subscribe to all of 119’s views, but at least I understand where they are at when it comes to grace and keeping God’s commands as evidence of our love for God, which happens to be a scriptural sound view and a view that Jesus, Paul and John all upheld. You would benefit from a more thorough understanding of this. GOD bless you.

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    • Sean McLaughlin
      03/16/2013 at 6:58 PM

      “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” – John 13:34

      “For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if [there is] any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Romans 13:9

      We are not under the law. How many times must I demonstrate this fact with scripture? And yet you do not respond to the scripture I’ve cited. This is evidence of a weak position, as are your condescension and straw man arguments (‘hyper-grace’). The sabbath does not apply to us. Circumcision does not apply to us. The dietary guidelines of the Mosaic covenant do not apply to us. To teach that we must adhere to the law after believing in Christ IS the teaching of the Judaizers. Any objective observer of our exchange will understand that I have agreed with scripture which states that we are saved unto good works which are evidence of genuine faith. The accusation of ‘hyper-grace’ (license) is nonsensical and, once again, betrays a weak position.

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  13. Mike
    03/16/2013 at 8:24 PM

    “We are not under the law. How many times must I demonstrate this fact with scripture?”

    Actually, your last post was your first post to even quote a Scripture. It was refreshing.

    And I completely agree with you! We are definitely not “under” the Law, or rather, the condemnation of the Law. Because of God’s grace demonstrated by the work Christ did on the Cross, genuine, born-again believers are no longer under the penalty of sin that the Law brought. So we definitely are in agreement there. What you don’t seem to understand, is that even though we are free from the penalty of sin under the law, we still have an obligation to obey God’s commandments. Those who deny this are in effect saying “I’m saved, but I can disobey God any time I want”…and that is nothing less than antinomianism, which Paul corrected in Romans 6:1-2.

    True conversion yields a greater desire to obey God’s commandments, not a lesser one. God’s desire—and our desire when we are regenerated by His Spirit—is that we strive not to sin. Out of gratitude for His grace and forgiveness, we want to please Him with our obedience, when before, in our unregenerate state we did not and were in enmity (at war) with God.

    Speaking to genuine Christians, John 5:3 tells us, “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.”

    What is this law God expects us to obey? It is the law of Christ.

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).

    No, we are not under the Old Testament Law. Yes, we are under the law of Christ. If we claim to love Him, then we are rightfully expected to be obeying His commandments-as a result of our faith, not as a condition for obtaining salvation. The law of Christ is not an extensive list of legal codes. It is a law of love. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Our love for God will be demonstrated by doing nothing to displease Him and all that pleases Him. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will do nothing to harm them. Obeying the law of Christ is not a requirement to earn or maintain salvation. The law of Christ is what God expects of a Christian.

    Hyper-grace is a non-Biblical, antinomian teaching that says in an emotionally charged, glassy-eyed blinded way, “God loves me and is full of grace, no matter what I do as a Christian”. One of the foundational doctrines of the hyper-grace message is that God does not see the sins of his children, since we have already been made righteous by the blood of Jesus and since all of our sins, past, present and future, have already been forgiven.

    That means that the Holy Spirit never convicts believers of sin, that believers never need to confess their sins to God, and that believers never need to repent of their sins, since God sees them as perfect in his sight.The person who believes this is deluding him or herself, and is in fact not genuinely born again. This is the danger of not having a proper understanding of God’s grace, along with a balanced view of our obligation to obey God’s commandments.

    Neither 119 Ministries, nor I, advocate a works for salvation message, but in fact, the Biblical message that works, including obedience to God’s commandments (both 10 commandments and Christ’s commandments) demonstrate one’s faith commitment by God’s grace. We obey God because we love God. If we do not love God, then we will not obey God. It’s that simple.

    Try go get out of the knee-jerk mentality of works vs grace with its ready knee-jerk response of accusing others of being Judiazers. The correct view is that those who are saved through faith by God’s grace will demonstrate their love for God by obedience.A verse that is quoted far too few times that supports this is.what follows directly after Ephesans 2:8-9.

    (Eph 2:10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

    GOD bless you in your walk, hopefully a walk characterized by demonstrated, joyful obedience to God’s commandments. All the best to you.

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