Event Horizon: The Scriptural End Time Milestone

A view to the current turn of events in the Middle East reveal a “global turn” against Israel. The biblical description of that nations turn against Israel is now coming to the forefront in a big way. Take this as evidence the we are now watching biblical prophecy in motion, or at the very least a trend that essentially supports the concept. The objective look is simply to acknowledge these headlines from watch.org as evidence that fills the WidowView … are you aware, watching, looking?

HEADLINE:
UN General Assembly votes 138-9, with 41 abstentions, to approve nonmember status for Palestine

General Assembly approves upgraded status for ‘Palestine’ ; Abbas and Prosor speak, followed by foreign ministers of Indonesia, Canada and Turkey; Israeli government sources say Oslo is dead; rightist arrested at anti-UN rally

Clinton, in Washington, slams counterproductive vote; British envoy: We asked Abbas to go back to talks and not to work against Israel in UN forums, but got no assurances

HEADLINE:
Full text of Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor’s
speech to the UN General Assembly, November 29, 2012

HEADLINE:
‘There is no power in the world that can disconnect the Jewish people from the land of Israel,’ Netanyahu says

“The UN resolution will not change anything on the ground… it won’t bring a Palestinian state closer to existence, but push it further away,” Netanyahu said at a conference marking the 35th anniversary of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem.

“Israel’s hand is extended in peace, but there will not be a Palestinian state without the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state,” the prime minister told the audience at Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center. “A Palestinian state will never be established without a declaration on ending the conflict… and the establishment of security arrangements to protect the State of Israel and its citizens.”

“No matter how many hands are raised [at the UN], there is no power in the world that can disconnect the Jewish people from the land of Israel,” Netanyahu concluded.

Below The Middle East Waterline

ARE YOU SEEING WHAT THE WINDOW HAS TO SHOW US?

The following was shared by someone who is looking past superficial headlines:

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The rockets have stopped coming from Gaza into Israel. Israel’s retaliatory strikes have stopped. The Middle East in general, and Israel specifically, has seemed to have fallen off the radar as far as the media is concerned. And so, “Is all quiet in the Middle East?” Let’s take a look.

First, on the day after the cease-fire was signed, Hamas posted a video on Gaza television calling for “Death to Israel” and celebrating victory in the war.

Second, 70,000 Israeli troops are still on guard on the Gaza border in readiness for any additional escalation from Hamas.

Third, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared for himself dictatorship powers over all branches of Egyptian government immediately after meeting with US Secretary of State Clinton in efforts to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The Egyptian judicial system vehemently condemned the move, threatened strikes countrywide and received a verbal, if not believable, recanting of some of the newly declared powers by Morsy.

Fourth, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak suddenly resigned from his position and from politics this week. He has been a political moderate in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government. His resignation comes right before the general elections to be held in January.

Fifth, Moshe Feiglin, a right-wing political hardliner, has gained entry in to Netanyahu’s Likud party. He will most likely be a new MK (member of Kneset) after the next elections. Many political observers have stated their opinion that the Likud party has now gone from moderately right wing to the far right. This remains to be seen.

Sixth, Tzipi Livni has re-entered the Israeli political scene by forming a new party called, “The Movement”. She promises to fight for a more democratic Israel, to push for a two-state solution, to support Orthodox conscription into the IDF and to fight for the opportunity for young people to live in peace and dignity.

Seventh, Iran remains Iran and continues to push its radical agenda and its nuclear program.

One commentator put it this way, “To sum it up, Israel is in election mode, Egypt is in turmoil, Hamas is not chastened and the centrifuges keep spinning in Tehran”.
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We urge a reading of other recent posts for greater context.

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PEACE, PEACE, they will declare and then …

A WindowView is a perspective that looks for an objective line of sight. If you know opinions and facts and sort the difference to see plainly, then the harmony from objective thinking about science and Scripture yields a revealing picture of where we are headed.

Watch.org lists the following stories as this post is being created. Pictures and links to full stories can be found there. But just look at the focus in these stories and remember that Scripture tells us that at a point in future time there will be a declaration of PEACE, PEACE,” but then this age comes to a close … And it’s not through peace that the concluding events come.

Why is such a small country such a bother to so many other nations? Is it because God is the real focal point? If so, it’s more than nations trying to achieve peace … because if it were so simple that would have been achieved long ago … take a look:

HEADLINE
The day that never ended

Crowds in Tel Aviv celebrate the UN’s vote for partition in 1947
(GPO-Israel Photo, Jerusalem. Photographer: Hans Pinn)

On November 29, 1947, United Nations delegates voted to partition Palestine. Sixty-five years later, they’re still voting

One day in 1947, the members of a new organization convened in a building that had once been a skating rink and changed the world by holding a vote.

Precisely 65 years later, members of the same organization, the United Nations, will hold another vote very much linked to the first. Less is at stake this time. But Thursday’s vote on upgrading the Palestinians to observer state status — a small but significant alteration of their international standing — demonstrates to what extent Saturday, November 29, 1947, is a day that has never really ended.

Witness accounts of the momentous vote in 1947 describe the delegates’ cars pulling up outside the gray building at Flushing Meadow, outside New York, on a cold November afternoon, the crowds gathered outside, an electric excitement inside. People all over the world listened to a live radio broadcast.

HEADLINE
Diplomatic tension rises ahead of Palestinian UN bid

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at
United Nations Plaza Hotel ahead of statehood vote. Photo: AP

Israel strongly opposes the statehood bid and is concerned the Palestinians could ask the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prosecute its leaders • France to vote “yes,” Germany expected to vote “no” or abstain • Britain still unsure, seeks Palestinian assurances they will refrain from applying to The Hague • U.S. Congress could withhold funding from the PA.

HEADLINE
Iran’s ‘peaceful’ nuke program
three times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb

According to diagram obtained by The Associated Press, Iranian scientists ran computer simulations for a nuclear weapon producing 50 kilotons of force • Nuclear expert: Diagram looks genuine but seems to be designed more “to understand the process.”

HEADLINE
Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?

It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square who should be concerned about President Mohammed Morsi’s audacious power grab. Mr Morsi’s claim at the weekend that “God’s will and elections made me the captain of this ship” has echoes of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s claim during the 1979 Iranian revolution that his mission to overthrow the Shah enjoyed divine guidance.

Since his announcement that he was granting himself sweeping new powers, Mr Morsi has been trying to reassure sceptical Egyptian voters that he has no ambition to become Egypt’s new Pharaoh. But you only have to look at the violent scenes that have once again erupted in Tahrir Square to see that the majority of Egyptians remain unconvinced.

HEADLINE
Explosions in Damascus Kill At Least 34;
in an area mostly populated by Christian and Druze

Twin car bombs Wednesday ripped through a suburb of Syria’s capital populated mostly by Christians and Druze, killing at least 34 people.

Syrian state television showed firefighters hosing down the burning wreckage of several vehicles and nearby buildings after two car bombs exploded in the main square of Jaramana, outside Damascus.

One unidentified witness said the explosions came in succession. He said a car filled with explosives blew up before a second explosion occurred near a school.

HEADLINE:
Bowles Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely by End of Year

The co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s 2010 fiscal commission said it’s unlikely the president and Congress will reach a deal by the end of this year to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the fiscal panel and a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, estimated there is a one-third probability the sides will strike a deal by the end of this year. He said there’s another one-third chance that all sides will reach a deal early in 2013.

Bowles isn’t involved in the budget negotiations, though he said he met with Obama yesterday. He also plans to join a group of company leaders in a meeting with House Republicans today. Bowles didn’t describe his conversation with the president.

The “sticking points” on a budget deal are the president’s call for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue and the fact that “there’ve been no serious discussions” so far over changes to entitlement programs, Bowles said.

Middle East News and Rapid Change

The WindowView approach is one of observing information and making objective personal assessments.

Are you watching the news out of the Middle East with an eye on Scripture, implications for power shifts, potentially volatile conflicts … and the notion it all plays into a picture the Bible captured in writing thousands of years ago … and it’s happening NOW. We wrote previously of biblical reflections on Syria and more recently on Egypt. And in light of recent conflict between Israel and Gaza … we must conclude a watchful eye is necessary to see how the news reveals where it’s all headed. Here are a few headlines featured today at watch.org

HEADLINE:
Hardliner Moshe Feiglin set to become MK, as Likud chooses hawks over moderates for Knesset slate

Feiglin seen before the publication of the results for the
Likud Primaries in Tel Aviv, November 26, 2012. (photo credit: Flash90)

Members of the governing Likud party on Monday selected a strongly right-wing slate of candidates for the January 22 Knesset elections, elevating hardliners and relegating moderates.

The figurehead of the party’s far-right stream, Moshe Feiglin, won 15th slot, and thus is all-but guaranteed a Knesset seat after years of failure. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have various procedural and legal means to tinker with the final arrangement of the Knesset slate, but Feiglin’s high placement means it may not be possible for Netanyahu to sideline the hardliner as he has done in the past.

“If someone wanted to create the most right-wing Likud list possible, this would be it,” commented Channel 2 political analyst Rina Matsliah, when the results were announced late on Monday. “This looks like a list for the [far-right] National Union,” another commentator agreed.

HEADLINE:
The end of the road for the man who
simply had to be defense minister?

Defense minister drops political bombshell days after he oversaw assault on Hamas, and after four years partnering Netanyahu in strategies aimed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

Has Ehud Barak finally run out of options for holding onto the job he believes nobody does better? Or does he yet have one last trick up his sleeve?

“Today is Likud’s Independence Day,” said Likud Minister Yuli Edelstein, adding that Barak will be remembered in Israel as the “most terrible” defense minister regarding Israeli settlement of the West Bank. “His conduct was one of continuous political and egotistical schemes, and all at the expense of the settlements.”

HEADLINE:
Crown prince has “reassured” Saudis about king’s health

Saudi Crown Prince Salman “reassured” Saudis during a cabinet meeting on Monday about King Abdullah’s health, more than a week after the monarch had surgery to tighten a ligament in his back, state news agency SPA reported.

The king, believed to be in his late 80s, was admitted for surgery on November 16 and an announcement from the Royal Court said he had undergone a successful back operation that took 11 hours.

HEADLINE:
Egypt’s Morsy makes his power plays

President Mohamed Morsy waves to his supporters in front
of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012

Hillary Clinton heaped praise on Morsy, suggesting he has stepped up to the plate to rebuild Egypt’s pivotal role in the region.

During the same week, after months of on again-off again negotiations, the International Monetary Fund signed a preliminary agreement to lend $4.8 billion to the cash-strapped country.

Egypt’s stock market plummets after Morsi’s decree

Morsi’s decree a sign of the times

Egypt’s benchmark stock index has plunged 9.5 percent halfway through the first trading session since the country’s Islamist president issued decrees to assume near absolute powers.

The Bible is one step ahead of Middle East events … But don’t tell the Muslims that the story is already written … Unless they really want to know the God of the Universe, Israel, and the Name above all names! Just read what the prophet wrote over two thousand years ago!

Isaiah 19

19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

19:4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.

19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.

19:15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which he shaketh over it.