• Prophecy: America Will Repeat Israel’s Greatest Error

    Prophecy: America Will Repeat Israel’s Greatest Error

    It was because of this gradual decline in the obedience of the people of Israel, forgetting the Lord’s “precepts and judgments”, that God allowed Nebuchadnezzar to siege their city and take captive their people.

    If we believe that the United States of America was called by God to be a special nation above all other nations, for the purpose of displaying His great power, love, and grace, can we as a nation avoid a similar fate if we turn away from God?

    If God did not spare Israel the invasion of a pagan nation and the total destruction and loss of everything they held dear, can we escape, if we follow the very same path they took?

    It is no secret that America is not the same country that it was in former days. We have become a social welfare nation. A dwelling place for the execution of the unborn for convenience. We have seen over the course of the past 40 years, the degradation of the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, and the allowance of sexual sin; men with men, and women with women. Our government spends vastly more than it takes in with a current massive increase in the national debt of well over 16 Trillion dollars.

  • America In Prophecy, Bible Prophecy Updates, Breaking News, Korea

    Posted on November 28th, 2010

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    Signs of War: North Korea Recalls Workers World-Wide

    Signs of War: North Korea Recalls Workers World-Wide

    A mass exodus of North Korean workers from the Far East of Russia is under way, according to reports coming out of the region. As the two Koreas edged towards the brink of war this week, it appears that the workers in Russia have been called back to aid potential military operations.

    Vladnews agency, based in Vladivostok, reported that North Korean workers had left the town of Nakhodka en masse shortly after the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula earlier this week. “Traders have left the kiosks and markets, workers have abandoned building sites, and North Korean secret service employees working in the region have joined them and left,” the agency reported.

    Russia’s migration service said that there were over 20,000 North Koreans in Russia at the beginning of 2010, of which the vast majority worked in construction. The workers are usually chaperoned by agents from Kim Jong-il’s security services and have little contact with the world around them. Defectors have suggested that the labourers work 13-hour days and that most of their pay is sent back to the government in Pyongyang. Hundreds of workers have fled the harsh conditions and live in hiding in Russia, constantly in fear of being deported back to North Korea.

  • Wars and Rumors of Wars

    Wars and Rumors of Wars

    As the possibility of war hovers over North and South Korea, the world wonders if this conflict will lead to a nuclear exchange and draw other countries into a battle.

    For those who study current events and seek to place them in the correct context of Bible Prophecy, the aggression by North Korea is of great interest. The arrival of the USS George Washington Supercarrier battle group in Korean waters, contains enough firepower to destroy North Korea in just a few hours.

    How concerned should we be? Is this event a sign that the return of the Lord is near? When Jesus was describing the events of the last days that would precede His return, He described world-wide wars as “The Beginning of Sorrows”:

    Matthew 24:6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

    In the last 3,000 years of recorded history there has only been 286 years without a war. In fact in the last 3,000 years, there have been over 15,000 wars resulting in 4 billion deaths.

  • America In Prophecy, Breaking News, Korea, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 24th, 2010

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    U. S. Believes Nuclear Conflict is Possible with North Korea

    U. S. Believes Nuclear Conflict is Possible with North Korea

    On November 24th President Barak Obama dispatched the USS George Washington Air Craft Carrier from it’s current location in Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan to take part in the new military drills with South Korea. “The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally,” Obama told South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak, according to a White House statement. North Korea must stop its “provocative actions, which will only lead to further isolation.”

    South Korea is on it’s second highest level of alert since four people were killed and 20 wounded by North Korea’s firing of about 170 artillery shells upon an island maintained by South Korea. Officials said Tuesday’s conflict came after Pyongyang warned the South to halt military drills near the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. When Seoul refused and began firing artillery into the water near the disputed sea border, the North bombarded Yeonpyeong, which houses South Korean military installations and a small civilian population.

    It appears that there will be a marked increase in aggression by the new North Korean leadership that could lead to a nuclear exchange between the two sides of the peninsula of Korea. If the aggression produces a nuclear response, most certainly the United States would be drawn into a regional nuclear exchange. The U.S. aircraft carrier strike force headed by the USS George Washington, carries about 90 F/A-18-F Super Hornets and F/A-18-C Hornet warplanes and a crew of over 6,000.

    George Washington is a Nimiz Class Supercarrier that is one of ten nuclear powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States navy that is equipped with two Westinghouse nuclear reactors provide the propulsion it needs for speed.. At just over 1, 092 feet and 100,000 tons of displacement Washington is amongst the largest capital ships in the world. In addition to the aircraft carried on board, the ships carry defensive equipment for direct use against missiles and hostile aircraft. These consist of either three or four NATO RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile launchers, designed for defense against aircraft and anti-ship missiles as well as either three or four 20 mmPhalanx CIWS missile defense cannons.

    George Washington does carry nuclear weapons on board. These carriers were designed and built to have the capacity to actually launch nuclear weapons. Some of these weapons are in the form of tactical sparrow missiles, cruise missiles and other nuclear armaments that are classified.

  • Breaking News, Korea

    Posted on October 16th, 2010

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    North Korea Threatens U.S With 1,000 Weapon Buildup

    North Korea Threatens U.S With 1,000 Weapon Buildup

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean media on Saturday threatened a “1,000-fold” military buildup as the United States ruled out lifting sanctions to try to coax the North into resuming talks aimed at its nuclear weapons programs. Last year, North Korea quit the nuclear disarmament talks and later tested an atomic device that drew tightened U.N. sanctions. But North Korea said Saturday it is willing to rejoin the negotiations and remains committed to implementing a September 2005 accord on abandoning its nuclear program in exchange for aid and security guarantees. Instead, it accused the United States and other participants of holding back the six-nation talks.

    North Korea “is ready for the resumption of the … talks but decided not to go hasty but to make ceaseless patient efforts now that the U.S. and some other participating countries are not ready for them,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said late Saturday in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. The talks involve the two Koreas, the U.S., China, Japan and Russia. The statement came after North Korea’s first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan, returned home from a five-day trip to China, the North’s key ally.

  • America In Prophecy, Breaking News, Korea

    Posted on August 17th, 2010

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    U.S. and S. Korea Drills Anger N. Korea

    U.S. and S. Korea Drills Anger N. Korea

    The U.S. and South Korean militaries will stage their second joint exercise in less than a month from Monday, fuelling tensions with the prickly North and angering regional power China. The annual exercise comes a week after Seoul completed its own drills near a disputed maritime border off the west coast that prompted the North to retaliate by firing a barrage of artillery shells in the same area. Responding with the same rhetoric as it has in the past, the reclusive North said the latest exercise was a “dangerous act to light the fuse of a new war.”
    Pyongyang has often turned to saber-rattling to make a point but analysts say it is unlikely to risk a full-blown war which would pit it against the combined might of the U.S. and South Korean militaries. But U.S. officials have said further provocations by the North are possible in coming months, especially as Pyongyang tries to build political momentum for the succession to leader Kim Jong-il, expected to hand power to his youngest son. Unlike the show-of-force drills in July which involved a U.S. aircraft carrier, this month’s exercises are lower key. Washington and South Korea say the exercises are defensive and designed to send a message to Pyongyang that its behavior is aggressive and must stop. Last week’s tit-for-tat military actions occurred near the Northern Limit Line, the site of several deadly clashes since the 1950-53 Korean war, and the location of the torpedoing of a South Korean warship earlier this year.

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    Posted on August 17th, 2010

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    U.S. and S. Korea Begin Massive Military Exercises

    U.S. and S. Korea Begin Massive Military Exercises

    South Korea and the United States began a new round of war games Monday, involving about 30,000 U.S. forces and 56,000 South Korean personnel. The 10-day operation is the second massive joint military exercise in less than a month. But unlike the earlier drill in the Sea of Japan, this exercise is land-based and involves relatively few troop movements. Much of the training will take place on computer screens as commanders practice how they would respond to North Korean nuclear, missile and submarine attacks.
    North Korea warned that its military would be “merciless” in its response to the joint exercises. Pyongyang issued a similar threat in response to anti-submarine exercises South Korea held last week off its west coast. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Monday called the most recent drills “an exercise for peace and deterrence.” Mr. Lee used a Sunday speech marking the anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese rule to outline what he called the path toward reunification. The South Korean leader said it is time for North Korea to make what he called “a courageous change.” He also warned that his government will not tolerate further “provocations” from the communist North.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Korea

    Posted on August 5th, 2010

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    South Korea Begins Massive Military Exercises

    South Korea Begins Massive Military Exercises

    South Korea has launched its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises, the military says, despite warnings of retaliation from the North.Some 4,500 personnel are taking part in five days of drills in the Yellow Sea, near the disputed maritime border. The South is making a show of strength amid continuing anger over the sinking of one of its warships in March. Seoul says a North Korean torpedo sank the Cheonan, but Pyongyang denies this and says the drills are a provocation. Forty-six South Korean sailors were killed when the Cheonan went down in the Yellow Sea on 26 March.
    ‘Fully prepared’ The latest drills, which follow a joint US-South Korean military exercise, will involve 29 ships and 50 planes. Although the Ministry of Defence says the ships will stay clear of the disputed west coast sea boundary, marines stationed on islands close to the border will conduct live-fire exercises. But military officials said that the guns would face south and described the exercises as “defensive” in nature.