Time and tide wait for no man, in fact, if mankind is still prevalent and living on this planet in 130 years time, which I seriously doubt—All 7.9 billion of us living here at this “moment in time” will all have gone. (Look around. . . Your wife, kids, puppy-dog! They will all be gone) Think about that. So it's kind of ironic I guess, that Europe could be, once again the theatre for another World War! A stroke of incredible arrogance and lunacy has been committed by one single narcissistic psychopath. (Where have we heard that before?) President Putin is the grand master this time around—Who, is called a world leader by some, rather inappropriately I may add. (An oxymoron of staggering hypocrisy! Leading us all backwards. . . ) And an animal by others—Which is extremely unkind to animals, wouldn't you agree? He has invaded his neighbour—The Ukraine. I can think of 20 million reasons why this is a dumb move, that's the number of Russian civilians and military personnel killed in WWII. . . do these people ever learn? I guess not. The West has responded by promising to bomb the crap out of Moscow—With economic sanctions!
If Putin had bothered to observe important events happening all around him, right now, like a “world leader” should be doing—He would have noticed, Ireland, the UK and parts of Europe have just suffered three “100 year occurring storms” in just three days during February—For the second time in three years. Caused by an increasingly insanely erratic Jet Stream damaged by geo-engineering and climate change. Dead birds have been falling out of the sky all over the planet and billions of fish have been washing up dead on beaches around the world and no one seems to know why?
If Putin was being a world leader he would have realised the third highest number of major quakes (mag 6 or higher) has been recorded in the first two and a half months of a year (34) mostly rocking the Pacific Ring.
As a world leader Putin should have noticed another incredible near miss! He must have noticed because it's the fourth time in just over a year!
Ticking Time Bomb!
Yes, the powerful magnitude earthquake recorded in north-east Japan last week is reported to have cut power to two million homes and struck just 40 miles east of Fukushima. Last weeks massive quake came just 11 years and 9 days since the March 2011 Great Honshu Quake killed 25,000 people and crippled the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima disaster a second major quake, a mag 6.8 rocked the stricken nuclear plant just three months after a mag 7.0 rocked the same area in February 2021—Why would any body, let alone a government allow a nuclear power plant directly above a major seismic fault line? Let me tell you, the Iranians like to build their nuclear stations over fault lines too!
The under water volcanic explosion in the South Pacific's volcanic island of Tonga in January was thought to be the 4th or 5th most powerful eruption ever recorded.
Solar Cycle 25 is heating up after NASA and NOAA told us it would be a quiet affair, “it's not.” Sunspot counts from NOAA confirm that young solar cycle 25 is outperforming the official forecast. The monthly value of sunspot activity at the end of January 2022 was more than twice the forecasted number, and the highest in more than 5 years. An X-class flare in January could have caused insurmountable damage to Earth's electronic systems had it hit our planet but—Luckily, it missed. Another solar flare spotted last month and filmed by ESA is thought to be the biggest ever captured in a single view, if this solar flare had hit Earth we would have been knocked back into the Stone Age!
Another problem which Putin should be worried about is Bird Flu which is causing havoc from the US to China. Swine fever too. And while the world understandably looks toward the Coronavirus and the social and political problems of -the world, global warming, or climate change, whatever you want to call it has been entirely forgotten. Putin should be trying harder to put his own house in order, as a true “world leader” should. Prolonged heatwaves have been causing havoc in Northern Siberia, Russia. On the 20th of June last summer, a temperature of 38 deg C (100F) was recorded in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, which is supposed to be one of the coldest cities in the world. Putin's Arctic area is heating more than twice as fast as the global average, impacting local populations and ecosystems and causing global repercussions, not rockets—But out-of-control-country-sized wildfires which burn every summer. Putin’s idea of dealing with the problem is to let them burn—That kind’a sums up the man idea of leadership, I guess, doesn’t it?
Russia, this year has already recorded its warmest start to any year on record! Shouldn't a world leader be fixing these problems instead of Goose marching into his neighbours front living room?
So—nearly 80 years since war in Europe, (war in the world) we are find ourselves on the brink once again—But this time we are at war with extreme weather, (climate change) poverty, social unrest there is enough destruction going on, do we really need another 70-85 million deaths, the estimated count of WWII?
NATO promised to defend Europe from the Russians. They promised us an incredible bowel-movement of progressive change but all they delivered was an extremely loud blast of flatulence. If you had any remaining doubt as to just where we, the "ordinary Joe" fits into the grand scheme of world politics, well you just have to look at how President Putin and NATO's total disregard for human lives came to the fore. Throughout all history, criminals like Putin have been allowed to kill innocent people while other criminals like NATO stand by and let them. What Putin has done is demonic, quite clearly but—The real crime is, he was allowed to do it by the very people who promised this would “NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.”—“NATO," the UN, The European Union, Biden, Johnson, Macron. Yes! They all stood up and told the world something I could teach my Parrot to say—"We all stand with the Ukrainian people!" They don't give a fiddlers f#uck, the Ukrainian people are nothing more than collateral damage to these people. While innocent European children, mothers and fathers are being killed, our “NATO and UN leaders" did nothing more than slap Putin on the wrist, told him to sit in the naughty corner and took his pocket-money away from him.
They say—If the West cut their defence budget by just 1% every year, we could remove poverty around the world forever but we are told the defence budget, ad nauseam is much too important to cut. NATO should have removed another despot with that defence budget but they didn't. Ok, Ukraine is not a member of NATO but—They are a partner of NATO and a European country, which is why NATO was set up, to defend Europeans and North Americans from “leaders” like Putin.
Why was NATO founded? There motto is: An attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies. (Ukraine is an Ally), where were NATO?
The North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) was founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. Its purpose was to secure peace in "Europe," to promote cooperation among its members and to "guard their freedom"—all of this in the context of countering the threat posed at the time by the Soviet Union. ("now Russia") The Alliance’s founding treaty was signed in Washington in 1949 by a dozen European and North American countries. It commits the Allies to democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, as well as to peaceful resolution of disputes. Importantly, the treaty sets out the idea of collective defence, meaning that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies. (Ukraine is an Allie) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization – or NATO – ensures that the security of its European member countries is inseparably linked to that of its North American member countries.So the rhetoric coming from American and European leaders as well as NATO claiming Ukraine is "not" a NATO member ("but we stand by them!") is just another word-play—It’s just phoney hype and an insult to the innocent Ukrainian people and just as much as a crime as the one Putin is committing!
You may or not be aware but, prophecy is flowing from the Bible as the war in Ukraine plays its course. For instance, Revelation 16:12
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river “Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up,” that “the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”Revelation 16:12 mentions two clues here—the great river “Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up.
Back in September 2021 I wrote a small article on TBW regarding the sate of the great river Euphrates, here is a section of that article below:
The sudden and worrying decline of America in the last couple of years is disturbing for Westerners to say the very least. A country divided politically and appearing to be on the brink of civil war. The country's lack of vision and negotiation power along with a rapidly decline of muscle power ended last month with probably the most embarrassing and shambolic "escape" from a war-torn Afghanistan leaving thousands of American civilians and Afghanistan helpers stranded and left to the evil hands of the Taliban. Add to that the billions of dollars of military equipment gifted to the Jihadis which will no doubt be used against the West in terrorist attacks in the coming months and years.
China of course will fill the American void in Afghanistan along with Russia and her Muslim proxies, Iran and Syria. (Kings of the East?) Afghanistan is a land rich in minerals used for weaponry and war. As a fighting nation and deterrent America appears to have lost its stomach as the world’s policeman, just like the British Empire began to crumble after WWI—So is the US, the world's first "Superpower."
China's rise as a world power has been incredible, "kings of the east" without doubt, and indeed frightening, Kings of the world, surely? They appear primed and ready to attack and retake Taiwan, and no power in the Western world will be able to stop them. Especially when you consider, the other "kings of the east" Russia and to a lesser extent Iran and Turkey have become allies to the Chinese.
The first cracks in America's dominance as a world power appeared in 2014 when President Barak Obama's decision to impose international sanctions against Russia instead of a head-on confrontation, which simply handed the Crimea into Putin's lap. The Russian government retaliated with sanctions of its own against the West. And last month a new depth of despair was reached when the supposed biggest military power in the world failed to secure a small runway from a group of international terrorists in Afghanistan, how the mighty fall.Has America's rapid demise prepared the way for "A Revelation To John's" prophecy of a sixth angel pouring out his bowl and"preparing a way for the kings of the East?" Well, for this prophecy to come true the great River Euphrates which runs from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq has to dry up, and, yes, you guessed it—It is.
In the early summer of this year, (2021) the longest river of Western Asia began to see a dramatic decline in water levels. Syria accused Turkey of depriving Syrians of their water share of the Euphrates river, saying electricity production at the Euphrates Dam had stopped and lowered the water level in Lake Al-Assad, according to the Syrian state-owned news agency SANA.
In just ten days, Turkey reduced the water flow to Syria from 500 to 200 cubic meters per second, suspending electricity production at the Euphrates Dam and led to a decrease in the irrigation of drinking water, besides a remarkable depletion of Lake Assad, SANA said.
In recent years millions of dead fish, carp and other species have been washing up dead along the banks of the Euphrates. Hundreds of thousands of people, Iraqis mostly have been hospitalised due to water pollution from the river.
Other prophesy warnings which spring to mind during Putin’s invasion of Ukraine are, for instance one from former televangelist Pat Robertson:
He came out of his retirement especially to weigh in on the situation, with a report on Salon. He sees something even grander in the whol
e affair — according to him, Vladimir Putin is being willed by God to conduct the invasion, as a way of triggering the End Times.
"I think you can say, well, Putin's out of his mind, and yes, maybe so," said Robertson. "But at the same time he's being compelled by God. He went into Ukraine, but that wasn't his goal. His goal was to move against Israel, ultimately.” He may not be far wrong, consider this quote from Ezekiel 38:1-7;
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, (Meshech and Tubal is just south of the Caucuses and east of the Black Sea) and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 6 Gomer, (Gomer Togarmah are in modern Turkey) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee:
(According to the Bible, Gog is thought to be the leader of Magog and, Magog is a land northeast of the Black Sea, the only country northwest of the Black Sea is—Yes, you guessed it, Russia)
But does the Bible mention the West, particularly the US and the UK in these chaotic End Time Properties? Most Biblical scholars and experts claim there is no mention of the US, UK or the West in general, in “End Times Prophecy.” But, could they be wrong?—I’m sure they are and what is written reveals a whole lot, we just have to do a little digging!
What has has happened in the US recently is hard to imagine, is there a reason behind the insanity we have watched, coincidently since the beginning of this decade? Is there any way of knowing where the country is going and how the insecurity it finds itself in now will end?
A pamphlet written by Bible scholar, Herbert W Armstrong many years ago appears to have found the answer.
After an incredible journey of wealth and power, promised by God more than 4,000 years ago to a mystery land called Tarshish and her “young lions,” and how they react as the mighty Gog threatens and descends on their ally and friend Israel during the last days. The prophesy has remarkable similarities with what is happening in the Ukraine and the reaction of NATO to the invasion!
The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy
The story of Tarshish and her young lions go back somewhere around 4,000 years ago to when a man called Jacob was born, who later was given the name “Israel” and is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites and of course is an important figure in the Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Jacob first appears in the Book of Genesis, the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of “Abraham,” Sarah and Bethuel, the nephew of Ishmael.Jacob is said to have had twelve sons by four women, his wives, Leah and Rachel, and his concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah, who were, in order of their birth, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin, all of whom became the heads of their own family groups, later known as the “Twelve Tribes of Israel.”
After Moses led the Jews from Egypt they entered the Promised Land, the12 tribes settled in different regions and eventually the tribes split into two kingdoms. The southern kingdom was called Judah and consisted of two tribes, Judah and Benjamin. The remaining 10 tribes formed the northern kingdom and were called Israel.
In 721 BC, the Assyrians conquered Israel, “the northern kingdom” and deported the Israelites to an area north of the Euphrates River between the Black and Caspian Seas. (2 Kings 17). The Ten Tribes of Israel who were deported—They never returned to the northern nation of Israel after their captivity and became the legendary lost ten tribes of Israel.
The Ten Lost Tribes Of Israel
According to Mr Armstrong, the knowledge and identity of the descendants of ancient Israel are revealed by a close examination of scripture and secular history. Where are the ten lost tribes of Israel and where did they go, when scattered by the Assyrians? Well, the whole story is hidden in the Bible, thanks to Mr Armstrong, we now know where to look.
Ezekiel was commissioned by God to be "the watchman" for the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 2:3; 33:7). However, Ezekiel's commission was not to be the watchman of his own people and “his generation,” which was the house of Judah, the southern kingdom—Or the northern ten tribes of Israel which had been conquered by the Assyrians 120 years earlier, no Ezekiel's commission was not for Israel of his day but for the ten lost tribes of the north and their future.
God wanted Ezekiel to sound the alarm, to warn the lost tribes of future calamities, which would take over them and they would be unaware of their fate. Jehovah takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, no he wanted to warn them, giving them the responsibility of their own fate, (Ezekiel 33: 9-16). Ezekiel's warning was for “end-times Israel.”—This generation: (Ezekiel 4: 3).In fact, we are told that the warnings were for the time near the Day Of The Lord. (Ezekiel 7:19;13:5; 30:1-3; 38: 1-29).
Tarshish and the young lions
The prophecy of Armageddon in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 38, is an actual warning of an attack on Israel in the future, from a group of nations led by someone called Gog, who comes from Magog. Magog is said to be North West of the Caspian Sea, there are just two countries North West of the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan and Russia. Gog is the head chieftain, (leader) of Meshech and Tubal which according to Wikipedia is a Japhetite tribe (one of the ten lost tribes). However, the Indo-European group is no longer known as "Japhetite", the Hamitic group is now recognised as paraphyletic within the Afro-Asiatic family. Among Muslim historians, Japheth is usually regarded as the ancestor of the “Gog and Magog tribes.” According to Delilah Ann Gill, Ghayin, (Hebrew), Gog later shortened to G, is a twisted rope or a twisted dark goat horn thus it is Gog: Dark and Twisted, sound familiar?
Ezekiel goes on to say Persia, Ethiopia and Put are among the coalition helping Gog. Persia is modern-day Iran, (Iran's leaders despise Israel and would dearly love to wipe it off the map). Put, is thought to be Libya. In verse 8, Ezekiel mentions the fact, that after many years of being left desolated, the inhabitants of the land (Jews) have been restored to Israel and the Jews will be living in peace and security at the time of the attack. Part of this prophecy was established in 1948 when the Jews regained their land after they had lost it 2,000 years earlier. However, they are obviously not living in peace and security at the moment but recently a surprising push for a peace deal has been reached between Isreal and the United Arab Emirates, who became the third Arab country to make peace after Egypt and Jordan, other Arab nations are also keen to make piece with Israel.
In Ezekiel 38: 11, he claims, the “Russian” coalition will invade the land of unprotected settlements, Israel, to take much spoil and plunder. Ezekiel 13 claims, Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and its "young lions," (this phrase is a Hebrew idiom meaning the nations that have come out of Tarshish) will say to (Gog), "are you invading to get much spoil and plunder?" " Have you assembled your armies to carry off silver and gold?
Sheba and Dedan are what's now called Saudi Arabia and they are allies of Tarshish and its young lions.—Tarshish is almost certainly the UK and was mentioned in the Bible as far back as Genesis 10. Tarshish has many translations and many scholars argue just exactly where Tarshish was actually situated. "Tin Isles, is a popular definition of Tarshish.” Tin was needed in ancient times to make bronze—Now tin has been mined in Britain for thousands of years, something not mined in great quantities anywhere else in Europe. Tin was mined in Spain but nothing like the quantities mined in early Britain. The “merchants of Tarshish and the “young lions thereof” are in my opinion the offshoots of Britain and their Empire days, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Britain ruled the oceans for hundreds of years and used their ships to connect the world with ocean shipping roots which are exploited today by its "young lions, " The mighty US among others.
Why do I think Tarshish is The British Isles?
Tarshish is mentioned in prophecies of Scripture as having an important role in the last days. Usually, reference is made to “the ships of Tarshish” or the “merchants of Tarshish”. If we can locate Tarshish in the ancient world we can identify Tarshish in the last- days prophecies.
Psalm 72 we read:
10. The kings of Tarshish and of the “isles” shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. In September 2019, scientists made a breakthrough discovery by identifying tin ingots found in Israel as being originally from Cornwall. The ingots, which date back to around 1,300BC, were discovered at shipwreck sites and a sunken village off the coast of Israel from a time that Phoenician ships dominated the Mediterranean.
Others have also pointed to the role Britain had in aiding the return of the Jewish people to their historic homeland: “Surely the “coastlands” shall wait for Me; And the “ships” of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, To the name of the Lord your God, And to the Holy One of Israel Because He has glorified you.” (Isaiah 60:9). Cufi.org
A promise to AbrahamIn Genesis 12: 2-3 God promises Abraham “a great nation” and tells him he will have a great name and he will be blessed. God also told Abraham, “I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth,” Genesis 13:14-16. And in Genesis 15, “Abrahams descendants would be like the number of the stars.”
Abraham would go on to have two sons, his first son Ishmael was born from his maidservant Hagar and the Arab nations take their origin from Ismael's sons. Abraham then had a child from his own wife Sarah and they called him Isaac. Many years after Jehovah's promise to Abraham he reconfirmed them to his son Isaac.
The beginning of Israel
Isaac and his wife, Rebecca had two sons, twins, Jacob and Esau. In Genesis 28:13-14, “Jacobs descendants would spread abroad to the west and east and to the north and south and that Jacob's seed would be of the families of the world and they shall be blessed.” We see here the inheritance God promised Jacob, who was to encompass more than just the lands of the middle-east but the entire world. Jehovah “changed Jacob's name to Israel” and he went on to have 12 sons, the original ancestors of the twelve tribes of Israel. Two kingdoms would derive from the twelve tribes of Israel, Israel in the north consisting of ten tribes and Judah in the South consisting of two tribes. Judah's descendants in the south were promised a line of Kings culminating in the King of Kings the Messiah and King David. Joseph's descendants in the north were given the promise of “national greatness.”
As we read earlier Israel in the north was broken up by the Assyrians and its people captured and taken to a place between the Black and Caspian Seas, which was probably eastern Turkey or northern Iran. Years later Judah in the South was captured and its residents were took back to Babylon, however some of them returned to Judah after Babylon was conquered by the Persian’s. the ten tribes of the north never went back, however, they headed north, ultimately to northwestern Europe.
The Birthright Promises Are Fulfilled.
Mr Armstrong writes; Seven prophetic times, 2,520 years went by from the time of Samaria's fall, (the capital of Israel in the north), in 721 BC. Using the day for a year in Bible prophecies, this brings us to 1800 AD and the time according to scripture, when Abrahams descendants would begin coming into the possession of their birthright promises.
Mr Armstrong goes on, the remarkable story of English speaking nations that unfolded after “1800” is astounding (and once again proved that Tarshish and her young lions were the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, added by the author). There are claims by other scholars out there that Tarshish and her young lions is Spain and South America, in my opinion that just doesn’t cut it. Spain did produce tin thousands of years ago but nothing compared to England and South America and Spain do not appear to be the “big players” in end time prophecy.
After the war of the roses which ended in 1485, a stable government under the Tudor dynasty of Henry VII ruled England and brought them out of the dark ages. Over the next century, the tiny nation began to develop into a sea power. By the end of the 1800s, Great Britain had amassed the biggest empire ever known. The small Islands ruled over a quarter the worlds land, "the sun never sets on her Empire” was the known legend. The most powerful conglomerate of nations ever known emerged. The British Empire and the greatest single nation the world has ever known—The US, emerged right on schedule fulfilling God's prophecy to Abraham. With Australia, New Zealand and Canada Great Britain came into possession of some of the richest agricultural land on earth.
However, once again, Ezekiel’s warning goes unheard, God's desire for repentance, not punishment will never happen, the US and UK are morally in tatters, sin is rampant and both countries are heading for a fall, England, of course, lost her empire after the two World Wars and America is in steady decline both morally and as a dominant power.
Two declining powers
The prophecy in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 38, gives us actual insight into the two declining powers in the last days. What is interesting to note here is the fact that Israel's staunch allies of today, the “US and the UK” appear not to be able to defend Israel from the Magog coalition. They who merely ask Gog in a weak response, "are you invading Israel to get much spoil and plunder?" "Have you assembled your armies to carry off silver and gold?" A polite, meek diplomatic protest rather than a threat of retaliation. A little bit like NATO’s response when Putin invaded Ukraine in February 2022! The US and UK appear to have clearly lost their "Super Power" status in the Ezekiel’s prophecy of the future and the US, UK and her allies can't come to the defence of Israel? Have today's problems of the alliance brought the two counties to their knees in the future? Ezekiel 38:13. Time will tell.