June 7, 2004


 Israel’s governmental cabinet approved Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's revised “disengagement” plan in a 14 to 7 vote Sunday evening.  Ariel averted a governmental crisis by a last-minute inclusion of the Sharon - Bush correspondence, which stated the obligation of the prime minister to remove all Gaza settlements. Sharon said that today's decision sends a clear message to Israel, to the Palestinians and to the world, that "Israel is taking its future in its own hands," he said: "Disengagement on the way." "The government has decided that by the end of 2005 Israel will leave Gaza and 4 settlements in the West Bank," Sharon said. "Most people understand that this decision ensures Israel's future. Today's decision gives hope to everyone." Repeating his Herzliya speech, Sharon said, "Israel does not intend to wait any longer for the Palestinians. They understand if they don't act against terror, they will continue to lose assets, as President Bush's letter of commitment clearly states. I hope they will now understand that to get peace they must stop terror, violence and incitement."

This is the most important event I have witnessed since our Web Site issued its first Prophecy Update in January of 2001.  It has opened wide the gate to the false peace of I Thessalonians 5:3,4, which has been the hallmark of my Prophecy Update Series.

I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

How appropriate it is that the current Prime Minister of Israel and its capital, Jerusalem, bare the same name in Old Testament Hebrew.  His name is Ariel and the city, over which he rules, Jerusalem, is Ariel, which, in Hebrew, means “lion of God.”  The city of Ariel has a long history of being overrun and, in the not too distant future, will be overrun again from the north for the last tine in its history, never to be conquered again by those who hate its existence.  I doubt if Ariel Sharon will be Prime minister when Jerusalem falls, but the name of the city will still be Ariel, and its inhabitants will return to take it back from their enemies some 1260 days after it falls.

The attack on the city of Ariel will be accompanied by an array of terrifying natural phenomena unleashed by the God of Israel.  The attack will be launched some 1260 days before the final battle in it, which will be at Armageddon.  The initial attack begins with the first earthquake in the book of Revelation.

Isaiah 29:6,7 – Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. [7] And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

Revelation 6:12 – And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

And the war ends at the battle of Armageddon with the last earthquake in the book of Revelation.  All of the physical thunder, earthquakes, great noises, storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire, are contained between the first and last earthquakes in Revelation.

Revelation 16:16-21 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [17] And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. [18] And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. [19] And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. [20] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. [21] And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Isaiah 29:6,7 – Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.  [7] And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

When it is all over, it will seem like a happy ending to a horrible nightmare to those who fought on the Lord’s side, but it will be like a handful of empty desires and unfulfilled dreams to all who were his enemies.

Isaiah 29:8 – It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.

All those nations that come against Israel at the battle of Armageddon, with dreams of satisfaction by conquest, will be rudely awaked by Christ’s victory, and will be faint and hungry because of unsatisfied desire in their utter defeat.  But for Israel, because of their deliverance by their Messiah, it will be the greatest victory they have ever known.

Zechariah 12:6-10 – In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. [7] The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. [8] In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.  [9] And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. [10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Zechariah 13:9 - And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Zechariah 14:9,11,16 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. [11] And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. [16] And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.   

Malachi 4:1-3 – For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. [2] But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. [3] And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.