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March 29, 2002

I Thessalonians 5:3,4: [3] 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.
Ezekiel 38:9-11: 9] Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. [10] Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: [11] And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
Since I retired from the USAF Branch of the National Security Agency in the D.C. Complex, there are two things I have known concerning Middle East Peace of which I am certain: IT WILL COME!IT WILL NOT COME UNTIL THE TERRORISTS STOP THEIR ACTIVITIES IN ISRAEL LONG ENOUGH FOR ISRAELITES TO BE LULLED INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SAFETY (SECURITY).
I have constantly emphasized that the terrorists are the factor that determines WHEN peace comes, not IF it comes.  In all our updates we have stressed this point and long before the terrible event of September 11, 2001, we stated repeatedly: “WATCH THE TERRORISTS.”
The terrorist groups are indeed controlled basically by Libya, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon (which is controlled by Syria). There are, of course, non-government sponsored groups in all the Islamic countries, notably Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and it was from all terrorist groups that Osama bin Laden drew his disciples.  However, those terrorist groups that affect Israel are sponsored by Syria, Iran, and Iraq, and a false peace will not come to the Middle East until these three call off the Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hizbollah (Hisbullah).  Additionally, the Palestinian leadership must gain control of the splinter groups that have broken off their terrorist group Fatah.  One thing must be understood, while I say the aforementioned countries sponsoring the terrorist groups must call them off, it is very important to understand that they do not absolutely control them.  The leaders of the terrorist groups have a mind and will of their own, and while it is true their sponsoring countries do supply them with weapons, finances, and martyrs, they must be convinced that by ceasing their activities long enough for Israel to be lulled into a sense of security by a brief period of false peace, eventually they will be able to slaughter Israelis by the millions in a surprise Jihad.  All this will take time, but I believe the terrorist groups will cease their activities in Israel before the year 2003 begins, and peace negotiations will finally bring the prophesied false peace to Israel. 
The 22 nation Arab Conference, which just ended in Beirut, Lebanon, endorsed a Saudi Arabian Peace Plan offering Israel “normal relations” in exchange for withdrawal from the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, along with a “fair solution” for Palestinian refugees return to their home country. In our last Prophecy Update Number 60A, we closed with this remark concerning the then upcoming Arab Conference: “In the Middle East anything can happen, and usually does!  This week is going to be an interesting week.”  And indeed it was!  For out of it all, for the first time, a 22 Arab nation proposal was put into place for peace in the Middle East.  The obvious fragmentation of the Arab nations was made plain at Beirut.  It has always been divided on virtually all issues of a political or geopolitical nature.  The reason that the rulers of Egypt and Jordan did not attend, but rather sent their diplomatic heads, is not the reason they gave for staying home.  Since Lebanon was torn apart by a long civil war, which ended with Syria virtually controlling her, she has very little control over the terrorist groups that operate within her.  In short, her ability to insure security for those whom the terrorist groups hate is pitiful.  This is the underlying reason that Egyptian President Mubarak and Jordan’s King Abdullah II did not attend.  They were afraid of being assassinated by one of the terrorist groups, primarily the Hizbollah.  All the terrorist groups have hated the leaders of Egypt and Jordan since the two countries made peace with the nation of Israel.  At the last minute the Palestinian Chairman, Yasser Arafat, could have attended the conference under a set of restrictions imposed on this travel by Israel, and he cited the restrictions as being the reason he did not attend.  But the real reason he did not attend was that these restrictions simply gave him an excuse.  His underlying reason was the same as indicated for Mubarak and Abdullah II, assassination by Hizbollah.  In 1982, in the well-known “Siege of Beirut,” Arafat pledged to defend the city to the death.  However, as Ariel Sharon drove toward the city, Yasser loaded himself, along with many of his followers, and set sail for a new headquarters in Tunisia.  He left many of the terrorists, and most of the terrorist’s families, in the midst of the Palestinian refugee camp at the mercy of the advancing armies.  Most believe that Ariel Sharon looked the other way while the Christian Lebanese Army  slaughtered the inhabitants of Palestinian Refugee Camps.  Whether he did or did not, I cannot say, but that is not the point.  Most Lebanese believe that he did!  But while they despise Sharon for it, they also hate Arafat for sailing away to safety, which opened the door for the slaughter of his fellow countrymen.  Arafat has not returned to Lebanon since the event.  Why have I included all this information?  Because it makes this point – many Arab leaders fear the terrorists, and they will determine when false peace comes to the Middle East.  I realize that God is in control, and that He alone will determine WHEN!  But I believe that this Saudi Peace proposal is the document around which a process of Arab national reconciliation, which began early in 2001, will continue.  Since it began Syria, Iran, and Iraq, after many long years of struggle and war, have draw closer together.  The Arab uniting, behind the plea that the United States not attack Iraq, is an outcropping of this reconciliation process.  During this week’s Arab Conference, as it closed, the top Iraqi and Saudi delegates entered the hall together in a reconciliatory gesture.  They kissed in front of television cameras to the applause of the other delegates.  Both these countries have been at odds since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, and then threatened to invade Saudi Arabia.  Kuwait and Iraq also indicated reconciliation was in order, and agreed to start exchanging prisoners taken in the Gulf War.
There will still be continuing terrorist attacks in Israel, and Israel will continue to retaliate against the Palestinians.  But I believe that before 2003 dawns the terrorist group leaders will see the advantage of a temporary false peace, and will cease their activities in Israel long enough for peace negotiations to bring it in, and then for it to continue long enough to lull Israel into a false sense of security.  I believe the stage is being set for 10 Arab nations, for the sake of driving Israel out of the land, to come together, behind closed doors, in many secret meetings, to eventually fulfill Revelation 17:16,17. 
Revelation 17:16,17: [16]  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. [17] For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
After the beast has made use of the whore of false religion, by the influence of her false prophet, he will discard her.  Even though she is of a different belief than the antichrist, she will support his cause against Israel, and, for a while, will reap the political and economic benefits associated with backing him.  In the Islamic nations there are thousands of her churches.  In the end the antichrist will have them all burned to the ground.  The beast comes from Syria, but the false prophet comes from a city that met certain qualifications in AD 95 when John wrote the book of Revelation.  The city is identified in the verse following Revelation 17:16,17.
Revelation 17:18: [18] And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
There was only one city that reigned over the known world in the days of John.  The false prophet will dominate that same city, and the antichrist will dominate the same known world, in the last days of this present age.  Those ingredients for this to be fulfilled in the near future are now coming together in Europe and the Middle East.  Watch the leadership position in “that great city” for a change in the immediate future, and watch  Syria for either the present leadership to grow stronger, or for an abrupt change in it.

March 29, 2002

This morning, Friday, March 29, 2002, a tired group of Israelis, after a long night Cabinet Meeting, released a decision concerning their future plans as a result of the recent Passover massacre in Netanya.  What follows is basically what they decided as a future course of action against what they label as Palestinian terrorism in their country.

1.    Mobilization of army reserves to fully meet all the operational requirements of their planned actions against terrorism.

2.    To conduct a wide-ranging operation to destroy the Palestinian terror infrastructure in all its parts and ingredients.

3.    To consider Yasser Arafat as the coalition leader of the terrorist activities against Israel who must, at the present time, be considered an enemy of Israel, and, as such, will be isolated.

Even though this action will cause the carnage in Israel to continue, it will send a strong message to all the Arab nations that it would be much to their advantage to stop the terrorist activity in Israel for a period of time, that is, at least until Israel can be lulled into the security of a false peace.  The status quo is bad news for all the Arab nations, the Palestinians, and Israel.  The boil is coming to a head.  Believe it or not, what seems to be escalating the carnage will actually cause the false peace to come in sooner.

The Arab nations have been stuck with the Palestinian refugees for a long, long time.  They are a financial and political nightmare.  Since they know they cannot defeat Israel, except by a well-coordinated, surprise Jihad type of blitzkrieg attack, they must stand helpless as Israel draws closer and closer to pushing more and more of the Palestinian population back into their territories.  There are more than a million and a half Palestinian refugees in Jordan, some 378 thousand in Lebanon, and about 383 thousand in Syria.  There are more than one million in Israel, and none of the surrounding Arab countries wants to see them pushed across their borders by the IDF.

What we are now seeing, and will continue to see for a while, is the storm that is followed by the calm.  And, in the end, it will have been one of the ingredients that led to a false peace in Israel.  You will continue to see horror in the conflict, sword rattling and constant accusations against Israel by the Palestinians, Islamic nations, and those nations who always seem to be on the side of the Palestinians.  However, in the end, I believe the terrorist sponsoring nations will finally yield to the obvious and call off their groups until a false peace is negotiated.  I believe they will call them off temporarily before 2003 dawns, and meaningful peace negotiations will be under way before the present year ends.

Effective March 31, 2002, our Short Wave Broadcast to the Middle East, northern Africa, western Russia, Europe, the North Atlantic, and the United States will be sent out on a new frequency of 11.730 kHz.  It is broadcast on Sunday from Bangor, Maine at 4:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Station WHRA – World Harvest Radio.  Our program is called “The Remnant of Messiah.”  It may be heard in London at 9:30 a.m. UTC., in Jerusalem at 11:30 a.m., New York at 4:30 a.m., Chicago at 3:30 a.m., Denver at 2:30 a.m., and San Francisco at 1:30 a.m.