Shrugging Off Past Setbacks, Obama Plans Personal Role in Middle East Peace Bid

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  1. Dan.w says:

    Sure is nice of Barry to blow smoke at Putin…Russia knows we are toothless and the Lord could use them to spank us.When Russia takes the moral highground as in the recent past,at least media wise,regarding what marriage really shows us what our country really looks like to a holy God.Storm clouds gather…but the man..the woman who trusts completely in Christ…they are safe,in His care.Jesus said that all that the Father gives Him,He will not lose even one.Jesus cannot lie…He is incapable of it,and I have never had a reason to doubt Him.Prove Him.He is worthy,and worthy of our complete confidence and trust…at all times.God bless all of you as you walk the walk.Dan.w

  2. Lori says:

    Can anyone advise me on what I should concentrate on as far as finances are concerned. With the talk of a collapse of the economy, should I pay down debt or save as much money as possible? I’ve been wondering about this for awhile now, and didn’t know how to ask. I appreciate hearing any advise on this matter. Thank you and Lord bless you all.

  3. claire says:

    I saw the forecast for the storm coming this weekend- amazing how it splits the country right in half. God bless us all and may He have mercy on us.

  4. Ps91 says:

    To Lori,
    I can suggest that you pay off your credit cards if you have any credit card debt. Save as much money as you can…but don’t put it in the bank. Buy some Silver and Gold if you can afford it. Don’t bother paying off your mortgage if you have one. Stock up on water and freeze dried food and toilet paper etc. Just my advice…

  5. Jackie says:

    I think the smart thing for people to do his stock up on food and water. If at some point money is worthless or banks are taken over, a person could at least have provisions. Buy only what you know you and your family will eat and look closely at the shelf life date. I think it wise to look into dehydrated foods with 20 yr shelf life like Mountain Home or Wise food. I have tasted several of the Mountain Home and they aren’t bad. Besides if I am eating dehydrated foods it would be a survival situation anyway and one wouldn’t care as long as the stomach was full.
    Looking for our Blessed Hope

  6. inhisservice says:

    Do you really think you are “owed” Social Security payments?

    Supreme Court: No Right to Social Security

    Keep looking up, the King is coming soon… 🙂

  7. Lori says:

    Thank you to everyone for your sound advice, I appreciate the help. We have stocked up on water and food, though I’m sure we could always have more. Lord bless everyone of you here, you’re dear to my heart!

  8. Dan.w says:

    Therefore I say unto you,Take no thought for your life,what ye shall eat,or what ye shall drink;nor for your body,what ye shall put on.Is not the life more than meat,and the body more than raiment?Behold the fowls of the air;for they sow not,neither do they reap,nor gather into barns;yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.Are ye not much better than they?Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?And why take ye thought for raiment?Consider the lillies of the field,how they grow;they toil not,neither do they spin;And yet I say unto you,That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.Wherefore,if God so clothe the grass of the field,which to day is,and to morrow is cast into the oven,shall he not much more clothe you,O ye of little faith?Therefore take no thought,saying,What shall we eat?or What shall we drink?or Wherewithal shall we be clothed?[For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:] for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.But seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness;and all these things shall be added unto you.Take Therefore no thought for the morrow:for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6;25-34

  9. Dan.w says:

    God bless all of you.I especially enjoy brother Norman’s posts.He has great insights into many things.I also say thank God for King James.He really loved the Lord from all indications,and some very unflattering things have been written of him in the past.I stand in firm defense of him as I’ve read more reliable source material…he was yes a man like us,but I firmly believe he was God’s man for the hour.He was very learned in the scriptures,and things were not just handed to him because of lineage.God honored him because he honored God.King James is one of my [hero’s of faith],and I truly believe there will be a line of sorts,to meet him in heaven…me being one to say thank you.Thank you father God for such men of honor,courage,passion,and faith.Amen. P.S. I shudder to think where I’d be without the KJV.

  10. Dan.w says:

    B.H.O. is telling Putin he violated international law…this coming from a guy who cannot even produce a valid birth certificate……………………………………….

  11. Pamela says:

    List of handy items to consider: Berkey type water filter, straw water filter, water Bob, water storage containers (“gray” water is useful for flushing), protein powder and green food powder (bulk is cheaper, seeds for growing and sprouting, vitamins, meds, first aid supplies, surgical masks, disposable plastic gloves, matches / flint, mylar blankets, emergency gasoline w/ stabilizer, medications, colloidial silver (make your own good and inexpensive – very effective ingested and topically), homemade “Plague Tonic” (you can google the recipe- stuff really works!), canning equipment, solar oven, cheap solar lights, solar flashlights. Start preparing area to grow your own food and thinking about how to protect that area. Lots of creative and cheap ideas on the internet. Most important… Bibles… lots of bibles and prayer. God be with you!

  12. Debra Lukas says:

    Hi Mr. McT. what do you think about Russia going into Ukraine. Will this start Iran to feel they can attack Israel
    Debra Lukas-Mich

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      It shows how powerless Obama is. Watch China move against Japan and Iran laugh at him.

  13. Norman says:

    My observations 1-3 below are speculative. Point 4 is not. Point 5 – take a deep breath before reading!
    (1) With the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, a respected BBC war correspondent wrote we could safely hope there would not be a WW3. This in itself was revealing, and brings to mind a scripture: “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” 1 Thess 5:3. Cf. Ps 78:65ff. (A very moving video report.) (HYS comments reveal public ignorance – but ‘the wise shall understand’!
    (2) From Russia’s viewpoint, some sort of incursion into Ukraine, especially the highly strategic Crimean peninsula, seems understandable. Cf. the British involvement in Gibraltar or the Falklands. With someone like Putin in charge, it would surely be amazing if the Russians did nothing.
    (3) The real issue here is Russian access to the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Middle East. Their role as allies of Syria and tacit links to Iran are the real crunch.
    (4) Whatever Russia, or any other nation does, or does not do, the Lord must be in this, prophetically, because of the implications for the land of Israel and Jerusalem. He is in control of events, as well as their timings. Our part is to watch and pray, in line with God’s word. Remember Jesus said, ‘Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.’
    (5) One final ‘wild-card’: I know of no-one who has yet explained this: the Ezekiel 38-39 war is against an Israel ‘of unwalled villages’, ‘at rest’, them ‘that dwell safely’ (Ezek 38:11). As the only other place in Scripture that Gog and Magog are mentioned is Rev 20:7ff., which is post-millennial, I wonder if there are two prophecies wrapped into one here, as indeed is often the case in prophetic history. Sorry to raise this, but it needs thinking about.

  14. Hom says:

    In replying to Norman’s Wild Card on Ezekiel 38-39, and not having read John’s book for the answer I’ll put my 3 cents worth in. After the Psalm 83 war there will be the Second Exodus of the children of Israel back to the land. This includes the 144,000 thousands mentioned in Revelation. This would set up the Gog and Magog invasion, Ezekiel 38-39. It is during this time of Israel’s trouble when Messiah will fight for them and judge the nations that came to fight against him in the Valley of Armeggido. It will take 7 more years to cleanse the land before we enter the Sabbath Millennium. The birds of prey are awaiting their feast days for this event to unfold. This is my broad view of this prophecy and left out the finer details for some else smarter than I to fill in the rest. Since I don’t believe in pre-trip I hope to survive to see all these events taken place in my life time. And maybe included in the Exodus as part of the mixed multitude grafted in. And hopefully garlic, leeks and onion taste will vanished from my taste buds when this is transpired.


    • JohnMcTernan says:

      You are basically correct in what you reported except for the per-tribulation rapture.
      We are at the marriage supper of the Lamb and return with the Lord Jesus at the Battle of Jerusalem.

  15. Mary E. says:

    I’m sitting here praising the Lord that my power is still on. In So. Indiana, round one of the ice and freezing rain came through early this morning and now round two is about to begin. But, my mind is not on the storm as much as it is on what Putin is doing. Is this just saber rattling or does he intend to declare war on the Ukraine? How does this fit in prophetically? Our politicians and the “talking heads” are declaring that the Russian army is weak. I beg to differ with that opinion.
    Norman, the articles you posted were very good and your points are well taken. it would be to Russia’s advantage to take the Ukraine.
    I also contemplated the meanings of Ezk.38:11 for many years, until I listened to audio teachings on the book of Obadiah and the Ps.83 war, posted by John, on his blog. That was over 4yrs.ago and the teachings imparted understanding into prophecy that I had never considered. The book, “As America Has Done To Israel”, ties events neatly into place. I haven’t checked, but I assume the audio teaching on the book of Obadiah is still on the site and I recommend it highly.

  16. Norman says:

    (1) Thank you for the responses to my question. I was afraid that opening up the subject could invite many disparate views, which might not be edifying. I’ll just add that the ravenous birds of Ezek 39:4 get a mention in Rev 19:17-18, which is immediately pre-millennial, as the Lord Jesus returns as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. My own understanding is that this is a conflated prophecy, that’s finally fulfilled in Rev 20. However, that’s not the important bit – much as we’d all love to know. The really important thing is to understand the consequences of sin and rebellion. As Ezekiel makes plain, sadly, this included the Jew’s. But because of God’s holy zeal and awesome promises to the faithful, He’s going to remedy the effects of The Fall in a manner that will vindicate His holy name, and – wonder of wonders – bring blessing to all nations through a redeemed Israel.

  17. Norman says:

    (2) When we see what’s going on in the world, especially the continuing terrible persecutions against God’s elect in many parts, and increasing depravity (Cf Rom 1:18-32), we could wonder why God is allowing it. If all this horror is too much for us to contemplate, we’re certainly in good company: gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and our dear Lord Himself was meek and lowly in heart; and its the meek who’ll inherit the earth. (How wonderful that will be! As one who loves His creation, Isaiah 11 should rather be my focus – what else is the Lord’s Prayer for?) Meanwhile, we’re faced with the prospect of war and chaos on every hand. I try to comfort myself with the thought that all the suffering is simply that of one x billions: and that one completely innocent Lamb suffered for all. We must therefore quit ourselves like men (2 Tim 2:3ff), and go on living for Him, ministering by His grace and strength. In any event, we must be ready, as we could be called up to the heavenly hosts at any moment, as Enoch was (Cf Rev 3:10; Jude 14). May this comfort and encourage us all.

  18. inhisservice says:

    65-Foot Crack Found in Major Washington State Dam

    Keep looking up, the King is coming soon… 🙂

  19. Dan.w says:

    Fear not,little flock;for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. LUKE 12;32 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness;he is gracious,and full of compassion,and righteous.A good man sheweth favour,and lendeth;he will guide his affairs with discretion.Surely he shall not be moved for ever;the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.He shall not be afraid of evil tidings;his heart is fixed,trusting in the LORD. PSALM 112;4-7 May these bless and guide your hearts,Dan.w

  20. Ron says:

    Interesting Ellen Degenerous opened the Oscar’s with a comment about rain and everyone there being alright and thanking folks for their prayers, she seemed disingenuous but maybe it’s just me. She should know the rain hasn’t made a dent in the drought there.

  21. Clay says:

    I just don’t see how anyone can believe in anything but a pre-trib rapture. God will not allow the saints to endure the most horrific time and suffering this earth will ever see. Besides, so many would be killed; one-third of mankind will be wiped out. Why would he cause present-day believers to make a choice to accept the mark in order to buy, sell, or hold a job when they “got it right the first time”?

  22. Barbara in VA says:

    With all the news about Russia and Ukraine, China, Japan, etc., etc. which seems to point to some major war maybe sooner than we might want to believe, here is what our military is doing: (I don’t usually post links, but this is almost beyond belief!)

    May God bless and protect us all! Maranatha!

  23. Cynthia says:

    Just thought I would share this article from yesterday:

    Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail:

  24. Cynthia says:

    Brother John, you were right:

    Russia and China in agreement over Ukraine:

  25. Loretta says:

    As always, I truly enjoy coming to this blog and reading the thoughts & prayers of my brothers & sisters. Pray before everything. God will let you know what to store and how much. He is a Good GOD and Father to us all.
    I Thes 5:9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
    Love & blessings, Loretta

  26. Mary E. says:

    This is a long, but must read article:
    As a Christian, this article should grieve you. As a Christian who understands prophecy, you will anticipate that the very threats that are meant for Israel, will come back on the United States. The presidents interview with a reporter was deliberately timed to coincide with the arrival of Netanyahu and it is pure evil.

  27. Danielle says:

    @#28 Exactly, Brother Clay … I am with you and John and Jesus on that one! He won’t be at the Marriage Supper without His Bride ~ see you there !!

  28. Pamela says:

    First, let me say I’ve always been a believer in the “pre-trib” rapture. But,the idea that God wouldn’t allow the saints to endure the suffering and persecution that is coming doesn’t feel right as so many thousands of saints have been and are being tortured and endure horrific persecution and torment. What I believe will be the thing that brings about the rapture is the mass mind control capabilities that are coming online. As John has so diligently researched the 666 surveillance and especially the ability to turn off the spiritual center of the brain and affect the thought process as to take away the ability to choose God, choose Jesus and follow Him. I’m thinking our Father will not permit that freedom to choose to be taken away globally; just like he wiped out the earth with the flood to prevent the pure human bloodline to be completely corrupted.

  29. Barbara in VA says:

    Pamela! Thanks so much for your comment. That mind control thing has bothered me for a long time and you have now given us a hope that we won’t be subject to that! What a wonderful assurance that even though we may suffer physically and financially, He will not allow the enemy to destroy our ability to choose Him over the threats of our enemy! Praise the Lord!

    I so very much appreciate all of you who comment here with the encouragement we all need in these days in which we are living.

    Romans 15:5-7 (KJV)

    5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

    6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.


  30. Cynthia says:

    Making sense of what is happening in Ukraine (which is what I have been trying to do the past few days). Guess what side the U.S. is supporting:

    Article excerpts:

    Let me make sense of what’s happening in Ukraine for you as that country descends into armed chaos, threatening to oust the legitimately elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and place the country in the hands of rebel forces spearheaded by Ukrainian neo-Nazis and Chechen Islamist radicals.

    Putin is certainly not a good guy, but he is not the villain in this. The Jews have always been canaries in the coal mine of human rights in Russia, and Putin has been better to Russian Jews than any other Russian leader in the past century. With the elected government now driven out of Ukraine, the anti-Semitic U.S.-backed fascist thugs who have assumed control are vandalizing synagogues and threatening the lives of Jews in Crimea.

  31. inhisservice says:

    It was bound to happen..

    Sellout crowd attends LGBT fundraiser on military base (Okinawa)

    Keep looking up, the King is coming soon .. 🙂

  32. Wendy says:

    Bro. John, what are your thoughts on supersessionism? I really had never heard this until today.
    Wendy in KY

  33. Mary E. says:

    Supersessionism is another term for Replacement or Fulfillment Theology, a belief that the Church has taken the place of Israel, in scripture. It is based on anti-Semitism.

  34. Phillis H says:

    Wendy, that is another name for replacement theology. Replacement theology is a heresy. People who indulge in it do so to their detriment and at their peril. There are many good websites to go to that show how this is a bad thing. The problem is that even if the Church did replace the Jews the Jews are God’s to deal with not the Church’s. It is not nor has it ever been the Church’s place to deal with them on ANY level other than in love and the giving of the Gospel. We are to witness and love the non-Messianic Jews just like any other unsaved person. Replacement theology has been used to do some of the most egregious things to those people and many times it was done by people who called themselves Christians and should have known better. We will not be exempt from trying to usurp God’s place in dealing with the unsaved Jews and will be as subject to God’s wrath as the Babylonians and others were. Remember, our job is not to condemn anyone but to make sure that everyone hears the Gospel so that the Holy Spirit can do It’s work.

  35. Norman says:

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Gal 5:22-23).
    Lots of lovely fruit in this orchard, today – ready for the Lamb’s Marriage Supper.

  36. Christina says:

    A disturbing article from FOX news…not only is our religious freedom being taken away, but also the right of parents to homeschool their children is in question.

  37. Pamela says:

    I really appreciate your encouragement Barbara! I feel like the Holy Spirit revealed that word of knowledge to me and it has given me a lot of peace. The enemy is working double time to block the witness of the Gospel. What better way to accomplish this than to universally disable the brain? Evil. I pray for the hearts and minds of mankind to become increasingly sensitive to the wooing of the Holy Spirit. God bless all who visit here and especially bless and protect John while he continues his important work! Always very grateful for this site and ministry!

  38. patty says:

    Mr. McTernan, I was thinking the other day about the rapture and why it was that it happens as it is stated: the lord decends with a shout, then the voice of the archangel (michael?) and the trumpet of God. Why these three consecutive things if you have an opinion—is it to wake people up who are sleeping literally?Is it to kind of get us ready, so as not to scare us(not that seeing Jesus is scary)—I’ve oftened wondered about it–and it sounds like it is loud–an announcement–do you feel the world sees/hears this or just believers. in the light of the ufo phenomenon being used as a possible rapture explanation, wouldn’t the world see the above? anyway, always fun to think about it. Again, look forward to your blood red moon discussion—since it’s march, can you give us a time frame now? thanks.

  39. Sharon says:

    I think that Putin knows something that Snowden has leaked about America that is giving him this super confidence so as NOT to give a hoot or to care less as to what Obama or America have to say in the Ukraine matter and as time goes by you can see that Putin is becoming more and more confident and agressive in his actions to do what ever pleases him as he sees the POTUS as weak,and sees Obama as ALL talk and absolutely NO action to back up!!.