Beware the Tribulation Snare

By Daniel Valles, Posted to Editor's Blog: 09/17/2014
imageWhy does Jesus call the Tribulation “a snare”, and why did He give this warning to His disciples and believers? Does a trap’s destructive abilities happen before or after it is triggered? What does Christ tell us to pray for in regards to this snare? Click here to read the article!

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Colorful Lunar Eclipse
...the total lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 is the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses. Such a set of total eclipses is known as a tetrad." The next eclipse in the tetrad is six months from now, in April 2015.
Sweden protests against airspace violation by Russian planes
...two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country.
Obama faces busy week at United Nations
...Obama also speaks [Tuesday] at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by White House predecessor Bill Clinton. ...The president's annual address to the U.N. General Assembly is Wednesday morning, and Obama is expected to address the full array of global challenges. Later that day, Obama chairs a special session of the U.N. Security Council to discuss efforts to roll back the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.
Editor: And, no, I don't think Obama is the antichrist...
Six Russian fighter jets intercepted off Alaska
They entered what is known as the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), but did not enter US air space. ...Officials said this type of incident was not uncommon, and happens up to 10 times a year. ...two separate incidents on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Poland Sets Up Military Unit With Ukraine
Poland will establish a joint military unit with Ukraine and Lithuania to be based in the east of the country. ...The brigade may also become the basis to build a Nato battle group in the future, the spokesman added.
US Senate elevates Israel’s status as ‘major strategic partner’
The bill declares Israel a "major strategic partner" of the US, enhances Israel's trade status to expedite export licensing, increases cooperation on energy, water engineering, research and development, and expands authority for forward-deployed US weapons stockpiles in the Jewish state.
Doctor: Gov’t ‘Tight-Lipped’ on Respiratory Virus, May be From Illegals
Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ...When asked whether illegal immigrant children who have been sent to various locations around the country could be the cause of the virus, she responded “Yes, they could be. We don’t know for sure the government is being real tight-lipped about this, and it only takes one infected child to infect the whole classroom.”
‘Silent Intifada’ Rages in Jerusalem
Over the past several weeks, stabbings, rock-throwing and firebomb attacks have become a daily occurrence for Jews that dare stray into Arab-dominated neighborhoods.
The Number Of Volcanic Eruptions Is Increasing And That Could Lead To An Extremely Cold Winter
09/18/2014,, By Michael Snyder
In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014.
Editor: I discuss the possible role of volcanoes during the Tribulation in our free PDF book, The Visual Guide to Understanding the Times.
Southern Residents Flee Amid Fears of Hamas Rosh Hashana Attack
The Jewish High Holidays are fast approaching, but for many residents of the Gaza Belt in the south this Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) will be spent away from home due to the security threats still present following Operation Protective Edge. ...During the operation, it was revealed that Hamas was planning to use its lethal terror tunnels to commit a massacre against Jews in the region on Rosh Hashana. While over 30 of those tunnels were destroyed by the IDF, there are fears that not all were located.
Russia to send troops to Crimea as NATO holds exercises in Ukraine
Moscow warned that NATO's Rapid Trident exercises, which will last until Sept. 26 and involve more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies, threatened peace efforts in eastern Ukraine, including a fragile ceasefire.
Russia’s Lavrov lauds Africa as pillar of new world order
Russia hopes to once again enlist allies on the continent, where rapid economic growth is predicted in the coming years, as a counterweight to American influence. "There is no coming back to a unipolar world, to a bi-polar world. The future of the world would only be multiple, otherwise the whole system would not be sustainable."
As Islamic State pushes to Damascus, Israelis fear for Golan Heights
For now, the groups, which include al-Qaida’s Nusra Front, are focused on consolidating their positions and pushing toward the Syrian capital, Damascus. But there are worries in Israel that once the Islamist militants establish control, they will turn their guns toward the Israeli-held sector of the Golan.
Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don’t Fight over Shemittah
The next shemittah year will begin this coming Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year) in September. Rabbi Lau urged the rabbis to consult with farmers to clarify Jewish law regarding the special seven year cycle.
Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red
Mount Mayon, known for its near-perfect cone shape in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has recorded a series of recent quakes and rockfalls, indicating a possible eruption within weeks.
Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning
...struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday ...Japan Atomic Power Co. confirmed there were no abnormalities at its Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it did not receive any reports of new problems at the Fukushima No. 1 or Fukushima No. 2 plants.
Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine
Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said ...NATO officials have said it will not send "lethal assistance" to non-member Ukraine but member states may do so.
Editor: He said, she said... there are a lot of unknowns with this whole situation, but it is prudent to watch what the Bear publicly warns about in regard to perceived actions, because those threats and perceived actions may be later called upon.
US and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise
About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine. ...codenamed Rapid Trident, near Lviv, on the Polish-Ukrainian border, some 1,000 km (600 miles) from the fighting in the east.
UN evacuates all troops from Golan as Syria fighting worsens
...withdrew from all of their posts in the Syrian Golan Heights Monday, as regime forces and rebel factions battled for control of the areas adjacent to the Syrian-Israeli border in what the UN called a “deteriorating situation.” ...The withdrawal came as rebels reportedly gained control of almost the entire Syrian border with Israel.
Hurricane Odile batters Mexico’s Baja resorts, sparks looting
Hurricane Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after injuring dozens of people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area.
Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group
Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group. Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine.
Editor: Food for thought...
Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State
Iran, the principal ally of Islamic State's main foes in both Iraq and Syria, was not invited to the Paris meeting. The countries that did attend - while supporting action in Iraq - made no mention at all of Syria, where U.S. diplomats face a far tougher task building an alliance for action.
Mystery object in NorCal sky leaves many baffled
... the pattern of the object seen Friday is not consistent with a meteor or comet. ...Coburn showed us a picture of a rocket launch from last year and said what he saw this morning look just like that. the southwestern coast. ...A spokesman at Vandenberg Air Force Base said the object did not come from the air base.
Editor: Read the comments as well. This reminds me of the submarine missile launch off that coast a few years back...
Some 100 Trucks With Russian Humanitarian Aid Arrive in Ukraine’s Luhansk
...Russia’s second convoy carrying humanitarian aid arrived in Ukraine’s eastern city of Luhansk
Iran accuses US of violating sovereignty in anti-IS fight
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of nations on the "pretext of fighting terrorism" in Iraq and Syria. ...Iran's ally Syria ...Syria and its ally Russia have warned that any unilateral US military action on Syrian territory would be a violation of its sovereignty.
Pope says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three
...said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction.
Editor: Expect this blasphemer, who claims God's title of Holiness (Zech 14:20) for himself, to play a larger role in world peace efforts...


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