Israel heads for unity government as Netanyahu rival Gantz puts coronavirus over politics

March 31, 2020   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , , ,

Israel’s leading opposition candidate, Benny Gantz, has agreed to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ending a political deadlock that forced three elections in less than a year.

The unexpected announcement sent shockwaves through Gantz’s Blue and White party over the weekend, and comes after he warned former allies in the party that leading Israel into a fourth round of elections was not an option. Citing the coronavirus outbreak, he asked leaders to put “personal scores aside.”

On Monday, the government announced that the 70-year-old Netanyahu has gone into self-quarantine after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus. He and his close advisers will remain in quarantine until cleared by a doctor.

MORE: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/israel-to-have-unity-government-with-netanyahu-and-rival-gantz-amid-coronavirus.html

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  1. Nations supporting abortions has innocent blood dripping off their hands Galatians 6:7&8 states God is not mocked whatever we sow we will reap. The Nations that forget God, God said He will turn into hell. Judgment has already began at God’s hse the body of Christ. Some of His own house is doing what the world is doing thus God will not judge the world until He judge His own hse 1st. God bless you all for allowing me say what thus says the LORD. Prophetess Elaine Palmer

  2. Yahweh is correct name for god. God is a title not a name. His son is. Yahshua not Jesus. Jesus is a Greek name. He is. Hebrew. No j in Hebrew no j in English till 1600. The holy days are in. Lev 23. Easter Xmas ect all pagan not in bible. Study and show yourself approved. End is soon now.

    • Doug Norvell

      The Name Jesus
      When the fullness of time came, God did satisfy the longings of His people and revealed Himself in all His power and glory through the name Jesus. Jesus is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew name variously rendered as Jehoshua (Numbers 13:16), Jeshua (Ezra 2:2), or Joshua (Exodus 17:9). Both Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 show that Jesus is the same name as Joshua. (See NIV.) Jesus means Jehovah-Savior, Jehovah our Salvation, or Jehovah is Salvation.5 This is why the angel said, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). The identification of the name Jesus with salvation is particularly evident because the Hebrew for Jeshua is practically identical to the Hebrew for salvation, especially since ancient
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      Hebrew did not use written vowels. In fact, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance transliterates Jeshua as Yeshuwa and the Hebrew word for salvation as Yeshuwah. Although others have borne the name Jehoshua, Joshua, or Jesus, the Lord Jesus Christ is the only One who actually lived up to that name. He is the only One who is actually what that name describes. Jesus is the culmination of all the Old Testament names of God. It is the highest, most exalted name ever revealed to humanity. (See chapter 4 for proof that Jesus fulfills all the eleven compound names of Jehovah given above.) The name of Jesus is the name of God that He promised to reveal when He said, “Therefore my people shall know my name” (Isaiah 52:6). It is the one name of Zechariah 14:9 that encompasses and includes all the other names of God within its meaning. The New Testament church is identified by the name of Jesus. In fact Jesus said we would be hated among all people for His name’s sake (Matthew 10:22). The early church was persecuted for the name of Jesus (Acts 5:28; 9:21; 15:26), and they considered it a privilege to be counted worthy to suffer for His name (Acts 5:41). Peter stated that the lame man at the Gate Beautiful was healed “by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth” (Acts 4:10). He then explained the supremacy and necessity of this name in receiving salvation: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The apostle Paul wrote, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted
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      him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Philippians 2:9-10). Because of the exalted position of this name, we are exhorted to rely upon the name of Jesus in all we do or say: “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17). We teach and preach in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:17-18; 5:28). We cast out devils, speak in tongues, receive supernatural power and protection, and pray for the sick—all in the name of Jesus (Mark 16:17-18; James 5:14). Signs and wonders are done by the name of Jesus (Acts 4:30). We pray and make requests known to God in the name of Jesus (John 14:13-14; 16:23). We gather together in the name of Jesus (Matthew 18:20). We baptize in the name of Jesus (Acts 2:38). Does this mean the name of Jesus is a kind of magical formula? No. For the name of Jesus to be effective we must have faith in His name (Acts 3:16). We must know and have faith in the One represented by that name (Acts 19:13-17). The name of Jesus is unique because unlike any other name it represents the presence of its owner. It represents God’s presence, power, and work. When we speak the name of Jesus in faith, Jesus Himself is actually present and begins to work. The power does not come from the way the name sounds, but it comes because the utterance of the name in faith demonstrates obedience to the Word of God and faith in the work of Jesus. When we call His name in faith, Jesus manifests His presence, performs the work, and meets the need.
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      Through the name Jesus, therefore, God reveals Himself fully. To the extent that we see, know, honor, believe, and receive Jesus, to that extent we see, know, honor, believe, and receive God the Father (John 5:23; 8:19; 12:44-45; 13:20; 14:7-9). If we deny Jesus, we deny the Father (I John 2:23), but if we use the name of Jesus we glorify the Father (Colossians 3:17). The Bible foretold that the Messiah would declare the name of the LORD (Psalm 22:22; see Hebrews 2:12). Jesus asserted that He had manifested and declared the name of the Father (John 17:6, 26). In fact, He inherited His name from the Father (Hebrews 1:4). How did Jesus manifest and declare the Father’s name? He did so by unveiling the meaning of the name through the works that He did, which were the works of Jehovah (John 14:10-11). Just as God in the Old Testament progressively revealed more about His nature and His name by responding to the needs of His people, so in the New Testament Jesus fully revealed the nature and name of God through miracles, healings, casting out of demons, and forgiveness of sins. Jesus declared the Father’s name by His works; for by them He proved that He was indeed the incarnation of the Father, the Jehovah of the Old Testament. (See Isaiah 35:4-6 with Luke 7:19-22.) By demonstrating the power of God in accordance with the prophecies, He proved that Jesus was the name of the Father. Why is the name of Jesus the full revelation of God? Simply because Jesus is Jehovah and in Jesus dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, including the role of Father (Colossians 2:9).

  3. patrick roemer

    are we in the 7 year period yet?
    does it begin with a peace treaty of some kind.
    are the 4 horsemen released only after the 7 year period begins?
    if so, what accounts for the locusts and virus??
    enjoy your show.
    yissi roemer

        • Doug Norvell

          Thank you for your feedback on our teaching. I am sure you are aware that this is probably the most debated prophetic subject amongst Christians today. So in order to help you understand why I hold to the post tribulation position I am going to answer all of the questions of opposition. Also please remember that this is not a salvation issue. If we are not saved then understanding the timing of the rapture does us absolutely no good. So please hold salvation above this topic.

          Q. Why would God allow His church to endure His wrath when His word says otherwise?
          A. God will not allow His church to endure His wrath. The Bible is very clear about that. However, the Bible does not tell us that the tribulation is the wrath of God. Revelation 12:12 shows us that the tribulation is the wrath of Satan. This will be the time of Satan’s final attempt to corrupt humanity and Satan will do this through the Antichrist. Revelation 13:2 and Revelation 13:4 show us that the dragon gave him, the beast, his power. Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2 reveal to us that the dragon is Satan. So Satan will pour out his wrath through the Antichrist. This is why we find the Antichrist warring against the saints in Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 13:7. We as Christians have always faced Satan’s wrath. The story of Job is a great example of this. In Job 1 we find that God actually brings up Job to Satan and then allows Satan to persecute Job. We find in the end of the story that because Job endured he was blessed far greater than he was in the beginning. This should give us faith to hold on to Romans 8:28 which says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

          Q. When following the chronological order of Revelation, how do you still see a post tribulation rapture?
          A. Many believe that the church is raptured in Revelation 4 and as a result are not on earth for any of the following events. First, let’s look at the layout of the book of Revelation. Revelation 1:19 says, “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” When we get to Revelation 4:1 we find that John begins to record the things that shall be hereafter. So the things recorded in the first three chapters were for the seven existing church of Asia Minor of that time. We can still learn from principles that were taught in these chapters however these things were not prophetic. Now dealing with the order of the book, it is very clear to see that Revelation is not in chronological order. Everyone will agree that the Antichrist reigns on the earth before the Lord returns and establishes His kingdom on the earth. With that being said, Revelation 11:15 records that at the sounding of the seventh trumpet the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ. Now we have a problem with the chronological order thinking because two chapters later in Revelation 13 the Antichrist begins to rule on the earth. With this being established let me explain how the book is laid out. The seals are the long story, the trumpets are the short story, and the vials are the real short story. You can think of them as three different vantage points of the end time period. To prove this simply look at what takes place at the sixth seal, the seventh trumpet, the seventh vial, and Matthew 24:29-30. You will find that all of these show the same event.

          Q. Revelation 3:10 says God will keep us from the hour of temptation, so how could go through the tribulation?
          A. The things written in the first three chapters of Revelation were pertaining to the seven existing churches of Asia Minor. John was addressing issues that these churches were facing and trying to instruct them. The words spoken in Revelation 3:10 pertained to the church of Philadelphia. If the argument still remains that this is for the church today then we also must consider Revelation 2:10 which says, “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Also it may be a bit of a stretch to say the hour of temptation is the same thing as the 3 ½ year tribulation.

          Q. Doesn’t Luke 21:36 tell us that we are not going to go through the tribulation?
          A. Luke 21:36 says, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” The instructions to watch and pray refer to us checking ourselves and making sure that we are ready. It is a result of our salvation that we go up in the rapture, which is the way of escape. To understand what God meant by escape let’s take a look at 1 Corinthians 10:13. It says, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” So God makes a way of escape so that we are able to bear what we are going through. It is also difficult to escape something that you are not in. A convict could not escape out of prison if he was never in prison. Revelation 7:14 also shows that the ones clothed with white robes are they who came out of great tribulation. So they obviously had to have been in it in the first place. God made the rapture as a way of escape so that we would be able to bear the tribulation.

          Q. How are we supposed to comfort one another with these words like 1 Thessalonians 4:18 says we are going to go through the tribulation?
          A. My question to you is why would someone who is comfortable need to be comforted. You comfort those who are distressed. The rapture will be the message of hope that we will be able to comfort each other with during the tribulation.

          Q. Matthew 24:31 shows that the angels are gathering the elect together from heaven so isn’t this proof that we are already in heaven at the second coming?
          A. When Matthew 24 says the angels gather together the elect from the four winds from one end of heaven to the other, it is not saying that the elect are in heaven. They are gathering the elect from the north, south, east, and west. They are gathering them from all over the sky. The term heaven is actually used in reference to the sky more than the spiritual dwelling place. Remember what happens at the second coming though. People all over the world both dead and alive will rise from the earth and the angels are gathering them together to Jesus Christ who will be in one place. Many have believed that the rapture is an instantaneous translation from here to God but 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 clearly shows us that the change is what is instant. We will instantly become immortal but we do not rise in the blink of an eye. We will ascend like Jesus did and if you look in Acts 1 you will find that the disciples literally watched Jesus ascend. So the passage is definitely not saying that we are already in heaven. If you would like a better clarification just look at Mark 13:24-27. In verse 27 we find that the angels gather them from the four winds and that they gather them from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

          Q. If the rapture happens after the tribulation then we will know exactly when it will take place. How is that the case if the Bible says Jesus is coming as a thief?
          A. 1 Thessalonians 5 does speak of the Lord returning as a thief in the night. However if you will read that chapter you will learn that it only applies to those who are in darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 says, “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” So according to this verse those of us who are children of light should not be caught off guard by the day of the Lord.

          Q. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 does not say that the Lord touches the earth. So why do you believe this is saying the rapture happens at the second coming?
          A. When studying God’s word we cannot think a single verse means something completely different since it does not include every little detail. We have to take all scripture into account. Just like you can’t look at a piece of a puzzle and tell exactly what it is. You have to put everything together to get the full picture. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 clearly says that the Lord descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. Another depiction of the rapture in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 says that the rapture takes place at the last trump. Matthew 24:29-31 shows that God sends his angel with a great sound of a trumpet to gather together his elect. So the common theme hear is this happens at the sounding of a trumpet but it’s not just any trumpet. From these scripture we see that it is the last trump of God. Revelation 11:15 records the seventh and last trumpet sounding. When this happens we read that “the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” So this is obviously when the Lord returns. Some still argue and say that the seventh trumpet is an angel’s trumpet and not God’s. In Revelation 8:2 we find seven angels standing before God and that trumpets were given to them. If only seven angels and God were there and the angels each received a trumpet then they had to have come from God. So the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15 is the last trump of God spoke of in 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4.

          Q. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 teaches that the church or the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way before the Antichrist is revealed. How can you still believe in post tribulation rapture?
          A. The “he” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 is not referring to the church because Revelation 13:7 specifically shows the Antichrist warring against the saints. Saints are definitely a part of the church. Also in the first four verses of 2 Thessalonians 2 Paul taught that the second coming and the rapture could not happen until there was a falling away first and the man of sin was revealed. The “he” in verse seven also cannot be the Holy Spirit. Daniel 11 shows the people who know there God during the tribulation will be strong and do exploits. Revelation 11 also shows the two witnesses ministering during that time. The power that these people will use will inevitably be the same power that the church uses today which comes from the Holy Ghost.
          To understand who the “he” is you have to understand verse 6. It plainly tells us that the factor holding the Antichrist back is time. This makes perfect sense because of the prophecy of Daniel 9:27. We learn here that in the middle of the final 7 years the abomination of desolation will take place. This is when the Antichrist reveals himself, so God has foretold the specific timing of revealing of the Antichrist. God’s word is forever settle so there is no way that the Antichrist can be revealed at any other time. So God’s timing is the factor. So the “he” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 is referring to God or his timing. Many jump to the conclusion that the phrase “taken out of the way” refers to being completely removed from the scene. However if I am blocking traffic with a cone in the middle of the road, I can move that cone to the side of the road and traffic would begin to flow yet the cone would still be on the road. So God has determined the time that the Antichrist will be revealed and until that time is met the Antichrist cannot be revealed.

          Q. The “elect” in Matthew 24:29-31 is referring to the Jews not the church. So obviously the church was already raptured, right?
          A. Throughout the Bible God used the word “elect” for different people. Elect is used in reference to a single man, and it is also used in regard to Israel in the Old Testament. In the New Testament it is used in regard to two women, angels, and the church. The Roman church and the Colossian church were referred to as the elect. The word “elect” is also the same as “chosen” in the New Testament and multiple references are made concerning the church being the chosen. So to say that the elect only refers to Israel would overlook scriptures that clearly refer to the church as the elect as well.
          Also we know that those who are in the rapture are saved. We know that salvation comes through Jesus Christ. Majority of the Jews deny that Jesus was the Messiah and for those who accept Jesus and obey the gospel they would then become part of the body of Christ, the church. We learn in Zechariah that Israel is saved after the Lord returns. So the elect that is gathered in Matthew 24 are not the physical people of God, the Jews, but rather the body of Christ, the church.