GET READY – A year of tribulations.

Amir’s 2016 New Year’s message


“In this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33)

Jesus is the truth and thus could never mislead or deceive His disciples. He wanted them to be well aware of the fact that together with the great blessing of belonging to the family of God as his sons and daughters comes the life in this dying and sin-saturated world. Jesus made sure that his followers understand the simple reality that in this world, as long as we live here, we should be expecting tribulation.

Make no mistake- in John 16:33 Jesus is not speaking necessarily about persecutions. Tribulations are troubles resulting from the Satanic driven, antichrist spirit that is in this world. Jesus gave a detailed description of the end time’s events and apart from the revival of the Fig Tree (which is the allegoric way of speaking about the return of the Jews to their land and the rebirth of that nation back in their land) all the other signs are pretty bad, scary and bloody.

“… Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the[c] Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour…” (I John 2:18)

Many times believers confuse terms that are mentioned in the Bible and as a result there is a lack of clarity about the exact meaning of specific verses.

The tribulations (plural) that Jesus refers to in John 16 are not THE GREAT TRIBULATION in the same exact way the antichrists (plural) John is talking about aren’t THE ANTICHRIST. However, the common thread we see is that the many small ones are the birth pains of the BIG ONE. They are of the same nature, just in a smaller scale.

 The tribulations we read about in John 16 are the wars, earthquakes, terror attacks, famines, diseases and total moral collapse accompanied by the amazing technological advancement of our society. If the smaller yet frequent tribulations are like birth pains then we must observe that the intensity and frequency are the greatest indication of the actual coming of the BIG BIRTH of the GREAT TRIBULATION which will start with the rise of the Anti-Christ yet culminate with the judgment of God upon the rebellious and ungodly world – known as “The Wrath of God”.



“…we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ…” (II Corinthians 4:2-7)

“…But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was…” (II Timothy 3:1-9)


 “…For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way…” (II Thessalonians 2:7)

Although the true identity of the antichrist will be revealed once we are taken from world, his spirit is at work already! The spirit of the antichrist is teaching people through words, symbols, songs and other modern means of communication. It is teaching that Satan is the god of this world, therefore God has no power over the world and no need to listen to His followers. Drugs, alcohol sex, corruption and abuse are creating a cycle of a damaged and deformed society. This deception started in Genesis 3 when the serpent suggested Adam and Eve not listen to God because He is not interested in their enlightenment. That which the world calls enlightenment is the sheer blindness. That which the world calls “the truth” is the biggest deception. Isaiah predicted that people will call evil good, and darkness light. millions of young people world-wide are on drugs and can’t see the truth!

“…Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!…” (Isaiah 5:20)


 Climate change trick – how tragic and ironic it was that as ISIS were massacring hundreds in Europe, the world declared that climate change is the largest problem of this world. This is a new trick to bring about global governance.


A few weeks ago the Vatican suggested that Jews do not need to believe in Jesus and even linked Christian evangelism to Jews to anti-Semitism. Listen to my message on the rise of the one world religion and see the tactics of the Catholic Church to tell all other religions that Christ and the Church are not the only way. Just Do good, be good and feel good.

Unlike many Bible teachers that are convinced that the antichrist would come from a Muslim background, I believe that we are witnessing the fall of Islam. Hundreds of millions of Muslims are embarrassed by ISIS and are looking for answers. This search for identity will be used by the Vatican to introduce a new religion where all people of all faiths are welcome. No sober Jew will ever follow a Muslim as a messiah.


“…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows…”(Matthew 24:7)

 According to the statistics, we have a steady increase of 35% in number of earthquakes around the world. Some big ones are around the corner such as in the northwestern shores of the USA and others in Europe and Asia.

2016 will definitely have some major earthquakes, Tsunamis and unprecedented storms across the globe as part of the birth pains.


 ISIS served its purpose to bring chaos and confusion to the Middle East along with ethnic wars and the pretext for Russia and Iran to be present on the borders of Israel in preparation for the Gog and Magog War mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39. The defeat of ISIS on the ground will divert their focus to worldwide terrorism and America is on their agenda. Every possible secret service and intelligence agency is convinced that it’s not a matter of IF but rather WHEN.

Will a major terrorist attack during a year of presidential elections become the best pretext for the current administration major steps like strict gun control? Will this lead to a semi-civil war that will postpone the elections and leave Obama in power? I am more and more convinced that it is a very realistic option, as Obama served the global agenda more than any other president in the history of the USA.

Russia -Vladimir Putin is gaining more and more control and respect in the Middle East due to the apathy of the US administration and the impotency of the European governments. ISIS and Al-Qaida served as a great pretext to take advantage of the weakness of NATO and build a strong and substantial military presence in Syria and Lebanon.

Gas and Oil are in his mind. The plane the Turks gunned down was busy taking photos of the daily flow of oil from ISIS to Turkey, a secret deal that brings to ISIS around 10 million dollars a week. No one should deal with OIL and GAS without Putin’s supervision.

 Iran – The nuclear deal from this past summer is quickly filling up Iran’s empty cash boxes. In defiance to the world and to the USA, the Iranians are conducting missile tests as well as forbidden deals with Hezbollah and others. The Iranians are concerned about two things: the growing popularity of Putin on one side, and the growing popularity of ISIS on the other. They are counting on the current US government to guard them from any Israeli attack on their nuclear facilities. According to the Wall Street Journal from December 30th, 2015, during the period in which the United States was pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran, President Obama ordered the National Security Agency to target Israeli leaders and officials. That of course was also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. Amazingly, America’s closest ally was spied on while the biggest enemy is getting a free pass to work its way to a bomb. Sad!

Turkey – The rise of Russia on one hand and the Iranians on the other caused Turkey, once the leader of the Sunni Muslim world and the seat of the last caliphate, to aspire to return to it’s old role. President Erdogan built himself a 1200-room palace and took upon himself the task to bring Turkey to the days of the Ottoman Empire. As such, Turkey must gain popularity among Sunni Muslims and there is no better way to do this than to stand against Israel. Any step that Israel might take in order to remove Damascus as an imminent threat will cause Turkey to join hands with anyone who will be part of the coalition.

USA & EUROPE – Election years in America and Europe experiencing the most massive influxes of immigrants since World War II, caused both to become impotent and avoid taking major steps to remove major threats. Everybody is happy to have Putin doing the dirty job on the ground in Syria. But remember apathy and impotency create vulnerability because it’s interpreted as weakness. Yesterday it was widely published that The United States and Russia may be hitting ISIS harder than anyone, with constant attacks from the air, but Israel is the only country the Islamic State group truly fears, according to a German reporter who spent 10 days with the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. When terrorists smell weakness, they take advantage of it and operate on it. Hundreds of ISIS, Al-Qaida and Hezbollah cells are all around the USA and Europe.

2016 will be the year for action as they are all losing ground in their home fronts.


 More and more teachings like “kingdom now” (Now is the kingdom of God – therefore no point wasting in believing the Jesus will return) and “replacement theology” (The church has replaced Israel thus Israel is NO LONGER God’s people), along side with “A-millennialism” (There will be no literal millennial kingdom) and “be good do good and feel-good” preaching will cause many to fall away! I believe that in 2016 we will see a great rise of anti-Bible and anti-Israel teachings. Much of the blame for the coming terrorist attacks will be on Israel and the Bible believing Christians. Bible prophecy will be less and less taught, and mega churches will grow even bigger as people will want spirituality without accountability. People’s love to God, His word and His people will grow cold!

Why? Because of the lawlessness. The chaos and fear will be a tool in the hands of Satan to turn people against God! We also see more and more pastors trying to become social networks stars!


BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT – (Matthew 25:1-13 Galatians 5:16-24)

The Bible states very clearly that NOT all those who believe they are Christian will be taken by Jesus during the rapture. The parable of the ten virgins is a powerful example to the fact that people who’re not filled with the Holy Spirit and are not born from above would never see Him. The oil in typology is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Only those that will have the Holy Spirit in them would be taken by the bridegroom. Not only do we need to have the Holy Spirit, but we need to walk in the Spirit. We must feed our spirit with the Word of God and the things of God.

ABIDE – Be a doer of His word (John 15:4,7, I John 2:28, I John 3:24)

 Probably the greatest problem of the church today is the number of listeners vs. doers of His Word. To abide is to be found in Him. To be part of Him. To hear and do. To see Him working through us. Not to be like broken cisterns (Jeremiah 2:13).

Too many Christians are just listeners of the Word. They attend church, they receive the message yet they don’t apply it. We will NOT see Jesus if we are not abiding in him. The Bible says the abiding produces Holiness. “…Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord…” (Hebrews 12:14)

Holiness is not measured in church going but in the day-to-day life.

TRUST –  Crossing to the other side (Mark 4:35, Jeremiah 17:7-8)

 Jesus never told His disciples “lets try to cross to the other side”… It was a given: we are crossing to the other side. He never said that there would be no storms. He was disappointed that His disciples didn’t trust that He will bring them safely to the other side but rather asked Him if He doesn’t care that they were all about to perish…

When we go through hardships and troubles, we are being tested by the unbelievers. How can one put his trust in God during the good times, yet not trust that God will be there for him in bad times? In the midst of the coming tribulations our faith will be tested and our trust will be the best testimony to the unbelievers!

BE IN THE WORD – “…so you will perfectly know…”(I Thessalonians 5:1-2)

The only way we can resist the deception and scheme of the enemy is the way Jesus Himself resisted all temptation. It is to know and meditate on the Word of God. The Word of God not only nourishes our spirit and soul, but also equips us with the right knowledge and information regarding the things around us. As we can read in this portion – Paul says that there is no need of him to write cause they perfectly know. How can one know the plans of God unless you are in the Word?

DO OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS – Occupy! (Luke 2:49, John 20:21, Luke 19:13)

 We can’t anymore say that we are not destined to do the work of God because we have our own business or secular profession. Time is short and we must all be about our Father’s business and make His name known through our lives! Whether in our family, among our friends and/or in school or workplace – We cannot stay silent!

“…How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?…” (Romans 10:14)

HOLD ON TO THE BLESSED HOPE – prepare for His return (Titus 2:11-14)

Throughout the tribulations and pain we may need to experience – we must, more than ever before, hold on to the blessed hope which is the appearance of Jesus to His people. Let us not walk in this world as people with no hope!

BE A SHEEP – Support Israel (Matthew 25:31-46)

 As we are getting close and closer to the end – the isolation of Israel and the Jewish people will grow bigger and deeper. Satan wants to destroy Israel simply because the country and its people are the biggest proof to God’s existence and faithfulness! If you care and help the brethren of Christ in the flesh – you will be held as a sheep!

(31) “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. (32) All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (33) He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. (34) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (35) For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, (36) I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

(37) “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? (38) When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? (39) When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

(40) “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

The sheep, which are the pro-Semites, are clearly stated to be the righteous ones. Will they be saved, then? Just because of their pro-Semitism? This cannot be, for that would mean their salvation was purely on the basis of works.

This passage is an example of James 2:14-26, proving one’s faith by one’s works. Because these gentiles are already believers in the Lord Jesus the Messiah, they will refuse to join the policy of the Antichrist in his attempt to destroy the Jews. So while Jews will undergo a great persecution, those believing gentiles will do what they can to help the Jews under those conditions. Their works towards the Messiah’s brethren will prove their faith. In this manner, they are the ones who will be watching, ready, and laboring in accordance with the admonitions of the parables. Because they are saved gentiles, they will be allowed to enter into the Messianic Kingdom, and they will be the ones who will populate the gentile nations during the messianic age.

(41) “Then He will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (42) For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, (43) I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

(44) “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ (45) “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

(46) “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

On the other hand, the goats will be the anti-Semites, who, because of their disbelief in Jesus will join the ranks of the persecutors under the antichrist’s authority. They will show their lack of faith by their works; they are the ones who will not be watching, ready or laboring in violation of the five parables. For this reason, they will be killed at this point and will be excluded from the Messianic Kingdom.

The ultimate and final result after the Kingdom is in verse 46. The believing gentiles will enter into eternal life while the unbelieving gentiles will enter into eternal punishment.

Remember, in His first coming, Jesus, the Great Shepherd, came to save the world and not the church. Thus, both the sheep and the goats were under His care. He led the sheep, sent to the lost sheep and lived among the goats as well. Even on the cross, not wanting anyone to blame the Jews for His death he said “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34)

Yet in His second coming, He will judge those who turned against His lost sheep, and will bless those who understood that “He who touches Israel, touches the Apple of God’s eye”. (Zachariah 2:8)


Report: NSA spied on Netanyahu during Israel’s efforts to prevent Iran nuclear deal

Wall Street Journal reports White House instructed NSA to spy on PM communications with aides, American Jewish groups and US lawmakers

Obama and Netanyahu 2014 (AFP)

Obama and Netanyahu 2014 (AFP)

The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House instructed the NSA to spy on Prime Minister Netanyahu before and during Israeli lobbying efforts against the nuclear deal made between world powers and Iran.

According to the report, the NSA monitored Netanyahu’s communications with his aides and with U.S. lawmakers and American Jewish groups. The report also claims that the White House gave the NSA total authority on what information to share as to “not leave a paper trail.”

According the Wall Street Journal “Stepped-up NSA eavesdropping revealed to the White House how Mr. Netanyahu and his advisers had leaked details of the U.S.-Iran negotiations—learned through Israeli spying operations—to undermine the talks; coordinated talking points with Jewish-American groups against the deal; and asked undecided lawmakers what it would take to win their votes, according to current and former officials familiar with the intercepts.”

The report claims US officials as sources who confirmed that the Prime Minister’s office “repeatedly attempted to learn details about changes in U.S. positions during the sensitive nuclear talks”.

The spying initially was to determine whether Israel would attack Iran “without warning the United States”, the report claiming that in 2013 US intelligence agencies “determined Mr. Netanyahu wasn’t going to strike Iran. But they had another reason to keep watch. The White House wanted to know if Israel had learned of the secret negotiations. U.S. officials feared Iran would bolt the talks and pursue an atomic bomb if news leaked.”

There were several reports during negotiations between world powers and Iran that Israeli intelligence was collected information on the progress and details of the negotiations, Israel refusing to acknowledge or respond to such reports.

German journalist reports Israel is only country ISIS fears

Following 10 days in Islamic State territory in Iraq & Syria, German journalists reports that ISIS is afraid of Israel and that the “Israeli army is the real danger”


Jurgen Todenhofer, a German journalist and former member of Germany’s Parliament spent 10 days in Iraq and Syria, reporting and researching the Islamic State. Todenhofer is to date the only Western journalist permitted access to ISIS terrority.

In an interview with Jewish News, Todenhofer reported that the Islamic State movement is afraid of one country: Israel.

In the interview, Todenhofer stated that the Islamic State believe “they can defeat US and UK ground troops, who they say they have no experience in city guerrilla or terrorist strategies,” adding “But they know the Israelis are very tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists… They are not scared of the British and the Americans, they are scared of the Israelis and told me the Israeli army is the real danger. We can’t defeat them with our current strategy. These people [IDF] can fight a guerrilla war.”

Todenhofer’s reports comes just after the Islamic State Head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi threated Israel on Saturday. He stated the Islamic State is “getting closer to you [Israel] day by day. Do not think that we have forgotten about you… God caused the Jews of the world to gather in Israel, and the war against them has become easy. It is the obligation of every Muslim to carry out Jihad. Jews, you will not enjoy in Palestine. God has gathered you in Palestine so that the Mujahadeen can reach you soon and you will hide by the rock and the tree. Palestine will be your graveyard.”

Israeli-Indian missile system successfully tested in Indian Ocean

In second round of tests, Barak 8 missile system successful; Cooperation and development part of arms deals and increased cooperation between Israel and India


The Israeli-Indian Barak 8 missile system was successfully tested in a second round of tests on Wednesday, the long-range surface-to-air missile tested on an Indian Navy ship in the Indian Ocean.

It is the second successful trial in the development of the Barak 8, the first tests conducted previously by the Israeli Navy in November.

The Barak 8 is a collaborative development between Israel’s Navy and Aerospace Industries with the Indian Navy and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization.

The missile system is designed to defend against short-to-long-range targets including all aircraft, drones and projectiles. The system is specifically designed to defend gas rigs and naval ships. Consistent with Israeli-defense systems, the Barak 8 also is equipped with radar systems with capabilities of engaging multiple targets.

India and Israel continue to develop and collaborate on the missiles system. Israel has become a main source of arms sales to India, most recently India purchasing Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile system with over 300 launchers in 2014, an arms deal of $525 million.

IDF deploys concrete barriers on Israel-Lebanon border

Following threats from Hezbollah, IDF warns farmers of nearing border and begins constructing concrete barriers


The IDF began placing concrete barriers along Israel’s border with Lebanon Tuesday.

The decision to reinforce Israel’s border comes following threats from the terrorist organization Hezbollah of retaliation against Israel for the killing of Samir Kuntar last Sunday. Kuntar, a terrorist released after 30 years incarceration in Israel for the murder of Danny Haran and his 4 year old daughter in 1979, was killed last Sunday in airstrikes reported to have been carried out by Israel’s Air Force.

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, warned following Kuntar’s death that “The Israelis are hiding like rats along the border. They are worried and they should be worried along the border and inside Israel. Their threats will not benefit them. The retaliation to Samir’s assassination will inevitably come.”

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot responded to Nasrallah’s threats, stating that Israel will “stand ready for every challenge,” and “Even across our borders, in the face of the threats heard in the north, we stand ready for every challenge. And as we’ve proven in the past, we know how to find those who wish us ill. Our enemies know that if they try to disturb the security of Israel — they will face severe consequences.”

In addition to the concrete barriers, the IDF has warned Israeli farmers to not approach the border fence for security purposes.

Foreign Ministry Director confirms Israel thwarted arms transfer from Syria to Hezbollah

Director of FM clarifies that Israel does not interfere in Syrian war, but will not allow “the transfer of weapons that would undermine Israel’s air supremacy”

IDF soldiers on the Israeli-Syrian border (Reuters)

IDF soldiers on the Israeli-Syrian border (Reuters)

Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the IDF thwarted a weapons transfer of advanced Russian made anti-aircraft missiles (SA-22) from Syria to Hezbollah.

The confirmation was made on Monday by Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General, Dor Gold, who stated that “We in Israel did not take sides and did not interfere in the Syrian war. We have interests that we will protect and red lines. When we saw that there are those who wanted to transfer Russian missiles from Syrian warehouses to Hezbollah, we had to disrupt that activity, and we will not allow it… Israel has not and will not allow anyone to violate its sovereignty, nor will it allow the transfer of weapons that would undermine Israel’s air supremacy.”

The confirmation comes after several reported Israeli Air Force strikes in Syria over the past few months, most operations thwarted weapons transfers to Hezbollah. Gold did not specify when the mission was carried out, however just yesterday various Syrian media outlets reported that the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hezbollah targets overnight Saturday.

According to reports, over seven strikes on Hezbollah posts in the Qalamoun region were reported, Hezbollah’s Al Mayadeen denying any explosions at any of its bases. On Saturday evening, the IDF released a statement that there would be ”sounds of explosions may be heard in the Upper Galilee. These are initiated and controlled explosions that were planned in advance and not a security incident.”

There have been numerous reports of Israeli airstrikes in the Qalamoun region over the past three months. The region is a central Hezbollah location with a heavy Syrian Army presence.

Last week, Israel reportedly carried out strikes targeting the terrorist Samir Kuntar, who was responsible for the murder of Israelis Danny Haran and his daughter Einat in 1979. Kuntar, who was released as part of a deal to return the bodies of Israeli reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, was killed in the strikes, Hezbollah swearing to retaliate for the incident.

The IDF refuses to comment on such reports.

French immigration to Israel in 2015 at record high for second consecutive year

Nearly 8,000 French immigrants to Israel in 2015 due to anti-Semitism


Despite having the largest Jewish population of any European country, French aliyah (immigration) is at a record high for a second consecutive year with an estimated absorption of 8,000 French citizens to Israel in 2015. With the rise of anti-Semitism and terror attacks in France and through out Europe, French Jews have been pouring into Israel in record numbers, the Jewish Agency reports citing anti-Semitism and “economic insecurity” as documented reasons from French immigrants to Israel.

The 7,338 new immigrants to Israel is a 10% increase from French aliyah in 2014. Last year Israel absorbed the highest record of Jewish immigration since the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948, with 7,238 French immigrants to Israel. Both 2014 and 2015 have been record highs for French aliyah, a 300% increase in immigrants.

Under the “Law of Return”, Jews worldwide have the right to make aliyah (to rise, in Hebrew) to Israel. And with record highs of anti-Semitism through out European states, immigration to Israel continues to rise.

Following France, Russian and Ukrainian immigration is highest due to anti-Semitism and economic struggle. There has been a reported 44% increase of Russian immigrants to Israel in 2015 in comparison to 2014, with over 6,000 immigrants to Israel this year.