The Fulness of Time
A study of end time prophecy happening now
Extracts taken from www.prophetbillturner.com Study #23 P.99 Appendix 3 by Bill Turner and www.truthforthelastdays.com ‘The Visions of Daniel’ pages 5-9. Appendix 1 by Alister Hamilton Bill Turner and Others.
CHART OF DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS OF YEARS. Dan.9v20-27
The first six heads of the Beast of Rev.17v3,8-11., are six kingdoms that have conquered, ruled and tyrannised Israel and Jerusalem during the 483 years of the prophecy of Dan.9v20-27. The first six kingdoms were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Egypt, Syria, and the sixth one was Rome; the 7th. head, the kingdom of Antichrist, is still to come.
Map of Edom, Moab, and the Land of the Ammonites – the Phoenician City States at the time of Daniel the Prophet
The Iran-Saudi Arabia Proxy Conflict - 2021
Part of Arab-Iranian conflict, Iran-Israel proxy conflict, Arab Spring and Arab Winter
Green = Iran
Orange – Saudi Arabia
Red – Major proxy locations
Source author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Saudi_Arabia_proxy_conflict
Note: In addition, Islamic extremism causes conflicts in many of the sub- Saharan Africa e.g., Burkina Faso, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, DRC, Mozambique, Kenya. 17/01/21
The Open Doors World Watch List 2021
1 North Korea
14 Saudi Arabia
32 Burkina Faso
35 Central African Republic
40 Democratic Republic of the Congo
‘Let Me Go There’ also referred to as ‘The Coming’
by R S Thomas (1913 – 2000)
And God held in his hand
A small globe. Look, he said.
The son looked. Far off,
As through water, he saw
A scorched land of fierce
Colour. The light burned
There; crusted buildings
Cast their shadows: a bright
Serpent, a river
Uncoiled itself, radiant
On a bare
Hill a bare tree saddened
The sky. Many people
Held out their thin arms
To it, as though waiting
For a vanished April
To return to its crossed
Boughs. The son watched
Them. Let me go there, he said.
Source: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2011/04/20/r-s-thomas- poet-of-the-cross/8661/
Addendum: ‘... and return He will‘ DT
To quote from this website: ‘Thomas does not offer an easy resolution of the paradox of absence and presence, but in the long encounter he waged with doubt and silence—often on his knees, as many of the poems tell us—he seems to have won his way to a rugged kind of faith, an affirmation of love as the meaning of the cross, and a posture of patient waiting... For Thomas, the struggle was to learn just that: waiting is not despair’
We too wait, though with strong and tested faith know that in the candlelight of his prophetic Word He shows us the footpath ahead.
Saint Patrick's ‘Breastplate’ Prayer
‘...and having on the breastplate of righteousness;’ (Ephesians 6:14)
I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
I bind this day to me for ever.
By power of faith, Christ's incarnation; His baptism in the Jordan river;
His death on Cross for my salvation; His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;*
I bind unto myself today.
I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the cherubim;
The sweet 'well done' in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls, All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.
I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea, Around the old eternal rocks.
I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.
Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers.
Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry,
Against the wizard's evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
* Note: ‘day of doom’ is an Old English term meaning ‘Day of Judgment’
Revelation 6:6 ‘... and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine’ KJV
Quoted at the point in time of the close of the ‘Third Seal’ and signalling the opening of the ‘Fourth Seal’.
Top Export by Revenue in Middle East Economies
Source: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/map-sums-economy-middle-east/ Published 12 May 2016 / Original graphic by: Global Post
Many intricacies evident from this map... as the saying goes, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’.
Extract quoted from above source:
This One Map Sums Up the Economy of the Middle East
If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.
In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the region as well as parts of Central Asia. Many intricacies are also evident as well, which we will get to later on in this post.
We’ll start with the obvious: the number one export for many countries here is crude oil or related petroleum products. Middle Eastern countries made up a significant portion of global oil export revenues during 2015 with shipments valued at $325 billion or 41.3% of global crude oil exports.
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iran, and Oman were all among the top 15 exporters of crude oil in 2015. Russia and Kazakhstan, countries on the Central Asian part of the map, were also members of that same group.
Regimes in the region found that there were many other corollary benefits from this economic might. Unrest could be stifled by rising wealth, and these countries would also have more influence than they otherwise would in global affairs. Saudi Arabia is a good example in both cases, though a major driver of Saudi influence has been slipping in recent years.
Outside of Oil
Aside from exports of oil, there are some other interesting subtleties to this map. One of the most advanced economies in the region, Israel, is not dependent on oil exports at all. The country has had to find other ways to create value in the global market and its three major exports include electronics and software, cut diamonds, and pharmaceuticals.
War-torn Afghanistan, which is not a significant producer of petroleum on the world market, gets the majority of its export revenue from different natural resource. Opium is Afghanistan’s most valuable cash crop, and opiates such as opium, morphine, and heroin are its largest export. Fetching an estimated value of $3 billion at border prices, it was estimated to make up about 15% of the country’s GDP equivalent in 2013.
Lastly, countries on the map without oil wealth tend to be less influential on the world stage from a geopolitical perspective. Armenia, for example, mainly exports pig iron, unwrought copper, and nonferrous metals and is the world’s 138th largest exporter by dollar value, ranked in between Jamaica and Swaziland. Surrounded geographically by countries that Yerevan considers hostile, Armenia has increasingly turned to Russia for its support.
The World’s Oil Markets
The following source is also helpful:
Forbes Jan 7, 2020 https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2020/01/07/how-much-oil-do-we-import-from-the-middle-east/?sh=478bed8f21c6
The Middle East presently produces about a third of the world’s oil. The most important producers there, ranked according to 2018 production, are:
Saudi Arabia - 12.3 million barrels per day (BPD) Iran - 4.7 million BPD
Iraq - 4.6 million BPD
United Arab Emirates (UAE) - 3.9 million BPD Kuwait - 3.0 million BPD
Qatar - 1.9 million BPD
Note: The majority of Saudi Arabia’s oil in 2018 went to countries in Asia — particularly Japan, China, South Korea and India (Source: Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/09/16/who-buys-saudi- arabias-oil
Hurt not the oil (energy supplies) and the wine (trade and infra-structure)
Yet the map tells only half a story as with all international trade there is a balance of payments. Good and resources flow both ways. So, with the Iran- Chinese Agreement. The following are extracts from BBC News 31 March 2021 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-56574336
‘China sets sights on Middle East with Iran co-operation deal...
China and Iran signed a deal over the weekend that their foreign ministers said was designed as a strategic partnership to last for the next quarter of a century.
The details have not been published yet, but the assumption is that China, in defiance of American sanctions, will buy Iranian oil. It will, in turn, invest some of its wealth in Iran. Sanctions have starved Iran of foreign investment.
It is the latest extension to China's vast infrastructure project, the Belt and Road initiative, which is creating the connections Beijing needs to continue its expansion as a global power.
Some Iranians were suspicious of China's motives when a draft of the co- operation agreement was leaked last year. Belt and Road deals are intended to benefit China most of all. Some that looked attractive have turned sour when smaller, poorer countries (and most countries are smaller and poorer than China) found they were in out of their depth.
Iran - smaller than China, but still a big country with huge natural resources and an activist foreign policy - is a different proposition...
Russia saw space to revive the Soviet Union's old role by intervening in Syria.
China believes that the US is in a long-term, irreversible decline. It sees itself as the world's rising power of the 21st Century and beyond. A power of that magnitude cannot ignore the Middle East...
Now that Iran has signed a strategic accord with China, which is also a party to the JCPOA, it will be hoping for more than simply increased oil sales, vital as they are to an economy that has been badly damaged by sanctions.
The deal should give Iran more leverage with the US.
President Biden, like his two predecessors, has tried to “pivot” away from the Middle East to the lucrative and strategically important Asia-Pacific region. In practice, it has been impossible, as there is too much in the Middle East that the US considers vital to its interests. One of those agenda items is Iran, and the nuclear ambitions that it claims not to have.
While the US has not performed its longed-for pivot and pulled back, it has not pushed forward either. Its reluctance to dig any deeper holes for itself in the Middle East has opened up opportunities for its rivals.
Strategic co-operation in the Gulf might have more significance for China's long-term ambitions than any short-term benefit banked by Iran.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's Middle East tour was not confined to Tehran for the signing ceremony.
China Daily, an organ of the Chinese Communist Party, reports that he unveiled a five-point plan "for achieving security and stability in the Middle East by offering constructive boosts to Palestine-Israel dialogue, resuming the Iran nuclear deal and building a security framework in this region”.
That is the kind of thing that Western diplomats say too. But the US has seen the Middle East as its preserve since the end of the Cold War. It has resisted allowing its allies in the European Union much of a role beyond signing cheques.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army has already built its first overseas military base on the Red Sea, in Djibouti. It overlooks one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and is only 10km (six miles) away from the home of the US military's Africa Command.
Could Beijing be planning something similar on Iran's Gulf coast, giving it a naval foothold in what the US Navy has regarded as its own lake?
Joe Biden and his administration might find a way back into the JCPOA. They judge it is in their best interests.
They will be much more uneasy about signs that China, as its rise gathers pace, is jostling its way into the world's most unstable region’.
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