Twelfth Anniversary Message

Personal From the Editor 

On 8 July 2007 the first issue of TheShiningLight was published with an article explaining that a Middle East peace deal must be achieved just before the onset of the tribulation (1 Thess 5:3).   The article then explained that a regional war would be necessary to reset regional realities in order to establish the conditions far a Middle East peace agreement.

The purpose of TheShiningLight is to help relieve the present famine of the Word in the various COG organizations, to restore that which has been forgotten and to reveal new understandings as promised by God in Daniel 12 so as to turn as many as possible to a wholehearted enthusiastic zeal to learn, to believe and to live by every Word of God.  To accomplish this your prayers and financial support are urgently needed. 

Last year I had thought that the bible studies were up to date but later saw that they would still benefit from one more review and update.  From that time I began redoing the New Testament and the final Epistles should be posted by early August.  After that I plan to begin the Psalms and Wisdom books.  After this fall’s Feast the plan is to study the first four books of Moses and all of the prophets which will complete the entire bible by the 2020 fall Feast.

Today, after twelve years of warnings including personal correspondence, UCG, LCG, COGWA, PCG and Bob Thiel still reject any zeal for God’s Holy Sabbath, the truth about the Holy Days and the Biblical Calendar; and they still teach the exact OPPOSITE of Holy Scripture in their prophetic presentations.

These organizations teach that the various Middle East Islamic nations will unite together to form the King of the South [with PCG saying that Iran will head that confederation] which is the precise opposite of the scriptures.  Why do they have no understanding of prophecy?  It is because they exalt their treasured false traditions above the Word of God in all of the above mentioned subjects!

What the scriptures say about the Islamic nations of the Middle East today

Turkey which is the biblical Edom is prophesied to be the dominant nation in a consortium of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Arab States, the Palestinians and the native Gazans and will be allied with Germany and the New Federal Europe [the King of the NORTH!].   

Did you get that? Today’s Islamic Middle East nations [Except Egypt]  will have no part with the King of the South and will be allied with the King of the North, the now rising New Federal Europe!

Psalm 83

A prophecy of the latter days when the nations of Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Arab States will confederate against the nations of Judah and Israel.  

Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden [blessed, protected] ones.

83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; sons of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar by another than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];

83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon];

83:8 Assur [Germany, Austria, Hungary] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [the New Europe will help modern Jordan; Ammon and Moab].


Once again, did you get that? Today’s Islamic Middle East nations [Except Egypt]  will have no part with the King of the South and will be allied with the King of the NORTH, the now rising New Federal Europe. 

We are now rapidly approaching the time that this will be fulfilled and those who will not believe the truth and turn to become wholeheartedly zealous for every Word of God will fall into the severe correction of great tribulation. 

None of today’s corporate church organizations have any love to live by every Word of God and therefore God has withheld understanding from them as corporate groups, so that they might fall into correction while godly zealous individuals are spared.   

At this time Russian Syrian destruction of the Central Asian terrorists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (the Levant Liberation Board aka the Al-Nusra Front) could come quickly or could easily take several more months.

As I have posted for over a year it is in Israel’s [and America’s] best interests to allow Russia to defeat the Central Asian terrorists before proceeding with a regional Middle East war between Israel and Hezbollah, Syria and Iran, although an operation in Gaza could begin at any time.  

In Israel a new round of elections is set for Sep 17th and this time around it looks like there is a strong possibility that the Blue and White will form a government and will do so in alliance with Ehud Barak’s new “Democratic Israel” party and its allies. 

Update 25 Sep: Israeli Election- President Reuven Rivlin asks Netanyahu to try and form a new Israeli government after elections are again deadlocked.  Bibi will now have 28 days with a possible 14 day extension to form a governing coalition of at least 61 seats.

The following scenarios are possible:

    • Likud forms a government which is highly unlikely, 
    • Likud fails and the president asks the Blue and White to try to form a government, a try also likely to fail resulting in a third election,
    • Likud, not wanting to give the Blue and White a chance; legislates a third election, 
    • Bibi provokes or fakes an incident [perhaps during the Festivals], to initiate a war which rallies the other parties to support Likud during the security crisis, and a third election takes place after the end of hostilities.

Once the new Israeli government is decided,  US President Trump intends to present his peace plan which could well trigger the long expected regional Middle East war if it has not already begun; and once this war is over the Middle East Peace plan could be agreed by late 2020 or soon thereafter.  See the “Coming World Events” category articles for much more.

Once this coming peace deal is agreed (1 Thess 5:3) and a miracle working Roman Pontiff goes to the Temple Mount; the 42  month tribulation will begin (Mat 24:15). 

The likely trigger for the tribulation will be a rejection of the peace deal and violent demonstrations by the extremist Jewish Settler Movement people when the Roman Pontiff goes to the Temple Mount. 

God will withdraw his protection (Ezekiel 4-5) and when the miracle worker goes to the Temple Mount the Jewish extremists will oppose the provisions of the peace plan and conflict will break out. 

Enraged Palestinians backed by Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and the Arab states will then attack the Jewish state. Many Jewish extremist settlements will be overwhelmed and there will be massive bloodletting on all sides and Europe will intervene for the sake of ending the bloodshed. 

Outraged by the peace treaty being broken, the Palestinians will rise up with the named nations supporting them and a terrible bloody conflagration will ensue; then the New Federal Europe will intervene to stop the bloodshed.  Europe will intervene in the name of peace and it is possible that the intervention will be welcomed by most nations and people including the moderate Jews of Israel who are in the majority. 

In this way the great tribulation will begin, but many COG people have been misled into believing that the tribulation will begin with Europe attacking the United States with nuclear weapons while the scriptures say:

Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

In other words he will gain world dominance through non violent economic means after entering Palestine to enforce a peace.  It is also written that it will take a full 42 months to take the Anglo Saxon nations down.

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [42 months]; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

The truth is that many wrongly believe that a physical Daily Sacrifice must be started first and then stopped, and that the tribulation will begin with the nuking of America.  When these things come they will be in denial that the tribulation is under way, well into the actual tribulation!  Also see the “Temple ” article and the “Prophecies for Today’s Ekklesia” category. 

Jesus Christ tells us that the tribulation will begin immediately upon the man of sin’s visit to the Temple Mount (Mat 24:15), that is the final sign!

Europe will stop the bloodshed in the Middle East and her leader will enter into an alliance with the Islamic nations.  These talks could take many weeks but they will result in the New Europe aligning with Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinians and the Arab States, as well as her natural allies in the predominately Catholic nations of Latin America.

This will bring the Islamic consortium into the orbit of the New Federal Europe spelling the end of the Petrodollar and America’s economic dominance. Instead of being funneled through American companies, the huge Arab investment in rebuilding the region will end up in Europe’s coffers.

As part of the deal Europe will turn the remaining Jewish areas in Palestine into ghettos and work to deport as many Jews as possible, while the Middle East nations for their part will reject the Petrodollar in favor of the currency in use in Europe.  This will bring Europe into economic dominance and the dollar dependent nations will collapse in severe economic, political and many other crises.

The US dollar dependent nations will then spiral down into economic collapse while the New Federal Europe allied with the Latin American nations as well as the nations of Psalm 83 and strongly supported by the nations of Asia will achieve an unequaled prosperity until they fall out with Asia.

None of these things are understood by the leaders in UCG, LCG, COGWA, PCG and Bob Thiel because they reject any zeal for God’s Holy Sabbath, the truth about the Holy Days and the Biblical Calendar; and they still teach the exact OPPOSITE of Holy Scripture in their prophetic presentations. 

Brethren prophecy is important but the most important thing is doctrine, doctrine, doctrine and a passionate zeal to exalt and to live by every Word of God above all else, including our own cherished false traditions!

Brethren, regardless of the year when these things happen the most important thing is doctrine and an enthusiastic zeal to learn and to live by every Word of God:  for who knows when their life will end? 

Please support this work of warning and exhorting the brethren to godliness in preparation for the coming of our Lord with your prayers, tithes and offerings.

See also:  Coming Soon; A Great Revival of the True Gospel of Salvation



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  1. James. Who is the king of the south?

    Egypt and Israel especially Judah in Palestine.
    The other Middle East nations will be allied to the king of the north

  2. Thanks James. That seems right.

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