English: Orthographic map of Libya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bob Barney: Before this latest news, last night I republished articles on why we need to always be watching events in the Middle east. Our Bible, yours and mine, regardless of the translation warns us that the end of man's rule will be in the Middle East.
For years many religious experts and ministers have taught that the plagues described in the Bible (Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation) as already happening. However these experts have made a serious error concerning these prophecies. They are correct to say that we are living in the "end times" but honestly the first century Church and the epistles of the Bible tell us that! We have been living in the "end times" now for about 1900 years! Jesus, in his famous Olivet prophecy (Matthew 24) gave exact clues to help us pinpoint the times right before he returns to earth. Although he goes on to say that no man (including Jesus) would know the exact time, if we look for certain signs, we will have an idea about when these times are very close.
I have been warning people that many
things must still occur before the return of Jesus. Here is a short list
of what HAS NOT happened yet:
1) The rise of the King of the North (Assyria)
2) The rise of the end time King of the South (Saudi Arabia and the entire Muslim world)
3) The rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem
4) The near destruction of Israel.
5) The revealing of the false prophet and the beast (as a part of this King of the North)
6) The plagues of Matt 24 and Revelation
The events in Egypt, Syria and Libya are just a start of the formation of the God predicted "King of the South," which will be a kingdom of Muslim states that will make war with the King of the North (Europe). America, on the other hand, and Canada and Britain will be at the end time, in captivity and no longer a world power (read this incredible prediction here.) STAY AWAKE! YOU ARE WITNESSING GOD'S PREDICTIONS THIS VERY DAY!
Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of last year's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, late on Tuesday evening as another assault was mounted on the U.S. embassy in Cairo.
The California-born ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was trying to leave the consulate building for a safer location as part of an evacuation when gunmen launched an intense attack, apparently forcing security personnel to withdraw.
"The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets in their direction," a Libyan official in Benghazi told Reuters. Airport sources said the bodies were due to be flown from Benghazi to Tripoli.
The attack was believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-style Sunni Islamist group that has been active in Benghazi, a Libyan security official said. Witnesses said the mob also included tribesmen, militia and other gunmen.
The attack raised questions about the future U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya, relations between Washington and Tripoli, the unstable security situation in post-Gaddafi Libya and whether more protests might take place in the Muslim world.