Bill Salus ~ Nuclear Showdown In Iran: The Ancient Prophecy Of Elam
The major powers have been dealing with Iran in recent years about nuclear armaments. Despite the talks, Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, is extremely concerned. Ayatollah Khamenei desired to have even more potential to make more bombs. Iran’s goal is to wipe Israel off of the map. Iran, ironically, is recently receiving a strong impetus of Christianity through miracles, healings, visions and dreams. Iran attacks Christianity and Christianity grows. Ezekiel 38 depicts Magog (Russia, Persia/Iran and other allies) attacking Israel. Persia became Iran in 1935. Elam is in southwest Iran and accounts for one fifth of the nation. Elam is referred to in Jeremiah 49.
Dual Prophecies Of Iran
Judgment on Elam
34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
The foremost of their might.
36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds
From the four quarters of heaven,
And scatter them toward all those winds;
There shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies
And before those who seek their life.
I will bring disaster upon them,
My fierce anger,’ says the Lord;
‘And I will send the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
38 I will set My throne in Elam,
And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says theLord.
39 ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days:
I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the Lord.”
The 7 “I Wills” of Elam
- break the bow of Elam, The foremost of their might,
- bring the four winds From the four quarters of heaven,
- scatter them toward all those winds, (worldwide)
- cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies And before those who seek their life,
- bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger,
- send the sword after them Until I have consumed them,
- set My throne in Elam,
- destroy from there the king and the princes,
- And, (in the latter days) bring back the captives of Elam.
Iran’s nuclear position today and their ICBM’s can be harmonized with this passage. Elam was the son of Shem and grandson of Noah. The Elamites were warmongers (Genesis 14:1-9) and expert archers (Isaiah 22:1-6). Perhaps the Lord will break Iran’s (Elam) nuclear capabilities. Benjamin Netanyahu’s two concerns are: 1)a nuclear weapon, and 2)ICBM’s. Will God use Israel to take out their nuclear program? There will be refugees from Elam en mass. Is that a hint of a nuclear disaster? Israel struck Iraq’s nuclear facility in 1981, and Syria’s nuclear facility in 2007. Iran has nuclear sites in Syria. This all gives more credence for Israel to attack Iran. The world community is concerned about Iran closing the Strait of Hormuz and cutting off the worlds’ oil supply. Other Islamic nations are concerned about Iran’s ambitions, which could start a nuclear arms race. Furthermore, Iranian radiation is a threat to GCC water security and desalinization plant operations.
Ayatollah had a 9 point plan to eliminate Israel. Iran is planning to strike Israel if Israel attacks them. We are in the final hour and the Lord is accomplishing his will.
Many Iranians who previously hated Christians are becoming saved. God is performing miracles for them. Jesus, and not the local Imam is healing Iranians from illness. Iran is receiving Christianity in a greater way than any other nation in the world.
Christians need to get prepared for the end times, because once apocalyptic events commence, there will be no turning back or stopping them.
Who would ever believe that WikiLeaks and their founder Julian Assange, would provide more reliable information and truth than the 17 United States Intelligence Agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Department of Homeland Security? It is NOT the rank and file FBI agents and intelligence personnel who are to blame. It is the heads of their respective agencies who are appointees of President Obama. Their jobs have been politicized. Never forget how FBI Director Jim Comey let Hillary Clinton skate when she should have been indicted!
Now it appears that the stories of the Russian hacking into our 2016 presidential elections may have been exaggerated, falsified, or even totally fabricated. There is no proof whatsoever afforded from our intelligence agencies that the hacking from Russia occurred! Julian Assange and WikiLeaks suggest quite the opposite.
Important Note: Vladimir Putin refused to Personna Non Grata (PNG or expel) American Diplomats in Moscow after President Obama did the same to over thirty Russian Diplomats in Washington, D.C. This is not protocol at all. Nations almost always return the favor when their own diplomats are PNGed. Why is this? I believe that Vladimir Putin interprets Barack Obama as a buffoon, a court jester on the world stage. Putin knows that President Obama is politically motivated, and attempting to undermine Trump’s presidency even before his administration begins. We are living in a strange day when the information provided by WikiLeaks is more trustworthy than that of the FBI! Things will change when President Elect Donald Trump drains the swamp (drains the cesspool?). Trump will appoint men of integrity to lead these great Intelligence Agencies. I am looking forward to the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance, and Franklin Graham speaking. Praise the Lord!
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks in 2006, is permanently living in the embassy of Equador in London, England. His organization has exposed hundreds of thousands of leaks from governments and politicians throughout the world. He is charged with sexual crimes and sought asylum in this embassy, claiming there were no victims to the “crimes,” and that the government in Sweden simply trumped up the charges. Regardless of whether or not the charges are true, WikiLeaks is providing a valuable source of truth in a day of lies and corruption.
Blessings, Pastor Steve
December 26 2016
Prime minister labels U.N. resolution on Jewish settlements a hindrance to peace
TEL AVIV—Israel’s prime minister on Saturday accused the Obama administration of a “shameful” act against his country after the U.S. helped pass a United Nations resolution that labels Jewish settlements illegal, saying it will only make it more difficult to negotiate peace with Palestinians.
The comments by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came a day after the White House broke from a longstanding tradition of defending Israel against censure by the U.N. Security Council. Palestinians, too, voiced skepticism that the resolution would advance a two-state solution to their decades-old conflict with Israel.
“The Obama administration made a shameful anti-Israel ploy in the U.N.,” Mr. Netanyahu said. “The decision not only doesn’t bring peace closer, it keeps it away.”
Mr. Netanyahu’s statements Saturday elaborated on the Israeli government’s comments after the resolution passed.
The Obama administration said the move to abstain was in line with decades of U.S. policy aimed at establishing a Palestinian state and condemning settlement construction.
The U.S. decision not to veto the resolution underscored the fractious relationship between President Barack Obama and Israel’s leader over the past eight years and again put the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the center of global diplomacy.
It was the first time in 36 years the Security Council was able to adopt a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It was approved with 14 members in favor and the U.S. abstaining.
Both government and opposition lawmakers in Israel criticized the U.S. decision. Officials accused the Obama administration of working behind Israel’s back with the Palestinians to put forward the resolution, a charge the White House denied.
The Obama administration for months had been considering ways to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks after the last round of U.S.-brokered negotiations collapsed in 2014. Israel’s government became increasingly convinced Mr. Obama might take action after Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, describing the time before the president-elect’s Jan. 20 inauguration as the “kill zone” for a move.
The resolution labeled Jewish settlement illegal and called on U.N. member nations to distinguish “in their relevant dealings between the territory of the state of Israel and the [Palestinian] territories.”
The organization that represents Jewish settlers echoed Mr. Netanyahu’s assertion that the resolution will only make Palestinians less apt to compromise on any Middle East peace deal and will encourage violence against Israelis.
A few hours before the U.N. passed the resolution on Friday, a Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli settler in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, wounding the victim before fleeing, Israel’s military said.
A few miles away from Efrat in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, residents celebrating Christmas Eve were skeptical that the U.N. resolution would change Israel’s policies. A resolution condemning the settlements had become more urgent for Palestinians with Mr. Trump’s election as he supports moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Palestinians oppose such a move, as they want part of Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Palestinians welcomed the U.N. vote as a step forward in nonviolent resistance against Israel.
Written by: Rory Jones/WSJ. Com
Jim Fletcher ~ Interviewed By Doug Hagmann & Joe Hagmann
Jim Fletcher blogs about prophecy on a regular basis and has his own radio show. Jim was a Christian editor who took a trip to Israel in 1998 and the trip had a profound effect on him. Jim was fascinated how everything in Israel was Biblical. When one visits Israel, they will observe a chain of places and sites from ancient times until now.
Now we observe antisemitism in Europe, Germany, the Middle East and even in America. Why is this? We seem to be advancing faster and farther than we thought we might. Zechariah tells us that all nations will come up against Israel and Jerusalem, hence we should expect this. It hurts us to see America treating Israel this way, yet Bible prophecy tells us plainly that this is what we should expect. There is more persecution recently against Jews, and even vandalism and destruction against their synagogues. Jews are erroneously blamed by many as the great problem in the world, just as they were in Germany in the 1930’s. It is amazing that the Jewish people are blamed for all the problems in the world when they themselves are the ones in the cross hairs.
In the American church, we do not see the leaders stepping up and supporting Israel. Some even cozy up to Muslim groups so these are strange times that we find ourselves in. There is a move away from the support of Israel even among top evangelical leaders. These are peculiar circumstances that have taken us by surprise. Benjamin Netanyahu was recently snubbed by President Barack Obama. President Obama is a totalitarian and acting like a totalitarian. This is unsettling for us to see the president treat Israel this way, and we probably have not seen the last of it. We pray that a friendly administration towards Israel would follow this administration. Nonetheless, Jim Fletcher does see the government of the United States of America one day abandoning Israel. At the end of the day, however, Israel is NOT the nation in trouble- it is everyone else! The Lord has promised to preserve them and fight for them, and He has done that consistently. Israel has won many major battles since their inception as a nation in 1948 that do not make sense in the natural. That trend will continue. Jim Fletcher agrees with Bill Salus, that the Psalm 83 war will pit a confederation of nations against Israel. There will be a miraculous intervention by the Lord. Jim Fletcher expects a coalition to attack Israel just as we are told in Ezekiel. A third temple will be built in Israel. The temple coalition have the materials to do so. It could happen within our lifetime. Once this happens, events will move quickly. Why do the Arabs believe they own the land on the temple mount? The Koran even says the land belongs to the Jews. Still, the Muslims believe they must conquer this land.
Jerry Falwell and Adrian Rogers were staunch pro Israel leaders. Since their passing, a vacuum has been left and filled with leadership that is not pro Israel. Jim Fletcher does not believe we have seen the end of this trend. We are seeing this happen at an alarming rate, and we will be even more separated from Israel. Palestinians bring in propaganda and lies to American churches about Israel.
Thomas Ice ~ Christian Zionism
The theme and history of Zionism started on January 23, 1892. Benjamin Netanyahu says the first Zionist was a Christian named William Blackstone. Zionism is simply the desire of the Jewish people to occupy the land of Israel. Hence a Christian Zionist is a Christian who desires for the Jewish people to occupy the land of Israel. Hundreds of years ago these Zionists were known as the Restoration Movement. Zionism was nearly nonexistent in the early and medieval church age. During the Protestant Reformation, the mindset of the Jews returning to their land once again came to the forefront. This era prepared for the later time of Christian Zionists. After the Bible usurped the Roman Catholic Pope as the key to spiritual truth and understanding, the foundation would be laid for Christian Zionism. Both the Pilgrims and Puritans had a heart for Zionism. The early English Protestants too, realized that the Bible taught that the Jews would return to Israel. Oliver Cromwell and Parliament in 1655 actually voted for the restoration of Jews to the Holy Land and sent some of them there. Other 17th century English Protestants who held restoration views were John Milton, John Bunyan, Roger Williams and John Sadler. There were other European Restorationists in Holland, Denmark and France. Colonial America likewise had a strong representation of Restorationists (Zionists). The Puritans took the lead. This is why there are so many Jewish people in America today. America was founded as a Protestant and Christian nation. Catholics were not allowed to come to America until the 1820’s. Abraham Lincoln was a Zionist as well. The British too, gave later support to Restorationism, leading to the Balfour Declaration in 1917. Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. American Christian Zionist William Blackstone (1841-1935) was raised in a pious Methodist home, and founded an organization for evangelizing the Jews (it still exists). Harry S. Truman was brought up in a devout Baptist home, and yet another proponent of the Restoration Movement. 75% of Americans are pro Israel. The problem is that the younger people are less so- about 50%. Hopefully, that will change. Britain abandoned Israel in the 1930’s, along with their previous treaties and mandates. Against the advice of his advisors and cabinet, Harry Truman helped Israel become a nation on May 14, 1948. Richard Nixon came to the aid of Israel during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. This saved Israel from destruction. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, wanted Israel to be wiped out.
If you know the Bible, then you know that Israel is the “apple of God’s eye.” Pray for Israel. The really great news is that according to Bible prophecy, no one will ever again displace Israel from her land. Amen and amen.
London, England/Kampala, Uganda ~ September 24- October 3, 2012
Drama Upon Departure
We gathered up our luggage and were ready to go, with a buffer time for takeoff much less than my liking. On the way to the airport, our vehicle broke down at least twenty times within six to eight miles on the interstate, because of a vacuum problem with the carburetor. Humanly speaking, it did not look good. It was the middle of the day when no one is handy for assistance, and calling a tow truck would not help at all. We would obviously miss our flight. God always has a way however; the question is would we find it? But of course. Our son Paul was at home because of a unique change in his schedule. He came to our rescue at a gas station/food mart, took care of the broken down vehicle, and we used his car to get to the airport. We prayed and carefully planned for this trip several weeks in advance, yet moments like this really tax our faith. We made the flight with a bit of time to spare, and took off for our connecting flight at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. We departed from Chicago in the late evening, arriving at the Heathrow Airport, London the following morning.
We took London’s airport railway to famous Paddington Station, and took a double decker bus from there. In a blitz we saw decorative soldiers on guard dressed in old world garb, the Tower Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, and many other sights. My thrill was having my picture taken underneath a statue of my hero, Winston Churchill. Yes, “this was my finest hour.” London is an international city, full of people from India, the Middle East, Asians and even a few native British folks. One could sense that the religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism were all represented in this city. We returned to the airport in the late afternoon, prior to our departure for Uganda. Our flight was a long “red eye,” and we had ample room on the airplane to stretch out and rest. The flight went well and arrived on time.
Arrival In Uganda
I am a history buff, and I know something about Entebbe Airport where we just landed. Decades ago, hostages were taken there under the rule of the wicked Ugandan President Idi Amin. An airplane was hijacked and flown into the airport. The Israelis arranged for an incredible rescue attempt to free the hostages, mostly who were Jewish and Israelis. The brother of the current prime minister (Benjamin Netanyahu), Yoni Netanyahu, was the leader of this crack commando squad. They landed at the other end of the vast airport late at night with their lights off, after flying over Lake Victoria. They drove vehicles out of their cargo plane with false flags and insignias, and approached the hostage sight. Gunfire erupted and those holding the hostages were all killed, all the hostages survived, and the only fatality with the Israeli commando unit was their leader, Yoni Netanyahu himself! My plan was to search the walls of the airport buildings, and see if I could find bullet holes from the gunfire. I never had the chance. We stepped out of the airplane and proceeded down steps, and I immediately observed airport police outside, dressed in military fatigues and equipped with AK-47s! I looked at them and not for bullet holes. Welcome to third world country Uganda. We showed our passports and purchased visas without incident….and yes, our luggage all arrived safely.
There is nothing quite like meeting a familiar face when you travel around the world. Especially when you know absolutely no one else in the entire nation! Daniel Lugumya and a couple of his associates were at Entebbe Airport to meet us. It was surreal to finally arrive at the goal of our trip. We were thrilled and grateful. Thank you Jesus and bless our week…
Doug Hagmann and Joe Hagmann Interview Bill Salus
Bill Salus is one of the most popular prolific authors of prophecy in the Middle East. Bill Salus wrote a prophetical book called Psalm 83. His latest book is Nuclear Showdown In Iran. Ironically, Iran is the number one evangelical growing population in the world! They are growing 19.6% per year, compared to America which is growing 0.8% per year. A huge disparity. Dreams, miracles, visions and Satellite TV are entering the homes in Iran, they are finding hope in Jesus Christ and healing is going on. In Iran, the Syrian Refugee Camps and in China, the Holy Spirit is entering many Muslim communities there, and throughout the world. A revival is happening throughout the Middle East in the midst of all of the chaos. ISIS are a barbaric people, similar to the ancient Assyrians. Jonah had no desire to take the Gospel to these heathens. But God transcends our limited desire to share the Gospel. Our vacuous foreign policy in the United States may be accelerating end times prophecy in the Middle East. “Our enemies do not fear us and our friends do not revere us.” The belligerents in the Middle East and Vladimir Putin in Russia are flexing their muscle. This all puts Israel in a very difficult position. Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting an Islamic power in Iran that is on the verge of possessing a nuclear weapon that could annihilate them. In 2014 President Obama threatened to shoot down any Israelite jets that would enter Iranian air space in order to attack nuclear installations.
“Nine Eleven” propelled Bill Salus into an avid interest in prophecy. The theme of the end times is dominant in the Bible and the #1 sign of the end times is that all of the signs are converging rapidly. Iran is a big deal. Benjamin Netanyahu came to America last March with the sole purpose of addressing Congress about Iran. Bill Salus believes that end times apocalyptic events are so close, that we must strive to make sure we are right with God. Place your faith in Jesus Christ. Wise words indeed.
Keep Looking Up!
One may as well ask “Is the Pope Catholic?” Do frogs jump? Does a butterfly have wings? Do snakes slither? Do zebras have stripes? Goodness gracious, look at his very name, his background, his likes and dislikes, and all of his decision making. By the way, it is important to point out that Muslims can lie about their faith and do anything that they feel would promote the cause of their god Allah. Attempting to determine whether or not President Obama is really a Muslim should be based on what he does, and NOT by what he says, since lying is encouraged in their religion (their father is the father of lies). Nonetheless, Barack Obama has had countless “Freudian Slips” whereas his true religious beliefs have been divulged, several referred to below and in the You Tube that follows. Also, once a person is a Muslim, recanting your faith is not an option.
George Stephanopoulos interviewed President Obama and he called himself a Muslim during the interview. I listened to this is on You Tube. If you are skeptical why do you not check it out? Obama was corrected by Stephanopoulos, and he changed his faith from Muslim to Christian during the interview. I mean do not you born again Christians forget your faith and call yourself Muslims on occasion? This would be hysterical were it not so sad as to how naïve Americans truly are. As of late, the “conservative” Fox News station, referred to an enquirer who asked Donald Trump about the problem of Obama’s Muslim faith. Fox News suggested the people who believe he is a Muslim, actually think he is just coming out of the closet. Please, please, please: I knew he was a Muslim when he first came on the radar about eight years ago. If he wore a turban and rode a camel down Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., I would not be any more convinced. He stated: “We are no longer a Christian nation” in his first inaugural speech. He has placed countless Muslim Brotherhood people in leadership and allowed Ramadan in the White House. He cancelled our National Day of Prayer. He has referred to his Muslim faith countless times, also on You Tube. He loves their form of worship. He disparages Christianity every chance he gets, and tramples on our rights. Sharia Law is in the works in Europe and planned for America in the near future. He is greasing the skid. This information goes on world without end. Why do you think he hates Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi)? … and Maxwell House is good to the last drop.
Note: Research concerning his upbringing in Kenya, and even more so in Indonesia, gives further credence for his Muslim faith. Watching the Movie 2016, studying his life history and mentors adds further fuel to the fire in regards to his religious leanings. He was told by advisors that “he would have to change his religion” in order to be elected president in the United States of America.
Finally, consider Obama’s own words from his two tomes, “Dreams of My Father” and “Audacity of Hope.” With the exception of those who are confused by facts, the following should remove all doubt:
Note what B. Hussein Obama says in his own words. They are from his books entitled “Dreams of My Father” and “Audacity of Hope.
In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.”
An excellent nine and one half minute You Tube is featured below. You can hear it all, straight from the horse’s mouth. [Barack is the horse that Mohammed allegedly rode on when he went to heaven. Yes, the president of the United States of America was named after Mohammed’s horse.] This You Tube is comprehensive, and is imperative for uninformed Americans who desire to see who is leading (“leading from behind”) our nation. Once you watch the first video presentation, other You Tube videos with the same theme will follow:
Almost comical, are Obama’s assertions of the tremendous influence of Islam on American history. You Tube unveils many of these speeches, where he lies more than an Afghan carpet. Our nation was 99% Protestant Christian when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the remainder were Catholics and Jews. The only real incident whereas Islam was involved with our history, were the infamous barbaric Barbary Pirates who attacked unarmed merchant/passenger ships throughout the waters of Western Europe and North Africa during the inception of our nation. Obama never mentions this. He simply lies and distorts the truth to his advantage. The baby boomers and older folks all know that he is a profuse liar, but many of the uninformed millennials drink the Kool-Aid. Nefarious leaders all rewrite history. That is their trademark. The impact of Islam on American history before 9/11/01, is not a smidgeon, nada, zilch, zero, nihilo, none whatsoever. God blessed our country for over two hundred years solely because of our Judeo Christian heritage. President Obama’s “history” of our nation merely reflect his distorted and convoluted world view. Our president is a liar.
Yes, I believe this is the case. The Bible always says it best: Proverbs 14:34 King James Version (KJV) “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” The Bible explains in the prophetical books (Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.) that God judges all nations through their response to His commandments. Because of her sins, Israel was judged by the sword, drought, famine and pestilence. The prophet Joel emphasized how the Lord used a plague of locusts to judge Israel. The land of Egypt was judged by the Lord through ten plagues. No nation is exempt from the Lord’s judgment.
Which brings to mind our nation today. I find our president’s recent speeches on our “problem” of global warming to recent college graduates amusing. For one thing, there are a plethora of issues that should have much greater priority. For another thing, HE may be the cause of some of the changes in our weather. During his six plus years in office, he has sanctioned transgender teachings for our children in the public school system, ratified “gay marriage” across the nation, thrown our Middle East ally of Israel and their prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu under the bus (For this despicable act, Genesis 12:3 makes me cringe), attacked the freedoms of innumerable Christian institutions and businesses across our country (examples are the right of Christian hospitals to not endorse or perform abortions, and the rights of Hobby Lobby not to sell contraceptives), all the while placing Muslim Brotherhood personnel in influential positions throughout the government. President Obama has invited illegal immigrants to stay, and to add insult to injury, gives them additional benefits from our tax dollars. He gives them priority over those who want to immigrate to America legally! He allowed our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya to be brutally murdered and he has treated our war veterans awfully. His agenda bypasses the constitution in everything he does. In the last several years who has noticed the extreme drought in California, the extra powerful tornados that strike out of season, or the widespread flooding that is happening as I write this? On yesterday’s news, I saw tennis ball sized hail in the Chicago area. I spent the first twenty years of my life there and never experienced or heard of such a thing. Mainstream Christians like Anne Graham Lotz, Franklin Graham and James Dobson warn America of soon coming judgment. Yes indeed, ironically our administration could account for changes in weather patterns as they continue to take this nation off course, and continuously rebel against the Lord and every value that made this country great.
Pray For Revival In America
Note: Global warming has been a political football for the last twenty years, and scientists are recently observing great fallacies within this theory. Global warming has been endorsed by the United Nations and globalists, who are quick to blame it on man made carbon emissions (CO2), with the United States labeled as the chief culprit. Politicians, the government, our schools and our so called intelligentsia have all brainwashed the masses with this theory. The idea behind all of this was to tax anyone who contributes to carbon emissions. Now, after years of research, scientist and former NASA advisor John Casey has written a best selling book named “Dark Winter.” The premier truth taught in the book is that it is solar cycles and NOT carbon emissions that are responsible for global weather changes. The warming effect actually ended in 2000 and we are now in a cooling cycle as is evidenced by the weather. Much to the chagrin of global warming theorists, the oceans are not rising and the poles are not melting as predicted. The opposite effect is occurring, as ice sheets are expanding in Antarctica and in the artic as well. Winters have been extremely severe in recent years. This solar trend will continue for about thirty years to come.