Milestones to the Kingdom
MILESTONES 2017 PUBLISHED 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 (non-profit)

Published 2 February 2018
Milestones 2017 features:
1. Six chapters describing the scriptural basis behind fulfilling Bible prophecy. This is a new feature and is well worth buying the booklet on its own to read this.
2. Six chapters explaining the relevance of world events in the last twelve months to the overall divine plan to establishment of the Kingdom of God.  Including –
The United States accepting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Saudi Arabia and Egypt allied with Israel
The trouble makers around Israel (Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iraq) increasingly friendly with Russia
Most of the booklet was written in the last few weeks. The text was finalised three weeks ago, so the contents are very up to date.
 Here is Cpt 1

Chapter one – Introduction

The request to give a 6-part Milestones update at the Ontario Bible School in December 2017, gave the opportunity for a more in-depth presentation compared with my normal one or two-part talks. I normally keep the end of the year free for the task of compiling Milestones. A helpful suggestion that these talks could be used as the basis for this year’s Milestones was readily taken up. This 41st edition is therefore somewhat different in that it incorporates much of the material and slides used at the Bible School.

Every year seems to speed up the number of happenings which are confirming the broad pattern that we have historically seen concerning events at the time of our Master’s return. Where-ever we look, we are witnessing great changes, whether in the militaristic outlook of Russia; the development of a European Beast system; Britain’s latter-day role as a world-wide trading power; Israel’s friendship with southern Arab nations; or Church and State relationships in Europe and Russia. We are amazed at the number of events that show that real changes are afoot and follow the pattern portrayed by God in His Word. If we need faith-strengthening evidence of the Hand of God in the Kingdom of Men, there surely is no lack of signs! One personal measure is the number of Snippets that I glean from the world news. The number of articles has grown by about 25% compared to last year. Only a fraction are ever used to write Milestones so there is no shortage of material. What is so encouraging is that all these events are happening side by side. We can but marvel at the angelic work which must be taking place behind the scenes to bring about the situation we are witnessing. Yet sadly the world has no inkling of these things. Sadder still is when our own brothers and sisters are so engrossed in everyday living that they too fail to see their significance. Many are disillusioned as the things that were promised under the “new” interpretations of prophecy that were so prevalent twenty, thirty, fifty years ago, have not been borne out in practice. Our historic understanding has stood the test of time, despite periods when they seemed impossible. Yet time has shown that what looked a backward step, turned out to be a necessary step in the longer-than-expected time of opportunity for salvation. We must humbly accept that God is working to His timetable and the Master will appear at the appointed hour.

We can see that there is much more development required to re-establish the Beast system in Western Europe, but we marvel at how rapidly changes can be established as shown in the speed at which Russia has rebuilt itself, following the fall of Communism in 1991. If the Master returns well before the nations invade Israel, then we can appreciate that indeed the Master can be here at any moment and our lives changed for ever, while the final developments of the nations take place.

Details of the 100 page booklet including the first chapter can be read here. bro. Brian Luke’s preface can be read here.

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List of contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE                                                                                                                             3

Ch. 1: THIS YEAR’S MILESTONES……………………………………………………………        9

Ch. 2: FROM EARLY MILESTONES—1982……………………………………………..      10

Israel and the Lebanon War                                                                                        11

Ch. 3: Part 1: THE FALSE PROPHET—ROME THE KEY TO

BIBLE PROPHECY…………………………………………………………………….      13

Babel, the Start of the Kingdom of Men                                                                   13

From Babylon to Rome                                                                                                                15

Why the New Symbol of False Prophet?                                                                   19

Ch. 4: THE FALSE PROPHET AT WORK TODAY                                               20

The RC Church’s Involvement in the EU                                                                  21

Europe Breathing With Both Her Lungs.                                                                   23

And the winner of the Charlemagne Prize 2015—the Pope!                                 25

The EU Celebrated its 60th Birthday—in Rome!                                                    26

The Catholic Church as an Invisible Part of the Acquis Communautaire          27

(Re)thinking Europe                                                                                                       27

On Europe: Pope Francis Lays Out His Own ‘Benedict Option’                           28

Ch. 5: Part 2: PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE RUSSIAN DRAGON          29

The History of Rome’s Military Might                                                                       30

The Dragon and the Image                                                                                          31

The Little Horn of the Goat                                                                                          32

Ch. 6: THE RUSSIAN DRAGON MOVING TOWARDS ISRAEL………………      33

Putin and the Churches                                                                                                 33

Putin the Defender of the Christians                                                                           33

A Tsar is Born                                                                                                                 34

Russia’s Naval Power: From Peter the Great to Putin the Great?                          35

Russian Navy Works on Special Surprise for the West                                           36

The Russian Dragon Advancing on Israel                                                                 36

Putin Signs Syria Base Deal, Cementing Russia’s Presence There for

Half a Century                                                                                                               36

Russia’s Plan for a Nuclear Submarine Port at Tartus Jolts US, Israeli Navies  37

Russia Setting Up Direct Shipping Line to Syria                                                       37

Sudan. From Sochi to the Sahel: Russia’s Expanding Footprint                           38

Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep                  39

Russia and Egypt agree to reciprocal use of air bases                                             40

Egypt Expects to Agree Russian Industrial Zone Before Year-end                      40

Inside Putin’s Libyan Power Play                                                                                41

Crimea                                                                                                                              42

Putin Puts Russia on War Footing by Telling Businesses to Be Ready to

Switch to War Production                                                                                            44

Weapons Exports Set To Rise                                                                                      45

Russia’s Bumper Crop Creates Options                                                                     45

What Sanctions? Russian Oil Knocks Exxon Off Its Pedestal                              45

Putin Crowns Himself OPEC King as Saudis Bow to Economic Reality             45

Pulling Nations into the Eastern Foot                                                                         46

The Balkans: Offering Carrots and Sticks                                                                 47

Russia and Turkey                                                                                                         47

Russia and Saudi Arabia                                                                                              47

Ch. 7: Part 3: PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE EUROPEAN BEAST 48

The Beast of the Sea                                                                                                     48

The Beast of the Earth                                                                                                  50

Pope Leo Crowns Charlemagne                                                                                  50

The Image of the Beast                                                                                                                51

The Beast and its Harlot Rider                                                                                    52

The Beasts and Nebuchadnezzar’s Image                                                                                53

Legs Ending, Feet Beginning                                                                                        54

Ch. 8: THE EUROPEAN BEAST IN A POST-BREXIT WORLD ……………..      55

The German Reichs                                                                                                       55

The Remarkable Rise of Germany                                                                             55

Angela Merkel’s Leadership Test                                                                                56

Austrian Elections                                                                                                          57

Emmanuel Macron Wins a Majority, Though not a Record One                         57

Germany Quietly Working to Unite European Militaries                                        58

EU Leaders Hail ‘Historic Step’ in Defence Cooperation                                       59

EU Takes Step Towards Joint Army                                                                           60

More European, More Connected and More Capable                                           61

Towards the United States of Europe                                                                         62

Pope Francis: ‘Europe Must Be Federal’                                                                   64

“The Construction of European Unity is a Bold Far Sighted Endeavour”          64

Macron Seeks Far-reaching EU Overhaul                                                                 66

The Grand Plans to Renew the European Union                                                      66

Ch. 9: Part 4: PROPHECIES CONCERNING ISRAEL, SHEBA AND

DEDAN………………………………………………………………………………………..      67

Israel’s State of Mind in the Latter-days                                                                   67

A desirable spoil and a prey.                                                                                        70

Peace and Safety                                                                                                           71

Sheba and Dedan                                                                                                           72

Ch. 10: ISRAEL AND SHEBA AND DEDAN–A GROWING FRIENDSHIP74

Gas, a Power to Transform                                                                                           74

New Exploration Areas                                                                                                 75

Exporting Energy                                                                                                            76

Trump Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital                                                     76

Islamic Summit on Jerusalem Showcases New Mideast Alliances                       78

Saudi Prince to White House: Jerusalem Issue Is No Bar to Our Engagement

With Israel                                                                                                                      78

Neom, Saudi Arabia’s Proposed Mega City                                                              79

Israel’s Possibilities for (Energy) Cooperation With Saudi Arabia                        79

CIA Chief Strongly Advises a Saudi-Israeli Military Intelligence

Headquarters                                                                                                                 80

New Allies: Israel and Saudi Arabia?                                                                         80

Israel Welcomes Saudi Mufti’s Pro-Israel Remarks,                                               81

In a Sign of Gently Warming Ties, Bahraini Delegation Visits Israel                   82

Israel: The Eighth Great Power of 2017                                                                     82

India and Israel: A Strategic Alliance?                                                                       82

China-Israel economic, tech cooperation to enter new stage                                                83

Ch. 11: Part 5: THE MERCHANTS OF TARSHISH AND HER YOUNG

LIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………      84

The Merchants of Tarshish                                                                                          84

Forgotten Seventy Years.                                                                                              85

Seventy years, according to the days of one king.                                                   86

Royal Sources Dismiss Growing Regency Rumours.                                               86

And her young lions                                                                                                       87

Ch. 12: BREXIT BRITAIN CHARTS NEW DESTINATIONS, WORKING

WITH HER YOUNG LIONS……………………………………………………….      88

The Steps to Freedom                                                                                                    88

Article 50 Triggered 29th March                                                                                   88

May’s Gamble Backfires                                                                                              89

Monthly Talks Begin in June.                                                                                      89

Yes, Talks Can Move On                                                                                              90

The UK Ranks Top of All Major Developed Economies for Establishing

New Businesses                                                                                                              92

Norway’s Giant Oil Fund Drops Yen and Buys British                                           92

Greek Shipowners Would Consider Relocating to London, Says Study              93

Government Pledges to Double UK Fleet Flying Under the Red Duster               93

British Trade With Global Giant China Booms As Rest of EU Lags Behind      93

British-Israel Trade Can Thrive in the Brexit Era—Here’s How                           94

UK FM Vows to ‘Build Strongest-ever Relationship’ With Israel                          95

May Sets Out Post-Brexit Middle East Strategy                                                       95

The Young Lions in the Middle East                                                                          95

Ch. 13: Part 6: DRAWING THE NATIONS TO ARMAGEDDON……………..      96

Unclean spirits like frogs out of the mouths                                                              96

Ch. 14: AN EXHORTATION TO WATCHFULNESS…………………………………   100

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