II Corinthians 4:5-7

"For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."

by Jon R. Welker

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." Luke 21:25-26

by Jon R. Welker

"The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zechariah 12:1-3

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Greetings in the Name of He Who is even at the doors!

Tens of thousands march against Yemen's president
AP/Sanaa, Yemen

Hundreds march against Government in Jordan
AP/Amman, Jordan

The Arab revolution and Western decline
by Ari Shavit

King Moves to Widen Outreach in Jordan
New York Times; 2/3/11
by Ethan Bronner

by Jon R. Welker

In the last Shepherdsfield Update (No. 63, Fall 2010), we were looking at the idea of "The Thief in the Night" from the perspective of the signs of the times – and why when Jesus was asked by the Pharisees for a sign, He responded:

"When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" Matthew 16:2-3

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