From The Publisher: What's Coming Next 5-17-11
What's Coming Next?
Here at the Alpha-Omega Report, we've experienced an unexpected series of events since late April, which combined to create a publishing black out of our website. It began with dodging severe weather storms and flooding. Our problems continued with a deluge of TMI - "too much information" or IO - "information overload" related to the Osama bin Laden raid and the ongoing revolt in Syria. We also were tracking the fall out of the death of bin Laden related to the war in Afghanistan and the ill-effects of the raid on relations with Pakistan.
While we were dealing with this information, we learned of new rumors and information concerning a mysterious "comet" known as Comet Elenin believed to be heading for a close encounter with Planet Earth this coming fall. All of this coincided with swirling rumors from Washington concerning President Obama and the Osama bin Laden raid and rumored scandals not covered by mainstream news media. Then we also picked up reports of a major rift in the Iranian government regime.
Shortly after the bin Laden raid took place, our two A-O Report news desk computers swallowed a nasty computer worm virus, which effectively shut down our ability to post updates to our internet website until the middle of May, nearly two weeks. We've restored our primary computer system but the back-up computer contained all of our ongoing news coverage articles under development as well as all of our old, archived articles. In short we've experienced some really hair-pulling moments of frustration for the past two weeks and no doubt triggered some concern for our regular readers who wondered why we'd not posted further updates. Well, now you know what we've been dealing with for the past three weeks.
We're slowly catching up. We've posted news updates now and will soon have a new A-O Intelligence Digest posted in our donor's section later today. We also have one Bible Prophecy studies article ready to post but its content is located in our back up computer which is still locked up and thus unavailable for immediate posting. I do hope we can soon resolve that problem and post it.
Prophetic Developments Unfolding Now
Events in the Middle East are unfolding with amazing speed in a manner that has nearly overwhelmed us. There is a major power shift taking place right now in the Mideast. Arab governments are either being toppled or facing severe security threats. There are indications that Iran is moving behind the scenes to trigger a wider proxy war with Israel, finding new support from Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood. At the same time, Arab governments in the Arabian Peninsula are gearing up to go to war against Iran.
If all of this were not enough, the Osama bin Laden death has triggered a rift in relations between the United States and Pakistan which threatens to further destabilize that area of the Mideast. We're getting indications from Washington that the White House intends to begin a rapid pullout of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, by declaring victory in the war on terror. Behind the scenes, however, the White House desires to get U.S. troops out of the Middle East before a major civil war explodes within the Muslim world between the Shia and Sunni sects. Such a conflict appears to be emerging thanks to Iranian radical leaders who are hell-bent on establishing a new Persian Empire using Islamic "Shia" dogma to overcome the Sunni theology protected by Saudi Arabia and much of the Arab world. At the moment, the battle between these two competing "sects" is being waged in Syria, where Iran and Saudi Arabia are using Syrian proxies to battle on behalf of the competing theologies.
This Islamic rivalry is now threatening to engulf Israel. Iran wants to make Israel a rallying point within the Muslim world so that Iran can emerge as the Islamic leader and develop a greater Persian empire. Israel is being cast as the eventual target by which Islamic unity can be restored via the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy.
Of course, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey have their own competing goals for Islamic leadership. The situation is now shaping up for some sort of confrontation within the Muslim world. Such a confrontation appears to be coming to a major clash, sooner rather than later, because Iran is racing to develop nuclear weapons. Such a clash will inevitably draw Israel into the conflict and thus raise the stakes for Bible Prophecy fulfillment. Indeed, we're now hearing reports that such a conflict with Israel may be attempted on June 5, the anniversary of the start of the 1967 war in which Israel gained control over all of Jerusalem.
Upcoming For The A-O Report
A-O Report Materials Now Being Translated
into Other Languages Around the World
As we continue to monitor developments in the Middle East, I am desperately working on providing additional articles related to Bible Prophecy Studies, as well as some general articles on the Christian Life that can be very useful for many believers who visit our website. Such efforts are having a profound impact beyond our A-O Report website, which is why I feel compelled to focus on providing additional Bible Studies.
I would like to note that I have been receiving inquiries and granting approvals to various A-O readers from around the world, who are seeking permission to translate our Bible study articles into other languages including European and Asian languages. Our free E-books on salvation and the Gospel as well as on prophecy are now being translated into various languages in a manner I never thought possible or likely. A-O readers from Pakistan and India recently asked and were given permission to translate and publish our free E-books and magazine studies articles to share with the people of Pakistan and India.
We've also granted such permissions for various eastern European languages including the Russian language. We have readers translating our works into the Spanish language in Central and South America.
Last month, we were asked for permission to translate articles into the Dutch language. I will routinely grant such publishing permission without regard to money, as long as the translated materials are distributed freely without attempting to make a profit.
If you are an international reader or a missionary who would like to translate our website materials into another language for distribution, please feel free to get in touch with me here by email to arrange for such permission.
For our American and other English-speaking readers, it may come as a surprise to learn that our website readership extends world-wide, although I seldom have mentioned the extent of our outreach.
The Alpha-Omega Report has a greater readership in a month than does the largest mega-church in America has for Sunday morning attendance. The A-O Report has as many as 60,000 readers worldwide in visit our website in the course of a month. The average monthly readership runs at between 20,000 to 30,000.
Please do not misinterpret my comments here as an indication of pride or as an effort to brag about our out reach. Far from it. Instead, I merely wish to point out that our website is having an impact on many, many people hungry to learn more about the Bible, Bible Prophecy and to better understand salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, we're indeed helping to spread the Good News of salvation and the certainty of His imminent Return. And we're doing all of this on a shoestring budget.
We Need Your Help
In order to continue providing such a ministry, we need the support of our readers. For nearly 10 years, I covered the operating costs out of my own pocket, but in the past three years or so, I've needed financial support from you, the reader. As we continue to publish the website, we continue with that need and rely on you and other readers like yourself to keep us going from month to month with our Bible Studies and primary news content freely distributed without cost to any and all who desire.
Every month is a financial struggle for me to pay the overhead bills associated with keeping this website alive and functioning. So far, the Lord has always provided enough in donations to keep the lights on and the website alive for His purposes. I continue to trust that He will do so for as long as it serves His purpose.Towards that end, I ask and encourage you to help with financial assistance each and every month, if it is possible for you to do so.
Our Current Financial Needs
At the moment, donations this month are way down, probably because of our lack of publishing activity. Many of you may have wondered if we were about to close down, due to the loss of my wife, Lou. This is not the case. We will definitely continue as the Lord allows and with your prayerful support and financial assistance.
While some donations have continued this month, we're still in need of several hundred dollars to cover our monthly operating costs. If you can help us with either a small or large donation, it will help keep The Alpha-Omega Report website materials available for a witness and service for the many out there who are hungry for God's truth and better understanding His Word and Prophecies that are now nearing fulfillment.
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I wish to once again thank those of you who have provided past financial support. You have no idea how much of a blessing and encouragement it has been to receive your gifts of support. Equally, I want to thank our readers who are unable to provide financial support but can and do provide prayer support. With your prayers, we've witnessed many small financial and spiritual miracles.
A-O Biblical Studies Articles
Here are some of the article topics we're working on for publication in the coming days and weeks ahead.
1. The Mystery of Babylon
2. The Mystery of the Rapture
3. The Rapture Debate
4. Egypt in Bible Prophecy
5. A Review of Daniel 11: 40-45 (King of the South)
6. What Does it Mean "To Believe"
7. What Does it Mean "To Have Faith"
8. What is "Hope" in the Bible
9. Why Study Bible Prophecy? Obedience to God's Commands
10. A Warning To Church Pastors About Failing To Teach Bible Prpohecy
11. What in the World is the New World Order up to Now?
12. The Upheaval in the Middle East - It's Prophetic Significance
These are subjects for which we are preparing to publish special articles in the coming days and weeks ahead. I would like all 12 of these to be posted immediately, but it takes time and I hope we'll have these issues addressed and published as soon as possible, certainly this spring and summer. If you have a particular subject you'd like us to address, please email me here and let me know. I can't promise that we'll be able to meet your request, but we'll certainly try if possible.
E-mail Alert Service Update
We've been sidetracked by the intense crush of news developments and our own technical problems but we are attempting to find an alternative solution that won't cost money or at least not much money. It becoming more likely though that we may have to resort to some sort of mass-mailing service that could cost as much as $5.00 per month per subscriber. We'll try to avoid this if at all possible, yet it is important that we have a way to let you know what's going on with website updates and share private insights not found elsewhere. We'll keep you posted at the website when we have something ready to reveal.
So Where Are We
Bible Prophecy Timeline?
What to Expect in the Next 6 Months?
The pace of news developments related to Bible Prophecy continues to increase in an almost exponential pace this year. We can barely keep up with it all at times, when we get a sudden burst of unfolding developments. So far, the first 5 months have been wild and crazy, particularly in the Mideast, but I suspect things will only get wilder and crazier for the rest of this spring and summer. Even so, we've not even begun to see the tip of the iceberg for wild and crazy developments. I suspect that this fall will produce some shocking and unexpected developments in Bible Prophecy. I can't be specific, but with the rate of change in events and the recent power-structure shaking going on within the Mideast, this fall is shaping up to be one of immense potential for prophetic fulfillment. I suspect we're on the cliff's edge for the start of the great Tribulation and this fall may be the start of "perilous times" and immense persecution of Christians. Now is the time to be wide awake for prophecy fulfillment, if there ever was a time. As always, at A-O, we intend to keep you posted on the latest developments.