Milestones 2016 - Table of Contents

PREFACE                                                                                                                             3

CONTENTS..................................................................................................................       5

             Milestones Snippets: a free email news service..........................................       8

             Milestones in Electronic form........................................................................       8

Chapter 1: THE PURPOSE OF MILESTONES..................................................       9

             The word of Prophecy.....................................................................................       9

             The structure of this year’s Milestones........................................................     11

Chapter 2: FROM EARLY MILESTONES—1981............................................     16

Chapter 3: POST ARMAGEDDON PROPHECIES............................................     15

A time line..........................................................................................................     15

A 10-year gap?.................................................................................................     17

40 years to establish Kingdom.......................................................................     18

Hour of judgment............................................................................................     18

A jubile period...................................................................................................     19

Post Armageddon prophecies........................................................................     19

The armies in heaven......................................................................................     21

Another helpful book: Rome and Jerusalem..............................................     22

Chapter 4: PROPHECIES CONCERNING TYRE & TARSHISH..................     23

Tyre and Tarshish in the latter days.............................................................     23

The link between Tyre and Tarshish and the Phoenicians.......................     24

Britain’s connection with Tarshish................................................................     25

The latter-day Sheba and Dedan powers....................................................     27

The Merchants of Tarshish............................................................................     28

All their young lions.........................................................................................     28

Chapter 5: MERCHANTS & LIONS IN SHEBA & DEDAN TODAY............     29

Britain and her young lions, in the Gulf and Israel in 2016......................     29

Operation Kipion..............................................................................................     33

Parker Review: Blueprint for a strong naval shipbuilding sector.............     33

Britain’s links to Israel.....................................................................................     35

Young lions’ links to Israel.............................................................................     37

Young lions in the Gulf Region......................................................................     39

Summary...........................................................................................................     39

Operation Northern Thunder..........................................................................     39

Chapter 6: BREXIT, THE START OF A LONG ROAD?.................................     40

Lisbon Treaty Article 50—Summary...........................................................     40

Tyre—singing as a harlot in the latter days.................................................     41

“Give me three good reasons why Britain should be part of Europe”....     42

The run up to the Brexit vote.........................................................................     43

The amazing events of polling day...............................................................     44

A Dis-United Kingdom....................................................................................     45

A new leadership team....................................................................................     46

The long process of unravelling from Europe.............................................     46

Now 27 countries around the world want trade deal with UK.................     47

Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations................................................     48

Australia was wounded when Britain joined the EU now put right as partners    48

It’s time for the City to move on from the gloom......................................     49

Chapter 7: BRITAIN, ISRAEL AND THE COMMONWEALTH...................     50

Britain and Israel..............................................................................................     50

Leaving the EU—and entering the Israeli market?....................................     51

Brexit may be an opportunity for Britain and Israel.................................     52

In historic first, senior British Royal said to be planning official trip to Israel    54

Brentry...............................................................................................................     54

British warship docks in Haifa.......................................................................     54

High-tech is ‘the new engine’ of UK and Israel trade................................     55

Britain and the Balfour Declaration.............................................................     55

Britain and the Commonwealth....................................................................     57

Through greater trade we can have a greater Britain................................     58

Britain and the Middle East...........................................................................     58

Britain and the US............................................................................................     59

Chapter 8: FRANCE & GERMANY, THE BEAST MOVES FORWARD 60

The picture of the future Europe in Rev. ch 17..........................................     60

Europe's eyes on Merkel to rebuild EU after Brexit vote..........................     62

Germany: Trump victory to spur EU military union.................................     64

Dawn of EU Army...........................................................................................     65

Kaliningrad: Russia in the heart of Europe.................................................     66

Europe’s choice................................................................................................     67

Germany to take on military leadership in global conflicts......................     67

Germany and France to share transport planes.........................................     68

The dream of a eurostate...............................................................................     68

The euro still wobbling.....................................................................................     69

Reversal of Trend in Business with Russia..................................................     70

Nord Stream 2 ‘Ready to Proceed’...............................................................     71

Chapter 9: RUSSIAN BEAR STAYING IN SYRIA.............................................     72

Russia expanding her footprint................................................................. 72

Tartus: expanding her port.............................................................................     72

An Existential Battle for the Demographic Future of Syria.....................     73

Russian ships return to the Mediterranean..................................................     74

Russia uses an Iranian airbase......................................................................     74

Chapter 10: RUSSIAN BEAR DANCING WITH TURKEY.............................     75

Russian sanctions hurt Turkey.................................................................. 75

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blinks first................................     76

Turkish Stream back on track.......................................................................     77

Erdoğan escapes coup d'état..........................................................................     77

Russian Ambassador to Turkey killed.........................................................     78

Putin visits Greece............................................................................................     78

NATO and Russia............................................................................................     80

Russia building more bases............................................................................     80

Russia strengthens links to Crimea...............................................................     81

Putin encircles Turkey in massive troop buildup........................................     82

Moscow Deepens Its Eurasian Security Tendrils........................................     82

Russia sells $14 billion worth of military hardware in 2016.....................     82

Chapter 11: PUTIN AND THE CHURCH.............................................................     83

Orthodoxy and Russia inseparable - Putin..................................................     83

Have Israel forfeited the Promises of God?................................................     84

‘Thinking an evil thought’..............................................................................     85

Russia to defend all Christians of the world................................................     85

Chapter 12: POPE FRANCIS BRINGS BACK HIS DAUGHTERS................     86

Rome, Greece and Russia...............................................................................     86

Why the Holy See Seeks Cooperation with Moscow................................     87

Reconciliation with the Lutherans................................................................     87

Church of England...........................................................................................     88

Francis awarded the Charlemagne Prize......................................................     88

Chapter 13: ISRAEL’S CONTINUING PROSPERITY.....................................     89

Israel—a concentrated source of energy!....................................................     89

Euro-Asia Interconnector...............................................................................     90

Israel government invites bids for new gas exploration............................     90

Israel and oil......................................................................................................     90

Chapter 14: ISRAEL AND THE TRUMP EFFECT...........................................     91

Israel’s hope for better relationships with America....................................     91

The Dangers of UN Security Council Resolution 2334.............................     92

The Settlements................................................................................................     93

Netanyahu links in a pro-Russian political party.......................................     94

Netanyahu visits Putin—again!.....................................................................     94

Developing Israeli-Russian ties......................................................................     95

Israel and the West Bank Arabs....................................................................     95

A seaport for Gaza?.........................................................................................     96

Israeli links to Arab countries.........................................................................     97

Egyptian and Israeli Cold Peace Has Never Been Warmer.....................     97

Israel and the Eurasian Economic Union....................................................     98

Israel sees drop in aliya numbers..................................................................     98

A good economic year....................................................................................     98

Chapter 15: SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARIES .................................................     99

Chapter 16: A CALL FOR WATCHFULNESS ..................................................   100

 

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