John and Doves,
The above url substantiates the concept of US-Israeli military collusion put forth in the explanation of Daniel's70 weeks ( Daniel 9:25 )
The following exerpt is taken from http://hopetotheend.com/palm.html
Daniel 9:25 , the "seventy weeks" Paraphrased:
The word "weeks" here means a bundle of sevens: "shabuah". Example: 2 "weeks" would mean 14 years etc......
The angel Gabriel gave to Daniel the heaven-sent timetable for Messiah to reign on earth.
There will be 70 x 7 years -- divided by GAPS of years -- until Messiah begins His Millennial reign on earth. 70 x 7 = 490 years
All of the 490 years specifically deal with the nation ISRAEL.
There will by 49 more years Daniel, until the wall of Jerusalem will be rebuilt. ( 7 x 7 = 49 years )
Then there will be a 434 GAP years between the Old Testament and the New Testament -- from Malachi to Matthew.
434 years plus 49 years = 483 years at which time Messiah will be killed ( "cut off"). The Crucifixion at Calvary.
There now remains one "week" ( shabuah ) left of 7 years. Those 7 years are also divided by a GAP of years.
On March 26, 1979 the Camp David Peace Accords (CDPA) were made between Egypt and Israel ( M. Begin )
Please note the word "begin".
That began the last remaining "week" of 7 years for ISRAEL. Those 7 years --for ISRAEL-- are divided into two parts of 3 and 1/2 years each. Those two segments are divided by an undetermined GAP of years between them.
The first 3 and 1/2 years began with the Camp David Peace Accords on March 26, 1979. Israel entered into a forbidden treaty with foreign nations. US military forces became the guarantee for the enforcement of that treaty ( US led multi-national force ).
EXACTLY 42 months to the day-- on the eve of Yom Kippur, Sept. 26, 1982, American Forces entered Lebanon to relieve Israel in their war. This wedded the agreement and became the SET-UP for future engagement during the GREAT Tribulation. Thus ended the first 3 and 1/2 year segment for ISRAEL.
Next followed an interim period, waiting for the next shoe to drop. We are "in the midst" of those years right now.
As of February 22, 2016 we are still waiting for the "man of sin" to come and CONFIRM the original covenant among the community of nations.
Daniel 9: 27.
According to Jesus in Matthew 24: 15 + 21, the next 3 and 1/2 years begins when we see the "abomination of desolation" STANDING in the Holy Place
( Temple Mount area). Well, Luke 21:20 tells us that it will be an ARMY of DESOLATION.
It is our belief here at Hope To The End that the church will be raptured at that point, and the "GREAT" Tribulation will begin ( Matthew 24:21 and Revelation
The GREAT Tribulation is a period of 3 and 1/2 years, thus filling up the total of 490 years until Messiah Jesus reigns from Jerusalem, ISRAEL as Lord of Lords and KING of Kings and God above all gods ( El Elyon).
Alleluia ! Blessed Forever is the Word of God. "
Please also see http://hopetotheend.com/addendum.html
The news article (at top of this letter ) states that "Juniper Cobra" (8th joint exercise) is for :
1. the "interoperability" of the 2 militaries
2. and for the "joint defense capabilities"
"a security alliance unmatched by any other country in the world"
" a premier exercise " and EUCOM's "highest priority exercise for 2016".
What role will they play in the End Times ?