May 272015
 

GAZA_Rockets_14_7_14Debkafile: “Israel resorted Tuesday night, May 26, to its old routine response to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip by the aerial bombardment of four “terrorist” targets. Once again, Hamas hurriedly removed its personnel from the targeted facilities in time to escape casualties. For Israel it was an opportunity missed.

The first Palestinian long-range Grad rocket attack since last summer’s Israeli operation in Gaza was a chance to go for really potent terrorist infrastructure, such as the new tunnels the Palestinians are again running under the border.”

Opinion: Since the rockets have started flying, the tunnels must be near ready.

An April 14, 2015 report from the Times of Israel said this: “Hamas has begun using heavy machinery and engineering tools to accelerate the excavation of attack tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip under the Israeli border, sources in the Palestinian enclave told the Times of Israel. 

The equipment, the sources said, includes small bulldozers with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces. From the Israeli side of the border, larger tractors are clearly visible above the ground as the machines prepare the tunnel entries.”

On March 6, 2015, President Obama announced support for a Palestinian state in retaliation for Israel re-electing Prime Minister Netanyahu. And just last week Pope Francis welcomed one of the unelected presidents of the Palestinian/Hamas Unity government to the Vatican and pledged support for Palestinian statehood.

The leaders of both the US and Vatican have violated the Abrahamic Covenant of Genesis 12:3, and judgment will surely follow.

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May 252015
 

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Zero Hedge:  From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight to beheading YouTube clip” purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one:

Use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria’s president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant – and belligerent – source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.”

Opinion: There are three points we have been making for over 1 year:

  • ISIS is a useful idiot
  • The final World War will be over oil/natural gas
  • Climate change is a lie and a distraction

What I didn’t know about ISIS is that we, the USA, created it in much the same way we created the Mullahs of Iran in the 1970s.

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According to William Engdhal, (American/German freelance journalist, historian and economic researcher) “the battle is raging over whether pipelines will go toward Europe from east to west, from Iran and Iraq to the Mediterranean coast of Syria, or take a more northbound route from Qatar and Saudi Arabia via Syria and Turkey. It is not difficult to notice that the rebellion in Syria began  almost at the same time as the signing of a memorandum in Bushehr on June 25, 2011 regarding the construction of a new Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline…”

And it is probably not a coincidence that two years later on September 6, 2013, President Obama drew the infamous red line on Bashar Assad and began supplying weapons to rebel groups who are now called ISIS.

And it would be even less of a coincidence that Vladimir Putin would get involved to keep Assad in power to block the pipeline to protect Russia’s biggest energy customer – Europe

Let’s take this a few steps forward. If energy needs and in particular natural gas is going to be the driving force in 21st century geopolitics, then perhaps Genesis 49:25 has already been fulfilled with Israel’s gigantic natural gas find in the Levant in 2010.

And if that is the case, Ezekiel 38:4, hooks in the jaw, would line up with Russia’s reluctance to lead an invasion force against Israel to block the potential sale of gas to Europe and take over Israel’s energy or as Ezekiel 38:13 calls it – plunder.

And what else could compel a 200 million man army (Revelation 9:16),  the kings of the East (Revelation 16:12) to march 3900 miles to do battle in the plains of Megiddo?

 

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May 242015
 

Pentecost

The Jewish “Feast of Weeks (Shavuot)” and the Christian feast of Pentecost are correlated for those who believe in Messiah Jesus.

For the Jews, this time of celebration is known as Shavout, which is the Hebrew word meaning “weeks.” This is one of three separate names that are used in Scripture to refer to this important Jewish feast. Each name emphasizes an important aspect of the feast as well as its religious and cultural significance to both Jews and Christians.

Besides being called the Feast of Weeks in Leviticus 23, this special feast celebration is called the “Day of the Firstfruits” in Numbers 28:26 and the “Feast of Harvest” in Exodus 23:16.

This important feast gets its name from the fact that it starts seven full weeks, or exactly 50 days, after the Feast of Firstfruits. Since it takes place exactly 50 days after the previous feast, this feast is also known as “Pentecost” (Acts 2:1), which means “fifty.”

It normally occurs in late spring, either the last part of May or the beginning of June. Unlike other feasts that began on a specific day of the Hebrew calendar, this one is calculated as being “fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath” (Leviticus 23:15–16; Deuteronomy 16:9–10).

Like other Jewish feasts, the Feast of Weeks is important in that it foreshadows the coming Messiah and His ministry. Each and every one of the seven Jewish Feasts signifies an important aspect of God’s plan of redemption through Jesus Christ.

In the New Testament, fire is associated with the presence of God (Hebrews 12:29) and the purification He can bring about in human life (Revelation 3:18). God’s presence and holiness are implied in the Pentecostal tongues of fire.

Indeed, fire is identified with Christ Himself (Revelation 1:14; 19:12); this association naturally underlies the Pentecost gift of the Holy Spirit, who would teach the disciples the things of Christ (John 16:14).

Click on the blue headline link at top to read more about the significance of PENTECOST.

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May 232015
 
Guest Post: Aspen defendant enlists stuffed animal as his attorney

Aspen Times: “On May 19th, 2015 a man named Charles Abbott walked into a courtroom in Aspen, Colorado where he had to attend a hearing due to suspicion of breaking a protection order.  For his defense, he decided to place his faith in a stuffed owl named Solomon to provide a vigorous defense.  Yes, you read

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May 222015
 
The US, Iraqi, and Syrian armies go to pieces against ISIS drive. Israel, Jordan, Saudis alarmed

Debkafile: “The fall of Damascus and Baghdad, or large slices thereof, to the rapacious Islamic State, is no longer the subject of strategic forecasts, but here and now. It is the price the region is paying for President Barack Obama’s single-minded obsession with détente with Tehran and a nuclear accord. Ramadi’s fall in Iraq and

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May 222015
 
Hezbollah: We'll Apply Strategies in Syria to Conquer Galilee

Arutz Sheva: “Hezbollah officials say they are preparing to use the strategies and techniques they learned fighting Syrian rebels along the border with Lebanon to conquer Israel’s northern Galilee region. The Iranian-backed Shia Islamist group has been making steady gains in its hard-fought campaign to wrest control of the Qalamoun region in Syria from Sunni rebels,

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May 212015
 
 China warns U.S. surveillance plane

CNN News: The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. Seeking to further challenge China’s military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on

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