Aug 282015
 

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CBO Director Keith Hall told reporters, “This is an unsustainable path here for federal debt. At some point, it’s going to get to a very high level. Obviously, you can’t predict tipping points, but at some point this becomes a problem.”

It is a stark commentary on the magnitude of just how much federal deficits have exploded in recent years, that this year’s deficit is forecast to “fall” to $426 billion, which would be the lowest level during the presidency of Barack Obama. The record annual deficit was $1.4 trillion in 2009, the first year of Obama’s tenure, when the government dramatically increased spending, following flawed Keynesian economic theory in a futile attempt to pull the country out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

Opinion: I am going to sound like a broken record, again. The article is correct but once again without the sure and perfect word of Bible prophecy, we miss where it is all going.

While there is great debate among Christian scholars, I believe that the Book of Revelation gives us a timeline:

  • Chapters 1-3 – The Church Age
  • Chapter 4 -5  The Rapture and the Throne Room
  • Chapter 6-12 – The 7 year Tribulation begins
  • Chapters 13-18 The Great Tribulation
  • Chapters 19-22 The Second Coming and the 1000 year Reign of Christ

The economic collapse is in Revelation 6:5-6.

Now, if only John had said when …

(Note: Bible Study Fellowship will study the Book of Revelation for the first time beginning on Monday, September 14, thru May, 2016. Classes are offered in most cities in the US and in hundreds of locations around the world. For information www.BSFinternational.org)

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Aug 262015
 

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The Daily Beast: “Palestinians refugees from Syria—known as PRS—are the shadow refugees of a four-year crisis with no end in sight. They are flat-out barred from entering any of Syria’s neighbors other than Turkey. If they do find a way in, they’re rejected by humanitarian organizations, banned from refugee camps, and face deportation back into Syria’s nightmare.

“Legally there’s nowhere for this besieged population to go. There’s a sense that they’ll try anything to get somewhere,” says Adam Coogle, the Human Right Watch researcher in Jordan. “The only thing they can do is try to stay off the radar, wait for the conflict in Syria to end and go back, or try to make a very, very dangerous journey.

Syrians have gone through hell. But the Palestinians—they’re not even in their own country, so life is even worse,” says UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness. “If you can imagine that.”

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Opinion: Palestinians are not welcome as citizens in any Arab country. The reasons are not as complex as those who want a Jewish state to disappear would like us to believe.

The entire Israeli/Palestinian conflict can be summed up in a quote from one of the most vile anti-Semites of the last generation:

“We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem”. —Yasser Arafat, 1996

There has never been a plan for peace from the Arab world.

These mostly Jordanian peoples who were left stranded in the area after the 1967 war were not welcome as citizens in any of the surrounding 6.7 million square miles of land given to Arabs, leaving them as a constant irritant to peace.

But let’s back up;

In 1947, the Arab world rejected the United Nations Partition Plan that would have created an Arab state and a Jewish state side by side.

In early May, 1948 the British Mandate over Israel ended.  Prior to Israel’s statehood announcement, approximately 700,000 of 900,000 Arab refugees were warned of a pending war. The Arabs were advised to flee the area, for they might be mistaken for Israelis.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Said declared, “We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down.”

Israel was born on May 14, 1948 and was attacked on the same day by Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. After the war, Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip and its more than 200,000 inhabitants, but refused to allow the Palestinians into Egypt.

The Israelis won the first of many divine victories.

The Arab leaders of these so-called Palestinian people could have had a state inside Israel at any time over the last 67 years, but instead put forth impossible demands, including:

  • Unwillingness to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist
  • Israeli’s must stop building houses in their own capital
  • The West Bank (including east Jerusalem/Temple Mount) must be declared a Jew-free state
  • A Jew-free corridor between Judea and Gaza
  • A demand to allow 5 to 13 million refugees back into Israel (right of return)

The Arab/Israel conflict will eventually lead to war that will end in total defeat of the Psalm 83 alliance, Obadiah 1:18.

(Excerpts Antichrist: The Search For Amalek chapter 10)

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Aug 262015
 

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The Times Of Israel: “A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel “should be annihilated,” and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran’s position concerning the Jewish state.

Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”

Opinion: And all the while Iran is supplying Hamas in the southeast and Hezbollah in the north with sophisticated weapons/missiles and cash so that Iran will not have to get their hands dirty, for now.

Psalm 83:4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

The psalmist, writing 3000 years ago, goes on to name a 10 nation alliance that reads like today’s newspaper.

In Psalm 83:1-8 the federation is anchored by two enemies that are inside Israel today: Edom= Palestinians of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Philistia= Palestinians of Gaza.

The psalmist then calls the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon) represented by Hezbollah in the north and are joined by:

  • Assyria: Syria, northern Iraq,
  • Sinai: Arabs in the desert in the south
  • Ishmaelites : Saudi Arabia
  • Gebal: northern Lebanon
  • Moab and Ammon representing central and northern Jordan
  • Hagrites: Egypt

Following an astounding victory, Israel will make the mistake of thinking that peace and safety is hers.

Then the real trouble begins, Ezekiel 38-39.

 

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Aug 252015
 
Introducing Yasser Abbas – the son whom the Palestinian leader plans to succeed him

Debkafile: “The reports swirling around the Arab world over the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to quit disguise the octogenarian’s next plans. According to our Middle East sources, Abbas (known to all as Abu Mazen) has confided to his close circle that he has lost faith in President Barack Obama, whom he accuses of deserting

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Aug 252015
 
July “Warmest on Record” Lie Debunked by NASA Data

The New American: “The Obama administration’s politicized bureaucracies are trying to deceive the world once again, this time claiming, falsely, that July of 2015 was the “warmest on record.” In the real world, it was not even the hottest July since last year, according to the global satellite temperature record, which is considered more reliable

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Aug 242015
 
Abbas confirms visit to 'sister country' Iran

YNet News: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Sunday that he will soon visit “sister country” Iran, even though Tehran has denied such a visit would take place. The PA president referred to Iran as “a neighboring, sister country,” saying “Our relations with it were not good, but we have an embassy in Tehran, and

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Aug 242015
 
China Chooses Her Weapons

Zero Hedge: “China’s recent mini-devaluations had less to do with her mounting economic challenges, and more to do with a statement from the IMF on 4 August, that it was proposing to defer the decision to include the yuan in the SDR until next October. The IMF’s excuse was to avoid changes at the calendar

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