Aug 182014
 

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Arutz Sheva: “One-sided ‘sign of goodwill’ offered by Israel, even as Hamas refuses to discuss returning two fallen IDF soldiers’ bodies for now.

As truce talks in Cairo continued Sunday ahead of the five-day ceasefire extension ending Monday at midnight, Israel preempted any agreement by unilaterally offering Gaza a concession and lifting a ban on fishing in the Hamas enclave.”

Opinion: In our book Antichrist: The Search for Amalek we quote Jimmy De Young’s 2006 post on what the Bible says of the Palestinian people:

“The prophet Malachi records that God says the borders of the people of Amalek, the Palestinians of today, would be the borders of wickedness; that’s Malachi 1:4. Ezekiel says that the Amalekites will kill the Jews in the Last Days and try to take their land from them; that’s Ezekiel 35. Jeremiah says that the Amalekites will be destroyed and be as if they had never been; Jeremiah 49:18:

As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah And their neighbors,” says the Lord, “No one shall remain there (Edom-Mt. Seir), Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.”

Mt. Seir today is known today as the Shara range of southern Jordan, where the city of Petra is located. In Biblical times this was the land where Esau settled after separating from his brother Jacob.

As Jeremiah prophesied, Biblical Edom today became populated with wild animals and birds (instead of people).

At the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity Esau’s descendants were pushed from Seir into southern Judea which was named Idumea by the Romans. The Lord admonished the Edomites for jeering at their brother as the Jews were led off by Nebuchadnezzar’s army.

In the day that you stood on the other side—In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem—Even you were as one of them. “But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity; Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah  In the day of their destruction; Nor should you have spoken proudly In the day of distress.” Obadiah 1:11-12

Edom today is the place where the descendants of Esau make a tumult: West Bank and Gaza.

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Aug 152014
 

5c7aaa30-8a99-4c93-979b-de7f1ec45a9bNewsmax: “Protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri were boisterous but peaceable on Thursday night as a small number of state police, led by a newly appointed black captain, replaced riot gear-clad local forces and mingled with the crowd.

Hours earlier, Missouri’s governor Jay Nixon put Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in charge of security in the town of Ferguson after almost a week of clashes between protesters and police firing tear gas and stun grenades. Dozens of people have been arrested amid looting, shooting and vandalism.

In a tactical U-turn, Johnson, and a handful of black officers without body armor walked among thousands of protesters filling the streets of the mostly black St. Louis suburb, demanding justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.”

Opinion: Racial tensions calmed Tuesday despite Al Sharpton’s attempt to ramp them up. That the President and Attorney General are involved, again, is part and parcel as to why there is racial tension to begin with. This is a matter for local law enforcement, not politicians.

The larger point here is that our once powerful nation is crumbling from within and overseas. The blessings of God that made us the greatest nation on earth have been trampled and abused. We kicked God out of our government, schools, and in many cases, our families. And, as Anne Graham Lott (Billy Graham’s daughter ) once said God being a gentleman obliged.

Our government took sides against Israel. Again. God promised (Genesis 12:3, 17:7-8) to Abraham and his descendants after him that there would be blessings for those who blessed him and curses for those who cursed him.

You don’t have to look far to find major repercussions:

  • Racial tensions not seen in 50 years threaten our cities
  • Illegal aliens flooding the border
  • Daily news about dumping the dollar from world reserve status
  • Tensions with Russia at a boiling point
  • The US military is being reduced to pre-WWII status
  • The Middle East is being overrun by a powerful terrorist army
  • Israel/US relations are the worst in its 66 year history

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

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Aug 152014
 

img524374Arutz Sheva: “Around 10,000 Israelis poured into downtown Tel Aviv late Thursday, calling on the government and the army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all.

Organizers said the rally united people across Israel’s often bitter divides of left and right-wing, as well as religious and secular Jewish communities. Alon Davidi, mayor of the southern town of Sderot, told the rally there must be a solution – be it political or military – to 14 years of rocket attacks.

“Finish the job, he said! This is a universal principle. We want to live in peace.”

Opinion: Excellent idea - but according to Bible prophecy – not yet. In the future war of Psalm 83 part of the invading force is from Gaza (Philistia) and if it is not Hamas, it is some enemy just as evil.

The prophet implores God, “Deal with them (7 nation Arab alliance) as with Midian.” The battle at Midian can be found in Judges 7.

God raised up a deliverer.  God told Gideon to reduce his army from 22,000 to 300 and to split into three groups of 100 with the unusual weapons of trumpets and empty jars with torches inside. At the critical moment the Israelites were told to blow their trumpets and break their jars making a loud noise giving the impression of a larger army.

And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled. When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the Lord set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled.

Sound familiar:

Exodus 14:13-14 When the Israelites were being pursued by Pharaoh and the mighty Egyptian army with hundreds of chariots drawing near, Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace’. Exodus 14:13–14

2 Chronicles 20 The Israelites faced a multitude of Edomites from Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir when the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.”

The future War of Gog and Magog:

In the war that follows Psalm 83 the same supernatural ending is apparent in Ezekiel 38:21-22. The war is a sneak attack upon the mountains of Israel by an overwhelming force of Russia, Iran, Turkey and North African nations:

“I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.”

And God will raise up a deliverer for such a time as this, Esther 4:14.

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Aug 142014
 
Navy Caves In to Atheists, Removes Bibles From Guest Rooms

The New American: “The U.S. Navy has caved in to the demands of an atheist group that it remove Bibles from guests rooms on naval bases. In March, attorneys from the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) claiming that two “concerned service members” had

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Aug 142014
 
US halted transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel

YNet News: “Shipment of aerial anti-armor missiles stopped after White House, State Department learned that IDF requested transfer directly from Pentagon without asking for their approval, according to Wall Street Journal report. The paper describes a long line of battles between the administration of US President Barack Obama and the Israeli government led by Prime

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Aug 122014
 
Crisis in the Middle East: The end of a country, and the start of a new dark age

 The Independent: “Iraq has disintegrated. Little is exchanged between its three great communities – Shia, Sunni and Kurd – except gunfire. The outside world hopes that a more inclusive government will change this but it is probably too late. The main victor in the new war in Iraq is the Islamic State of Iraq and

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Aug 122014
 
Rick Perry to Iowa Grassroots: 'Here am I, Send Me!'

Breitbart: “Those words may have been a subtle reference to his political future, but he made it a central point of his speech, encouraging all social conservatives to stand strong for their beliefs. “We’ve all been called to perform, we’ve all been called to duty, you’ve been called to make your community, your state, your

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