Feb 252015
 

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The Jerusalem Post: “In private talks with European sources, the Saudis have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on Iran, including use of Saudi air space by the IDF for a possible air strike, according to a report by Channel 2.

Cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not come free, however. According to the report, the Saudi officials said they would need to see progress between Israelis and Palestinians before having enough legitimacy to allow Israel to use their air space.”

Opinion: Extortion. Give up land, move 500,000 Jewish families out of the West Bank, create a Jew-free corridor between the West Bank and Gaza  and permit 5 million Jordanians the right of return. All that so the Saudis, who are scared silly of the Iranians, will give Israel airspace. What a deal.

Other Sunni states, such as, Egypt, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates say that a nuclear deal allowing Iran to keep its nuclear-producing technologies would likely drive nations in the region to develop nuclear capabilities in order to match those of Iran’s.

A nuclear arms race will break out in the region.

Meanwhile, John Kerry and the P5+1 nations are absolutely, positively certain that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon despite having said the same about North Korea until the hermit kingdom surprised the world with a nuclear test in 2006.

So what does the Bible have to say?

The best clues of a nuclear Iran are found in Ezekiel’s war of Gog and Magog. The alliance of 7 nations will advance on the mountains of Israel led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey. The alliance will fall by divine intervention and Ezekiel says this:

  1. Ezekiel 39:6 “I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands”
  2. Ezekiel 39:9 “Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up—the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel”
  3. Ezekiel 39:12 “For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land”

All three verses suggest nuclear warfare:

  1. Fire on Russia/coast lands (other members of the alliance) – indicates nuclear exchange
  2. 7 years worth of fuel from weapons indicates nuclear reactors
  3. Burying the dead for 7 months suggests nuclear contamination
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Feb 232015
 

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Breitbart: Friday saw the close of the of the three-day international summit on violent extremism hosted by the White House.

Coming as it did just a just after the release of ISIS/Islamic State videos on the immolation of Lt Kassasbeh, the Jordanian Royal Air Force pilot, and the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians, and the reported death of another US hostage, the timing allowed it potentially to be a perfect platform for a muscular response to the barbarity of the Islamic State, for the announcement of actions akin to the attacks against ISIS launched by King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Sisi of Egypt.

Instead, the President spoke of the real grievances the Muslim world has had with the West, the danger of Islamophobia in the U.S., and the need for more community outreach.

Opinion: The root of terror is not found in jobs, poverty or a two-state solution. It will not be solved by a right of return, removal of a blockade or peaceful negotiations. It is the everlasting hatred that will lead to a series of wars that will signal the end of the age.

Israel living in peace?

Few Bible scholars dispute the war of Ezekiel 38 -39 as a future war. The debate centers around Ezekiel 38:11 calling for Israel to be living in a false sense of security. Since its rebirth in 1948, Israel has had no peace or security.

A future victory over Israel’s Arab neighbors would provide that scenario, especially combined with the fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1,14, the total destruction of the world’s oldest inhabited city, Damascus.

Ezekiel’s war is described as a monumental attack on the mountains of Israel from a 7 nation confederation. The prophet does not leave us guessing and specifically names the armies: Russia, Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya. Ezekiel 38:1-6 NIV

Notice that none of Israel’s Arab neighbors (Psalm 83 nations) are listed – giving further credence to the Psalm 83 nations already having been obliterated in fulfillment of Obadiah 1:18.

Ezekiel tells us that the armies will fall on those mountains (Ezekiel 38:21) and with divine confusion, men’s swords will turn on each other. The victory will once again stun the world.

The key to understanding this war is to know why it happens in the first place and the prophet (Ezekiel 39:22) does not leave us guessing on that either:

“So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward

Do you see that? Ezekiel’s war will lift the veil from the Jews. When that war finishes, the Church must be gone and a peace treaty signed.

 

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Feb 182015
 

jordanJoel Rosenberg: “While Jordan has remained a source of calm in the region, the roots of radical Islamic extremism run deep there. A Jordanian, Abu Musab Zarqawi, was the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq — the precursor to ISIS — before he was killed by a U.S. airstrike on June 7, 2006. Today, an estimated 2,000 Jordanian nationals are fighting with ISIS. What happens when they come back to Jordan?

Meanwhile, 1.3 million people, mostly Muslims, have fled Syria and are currently residing in Jordan. Some 600,000 are contained inside refugee camps. The rest are freely moving about the country. How many are plotting against the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and how advanced and sophisticated are their plans?

The good news is that King Abdullah understands full well that he is in a winner-take-all showdown with ISIS, which he describes as “a Third World war.”

Opinion: There are two schools of thought among Dispensational pre-millennial prophecy scholars:

  • Psalm 83 is a ‘lament’ and not a war
  • Psalm 83 is a war that sets the stage for Israel living in a false peace, a prerequite for the war of Ezekiel 38

I am a Rosenberg fan and have many of his books in my library, but Joel Rosenberg does not teach Psalm 83 as a war and also does not explain how Israel comes into the false peace of Ezekiel 38:11-13.

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I am in the second school.

If that is correct, Jordan, according to Psalm 83:6-7, will supply two of the armies: Moab (central Jordan) and Ammon (northern Jordan).

But the Psalm also mentions Edom, the ancestral home of Esau in southern Jordan. In fulfillment of Ezekiel 35:7, Edom is desolate today. In my book Antichrist: the Search For Amalek, we show how Esau’s tribes were pushed out of southern Jordan just before the Jews’ Babylonian captivity in 605 BC.

Esau’s descendants moved into southern Judea (today’s West Bank) where they still reside today.

Therefore, the Edom of Psalm 83 is represented by the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza.

Credit Bill Salus’ book Israelestine with the research of Psalm 83 as a hot war: “Asaph was complaining 3,000 years ago about the enemies that surround Israel. I’ll admit that when you read it you’d think you are reading about the modern situation in Israel, which shows that in 3,000 years things really haven’t changed. It’s basic Anti-Semitism.”

It will be interesting to watch ISIS’s next moves, since Jordan is listed as a target and Amman (Jordan’s capital) is right next door to Saudi Arabia’s oil fields.

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(Arguments for and against Psalm 83 as a hot war here)

 

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Feb 182015
 
Harf: ‘We Can’t Kill Our Way’ Out of War Against ISIS'

Breitbart: “State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf declared “we cannot win this war by killing them [ISIS], we cannot kill our way out of this war” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball.” Harf said that the video of ISIS murdering Egyptian Christians “underscores to people that it isn’t just a fight in iraq and in syria

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Feb 162015
 
3 World Leaders Emerge To Fight ISIS

Joel Rosenberg: “Amidst President Obama’s repeated moves to withdraw American military power and influence from the Middle East and “pivot” to Asia, three regional leaders in the epicenter are forming a quiet, unexpected but fiercely determined alliance. Why? To protect their people against two existential threats, one posed by the Shia Radical Islamists of Iran, the other posed by the Sunni Radical Islamists of ISIS.

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Feb 042015
 

Yahoo News: “AMMAN – Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday including a female militant in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive by the hardline group. Islamic State had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage whom it later beheaded.

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Feb 032015
 
The 'Junior Varsity' Is Making A Statement

But the nations are looking the other way Man accused of homosexual behavior is thrown from roof in Syria Jordanian pilot is burned alive in a cage Imagine that when the final Amalek (Exodus 17:16) arrives on the world stage the evil will be like nothing that has ever been seen or will be again (Matthew 24:21).

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