Jul 242014
 

breitbartBreitbart: “While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support Islamists in Syria, back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, protect the Iranian regime, and back terrorist opposition in Libya have led to the destruction of Christian communities throughout the region.”

Opinion: There are two groups that can be slaughtered with minimal international outrage: Jews and Christians. You won’t find John Kerry or Ban Ki Moon jetting in for talks, and you won’t hear the president calling for concern for civilian deaths.

In John 15:21 Jesus told us that we will be persecuted for His name’s sake: “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.”

He didn’t specify that the persecution would be limited to any geographical location.

Revelation 13:15 teaches that persecution of Christians will reach its peak when the second person of the unholy trinity demands allegiance to the Beast: “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.”

Here is the good news: “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing” 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11.

Here is how it happens: “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.  For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18.

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Jul 242014
 

452551676The Times Of Israel: “US lifts ban on flights, Hamas responds by firing on Tel Aviv after overnight  lull; three soldiers killed in Wednesday, raising IDF toll to 32; Gaza deaths  said to pass 700; 150 Hamas operatives turn selves in; Mashaal wants blockade  lifted for ceasefire

IDF-Hamas fighting in Gaza remains intensive, Hamas is still trying to carry out  attacks in Israel through tunnels — a major tunnel found Wednesday contained  maps and weaponry for an imminent attack — and rockets are still being fired.”

Opinion: The flight ban was a psychological and economic victory for Edom. By now you know what seems to escape most Bible-believing Christians. The battle between Esau, called Edom (Genesis 36:1), and Jacob, called Israel (Genesis 35:10), is playing 0ut on the national media. But be careful when you tell someone, they will think you’re nuts.

I heard a famous Jewish talk show host say yesterday that this war between Hamas and the Jews needs someone with the soul of Abraham and the heart of a soldier. Close.

He was almost right. The feud will only be permanently solved by the creator of Abraham, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 63:1-3).

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Jul 212014
 

Iraq-Church-AP-3Breitbart: “When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.

In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching.”

Opinion: While the US dispatches John Kerry, and the UN’s Secretary General races to Egypt to stop the necessary killing of Hamas terrorists nary a word is spoken about the 400,000 Christians that are dying at the hands of ISIS.

In a strange way it reminds me of the Bowe Bergdahl matter. While decorated US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi rots in a Mexican jail, Bowe the deserter, is free.

About those priorities, Mr. President.

(Thanks to Dan for sending this in)

 

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Jul 212014
 
IDF may have to reconquer all or part of Gaza to ensure security

JPost: Likud Minister Erdan says operation can’t be stopped until a demilitarized Gaza is ensured; says Israel may have to reconquer northern Gaza to ensure this; Steinitz: If we need to, we’ll take over the whole Gaza Strip. “We cannot stop the operation while it is still unclear whether the Gaza Strip will be demilitarized

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Jul 162014
 
Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East

The Daily Beast: “The beginning of wisdom for Americans is to realize that the Arab world is tumbling through an earthquake, and that no mere policy can stop it, let alone shape it. At this stage, Washington can only prepare for the aftermath. The natural American impulse is to search for solutions, for policies that

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Jul 152014
 
Israel accepts ceasefire plan, but Hamas rejects it. Here’s the latest.

Joel Rosenberg: “Early this morning, the Israeli security cabinet voted to accept Egypt’s cease fire proposal. Hamas leaders, however, promptly rejected the proposal as a “joke.”  Instead, they fired a barrage of 47 rockets at Israel just as the Israelis stopped their combat operations. Senior Israeli government sources say Hamas’ rejection clears the way for Israel to launch new

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Jul 102014
 
Terrorists using longer range rockets against Israel than ever before

Joel Rosenberg: ““Zionists, wait and see stabbing attacks everywhere. Wait for suicide attacks on every bus, café and street. Wait for the rage and for revenge for Gaza, wait for the flames of the West Bank and inside you [Israel]…”Zionists, [we] can reach you above ground and below it. So start counting the number of

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