Dec 052016
 

bungle

JPost: “Israel is “heading to a place of danger,” Kerry told the Saban Forum, warning of “an erosion over a period of time” of the chances for a real and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace “by virtue of this continued settlement process.”

Opinion: Since being sworn in as Secretary of State on February 1, 2013, John Kerry’s Middle East blunders are epic:

  • 2014: Kerry warns Israel of becoming an apartheid state while negotiating a two-state solution
  • 2014: Kerry drew moral equivalence between Hamas and the IDF
  • 2015: Kerry declared climate change a greater threat to the world than terrorism
  • 2015: Kerry hails nuclear deal as Iran calls for death to America
  • 2016: Kerry lobbied western banks to open business with Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror
  • 2016: Kerry has concerns over Iran’s missiles with Israel must be wiped off the map written in Hebrew
  • 2016: Kerry thanks Iran for releasing US Navy sailors held on their knees at gun point

The damage done to Israel in the eight years of the Obama presidency has been nothing short of catastrophic and, apparently, neither Obama nor Kerry are done.

Israel is God’s land and His covenant with Abraham will never be broken:

  • Israel’s ownership of Israel including the West Bank were part of the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:7-8; Joel 3:1-2; Romans 9:3-5)
  • Israel’s ownership of Palestine was part of the 1917 Balfour Letter
  • Israel’s legal right to the entire West Bank, Jerusalem, Sinai, Gaza and the Golan heights was settled after the 1967 war
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Dec 052016
 

hate

Arutz Sheva: “Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is also leader of Fatah and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday declared that Fatah will never give up on its principles, its character and its identity in order to achieve the dream of freedom and an independent state.

Abbas was speaking at the Fatah congress being held in Ramallah, a day after he was re-elected by consensus as Fatah leader.”

Opinion: “So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41

Esau’s grudge, over the birthright that he sold to his brother Jacob for a bowl of soup, has been playing out on the world stage for 3500 years. Esau’s illegitimate grandson Amalek was the first to draw Israelite blood after Moses led them through the dry land of the Red Sea.

The Lord swore to have war with Amalek in every generation (Exodus 17:16) and Bible students should be able to recognize Esau’s descendants from the town their government is located in. Esau’s tribes were forced out of their ancestral home in Mt. Seir in the 6th century BC and settled in Judea (West Bank).

Yasser Arafat had his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and his deputy Mahmoud Abbas is still there today.

The hatred is so deep and so old that its origins are almost forgotten. Only Jesus can end it (Isaiah 63:1-3).

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Dec 042016
 

amazing_grace

The writer of the beloved Christian hymn, AMAZING GRACE, was John Newton. The original title was FAITH’S REVIEW AND EXPECTATION, published in 1779.

Newton led a difficult life as captain of slave ships before his conversion to Christianity in the 1750’s.

The title ascribed to the hymn, “1 Chronicles 17:16–17”, refers to David’s reaction to the prophet Nathan telling him that God intends to maintain his family line forever. Some Christians interpret this as a prediction that Jesus Christ, as a descendant of David, was promised by God as the salvation for all people.

Newton became acutely aware of four things taught in the Bible:

(1) I must realize that in my present condition I am a sinner before God.

“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10).

(2) I cannot save myself from eternal punishment in hell.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

“As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

(3) Christ has paid for my sins and my punishment with His death on the cross.

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him (Jesus) should not perish, but have everlasting life”
(John 3:16).

(4) I must accept His crucifixion as payment for my sins, personally.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

“But as many as received Him (Christ), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

Click on the blue headline link at top to read about the Scripture messages behind the lyrics of “Amazing Grace”.

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Dec 032016
 

bomb

JPost: “Any modern country like Israel hit by an EMP could see its critical infrastructure instantly collapse in terms of communications, water, transportation, banking, finance and food.

EMPs are bursts of energy that can be caused by a high-altitude nuclear detonation or a major solar storm.”

Opinion: The possibility of an EMP exists for Israel if we look carefully at Ezekiel 38.

An army of seven nations, and possible more, invades Israel (Ezekiel 38:1-6) led by a prince from the far north. Ezekiel gives us two clues: the nation is brought back from the sword, Hebrew for war, and is living in peace and safety, Ezekiel: 38:8.

In this age of spy technology and satellites, the idea of a surprise attack by 7 armies converging on Israel from the north (Russia, Iran, Turkey) and south (Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Libya) becomes much more likely if Israel cannot detect troop movement.

The second clue is that Ez. 38:18-23 records in great detail how it is God who wins the war with divine intervention, which will amaze the Jewish people and bring them back to covenant with their God (Ezekiel 39:22). If, however, Israel were under an EMP attack, and unable to defend herself, the defeat of Gog’s armies would be even more miraculous.

But there is more – Ezekiel 38:13 teaches that three nations appear powerless to stop the invasion: Britain, America/colonies and Saudi Arabia.

An EMP would fit there as well.

World Net Daily April 24, 2016: “EMP ALERT: 2 N. KOREAN SATELLITES NOW ORBIT OVER U.S. (here).

(See Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 7, “Pre Tribulation Conflicts and Wars” (here) for more on the War of Gog and Magog)

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Dec 032016
 

flag

Infowars: On Wednesday morning, Facebook, the social media site increasingly known as the “world’s most dangerous censor,” told yours truly that a picture depicting an eagle and a U.S. flag violates their “community standards,” and further issued a 30-day ban.  Worse yet, I never even posted the photo.”

Opinion: All this controversy over the flag is puzzling. Progressives find the US symbol for freedom a violation of community standards, and take pleasure in watching people burn or take a knee when it is displayed.

I agree with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that there should be consequences for desecrating the symbol of freedom for which so many brave men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Why on earth would anyone who hates the flag so much want to live in America anyway?

BTW, our tech-guy Lee, is still working on our new website that will combine the blog/opinions, a current headline (BPT News) page and a study hall page. We hope to be up and running by January barring any last minute glitches, at which time we will take down Facebook page permanently.

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Dec 032016
 

tough

Zero Hedge: “Mattis, 66, retired as the chief of U.S. Central Command in spring 2013 after serving more than four decades in the Marine Corps. He is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation, serving as a strategic thinker while occasionally drawing rebukes for his aggressive talk. Since retiring, he has served as a consultant and as a visiting fellow with the Hoover Institution, a think tank at Stanford University.”

Opinion: I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news:

Good news:

  • General Mattis is the antithesis of Barack Obama
  • General Mattis is a no nonsense soldier’s general, a soldier’s soldier
  • General Mattis is not connected to the globalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • General Mattis will make America’s enemies think twice before making US sailors kneel before Iranian captors or buzzing America’s fleet
  • Quote: “The Iranian regime, in my mind, is the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.”

Bad News:

  • General Mattis warned that the current situation in Israel is unsustainable, supports the two-state solution and thinks that the Israeli settlements could lead to apartheid.
  • Quote: “I paid a military security price every day as the commander of CentCom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel, and that moderates all the moderate Arabs who want to be with us, because they can’t come out publicly in support of people who don’t show respect for the Arab Palestinians.”
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Dec 022016
 

ilaw

Zero Hedge: “A German court has ruled that seven Islamists who formed a vigilante patrol to enforce Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal did not break German law and were simply exercising their right to free speech.

The “politically correct” decision, which may be appealed, effectively authorizes the Sharia Police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal.”

Opinion: New Years Eve 2016, Cologne Germany: Crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night’s festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. Two women were reportedly raped.

The hard left New York Times on January 6, 2016, shocked the world with the headline: “Reports of Attacks on Women New Year’s Eve Heighten Tensions Over Migrants”: “Taking advantage of the New Year’s Eve street party, hundreds of young men broke into groups and formed rings around young women, refusing to let them escape, the authorities said. Some groped victims while others stole wallets or cellphones.”

There are now 4.8 million Muslims in Germany and a growing number who demand Shariah law are consciously bypassing German courts altogether and instead are adjudicating their disputes in informal Sharia courts, which are proliferating across the country.

spolice

This morning, Fox News reported that nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.

On June 17, 2015, Donald J. Trump declared himself candidate for President of the United States promising to build a wall to ensure legal immigration and stop the flow of immigrants from terror nations.

On April 24, 2016, Barack Obama sad Angela Merkel’s immigration policy “is on the right side of history”.

Looking back, the 2016 election was a done deal.

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