Oct 052015


Express UK: “The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa.

The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilize 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week.

An insider revealed: “It is very clear that Russia wants to sweep up the west of the country, taking Raqqa and all the oil and gas resources around Palmyra.”


Opinion: Last Monday, at the UN General Assembly, Putin made it clear that there is no such thing as a moderate opposition in Syria. Two days later he ordered the so-called 65 nation US coalition to stand down and proceeded to bomb US-backed rebels.

I cannot think of any embarrassment to the US to compare with that.

In fact, as Putin insinuated at the General Assembly, ISIS was “initially forged as a tool against undesirable secular regimes”, an obvious reference to the Obama administration.

But on Sunday, the Kremlin is claiming that ISIS is on its heels. According to Bloomberg news:

  • Russian warplanes have made 20 sorties, attacked 10 ISIS targets in Syria in past 24h, Russian Defense Ministry says on website.
  • Russia’s air force has attacked militant training camps in Raqqa, Idlib provinces; destroyed explosives workshop
  • Warplanes destroyed at least 4 ammunition depots, several command posts
  • Russian forces have broken “the management and logistics of the terrorist organization” and caused “significant damage to the infrastructure used for preparation of terrorist attacks”

If/when Putin takes Raqqa and significantly weakens ISIS and the US backed rebels, we may see a triumphant Putin re-invent another reason to invade Ukraine.

Now, if only there was a real leader to stop him …

Oct 052015


Seattle Times: “Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said he’s never seen flooding as bad in his 40 years as mayor.

 “This was a record storm,” he said. “You know the amount of rainfall that we have experienced is unprecedented. I feel very fortunate that we were able to get through this as well as we have.”

At least seven weather-related deaths have been reported since rains began spreading over the Eastern Seaboard, which appeared to dodge the full brunt of Hurricane Joaquin as it veers out to sea.”

Opinion: “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.” Obadiah 1:15

Sunday September 27 – October 4, the Jewish Feast of Sukkot as the 4th blood moon rises on the Shemittah (7th year of a 7 year cycle when debts are forgiven) year.

Wednesday September 30 Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the UN – the Palestinian flag was raised outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time in direct violation of the Abrahamic Covenant.

That same day hurricane Joaquin, which in Hebrew means ‘lifted by Yahweh’ or ‘established by Yahweh’ forms in the Atlantic.

Sunday October 5, National Weather Service spokesman called the storms hitting the East Coast a ‘once-in- 1000-years rainfall event':

  • Around 22 million Americans are on ‘flood watch’ on the East Coast
  • Rains closed roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up
  • Parts of North and South Carolina have had more than a foot of rain
  • More than 15 inches of rain have fallen in Myrtle Beach, SC, since Friday
  • The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina recorded 2.3 inches of rain Saturday, smashing the previous record of 0.77 inches from 1961
  • Two deaths in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Spartanburg, South Carolina have been linked to the storms
  • Flood watches and warnings also are in effect in Delaware and parts of New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia
  • The search continues for 33 crew – 28 Americans and five Poles – on board a ship that went missing near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin
  • Joaquin regained potentially catastrophic Category 4 status Saturday and is speeding up as it moves away from Bahamas but is expected to pass US
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Oct 042015

PROVERBS 6:16-19

“These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.”

The seven things God hates are a catalog of sins summed up in Proverbs 6:16–19. While these aren’t the only sins that should be avoided, they do sum up most of the wicked things condemned by God. The seven things God hates are the sins that deal with the deep heart motives of the individual. The writer of Proverbs points the finger straight at our hearts and our sinful thought processes.

This is in line with our Lord Jesus Christ’s elaboration of the Ten Commandments during His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:21–48). Sin is committed the moment it is conceived in the heart, even before it is actually committed. Avoiding the seven things God hates will help us expose our hidden intentions and motives.

The following is Proverbs’ list of seven things God hates:

1. Arrogant (haughty) eyes: This describes a feeling of pride and looking down upon others (Philippians 2:3, 5–11). When we begin to think of ourselves more highly and with unparalleled importance, we are forgetting the fact that anything good in us is the result of Christ living in us and that the old self is now dead (Galatians 2:20). Often, believers feel superior to other believers when they receive godly wisdom and display amazing tenacity against sin. We fail to realize these gifts were given by God through Christ and fanned into flame by the Holy Spirit and are not due to our own goodness. This sin of pride is so detested by the LORD that Paul was kept from committing this sin by being provided with “a thorn in the flesh” to humble him (2 Corinthians 12:7).

2. Lying tongue: A lying tongue is one that speaks falsehood, knowingly and willingly, with an intention to deceive others. Lying can be used to impugn the character of a brother or to flatter a friend. It is a most detestable evil to God, who is a God of truth. Nothing we do causes us to more closely resemble the devil, who is the father of lies (John 8:44).

3. Hands that shed innocent blood: This refers to cold-blooded murder. We may never have orchestrated killing someone or never have touched a gun or knife, but in Matthew 5:21–24, Jesus says that anyone hating someone else unreasonably without offering room for forgiveness commits a sin equivalent to murder. John reiterates this concept in 1 John 3:15.

4. A heart that devises wicked schemes: This encompasses thinking or conceiving evil against any individual or group for personal benefit or other misguided objectives, like modern-day terrorists indulge in. Any sin is basically a wicked scheme. David’s sin against Uriah the Hittite and Bathsheba comes to mind (2 Samuel 11). The heart of an evil man continually contrives schemes to bring others to ruin, whether physically or spiritually.

5. Feet that are quick to rush into evil: Those whose feet are quick to rush into evil display no resistance whatsoever to sin. Having many examples in the Bible, and having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:16), we are expected to be wise in this regard (Romans 6:11–14; Ephesians 5:5, 11). In the Garden of Eden, Eve had the first experience of temptation. She displayed no resistance to the serpent’s temptation. Instead, as soon as the devil attracted her to the fruit, she “saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye” (Genesis 3:6). Eve had sinned at that moment itself. Contrast this with the attitude of Jesus: when tired and hungry after forty days and forty nights of fasting, He refused to yield to the devil’s tempting and killed the temptation in His mind without allowing it to grow into sin (Matthew 4:1–11). “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

6. False witness who pours out lies: This is similar to the sin of the lying tongue mentioned earlier, but this form of lying is given special mention as it could send an innocent person to jail or even lead to him being stoned to death as happened to Naboth, thanks to false witnesses instigated by the wicked Jezebel (1 Kings 21:8–14). The prohibition against bearing false witness is the ninth of the Ten Commandments, and the New Testament is equally condemning of it. Colossians 3:9–10 explains the reason for the continued prohibition against lying. Christians are new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), and, as such, we reflect His nature. We have been released from our “old self” with its evil practices such as lying and bearing false witness.

7. A man who stirs up dissension among brothers: Brothers are created by God to live in unity (Psalm 133:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:9). Believers are brothers and sisters since they have one Father God and one Brother, Jesus Christ. The Church is also the Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25–27). In many situations strife among brothers and even within the church seems unavoidable, but anyone who purposely causes disruption to peace in the body of Christ will displease God above all, since that person gives room for others to sin and for himself to sin further (1 John 2:9–11; 4:19–21). Moreover, Jesus pronounced a great blessing on peacemakers, the privilege to be called “sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).


 from gotquestions.org

Oct 032015


YNet News: “Mahmoud Abbas failed to condemn the murder of an Israeli couple, Eitam and Na’ama Henkinin, a terror attack, during a speech at his Ramallah headquarters on Friday night.

Abbas was speaking within the framework of a ceremony held to welcome the Palestinian leader upon his return from the UN General Assembly.

Abbas instead opted to focus his address on the commitments he made at the UN, stating that, “I stand behind everything that I said on the UN stage, and will work to implement the decisions.”

Opinion: Nothing could make a direct descendant of Amalek happier than the murder of Jews.

And not coincidentally, the Hamas charter, with which Abbas has formed a unity government, states that its only reason for existence is the annihilation of the Jews of Israel.

One big evil bloodline, Leviticus 17:11.


Oct 032015


Breaking Israel News: “Scientists have discovered a gene which can be traced from the Biblical figure of Aaron, the first High Priest (kohen) of the Jewish people, to a segment of the Jewish population today which carries the priestly lineage.

The nation of Israel’s priestly class, which is passed down from father to son, began with Aaron (Exodus 28:1). Despite 2,000 years of diaspora, modern science has now proved that the Biblical concept of kohanim has genetic evidence which has allowed the priestly heritage to maintain its integrity, leading to speculation that when the Third Temple is built, modern-day kohanim will be fully qualified to preside over the rituals and rites of the Holy Altar.”

Opinion: In March 2011, one month after beginning this blog, I was preparing a post for the Jewish feast of Purim. While researching the book of Esther, I became fascinated by the evil character of Haman.

Also at that time, I was leading my first Bible study and shared my interest with the small group. I listed names of Haman-type characters and wondered if there was a connection among them.

Haman, Antiochus Epiphanies, Nero, Hitler and Arafat.

Later that night, a thought came to me at 3 am. I jumped from bed and spent the better part of the rest of that day researching the line of Haman. My Google search led to two prophecies that would take up the better part of the next three years.

Since Haman was called an Agagite, it didn’t take me long to discover that the first king of the Agagites was a vicious enemy of the Israelites named Amalek. But it was the verse in Exodus 17:16 that blew me away:

“For the Lord has sworn, the Lord will have war with Amalek in each generation.” (Exodus 17:16)

Following that discovery, a search of Amalek’s ancestry led me quickly to his grandfather Esau, who happened to be the only person in the Bible that God said this about: “Jacob I have loved but Esau I have hated” Malachi 1:2-3.

From there, I asked any and all pastors and rabbis that I could find, even connecting with some via email, the meaning of that verse. The responses varied. I was told the Hebrew word for hate can mean actual hate or loved less, but that didn’t assuage my curiosity.

Having already determined that my studies would be in the Dispensational camp and being a firm in believer in literal Bible, the fact that Esau was the only person in the Bible that God said those words about kept me going.

And like Ishmael, Esau married outside the family line mixing Jewish and Gentile blood. Could it be, with new gene-mapping technology, that the blood line of Antichrist will be discovered?

But there is more to this discovery that brings us to the last days:

According to Exodus 28:1, only males from the direct line of Aaron could serve as priests in the holy temple of God:

“Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to ministers as priests to Me–Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.”

From the first tabernacle to the temple of Solomon through the Jewish exile in Babylon, and to the destruction of Herod’s temple  in 70 AD, these priests, called Kohanim, were all patriarchal descendants of Aaron and given the charge by God to exercise the holy rituals of temple worship and to keep their bloodline pure.

Following that command, the third and final Tribulation Temple will also require a high priest serving from the genealogy of Aaron. With the new gene-mapping technology, another piece of the puzzle is now in view.



Oct 032015


Fox News: “The Vatican is confirming that the only “audience” the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.

The revelation Friday turned the table on the narrative of Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky law clerk who went to jail after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The Vatican on Friday distanced Francis from Davis, saying his encounter with her was by no means an endorsement of her cause. In the same statement, the Vatican said the only real audience the pope had was with a former student.

A Vatican assistant spokesman, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, confirmed the student was Grassi. A video posted online shows Grassi embracing the pope and introducing him to his partner, as well as an Argentine woman and some Asian friends.”

Opinion: Is the Pope Catholic? Having once been a Catholic, and having many relatives of our family still in the denomination, Pope Francis is causing a split between conservative and liberal Catholics not seen since the great schism of 1054 AD.

But if you have left the church, don’t expect an open dialogue with them; expect the Catholic members to talk about these issues only among themselves, for now.

Make no mistake, this is painful for conservative Catholics. The Pope’s early words, “who am I to judge?” in reference to gay people in the church, and for atheists to “obey their conscience” to find salvation, was explained away with conservative talking points like “he didn’t mean it that way” or “there is no daylight between the Pope and same-sex marriage”, but the meeting with a same-sex “family” will not be so easy.

Breitbart writer Ben Shapiro said this: “Clearly, the Pope believes that his need for leftist media approval to push his leftist agenda – radical environmentalism, redistributionism, pacifism – trumps emphasis on key elements of Catholic doctrine. If Francis has to buy off the press with stories ripping Kim Davis and championing papal tolerance for homosexual couples, that’s because he has something bigger at play. Evidence continues to mount that Pope Francis is a devotee of liberation theology, the Marxist theology prominent in Latin America and decried by Pope John Paul II (“does not tally with the church’s catechism”) and Pope Benedict XVI (“singular heresy”).

Conservative Catholics still revere Pope John Paul and yearn for the time when another hero of conservatism will put an end to the current turmoil. After all, didn’t John Paul partner with Reagan and Thatcher to help collapse the Soviet Union?

But this is a different time. The world is witnessing the birth pangs spoken by Jesus in Matthew 24:8.

Nations are lining up for wars that were prophesied as long as 3000 years ago and since Bible prophecy is virtually ignored in most churches, few are even remotely aware of the signs of the times, just as Peter prophesied 2000 years ago:

“Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4

And don’t blame just the Catholics. Protestants and Evangelicals alike are ignoring the signs in the same way that the teachers of the law did when they were rebuked by Jesus:

“Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’;  and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.   A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.” Matthew 16:1-4

Oct 022015


Breitbart: “Oregon mass murderer Chris Harper Mercer is linked to a Muslim man who praised Islamic terrorism, a survey of one of his social media accounts reveals.

Mercer’s MySpace features only two connections, one of which is a man named Mahmoud Ali Ehsani. Ehsani published a photo album titled, “Classic – The Mujahideen Collection LOL,” featuring Islamic terrorists from several countries, including Palestine, Iran, and Pakistan, among others.

One caption reads: “my brave soldiers keep on fighting for the liberation of Palestine against Israel. (expletive Israel). Kill the jews. jews are the only infidels.”

Opinion: I have been listening to news all day and most media outlets are not touching this story. Imagine if this happened the other way around, and the shooter was a Christian.

If 9/11 happened today, we would never know who did it.


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