Feb 102016
 

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US News: “The feud between science and religion continues – although not in the way you might expect.

According to a complaint filed by the Liberty Institute on behalf of the Johnson Space Center Praise and Worship Club, NASA banned use of the word “Jesus” from the center’s newsletter.”

Vason’s Opinion: Remember this?


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Feb 102016
 
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The Times of Israel: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced his intention to “surround the entire State of Israel with a fence,” including sealing off openings in the West Bank security.

Speaking during a tour of the Jordan border area in the south, Netanyahu said the extensive project would also address the potential threat of cross-border tunnels into Israeli territory.

“If you’re thinking of erecting a fence there, you have to take into account that they could tunnel underneath it,” Netanyahu said. “The people who said that there is no significance to [retaining] territory in the modern age should go to Gaza.”

Opinion: The fence is further evidence that the war of Gog and Magog is not yet:

On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you (Gog prince of Russia) will make an evil plan:  You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates.” Ezekiel 38:10-11

Israel has never been in peace and safety since their rebirth in 1948, and since PM Netanyahu is proposing a bigger and more extensive fence, let’s back up a few verses to where God speaks to the leader of the invasion force:

“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.”  Ezekiel 38:7-8

Sword in Hebrew is synonymous with war, so what war will it be?

An interesting Biblical invasion that remains unfulfilled prophecy can be found in Psalm 83:1-8. The alliance includes all of Israel’s neighbors today.

(for more on Psalm 83 see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 6, front page of website)

Financial Headline “Nervousness About Global Banking Giants Intensifies” @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 092016
 
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YNet News: “Since the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, Jewish institutions in France operate under heavy guard, with commandos outside schools and patrols during prayers at the synagogue; meanwhile, 57% of French Jews want to move to Israel.”

gun-free-zone-AP-640x480Opinion: In France every Jewish school is protected, as well as synagogues and other institutions in the Jewish community, while here in America, schools are “Gun Free Zones” that literally invite terror.

We can credit the liberal progressive president Bill Clinton with the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994.

The Israeli’s get it, and so does President Obama, since the Sidwell Friends School where his girls attend, has 11 armed security officers.

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Headline Un-Intel Director Clapper: “Climate Change Could Lead to Larger Refugee Crisis” @ BPTnews.org

 

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Feb 092016
 

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JPost: According to the report, the discord involves Education Minister Naftali Bennett calling for immediate action while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon oppose such a move that could stir up further contention in the government.

In one closed-door discussion in recent weeks on the Gaza tunnel threat, Bennett reportedly suggested that Israel not hesitate on initiating action against the tunnels Hamas is digging toward Israel, warning against more serious consequences in the future.

Netanyahu and Ya’alon, on the other hand, appear to remain opposed to swift action on the matter.”

judajOpinion: From our post yesterday, Zephaniah 2:4-5 prophesied (620 BC) that Gaza would be abandoned and left in ruins in the final judgments.

In Zephaniah 2:6-7 God tells the people that the land will then be left for the remnant of Judah who survived the wrath of the Day of the Lord.

God’s unchanging love for His people is evident in the last sentence of verse 7:

“The land by the sea will become pastures having wells for shepherds and pens for flocks. That land will belong to the remnant of the people of Judah; there they will find pasture. In the evening they will lie down  in the houses of Ashkelon. The Lord their God will care for them; he will restore their fortunes.”

 

HeadlinePaging Mr. Trump: Netanyahu unveils plan to ‘surround entire state with a fence’ @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 092016
 

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Zero Hedge: “Back in the 1970’s as recession gripped the world for a decade, stocks stagnated and commodities crashed, investor Jim Rogers made a fortune. His understanding of markets, capital flows and timing is legendary.

As crisis struck in late 2008, he did it again, often recommending gold and silver to those looking for wealth preservation strategies – move that would have paid off multi-fold when precious metals hit all time highs in 2011. He warned that the crash would lead to massive job losses, dependence on government bailouts, and unprecedented central bank printing on a global scale.

Now, Rogers says that investors around the world are realizing that the jig is up. Stocks are over bloated and central banks will have little choice but to take action again. But this time, says Rogers in his latest interview with CrushTheStreet.com, there will be no stopping it and people all over the world are going to feel the pain, including in China and the United States.”

Opinion: The great QE (quantitative easing ) experiment has been going on since 2009. Massive amounts of money were created and injected into banks. Banks bought stocks, bonds, and real estate and a phony bull market began.

It is that simple and that crazy. The 2008 financial crisis was the fault of progressive government programs to make homes available to people that could not afford them. It literally brought down the global economy.

So instead of letting the economy slip into depression and correct naturally, the Keynesian academics that make up the Federal Reserve created a mountain of debt and bailed out “too big to fail” banks, insurance companies, and car manufacturers.

We have posted Jim Rogers’ opinions before, and while we agree with much of what he says, I can’t help but be reminded of the 2014 Ebola panic.

At that time, we opined that a global epidemic of apocalyptic proportions did not line up with Bible prophecy. Jesus gave us a chronology of events so that once they start, people that are still here can know what comes next.

Before the first 7 seal judgments begin, we are told that one of the seven churches (Revelation 3:10) would be spared the tribulation:  Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” (“from” in Greek means “out of”)

That church (Philadelphia- Rev.3:7-13), corresponds perfectly with the only Christian denomination (Evangelical) that has supported Israel since it’s rebirth in 1948.

In Revelation 4:1, John is taken up (raptured) giving us the assurance that the church that has blessed Israel (Genesis 12:3) will be gone before the tribulation begins (Revelation 6:1-8).

  • White Horse: Antichrist
  • Red Horse: War
  • Black Horse: Economic collapse, hyperinflation
  • Pale Horse: Disease, pestilence, and wild beasts

While the global economy is being smothered by debt and may be in for a nasty correction in which we all could suffer, the big collapse of hyperinflation is not yet.

See Headline: Soviet Amerika? Florida City With Homosexual Commissioner Cracks Down on Churches” @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 092016
 

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Washington Free Beacon: “Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.”

Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute.

The inclusion of these advisers in the Sanders’ campaign, which has already come under fire for ignoring prominent Jewish-American political organizations, has prompted speculation from some that the presidential hopeful will pursue anti-Israel foreign policy priorities.”

Opinion: Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? A Jewish politician who is anti-Israel? It is, however, important to separate anti-Israel from anti-Semitism.

Many secular Jews oppose PM Netanyahu, who is an OT Bible believer, and resent his views of God’s role in Israel’s past, present and future. Bernie could care less, in the same way that Moshe Dayan handed the Temple Mount over to Edomite hands after the Six Day War of 1967.

Just yesterday, our post on labor leader Yitzhak Herzog’s “separation plan” from the Palestinian Arabs involving a unilateral division of Israel, is not unusual in Israeli liberal circles.

It drives us Gentiles crazy, but 42% of Israel’s Jews are secular and in that respect, sound like many Christian denominations that see little or no meaning in the prophesied rebirth (Isaiah 11:11, 66:7-8) of Israel in 1948. I had a family member once ask me why they didn’t put the Jews in some corner of Africa and let them start their country there, away from the Arab peoples.

It’s just plain incredible how few Jews and Christians see any need for a Jewish state, accept the Edomite cause to divide Jerusalem, and make no connection to the wars of the last days and the necessity of every Jew being back in the land (Ezekiel 39:22).

It is generally accepted that only 9% of Christians hold a Biblical world view. The interesting point here, from a prophetic view, is how else could the Church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) be under construction?

That is the Church of which Jesus said I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Ouch, again.

See Investors Headline “Another Broken Promise: Appeasing Iran Shortchanging Israel, ” @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 082016
 

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Arutz Sheva: “Opposition head and Zionist Union chairperson MK Yitzhak Herzog took part on Monday morning in Arutz Sheva‘s Jerusalem Conference, where he presented his “separation plan” from the Palestinian Arabs involving a unilateral division of Israel.

Herzog began by noting on the ideological difference between himself and most of the largely national religious crowd, saying, “it is permissible to argue and everything must be done in the appropriate atmosphere.”

“Yesterday the Labor party made a most significant decision, unanimously of course,” said Herzog. “As long as (Prime Minister Binyamin) Netanyahu and Abu Mazen (Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – ed.) remain in power it is impossible to reach a two-state solution.”

Opinion: Yitzhak Herzog has a lot of company, in fact I cannot think of a world leader who doesn’t think that Israel should divide Jerusalem and hand the Temple Mount over to Arab hands.

I have typed hundreds of posts on the prophetic ramifications of such a move. Dividing the land is a violation of the foundational Covenant of the Old Testament made to Abraham (Genesis chapter 12-17).

Genesis 13:15: “For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.”

That one sentence should be enough, but God didn’t stop there:

Genesis 17:7-8: “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.  Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Judgment for violation of the covenant is foretold: “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2

And at that time appears to be at hand.

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