May 292016
 

Today’s Post is a compilation from Jack Kelley’s studies of Sheol, Hades, Paradise, and the Lake of Fire (www.gracethrufaith.com).

Hell is not just eternal separation from God, not just a place of isolation. It is a place of torment, and it lasts forever, Revelation 20:14-15.

Please click on the blue headline link at top to read about the consequences of refusing the pardon for our sins paid at the cross by Jesus.

 

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May 282016
 

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The Washington Times: “Syrians and Palestinians managed to buy illegal citizenship documents from Honduras then tried to use them to enter the U.S., a Honduran newspaper reported over the weekend, exposing a scheme that analysts say could post a danger to the U.S. visa system.

La Prensa uncovered a criminal network that paid Honduran officials to illegally register foreigners as legal residents, which gave them access to documents that could then be used to gain broader access to the western hemisphere.

The La Prensa report was highlighted Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said the network appeared to be a favorite for those of Arab origin — particularly Syrians and Palestinians — who were looking for a way to enter the U.S.”

Opinion: On May 9, speaking at Northeastern University’s commencement ceremonies, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry advised graduates that the world is on its way to becoming “borderless”, and that the critical issues of our time are terrorism, poverty and, of course, climate change.

The Secretary is echoing his boss and not only is the Obama administration not afraid of backlash, it is openly flaunting the end of the United States as a sovereign nation.

And our chief ally, Europe, is leading the way.

I am continually dumfounded by the lack of interest in the end-time prophecies. Speaking with a friend, I was asked if I saw enough prophecies being fulfilled every day to fill 3-4 posts.

My answer was this: When you have studied Bible prophecy for any length of time, you will either discard it as too scary or you will absolutely believe that the following events must take place:

  • The End of the Age –  Mt 24:3; 28:20; Heb 9:26; 1 Pet 1:20; 2 Tim 3:1
  • (Pre-trib) Rapture – Lu 21:36; 1 Cor 15:51-52; 1 Th 1:10, 4:16-18, 5:9; Rev 3:10. 4:1
  • Final Wars – Ps 83:1-8; Ezk 38:1-6; Dan 11:40; Rev 16:12
  • Revived Roman Empire – Dan 2:33, 41-43, 7:7-8, 7:23-24; Rev 13:1
  • The Rise of Antichrist – 1 Jn 2:18, 2:22, 4:3, 2 Th 2:3-4, Rev 6:2, 13:1, 19:20
  • Third Jewish Temple – Ezk 37:26, 28; Dan 9:27, Mat 24:15, 2 Th 2:3-4, Rev 11:1-2
  • Second Coming of Jesus Christ – Is 63:1-3; Dan 9:24-27; Mat 24:31; Titus 2:13; Eph 5:27; Heb 9:28 Rev 19:11-16

From there, it is a matter of working backwards from what we know.

Joel Rosenberg (Epicenter) said this: “While it is fashionable in our times to analyze world events merely by looking through the lenses of politics and economics, it is also a serious mistake, for it prevents one from being able to see in three dimensions. To truly understand the significance of global events and trends, one must analyze them through a third lens as well: the lens of Scripture. Only then can the full picture become clearer.”

 

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May 282016
 

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JPost: “(Mahmoud) Dahlan, a bitter rival of Abbas, was driven from Gaza after Hamas seized control of the coastal enclave in 2007. In 2011, he was expelled from Fatah amid allegations of corruption and accusations that he had poisoned longtime Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat.

Abbas, 81, has headed the Palestinian Authority since 2005. Dahlan who is 54 and headed the Palestinian police in Gaza in the immediate aftermath of the 1993 Oslo Accords, “has close ties to” the UAE’s royals, according to the Middle East Eye.

The Middle East Eye said the plans key goals are to unite Fatah and strengthen it against Hamas, weaken Hamas, complete a peace agreement with Israel and seize control of sovereign Palestinian institutions in the West Bank.

Opinion: Mahmoud Abbas is hailed as the president of a made-up people. He is considered a head of state, regardless of the fact that he has not run for reelection since 2009.

Abbas has a long history of terrorism. Billed by the West as a moderate, Abbas had a hand in such atrocities as:

  • Deputy to Yasser Arafat (father of modern day terrorism)
  • Financier of the 1971 Munich Massacre
  • Planner of the 1991 and 2000 Intifadas
  • Signed unity agreement with Hamas
  • Planner of the 2015-16 knife intifada

Will a former Gaza strongman become the next Amalek (Ex. 17:16)?

 

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May 282016
 

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Breitbart: HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 26 (UPI) — President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, marking the first time a U.S. president has visited the site of the world’s first nuclear attack, carried out more than 70 years ago.

Obama arrived in Hiroshima Friday afternoon and along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1915. Thirty years later, it was nearly decimated by the atomic bomb dropped by the United States. The structure, in fact, was the only one left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter.

Opinion: I wonder if it occurred to our president that the evil to which he is referring would not have happened if the Japanese had not pulled a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that took the lives of 3581 Americans, including 2403 military personnel.

Or, if the president remembers the atrocities the Japanese army inflicted on POWs during WWII on American soldiers reminiscent of the Third Reich?

  • The Bataan Death March: 5,000-11,000 American and Filipino prisoners perished when forced to an arduous  65-mile march to prison camps with no food or water.
  • The Rape of Nanking: Soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants numbering an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000, and perpetrated widespread rape and looting.
  • Cannibalism: In the 1990s, documents were uncovered that described widespread cannibalism by Japanese troops and including the removal of their organs while prisoners were still alive, without anesthesia.

The president’s words “Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil” are especially hollow in light of the Iran Nuclear deal that puts the world’s largest sponsor of terror on a fast-track towards a nuclear weapon. In recent missile tests, Iran fired two test missiles bearing the phrase ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’ in Hebrew.

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May 272016
 

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JPost: “In a huge blow to Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced Thursday that calls to boycott the Jewish state fall within the limits of free speech, undermining intensive Israeli diplomatic efforts to sway European capitals to outlaw the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement.”

Statements or meetings concerning BDS are protected by freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as enshrined in the Dutch Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights,” Koenders said Thursday during a debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the Dutch parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in  the Hague.

He added that the Dutch government has explained to Israel that it opposes any boycott against it, but that BDS endorsement is a free speech issue. Sweden recently made a similar declaration.”

Opinion: In a response to our post on world leaders being rattled by Donald Trump’s candidacy, one off our readers, Shelly, sent in a quote from Benjamin Franklin that makes the case against labeling BDS as hate speech.

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

BDS is the essence of anti-Semitism. It wants to destroy Israel economically and literally starve it out of existence. I may find it repugnant but it is free speech.

In recent weeks the Attorney General of the United States has said she is considering legal action against:

  • Anti-transgender speech
  • Speech against Muslims
  • Climate change deniers

While I am convinced that the government of a future world dictator as described by Daniel 8:23-26 will quickly eliminate freedom of speech, we need to hang on to it as long as we can.

 

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May 272016
 

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Arutz Sheva: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of “mental, physical and environmental health” rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency’s annual assembly in Geneva.

The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on “the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory” and “the occupied Syrian Golan.”

France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107 countries that voted for the proposal. Eight countries – the United States, Canada, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea – voted against the resolution.

Opinion: Since its creation in 2006, the UNHRC  has issued more resolutions condemning Israel than on the rest of the world combined.

In the years 1947 to 1989, the General Assembly passed a total of 690 resolutions (full or partial). Of these, 429 were against the Israeli position while only 56 were against Arab positions.

Israel has been the subject of aggressive wars in 1948, 1967 and 1973 and the victim of countless terrorist attacks; the Security Council and the General Assembly have never once censured its assailants.

Israel has never been invited to sit on the UNHRC. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Pakistan have.

The terror group Hamas spends $140,000,000 per year building attack tunnels, while the Palestinian territory decays from raw sewage:

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May 272016
 

The Washington Post: “For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could signal “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.

The authors wrote that the discovery “heralds the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria.”

Opinion: A recent post in the International Business Times asked an important question: Why Aren’t Drug Companies Developing New Medicines To Stop Superbugs?

The simple answer is that antibiotic drugs have high costs of development and low returns since patients take them for a short period of time.  Meds for cholesterol, hypertension, or mood enhancement are typically taken fort the life of the patient.

Here is the bad news: Super bugs bring disease and death line up perfectly with the Third Seal Judgment found in Revelation 6:7-8:

“When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”

The good news is that those who have accepted Jesus Christ’s pardon for sin are not here for that:

Luke 21:36: “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Romans 5:9 “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from (Greek: apo – out of)  God’s wrath through him!”

1 Thessalonians 1:10 “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from (out of) the coming wrath.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Revelation 3:10 “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from (out of) the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.”

Revelation 4:1 “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

Rapture (OUT OF HERE)

 

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