Articles of the Day 9/23/14: The Pin-prick Assault Begins.
“A a video published in the Arab media shows the moments after the IDF Patriot misslie hit the infiltrating Syrian Sukhoi”
Israeli’s understandably nervous after US airstrikes in Syria. Syria might retaliate against Israel as they have threaten to do in the past.
“Full details: It took months of work, but Israel finally tracked down the two terrorists who abducted and murdered the three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June.”
“(Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories.”
“24,800 new immigrants arrived in Israel in the Jewish year 5774 – more of them from France than any other country.”
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) called on insurgents in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and continue beheadings, an announcement likely to deepen concerns over ties between the militant groups.”
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are behind the scenes fighting with Qatar and Turkey who are using ISIS against Egypt and eventually Israel.
“Israel has not yet verified claims that Hezbollah militants in Lebanon used an armed unmanned air system (UAS) to attack a target with a missile.”
“When only Jews are not allowed on the Mount because of rioting [by Arabs], the Muslims are getting exactly what they want,” Likud MK says.”
“We will guard, protect, and act in any enemy coast, and fight bravely for the navy and the state of Israel,” Rothberg said”
“The UN Human Rights Council issued an initial report examining Operation Protective Edge, which accused Israel of possibly committing war crimes.”
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5
It’s been well documented how UN facilities were used by terrorists to store weapons and launch attacks against Israeli civilians. The UN’s own actions condemn them.
“Qatar supports Hamas tunnels, cyber-warfare against Israel, and ISIS beheaders – but the UNHRC gives it high marks.”
Corruption of the UN on display for all to see.
“Washington to give more than $70 million in humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.”
Funding terror. This would be like Israel giving money to Al-Qaeda ‘charities’.
“Israel is the only country at the United Nations, which is debated by the Human Rights Council at every session.”
UPDATE: Added US Central Command videos
“The US-led bombing campaign in Syria is targeting the Al Nusrah Front, an official branch of al Qaeda, as well as the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that is one of Al Nusrah’s fiercest rivals.”
The pin-prick assault begins. Note the heavy concentration near the Iraqi border in an attempt to disrupt the flow of fighters and arms between fronts.
“BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers were trapped or missing Sunday after a chaotic retreat from an army base in western Iraq, military officials said, underscoring the ability of Islamic State insurgents to remain on the offensive despite expanded airstrikes by the United States.”
“BAGHDAD — Three hundred Iraqi soldiers died in a chlorine gas attack carried out by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, said Ali al-Budairi, an Iraqi MP from the Shia-dominated National Iraqi alliance in the Iraqi Parliament on Monday.”
This is very disturbing if true but we need to wait on confirmation this happened. Lots of bold claims and rumors as Iraqi leaders try to get attention so US air strikes hit ISIS in their local areas.
“Q. I have two questions and would like your perspective. First, I have lost two Christian friends in the past two years. I know they don’t have their new bodies yet, but have they in spirit met the Lord Jesus, and do you think they have been told when the Rapture will happen? And second, is it set in stone that the Battle of Ezekiel has to happen before the Rapture? I ask this because of all that’s going on in the Middle East. The beheading incident is chilling and a forewarning of what’s going to happen during the Great Tribulation.
A. In response to your first question, Paul said to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6-8). I believe this means when we die our spirit leaves our dead body and goes immediately into the Lord’s presence. I have no idea whether those who are in Heaven have been told when the rapture will occur, but I wouldn’t be surprised it they have. As for question two, I actually expect the rapture to happen before, or at the latest, concurrent with Ezekiel 38-39, because by the time it’s over Israel will have been re-awakened to God’s involvement in their national life. That will cause Daniel’s 70th Week to begin. and I believe the Church will be gone by then.”
“Satan hates the Jews with a passion. He hates the Jews because it was through them that God gave us the Bible and through the them God gave us the Messiah.”
“Q. I have a question concerning Jeremiah 30:11 and Tribulation Believers. If God completely destroys the nations to which Israel was scattered, and those being the gentiles, where do the gentile tribulation believers come from, since the nations come to give their gifts to God during the millennium?
A. Although God will completely destroy the nations to which he has scattered His people, there will be numerous individual survivors in those nations. Some will have become believers during Daniel’s 70th Week and others will not. Believers will be revealed as sheep in the Sheep and Goat judgment of Matt. 25:31-46 which follows the 2nd Coming. They will be welcomed into the Kingdom in their natural states and will help re-populate the nations. They’re the ones who bring their gifts to God during the Millennium.”
“Q. I firmly hold and believe that pre-trib is both correct and the only accurate biblical position for the rapture. However, I have a hard time coming to terms with believers after the rapture experiencing God’s wrath along with the world. I know they are tribulation saints but am I missing something?
A. Put into the perspective of the entire Bible, the Church is the only group who will be removed from the time and place of judgment rather than having to endure it. Neither those believers before the Church (Old Testament saints) nor those who come after the church (Tribulation saints) have been given such a blessing. So it’s not that Tribulation saints are somehow inferior to the Church, it’s that those in the Church have been promised a special blessing that God never offered to any other group either in the past or in the future. I believe it’s due to the fact that only the Church has been asked to believe solely by faith. Both other groups have/will be shown ample evidence that God is who He claims to be. Jesus said, “Because you have seen me you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).”
“Q. I believe God is going to do something supernatural to show Israel he is God, to cause them to come back to Him, and I think this is what scripture says. Is this right?
A. Yes, I believe you are correct. Ezekiel 39:22 confirms it. Here’s what it says;
“ From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God.”
I believe God will use His supernatural victory in the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 to draw Israel back into a covenant with Him, prompting a national desire for a Temple in Israel, the resumption of Levitical worship, and the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week.”