Articles of the Day 12/1/14: A Serious Double Standard

Repent! The time of the Lord is close at hand. Open your heart to Jesus Christ. He is knocking at your door. Let him in and take up your cause before the Lord. Jesus Christ died for your sins, he was killed for them, he rose again and he will return again. Read Matthew 24:4-14 and ask yourself are these things taking place now?

 

Israel Borders

Iran Daily: “We Will Turn Palestine’s West Bank Into A Zionist Hell”

 “On a Sunday when Iran’s regime put out a series of declarations on the Middle East, the Revolutionary Guards offered the most provocative warning: “arming [Palestine’s] West Bank will soon start to turn the region into a hell for the Zionists”.

The deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, told State TV on Sunday, “The US cannot provide security coverage for the Zionist regime since the entire occupied Palestinian territories can be targeted by the overlapping fire power of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.”

Jordan, Egypt, Gulf back Israel in de-escalating Jerusalem unrest

“The urgent need to restore calm to Jerusalem was a key item on the agenda for the Jordanian monarch, Abdullah II’s first visit to Cairo Sunday under Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s presidency, Debkafile’s Cairo sources report exclusively. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have also chipped in with generous funds to pacify east Jerusalem Palestinians and halt the disturbances besetting the city in recent weeks, with focus on Temple Mount.”

Why a Palestinian State Will Become a Source of Instability

“This is precisely what Egypt and the Arab counties want: to turn the Gaza Strip into an Israeli, and not an Arab, problem. There is good reason to believe that the Arabs are not going to change their attitudes toward the Palestinians once a Palestinian state is established. The future Palestinian state will have to continue relying on Israeli and Western aid in order to survive. And if Israel and the West do not come to their assistance, the Palestinians will find themselves begging at the doorsteps of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State. Then, the Palestinian state will be anything but a source of stability in the Middle East.”

Islamic Jihad: We Prefer to Attack from ‘West Bank’

“Senior terrorist explains that terror from Gaza is a problem because of temporary ceasefire with Israel, Judea Samaria better launchpad.”

David’s Sling air defense system to deploy for trial period

“The new defense system, built to intercept short-range to medium-range rockets and missiles, has three times the coverage range of the Iron Dome.”

IDF official: 3 months after Gaza war Hamas still rehabilitating military hierarchy

“Drone company commander tells ‘Post’ terror group will need years to rebuild.”

Well see. Given all the funding pouring into Gaza from the UN and military aide from Iran, Hamas will have recovered in months not years. The IDF is deceiving itself if they truly believe this. 

Israel slams Ankara: This is no way for a NATO state to act

“Shin Bet uncovers Hamas cell in West Bank with ties to Turkey, replacing Syria as its new center for overseas operations.”

 

Syria-Iraq

Iraq Situation Report: November 27-30, 2014

US, Turkey Close to Deal on Joint Action against ISIS

” Wall Street Journal: US, coalition partners to receive access to Turkish air bases for launching air strikes.”

Erdogan abandoning ISIS? What did Obama promise in return? 

Syria Daily: Islamic State Renews Its Offensive Against Kobane

“The Islamic State has renewed its offensive against the Kurdish center of Kobane in northern Syria, attacking the town from the south and east on Saturday and trying to seize a nearby border crossing.”

 

Meanwhile…

Amnesty: Egypt forcibly evicted 1,165 families from Rafah by the Gaza border

“In many cases, Amnesty said, residents were not given any official warning at all and heard from the media that they had 48 hours to leave their homes.”

Imagine if Israel were too do this. Serious double standard in the world. 

 Egypt Warns Qatar to Stop Destabilizing It

“In a wide-ranging interview in Asharq Al-Awsat, a pro-Saudi Arabian paper, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri warned Qatar to cease its efforts to destabilize Egypt and stated that concerning ties with Iran, “the situation has not changed much over the past 25 years. Ties are frozen and diplomatic relations severed.”

Surprise! Obama’s ‘idea factory’ backs Israeli strike on Iran

“Attack could ‘allow the United States to avoid difficult decisions'”

The timing of this report is suspect as negotiations with Iran passed their self imposed deadline. Just weak posturing by the Obama administration that will likely have little effect on Iran. 

 

Prophecy

A recent survey reveals that 70% of Israeli Jews believe they are God’s chosen people

“The latest survey of the beliefs and values among Israeli Jews, the first comprehensive study in more than a decade, reveals that 80% of Israeli Jews believe that God exists and some 70% of these Jews surveyed believed the Jews are the chosen people, a statement that can be found in the Bible. The authors of this study believe the demographic changes in Israel caused by the higher birthrates among the orthodox and the ultra-orthodox Jews has resulted in the uptick of Jewish attachment to Biblical truth with a majority of all Israeli Jews believing in the coming Jewish Messiah.”

Ezekiel 38 and The Great Delusion

“Q. Our Lord destroys the armies of Israel’s enemies in the Gog/Magag war to reveal that it was he and not the IDF that causes their defeat. Then He causes a great delusion to come over the people during the tribulation so that they receive the anti-Christ. Why do you think that is ?

A. The purpose of the Lord’s intervention in the Ezekiel 38 battle is to re-awaken Israel as a nation and fulfill His promises to them through the final 7 years of their 490 year plan (Daniel 9:24-27). The purpose of the great delusion in 2 Thes. 2:11 is to assist unbelieving individuals in following their choice to its ultimate conclusion.

2 Thes. 2:10-12 says the people perish because they refused to love the truth and be saved. Having done so, their only other option is to follow the anti-Christ to destruction. The key word here is “refused”. By their refusal to accept the truth (Jesus), they will have chosen to accept the lie (anti-Christ), and God will assist them in getting what they want.”

In The Twinkling Of An Eye

“Q. I enjoy your site very much. I was just reading about vanishing in the rapture without our clothes. Do we get new bodies then also? If so, could our souls vanish, leaving our bodies behind? That would be an interesting phenomenon to explain. Thank you.

A. At the rapture, the bodies of the living will be transformed, not discarded. Paul wrote that in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, we will be changed and our mortal bodies will become immortal (1 Cor. 15:51-53). After we’ve gone I don’t think there will be any trace of us left that would help explain our disappearance. The idea that we’ll leave clothes, false teeth, artificial limbs or joints and other things of that nature behind is simply speculation, and is not necessarily true. I think vanishing without a trace is an even more interesting phenomenon to explain. I assume the anti-Christ will know the truth about what happened to us, but he won’t be able to reveal it with out admitting that he’s not who he claims to be. Rev. 13:6 says he’ll blaspheme God, slander His name and His dwelling place, and those who live in Heaven. Normally, people don’t slander angels so I think that last part refers to him slandering us in an effort to explain why we’re missing.”

The End Times Sign of Wars: The Three Questions

“In this “The Truth Will Set You Free” episode, we’ll look at the second end times signs of wars found in Matthew 24:6-7.”

Will New Jerusalem Ever Descend To Earth?

“Q. After the millennium, there will be a new earth. Will the Heavenly Jerusalem then come down and settle on earth, or will it always hover over earth?

A. I believe the phrase “new heavens and a new earth” from Rev. 21:1 refers to the renewal of all things mentioned by Jesus in Matt. 19:28 and by Peter in Acts. 3:21. This will happen at the beginning of the millennium when God puts everything back the way it was when He created it. I say this because the phrase “new heavens and a new earth” is a direct quote from Isaiah 65:17 where it appears in the context of the millennium, not eternity. Since it appears that the sun and moon will cease to shine at the end of the Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:29), the New Jerusalem will become Earth’s source of light (Rev. 21:23-24). Therefore it will always remain in orbit over Earth. The Bible does not give us any detail about what will happen after the end of the millennium.”

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