Articles of the Day 1/27/15: Shame On The World
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?
“The Israeli-Lebanese border build-up may be moving from high tension to a violent eruption as ominous events proliferate. A mysterious explosion was one of the events occurring Sunday, Jan. 25, along with rapid Israeli and Hizballah military movements, troop buildups on both sides of the border, bulwarks trucked in to protect Israeli locations, an Israel warning to Hizballah not to harm Israel’s overseas institutions, and persistent rumors of secret Hizballah tunnels.
Israel and Iran’s Lebanese surrogate the Shiite Hizballah are both evidently moving up to the brink in their efforts to sound out their opponents’ intentions following vows of revenge for the air strike which killed a dozen Hizballah and Iranian officers on the Golan on Jan. 18.
In the last 24 hours, the 900-meters tall Ramim Ridge was the focus of military movements. The IDF sits on the eastern slope of this ridge, commanding the path of entry into Lebanon; while Hizballah holds most of the western slope, which overlooks the Kadesh Valley (site of an epic Biblical battle) in the Upper Galilee and its border roads and villages, including Avivim, Margaliot, Yiftach, Ramot Nafghtali, Malkia and Yiron.”
“10 missiles fired from ruins of Gush Katif into sea as Gaza terrorist rulers prepare for next war against Israel.”
The UN takes care of the people so Hamas can focus on killing innocent Israeli civilians. Shame on the world that funds the UN and allows the UN to fund terror.
“Mosab Hassan Yousef made the controversial comments while speaking to an audience at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, in Norrice Lea, about his experiences of growing up in the West Bank as the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a top Hamas leader, before becoming a spy for Israel’s security service Shin Bet.”
“Syrian insurgents including fighters from al Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra, seized an important government army base in the southwestern Deraa province on Sunday, fighters who took part in the battle said. The base, one of several used to pound rebel-held villages and towns in southern Syria and along the frontier with Jordan, lies at the heart of a heavily fortified zone which has formed a southern line of defence protecting the capital, Damascus. The fighters said hundreds of insurgents armed with rocket launchers and anti-aircraft weapons had taken over the Brigade 82 base near the town of Sheikh Maskeen, close to the main north-south highway between Damascus and Jordan.”
“Q. In the end times, there’s supposed to be a great falling away. But I have no clue if it’s people of the Lord falling away, or just people in general not coming to the Lord. What do you think? What does scripture have to say? Thank you so much.
A. I believe that the great falling away, or apostasy, of 2 Thes. 2:3 is the departure of those who claim to be believers, but are not, from the true Gospel to a counterfeit one. I see this taking place in two ways today. This can be seen in the remarkable growth of the so-called emerging church movement, which emphasized a so-called social gospel over the true gospel.
Paul warned Timothy about this in such detail that is seems like he was really describing our times.
“The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)”
“Q. I have long believed (because of my previous denominational upbringing and family influence) that the events of Ezekiel 38 would happen before the Rapture, which of course wouldn’t happen until the preaching of the Gospel to the world was complete. This site has effectively changed my mind on the stance of the preaching of the Gospel issue. I really would like to believe that the Rapture is going to take place before Ezekiel 38’s events take place, but I need more just Romans 11:25 to go on. Can you provide more basis for this claim (either in a direct response or point me to where it currently exists on the site?) I would like to know how you came to this conclusion.
A. Romans 11:25 says that Israel has been blinded in part until the full number of Gentiles has “come in”. In the Greek language that phrase means to arrive at one’s intended destination. John 14:3 says that our intended destination is our Father’s house. In Acts 15:13-18 James told early Church leaders that the Lord was first going to take a people for His name’s sake from among the Gentiles before rebuilding David’s fallen tabernacle, meaning the temple. Daniel 9:27 says that the anti-Christ will defile this temple in the middle of the missing 70th week. Matt. 24:15-21 and 2 Thes 2:4 confirm this as the beginning of the Great Tribulation.
Because of all the controversy surrounding it, I don’t believe Israel will build a temple until God clearly reveals Himself to them. Ezekiel 39:22 says that Ezekiel’s Battle serves this purpose. From that time on, Israel will know that the Lord is their God, and will reinstate their Old Covenant relationship with Him, starting the clock on the 70th Week of Daniel.
Put it all together and this chain of events emerges. Christ has been building His Church for nearly 2000 years. During this time the Jews have been sidelined, blinded in part. When the Church’s number is complete He’ll whisk us off to our mansion in the sky before revealing Himself to Israel by dramatically winning the Battle of Ezekiel 38. The blinders will come off and Jews from all over the world will flock to Israel demanding a Temple for worship. A covenant with the one we know as the anti-Christ will permit its construction.”
“Q. When I compared Luke 4:18-21 with Isaiah 61:1-2 I discovered it was incomplete. Why did the Lord stop reading before the end of the passage?
A. Early in His ministry the Lord stood in the synagogue in Nazareth to read the following from the scroll of Isaiah.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
First, notice He was claiming to be the Christ, (the Greek word for “anointed” is the verb form of the word for Christ, which means “anointed one”).
Also, as you pointed out, a comparison with Isaiah 61 shows that He stopped before the end of the passage, leaving out the phrase “And the day of vengeance of our God” and all the verses following it that pertain to the Millennium.
This was a hint that because of their rejection, He would only be partially fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy in His 1st Coming. There are several such interrupted prophecies from the Old Testament. Their ultimate fulfillment will take place in connection with His 2nd Coming.”
“Saudi Arabia is building a 600- mile “wall” in the North near the Iraq border to try to keep “extremist ISIS” out; I guess that’s relative, coming from them. They have dispatched over 30,000 troops according to some reports to prevent ISIS from attacking them, again. This is the entry point for ISIS. Don’t forget the Houthi’s from Yemen in the South as they are a proxy for Iran. They are building a wall on the 1,000-mile Yemen border as well, according to multiple sources (see videos below). We learned in the last post, that Mecca is Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots and that the Beast, which includes Iran, will destroy and burn the Harlot. Saudi Arabia is part of ancient Babylon.”
“The highest levels of Iran’s leadership believe there are only two prophetic triggers before the return of their long-awaited messiah and one of them just happened: the death of 90-year-old King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.”
“In the last two years, media outlets have published conflicting reports on Saudi King Abdullah’s health. Just last week, Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court announced that the king has pneumonia and is temporarily using a breathing tube. In fact, every time the king’s health deteriorates, news agencies speculate on what will become of the Saudi dynasty and its leadership after the king’s death. But some Shiite scholars think differently about the matter, believing that Abdullah’s death will mark the beginning of a chain of great events that will shock the world. Some Shiite scholars believe that the Saudi king’s death will signal the resurrection of the Mahdi and the beginning of the end-times.”