Articles of the Day 2/3/15: God Can Change Your Goals

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

Hezbollah faces hard choices between fighting Israel, Sunnis

“Group’s grand regional goals undermine its support in Lebanon, as appetite for fighting Israel wanes.”

Yes God can change your goals no matter who you are. 

Is Israel backing down on removing Hizballah, Iran from Golan?

“A change of policy was indicated by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s words at the Sunday cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. “Israel is threatened from many fronts,” he said. “In the past week alone we witnessed terrorists in action across our southern border in Sinai. We have long been aware of Iran’s efforts to open a second front against us from the Golan in addition to southern Lebanon. We have proved that no one is immune to our resolve to thwart aggression against us. That was true in the past and will be in the future,” Netanyahu said. DEBKAfile: In all his previous remarks on the subject, Netanyahu laid stress on Israel’s determination to remove the new front taking shape on the Golan. He took a different line Sunday, noting only that Israel would react to the new front – only in as far as it launched attacks.”

Hamas claims it caught mega spy, accuses PA of colluding with Israel

“Islamic terror group Hamas announced the arrest of “the most dangerous collaborator” with Israel on Tuesday, as an official accused Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority of colluding with Israel to assassinate Hamas officials during Operation Protective Edge.”

Sharing the blame for Gaza’s tragic cycle

“Israel, however, can hardly be expected to facilitate Hamas’s relentless preparations for more war, to which concrete and other reconstruction materials have been diverted in the past. An Israeli official told Mr. Booth that Gazan workshops were “assembling new rockets as fast as they can” and that the strip’s militias would be fully rearmed and trained within months. Sadly, that is likely to be the next time the world pays heed to Gaza — when war with Israel again erupts.”

CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

“The extraordinarily close cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence services suggested the importance of the target — a man who over the years had been implicated in some of Hezbollah’s most spectacular terrorist attacks, including those against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut and the Israeli Embassy in Argentina.”

Doubtful such close cooperation is happening under the Obama administration. 

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Entire Middle East is Upside Down

“The instability in Lebanon, the IDF Chief of Staff said, was a good example of how the old order in the Middle East was being eroded.”

 

Syria-Iraq

ISIS Burns Captive Jordanian Pilot Alive

“ISIS releases video showing captured pilot burned alive inside a metal cage; Jordanian state TV claims he was actually executed a month ago.”

Is there any mercy, compassion, or respect for human life in Islam? Given the level of popularity and support for ISIS one thinks not. There is no defense of this kind of evil… though many well try. 

ISIS in full swing under ex-Iraqi general: 70 deaths in a month, on the march in 10 countries

“In January alone, the Islamists are known to have killed at least 70 people in 10 targeted European and Middle East countries. This is a modest estimate since exact figures are not available everywhere – like in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. ISIS terrorists trailed their horror that month through France, Spain, Belgium, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Libya.”

UN Shocked as ISIS Commandeers its Food Aid

“UN’s World Food Program in an uproar after photos show ISIS took their food and packaged it in their own boxes to solidify control.”

Report: ISIS stones gay man to death after throwing him off high-rise building

“Islamic State terrorists released footage on Monday purportedly showing them pushing a blindfolded gay man out of a high-rise building and then stoning him to death after surviving the fall.”

Evidence of a barbaric and demonic cult who spreads false teachings and blood lust. Killing is a form of worship. Would Satan have it any other way?

Control of Terrain in Iraq: February 2, 2015

Iraq Situation Report: February 2, 2015

 

Prophecy

Already Experienced The 5th Trumpet Judgment?

“Q. I read an opinion that we have already experienced the first five trumpets and are awaiting the sixth which will bring about the Rapture. This person believes the timeline follows proper interpretation of Daniel 11 and understanding the trumpets. He says he is pre trib but delineates from regular views.Have you heard or read anything about this?

A. This person can’t be a pre-trib believer because the pre-trib rapture view places the rapture before any of the end times judgments begin. Placing the rapture near the end of the trumpet judgments makes him a mid-trib believer. According to a literal reading of Revelation, if we’ve already experienced the first 5 trumpets, that would mean we’ve also experienced all of the seal judgments, which would mean Daniel’s 70th week would be nearly half over. For that to be the case the anti-Christ would have to be a public figure and getting ready to claim that he’s God, there would have to be a functioning Temple in Israel, much of the world would be at war, and somewhere 1/4th and 1/3rd of the population would have to have died from the effects of the preceding judgments. I don’t think that’s the case.”

The Rapture (Part 25)

“In sum, having previously answered the question, “What is the Rapture?”, we noted at least seven reasons that affirm the pre-tribulational rapture view. We then began interacting with the other positions on the timing of the rapture. In this article, we observed that post-tribulationism errs in failing to understand that the divine promise of Revelation 3:10 conveys a complete escape not only from coming Tribulation judgments but also the very time of those judgments.”

God’s Plan In A Nutshell

“It’s sad to think that many who chose to earn their own way or refused to choose at all will have thought they were preserving their independence, exercising their freedom of choice. When it’s too late to change their minds they will finally realize that they were actually following Satan’s will, not their own. Remember, there have only ever been two wills in the universe, God’s and Satan’s. If we don’t choose God’s will for us, we’ve chosen Satan’s will by default. In the spiritual sense, free will is simply the option of choosing between God’s will and Satan’s. God wants us all to choose His will (2 Peter 3:9), but He won’t force us to do it.”

The 144,000 And The 2 Witnesses, Follow Up

“Q. Mark 13:20 “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.” Doesn’t this tell us that at least some of the Elect survive the Tribulation, and go into the Millennial Kingdom?

A. It could, but the elect includes many more than the 144,000. It can refer to any believer on earth at the time. Also, the Greek word for “elect” does not appear in Rev. 7 in reference to the 144,000.”

 

Meanwhile…

More and More Jews Visiting Temple Mount

“The number of Jewish visitors to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount saw a significant boost over the past year, despite ongoing efforts to discourage non-Muslims from ascending the holy plateau and a firm ban on all Jewish and Christian prayer.”

The desire for a third temple is growing.

Leader of War Crimes Inquiry Into 2014 Gaza Conflict Resigns

“UNITED NATIONS — The chairman of a United Nations panel investigating possible war crimes in the 50-day Gaza conflict last summer resigned Monday, attributing the decision to Israeli accusations of personal bias that led to a formal inquiry over whether he should be removed.”

Unfortunately, the UN will likely appoint a successor just as anti-Semitic as the last. 

Israelis: Maybe the UN Should Investigate Itself

“Following the revelation that the appointed head of the UN commission of inquiring into last summer’s Gaza war had previous associations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor suggested that the world body investigate its own ineptitude and overriding prejudice against the Jewish state.”

Gülenists in Turkey cooperating with Israel’s Mossad, Erdoğan says

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodoğan says the Gülenists in the country have joined forces with the Israeli intelligence service.”

Sigh….why is Turkey still in NATO?

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