Articles of the Day 2/16/15: The Blood of Saints
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?
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The Iranian-backed “Operation Quneitra Martyrs named for Gen. Ali Allah Dadi” to capture the Golan brings Afghan and Pakistani Shiite fighters to an Israeli border for the first time.”
“Over 1,000 Hezbollah terrorists are fighting with Syrian and Iranian forces on the Golan, according to numerous sources.”
“Syrian troops along with pro-Assad Hezbollah forces have managed to push the rebels back and are making progress towards other strategic locations.”
“Jewish Home leader reportedly says terror group rearming, preparing itself for long showdown with Israel.”
Instead of working to improve the lives of the Gaza people Hamas continues to focus on killing Israeli civilians.
“True to tradition, many Jews in Israel keep clamoring for far-reaching and potentially dangerous Israeli concessions to a Palestinian Authority that does not seem genuinely amenable to a peaceful end to the conflict, in spite of what is written in new articles published just before the elections dredging up old news implying that Netanyahu alone is the problem. And they, the Palestinian Arabs, are right to keep on hammering away at us; after all, Israel was born an appeaser and there is no reason to think that we have outgrown our “appeaserhood”.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Islamic State releases a video purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians the group captured in Libya.”
In one of the most brutal and disgusting acts to date, ISIS displays to the world what Islam really is. A death cult where killing is an act of worship to Satan. God will avenge the blood of saints. These were innocent people with families who simply worship the one true God. There is no defense for Islam. It is evil…period.
“The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.”
“Cognitive dissonance: Bush, Obama, David Cameron and a host of others insist that Islam is a religion of peace. The Islamic State, which they claim has nothing to do with Islam, quotes the Qur’an copiously to establish that Islam is actually a religion of the sword that calls for permanent war against Infidels. Would it be permissible to examine the Qur’an to try to determine which claim is more accurate? Or would that be “Islamophobic”?”
Amidst Obama retreat from Mideast, three regional leaders are forming a quiet but fiercely determined alliance against Iran & ISIS. Israeli PM Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah II & Egyptian President el-Sisi face high stakes. Will they succeed?
“Amidst President Obama’s repeated moves to withdraw American military power and influence from the Middle East and “pivot” to Asia, three regional leaders in the epicenter are forming a quiet, unexpected but fiercely determined alliance.
Why? To protect their people against two existential threats, one posed by the Shia Radical Islamists of Iran, the other posed by the Sunni Radical Islamists of ISIS. Who are they?”
“Move comes following president’s authorization of expanded military campaign against Islamic State extremists.”
“(Reuters) – The United States is readying plans to resupply Jordan with munitions in the coming weeks, possibly including precision-guided arms, expediting support for the kingdom as it expands its role in airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), officials say.”
“DUHOK, Iraq (Reuters) – Saint Michael, the archangel of battle, is tattooed across the back of a U.S. army veteran who recently returned to Iraq and joined a Christian militia fighting Islamic State in what he sees as a biblical war between good and evil.”
“Q. I know that there is a judgment seat of Christ and a Great White Throne Judgment in the Bible. Years ago I recall my Grandfather talking about a Bema Seat Judgment, but I can find nothing in my King James Version about it. He spoke of its meaning as the same as the Judgment Seat of Christ. Do you know anything about this?
A. The Bema Seat judgment and the judgment Seat of Christ are one and the same. The Greek word “bema” means judgment seat and can be found in the Greek text of Romans 14:10 and 2 Cor. 5:10 where it refers to the judgment seat of Christ. This judgment will occur in heaven just after the rapture and is explained in 1 Cor. 3:10-15. Therefore it does not concern our salvation.
In ancient Greece, the Bema seat was the judges stand in the athletic contests. It was where the winners of events were awarded their victory crowns, similar to the medals ceremonies in the modern Olympics. Therefore, many scholars see the bema judgment as the place where newly raptured believers will receive the crowns they will have earned for the quality of their Christian life on earth. In 1 Cor. 9:24-27 Paul reminded us that these athletes trained diligently for the games and did so in the hope of winning a crown that would not last. How much more diligently should we train to win crowns that will last forever?”
“Q. I have listened to your teaching on the battle of Ezekiel 38 and the timing of the rapture. I am confused as how this is related to Romans 11:25, (For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.) Does this mean that when the “last” Gentile person is saved that the battle begins and the church is raptured, or are these events unrelated?
A. The purpose of God’s intervention in the Battle of Ezekiel 38 is to reveal Himself to Israel (Ezekiel 39:22) and bring His people back into their covenant relationship with Him. This is necessary for Israel’s blindness to be lifted and the 70th Week of Daniel to begin.When God turns His attention back to Israel the Church has to be gone because Romans 11:25 tells us Israel’s blindness will not be lifted until the full number of Gentiles has come in. While the two events are not directly related, these Scriptures imply that the rapture will come no later than the conclusion of Ezekiel 38.”
“Long ‘changing of the guard’ ceremony to involve stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv – and Gantz’s last visit on base in uniform.”
Is Eizenkot the IDF general that will lead the IDF to Psalm 83 victory?
“One of the Islamic State’s so-called “provinces” in Libya claims to have captured the town of Nawfaliyah. The group has released a photo set showing a large convoy entering the town. The military-style parade likely took place earlier this month. One of the photos can be seen above and the rest are at the end of this article.”
“US intelligence officers say that the Boko Haram sect looks to be planning an attack on Maiduguri, a city with 2 million people in North-East Nigeria. This, it says, could mean 200,000 Christians could be at ‘risk of slaughter.’ J. Peter Pham said: “An attack on Madiguri is very likely,” and he and a couple of experts believe that the terrorists have put “sleeper cells” among refugees who have fled areas where the group attacked. He also hinted that the sect may be planning to hoist its black flag over Maiduguri, which he says would be a big blow to the Nigerian government.”
“Data from the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency show that 11,000 individuals called the telephone center of the Jewish Agency in France in January showing interest in making Aliyah to Israel – compared to 84,000 calls placed during all of 2014. The spark in interest in immigration to Israel comes a month after four Jewish Frenchmen were killed when an armed terrorist stormed a kosher supermarket located in the outskirts of Paris. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver will present a new program to encourage immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine for government approval. The estimated cost of the program stands at NIS 18 million.”
“Two shooting attacks within 10 hours of each other in Copenhagen left two civilians and five Danish police officers injured before and after midnight Saturday, Feb. 14. A man was early Sunday shot dead by police at the nearby Norrebro railway station when he opened fire. Police are attempting to establish whether he was one of the shooters and if indeed the two attacks were connected. Police warned people to stay off the streets early Sunday as armed terrorists were still at large and the entire country placed on high terror alert. In the second incident, outside the main synagogue in central Copenhagen, a young man was shot in the head at close range and two police officers guarding the building were injured. The gunman ran from the scene on foot.”
“Lieberman added that “the international community needs to ask for more than declarations and demonstrations against this terrorism, but to shake off the rules of political correctness and fight a real all-out war against Islamic terror and its roots.” Minister Lieberman said the foreign ministry is in close contact with the Israeli embassy in Denmark and was following events as they unfolded.”
“Turkish president opens up on deteriorating international relations, suggests leaders of other countries are ‘jealous’.”
I don’t think Hitler was much bothered either.