Articles of the Day 4/15/15: Satan Inspired
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.’—Isaiah 46:9-10
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“IDF releases video of nighttime raid by Golani troops netting 29 Hamas terrorists who were planning imminent attacks.”
“Security officials arrested 2 Palestinian suspects days before planned attack at a Jerusalem checkpoint.”
“Israelis living and serving security in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip report that Hamas snipers have been harassing them in recent weeks as a scare tactic, which appears to be evolving into a major offensive. Only very few of these incidents have been reported – and dismissed by military officials as “stray bullets” – although witnesses have spotted snipers shooting out of the windows of high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip.
While the rebuilding of terror tunnels which the Israeli military demolished in last summer’s war continues apace, the cash-strapped Palestinian extremists have now hit on stealthy sniper fire as a less expensive, less detectable and easier means of unnerving Israelis across the border. The shooters take aim from a hidden firing position and, before they can be located and pinned down, flit to the next point and resume shooting at an unpredictable target. This tactic is designed to unsettle the Israeli civilians living in the region and the troops securing it, while boosting morale in the ranks of their own military wing after the devastation it suffered last year.”
“Jerusalem sources say Tehran upping support for terror groups, express fear it will have billions more to spend under nuke deal.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Although Tehran celebrated President Vladimir Putin’s decision to release the S-300 missiles withheld from Iran for five years by an arms embargo, DEBKAfile reports exclusively that Iran can’t hope to take delivery of the advanced air defense systems in the foreseeable future. The Russian military industry is already way behind meeting demands for more S-300 missiles and their radar systems for the Russian army, which has none to spare for Iran. Its own needs have soared since Russia fell out with US and Europe over the Ukraine conflict.
The Russian army lately moved S-300 batteries, which are capable of downing fighter jets and missiles, to the country’s southern border with Ukraine, as air cover for the pro-Russian separatists against Ukrainian air bombardment, which has since petered out.”
“Moscow lifting a ban on selling Iran S-300 missiles will directly contribute to terror in the Middle East, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stated Tuesday – as Iran passes on the weapons to its agents in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
“Iran continues to provide more and more arms,” Ya’alon stated. “The S-300 deal we’re hearing now – which is in fact Russian approval to resume transactions they suspended in recent years – is a direct result of the framework agreement reached in Lausanne.”
“The Israel Air Force has to spend considerable sums in order develop ways to successfully deal with the Russian- made S-300 air-defense missile system set to be delivered to Iran, a former senior air force officer told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
Brig.-Gen. (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO of the Fisher Brothers Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies in Herzliya, described the S-300 as “one of the most advanced air defense systems in the world. This system will be a challenge for an air force to overcome. Its arrival is a significant change in our region.”
Not if they can destroy them before they become operational.
“Sanaa (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding “large-scale” military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. In a possible sign the Saudi-led air campaign against the Shiite rebels may expand into a ground operation, Cairo said it and Riyadh were mulling the drills in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf countries participating.”
“We are living in a time of unprecedented persecution of Christians in the Middle East and around the world. The Lord Jesus warned His disciples that they would be persecuted, and that persecution would intensify as the time of His return drew near. Today, we are seeing His prophecies come to pass as never before.”
“In this “The Truth Will Set You Free” TWave Radio episode, Pastor Vic Batista of Calvary Chapel Aventura located in the Miami, Florida area and I will begin our study of the Gog-Magog War found in Ezekiel 38-39.”
“This evidences two things. First, God so loves the world and wishes that none would perish, that He, of His own accord through supernatural means, is gathering many into His heavenly household. Second, this supernatural outpouring of God’s doings suggests that the end of time must be drawing near. ISIS and the rogue regime of Iran are examples of the satanic effort to repress God’s marvelous miracles. ISIS is greeting God’s great infectious love by beheading Christians and Iran is imprisoning pastors and persecuting all Christians. The Middle East has become a spiritual battleground, and Christians, old and new to the faith, are caught in the crossfire.”
“Q. After the 1000 years, will the Gentile Kingdoms lose their sin natures in Eternity ? Will the Nations also lose their Free Will in Eternity, so sin and rebellion never occur again like it did at the end of the Millennium?
A. After the Millennium ends all unbelievers from all ages will be thrown into the lake of fire. Surviving mankind, all of whom will be believers, will be divested of both their sin nature and their free will. This is hinted at in 1 Cor. 15:24-28 where the Greek word translated “authority” means “power of choice.” Sin and rebellion will never occur again.”
“Q. Are the first post rapture believers martyred for their faith Jews and Gentiles and if they are not part of the Church, are they still considered the Body of Christ and do they enter the New Jerusalem or the Kingdom? We have our new bodies, having been raptured already, so we must be in the New Jerusalem. Where are these souls who were martyred? I thought only the Church enters the New Jerusalem. Are the remaining saints, OT and New, Jew and Gentile, are in the Kingdom on Earth after the Second Coming?
A. The ethnic identity of the martyrs in Rev. 6 is not revealed. Tribulation martyrs are not part of the body of Christ. In the Book of Revelation we see references to their spirits and souls, but not to their ultimate physical locations.
The resurrection of those who will be beheaded during the Great tribulation will take place at the time of the 2nd Coming, and I think the other tribulation martyrs will be raised at the same time. I don’t believe any of them will live in the New Jerusalem The group from Rev. 7 will serve God in His Temple, and those beheaded during the Great Tribulation will assist us in reigning with Christ on Earth (Rev. 20:4). But no further information is available on the group from Rev. 6.”
“Q. The fact the church is not mentioned after Rev. 4 seems a good indication we will be raptured! your opinion?
A. I agree. We can infer that because the Church is not mentioned as being on Earth after Rev. 3, we have a good indication the rapture will occur in Rev. 4. Personally, I see hints of the Church in Heaven in Rev. 5:9-10, Rev. 14:1-5, Rev. 17:14, and Rev. 19:6-8.”
“766 anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the past year, the most in the last decade.”
The rise of Islam and the hate culture it produces is the reason behind the increase in attacks. Note to the rise in Christian persecution at the same time. Both groups represent God on earth and are being targeted and attacked by Satan inspired Islam.