Articles of the Day 4/17/15: Hamas Getting Boastful

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)

Hamas Threatens: ‘We’ll Choose When to Start the Next War’

“The resistance (sic) is following developments along the (Gaza) border very closely, and it will be they who decide the zero hour for any future conflict.”

Pretty confident Israel will not attack first.

Hamas Prepares For the Next military Confrontation With Israel

“While Hamas is taking care not to slide into a military escalation against Israel at this time, senior Hamas officials are reiterating the need for ongoing weapons development, and are even boasting that their factories are doing so without letup. At a meeting with public figures in Khan Younis, Hamas political bureau member Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said: “The Palestinians must develop their weaponry so they can strike every inch of Palestine. This is our mission, and if we fail to carry it out, we will be betraying you [Palestinians].”

Hamas accelerates its tunnel-building, using heavy machinery

“Bulldozers hard at work in new upsurge; terror group also manufacturing short-range rockets, which proved murderously effective last summer.”

Hamas’s Plan: A Hamas State of Palestine in Gaza (For Now)

“Hamas is consolidating its grip over the Gaza Strip and making plans to turn it into a separate state. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah consider the purported plan a “severe blow” to the two-state solution and unity among Palestinians.

The Americans and Europeans will also have to listen very carefully to what Hamas is saying: namely that a Palestinian state in the West Bank or Gaza Strip — or any part of the Palestinian territories, would not end its struggle to destroy Israel and replace it with the State of Greater Palestine.”

Hamas: It’s ‘our right’ to abduct Israelis to free prisoners

“‘Our men, women, children all envision kidnapping your soldiers and settlers, wherever they are,’ official says”

A lot more rhetoric and reports about Hamas rearming coming out of Gaza these days. This all started after the framework agreement with Iran was announced. Does Iran think it is has a free license to attack Israel via proxies now? Note also of the reports Iran has accelerated rearming of Hezbollah and Hamas. Next Israeli attack in Syria could see an interesting response. 

Israel deploying revolutionary anti-tunnel system on Gaza border

“Detection mechanism for Hamas attack tunnels successfully tested, now to be expanded; residents cautiously welcome protection.”

Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)

Identifying the real enemy

“A few days ago, the Iranian Army chief of staff even threatened to use terrorist techniques against the Saudi capital. Iran is no doubt a threat to Saudi Arabia, even greater than Israel.”

Iran “Deal”: West’s Surrender Triggering War

“Iran has already bragged that it will sell “enriched uranium” on the open market, and will be “hopefully making some money” from it, said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.”

Prophecy

Ezekiel 38-39 Nations

What timing clues are there to the Gog & Magog War? Who are the players?

“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 continue our ongoing study of the Gog-Magog War found in Ezekiel 38-39.”

Will Russia surprise attack Israel?

“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 continue our ongoing study of the Gog-Magog War found in Ezekiel 38-39.”

Most say Russia, and that may be, but what about Turkey?

When Will They Rise?

“Q. Can you please explain to me when the souls of these saints of Rev 7:9-17 will be joined to their resurrected bodies? I understand that the martyred saints of the Great Tribulation period (Rev 20:4-6) will be resurrected at the end of the tribulation period, but do the souls of Rev 7:9-17 join their resurrected bodies at that same time?

A. This is not clearly spelled out in the Bible, but I believe that after the rapture / resurrection of the church, the next and final phase of the first resurrection will take place at the 2nd Coming and will include all the tribulation martyrs (Rev. 6:9-11, Rev, 7:9-17, Rev. 20:4) and the believing dead from Old Testament times (Daniel 12:2).”

A Gap Between the Rapture And The 70th Week?

“Q. If there is a sizable gap between the rapture and start of 70th week, as some think may be the case, who will carry on the work of. the church after it’s gone? That being missions, evangelism etc? Will there be a pause of present evangelistic movement till 144,000 Jewish evangelicals come on scene later on – or what?

A. I first heard this idea 20 years ago as an off hand comment by a well known teacher who was trying to show that the rapture of the church is not connected to any other end times events. By now it has been repeated often enough that some people think it’s a valid assumption. I disagree. In fact, so much time has passed since this comment was first made that I don’t believe there is any “dead time” left in the scheduled fulfillment of end times prophecies. I think once they begin, the events remaining to be fulfilled will pretty much happen in rapid fire order. Remember, Jesus said many from the generation being born when the first end times signs were fulfilled will still be alive at the 2nd coming (Matt. 24:34). The clock started ticking in 1948 when Israel reappeared on the world stage after a 1900 year absence.”

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