Articles of the Day 5/6/15: If Assad Falls Does Hezbollah Follow?
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)
“Last week the United Nations issued a report on Israel’s attacks on UN facilities in Gaza during last summer’s war. As I noted at the time, that even though the purpose of the exercise was to attack Israel and undermine its right to self-defense, even the UN report admitted that Hamas was storing weapons at schools run by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) and that Hamas fighters were firing rockets and other weapons at Israeli targets from the vicinity of these places.”
“Before blast, group calling itself Supporters of Islamic State in Jerusalem issues threat calling for release of prisoners.”
See what happens to those that curse Israel. God has turned the tables on both Hamas and Hezbollah. Now they must fight terror. The means by which they attacked Israel is now being used on them. This is so typical how Gods repays.
“Speaking at the Shurat HaDin Towards A New Law of War Conference in Jerusalem, Colonel Richard Kemp and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon outlined how terror organizations that blatantly violate international law target democracies that make great effort to abide by the laws of war.”
“The IDF’s military police school is moving to the IDF’s long-delayed new training base compound in the Negev this week, and will be the first group to take residency at the compound which contains eight bases. Already last week the force began settling into the training base, and this week the staff and students are expected to arrive.”
“If attacked again, IDF should target groups’ leadership ranks, push Islamists out of their territorial bases, says ex-general and former national security adviser.”
At some point, Iran and Hezbollah will have a decision to make about Syria. Do they use the new found front with Israel or lose it? There is a scenario where Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah attempt to drag Israel into the war in Syria. Unable to defeat the rebels themselves, they will try to get Israel to do it for them. Imagine Hezbollah with a hostile neighbor to the east of Lebanon. And Israel to the south. Do you think the rebels will stop with Syria? Lebanon is next and everyone knows it. Assad falls, Hezbollah will fall soon after.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Arab media reported that fighter jets attacked a weapons factory near Khartoum and claimed Israel may be behind the attack. In recent years, foreign sources have attributed a series of attacks in Sudan to Israel, claiming they were intended to stop weapons’ supply to terrorist.”
“Arab sources report loud explosions early Wednesday in Omdurman, west of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. They are attributed to a missile attack to destroy a compound believed to house a weapons store or a plant for the productions of long-range missiles. In 2012, an air strike hit a large convoy carrying arms, ammo and military equipment originating in Iran and destined for the Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip as it drove through Sudan.”
“Iran is very concerned about the situation in Syria. The military assistance it gives the Assad regime for its war against the rebels has turned out to be insufficient. Nor has Hizbullah’s role in fighting alongside the Syrian army stopped the rebels’ progress toward Damascus and the city of Latakia on the northern Syrian coast.”
“Hassan Nasrallah, Hizballah’s secretary general, denied Tuesday that Iran and Russia had decided to pull their backing from Syrian President Bashar Assad and stop supporting his army. In a televised speech, he dismissed rumors of Assad’s imminent downfall as psychological warfare against him. On the Yemen civil war, Nasrallah said that Saudi intervention shows its ambition for regional hegemony, But Riyadh is heading for a major defeat, he said. Its depictions of the Yemen war are a “big deception.” Regarding Syrian military setbacks in battle, the Hizballah chief said that if a city like Idlib falls, it is important to analyze why this happened not to play the blame game.”
“Shiite leader Hassan Nasrallah vows to stand by Assad, launch offensive along border with Lebanon.”
“Fighters from pro-Assad Lebanese terror group clash with gunmen from opponents of Damascus regime – Nusra Front.”
“Q. I have two questions. A) Why should the generation Jesus mentioned in Matt. 24:34 start with the rebirth of Israel, when Jesus didn’t mention this event when describing the end-time generation? B) In other words, is your position that Israel’s re-birth appears to be the earliest chronological sign even though Jesus didn’t mention it when describing the end-time generation?
A. Isaiah 11:10-11, Ezekiel 36-37, Amos 9:11-15 and others all tell of the end times regathering of Israel. Since Jesus was being asked about signs that said the End of the Age had come, and responded by warning those in Judea to flee into the mountains when they saw the abomination of desolation (which can only happen in the Temple), and since He spoke about the Great Tribulation, an End Times judgment for the Jews first mentioned in the Old Testament, most commentators believe that the End Times couldn’t begin until the Jews were officially back in their own land.
The Lord’s brother James also confirmed this in Acts 15 when He said in effect that after the Lord was finished building His Church he would then have the Temple rebuilt as Amos 9:11 promised.
Therefore the re-emergence of Israel in 1948 is viewed as the first of the End Times signs. So then according to Matt 24:34 the generation being born when that happened will still be alive when the Lord returns.”
“Vic Batista: Can you give us a brief recap of the ending of Ezekiel 38 before getting into Ezekiel 39?
Nathan Jones: Ezekiel 38-39 is the longest described end time war in all of the Bible. It is even given more detail than the Battle of Armageddon. It is a war where God entices Russia’s leader, Gog, to come down and want to take all the wealth of Israel. We see today that Israel’s wealth has dramatically increased since they have found the natural gas buried deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Russia wants those gas lines, so they will plot and plan to come and take out Israel.”
“Q. In one of my study groups we had a discussion erupt concerning Revelation 20:4. “Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”
Our discussion was to “whom was seated on the thrones who were given authority to judge.” We had many answers and thoughts but were never able to reach a common agreement as to who was seated on the thrones and passing judgement. Your wisdom and input on this question will be much appreciated.
A. I believe the thrones in view in Rev. 20:4 are the same ones the Lord mentioned in Matt. 19:28;
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
“Pamela Geller, the outspoken head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has spoken out after her group’s Mohammed Cartoon event was targeted in a shooting attack by Muslim terrorists on Sunday night..
In an interview with CNN, Geller lashed out at the media “elites” for criticizing her group – the attackers’ intended victims – as opposed to radical Islamists responsible for such violent attacks.”
Ms Geller is spot on. What is more ‘offensive’; pictures of Mohammed or the killing of innocent Christians? How about Muslims stop killing people. Let’s stat the conversation there.