Articles of the Day 5/28/15: Everybody Wants Jerusalem

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)

The Palestinian Authority president says that Jerusalem will be the Palestinian capital city

“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the American peace envoy that the Palestinian people will not accept any other city for the capital for their Palestinian state except Jerusalem and the Palestinians would insist on receiving control over the eastern section of the city of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority president says it is very important that it would be clear which part of the capital, Jerusalem, belongs to the Palestinians and which part belongs to Israel.”

Turkish Prime Minister: “We will march to liberate Jerusalem”

“During the inauguration of the 55th airport in Hakkari Province, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire.”

Sigh….why is Turkey still part of NATO?

UN Push to Blacklist IDF

“UN’s Children and Armed Conflict group says IDF should be added to blacklist for deaths of Palestinian children during Protective Edge.”

And who should be added to the blacklist for the deaths of Israeli children during the same conflict? Yes there were Israeli children killed by Hamas. In fact, intentionally targeted. 

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

Control in Syria: May 28, 2015

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

“BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.”

Al Qaeda Captures Last Syrian Regime City in Idlib

“Rebel coalition begins lightning conquest of last city in Idlib province on Turkish border still held by government.”

U.S. Intelligence: Iran Sending More Fighters to Yemen

“Iran has dispatched additional paramilitary forces to Yemen to aid pro-Tehran rebels seeking to take control of the strategic southern Arabian state, according to recent U.S. intelligence reports.”

Prophecy

Seventh Trumpet Rapture?

“Q. I am a Born Again Christian and believe in the pre-trib rapture. There is a popular TV preacher, who preaches that Revelation 11 is the Rapture. He says that we who believe pre-trib are believing a lie This is not true. Can you please explain what Revelation 11 means.

A. I assume you’re referring to Rev. 11:15-19 which describes the blowing of the 7th Trumpet in Heaven. It’s purpose is to help announce to the heavenly host that the Lord is entering the final phase of making the Kingdom of this world His own. In heaven when He says something, it’s as good as done, but on Earth it will take 3 1/2 years to complete His judgments and defeat Satan and his forces. This period is known to us as the Great Tribulation. When it’s over Satan will be defeated and the Lord will be King of the whole Earth, but in the meantime the people of Earth will experience the most devastating period of time in human history (Matt. 24:21).

People who place the rapture here are improperly equating the seventh trumpet of Rev. 11:15 with the last trumpet of 1 Cor. 15:52 which Paul called the trumpet call of God in 1 Thes. 4:16. The purpose of this trumpet will be to call up the church on earth to meet the Lord in the air.

The seventh Trumpet is never referred to as either the last trumpet or the trumpet call of God. It will be blown by an angel in Heaven for the benefit of the heavenly host and will not be calling anyone on earth to anything.”

The Gog and Magog War: The 30,000 Foot View

“Vic Batista: We are continuing our teaching about that incredible topic — the Gog and Magog War — as revealed in Ezekiel 38-39. We have been going through the Bible verse-by-verse through those chapters. In our last segment we stopped in Ezekiel 39, and so now we are going to pick it up from there. So, we encourage everyone to get your Bibles ready and go to Ezekiel 39.

Nathan, before we dive in again, would you mind giving us a quick recap of the events of the Gog and Magog War? And, could you share when you think it might occur?

Nathan Jones: So far we’ve covered a lot of material, so it’s a good idea to recap before getting into the rest of chapter 39.

Ezekiel 38-39 give us the most detailed end time war in all of the Bible. There is more detail about this end time war then there is even about Armageddon. Most people at least recognize the name Armageddon, but this war is called the Gog and Magog War.”

Meanwhile…

Netanyahu: Israel, US discussing new security aid package unrelated to Iran deal

“Prime minister says defense assistance package is not a “quid pro quo” for the Iranian nuclear deal.”

Of course it is. 

New in IDF: Tactical Kamikaze Drones

“The new weapon loiters over target then attacks it like a missile, and is intended for use at the tactical level.”

Perfect for hitting rocket launch sites.

Rubio: ‘Real and present danger’ that Christianity will be labeled ‘hate speech’

“Christianity is facing a “real and present danger” in the United States due to growing acceptance for gay marriage, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said.”

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

“Papal seat calls on church to engage in soul-searching after Catholic-majority country votes to legalize homosexual unions.”

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