Articles of the Day 7/22/15: We Can’t Let This Go, Be Salt To The World!
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Police, IDF, special forces bust terror network throughout Arab areas of Judea-Samaria; weapons found in unusual places.”
“Senior IDF officials reveal that new system funded by US aid is on the way to turn the tide on Hamas tunnels.”
Likely part of the wish list to bribe Israel into accepting the Iran deal.
“Military planners, led by new IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, have spent four years drawing up the Gideon Plan, which calls for significantly increasing the power of wartime multi-arena combat divisions; restructuring the army to create specialized brigades and battalions that focus exclusively on border security and leave the main fighting to the divisions; and improving weapons and training.”
It remains to be seen if the Gideon Plan gets adopted. It basically calls for a leaner, smaller IDF and promises a more effective IDF. Watching the changes within the IDF now may help foresee when Psalm 83 begins. The IDF will be victorious in the coming Psalm 83 campaign which will be the next major war in the Middle East. Iran and Israeli forces are both in transition now preparing for the battle. Question is when will it break out? How close are we?
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Video released as Iran’s leaders try to convince hardliners in the country to accept the concessions it made in the nuclear deal.”
That should be easy since they didn’t really make any concessions in the deal.
“In defiance of the international arms embargo, Iran last week placed an order with Moscow for a huge fleet of 100 Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft (NATO: Midas) for refueling its air force in mid-flight, thereby extending its range to 7,300 km.”
With sanctions lifted, expect Iran to go on a huge spending spree to arms themselves to the teeth.
“Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, on visit to Tehran, says ‘common challenges and threats’ must be addressed.”
Bible Prophecy has much to say how these two nations will collude to destroy Israel.
“Vic Batista: Our topic this week is the Psalm 83 War. Some of the signs on the end times Jesus provided in Matthew 24:6-7 and also in Luke 21:9-10. One of those the Bible clearly tells will be wars and rumors of wars.
Nathan, I know you have some incredible statistics regarding all the wars that are going on today. Could you talk a little bit about those wars once again?
Nathan Jones: One of the ten signs that Jesus gave in Matthew 24 declared that there would be wars and rumors of wars. In other words, as we got closer and closer to the end times before Jesus’ return, wars would increase both in frequency and intensity. Certainly we are experiencing that today. As a matter of fact, during the 20th Century the world experienced one of the greatest number of wars in all of history combined. The death toll was greater in that century than any other in history. About 160-187 million people were killed in all the wars of the 20th Century. That total is more than the total of all the wars that came before.”
“Q. I am truly enjoying the lessons on Revelation. However, I wanted to ask you about the two books that will be opened. You said something I had never heard, that our names are already in the Lamb’s Book of life. Can you explain further how you came to this and where I can find more on this subject? If my name is there already how come I can go through times worrying about it not being there?
A. I took this from Rev. 13:8, one of only two times the Lamb’s book of life is mentioned. (The other is Rev. 21:27). Admittedly, the phrase “from the creation of the world” in Rev. 13:8 is a controversial one. Some translators believe it refers to the Lamb who was slain, while others say it refers to “those whose names were written” there.”
“A second shocking video in as many weeks has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
In this video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby body parts with undercover investigators posing as officials with a biotech company that acts as a middleman to sell aborted baby body parts to universities and other places that conduct such research. Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.
Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.”
I know this is out of scope for this blog but this is so evil, wrong and disgusting it must be said. We should have known allowing abortions would lead to this. Killing children for greed is an abomination beyond all others. Planned Parenthood MUST be de-funded immediately. We can’t let this go as many hope. Be salt to the world!
“Roger Gannam, senior litigation attorney for Liberty Council, said the case “is not about couples who want to be married – they can easily get married in Kentucky.”
“This case is about crushing dissent and removing Christian public servants from office. Religion tests for holding elected office are unconstitutional and un-American,” he said.
When the Supreme Court announced its marriage decision June 26, Alito said it “usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage.”
“The decision will also have other important consequences,” he said. “It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.”
Staver said the Davis case is not just for his client but for every Christian who holds office or owns a business.
“It is for every pastor and church member,” he said. “Today, we are fighting for your rights to exercise your deeply held religious beliefs.”
A lawyer for the ACLU told the Louisville Courier-Journal the objective of the case is to force the Christian worker to behave according to the dictates of the new social standard.
“Why should they be held to a different standard?”
While two lawmakers in the state have proposed legislation to protect objecting officials, Gannam argued that Kentucky allows couples to obtain a marriage license in any county that is valid statewide. In fact, he told WND, that to file the case against David, the plaintiffs had to travel past several locations where they could have obtained a marriage license.”
While not the same type of persecution of those Christians faced in the Middle East, it is persecution nonetheless. LGBT activists will be targeting Christians in the US at will. It is open season. WE MUST pray for these people and be prepared to forgive them when they attack us.
“The new proposals to be published Wednesday by the European Council for Foreign relations go beyond labeling Israeli goods made in “settlements” in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (for boycotting) – to include Israeli banks.”
Further persecution of Israel by the EU.
“All the other sins listed — idolatry, adultery, fornication, thievery, greed, drunkenness, reviling and swindling are still frowned upon by society in general, but not homosexuality. It has been transformed from a perversion that was once considered to be illegal to an acceptable and even lauded form of behavior.
The turning point came in 1999 when President Bill Clinton decided to declare the month of June to be “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” He repeated the proclamation in June of 2000. Nine years later, following the Bush Administration, President Barack Obama resumed the practice but expanded the scope of it by declaring the month to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.”
And so, we have descended to the level of moral depravity where our nation is now celebrating sexual perversity! Like the nation of Judah in Old Testament times, we have “forgotten how to blush” (Jer. 6:15).”
“Pope Francis said he had “great hopes” that a fundamental agreement to tackle climate change would be reached in Paris later this year and that he believed the United Nations needed to play a central role in the fight against global warming.”
I think it is pretty clear by now the Pope is more a man of Socialism then a man of God. He is exploiting human tragedy to advance a Socialist agenda. Socialism is a doctrine of evil. Ask any victim of Nazism. The cause of human tragedy is Sin and that is where the Pope should point the finger instead of Capitalism. Being a religious leader, he is using his popularity and influence to advance an evil, Satan inspired, agenda in the world. If he is not the False Prophet then he is at least the forerunner to the False Prophet. Paving the way for a one world religion, one world government, and one world economy. He has championed all of these things instead of God. He is leading so many down the broad path of destruction. He has embraced sin and seeks to confuse good with evil. Beware of following\worshiping this man!