Articles of the Day 10/27/15: Court Where The World Is Judged
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– Russia air attacks in southern Syria. ⇑
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– PA objects to security cameras on Temple Mount. The truth might get out. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue but may be slowing down. ⇓
US retreat from Middle East– US may conduct more ground force raids in Syria. ⇓
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– Air attacks near Israeli northern border possible message to Israel. ⇑
Southern border tension– Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack. ⇑
One world government advancement– UN chief claims UN ‘parliament of humanity’ ⇑
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“PA officials have over the past few days dismissed the idea, arguing that Israel would use the cameras to arrest Palestinians “under the pretext of incitement.”
The reason the PA is opposed to the security cameras is because all it will show is Jews praying and the subsequent Muslim harassment\attack. I was initially opposed to this idea because I was afraid the Waqf would control the cameras and erase evidence of of these attacks. However, if the Israelis had some control of the cameras this might actually a good idea.
Also, it is interesting security cameras will be installed on the Temple Mount because of what transpires in Revelation 11:1-10.
“11 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood,[a] saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
“7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.”
Perhaps the two witnesses will prophesy in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, while security cameras capture live feed streamed to the Internet or viewed by broadcast news networks. The witnesses will be resurrected for all the people of the world to see. In verses 11: 1-3 an angel alludes to the Temple Mount in the statement “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” The Temple Mount might be the court where the world is judged.
“Israel’s northern border has seen many changes during the past year. Between the threat of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Syrian Civil War just across the border, the IDF cautiously observes a vulnerable and deteriorating security situation.”
“First, we are not seeing anything “popular.” We are not seeing, as before, thousands of Palestinians participating in the violence or protests.
It is just another wave of terrorism: targeting Jews for being Jews. The terrorists and their apologists do not distinguish between a Jew living in the city of Beersheba, and a Jew from a West Bank settlement. For the Palestinian leaders and media, these Jews are all “settlers” living in “occupied territories.”
“The Iranians are also believed to have supplied their new terrorist group in the Gaza Strip with Grad and Fajr missiles that are capable of reaching Tel Aviv.
The leader of Al-Sabireen, Hisham Salem, is a former commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. His activities and rhetoric have worried many in Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who fear that his group is beginning to attract many of their followers.”
“Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that the Israeli government was developing a new emergency smartphone app that would enable users to notify security forces in the event of a terror attack.”
“Watch: preacher stands at Judaism’s holiest site and vows revenge on Jews, West for ‘defiling’ it.”
“defiling’ meaning Jewish prayer. Is this Islam? Is this a peace partner? Intolerant, hateful, uncompromising.
“Some 80 Palestinians throw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops, who respond with rubber bullets and tear gas.”
“Son of terror victim explains how the brutal murder of his peacemaker father is spurring him to take on social media giants over incitement.”
But is the media fully to blame? Perhaps, they leave out facts, distort facts and they do allow incitement. Do not forget though that the source of the incitement is the Palestinians. Their political and religious leadership are broadcast the incitement because it is what the Palestinian people want to hear. The Palestinian heart is the source of the problem here.
“Fatah lionizes terrorist who seriously wounded soldier, while PA claims Israel plants knives at attack scenes to justify ‘executions.'”
“On the eve of his boss’s sentencing for incitement, Islamic Movement deputy leader called for more violence against Israel.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“In its first sortie over Quneitra opposite Israeli Golan, the Russian air force struck Islamic State and Nusra Front positions Tuesday. Iranian sources noted that this was the closest Russian warplanes had ever come to the Syrian-Israeli border. The Russian jets also struck rebel targets the southern Syrian town of Deraa near the Jordanian border. On Oct. 9, DEBKAfile reported that the Russian air force was preparing to go into action over southern Syria and Israel was braced for Russian aerial intrusions over its Golan border.”
Just a couple days after the IDF briefly entered Syria to look for that para-glider. This might be message sending by Russia.
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling a possible escalation of U.S. military action in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the United States is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target Islamic State militants.”
This seems more like a desperate tactic then a well thought out strategy. So they appear to be doing something while not really doing anything. The last raid, while freeing 70 people, relied on faulty intelligence and most raids in the future will be the same.
“Top US military officer says Iran has 2,000 soldiers in Syria, 1,000 in Iraq; Defense Sec. hints at ‘direct US action on the ground.'”
This is based on the ever so reliable US intelligence so plus or minus 100k.
“The Russian supported government forces went on the offensive in October and for a week or so seemed to make some progress. The Russian air strikes, guided by Syrian ground controllers, were accurate and allowed the Syrian/Lebanese/Iranian forces to advance. But by mid-October the advance had stalled.”
“According to Pentagon data, the last US-coalition strike in Syria was a drone attack on Oct. 22 that targeted an Islamic State vehicle and “mortar tube.” Russia in contrast maintains a high tempo as it nears the end of its first month of bombing, claiming to have hit 94 targets in the past 24 hours. Pentagon officials say the Russian sorties have no bearing on coalition actions in Syria and the slowdown reflects greater refinement in choice of targets.”
The US-coalition have tighter rules of engagement then Russia does so more targets will be hit, be more effective, but also lead to more civilian casualties. No one seems to mind when Russia does it though.
“In recent years there has been a rush to global government. Now the pace is a galloping towards globalism. We must to save the planet. The vehicle to do that is battling climate change, though only God changes the climate. But these people believe that pollution knows no borders so let’s have no borders.”
“The Lord has always used advance disclosure to validate Himself. We call it prophecy. Knowing the end from the beginning, He told His people things that hadn’t happened, so that when they did, they would know that He is Who He claims to be. Since we know the truth about Him, we’re not susceptible to fantasy.”
The Lord has given us prophecy to strengthen our faith in him. This only happens in the Bible. This only happens in Christianity. No other faith can claim fulfilled prophecy the way the Bible can.
“America’s traditional Middle East allies, having run out of patience with President Barack Obama’s policy in Syria, are now reaching out to a resurgent Russia — even though it is bolstering the very dictator so many of them have pushed to leave power.”
“The United Nations, often ridiculed as the “dictators club” by critics, is actually the “Parliament of Humanity” and “a beacon for all humanity,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (shown) in statements celebrating UN Day on the 70th anniversary of the global outfit’s founding.”
OWG (One World Government) alert.