Articles of the Day 11/2/15: The Most Shocking Event

Current Major Trends To Watch

(=increasing, =decreasing =no change)

Deepening Russian involvement in Syria
Precarious position of Damascus
Temple Mount tensions
Palestinian terror across JerusalemPalestinian attacks continue.  ⇑⇑⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East
Pope Francis active in politics
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in northSyria-Hezbollah attempt arms transfer. Assad regime very active in Syrian Golan.
Northern border tensionIsraeli air attacks at two sites near Lebanon-Syria border. No Russian interference. ⇑⇑⇑
Southern border tension
One world government advancement

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

What coordination? Russia and Israeli warplanes play cat and mouse over Syria

“Syrian media reported an Israeli air force attack Sunday, Nov. 1, after two sorties Friday night against Syrian army and Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mountains on the Lebanese border. The IDF declined to confirm or deny these reports. Syrian sources described a large number of Israeli airplanes as bombing a Hizballah unit based in the village of El Ain in northern Lebanon and the arms depot of the 155th Brigade of the Syrian army at Al-Katifa to the east. The two targets are 70 km apart. So these air strikes must have targeted two key points along the Iranian arms supply route to Hizballah.”

Report: IAF strikes Scud missiles en route to Hezbollah, again

“Syrian media reports Israel bombed advanced missile shipment in Lebanon border region, after similar strike reported on Friday.”

This report says ‘in Lebanon’, previous similar strikes were in Syria. Changed tactics because of Russian presence.

Who Inspires You?

Analysis: Palestinian incitement stands behind the Knife Intifada

“Incitement to hatred and violence stands behind the present wave of terrorism. When one is bombarded with hateful and inciteful messages constantly, it prompts Palestinian youngsters to turn to terrorism or at the very least, hate Jewish people.”

80-year-old woman among 3 stabbed in Rishon Lezion terror attack

“Two seriously hurt, one lightly; attacker, a 19-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, is saved from angry passersby by police.”

Palestinians must undergo some intense hand-to-hand combat training in order to take on….an 80 year old women.

Three Border Police Officers Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

Two Israelis, one American wounded in Jerusalem, West Bank weekend terrorist attacks

Terrorist shot, killed after attempted attack near Jenin

Watch: Arab man beats up Israeli woman

Two terrorists attempted to stab IDF soldiers near Jenin

Molotov cocktail hurled at Jerusalem court; none hurt

IDF on Mount Hermon preparing for Iran-backed terrorism

“Since start of Russian air involvement, more assertive Assad regime has retaken several posts in Syrian Golan.”

“The terrorists, he stressed, are being orchestrated by the Iranian- led radical axis, which currently controls just one small area bordering Israel, in and around the Syrian Druse village of Khadr.”

IDF uses revolutionary treatment to save life of Palestinian stabber

“Army medical officer describes cutting-edge technique utilized by his team on Friday to treat dying attacker who had just tried to kill a border guard.”

Abbas lets slip: All of Israel is ‘the occupation’

“In recent speech to UN General Assembly, ‘moderate’ Palestinian Authority leader makes his ultimate intentions clear.”

President Abbas, tell your people to stop stabbing us

“Op-ed: I don’t think you care about my people. But if you care about yours, you should tell them that suicidal stabbings are not the path to Paradise… or statehood.”

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

Syria Audio Analysis: Why Obama’s “Special Forces” Are More PR Than Substance

“My argument is that the deployment is more PR than substance, prompted by the “need to do something to say you are doing something”, following Russia’s high-profile military intervention in support of the Assad regime.

The US probably has had special forces working with Kurdish forces throughout the past year, but the Administration’s declared goal of an offensive on the Islamic State’s center of Raqqa in northern Syria is unlikely to happen — primarily because the Kurds do not see that as a priority, compared to the consolidation of their territory along the Turkish border.”

Report: Outside action caused Russian plane crash

“The Russian Airline Metrojet whose plane crashed in the Sinai over Shabbat released a statement confirming claims made by ISIS according to which they shot it down: “There is no possibility that the plane splits apart in the air due to a malfunction.”

Russia in Southern Syria: Israeli and Jordanian Concerns

“New Russian airstrikes in the south could portend a wider regime, Hezbollah, and Iranian ground campaign there, potentially violating Israel’s Golan redline and exacerbating Jordan’s refugee problems.”

Activists, monitor say Syrian rebels lock people in cages as human shields

“A monitoring group and activists said on Sunday that Syrian rebels had locked people in cages and driven them to areas near Damascus to use as human shields against heavy government air raids.”

Typical tactic by Islamic armies.

IRGC-Affiliated Website: Some 30 IRGC Officers Killed On Syrian Front In The Past Two Weeks

“Officers in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as websites affiliated with it, have recently published data regarding the number of IRGC and Basij officers who were killed in the past two weeks while fighting in Syria. The death toll includes three generals, battalion commanders, captains and lieutenants, as well as one pilot.”

ISIS takes over Syrian town in Homs province

“Clashes also rage on the outskirts of Sadad, a nearby town mostly inhabited by Christians.”

Bible Prophecy

How Can The Rapture Be A Secret?

“Q. At the Rapture, Jesus will descend from Heaven with a shout (calling for the saints at the resurrection). (1 Thess 4:16) with the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God. I assume the trump of God is the voice of God. It seems to me that if we are changed into our new, glorified bodies at that time, how can all this happen in a twinkling of an eye? I’ve also been taught that all this will be a secret event, the Rapture, but at the Second Coming, every eye shall see him. If the Rapture is secret, won’t the Archangel’s voice and trump of God be loud enough to wake the dead, since at that time the dead will rise first?

A. The trump of God is actually the sound of a trumpet blowing. We don’t know how God can change us instantaneously, only that the Bible says it will happen in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:51-52). As for the rapture being a secret event, this means no one knows when it will happen, there won’t be any advance warning to alert us, and it will all be over before anyone realizes what’s happening.

After it happens, it won’t be a secret anymore because millions of people will suddenly be missing. Unbelievers won’t know exactly what happened. However, there will be many who had heard of the rapture but didn’t believe it would really happen, and didn’t prepare them selves to go. In other words they will have not have taken the essential step of accepting the Lord’s death as payment for their sins. They will know exactly what happened and will tell everyone they see. I think this will spark one of the greatest revivals the world has ever seen, and many will die for their new found faith. These are the martyrs described in Rev. 7:9-17.”

When this happens, it will be the single most shocking event in all the history of mankind. It it will be happening soon. Exciting!!

Enoch, Elijah, And The Rapture Of The Church

“Q. What do you believe was God’s purpose for Enoch and Elijah being caught up alive?

A. Deut. 19:15 says a matter must be established by the testimony of 2 or 3 witnesses. I believe Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11) were the 2 witnesses who established the theological validity of the Rapture of the Church. Their disappearance doesn’t seem to me to serve any other purpose.

The testimony of Enoch, being the first, carries the most weight. His name means “teaching” which is the primary role of the Church. Like the Church he was born on the 6th of Sivan (Pentecost) and he disappeared before the Great Flood like the Church will disappear before the Great Tribulation. But one witness was not enough. Elijah’s disappearance confirmed the matter.”

True Christianity And The Rapture

“Q. If someone believes in the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, yet doesn’t believe in the Rapture event, will they still go? I have many friends who say that they don’t “necessarily” believe in the Rapture, but are true Christians who have taken Christ as their Savior.

A. Believing that Jesus died for our sins and rose again is the most basic requirement of true Christianity (1 Cor. 15:3-4) and is necessary for inclusion in the rapture. Believing in the rapture of the Church is not a requirement of true Christianity. Therefore, all true Christians will be taken in the rapture, even those who don’t believe in one.”

Seventy-Five Days to Glory

“Books about the end times frequently overlook the interval of time between the second coming of Christ and the official inauguration of the millennial kingdom. The Millennium will not commence the day after the end of the Great Tribulation. There will be a seventy-five-day interval.”


Israel requests extra squadron of F-15s

“An additional squadron of advanced Boeing F-15s has been revealed as one of the elements of a so-called “compensation package” requested by Israel in exchange for the US government backing a lifting of sanctions against Iran.”

US said to have approved sale to Israel of Ospreys, capable of reaching Iran

“Ahead of next week’s Obama-Netanyahu meet, Israel finalizes ‘shopping list’ of desired US military materiel as part of new security agreement; no suggestion that Israel seeking ‘MOP’ bunker-busters.”

IDF Intelligence Directorate Chief: “Iran is closing a technological gap with Israel”

“Head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Chief Maj. Gen. Hertzl Halevi warns that Iran is rapidly catching up with Israel when it comes to technological warfare.”

Erdogan’s AK to form one-party government

“President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party swept back into office in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, strengthening his 13-year grip on power after a divisive campaign scarred by violence.”

Bad news for Israel. Even worse news for the Turkish people. Erdogan is now a dictator and will lead his country to destruction.

The Arab-U.S. Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

“The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the conflict in Yemen have all caused major changes in the security situation in the Persian Gulf and in the regional military balance. The strategic partnership between Arab Gulf states, and with the United States and other outside states, must now evolve to deal with conventional military threats and a range of new threats, including ideological extremists, non-state actors and their state sponsors, and a growing range of forces designed to fight asymmetric wars.”

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