Articles of the Day 11/9/15: Life Is Hard When…..
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Precarious position of Damascus– Hezbollah redeploys to Damascus. ⇑
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks increase. ⇑⇑⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East– ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– Israel attacks Hamas in retaliation for rocket attacks. ⇑
One world government advancement– What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? ⇑
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“21 severely wounded, 5 moderate-to-seriously wounded, 22 moderately, 111 lightly wounded. MDA working around the clock.”
These are the numbers for Israelis killed and wounded.
“Watch: Six-month pregnant Malka Wasserman recounts terrifying moments of car-ramming attack at Tapuach Junction.”
‘Brave’ Palestinians are targeting the Israeli women and elderly for their attacks.
“Two Palestinians wanted by Israel for acts of terror have turned themselves in to Palestinian authorities and are thus likely to escape Israeli prison.”
“The lack of PA supervision has ignited the region, he added, noting that the PA’s incitement had provided fuel for a generation of young terrorists.”
“Israeli aircraft attacks terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in retaliation for earlier rocket attack.”
“Last October, Egypt decided to fight against the Palestinian smuggling tunnels and began to flood them with seawater. In this manner, Egypt destroyed almost 2,000 tunnels. Now there are only 20 active tunnels left. “What Israel failed to destroy in Operation Protective Edge the Egyptians destroyed in 20 days,” Palestinians complained.”
Life is hard when you are a terrorist.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Whatever the cause, any battle would probably involve a small number of aircraft on both sides. Possible antagonists include Russia’s Su-30 fighter and Su-34 strike fighter, versus Israeli F-15s and F-16s. To make this mix even more interesting, Israel is scheduled to receive the F-35 in 2016: given how long the Syrian civil war is likely to last, critics and supporters of the F-35 who wonder how the Lightning II will fare against advanced Russian jets may have their questions answered. As always, the Middle East has the dubious honor of being the world’s weapons testing ground.”
“Opposition source says Lebanon-based militia sending troops to reclaim two areas around capital held by rebels.”
“PARIS – A French airstrike has targeted an oil distribution center in Syria controlled by the Islamic State’s militants as part of a strategy to cut the group’s funding resources, France’s defense ministry said Monday. The two-hour operation conducted Sunday near Deir ez-Zor, in the East of Syria, involved two fighter jets based in Jordan. It was conducted in coordination with France’s allies in the region, the ministry said. France joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq last year and expanded its campaign to Syria in September. The country’s aircraft carrier is to be deployed soon in the Persian Gulf to assist the fight against the IS group in Iraq and Syria, French President Francois Hollande announced last week.”
“A former US lawmaker co-authored a report in which he states that his team met with a number of Israeli defense and security analysts in recent weeks.”
“Protesters in Jordan, supported by the radical Islamic Movement, call on the government to cut ties with Israel.”
“In the last 48 hours, another five Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers were killed in the fierce battle for Aleppo for the recovery of which they are fighting alongside Syrian army and Hizballah forces. The latest victims are Hossein Aziz-Abadi, Amir Hossein Hivedi, Ruhollah Qorbani and Qadir Sarlak. This time, Tehran has not divulged their ranks or the names of their units. DEBKAfile: The IRGC has lost altogether 40 officers in this battle in the past three weeks.”
“Q. In partial answer to the question Why Is Satan Still Free? You said: “If there was no evil in the world we would not have free will. We could only do and be good. Because of Satan we can love God and live in a manner that’s pleasing to Him by choice. This makes our love meaningful to Him. Otherwise we’d just be mindless robots.”
What are the implications of the above statements for our lives after the Rapture? Are we going to be mindless robots or will there be evil so that we can have free will? If there is evil what would keep us from falling again?
A. God would not have gone to such extremes to save us only to risk losing us again. After the rapture, we’ll be perfected humans, immortal like Adam and Eve were before the fall. We’ll have free will but no desire to sin. Also Satan will be bound (Rev. 20:2) and nothing impure can enter the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:27). And last but not least we have Eternal Security, which means just what it says, and is an extra protection Adam and Eve didn’t have.”
“Q. As I understand it the Book of Life will contain the names of every person who ever lived, except those whose names were blotted out for denying Jesus. Whereas, the Lamb’s Book of Life contains the list of all who truly accept Jesus as their savior, and whose names will never be erased. One prophecy teacher states, “When God opens this book (of life) at the Great White Throne Judgment, the only names left in it will be the names of those who have believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. That’s why the name of the book is changed from the “Book of Life” to the “Lamb’s Book of Life.” I never thought of it in this light. Will the Book of Life literally be changed into the Lamb’s Book of Life, or will there still be two separate books?
A. The Lamb’s Book of Life contains only the names of those who are part of the Church and inhabit the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:27). It will be complete at the Rapture.
Since both Old Testament and Tribulation believers will have been resurrected at the 2nd Coming (Daniel 12:1-2, Rev. 20:4) the only people whose names could be written in the Book of Life at the end of the Millennium are the children of believing Tribulation survivors who will be born and come to faith during the Millennium. The two books are not the same.”
“Made by uVision, the Hero-30 drone is a new Israeli weapon may prove to be a disruptive force in military technology, heralding a new type of warfare in which shooting at a target you can see is as rare as using a bayonet. It’s the killer UAV you’ll never see coming.”
In vain attempt to distort what she said the headline from Israeli media makes it seem so much worse, here is what she really said and it is true:
“We recognize the shortness of the hour,” Bachmann said, “and that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the Kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, He’s coming soon.”
Notice this little blurb at the end:
“First to report Bachmann’s call was Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, a church-state separation advocacy group.”
Right wing watch appears to be an Atheist, Liberal, organization dedicated to ending religious freedom, conservatism, and the 2nd Amendment. They are proponents for the advancement of Sin, rebellion against God, and the overall mockery Christianity. When you look at the leaders and donors you see the usual suspects:
Leadership–“Michael Keegan is the organization’s president. Members of the group’s board of directors include John Hall Buchanan, Jr., Alec Baldwin, Seth MacFarlane, Mary Frances Berry, Julian Bond, Bertis Downs IV, James Hormel, Dolores Huerta, Jane Lynch, Josh Sapan, Dennis Van Roekel, Howie Klein and Reg Weaver.”
Funding–“Major donors to PFAW include George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Miriam G. and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, the Bauman Foundation, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.”
Funny how it is always the same people.One wonders why these people just don’t move to Europe.
“Israel has shown renewed interest in acquiring Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft and additional Boeing F-15 multirole fighters, according to information obtained by IHS Jane’s .”
“U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has wasted no time in sounding the alarm over the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the Obama administration unveiled to the public and Congress on Thursday.
The enormous agreement (over 5,500 pages), which had been negotiated over the past several years in strictest secrecy and kept tightly under wraps until now (see here and here), “confirms our fears,” said Sessions, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.”