Articles of the Day 11/13/15: 1/3 of the Bible Is Prophecy, Is your Pastor Teaching It?
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– Russians introduce the S-400 to Latakia. ⇑
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– security cameras to be installed, Palestinians say they will destroy them. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East– ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– Pope speaks against conservatism, fundamentalism of Christians. ⇑
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– Hezbollah rocket arsenal not at over 150k. ⇑
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Anyway, I decided to reply back to this guy with the following message:
“Hi man, I do not kill children, don’t believe everything you hear. I love Arabs and Muslims – I think that those people are great and have an interesting culture. I love you guys.”
I thought this guy will probably keep on cursing me and calling me a liar, but to my surprise he replied back with love.
He said that he always heard bad things about Jews and Israel and was so sure that everything he heard was true. To be honest, I can’t blame him. I mean, if everyone around you would say that Israel is bad, what reason do you need to not hate Israel too?
He was happy that I replied to him with love that changed his opinion about Israel.
This is a little story, but with a deep conclusion.
Arabs are taught that Jews hate them, so they need to hate Jews back. What they don’t know is that many Jewish people actually don’t hate Arabs. We condemn terror attacks, but we don’t condemn all Arabs.”
I wish I could post more of these stories.
“Two Israelis have been killed after Arab terrorists opened fire on their vehicle near the Jewish town of Otniel in Judea’s Mount Hevron region.”
“Statistics published by the Shin Bet show the increase in terror throughout the last month. Ten Israelis and one foreign citizen paid with their lives, while 80 were injured. Jews carried out four attacks.”
“Prayer, closing eyes, singing, standing still, drinking or eating already forbidden to Jews. Now, a new addition to the list.”
“Officials from Ministry of Religious Endowments to inspect technical side of setting up CCTV system on holy site.”
My whole problem with this is that Jordanians control the cameras and any evidence they gather.
“Senior Palestinian cleric rejects Temple Mount compromise, says any security camera Israel places will be destroyed within hours.”
Curious, what is it are they trying to hide from the world? The Israelis want too add security cameras so they are not hiding anything. Could it be attacks by Palestinians against Israelis are unprovoked? That the Palestinians are the aggressors? That any desecration is really by the Palestinians?
“Hamas spokesman welcomes EU decision to label Israeli products, but says the real goal should be a boycott of all Israeli products.”
If a terrorist group likes what you are doing then what you are doing is wrong.
“In the last night of the negotiations that I was involved in, the Israeli negotiators came with an offer of tens of thousand of dunams of C Area, that they were prepared to give over to the Palestinian Authority’s control to build what they would want to on them without the permit regime and so on,” Indyk said on Thursday.”
And what did the Palestinians offer in return? Anything? Mr Indyk, like so many others, just doesn’t get it. They think Israel is the problem but they are wrong. The problem is the Palestinians. They want it all. All of Israel. They will only accept the complete surrender of all Israeli land. This is why peace attempts keep failing. People like Indyk hate Israel so of course they blame Israel for their failure. All Israel does is give and give but it is never enough.
“Military court judge keeps soldiers in jail on claims of terrorists that they struck them, lawyer warns state is destroying IDF morale.”
Sometimes Israeli logic astounds me.
“Updated Israeli assessment shows Iran terror proxy has far more firepower than thought, and has been arming despite Syria war.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
pic from theaviationist.com
“Moscow places S-400 ‘Growlers’ in Syria’s Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range.”
“The S-400 missiles can reach a range of 400 km. and strike aircraft at 90,000 feet. From Latakia, the missiles could reach much of Israel, as well as the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus and southern Turkey.”
Is this a response to the Israeli attacks near Damascus earlier this week? So basically Israel is one Russian decision away from being under threat of these missiles.
“Among the 80,000 ISIS fighters, only 30,000 are in Iraq and all the rest are in Syria, a Russian news report said Thursday. The 30,000 foreigners who have joined the terrorist organization include 7,000 citizens of former Soviet states as well as citizens from Western European countries, North America and Australia, the report said. Yevgeny Sysoyev, deputy head of the FSB, Russia’s internal security service, said ISIS is estimated to be in control of 40 percent of Iraq and 50 percent of Syria, according to the report.”
“Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes blocked a key Islamic State group supply line with Syria Thursday as they fought to retake the town of Sinjar from the jihadists. A permanent cut in the supply line would hamper IS’s ability to move fighters and supplies between northern Iraq and Syria, where the jihadists hold significant territory and have declared a “caliphate”.”
“The Syrian army and allied forces captured the town of Al Hader in the northern province of Aleppo on Thursday, state television said, opening the way for advances into a strategic rebel-held area northern Syria with the backing of Russian air power.”
“Hezbollah fighters have recently increased in numbers on the front lines in northern Syria, aiding the military of President Bashar al-Assad against rebel forces and Islamic State militants, analysts tell VOA.”
“Turkey has been pushing for an operation to create a buffer zone between the border and Islamic State-controlled territory in northern Aleppo province for quite some time. A successful operation would serve Turkish interests by hurting the Islamic State, strengthening the rebel position in northern Syria, preventing the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from expanding farther westward and — because Turkey does not want to go it alone — drawing the United States further into the conflict. Risks aside, if the commitment of Turkish troops increases the operation’s likelihood of success, then the Turkish government is making it clear that it may be willing to make that commitment.”
The Russian- and Iranian-backed offensive in Syria has stalled and is facing failure, according to Israeli assessments.
The offensive was launched in October as part of an Iranian-Russian agreement to intervene to prevent the President Bashar al-Assad’s regime losing more territory. It has involved the Syrian Arab Army’s newly created 4th Corps, 2,000 Iranian soldiers and Russian aircraft providing air support by carrying out 50-60 strikes a day, according to the Israeli assessments.
The plan was to advance on two main fronts, but both are turning into failures, with rebel forces armed with anti-tank guided missiles destroying large numbers of armoured vehicles and infantry units have sustaining heavy casualties.
This is interesting because other reports say they are achieving at least limited success.
“The two most important offensives, each of which has its own objective, have primarily taken place between the cities of Aleppo and Hama. In Aleppo, there are three broad goals. The first aim is to push back rebel strongholds southwest of the city to broaden the government’s line of control in Syria’s north, a move vital to ensuring the government’s future legitimacy in the area, even though the majority of the country lies outside its control. Further east, the objective is to try to break the siege of the isolated Kweiris government air base, besieged by Islamic State (ISIS) militants since the beginning of 2014. Finally, the long-standing initiative is to try to break the rebel sieges of the Shiite villages of Nubl and Zahara and to complete renewed attempts at encircling the city of Aleppo.”
“Lebanese media reveals senior Hezollah security official among 45 dead in dual blasts in Beirut, ISIS says bombers Palestinian and Syrian.”
“Q. Over the years, I’ve heard folks like Hal Lindsey, Grant Jeffery, and you suggest that scripture contains a large percentage of prophecy. I am unable to find this percentage figure anywhere and thought you could help me with this for a presentation I’m making.
A. According to “The Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy” by J. Barton Payne, there are 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament for a total of 1,817. These prophecies are contained in 8,352 of the Bible’s verses. Since there are 31,124 verses in the Bible, the 8,352 verses that contain prophecy constitute 26.8 percent of the Bible’s volume.”
And amazingly many churches don’t teach anything about prophecy. That means they are leaving out 1/3 of the Bible. Catholic churches are especially bad about this.
“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.” John 14:29
“As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man (Matt 24:37). The time leading up to the Great Flood was a lot like our time today in that it was characterized by a deliberate and escalating disregard for the ways of God. Finally “the Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on earth had become and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time” (Gen. 6:5).”
“Global-warming alarmists are turning up the heated rhetoric as the UN’s Paris “Climate Summit” approaches, claiming that the supposed “crisis” of global warming is “the equivalent of war,” even though there has been no measurable warming of the planet for the past nearly 19 years.”
Climate change is all a fabrication. It’s a lie to justify global legislation, reduce your freedom, and control wealth. This could be the strong delusion spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:11:
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,”
“Before the problems of the church it is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism or fundamentalism, in the restoration of obsolete conduct and forms that no longer have the capacity of being significant culturally,” the pope said.”
In other words, leave your bible at home and follow me down the broad path too destruction. The Bible is God’s will. It does not bend to culture, instead the culture should bend to the Bible. The Pope teaches falsely. He supports the corruption of the world.