Articles of the Day 11/16/15: Lawlessness
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East– Carrier Truman deploys to the Middle East. ⇓
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– Climate summit in Paris this December. ⇑
This blog is about Israel and Bible Prophecy but the horrific events that unfolded in Paris on Friday need a few words. In Matthew 24 Jesus Christ warned of Lawlessness. What is Lawlessness? It is Sin. He warned sin would be rampant in the end times. ISIS is the embodiment of sin and open rebellion against God. More than that though, it is also the embracing of sin by Western nations. Abortion, homosexuality, immorality, rejection of God, etc has led to God removing his protection. Evil is free to reign, kill and destroy those who are in open rebellion. I’m not saying the people of Paris deserved to be attacked. They are innocent civilians but they are also unprotected.
They have elected leaders who feel Climate Change is the great global threat not Islam. All of Europe is in the process of losing their free societies to Islam. The attackers planned and coordinated their attacks from Belgium not Syria. They resided in Islamic ‘no go areas’ for weeks, perhaps months, undetected where they enjoyed the help of a sympathetic Islamic population. Many are blaming refugees but the truth is the terror infrastructure was built long before the mass migrations started. French and Belgium authorities had no idea what was about to happen because they have ignored the Islamic threat. Belgium has the highest number of fighters for ISIS per capita of any western nation.
The attacks were shocking but not surprising. Israelis live under the threat of terrorism 24/7 and when they are attacked the response from Europe and the US is to use restraint no matter how horrific the attack. What is the first thing France did after the attacks? They bombed Raqqa, Syria. You see the hypocrisy? Antisemitism and discrimination against Jews is as high as it has been since WWII. Europe, in particular, consistently sides with the Palestinians against Israel. Is it that big a surprise then that God would remove his protection? In Genesis 12:3, God speaks to Abram:
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you”
The Israeli people are God’s chosen people. Better to bless them I think. Repent (turn away from sin), turn to Jesus Christ and pray for the Lord’s protection.
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The op-ed was translated by Palestinian Media Watch.
“It is not a coincidence that human blood was exploded in Paris at the same time that certain European sanctions are beginning to be implemented against settlement products, and while France leads Europe in advising the security council that will implement the two-state solution, Palestine and Israel — which the Israelis see as a warning of sudden danger coming from the direction of Europe, where the Zionist, occupying, settling endeavor was born….”
Your Palestinian lie of the day. Sickening.
“Palestinian ambulance accused of failing to help at murder scene of Yaakov and Netanal Litman Friday; Red Crescent denies claim.”
“Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh outlines what he sees as the goals of the current “intifada”.”
“Gruesome new playground favorite in Arab town in Samaria has kids enact stabbing attacks, replete with knife and kippahs for ‘victims.'”
“A children’s show on Palestinian TV features two young girls praising the Palestinian murderers of Jews as our “young heroes.”
“The terrorist who murdered a Jewish father and son Friday was turned in by his own father, who feared IDF would raze his home otherwise.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“For the first time since the Russian military buildup in Syria in September, Russian combat helicopters Sunday bombed Islamic State and Nusra Front positions on both sides of the Syrian-Lebanese border, in the Lebanese Beqaa Valley and Harmel Mountains. DEBKAfile: The Russians were also intent on easing the pressure on the Lebanese Hizballah from the Sunni groups in those areas.”
“DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources disclose the unexplained death of Mousab Ali Qarfan, commander of the Al Yarmouk Brigades, the main Islamic State force fighting in the Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border districts. It is not clear whether he was hit by an air strike or from ground fire.”
“Major news outlets around the net are carrying a story with the image above at its center. They claim that this image shows Russia’s most advanced and long-range air defense system, the S-400 “Triumpf”/ SA-21 “Growler,” has been deployed to Syria, something the Kremlin flatly denies. The truth is there is nothing in the image above that proves such a claim.”
Good debunking here. I posted about the S-400 too but not afraid to post this.
“To act in direct rebellion to the will and command of God as revealed in His word testifies to the fact that you have no fear of God. Churches today love to teach about God as our Father without the necessary balancing truth—that God is also our Judge. They love to teach about how to love one another without the necessary balancing truth of identifying and avoiding sin in our lives. Without a healthy fear of the LORD, one will never be encouraged to make wise choices—choices that align with His will in the face of cultural pressures that urge us to do otherwise.”
“The time for the Lord to uphold His holy name through the nation of Israel draws near! The world is about to receive this powerful wakeup call and be given the golden opportunity to offer their adoration to the covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. The promise keeping God whose great love caused Him to send His only begotten son Jesus Christ as an offering for mankind’s sins.”
“But the truth is, even though God’s face had been hidden for so long, He never rejected the Jewish people: “For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable” (Rom. 11:29). And for those with eyes to see, the reestablishment of the Jewish state has signaled a paradigm shift in God’s relationship with the sons of Judah. Though the nations may still rage, it is obvious God is clearly standing with Israel. His face may not be in full view yet, but even the most cynical of Israelis sense He is smiling again.”
“The deadly violence in Paris on Friday is the latest in a series of attacks with strong links to Belgium, adding to mounting evidence the country has become one of the main havens for radicalized young men intent on terrorizing Europe.”
“The carrier Harry S. Truman and four of its escort ships are set to depart Norfolk Monday for missions in the Middle East, which has been without a carrier for a month amid war strikes on the Islamic State group militants.”
“Mind you, this vulnerability does not refer to a malicious interruption on the part of the US operators, only the loss of Internet service for any reason, such as accidentally corrupted router tables to a malicious Russian submarine cutting the undersea Internet cables which they have been aggressively operating near as of late. But, this same “problem” could become an enormous leverage for the US, should it decide to severely hamper the operation of entire foreign F-35 fleets.”
The article is long on speculation short on facts. Troubling nonetheless.
“Islamist extremists are very aware that the key to their success is found in the next generation. Read about how it’s done.”
Top spots according to this article:
- Hamas and the Palestinian Authority
- Islamic State (ISIS)
“The European Union asserted Thursday that the deal reached this December at the Paris climate summit will be legally binding, contradicting direct statements from Secretary of State John Kerry and adding to the confusion over a climate agreement President Obama wants to keep out of Congress.”
Ironically in Paris.