Articles of the Day 3/2/16: Days of Lot
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Wednesday morning’s terror attack in Eli highlights a new pattern of ‘cooperative’ strikes in twos and even threes.”
Shows planning, coordination. This is not an uprising but a terrorist campaign of murder and intimidation.
“Two terrorists infiltrated the settlement of Eli in the West Bank early Wednesday morning, and attacked a local resident at his doorstep with clubs. They ran away but were killed by security forces soon after.
Roi Harel recounted the incident: “I was stepping out of the house, going to reserve duty, at around 5:00 am,” Harel told Ynet. “I opened the door, and saw two terrorists with hatred and anger in their eyes. They attacked me with clubs and axes, and entered my home. After a couple of seconds I came to, and I ran after them as they had almost reached my children’s bedrooms. I managed to push them outside the house and I locked my door.”
“The Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had started delivering the David’s Sling missile defense system to the Israel Air Force ahead of the full deployment of the weapon, which is designed to protect Israel from medium-range rockets.”
“The weapon is believed to have been smuggled into the Gaza Strip via the Sinai Peninsula by ISIS cells operating in the area. If confirmed, this would validate suspicions of expanding cooperation between Hamas and ISIS cells in the Sinai.”
“New review of Palestinian Authority textbooks finds systematic incitement against Jews, erasure of Israel continues.”
“Turkish writer Adnan Oktar defends the right of Jews to pray at the Temple Mount based upon Islamic values and international humanitarian law: “It is just as natural for a Jew to pray and worship on the Temple Mount as it is for a Muslim to pray at the Kaaba.” He noted that no one stops non-Muslims from praying in Istanbul’s mosques and that it should be the same on the Temple Mount.”
Surprising Islamic candor.
“More Americans are for a Palestinian state than against; religious Republican over-50s strongest Israel supporters.”
“Op-Ed: The liberal-minded beverage firm used to employ hundreds of locals until anti-Israel boycott pressure forced the closure of its West Bank factory. Now the final 75 Palestinian staffers have been fired. Viva Palestina!”
“On February 24, 2016, a letter from an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was posted on social media. In it, the fighter strongly protests the close ties and cooperation between ISIS’s Sinai province and Hamas, particularly Hamas’s military wing.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“According to the report, which Elder of Ziyon also found on the Middle Eastern AhlulBayt News Agency site, Saudi officials said they are not interested in solving the Palestinian issue, yet want Israeli support against Iran.”
“(Jerusalem, Israel) — For months now, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has been urgently warning Western leaders in blunt and stark language that the tidal wave of Syrian refugees into his country and the barbaric violence of the Islamic State poses a clear and present danger to his kingdom. He needs significantly more military and financial assistance than he is currently getting, and he needs it quickly.”
“Jordan said Wednesday that a raid near its border with Syria that killed seven suspected jihadists had foiled attacks being plotted by the Islamic State group (ISIS) in the kingdom.”
“Our sources report that the trilateral assault plan has undergone repeated revisions in recent weeks, mainly because President Barack Obama has had second thoughts about his initial scheme for the United States to lead the operation in Libya – this time from the front.
His first plan was for a large marine contingent to land on the Libyan coast under heavy air cover. But lately, he can’t decide whether to deploy any US troops at all and inclines towards leaving the main onus of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya to European and Middle East armies.
A final decision is expected by our Washington sources to substantially scale down the original plan. The dithering in Washington has led to delays in Paris, Cairo, Rome and London on drawing up a final list of ISIS targets to be hit and the size of the invasion forces, although the operation is just weeks away and time is pressing.”
DEBKA report so take with a grain of salt but one thing is sure, ISIS has relocated too Libya.
“Iran does not want anyone to compete with it over the Philippines. It wants to frighten other clerics so it could Shi’itize the Philippine people.”
“6-country bloc ramps up pressure on Lebanese Shiite organization over ‘hostile acts’ it committed against member states.”
Retaliation for the above story.
“Israel in turn has demanded to know whether the weapons were intended to attack Kurdish rebels positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, Kuwaiti paper reports.”
Wow, after years of antisemitic attacks by Turkey now they want Israeli weapons. They should be lucky to get rocks. Don’t give them anything!
“200 US Special Operations soldiers arrested a senior level ISIS operative in Northern Iraq during a special mission. American defense sources refused to reveal if the prisoner is cooperating but stated that his interrogation is expected to last several weeks, even months.”
Probably a pretty important fish given the amount of resources used. Hopefully they will yield good intel.
“Q. The Bible states that on Judgment Day, everyone (those who’ve accepted Jesus as well as those who haven’t) will give an account for every thought, word, and deed either good, bad or indifferent. My question is: WHY? When I go before God to give my account, to what end does it serve? Even if He gives me total recall of everything, I know none of my answers are good enough to satisfy Him, and I know what a wretched mess I am. What’s the point?
A. I’m not sure what verse you’re referring to, but 2 Cor. 5:10 says that as believers “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
This is a reference to the Bema Seat judgment that happens after the rapture. Paul also spoke about it in 1 Cor. 3:10-15 where he said that our works that meet the test will earn us rewards while those that don’t will be burned up. He said that regardless of the outcome of the judgment we’ll still be saved.
In 1 Cor. 4:5 he said that the test for these works will be the motive of our heart as we performed them, and since we usually can’t discern our own motives it will be necessary for Him to reveal them to us when we give account. I think we’ll all be greatly surprised at which ones are credited to us and which ones are burned up. To my knowledge, this is the only judgment believers will experience.”
“Q. What are your views on the theory that the mark on the forehead and in the hand might be the Muslim prayer bump and a sword. This coupled with the contention that 666 was a mistranslation of letters which very closely resemble “praise be to Allah” which appears on Muslims head/arm bands makes me wonder.
A. Sounds like you’ve been listening to a certain ex- muslim terrorist who has now become an expert in Biblical prophecy. It’s typical for people with new ideas about Scripture to claim that all the best scholars of the age have misinterpreted it, and they’ve all misinterpreted it the same way. Here’s what Rev. 13:18 says,
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
The Greek word translated number 3 times in this verse is arithmos, from which we get arithmetic. In 18 appearances in the New Testament it’s always translated number.
The numbers we use today are Hindu-Arabic in origin, but this was not true in Biblical times. In the Greek language certain letters were given numerical value, so the actual Greek is chi-xi-stigma. It literally means, 600, 60, and 6. I don’t buy the claim that these Greek numbers are really Arabic words.”
“Israel’s Knesset will on Tuesday hold its first ever day honoring LGBT rights, even as a special report commissioned ahead of the day shows a dramatic increase in the number of homophobic incidents documented and reported in the country.”
LGBT rights happened in the days of Lot, Sodom was destroyed for it. Sad to see it is happening again. It is not civil rights, it is sin. This is why we will all be judged.
“19 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. 2 And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.”
And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.”
3 But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.” Genesis 19:1-4
Jesus compared the end times to the Days of Lot:
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17: 26-30
“Christians assisting migrants should love them “without hidden intentions” and not try to convert them, the prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has said.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller said said that proselytism “is practically a manipulation of the conscience” and that the church’s mission is to help mankind relate to and love those escaping war and persecution.”
Does the Cardinal not believe in eternal salvation? Why not preach to them the good news? I’m not saying force it upon them but shouldn’t they be exposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Catholic leadership don’t seem to be into that. What God are they serving then? Has it occurred to them that the reason they are refugees is so they CAN be saved?
I usually don’t like to link to Rap-con.com just because there site is difficult to navigate but this video is so disturbing I had too. I had know idea Bethal Music was associated with someone like Heidi Baker, this is sad. I don’t know if this is true demon possession but what is it then, paid actors? Why would security be needed for paid actors? Why do people act this way at a ‘church’ service? One thing is certain, this does not seem to be the Church Jesus Christ intended. Fellowship is good but beware who you fellowship with . This video is beyond disturbing watch with care with no children present.