Articles of the Day 4/27/16: When Worship Is A Violation
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– Muslims riot over bowing Jews. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Attacks continue after a lull. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– No Israel retaliation yet but at any moment that could change.⇑⇑
One world government advancement– Microchip for soccer fans? ⇑
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“A group of Jewish visitors was removed today (Tuesday) from the Temple Mount, apparently after the group members bowed down, despite the fact that this act is prohibited by the visitation guidelines. Muslim visitors and Waqf members were furious and tried to attack the Jewish visitors with their bare hands and sticks. Police officers at the scene quickly separated the parties.”
Just incredible the Muslim violence that ensues when Jews attempt to worship God in their own land. The simple act of bowing is not allowed. There is no tolerance in Islam and those who tell you there is are lying to you.
“Latest poll once again confirms widespread support for violence among young Palestinian Arabs.”
“Young children brandishing toy knives and guns act out violent scenes in event broadcast on Hamas television.”
This is child abuse.
“The temporary president of the UN Security Council, Chinese ambassador Liu Jieyi, said at a press conference in New York on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s recent announcement that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty is “null and void” as well as contrary to UN resolution 497 and international law. Liu made the statement after a meeting in which he said council members “expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan.” Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called the council’s decision an unfair criticism of Israel, saying “While thousands of people are being massacred in Syria, and millions of citizens have become refugees, the Security Council has chosen to focus on Israel – the only true democracy in the Middle East.”
“6 Judea-Samaria division commanders speak about how they’ve put a damper on attacks, warn ‘next wave won’t be kids with knives.'”
There will most certainly be more bus attacks. Israel has yet to respond to the Hamas last week. Hamas will assume this is a green light for more attacks without repercussion. I think the Israeli government is making a big mistake by not responding. Hamas will attack again and again and when Israel finally does retaliate a full fledged conflict will ensue.
“More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.”
“A female terrorist who arrived at the Qalandiya checkpoint tried to carry out a stabbing attack. Security forces at the scene shot and neutralized her. A man who arrived with her was also suspected of being a terrorist and neutralized. No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.”
Apparently some Palestinians have not gotten the memo that these attacks are not working.
“A shocking report on Wednesday reveals that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has fooled Western governments, raking in over a billion dollars in aid from them annually despite breaching their demands that it stop paying salaries to terrorist prisoners.”
Not that shocking really. What is more shocking is that Western governments continue to give them aide.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Russia has continued to build up forces north of the city of Aleppo over the past few days. Western and Middle Eastern sources monitoring the war in Syria estimate that this step is in preparation for an all-out assault by Russian, Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah forces on rebels in the northwestern city. The Russian command in Syria is said to be determined to capture Aleppo, purge the city of rebels and restore control by Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Russian forces gathering near Aleppo include heavy artillery units with various types of MLRS rocket launchers and special forces troops to protect the artillery from rebel attack. On the rebel side, as DEBKAfile reported on Saturday, Turkey and Saudi Arabia sent a force of 3,500 rebels to Aleppo last week to help the rebel forces repel the upcoming attack.”
“The number of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria has decreased sharply in the past year to about 200 a month, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday.
That is a drastic decline from about a year ago when between 1,500 and 2,000 foreign fighters were joining the group in Iraq and Syria each month, said Air Force Major General Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the U.S.-led coalition, during a news briefing.”
“The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in retaliation for Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, according to DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. They also report that the move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over its exclusion from the consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.
The US message was clear. Since Riyadh, Cairo and Jerusalem do not report their military steps in the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to Washington, the US sees no need to inform them of its military steps in the Sinai. That message was conveyed by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph F. Dunford, to the Egyptian president during their meeting on Saturday, April 23 in Cairo.”
“A senior level US military commander revealed last night that his country has adopted an IDF tactic, which attempts to save the lives of innocent civilians who are located in areas close to military targets. According to the source, the US military used this tactic in Iraq earlier this month.”
Proof the IDF is one of the more humanitarian armies in the world.
“Q. Your labors are so beneficial to myself and Christians worldwide. Thank you so much. I find in the Psalms, Isaiah and Jeremiah the term Daughter of Babylon. Who is this? The author of a book I am reading says that it is America and that America will be destroyed for failing to support Israel when Israel is attacked by Russia,et al.
A. As a general rule, when the prophets named an ancient people in a prophecy still future to them they were either referring to the descendants of the people being named or to those who would occupy land that once belonged to them in the future. This is how we tell which modern country or people a particular end times prophecy is pointing toward.
Therefore, just like the phrases daughter of Zion and daughter of Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:9) both refer to the Jewish people, daughter of Babylon in the Psalms, Isaiah, and Jeremiah is a reference to the Babylonian people. There is no Biblical support for the opinion that the prophets had the United States in view when using this phrase.”
“Paradoxically, however, free speech Liberalism is now eviscerating academic freedom in the United States. American colleges and universities have succumbed to the virtual totalitarianism underlying the prohibition of what is called “hate speech,” speech that offends the sentiments, above all the religious beliefs of Muslims, The ban on “hate speech” means the end of the liberal dogma of unfettered freedom of speech. The ban on “hate speech” may readily be construed as indistinguishable from speech involving, however remotely the character of other human beings.”
“The free speech Liberalism underlying American as well as Israeli law has sanctified public obscenity and even pornography, which are rooted in atheism. The denial of God, evident in contemporary Liberal education, engenders the denial of all moral distinctions.”
My feeling is, liberalism is inspired by Satan. Liberalism is all about anti-Christian, anti-God beliefs. Is there one pro-God liberalism policy out there? Most liberals are atheists. However, there are some people who describe themselves are Christians that are also fairly liberal. I really question their faith though. Paul warned about ‘doctrines of demons’ in the latter times in 1 Timothy:
The Great Apostasy
“4 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.“
The passage reminds me very much about how liberals and some ‘name only’ Christians live today. Homosexual and vegetarian lifestyles are endorsed by liberals today. Like the Pharisees and Sadducees during the time of Jesus’s first coming the liberals of our time behave the same way. Often hypocritical, arrogant, and condescending as if they know better. Liberals love to tell other people what to do, how to live, and who to believe in. Liberals deny God, deny creation, and deny faith in God to themselves and to others.
“The text on the left of the above image reads:
Through a chip implanted in the body with all the information of the season ticket holder, the fan can enter the stadium by only moving close to the ticket scanner. This will read the information of the implanted chip, and if the fan has their payments up to date, the security gate will open to provide access to the corresponding section of the stadium.”
“While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory.”