Articles of the Day 6/6/16: Good Without God?
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– Hamas tunnels more complex then previously thought. ⇑
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The 17-year-old member of Hamas’s military wing was captured upon entering Israeli territory, in a joint operation involving IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police forces in May of this year. Under interrogation it was revealed that the terrorist was a member of Hamas’s Brigade in Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza, and was involved in terror tunnel-digging activities.
The terrorist revealed a wealth of information about Hamas’s activities in northern Gaza, including its tunnel digging activities, recruitment methods, training drills and preparations for operations against Israeli forces in northern Gaza.
Among other details, he outlined Hamas’s elaborate communications system within the tunnels, and the existence of a number of tunnels reserved for use by Hamas’s elite commando forces, known as the “Nahba” – both during any future battle with the IDF inside Gaza, as well as in order to infiltrate into Israeli territory.”
“Hamas operatives can travel throughout the Gaza Strip entirely underground using the terror group’s extensive tunnel network, Israeli security forces said Sunday.”
“After the riots in Petra and the dissolving of the Jordanian Parliament, did the Arab Spring finally reach Jordan? Senator John McCain: “There is no way that the King can survive. The King will not survive this and will fall eventually. It is a matter of when. It could be tomorrow morning and it could be in years from now but the best option for all of us is to prepare for the era to come.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said.”
“SAKAWIYA, Syria — The body of a dead, bearded ISIS fighter lay beside the road as we left the front-line village of Sakawiya on Saturday in a convoy guided by a senior Kurdish fighter. With the support of the United States, Arab and Kurdish troops launched this operation last week to cut the supply lines of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) near the Turkish border at a town called Manbij.”
“Forces loyal to Assad advance under cover of Russian airstrikes while US-backed Iraqi units move on Fallujah.”
“RIYADH – Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is expanding its confrontation with Iran well beyond the Middle East, no longer relying heavily on Western allies to smother Tehran’s ambitions outside the Arab world.”
“Syrian army and loyalist militias advance on Tabqa dam, further squeezing jihadist forces in northern Syria.”
“Q. Do you have anything on who the 24 Elders are? I am studying a booklet by a former pastor of a church I grew up in and he holds they are some form of pre-creation angels who rule the affairs of earth. This seem to me to smell of new age thinking and does not sit easily so I am researching at present so as to try and bring him some truth.
A. These 24 elders confuse some people, but they shouldn’t. Their appearance gives them away. They have thrones, so they’re rulers. They surround the Throne of God, so they’re assisting Him. They’re seated, so their work is done. They’re dressed in white, so they’re righteous. They’re wearing the Greek “stephanos” crown, so they’re victors, over comers. They’re called Elders, a title associated more with Christianity than Judaism. So far we have a pretty strong case for them representing the Church. But there’s more.
Throughout the Bible there are a number of “peak-to-peak” prophecies, as Clarence Larkin began calling them over 100 years ago. They take in the first and second comings in a single passage, sometimes in a single sentence. He likened them to mountain peaks between which was a valley, hidden from the prophet’s view. A couple of the best known are Isaiah 9:6-7 and Daniel 9:24-27.
Each of these peak-to-peak prophecies contains a hidden span of time that lasts from the 1st Coming to the 2nd like an otherwise complete puzzle with one piece missing. The Church Age is always the missing piece. In the Bible there are a total of 24 of them, each with a gap where the Church fits, the same number as the elders surrounding God’s Throne.”
“I can be good without God!” exclaimed one older man while holding up a sign saying the same.
20 And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.” Genesis 18:19-21
Just looking at the faces of all these people. I am deeply sadden by the hard hearts of so many lost. I have prayed for them but I wonder is it too late?