Articles of the Day 6/13/16: Rejecting Peace, Rejecting 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– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Camp Shomera, on the Israel-Lebanon border Hezbollah has a nasty collection of more than 130,000 rockets, missiles, and mortars aimed at Israel. This is a bigger arsenal than all NATO countries (except the United States) combined. Why, a reasonable person might wonder, does Hezbollah need an offensive arsenal bigger than that of all Western Europe?”
“Annual report by Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs highlights occupation, Gaza blockade, settler violence.”
More lies from the UN. The real reason for their suffering (if they really are) is that they have embraced violence against God’s chosen people. Because of this, they are a cursed people. They have corrupt leaders who are terrorists and they have great hatred in their hearts. They scapegoat Israel for every problem rather then being accountable for their own problems. They have rejected peace time after time. They reject God believe their own propaganda and remain lost as ever.
“Despite crackdown on incitement, anti-Semitic hate-speech in Al Aqsa Mosque apparently continuing.”
Islamic incitement to violence. The source of much suffering in the world today.
“Qadura Fares, leading Fatah official and chair of ‘Palestinian Prisoners’ Club’ says terrorists are heroes regardless of who they kill.”
“How Israel’s “peace partners” react when women and children are ruthlessly murdered.”
How can peace be achieved with a society and culture built upon murder, incitement and Islam?
“Two Israeli teenagers were wounded on Sunday when Arab assailants hurled stones at a public bus near Jerusalem’s Old City.”
“The gag order on the investigation into the terror attack that occurred in Tel Aviv’s Nahalat Yitzhak neighborhood two weeks ago has been removed. In his interrogation, the 18-year-old terrorist claimed that he decided to murder an IDF soldier in order to join his cousin in heaven. Later this week, an indictment is expected to be filed against the terrorist for attempted murder.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Tehran has boosted the Shiite-led campaign to wrest Fallujah from the Islamic State by sending out to the battlefield Brig. Gen. Mohammed Pakpour of the Revolutionary Guards Corps Ground forces, the highest-ranking officer Iran has posted to an external battle arena, DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose.
Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani has been running the offensive for the past three weeks. The pro-Iranian militias the Population Mobilization Forces and the Badr Force have now ordered the population of Fallujah to evacuate the embattled city by Tuesday ahead of their invasion. US air strikes backing the offensive now fall under the direction of the two Iranian generals.”
“Q. I’ve been intrigued by the posts regarding the “Times of the Gentiles” and whether or not that time continues through Daniel’s 70th week. I am confused regarding the terminology of the Church Age and the Times of the Gentiles. It seems like you are saying that they are different, overlapping time periods – the Church Age started with Jesus’ resurrection and ends with the rapture, but the Times of the Gentiles started with the destruction of the temple and continues through the 70th week, right? I guess I’m confused because I thought the 70th week was when God completed his plan for the Jewish people, not the Gentiles?
A. I think the confusion is due to the fact that the Church is comprised mostly of people who were formerly Gentiles, but the two terms are not synonymous. Remember Paul said that once we’re in Christ we are neither Jew nor Gentile (Gal. 3:28), but are part of a new race of human (Ephes. 2:14-16) called the Church (1 Cor. 10:32). The Church Age began at Pentecost and will end with the Rapture.
The Times of the Gentiles began with King Nebuchadnezzar and will end with the 2nd Coming, as symbolized in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of Daniel 2. Remember how Daniel’s interpretation of the dream indicated that Nebuchadnezzar had been given authority over all of mankind, and even the animals. (Daniel 2:36-38). Then he described 3 other gentile kingdoms (Persia, Greece, and Rome) that would rule the world after that until the Lord established a 5th Kingdom, His own. This will bring the Times of the Gentiles to a close. In confirmation Jesus said that Jerusalem would be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:24) In Rev 11:1-2 the phrase is repeated almost exactly, showing that the Gentiles would trample on the Holy City for 42 months, the duration of the Great Tribulation. While God’s focus will shift to Israel during the last 7 years, His purpose is to prepare them for the coming of His Kingdom, while at the same time bringing judgment upon the Gentiles. (Jeremiah 30:1-11)”
“Q. You have mentioned that the temple of Ezekiel is yet to be built. I was trying to understand where the instructions are for the other temples that have already been destroyed? When was Ezekiel written with respect the other destroyed temples? How many temples have been created and were they all copies of each other or are they all different layouts?
A. The first structure God had His people build was the Tabernacle. It was a portable structure intended for use in the desert, but was also used for about 400 years after the Jews arrived in the Promised Land. You can find the directions for building it in Exodus 25-27.
After that, God had them build a permanent structure, which we call the first Temple, in Jerusalem. The description of the first Temple is contained in 2 Chronicles 3-4. It was completed in 959 BC but was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC.
The second Temple was built following the return from the 70 year period of captivity the Jews spent in Babylon. It was dedicated in 516 BC. In 20 BC King Herod begin a massive renovation of the Temple that was still underway when the Romans destroyed it in 70AD. There hasn’t been a Temple since.
The first and second Temples were very similar in their basic layout, but the first was much grander than the second. Both were built on an expanded version of the Tabernacle’s floor plan.”
“Republican candidate says Clinton should drop out of presidential race for same reason, demands ‘toughness & vigilance’.”
“A huge monument has been discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.”
Petra is to be the safe haven for Jews during the Tribulation.