Articles of the Day 6/15/16: Roaming Free To Kill
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– Hamas threatens Jordan over cameras. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Northern border tension– Lots of warnings this week about Hezbollah coming from the IDF. ⇑
Southern border tension– Another defection, another strike? ⇑
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“We see how they are educating the next generation. We see the brainwashing in the Gaza Strip, and how the budget is allocated. Hamas receives funds from the international community, and collects taxes. None of this goes to Gazan residents. All of their money goes to building up force and arming themselves. Their media makes clear that there is only one aim for Hamas, and that is destroying the State of Israel,” he said. “
“If confirmed, the unnamed commander would be the second senior Al Qassam Brigades terrorist captured by Israel in recent months, after Mohammed Atounah was captured as he allegedly crossed the border into Israel to carry out a terrorist attack.”
There is clearly a major intelligence effort by Israel to disrupt tunnel operations and it seems to be having success.
“Palestinian news outlets reported that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked a tunnel in Central Gaza. According to the reports, the alleged attack took place near the Bureij refugee camp. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated that the fire ball was caused by a test that was conducted in the area.”
We don’t know if this was an Israeli strike or a Hamas ‘work accident’. The timing is suspect, as it comes at pretty much the same time news broke about another Hamas defection. The IDF’s explanation is very strange also.
“Hamas head Khaled Mashaal will reportedly not seek another term in the upcoming internal elections, scheduled for the end of the year.”
This is the political leadership not the military leadership which holds the real power.
“The signs near the Al-Aqsa mosque were clear: “The cameras will be broken and the hands that hung them will be cut off.”
Hamas wants to hide the fact they are the provoker\aggressor in the Temple Mount violence. Cameras would expose the Palestinians so of course.
At the beginning of the Second Lebanon War, Hezbollah possessed between 10,000-16,000 missiles and rockets. After the war, the organization was left with only about 7,000 missiles and rockets. However, in the decade since the war, the organization has been able to rearm itself. According to Israeli assessments, Hezbollah currently possesses around 150,000 rockets and missiles.
Those rockets and missiles are not just there for deterrence. They are going to be used one day.
“Former home front chief says country will need ‘mental fortitude’ more than military defense in future bout with Hezbollah.”
“Major General Herzi Halevi speaks about threats to Israel. ‘No army ever had more intel on enemies than we do about Hezbollah.'”
“Q. Thank you for all you do, I have learned so much from you. My question is this. How was it possible for Enoch and Elijah to go into the presence of God before their sin was paid for at the cross? I know there has to be an explanation, but I can’t figure this one out. Can you please help me to understand? Were they thrust forward in time somehow to the cross? That is the only thing my little mind can come up with. Thank You in advance for your help.
A. I’ve answered questions about Enoch and Elijah before but always in connection with the two witnesses. Yours concerns them being “taken into Heaven” before the cross. The simplest answer is that they went to the place of comfort in Sheol to await the cross, like Lazarus did (Luke 16:19-31).
But I think they also serve as a model of the Rapture, passing directly from this world into the next, since the Bible says a matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses (Deut. 19:15). Also, one was technically a gentile (Enoch lived before Abraham when there were no “Jews”) and the other was Jewish, so together they make a good sample of the Church (Gal. 3:28).” continued…
“Q. Is there something about the rapture that I and many others are missing? Perhaps you can bring some light to this. Many Christians, perhaps like me, believe that the pre trib rapture is sort of a Great Escape for people who don’t deserve to escape (like me) the hour of trial coming upon the world. It seems too easy. But perhaps we don’t see the rapture for what it really is. Is it true that the Davidic Kingdom cannot be set up on earth as long as the Church is on earth and that to remove the Church from the earth is the real reason for the rapture?
A. There are several good reasons why the Church will escape all the end times judgments, even though from a purely human perspective we don’t deserve to be taken away. (I say human perspective because from God’s perspective we are perfect and don’t deserve to be left here during that time (Hebrews 10:12-14).
In Jeremiah 30:11 God said the two fold purpose of these judgments is to discipline Israel and destroy the nations among which Israel was scattered. It would serve no purpose of His to have us there. Jesus loves us so much that He gave Himself up for us to make us a radiant Church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish but holy and blameless (Ephes. 5:25-27). We don’t need discipline and we don’t deserve destruction.” continued…
“Q. Regarding your reference to a possible Third Testament in the Q&A titled Sin in the Millenium: This is a fascinating concept; since the world will be completely different from what Tribulation survivors were familiar with, it makes sense that a new life guide should be available for those survivors who wish to follow God’s commandments in a new age. Do you think that Jesus himself will be the Author of this Third Testament? I hope that you will further expound on this hypothesis.
A. While the Lord is ultimately the Author of His word, in the past He has chosen human hands to hold the pens that put His thoughts on paper . To date 40 men and women have been involved in this process.
If there is a third testament, and the Lord develops it the same way He did the first two testaments, then various Tribulation survivors will likely be chosen to document the Lord’s requirements concerning life during the Millennium. This could include instructions on how to become saved, living according to the commandments, remedies for sin, what happens after death, and other things that will be different from life during the Age of Grace.”
There is nothing in the Bible about a third testament but it is interesting to ponder what life might be like after the Age of Grace.
“Q. I read and hear everywhere from all different sites that we all need to be ready when the Lord comes to Rapture us. I don’t understand this. What is it we need to do to be ready? My understanding is that we need to be saved to be ready, and that’s it! Am I missing something here?
A. The only qualification the Bible gives us for going in the rapture is to be born again. This makes us a new creation in the Lord’s sight (2 Cor. 5:17), as righteous as God Himself (2 Cor. 5:21) and when it happens we’ll be changed in an instant from mortal to immortal, from imperfect to perfect (1 Cor. 15:51-53) and from being like Adam to being like Jesus (1 Cor. 15:49). What more could we do to prepare?
That said, it behooves us to live in a manner pleasing to the Lord while we wait, as an expression of our gratitude for having received the free gift of salvation and all that comes with it.”
“A discussion on how and why the Islamic ideology is spreading.”
“A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group stabbed a French policeman to death on Monday night before being killed when police moved in, sources close to the investigation said.”
Another Islamic attack on the West. Muslims, how corrupt are your hearts? Do you feel nothing for the people you kill? When Cain killed Able in Genesis 4 the Lord spoke:
“10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”
The blood of the victims of Islam also cry out to the Lord. His justice will come.
“The White House’s Office of Management and Budget rejected the proposal to increase the funding for Israel’s anti-missile defense program by 455 million dollars. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) stated in response that it is disappointed with the Obama administration’s decision.”
Not all that surprising since Obama is the most anti-Israel US President in history.
“Dr. Ephraim Herrera tells Arutz Sheva the Orlando attack was foreseeable, says the world should identify radical Islam as the problem.”
Many more Americans are at risk. You have a US President who refuses to acknowledge the problem much less do anything about it. The next US President (Clinton) won’t be much better. Islam is roaming free in the US to kill.