Articles of the Day 8/29/16: Falling Away
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in the Middle East– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror– ⇔
Palestinian incitement– ⇔
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)
“Arab media reports airstrikes target military posts of Shiite terror group along near Lebanese border; Hezbollah denies, Israel mum.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“KARKAMIS- Turkey’s army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.
Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at daybreak and its artillery pounded what security sources said were sites held by Kurdish YPG militia, after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce overnight fighting around two villages.
Turkey’s military said 25 Kurdish militants were killed in its air strikes. There was no immediate comment from the YPG, but forces aligned with the group have said it had withdrawn from the area prior to the assault.”
“TEL AVIV – A retired Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general, who was deployed to Syria as a senior Iranian commander of Shia troops, said in an interview last week that Iran’s ultimate goal in forming a Shia army is to destroy Israel by 2039.”
Hows that working out so far?
“Protecting nuke facilities is paramount, says Iran air commander as state TV airs images of Russian-made S-300 launchers.”
“Q. You have mentioned that after the rapture, the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way (2 Thes. 2:7). Does that mean all of heaven’s good angels will be taken away as well? Planet earth will be a horrific place if the spiritual realm is 100% evil.
A. There’s no mention in the Bible of angels being removed from Earth during the end times. It will be a time of unparalleled warfare in the spiritual realm and much of it will take place on Earth.
It’s important to note that although the Holy Spirit will be taken “out of the way” when the Church is raptured, that doesn’t mean His presence will not be felt in the world. It means He will no longer serve as the restrainer of evil and the guarantor of the Church’s inheritance. As soon as we arrive in Heaven we will receive our inheritance and will no longer need a guarantor.
While the Holy Spirit won’t be sealed in the hearts of post rapture believers like He is with us, He will still be with believers as He was in Old Testament times, commensurate with their faithfulness and perseverance (Rev. 14:12, Rev. 16:15).
And remember, it’s the Holy Spirit who convicts people of their sins and and softens their heart to receive the faith to believe.
But you’re correct in saying that the world will be a horrific place during that last seven years.”
“Half of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with any religion, according to a new survey.”
Many falling away, many being led astray in America.
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition” 2Th 2:3