Articles of the Day 9/8/16: Don’t Fall For It

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– IDF retaliates for mortar fire. 
Southern border tension–
One world government advancement–
One world religion advancement–

 

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

Israeli Air Force strikes Syrian targets in response to mortar fire

“In response to a mortar being fired into the Golan Heights, IAF aircraft struck Syrian military positions in Syria’s Northern Golan Heights. “The IDF holds the Syrian government responsible for what happens in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty,” an IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.”

Hezbollah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border

“A large Hizballah force, backed by the Syrian army and pro-Iranian Shiite militias, is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from Israel’s Golan border. The Lebanese Shiite fighters, under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers, are streaming into southern Syria, armed with tanks and artillery. Monday night, Sept. 5, Iranian state-controlled media shed light on this movement, reporting that the combined force had “completed preparations necessary for an extensive operation in southern Syria,” adding, “Hizballah aims to put an end to the presence of armed men in the area close to the border.”

The nature of the “armed men” was not specified, but the goal of the new operation was clear: after evicting the assorted anti-Assad groups, including the Islamic State, holding territory “close to the border,” Hizballah and its backers planned to regroup on the Syrian-Israeli boundary. This would position Iran and its Hizballah surrogate ready to realize their six-year old design, which is to open a second warfront against Israel.”

Israeli Official: Iran and Its Proxies Greatest Existential Threat to Israel

“We signed a peace treaty with Egypt and Jordan, and today we have four enemy countries – Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, which has an army of terrorists, and Iran, an enemy state.”

Police: Jews may not pray in Muslim Quarter of Old City

“A ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount has been extended to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, police officials say, justifying the series of recent arrests of Jews praying outside of entrances to the Temple Mount.”

 

Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)

Israel said to encourage Western ties with Sudan

“Jerusalem reportedly seeks to boost Sunni alliance to undermine Iranian influence, sees Khartoum as potential friend.”

Just a few years removed from bombing sites in Sudan Israel seeks ties with them. Quite the swing but I get the feeling things could easily swing back. Sudan has a terrible human rights record, best not to become to friendly with them.

Turkey Ready to Join US in Liberating Raqqa

“Turkey would be ready to join any future operation proposed by the United States to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”

The more involved Turkey the less involved the Kurds can be. Turkey’s entry into Syria is about the Kurds not ISIS. One would hope the US understands this.

Russia and Iran’s turning point

“More important, however, is the overall context of the growing cooperation between Russia and Iran. Iran is already pushing for a large arms deal with Russia, which is liable to change important components in Iran’s military capabilities. Although such arms supplies have been banned by UN Security Council resolutions for the next few years, Iran might try to exploit its hosting of the Russian planes to seal the deal. Furthermore, Russia’s participation in the expansion of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, also under discussion between the two states, runs counter to Israel’s interests.”

Bible Prophecy

Luke 17, The Lord’s Other End Times Prophecy

“In Luke 17:20-37, the Lord gave us some additional information about the time of His coming that’s often overlooked.  But after you’ve gained the Jewish perspective from the Olivet Discourse and the Christian one from Paul’s letters, you can use Luke 17 to double check your understanding of the End times, and see if you’ve gotten it right. The fact that Luke 17 shares some language with the Olivet Discourse gives us a hint that they’re meant to be related. Let’s take a look.”

Russia, Iran and Turkey in the News, is it Time for Ezekiel 38?

“In this Prophecy Watchers television briefing below, Bill Salus explains the prophetic implications of the emerging world powers of Russia, Turkey and Iran. Does this imply that the 2600-year-old prophecy of Ezekiel 38 is poised to happen. Does the Israel described in Ezekiel 38 exist today? Is Israel dwelling securely without walls, bars or gates? Are they the wealthy nation that the Gog of Magog coalition seeks to conquer for booty and great plunder?”

Meanwhile…

Confirmed: The Arch Of Triumph Is Going Up In New York City On September 19th

“Do you remember all of the buzz about the arch from the Temple of Baal that was supposed to go up in Times Square back in April? Well, that project was ultimately canceled, but now it has been resurrected in a new form. In April a reproduction of a different arch, the Arch of Triumph, was erected in Trafalgar Square in London, and now another reproduction of that famous arch will be going up in New York City on September 19th.”

Followers of Different Faiths Attend Major Religious Gathering in Hamburg

“Leaders and hundreds of followers of different faiths, including Islam, Christianity and Judaism participated in a large interfaith gathering in Hamburg on Monday. Four representatives of the three religions made speeches at the event, during which all stressed the need for dialog and peace among the followers of all faiths.”

Don’t fall for it. Interfaithism is like mixing water and oil.  If all religions worship the same God then why different books that say the opposite? The Koran and the Bible were not inspired by the same God. Read John 14:6:

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Religions that minimize the authority of Jesus Christ are frauds. Want proof interfaithism won’t work? Look again at the story above about Jews being banned from praying in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem. You see Islam comes with a smiling face and talks of Islamophobia and coexistence. But Islam really seeks to dominate, obliterate, and subjugate all other religions. Interfaithism is nothing but a way for Islam to take over. 

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