Articles of the Day 10/3/16: Change The Heart

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)

Skylark: The drone that dominates the skies of Gaza

“All-female IDF unit uses miniature drones to keep an eye on Hamas activity in Gaza.”

Just ironic, women monitoring Muslim men.

Two-thirds of Israelis think peace deal won’t ever be reached — poll

“Fewer than 1 in 4 say accord between Israel and Palestinians possible, but not in next 5 years; cost of living considered most pressing problem.”

The problem is not settlements. The problem is the heart of the average Palestinian. Until that changes there will be no peace. Only God’s intervention will change things.

Palestinian study: Most terror attacks occurred in Hevron

“According to PA statistics, most of the attacks in the past year have taken place and originated in the Hevron area. Jerusalem is second.”

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

Russia pounds Aleppo, warns of ‘terrible consequences’ if US intervenes

“As Moscow strikes rebel-held zones to support Assad, it says any regime change would create a vacuum to be filled by ‘terrorists’.”

Whatever cooperation the US had with Russia seems to be gone now.

Iran’s Rev Guards lose another high officer in Syria

“Col. 2nd Class Mohammed-Reza Zarealvani, senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards elite Special Forces Saberin, was killed in battle with ISIS in Syria, the Guards announced Monday.”

Bible Prophecy

Clarifying The Timing Of The 2nd Coming

“Q. Clarify for me what day Jesus was talking about when He made the statement about no man knowing the day or hour. That verse, Matt. 24:36, is often used in reference to the rapture, but no where in that entire chapter is the rapture ever mentioned. In fact, I’m not sure that the disciples, at that time, clearly understood the doctrine of the ‘church’, much less the removal of the church. And, putting the rapture there is at odds with the actual question that the disciples asked.

Since the subject of the chapter is events of the tribulation and of Jesus’ return, then it could be that Jesus meant the day of His actual appearing, however, with the time clues given in Daniel, it seems that calculating that day would be easy rather than unknowable. So, what is the day or hour that Jesus is speaking of?

A. First, let’s clarify that Matt. 24:36 really says that no man knows about that day or hour. The presence of the word “about” means the the Lord was speaking about the details of the 2nd coming, not necessarily the timing. Later, in Revelation 19-20 these details were made clear.

But there are 4 other verses, Matt 24:42, 44, 50 and Matt 25:13 that clearly say the people of Earth will not know the exact time of His return. These verses all refer to the 2nd Coming. One explanation for this is that there’ll be a pause of indeterminate length between the day the Great Tribulation ends, which everyone can calculate, and the day of the Lord’s actual appearance. This is the view taken by the writers of the Left Behind series.

Others see these verses as hints that the Lord will return on Rosh haShanah. It’s sometimes called the feast where no man knows the day or hour because through out most of history the Jewish New Year’s timing was determined by the confirming reports of two witnesses who had actually observed the Crescent Moon. Rosh haShanah could not officially begin until this sighting was made and confirmed. There fore no one could know the day or hour in advance.

Which ever view you take, it’s clear from the chronology and the context that the Lord was not talking about the Rapture of the Church in Matt. 24-25.”

 

Meanwhile….

“Christians Are Untouchables! They Are Meant for Cleaning Our Houses.”

  • “Three Muslim men slaughtered a 15-year-old Christian student, Wajaesh Shono. One of the murderers was the boy’s schoolteacher. — Pakistan.
  • A Muslim mob killed and beheaded a Christian pastor’s wife based on a false accusation of “blasphemy.” — Nigeria.
  • His father and stepmother became furious when they learned of the boy’s conversion. They began… starving him, in keeping with Islamic law recommendations for apostate women and children. — Uganda.
  • As usual, Egyptian TV reported the one-sided attacks from the Muslim majority on the Christian minority as “clashes.” After arriving, the police stood back and allowed the mob to continue rioting, plundering and setting more Christian homes and vehicles on fire. — Egypt.
  • A Christian woman who escaped ISIS said the militants “married and divorced” her as many as nine times every night to justify the act of raping her. — Iraq.
  • Christians reciting the rosary inside St. Anthony Church in Ventimiglia, Italy were told by refugee-volunteers to keep their prayers down as they were bothering newly arrived Muslim migrants. — Italy.”

People with “Coexistence” bumper stickers should read these articles.

Christian Freedom of Religion and Speech Under Attack in Phoenix

“The city of Phoenix has passed an ordinance which, according to ADF, “requires Brush & Nib to create invitations and other artwork for same-sex wedding ceremonies. It also prevented Brush & Nib from explaining to customers and the public why they could only create art consistent with their beliefs about marriage.”

This is what’s known in some circles as a two-fer, violating not only their religious freedom but also their freedom of speech! Not only that, but the law said that for each day business owners such as Joanna and Breanna were in violation, they would be liable for a $2,500 fine … and six months in jail.”

Which Nation is (Still) the Number One Sponsor of Terrorism?

“The June State Department report also lists 58 “Foreign Terrorist Organizations,” of which over a dozen are allied with Iran. One Iranian Al Qaeda agent was specifically sanctioned by the US Treasury for distributing cash to the same al-Nusra Front the Iranian Foreign Minister complains is a terrorist organization.”

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