Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The Hour Is Late - By Stephen Meehan -http://raptureready.com/soap2/meehan6.html
It is 0'Dark Thirty, and we have just slipped into this undisclosed airbase within the enemy's territory, under the cover of darkness, with our jumbo jet's exterior lights turned off to try to elude the bad guy's detection. This airfield in Afghanistan is a beehive of activity, as is usual, when we fly in to drop off needed hardware and supplies. The early morning hours and the blackness of night makes no difference to the combatants waging the war, nor to those engaged in fighting off their advances.
F-16s go thundering down the runway, with a deafening roar of their engines ripping open the quietness of the still air, while their afterburners cut a swath of bright light through the thick dark of the early morning. Unmanned drones are taking off and landing repeatedly during our three to four hours on the ground, in their attempts to pinpoint the position of the extremists out in the surrounding mountainous terrain.
Helicopters are constantly on the move, coming in and going away from the base, flying personnel and equipment to remote locations. Aerostats are tethered 1500 feet above the airfield, collecting data, using cameras and sensors, to feed information back to the base about the local weather and unusual activity being sensed in the surrounding region. Even the base's anti-rocket and mortar defenses are continuously in a state of readiness to shoot down anything that poses a threat to the base and its inhabitants.
But in spite of all the hardware that is on this base to fight the bad guys, and all the efforts of those involved, all the training that has gone on, all the sorties being flown, and all the money being spent to try to thwart the enemy's advances-I'm left wondering after departing these bases whether or not we are making any difference at all there or even globally to stem the onrushing tide of terror and violence. Are we even making a dent? Are we slowing down the enemy and his encroachments?
FULL ARTICLE AT: http://raptureready.com/soap2/meehan6.html
"LEARN WHY THE "MODERATE/RADICAL" MUSLIM DICHOTOMY IS A TOTAL FARCE" BY MIDDLE EAST EXPERT RAYMOND IBRAHIM!!
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Beauty and the Beast - Pete Garcia -http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8294
"She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes; She can ruin your faith with her casual lies; And she only reveals what she wants you to see; She hides like a child but she's always a woman to me." ~Billy Joel "She's Always a Woman to Me"
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and all therein. He made man in His own image, and then made a help-mate for Adam, and he named Woman, since she was taken from his own flesh and bone. We know that according to Scripture that Satan came to Eve in the Garden in the form of a serpent. And after their subsequent betrayal, rebellion and murder (the day they ate thereof they would die), we see that God then pronounces curses on the Serpent, the Woman, the Man, and the ground. In Genesis 3:20, we see that Adam had named her Eve, since she was the mother of all who would eventually come henceforth from the human race. We see that the dominant theme in the cursing process between the three parties had to do with offspring and child birth;
To the serpent, enmity would be between his seed and her seed. And a 'Seed' would come which would crush his head, and he would bruise His heel.
To the woman, there would be pain and sorrow in childbirth. I imagine that at that particular point, she had not yet ever felt pain, but the very idea of it didn't sound good.
And it is at this point, Satan begins actively plotting against the "Seed" of Woman. First, he influences Cain to kill Abel. (Gen. 4:1-15) He then devotes the next 1,600 years or so, attempting to corrupt the genetic blood-line of mankind, by intermingling his fallen angels with human women to the point that only Noah and his family remain untainted. (Gen. 6:1-10) God then wipes out the earth by the Great Flood and preserves only Noah and family to repopulate the earth once the waters subside. Now, consider the math on this. It is estimated that from Adam and Eve until the Flood was around 1,656 years and the population at the high end reached seven billion, and at the low end, two billion.
FULL ARTICLE AT: http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8294
WHAT THE WORLD'S MEDIA IS NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT THE DEMON-POSSESSED MAN IN FLORIDA WHO MURDERED A MAN AND CANNIBALISED HIS FACE!!!
What The Media Is Not Telling You About The Demon Possessed Man In Florida Who Murdered A Man And Cannibalized His Face
By Theodore Shoebat A few days ago a man in Florida murdered a woman and her husband, and then cannibalized the husband’s face. It took several officers and a police dog to remove him from the victim. He growled like an animal at the crime scene, and then when he was in the hospital he […]
When I came to faith in Jesus as a 16-year- old, Jewish, heroin-shooting, LSD- using, hippie rock drummer, my dad was thrilled to see the change in my life, since I was immediately delivered from drugs.
“But,” he said, “we’re Jews, and Jews don’tHe then introduced me to the local rabbi, who quickly befriended me and gave me a book to read documenting the history of anti-Semitism in the Church.
believe in Jesus.”
The quotes from the lips of Christian leaders were terrible and the accounts of anti-Semitic actions were shocking, but the Lord’s work in my life was so wonderful and the Word of God so real in my life that I really wasn’t fazed by what I read.
Plus, the church where I came to faith had a great love for Israel and recognized the Jews as the Chosen People. It was clear to them from the Scriptures, and it seemed as if the Spirit put this love for Israel into their hearts.
For the last 45 years, as I have traveled throughout the United States and around the world, I have encountered countless thousands of believers who share this same heart for Israel, some of them living in rural areas of India or Africa. Yet even there, in these remote locations, this same message of solidarity with the Jewish People touched their hearts in a deep and profound way.
Here in America, evangelical Christians have proven to be Israel’s best friends—their most solid and unwavering allies—to the point that even the Israeli Knesset recognizes them.
But things are changing with the younger generation of evangelical Christians.
Many of them do not share this same heart for Israel, and some are so solidly pro-Palestinian that they have become anti-Israel.
How do we explain this shift?
Here are some of the factors.
1. The older generation was much more aware of the miracle of Israel, as the modern nation was birthed out of the ashes of the Holocaust and supernaturally preserved by the Lord.In its infancy, in 1948, Israel survived against all odds, and then the old city of Jerusalem was returned to Jewish hands through the amazing events of the Six-Day War in 1967.
There was no denying that the rebirth of Israel was a divine act.
The younger generation doesn’t see things this way. Israel has been here a long time now, and the Holocaust is even more distant. And Israel’s existence doesn’t seem that miraculous to many younger believers.
2. The younger generation of believers is less biblically literate.Because of this, it is not as apparent to them that God’s Word promised Israel’s scattering and regathering, which is another reason that they will not recognize the miraculous hand of the Lord in the existence of the modern State of Israel.
3. The younger generation of evangelicals is more relational than theological.This, of course, can be good or bad.
On the positive side, these evangelicals get to know Palestinians as well as Israelis, and that means they want to see equality and justice for all their friends. So, when they see Palestinians treated unfairly —especially when it is their own peers—they will naturally side with the perceived victims.
On the negative side, they can lose sight of what God is doing in the midst of human imperfection, causing them to lose sight of the larger divine purposes.
4. The younger generation is more focused on the micro-narrative, because of which they miss the macro-narrative.To give an example from the broader culture, a young person might think like this: “Billy came out as gay, and he’s a really nice guy. But he gets picked on by the other boys, who call him a sissy (and worse). Well, Billy is going out with another boy named Bob. Why is it wrong for them to get married?”
So, this sincere young person doesn’t look at the larger meaning of marriage and doesn’t look at what God’s Word says about marriage and sexuality. Instead, he looks at Billy and Bob and says, “Why not?”
In the same way, young people might see a wall in Bethlehem and say, “It’s not fair that the wall is there. It divides families and makes life very hard for the Palestinians living there.”
What they fail to realize is that the wall is there to keep Palestinian murderers out, and so they lose sight of the larger narrative because they focus on the smaller narrative.
5. The younger generation has been heavily influenced by years of biased media reporting and anti-Israel sentiments on university campuses.The secular media often portrays Israel as the evil Goliath attacking poor little David (the Palestinians), while many campuses are marked by a growing, even virulent anti-Zionism (and even outright anti- Semitism).
Without outside help, they will have a hard time recognizing this slanted, biased reporting and lecturing—it’s often found on social media as well— and this also contributes to their lack of support for Israel.
6. The theology of preterism is rising in some circles teaching God judged Israel forever in 70 A.D. and that no national promises remain for the Jewish People as a nation.While not widespread, this error is spreading with disastrous implications for the theology of these young people.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there is a strong, pro- Israel prayer movement among young evangelicals, and that as younger Christians are visiting Israel for themselves, their hearts are changing.
Along with this, to the extent these young people see how Israel itself is threatened by radical Islam, they can have sympathy for Israel as well.
by Dr. Michael Brown
Monday, 22 August 2016
As The 70th Anniversary Of Regathered Israel Approaches, Will It Be A Time Of Prophetic Fulfillment?
New post on Now The End Begins
Sunday, 21 August 2016
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