I just heard today on Christian radio that we must be careful not to attribute every single earthquake, tornado, hurricane and disaster to some Bible prophecy, but rather... it MIGHT be biblical [to be on the safe side]. Yet, is it not so coincidental when such disasters happen: like Katrina and Isaak happening near the same day, only 7 years apart, etc. After all: 'Tis the season to get windy...'
And then, the part about Damascus, and other bible events many times have a 2-fold conclusion... typical, and anti-typical, or a shadow of a 'greater conclusion/ event.' I hope you get that drift, friends.
But, let's face the facts: The supposedly "good guys", the USA and allies KNEW that the Jews were being gassed in concentration camps during WW-2, but just let the Jews get burned, until the US Army finally marched into the camps and took pix and had many witnesses. My point is that they could have done that faster or told the world!! I don't like to see genocide... sorry.
And who knows better than Israeli Intelligence where the bio and poison gas missiles are kept and where to blow them up? I just think that the world in general [but the USA for sure] is taking huge risks and playing games with the very lives of the Israelite people and State-- on some boastful whim or notion that we can bully the Jewish people into doing what WE think is best -- and we don't even have any 'skin in the game' sitting thousands of miles away in Washington D.C. That stinks on ice! It's like gambling with other peoples' money... but, that is exactly what the Gov't is doing now -- already! They must feel pretty proud and arrogant moving the chess pieces around-- but in reality-- playing as if they were gods on Mount Olympus, with humans lives, if you will forgive the poor analysis.
The God, Jehovah, the Father in heaven that true Christians worship is One of Justice, Love, Wisdom and Power! He wants our rightful worship -- but He always has our best interests at heart. Please don't confuse the Lord's mercy and love -- with weakness, because He does already have His planner all figured out. If fact, I put my money where my mouth is and plan according to His Word, the Bible! America's days are really numbered now, after what the obama Gov't just pulled concerning the State of Israel, sinking further into the pit, by telling Israel that she is all alone now, and on her own, because she refuses to bow down to obama's beck and will !! And since you and I are living in America, we can expect to get some really rough times, just ahead, Me Thinks.
Folks, I know I sound like a broken record -- but 'you ain't seen nothing yet.' And I like Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, for having 'True Grit' and big time courage, and only finding 5 other Congressmen to stand with her regarding the distinct possibility of this administration 'sleeping with the enemy' -- the Muslim Brotherhood! Wow! America is not even mentioned in the Bible [One way or another] which means that we will have declined over night into an impotent 2nd rate power, just existing, and probably bankrupt like other countries.. See: Greece, etc. Maybe our economy will finally fail from all the borrowing and printing more money in the back room -- poor fiscal planning, and hair brain ideas, IMHO.
I am finally happy where I am right now, and deeply in love with my wife, Terri, who treats me with kindness and respect. She is just a pretty, attractive, Christian lady. PTL ! And the hard working pastor at the local Baptist church where we attend, Kevin Sullivan, is a good friend of mine who loves to help me, and other souls who know how to bend knee to our Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for him too, with so many varied ministries, and people to take care of. The folks U.P. here in the great Northern part of Michigan don't have a lot of loose money, but many are retired and disabled combat Veterans, along with deer hunters, who like a little meat/ venison with their beans and potatoes... LOL., and for the most part, we don't have the crime, dirt and corruption of larger cities South of us, like Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago. We have NO MOSQUITOES [because we have a large bat cave near by that eat such insects] here, but I got stung by a hornet or bee a few weeks ago. I expect a long, cold, snowy Winter here this year -- IF we are still around [THINK RAPTURE]. One way or another -- we shall serve our Lord, or die trying.
Warm Regards, Pray for Jerusalem, please.
The Descent Into Darknessby Jan Markell
August 28, 2012
Joel Rosenberg calls the Middle East the "epicenter." One Bible translation calls it the "navel (center) of the earth." While your church pulpit may not focus on it, the world's media does but they don't have their lens properly focused. Because of the silence in the church, most Christians yawn at the topic. I urge you to listen up!
Some news reports say that Iran will have "the bomb" by October 1. OK, so you have "Iran fatigue." We've heard this news forever and by now it's just crying wolf. Actually, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk called the whole situation "crying wolf." That is a reckless way to blow off a potentially lethal scenario.
Columnist Daniel Greenfield writes that Israel will act, and before the U.S. election November 6. He states, "The liberal West has its illusions about the enemy. Israel has little room for those illusions. It will act because it is alone as few other countries on earth are. It will act because it cannot afford to be Poland, Czechoslovakia or Tibet -- sacrificed in the great game of nations. It will act because it has no real choice but to act. It will act because for it this is not a set of talking points, a diplomatic program, or a regional agenda, it is life or death. It will act, because for all its flaws, its survival is on the line."
There are many statements that Israel can only rely on herself. In their current state of spiritual blindness, most Israelis are not willing to say that God would never allow a nuclear strike against them. And I believe He would not.
But Israel cannot be called a "cancerous tumor" much longer and be reminded that Tel Aviv will be reduced to ashes any minute without responding. British officials say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun a process of 'sounding out' his voters to gauge support for airstrikes and build a case for military action.
Israeli leaders believe that President Obama, locked in a close election battle with Republican Mitt Romney, would be forced to back an Israeli strike -- even though US military chiefs are against it -- for fear of alienating Jewish voters in key swing states such as Florida. Thus now is the perfect time. The golden opportunity window is the month of September when both presidential candidates are focused like a laser beam on their election.
Moving on in the region, the destruction of Syria is now in full swing. What began as a popular uprising 18 months ago is now an all-out civil war fueled by regional and global powers that threaten to engulf the entire Middle East. Reports indicate that the Syrian "rebels" are just plain old al-Qaida terrorists who are doing what they do best: Terrorize. So there isn't even a side for which we can root! It's absolute evil vs. absolute evil. And that means that absolute evil is in charge of a massive number of chemical weapons. And according to Isaiah 17, there could be an Israeli strike on Damascus at any time.
Additionally, last week Iran's ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah, held its largest-ever military exercise which can only be seen as preparation for a possible imminent war between Israel and Iran.
Thanks to the White House and the State Department in the U.S., the Muslim Brotherhood is now ensconced in various parts of the Middle East. The current regime in Washington called them a "good-old boys' club" last winter. It was suggested that the Brotherhood somewhat resembled the Lutheran Brotherhood: They focused on good deeds. It was suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood was secular and anything but dangerous. Those benign, secular do-gooders in Egypt have been tormenting political opponents and Christians and crucified at least one innocent kid. The bottom line is that they are anything but a bunch of Boy Scouts.
Islamic critic Pamela Geller writes, "Egypt's President Morsi is instituting a reign of terror to consolidate power, and if Egypt is now descending into darkness, can other Mideast nations be far behind?"
Egypt is the "King of the South" in Bible prophecy. She plays a prominent role in end-time battles which are forming alliances now.
Someone who tells the inconvenient truth as I often do is Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. She has been raising questions about possible ties between the family of Huma Abedin, a top aide of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and the Muslim Brotherhood. She and a handful of others have called for an inquiry into a potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration within the Obama administration.
One who has tackled this issue is Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who put the blind sheik behind bars in the first World Trade Center bombing. He is the author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. He believes Bachmann has been proved right in her Muslim Brotherhood inquiries.
McCarthy states, "Congresswoman Bachmann knows Washington well enough not to be holding her breath waiting for an apology. What is really stunning and demoralizing to me, though, is that only 5 members of Congress out of 535 have had the conscientiousness and courage to stand up and be counted on this.
"We have an obvious national security problem, and it goes way beyond Huma Abedin. We have several people with significant Islamist ties being consulted by our government on foreign and domestic policy, including counter-terrorism policy. We are simultaneously seeing American policy shift dramatically in a direction that favors the Muslim Brotherhood, an avowed incorrigible enemy of America and the West."
McCarthy concludes, "Yet we can't get even one percent of our elected federal representatives to raise an eyebrow? I speak to a lot of people around the country and a lot more than one percent of them are worried about what's happening."
The Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates are being consulted on counter-terrorism policy -- to the point that our federal agencies are purging their training materials of references to Islam.
Another who has been diligently reporting on this is Walid Shoebat. Find out more info about his efforts here.
While I tend to vote for the right side of a political ticket, one can't help but wonder why this is the third Republican convention in a row to be interrupted by a hurricane! It got into gear this year just as they solidified a two-state "solution" as part of their platform last week.
Jewish Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) and AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel Jewish lobby, pushed for a "two-state" position to be included in the Republican platform. It was approved by vote last Tuesday (the day Isaac began) and is now awaiting formal approval at the Republican Convention. A Bachmann representative offered a one-state solution but Rep. Eric Cantor and AIPAC encouraged the two-state solution. The irony of ironies: The Christians stand for Israel, while the Jewish voices prevailed with Palestinian accommodation!
Hurricane Isaac falls on the seventh anniversary of Katrina, an event forever seared into our minds and hearts. To keep up on some incredible comparisons, sign up for White House correspondent Bill Koenig's postings and e-alerts. Find that info here. Bill is one of our speakers at "Understanding the Times 2012." His weekly e-newsletter is essential to understand the times.
So there you go. The pesky Middle East is just always in the way. It is always a nuisance. It is always whispering the inconvenient truth. And it's descending into darkness.
Is anybody listening?