Friday, June 29, 2007

$50 says this is from the LBL Beast of Islam

Police find bomb in London, open terrorism probe
LONDON (Reuters) - British police defused a car bomb in central London on Friday and said the device made up of petrol, gas cylinders and nails could have caused significant loss of life, anti-terrorism authorities said.

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report the smoke indicates that the gasoline packed in the device may have begun to ignite and the suicide bomber at the wheel drove erratically, as a witness recounted, in order reach his target before it exploded. Alternatively, he may have crashed into the bins outside the nightclub hoping to detonate the car. When nothing happened, he ran.

The modus operandi recalls suicide car bombings by al Qaeda in Iraq and Middle East terrorist groups. It was timed to explode on Gordon Brown’s first day as UK prime minister and located to cause maximum casualties, an apparent warning that Tony Blair’s departure does not change the terrorist threat to Britain.

Five US soldiers killed in roadside bomb ambush on their patrol in S. Baghdad Thursday
June 29, 2007, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00) Seven others were injured in the coordinated blast, smalls arms and RPG attack. Also Thursday, a car bomb killed 25 people, wounded 40, at a Baghdad bus intersection.The bomb, which exploded in rush-hour traffic in a mainly Shiite district of SW Baghdad, also set 40 vehicles ablaze. Three British soldiers were killed in Basra after dismounting from their vehicle. Twenty beheaded bodies were found south of Baghdad Thursday, the atrocity betraying the hand of al Qaeda

We're not fighting flesh and blood, we're fighting the Lion-Bear-Leopard beast of Daniel 7, as a revived beast in Revelation 13, and Revelation 16. Daniel tells us the nations that initiate the final battle of Armageddon are Iraq (Babylon represented by the Lion), Iran (Medo-Persia represented by the bear), and Turkey, Syria and the former Soviet Republics (Alexander the Great's territory represented by the Leopard). Read Ellis Skolfield's book The False Prophet for more details.

Notice that the Second coming of Jesus doesn't happen until Revelation 16:15, and that the LBL beast gathers the world to Armageddon up to His one-and-only second coming for his people described in that verse. The world is NOW being gathered around Israel for that battle. We are witnesses to that gathering, which is also described in Ezekiel 38 and Zechariah 12. You just need to be aware of current events to see the gathering taking place.

The Day of the Lord is coming. We could be the last generation on this earth - what a possibility!

Be ready; get people ready.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Turkish general seeks Iraq raids

The Middle East is about to blow up:
  • PKK in Kurdistan vs. Turkey.
  • Hamas in Gaza.
  • Fatah al-Islam and Hezb'allah in Lebanon.
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guards in southern Iraq.
  • A third U.S. carrier headed to the Persian Gulf.

Gaza's Christians fear for their lives

Surprise! The "church of the anti-Christ" has no problem with Mary, but vehemently hates Jesus Christ.

"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand..." Matthew 24:15

Inscribed on the Dome of the Rock, which stands on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem:

O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion
nor utter aught concerning God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God

So believe in God and His messengers, and say not 'Three' - Cease!

God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son.

It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God that He should take unto Himself a son.

God, the eternally Besought of all! He begetteth not nor was begotten.

There is no god but God. He is One. He has no associate. Muhammad is the Messenger of God.

blah, blah, blah etc, etc you get the idea.

I believe the abomination of desolation has been standing in "the holy place" since 688AD. Dear Christians we are already facing the church of the Anti-Christ, knowing that one prophetic day is equal to one year (1 day = 1 year - see Ezekiel 4:5-6), and understanding Daniel's days prophesies aren't literal days but years, tells you that time is quickly coming to an end. Relatively soon we will all be living in eternity in one of only two places. Choose wisely!

John Bolton: Iran Can Now Make a Nuclear Bomb
Jerusalem claims Bolton is too pessimistic on Iran

The Doctrine of Mahdism - why Ahmadinejad with a nuke is not a good thing.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Israel braces for July war with up to five enemies
Israeli military intelligence has projected that a major attack could come from any of five adversaries in the Middle East. Officials said such a strike could spark a war as early as July 2007.

Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report
Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it."

UN nuclear agency sending team to Iran (my headline would read: Iran continues to play games with the IAEA)

The invitation was linked to a recent Iranian offer to stop stonewalling the agency in its probe of more than two decades of Iranian nuclear activities, which were clandestine until 2002 when they were revealed by a dissident group... A European diplomat said the decision to invite an IAEA delegation was reached at those talks and that Larijani had asked for 120 days to clear up ambiguities -- a span that Solana rejected as too long.

Why does Larijani need 120 days to answer for past clandestine activities, when he could do so in one afternoon? Put bluntly - something stinks.

Other News:
Quartet said set to name Blair as its Mideast envoy
Thousands flee Pakistan cyclone
Flooding causes havoc in Britain
Moderate quake hits Iran

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Eight more US troops killed on a bloody day in Iraq
Iran: We'll launch nuclear plant in Oct.


Olmert intends to recognize Abbas regime, release terrorists, pay it $400M By Israel Insider staff June 23, 2007

US State Department: Anyone with a deathwish need apply (please, oh please apply):

US struggling to staff new Baghdad embassy

"When the new US embassy in Baghdad opens later this summer it will be one of the more noticeable achievements of the war.

Architect design of new US embassy in Baghdad
Computer image of new US embassy in Baghdad

The £300 million, 27-building complex on the banks of Tigris River will have its own water purification system, fire service, school and housing for more than 380 families.

Located inside the Green Zone, the already highly fortified government compound, it will be a state within a state within a country. The only problem is it may not have enough people.

The US state department is struggling to find diplomats to work at what, despite four protective walls, will still be regarded as the world’s most dangerous location and a severe risk to mental health."

The idealists who decided to throw away US$600 million greenbacks on this Iraqi fortress (read: white elephant) fail to see Iraq for what it actually is: the epicenter of a spiritual war. We're not fighting flesh and blood, we're fighting the revived Lion-Bear-Leopard beast of Daniel 7, Revelation 13, and Revelation 16. But since this fact doesn't fit in with a "LOVE creation:HATE the Creator" worldview, they'll just conveniently ignore it and hope for the best (good luck).

WWIII is on its way. Christ is on His way:

Revelation 16:
And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon [satan], the beast [the lion-bear-leopard Islamic beast], and the false prophet [Who's the most influential false prophet to 1.3 billion people, and who says Jesus is not God's son, out there? Mohammad]. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty. 15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.” 16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon. [comments in parentheses and bolding are mine]

Forget about a tranquil, peaceful Iraq. Instead prepare your hearts to meet Christ on good terms, His terms, before He returns.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Remember that scenario I proposed two posts ago?

*IAF training for possible strike against Iran
Released for publication: IAF jets practice mid-flight refueling, long-range missions; new package of sanctions prepared by Israel, US.

*2-State solution you say? Ya, keep dreaming! It's them or us, and here's why: Palestinian official: Women must martyr themselves

from MEMRI: The video

*Ahmadinejad's getting nervous

*Good News! The test was a success: Russia tests missile able to 'penetrate' defences - Russia on Tuesday said it had successfully tested a new multiple warhead ballistic missile designed to overcome air-defence systems such as the US shield planned for deployment in central Europe.

Sorry, I'm in a bit of a facetious mood today.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Skill testing question: Do any readers out there know on what day (date) Moshe Dayan gave back administrative control of the Temple Mount, after the Six Day War in 1967? I'm interested on what day after the June 10, 1967 Israel victory, did Dayan officially do this?

I haven't been able to find this on the web, so a big thanks to anyone who can help me on this. (please leave a comment below) God bless!

Lastly, just in case there's anyone out there who thinks the US "war on terror" is winnable and that we're all going to live in peace with Islamists (as the media calls them) in the near future - this video is for you:

Death for the sake of Allah

I especially like the part where the kindergarteners shout: "What is your most lofty goal?" and they shout back: "Death for the sake of Allah!"
Those crazy kids. (??!!?!!!)

More Joel 3:9-11

DEBKAfile: A third US carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise Strike Group is speeding towards the Persian Gulf "The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group, the US Navy’s largest air carrier, will join the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States has ever deployed opposite Iran."

We're not that far from this scenario: Israel bombs Iran's known nuclear installations, and two of Iran's best customers, Russia and China, come to Israel's doorstep with a military response. The U.S. and UN (UNIFIL in Lebanon; UNDOF at the Golan) are already there. Note the DEBKAfile article mentions a possible fourth U.S. carrier.

Understand Daniel's prophesies in Daniel 7:25 and Daniel 12:7 (understand the significance of the time we're in); along with Jesus' words in Mathew 24:34 ("this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened), and I get pretty excited. I might not get to see the second half of a (God-willing) "normal" life - and that's completely alright with me.

Keep one eye in God's Word and two eyes on the greening fig tree (Matt 24:32) - summer is near.

China arming terrorists
U.N. renews observer force on Golan Heights
Russia begins delivering warplanes to Syria: report
Some 2,000 march in Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem - provoking the wrath of God.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Our generation: blind; no reverend fear

For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:31 NLT

Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance. Psalm 82:8 NIV

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV

He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." Acts 10:41-43 NIV

The big "T" Tribulation continues. (Pray for our brothers and sisters):

Christians warned: Accept Islamic law - 'New Hamas rule means real changes,' missionaries to be 'dealt with harshly'
Emails from Christians caught in the Gaza Strip

Egypt: Mobs Attack Churches Near Alexandria
Muslim rioters attacked two Coptic Orthodox churches, damaged Christian-owned shops and injured seven Christians in two unrelated incidents in northern Egypt during the past week, local Christians said.
Added: Jun 18th, 2007 4:48 AM
Eritrea Christians Missing After Mass Detentions, Investigators Say
Twenty Christians, including young children, were reportedly still missing Wednesday, June 13, more than two weeks after being detained by Eritrean security forces for allegedly attending a prayer meeting of a banned independent church.
Added: Jun 14th, 2007 3:39 AM
Lebanon Christians Fear Civil War As Anti-Syrian Legislator Is Assassinated
Lebanese Christians, already shaken by several bombings, faced the prospect of civil war Wednesday, June 13, as officials confirmed that a key anti-Syrian legislator and nine others were killed in an explosion in Beirut, apparently from a bomb-rigged car.
Added: Jun 14th, 2007 3:24 AM
India: Hindu Mob Beats, Strips, Parades Pastor
A mob of Hindu extremists on Friday (June 8) beat a pastor and tried to set him on fire before parading him naked in the suburbs of Bangalore, capital of Karnataka state.
Added: Jun 13th, 2007 4:54 AM
India Christian Workers Murdered Amid Spreading Anti-Christian Violence
Active Christians in rural areas of India, including pastors and evangelists, faced another potentially dangerous day Monday, June 11, after reports that two Christian workers were killed by suspected militants in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh while elsewhere Hindu extremists threatened to burn alive church leaders.
Added: Jun 12th, 2007 4:02 AM
Philippines' Seminarian Stabbed To Death
A tense calm returned Saturday, June 9, to the Galas district of the Philippines' Quezon City after a seminarian was stabbed to death there by a lone assailant, police said.
Added: Jun 11th, 2007 2:37 AM
Indonesian Sunday School Teachers Released From Prison After Two Years
Three Indonesian women who were serving a prison sentence for including Muslim children in a church program in West Java, Indonesia, were released early Friday, June 8, amid international pressure, BosNewsLife learned.
Added: Jun 11th, 2007 2:36 AM
Vietnam Police "Publicly" Torture And Kill Degar Montagnard Christians To Warn House Churches
Police in Vietnam publicly torture and kill Degar Montagnard Christians in the country's Central Highlands as a warning to house churches to stop their activities, a major advocacy group alleged Wednesday, June 6.
Added: Jun 7th, 2007 12:50 AM
India: Extremists Step Up Efforts for 'Hindu Nation'
Televised attacks on Christian workers and a spurt in persecution in various parts of the country point to a renewed attempt to win support for Hindu nationalistic goals, Christians say.
Added: Jun 7th, 2007 12:49 AM
Sri Lanka: Christians Arrested for Destruction of Statues
A pastor and two associates from Mt. Carmel Theological College in Kandy, Sri Lanka, were arrested on May 27 and charged with destroying Buddhist statues.
Added: Jun 6th, 2007 2:05 AM
Iraqi Christians Mourn Deaths Of Priest And Other Believers
Iraqi Christians are mourning the deaths of a Catholic priest and his three assistants who were gunned down by Islamic militants over the weekend, shortly after another Christian couple working for the US embassy was reportedly killed, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, June 5.
Added: Jun 6th, 2007 1:39 AM
India Militants Threaten To Kill Missionary And To Harm Evangelicals
Suspected Hindu militants have threatened to kill a native missionary and to attack dozens of evangelical Christians in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a major mission group has said.
Added: Jun 4th, 2007 1:43 AM

Monday, June 18, 2007

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Damascus ordered Sunday's Katyusha attack on N. Israeli Kiryat Shemona, causing no casualties. But there is more to come

Hamas Poised to Convert Captured Gaza Strip into Islamist Enclave

There's good reason why I permanently posted Joel 3:4 in the right margin of this blog. Please note that Joel 3 moves right into vivid Day of the Lord descriptions.

Be ready! Get people ready!

I thought I was done posting today, but I have to post this:

Micah chapter 5:

5b If the Assyrians come into our land
and tread upon our soil,
we will raise against them seven shepherds
and eight installed as rulers.
6 They shall rule the land of Assyria with the sword,
and the land of Nimrod with the drawn sword;
they shall rescue us from the Assyrians
if they come into our land
or tread within our border.
Israel gains the upper hand
7 Then the remnant of Jacob,
surrounded by many peoples,
shall be like dew from the LORD,
like showers on the grass,
which do not depend upon people
or wait for any mortal.
8 And among the nations the remnant of Jacob,
surrounded by many peoples,
shall be like a lion among the animals of the forest,
like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
which, when it goes through, treads down
and tears in pieces, with no one to deliver.
9 Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries,
and all your enemies shall be cut off.

Is God far beyond awesome, or what?! He has made these things known to us WAY before their fulfillment. These are tomorrow's headlines (literally?). Only the Holy Lord can do that. Praise the Lord!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Blasphemy Response Challenge

2Pe 3:3 First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will be scoffers who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire.
Phl 2:9 Because of this, God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name that is above every other name,
Phl 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Phl 2:11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Friday, June 15, 2007

What we're seeing in Gaza, Lebanon, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Darfur, Somalia, Algeria, France, Britain, etc. today (from the Quran):
Sura (8:55) - Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve

Sura (48:29) - Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

Sura (9:30) - And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah... Allah (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!

Sura (8:12) - I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

Sura (9:123) - O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness

Sura (5:33) - The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement

Pray for our enemies before the Messiah Jesus Christ returns as King, and it will be too late for them. To the traditional Christian dispensationalists: you better revise your theory to include the mosques of 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide - the greatest threat to the apple of God's eye, Israel, and to the followers of Jesus Christ.

Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: "The whole world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever."

Home of the free, land of the terrorist
"Beyond Islamic prayer mats among the cacti, Jim Hogg County, Texas, Border Patrol agents found a jacket with Arabic-language patches. One reads "martyr" and "way to immortality." The other depicts a jet flying into a skyscraper."

I believe these implanted terrorists are what's behind Ahmadinejad's smirk and belligerence. He will not stop enriching uranium for a nuclear bomb. Yes, I said "nuclear bomb"! To think he is only interested in power generation is completely naive and absurd. This earth is in its final chapter:
  • Ahmadinejad wants to create mass chaos and actually wants the U.S. to initiate this chaos in order to hasten the return of his 12th Imam Mahdi. The secular world hasn't clued into the seriousness of this yet.
  • Ahmadinejad has said he would retaliate against an Israeli and/or U.S. attack by attacking Israel first.
  • Ahmadinejad has openly, frequently called for the destruction of Israel.
  • Islamic terrorists are primed for homocide bombings within the U.S. today (possibly dirty-bomb nuclear?).
  • Hamas has just successfully formed a terrorist state in the Gaza with Iran and Syria's aid;
  • Hezb'allah in Lebanon is re-armed with 20,000 rockets at Israel's northern border in Lebanon, under the eyes of UNIFIL.
  • Israel is under extreme duress due to her enemies pressing in all around her; her politicians are weak; Ehud Olmert's coalition government may soon fall with the release of the final Eliyahu Winograd report on the 2006 Lebanon war.
Unbeknownst to Ahmadinejad and the rest of his ilk, the Sovereign Lord and Creator of all will not let Israel fall again:

Amo 9:14 I will bring my exiled people of Israel back from distant lands, and they will rebuild their ruined cities and live in them again. They will plant vineyards and gardens; they will eat their crops and drink their wine.
Amo 9:15 I will firmly plant them there in the land I have given them," says the Lord your God. "Then they will never be uprooted again."

Eze 39:23 The nations will then know why Israel was sent away to exile-it was punishment for sin, for they acted in treachery against their God. Therefore, I turned my back on them and let their enemies destroy them.
Eze 39:24 I turned my face away and punished them in proportion to the vileness of their sins.
Eze 39:25 "So now the Sovereign Lord says: I will end the captivity of my people; I will have mercy on Israel, for I am jealous for my holy reputation!
Eze 39:26 They will accept responsibility for their past shame and treachery against me after they come home to live in peace and safety in their own land. And then no one will bother them or make them afraid.
Eze 39:27 When I bring them home from the lands of their enemies, my holiness will be displayed to the nations.
Eze 39:28 Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God-responsible for sending them away to exile and responsible for bringing them home. I will leave none of my people behind.
Eze 39:29 And I will never again turn my back on them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon them, says the Sovereign Lord."

God's eyes are on Israel again. Understand Daniel's days prophesies (understand the time you are living in) and prepare to witness the holiness of your Creator (Eze 39:27)!

In Tehran's Martyrs' Museum, Iran courts new believers

Arab Media Reports Syria Making Preparations for War with Israel

"( A Qatari newspaper, Al Watan, reported Friday that Syria is making concrete preparations for war with Israel, saying that the Syrian government has removed the Government and State Archives from the Damascus area. According to the paper, this move indicates preparations for war. Syrian parliament member Muhammad Habash confirmed on Al-Jazeera Arabic world news satellite TV last week that Syria is indeed engaged in active preparations for a war with Israel. The conflict, said the Syrian MP, is expected to break out during the summer months."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Can the IAF take out Iran's nukes?

Hamas close to controlling Gaza ""There will be no dialogue with Fatah, only the sword and the rifle," Nezar Rayyan, a top Hamas leader, told Hamas radio. "God willing, we will lead the Friday prayer in the president's office, and transform the (Gaza City) security complex into a big mosque."

That's typical Islamic style: "only the sword and the rifle". Pray for Israel's enemies while there's still a little time left for them!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

1:30pm ET, This just in:

U.S. diplomat says NATO has intercepted Iranian weapons shipments to Taliban

PARIS (AP) - The United States has "irrefutable" evidence that Iran is transferring weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan, with the knowledge of the Iranian government, and NATO has intercepted some of the shipments, a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Thousands of Palestinian security officers loyal to Fatah are under Hamas siege at their last bastion – Gaza City’s presidential compound

We're about to see the earth shake. I hope you have Jesus Christ as your protector. No thing/no one else can save you from what's about to come upon the world. No, I'm not some "nutbar", I'm a CPA who listens to what is written between Genesis and Revelation. Please consider doing the same, when you see the Middle East break out in an all out war! God said it (Ezekiel 38-39); God will fulfill it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Update: Barak wins Labour Leadership Vote - Is Olmert's coalition government going to fall?
"Barak has also vowed to pull Labour out of the government unless the beleaguered premier steps down following scathing criticism of his handling of the war in Lebanon."

Hezb'allah has 20,000 rockets at Lebanon's border. Good thing UNIFIL is there to supervise the re-arming [insert sarcasm]. Some of these rockets can reportedly hit southern Israel. War is imminent. Thank God He is in control.

DEBKAfile: Gaza in flames. Palestinian Hamas storms Fatah positions in Gaza as brutal civil strife breaks up fragile Hamas-Fatah unity government.

Something tells me an independent Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel isn't going to work...but what do I know - I'm just a lowly accountant.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Monday, June 11:

Zechariah 12:
3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. 5 Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, 'The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.' 6 "On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

The Six Day War, 40 years ago, was only a tiny prelude to what's soon going to happen on a much larger scale in the future. Ezekiel 38-39? I'm inclined to think so. The Arab annihilation in June 1967 will pale in comparison to what God has planned, possibly in the very near future. Of course I don't know for certain when, but I can't help but think we're going to be first-hand witnesses to this upcoming, completely lop-sided battle. This battle will pit the authenticity of the Koran against the authenticity of the Bible. Better bet your life on the fact that the Bible will win - literally! That's the best advice I can offer.

DEBKAfile reports: If attacked, Tehran will strike US and Israeli interests worldwide, says an Iranian official. Oil may hit $250

Iran is expanding assembly of centrifuges by 300 a week, diplomats in Vienna

Syrian and Iranian Generals in Intensive War Consultations
"During most of last week, two high-ranking Iranian delegations spent time in Damascus. One was composed of generals who held talks with Syrian leaders on coordinated preparations for a Middle East war in the coming months."

Exclusive: Fatwa seeks to stem Muslim flight from PA
If Palestinians left "the blessed lands" they would find hope. That would leave the terrorists with no one "to fight for", so to speak. Hamas and Fatah need their people to live in misery, otherwise they serve no purpose.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The desire to destroy the Jewish state of Israel that proceeded the 1967 Six-Day War is prevalent in the Middle East again today
"A close look at the Middle East will result in the reality that many of the Arab and Islamic states are using some of the same radical rhetoric used by these same nations some 40 years ago in the lead up to the 1967 Six-Day, as it was in the lead up to the 1967 Six-Day War, the Arab-Muslim nations are once again calling into question the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East."

Syria preparing for war
"Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that as of May the Syrian army has been engaged in a series of wide-scale military exercises. In 1973, as it may be recalled, these exercises turned out to be a de facto attack. Even the Israeli ambassador to the US, Salai Meridor, has officially confirmed that Syria has significantly boosted its military presence on the border with Israel. "Since the Yom Kippur War Syria hasn't deployed such a significant number of forces on the border," he said."

I've repeated this Psalm a lot on this blog lately because it is so fitting to what we're seeing in our generation (last couple of years?). In case any of you missed it, here it is again. I serve an awesome God, the only God, and I sincerely hope you do too:

Psalm 83

A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not be silent!
Do not be deaf.
Do not be quiet, O God.
2 Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies?
Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
3 They devise crafty schemes against your people;
they conspire against your precious ones.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation.
We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”
5 Yes, this was their unanimous decision.
They signed a treaty as allies against you—
6 these Edomites and Ishmaelites;
Moabites and Hagrites;
7 Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites;
and people from Philistia and Tyre.
8 Assyria has joined them, too,
and is allied with the descendants of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to the Midianites
and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10 They were destroyed at Endor,
and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
11 Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did.
Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 for they said, “Let us seize for our own use
these pasturelands of God!”
13 O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed,
like chaff before the wind!
14 As a fire burns a forest
and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
15 chase them with your fierce storm;
terrify them with your tempest.
16 Utterly disgrace them
until they submit to your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever.
Let them die in disgrace.
18 Then they will learn that you alone are called the Lord,
that you alone are the Most High,
supreme over all the earth.

40 years later

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
"That victory transformed Israel from a feeble and fragile country whose existence was questionable, into a state that could not be defeated. Israel's conquest of the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula in the Six Day War actually brought the region closer to peace by convincing the Arab side that it could not destroy the Jewish state. However, the recent unilateral withdrawals from southern Lebanon and Gaza Strip, as well as ongoing talk of a pullout from most of Judea and Samaria, has again given hope to the Arabs that their ultimate goal is attainable."

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Floods (birth pangs) in my area

"The end will come like a flood [yup, I'm feeling it!]: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed."
Daniel 9:26b

3 inches, in 30 minutes =

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

This is "interesting"

June 7 Update:
DEBKAfile Exclusive: Fierce battles rage Thursday between the Turkish army and Kurdish PKK rebels on both sides of Turkish-Iraqi border. A Turkish Black Hawk shot down over Iraq "An expert on Turkey at the Washington Institute for Near East policy, Soner Cagaptay, is quoted by the New York Sun as estimating there are now 250,000 soldiers massed at the Qandil mountain range on the border with northern Iraq, including heavy artillery and tanks. An Iraqi official cited 100,000. DEBKAfile’s military experts estimate 80-90,000."

This story is getting zero airtime in the news up here in Canada (yes - we have television; and no - we don't live in igloos...from June to September at least - lol).

Turkey represents part of the Leopard in the revived, combined Lion-Bear-Leopard beast of Revelation 13 and 16. For those of you who don't know what in the world that last sentence means, I recommend reading (sorry yes, yet another book) The False Prophet by Ellis Skolfield. It's a free pdf download, so even someone in South Africa, for example, can start reading the book today (that one was for you, Jeri). If you have really good eyes and can see really small things, The "2,500 year", Daniel prophesies I've included on the right margin of this blog highlight some of Skolfield's contentions. You can find the explanation to those charts in The False Prophet.

For those of you who have read the book, I have to say I find it interesting that the current Middle East crisis may be moving in an Iraq-Iran-Turkey order. This is the same order of kingdoms in Daniel's vision in Daniel chapter 7: Babylon (lion), Medo-Pesia (Bear), and Alexander the Great (Leopard). And if Assad in Syria gets into the mix, Syria was also part of the Alexander's Leopard kingdom... so is Lebanon, by the way, and look at what the Islamic scourge (Fatah al-Islam) is doing to the poor people there. Coincidence? Nah, God Almighty is moving, people! Soon and very soon we are going to see the King!

June 6 Update:
Another Middle East war erupts Wednesday as 50,000 Turkish troops invade N. Iraq to strike rebel Kurdish PKK bases

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Syria holds back full-scale war with Israel as last resort while its proxies win low-intensity conflicts in Lebanon and Gaza "No one is raising a finger to scotch this war of attrition, even though it is building up step by step to the next full-scale Middle East conflict."

All this is happening 40 years post-1967. Stay alert!

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Ahmadinijad’s bluster boosted by secret deal for North Korean Taep’o-dong-2 ballistic missiles
Iran and North Korea are in advanced negotiations for Tehran’s purchase of Taep’o-dong-2 ballistic missiles. [Israel now easily within range]

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Tyre, Sidon and Philistia: plotting, planning

Joel 3 (NLT):

4 “What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done.
9 Say to the nations far and wide:
“Get ready for war!
Call out your best warriors.
Let all your fighting men advance for the attack.
10 Hammer your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Train even your weaklings to be warriors.
11 Come quickly, all you nations everywhere.
Gather together in the valley.”

Lebanese army-Fatah al Islam showdown in northern Lebanon threatens to spread to Palestinian camps in South "Fatah al-Islam are not fighting alone; they are backed by elite units of the Iranian-Syrian-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian-General Command..." (the Revelation 13 Lion-Bear-Leopard beast at work)

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Cairo bribes Hamas for Gaza ceasefire deal with release of Sinai arms smuggling bosses "Israel’s high command was shocked to learn that the four managers of the arms smuggling tunnel network recently jailed by Cairo are to be released. Four are Hamas and one Jihad Islami. Word has gone out to the Sinai-Gaza smuggling network that it is back in business after a very brief interruption and detention in Egypt is no real threat. The smuggling routes will be up and running again in no time including the central Philadelphi enclave route of southern Gaza which abuts on Sinai..."

Ahmadinejad: Destruction of Israel close
"Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the world would witness the destruction of Israel soon, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported...'God willing, in the near future we will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying during a speech to foreign guests who attended ceremonies marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini"

Reuters on this story: Ahmadinejad: "'If you make a mistake and create another war against the oppressed Lebanese nation, this time the angry ocean of the nations of the region will remove your rotten ... roots from the region,' the president said in another speech on Sunday night."

Mahmoud, you cannot rile against the Creator and expect to win. I'd like to introduce you to my current, favorite Psalm. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob saw you coming long, long ago, and your future destruction was then determined:

Psalm 83 (NLT)

A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not be silent!
Do not be deaf.
Do not be quiet, O God.
2 Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies?
Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
3 They devise crafty schemes against your people;
they conspire against your precious ones.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation.
We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”
5 Yes, this was their unanimous decision.
They signed a treaty as allies against you—
6 these Edomites and Ishmaelites;
Moabites and Hagrites;
7 Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites;
and people from Philistia and Tyre.
8 Assyria has joined them, too,
and is allied with the descendants of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to the Midianites
and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10 They were destroyed at Endor,
and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
11 Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did.
Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 for they said, “Let us seize for our own use
these pasturelands of God!”
13 O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed,
like chaff before the wind!
14 As a fire burns a forest
and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
15 chase them with your fierce storm;
terrify them with your tempest.
16 Utterly disgrace them
until they submit to your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever.
Let them die in disgrace.
18 Then they will learn that you alone are called the Lord,
that you alone are the Most High,
supreme over all the earth.