Monday, December 31, 2007

This guy's such a comedian - Bin Laden wants to liberate all of so-called "Palestine"

Israel gets warned: Al-Qaida coming!
Indications terror network sending cells to Jewish state using foreign passports

There has never been a civilization or a nation referred to as "Palestine" and the very notion of a "Palestinian Arab nation" having ancient attachments to the Holy Land going back to time immemorial is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon the world! There is not, nor has there ever been, a distinct "Palestinian" culture or language. Further, there has never been a Palestinian state governed BY Arab Palestinians in history, nor was there ever a serious Arab-Palestinian national movement until 1964... three years BEFORE the Arabs of "Palestine" lost the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War (which the Arabs started). Even the former so-called leader of the "Palestinian" people, Yasser Arafat, was EGYPTIAN! In short, the so-called Arab "Palestinians" are a manufactured people...a people with no history and no authenticity... whose sole purpose for existence is to destroy the Jewish State!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Target: Pakistan
Losing in the West, the jihadis hit Pakistan, with its nuclear prize.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto assassinated! - "...impossible to predict the impact this will have...Pakistan will be entering the most troubling time of its history" ...and oh ya, by the way, Pakistan has nuclear weapons, tens of thousands of Islamic radicals, and Bin Laden.

More chaos in Lion-Bear-Leopard territory. Watch!

Golan Heights, near the Syrian-Israeli border

'Mubarak presented Barak with plan to withdraw from Golan' [Jerusalem Post]
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak presented Defense Minister Ehud Barak with a full plan to bring Syria and Israel back to the negotiating table regarding the Golan.

Mubarak hands Barak a note from Assad to Olmert – AFP [DebkaFile]
It was clear to his astonished listeners that Olmert aspires to go beyond the concessions and risks made by the late Yizhak Rabin (at Oslo in 1993) by pursuing a dual diplomatic track, for the sake of which he is willing to offer massive Israeli withdrawals from the West Bank and Golan.

Isaiah 14 [my comments]:
The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.

25 I will crush the Assyrian in my land;
on my mountains I will trample him down.
His yoke will be taken from my people,
and his burden removed from their shoulders."

26 This is the plan determined for the whole world;
this is the hand stretched out over all nations.

27 For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?

28 This oracle came in the year King Ahaz died:

29 Do not rejoice, all you Philistines [residents of Gaza],
that the rod that struck you is broken;
from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,
its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.

30 The poorest of the poor will find pasture,
and the needy will lie down in safety.
But your root I will destroy by famine;
it will slay your survivors.

31 Wail, O gate! Howl, O city!
Melt away, all you Philistines!
A cloud of smoke comes from the north,
and there is not a straggler in its ranks.

32 What answer shall be given
to the envoys of that nation?
"The LORD has established Zion,
and in her his afflicted people will find refuge."

Zechariah 10:
6 “I will strengthen Judah and save Israel;
I will restore them because of my compassion.
It will be as though I had never rejected them,
for I am the Lord their God, who will hear their cries.
7 The people of Israel will become like mighty warriors,
and their hearts will be made happy as if by wine.
Their children, too, will see it and be glad;
their hearts will rejoice in the Lord.
8 When I whistle to them, they will come running,
for I have redeemed them.
From the few who are left,
they will grow as numerous as they were before.
9 Though I have scattered them like seeds among the nations,
they will still remember me in distant lands.
They and their children will survive
and return again to Israel.
10 I will bring them back from Egypt
and gather them from Assyria.
I will resettle them in Gilead and Lebanon
until there is no more room for them all.
11 They will pass safely through the sea of distress,
for the waves of the sea will be held back,
and the waters of the Nile will dry up.
The pride of Assyria will be crushed,
and the rule of Egypt will end.
12 By my power I will make my people strong,
and by my authority they will go wherever they wish.
I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Moscow adds another anti-air, anti-missile layer – S-300 – to defend Iran’s nuclear facilities against Israel attack

Joel chapter 3:
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
"I am strong!"

11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Afghanistan to Expel EU and UN Envoys, Citing Threats to Its Security
The two men were declared unwelcome in the country, apparently after reports said that they had met with Taliban insurgents, a European diplomat said.

Russia successfully tests new ICBM
Russia's military on Tuesday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads

A bigger war is developing. On the road to Armageddon...

Canada says Iran arming the Taliban
Canada's defence minister has accused Iran of providing weapons to the Taliban and fuelling the conflict in Afghanistan, where thousands of Canadian troops are involved in military operations.

Turk Iraq raids 'kill hundreds'

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christ not part of Christmas for most
Less than a quarter of Canadians view Christmas primarily as a time to mark the birth of Christ, according to a new national survey.

Silent Fright: Birthplace of Jesus hijacked by Muslims
Christian leaders and residents, most of whom spoke to WND on condition of anonymity during recent interviews, said they face an atmosphere of regular hostility. They said Palestinian armed groups stir tension by holding militant demonstrations and marches in the streets. They spoke of instances in which Christian shopkeepers' stores were ransacked and Christian homes attacked.

Pray for our enemies before there is a reckoning, and most of all, for our persecuted brothers and sisters. Come Lord Jesus, amen.
My conflict with "Christmas": Why Christmas is so Important to God

I'm not comfortable focusing on "baby Jesus and (certainly not!) mother Mary" on Christmas. The truth is Jesus Christ is coming back as a Conquerer and exalted King, and I prefer to focus on His second coming yet in our future.

Cousequently, my family's Bible reading for this Christmas is Isaiah 65:9-25. Be in awe of the Coming King!

9 I will preserve a remnant of the people of Israel
and of Judah to possess my land.
Those I choose will inherit it,
and my servants will live there.
10 The plain of Sharon will again be filled with flocks
for my people who have searched for me,
and the valley of Achor will be a place to pasture herds.

11 “But because the rest of you have forsaken the Lord
and have forgotten his Temple,
and because you have prepared feasts to honor the god of Fate
and have offered mixed wine to the god of Destiny,
12 now I will ‘destine’ you for the sword.
All of you will bow down before the executioner.
For when I called, you did not answer.
When I spoke, you did not listen.
You deliberately sinned—before my very eyes—
and chose to do what you know I despise.”

13 Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“My servants will eat,
but you will starve.
My servants will drink,
but you will be thirsty.
My servants will rejoice,
but you will be sad and ashamed.
14 My servants will sing for joy,
but you will cry in sorrow and despair.
15 Your name will be a curse word among my people,
for the Sovereign Lord will destroy you
and will call his true servants by another name.
16 All who invoke a blessing or take an oath
will do so by the God of truth.
For I will put aside my anger
and forget the evil of earlier days.

17 “Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth,
and no one will even think about the old ones anymore.
18 Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation!
And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness.
Her people will be a source of joy.
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and delight in my people.
And the sound of weeping and crying
will be heard in it no more.

20 “No longer will babies die when only a few days old.
No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life.
No longer will people be considered old at one hundred!
Only the cursed will die that young!
21 In those days people will live in the houses they build
and eat the fruit of their own vineyards.
22 Unlike the past, invaders will not take their houses
and confiscate their vineyards.
For my people will live as long as trees,
and my chosen ones will have time to enjoy their hard-won gains.
23 They will not work in vain,
and their children will not be doomed to misfortune.
For they are people blessed by the Lord,
and their children, too, will be blessed.
24 I will answer them before they even call to me.
While they are still talking about their needs,
I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together.
The lion will eat hay like a cow.
But the snakes will eat dust.
In those days no one will be hurt or destroyed on my holy mountain.
I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Amen Lord Jesus, come! May we be able to escape these things which are about to happen.

Annapolis - Peace and Safety

Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Israeli Army prepares public for missile attack
While the IDF does not foresee a war in the immediate future, the Home Front Command launched an unprecedented media campaign on Sunday, and in the coming days will begin mailing brochures to homes across the country explaining to civilians how to prepare for missile onslaughts against Israel.

Iran: Bushehr will be operational within three months

IRNA: Iran to tender construction of 19 nuclear power plants

In case anyone is silly enough to doubt it - the U.S. and the West are headed for military conflict with Iran, Putin's Russia, and (possibly) China. [Ezekiel 38 & 39; Revelation 16:14-16].

Forget the bomb shelter: prepare your hearts.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes
Turkey has launched fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.

Ex-CIA official: 'Israel will attack Iran on its own'
"I came back from a trip to Israel in November convinced that Israel would attack Iran," Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and senior adviser to three US presidents, George W. Bush among them, told the American Newsweek magazine in an article published Friday
...Riedel told the magazine his impression that Israel would venture a strike on Iran on its own was formed before the publication of the joint US intelligence agencies' report, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). "This [the NIE] makes it [a strike on Iran] even more likely," he said.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This is your Global Warning

US Sponsored Israeli-Palestinian
Meetings Coincided with Two Major
Record US Disasters in December -
Bill Koenig

In 10 days, the United States experienced the largest flood in the state of Washington’s history, hurricane-force winds up to 127 mph in Oregon, I-5 between Seattle and Portland was closed for five days, and a massive ice storm hit America’s heartland — causing chaos, a travel gridlock and over 1 million homes and businesses to lose their power. Also, the largest ice storm in Oklahoma history produced the largest power outage in that state's history.

A financial storm is brewing...
Morgan Stanley goes to China cap in hand (agrees to pay 9% interest)
Morgan Stanley posts its first quarterly loss ever, in 72 years of business,—a whopping $3.59 billion. Citigroup agrees to pay UAE bail-out loan at 11%. Is God about to take America, and the rest of the financial world, down? This isn't the end of the sub-prime mortgage fiasco.
(btw: I don't endorse The Church of God organization, but this article's good)

Why are we being railroaded by the enviro-nazis?

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The Canadian government is drafting a bill to assess financial penalties on corporations that do not meet greenhouse gas emission target limits by 2015. The cart seems before the horse here. Why has the vocal minority gone "GHG nuts" before addressing all the issues? Something's fishy.

God will destroy this earth by fire when He is good and ready to do so. Unrepentant mankind won't be destroyed a minute sooner, and certainly not by self-inflicted GHG warming.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What money cannot buy
Were economic progress and education at the top of Palestinian priorities, most of the residents of refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Gaza Strip (who humanitarian organizations have tried to assist) would have found a way out of their atrophic reality and built for themselves and their offspring, lives filled with prosperity and self-respect.

Israel says it opposes Russian plans for Moscow peace summit
Israel said Thursday it is opposed to Russian plans to stage a Middle East peace conference in Moscow within the coming months as a follow-up to the recent Annapolis summit.

A powerful explosion in Sderot Gil School yard sends 10 children, 8 adults into shock as Israeli unit battles Hamas in Gaza Thursday

President Putin, Time Magazine's Man of the Year, sets up Russian military port in Syria and delivers enriched uranium to Iran (I wonder: 4% or 97% enrichment?) -
Putin Aims to Trump Bush’s Middle East Moves

Hamas Calls for a Truce (while preparing for a major attack?)
The IDF's successful operations against Islamic Jihad's top terrorists in Gaza have sparked calls from Hamas for negotiations and speculation over whether a massive ground operation against Hamas can be avoided after all. We've been through this movie, as Israelis say, so it is worth recalling some lessons learned...

Any more signs of peace and we'd have to call it 'Christmas'

Israel Mulls Building New East Jerusalem Settlement
Israel is looking into building 10,000 new homes for Jews in east Jerusalem, Israel's housing minister said Wednesday, angering Palestinians who said the move threatened to hobble fledgling peace talks.

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip kill six militants
Israel on Tuesday carried out more airstrikes against Palestinian rocket squads based in the Gaza Strip, killing at least six more militants a day after slaying Islamic Jihad’s military chief.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Iran building a second nuclear power plant
Iran confirmed on Monday that it had received the first fuel shipment for its nuclear power plant at Bushehr, but also indicated for the first time that it was building a second nuclear power plant...
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the fuel would be under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency and that Iran had given written guarantees that the fuel would only be used for the nuclear power plant.

Whew! Well I, for one, feel a WHOLE lot better knowing that Iran signed the written guarantees. Imagine what could happen if they didn't promise in writing. (??!)

Laughable. (But it's only funny if you know who wins in the end)
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
John 10:27

Experts warn major Israel quakes fast approaching
"We can say with certainty that an earthquake of a magnitude of six on the Richter scale could take place in the coming years," said Yefim Gitterman

Actually, we can say with certainty that an earthquake "off the (Richter) scale" will take place in Israel.

Revelation 16:
Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!” 18 Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck—the worst since people were placed on the earth.

Turkish army invades northern Iraq
"They are going there as reinforcements, they are not returning," the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Isaiah 13:22
...Babylon’s days are numbered; its time of destruction will soon arrive.

Iran: Zionist regime's crimes "true achievements of the Annapolis Summit"
Speaking to the Iranian news agency IRNA, Husseini expressed "deep concerns about the continued crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people."

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Avi Dichter, former chief of Israel's Shin Bet secret service agency, says U.S. National Intelligence Estimate report may actually spark a war.

Hamas: We'll never recognize Israel

Friday, December 14, 2007

Psalm 83 [my emphasis]:

"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."

5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you-

6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,

7 Gebal, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.

8 Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot.

The Saudi's and Iran's Ahmadinejad are now 'best buddies'. They are forming an alliance, I'd call it an 'axis of evil'. And Washington approves?

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Saudi-Iranian rapprochement gains impetus with Washington’s blessing. Saudi king Abdullah has invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be the first Islamic Republic president to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca, which begins on Dec. 18. It will be their second public appearance together in two weeks. Their first was at the GCC summit in Doha, where they arrived hand in hand. [There's that 'December 18th' date again-?? Most likely just a coincidence, but like I said a couple posts ago - Haggai 2:18-23 has been burning a hole in my brain lately.].

I'm probably (I am) trying too hard to 'date-set', especially after reading this website whose author is convinced that God told her 20 years ago that the rapture will be in 2007. The 6-Day War victory and the re-conquering of Jerusalem by Israel in 1967, plus 40 years (one Biblical generation) = 2007. I can buy that!

Daniel 12:7 talks about the gap between the "3rd year of Cyrus" and 1967 - that is, it takes us from when Daniel wrote Daniel 12:7, and the year 1967 when Israel retook Jerusalem. Hmmm, this is getting interesting, if nothing else.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The National Intelligence Estimate report just made war with Iran more likely
The report encourages Iran to pursue nuclear weapons more agressively since they think effective sanctions are now a non-possibility. That will cause Israel's IAF and the Bush Administration to act sooner against the unthinkable , but required, solution to "avoid", in George Bush's own words, WWIII. Ironically, I'm betting US and Israel's action against Iran will actually hasten WWIII/Armageddon/War of Gog & Magog. The west is being called to Armageddon as per Revelation 16 by the LBL beast, and by my count only about 5 people in the world see it coming.

Let's face it, oil rich Iran is not spending disproportionate amounts of its economic GDP to research nuclear power generation.

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak sharply criticizes Bush handling of Iran’s nuclear weapons program
...former US Central Intelligence Agency deputy director John McLaughlin heaped scorn on the National Intelligence Estimate which found that Iran had put its nuclear weapons program on ice in 2003. He said the report was full of mistakes and flaws.

This Ynet News article doesn't name Ehud Barak as its source, but according to DEBKAfile it's Barak.
Israeli official criticizes US handling of Iranian threat
"Six years have passed since the attack on the Twin Towers, and the success rate (of the war on terror) is debatable," the official said. "Osama bin Laden is still on the loose. What is happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan raises some questions as to how far we've really come in the battle against this 'triangle'.

That "triangle" is the lion-bear-leopard (LBL) beast of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13:2. If Bush doesn't do anything about the LBL beast, I don't have much hope for the Democrats to do anything about it either. That then takes us much quicker to Revelation 16, where this beast calls the world to Armageddon. This doesn't fit with "traditional eschatology", but ask yourself: who already has an abomination of desolation on the Temple Mount, saying that Jesus is not the Son of God? Answer: Spend some time on, and think about this LINK.
Islam is completely willing to tell you what they think of Jesus, who ranks in their minds as a prophet much lower than Mohammad. They don't mind if you blaspheme the name of THEIR "prophet Jesus", but don't touch their "holy prophet Mohammad". Don't even name a teddy bear 'Mohammad' in their countries because it could mean your head.

Revelation 16:
Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon [satan], out of the mouth of the [LBL] beast [of Revelation 13] and out of the mouth of the false prophet [Who's the most popular false prophet out there? Answer: Mohammad and his 1.3 billion followers]. 14They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

15"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." [verse 15 seems out of context, 'out of place' - but I think Christ's coming is perfectly placed right here before vs.16's word "Then"]

16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Haggai 2:
“Think about this eighteenth day of December, the day when the foundation of the Lord’s Temple was laid. Think carefully. 19 I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you.”
Promises for Zerubbabel
20 On that same day, December 18, the Lord sent this second message to Haggai: 21 “Tell Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, that I am about to shake the heavens and the earth. 22 I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other.

23 “But when this happens, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, I will honor you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, my servant. I will make you like a signet ring on my finger, says the Lord, for I have chosen you. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!”

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” Acts 8:29

17 ‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
18 In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on my servants—men and women alike—
and they will prophesy.
19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below—
blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
20 The sun will become dark,
and the moon will turn blood red
before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives.
21 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.’
Acts 2: 17-21

I've never been a big "signs and wonders" guy, but lately I've intentionally asked God for confirmation that we are in the last days, and that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing in my service to Him. Another blogger (I'll protect his anonymity) pointed me to an online discussion forum where an individual asked God for a sign of Christ's return, and subsequently he kept waking up at what he called "countdown times". For example at 4:32 am, 3:21 am, etc. This, he thinks, is indicative of Christ's soon return - that is: 'we're into the final countdown' before 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.

In Acts 8, the Holy Spirit talked to Philip in a clear and unambiguous way. Philip heard from the Holy Spirit like He was another person standing right next to him. Philip received clear instructions. Acts 2 says to me that we should expect the Holy Spirit to speak in a similar way in these last days.

On December 7th, I asked God to show me if my ministry of end time focus is worthwhile. I asked Him to show me by waking me up with a so-called "countdown time". I woke up that morning at 4:32am. Was this my subconscious playing tricks on me? Well, my clock is about 12 feet from my bed, and I don't have a hope of subconsciously seeing my clock unless I physically get up out of bed and put my glasses on first. I don't see my clock unless I make a conscious effort to see it.

Last night I meditated on God's Word before bed, and got down on my knees and thanked God for safety and protection over my family, and thanked him for caring
enough for me to ensure that I have a way to spend eternity with Him (what a thought: that God is even mindful of little old us!). Incidentally, I get on my knees and pray face down like the Muslims do 5 times a day. I figure if Muslims can pray to a false god 5 times a day on their knees and face, CERTAINLY I can pray on my knees and face to the only true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel (amen??). When I prayed, I casually asked God for a sign, if He thought I needed one, that what I'm jabbering about on this blog is useful and timely in His service (i.e. am I doing for Him now, what I'm supposed to be doing?). I didn't plead for a sign because I am already confident that God is actively working out his plan for this world, and that we are in the end times. I just prayed that if God wants to give me confirmation, then please show me.

I got up this morning when my clock said '3:47am', which didn't seem significant in the least, except for the fact that it was really early. It didn't seem significant until I figured out that every other clock in my house read: 2:47am. Somehow my clock in my bedroom was put forward by one hour.

This was pretty surprising to me because you have to realize that I was raised in a VERY conservative German, Baptist church, and signs and wonders are not what I was raised to, frankly, believe in in our present day. However, I have this thought: since we see the end time Gog&Magog war forming in the Middle East, and regathered Israel is being picked on by Ahmadinejad and Islam as per Psalm 83, let's be open to God's Holy Spirit and expect to hear from Him like Acts 2 says. I think God is willing to speak to sincere Christ-followers like He perhaps hasn't spoken since the Acts 2 Pentecost.

We got to remember to pray 1 John 4:1-2 when receiving these signs too, because the Devil is very crafty. Praise the Lord, Christ has conquered death and the Devil, and we can have victory just by asking and believing in Christ!

1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2 This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. 3 But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. 1 John 4:1-3

Speaking of Psalm 83:5, The Vehement Anti-Israel, Arab bloc is forming
Monday night, Dec. 10 Cairo announced plans to resume diplomatic relations with Tehran.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

The National Intelligence Estimate and the 12th Imam

Has the U.S. sold out to the devil - literally?

Bush Embarks on Saudi-Brokered Deal with Tehran DEBKA-Net-Weekly 328 first revealed on Dec. 7 that a Washington-Tehran understanding is in the making, brokered by Saudi Arabia. According to Washington and intelligence sources, the first steps of the dialogue were made possible by the US National Intelligence Estimate of Dec. 3 affirming that Iran’s nuclear weapons program had been put on hold in 2003. This public statement effectively took the US military option off the table, as stipulated by Riyadh and Tehran.

True to Zechariah 12:3, the whole world has abandoned Israel...except the Maker of everything, of course. No doubt in my mind Who is going to win. People have rebelled against God for centuries. Needless to say - they've never won.

Keep watch for some interesting times directly ahead.

Israel says it will keep Jerusalem areas
JERUSALEM (AP) - A key ally of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert signaled on Sunday that Israel intends to hold on to all Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem - a position that undercuts the Palestinians' claim to the eastern part of the city for their future capital.

Rift with US looms over construction at Har Homa
Israel and the US are heading for a showdown over construction in Jerusalem's Har Homa neighborhood, as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that building there does not help create confidence in peace negotiations, and Construction and Housing Minister Ze'ev Boim responded that the construction will continue.

Thanks to New_Beginning for this next headline:
New PA Law: Negotiating Jerusalem is an Act of Treason
The PA legislature has passed the first reading of a law forbidding any concessions in, or even negotiations regarding, Jerusalem.

Ahmed Bahar, a leading Hamas member and the Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Authority parliament, announced Thursday that the body had passed a first reading of a "Jerusalem bill." The legislation, proposed by Hamas parliament member Ahmed Abu Hilbiya, absolutely bans giving up any part of Jerusalem.

Zec 12:1

This is the word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:

Zec 12:2

“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.

Zec 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.

Zec 12:4

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.

Zec 12:5

Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’

Zec 12:6

“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.

Israeli ambassador to Britain: 'War with Iran may be unavoidable'

It must be clear that if Iran does not cooperate with the West on the nuclear issue, military confrontation will be unavoidable, incoming Israeli ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, was quoted as saying Sunday.

Prosor, who served as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's senior adviser on Iran, told the Sunday Telegraph that Teheran could enrich enough uranium to make an atomic bomb by 2009.

This is the Ezekiel 38 & 39 Gog & Magog war in slow-motion. This is your warning.

Friday, December 07, 2007

IDF to show US nuclear data on Iran
Disappointed after failing to make their case on Iran and influence the outcome of the United States's National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released this week, Military Intelligence will present its hard core evidence on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program on Sunday to the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff during a rare visit he will be making to Israel.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the senior ranking member of the U.S. armed forces. He is the principal military adviser to President Bush.

Just 'thinking out loud' here:

  1. U.S. abruptly steps back, stops beating Iran war drum.
  2. Israel has no choice but to bomb Iran's nuclear and military facilities alone, or face Holocaust II - eventual annihilation (or so Israel might think)
  3. Iran attacks Israel through Hamas, Hezb'allah proxies.
  4. Israel fight back on three or four fronts: Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Iran.
  5. Syria sees opportune time to attack Israel to recapture the Golan Heights.
  6. China and Russia begin to flex muscle. They don't like Israel messing with Iran, their major oil and nuclear trading partner, don't like U.S. interference in the Middle East by backing Israel with $Billions in weapons sales.
  7. War escalates with Egypt, Jordan, Saudi's and eventually the West joining in.
  8. Gog&Magog/Armageddon begins.
  9. Jesus Christ the Messiah returns.
  10. Ezekiel 39:17-29
Right now the world is at the preparation stage:

Joel 3:
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.”

And now, O Lord, call out your warriors!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Flaws in the Iran Report by John Bolton
The headline finding -- that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 -- is written in a way that guarantees the totality of the conclusions will be misread. In fact, there is little substantive difference between the conclusions of the 2005 NIE on Iran's nuclear capabilities and the 2007 NIE. Moreover, the distinction between "military" and "civilian" programs is highly artificial, since the enrichment of uranium, which all agree Iran is continuing, is critical to civilian and military uses. Indeed, it has always been Iran's "civilian" program that posed the main risk of a nuclear "breakout."

Details in Military Notes Led to Shift on Iran, U.S. Says
American intelligence agencies reversed their view about the status of Iran’s nuclear weapons program after they obtained notes last summer from the deliberations of Iranian military officials involved in the weapons development program, senior intelligence and government officials said on Wednesday.

NIE: An Abrupt About-Face
So, if it is true that Dr. Fingar played a leading role in crafting this latest NIE, then we are left with serious questions:
  • Why did your opinion change so drastically in just four months time?
  • Is the new intelligence or analysis really that good? Is it good enough to overturn your previous assessments? Or, has it never really been good enough to make a definitive assessment at all?
  • Did your political or ideological leanings, or your policy preferences, or those of your colleagues, influence your opinion in any way?
'High Confidence' Games
The CIA's flip-flop on Iran is hardly reassuring.

As recently as 2005, the consensus estimate of our spooks was that "Iran currently is determined to develop nuclear weapons" and do so "despite its international obligations and international pressure." This was a "high confidence" judgment. The new NIE says Iran abandoned its nuclear program in 2003 "in response to increasing international scrutiny." This too is a "high confidence" conclusion. One of the two conclusions is wrong, and casts considerable doubt on the entire process by which these "estimates"--the consensus of 16 intelligence bureaucracies--are conducted and accorded gospel status.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

DEBKAfile Reports: Russia launches first naval power build-up in the Mediterranean in response to the US about-face on Iran

Joel 3:

1 “At the time of those events,” says the Lord,
“when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather the armies of the world
into the valley of Jehoshaphat.
There I will judge them
for harming my people, my special possession,
for scattering my people among the nations,
and for dividing up my land

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.”

And now, O Lord, call out your warriors!

12 “Let the nations be called to arms.
Let them march to the valley of Jehoshaphat.
There I, the Lord, will sit
to pronounce judgment on them all.

Iran Leader Claims Win in Nuke Faceoff
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called the dramatic U.S. turnaround in a new intelligence review a victory for Iran's nuclear program, suggesting it shows the success of his hard-line stance rejecting compromise.

With the release of the National Intelligence Estimate report, the U.S. is never going to get any new trade sanctions passed at the Security Council against Iran. Iran is "home free" to build and perfect its nuclear weapons, before attacking Israel, the pariah of all Muslims in the Middle East. Of course, Christ will come back to fight against Israel's enemies when they decide to attack. Soon.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

'US report should not deter world'
The threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons must not be underestimated, was the message [Israeli] government officials sent out on Tuesday after the release of a US intelligence report claiming that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003

Israel contradicts US findings on nuclear Iran
"It's apparently true that in 2003 Iran stopped pursuing its military nuclear programme for a time. But in our opinion, since then it has apparently continued that programme," Barak told army radio.

...The intelligence finding removes, "if nothing else, the urgency that we have to attack Iran, or knock out facilities", said Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator. "I don't think you can overstate the importance of this."

The following is a very interesting article that blogger New_Beginning pointed me to. I'm thinking this is probably why the U.S. is starting to back off Iran starting with it's "180 degree, U-turn National Intelligence Estimate report released yesterday. With the release of that report, Iran is now emboldened to continue on its course to pursue the destruction of Israel, "liberate" the Palestinians, and liberate al Quds (Jerusalem) from infidel hands in the name of Allah.

This sets up the perfect scenario for the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog and Magog War. The United States was the only impediment in Iran's plan to wipe out Israel. Now Ahmadinejad can freely try to wipe out Israel, and by so doing becoming a Muslim hero, who the Imam al Mahdi will richly reward when he returns with "the prophet Jesus" at his side...or so Mahmoud thinks.

Close to Armageddon
Charles Krauthammer wrote this in his September 21 Washington Post column: “Iran’s assets in Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are poised and ready. Ahmadinejad’s message is this: If anyone dares attack our nuclear facilities, we will fully activate our proxies, unleashing unrestrained destruction on Israel, moderate Arabs, Iraq and U.S. interests—in addition to the usual, such as mining the Strait of Hormuz and causing an acute oil crisis and worldwide recession.

The Strait of Hormuz is a six mile wide shipping lane where 25% of the world's oil flows through. It's no coincidence that the West's #1 enemy has an amazing vantage point over this major oil artery in these last days.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Bush Drops Military Option, Tehran Slams Door on Diplomacy. Israel will face nuclear threat alone
In a radical about-face, White House officials suddenly “discovered” Monday, Dec. 3, that Iran had halted it nuclear weapons program four years ago, but has continued to enrich uranium and could have enough material to build a bomb between 2010 and 2015. This “discovery” appeared in the latest National Intelligence Estimate, together with the comment that Iran seems less determined to develop nuclear arms than previously believed and is more vulnerable to international pressure.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Preparing for the big one:
Fourth quake in 2 weeks shakes Israel
Earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem and Coastal Plain areas Sunday morning

Fourth earthquake jolts Israel in two-week period; no casualties

By Haaretz Service and The Associated Press
[The following quote is hilarious:]
"On average, major earthquakes hit Israel once a century. But the recent tremors do not indicate that a large-scale quake is on the way," said Dr. Uri Frieslander, director of the Geophysical Institute.

"What we're seeing are typical movements along the Dead Sea valley," Frieslander told Israel Radio.

"These quakes...don't foreshadow anything or indicate that something is about to happen," he said.

Ya sure, doc. Obviously you're not a religious Jew, otherwise you'd know that you are completely wrong, and know that the biggest earthquake in human history will soon hit the Holy Land.

Ezekiel 38:
18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.

Revelation 6: 12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.

Jordan's king urges Israel to 'withdraw from Arab land'
"We emphatically tell Israel that ending the occupation of Arab and Palestinian lands, withdrawing from there and implementing legitimate international resolutions are the only way to realize just, permanent and comprehensive peace," said the staunch US ally

Ah, um...there is only one way to the future "permanent and comprehensive peace", and unrepentant Arabs are definitely not going to like it!