Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What Is 'Palestine'?
By David Solway | Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The Palestinian narrative has also been promoted by the ignorance or duplicity of Western intellectuals, which helped fertilize the Palestinian identity in order to counter the historical thrust of Zionism, accomplishing its purpose by a cynical rewriting of history. the Reverend James Parkes has pointed out in Whose Land: A History of the Peoples of Palestine, “from the Arab conquest until the British Mandate, [Palestine] was a portion of some larger unit, whether Arab, Mamluk, or Turkish; and its people were never conscious of themselves as a national unit.” There was, he reiterates, “no such thing historically as a ‘Palestinian Arab,’ and there was no feeling of unity among ‘the Arabs’ of this newly defined area” until modern times. The fact is that “the Balfour Declaration for the first time established a unit called Palestine on the political map” while recognizing “that there existed already a historic Jewish right.”

IDF: Rocket that hit Beersheba made in China

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Unbelievable ignorance and anti-Israel bias being displayed over at a Canadian national newspaper website today, in an article about Israel's actions against Hamas. Seems most Canadians on that site are pro-Hamas. Unbelievable how brainwashed Canadians already are, likely much like the Europeans...

2:29pm ET update: comments were closed and deleted presumably because it's such a 'controversial subject'. The whitewashing continues!

Monday, December 29, 2008

'Pastor' Khameini clutching his AK-47

FM spokesman in Tehran: Iran begins preparing operations against Israel
On Monday, Dec. 29, Day 3 of Israel's Gaza operation, the spokesman said Iran had embarked on preparations for operations against Israel in line with the directives laid down by supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khameini in his speech Sunday.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Interesting (in an 'Ezekiel 38' kinda way) headlines from DRUDGE REPORT:
Iran orders Muslims to defend Palestinians...
Russia asks Israel to end attacks...

Posted this before but it's so good - here's the reason for living!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christians should be watching this very closely. I wonder what percentage of evangelical churches will even talk about Israel today?

Death toll over 280 Sunday - Israel's artillery deployed

Is this the spark that starts the fire?

Israel assault on Hamas kills more than 200
Gaza Strip – Israeli warplanes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security installations in Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 230 people in one of the bloodiest days in decades of the mideast conflict...

In Damascus, Syria, Hamas' top leader, Khaled Mashaal, called on Palestinians to rekindle their fight against
Israel. "This is the time for a third uprising," he said.

Isaiah 27:
12 Yet the time will come when the Lord will gather them together like handpicked grain. One by one he will gather them—from the Euphrates River in the east to the Brook of Egypt in the west. 13 In that day the great trumpet will sound. Many who were dying in exile in Assyria and Egypt will return to Jerusalem to worship the Lord on his holy mountain.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An extremely sad life testament - Financier found dead after losses in Madoff alleged scheme
If you're only living for money what will you do when it's gone? Praise God he's given us a much higher purpose for living made possible through his son. Jesus said we must deny ourselves ("turn from our selfish ways") and follow him. What a lesson that is. A life of self-denial runs completely opposite to what the world tries to 'hammer' into our brains day after day. How tragically ironic that the shopping frenzy at Christmas is completely opposite to what Jesus taught. Satan must be laughing hysterically at what Jesus' birthday has become - I'm pretty sure Jesus isn't.

The current economic meltdown is a perfect time to reflect and re-adjust life priorities., whether it's forced on you or not. God is telling our self-indulgent generation to wake up and see his purpose for our lives. Not many more warnings will be given because the world is looking more like Sodom and Gomorrah every day.

Are we listening?

Mark 8: 34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. 36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? 37 Is anything worth more than your soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Galatians 2: 20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

US: Russia's S-300 missile sale to Iran marks Israel's decision point
In Moscow, a "military-diplomatic source" said Monday the S-300 systems are being packed up and prepared for shipment to Iran: "S-300 air defense systems," he added, "are expected to be delivered from the defense ministry's warehouses." The latter statement indicates that the missiles going to Iran are coming out of Russia's own emergency stores and not waiting to come off production lines.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas!

As we look back to His first coming, may we all be prepared for the second.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Muslims who fight against the occupation of their lands are 'Mujahadeen' and are blessed by Allah. And any Muslim who fights against Israel and dies is a martyr and will be granted paradise."

"There is no greater oppressor on this earth then [sic] the Zionists, who murder little children for sport."

- Asghar Bukhari, co-founder and spokesperson for the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPAC UK)

Rogers: The Elite are turning a recession into a depression
Veteran investor Jim Rogers warns that the policies of central banks and politicians are turning what would have been a recession into a new great depression, and that Barack Obama’s taxation agenda will only make the problem much worse.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Prep'ing for war: Iran deploys troops, ballistic missiles to strategic Eritrea
[Excellent vantage point on Red Sea shipping]

REALLY bad advice!!!
(I'm no 'expert' but I think the goal is to NOT be left behind!?)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

DEBKAfile's military sources disclose the S-300 deliveries began two weeks ago.

Their installation, coinciding with the return home of members of Iranian air defense officers from training in Russia, means that air or missile attacks on Iranian sites will henceforth be extremely difficult and carry a high price.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here's some "great" financial news for the future. Basically the message is: "it's too late".

The political process is SO broken. Can't blame the Ishmaelites for rejecting Pres. Bush's dream of spreading western-style democracy in the Middle East.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pakistan claims Indian aircraft violated its air space
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 374 reported on Nov. 28 that an attack on Mumbai was scheduled for September to be carried out by 30 terrorists. This figure was confirmed after the rampage which left 174 dead, including nine of the terrorists. Twenty are still missing.

If there's another 20 terrorists inside India, what's going to happen next between these nuclear neighbors?

Revelation 11:2, a parallel prophecy also fulfilled
Ellis Skolfield, from the book: The False Prophet


1967 Israel finally regains Jerusalem

But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.

Revelation 11:2

I have appointed thee each day for a year" - Ezekiel 4:6:
42 months x 30.44 days per month on average = 1278.48 years

A solar year (which we are on) is 365.24 days. Divide 365.24 by 12 months in the year = 30.44 days on average per month.

In 688 AD the Dome of the Rock was largely built and the Muslims were in control of Jerusalem. In 1967 the Israeli's finally regained control of Jerusalem after 2500 years. So the Gentiles (Muslims) controlled Jerusalem and the Holy Mount for 1278.48 years as this prophecy predicted.

1967 - 1278.48 = 688.52

A side note: The Muslims probably thought they were building their monstrosity to their false prophet Muhammad and their false pagan god on the spot where the Holy of Holies was. When actually they built it about 300 feet south of the House of The Lord. God had already measured out a place for it (to keep it away from Him), which is called the Court of the Gentiles. (now we can understand the meaning of Revelation 11:2)

The rock under this cupola known as the Dome of Tablets is probably where the real holy of holies/God's footstool on earth is

Because of our sins we were exiled from our country and banished from our land. We cannot go up as pilgrims to worship Thee, to perform our duties in Thy chosen house, the great and Holy Temple which was called by Thy name, on account of the hand that was let loose on Thy sanctuary. May it be Thy will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, merciful King, in Thy abundant love again to have mercy on us and on Thy sanctuary; rebuild it speedily and magnify its glory. (The Jewish Prayer Book)

Friday, December 12, 2008

As I read the following article, I thought: "Will this world get a chance to see this phenomenon again?" Of course, many generations in the past must have thought they were in the generation of Christ's return, but with all that is happening in the world today (post-1948 and 1967), this old world can't have long to live.

Prepare to live in the eternal, I say.

Look up tonight for a spectacular treat in the sky

The next closest encounter with a full moon this large will not be until November 14, 2016.

"The folly of interpreters has been to foretell times and things by this prophecy [Revelation], as if God designed to make them prophets. By this rashness they have not only exposed themselves, but brought the prophecy also into contempt. The design of God was much otherwise. He gave this and the prophecies of the Old Testament, not to gratify men's curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event, and his own providence, not the interpreters', be then manifested thereby to the world. For the event of things predicted many ages before will then be a convincing argument that the world is governed by Providence."

- Sir Isaac Newton

We don't know exactly when He's coming, but we know approximately...

"When you see these things happening" - Luke 21:29-31

The 'fig tree' is symbolic of Israel.
Israel has been reassembled back into her land.
The end of the age is next!

Israel's enemies are closing in around Jerusalem

Joel 3:
1 “At the time of those events,” says the Lord, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem [done!], 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. [comment mine]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Heard the following news in Western media passed off as "sectarian" violence, which is ridiculous. What is happening here is a religious war of Islam on all "infidels", with "people of the book" (Christians and Jews) at the top of their death list. Mumbai wasn't an accident - they're hunting Westerners and Israeli's, while our leaders are trying to form new friendships with the LBL beast of Islam.

Muslim mob burns Christian church

Obama plans to reach out to Muslims

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Worshiping the Beast and His Image

Revelation 14: 9 Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand 10 must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. 11 The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”

the seal of the beast, versus:

Ephesians 4: 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Revelation 9: 3 Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. 4 They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -- John 14:6 (NKJV)

"For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him." -- John 5:22,23 (NKJV)

"And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." -- John 17:3 (NKJV)


Friday, December 05, 2008

Pakistani Nuclear Scientist: 'None Of India's Cities Can Remain Safe From Our Missiles'; 'Our Missile System… Can Be Fired in Only 10 Minutes – They Are On the Launchers'

DEBKAfile - Covert marine operation uncovers Syria's return to plutonium production
Iran and North Korea are frantically helping Syria's clandestine nuclear program.

A somewhat humorous take on Iran's Photoshop abilities. A serious threat nonetheless.

Living in the Generation of Gog/Magog

Economic sanctions are a bust and a showdown with a nuclear Iran is inevitable

  • German trade with Iran is up 8 percent this year.
  • On Nov. 27, the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce (GICC) held a conference in Hamburg, titled "Iran Sanctions: Practical Consequence for German Firms." The goal of the meeting was to encourage more German businesses to trade with Iran, and it included workshops on how to obtain German government credit guarantees for trade with the Islamic republic.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Murder in Mumbai yields new terrorist threat: "Jihadi infantry"

Indian security sources confirmed the use of AK-47s, small arms, grenade, etc. The operation, involved a dozen Jihadis deployed in several positions, after landing by sea.

20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.

Iran deploys 60-ship armada for massive war readiness maneuver
DEBKAfile's Iranian sources report that the exercise is part of Tehran's preparations for a US and/or Israeli attack on its nuclear installations and Revolutionary Guards bases which its political, military and intelligence strategists are convinced is on the way ahead of Barak Obama's January 21 inauguration as US president.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tell me something I didn't know -

Bio-weapons or nuclear attack likely within 5 years
The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

Don't expect 'business as usual' on this crumbling earth. Don't build your life on sand.

Psalm 92:
22 But the Lord is my fortress;
my God is the mighty rock where I hide.
23 God will turn the sins of evil people back on them.
He will destroy them for their sins.
The Lord our God will destroy them.

The Bible hasn't changed, but hardly anyone in the modern church warns the wicked.

Monday, December 01, 2008

(click on image to link)

Doctors shocked at hostages' torture
The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again," he said.

Satan is at his last stand and is trying his best to wipe out Israel (the apple of God's eye) through Islam. But it won't work. Satan and Islam's end has long been determined.

Revelation 20: 10 Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

High time for Laodiceans to wake up and see what the Spirit is saying to the churches about Islam through prophesy. Here's a website defending Islam and '666' as the number of Allah, who reportedly is "most gracious, most merciful."

Revelation 2: 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”

Friday, November 28, 2008

Will this heat things up even more between two nuclear rivals: India and Pakistan?

DEBKAfile: Indian air and missile forces on war footing, Pakistani armored units diverted from Afghan border

London Telegraph: 300 Feared Dead; Piles of Bodies Found In Hotel Rooms
Pakistan called an emergency cabinet meeting after announcing that it would not send the country's secret service chief to New Delhi. The Indian government had demanded the head of the ISI travel in person to respond to questions...

Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Islamist fundamentalist group, is being widely blamed for the atrocity. Indian investigators claim to have obtained significant leads to synchronized strikes by gunmen from the testimony of the surviving terrorist.

I find it interesting that just one terrorist survived to provide detailed information to Indian authorities implicating a Pakistani Islamist group. Since this will likely heighten the dispute between Pakistan and India, it could result in an even more chaotic end to this age.

I can see it happening. Israel and the church are facing their last enemy in Islam. I believe a battle with Islam will lead to a sudden end of this age, and herald the second coming of the Messiah...soon. I believe we are "that generation" mentioned in Matthew 24:34. World events are quickly leading to that end.

Fighting the LBL Beast of Islam (Revelation 16:12-16)

Muslim terrorists providing a stack of dead (preferably Western), infidel bodies in Mumbai, India train station.

Today's hotspot: the land of the LBL
The False Prophet by Ellis H. Skolfield

What if the Mumbai massacre happened in America? Coming soon to a place near you...

Mumbai attacks continue Friday (146 dead, 327 injured)
Friday, on Day 3 of the assault on Mumbai, the terrorists mounted a second attack on Mumbai's main rail station already hit Wednesday. Islamist gunmen are on the loose outside the primary three hostage locations seized Wednesday.

Revelation 16:
Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon [satan], the beast [LBL beast of Islam also in Rev 13:2 and Daniel 7], and the false prophet [mohammed].

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.

Who's the biggest false prophet out there, who has 1.3 billion people deceived into worshiping the dragon?

No 'good fruit' comes out of Islam.

I'm pretty sure Hitler isn't being 'blessed' in hell.

Once we recognize our enemies we need to pray for their souls:

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
Matthew 5:44

(BTW: You won't read that anywhere in the Quran.)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

They Are Now Becoming Violent
Perry Stone Ministries

When the men of Sodom became violent against the righteous, the following day Lot escaped and the fire fell on Sodom, making this famous city a pile of ashes. Recently in California, the people voted down gay marriage, saying that they believe it should be between a man and a woman. Immediately, the gays began marching, then protesting in front of churches and then in some areas began entering churches, screaming, threatening and throwing bulletins. One older woman in a march for marriage was confronted by gay men, who began shoving her, causing her cross to fall to the ground, where it was stomped on...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."
- Matthew 6:19

Make sure your retirement planning extends way beyond 77.8 years.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Islam - "The Religion of Peace"?

Excellent Article - Islam never had it this good
...Muslims managed to intimidate the entire world, in the name of Islam, and still get praised as peace loving people who follow a peace loving religion. The Quran openly incites Muslims to kill the infidels but none of the infidels’ countries allow objective criticism of the Quran. Even the state of Israel, which the Quran describes its citizens as pigs and monkeys and calls for its destruction, doesn’t allow open discussions of Islam to expose its real nature. The Human rights groups main concerns seem to be the welfare of these cold-blooded Muslim terrorists in Europe, America, Guantanamo or any part of the world.

It is remarkable that none of the Muslims’ successes against their enemies can be attributed to extraordinary power or intelligence; their barbaric jihad succeeds only because their enemies are comfortable with defeat. When the west fights this atrocious enemy, the rules of engagement are often to avoid confrontation. When dealing with the Islamic terrorists, the first thing that comes to light is their human rights. It caught my eyes, as I write this article, the latest piracy success by the Somalis against shipping in the Indian ocean. The Somalis have been in action for a long time and managed to capture hundreds of ships. It is incomprehensible that all those western navies with billions of dollars worth of equipment can be so helpless against a handful of bandits armed with AKs. At least in theory, the war seems to be between the two extremes of power, the strongest and the weakest. I couldn’t work out why the weakest seems to win most of the times until I read this morning that the royal navy is reluctant to capture the pirates because it would a breach of their human rights if they send them back to their countries!

Even though the pirates are Muslims who start their operations by saying Allahu Akbar and end it by saying Alhamdulillah, it is remarkable that no one refers to them as Muslims. Of course, it would be offensive to associate Islam with terrorism or piracy.

The 'man of the common people' chooses private school
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty of Washington strongly lobbied the Obamas to consider a public school, but that was apparently never an option.

Soon, everybody will be working for uncle Sam - Obama outlines rebuilding plans to create jobs
I wonder who's going to pay for all that?

America's Future is in the Red

Iran will have fuel for 3 A-bombs by end 2009, US nuclear experts
Will bring new meaning to the term: "Happy New Year" (only if you're a reborn Christian, otherwise things look pretty dismal in this rapidly deteriorating world)

Suspected US missile strike kills 5 in Pakistan
A burst of U.S. cross-border attacks from Afghanistan has killed dozens of suspected militants since August but has drawn angry protests from Pakistan, an uneasy ally in Washington's war on terrorism facing a wave of destabilizing violence.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

IAEA: Iran has enough enriched uranium for a single A-bomb
...Tehran has thus jumped three months ahead of US and Israeli intelligence estimated timeline of February 2009 as the timeline for a sufficiency of enriched uranium to build a bomb. The experts ask how long until Iran has the know-how for further purifying the fuel and perfecting the design for an atomic warhead. DEBKAfile’s sources report that Tehran acquired this technology some years ago from the Pakistani nuclear smuggler Dr. A.Q. Khan.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Obama's first fatal mistake

Obama supports 2002 Arab Peace Initiative
The Arab Peace Initiative, based on the Saudi peace plan of February 2002, calls for a full Israeli withdrawal from all territories taken in the Six Day War, including east Jerusalem, in exchange for normalizing ties with the Arab world.

God's judgment is about to rain down. Only Christ can save you!

Al Qaeda says order given for US attack “far bigger than 9/11”

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that US president-elect Barack Obama, European and Russian heads of state in Washington for the G20 conference over the weekend were briefed about a probable early al Qaeda attack.

Obama and his team have been advised that a new al Qaeda strike is highly probable in the United States or against a key US target in Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.

Note to Legal Sodium regarding our discussion on the last post: If this "bigger than 9/11 strike" is a nuclear strike on America (which has been widely speculated), then I will completely agree that the Revelation 17 Whore of Babylon is America, and we are living in the very midst of unfolding end-time, Biblical prophesy.

Christ is coming soon. Be found ready.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why the Bible?
Ravi Zacharias at the University of Illinois

There's no other book in the world with as much documented support than the Bible. Unfortunately the vast majority of people today ignore this fact at the cost of their eternal soul. What a horrible thought! The God of Israel is a merciful God, wanting none to face eternity in hell, but sadly most alive today are headed for exactly that.

2 Peter 3:
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.

2 Corinthians 6:
1 As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. 2 For God says,
“At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you.”
Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

Luke 18:
6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.
7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

Friday, November 14, 2008

At least 8 Sderot civilians injured by 11-missile salvo from Gaza Friday

Joel 3:

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. 5 You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples. 6 You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.

7 “But I will bring them back from all the places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for everything you have done. 8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the people of Arabia, a nation far away. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

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!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In the following videos, a man facing eternal damnation, accepts Christ and passes from eternal death to eternal life. It's a beautiful thing to watch. Praise Jesus Christ who makes it possible. Amen!

Osama - Obama’s First Test?

Warning of new bin Laden attack on America

Bin Laden is working on another 9/11 - Is Barack Obama listening?

To begin with, the Obama administration will move to shut down Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible. Should things work out as the new president has planned, terrorists from Guantanamo should be released just in time to join Al-Qaeda in new terrorist attacks within the United States.

Of course American intelligence will no longer know for certain what Al-Qaeda is up to (have they ever?), because under Obama U.S. intelligence agencies will be prohibited from eavesdropping on telephone conversations between potential terrorists and their counterparts in America. In addition, the Democrats will surely work to gut the Patriot Act to make sure that America is completely vulnerable to terrorism...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

More to pray about (it breaks your heart) -- "Child witches" of Nigeria seek refuge

Mary is a pretty five-year-old girl with big brown eyes and a father who kicked her out onto the streets in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. Her crime: the local priest had denounced her as a witch and blamed her "evil powers" for causing her mother's death.

This Sunday, as most of us can freely attend the church of our choosing - please pray for Orissa, India

Gospel for Asia Update

Email sent to me this morning...

This is a request for prayer for YWAM missionaries and their churches in Orissa, India. The request came from her friend, Mable Hurst, an associate of HCJB Global. Please read and make this a matter of urgent prayer.

Dear beloved sponsors and friends of Good News India.

We have never seen anything like this. We knew that Orissa was the most resistant and hostile State in India as far as the Gospel is concerned. And we brushed off the continuous threats and harassment we faced as we went about His work. But none of our staff imagined that they would see this kind of carnage.... And it seems to be totally under the radar of the Western Media .... Let me explain.... A militant Hindu priest and 4 of his attendants, who were zealously going around the villages of Orissa and 'reconverting' people back to Hinduism, were gunned down by unknown assailants in Central Orissa last weekend. Immediately the Christians were blamed. The cry rose up...'Kill the Christians!' And the horror began.... In the past 4 days, we have first hand witness to hundreds of churches being blown up or burned and many, many dozens of Christian tribals have been slaughtered. For no other reason than they bear the name of Christ.

Night and day I have been in touch with our Good News India Directors spread across 14 Dream Centers in Orissa... they are right in the middle of all this chaos. In Tihidi, just after the police came to offer protection, a group of 70 blood-thirsty militants came to kill our staff and destroy the home. They were not allowed to get in, but they did a lot of damage to our Dream Center by throwing rocks and bricks and smashing our gate, etc. They have promised to come back and 'finish the job.'

Our kids and staff are locked inside and have stayed that way with doors and windows shut for the past 3 days. It has been a time of desperately calling on the Lord in prayer.
More police have come to offer protection. In Kalahandi, the police and some local sympathizers got to our dream center and gave our staff and kids about 3 minutes notice to vacate. No one had time to even grab a change of clothes or any personal belonging. As they fled, the blood thirsty mob came to kill everyone in the building. We would have had a mass funeral there, but for His grace. In Phulbani, the mob came looking for Christian homes and missions. The local Hindu people, our neighbors turned them away by saying that there were no Christians in this area. So they left. We had favor. The same thing happened in Balasore. All our dream centers are under lock down with the kids and staff huddled i nside and police outside.

The fanatics are circling outside waiting for a chance to kill. Others were not so fortunate. In a nearby Catholic orphanage, the mob allowed the kids to leave and locked up a Priest and a computer teacher in house and burned them to death.

Many believers have been killed and hacked into pieces and left on the road.... even women and children. At another orphanage run by another organization, when this began, the Director and his wife jumped on their motorbike and simply fled, leaving all the children and staff behind. Every one of our GNI directors that I have spoken to said: 'We stay with our kids.... we live together or die together, but we will never abandon what God has called us to do.'

More than 5000 Christian families have had their homes burned or destroyed. They have fled into the jungles and are living in great fear waiting for the authorities to bring about peace. But so far, no peace is foreseen. This will continue for another 10 days.... supposedly the 14 day mourning period for the slain Hindu priest. Many more Christians will die and their houses destroyed. Many more churches will be smashed down.

The Federal government is trying to restore order and perhaps things will calm down. We ask for your prayers. Only the Hand of God can calm this storm. None of us know the meaning of persecution. But now our kids and staff know what that means. So many of our kids coming from Hindu backgrounds are confused and totally bewildered at what is happening around them. So many of their guardians have fled into the jungles and are unable to come and get them during these trying times.

Through all this, I am more determined than ever to continue with our goal: the transformation of a community by transforming its children. Orissa will be saved... that is our heart's cry. If we can take these thousands of throw-away children and help them to become disciples of Jesus, they will transform an entire region. It is a long term goal, but it is strategic thinking in terms of the Great Commission.

What can you do? First, please uphold all this in fervent prayer. Second, pass this e-mail on to as many friends as you can. We must get the word out and increase our prayer base for this is spiritual warfare at its most basic meaning. We are literally fighting the devil in order to live for His Kingdom. The next 10 days are crucial. We pray for peace and calm to pervade across Orissa. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please pass it on and help us to get as many people to partner with us on this cutting edge effort to fulfill His mandate: Go and make disciples of all nations.... Prayer works!

Blessings, Chip & Sandy Wanner Col 2:2 MBI Team Facilitators to YWAM frontlines

Friday, November 07, 2008

The God Factor and why the next administration is doomed

Obama: 'I have a deep faith'

"So, I have a deep faith," Obama continues. "I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.

It's perhaps an unlikely theological position for someone who places his faith squarely at the feet of Jesus to take, saying essentially that all people of faith -- Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone -- know the same God.

That depends, Obama says, on how a particular verse from the Gospel of John, where Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me," is heard.

How many different ways can Jesus' words " one comes to the Father but by me" be twisted?