Friday, February 29, 2008

Hezb'allah rejects U.S. ships off Lebanon coast

Israel Deputy Defence Minister warns of Gaza 'Shoah'
Israeli minister looks set to spark controversy after warning of a "Holocaust" in the Gaza Strip as Kassam rockets continued to hit Israel today.


Things are heating up around Israel - check out DEBKAfile for the latest:

US warships move into E. Mediterranean for Gaza-Israel-Lebanon escalation

Standing close by for immediate action off the troubled Mediterranean shores of Lebanon, Israel and Gaza is the USS Cole guided missile destroyer opposite Lebanon. It was joined Monday by the USS Nassau amphibious warship and its strike group of six vessels carrying 2,800 marines, flight crews and sailors. US naval sources report that a third group will join them shortly.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report the Nassau is accompanied by the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville , the guided missile destroyers USS Ross and USS Bulkeley and the fast nuclear strike submarine USS Albany SSN 753.

While cruising off the Lebanese coast, this formidable US naval force is close enough to the shores of Israel and Gaza to respond to developing emergencies.

US House panel recognizes as refugees Jews expelled from Arab lands
Israeli leaders broach ceasefire after 105 Palestinian missiles
Mayor of Ashkelon demands tough Israeli action against Gaza
Fifty Palestinian missiles in 5 hours kill an Israeli student, injure ten
Israeli intel chief predicts a nuclear-armed Iran by 2010

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, February 28, 2008

Israel Defense Minister: We must prepare for an escalation
With Kassam rockets continuing to rain down on the western Negev, and with casualties from the IDF response continuing to rise, Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Thursday that the situation could be the beginning of a major escalation.

This is completely unrelated, but pretty cool. I love it when the "little guy" wins:

A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip is seen stuck in the ground where it landed, in Sderot, Wednesday, Feb. 27.

17 killed in IDF ops since Wednesday
The day after an estimated 50 rockets pummeled the western Negev and Ashkelon, killing a student at Sderot's Sapir Academic College, six armed Palestinians were killed early Wednesday morning in three IAF strikes in the Saja'iya and Zeitun neighborhoods of Gaza City.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Al-Qaeda militants have infiltrated Gaza with help from Hamas, according to Mahmoud Abbas

Ronnie Yihya, 47, father of 4, was killed, 10 people injured, in heavy Palestinian missile-mortar barrage Wednesday

Israel vows unprecedented response to deadly Qassam barrage
A senior defense official said Wednesday night that the Israeli response to the rocket fire on Sderot and Ashkelon is expected to be particularly harsh, and that Israel does not intend to let pass Hamas' decision to escalate its offensive measures.

Temperature monitors report widespread global cooling
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Muslim photo raises Obama connection questions
As reported by The Australian in January, a crowd of some 2,000 Kenyans attacked Christians in Eldoret, a community about 300 kilometers west of Nairobi, where the Christians were being hunted down by machete-wielding assailants and hid inside pit latrines and fled for refuge to the community's Assemblies of God Christian church.

The Obama-muslim connection question aside (although it is disconcerting), that horrific church burning in January was so terrible, I suspected there might be a connection to Islam's continued persecution of Christians. Finally a news source (WND) reports some truth to this story as it was not merely a 'tribal conflict', but also as a religious conflict between Muslims and Christians. Yet again Christians are being slaughtered in the name of Islam and we're getting false reports from the mainstream media that it was merely a 'tribal' conflict.

As well, Obama's alleged ties to Kenya's Odinga, who has admitted signing an MOU to forceably move Kenya to Islamic Sharia law (to the likely fatal detriment of the 80% of Kenyans who are Christian) - that's enough to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge. Undoubtedly you've all heard how mesmerizing Obama's election rallies are - is there a spiritual connection to the euphoria?

I'm not American, but I would sincerely encourage my American brothers and sisters in Christ to pray sincerely for the outcome of this year's presidential election. If you've been reading this blog in the last while at all, you know that I feel very certain that Islam is the final enemy of Christ's church. I also feel that the upcoming U.S. election is very much a spiritual battle that will shape world events in the final chapter of this age.

Conservative students not caught in Obama-mania [my comments in parenthesis]
Obama supporters at the polls Tuesday said they favored his opposition to the war in Iraq [you can't hide from a war declared on you], concern for the environment [the global warming contention is a dubious argument - 30 years ago it was all about 'global cooling'] and desire to offer health care to more Americans [America is already crippled by debt and can't afford it]...

"He's been a senator for three years, and he's just going to change all that?" said Scott Schreiber, 22, a senior at UWSP. "I don't think so."

Monday, February 25, 2008

France, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia secretly launch their first joint war game
DEBKAfile’s military sources report exclusively that the first Persian Gulf exercise without the US in many years began Feb. 24. It will last ten days. It is also the first time the United Arab Emirates and France have invoked their 19-year old military pact. France has contributed 1,500 navy marine and air force personnel to the exercise; the UAE, 1,500 and Qatar 3,000 troops. Our military sources report that a number of the advanced French Rafale B and naval units are deployed in the exercise.

Gazans stage mass protest against Israeli blockade
Militants say they carry out rocket attacks in response to Israeli raids and would stop if Israel lifted the Gaza blockade.

Yes, that's right Israel. Take down the wall so that Hamas can fulfill its constitutional pledge to kill every Jew (???) How stupid do they think Israel is? Unfortunately the international community and Olmert might be foolish enough to do it.

Keep your eyes on current events in Israel - the whole world runs on Jerusalem time.

DEBKAfile: Palestinian scheme for mass charge on Gaza-Israel border collapses
Deterred by determined Israeli military preparations to halt their approach to the border and Israeli ministers’ threats to shoot them in the legs if necessary,” only a few demonstrators obeyed the summons. The large numbers stayed away when they realized Israel was resolved to forcibly thwart a repeat of Hamas’ success a month ago when they knocked over the Egyptian border to open the gate for a massed Palestinian surge into Sinai.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

America’s war on terror has come full circle.

By pledging his support of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, President George W. Bush has sanctioned the genocide of thousands of Serbian Christians in the Balkans and the creation, thanks to al Qaeda, of a radical Muslim state at the doorway to Europe.

...President Bush visited Albania on June 11, 2007 and declared: “At some point, sooner rather than later, you’ve got to say, ‘Enough is enough - - Kosovo is independent.’”

On February 17, 2008, enough became enough. Kosovo declared its independence and the mujahadeen dream of the Islamic Republic of Greater Albania began to crystallize into a reality.

Small wonder.

George W. Bush has always been a staunch defender of the faith.
“Islam is a religion of peace,” he assures us.

Matthew 16:
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Heavy storm exposes Russian Syria-based spy ship off Israel shore

Certain facts were accidentally disclosed as a result of the storm, DEBKAfile’s military sources point out:

1. Russian naval vessels are spending long periods running into months at the Syrian military bases of Latakia and Tartous.

2. Witnesses in Greece say the vessel, described officially as an auxiliary repair craft, boasted an unusual number of antennas for gathering intelligence. Its mission was clearly to gather information on Israeli military and naval movements while cruising opposite the Israeli coast.

The Russians say...Engine failed on Russia naval repair ship off Greek coasts

A call to war against the Jews. This man, a Hamas MP, is ranting against the apple of God's eye-Israel. Is the end near?

(click on picture to link to MEMRITV.ORG)
Mohamed ElBaradei

Iran nuclear concerns linger - IAEA report
The nuclear watchdog says that although the country has been more open about its program, it has failed to resolve all outstanding questions.

Nasrallah declares Israel “will definitely cease to exist” in next war
The Hizballah leader, in his most vituperative speech against Israel ever, said Friday, Feb. 22: “Arab opposition, including Syria, and popular opposition will eliminate Israel; its armed forces will be defeated and Israel will be left with no army.

Nasrallah: always the comedian-LOL!

Turkey launches ground operation in Iraq
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish troops have launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday — a move that dramatically escalates Turkey's conflict with the militants.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Israel expects another Iran whitewash job from UN nuclear watchdog

The lies of Jerusalem
Negotiations over the city of David are continuing. I guess they want to hasten the wrath of God or something (?). The re-taking of Jerusalem by Israel in 1967 was prophesied by the prophet Daniel to the very year, over 2,500 years ago. I wouldn't recommend anyone try to reverse Daniel's prophesy. You'd have to be a complete imbecile to try something that stupid - but we've got plenty of those types running our world today. None seem to heed their Maker.

'Israel faces certain death' (blah, blah, blah): says Iran's General Yahya Rahim Safavi
Bring it on! And the world will once more be reminded of the only God, the God of Jacob.

Psalm 83
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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ahmadinejad viciously attacks Israel. Ashkenazi sees "tough ordeal" possible soon

Rocketing toward war
In Europe and elsewhere, where activists are just plain dizzy from their own moral virtue, Israel is denounced for inflicting suffering on Gaza. But the protesters say nothing about the Qassams raining from the sky -- sometimes as many as 40 a day. The adjectives for the Qassams are innocuous: crude, inaccurate. Yes, but they have killed 13 in the past seven years, and they make life here almost unbearable.

Palestinian negotiator calls for Kosovo-style declaration
Ramallah - A senior Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday the Palestinians should unilaterally declare independence in the West Bank and Gaza, just as the former Serbian province of Kosovo did on Sunday.

Fearing al-Qaida, Iraqis rounds up beggars, mentally disabled
The Iraqi Interior Ministry has ordered police to round up beggars, vagabonds and mentally disabled people from the streets in Baghdad to prevent them from being used by insurgents as suicide bombers, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Olmert planning to divide Jerusalem
Opposition chairman says Olmert's government intends to divide capital, warns Jerusalem will become 'Mecca of global terror' if Israel withdraws from eastern neighborhoods

On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.
Zechariah 12:3

An anonymous commentator just sent me this link. It is excellent advice that I think was given to President Bush on his latest trip to Jerusalem. Unfortunately, as the Bible tell us, the advice won't be heeded and the world will have to suffer the consequences.

Why does modern man insist on raising and shaking his fist at the God who created him? Doesn't he realize that his next breath is completely at the mercy of God?

An appeal to President Bush

The desolation of Iraq still lies ahead of us (Isaiah 13) -
Mahdi army cease-fire due to end

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

America's economy risks the mother of all meltdowns
Recently, Professor Roubini's scenarios have been dire enough to make the flesh creep. But his thinking deserves to be taken seriously.

Monday, February 18, 2008

U.S., Israel see eye to eye on Iran threat
Israel and the US see nearly eye-to-eye on the threat of a nuclear Iran, differing only on when Teheran will be able to build an atomic bomb, a key American senator told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

We're in a literal 'grace period' right now. The world is slowly trudging toward the Gog and Magog war with Iran (the Persians), but alarmingly few people recognize the upcoming cliff. The US and Israel only differ on 'when' Iran will have the bomb. Neither will let Iran have the bomb, and sanctions are useless against this theocracy led by a 'twelver'. Nothing but war will end this stalemate.

Ahmadinejad is waiting for his Imam al Mahdi, I'm waiting for Christ. The amazing thing is that the God of Jacob saw this showdown coming a billion years ago...and He's given us the incredibly glorious ending to this story. Praise the Lord!

May the good Lord give the blind eyes to see before it is too late.

Iran: "The cancerous growth Israel will soon disappear"
Jafari said: "I am convinced that with every passing day Hizbullah's might is increasing and in the near future, we will witness the disappearance of this cancerous growth Israel by means of the Hizbullah fighters' radiation [therapy]."

Dear, dear Mr. Jafari,
Your Creator will have something to say about that. Why does creation continue to think that it is greater than the Creator?! Will we ever (collectively) learn? Fighting against God is so very stupid and utterly futile.

He's the potter, we're mere clay - hold on to your hats for the rest. The wrath of God is coming, and His Son is the only shelter.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Powder keg - Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

Russia denounces Kosovo declaration

US support for Kosovo risks riling Serbia, Russia

This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.” Genesis 16:12

Isaiah 44:

1 “But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant,
Israel my chosen one.
2 The Lord who made you and helps you says:
Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant,
O dear Israel, my chosen one.
3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst
and to irrigate your parched fields.
And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants,
and my blessing on your children.
4 They will thrive like watered grass,
like willows on a riverbank.
5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the Lord.’
Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’
Some will write the Lord’s name on their hands
and will take the name of Israel as their own.”

6 This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies:

“I am the First and the Last;
there is no other God.
7 Who is like me?
Let him step forward and prove to you his power.
Let him do as I have done since ancient times
when I established a people and explained its future.
8 Do not tremble; do not be afraid.
Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago?
You are my witnesses—is there any other God?
No! There is no other Rock—not one!”

Recent tremors raise fears of potential destructive earthquake
And wouldn't you know it, Israel is being blamed for starting the earthquake.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Muslims destroy YMCA, Christian books in Gaza
'We don't need any of these missionary institutions'

Will this be the spark that ignites it all?

Iran and Israel Poised for Possible Military Clash over Mughniyeh’s Death
Four days after Mughniyeh’s death, a military clash appears unavoidable. Some analysts are postulating that Mughniyeh's death was staged (i.e. he's still alive) so that Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas have a perceived reason to retaliate against Israel. What a bunch of fools!

Lebanese daily: Hizbullah raises alert in south Lebanon
According to the Lebanese A-Saphir, Hizbullah has positioned about 50 thousand "fighters" in different levels of alert along the border.

Friday, February 15, 2008

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Romans 5:8-9

The Persians (the 'bear') and Syrians (the 'leopard') are delusional

Syria vows to strike back at Israel for Imad Mughniyeh’s killing in Damascus and "repeated encroachments"
DEBKAfile’s military sources report: Thursday night, Feb. 14, Syrian officials fanned out among Arab broadcasting stations with a warning: Damascus will attack Israel shortly following a decision by Syrian leaders to end its policy of restraint against its territorial violations.

Hezb'allah leader threatens Israeli's
"The blood of Mughniyeh will wipe them (Israelis) out of existence if God wills," Nasrallah said in the speech, which was aired across Hezbollah's strongholds in Beirut's southern suburbs.

God certainly is going to wipe some people out of physical existence, but it won't be anyone from the lineage of Jacob.

And so all Israel will be saved. As the Scriptures say,
“The one who rescues will come from Jerusalem,
and he will turn Israel away from ungodliness.
Romans 11:26

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Biblical Hero Joseph 'was really a Muslim'
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction issued a statement denying it will help restore the shrine (Joseph's tomb), referring to both the shrine and the biblical patriarch as "Muslim."

Nice try Abbas, but Joseph pre-dates Islam by at least 2,500 years.

US Says Hezbollah Warning To Israel Is 'Alarming' -AFP
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared "open war" on Israel during Thursday's funeral for commander Imad Mughniyeh. Hezbollah blames Israel for the car bombing in Damascus that killed him Tuesday, but Israel denies the charge.

U.S. shares intel' with IAEA on Iran
US intelligence also was forwarded on two other issues - the "Green Salt Project" - a plan the US alleges links diverse components of a nuclear weapons program, including uranium enrichment, high explosives testing and a missile re-entry vehicle, and material in Iran's possession showing how to mold uranium metal into warhead form.

Israel’s army chief orders IDF land, sea and air forces to prepare to defend the country’s northern borders and interests
...military sources report that he took these unprecedented steps following a stream of incoming intelligence updates reporting that Iran, Syria and Hizballah had decided not to let Mughniyeh’s death pass without an immediate response.

Al-Qaida in Iraq vows to use country as base to attack Israel, liberate Palestine said the ''Islamic state in Iraq will be the cornerstone for the return of Al-Quds' (Jerusalem)" and added the group was trying to use Iraq's western province of al-Anbar as a launching pad for missiles against Israel

'Putin's attacks reprehensible' - Rice

5 qassam missiles from Gaza land in Sderot this morning

DEBKAfile: Tehran, Damascus, Hizballah leadership reported coordinating retaliation for Mughniyeh’s death
Iran, Syria and Hizballah are certain that the bomb planted in the master terrorist’s Mitsubishi Pajero in the heart of the Syrian capital was rigged by the Israeli Mossad. They are therefore most certainly setting up a major reprisal in the form of a terrorist hit or a military assault.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Iran puts uranium gas in new centrifuges
VIENNA, Austria - Iran's new generation of advanced centrifuges have begun processing small quantities of the gas that can be used to make the fissile core of nuclear warheads, diplomats told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

This next generation of centrifuges can enrich uranium more than twice as fast as before.

Russia's Lavrov denounces Iranian nuclear 'intentions': agencies
"We don't approve of Iran's permanent demonstration of its intentions to develop its rocket
sector and continue to enrich uranium," Lavrov was quoted by the RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies as saying.


This is crazy. Well one thing's for sure, the U.S. (if it survives), won't dig itself out of debt before Christ comes back. Smooth talking, little substance (IMHO) Obama won't solve this either:

U.S. deficit running at twice last year's pace
The Bush administration sent its final budget request to Congress last week, projecting that the deficit for all of 2008 will total $410 billion, very close to the all-time high in dollar terms of $413 billion in 2004.

The true national debt

There's no blessing when you appease Israel's enemies (Bush's 2-state 'solution') at the price of Israel.

Iraqi official says US, Iranian talks planned for Friday

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A mild earthquake shook northern Israel

PA official: Jerusalem talks taking place openly and secretly

Hatem Abdel Qader, the Jerusalem affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad, confirmed Tuesday that Jerusalem is one of the issues currently being discussed by Israeli and PA negotiators.

U.S. Navy Intercepts Russian Bombers

Russia's Putin issues missile warning to Ukraine
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could train its nuclear missiles on Ukraine if the pro-Western state joins NATO, President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday in a new attack on the alliance's expansion towards Russia's borders.

What's Putin up to?

Where's King David?

DEBKAfile: Israeli generals impatient with government foot-dragging on Gaza operation

A former defense minister Moshe Arens voiced this sense when he said Tuesday: It is unthinkable to place children on Israel’s front line; that’s a job for soldiers.

Prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Ehud Barak were signaled by Israel’s highest military officers that they were fed up with straining at the leash and being held back from effective ground action to stamp out the Palestinian missiles and terror at source in Gaza.

Isaiah 41:

14 Though you are a lowly worm, O Jacob,
don’t be afraid, people of Israel, for I will help you.
I am the Lord, your Redeemer.
I am the Holy One of Israel.’
15 You will be a new threshing instrument
with many sharp teeth.
You will tear your enemies apart,
making chaff of mountains.
16 You will toss them into the air,
and the wind will blow them all away;
a whirlwind will scatter them.
Then you will rejoice in the Lord.
You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Danish police arrested several people Tuesday suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings that sparked an uproar in the Muslim world two years ago, authorities said.

My country is so stupid - Harems pay off for Muslims

Monday, February 11, 2008

PA official reports progress over Jerusalem in secret talks
Israel is prepared to redivide Jerusalem and this is a positive development," the Ramallah official said.

Jerusalem Post's story may topple the Olmert government

Sunday, February 10, 2008

DEBKAfile: Olmert scorns clamor for large-scale army assault on Gaza to quell Palestinian missile aggression
"Anger is no plan of action. We will carry on as before,” the prime minister told the ministers meeting in Jerusalem.

Tony Blair: 'Arab view of deal close to Israel's'

I can't believe how blind our Western world leaders are. If I was Blair or Bush, I wouldn't be putting myself out there saying: "peace by '09". Is this merely to appease the Arabs and keep the oil flowing?

If the Creator says there's going to be no lasting peace around Jerusalem until He comes back, I choose to believe it. It's quite a simple issue for a Christian. Why do our 'Christian' leaders not understand it?

As well, PM Olmert seems to have no idea who's protecting Israel. If he did he'd take much bolder offensive steps against the Ishmaelites terrorizing Israel. Where's 'David' when we need him? The 'Goliath' of world opinion has come out to terrify Israel and divide Jerusalem, but there's no Israeli shepherd stepping forward to defeat him.

Amos 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.
15 I will firmly plant them there
in their own land.
They will never again be uprooted
from the land I have given them,”
says the Lord your God.

2 Samuel 23:
8 These are the names of David’s mightiest warriors. The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite, who was leader of the Three—the three mightiest warriors among David’s men. He once used his spear to kill 800 enemy warriors in a single battle.

9 Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled. 10 He killed Philistines until his hand was too tired to lift his sword, and the Lord gave him a great victory that day. The rest of the army did not return until it was time to collect the plunder!

11 Next in rank was Shammah son of Agee from Harar. One time the Philistines gathered at Lehi and attacked the Israelites in a field full of lentils. The Israelite army fled, 12 but Shammah held his ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory.

13 Once during the harvest, when David was at the cave of Adullam, the Philistine army was camped in the valley of Rephaim. The Three (who were among the Thirty—an elite group among David’s fighting men) went down to meet him there. 14 David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem.

15 David remarked longingly to his men, “Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.” 16 So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew some water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out as an offering to the Lord. 17 “The Lord forbid that I should drink this!” he exclaimed. “This water is as precious as the blood of these men who risked their lives to bring it to me.” So David did not drink it. These are examples of the exploits of the Three.

Any questions?

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Japan Deploys Fighter Jets After Russian Bomber Violates Airspace
Japan's navy scrambled 22 fighter jets, including F-15s, and two airborne warning and control aircraft known as AWACs, a Defense Ministry official said on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.

Russia 'will match West in new arms race'

Friday, February 08, 2008

Remember when I said Israel was under siege? It's getting worse! Hamas in ancient Philistia is pestering the apple of God's eye. Will Hezb'allah in Tyre and Sidon (aka Lebanon) soon join in for another round?

Joel 3 in the making I think. This is amazing stuff! Only the Maker of all could have predicted this so perfectly.

Zechariah 2:
7 "Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!" 8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye- 9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Iran testing advanced centrifuges
Iran reportedly has several dozen P-2 centrifuges which can enrich uranium two to three times faster than traditional P-1 centrifuges...for electricity generation, of course. That missile test was for electricity generation too.

How many people know that Jerusalem is the center of the universe?
How many people know that Israel is the time clock counting down this age?

Israel and Jerusalem are in peril
Vacillation or dithering was the original sin committed by the Olmert government in the Lebanon War and the primary cause of its inconclusive outcome, according to the panel set up to examine what went wrong.

The same deficiency dogs the government’s handling of Hamas in Gaza, despite prime minister Ehud Olmert’s pledge to correct his act. The belligerence of Hamas and its terrorist allies’ escalates unchallenged and the fundamentalist Palestinian rulers of Gaza go from strength to strength, while the dithering goes on.

Hamas-Israel fighting escalates - AP

Israeli ministers asked to endorse build up of Egyptian Sinai contingents - after the fact

Russia worried over Iran's missile test (duh, ya think)

How long before God restores Jerusalem and completely wipes out her enemies?

Zechariah 1:
14 Then the angel said to me, “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong. 15 But I am very angry with the other nations that are now enjoying peace and security. I was only a little angry with my people, but the nations inflicted harm on them far beyond my intentions.

16 “‘Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I have returned to show mercy to Jerusalem. My Temple will be rebuilt, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, and measurements will be taken for the reconstruction of Jerusalem.’

17 “Say this also: ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The towns of Israel will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem as his own.’”

18 Then I looked up and saw four animal horns. 19 “What are these?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.

He replied, “These horns represent the nations that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

20 Then the Lord showed me four blacksmiths. 21 “What are these men coming to do?” I asked.

The angel replied, “These four horns—these nations—scattered and humbled Judah. Now these blacksmiths have come to terrify those nations and throw them down and destroy them.

Genesis 16:
12 This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.”

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.

Not long before justice is restored. Take refuge.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Shin Bet chief reports: Masses of high-quality weaponry, such as long-range rockets, roll into Gaza through the breached Sinai border
The domestic security agency’s director, Yuval Diskin, warned the Israeli cabinet Sunday, Feb. 3, that the Palestinians exploited the chaos on the Gaza-Sinai border to smuggle in quantities of long-range rockets, anti-tank and anti-air rockets and high explosives for missiles.

They financially bankrupt anyone in Canada speaking out against same-sex marriage. Certainly they can at least release the 'Human Rights Commission' against this cretin.

Dear Mr. Bush,

Please 'Guantanamo' this guy and throw away the key:
Killing Canadians the 'best way': student

Conservative Canadian stuck in a sanctimonious, liberal Canada.

Rory Leishman: Perversion of Human Rights

Amos 5:
12 For I know how many are your offenses
and how great your sins.
You oppress the righteous and take bribes
and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

13 Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times,
for the times are evil.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The desolation of Babylon is coming...

Mentally Disabled Female Homicide Bombers Blow Up Pet Markets in Baghdad, Killing Dozens
Two mentally retarded women strapped with remote-control explosives — and possibly used as unwitting homicide bombers — brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at least 91 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.

Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Daniel 11:37 KJV

"Islam does not honor the desire of women" - ex-PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat

"for he shall magnify himself above all"...

Islam's Dome of the Rock supposedly on the Temple Mount's Holy of Holies - (but they missed and put it "on the wing of the temple" Dan 9:27 NIV, in the court of the Gentiles Rev 11:2 KJV)

More peace from the 'religion of peace' (more like 'pieces')...
DEBKAfile: Five Mauritanians injured in shooting attack on empty Israeli embassy building in Nouakchott before dawn Friday
Half a dozen gunmen yelling Allah Akhbar – locals or an al Qaeda-linked band - shot up the empty Israeli embassy building before dawn Feb. 1.

A secular perspective from the outside looking in:

What are the evangelicals up to? Defending Israel to the 'End Times'
These are busy days for Christian Zionists. While President Bush recently returned from his trip to the Middle East "optimistic" that a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians could be reached by the end of the year, Pastor John Hagee's Christian United for Israel (CUFI) is setting forth plans to put the kibosh -- if not on the entire peace process -- on any agreement that would sanction the division of Jerusalem. And Dr. Mike Evans has launched a "Save Jerusalem Campaign,” while Joel C. Rosenberg's Joshua Fund is planning a major celebration in Jerusalem in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary.