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?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wanted: Suicide bombers to attack the US

"The Iranian regime has tried to present the martyrdom movement as a voluntary enterprise independent of the state," MEMRI reported in May. "However, the presence of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) representatives at the movement's registration ceremonies suggests that it is endorsed by the regime."

In July 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad openly endorsed suicide missions, asking, "Is there an art more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?"

And the US president-elect wants to use "tough diplomacy" on Iran? Been there, done that!

Ahmadinejad congratulates Obama on election win
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday congratulated Barack Obama on his election win – the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

God has indeed blessed His people - Record number of Jews elected to Congress

"Change we need"?
Canada quietly adjusts to Obama's agenda
Ottawa must focus on finding shelter from a wave of protectionism expected in Congress

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Iranians welcome Obama as a sign of Bush defeat
Iranians have welcomed Barack Obama's victory as the next US president as a triumph over the unpopular policies of President George W. Bush.

Washington Post
(free registration required) - US efforts divert Iran-bound cargo
U.S. officials suspect the North Korean plane, an Ilyushin-62 jet owned by the North Korean state airline, was carrying sophisticated technology -- such as ballistic missile parts -- that could be used in a program for weapons of mass destruction.

The United States thwarted a suspected shipment from North Korea to Iran...back in August (and we finally hear about it now)
Shattered Peace: Violence erupts in Gaza
Israeli troops and Palestinian militants clashed in a fierce gunbattle along the Israel-Gaza border late Tuesday.

Whenever there are 'earth-shaping' events, like the
American election today , I can't help but watch Israel more closely. I imagine Christ's coming could very much be under conditions just like today: when people are completely distracted with something else...He comes.

1 Thessalonians 5:

1 Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you. 2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.

4 But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. 5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.

Decision Day

DEBKAfile: America elects its 44th President

Obama tells Abbas: I support dividing Jerusalem

If Obama wins today, as the American media is already telling us, Israel will have more to worry about in a less supportive president. It will seem like the whole world is against little Israel in a Zechariah 12:3 kind of way. Not to worry, if Obama wins it will only be because the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob allows it. HE is bringing this age to a conclusion and we are privileged to have the hindsight of fulfilled prophesy to rest assured that God is completely in control. Is Israel going to be wiped off the map again like Ahmadinejad would like? We can be absolutely sure that Israel is safe.

Isaiah 46:
9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.

10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.

11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.

12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted,
you who are far from righteousness.

13 I am bringing my righteousness near,
it is not far away;
and my salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,
my splendor to Israel.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Must be election week - Huffington Post says: "Sarah Palin reveals McCain will launch an early war against Iran"