Thursday, December 30, 2010

"With an eye on the nuclear arms race led by its neighbor Iran, Saudi Arabia has arranged to have available for its use two Pakistani nuclear bombs or guided missile warheads"

Amazing Insight!

Reproduced from: Ellis Skolfied and Fishhouse Ministries. I reproduced this here because of its critical importance, and simply because people need to hear this! It's especially for the Revelation 3, last, Laodicean church of today. You need to come to terms with Daniel's days prophesies...

Besides being given an everlasting land covenant by God Himself, is there any actual proof in scripture that the Jews belong in Israel today? Is it possible that God has unsealed the book of Daniel, clearly showing we are now in Daniel's "time of the end"? We know God sealed the book, in no uncertain terms:

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. God followed this up with a crystal clear statement of fact: Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Most Christians are familiar with the following verse:2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The word that is generally translated as "day", in this verse, is "hemera". But that's not the only translation of this word. From Strong's, New Testament Greek Definition:

2250 hemera {hay-mer'-ah}from (with 5610 implied) of a derivative of hemai (to sit,akin to the base of 1476) meaning tame, i.e. gentle;TDNT - 2:943,309; n fAV - day 355, daily + 2596 15, time 3, not tr 2, misc 14; 389

What happens when we try this translation that each "time" is as a thousand years? Jews - both Messianic and non-Messianic - translation of the Hebrew idiom "time, times and half a time" is somewhat different than most of us Christians may have been taught.

Daniel 12:7: And I heard the man clad in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and he swore by the Life of the world, that in the time of [two] times and a half, and when they have ended shattering the strength of the holy people, all these will end.

Now let's just consider for a moment, what if the Jews actually understand Hebrew idioms better than Christians do, and what if a "time" is equal to a thousand years? A couple of chapters earlier in this same prophecy we find a specific date pin in Daniel 10:1: In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar, and the word was true, and for a long time, and he understood the word and he understood it in the vision. You can Live Search an understanding of the third year of Cyrus to be 533 BC. Or first year of Cyrus as 536.

Now let's put it together: 2-1/2 "times" = 2500 - 533 = 1967. The "times of the Gentiles" in the holy city were fulfilled in 1967 when the Jews finally regained control. The end of the "shattering of the strength of the holy people".

Is this a mathematical accident that spans 2500 years? Does God offer proof that this isn't a one-trick pony? Daniel includes this same term in another verse. In Chapter 7 we see the successive lion, bear, leopard and 4th "terrible" kingdom beasts that would rule the holy land. Then in verse 25 we find: Daniel 7:25. And he will speak words against the Most High, and he will oppress the high holy ones, and he will think to change the times and the law, and they will be delivered into his hand until a time, two times, and half a time.

In the first verse of this chapter we are given another specific date pin: Daniel 7:1. In the first year of Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream, and the visions of his mind [while asleep] on his bed; then he wrote the dream and said the beginnings of the matters.

You can Live Search the first year of Belshazzar to be 552 BC. 2500 - 552 = 1948 Israel came in from the wilderness of the nations declaring her independence. The end of the Gentile control of the holy land.

THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS. PROOF OF GOD. What a perfect seal God put on the book of Daniel!!! It wasn't until after the dates of 1948 and 1967 had passed, as we entered Daniel's "time of the end", that anybody (yes, including John Darby) could understand the simple math, and textual significance of these blessed verses. But then Daniel did promise that our knowledge would be increased in these times. Now wasn't that exercise more fun than some futurist fantasy? And particularly more fun than dead doctrinal formalism? And the above study regards FULFILLED PROPHECY, not futurist speculation or guesswork theology.

"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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowstorm Blankets U.S. East Coast, Disrupts Travel
"The U.S. East Coast faces a second day of travel disruption after snowstorms blanketed cities from New York to Boston, closing airports and halting trains with waist-high drifts and blinding winds."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

 Merry Christmas from The Religion of Peace
Rock-throwing Palestinian Santa

Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters this Christmas

As the LBL Beast of Islam tries to destroy us

Gift From Islam: 6 Hurt in Philippines Christmas Day Church Bombing
"Eleven people were wounded Saturday when a bomb went off in a church during Christmas mass on a southern Philippine island known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, the military said."

Christmas Eve explosions kill 32 people in Nigeria after two churches are targeted
"Explosions in Nigeria's central region killed 32 people on Christmas Eve and six people died in attacks on two churches in the northeast of Africa's most populous nation, officials said on Saturday."

AFP: Fresh attacks on Christians mar Christmas celebrations: "Although there were no immediate reports of attacks against Christians in the Middle East, bombings in other parts of the world highlighted the threats facing believers."

Revelation 6: 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. 10 They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters[f]—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.

Friday, December 24, 2010

May God bless you as we celebrate His Son. Praise God for His gift of eternal salvation only possible through Jesus Christ - the Lord! Will next Christmas be celebrated in heaven? We are that close.

1 Thessalonians 5:

4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

He's about to come back a second, and last, time as King of Kings! Praise the Lord God Almighty!
Be ready!
Matthew 24:
32 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near [Israel: re-established May 14, 1948] . 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. 34 I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place.
[comments mine]

Isaiah 66:

8 Who has ever heard of such things?
   Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day [Israel Independence Day - May 14, 1948]
   or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor [The Holocaust]
   than she gives birth to her children.
9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
   and not give delivery?” says the LORD. [Israel is about to be completely reborn, with enemies no more]
“Do I close up the womb
   when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

Monday, December 20, 2010

2010's world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards
"This was the year the Earth struck back.

Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at least a quarter million people in 2010 - the deadliest year in more than a generation. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorism attacks in the past 40 years combined.

'It just seemed like it was back-to-back and it came in waves,' said Craig Fugate, who heads the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. It handled a record number of disasters in 2010."

Luke 21:
25 “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The media and the US administration are again colluding with the Israeli Left’s political leadership to overthrow the Netanyahu government.

"So as far as the supposedly moderate chief Palestinian negotiator is concerned, a peace deal in which Israel cedes Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem to the Palestinians as the Israeli Left desires will not be sufficient for the Palestinians.

Unless Israel also agrees to commit national suicide by accepting 7 million foreign Arabs as citizens, the Palestinians will continue to wage their war. So with or without a Palestinian state, as long as Israel exists, the Palestinians will continue to seek its destruction."

Of course the Ishmaelites will not be satisfied until Israel is completely destroyed. They feel that way because they, and all Islam, are controlled by the Father of Lies - Satan, the dragon.

Revelation 13:
2 This beast looked like a leopard, but it had the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion! And the dragon gave the beast his own power and throne and great authority.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

 France chooses sides in the next war

France to supply Lebanon with 100 anti-tank missiles: "Shipment to be delivered by February with no conditions attached, French official says; letter of confirmation sent to PM Hariri."

Does America need another distraction to delay collapse?

"South Korean troops geared up Saturday for artillery drills on a border island shelled by North Korea last month despite Pyongyang's threat to retaliate again, as Russia and China expressed concerns over tensions on the volatile peninsula.

The North warned Friday that it would strike even harder than before if the South went ahead with its planned drills. Four people died last month in the North's attack on Yeonpyeong Island near the tense sea border."

Here we go again. Wall Street doing what it does best...

Wall Street Quietly Creates a New Way to Profit from Homeowner Distress
Little oversight, little regulation, inflated fees, and expedited foreclosures

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What Next?
Obama has left the Iranian file with the EU
DEBKAfile, US-Israel tiff on security and Iran: "Israel [has] hardened its position on military action – deciding, in particular, that the accumulation of weapons from Iran and Syria to Hizb'allah had gone beyond what Israel found supportable for its security."

What do Muslims have planned for the Christian holiday? [ Not that Islam is the enemy ;o) ] These threats are why everyone gets 'extra attention' in airport security.

Al Qaeda Planning Christmas Attacks in U.S. and Europe, Insurgents Say - "Iraqi authorities have obtained confessions from captured insurgents who claim Al Qaeda is planning suicide attacks in the United States and Europe during the Christmas season, two senior officials said Wednesday."

Lebanon: Sidon explosion was third Israeli spying device: "A mysterious explosion near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon reported Wednesday evening was from the destruction of a third Israeli spying device that was destroyed by IAF aircraft, Lebanese radio station Radio Lebanon reported Thursday."

Continuing attempts to divide Jerusalem...
Palestinians turn to Europe for statehood recognition: "A officials say they have asked France, Britain, Sweden, Denmark and EU envoy to recognize 'Palestine' with 1967 borders; PM and Septet set to meet about indirect talks."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christian's Death Verdict Spurs Holy Row In Pakistan : NPR: "When Asia Bibi offered her fellow farm hands water, they refused on the grounds that as a Christian she had made it impure. Both sides stoutly defended their faiths, and Asia Bibi was charged with blasphemy."

Peres: We're running out of time for peace: "President says delegitimization, growing radical Islam, Iran are making peace more urgent; window of opportunity won't stay open for very long."

Peace won't happen until Jesus Christ comes back. Looks to me like the final war of Ezekiel 38 is approaching rapidly.

Ezekiel 38:
"18 But this is what the Sovereign Lord says: When Gog invades the land of Israel, my fury will boil over! 19 In my jealousy and blazing anger, I promise a mighty shaking in the land of Israel on that day. 20 All living things—the fish in the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the people on earth—will quake in terror at my presence. Mountains will be thrown down; cliffs will crumble; walls will fall to the earth. 21 I will summon the sword against you on all the hills of Israel, says the Sovereign Lord. Your men will turn their swords against each other. 22 I will punish you and your armies with disease and bloodshed; I will send torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and burning sulfur! 23 In this way, I will show my greatness and holiness, and I will make myself known to all the nations of the world. Then they will know that I am the Lord."

Matthew 24:
 32 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout [Israel Independence Day - May 14, 1948], you know that summer is near . 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. 34 I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. [speculation mine]

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Irony alert: The unusually chilly global-warming summit - The Week: "As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F."

Take care of God's creation - yes, but this is the "global warming" un-Godly man should be concerned about:

2 Peter 3

5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hitler Rising

Iran’s nuclear program: whose problem is it really? | Middle East War and Peace:
"That’s notwithstanding, a surprise joint statement to the G20 in Pittsburg by U.K. Germany, France and the U.S. characterized the size and configuration of the Qom facility as “inconsistent with a peaceful program” and clearly intended for military use. It also characterized Tehran behavior as “serial deception”. By all accounts and by Ahmadinejad reaction to the statement, it would appear Iran was caught red handed. He subsequently stated that Iran’s failure to disclose the facility did not violate its IAEA obligations."

What Will Europe Do If Israel-Iran Options Fail? | Middle East War and Peace: "“There is a new Hitler rising. He lives in Iran, and he speaks Farsi,” Sandell said. “His objectives are the same as Hitler’s, to kill 6 million Jews. History will not forgive us if we fail to stop him in time...

A final settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians needs to be based on historical facts and international law. This means that we cannot accept historical falsifications and distortions of truth like the recent decision by UNESCO to classify Rachel’s tomb as a mosque.”"

Revelation 16:
14 They [Mohamed and the LBL beast of Islam] 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. [My opinion]

Thursday, December 09, 2010

"Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources, according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles...

Russia decided not to sell five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defence systems to Iran. These weapons, along with a number of other weapons, were part of a deal, signed in 2007, worth $800 million. Now that these weapons cannot be delivered to Iran, Russia is looking for new customers; according to the Russian press agency Novosti, it found one: Venezuela."

Russia may sell S-300 missiles to Venezuela, instead of Iran - analyst | Defense | RIA Novosti: "Russia's S-300 air defense systems, which Moscow refused to deliver to Iran following a new round of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, could be sold to Venezuela instead, a Russian arms trade expert said"

Chinese official visits North Korea to show support
"TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il met Thursday in Pyongyang with a top Chinese diplomat, North Korea's official state media said, as the two countries boosted their 'friendly and cooperative relations.'"

Wikileaks: Kouchner warned 'prepare for war' with Iran in Sept 2007
"Sarkozy, French FM say the choice is 'between an Iranian bomb and a bombing of Iran;' France pressed EU to impose sanctions, keep Iranian influence out of Lebanon." Well, they failed in Lebanon. Does anyone have the nerve to take on Iran at this point?

DEBKAfile, US eases military pressure on Iran, tries concessions
"Shortly before the Six Power talks with Iran resumed this week, US President Barack Obama ordered the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier to withdraw from Gulf waters opposite Iran and redeploy in the Aegean Sea. This action signaled Washington's switch to diplomacy and the search for middle ground on the nuclear controversy with Iran through engagement"

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Miscalculation - Latest WikiLeaks: Hezbollah has military presence in Syria

"The diplomatic cable said Syria’s ruling hierarchy appears to assume that Damascus could stay out of another war between Hezbollah and Israel “based largely on its 2006 experience”."

Eventually Syria and Israel will enter another war. One which will see Damascus destroyed.

Isaiah 17

A Message about Damascus and Israel

 1 This message came to me concerning Damascus:    “Look, the city of Damascus will disappear!
      It will become a heap of ruins.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

DEBKAfile, Two forward leaps bring Iran weeks away from weapons-grade uranium: " January or early February, this amount can be topped to the full 28.2 kilos needed for producing 90 percent weapons grade uranium for fueling a nuclear bomb or warhead."

WikiLeaks cables: Barack Obama is a bigger danger | John Bolton | The Guardian: "Europeans who believe they will never again face real security threats to their comfortable lifestyle should realize that if by chance one occurs during this administration [ie: Iran], the president will be otherwise occupied. He will be continuing his efforts to restructure the US economy, and does not wish to be distracted by foreign affairs."

WikiLeaks: U.S. secretly blocking Syria and Iran arms flow, with help from Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Monday, December 06, 2010

What do you expect from the home of the Beast of Islam?

WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists | World news | The Guardian: "'More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups,' says a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state [Clinton]. Her memo urged US diplomats to redouble their efforts to stop Gulf money reaching extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan...

Militants seeking donations often come during the hajj pilgrimage [not that we'd ever connect Islam with terrorism, right?] – "a major security loophole since pilgrims often travel with large amounts of cash and the Saudis cannot refuse them entry into Saudi Arabia"."

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Carving up the Old City? They'd get the Temple Mount.
Middle East peace talks get serious - "Abbas has said that if peace negotiations collapse, the Palestinians might seek unilateral U.N. recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast War.

Joel 3:
1 “At the time of those events,” says the Lord,
      “when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem,
 2 I will gather the armies of the world
      into the valley of Jehoshaphat.
   There I will judge them
      for harming my people, my special possession,
   for scattering my people among the nations,
      and for dividing up my land.
 3 They threw dice to decide which of my people
      would be their slaves.
   They traded boys to obtain prostitutes
      and sold girls for enough wine to get drunk. 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.
(click to enlarge map)
  Note the location of Tyre, Sidon and Philistia

Tyre and Sidon are in southern Lebanon (government=Hezb'allah) 
and Philistia is Gaza (government=Hamas) 
Two of Israel's most vehement enemies

Iran claims it can now bypass U.N. nuclear fuel sanctions - The Globe and Mail: "Iran claimed Sunday it could now use domestically mined uranium to produce nuclear fuel, giving the country complete control over a process the West suspects is geared toward producing weapons."

Friday, December 03, 2010

South Korea warns it ‘will bomb North’ if attacked again - The Globe and Mail: "South Korea said on Friday it would bomb North Korea if it tries a repeat of last week’s attack, with the United States warning of an “immediate threat” from Pyongyang."

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The LBL Beast of Islam: Calling the World to War

Matthew 24:
32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out [Israel Independence Day - May 14, 1948], you know that summer is near.
Isaiah 66:

8 Who has ever heard of such things?
   Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day [Israel Independence Day - May 14, 1948]
   or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
   than she gives birth to her children.
9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
   and not give delivery?” says the LORD.
“Do I close up the womb
   when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
Revelation 16:
13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon [Satan], out of the mouth of the [Rev 13 LBL] beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet [Mohammad]. 14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. 15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

Sarkozy: North Korea to supply Iran with nuclear bomb components:
"In quiet contacts, French President Nicolas Sarkozy warns that North Korea is using its crisis with the South to cover up its planned transfer to Iran of nuclear weapons systems parts and extra-fast centrifuges for uranium enrichment that could help Tehran go into bomb production in the first half of 2011"

US Forces Piled Up Next to Iranian Shores | News-Worthy Information: "three US aircraft carriers and four of its nuclear submarines as well as its marine assault units have been sent next to the Iranian shores."

Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert:
"Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan’s military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington for its help combating the militants, according to a trove of secret military field reports made public Sunday."

US, UK, Russia share concerns over Pak nuclear stockpile, proliferation:
"'There are 120,000-130,000 people directly involved in Pakistan's nuclear and missile programmes ... There is no way to guarantee that all are 100% loyal and reliable,' [Russia's] Korolev said."

Former US envoy warns of failure in Pakistan:
"The U.S. stands little chance of convincing Pakistan to sever links with militants fighting in Afghanistan using its current strategy, Washington's envoy in Islamabad warned last fall in one of dozens of memos leaked Wednesday that expose America's troubled alliance with the nuclear-armed state.

The diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks also reveal U.S. concern that Islamist militants might get access to Pakistan's nuclear material and doubts over the ability of the country's weak government."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus
"The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus"

If it were Mohammed portrayed in this junk, Muslims would be taking to the streets, burning flags, churches, and Christians. Christians follow an entirely different example. Plus, if you need to come to your "god's" defence - is that really much of a God?

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back," says the LORD.
- Romans 12:19

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
- 2 Peter 3:8-9

Sodom and Gomorrah: Did it really happen?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Major Wiki-leakage - Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran
Saudi King Abdullah has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran's nuclear program and China directed cyberattacks on the United States, according to a vast cache of U.S. diplomatic cables released on Sunday in an embarrassing leak that undermines U.S. diplomacy.
Just another quiet Sunday morning?

North Korea "readies missiles" as China seeks talks - Yahoo! News: "North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks."

Seoul Rejects China's Call for Emergency Talks to Defuse Korean Tension
"Diplomatic efforts are underway in Asia to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula. But South Korea is rejecting China's call to quickly convene multi-national talks to discuss North Korea. This comes as the United States and South Korea begin four days of naval drills seen as a show of strength to dissuade Pyongyang after last Tuesday's attack on Yeonpyeong island."

China Protests U.S.-South Korea Exercises - "Beijing on Friday lodged its first official protest of a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise planned for Sunday, even as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington steamed toward the region."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lebanese prime minister arrives in Iran for two-day visit

Abandoned by the West, Lebanon's Hariri turns to Iran
Hariri walks into the Iranian web abandoned by US, Israel, Saudi Arabia

Isaiah 14:
 1 The LORD will have compassion on Jacob;
   once again he will choose Israel
   and will settle them in their own land...

 3 On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering 
and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you, 
4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon...

8 Even the junipers and the cedars of Lebanon
   gloat over you and say,
“Now that you have been laid low,
   no one comes to cut us down.” 

Mullen: Engagement with Iran must be realistic: "Head of US Joint Chiefs of Staff tells CNN Iran is lying about nuclear program being 'peaceful'"

Jerusalem Post | Iranian official: First nuclear power plant fueled up: "Bushehr reactor will begin pumping electricity to Iranian cities as early as next month, says Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi."

I wonder if 19 year old "Mohamed Mohamud from Somolia" is motivated by Islam?
When will the West wake up to the enemy and stop groping everyone at the airports?

FBI Arrests Man Who Tried to Bomb Tree-Lighting Event in Portland, Oregon
“Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia and resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was arrested after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van"

Jerusalem Post: Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Portland: "Yelling 'Allahu Akbar!' — Arabic for 'God is great!' — Mohamud tried to kick agents and police as they closed in, according to prosecutors."

Israeli air security is easy on most, intrusive for a few
"'The security here is far more professional,' said Sandy Kornhauser, who arrived with her daughter at Ben Gurion from Philadelphia on Wednesday to attend a wedding. 'I think they know who they are looking for,' she added. 'In the States, they don't know.'"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mubarak warns of wave of global terror
"Egyptian president meets with king of Bahrain, says if Palestinian issue is not solved, terror will spread throughout world against Israel and its supporters"
Joel 3:10

Syria warns Israel: Evading peace will lead to Mideast war - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News: "Syrian FM Walid Moallem says window of opportunity for Mideast peace is slowly closing, warns that new war could cause great damage due to advanced military technology."

US warns Israel of WikiLeaks release - Yahoo! News UK

Thursday, November 25, 2010

 This thing could explode at any time - time to pick sides

Gaza Arabs fired three mortar shells at the Kerem Shalom area on the Gaza border Thursday.

Erdogan: Turkey 'will not remain silent' if Israel attacks Lebanon
"Turkey will not remain silent if Israel attacks Lebanon or Gaza, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Beirut on Thursday, as ties between the longtime allies remained at an all-time low."

Palestinians evicted from East Jerusalem home claimed by Israelis
"Israel Police forces on Tuesday evacuated a Palestinian family from their home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, after right-wing activists claimed to have purchased the building."

Isaiah 63
"1 Who is this coming from Edom,
from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?
Who is this, robed in splendor,
striding forward in the greatness of his strength?

“It is I, proclaiming victory,
mighty to save.”

2 Why are your garments red,
like those of one treading the winepress?

3 “I have trodden the winepress alone;
from the nations no one was with me.
I trampled them in my anger
and trod them down in my wrath;
their blood spattered my garments,
and I stained all my clothing.
4 It was for me the day of vengeance;
the year for me to redeem had come.
5 I looked, but there was no one to help,
I was appalled that no one gave support;
so my own arm achieved salvation for me,
and my own wrath sustained me.
6 I trampled the nations in my anger;
in my wrath I made them drunk
and poured their blood on the ground.”"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Korea crisis: How will China respond? -
"All eyes are on China after North Korea provoked threats of 'enormous retaliation' from South Korea by firing artillery rounds at Yeonpyeong Island."

Full-scale war on Korean peninsula 'unlikely'
"Yesterday North Korea bombed South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, killing two marines and two civilians.  The prevailing analysis is that Kim Jong-il wants to send a message to Seoul that Pyongyang is the superpower on the Korean peninsula."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter, Twilight, Halloween and Hollywood - they aren't innocent

The Pro-Life Leader Who Is Also an Exorcist
"Harry Potter and these Twilight vampires glamorize the power of evil,' Father Eutenener explained, 'and this has lead to many, many cases of possession among young people.' It may begin with a child or teenager simply 'playing around' with the occult, but that seemingly harmless act is 'opening a window' to possession."

 3 John 1:
11Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Although the U.S. Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command have speculated publicly that the unidentified contrail of a projectile soaring into the skies off the California coast – and recorded by a KCBS television crew – came from a jet and posed no security threat to the U.S., several experts are raising provocative and disturbing questions about the government's official response.

North Korea’s new uranium facility raises atomic arsenal fears
"“Instead of seeing a few small cascades of centrifuges, which I believed to exist in North Korea, we saw a modern, clean centrifuge plant of more than a thousand centrifuges, all neatly aligned and plumbed below us,” Dr. Hecker, a Stanford University professor, wrote.

Dr. Hecker described the control room as “astonishingly modern,” writing that, unlike other North Korean facilities, it “would fit into any modern American processing facility.”"

Friday, November 19, 2010

BBC News - Germany says Namibia package was security test dummy
"'The outcome is that the luggage turned out to be a so-called real-test suitcase made by a company in the United States. This company is a manufacturer of alarm and detection systems and these real-test suitcases are built to test security measures,'"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Islam is winning
Invasive Searches

Al Qaeda eyes more Mumbai-style attacks - "The revelation is the most concrete indication yet that al Qaeda is planning mass casualty gun attacks on U.S. soil."

Germany warns of imminent terror attacks
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday warned the government had indications Islamists were planning terrorist attacks in Germany later this month.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What about recognition?
"Without Palestinian recognition of Jewish state, what’s the point of negotiations?"

DEBKAfile, Obama to present US Israel-Palestinian border map within 3 months
"Our sources disclose that the boundaries the US map will adhere a lot more closely to Palestinian territorial aspirations than to Israel case. While no one is talking about imposing it on Israel, a rejection by the Netanyahu government would place it on a collision course with the Obama White House."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Plot Thickens - Why would the US send an aircraft carrier to rescue a cruise ship?

"Did A Chinese EMP Attack Cripple US Cruise Ship?" A Comment
"The “immediate effect” of the Chinese Navy’s firing of their EMP missile, this report continues, was the “catastrophic crippling” of the US based cruise ship Carnival Splendor that stranded its nearly 4,500 passengers and crew in a “dead in the water” boat, prompting the Americans to send the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, warplanes, and supply aircraft to protect it from further attack after all of its electronic systems were destroyed."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ariel Sharon: Former Israeli prime minister moved home: "The 82-year-old has been in a coma since 2006, when he suffered a massive stroke [right after he gave up Gaza to the Palestinians]."
Jet Plume or Chinese ICBM?
Did I mention that we live in interesting times?

Experts agree that this was a ballistic missile being fired off of Los Angeles. Pentagon insists it was a jet aircraft or model rocket.

China Fired Missile Seen In Southern California
"Missile experts, including those from Jane’s in London, say the plume was definitely from a missile, possibly launched from a submarine. WMR has learned that the missile was likely a JL-2 ICBM, which has a range of 7,000 miles, and was fired in a northwesterly direction over the Pacific and away from U.S. territory from a Jin class submarine. The Jin class can carry up to twelve such missiles."
Jpost | Netanyahu, Clinton meeting ends after 7 hours
"Clinton also reiterated the US position that negotiations can reconcile 'an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines"

One can only guess what they have devised for the City of David. I'm firmly convinced that the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled and Jerusalem will not again be ransacked by her enemies. Look for God's hand to work mightily in Jacob's land, in our time.

Time, times, and half a time = 2,500 years [link]

Luke 21:
 "23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."

Isaiah 66:
6 Hear that uproar from the city,
   hear that noise from the temple!
It is the sound of the LORD
   repaying his enemies all they deserve.
 7 “Before she goes into labor,
   she gives birth;
before the pains come upon her,
   she delivers a son.
8 Who has ever heard of such things?
   Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
   or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
   than she gives birth to her children.
9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
   and not give delivery?” says the LORD.
“Do I close up the womb
   when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
   all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
   all you who mourn over her.
11 For you will nurse and be satisfied
   at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
   and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Way beyond the materialism

Isaiah 62:
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
   they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the LORD,
   give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
   and makes her the praise of the earth.


Isaiah 54

Future Glory for Jerusalem
 1 “Sing, O childless woman,
      you who have never given birth!
   Break into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem,
      you who have never been in labor.
   For the desolate woman now has more children
      than the woman who lives with her husband,”
      says the Lord.
 2 “Enlarge your house; build an addition.
      Spread out your home, and spare no expense!
 3 For you will soon be bursting at the seams.
      Your descendants will occupy other nations
      and resettle the ruined cities.
 4 “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.
      Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.
   You will no longer remember the shame of your youth
      and the sorrows of widowhood.
 5 For your Creator will be your husband;
      the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!
   He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
      the God of all the earth.

Gathering around Jerusalem

Abbas seeks Security Council meeting on settlements
"After Israel says will move forward with plan for 1,300 housing units in east Jerusalem, Palestinians say, 'Something must be done on international level to halt settlement expansion.'  Clinton calls settlement construction 'counterproductive,' says US to give PA additional $150M"

Stop the Stupidity (More left-wing media lies)
Oh, so it's the alcohol they don't like

Iraqi Christians suffer a plague of persecution
"Though considered “people of the book” according to the Koran, and thereby said to be protected, Christians in Iraq often have endured degrees of abuse from zealous Muslims, sometimes because it is Christians that are purveyors of alcoholic beverages, forbidden by Islam."

But this is what Islam actually says:

Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."
Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers fight in Allah's Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed."
Qur'an:9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."
Ishaq:325 "Muslims, fight in Allah's Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious."
Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."
Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."
Ishaq:324 "He said, 'Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'"
Qur'an:9:14 "Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them."
Ishaq:300 "I am fighting in Allah's service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah's war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good."
Qur'an:8:65 "O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding."
Ishaq:326 "Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty good fighters they will defeat two hundred for they are a senseless people. They do not fight with good intentions nor for truth."
Bukhari:V4B52N63 "A man whose face was covered with an iron mask came to the Prophet and said, 'Allah's Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first?' The Prophet said, 'Embrace Islam first and then fight.' So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah's Apostle said, 'A Little work, but a great reward.'"
Bukhari:V4B53N386 "Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: 'Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.'"
Muslim:C34B20N4668 "The Messenger said: 'Anybody who equips a warrior going to fight in the Way of Allah is like one who actually fights. And anybody who looks after his family in his absence is also like one who actually fights."
Qur'an:9:38 "Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah's Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place."
Qur'an:9:123 "Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you."
Qur'an:8:72 "Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah's Cause with their possessions and persons, and those who gave (them) asylum, aid, and shelter, those who harbored them - these are allies of one another. You are not responsible for protecting those who embraced Islam but did not leave their homes [to fight] until they do so." [Another translation reads:] "You are only called to protect Muslims who fight."
Muslim:C9B1N31 "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the Messenger and in all that I have brought."
Bukhari:V9B84N59 "Whoever says this will save his property and life from me.'"
Qur'an:8:73 "The unbelieving infidels are allies. Unless you (Muslims) aid each other (fighting as one united block to make Allah's religion victorious), there will be confusion and mischief. Those who accepted Islam, left their homes to fight in Allah's Cause (al-Jihad), as well as those who give them asylum, shelter, and aid - these are (all) Believers: for them is pardon and bountiful provision (in Paradise)."
Tabari IX:69 "Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah's helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us."
Qur'an:48:16 "Say (Muhammad) to the wandering desert Arabs who lagged behind: 'You shall be invited to fight against a people given to war with mighty prowess. You shall fight them until they surrender and submit. If you obey, Allah will grant you a reward, but if you turn back, as you did before, He will punish you with a grievous torture."
Qur'an:48:22 "If the unbelieving infidels fight against you, they will retreat. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah in the past: no change will you find in the ways of Allah."
Qur'an:47:4 "When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam."
Qur'an:47:31 "And We shall try you until We know those among you who are the fighters."
Tabari VI:138 "Those present at the oath of Aqabah had sworn an allegiance to Muhammad. It was a pledge of war against all men. Allah had permitted fighting."
Tabari VI:139 "Allah had given his Messenger permission to fight by revealing the verse 'And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.'"
Qur'an:9:19 "Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Mosque, equal to those who fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah. Those who believe, and left their homes, striving with might, fighting in Allah's Cause with their goods and their lives, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah."
Ishaq:550 "The Muslims met them with their swords. They cut through many arms and skulls. Only confused cries and groans could be heard over our battle roars and snarling."
Qur'an:5:94 "Believers, Allah will make a test for you in the form of a little game in which you reach out for your lances. Any who fails this test will have a grievous punishment."
Ishaq:578 "Crushing the heads of the infidels and splitting their skulls with sharp swords, we continually thrust and cut at the enemy. Blood gushed from their deep wounds as the battle wore them down. We conquered bearing the Prophet's fluttering war banner. Our cavalry was submerged in rising dust, and our spears quivered, but by us the Prophet gained victory."
Tabari IX:22 "The Prophet continued to besiege the town, fighting them bitterly."
Tabari IX:25 "By Allah, I did not come to fight for nothing. I wanted a victory over Ta'if so that I might obtain a slave girl from them and make her pregnant."
Tabari IX:82 "The Messenger sent Khalid with an army of 400 to Harith [a South Arabian tribe] and ordered him to invite them to Islam for three days before he fought them. If they were to respond and submit, he was to teach them the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Prophet, and the requirements of Islam. If they should decline, then he was to fight them."
Tabari IX:88 "Abdallah Azdi came to the Messenger, embraced Islam, and became a good Muslim. Allah's Apostle invested Azdi with the authority over those who had surrendered and ordered him to fight the infidels from the tribes of Yemen. Azdi left with an army by the Messenger's command. The Muslims besieged them for a month. Then they withdrew, setting a trap. When the Yemenites went in pursuit, Azdi was able to inflict a heavy loss on them."
Ishaq:530 "Get out of his way, you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with the Apostle. Lord, I believe in his word. We will fight you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders and make enemies of friends."
Muslim:C9B1N29 "Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: 'I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.' Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat."
Muslim:C9B1N33 "The Prophet said: 'I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prostration prayer, and pay Zakat. If they do it, their blood and property are protected.'"
Muslim:C10B1N176 "Muhammad (may peace be upon him) sent us in a raiding party. We raided Huraqat in the morning. I caught hold of a man and he said: 'There is no god but Allah,' but I attacked him with a spear anyway. It once occurred to me that I should ask the Apostle about this. The Messenger said: 'Did he profess "There is no god but Allah," and even then you killed him?' I said: 'He made a profession out of the fear of the weapon I was threatening him with.' The Prophet said: 'Did you tear out his heart in order to find out whether it had professed truly or not?'"
Muslim:C20B1N4597 "The Prophet said at the conquest of Mecca: 'There is no migration now, but only Jihad, fighting for the Cause of Islam. When you are asked to set out on a Jihad expedition, you should readily do so.'"
Muslim:C28B20N4628 "Allah has undertaken to provide for one who leaves his home to fight for His Cause and to affirm the truth of His word; Allah will either admit him to Paradise or will bring him back home with his reward and booty."
Muslim:C28B20N4629 "The Messenger said: 'One who is wounded in the Way of Allah - and Allah knows best who is wounded in His Way - will appear on the Day of Judgment with his wound still bleeding. The color (of its discharge) will be blood, (but) its smell will be musk.'"
Muslim:C34B20N4652-3 "The Merit Of Jihad And Of Keeping Vigilance Over The Enemy: A man came to the Holy Prophet and said: 'Who is the best of men?' He replied: 'A man who fights staking his life and spending his wealth in Allah's Cause.'"
Muslim:C42B20N4684 "A desert Arab came to the Prophet and said: 'Messenger, one man fights for the spoils of war; another fights that he may be remembered, and one fights that he may see his (high) position (achieved as a result of his valor in fighting). Which of these is fighting in the Cause of Allah?' The Messenger of Allah said: 'Who fights so that the word of Allah is exalted is fighting in the Way of Allah.'"
Muslim:C53B20N4717 "The Prophet said: 'This religion will continue to exist, and a group of people from the Muslims will continue to fight for its protection until the Hour is established.'"
Bukhari:V5B59N288 "I witnessed a scene that was dearer to me than anything I had ever seen. Aswad came to the Prophet while Muhammad was urging the Muslims to fight the pagans. He said, 'We shall fight on your right and on your left and in front of you and behind you.' I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him."
Bukhari:V5B59N290 "The believers who did not join the Ghazwa [Islamic raid or invasion] and those who fought are not equal in reward."
Qur'an:2:193 "Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers."
Qur'an:2:217 "They question you concerning fighting in the sacred month. Say: 'Fighting therein is a grave (matter); but to prevent access to Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, to expel its members, and polytheism are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they make you renegades from your religion. If any of you turn back and die in unbelief, your works will be lost and you will go to Hell. Surely those who believe and leave their homes to fight in Allah's Cause have the hope of Allah's mercy."
Qur'an:2:244 "Fight in Allah's Cause, and know that Allah hears and knows all."
Qur'an:2:246 "He said: 'Would you refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you?' They said: 'How could we refuse to fight in Allah's Cause?'"
Ishaq:280 "The Apostle prepared for war in pursuance of Allah's command to fight his enemies and to fight the infidels who Allah commanded him to fight."
Qur'an:61:2 "O Muslims, why say one thing and do another? Grievously odious and hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not. Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in a battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure."
Bukhari:V4B52N61 "Allah's Apostle! We were absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. If Allah gives us a chance to do battle, no doubt, He will see how bravely we fight."
Ishaq:398 "Ask them for their help. Thereby make the religion of Islam agreeable to them. And when you are resolved in the matter of religion concerning fighting your enemy you will have the advantage."
Qur'an:3:146 "How many prophets fought in Allah's Cause? With them (fought) myriads of godly men who were slain. They never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's Cause, nor did they weaken nor give in. Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast [warriors]."
Ishaq:393 "How many prophets has death in battle befallen and how many multitudes with him? They did not show weakness toward their enemies and were not humiliated when they suffered in the fight for Allah and their religion. That is steadfastness. Allah loves the steadfast."
Qur'an:3:153 "Behold! You ran off precipitately, climbing up the high hill without even casting a side glance at anyone, while the Messenger in your rear is calling you from your rear, urging you to fight. Allah gave you one distress after another by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for the booty that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen you."
Qur'an:3:154 "Say: 'Even if you had remained in your houses, those ordained to be slaughtered would have gone forth to the places where they were to slain."
Ishaq:440 "Helped by the Holy Spirit we smited Muhammad's foes. The Apostle sent a message to them with a sharp cutting sword."
Ishaq:470 "We attacked them fully armed, swords in hand, cutting through heads and skulls."
Qur'an:61:4 "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His Cause."
Qur'an:61:11 "Believers, shall I lead you to a bargain or trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive and fight in Allah's Cause with your property and your lives: That will be best for you!" Qur'an 61:12 "He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens under which rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Eden: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. And another (favor) which you love: help from Allah for a speedy victory over your enemies."
Qur'an:8:5 "Your Lord ordered you out of your homes to fight for the true cause, even though some Muslims disliked it, and were averse (to fighting)."
Qur'an:24:53 "They swear their strongest oaths saying that if only you would command them. They would leave their homes (and go forth fighting in Allah's Cause). Say: 'Swear not; Obedience is (more) reasonable.'"
Qur'an:4:74 "Let those who fight in Allah's Cause sell this world's life for the hereafter. To him who fights in Allah's Cause, whether he is slain or victorious, We shall give him a reward."
Qur'an:4:75 "What reason have you that you should not fight in Allah's Cause?" [Another translation says:] "What is wrong with you that you do not fight for Allah?"
Qur'an:4:76 "Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah."
Qur'an:4:77 "Have you not seen those to whom it was said: Withhold from fighting, perform the prayer and pay the zakat. But when orders for fighting were issued, a party of them feared men as they ought to have feared Allah. They say: 'Our Lord, why have You ordained fighting for us, why have You made war compulsory?'"
Qur'an:4:78 "Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you are in towers strong and high! So what is wrong with these people, that they fail to understand these simple words?"
Qur'an:4:84 "Then fight (Muhammad) in Allah's Cause. Incite the believers to fight with you."
Qur'an:4:94 "Believers, when you go abroad to fight wars in Allah's Cause, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who greets you: 'You are not a believer!' Coveting the chance profits of this life (so that you may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils and booty."
Qur'an:4:95 "Not equal are believers who sit home and receive no hurt and those who fight in Allah's Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has granted a grade higher to those who fight with their possessions and bodies to those who sit home. Those who fight He has distinguished with a special reward."
Qur'an:4:100 "He who leaves his home in Allah's Cause finds abundant resources and many a refuge. Should he die as a refugee for Allah and His Messenger His reward becomes due and sure with Allah. When you travel through the earth there is no blame on you if you curtail your worship for fear unbelievers may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are your enemy."
Qur'an:4:102 "When you (Prophet) lead them in prayer, let some stand with you, taking their arms with them. When they finish their prostrations, let them take positions in the rear. And let others who have not yet prayed come - taking all precaution, and bearing arms. The Infidels wish, if you were negligent of your arms, to assault you in a rush. But there is no blame on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill; but take precaution. For the Unbelieving Infidels Allah hath prepared a humiliating punishment."
Qur'an:4:104 "And do not relent in pursuing the enemy."