Every Signal Indicates That War With Hezbollah Is About To Start As Iran Raises The Black Flag - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/every-signal-indicates-that-war-with-hezbollah-is-about-to-start-as-iran-raises-the-black-flag/
All of the signs are telling us that a war between Israel and Hezbollah is imminent. And once it begins, the U.S. and Iran will inevitably get sucked into the conflict as well. We are literally talking about an apocalyptic scenario, and that is going to have enormous implications for all of us. Hezbollah has an arsenal of 130,000 missiles that it can launch at Israeli cities, Iran possesses even greater firepower than Hezbollah does, and the Israelis have quite a few surprises up their sleeves. I will just leave it at that for now. As this war evolves, the entire world will be shocked by the death and destruction that we witness.
Unfortunately, there is no turning back now.
On Wednesday, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran met in Jeddah…
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on the sidelines of a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, where they discussed the current military escalation in Gaza and surrounding areas, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said on X.
Based on what they have been hearing from the Iranians, the Saudis must believe that a war between Israel and Hezbollah is imminent, because they have instructed their citizens to leave Lebanon immediately…
Saudi Arabia calls on its citizens to abide by the travel advisory to Lebanon and for those in the country to immediately leave.
The Saudi Embassy in Lebanon said it was closely following developments in south Lebanon, “calling on all citizens to adhere to the travel ban and to leave Lebanese territory immediately for those who are currently in Lebanon.”
The U.S. State Department also seems convinced that big trouble is brewing…
The US is elevating its travel advisory and allowing non-emergency personnel to leave Lebanon after the embassy in Beirut was targeted by Pro-Palestinian protestors who started a fire at the complex.
US military groups deployed smoke and gas to disperse the protestors who gathered at the embassy following an attack on a hospital in Gaza. Hours after the protests began, the State Department issued the travel advisory.
‘The Department authorized the voluntary, temporary departure of family members of US government personnel and some non-emergency personnel from US Embassy Beirut due to the unpredictable security situation in Lebanon,’ the announcement read.
This is likely just the first step toward a full evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Beirut.
Israel also appears to be preparing for a war with Hezbollah to erupt.
As I discussed yesterday, 28 towns and communities along Israel’s northern border are being evacuated.
On the other side of that border, there are reports that peacekeepers are evacuating in anticipation of the coming conflict…
Arab and Iranian social media channels are publishing footage in which, allegedly, UNIFIL forces, the peacekeepers in Southern Lebanon, are urgently evacuating their base in Naqoura on the border with Israel, in anticipation of war.
In this world, what people actually do is far more important than what they say.
And right now everyone is telling us the exact same thing by their actions.
In Iran, a black flag has been ominously raised above the Imam Reza Mosque.
There has been a lot of debate about what this could mean.
But without a doubt, it certainly isn’t a good sign to have a black flag flying on top of the world’s largest mosque…
In a historic and unprecedented move, a black flag has been hoisted above the illuminated Razavi dome, of the Imam Reza mosque complex in Iran – a stark departure from tradition as it’s outside of Muharram, the month of mourning in the Islamic calendar.
The Imam Reza mosque complex in Mashhad, Iran, home to the mausoleum of Imam Reza, also known as Ali al-Rida, is an iconic religious complex and the largest mosque in the world by area.
At this stage, it is difficult to imagine a scenario in which a full-blown regional war does not erupt.
And the U.S. military has brought a lot of firepower into the region in case that happens…
The United States is amassing a war machine in the Middle East in a clear message to Iran to stay on the sidelines as Israel prepares to launch a ground invasion into Gaza to destroy the terror group Hamas.
Within hours of the horrific onslaught on Israel by Hamas on Oct. 7 the U.S. began moving warships, jets and special forces to the region.
Two aircraft carriers including the world’s largest – the USS Gerald R. Ford – have been sent to the eastern Mediterranean, along with scores of planes that could carry out air strikes.
If the U.S. is forced to help defend Israel against Hezbollah, there will be widespread support from across the political spectrum.
Of course there would be exceptions, but overall most members of Congress support U.S. military action if that becomes necessary.
For example, during an appearance on Meet the Press U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham had some very threatening words for both Iran and Hezbollah…
“Here’s my message: If Hezbollah, which is a proxy of Iran, launches a massive attack on Israel, I would consider that a threat to the state of Israel existential in nature,” he added.
Graham said he will introduce a resolution in the Senate to “allow military action by the United States in conjunction with Israel to knock Iran out of the oil business.”
In a direct message to Iran, he said, “Iran, if you escalate this war, we’re coming for you.”
Unfortunately, such threats are not causing Hezbollah to back down.
In fact, there were more clashes along Israel’s northern border on Wednesday…
Hezbollah said it had attacked five locations on Wednesday including an Israeli barracks in Zar’it and a position across the border from Lebanon’s Ras Naqoura area, using guided missiles in several of the strikes.
The Israeli army said it was responding to shots fired at its military posts in the area of Zar’it, and also responding after militants fired anti-tank missiles towards Israel’s Kibbutz Manara and Rosh HaNikra near the border.
The army said it would “continue to strike terror targets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization”.
We were warned way in advance that this was coming.
Now the Great Middle East War is here.
The Iranians have hoisted a black flag above their largest mosque, and it appears that things are about to break loose in a major way.
As Biden Turns against Israel, Netanyahu Must Stand Strong - by Caroline Glick - https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20068/biden-turns-against-israel
On Sunday, U.S. President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan all announced that the United States expects Israel to permit "humanitarian aid" into Gaza.
The implications of this position are devastating for Israel. According to reports, there are "hundreds of trucks" lined up on the border in Egypt, poised to enter the Gaza Strip carrying so-called "humanitarian aid." These trucks, if permitted to enter, will not be inspected in any significant way. There is no reason to believe they are carrying baby formula and foodstuffs that will be delivered to the needy. There is every reason to believe they are carrying war materiel and jihadist fighters who have arrived to augment Hamas.
To the extent that there is food in the trucks, who will it feed? The hostages? The infirm? Who will the medicine be delivered to? The hostages? Will the fuel in the trucks be used in refrigerators to feed the captive Israelis?
Of course not.
Hamas is Gaza. All the "ministries" in Gaza are Hamas. All hospitals are Hamas. Hamas's military headquarters is located under Shifa Hospital.
So whatever and whoever is in the trucks carrying "humanitarian aid," all of it will be delivered to Hamas and will be distributed to benefit Hamas.
The idea that it could be otherwise is absurd. And the fact that the Biden administration is arguing this absurdity is an outrage.
Even if the "hundreds of trucks" are completely empty — and they manifestly are not — the trucks themselves are instruments of war. Their presence in Gaza will also advance Hamas's military effort against Israel. They will augment Hamas's capacity to kill and wound untold numbers of IDF soldiers now poised at the border waiting for the Netanyahu government to finally order them to enter Gaza.
Biden, Blinken and Sullivan — like their counterparts in Europe and the United Nations — insist that they want to give Hamas the trucks to avert a humanitarian disaster in Gaza. But their position is actually devastating for Gaza's civilians.
By barring civilians from escaping Gaza to its territory, even for the purpose of transiting to third countries, Egypt is collaborating with Hamas's war effort. By enabling Egypt to maintain its position, and demanding that Israel allow Hamas to resupply while calling that resupply "humanitarian aid," the Biden administration is trapping the civilians of Gaza it claims to care about protecting. They will remain under Hamas's jackboot. They will remain its human shields and cannon fodder.
Similarly, the United States is providing material support for Hamas's propaganda campaign blaming Israel for the carnage of which Hamas is the sole author — in Israel and Gaza alike.
The United States is also acting in breach of binding international law. As Professor Avi Bell of Bar-Ilan University and University of San Diego law schools explained in an interview on The Caroline Glick Show on Sunday, while Biden and his aides have insisted repeatedly that they expect Israel to respect the international laws of war in its prosecution of its war effort against Hamas, the administration's positions in relation to that war are illegal.
Following the September 11, 2001 jihadist attacks on the United States, the U.N. Security Council passed resolution 1373 under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Chapter 7 resolutions, unlike others, are binding on all UN member nations.
Resolution 1373 stipulates that all UN member nations must "Refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts."
Any provision of any aid to Gaza, which is completely controlled by Hamas, is of course either "active or passive" assistance to Hamas, and hence illegal.
Resolution 1373 also requires all UN member states to "Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support or commit terrorist acts, or provide safe havens."
Following Blinken's visit to Israel last Thursday, he traveled to Qatar. Qatar houses Hamas's top terror masters. They planned their atrocities from Qatar. Iran's cash and arms are funneled to Hamas through Qatar. Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite channel is an integral component of Hamas's terror machine. On Monday morning, the IDF announced that Al Jazeera reporters are transferring information about IDF troop placements and numbers to Hamas both directly and through their broadcasts.
Qatar is Hamas.
Rather than designate Qatar officially as a state sponsor of terrorism, last Friday Blinken embraced Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassin Al Thani as an ally. And that makes sense because from the administration's perspective, Hamas's host is a U.S. ally. Shortly after entering office, the Biden administration designated Qatar a major non-NATO ally—the same designation Israel enjoys.
By embracing Qatar as an ally rather than punishing it for its central role at all levels of Hamas's terror infrastructure, the administration is breaching international law, yet again. It is also betraying Israel.
In his interview with "60 Minutes," Biden said that the United States opposes Israel's war goal of obliterating Hamas and destroying its capacity to govern in any way in Gaza. Instead, Biden drew an obscene, imaginary distinction between Hamas and "extreme elements in Hamas."
Biden also endorsed the idea that Israel should knock down Hamas a few notches, but not conquer Gaza. Instead, he intimated that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority, which supports Hamas and is serving as its foreign ministry at the United Nations and in world capitals, should rule Gaza.
As a superpower, the United States is in a position to side with Israel and Hamas simultaneously. And that is clearly the Biden administration's current policy. The administration's goal, apparently, is to block Israel from winning and force it to fight to a draw — in the best-case scenario.
This is perfect for Hamas, which would survive, and with its friends in the United States, the United Nations, Iran, Qatar and throughout the Arab and Western world, rebuild itself stronger than ever.
For Israel, it would be a calamity of biblical proportions. Alone in the world, and treated infamously by its ostensible U.S. ally, Israel would emerge from the war with its regional position in tatters. The peace with Egypt and Jordan would likely not long survive. The Abraham Accords would be undone. And the very notion of normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia would be pushed down the memory hole. Iran would stand as the regional superpower, and within months could be expected to test a nuclear weapon. Israel's future, in short, would be bleak.
On the face of things, with the Israeli public now united behind the goal of eradicating Hamas, the administration's position should be impossible to sell to the people of Israel. Apparently recognizing this state of affairs, during a brief visit to Israel on October 12, Blinken made a point of meeting with the Brothers in Arms organization. Until the war, Brothers in Arms was a shock force comprising the backbone of the anti-government riots. Its members routinely assaulted government ministers and Knesset members from Netanyahu's governing coalition as well as academics, businessmen and journalists who support the Netanyahu government. Brothers in Arms worked to undermine the readiness of the IDF by calling for members of key military reserve units, first and foremost Air Force pilots, to refuse to serve under the Netanyahu government.
Since the atrocities of October 7, with the support of its billionaire funders, Brothers in Arms has launched an extraordinary, massive civilian assistance campaign for the south — second to none in the national war effort. Its operation has won it the legitimate plaudits from all sectors of Israeli society.
All the same, Blinken's visit to their aid operation was a signal to Netanyahu. Likewise regarding his decision to meet with opposition leader Yair Lapid during his visit on Monday. To wit, if Netanyahu fails to bow to the administration's pressure to save Hamas, the administration will turn to the likes of Brothers in Arms and Lapid to undermine the internal stability and cohesion of Israeli society once again, this time at the height of the ground operation in Gaza.
Netanyahu, hobbled politically by the assault, may be living through his final days as national leader. Even many of his most fervent supporters are intimating that he may be forced to resign when the war has ended. Whether Netanyahu sees the end before him, or believes he will be able to stay in power once the war is over, his future and his legacy are now on the line.
If Netanyahu stands up to the United States, he may face a renewal of the violent protests against him and his government. If it happens, the goal of the operatives organizing the protests will be to undermine morale in a time of war. Judging by media coverage to date, the rioters will be supported by nearly every media organ in the country.
On the other hand, if he stands up to Biden, Netanyahu will give the soldiers and commanders of the IDF the opportunity to fight this war to victory and secure Israel for the next many years.
If Netanyahu fails to stand up to the United States, if he buckles, the pressure from Washington won't stop. By buckling, he will merely whet the appetites of the likes of U.S. envoy to the Palestinians Hady Amr — who has a public record of supporting Hamas (and worked in Doha, Qatar during the Trump years). Amr and his colleagues will pocket Israel's first concession and demand more, and more, and more, in coordination with Hamas, the PLO, Qatar and Egypt.
Following the war, Netanyahu will be pushed out of office, his legacy in tatters forever. The Israel he will leave behind will be one where Jewish sovereignty will be placed in doubt for the first time in 75 years.
Now is no time to go wobbly.
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'Fasten your seat belt': Pastor Greg Laurie talks potential fulfillment of Bible prophecy in Israel-Hamas war - By Ian M. Giatti - https://www.christianpost.com/news/greg-laurie-talks-potential-fulfillment-of-bible-prophecy-israel.html
Author, evangelist says Jerusalem is the 'focal point of End Times events'
Does the ongoing bloodshed in Israel point to a potential fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
Greg Laurie, author, evangelist and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California, delivered a sermon last weekend in which he said the attacks on Israel by Iranian-backed terror group Hamas might be the start of a series of events predicted centuries ago in Scripture.
In his message, Laurie noted this latest attack comes exactly 50 years to the day of the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when Egypt, Syria and other nations also attacked Israel.
This war, however, said Laurie, is very different.
“Thousands of rockets rained on Israel from multiple directions, and Hamas gunmen invaded by land, sea and sky,” he said. “ ... They went literally home to home and door to door, looking for the young and for the elderly.”
Noting Iran’s stated objective of destroying the state of Israel, Laurie pointed to a quote from one Iranian military official who spoke of the ultimate objective of “the liberation of Palestine in Jerusalem.”
He noted how all of Bible prophecy is focused on one city — Jerusalem.
“Interesting how it always comes back to Jerusalem. The Bible predicted, thousands of years ago, that the End Time events would revolve around Jerusalem,” he said. “Not San Francisco. Not Los Angeles. Not Moscow. Not Paris.
“But Jerusalem, this tiny little city, in this tiny sliver of land, will play a key role in the events of the last days. It’s the focal point of End Times events.”
Laurie quoted how roughly 2,500 years ago, the prophet Zechariah foretold how God would use the city of Jerusalem to bring His judgment upon the world: “ … 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).
“Now the irony of this is the Biden administration and the United States of America just gave $6 billion to Iran,” he said. “What a bad move that is.”
While the Church is often divided over topics involving Bible prophecy, Laurie said there is no question that the “super-sign” which set the “prophetic clock ticking is the re-gathering of the nation Israel into their homeland.”
“On the heels of the Holocaust, who would have ever thought that these Jewish people who lost 6 million of their people to the Nazis would somehow re-gather in their homeland?” he said. “But it happened against all odds. And on May 14, 1948, Israel became a nation. I'm proud to say the United States was the first nation to acknowledge that.”
It’s this regathering, said Laurie, that was foretold by Ezekiel in Chapters 37 and 38 in what will ultimately lead to an invasion from the north by “Magog” — long speculated by many Bible scholars to be Russia and her allies — on the land of Israel.
“Why would Russia ever want to invade Israel? Well, there's another thing the Bible says about Magog, if she is indeed Russia, and that one of her allies that will march with her is Persia,” he explained.
Persia, noted Laurie, is the ancient name for what is known as modern-day Iran.
“So the Bible predicted hundreds of years ago that this large force from the north of Israel would attack her after she was regathered, and one of the allies that would attack Israel with mother Russia or Magog, whoever it is, would be Iran, or Persia.”
While it’s still unclear where exactly the current conflict will lead, Laurie said if Israel were to attack Iran — as many have already speculated even prior to Hamas' attack — we could be on the cusp of the series of events foretold in Ezekiel 37 and 38.
“I'm not saying this is going to lead to [that] scenario,” he said. “But I'm saying it's very interesting. If you get up in the morning and read this headline: ‘Russia attacks Israel,’ fasten your seat belt.
“You're seeing Bible prophecy fulfilled in your lifetime, in real-time before your very eyes.”
Obsessed With Destroying The Jews: The Ultimate Enemy Of Israel Is Satan – By Olivier Melnick - https://harbingersdaily.com/obsessed-with-destroying-the-jews-the-ultimate-enemy-of-israel-is-satan/
“Israel is an occupier!” “Israel is an apartheid country!’ “Israel is a colonizer!” “The Zionist regime stole land from the Palestinians!” Over the last few decades, we’ve heard it all. The world has incessantly painted a very negative picture of Israel, imposing a reputation on the only Jewish state in the world that many people have now come to hate. It’s not based on facts, but it continues to be spread. As a result, amid a full-blown war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip to respond to the most extensive twenty-first-century pogrom since the Holocaust, Israel is still seen as the perpetrator.
How could Hamas accuse Israel of occupation when there are no Jews in the Gaza Strip? Hamas governs the Strip and has since 2005, after Israel unilaterally disengaged from the area. After the legislative elections of 2006, Hamas became the ruling party and has been ever since, with no new election in 17 years. The Gaza Strip is 100% Palestinian-ruled and not under “occupation”.
Incidentally, the whole land of Eretz Yisrael is Jewish land and has been for about 4,000 years. For those who care to learn history and learn from it, a timeline of the history of the Land of Israel can be beneficial. Here are just a few of the many markers on this critical timeline. Palestine is never mentioned in any of these Bible passages or anywhere in the Bible, for that matter. Jewish presence in the land has been uninterrupted for about 4,000 years:
1900 BC: God chose Abraham as the Father of the Jewish people (Genesis 12:1-3, 15).
1900 BC: Abraham’s son, Isaac, is given the land as an inheritance and takes the lead over Israel (Genesis 26:2-4).
1850 BC: Isaac’s son Jacob is given the land as an inheritance and rules over Israel (Genesis 28:12-13; 35:12).
1400 BC: Moses leads the people out of Egypt and back to Israel (Exodus 3:17, 14).
1010 BC: King David unites the 12 tribes into one nation (2 Samuel 5:1).
970 BC: King Solomon, the son of King David, built the first Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 6).
930 BC: Israel is divided into the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 11:31-35).
722 BC: The Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel (1 Chronicles 5:26).
605 BC: The Babylonians conquered the Kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 24-25).
586 BC: Solomon’s Temple is destroyed by the Babylonians (2 Kings 25:8-9).
539 BC: Persians conquer the Babylonians and take control of Israel (Daniel 2).
538 BC: The Jews return to Israel from the Babylonian captivity (Psalm 126:1-6; Ezra 1:1-2).
520 BC: Solomon’s Temple is rebuilt. (Ezra 1:1-6:22).
323 BC: The Ptolemies (Egypt) and Syria (Seleucids) fight over Israel (Daniel 11).
167 BC: The Hasmoneans recapture Israel (Daniel 11).
70 BC: The Romans conquer Israel (Luke 21:20, 24).
20 BC: King Herod (re)builds the Temple (Luke 2:46-47).
6 BC: Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus), the Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world, was born in Bethlehem, Judea (Micah 5:2; Luke 2).
70 AD: Romans destroy the temple (Matt. 23:37-39).
So, the Land has always been a Jewish land if one is to believe the Bible. Yet, for some who do not believe in God or do not hold the Bible as inspired and without error (in the original manuscripts), we must include the modern-day confirmations of 1917 with the Balfour Declaration, the 1920 San Remo Conference, and the United Nations November 17, 1947 vote of Israel as the modern Jewish state, leading to the Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.
This all goes to prove that biblically, politically, and historically, the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. There were always Jewish people in the Land. While their presence went thick and thin through the centuries, there was NEVER a time in Israel when Jews were not present. Even now, the Jewish people gave away Judea and Samaria (also known as the West Bank) and the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is Jewish land occupied by “Palestinians” if you really want to know. Since the Oslo Accords, Israel has worked hard at the idea of “Land for Peace”; yet, here we are, in October 2023, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that it will never work. October 7, 2023, will be remembered as the bloodiest day in Jewish history since the Holocaust. No matter our belief about “occupation,” Hamas has the blood of innocents on their hands.
As much as the Palestinian narrative has wanted us to believe it was, this was never about the land. This has always been about the complete annihilation of the Jewish people and the complete eradication of the State of Israel from the world map. If it ever was about land, why is self-ruling 100% Palestinian Gaza complaining about occupation? If it was truly about land, shouldn’t the inhabitants of Gaza be grateful for their area, as little as it may be? If it was about land, shouldn’t the Gaza residents show an example and grow their region with the funds sent by the global community? Finally, if it was about land, why did Yasir Arafat turn down Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 2000, when he was offered 100% of Gaza and 95% of Judea and Samaria?
That is because the land grab is an excuse for complete genocide. We just saw what Hamas is capable of. They committed a modern-day pogrom against Jewish people, and they would do it again if given a chance. They must not be given that chance. To be clear, the definition of a pogrom is: “an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group.” This was exactly what took place on October 7, 2023.
The ultimate enemy of Israel is Satan who is obsessed with destroying the Jews. We must understand that this is a spiritual battle before anything else. The Bible promises that when God resumes His program which hinges around the Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem, there will be casualties, but He also promises to never, ever forsake Israel (Jeremiah 31:35-37). Be it Satan, Hamas or any other antisemitic entity, Israel’s enemies will be defeated. Although this is 2023 and the Holocaust is only 80 years in our rearview mirror, there are those who would have it all happen again. The motto of “never again” seems forgotten and has been replaced by “gas the Jews!” This had nothing to do with the land, it was a pogrom. The goal is the murder of all Jewish people, not just in Gaza but the whole world. Let’s face our new reality. It is open season on the Jewish people again!
Daily Jot: The coming demonization of Israel - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
As Israel begins to rid the world of the inhumane Hamas, the cheers from the sideline of the global community will be short—lived. The very nations who fund, facilitate, and politically support Hamas and their barbarian ilk will soon be crying alligator tears of victimhood and echoing the narrative of how the Israelis are systematically eradicating men, women and children and committing war crimes. The news media, which is predominantly anti-Israel will be reporting how Israel is bombing hospitals and schools in Gaza. Heads of state in Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and other Arab countries will be condemning the apartheid occupiers for being too brutal in their retaliation. In fact, it’s already started.
The media narrative is laying the groundwork for the demonization. Already, MSNBC, CNN, and NBC among others are speculating on Israel’s soon-to-be-committed war crimes. Friday, MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” host Ayman Mohyeldin stated, “As the former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Ken Roth, told me on my show earlier this week, the war crimes of one party in a war do not justify the war crimes of the other. And so, whatever war crimes Hamas committed, which they certainly did in targeting civilians in their attack on Israel on Saturday, that is a war crime. That does not justify Israel committing war crimes.”
Also on Friday, “NBC News Daily,” NBC Correspondent Ellison Barber took issue with an Israeli Defense Force official’s characterization of the problem Hamas has created for its own people. Barber said the IDF official claimed that, “Hamas is responsible for their own citizens, which, again, based on the Geneva Conventions, that is not necessarily true, everyone has an obligation in war to try and limit the toll and the death and the damage to civilians, everyone.” On Friday’s CNN “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper asked Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan if his country could “hold all 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza responsible” for the Hamas terror attacks in Israel by bombing Gaza. Erdan reminded Tapper that while he feels sorry for the people in Gaza, they elected Hams 18 years ago to govern them.
The media are reluctant to report how Hamas is preventing people from leaving Gaza. They barely touch on the fact that the Obama-installed strongman of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has closed Egypt’s border with Gaza and has urged them to stay put. Meanwhile, Israel is encouraging Gaza-dwellers to move to the borders. Herein is the trap—Hamas as a matter of practice uses its people, including women and children, as human shields by taking up quarters in schools and hospitals. When Israel attacks, Hamas claims they are killing innocent women and children. The media amplifies the claims and Arab nations use the media to excite more hatred toward Israel. This is what is coming in the days ahead. Herein we have a Romans 2:1 example of the one who accuses, condemns himself, “for he does the same.” May justice prevail.
Daily Devotion: Please Be Patient - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. —James 5:7
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James is an extremely practical book. It takes the great truths of the Christian faith and then attaches a “so what?” afterward. We discover what these truths mean to us and how they affect our lives.
And in chapter 5, James shares important principles regarding what we should be doing as believers who are waiting for the Lord’s return.
He writes, “Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near” (verses 7–8 NLT).
James tells us that the farmers wait for the early and latter rains. They also look eagerly, or expectantly, for the harvest to ripen.
Farmers today use sophisticated technology. Not only do they have advanced irrigation systems, but they can take satellite photos of their property so they know which parts of their fields need more water and which parts have enough or maybe too much. They can harness this technology to harvest their crops.
However, ancient farmers didn’t have modern irrigation systems. They depended completely on the rain to sustain their crops.
They had to wait for the rain, and the early rains in Israel usually arrived in late October or early November. They softened the hard, baked soil for plowing. Then the latter rains came in late April and May. These were essential for the crops to mature.
But if a farmer grew impatient and tried to harvest the seed before it was ready, he could uproot the entire process. He had to wait.
No crop appears overnight, except a crop of weeds, of course. Isn’t it amazing how quickly weeds can grow? We will carefully nurture a little plant that we’re growing, and it might gain an inch or two over time. Meanwhile, the weeds have grown three feet high. They need no help whatsoever.
If we want a good spiritual harvest in our lives, it takes time. We must be patient. And if we’re waiting for the return of Christ, we must be patient as well. Yet that is difficult to do in our on-demand culture of today.
We don’t have to wait and save money to purchase something we want. We want it now. We feel that we deserve it, so we just charge it.
But as we wait for the Lord’s return, we need to remember that God is not bound by our schedules. He has His own. The Bible tells us, “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children” (Galatians 4:4–5 NLT).
Jesus will come at the appointed time. And just as He came the first time at the appointed hour, He will come the second time in the same way.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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