Ten Areas Where We Can See God’s Intervention Amid War in Israel – By Amir Tsarfati - https://harbingersdaily.com/amir-tsarfati-ten-areas-where-we-can-see-gods-intervention-amid-war-in-israel/
Shalom from Israel, a land where God’s hand continues to move in marvelous ways! It has certainly been a dark time in my country, likely the darkest since its inception in 1948. I, and most of my fellow citizens, have been deeply immersed in all the reports of the horrors that took place on October 7, 2023, and in the ensuing chaos. When there is so much bad news, it is easy to lose the truth that there is good news, also. How do I know there is good news? Because I know that God is at work. And where He works, He carries out His plans and accomplishes His will. Because He is the loving, almighty Creator who is filled with grace, mercy, and justice, I know that He has not turned a blind eye toward Israel. It is just the opposite. The truth that the Jews are His chosen people and Israel is His chosen land tells me that He is intimately involved in what is happening in this country each and every day.
All we need to do is look, and we will see Him. We’ve seen where the enemy’s hand has been with all the murder and kidnapping and terror that occurred. Now it’s time to stop and point out what is more important. Where can we see the hand of God? I will list ten areas where we can see God’s intervention. Then, at the end, I will conclude with a few thoughts.
Hamas’s tactics were great, but their strategy was non-existent.
An attack strategy is only as good as the day after. And that is what Hamas did not consider. If they had taken time to plot this out properly, they could have turned this into a regional war with multiple fronts attacking Israel at once. If that were true, this war could have been so much worse than it is. Instead, they shot first, then aimed later. That is why they are on the run, and no one is coming to their aid.
The mindset of Hamas going into this attack was that once Hezbollah, Iran, Yemen, and all the other radical Islamist states and organizations saw their great success they’d want in on the action. If, for some reason, they didn’t, then no problem. Hamas still had its human shield in place in Gaza. They would just retreat like they did after every attack. Israel would lob a few bombs in, then they’d stop. Europe, the U.S., and the rest of the Middle East wouldn’t let Israel do anymore. Besides, Israel was so fractured internally at the time, how could they possibly respond?
But Hamas overplayed its hand. They didn’t just come in attacking military targets. They rampaged in a violent orgy of murder, torture, rape, mutilation, burning people alive, and kidnapping. The worst nightmares of every sane human across the globe were played out by terrorists and ordinary Gazan civilians against the innocent Israelis at the southern border. Europe condemned Hamas. The U.S. condemned Hamas. Even the secretary-general of the United Nations condemned the actions of Hamas, a move that is a true geopolitical unicorn. In fact, their actions were so terrible that even Hezbollah and the ayatollahs in Iran said, “Yeah, we’ll create a little noise just to save face. But you psychos are on your own.”
Hamas trusted in their allies, they trusted in their tunnels, they trusted in their human shield. God proved He is greater than all those factors, and now the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has the Hamas military leadership surrounded at the al-Shifa Hospital complex. Only Hamas could have the callousness to hide their deadly terrorist headquarters beneath a hospital with the name al-Shifa, which is the Arabic word for “healing.” Half of Hamas’s two million-strong human shield has escaped their control and fled south. Gaza and its tunnels were supposed to be the terrorists’ impenetrable shield. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7). We remember Him, because He has proven over and over throughout the centuries that He remembers us. Before He ever gave strength to the IDF, He gave weakness to the minds of Hamas.
Hamas believed that the IDF was weak and very confused.
While it is difficult for me to do so, I must give a shout-out of thanks to the liberal media. I’m talking Israeli newspapers, particularly the English-print versions, the European media sources, Al Jazeera, UPI, the New York Times, just name your left-wing rag. All of them reported that the IDF was in disarray. Soldiers were demoralized and undersupplied. Key generals, fleets of pilots, and much of the reserve corps would refuse to report if they were called up. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his judicial reform had knocked the legs out from under an already weakened military. Israel was ripe for the picking.
At least, that’s what the media said. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
Hamas attacked, and the truth was borne out. The largest call-up of reservists in the history of the country brought in volunteers from all over Israel and from across the globe. Our “weakened” military entered the largest terror base on the planet, and in less than two weeks, we are clamping down on its headquarters. This war has allowed us to show the world the power that God has given to our military. Our Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Arrow 3 anti-missile systems have shown their effectiveness to such an extent that other governments are already inquiring into how they can get their hands on the Arrow 3 hypersonic missile defense. Wait until they see the power of the Iron Beam laser system once it is out of testing.
Israel was warned, “If you attack into Gaza, you will have thousands of dead soldiers.” So far, we have about 40, and our country mourns every one of them. But despite our losses, our nation is determined to press on. Yesterday, I read a letter from the father of fallen soldier Gilad Nehemiah to our government and military leaders. The grieving man wrote, “When you started this war, you said that ‘there will be prices to be paid,’ and indeed we paid. We, and many other good families, paid with the blood of our best sons. I call and demand of you, do not stop. This is the time and the order of the hour. Discover historical Jewish heroism and continue this war until its complete defeat of all its achievements.”
That father demonstrates the strength and determination that our enemies face. The result has thus far been that on the Hamas side, 15 of their 24 battalions are gone. This whole conflict began when Israel underestimated the tactics of Hamas, and we will never do so again. This conflict will end because Hamas underestimated the strength and resolve of the IDF. They will not do so again either, because they will no longer exist.
The human shield turned into an asset for Israel.
Hamas built 500 km worth of tunnels under two million civilians thinking it would give them protection. But when Israel opened the door for that human shield to escape, at least half were able to take advantage of it. Now the tunnels are exposed, and there are a mass of people who are without homes because of their own leadership. Never before has Hamas been hated so much by their own people, because many of them recognize their situation. Israel will never let them back so close to its borders. Egypt has never wanted them and will shoot them before they allow them across their borders. Jordan deported thousands of Palestinians in 1970, and they don’t want them back.
This mass of homeless refugees rests squarely at the feet of Hamas. For years, Israel has said, “Hey, these people are so terrible that they are using their citizens as human shields, and they are placing their weapons and headquarters under humanitarian shelters like hospitals, mosques, and schools.” European governments and others, said, “No, they aren’t.” But once the human shield was removed, all Israel’s accusations were proven to be true. Even the Europeans were forced to condemn Hamas’s misuse of their innocent civilians.
Hezbollah, Iran, and the Houthis sold out Hamas.
There was a plan devised in Tehran for Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Iranian proxy militias like the Houthis of Yemen to carry out a coordinated attack on Israel. Wanting the glory for themselves, Hamas ignored the others and launched the attack on their own. Their thinking was that everyone else would jump in when they saw their success. They even named the attack “al-Aqsa Storm” figuring that all of Islam would run to their aid. They were wrong. What they failed to take into consideration is that Iran and the Arab world hate them. The last thing any of them are going to do is to risk their own lives by running to Hamas’s aid after they launch an attack prematurely and half-cocked.
The saber-rattling words you hear from the clerics in Tehran and Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah are essentially tough-guy, face-saving rhetoric. Their support is just lip-service. Hezbollah is sending rockets across the border, but they’re not doing much more than that. The rumors of a massive build-up along the border are dissipating. Iran is turning its attention toward the U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria, using their proxy militias to attack with rockets and drones. The great plot by Iran’s axis of evil was thwarted by Hamas’s arrogance and impatience. One more evidence of the hand of God.
Turkey has abandoned Hamas.
President Erdogan is done with Hamas. Istanbul used to be one of the favorite locations for Hamas’s billionaire leaders to rough it in luxury hotels for the good of the Palestinian people. No more. He ousted them, allowing them to save face by saying they were leaving voluntarily. Erdogan is a man trying to straddle two worlds. He wants to be seen as a hero of Islam, so he is saying all the obligatory nasty things against Israel and the west. But what he is really doing is just waiting for all this to pass, because he desperately wants Israeli gas. Eventually, Turkey will join a coalition against Israel, but that time is not now.
The Arab League has tempered their condemnation against Israel.
The Arab League was expected by some to pass harsh measures against Israel. There was even a resolution to cut all ties with the Jewish State. What eventually passed was a condemnation against Israel’s “barbaric” methods in Palestine, while the punitive measure failed miserably. In other words, all talk but no action. The days are past when Arab states uniformly stand as enemies of Israel. The UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan are closely tied to the Jewish state. Jordan lives off of Israel’s hand. The UAE’s economy is closely intertwined with Israel’s. Egypt needs our gas. It is a new world in the Middle East, and God’s hand is evident in that miraculous work.
Saudi Arabia will continue to normalize relations with Israel after this is over.
Saudi King Salman is a hard-liner and is on the side of the Palestinians. But he is also 87 years old and has handed over much of his authority to his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who is not a fan of Hamas. The Saudis have watched Iran and the Houthis collaborate. They know that once the Houthis are done firing their missiles at Israel, they’ll turn them back toward Riyadh. Iran thought their planned attack against Israel would stop the Abraham Accords. Instead, it has only accelerated them.
Europe was not a military shield for Hamas.
Hamas was shocked when Europe turned its back on them. The European Union and the United Nations could always be counted on to take their side in any conflict against Israel. The Palestinians didn’t take into consideration, however, how horrified Europe would be at what they saw on October 7. This is particularly true as the Europeans looked around their major cities and saw their own massive Muslim populations taking to the streets. They realized that what they saw at Israel’s southern border was their story, too. In what could only be the hand of God, Europe stood with Israel. Germany, of all countries, has become our closest ally of all European nations.
As for the European plans for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, even that took a hit. Europe supports Ukraine, because that country is a necessary buffer between their homes and Putin’s Russia. They now understand the danger for Israel if there is no buffer between them and a murderous horde who would commit such atrocities. I believe they will still, along with America’s President Biden, push for the two-state solution, but it will be a harder sell than it was before.
Israel’s intention is to remain in Gaza.
Hamas didn’t consider that. They never thought that Israel would say, “We let you have that land, and look how you repaid us. It’s time we took it back.” This will be the first time in the era of the modern state of Israel that we’ve annexed land back to ourselves. Hamas intended to weaken us. Instead, they are responsible for our strengthening and our expansion. This is a huge morale killer for Hamas.
Israel has a new spirit and unity like never before.
The whole idea of a coming Israeli civil war was a creation of the media. Hamas thought that their action would trigger the divide which would tear the country to pieces. They did not understand the Israeli mindset that when we are threatened, we will contract into a fist of steel. Generation after generation, our enemies have struggled to learn that lesson.
In Israel, we are experiencing a huge departure from secularism. Young and old are seeking values and spirituality. Some are finding it in Orthodox Judaism. Others are creating their own form of Judaism. Materialism was the drug that lulled Israel into complacency. We are a society that has now awakened from our slumber. The deaths of those innocent victims has brought our nation new life.
God is alive and well in the nation of Israel. Rather than ask where God was on October 7, we choose to focus on all the sightings of Him on that terrible date and all the days since. There are three thoughts I would like to conclude with:
This is not the Ezekiel 38 War. The United States is standing with us, which will not be true in that future war. This is also a battle in which most Israelis are trusting in the army more than they are trusting in God. When the Ezekiel 38 War comes, there will be no doubt that it is God alone who is fighting that battle.
The Ezekiel 38 War will come when there are unwalled villages (verse 11). People will be feeling peace and safety all around. When today’s war is over, we will not need fences because Hamas will be eliminated. We will know who our enemies are, and we will also see the rapid increase of our friends. There will also be a growing number of Jews returning to their homeland. As they see the increasing antisemitism in Europe and America, many Jews will realize that Israel is their only safe option. It will be like a second exodus. People will leave the nations they’ve been exiled to for generations and will return home to their Promised Land.
Our greatest prayer is that through all this, many will come to Christ. We know that it is only through the work of the Holy Spirit that the veil can be lifted from the hearts of the Jewish people (2 Corinthians 3:12-18). The Bible also tells us that at the end of the tribulation, there will be a time when all Israel will give their hearts to the Lord. Our prayer is that they find the truth before they have to endure the horrors of the tribulation, because what will be experienced in those seven years will somehow find a way to exceed even what took place that terrible day of October 7. Pray for the peace of Israel, and pray for the salvation for His chosen people.
Ephesians 6:12 Cabal Clutching for Crisis – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2023/11/12/ephesians-612-cabal-clutching-for-crisis/
Have you noticed that the constant reminder about another pandemic being just around the corner has all but disappeared from the globalists’ mantra? Have you noticed that, in its place, a far greater “crisis” now dominates the hourly propaganda served up as news?
They still want us to get the ongoing vaccine boosters, etc., but now the much more immediate crisis is upon us, one that threatens instant death from nuclear holocaust rather than lingering death from advancing viruses.
Whereas an earlier president with a globalist mindset, Franklin D. Roosevelt, tried to calm fears of war with his famous words, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” the present regime seems to be doing all it can to instill fear. The current president continues to send massive amounts of US taxpayer dollars to those who refuse to negotiate for peace in Ukraine, while withholding sufficient funding for America’s staunchest ally, Israel, which faces threat of annihilation by surrounding enemies.
Both of this administration’s dealings with wars raging feed the growing fear that the world could soon suffer its third such global conflict. From the American perspective, it is prudent to consider whether this is because other crises—such as the fear of viral pandemics—aren’t doing the job. That is, the fear of another so-called pandemic just isn’t sufficient to achieve the globalists’ goal of absolute control.
This should be considered in light of the fact that the political party in power, dominated by the New World Order mindset of Ephesians 6:12, is facing the prospect of losing the 2024 presidential election. The president’s poll numbers are the lowest of any incumbent in many years of poll-taking. And any and all attempts to stir crisis that will change things for their cause just haven’t done the trick.
Call me an extreme cynic, but it seems that moving things to the point of World War III might be the ultimate crisis they sense could do the job of instilling fear sufficient to change polling prospects. That is, maybe the fear of a nuclear war might either make the crisis severe enough to change the voters’ minds or even to set aside the 2024 presidential election.
Now, I realize that powers and principalities of the Ephesians 6:12 sort are found within both—all—political entities. This is because the human minions within the cabal are driven by the “Lucifer Syndrome,” as I termed it in a recent commentary. The Lucifer Syndrome is the infection the human race, and particularly the powers that be, suffer from, as I wrote previously.
Iniquity runs rampant amongst the globalist, would-be gods—the human minions within the “powers and principalities” of Ephesians 6:12.
These, under Lucifer’s (Satan’s) guidance, are striving with all the wealth and power they have to usurp God’s authority. They’re attempting to change God’s order of things at every turn.
The following think-piece excerpt describes the Ephesians 6:12 clutching for a crisis that will, they believe, achieve the control they desire.
There is only one mechanism the cabal can deploy to control the masses, says Janet Ossebaard. That mechanism is fear. People who are scared can’t think clearly.
Having brought their covid series to an end, Fall of the Cabal’s Janet Ossebaard and Cyntha Koeter ask: What’s next? The answer is mayhem. Total and utter mayhem.
In the latest in their series, Part 27, it’s time; they said, to meet the World Economic Forum (“WEF”), the biggest and most dangerous political non-governmental Organization (“NGO”) in the world.
“See how they infiltrated every aspect of society, putting their puppets in high places, brainwashing them with their training programs, and making sure the WEF’s wicked goals be implemented on a global scale. Their goals? The same as always: world dominance, a New World Order, depopulation of the masses, and the utter submission of the remaining useless eaters.” (“Fall of the Cabal: The World Economic Forum and the End of Homo Sapiens,” The Exposé, 11/1/2023)
While the Tribulation nears, look for the powers and principalities we struggle against to do whatever is necessary to create the crisis they sense they need to make humanity fearful enough to submit to their Luciferian control. But if you know Jesus Christ as Savior, there is no need to fear these satanic minions.
God’s wrath is about to begin falling upon this wicked world of rebels, and those who know the Lord for salvation are not appointed to God’s wrath (Revelation 3:10). We will be removed in the Rapture when Christ calls His own (all believers) to Himself.
Here yet again is how to be within that Rapture ark when Christ calls:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
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The Socialist Philosophy of Aggression: Entering Turbulent Times Of Hatred For Jews and Christians – By Dean Dwyer - https://harbingersdaily.com/the-socialist-philosophy-of-aggression-entering-turbulent-times-of-hatred-for-jews-and-christians/
As we witness the despicable treatment of Jews around the world, we start to wonder if this is what 1930s Germany was like. The Holocaust did not start with deportations and mass murder. It started with a slow and gradual process of exclusion and persecution of Jewish people. But let’s not forget, the measures were deemed legal. The Nazi-led German government, through the legislative process, gradually excluded Jews from public life, the professions, and public education.
Of course, the goal of Nazi propaganda was to demonize Jews and to create a climate of hostility and indifference toward their plight, therefore preventing public sympathy from growing.
With Hitler’s rise to power, Jew-hatred became the official ideology and policy of the German regime. By 1938, organised campaigns took place that included destroying synagogues, mass arrests, destruction and looting of Jewish-owned businesses and official registration of Jewish property in preparation for eventual confiscation. It must have truly been a horrific time.
What I find interesting is the fact that just as Jew-hatred and Marxism are rising again in our age, so too were they prominent in Hitler’s time. Listen to Hitler’s own words: “I have learned a great deal from Marxism, as I do not hesitate to admit…The difference between (Marxists) and myself is that I have really put into practice what these peddlers and pen-pushers have timidly begun. The whole of National Socialism is based on it. Look at the workers’ sports clubs, the industrial cells, the mass demonstrations, the propaganda leaflets written specifically for the comprehension of the masses: all these new methods of political struggle are essentially Marxist in origin. All I had to do is take over these methods and adapt them to our purpose.”
Although Hitler was not in full agreement with all of Marx’s ideology, he certainly held many Marxist views, and did so openly. On 27 January 1934, in an interview with Hanns Johst in Frankforter Volksblatt, Hitler said: “National Socialism derives from each of the two camps the pure idea that characterises it, national resolution from bourgeois tradition; vital, creative socialism from the teaching of Marxism.”
Knowing this, it should not come as a surprise that both Hitler and modern Marxists also hate Christianity. There was a man named Martin Bormann who was a personal aide to Hitler. He compiled a series of Hitler’s private conservations known as “Hitler’s Table Talk.”
One of the most prominent themes throughout these conversations is Hitler’s hatred of Christianity. It is recorded that on 10 October 1941, Hitler commented: Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of human failure.”
Four days later, on 14 October 1941, he said: “So it’s not opportune to hurl ourselves now into a struggle with the Churches. The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death. A slow death has something comforting about it. The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advances of science. Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble. All that’s left is to prove that in nature there is no frontier between the organic and the inorganic. When understanding of the universe has become widespread, when the majority of men know that the stars are not sources of light but worlds, perhaps inhabited worlds like ours, then the Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity.”
In fact, during this time, even the words to the much loved Christmas song, “Silent Night” were changed to read:
Silent Night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright,
Only the Chancellor steadfast in fight,
Watches o’er Germany by day and night,
Always caring for us.
Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright,
Adolf Hitler is Germany’s wealth
Brings us greatness, favour and health
Oh give us Germans all power!
Essentially the reason that Hitler sought to distance the German people from the hope of Christian beliefs is that he wanted people to be withdrawn from all influences hostile to the National Socialist philosophy of aggression. This meant that the influence of the Christian church would have to be minimized as thoroughly as possible.
Hitler had a definitive plan to achieve this, and under the pretext that the churches themselves were interfering in political and state matters, the Nazis would deprive the churches, step by step, of all opportunity to affect German public life. Sound familiar?
It is exactly what is happening in many Western nations today. The Nazis believed that the churches could be starved and strangled spiritually in a relatively short time when they were deprived of all means of communication with the faithful beyond their church buildings. Additionally, they terrorized others in such a manner that no Christian would dare to speak out openly against Nazi policies.
Hitler made it clear that church life could continue, but only under the condition that they accepted the Nazi program and offered no criticism of it. Again, we are seeing a similar pattern today in many Western nations.
People need to wake up to the fact that many Western leaders are not committed to liberty and freedom as you and I know it. They have been influenced by Marxist principles and are leading their compliant populations into very dangerous territory. For the Jew primarily, but also for the Christian, we are entering turbulent times indeed.
Promises That Inspire Courage in Perilous Times – Jonathan Brentner - https://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
The wickedness and violence that has engulfed so many countries warn us that God’s judgment must be ever so near. How much longer can it be before the Rapture, followed by the seven-year tribulation, during which time God will pour out His wrath on this world?
After hearing repeated threats of WWIII and deadly terror attacks, we sometimes wonder what horrors we might see or perhaps experience before we meet Jesus in the air.
There was a day, a week or two ago, when I felt overwhelmed by anxiety because of these things. I knew better, but the feeling persisted. Much to my dismay, praying and quickly reciting relevant Bible verses didn’t alleviate my feelings of dread.
The Holy Spirit then reminded me of Psalm 46:10:
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The sense of the command to “Be still” is that of quieting our thought patterns that keep us from resting in God’s assurances for our future. The Legacy Standard Bible translates the phrase as “Cease striving.” That was indeed what I wanted to do, but how? The greater context of Psalm 46:10 pointed my heart in the right direction.
The Sons of Korah wrote Psalm 46 as a prophecy, one that’s ultimately intended to comfort the Israelites during the Tribulation. The conditions they describe in verses 2-3 align closely with those the Apostle John wrote about in Revelation 6:12-15. Verses 8-9 of the Psalm point to the time at the end of Daniel’s seventieth week when the Lord, at His Second Coming, ends all the warfare and begins His thousand-year reign of peace.
In the meantime, “The nations rage, the kingdoms totter,” that is, before Jesus speaks and changes everything with His “voice” (Psalm 46:6). We see examples of such fury in the current Middle East war as well as in the fierce worldwide demonstrations in support of the Palestinians.
Only Jesus can and will quell the uproar all around us today. For a short while, Israel will trust the antichrist to guarantee peace for them, but he will deceive them. They will end up fleeing for their lives as he will epitomize the murderous hatred of the crowds marching in support of Hamas. The good news is that the Israelites who remain until Jesus’ Second Coming will welcome Him as their Messiah.
As my thoughts returned to these assurances, I felt God’s peace returning to my soul. However, it wasn’t until I reflected on Psalm 47 that I began to smile.
The prophetic words of Psalm 47 explain what it means for our Lord to “be exalted among the nations” and “exalted on the earth.” Pay close attention to the words of verses 1-4:
“Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah” (Emphasis added)
These verses, as well as the rest of the Psalm, negate any possible interpretation that seeks to make these words about the church rather than Israel. Those who apply Psalm 47 to the body of Christ must retrofit the clear meaning of the text with wisdom based solely upon human reasoning. The Sons of Korah prophesied concerning Jesus’ reign during the Millennium and the exalted place of Israel during this time.
The praise of verses 6-7 brings this anticipation into the present as we worship the Lord because of the time that He will gloriously restore Israel and rule over all of the earth:
“Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!”
It was Psalm 46:10 and its context that quieted my soul and turned my fears into praise. The words and music of I Sing Praises to Your Name by Terry MacAlmon became my worshipful response to the message of Psalms 46-47.
Our immediate hope is different than that of the nation of Israel, but it’s the same God who promises a wondrous inheritance for us.
The Bible tells us that someday we will meet Jesus in the air, and He will take us back to the place He’s preparing for us. As if that’s not enough, He promises to give us immortal bodies at His appearing (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-55). These are the promises of God’s Word.
If you have ever ridden on the back of a motorcycle, holding on to the driver at high speeds, that’s how tightly we need to clutch God’s guarantees of future joy during these perilous times. The ride may be bumpy, but we hang on as we follow the example of Abraham, who was “fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised” (Romans 4:21).
The prophecies contained in Psalms 46 and 47, along with the numerous promises of Jesus’ appearing and our hope of reigning with Him someday, inspire courage in these perilous times and calm troubled hearts.
Daily Jot: Stupidocrisy: Biden’s support of terrorists as humanitarians - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
On November 8, the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists shot down a $30 million MQ-9 Reaper US drone over international waters, the third such drone that the Houthi terrorists have downed since 2019. The Houthis, also known as “Ansarallah,” came to power in Yemen during the Obama-supported Arab Spring uprisings that destabilized much of the Middle East in favor of terrorist-supporting governments. The Houthi slogan is “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory for Islam. Under the Trump Administration, the Houthis were designated as a terrorist organization. One of Joe Biden’s first acts was to revoke the terrorist designation and redesignate the Houthis as a humanitarian organization.
Biden’s Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in February 2021 that the decision “is a recognition of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen,” and “The revocations are intended to ensure that relevant U.S. policies do not impede assistance to those already suffering what has been called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Blinken also stated: “The United States remains clear-eyed about Ansarallah’s malign actions, and aggression, including taking control of large areas of Yemen by force, attacking U.S. partners in the Gulf, kidnapping and torturing citizens of the United States and many of our allies, diverting humanitarian aid, brutally repressing Yemenis in areas they control, and the deadly attack on December 30, 2020 in Aden against the cabinet of the legitimate government of Yemen.” Even so, Biden sent money to the Houthi, believing it to reach the needy.
The Houthi are not Samaritan’s Purse or the Red Cross. The terrorist Houthi oversee the famine, starvation and disease faced by over 80 percent of Yemen’s population. The Houthi are known for taking humanitarian aid and diverting it to salaries of their terrorist minions and the supplying of terrorist activities that the Secretary of State admits is “brutally repressing Yemenis in areas they control.” What? In other words, America and the United Nations funnel money through the Houthi hoping they will use it to feed and clothe people all the while knowing that the Houthi are going to enrich themselves while they continue their rape, torture, and pillage of the poor people in Yemen. Human Rights Watch, in a September 2020 statement, said the Houthis have a “particularly egregious record of obstructing aid agencies from reaching civilians in need.” Sounds a lot like Hamas, right?
Saying you are against terrorists and all their despicable acts on one hand, and clearing the way for them to receive billions of dollars in humanitarian aid on the other hand is worse than hypocritical. The Biden Administration, along with much of the rest of the world, wants to denounce terrorism when it first commits its atrocities, demand no defense against it, and then reward terrorism by sending it money in the name of humanitarian aid. It’s kind of like Psalm 35:12, “They rewarded me evil for good to the bereavement of my soul.” They take our hard-earned money and give it to evildoers, who kill the innocents, enslave and do harm to their own people, and enrich themselves in the process. Trying to characterize terrorists like the Houthi, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and other Iran-backed groups as humanitarians is, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.
Daily Devotion: Forty Years in Training - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations. —Exodus 3:15
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/forty-years-in-training/ - Listen
Moses was stunned, to say the least. He thought he was done. He had been living in relative obscurity, thinking he would never do much again. After all, he hadn’t heard from God for forty years. But suddenly one day God was speaking to him from a burning bush.
What Moses didn’t realize was that God had been preparing him all that time. By watching a little flock of sheep, he was in training to lead a human flock, numbering over two million, to freedom.
So there he was, standing before a burning bush. Moses had spent a lot of time in the wilderness. He saw a lot of tumbleweeds. He watched bushes catch fire and burn out. But this one was different. It continued to burn yet did not dissipate.
Something ordinary was doing an extraordinary thing. In other words, God was doing something to get Moses’ attention. And then He spoke.
God told Moses that He had seen the suffering of His people, and He was appointing Moses to go to Pharaoh and take the Hebrews to freedom.
Moses was an older man by that time. He was seasoned. Wiser.
In effect God was saying to him, “Moses, look at that old bush. Do you see how it keeps burning? That is what I’m going to do with you. You will continue burning until My purpose is accomplished. Are you up for that?”
God told him, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations” (Exodus 3:15 NLT).
We tend to look at these men through rose-colored glasses. Abraham had his lapses of faith, as did Jacob. Yet God was saying, “I am the God of men who have failed. I am the God of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things. There is hope for you. I’m not only the God of Abraham. I’m not only the God of Isaac and Jacob. I am the God of Moses.”
He was calling Moses and giving him a second chance. He had been seasoning Moses and getting him ready for what was ahead. Moses didn’t know when he woke up that day that his life would change forever. It came unexpectedly.
When something out of the ordinary happens in our lives, it may be the Lord trying to speak to us. When we have an unexpected change of plans, when something we weren’t preparing for happens, we think it’s the worst thing.
Maybe something like this has happened to you recently. There has been a change in your plans. You wonder what’s going on. Maybe the Lord is trying to get your attention.
It just might be the hand of God trying to say something or direct you in a certain way. And what may seem like a coincidence actually may be Providence. Disappointment is His appointment.
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