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Ezekiel's Prophesied War of Gog & Magog - By Pastor Mike Taylor - http://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/
24 "There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain." (Ezekiel 32:24-25)
If you start reading Ezekiel and understand that all the people around Israel are being prophesied to being slain with the sword. In the above verses, God speaks through Ezekiel about a country called "Elam".. Where is the land called Elam? This was the name of the land east of Mesopotamia and southwest, which is modern day Iran. Continue reading and as you come to chapter 31 and beyond, it appears to be a chronological order of disaster for all the people who surround Israel. These chapters lead up to the well known prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39.
Many bible scholars believe that a lot of these prophecies were fulfilled in time that Ezekiel actually wrote these chapters through Holy Spirit directives. Since we know that Ezekiel 38-39 has not been fulfilled as of yet, then logically, we can assume that the passages are a duality of prophecy that will be fulfilled in the last days.
As Ezekiel names each country that will receive judgment from God, we see that they are the same countries that are modern day enemies of Israel since her foundation as a sovereign country in 1948. God names Egypt in chapters 30-31 along with the nations that comprise northern Africa such as Ethiopia, Libya and others in confederation with Egypt called Chub. As you progress though chapters leading to chapter 38, judgment is pronounced on modern day Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and those countries that are touching the land of Israel then and today. Each will fall by the sword "which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living." Maybe a clear reference to Muslim terrorism we deal with today?
You'll notice that in chapter 34, God pronounces judgment on ancient Israel for their lack of being a shepherd to the flock of their people, which historically we know that Israel was taken to Babylonia for 70 years for not following the laws of God and His judgments. But notice that these chapters cover roughly 2500 years up to and including our modern era. God is telling Ezekiel what will happen in the very days that we live in and the judgment of those who come against His people Israel. Israel is back in her promised land, given to them by covenant by Almighty God for a perpetual and eternal inheritance that no one can annul. Israel is still surrounded by her ancient enemies, many of them came from their same ancestor, the patriarch Abraham. It has been a feud between a family of nations for nigh 4000 years, and is about to come to a climax. I believe sooner than later.
ARE WE IN WORLD WAR III?
Considering the news from the Middle East about in the past of ISIS, the Iranians which are Shiite, and Saudi Arabia, which is Sunni, we are in what I believe is a regional war between two sects of Islam and both are jockeying for political power based on their interpretation of what the Quran says, and who they follow as their perceived leader of their so called "religion". Personally, it's not a religion, but a theocracy of political, moral, and spiritual governance based on Sharia Law. But let us focus on what may be coming to the people who surround the one country that is in the center of all this political conflict, Israel.
We have been watching the developments in the Middle East for years now, as the play book changes from one day to the next. No one thought that we would be dealing with a Russian involvement in Syria, or their working with Iran directly in the area, but here we are with Iran on the border of Israel at the Golan Heights.
In the past the USA's "usurper" in chief pushed for a nuclear deal with one portion of the Islamic religion Iran, that is attempting to become the dominant power in the region by developing nuclear weapons, thus threatening all who live in this area of our planet and extending to the entire world. My question has always been "How long will Israel allow this threat to continue from Iran?" I have pondered this question now for nigh 15 years. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu gave an impassioned plea to our US Congress in March 2016 warning of the "Iran Deal" as a bad deal. We could spend several commentaries focusing on the conflict between Israel's PM and this past POTUS to include shenanigans to influence the Israeli elections, but thank God, Netanyahu was re-elected, as he is the only leader in Israel who will stand up to this looming threat of Iran. But my focus in this message, is what could be next in the unrest of the so-called "Arab Spring" and the regional war that is brewing in a cauldron that is about to explode all over the news. As mentioned previously, we have Russia who has taken up residence in Syria and obviously has no intention of leaving, as more military hardware, airstrips and missiles capable of striking Israel or anyone in the region. It is reported that Iranians troops are a few miles off the border with Israel at the Golan Heights, and Israel is eyeing them for any possible excursion into their territory.
WHEN or WILL ISRAEL ACT?
It has been reported that Israel had looked for a green light from Washington DC in 2014 to take out Iran's nuclear ambitions, but was threatened by Obama, as reported in Israeli News outlets:
"The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report at that time, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran's nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back."
Is it any wonder that Netanyahu came to the US Congress to present his case to the American people and to warn of the danger, to them, and to the world? This is speaking of our only ally in the Middle East, as Israel has been our friend since its birth in 1948 and has been a partner in providing intelligence to the USA about the dangers that abound in the area. Let's not forget the technological advances that have benefited this country, because of our inherit friendship. But that friendship that was imperiled by the outgoing "idiot in chief" , but has redeveloped with the present administration of POTUS Trump and VP Pence. And I forget, now we have Iran that is considered a partner in insuring peace in the region . . YEAH, RIGHT!! When I heard that stupid remark, my mouth had to be picked up off the floor. Thankfully, President Trump sees who the Iranians really are and is not a closet Muslim as was Obama, but puts our interest and our ally's interest ahead of political correctness.
Israel was pretty much on her own in the recent past, but I pray that position has changed. Israel looks for regional players who will stop the spread of Iranian power with Russian backing in the region and has found an unlikely partnership in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Yes, you heard right. Two of the past enemies of the state of Israel, and still are, helping each other to defeat Iranian power spreading to Yemen and the Houthi rebels that were financed by Iran. For now, they put aside their differences to attack what the region fears more than their mutual hatred of Israel, the conquering of the Middle East by Iran. In the past, these countries could no longer rely on the USA to be their protector anymore, but we pray that Israel and their collusion with other Middle East countries has changed to have faith in the present administration. These countries have taken on mounting an attack on Iranian power. Not only is that contradiction in terms of Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in a regional alliance, but something was reported that tells me that the countdown to an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities is imminent.
HAS ISRAEL DEVELOPED THEIR OWN BUNKER BUSTER BOMBS?
I read a report of a military depot that was bombed and the blast was so large, that only a bunker buster bomb could have penetrated the storage facilities that were buried. Arutz Sheva in Israel reports the following quote:
"Israel has developed and tested its own bunker buster bomb, that has been described as "a very credible military option," to use against Iran.
The 500-pound "MP-500" bomb is laser-guided, and has been shown penetrating four reinforced concrete walls. Iran has buried several of its nuclear facilities, including a uranium enrichment plant, under concrete bunkers in mountainous areas.
The government-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) developed the bomb, an upgrade of the U.S. Mk82 bunker buster.
'The lethality, precision ... and relatively low weight enables its use against multiple targets in a single pass; an element that increases the operational effectiveness of attack,' according to IMI."
"Israel is preparing to improve its capabilities to attack Iran's nuclear facilities by enlarging its aerial refueling aircraft to carry enough fuel for F-15 and F-16 warplanes that would be used in an attack on Iran.
Israel used 707 airplanes as flying bombing platforms to attack Yemen and a signal to Iran that they are capable of bombing their nuclear facilities. Knowing the advanced military planning that is a hallmark of the IDF, I see them using both platforms of F-35 jets to deliver these bombs (delivered in 2017) along with laser guided bombs from high altitude 707's, plus Saudi Arabia has given them the green light to fly over their airspace to provide the pathway to destroying Iran's nuclear facilities that Saudi Arabia fears and has cleared the way for an Israeli approach. This could be a long campaign and could be a virtual suicide mission by the Israeli pilots, as the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles would have to be considered. But Israel also has the ability to apply Stealth technology to their aircraft that cannot be seen by radar, or they can fly low till they reach their targets. Iranian nuclear facilities are wide-spread and in hardened underground facilities. I have read that Israel knows that they cannot destroy everything in their nuclear program, but can set the program back many years by hitting bottle neck attack points (a kind of choke point) that would virtually cripple the program using precision laser guided strikes.
I've often wondered if this strike would be anything but conventional weapons. Israel could resort to low yield nuclear weapons to make the devastation widespread and total in its destruction if they felt conventional bombs would not complete their objective of destroying Iran's nuclear ambitions. Of course, this would raise the loud protest of the international community no matter what weapon is used, but the howling would be even louder if it were nuclear. So, I believe this will begin the assault on Israel from her neighbors of Psalm 83 and their eventual defeat and conquest. I believe the entire world will be against Israel no matter the outcome and no one coming to help her, when the Iranian/Russian coalition decides to attack. (Gog-Magog).
GOG-MAGOG WAR SIGNALS THE REVEALING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST
I believe in my own spirit, that we will not see the coming Gog-Magog coalition that has Russian, Iran and even Turkey and other European countries, such as Germany come to take Israel down for her resources and to finally rid what they consider, the sole ingredient in the Middle East for unrest and sending the whole world into a nuclear conflict. It is ordained in prophecy that the true God of Israel will be their protector by destroying this invading army on the mountains of Israel and revealing Himself as alive and well to His people of Israel. So ushers in a relative peaceful existence for Israel as they clamor to rebuild their planned third temple and animal sacrifices are again initiated.
I believe because of the wide spread destruction that God will rain down on the invading forces that are destroyed on the mountains of Israel, a man that came out of nowhere as a leader of a European country..(could it be France and President Macron?) that this man will propose a covenant between Israel and the world. A covenant that had not been confirmed, but now is made a peace treaty that gives Israel a false sense of security to build the third Temple on the Temple Mount and falsely believe that they have been visited by the "political messiah" that will ensure their peace and security.
26 "And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Daniel 9:26-27)
Note and understand that the prophet Ezekiel made a prophecy that spans nearly 3000 years, as in verse 26 he proclaims what happened in 70 AD, and in the very next verse proclaims and prophecies what will again happen in our modern times when the Anti-Christ breaks a covenant that will be in the middle of the 7 year Tribulation. Some people read these two verses and bind them together, but I feel, fail to understand that Ezekiel speaks of two totally different time periods, one ancient and the other for our modern era.
WHO IS THE PROPHESIED GOG OF THIS EZEKIEL PROPHECY?
As has been reported, our good friend in Russia, Vladimir Putin (of course, I jest) has delivered the S-300 missiles to Iran after years of holding them up.
Wall Street Journal reports- "The Kremlin lifted its self-imposed ban on the delivery of a powerful missile air-defense system to Iran on Monday, stoking sharp criticism from the White House and Israel and casting fresh doubt on the international effort to curb Tehran's nuclear program."
Any delivery of an air-defense system would complicate airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities by Israel or the U.S. should the diplomatic track fail. Russian presence has made the plans of Israel to take out the nuclear facilities in Iran even more difficult, and at this writing, it is becoming more of a technological feat to disguise their intentions and to hide their plans of attack.
All who have been watching the signs of the times, have wondered what could be the meaning of the Blood Moons that have already had four pass in the last few years and the coming eclipse scheduled for July on the 21st of the year 2018.
If Israel does attack even with Russia in the region what will be the result of such an attack? I believe you will see condemnation from the world against Israel and further withdrawing support from the tiny Jewish state. I see UN sanctions coming upon Israel and Israel's enemies smelling blood and vulnerability and mounting an ill-conceived attack to fulfill the Psalm 83 prophecy. Can you see how quickly we are moving in Bible prophecy that leads up to Ezekiel 38-39? One will lead directly to the next. How long between the two? I don't believe it will be very long, but I believe long enough for Israel to finally feel safe.
10 "Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land."(Ezekiel 38:10-12)
Note that the economy of the aforementioned countries of Turkey, Iran and Russia are near collapse and the riches found in this tiny state of Israel with its technological advancements, oil, gas, and an economy that is booming would make a very big "Hook" in the jaw of those who eye to take what does not belong to them, to give a lift to their economies.
3 "And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:"(Ezekiel 38:3-4)
WHAT COULD BE COMING?
Please, this is only my wondering about what could be coming, based on scripture. I am no prophet, but God is moving this along rather quickly from the perspective of any bible believing Christian, that is awake and watching. The events are coming fast and furious as we move along in these last few years and I fully expect will move at "warp speed" as the coming of our Lord draws even closer. All could be done within a few short years. Peace, but a false peace based on guarantees of "one man" who makes a deal that Israel will embrace and sign a contract with the devil and death. I believe this coming war will unmask the coming "Lawless one" who will attempt to prevent another Gog-Magog attack and give Israel a false sense of peace for a short period of time. Israel will accept this man as their "political" Messiah, as Jesus spoke of in the Gospel of John :
" I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." (John 5:43)
Israel has never in the past believed they needed a "spiritual Messiah" as they had the law of Moses and their temple, so they rejected Jesus because He did not come to deliver them from Roman domination. Now the same has come to pass, they have a "political Messiah" coming to sign a treaty with them to give them what they desire, "Peace and Safety" and it will be finally revealed when the man stands in the temple claiming to be a god, that they will know they have made a pact with the devil. The coming next few years could very well be a dramatic year for Bible Prophecy. Let's makes some possible scenarios and assumptions that very well could develop.
1. Israel attacks Iranian nuclear facilities and putting the country years back in their quest for the bomb by destroying essential "choke points" of their program.
2. Iran, if not decimated, will quickly instruct their proxies of Hezbollah, Syria, and Gaza to mount an attack against Israel from the west, north and east.
3. If this is the fulfillment of Psalm 83, then I see Jordan, Egypt and possibly Saudi Arabia, even though they have partnered with Israel in the Yemen war, they still hate Israel.
4. Israel, with Almighty God's help will destroy all attackers who come against her, thus neutering the threat from its neighbors and blunting the effect from their most feared nemesis, Iran. This perceived calm will last for a very short time.
5. Israel will effectively own all gas and oil of the Middle East. They will be the direct competitor of the Russian Bear, who with their dictator found in Vladimir Putin, could be the leader spoken of in the Gog-Magog coalition that comes against Israel found in Ezekiel 38-39 as he desires what is not his...gas and oil.
6. How long after this devastating defeat of this coalition by Almighty God Himself, destroying 85% of this invading army, will a man arise and propose a 7 year peace plan to allow Israel to live in "peace and security"? Thus the rise of the Anti-Christ could be within the next few years or sooner.
All the above scenarios (and it is anybodies guess how it will play out) has been believed to be right around the corner for years, but one ingredient was needed to propel this into a imminent possibility, and that is the attack on Iran. We have been watching this for all of the 21st century, which we are in year 18. I believe WW3 is forming right now, and unless Islam is defeated in near total, then this war will continue as Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia jockey for complete control of the region and will only spread further into neighboring countries. The only thing that stands in their way is Israel and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
There is one last element that should make you long for the coming of our Lord, being very close at hand. If this above scenario play out along, or near what I have hypothesized, then when this ruler who proclaims peace and safety for Israel arises out of obscurity, then another prophecy will be fulfilled beforehand.
7 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."(2nd Thessalonians 2:7-10)
As scripture has spoken, iniquity has been at work since the time of Jesus and has been held back by One Person. There are many interpretations of who this restrainer is and what he is restraining. Many deny that it has to do with a removal of the church, before the man of sin can be revealed. But is that true? I don't believe it is that there is anybody but God who is holding back the full sway of lawlessness driven by Satan in his attempt to destroy mankind. So who is this restrainer that 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 mentions that is holding back sin and lawlessness? What or who that restraining force is, Paul does not say specifically in this letter. I have preached that it is the Holy Spirit for years, but I went to the internet to see what the consensus was. Many have speculated as to the identity of the restrainer, naming the restraining force as 1) human government; 2) gospel preaching; 3) the binding of Satan; 4) the providence of God; 5) the Jewish state; 6) the church; 7) the Holy Spirit; and 8) the ark angel, Michael. Whatever now restrains the Antichrist of vv. 3, 4, 8-10 from being revealed in the fullness of his apostasy and evil must be more than human or even angelic power.
The power that holds back Satan from bringing the final apostasy and unveiling of his Satan-possessed false Christ (the Antichrist) must be supernatural. It must be God's power in operation that holds back Satan, so that the "man of sin," "the son of destruction" (v. 3) won't be able to come until God permits it by removing the restraining power. The reason for the restraint was so that the Antichrist would be revealed at God's appointed time and no sooner, just as was Christ (Gal. 4:4), because God controls Satan.
The Holy Spirit of God is the only Person with sufficient (supernatural) power to do this restraining. How does He do it? Through Christians, He works in society to hold back the swelling tide of lawless living. At some point, though, He will be removed from the earth, allowing sin to have dominion over mankind. This can only happen when the Church-all true believers in Jesus Christ-are removed. This is because the Holy Spirit lives within each believer. When the church leaves the earth, the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way in the sense that His unique lawlessness-restraining ministry-through God's people- will be removed .
The removal of the Restrainer at the time of the removal of the church from planet earth must obviously precede the "day of the Lord." But as soon as individuals again start placing their faith in Christ during the tribulation, the Holy Spirit will again be "present" in the world. His ministry of restraining, though, seems limited to the time before the tribulation.
Those who read this message know that the time of the end of days is upon us. Even if they are not a Christian now, they know that the world cannot continue in its downward slide. Something has got to give, and what will give is the removal of the Bride of Christ and the beginning of a period that last 7 years with a one world ruler, known as the Anti-Christ. The signs of this imminent event are screaming at the world. Do you feel it? Have you fear in your heart what is coming upon the earth? If you don't now, you most certainly will. Jesus spoke of such unbridled fear coming upon all who live into what is called the Tribulation.
25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."(Luke 21:25-28)
What I have spoken of here in this message gives you fair warning of what is coming upon the earth and sooner than what you may even think or imagine. I do not consider myself a "watchman on the wall" of the caliber that Ezekiel was, but God has impressed me to warn you in the words of Ezekiel chapter 33:
2 "Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: "When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,
3 when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,
4 then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman"s hand."(Ezekiel 33:2-6)
I have blown the trumpet of alarm more times than I can imagine. Now some may continue to scoff and mock as the Apostle Peter spoke of in 2nd Peter chapter 3:
3 "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."(2nd Peter 3:3-7)
So my question to you is, where will you be found? Will you be those who scoff and mock and say it's not as bad as it seems. "Things will get better", you say. With all the evidence around you, are you so secure in those statements? If Jesus would come tonight, and He could, will you be found in Him, or found blind and naked in your unrighteous condition? Or will you fall on your knees, or say in your heart. "Lord, save me."
3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)
8 "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 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.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:8-13)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying God reveals Himself to you in His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul. If you have need for prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at email@example.com , or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com . God bless you all in the Name of Jesus Christ.
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Palestinians Celebrate UN Anniversary "Rights Of The Child" With Hate - By Itmar Marcus - http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2756
Nov. 20 marks the date when the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989).
While the Palestinian Authority joined the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2014, the Palestinian leadership is abusing its own children, presenting terrorists as heroes, "martyrs" as role models, and glorifying the murder of Jews and Israelis.
In the decades of monitoring the Palestinian Authority's open sources, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has exposed that the P.A. Ministry of Education teaches that terrorist "martyrs" are "heroes" and "the crown of their nation, the symbol of its glory, the best of the best."
Official P.A. TV has Palestinian children recite that "Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail," and that "Jews are the most evil among creations ... they descend from apes and pigs." TV cartoons teach young kids that "Jews work on earth for Satan, to try to destroy Muhammad."
Sports tournaments, school books, cultural events and even music videos glorify terrorists and encourage Palestinian youth to aspire to kill and be killed.
What we have found in more than 20 years of monitoring the P.A.--through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures that they control--are messages in Arabic of hatred, indoctrination and incitement, while in English, to the world, the P..A, the ruling Fatah Party, and leader Mahmoud Abbas present themselves as moderates who are Israel's peace partners.
Meanwhile, murderers, such as the infamous Dalal Mughrabi (who in 1978 with a group of terrorists hijacked a bus and murdered 37 civilians, including 12 children) is immortalized by the Palestinian Authortiy naming schools, town squares and community centers after her.
Terrorist murderer Baha Alyan (who murdered three Israelis on a bus in Jerusalem in 2015) is used by the P.A. as a role model to promote the value of reading to children. Terrorist murderer, Ahmed Jarrar (who killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six, in a drive-by shooting earlier this year) and 13-year-old Ahmed Manassreh, who attempted to murder an Israeli child, are glorified by having sports tournaments named after them.
The message Palestinian kids are getting is clear. If you kill an Israeli, you are a hero. If you make peace with an Israeli, you are a traitor and you are committing a crime against humanity.
Palestinian leaders actively encourage distortion of the universal platform of sporting events in this way. In September 2014, Jibril Rajoub, the P.A.'s Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, stated that: "Any activity of normalization with the Zionist enemy is a crime against humanity."
Is it any wonder then, that in the 2015 stabbing intifada, 50 percent of all terror attacks were carried out by teenagers--10 percent of whom were under the age of 15 years old?
On the day of the matriculation results, WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency published an article glorifying 16 teenagers, who instead of graduating with their classmates died carrying out terror attacks that year. The article stated: "Death as a martyr is the path to excellence and greatness and the path to those who know how to achieve great victory."
The message Palestinian kids are getting is clear. If you kill an Israeli, you are a hero. If you make peace with an Israeli, you are a traitor and you are committing a crime against humanity.
The P.A.'s indoctrination of its children to kill and be killed, and its active and passive recruitment of the children to take part in terrorism breaches numerous provisions of both the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol to the convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.
These Palestinian kids are victims. I don't blame them. They have grown up in a toxic environment, where they have been constantly exposed to messages of hate and terror in every aspect of their lives. Anyone who cares about Palestinians doesn't want to see their children indoctrinated with these messages of hate. Responsibility for these kids' actions lies squarely with their leadership, who are profoundly poisoning the minds of these children.
Nearing Midnight: The Cult of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Todd Strandberg -
The founding fathers never intended for the Supreme Court to be an exciting place of political activity. The plan they laid out had Congress making the laws, and the Executive branch implementing those laws. The Supreme Court's job was to make sure all the other players followed the Constitution.
The Supreme Court started wandering from its original mandate when liberal justices decided they had the authority to reinterpret the law. Just as the meaning of language changes over time, progressive lawyers and judges see the need to update our understanding of our constitutional guideline. As the highest court in the land became more bold in reshaping society, the Supreme Court came up with a ruling that banned prayer in schools and legalized the killing of unborn children.
In the past few years, we have rapidly reached a point where the four most liberal justices vote their political views on nearly every case that comes before them. The right of a citizen to own a gun is now a matter of who controls the Supreme Court. As soon as liberals attain a majority vote, they will strike down the Second Amendment.
A couple weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after fracturing three ribs from a fall in her office. Her injury prompted panic from supporters who worried about what it would mean for her seat on the court. Because she is one of the most liberal judges on the court, the leftists feared that President Trump would have a chance to replace her with someone with a conservative view.
Ginsburg has become such a cultish feminist icon, people were offering up their own body parts to keep her alive. "She can have all my ribs," Rabia Chaudry, an attorney, tweeted. "If Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs any of my bones or internal organs, I don't need mine," said actress Leslie Grossman.
This weird affection for her has been met with some humor demonstrating the whole absurdity of Ginsburg worship. Jimmy Kimmel went as far as to caution his viewers during his late-night show that they must "protect" the elderly justice "at all cost" so that she could stay on the Court "another 80 years." He suggested keeping Ginsburg in a giant bubble that was demonstrated by a woman dressed like her.
"We've been developing this over the last year," Kimmel continued. "We're sending this to Washington to protect Justice Ginsburg from injuries, for criminals, from bears - this thing is actually grizzly bear-proof."
According to the Associated Press, Ginsburg has had a history of health problems that she has overcome in recent years. It seems like there is some type of demonic protective bubble around her.
"She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009," reported the AP.
Justice Ginsburg has reached the ripe old age of 85 years, which is well past the point that most justices have decided to hang up their gavel. She has no plans to retire from her seat because her vote has become equal to a religious fervor. There was talk of her retirement about fours ago. After the 2014 midterm, when Republicans took back the Senate, she was going to wait until President Hillary Clinton came into office. Now that President Trump sits in the oval office and Republicans control the Senate, Ginsburg will have to wait until 2021.
Our system of democracy is a little messed up when our rights depend on the vote of one woman. The founding fathers knew that the best way to preserve freedom was by spreading power over a large legislative body. We have a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. By making the nine Justices of the Supreme Court final authority in the land, liberals have made it a much easier task to enslave the American people.
The huge battle that erupted over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation was about a moderate replacing a moderate. If Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped dead of a heart attack, it would mean civil war. Because we've drifted so far from the light of truth, we can no longer see the danger that seeks to devour us.
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Michele Bachmann: Israel is Fulfillment of Ezekiel's Prophecy - By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - www.breakingisraelnews.com
"Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; "May those who love you be at peace." Psalms 122:6 (The Israel Bible™)
At the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast (JPB) in Orlando last week, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann emphasized modern Israel's Biblical role in the world.
Bachmann co-chairs the JPB, an event designed to bring together government leaders and influential Christian leaders from all walks of society together to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
The inaugural JPB took place in Jerusalem in last year and was sponsored by Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and Members of the Knesset Robert Ilatov and Rabbi Yehudah Glick. Five-hundred-and-seventy world delegates from 58 nations attended the event.
In an interview with Charisma News, Bachman says there is no greater proof of prophecy than the State of Israel.
"Israel is the greatest miracle of the Bible," Bachmann said. "The Bible foretold that the modern Jewish state would be rebuilt, and within the lifetimes of many people here at this event. We are witnesses to the fulfillment of prophecy. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that even Jerusalem would come back into Jewish hands. That didn't happen until 51 years ago, in 1967. In my lifetime, I have witnessed the fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy."
"When you let that sink in, within our modern era, we are witnesses of prophetic fulfillment. That should not only build up our confidence and faith, it should build up our appreciation of the Bible, the authoritative Word of God. The Bible should be even more trustworthy, and it's not done. There are still more events to come."
Bachmann also cited the Biblical promise God made to Abraham as a basis for the prayer breakfast.
"I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you." Genesis 12:3
Bachmann emphasized that this Biblical promise had clearly brought practical results for America.
"We've seen it in the United States, even from a political perspective, as President Harry Truman recognized Israel in 1948. The United States, at that time, became the military and economic superpower of the world," Bachmann said in the interview. "Prior to the mid-1940s, America was not the military and economic superpower of the world. So, in many ways, the United States has been put on a tremendous pathway of blessing."
She noted the current political application of this blessing.
"I believe also, too, with President Donald Trump recognizing and declaring Jerusalem as Israel's rightful eternal undivided capital, that also puts the United States on a pathway of blessing," she said. "And why? It's because we're agreeing with what the Bible says. It isn't that we have a Republican president who did something right or a Democratic president who did something right. It's the fact that our governmental leaders are agreeing with Scripture. And that is blessing our country. The more we understand Scripture, and the more we understand what our role and obligations are under Scripture, and we walk out those obligations, we will be blessed. It's the combination of belief plus obedience that equals blessing. The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast to me is about blessing - blessing Israel - and we are blessed."
Also present at the event was Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. JPB Director Albert Veksler introduced Danon with a Biblical quip, comparing him coping with the anti-Israel atmosphere at the UN to his Biblical namesake coping with hungry lions.
"The difference is that Daniel was thrown into the lions' den only once," Veksler said.
Danon said in his speech that the UN helped him appreciate pro-Israel events like the JPB.
"For sure, for me it's a completely different ballgame," Danon said in an interview with Charisma News. "At the U.N., every day they blame Israel; they condemn us; they doubt our connection to Jerusalem and to the holy sites. I know we are standing on the right side of history, but coming here and seeing the support and love, it gives the entire Jewish community and the people a lot of inspiration. It inspires me to see so many friends of Israel coming together, praying together and standing together."
Daily Jot: The lies of Thanksgiving - Bill Wilson -
Across the United States, Americans are preparing for the holiday of Thanksgiving, except that many do not know exactly why we celebrate this wonderful day, and many others believe it is a day of sorrow. Anything in American culture that would portray people in a reverent and humble position toward God Almighty is subject to criticism and Thanksgiving is not exempt. Every year, the godless seek to chip away at the history of this blessed holiday that reminds us as a nation of our roots in thanking God for His many benefits. Time Magazine online is featuring an article written by Sean Sherman, a Native American, who says "The Thanksgiving tale we tell is a harmful lie." He goes on to tell his own tale about the event.
Sherman writes for Time: "The first official mention of a "Thanksgiving" celebration occurs in 1627, after the colonists brutally massacre an entire Pequot village, then subsequently celebrate their barbaric victory. Years later, President Washington first tried to start a holiday of Thanksgiving in 1789, but this has nothing to do with "Indians and settlers, instead it's intended to be a public day of "thanksgiving and prayer."" He goes on to quote a revisionist version of American history rife with bitter accusations of "nationalism," land-grabbing, and "Protestant Americans" massacring indigenous people. William Bradford's first-hand account of the first "Thanksgiving" found in "Of Plymouth Plantation" doesn't corroborate Sherman's version of history. But Time published it anyway.
Another example was in 2007 when the Seattle Public School system instructed its staff to "deconstruct" Thanksgiving using a bitter account by a native American advocacy group. "Deconstructing the Myths of the First Thanksgiving" offered 11 "myths" for teachers to share. These "myths" hardly documented anything from the true historic account written by Bradford. Myth number 11 recounted as fact: "For many Indian people, "Thanksgiving" is a time of mourning, of remembering how a gift of generosity was rewarded by theft of land and seed corn, extermination of many from disease and gun, and near total destruction of many more from forced assimilation. As currently celebrated in this country, "Thanksgiving" is a bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal returned for friendship."
In "Of Plymouth Plantation," Bradford writes of how the Indians stole tools from the settlers and after an English speaking Indian named Samoset came to their camp, they became friends, the tools were returned and "With him, after friendly entertainment and some gifts, they made a peace which has now continued for twenty-four years." The peace agreement set forth how the Pilgrims and the Indians would help and protect each other by living in peace. The bitter politically-correct crowd has it wrong. The first Thanksgiving, as it was then and is today, is a 1 Chronicles 16:34 day, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever." And don't let the lies of deceivers spoil it.
Daily Devotion: Always Thankful - By Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18
A hospital chaplain kept a record of 2,000 patients he had known who were apparently in a dying condition and had shown signs of repentance. He reported that of those who were restored to health, only two showed what he felt were marked changes in their spiritual lives after their recovery.
In other words, when people thought they were dying, they wanted God's help. But once they had recovered, they forgot about Him. They continued to live the way they wanted to live.
Far too often we ask God for help, but when He gives it, we don't offer Him any thanks in return. What would you think of a person who was always asking for resources and favors and never took the time to thank you? (Actually, I think we call them children.)
It is one thing to give thanks when things are going well, but we can give thanks even when times are hard. Think of David and the beautiful psalms that he penned. One of my favorites is Psalm 63: "Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name" (verses 3-4 NKJV).
We may think David wrote those words while he was kicking back on a beautiful, sunny day. But actually, he wrote Psalm 63 when he was in exile in the wilderness, running from his son, Absalom, who wanted to take his throne. In the midst of his anguish and personal pain, he wrote, "Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. . . ."
We can praise the Lord in good times, but we can also praise Him in bad times. Are you giving Him the praise that He deserves?
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