Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
"Israel vows it will use far greater force in the next war and will treat the Lebanese state — in whose government Hizballah has a major role — as the enemy, rather than just the Shi'ite militia, a prospect that frightens many Lebanese."
"Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Al-Rai newspaper claimed several days ago that Western sources told it that "Israel will wage war the minute it discovers the whereabouts of Nasrallah's hideout whatever the time or circumstances," Nasrallah, the anti-Semitic head of Hizbullah, has mostly been in hiding since the Second Lebanon War."
"Some people believe that sending a U.S. ambassador to Syria, for the first time since 2005, will be useful, because he will be able to deliver messages to the Assad regime. But the best message we could send right now does not require an ambassador in Damascus, just clarity in Washington: Sending SCUDs to Hezbollah will not be tolerated, and Israeli military actions taken to prevent it will have full American support."
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
During the Psalm 83/Isaiah17 (and associated prophecies) war, Israel does take an initial hit on its population, but it is not a devastating or incapacitating hit. Nor is it a hit which destroys the county's national infrastructure. This soon-to-be fact is manifest by the Lord in Ezekiel 38/39. Shortly thereafter the war of Psalm83/Isaiah17 the Lord declares that Israel has recovered from this war and is in possession of great wealth. The Word of God came upon Ezekiel describing Israel in the post-Psalm83/Isaiah 17 reality, saying: (bold emphasis added)
In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.
You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’
Also, notice in Ezekiel 39:21-29 the specific God-given purposes for which this prophetic and ultimate judgment against the Gog/Magog confederation will occur prior to Daniel's 70th Week.
“I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward. The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.""
“Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name— after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.”
Daniel's 70th Week is brought to an end with the full and indescribably majestic Revelation of Jesus our God and Messiah to the whole world.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
11 May 2010: I never thought I'd live to see the day that the United States of America could be so easily compared to the primary factors which define the generic "banana republic." In case you were unaware, a banana republic is defined as being a country which is politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture, and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy, and corrupt clique.
Sound familiar? I thought so too. And after I exhausted all of the apropos comic relief that definition elicited, the reality of it hit home, as well it should. Everything in this world seems to have been turned upon its head: indecency, vulgarity are accepted and common place, wrong is right, criminals and terrorists are celebrated, insane is sane, and the United States of America, now more than ever before, resembles a garden variety Banana Republic than its Constitutional Republic doppelganger.
Case in point. Late next month Lamb & Lion Ministries is hosting it's "Defending the Faith" Bible Prophecy Conference in Allen, Texas. For the second successive time our brother in the Lord, Donald Dolmus, a citizen of Nicaragua (again under the Marxist regime of president Daniel Ortega), has been flatly denied the eight-day non-immigrant visa required by our State Department to attend this Bible conference. Apparently the United States Government is convinced once again, despite all of the concrete and considerable evidence to the contrary, that Donald intends to abandon his loving wife and young son, their home, his job in the banking industry, and all of the stability they have established in Managua, Nicaragua to escape into the burgeoning socialist utopia being erected in the United States by our current usurper president and leftist Congress. Who, pray tell, in their right mind would want to do that? Unbelievably, the United States government fervently believes it.
Of course it is no problem for this same U.S. State Department to repeatedly issue non-immigrant visas to the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Hugo Chavez who come here to trash this nation and our Israeli ally with regularity. But Donald is rejected the same non-immigrant visa by the US government because he wants to attend, by invitation, a Bible conference. Am I splitting hairs here? Well, mind you, this is the same United States government which refuses to enforce the "on the books" laws to secure our borders from illegal immigration and simultaneously severely criticizes the State of Arizona's new immigration law, which was enacted specifically because the Obama Administration refuses to execute it's duty to secure our borders. Moreover, this government is even attempting the process whereby illegal aliens in the United States are offered blanket amnesty of their criminal acts.
What's wrong with this picture? Too much irrational and illogical nonsense to keep the blood pressure down, that's for sure. So, I move on, more galvanized than before to do what can be done to change things in the next election, to defend the faith, and believe that the Lord's will is being done. There's always next year and many months until then to fight the good fight.