A Cup of Trembling

Hamas rejected the Egyptian proposed cease fire between Israel and the Palestinians. Within hours of the proposal, Hamas pounded Israel with rocket after rocket.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered the Israeli Air Force to resume strikes over Gaza Tuesday afternoon, six hours after a ceasefire proposed by Egypt, accepted by Israel and rejected by Hamas, was due to go into effect. During those hours, dozens of Hamas rockets raked town after town and village after village.

 

Early Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry was already heading to Cairo to take the lead in the Egyptian initiative when he was ordered by Washington to turn around and make tracks for home.
President Barack Obama had no wish to stand in line with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu behind their highly speculative initiative.

According to our sources in Washington, the real reason the White House pulled Kerry out of another certain fiasco in the nick of time was incoming intelligence that Tehran had ordered its Palestinian pawn Jihad Islami to ignore the ceasefire and keep on shooting from Gaza. This left Hamas no option but to follow suit.

 

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Tuesday that “the State of Israel must go all the way”, and called on Israel to prosecute Operation Protective Edge to the “very end.”

Speaking at a press conference, Liberman said “the world must give us full diplomatic backing to go all the way. And by ‘go all the way,’ I don’t mean to deliver a blow. We must lead and end this operation with the IDF ruling the entire Gaza Strip.

 

Hamas had officially rejected the proposed ceasefire from the beginning, while militants from Sinai, Syria and Lebanon joined the fray overnight. Also overnight, two more rockets from Lebanon hit northern Israel, as did a missile fired from war-torn Syria. It marked the first time Israel had been simultaneously attacked on four fronts – Gaza, Sinai, Lebanon and Syria.

 

Turkey’s PM lashed out at Israel.

Israel’s approach to the Palestinians is no different to the mentality of Adolf Hitler, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing Israel of committing “systematic atrocity and state terror” against the Palestinians since 1948. While he welcomed Egypt’s initiative for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, Erdoğan said a cease-fire was not enough and stressed that Israel should “immediately lift the illegal embargo on Palestine.”

 

Israel is quickly becoming a “cup of trembling”.

http://www.sott.net/article/253675-Attacks-on-Gaza-Strip-spark-anti-Israel-protests

                     Zechariah 12:2

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

 

 

 

The Cold Cometh…..

In the Book of Job there is a prophecy that indicates the “time of trouble” or Tribulation period will be a time that includes periods of great snow and cold.

                    Job 38:21-23

21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

 

The trending weather evidence beginning last year has shown a cooling effect upon the earth while record after record of cold temperatures and snow falls continue to be broken. While there is too much information to post concerning, here are a couple of links that compile these record events to view the evidence.
Global Warming is nothing more than a man made hoax used to do their bidding. Unknown to most of the world is the fact that 31,487 American scientist including over 9,000 with PhD’s have signed a petition to reject the Global Warming agreement written in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. It can be viewed here:  http://www.petitionproject.org/

 

The Thorn of the world and Nation of the Lord

The whole world is against the tiny nation of Israel.

Embassy protest against Israel

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689465/Hundreds-pro-Palestinian-demonstrators-bring-London-traffic-standstill-protest-outside-Israeli-embassy.html

Excellent summary of the ongoing Israeli/Arab conflict

 

 

 

15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God. Amos 9:15

 

 

Crafty Counsel

Hamas continues to pound Israel with rockets while half of the Israeli population are now living in bomb shelters. Hamas is trying to inflict the most damage possible.

3 rockets fired at Negev city which contains Israel’s nuclear reactor; 2 fall in open areas, one intercepted.

On Tuesday, Consul General of the State of Israel David Siegel told TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro that over half of Israel’s population was currently hunkered down in bomb shelters thanks to the spate of rocket attacks from Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “It’s a very difficult night in Israel. Roughly half our population, around 4 million people are in bomb shelters tonight,”

“No country would ever tolerate even one of these missiles, let alone 150 in a day.” Siegel confirmed that Israel was drafting 40,000 reserves. “We offered quiet for quiet,” Siegel said. “They saw that as weakness. Again, they’ve miscalculated Israel’s intent…You’re going to see over the next few days a very significant operation.”

July 10th – The IDF is on the move against Hamas.

 Over 500 targets have been hit since start of Operation Protective Edge; IDF targets infrastructure sites used by Hamas’s senior commanders.

The air force also hit 118 underground rocket launchers, including infrastructure designed for medium- and long-range rocket fire against Israel.

 

The response to the conflict from the world is very telling. One totally oblivious to the times we are living in.

“The international community is totally disinterested. Yes, there were a few press releases from [UK Foreign Secretary] William Hague and a few others, but generally the world doesn’t show any particular interest in this,” the official told The Times of Israel. “They’re either very tired of [the Israeli-Palestinian conflict], or their attention is elsewhere, or they want to go on a summer vacation and don’t think this story is important enough.”

The US no longer stands by Israel.

Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government official said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, hinting that the current Israeli government is not committed to peace.

 

In an unusually harsh major foreign policy address, Philip Gordon, a special assistant to US President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, appealed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make the compromises needed to reach a permanent peace agreement. Jerusalem “should not take for granted the opportunity to negotiate” such a treaty with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has proven to be a reliable partner, Gordon said.

But yet Gordon goes on to say:

“The United States will always have Israel’s back. That’s why we fight for it every day at the United Nations,” Gordon said. But as Israel’s greatest friend and strongest defender, Washington should be allowed to ask some fundamental questions, he added.

 

Specifically, Gordon went on: “How will Israel remain democratic and Jewish if it attempts to govern the millions of Palestinian Arabs who live in the West Bank? How will it have peace if it’s unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation and allow for Palestinian sovereignty, security and dignity? How will we prevent other states from supporting Palestinian efforts in international bodies, if Israel is not seen as committed to peace?”

No country on earth wants peace more than Israel.

Meanwhile Syria has threatened Israel.

Syria is making preparations to strike Tel Aviv in case Israel launches another attack on its territory, The Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

The Syrian army has begun deploying advanced surface-to-surface missiles, the report said, adding that it has received orders to strike central Israel in case additional attacks against Syria are carried out.

 

In a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad said: “If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv.”

Although the countries in the Middle East are tearing themselves apart, they have one thing in common and that is the will to destroy Israel. Psalm 83:2-5.

For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

Is this more evidence for the Psalm 83 war?

Mahmoud Abbas is secretly plotting an all-out Palestinian war on Israel: Its ultimate challenge

As Palestinian-Israeli rancor exploded in a military duel with Hamas in Gaza, the tit-for-tat murders of kidnapped teens and firebomb-rock- wielding riots by Israeli Arabs, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented a calm front as though everything was under control. That front is about to be severely tested. The coming DEBKA Weekly out next Friday will detail how Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is secretly stirring his people up behind his peace mask for a fateful war on Israel. He plans an all-encompassing, lethal “Third Intifada” to place Israel in extreme peril.

http://www.debka.com/article/24079/Mahmoud-Abbas-is-secretly-plotting-an-all-out-Palestinian-war-on-Israel-Its-ultimate-challenge

 

 

 

 

The arrow that flieth by day

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Psalm 91

As of this writing more than half of Israel is under attack with over 100 rockets having been launched into Israel by Hamas within a 24 hour period. By definition of any other country, this is an act of war. It seems the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli boys was the tipping point.

July 8th – “During the day, the first Hamas rocket over Tel Aviv was blown up in mid-air by an Iron Dome battery after volley after volley hit southern and central Israel. .
In readiness for attack, public shelters were earlier opened in Tel Aviv, the beaches along the Mediterranean coast. Arrivals and departures of flights at Ben Gurion international and Eilat airports were thrown off schedule by Israeli Air Force sorties against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The IDF called up another 40,000 reservists Tuesday, July 8, after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered Operation Solid Rock expanded against mounting Palestinian rocket assaults – 100 by mid-afternoon. This was after Israel carried out dozens of air strikes Monday night, culminating during the day in raids that killed five leading Hamas operatives.

It is interesting to note the name of the IDF operation ‘Solid Rock‘. For the Christian, the rock is Christ Himself. 1 Corinthians 10:4

“Hamas also made several attempts to smuggle terrorists into Israel for attacks: The IDF repelled a Hamas naval commando landing on Ashkelon’s Zikkim beach.  Another group of terrorists tried to creep into Israel through a tunnel under the Kerem Shalom crossing.”

Hamas has threatened Israel with more pain.

“Directly addressing Israeli citizens, the spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said, “Our people will not give in to your crimes. You will pay a heavy and painful price.” He continued by saying that the rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel were a natural response to the “Israeli aggression.”

A broken promise?

Remember from one of the previous papers that Egypt’s head of government Al-Sisi, publicly announced a role in “protecting” Israel’s southern border.

When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand Ezekiel 29:7

Is this the beginning of a broken promise from Egypt to protect Israel? Will it lead to the many prophecies of Egypt yet to be fulfilled?

“On the diplomatic front, Israel suffered another letdown when Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi disappointed the hopes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had vested in him to intercede powerfully with Hamas for a ceasefire. El-Sisi decided that the Israeli-Hamas conflict was a minor episode in regional terms and no real threat to Egypt’s national interests and dropped his role as peace broker. This was a bitter disappointment to Jerusalem. It left Israel facing the Palestinian aggressor alone.”

One thing is for certain:

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep Psalm121:4.

 

 

Into the Fray – A Middle East Update

Israel
If you have not heard by now, the 3 abducted Israeli boys were found murdered and dumped in a field. Last Tuesday Hamas attacked with a barrage of rockets as the funeral was underway in Modi’in for the three slain Israeli teenagers. In retaliation, Israeli Air Force struck 34 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

The tone out of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has changed. Tired of the endless, constant threats, acts of terrorism, hypocrisy from the US, failed diplomacy, and insults from the UN has, I believe, caused Israel to draw a line in the sand. They will no longer tolerate the hatred and abuse.

“Israeli defense officials passed the word to foreign news agencies Thursday, July 3, that troop reinforcements had been sent to the Gaza Strip border amid intensifying Palestinian rocket barrages.” “The reinforcements almost certainly included tanks and self-propelled artillery. A military official added that the Israeli Navy had reinforced its war fleet opposite Gaza’s Mediterranean coast, and the Home Front Command had raised the national level of alert.”

As of July 3rd, “Palestinian sources cited by Walla reported that Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas to stop rocket fire from Gaza within 48 hours. Otherwise, Israel warned, it intends to launch an attack on Gaza.” “The sources said that the threat was delivered by Egyptian Intelligence to the head of Hamas’s political bureau, Musa Abu Marzuk, who is in Cairo.”

Also – “Syrian rebel forces are frustrated that Israel is not striking government targets in their country more forcefully, and are urging Jerusalem to play a greater role in the civil war raging just over the Jewish state’s northern border.

Remember from the previous post, for now, Egypt is “helping” Israel. Also remember that Israel now has at least three nuclear subs in the Persian Gulf.

ISIS
ISIS or their new name of IS (Islamic State) continues to make major advances. They have now declared an Islamic State and Caliphate. Remember a caliphate is the claim of a dynasty that will rule all of the Muslim people and eventually the world once it “submits to Allah”. That is a major claim now being declared. Quoting from news articles below:

“Islamic State demands allegiance of all Muslims after unilaterally declaring establishment of caliphate” The leader of the extremist group that seized much of northern Iraq and Syria called on Muslims worldwide on Tuesday to join the battle and help build an Islamic state in the newly conquered territory.

The 19-minute audiotape from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came two days after his organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, unilaterally declared the establishment of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the land it controls. It also proclaimed al-Baghdadi the caliph (and a direct decendant of Muhammad), and demanded that all Muslims around the world pledge allegiance to him.

In the statement, al-Baghdadi makes clear his global ambition and presented himself as the leader of all Muslims. With his group’s dramatic blitz in the heart of the Middle East, the Iraqi-born al-Baghdadi has made a bid to eclipse even al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri as the jihadi movement’s most influential figure.

He said the Islamic state is a land for all Muslims regardless of nationality, telling them it “will return your dignity, might, rights, and leadership.”

“It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers,” he said — an appeal aimed at broadening his support base beyond the Middle East. “Muslims, rush to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The earth is Allah’s.”

July 1st – “Sources of the autonomous Kurdish government of Iraq say ISIS has plundered in the past fortnight enough advanced US-made weapons to arm 200,000 combat personnel. Los Angeles Times said Tuesday that that US armored Hunvees, artillery pieces as well as truck rockets from Iraq were seen on the Syrian battlefield.”

July 3rd – ISIS “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country’s largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight”.

“The well-organized army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claims it has access to nuclear weapons and a will to use them to “liberate” Palestine from Israel as part of its “Islamic Spring,” according to a WND source in the region.”
July 5th – IS is currently advancing on the Baghdad military air base. “IS’s commanders have their eye on the assault planes stored at the Baghdad air base which Iran and Russia delivered in the last 10 days to help Maliki fight the Sunni Islamists. They are all designed for striking ground targets. Iran sent eight fighters – four Su-25UBKMs and four Su-25Kms with crews, and the Russians six Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoots, along with air and ground maintenance crews.

The last Caliphate ended in 1924 with the demise of the Ottoman Empire. Of the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, 85% are Sunni like ISIS, so al-Baghdadi potentially has millions of Muslims that can take up arms in his call as Caliphate and leader of the Muslim world. ISIS is no longer a terrorist outfit like Al-Qaeda. They are now a conquering, religious, political, and militaristic machine just like all Islam is and was since it was invented by Mohamed. They will not stop their conquest until someone stops them – plain and simple. They will push until something gives, and it won’t be Israel.

Surrounding Arab States
Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 troops to the country’s border with Iraq Thursday, according to Reuters. Saudi Arabia shares a 500-mile border with Iraq where militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) declared an “Islamic caliphate” earlier this week.

Jordan – Jordan is critical to the safety of Israel. “The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is rapidly making gains in war-torn Iraq and Syria, and is now threatening one of the region’s few stable regimes, Jordan. The Hashemite Kingdom has reportedly amassed forces along its eastern border with Iraq, but after ISIS managed to so effortlessly overrun the American-backed Iraqi army, there is cause for concern. There is growing speculation that if ISIS makes a move on Jordan, Israel will be asked to join the fight.”
Jordan not only has control of the Temple mount, but the US and Israel are both bound by military pacts to defend the throne of the Hashemite King Abdullah II. Foreign Minister Lieberman (Israel): We will do everything to maintain Jordan’s stability.

The ISIS terrorists see Jordan’s Western-backed King Abdullah as an enemy of Islam and an infidel, and have publicly called for his execution. ISIS terrorists recently posted a video on YouTube in which they threatened to “slaughter” Abdullah, whom they denounced as a “tyrant.” Some of the terrorists who appeared in the video were Jordanian citizens who tore up their passports in front of the camera and vowed to launch suicide attacks inside the kingdom.
Egypt – “Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its’ border defenses. This flurry of Saudi-Egyptian military steps comes in the wake of intelligence gathered by Saudi reconnaissance planes showing Iraqi Al Qaeda-linked Sunni fighters (ISIS) heading for the Saudi border and aiming to seize control of the Iraqi-Saudi crossing at Ar Ar”

Lebanon – Prior to the onslaught of ISIS, Israel said concerning Hezbollah –“Israel: Hezbollah is now stronger than any Arab army. Israel’s top military officer warned today that Hezbollah’s capabilities have grown substantially since the 2006 war, putting much of Israel within the reach of the Lebanese Shiite militant organization.”

Ramadan
Ramadan – is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Ramadan started the evening of June 28th and will end July 28th.

ISIS declared the Islamic state the first day of Ramadan. “Historically Ramadan was born as a month of Jihad and the most illustrious Jihad wars of Islam — from the Battle of Badr to that of Tours (732) to the initiation of Jihad for the independence of Pakistan (1946-47) — were all conducted in sacred Ramadan.” The first Friday prayers of Ramadan occasioned calls for more “martyrs.”

Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are in a self-destruct mode. Over 50,000 Iraqis of which mostly are Christian have fled the Nineveh township of Qaraqosh. Pray for their deliverance.

Are we witnessing the days leading up to the Psalms 83 war, or is this just another episode in Israel’s tumultuous history? Time will tell. All the countries mentioned in this article are involved in that war. They are listed below.

Psalm 83 Coalition:
Tents of Edom = [decedents of Esau] Palestinian Refugees and Southern Jordanians
Ishmaelites = Saudi Arabians
Moab = Palestinian Refugees and Central Jordanians
Hagrites = Egyptians
Gebal = Northern Lebanese
Ammon = Palestinian Refugees and Northern Jordanians
Amalek = Arabs South of Israel
Philista = Palestinian Refugees and Hamas of Gaza Strip
Inhabitants of Tyre = Hezbollah and Southern Lebanese
Assyria = Syrians and perhaps Northern Iraqis included
Children of Lot = Moab and Ammon

Regardless, we already know the end result since it is written in the Word of God. Israel is victorious and will enlarge its’ borders.

Speaking of the latter days the Lord says “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision Psalms 2:1-4.
I have mentioned before that I believe the end will be upon us like a whirlwind and part of the reason Jesus says in Revelation “I come quickly” three times is to portray the urgency of how quickly the events leading up to the Tribulation and the events of His Revelation will unfold. Paul speaks something similar to this as well:
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
The ‘day of the Lord’ spoken here is referring to the Tribulation.

Keep looking up!!

ISIS Advance

 

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12

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