ISIS – A Factor in Gog & Magog?

The war of Gog & Magog is still sometime yet in the future, but unlike in the distant past, today all of the countries that participate in this coming war are now in the news. Based on the verse below, it seems this war will mark the beginning of the Tribulation for God’s fury and wrath are held no more when Gog advances on Israel and His judgment will begin ushering in a 7 year covenant signed with the Antichrist, Israel, and many of the nations (as in the EU).

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;Eze 38:18-19.

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. Dan 9:27

No country will come to Israel’s aid but, God will intervene before the attack on Israel causing the enemy to turn on themselves in a chaotic, hysteria of mass confusion caused by a massive earthquake. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+38%3A19-23&version=KJV

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Nothing New Under The Sun

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

Although it is debated who wrote Ecclesiastes, most likely it was King Solomon; the wisest man the world has ever known. The verse above has more meaning than one can imagine. The verse is speaking to cycles. What was done in the past will be done again in the future. On a large scale, it speaks to a repeat of certain historical events that occurred in the Old Testament. On a smaller scale it speaks to the repetition of daily activities and mindsets of man throughout the ages. Essentially it is saying that nothing new will come that has not already come and that includes the end of days.

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure Isaiah 46:9-10 

The bible is an open declaration of events beginning with the first state of the universe to the last. It conveys future events by inference, as historical archetypes. Wikipedia defines archetype as “A statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated”. There are many archetypes in the bible. I will outline a few here as an example starting with Abraham.

Abraham, although a gentile from Ur in the ancient land of Assyria, was the first Hebrew and father of the Israelites. His name in Hebrew means “father of a multitude”. The Lord called Abraham out of his country. “Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee” Genesis 12:1. Abraham was given the everlasting covenant of God that led to the nation of Israel; still in existence today. Interestingly, according to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born in 1948 A.M. (Anno Mundi – calendar era based on the biblical creation of the world). This year is significant as it also was the year Israel was created as an official nation (1948 A.D.)

 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3

The covenant was sanctioned through a series of transactions in which the Lord visited Abraham seven times and seven times He certifies His Word. After the third visit when Abraham was separated from his nephew Lot, Abraham picked 318 of his servants to engage in war in the Sodom/Gomorrah area. A series of battles was fought at the time that included four kings:

 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Genesis 14:1-3

The king’s battle took them into the area of Sodom where Lot lived and was captured. One man escaped and brought the news to Abraham who then took his 318 trained men, rescued Lot and regained the spoils of war. Research reveals the four kings are significant in that they represent prophetically four future nations.

Amraphel King of Shinar was actually Nimrod of Babylon, “a mighty hunter before the Lord” who hunted and enslaved the souls of men. He held the first monarch, was the father of the occult and pagan worship, and defined the original, sinful, Babylon which today is a mystery that envelops the entire world. Arioch, king of Ellasar was associated with the area later known as Greece. The Greeks refer to themselves as the people of “Ellas”.

Chedorlaomer was the progenitor to the Medo-Persian Empire and ruled the land between the Persian Gulf on the south and the Caspian Sea on the north. The final king Tidal, king of the nations or “Goyim” as the Hebrew text has it seemed to control an area across several gentile regions. History references connect him to Tudhalia I, ruler of the Hittite empire that covered most of Turkey to the eastern end of the Black Sea. The Hittite king engaged in mounting of large mercenary armies from the surrounding tribes and trained them through systematic training making them a fierce warrior nation for centuries. “King of nations” suggests a large area of influence and Jewish history place Tidal as forerunner of the large, Western, gentile empire that would follow stating that “Tidal is Rome”.

These four kings emulated the 4 gentile nations of Babylon, Greece, Medo-Persia, and Rome later to become world empires as history dictated. Thirteen Hundred years after Abraham’s battle with the four kings, Daniels prophecy of the 4 gentile nations is revealed Daniel 2:31-35.

After his victory, Abraham returned to the city of Salem, later to become known as Jerusalem.

 17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale. 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Genesis 14:17-20

The “kings dale” would become the future site of Mt. Zion. Here Abraham met with Melchizedek, whose name means “king of righteousness”, to partake in the sacramental bread and wine which foreshadowed the future Jewish festival of Passover initiated six centuries later. Melchizedek was a type of Christ, whose sacrifice brought the new covenant and the called-out body of believers known as the church. After the Church age comes to an end with the Rapture, Jesus’ superior priesthood will bring the same covenant to Israel.

What is seen in Abraham’s actions predict the truth that the four kingdoms must be defeated before the Kingdom of Heaven can be established. Abraham’s enemies of gentile powers conferred with the old gods with the ultimate plan to control the world. The fundamentals of the plan never change as over and over again it emerges to be defeated again and again. Today, three of the four gentile powers have been defeated in past history. The fourth power of Rome (in a dispersed form) has reared its ugly head and is once again attempting to conquer the world.

Essentially, Abraham celebrated Passover before there was a Passover and this sets the theme that resonates through history until its final fulfillment. This theme can be seen in the life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and the Great Tribulation.

Egypt of the Old Testament symbolizes the world system, or world order, a system of idolatry, political power, and wealth that is the model for Israel’s battle with the final Gentile kingdom. Ancient Egypt enslaved the Jewish people under Pharaoh, a type of Antichrist. Moses was called out to liberate them from bondage resulting in the ten plagues falling on the Egyptians. The 10 plagues foretell the days of the Great Tribulation to come when Israel will emerge victorious from the ultimate enslavement of the world system under the control of the coming Antichrist. Without going into detail, the 10 plagues are representative of the outpouring of vials in Revelation.

The death of the firstborn was the final plague on Egypt. The Israelites were instructed to paint the blood of a lamb on their doorpost in order for the Angel of death to “Passover” them as he carried over all of Egypt in one night. This action connects the past to the future as it looks back to when Abraham drank of the cup with Melchizedek and forward to its ultimate fulfillment in the Passover cup which Jesus partook with his disciples before giving His own life’s blood for the world. Thus the Passover became eternally memorialized for Israel as the blood on the door became a great symbol of deliverance from judgment and freedom from bondage. The blood from the lamb foreshadowed the great “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” John 1:29.

During Passover, the Israelites eat unleavened bread for seven days which speaks of freedom from the physical corruption of sin, represented by the leavening (yeast) that would normally be present. Scripture would be recited and the taking of four cups. Each of the cups represents a prophecy taken from Exodus 6:6-7.

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

The first cup – Salvation – The Lord saved the people from Egypt’s judgments (believers are saved from the Lord’s judgment).

The second cup – deliverance – celebrates the actions of Moses the deliver (believers are delivered from the bondage of sin).

The third cup – redemption – recalls the miracles of their time in the desert – (believers are redeemed by the blood of Christ).

The fourth cup – relationship – exalts the contract between God and His people at the Mountain of God, and His promise to bring them into the Kingdom – (believers have a personal, intimate relationship with God just as a father is to his son).

When Jesus took the fourth cup at the last supper, He activated an ages-long plan that would bring Him into a full relationship with the redeemed.

 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:42

When Jesus was arrested, He said “Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it” John 18:11. Jesus now personifies the cup and bread taken so long ago by Abraham in the presence of Melchizedek.

Now let’s take a look at how Jesus is an archetype of Israel:

  1. He had a miraculous birth; born of a virgin. In her old age Sara, wife of Abraham, miraculously gave birth to Isaac.
  2. Jesus is called the only begotten Son of God. Israel is also called the son of God. “And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn” Exodus 4:22.
  3. Jesus was taken to Egypt to escape King Herod. Israel went to Egypt to receive deliverance from famine by a Pharaoh who had made their brother Joseph prime minister.
  4. Both Jesus and Israel experienced hatred upon their return to Israel. The Jews rejected Jesus while Israel’s return was marked by many kingdoms in the area and once they entered in the Promised Land, they still had to fight aggressive tribes. Today with Israel’s current return as a nation in 1948, nothing has changed.
  5. Jesus was executed by the Romans on the cross. Israel had the same fate with the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. and hundreds of thousands hung on Roman crosses that lined the roads for miles. Eventually they had a great Diaspora and were driven to the four corners of the earth.
  6. Jesus resurrected on the third day. Israel is prophesied to rise again on the third day. “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early Hosea 5:15 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight Hosea 6:2.
  7. Our Lord will never die again. He is Everlasting Life. In the end the Kingdom of Israel shall last forever. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever Daniel 2:44.

As a type of Israel, Jesus’ final victory and eternal existence have set the path for Israel. Since their existence over three thousand years ago, so many gentile nations have sought to destroy Israel, only to fail. There are many other archetypes too numerous to mention here.

The end of days during the Tribulation will be a repeat as “in the days of Noe”. The coming Antichrist and his cohorts lying, wondrous powers will be a repetition of the ancient, supernatural, and worldly sin committed in the days of Noah. So what about the Antichrist himself?

You may be surprised to know the bible says he has already walked the earth and will be resurrected to walk it again. There is “nothing new under the sun”!

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is Revelation 17:8

We can see that the Antichrist has already existed, died, and his spirit will be resurrected as he comes up out of the bottomless pit and enters a human whose linage belongs to a long line of Seleucids including the infamous Antiochus IV Epiphanes. At some point the Seleucids intermarried with the Roman Flavian dynasty, which gave birth to the emperor Titus who destroyed the Jewish Temple in A.D. 70. That linage will also go back further to include the lost Jewish tribe of Dan. The Hebrew root word din means judgment and is from whence the word Dan is derived.

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. Genesis 49:16

Jesus symbolized as a lion, came from the tribe of Judah and the Antichrist in his attempt to mimic all the Lord does, will spring from the tribe of Dan from the ancient territory of Bashan located just to the south of modern day Damascus.

14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. Hosea 5:14

22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. Deuteronomy 33:22

The Antichrist was/is also an Assyrian and Bashan is located near the center of that ancient empire.

 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. Micah 5:5-6

This man in ancient times was none other than Amraphel king of Shinar\Nimrod. But Christians should not be looking for the Antichrist, but Jesus Christ!

The days of Jesus walking the earth were a transition period between the law and the Gospel of Grace, between the Old and New Testament. Most of Israel rejected Jesus and roughly 40 years after His death on the cross, the temple was destroyed and the Roman slaughter and dispersion of the Jewish nation began.

Today the Church age is coming to an end and another transition will soon take place once the Church is called home. Then the nation of Israel will once again become the spiritual light of the world. Like the days of division between the Jews when Jesus walked the earth, the church today is becoming increasingly divided in Biblical doctrine. The end result will be an apostate church that gathers all religions of the world into one for the Judgment that follows.

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad Luke 8:17

References:

KJV Bible

J.R. Chruch, Daniel Reveals The Blood Line of The Antichrist (Oklahoma City, OK: Prophecy Publications, 2010)

Gary Stearman, Time Travelers of The Bible (Crane Missouri: Defender, 2011)

Israel’s Prophetic Return to the Homeland Continues Today

Israelis from around the world continue to migrate back to Israel today as prophesied. But first, a little history of Israel beginning shortly after the Crucifixion.

Deuteronomy 28:49-50

49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; 50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

The prophetic scripture above was fulfilled with the Roman occupation of Jerusalem. The language of the Romans was foreign to the Jews and the eagle was the symbol of the Roman Empire. The Romans destroyed Jerusalem in AD 70 and destroyed the temple as prophesied by Jesus.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Matthew 24:1-2

The cities were destroyed and the Jews ate their own children out of hunger. Complete destruction came in 135 AD.

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.  Leviticus 26:29-31

Today the Jews reside in most countries of the world just as foretold in the scripture.

And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods,…Deuteronomy 28:64

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The Jewish people have survived 2,000 years of persecution without a king or authority.

28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished. Jeremiah 46:28

For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Hosea 3:4

  In 1948 the nation of Israel was formed.          

21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: Ezekiel 37:21

16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. Ezekiel 11:16-17

Since 1948, Israel has been attacked many times and is once again under attack today. Israel will eventually trouble the whole world and it seems we see this happening today.

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. Zechariah 12:2

Today the Jewish people of the world continue to migrate back to their homeland.

Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky told The Times of Israel that not only aren’t there any postponements or cancellations, “We’ve had more new immigrants than missiles.”

While Sharansky may have slightly exaggerated — approximately 2,050 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began while 1,500 Diaspora Jews immigrated during the same time period

There are a few thousand immigrants already “in the pipeline” for this year and some 10,000 scheduled briefings. Aliya, he said, generally takes about six months from Western countries. “This is not an evacuation, like in the recent cases of Ukraine,” he said.

Over 200 North American immigrants, undeterred by the continuing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, winged their way into Israel on Tuesday to begin a new life.

A special flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization landed at Ben Gurion Airport with 228 immigrants from the US and Canada, 100 of whom are children.

Founded in 2002, the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization has worked with the Israeli government to bring some 40,000 North American immigrants to Israel.

When nearly 75 percent of French Jews reported they were considering emigration earlier this spring, they weren’t kidding. More than 400 French Jews arrived in Israel today, a group that included mostly young families from Paris and its suburbs, with almost 200 children making the trip.

There was a 62 percent increase in French rates of immigration to Israel in 2013—3,289 French Jews made aliyah, up from 1,917 the year before—and according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, which organizes these mass aliyah trips, those numbers are liking to keep increasing. They’re expecting 5,000 olim, or Jewish immigrants to Israel, this year.

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.

Nearly 400 people from across the United States and Canada gathered Monday for a farewell ceremony at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Many secular Jews are being drawn to the homeland without a clear understanding of why.

Scoggin is not your typical immigrant to Israel, and not just because she hails from the 49th state. Scoggin has no family in the Holy Land, hasn’t had much Judaism in her life and has a Christian father. But something drew her to Israel.

“I’m not religious, I grew up celebrating Christmas my whole life, but I do feel that connection to my land,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s my Jewishness or if I just like the heat.”

“There’s just something about Israel that is both dynamic and magnetic. The intellectual and historical experiences when I’m there are very challenging. And for me, I grew up never being around very many Jews. We were a very secular Jewish family. I went to an Episcopalian boarding school. I work for Catholic Social Services. There’s something really appealing for once about being among my own and having the holidays be the Jewish holidays.”

Read more: Alaskan immigrants trade grizzlies for Gaza rockets | The Times of Israelhttp://www.timesofisrael.com/alaskan-immigrants-trade-grizzlies-for-gaza-rockets/#ixzz38OyusQjX

Amazing isn’t it!!

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Jeremiah 32:37-40

37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

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Nuclear Iran and the Prophecy against Elam

In the backdrop of the Israeli – Hamas conflict, Iran continues to forge away at developing a nuclear weapon. Iran has consistently called for the annihilation of Israel and will stop at nothing in their attempt to accomplish just that.

No agreement has been made in the ongoing nuclear accord.

Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif suggested Tuesday that extending the July 20 deadline for a final nuclear accord would not be ruled out by their governments. Major gaps remain in the six-power nuclear negotiations ongoing with Iran in Vienna. The US has said that Iran can’t be allowed to keep 15,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium or stand by its refusal to convert the Arak reactor to a light water plant unable to produce plutonium for a bomb. The Iranian negotiating team has its hands tied by the intransigent policies dictated by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

And yet Iran is calling for 190,000 centrifuges for the needs of their country.

Iran needs 190,000 nuclear centrifuges – 19 times more than Washington is seeking to restrict it to under a long-term deal with world powers, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei said July 8.

“Our officials say we need 190,000 centrifuges. Perhaps not today, but in two to five years that is the country’s absolute need,” Khamanei, who has the final word on all matters of state, was quoted as saying.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iran-needs-19-times-more-centrifuges-than-us-wants-khamenei.aspx?pageID=238&nID=68817&NewsCatID=352

Meanwhile Israel continues to build it’s nuclear weapon based sub fleet to a total of 5 with a 6th in contract to be built by a German shipyard. Three of their subs are currently in the Persian Gulf. It is unknown at this time where the 4th is located.

Israel also has no shortage of nuclear warheads.

A newly released report in a US professional journal confirms that the Israeli regime possesses at least 80 operative nuclear warheads and has enough material to produce up to 190 more.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/09/16/324261/us-report-says-israel-has-80-nukes/

There is a prophecy in Jeremiah that speaks against Elam which resides next to the Persian Gulf in Iran. Continue reading “Nuclear Iran and the Prophecy against Elam”

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 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.

 

 

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