4-19-16: The Fix Is In

This will be an overglorified follow-up to yesterday’s blog. I would recommend reading this first before jumping in to today’s: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/4-18-16-too-much-shakin-going-on/
MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hezbollah-condemns-Israels-scheme-to-divide-Syria-following-PMs-vow-to-keep-Golan-451690
Hezbollah condemns Israel’s scheme to divide Syria  (Golan Heights)

Obviously we have a lot of unhappy campers and growing agitation over Netanyahu’s firm stance on keeping the Golan.    Hamas is upset. Hezbollah is upset.

Apparently the US government is also upset:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/19/biden-slams-netanyahu-hours-after-jerusalem-attack.html?intcmp=hpbt1

Here is Joe Biden slipping out with the real truth of how this government is operating and how they view things. The anger and disgust on his face as he did another one of his demagogue routines speaks for itself.

What’s especially classless about this is we aren’t 24 hours removed from yet another terrorist attack against Israel in Jerusalem but I guess that’s their fault, too, right Joe?  A supposed ally of the USA is fresh off an attack and this is the best you can do? Really?

Make no mistake: He’s speaking for the bulk of the American government at minimum. Joe is known for slipping out candid truths when he’s not supposed to.  The gaffe machine lets another one go here. Make no mistake: This is where are things are at.

What is Obama going to say and do at the UN on Friday?

This is the view of the New World Order.

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(Some of you may recognize this. A little levity despite the serious subject matter. 🙂 )

They are all singing from the same hymnal and it’s not a heavenly one.

http://www.thetower.org/3251-hamas-palestinian-islamic-jihad-praise-jerusalem-terror-attack/

Hamas praises attacks in Jerusalem

Sure, why not? It’s all semantics. They probably were in on it but aren’t dumb enough to outright claim responsibility. Not yet.

These are all the same types of elements with one goal in mind: Destruction of Israel and the Jews.  They don’t care about peace or co-existence.
https://www.rt.com/news/340090-israel-isis-terrorists-syria/

SYRIAN OFFICIALS ACCUSE ISRAEL OF AIDING ISIS AND AL QUAIDA

This is some of the craziest Bizarro World stuff I’ve run into yet and that’s saying something:  They really are accusing Israel of working WITH ISIS and Al Quaida? Really? Think about it.  This is sheer desperation at best.  How can anyone with more than two brain cells believe tripe like this?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4793821,00.html
“‘EU doesn’t recognize Israeli occupation of the Golan’

Federica Mogherini stresses that the European Union ‘recognizes Israel within its pre-1967 boundaries, regardless of the (Israeli) government’s claims on other areas.’ ”

Again, we hear from another component of the New World Order, bluntly stated. This is how they view Israel, at best.
Speaking of New World Order:  (notice a theme today?)
http://www.thetower.org/3195-report-un-office-coordinates-millions-in-donations-to-anti-israel-groups
Report: UN Office Coordinates Millions in Donations to Anti-Israel Groups

It’s no surprise that the UN would have numerous proxies and monies going towards anything anti-Israel.    Does anyone really believes this is a neutral organization?  I so wish the USA would get out of it and kick them off our soils but I know that’s a pipe dream.    Israel should consider the same but I suspect that, too, is also fantasy.

GOOD ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES:

http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Christian-World/One-Big-Miracle-450788

http://www.danielpipes.org/16626/isis-is-collapsing

Well worth reading.

http://www.meforum.org/5959/islam-breeds-terrorism

Very inconvenient truths here.

http://atimes.com/2016/04/to-be-kind-is-to-be-cruel-to-be-cruel-is-to-be-kind/

 

ODDITY:

Look up April 19-20 in world history and you will see a rather impressive laundry list.  Does it mean anything? Who is to say except it’s a rather impressive and diverse list that for my money certainly goes into uncanny territory at least. Make of it what you will.

Putting that on the table with an upcoming Passover off the heels of major and unusual earthquake activity that even has scientists perplexed just makes me wonder.   Certainly odds are that this coming weekend will come and go and everything will be status quo.  But what if it isn’t? All we can do is watch. Just be aware of these things and take it for whatever it’s worth.

Given the past week’s worth of events with this kind of anecdote in my brain and Passover coming up at the end of this week I just have to wonder what’s going to happen, if anything.   We’ll find out soon enough.

SCRIPTURE:
◄ Zechariah 12 ►

Jerusalem will Be Attacked  

1The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

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. 3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

6In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. 8In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

^^ I don’t want to be on the wrong side of that equation, do you?   Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all that it entails. 🙂

 

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2-25-16: Cauldron of Madness

“Ooooh yeah…”    Some of you might catch the reference at it relates to that title. The only thing missing is the word “the” before “Madness.”  🙂

Sorry. A little lame attempt at levity before we jump into this:

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Dozens-of-Russian-generals-in-Syria-killed-after-a-car-bomb-hits-their-military-base-445975

Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

Keeping tallying it up. How are the Russians going to respond to this?

I almost have to chuckle except it’s deadly serious.

With that in mind,

Watch this sequence:

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/15198/Riyadh-Ankara-prepare-for-deployment-of-Saudi-F-15s-in-Turkey
A delegation from Saudi Arabia’s air force arrived Thursday morning at Incirlik air base in southern Turkey to complete operational and logistical preparations for the deployment of four Saudi F-15s at the base on February 29

Wow. They’re really gearing up for this insanity and stupidity.  Keep praying, folks. This could be a leap year for the ages.

This is foolish.

As I reported in my previous blog entry:   https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/2-22-16/

NATO has already wisely signaled that Turkey will be left hung out to dry so I just can’t believe they really think they’re going to stand well against Iran-Russia-Syria.

http://www.newsweek.com/hamas-fracturing-israel-should-be-worried-429836

OP-ED: Hamas fracturing… Israel should be worried.

It goes without saying doesn’t it?

This is OP-ED is well researched and written.  Please take the time to read it.

We are never far from the influence of Iran in so many things.   They are the masters of the art of the proxy war and are more pragmatic than a lot of people often think.  Just recently I finished reading “The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower” written by ex CIA operative Robert Baer.  I am impressed with Baer and I am on a streak right now of reading all of his main non-fiction books.  This book was written in August of 2009 and is still surprisingly timely in terms of its explanation and geopolitical breakdown. I understand always having a certain caution reading anything and especially from someone that was involved in this line of work but reading books like these with the Bible prophetic cap on is quite the illuminating eye opener.  Some of Baer’s analysis and projections from 2009 are bearing fruit right now.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/25/politics/russia-ceasefire-syria-kurds-turkey/index.html

U.S.: Russia uses ceasefire process to seize key Syria territory

No! Say it ain’t so!

 

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208532#.Vs8d6Xlf3ya

First ISIS Attack in Israel?   

It seems likely.

ISIS has made no bones that they have every intention of making their way in to Israel same as anywhere else. What has struck me in recent months was ISIS personnel expressing open respect for the IDF but making assured claims that they had plans and the right time and place to make inroads.

ISIS is a wildcard termite like element that is virtually everywhere and not to be underestimated. JV league they are not.   It’s difficult to quantify their full effect in the mix in addition to the usual suspects.

If a literal Psalm 83 war scenario is to take place my gut suspicion is that it will be in large thanks to the ISIS component.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208537#.Vs8ioHlf3yZ

Netanyahu: Nuclear deal enabled Iran to pay terrorists’ families
Israeli PM says new package offering tens of thousands of dollars to terrorists’ families made possible by western sanctions relief.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone.

In the ME if you had honest and objective brokers tracing the money the bulk of the problems lead back to Iran and Saudi Arabia running proxies.  Those are you two biggest 800 lb. gorillas in the room far and away despite their rivaling Islamic beliefs.

The nuclear deal has been nothing but an epic win for Iran across the board. Follow the money and what they are doing with it and the lifting of sanctions.  This Russian S-3000 deal has been hanging in the air for several years because of those sanctions…no more.

How The Iran-Russia-Syria Alliance Is The Middle East’s ‘Number One Problem’

How The Iran-Russia-Syria Alliance Is The Middle East’s Number One Problem

Bingo!

Even more secular and “mainstream” news outlets are finally starting to wake up to this.  That is your lead Ezekiel 38 alliance.  Everyone better get used to this concept and narrative from here on out.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/kerry-advises-against-new-iran-sanctions-as-khamenei-backs-anti-us-candidates

Kerry urges no new Iran sanctions as Khamenei backs anti-US candidates

All of the above is thanks to a nice big assist from… the USA!  Way to go! Incompetence simply cannot explain away this self sabotaging and self defeating to an art form that the West’s leaders and American leaders continue to demonstrate.

This is more of a farce than even our “elections” or certainly comparable. Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guard are in charge no matter what. Never forget that.

DAYS OF NOAH/LOT:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/scientists-claim-can-create-babies-7441572

Scientists claim they can create babies without men by injecting eggs with artificial sperm

…And we want to do this why?…

What’s still classified? Right.

 

BIG BROTHER:

Derek Gilbert at Skywatch TV did a fantastic job breaking this down but I want to take a  shot at it myself.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-on-virtual-reality-2016-2

Virtual reality is coming thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and the Oculus Rift purchase.

I am a tech hound.  It’s cool tech and it will have it uses and also have its entertainment value. I’m not knocking it.

I am not accusing Mark of anything or sinister intentions before we get into this, ok? 🙂

I can’t help but escape several level of irony and memes here ,though.   If you see the footage or pictures from the gathering where Mark had a bunch of tech hounds test fire these it says a lot.

Mark…The Elite…knows better and he is walking around freely in this huge auditorium watching everyone strap in and tune out for the sake of “being social.”

A bunch of people gathered in a room together and they are checked out.  That’s being social? Really?

We see that today already with everyone in their smartphones.

I have sat in restaurants and have watched families…or what’s left of them…sitting at the same table and they are all on their gadgets and not even talking to each other.    You can see the pictures otherwise Derek shows it all to you in that video.

I could get into a chicken and egg cause and effect argument all day long but the results are a broken down, isolated society.

Who wants to live in a future like this? Aren’t we isolated enough already?!

It saps faith and hope like a sponge.   Everyone has their limits and I know that this is bad but it’s nothing compared to what my fellow Christians in China and the Middle East are going through right now.  Don’t worry, I get it. 🙂

I will say persecution and fallout comes in a lot of different forms however.

There is a very good reason that in olden days when it came down to it you were given a choice: Exile vs death as the same level of punishment.  One is slow and drawn out, the other is fast and clean.  I understand.   I also understand why many if not most people given that choice choose the latter.

Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Occupy until He comes but I’m all about this unashamedly.
Hurry Lord Jesus!

QUESTION:

What is “ministry/being in ministry”?    What is/are the criteria, qualifications, specifications, etc.?  The more Scripture you all can provide me on this, the better.

The reason I am asking is because I want to check myself on something.  For my own personal comfort level I find that the wording/phrasing of “being in ministry” is used far too loosely so I would like to field this and see what’s what. Fire away. 🙂

From L.A. Marzulli: Middle East Update!

Middle East Update!.

Where is any of this in the American media? While we have wall to wall banal coverage of our bread and circuses from our useless so called leaders here this impending march to possibly World War 3 continues on unabated.

There’s a number of things I’ve already discussed on this blog that are potential global game changers but this coming Middle East blow up could very well be the most imminent and upfront that we are going to see.

There’s any number of ways this could go all down and we simply can’t know what that is going to look like yet but at the very least we are due for more stage settings for the eventual Isaiah 17 prophecies in regards to Syria and Damscus, Isaiah 19 prophecies in regards to Egypt, and I’m personally convinced Pslam 83 is not simply an imprecatory prayer along with a growing number of Bible scholars way above me out there that pay attention to prophecy. That’s the big one although we may very well see an Iran-Israel clash prior to these things that lights the fuse.

Why should you care? Because everyone on the planet will be impacted on at least an economic level when some of this hits. How do you think $7 and up a gallon gas is going to work for starters? Imagine if Iran decides during the course of things to attempt to blog the Strait of Hormuz and what that will mean. There’s simply too many unknown wildcard variables that come into play when…not if…a major Middle Eastern war breaks out. It’s not going to be the wham bam thank you ma’am that the Gulf War was.

The other meaningful impact these events can have and already should for Christians is as follows: The church needs to wake up to literal Bible prophecy being on the threshold and all of these things are easy concrete examples we can use to share the Gospel with people. When you can flip on the news and show people clear stage setting that matches with the Scripture it’s hard to against it.

An easy example of this is the Ezekiel 38 war that takes place after the events that I’ve just mentioned. Iran, Russia, and Syria are the three main leads in that event and we can turn the news on right now and see how close and chummy they are right now. We are seeing the ascendancy of the Russians as a major global player in international politics and out in the Middle East and I daresay they have no plans of going away from that. The Bible identifies them as Gog and Magog and it’s clear they are in for the long haul to the bitter end. It will be a bitter end for the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 participants beyond any doubt.

As usual my thrust here is: There isn’t a lot of time left to tarry on which side you are going to be on: God’s side or Satan’s.  Jesus Christ came to this world to die for all of our sins and in our place. He took the death we all deserved. Do you know Him? I don’t mean running through some religious hopes, either. I mean, do you know Him?  Take a look through the book of John. Just read it. You have nothing to lose except a little time and potentially everything to gain. Ask God to show you the truth.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.