Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Verse of the Day
Zechariah 12:3 And 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.
Everywhere we look there is now war or building towards war. The entire Middle East is now a boiling cauldron of war, terrorism and preparing for war. There is no peace on the horizon but only WW3. This the time to be grounded in the Lord and anchored with the Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ coming for the believers.
Notice how the Temple Mount is the site of fighting and world attention! As time goes on, it will become apparent that this is “ground zero” of world attention and also Bible prophecy.
May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. (8) Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
THE ‘JERUSALEM AWAKENING’ 10/20/15 This article really should be titled the “Temple Mount Awakening”!
Zechariah 12:6 In 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.
As time goes on, Jerusalem will continually be at the center of world attention, and this is exactly what the Bible states is going to happen!
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was more accurate in identifying the inspiration of the current uprising, this so-called “Jerusalem Awakening,” that has increased the tension of everyday life for Israelis and Arabs alike. At a weekly cabinet meeting Netanyahu correctly observed that Israel is “. . . in the midst of a wave of terrorism originating from systematic and mendacious incitement regarding the Temple Mount – incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and the Islamic Movement in Israel.”
France advancing plan to deploy international observers at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount 10/17/15 Look how the Temple Mount continues to get the world’s attention. The fighting in Israel started over the Temple Mount and it has the potential to starting the all-out Israel and Palestinian war that Obadiah states will happen just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
“France is drafting a ‘presidential statement’ in order to advance a plan to station international observers at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount to ensure that the status quo at the site is preserved, French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, quoting French diplomatic sources. French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre said, at an emergency meeting on Friday of the UN Security Council on the ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians, that he would circulate a draft statement to the council that would appeal for calm and restraint and for a revival of the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and for maintaining the status quo at the Temple Mount. Statements by the 15-member council must be agreed unanimously. The unrest in recent weeks has been triggered in part by Palestinians’ anger over what they claim to be increased Jewish encroachment at the Jerusalem holy site which is revered by both the Muslim and Jewish faithful.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly over the past few weeks that Israel has not changed the status quo on the Temple Mount, nor has it any intention of doing so, characterizing Arab charges to the contrary as “lies” and “deceit.” Jews revere the Temple Mount as its holiest site, the place where two biblical Jewish temples once stood. The area, is also home to the Dome of the Rock, and is known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, which is the third holiest site in Islam.”
UNESCO draft resolution: Western Wall is part of al-Aksa mosque 10/19/15 The battle over Jerusalem is fierce as the UN wants to take the Western Wall from Israel! What all these events are doing is making Israel more determined to defend Jerusalem.
Watch for the Temple Mount as being one of the primary causes of WW3.
“Israel is working to thwart a draft UNESCO resolution which declares that the Western Wall in Jerusalem – the most holy site in Judaism – belongs to al-Aksa Mosque compound. The draft text to be voted on Wednesday in Paris states that UNESCO “affirms that the Buraq Plaza is an integral part of al-Aksa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif.” Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen called the resolution “a total Islamization” of a site that is revered by both Jews and Muslims. The six-page draft resolution – submitted by Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to the UNESCO Executive Board – broadly condemns Israeli actions in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. At no point does the resolution mention the Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem, which dates back to biblical times. Nor does it reference the Temple Mount or the Western Wall, which was part of the retaining wall King Herod built for the Temple Mount more than 2,000 years ago. It also relies solely on Arabic names for the holy sites on and around the Temple Mount.”
Congress members, Jewish groups rally against UNESCO resolution 10/20/15 Over and over now, it is the Temple Mount and Jerusalem which are the focus of world attention. Events are really now heading to a boiling point!
“Amid an angry outcry from Jewish organizations worldwide as well as from Israeli officials over a UNESCO resolution that would declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site, two members of Congress called Monday evening on the US envoy to the UN body to quash the resolution.”
Op-Ed: The New York Times’ ‘Big Lie’ about the Temple Mount” 10/20/15 The Bible states there were two temples, and there are two more on the way. The one which will be defiled by the antichrist and the one built by the Lord Jesus Christ at His Second Coming. This is pure Muslim nonsense as, like the Hard Left, they live in an incredible delusion. When the Romans conquered Jerusalem in 70 AD, they wrote about the temple and the Temple Mount and even carried Temple artifacts back to Rome and documented their triumph in the Arch of Titus in Rome built in 82 AD.
“While this is quite disheartening, what is most disturbing about this article is that The New York Times gave voice to yet another Big Lie about Jews and Judaism. Joining claims of deicide and ritual murder, which are broadly believed in the Islamic world, Muslim commentators in recent years have purveyed the belief that there never was a Jewish temple on the Haram al-Sharif. “They claim that 2,000 years ago they had a temple,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written. “I challenge the claim that this is so.” Palestinians have much to gain in claiming that there was no Jewish temple. If there was no temple on Mount Zion, then Jews have no claim on that hill, nor to the land of Zion and Jerusalem. Hence, no Zionism. The Big Lie that there was never a Jewish temple is thus a cipher for discrediting and undercutting the entire Jewish claim to the Holy Land — the very claim that, in fact, makes this particular land holy.”
Israel and the Middle East War
Trump: How Can Israel Be Happy with the US? 10/20/15 The only ones that are happy with Obama, a “man-of-sin” are Russia, China, Iran, baby killers and those of the homosexual agenda. The rest of us are suffering under judgment for the sin of America.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
“Israel’s being hit from all sides, and, you know, if you look at this new deal, this horrible, one of the worst contracts ever negotiated, the Iran nuclear deal, I mean, how can Israel be happy with the United States?,” posed Trump.
“They’re getting hit on in so many different ways. So, I don’t blame him (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) for being unhappy with our president, or the United States. We’re not taking care of them. We’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” Directly addressing Kirby’s remarks, Trump said, “what’s excessive force? They’re being hit from all sides, and they’re being hit very unfairly, and they have to do what they have to do.” In his comments, Kirby also falsely claimed on Wednesday that Israel is changing the “status quo” on the Temple Mount, and later had to issue a semi-retraction. Kirby also accused Israel of “terrorism,” saying “individuals on both sides of this divide are – have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of terrorism.” US Secretary of State John Kerry also got in on the action, blaming the terrorism on “Israeli settlements” in an interview Tuesday, in a statement Kirby later tried to backtrack on.”
Putin ‘worried’ by Israeli strikes in Syria 10/20/15 He better worry as the Israel Air Force can destroy his planes and army. If the Russian military tangles with Israel, they are going to be in for a huge surprise.
“Russia “must respect Israeli interests” in Syria, but is also “worried” regarding Israeli strikes in Syrian territory, said Russian President Vladimir Putin early Tuesday morning at a press debrief. Putin’s comments came just two days after Israel fired artillery at Syrian government forces in retaliation to a rocket that landed in the Golan Heights in an apparent spillover from fighting across the border. The incident was the first Israeli strike in Syria since Russian forces entered Syria and began constructing a forward operating base near Latakia meant to defend the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad.”
The Road to World War 3
The looming military showdown in the South China Sea 10/20/15 Let’s watch how China reacts to this. Obama a “man-of-sin” is so weak that he invites war with China. Whatever Obama does will be a curse because he is 100% against everything that God stands for.
“State-run Xinhua, mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party of China, said in a dispatch Oct. 17 that “provocative” US attempts to infringe on China’s maritime sovereignty are “sabotaging” regional peace and “militarizing” the sea. Beijing even compared the upcoming navigation naval operations to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the United States demanded the removal of Soviet missiles placed 90 miles off the coast of Florida. “What on earth makes the United States think China should and will tolerate it when US surface ships trespass on Chinese territory in the South China Sea?” the news agency blustered in a commentary. Chinese officials outlined Beijing’s position on the upcoming US naval operation in other state-run media. Spokesmen say a military confrontation is unlikely – unless U.S. warships sail within the 12-mile zone and remain there. China’s position seems to be that it will not object to internationally recognized close ship passage. But if the ships stay within the 12-mile zone of the newly constructed islands then naval PLA warships will be dispatched to force them out. “China will never tolerate any military provocation or infringement on sovereignty from the United States or any other country, just as the United States refused to 53 years ago,” Xinhua said. The United States has said repeatedly that it does not recognize the disputed islands as Chinese maritime territory.”
Turkey, Saudi warn over Russia’s ‘Syria mistake’ 10/20/15 Turkey cannot allow Russia to create a Syrian-Iranian axis in the Middle East. Turkey being Sunni Muslim cannot allow a Shiite empire right on its border. There is no doubt that this war is coming, and it is just a matter of when. Turkey must aid the fighters trying to overthrow Assad, so this is going to result in direct conflict with the Russian military!
“Turkey and Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned Russia over the consequences of its intervention in Syria, with Ankara telling Moscow its bombing campaign in support of the regime was a “big mistake”. Russia making ‘grave mistake’ in Syria: Russia tells Turkey of steps to avoid further air space violations Turkey’s anger grew earlier this month when Russian aircraft operating in Syria twice violated the air space of the key NATO member. “Russia is making a big mistake,” Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu told reporters after talks in Ankara with Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir.”
As Russia reasserts itself, NATO opens biggest exercises in years 10/20/15 This is yet another example of the “war games” preparing for the real one which is WW3.
“NATO and its allies opened their largest military exercise in more than a decade on Monday, choosing the central Mediterranean to showcase strengths that face threats from Russia’s growing military presence from the Baltics to Syria. As planes flew over a gala ceremony for NATO’s military and political leaders at an air base in southern Italy, Russia’s resurgence was the central topic of concern, pushing NATO to embark on its biggest modernization since the Cold War. “This sends a very clear message to any potential aggressor,” NATO’s top commander General Philip Breedlove said of the Trident Juncture exercises and the testing of a new rapid-reaction force.”
1Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be an End-Time Witness for the Lord Jesus!
As events in the Middle East with Israel are exploding right before our eyes, now is the time to use God’s prophetic scriptures to win souls to Jesus. World events are opening hearts to God. It is now easy to use God’s prophetic word to share the gospel. Please do not miss this opportunity to witness for the Lord.
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Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.