ALEPPO UNDER SIEGE…AGAIN

PEACE IN OUR TIME?

http://news.sky.com/story/aleppo-under-siege-a-timeline-10613396

WIth the ever expanding surge for power in the middle east of both the Syrian Government and it’s Russian backed allies, the interference of the former Obama led coalition, and the tribal factions of middle eastern interests, there has never been a way forward for peace for the citizens of Syria.

The News of today is in reality “olds” and never good in a troubled world plagued with it’s own self-perpetuating evils, but the real news, the news forecast by the greatest broadcaster of all time, The Christ spoke b y many of His servants in former times, showing what was to come in our time!

This may seem astonishing to those without Biblical training and understanding, but take just a moment to consider what one of this servants under His mighty inspiration wrote back in Isa.57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

If there ever was a peaceful way forward as the U.N led by Kofi Annan, and now Ban-ki moon have intimated by their political and left-leaning posturing clearly showed their ignorance in all of this, why are the citizens women and children, not to mention the men.

It is with little doubt that many of the problems that have continually besieged Syria, are self-perpetuating in the violence perpetrated on both sides.

In this, there can be no “winners”! War is an ugly business in which the “victors” bear the shame of their power-hungry desires, and reflect the ugly truth that mankind has been guilty of the atrocities of war throughout his entire sad history from the very beginning of his short sojourn here on earth.

The Grand Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo has been badly damaged during fighting in the city [Read more…]

IS Planned Cowardly Attacks on Children

IS Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack On Jewish Schools

Exclusive: Islamic State is plotting an “imminent” attack, specifically targeting Jewish children, Sky News can reveal.
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Terrorists from the so-called Islamic State have advanced plans to murder Jewish children in Turkey, targeting kindergartens, schools and youth centres, Sky News can reveal.

Information on what intelligence officials are describing as an “imminent” attack was obtained from six operatives from the “Caliphate” who were arrested in the southern city of Gaziantep over the last week.

The most likely target of an attack is Istanbul’s synagogue in Beyoglu, which also has a community centre and a school attached to it.

“In light of these circumstances, extraordinary security measures are being taken above and beyond the high alert level already in place by the Turkish police, as well as vigilance within the Jewish community,” an intelligence source told Sky News.

“Undercover and other covert counter-terror measures are being implemented around the clock.

A picture illustration of an Islamic State flag

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ISIS defeated?

Islamic State WILL be overthrown and half its fighters have been killed!

Men sit down handcuffed together wearing orange jumpsuits

The terrorist group has shrunk from an estimated 18,000 to 10,000 and has been forced to surrender 25 per cent of territory it has captured.

Air strikes by allies and skirmishes with Kurdish fighters trained by British special forces have helped reduce the numbers fighting for the torturous regime.

A British Army colonel who trains the Kurds has now said the perception in the West that ISIS cannot be defeated is entirely wrong, and the opposite is true.

Kurdish fighters with a tank

The soldier, who cannot be identified for his security, told The Sun: “The reality is that there is a fragility.

“They are fragile and in a poor position and the day is coming when the house of cards will fall.”

Britain and the US have been joined by five other countries to train 150,000 Kurdish fighters.

That aura of invincibility is not there now

Brigadier James Learmont

The UK is teaching engineers bomb detection and clearance as part of the training and 125 British troops arrived in Baghdad a few days ago to help them out.

Brigadier James Learmont, who is attached to the US force fighting ISIS, added The Sun: “The tide of the battle is turning against IS.

A Kurdish fighter watch an explosion in the distance

The RAF have launched attacks against ISIS from Cyprus

“The prize is Iraq’s second city Mosul, home to two million and where the Caliphate was founded — now defended by a belt of booby trap bombs one kilometre deep.

“It is incredibly symbolic that we ultimately liberate Mosul.

“We cannot allow this organisation to remain active.”

Horrific stories of ISIS fighters beheading children, throwing gay men off roofs and raping women multiple times a day have become all too commonplace in the city.

But this week RAF gunners killed approximately 330 fighters, although the real figure is thought to be much higher.

Tornado jets which set off from Cyprus have carried out 300 lethal strikes and Reaper drones have dropped 218 bombs on them.

A British officer training the Kurdish Peshmerga, said: “This feels exciting, it feels like the effort is going to pay off.

“The Kurds are a warrior nation and they have long memories so don’t think they won’t want revenge or payback.”

Peshmerga Major General Mohammad Hasan, 60, has welcomed the training and explained how intent he is on eliminating ISIS.

He said: “These people have experience from Afghanistan, for us it is new.

“ISIS are monsters, they are against all humanity. Military rules say a soldier fights a soldier, not with civilians.”

Raber Ali Abdullah, 28, who has been a soldier with the Peshmerga for a while, added: “Before we acquired this training we never had a clue. Now we are ready to fight IS wherever they are to protect our country.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/606244/ISIS-overthrown-half-fighters-killed

Merkel ‘expects Cameron to back EU army’ in exchange for renegotiation

 

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army Photo: Bloomberg,

Reuters 

9:19PM BST 12 Sep 2015

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army in exchange for supporting Britain’s renegotiation, the Telegraph has been told.

The German chancellor will ask Britain to stand aside as she promotes an ambitious blueprint to integrate continental Europe’s armed forces.

It comes as Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said Britain will get a deal if it gives the green light to a raft of powerful new EU institutions..

A Berlin source said agreeing not to “block” Mrs Merkel’s defence plans is a “favour” that she would seek from Mr Cameron as he looks for her support in the renegotiation.

“If you want favours, you have to give favours,” the source said.

“If Cameron wants a ‘flexible Europe’, he must let other members integrate further. Yes – opt out, opt out, opt out – and then shut up.”

The Telegraph has seen an unpublished position paper drawn up by Europe and Defence policy committees of Mrs Merkel’s party, the CDU, that sets out a detailed 10-point plan for military co-operation in Europe.

It is understood to closely reflect her thinking, and calls for a permanent EU military HQ, combined weapons procurement and a shared military doctrine.

The paper says it is “urgent” to integrate armed forces “in the face of multifaceted crises”.

 

It calls for “a permanent structured and coordinated cooperation of national armed forces in the medium term.

“In the long run, this process should according to the present German coalition agreement lead also to a European Army subject to Parliamentarian control.”

It adds: “In the framework of NATO, a uniform European pillar will be more valuable and efficient for the USA than with the present rag-rug characterised by a lack of joint European planning, procurement, and interoperability.”

A similar paper has been circulated by Elmar Brok, a key Merkel ally, within the EPP party group in the European Parliament. It describes the lack of an EU military headquarters as “absurd”.

Frances Burwell, vice president of the US-based Atlantic Council think tank, said the United States would welcome integration to make wasteful European defence spending more efficient.

This is an article that has worrying aspects given the E.U’s gathering power & economic wealth, and their now not so disguised designs of military might.

Of course, their not so veiled hint to the U.K P.M that favors to them are rewarded, & “put up or shut up” shows a little of the disdain & coming German/Euro mega-giant will reveal as was also shown by power hungry world leaders have always shown.

For this, read WWI, WWII & the massive loss of life that always follows.

Any who study Bible prophecy will understand Daniel’s prophecies concerning a rising ‘beast’ power which will be ‘revived’, and this article gives clues that we are entering that time very soon now. Perhaps these are the preparatory stages, and how long this takes is entirely in the hands of the God of heaven. Read the verses below and feel free to add your understanding of what is looking to be closing in on this world under the rule and sway of a god that has deceived and blinded the minds of all whose names are not written in the Book of life of The Lamb, who was slain from the foundation of the world! (Rev.13:8.)

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Dan 7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
Dan 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Dan 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

The prophesied time of world trouble for time, times & a half, 3-1/2 years is COMING, a time Jesus Christ said will be so great, such as has never been, no, nor EVER will be again. When the revived ‘Roman” beast will be guided by another “horn” to be the Great Whore, and Mother of Harlots, Mystery Babylon the great, who was drunken with the blood of the saints, and who deceived all nations, and whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. (Spiritual) See the closing scriptures after this, and may God have mercy on all those who either cannot see, or “think” they see, but are not seeing as they should. [Read more…]

LEARNING FROM THE LESSONS OF HISTORY?

 LEARNING FROM THE LESSONS OF HISTORY?

 

Given May 7 & 8 this week marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-day landings and VE Day, ending war in Europe, I was saddened that there was not a mention in our ridiculous self-absorbed media of Australia. There may have been a mention somewhere, but I couldn’t find it.

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything written somewhere, but the point is, if it was difficult, and in my case impossible to find anything written in the Australian media, it was at the very least, out-of-sight-out-of-mind!

Little wonder this nation who prides itself on not “forgetting” the Anzacs, has a media that has scant regard for historical events of such magnitude.

When WWII ended for Europe, war still raged in many other parts, including Japan and the Philippines.

The following article, like so many others, shows that man does not learn from the lessons of history!

On June 6, 1944, around 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy.

German soldiers, tricked into expecting an attack on Calais, woke up to find the sea filled from horizon to horizon with ships – nearly 7,000 along 50 miles of Normandy coastline.

The invasion had been planned for the day before but a storm forced a delay.

Overnight, planes had dropped thousands of American and British paratroopers behind German lines. They began to blow up bridges and block roads to prevent a German counterattack on the beaches.

Allied forces

The beaches were divided into five sections and given the codenames Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The British took command of Gold and Sword, while US forces oversaw Utah and Omaha and Canada oversaw Juno.

Once the beaches were secure, troops began to push inland.

Map of D-Day beaches

Follow our interactive timeline of D-Day

Soldiers taking part in the Normandy landings came from Britain, Canada, Belgium, Greece, the United States,Czechoslovakia, Norway, Poland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Australia.

On D-Day alone, up to 3,000 Allied troops died with some 9,000 wounded or missing. German casualties, including the dead and wounded, are unknown but estimated at between 4,000 and 9,000.

Victims

By the end of August the allies had taken Paris back from the occupying Nazis.

 

On May 7, 1945, less than twelve months after the world’s largest seaborne invasion was launched, Germany surrendered to the allies, bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II.

WWII total victims

 

Tying the tragedy of this massive loss of human life, let us take directions from a few references in The Word of God in this very context of war, and the lessons we can learn of their origins, their causes and the effects.

Josh.5:1  And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.

That’s a lead-in as we turn to

Josh.5:6  For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Going now to Judges chapter 5;

Jdg.5:2  Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

Jdg.5:3  Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.

Jdg.5:4  LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

Jdg 5:5  The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.

Jdg 5:6  In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways.

Jdg 5:7  The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

Jdg 5:8  They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

TRUE CAUSES FOR WARS, REJECTION OF GOD!

                   Friends and Brethren, there is a cause for every effect, and this world has had war after war for thousands of years, with 2-world wars, and sadly, mankind have not learned from the lessons of history, in that they have not accepted their own Creator God, but have rejected every way of God for their own ways.

Of course, they continue to thumb their collective noses at the Great Creator God, many even believing they are SAVED now, at this time, when The Bible clearly tells us that he that endures to the end, the same shall BE SAVED!

And hence WWIII is headed for our Israelitish nations in the form of The Great Tribulation, the time of Jacobs trouble, and Satan’s Wrath upon an unheeding world of sin and wickedness!

What wickedness it is indeed! Homosexuality, “same-sex marriage”, the breakdown of the family unit, the degradation of morals, etiquette, decency and standards in a world “hell-bent” on turning everything on it’s head! Where men want to be women, and women, men, where universalism and equality is perverted out of all context, and where the whole world has virtually been turned upside down and inside out with the twisted ideas of mankind!

As for us, we know that we are among some of those being given the greatest opportunity to be saved out of THE horrors of what is prophesied by Christ. That means having a complete and focussed love of God’s truth,  while fearing The Great God, and Father of all spirits.

From all appearances, at least at this stage, the vast majority have rejected The Word of God, for the teachings of men in various doctrinal teachings! A momentous statement which if right, will bring staggering consequences!

Those in the know, will be well aware of the many deviations from the true teachings of Jesus Christ, though it is indeed a mine-field to navigate, and tread carefully we must as I John.4:1 teaches;

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, (teacher) but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”.

SPIRITUALLY ALIVE, OR SWIMMING WITH DEAD FISH?

Friends and Brethren, though the current “spiritual-condition” of the churches is a very grievous situation, if you see as we do what is currently playing out in the churches in all of this, and set your minds to contiue with Christ, and where necessary suffer with Christ’s people, a great reward awaits according to the word of God.

Better to be a live fish swimming against the tide of degradation, than swim down stream with dead fish!

Those who continue to accept false teachings, rejecting God’s Laws will come to an end they do not wish to, but as The Word of God foretells, will happen.

BRINGING THE SPIRITUAL MIRROR INTO SHARPER FOCUS

On the flip-side, there are many positives for us to take from the current lukewarm and final 7th candlestick era. That may sound odd, when taking into account the loss of so many former followers of God. And yet, what is so clearly viewed in the spiritual mirror is all those today who either became deceived, or preferred the “smooth-way” and followed “it”.

Some might not initially agree, but upon reflection and proper prayerful study and consideration of many Bible prophecies, we can take courage that God is most certainly promising protection and great reward to us if we HOLD-FAST to The Truth of God, as Christ Himself said; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but bby every Word of God! (Matt.4:4)

That may require “sacrificing” some, or even many things considered important to them and their lives, or their childrens lives, but we can be assured that IF we continue on the “narrow-path”, we will continue to learn from the lessons of history, and that also means growing in the grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As Christ said of those who prefer this present world and it’s ways, it’s religions, it’s political processes, it’s “healers” etc, etc; “Love NOT the world, neither the things that are in the world.

Jesus Christ, The Creator of all things through The Father showed the underlying significance of this in saying the following in continuing the rest of this verse;

“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him”.
1Jn.2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn.2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

TAKING HEED

To close with some relevant scriptural ref’s, let us note the following, which point not only to that which is to come because of NOT learning fromn the lessons of history, but because man trusts in man, man loves this present world. Don’t take me the wrong way in this, many who do cringe at the evil works that are done in this world still do NOT know the way to correct the problems and woes thereof, nor do they seek the-way out, the ONLY TRUE way to PEACE, to TRUE-LOVE, and The-Ways of Life-Everlasting! But, they will, and God will ultimately give ALL Human-kind who do not reject Him in that day, and they shall know all their errors, as we who have repented of them in this current time leading to The Time of Trouble such as has NEVER been, no, nor EVER will be again!

Mat 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

The truth of God as shown in the books of The Holy Bible are not just words written by some old Jewish Guys! Neither are the words of the prophets just some idle words of demented old men with nothing better to do!

One such prophet, known b y the term apostle in the New testament as Peter, stated under God’s inspiration the following; 2Pet.1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Pet.1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

He even stated that those who open their hearts to prophecy and listen, even obeying the Word of God do well as they do so. 2Pet.1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, (Christ’s return) and the day star arise in your hearts:

Another such apostle who taught the Gentiles the same truths, said in the following verse, that some would perish because of deception, and unrighteousness, because they did not love God’s truth!

2Thess.2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Peter again, gives good counsel in this, and encourages those moved by God’s truth to truly love God’s people in sincerity and earnestness.

1Pet.1:22  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

God’s prophets, also warned in prophecies couched in parables that would at the appointed time, reveal the untrustworthiness of Israel as a woman, and tie her with a future church!

THE UNFAITHFUL “WOMAN”

Who is the unfaithful woman? Woman is often referred to in prophecy as a church, or churches, and Israel was also known as a woman who played the harlot against her God who was married to her, but eventually wrote her a “vill of divorce” for her unfaithful ways in playing the harlot with “other god’s” who were no God’s! See the following verses;

Jer.3:6 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.
Jer.3:7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
Jer.3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Zeph.3:2  She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

Zeph.3:3  Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Zeph.3:4  Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Zeph. 3:5  The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

Zeph.3:6  I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.

Zeph.3:7  I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Zeph.3:8  Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Zeph.3:12  I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Zeph.3:13  The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

It is manifest that God’s plan is not to completely destroy His people, but correct them in their final correction. And afterwards, shall follow peace and prosperity, FOREVER!

 

Zeph3:14  Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Notice the use of the “daughter” of Jerusalem. A joung woman that comes forth of Jerusalem, and in this context ties the fore runner, Israel, and the GLORIFIED daughter of the New Jerusalem that is the be brought down from out of heaven by The Father at the end of the thousand year restoration of the earth, especially given the marriage of The Lamb to the church that has made herself ready!!!

Rev.19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

These prophetic scriptures of foretelling and tying in old and new, physical, and spirtual types, reveal past present and future events from The WORD of Almighty God!

They are terrifying and powerful in their scope of future events, and at the same time we can take great courage from them as we make sense of what lies ahead far off into the future.

That is the heritage of the servants of our God and His Lord, whom He sent to ultimately be The Saviour of all mankind!!!

 

THE SCATTERING OF THE HOLY PEOPLE

Further prophetic events point to the time just ahead for any with eyes to see, and ears to hear, that we are standinf on the precipice of the end of mankinds rule, and the beginning of the rule of The God-kind!

Dan.12:7  And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished!

 

The churches of God have been almost completely scattered, whether by their rejctions of God’s Word alone is uncertain. Though it is crystal clear that this “luke-warm” attitude to the truth, to the Laws of God, in erroneous teachings, in acceptance of those errors while calling themselves “church of God” will undoubtedly be UNACCEPTABLE to God!

ONLY A REMNANT TO BE SAVED!

As for those seeking God’s special protection of God’s elect whom the elect angels will be sent to encamp round about from the face of the Serpent, called Satan and the Devil.

Rev.12:14  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Further proof of this continues in the following scripitures;

Rev.3:10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev.3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Rev.3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev.3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

Who is that remnant today? That’s the question that should be on everyone’s lips, and again, God’s Word gives us many indications, as we have already covered this morning.

THE REMNANT IN OUR TIME

Finally, God directs us to who ARE the remnant according to the election of grace!

Rom.11:1  I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Rom.11:2  God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

Rom.11:3  Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

Rom.11:4  But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

Rom.11:5  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

CONCLUSION 

Let us pray that God will make this knowledge available to us as we obey and seek Him in all meekness of mind and spirit.

1Pe 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
1Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
1Pe 5:3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
1Pe 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1Pe 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Pe 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

May God protect, bless and guide you until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US-Israel Relations Hit ‘Destructive’ New Low

US-Israel Relations Hit ‘Destructive’ New Low

The allies’ ties are at rock bottom after an Obama aide’s rebuke to the Israeli leader over his speech next week to Congress.

US President Obama listens as Israeli PM Netanyahu delivers a statement

http://news.sky.com/story/1434343/us-israel-relations-hit-destructive-new-low

WHY U.S SOCIALIST GOV’T CAN’T SEE THE SAME AS ‘RIGHT’ THINKING’ ISRAEL!

Relations between the US and Israel have chilled further in a diplomatic crisis between the two nations.

Far from seeking to defuse tensions ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial visit to the US next week, the Obama administration has sharpened its criticism.

The President’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice rebuked the Israeli leader on Tuesday, calling his planned speech to the US Congress on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme “destructive”, while also questioning his judgement.

Mr Netanyahu responded by accusing the US and West of having “given up” on stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Obama shakes hands with Netanyahu in the Oval Office in March 2014

The iciness in relations is all the more remarkable given the traditional closeness between the two allies.

But it has been a long time coming.

The cause of the rift is a genuine disagreement on how best to handle a common enemy, Iran, and its alleged nuclear weapons programme.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful civilian reasons, but has never been able to explain why it has in the past hidden vital parts of that programme.

 

OBAMA SULKS & GIVES THE COLD SHOULDER

Barack Obama is at it again, doing his darndest to disagree with any Gov’t that doesn’t have his leftist “thinking” policies!

How far has the U.S “fallen” under his watch, only time will tell, but here are a few facts to digest, if you can stomach them; [Read more…]

A World of Peace, or, A World Headed For Another War?

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In a world with around 7,000, 000,000 people, how is it that mans Governments cannot see that it is a world filled with unrest, dissatisfaction, disunity, disease, greed, power seeking, illiteracy, misery, violence, wars & recently to add to this notable list, terror! Why all of these awful results, with the paradox where in a world of awesome progress in technology, wealth with grotesque opposites?

No world leader in recent times has been prepared to address these complex issues, and today as a consequence, we find appalling ever escalating and incalculable evils ready to explode like a gigantic powder-keg. The powder keg today unfortunately will not be as it has been in former times with only 50-million dead, or whatever the exact number was in the last world war; But it will be billions of human lives lost because of mans insatiable lust for power and greed, in developing such weapons of mass destruction, that he would in all likelihood wipe humanity off the face of the earth!

That  is the stark reality facing human-kind today, and there is no alternative on mans radar at present, because e he continues head-long in oblivion, in ignorance, without a real willingness to address the fearful scope of his own human-caused problems. Instead of world leaders agreeing with one another on territories, boundaries, rules of common decency and mutual respect, one toward another, all they can do is disagree, and fight like little children. Unfortunately for the vast bulk of humanity, this equates to a world headed of another war!

And it is a war in which there will be no winners, because he, man, has developed such “advanced” weapons, (another paradox) that he has the “ability” to wipe out all life on earth. Not a glowing resume’ for such an intelligent species, when all he can do “well” is develop the means to wipe himself out!

Still, even more frightening for ordinary humans who hate this total perversion of resources, and even dare I say, “defence mechanisms”, is the fat that they have developed “biological-weapons” that the evil minds of such weapons, will seek to infect vast swathes of their fellow man, in order to “win” an unwinnable war.  How is it that such a gifted and incredibly intelligent species, only seems to be willing to excel in warfare, in destruction, in producing misery, pain and suffering in this world of awesome “progress”, while there are glaringly AWFUL and Appalling evils, ready to fall on the heads of it’s citizens?

These are just some of the STARK-REALITIES facing a world developed by mankind, and the resulting fruits of evil. A world in which it is obvious to any with eyes to see, that mankind will never of itself produce peace, and good for it’s citizens, though the “leaders” will lie and deceive their fellow man by saying we have it all under control, there will be no war, no pestilences, or disease epidemics, no famines while the W.H.O and other man-made organisations are here; Trust us – Famous last words!

The most staggering truth in all this is that the-way to real & lasting peace is available to humanity in the form of the Holy Bible. But men in their wisdom, “think” they know more than their own Creator God, whom they reject, thinking it is possible to have a creation without a Creator! I have met a man who said he taught professors and scientists, who when questioned on several areas of the so-called big-bang theory, he said; “We don’t know the answers to that”. The question was; If there was a big-bang, as you say, where did the original matter come from that formed everything we see in the heavens, and everything unseen?

Another question relating to scientists theory of evolution is that man crawled out of some primeval slime, because life was apparently formed on earth from lightning striking into water? Where did the water come from? Where did the energy come from to form lightning? where did the atmosphere come from, our earth, and it’s near perfect orbital path, the rotation of the earth, and our solar system? All coexisting in perfect harmony without any deviation from it’s ordered path. How is it that the sun is the perfect distance from earth so as not to burn everything to a cinder, or to freeze in it’s annual journey around the sun, or the axis at which the earth tilts in order to produce the seasons our earth receives for photosynthesis, for heat and cold, for food and water, with the clouds being a natural sieve drawing water up from the earth, and the oceans, and river systems to give rain in due season, while other nations have drought?

These are questions scientists CANNOT truly answer, “thinking” of they put enough zero’s on the end of their equations, people will gullibly believe; And the sad thing is, they do. Even the father of modern evolution, Charles Darwin stated there is no evidence that any species has crossed over from one to another. No-EVIDENCE! But still, man goes on blindly listening to nest feathering scientists who lie about there being no-God? Oh yes, that is the world we live in, a Godless world which prefers to hear the smooth things, the things that aren’t too hard, just think of the Ostrich, and you have a weird view of man.

As critical as this may all seem, unless we are prepared to learn to get along with our fellow man & work out our problems & disagreements with one another, stop world leaders from stealing for themselves, and prevent scientists and other academics from their heinous tasks, this world will continue to fall head-long into the worst war the world has ever seen, or ever will see again!!!

The fact that it is actually impossible for man to be at peace, to produce a world whose fruits are not violence, are not harm & misery of every kind to it’s global citizens, is a given. Academics and scientists of course will not agree with this article, and perhaps many of the educated world, a fact that will continue to plague mankind, because it is essentially a world that was begun and built upon the wrong foundation, a foundation of lies, of deception, of “get”, of man’s “wisdom”, instead of love, of take, instead of obedience to their Great Creator God, of disobedience and disbelief, and most astonishingly, of belief of a Great Deceiver, whom this world even denies exists!

That is another great paradox in man’s “treasure-chest” of goodies, where he says one thing, and constantly does another. He says he wants peace, but will do diametrically the opposite to that which will produce peace. He will lie to get into Government, saying he will do good for the people, and do exactly the opposite. He pretends to know how to manage the finances of the people he is meant to be leading, and then practically bankrupts the economy he represents> In fact, most developed economies are borrowing every week just to pay down interest loans for their nations, instead of living within their financial means, they borrow today, and try to pay back tomorrow, knowing this will never happen, even though they tell you they have paid down more debt than their predecessors. Over and over, mankind has never ceased to lie, to steal from his fellow man and deceive them, and all in the cause of modernisation, of progress, of appearing to others to be someone they can trust, when in reality, man cannot be trusted, because he has ever proven throughout thousands of years of human history, that it is utterly impossible for humanity to prevent all the misery he has created in the earth.

Hence, we arrive in a world filled with irreversible and ever escalating evils that are actually increasing in intensity and in momentum.

What is the answer to all of these seemingly impossible woes? Turn Ye unto me and be Ye saved world without end! God says; “Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn Ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: For he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents him of the evil”. Joel.2:12-13. This is only one of hundreds of warnings in the Bible, a book which in the main, humanity has rejected, to their own destruction. One of the problems, man likes to do his own thing, and will not be told he is wrong, and there is a reason for every cause we see, and hear of, whether near or far, whether ancient, or modern, because man is not as he thinks, basically good, when it comes right down to it, men will not truly repent of his wickedness, nor will he turn to the eternal God withal his heart, and with weeping and fasting and mourning.

But to those who will start to believe and see that this world is indeed a world filled with appalling evils, with paradoxically massive leaps in techno-development, in mighty increases in weapons of mass destruction, in areas of medicine, in areas of science, but with far more and ever increasing areas of misery, pain and suffering in a God-less world, deceived by a mighty power, they reject as even existing; A power known by followers of God, as that old serpent, called Satan and The Devil, who deceives the whole world! (Revelation.12:9.)

 

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Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Fire crews spray water at the scene of a fire at Didcot B Power Station in Oxfordshire In Oxfordshire, 25 fire engines and about 100 firefighters tackled a blaze at the gas-fired Didcot B power station, which broke out at about 20:00 BST on Sunday.
Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations Widows abandoned by their families light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali marks the victory of good over evil and celebrates the time when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom, Ayodhya, after vanquishing the demon king Ravana.
 Veterans lay wreaths next to coffins containing the remains of 15 British World War One soldiers The remains of 15 British soldiers who died in World War One have been reinterred in northern France, 100 years after they were killed in battle. Their remains were found during drainage work in 2009, close to the village of Beaucamps-Ligny near Lille.
 Moroccan horsemen Moroccan horsemen perform during the seventh edition of the Salon du Cheval in the port city of El Jadida.
The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, insisted his country would not be intimidated, after a gunman rampaged through parliament before being shot dead. In the Conservative Party caucus room, shown shortly after gunshots were heard, MPs and staff barricaded the door.
Rescuers try to save a sinking ship Rescuers try to save a sinking ship in the harbour off Harlingen in northern Netherlands during the first autumn storm of the year.
Oscar Pistorius holds the hands of family members as he is taken down to the holding cells South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was given five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The parents of Reeva Steenkamp told the BBC they were happy with the sentence and relieved the case was over. The defence said it expected Pistorius to serve about 10 months in prison.
Smoke and flames rise over Syrian town of Kobane after an airstrike Fierce fighting erupted in the north of the Syrian town of Kobane, after days of relative calm. The clashes had begun when Islamic State (IS) militants launched an offensive “on all fronts” against Kurdish fighters on Monday, activists said. Kobane, on the Turkish border, has been under assault from IS for weeks, with most civilians forced to leave.

Sweden searches for suspected Russian submarine off Stockholm

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/sweden-search-russian-submarine-stockholm

Helicopters, minesweepers and 200 service personnel mobilised in search after tipoff about ‘foreign underwater activity’

Swedish search

Swedish armed forces involved in the search off Stockholm. Photograph: IBL/Rex

Hiding a submarine off the shores of a foreign capital might seem a tall order, especially when you have helicopters, ships and 200 troops on your trail. But in a murky and distinctly cold war-reminiscent game of cat and mouse, that is exactly what the Swedish navy appear to suspect Russia of doing.

Sweden’s military has spent three days scouring the waters off Stockholm for what has so far been officially described only as “foreign underwater activity”. However, intelligence briefings to local newspapers suggest a Russian submarine might have had mechanical problems while on a secret mission in the region.

In scenes reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s – when neutral Sweden regularly hunted for Soviet spy submarines in the Baltic Sea around the capital – 200 service personnel were mobilised along with helicopters, minesweepers and an anti-submarine corvette fitted with stealth-type anti-radar masking. [Read more…]

Russo-Indian exercises Aviaindra-2014 begin in Russia on Friday

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Two of World’s greatest military forces join to carry out war exercises  together! When will the world wake up & realise it is headed toward another World War??

With wars in the middle East on a scale not seen perhaps since the war of the Crusades between so-called “Christian” forces and the Byzantine empire to the Ottomans of the middle ages around the 10th century. The evil that is now being perpetrated in parts of the middle east, in Syria, in Iraq, in Gaza from the Terrorist forcesof Hamas, and many other parts of Africa from Boko Haram and other evil Islamist extremists is rising to a crescendo of proportions that will eventually engulf the U.S. and western allies until only the return of Jesus Christ will prevent mankind form annihilating himself!

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, (of war) no, nor ever shall be. (again) And except those days should be shortened, (cut short) there should no flesh be saved. (Alive) but for the elects sake. those days shall be shortened. (Matt.24:21-22.)

That prophecy from the mouth of Christ Himself tells us that as sure as night follows day, it will come to pass, and all the many prophecies of this event are found in the books of the Holy Scriptures.

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LIPETSK, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Joint Russo-Indian exercisys “Aviaindra-2014” begin in Russia on Friday. An active phase of the aerial maneuvers will be held in Voronezh at the Pogonovo range and in Astrakhan Region at the Ashuluk training range, Colonel Igor Klimov, spokesman of Russia’s Air Force, told journalists.

 

A Russian Su-30SM fighter

“Russo-Indian crews manning the aircraft Su-30SM, helicopters Mi-35 and Mi-8 are to make joint flights with firing at ground targets, and drill the refuelling of Su-30SM aircraft in mid-air by the tanker plane Il-78,” Klimov said.

Russian-Indian naval drills in Russia’s Far East enter active stage

The Russian Air Force spokesman said, “Besides, joint air defense crews at Ashuluk military range will repulse a strike by a simulated enemy with field firings of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, S-300, “Buk-M1″, and anti-aircraft missile-and-gun system Pantsir-S1.” The purpose of the exercises will be to train joint Russo-Indian crews in accomplishing various function tasks.

The exercises will continue until September 5.

IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF CHRIST’S PROPHESIED WORLD SORROWS?

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An ebola sufferer arrives in Spain

The ebola virus that has killed almost 1,000 people in West Africa this year is fatal for “up to 90%” of those infected, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But note the words “up to”… What is the normal fatality rate, asks James Fletcher?

The WHO describes ebola as “one of the world’s most virulent diseases”. It is, according to the organisation’s website, “a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%“.

A case fatality rate – or CFR – is a relatively simple measurement. It’s the number of people diagnosed with an illness divided by the number of people who die because of it. But in the current outbreak, the proportion of infected people dying is far lower than 90%.

“That 90% figure actually comes from one outbreak of ebola which took place in the Congo between 2002 and 2003. It’s the highest rate we have ever seen,” says Maimuna Majumder, a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The answer

  • Between 60% and 65% of all people known to have been infected with ebola have died
  • Different strains of ebola appear to have different fatality rates
  • The number of deaths also depends on the quality of treatment
  • About 54% of those infected in the current outbreak have died

“The cumulative average considering all ebola cases and deaths from 1976 to the presentis actually closer to 60-to-65% and the current outbreak has a CFR of about 54% – though it’s subject to change as the outbreak goes on.”

 

Jesus Christ is not a personage that is readily accepted in our modern world today as a PROPHET, but the truth is, He Spoke as The Father commanded Him. (John.12:49-50.) And it was The Father who sent Him to Speak, even though, in the main, the world into which He was sent did not accept the message He came bearing,  nevertheless there were many significant and powerful reasons, a genuine purpose for that visitation!

One of the many prophecies He gave was that there would come times and signs leading into a world conflict so great, there has NEVER been the like, nor will ever be again after it! Matthew.24:21.

But in order to give understanding to those whom His heavenly Father would choose throughout the following ages to come to understand those prophecies, Jesus Christ, The Son of God gave many warnings and signs of what would lead into that time of world conflict just prior to the close of mankinds age. What? “The close of mankinds age? What does that mean…mankinds age??

It means God The Father gave a definite period of time for mankind to govern himself, to form his own governments, educational systems, family structure, food system, trade, monetray policies, armies and defence, legal, medical systems and rule of Law, etc, etc.

Mankind has proven beyond any doubt to all with eyes to see, and ears to hear that he has failed SPECTACULARLY on every conceivable level of human formed system.

What do we see all over this troubled earth? VIOLENCE! Wars, murder, disease, nation against nation, even within nations, civilian wars! We see escalating violence of every evil kind in rape, robbery, mob violence, almost constant protest of this group or that group protesting to achieve their particular agenda.

We see families being ripped apart in divorce, children losing the stability of a loving mother and father because parents cannot work out their problems between themselves, prefering to look for another “partner”, one of the many foolish terms of this world. Many don’t even believe in marriage today, saying it’s only a piece of paper! This is only one of thousands of errors mankind goes about saying, downplaying the awesome covenant God gave to mankind to “bind” them together in a lifelong union, and a union which gives stability to the entire family, with  one man, and one woman joined together in holy-matrimony. Though the world does not know it, God gave this covenant to man as a type of the perfect and holy marriage of His Son and the one true church. (See Ephesians.5:25-32.)

The world as we know it is prophesied to end, and another to begin. That world will encompass God’s Holy perfect Law, where death and violence will not exist, where all will dwell under their own vine and their own fig tree, an agrarian world of plenty, where humans will be taught to live the-way of God, where the Government will be headed by Jesus Christ Himself, where no corruption exists, and where everyone will give, instead of get, instead of violence, love, instead of hate, murder, suppression of truth, will be goodness, kindness and productivity in every sphere of life!

The fact that this man, Jesus, is generally  accepted even by the muslim world as a prophet, but the so-called “Christian” world does not, but “thinks” he was some long-haired weakling who couldn’t save himself, not knowing anything about His purpose, or the message He delivered is astonishing to those who do understand what He SPOKE! That in itself is a mystery, in fact, one of many mysteries.

What did He prophesy of the region into which he grew up as a human? “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, You that kill the prophets, and stome them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and Ye would not! Behold your house is left unto you desolate. (Matthew.23:37-38.)

He prophesied that signs would point those with eyes to see and ears to hear to understand from these prophetic indicators, showing what would begin to occur in the world, to show those whom He wouild choose to see how all these events would begin to take shape.  See Matthew.24:6-7, 15-22.)

Many such early indicators exist in the Word of God, to warn all those who know and see all of these things are happening, and would want to know how to avoid this world trouble, which is coming, and would come just prior to His imminent return to this earth, to take ove the Government of mankind, and begin an entirely new and different world altogether, and that world will be THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

It is coming, and the fact that nation is rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, that there are famines, and pestilences on the rise, with earthquakes in diverse places. We can know of a surety, that these prophecies of the man Jesu Christ of Nazareth spoke as He was commanded to by The Father of Glory! As also the Holy Bible says; “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for dcotrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished in all good works. (II Timothy.3:16.)

 

We pray for all those who DO want to avoid this coming time of world conflict, to urgently and without delay go before God to seek Him while He may be found, before it’s too late, and the door is closed, so that they, you, may turn your life around and seek Him that you may be saved, you and all that pertains to you, because what is coming is so horrific, so awful, and we know is in reality it is the coming war, called World War III!

Do NOT delay, we are beginning to blow the trumpet in Zion, for the chruches to repent, to get back to God, and to the Rock from whence you are hewn! As for all others, REPENT, and seek God’s protection, the time is short, the night is far spent.