It has been a busy 4-5 days for prophecy related headlines. Things are really accelerating in the Middle East. Which as God said would become the focus of the world during the last days. We are certainly seeing this occur.
‘Nothing would remain’ of Israel if they attack Iran: ‘we would no longer be committed to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’
Mohammad Ali Jafari also warned that Iran might close the Straits of Hormuz if it is attacked, withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and hit U.S. bases in the Middle East. Such warnings and references to Israel’s destruction have been made before by Iranian officials. But Gen. Jafari’s comments to a Tehran news conference were an unusually detailed, strongly worded and comprehensive listing of the means that Iran says it has to retaliate against a strike on its nuclear facilities.
Iran plans military exercises in preparation for Israeli strike on nuclear facilities
The exercise is being showcased as the biggest air defence war game in the Islamic Republic’s history and will be Iran’s most visible response yet to mounting speculation that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may order a military strike this autumn. Using surface-to-air missiles, unmanned drones and state-of-the-art radar, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and air force will combine to test the defences of 3,600 sensitive locations throughout the country, including oil refineries and uranium enrichment facilities.
Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike
Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war. Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.
President wishes Israelis, Jewish Diaspora a Happy New Year
President Shimon Peres published a greeting for the Jewish New Year: “I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope from the bottom of my heart that this is a year of peace and security, a year of prosperity,” the president said. “We are standing today before difficult security challenges,” Peres noted, “they must not be taken lightly but they must not instill us with fear.
PM: You want fanatics to have nuclear weapons?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized certain American columnists saying that they “set a new standard for human stupidity” for writing that a nuclear Iran may “stabilize the Middle East”. …According to Netanyahu: “Since the advent of nuclear weapons you’ve had countries that have had access to nuclear weapons who always made a careful calculation of cost and benefit but Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism.
1700 B.C.: ‘Alla’ god of ‘violence and revolution’
A research article posted on the website of terrorist-turned-Christian Walid Shoebat contends the oldest known references to the Islamic deity Allah are not in Arabian records but in Babylonian artifacts. Ancient tablets describe “Alla” as a deity of “violence and revolution.”
Constitution Expert: Obama Admin Argued Churches No Different than Bowling Clubs
“The administration has repeatedly put its partisan agenda above the rule of law. In doing so, it has eroded the constitutional and legal foundation that have kept America prosperous and free for over 200 years.”
Syrian jets hit Lebanese territory near border
Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria’s crisis began 18 months ago, security officials in Beirut and Lebanese state media said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said four missiles fired by two Syrian jets hit a rugged and remote area on the edge of the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
Foreign Jihadists are escalating conflict in Syria, UN warns
Foreign extremists are escalating the conflict in Syria by joining the fighting in growing numbers, the UN commission investigating human rights abuses in the country warned Monday. “Such elements tend to push anti-government fighters towards more radical positions,” the panel’s chairman, Paulo Pinheiro, said at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Volcanic activity world-wide 16 September 2012
…at Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico. The frequency of explosions has increased to more than 1 per hour, i.e. doubled when compared to last week. The new seismic swarm at El Hierro continues with hundreds of small quakes per day concentrated at about 20 km depth in the south-central part of the island near El Pinar.
Indonesia’s Mount Gamalama erupts, spews volcanic ashes
Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, spewed out volcanic ash on Sunday, showering some parts of the provincial capital that is currently hosting an international sailing event: Sail Morotai 2012. Guests of Corner Palace Hotel panicked when a rain of ash fell for about 15 minutes.
Iran confirms it has forces in Syria and will take military action if pushed
In a clear public signal of Tehran’s continuing support for Assad, the commander of the Islamic republic’s elite military formation said that a number of members of the IRGC’s Qods force were in Syria, though General Mohammad Ali Jafari gave no further details and claimed this did not constitute “a military presence”.
Pakistan journalists’ choice: Face death, or jail
The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a statement he wants printed, and he prefaces it with a terse order: “Report our messages without making any changes or we will kill you.”
Hezbollah calls for new protests
he influential leader of the Lebanon-based Shia Muslim militant group, Hezbollah, has called for fresh protests over an anti-Islam film. The world needed to know Muslims “would not be silent in the face of this insult”, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said.
Crude oil ought to be $150 per barrel: Iran
Crude oil should be at least $150 per barrel, Iran’s oil minister was quoted as saying on Sunday, and the sanctions-hit country’s OPEC governor said current oil prices were not high enough to threaten the world economy.
Israeli Foreign Ministry: U.S. ignored Arab radicalization
For months before the most recent attacks on U.S. embassies in North African states, Foreign Ministry and U.S. State Department officials had been arguing over developments in these countries. Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt.
Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to guard embassy
Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at the U.S. embassy outside Khartoum, the state news agency SUNA said on Saturday. On Friday, around 5,000 people protested against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, storming the German embassy before breaking into the U.S. mission.
Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike
Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war. Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane…
Islamists attack Egypt security HQ in Sinai
Islamists attacked Egypt’s security headquarters in northern Sinai on Sunday with a barrage of mortar bombs and machinegun fire and fought police elsewhere in the desert region, wounding three conscripts, security officials said. The Islamists had climbed onto the roofs of buildings across from the headquarters building in al-Arish and fired rocket-propelled grenades, one security source said.
Iran: Troops in Syria, may intervene militarily if attacked
Members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are in Syria providing non-military assistance and Iran may get involved militarily if Syria comes under attack, its commander said on Sunday. The statement is the first official acknowledgement from a senior military commander that Iran has a military presence on the ground in Syria…
US Credit Rating Cut by Egan-Jones … Again
Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to “AA-” from “AA,” citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality.
Hezbollah supports Assad regime in ‘brutal repression’ of Syrians: top U.S. official
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah is dedicated to support the Assad regime in its violence against the Syrians, a top U.S. official told Al Arabiya. In an exclusive interview, David Cohen, the United States Department of Treasury’s undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, told Al Arabiya that Hezbollah “is dedicated in Syria now to supporting the Assad regime in its brutal repression of the Syrian people.”
Pope meets Muslim leaders in Lebanon
Pope Benedict XVI is to meet leaders of Lebanon’s Muslim communities on Saturday, a key moment in a visit aimed in part at bridging the gap between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. The encounter will be particularly poignant coming after several days of deadly violence as Muslims have protested against a US-made film that mocks Islam.
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If you’re not certain you’re saved, here is what you should do, right now:
Acknowledge that you have sinned against a holy God and ask for forgiveness (even if you don’t feel you deserve it) (Rom. 3:23). Genuinely feel the pain of your sin and be willing to turn from it (repent) (Acts 3:19).
Believe in your heart and mind that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross for you (John 3:1-18) in your place, and was raised back to life. There is no one else you can turn to (John 14:6): “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Confess that you are trusting Jesus as your personal Savior. Since Jesus is alive, you can talk to him. This is called prayer. So talk to him right now, in your own words, accept his invitation to know him.
It’s simple faith through grace, the kind of faith a little child would have.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)