Thursday, November 03, 2005

We Are Witnessing Biblical Prophecy

I received the following in an email from the Religious Freedom Coalition:

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IRAN CALLS FOR DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL

The new president of Iran, a man who was personally involved in the kidnapping of American diplomats in the 1970's, has called for the total destruction of Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday rejected widespread condemnation of the remarks he made last Wednesday, calling for action to "wipe Israel off the map".

Ahmadinejad's bravado is a direct result of European appeasement toward Iran's nuclear weapons program. Europe's permissive attitude toward Iran allowed him to call for the complete destruction of the Jewish state at a conference titled The World Without Zionism. In the Arab world the stories were run about this anti-Semitic conference with no negative comments at all. In the Western World Prime Minister Tony Blair led the charge against these outrageous comments and hinted that there could be military action against Iran. (See London Times story).

Tony Blair appears to be the only European leader who actually understands that we are already involved in World War III and that no amount of appeasement toward radical Islamic states will stop the bloodshed.

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Today, we are continually witnessing Biblical prophecy happening right before our very eyes!

As astounding as it was, the prophecies surrounding the rebirth of Israel did not stop with the declaration of Israel's independence in 1948.

Three thousand years ago God inspired King David to predict that the reborn nation of Israel would be immediately surrounded by enemies, including the Arab nations of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.

"For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken craftly counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Hoab; and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah" (Psalm 83:2-8).

In this incredible prophecy, David described the modern states of the Middle East by naming the ancient nations that have now joined with the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy the Jewish state in the last days.

This ancient prophetic list of nations is fascinating, as it enumerates virtually every one of the nations in the Arab confederacy that oppose Israel's existence today:

Edom.........from Esau, brother of Jacob (Jordan)

Ismaelites...descended from Ishmael, son of Hagar (Arabs)

Moab.........son of Lot, (Jordan, east of Dead Sea)

Hagarenes....descended from one of the 12 sons of Hagar

Gebal........ancient Byblus, (north of today's Beirut)

Ammon........son of Lot, (capital of Jordan)

Amalek.......descended from Esau (southern Jordan)

Philistines..from Ham, (throughout Palestine, Syria)

Tyre.........a Phoenician city (Lebanon)

Assur........founded Assyria; (Iraq - Iran)

Children of Lot, Moab, and Ammon, (Jordan)

Ezekiel 35:1-5, 10 describes the coming judgment of God against these Arab nations, including Edom (Mount Seir) in Jordan, because of their centuries-old hatred of the Jews.

Ezekiel 35:1 - 15
Judgment on Mount Seir


35 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it, 3 and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord God:

"Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you;
I will stretch out My hand against you,
And make you most desolate;
4 I shall lay your cities waste,
And you shall be desolate.
Then you shall know that I am the Lord.


5 "Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, 6 therefore, as I live," says the Lord God, "I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you. 7 Thus I will make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it the one who leaves and the one who returns. 8 And I will fill its mountains with the slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those who are slain by the sword shall fall. 9 I will make you perpetually desolate, and your cities shall be uninhabited; then you shall know that I am the Lord.

10 "Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the Lord was there, 11 therefore, as I live," says the Lord God, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you shall know that I am the Lord. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.' 13 Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them."

14 'Thus says the Lord God: "The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate. 15 As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom--all of it! Then they shall know that I am the Lord."'

Ezekiel gave another prophecy against Edom (also called Seir); his first prophecy against Edom is found in 25:12-14. In this prophecy, Ezekiel is probably using Edom to represent all the nations opposed to God's people Chapter 36 says that Israel will be restored, while this chapter says that Edom (God's enemies) will be made "a desolate waste."

Note on 35:2 - Edom offered to help destroy Jerusalem and rejoiced when the city fell. Edom's long-standing hostility against God's people resulted in God's judgment.

Note on 35:6-8 - Ezekiel prophesied not only against the people of Edom, but also against their mountains and land. Their home territory was Mount Seir. Mountains, symbols of strength and power, represented the pride of these people who thought they could get away with evil. Edom's desire for revenge turned against them. Edom received the punishment they were so hasty to give out.

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One more point. Do you think France may finally get it and realize the danger of Muslim extremists??

Hat tip to LaShawn Barber for this source list:

France struggles as unrest spreads
French Police, Gangs [That’s more like it!] Clash for 7th Night; Shots Fired
Can Blair regain his political authority after this fortnight? [It’s long gone!]
French Muslims face job discrimination [I wonder why???]
Fresh violence hits Paris suburbs
Six nights of riots in Paris ghetto split Chirac cabinet
Shots fired as French riots escalate
The Brussels Journal
Yahoo! news

11 comments:

Tovya @ Zion Report said...

No, they will not learn. I actually wrote about this today. The French are a casuality of liberalism.

Susan Smith said...

Negative words seem to be used constantly as the media reports to America. Be aware that THOUSANDS demonstrated at a pro-Israel rally near the Iranian embassy in Rome yesterday (Thursday, 3Nov2005). Haaretz newspaper here in Israel reported: "Italians of all political factions marched on Thursday with Israeli flags and torches towards Iran's embassy in Rome to protest against a statement made by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad that "Israel should be wiped out of the map."

"Let not your heart be troubled..." (see JOH 14:1) There is hope in Jesus the Messiah! Praise His Name!! Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem, the undivided capital of Israel. (ss)

Christinewjc said...

Hi zion report,

Welcome to my blog! It looks like we were on the same "wave length" in our posts about the French yesterday.

I especially noticed this paragraph at your blog:

" The demographic problem that exists in France is awfully familiar to the situation that exists in Israel. It’s a problem that provides no solution, but only the desperate cry for action."

(I hope you don't mind that I brought it over here.)

I know that America has been one of Israel's best friend nations (if not THE best friend), but I have seen some tragic results from several of our presidents who have attempted to make a 'roadmap to peace' through concessions with the Palestinians. I truly think that our U.S. Presidents have done such things in a sincere effort ot help Israel gain peace from her many enemies. That isn't the issue with me. The issue is that they apparently are not aware of Biblical prophecy and are ignoring the radical element of Islam which has ALWAYS had the goal of destroying Israel.

I realize that not all Christians and Jews are going to agree with me on this issue. But I truly thought that the Gaza pullout was a BIG mistake (don't yell at me Susan, my friend!). I highly respect Benjamin Netanyahu and when he spoke out against this Sharon policy, I was with him all the way. Appeasement doesn't work with these people. Their 'not so secret' goal of a future non-existent state of Israel just chills me to the bone and I totally agree with you that 'appeasement' is not the way to deal with them. It's a hard lesson for us to learn...and face...but it's true.

My post dealt with the stunning history and prophecies about Israel, her being surrounded by enemies. Additional prophecies show us God's protection over Israel and we have seen such protection in the midst of war in the past.

Here is a portion of a post called, "The Times of the Signs: Ezekiel's Puzzle Pieces." I thought it was fascinating. Keep in mind that it was written about 3 years ago. I pray that the paragraph about the possible destiny of America does NOT come true. But we must be prepared....
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Ezekiel's Final Puzzle Pieces

Over the past few weeks the European countries involved in the impending war on Iraq have been very busy making plans, protesting plans and deciding which side they are on. Turkey has been dominating the See-Saw in the World Playground. "Yes you can use our bases...", "No you cannot use our bases.", "Give us money and you can use our bases.", "Give us more money...", "You cannot use our bases." And today, that is the official position, although the pundits anticipate that to change, again.

Meanwhile, to the south of Iraq, the Arab nations surrounding the region have pulled together their own council to discuss their support/non-support of the imminent Allied Attack. All the while Russia has been backing the UN's call for "more time" for the weapons inspections. In the midst of a major war looming over the region, one wonders why Turkey seems to be so double-minded on the issue of support. Naturally the average person on earth probably doesn't understand. While many news and intelligence analysts can see the basic reason, those who study Bible prophecy can see the spiritual side to the question clearly.

Many centuries ago a man named Ezekiel lived in Israel. Ezekiel was a mighty prophet of God and was used to warn the people of his day about the coming downfall of the nation. Israel had rejected God and had turned to worshipping idols and serving the gods of the pagan nations around her. God finally ran out of patience and announced to His prophets throughout the land that judgment was coming. Ezekiel was one of these prophets. Each prophet during that time was given a specific theme of prophecy to drive home and Ezekiel's lips were moved to tell of the departing of God's glory and the subsequent Babylonian captivity to follow. While he was a captive in Babylon, the LORD gave him the prophecy of Israel's return to the land, but also her second dispersal to all the nations of the earth, and the return once again after many centuries. Israel was first captured and carried off to Babylon, and then, after rejecting Christ, to the ends of the earth.

Astonishingly, Ezekiel was shown a very graphic vision of the restoration of Israel even after they were thought to be long dead. Chapters 36 and 37, containing the "vision of the dry bones", is a chilling picture of the sovereignty of Almighty God and how He controls the fate of a nation and a people. Just as He said He would, God brought the people of Israel, that He had scattered abroad, back to the literal, physical land of Israel (to the very day actually that God said they would come back. Ezekiel 4:1-6).

Right on the heels of Israel's restoration however, God speaks of the Satanic alliance that would come against her when the appointed time was upon the world for the Day of the LORD. This alliance is what we now know as Islam, specifically the radical element found in the Middle East today. Ezekiel 38 and 39 are so rich in prophecy and promise that I could not cover it all because we would never finish this commentary. However, it is most important to understand that this defining moment is at the end of the Great Tribulation. Although the setup of the nations for this great battle may span the whole length of the last half, which is what we are seeing today, the events of the last days are depicted here leading up to the great Day of the Lord.

EZEKIEL 38

1Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

2"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

3and say, "Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.

Many teach, and assume, that these are the ancient names for Russia. This may very well be, and until the appointed time comes, we just cannot be sure. As a side note, Rosh does not appear in all the manuscripts. The general consensus these days is that it probably does refer to Russia, but you must remember that the entities that now make up the newly formed “Breakaway Republics” that came after the fall of Communism, have changed the whole face of prophecy. These nations are all extremely fundamental Islamic countries and if you really pay attention, all of Russia’s nuclear research and weaponry came from these regions before the fall.

Also, when interpreting prophecy, you have to keep in mind that God does not concern himself with the names of man. The Bible uses the ancient names of the lands based upon Genesis 10. Here the sons of Noah, begat their own sons and all these names can be traced back to this passage.

4I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.

5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;

6Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops--many people are with you.

7"Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them.

God tells Gog to be ready for this day, this day of the great battle. Gog is obviously the leader of this great army, but who are they and why are they being assembled? For instance Persia is not just modern day Iran. At the time of Ezekiel’s prophecy Persia would be conquering Babylon in the coming years. It encompassed what today would be all of Iran, Iraq, Syria, parts of Saudi Arabia, and probably some good portions of the breakaway republics south of Russia. By the way, don't be outflanked by watching Iraq only. One doesn’t need to look too deep to figure out that Persia is once again emerging in the form of the Islamic threat to the world. Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, a whole new worldview has surfaced regarding the Islamic agenda and amazing global events are unfolding that are clearly prophetic signs for the future. Also, don't forget that Bush named the countries considered the new "Axis of Evil"; Iraq, Iran, Syria and North Korea.

If you look at all the countries involved in this prophecy it becomes rather noticeable that Ezekiel was privy to a look into our time and the alliance that would be formed by radical Islam. In his day these countries were just countries. Most were warring tribes, but never posed any threat to Israel. Ah, but do not forget what history has shown us. Mohammed was the one who brought all these tribes together. When the Jews living in Mecca refused to pray at his newly formed mosque, he turned on them and likewise so did all those under his rule. This hatred for Israel has prevailed, and waxed stronger, ever since. However there is one country that, while compared on the map today with those of Ezekiel's day, seems to stand out as a Western ally. Yet in the prophecy this country is clearly aligned with the great force allied against Israel. That country is Togarmah, or modern day Turkey.

Many do not realize the strategic importance of Turkey in this war. In fact, Turkey does not realize the strategic importance that they truly play in this war. The West needs to be able to come from the North down into Iraq. Without a military force to the north, Iraq can move its forces north and, possibly, attack Turkey as well as Israel to the northwest. If we do not have Turkey to base our troops, then we have to move all our forces to the Persian Gulf and attack from the south. Whether or not they will allow us to move in is pivotal. However, in the end, Turkey will succumb to the Sword of Allah just as the Bible says. While it may be after this war, when Iraq is liberated, it may be now. Everyone's favorite invisible terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, made it quite clear the fate of any country that aligns itself with America, Europe and of course Israel. This will be the deciding factor in Turkey's status in this war.

Ezekiel speaks of the final war against Israel. Gog (whom I believe is the Beast) is coming up against the land of Israel in order to completely plunder and destroy it. This is described as an evil thought placed in his mind by God Almighty. This is a time when Israel is dwelling safely in the land. Folks, Israel has not been dwelling safely in the land since they returned in 1948! This is post peace treaty, post “covenant with the many”. Perhaps this war will get so ugly that a peace treaty of some kind will have to be brought forth and enforced upon the region. Read on and this becomes even clearer…

13Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, "Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?""

Tarshish is widely thought to be Great Britain or Spain. Because the root word “tin” is where Britannia gets it name, many believe that Tarshish may also refer to tin, but this is still speculative. Strong’s renders it as “yellow jasper”, and lists it as a possible Phoenician city, or possibly Spain. King Solomon sent ships there to get supplies and Jewish artifacts have been unearthed in Britain dated back to the time period.

So again, only time will tell, however if it is Great Britain then the reference to her “young lions” is rather interesting. I do hold this view as well. Who are the young lions of Great Britain? America, Australia? Before 1948 the sun never set on the British Empire. This may be in a sense a reference to the rest of the world outside of the Middle East. However, we must not miss the subtle hint here. These three groups, Tarshish, Sheba and Dedan, are opposing Gog and what he is doing. They are not going to war with Gog, there are just asking why he is doing this.

Could it be that these three nations, or entities, have been rendered powerless to stop him? Could this coming war be the downfall of the post-Christian nations such as Great Britain, Europe, America and Australia? If the US and Britain do not have a strong military presence in the northern region of the Middle East, then does that not leave the door wide open for Russia to come right in and attack Israel? While questions like these have long peaked the interest of prophecy buffs, the reality of these scenarios has finally come into play.

Friends, we are living in serious times. Have you ever put together a large puzzle? When you first begin it is rather daunting as you try to figure out where all the pieces go. Most people find all the border pieces first and set the frame of the picture. Just as God set the frame for prophecy and sealed the rest until the appointed time, so today we see the pieces falling into place and the big picture getting clearer everyday. One thing about putting a puzzle together that really stands out when compared to the prophetic scene today is what happens as you near the completion. Towards the end the pieces begin to fall into place very quickly until you realize that you are done all of a sudden! Is this not what we are seeing today?

We are so close to the end Church! It is time to finish the race. We are told to endure til the end and keep our eye on the finish line. As the times in which we live become more intense around us, we must keep our faces towards heaven and our eyes fixed on Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith. I hope to see you all around the throne soon.

One Nation, Under God...

As the world braces for war the Bible seems to be speaking louder than ever before. Louder still for those who understand the times in which have been thrust into. Perhaps not so loud for those who are asleep, both in the Church and on the outside. I have found myself grieving at all the protesting against this war. Grieved at the state of sin and the readiness of the world to receive a man that will bring peace as they want it, and grieved at the amount of Christians who are joining the anti-war movement.

Let me get something straight right away though. I am not a warmonger, or an advocate of any wars because "God is a God of wrath!" I am simply one who reads the times and understands the serious nature of Iraq and the evilness of Sadaam Hussein. Of course Jesus taught peace. One of the biggest arguments for Christians who protest is the story of Peter cutting off the ear of Malchus and how Jesus healed it telling Peter to put away his sword. Context people! Jesus was not saying that you cannot go to war. The appointed time had come for him to die for the sins of the world and Peter could not stop it. In fact, the book of Romans tells us that God ordains the forces of government and that we are to trust Him for his direction in issues like this (Romans 13:1-3).

Perhaps what grieves me the most is the fact that so-called evangelicals cannot see the good that will come of the liberating of Iraq. Sadaam is a brutal dictator, not a Muslim by the way, but he allows Christians to be persecuted in his country. If a democracy is established, even for a short time, just think of the work that missionaries can do in bringing the Gospel into the heart of Islam! If the US and Britain were based in force in the middle of the Sudan, do you think the atrocities there would being going on? You see, Clinton never wanted to commit to that region and look at what is going on. Bush wants to end radical (terrorist) Islam, at least. As long as the Lord tarries, this is not a bad thing. God may use us to put Sadaam down and advance the Gospel in Iraq before the end.

Not only that, but the mere fact that the area in dispute, Biblical Babylon, should also be another reason why Christians should turn to their Bibles instead of their Magic Markers and Poster Boards. Sadly, because a vast majority of the Church today has rejected the literal interpretation of the Bible, especially prophecy, it cannot see the forest for the trees! If the Church as a whole believed every word of God's Word, then they may think twice before protesting against what is probably prophecy setting up to be fulfilled.

As for the lost who are protesting, well that is another story.

I read a lot of spy novels and historical fiction/non-fiction. One thing that stands out is the way the previous generations viewed war. There were a couple of generations that understood the seriousness of war and the preservation of intelligence information. For instance, in WWII the Nazis were engaged in a serious effort to uncover the allied plans for D-Day. Do you realize the cost we would have faced had we lost at Normandy? We would have lost the war! Hitler was an evil dictator and a murderer. The people of the countries involved listened to their governments and not only backed the war effort, many of them went to work in factories producing bombs, military gear and clothing.

This generation, well, they just cannot help it. They are only acting out on the values that they have been taught. This generation is so far removed from war and the real reasons behind it, that they just do not understand. People today do not understand the scope of what the government keeps from us concerning the terrorist threat. There are things they know that would make the average peace marcher's hair stand on end. I would even bet that if the Homeland Security Department actually made some of this public the protestors may march right down to the recruiter's office and sign up!

But alas, Satan has run his "We are the World" peace campaign for many years now in the UN, the public schools and in the entertainment industry. It seems to have worked. Folks we are actually witnessing the ripening fields for the false harvest of the Antichrist! God help us all to realize the hour is late!

Which brings me to the next portion of this commentary.

In addition to the protesting and continued plans for war, two things happened this week that should have rocked the Church into waking up. The Bush administration made an attempt to have Roe Vs. Wade overturned and the "Under God" portion of the Pledge of Allegiance put back in. Both were met with stiff resistance and essentially denied. This is a frightening aspect of the state of our nation. I for one am glad that we did not start this war this last weekend. This may be the downfall of our nation. (As I mentioned in the above commentary, America may be out of action soon)

The Bible says that a nation is blessed as long as it fears the LORD...

PSALM 33:12

"Blessed the nation whose God the LORD; the people he hath chosen for his own inheritance."

PSALM 144:15

"Happy people, that is in such a case: , happy people, whose God the LORD."

PSALM 146:5

"Happy that the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope in the LORD his God"

But woe to them who forsake the Lord and His goodness. Israel was mighty in war against those whom the Lord had called them to vanquish. However, they were devastated when they went out on their own, after having rejecting God and "doing what right in their own eyes" (Judges 21:25).

Sadly, this nation has reached a rather precarious position on its stance for God and the laws He has mandated. The wholesale murder of precious babies apparently takes precedence over going to war. How is that for irony? Protest against war, but drop into the abortion clinic and take care of an unwanted pregnancy on the way to protest the war. How about this one? "We don't want war, but we don't want God either"; or, "we are going to war, but we want to do it without the help of God". Bush is getting slammed for his faith-based initiatives. I heard the crowds clap and cheer during his address to the nation before Powell gave his report to the UN. I also heard the noticeable drop in that response whenever Bush mentioned God or used Biblical wisdom.

In my opinion, we do not want to go to war until we get at least these two issue straightened out. One way or another, the issues should be resolved. For now, consider the prolonging of this war God's mercy on our nation. The Bible has many warnings about the consequences of rejecting God. Many examples of nations that have been laid waste for this erroneous move can be found throughout the Bible. I have been reading Romans and Paul makes a good case for the descent of man as he continually rejects the goodness of God and the message of the Gospel as it has appeared to all men. It is certainly not a stretch to take Romans 1 and apply it to a whole nation. Hey, if the shoe fits...

One thing that sort of stands out to me is the section about Israel and their rejection of Jesus Christ (Romans 9-11). As I read through I was stopped on the following verse and I had to meditate upon it. Although the true context is for each individual and his relationship with God, again I think that an application can be used for our nation in this tumultuous time.

Romans 11:22

"Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off."

Friends, pray for this nation. By all accounts it appears that we are done as far as our testimony to the goodness of God is concerned. However, just like Israel when she was led into captivity, there was a remnant that remained faithful to God. God preserved them and even raised up prophets to encourage and comfort them during the downfall of the nation. May God do the same here, if indeed, America has reached her end as an official mouth-piece for God.

Written by Jerry Cesario, March, 2003

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Christinewjc said...

Yes, Susan.

Israel does have her friends (thank God!!) and I was glad you shared the information about the pro-Israel demonstration in Rome. I usually listen to Fox News throughout the day and I didn't hear anything about that! I wonder why...maybe I just missed it.

You said, ""Let not your heart be troubled..." (see JOH 14:1) There is hope in Jesus the Messiah! Praise His Name!! "

He is our ONLY HOPE!!

Love to you from the West Coast,
Christine

Anna said...

Hi Christine!

I'm amazed this kind of report comes across like such a surprise. The fact of the matter is total annihilation of Israel has been the goal of Israel's neighbors from day one. The problem isn't that it's news. The problem is that no one believes them when they say it.

Bottom line, the Bible said it long before they did as you pointed out so well. Too bad people don't pay attention.

Blessings,
Anna

Susan Smith said...

I do not think you "just missed it" Christine. I did not see it reported by FOX or CNN.

"As the times in which we live become more intense around us, we must keep our faces towards heaven and our eyes fixed on Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith." Amen to this truth buried in all the words above.

With many words there is sin, so I will stop. Blessings from the Holy Land. (ss)

Christinewjc said...

Take a look at this political cartoon!

Dry Bones blog

Christinewjc said...

This is good, too.

The Rational Part of Earth to France!

Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Yes, you are right that the expulsion was a huge mistake.

Soon enough though, the world will see that negotiating with terrorists does not work. The U.S. State Department has been doing it for over 30-years, and I don't think they will stop anytime soon.

The victims of terror are quickly forgotten when there is money to be made, and a legacy to be sought after.

Christinewjc said...

Hi zion report,

Are you saying that the current U.S. State Department is "negotiating" with terrorists? Can you share any evidence of this?

With the current approval ratings for Bush at their lowest, I don't think that he or his administration is out to claim any kind of "legacy" having anything to do with money. Perhaps the legacy of whether or not the decision to fight the terrorist war in Iraq will be seen as either a positive or negative one in 30 years, but I see such strategy as being the correct one, personally.

Christinewjc said...

Another link to a good article Anti-terror expert predicted French uprising