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Middle East Update

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Straightshot, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. I will post current Middle East news on this thread related to the prophetic scriptures

    The above source is the news reporting arm of Mossad, Israel's renown intelligence agency .... I have found this source to be highly accurate and quick to discover regional events as they transpire

    It is a secular organization and not one of religious persuasion .... only facts are presented without bias

    I believe that the new and current Islamic State [ISIS, ISIL] carved out of portions of Syria/Iraq by fundamental Islamic terrorists may be the prelude to the little horn's coming kingdom revealed in Daniel's visions centered in the northern Middle East

    ISIS dedicates quarter of 2015 budget to fighting US coalition
    DEBKAfile January 6, 2015, 7:46 PM (IDT)
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant announced Tuesday that $250m of its two-billion dollar budget for 2015 would be allocated to the "war on the American coalition." A large portion would be spent on “monthly wages to the poor, disabled, orphans, widows and people killed in coalition air strikes” This communiqué on an annual budget attempts to present the Islamic caliphate established by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as a regular state. Last week, ISIS announced the opening of an Islamic bank in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest town that fell to the jihadis last June.
  2. Islamist gunmen feared hunting more targets after massacring 12 people at Paris magazine
    DEBKAfile Special Report January 7, 2015, 3:54 PM (IDT)
    Tags: France on terror alert, Islamists,
    Islamist gunmen in Paris and their getaway car

    The heavily armed gunmen who murdered 12 people including police officers at the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine in central Paris Wednesday, Jan. 7, got clear away and are feared by French and other European security agencies to be seeking out more targets. They are on the loose with AK-47 assault guns, a supply of ammo, and possibly a grenade launcher. Another 10 people were injured, 5 critically.

    France has raised its terror alert to its highest level as it launches a massive manhunt for three killers. Its European neighbors have also taken precautions.

    This act of terror raised a whole new set of concerns. The gunmen conducted themselves in the calm, deliberate manner of trained professional soldiers, rather than crazed suicidal jihadis.

    Their combat experience was evident, whether from fighting in the Islamic State’s battles in Iraq and Syria or other Islamist arenas.

    Three years ago, Charlie Hebdo ran cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad and in the current New Year, poked fun at ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    French security authorities infer that the terrorists, dressed in black and masked, were gunning for predetermined targets from the fact that they carried lists and asked for their targets by name when they passed through the corridors of the magazine building. They then shot the journalists on their list with cold-blooded precision.

    According to one unconfirmed report, the Charlie Hebdo editor and lead cartoonist were among the victims.

    President Francois Hollande, who arrived on the scene within minutes, commented that “40 people were saved.” They were evidently saved because they did not appear on the gunmen’s death list.

    DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources note that this attack was the first instance in the war of terror, that Islamists murdered Western journalists for their views on religion in the heart of a West European capital.

    Shouting "Allahu Akhbar!" and “We have avenged the Prophet’s honor!” theyleft the building and sped past a police force in the street, shooting accurately at the windscreens of their vehicles.

    They then jumped into a black getaway car which stood waiting with open doors. A short while later, they stole another vehicle and switched cars.

    The president called an emergency cabinet meeting shortly after the attack. Our sources note that although French security and intelligence services have maintained a high terror alert for the past month after a series of incidents against Jewish targets, they failed to predict or forestall one of the most spectacular Islamic attacks seen in Europe in recent years.
  3. I wonder how many could have been saved if all the French police would carry weapons. Soft targets!
  4. Europe is becoming inundated with Muslims, mosques, and terrorists returning from the battle in the Syria/Iraq conflicts .... so is Britain today

    The Islamic terrorist will stop at nothing to destroy .... even themselves .... western cultures love life, Muslims love death
    mtnculture and Silk say Amen and like this.
  5. « Breaking News »
    Washington challenges UN Secy on Palestinian ICC credentials
    DEBKAfile January 7, 2015, 10:17 PM (IDT)
    Washington said Wednesday that the US would oppose the Palestinian move to join the International Criminal Court. “Palestine is not a state and therefore does not technically qualify for membership,” of the ICC and several other UN bodies, said spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Tuesday night, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced acceptance of the Palestinian Authority’s membership application to the ICC, stating “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestinian on April 1, 2015.”

    My comments

    This is good for the US .... America need to continue supporting Israel

    This support has been lacking under the current Obama administration ... the day that this support becomes detrimental or threatening towards Israel, the Lord will punish the US severely and will withdraw His providence and protection [Genesis 12:3]

    12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

    12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

    12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

    12:4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

    12:5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

    12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

    I see some of this withdrawal of the Lord's providence in the US already in progress and certainly for the behavior of diminishing moral character of the American culture and the current famine of the word of God in the professing church .... warnings, persistent violent weather, drought, etc.

    I don't believe that either of these conditions are going to change course, but will only continue to deteriorate
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  6. It is said by many (conspiracy folks?) that Obama is a closet Muslim - not born in the US. They also say, repeatedly, that under this Administration busloads of muslims have been trucked in and this is the real reason for Obama's move on Immigration and has naught to do with the Latinos. I think America is in for some terrible things and I doubt the people at the top care. They are shushing media and it is clear we are being manipulated about information we should know. It's a sad day when you get real info from what has always been considered fringe.
  7. The conspiracy buffs are tabloid pushers .... sensationalists, anti-Semitic to the max

    But the Bible trumps "conspiracy" rant hands down

    Problem is that there are few preaching and teaching the Lord's word in the US today

    Obama is not the "antichrist", may be a Muslim, but is a very confused man for sure .... he does not understand the Middle East and this is obvious by his blunderings

    Not a good time for a weak and unpopular president who has no clue about what is really going on
  8. I don't think the antichrist is here yet but his malignant spirit is everywhere. I agree about Obama and the phrase "when good men do nothing" comes to mind. He is not a decisive/strong President but I don't know that we want to see strong if they are going the wrong way. And I gotta say nothing seems to be going right. I see antisemites as people who don't love God. No one anywhere at the top seems to know what is going on biblically. I do think that this administration has caused a "coldness" with Israel - and I can't help thinking we are getting all these natural catastrophes as a result. 5 Earthquakes in Texas in the last few days. Oil has been mentioned a lot but the price of oil is believed will hit $20 per barrell - down from $150 not too long ago. Many of the "conspiracy folks" I've been viewing are quoting scripture (see Strange Global Weather Report for Dec., 2014 http://www.christianforumsite.com/threads/strange-global-weather-report-for-december-2014.41032/ )
  9. #9 Straightshot, Jan 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
    The spirit of "antichrist" is present and will not be fully manifested until he is released from the abyss .... then he will return to rule the Middle East in the human little horn of Daniel's visions and manifest himself to the world

    7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

    13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
    13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
    13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
    13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
    13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

    This particular fallen angelic prince has ruled over 5 human kingdoms [heads] and related human king positions of the Middle East in the past .... for Satan [Revelation 9:11; 11:2; 13:1-4; 17:8-18]

    And he will be released by Satan from the abyss, where he now is imprisoned, [Jude 1:6] at the beginning of the 70th week decreed for Israel still pending [Revelation 9:1] and rule over his next 2 successive kingdoms .... the 6th smaller and the 7th and final expanded with 10 other human kings

    It is Satan who gives this nefarious demon his power and authority

    When he is released to possess the human little horn the world will be astonished when they see him [2 Thessalonians 2:8-14; Revelation 13:4]

    I will expand on this strange revelation in the thread "Israel and the Middle East" soon
  10. Some have said Hitler would be brought back - but per your paradigm he wouldn't do as he is german/austrian. He took over more than 5 countries. Here's a sincere sounding guy who says he saw Bin Laden, in 2012 - 3 times - 17 mos. after he died. I dunno - Nimrod of the many names? Here's the video of bin laden as AC:

  11. I have addressed this for you on the "Israel and the Middle East" thread

    Here is something for you to think about

    Satan's first beast of Revelation is not a human [Revelation 9:11; 11:7; 17:8-18]

    This same entity "once was" [ruling] over the his past 5 kingdoms of the set of 7 .... we know that the 5th was Syrio Babylonian of the Seleucid kingdom north of Israel of which Antiochus IV was the last king [Daniel 11:21-35] .... and the populations of this kingdom were neither Greek or Roman .... still Middle Eastern

    Then John is told that the beast "was not" [not ruling] .... this beast was not ruling during the Roman Empire .... and still is not ruling the Middle East at this time .... this fallen angel king of the abyss is still in it and cannot interact with humanity

    But then John is told that this beast will rule again [and "yet is" .... and he will be released from the abyss at the time of the end of this present age to do this thing

    Satan is the "god" of this present world and has been .... and so he himself ruled over the ancient Roman Empire and subsequent ruling kingdoms to this very day

    However, his choosing of Abaddon- Apollyon to rule specifically over Middle Eastern kingdoms is a different matter .... Satan and this particular fallen angel like Satan are not the same entities [Revelation 13:1-4]

    I will attempt to keep this thread focused upon current news reporting related to the Middle East .... things tend to get scattered and unfocused on social media boards
  12. « Breaking News »
    Britain ramps up border checks at ports and Eurostar services
    DEBKAfile January 8, 2015, 3:17 PM (IDT)
    Security checks at British ferry ports and Eurostar terminals have been ramped up in the wake of yesterday's gun massacre in Paris.
    Downing Street said there was no specific threat to Britain, but extra measures had been put in place as a precaution.
    The Government has also sent a specialist counter terror police officer to Paris to beef up the UK's anti-terror team in France, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.
  13. Free speech is always first attacked by darkness. The internet makes that hard - altho on the other hand, it marks who said what and when.
  14. « Breaking News »
    Two police officers gravely injured in Paris shooting
    DEBKAfile January 8, 2015, 10:54 AM (IDT)
    Two police officers were gravely injured in another attack in southern Paris early Thursday. One, a female officer, was shot in the back. Two shooters were apparently involved – one was arrested, the second fled to the Metro and disappeared on a train. Police are investigating whether this attack was connected to the Charlie Hebdo massacre or a copycat crime. French PM Manuel Valls said that preventing another attack is our main concern.

    More than 3,000 police officers are on Paris streets hunting for the two Islamist killers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, who are on the loose after murdering 12 people at the magazine headquarters Wednesday. Seven arrests have been made, including their brother-in-law.
  15. I tried going to your link but apparently it is closed if you aren't a member. On the news they are solely reporting about Paris and these monstrous killings. What do you think of the world's reaction? It has been said that this marks something "new" regarding jihadhi attacks but is it really? I can't help thinking of the aid worker who converted to Islam while in captivity and they killed him anyway. One would think this would hurt conversion and recruitment of western peoples. They certainly seem to know how the media works.
  16. Some moderator on this forum just locked my "Israel in the Middle East" thread

    When this happens on a forum, I leave

    Too many things for me to accomplish working on other forums that have demand

    Time is of the essence

    Keep the faith and study on
  17. You know full well that the Biblically stated condition God required be met by His scattered people before He would forgive them and return them to their land was repentance. To this day, they have failed to meet this requirement, seeing that Jesus Christ is as yet the same despised and rejected Messiah in their eyes as in the day they crucified Him crying, "His blood be on us and our children forever."

    I feel I speak from an authoritative position when I say that your analysis of Israel in prophecy is deeply flawed because it ignores the above fact, the Papal/Protestant controversy plainly seen in Daniel and Revelation, and the political intrigue that resulted in the purposeful solidification of Jesuit Futurism among Protestants through the deliberate genocide of Jews by Nazi/Papal interests and the subsequent exploitation of the Holocaust in order to garner world-wide support for the re-establishment of their nation in 1948. In other words, it was not God, but Satan who brought about the state of Israel in 1948.
  18. You said........
    "I will attempt to keep this thread focused upon current news reporting related to the Middle East .... things tend to get scattered and unfocused on social media boards".

    BUT isn't that exactly what YOU just did by saying...............
    "Satan's first beast of Revelation is not a human [Revelation 9:11; 11:7; 17:8-18]".

    I fail to see how that is being focused on current news of the Middle East and in fact is YOUR opinion and NOT Bible truth.

    Rev. 9:11 = Satan.

    Rev. 11:7 = Beast of Rev. 13:1 which is in fact the A/C.

    Rev. 17:8-18 = Resurrection of the Old Roman Empire.
  19. That's funny.........there is no "lock" showing on the forum listing and I just posted a comment on this very thread.

    Me thinks that maybe you are leaving for some other reason.
  20. Not so my good friend.

    Revelation 17:17 (KJV).............
    "For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."

    Habakkuk 1:5–6 ( ESV)...........
    5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days
    that you would not believe if told. 6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation,
    who march through the breadth of".

    This is a prophecy in which God relates His intention to raise up Babylon, a “ruthless” and “dreaded” nation, to achieve His purpose.

    Phoneman......God is not the author of sin, but He can use sinful men to attain an objective. Remember Romans 8:28 .........
    “For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

    “All things” includes both good and bad things. God can use struggles, heartbreaks and tragedies in ways to bring about His glory and our good. Such events, even though we don’t understand the reason for them, are part of His perfect, divine plan. If God could not control evil, He would not be God. His sovereignty demands that He be in control of everything, even “dreaded” nations such as Babylon and yes........Germany and Hitler.
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