1. Wars and Rumors of War
IDF, LAF soldiers exchange gunfire on Lebanon border
Five years after the Second Lebanon War broke out, Lebanese soldiers and IDF troops exchanged gunfire along the border on Monday.
IDF troops were operating along the border near the Hatzbani River when a Lebanese soldier opened fire at them. Israel returned fire at the Lebanese soldier. No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident. Lebanese media reported that one Lebanese soldier was injured from gunfire.
Palestinains say 2 killed in IDF raid
Two Palestinians were shot and killed by IDF soldiers during a raid on the Kalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank early on Monday, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.
The IDF stated that soldiers from the Kfir Brigade entered the camp in order to arrest two terror suspects when a violent riot broke out. Five soldiers were injured in the ensuing clashes. One soldier was evacuated to the hospital and four others were treated at the scene.
EU to toughen sanctions after Syria bloodbath
The EU is likely to toughen sanctions against the Syrian regime after some 100 people were reportedly killed in the city of Hama when government tanks stormed in on Sunday (31 July), crushing protests in the five-month-long stand-off with President Bashar Assad.
"I am shocked at the latest reports from Syria that large numbers of civilians have again been killed in a totally unjustified assault by Syrian security forces on the town of Hama, using tanks and other heavy weapons against citizens exercising their right to peaceful protest," EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement.
USGS reports 6.8 magnitude off Papua New Guinea
Strong Quake (6.1) hits near Vanuatu
Strong Earthquake (6.4) Rocks NE Japan
How about "diverse places"?
Earthquake strikes near Choctaw, Oklahoma
Christians Under Fire in Laos
Authorities in the country’s north have ordered Christians to stop meeting in private, in their own homes, where they practice their beliefs. The edict followed the arrest of a pastor and several parishioners, and is being monitored by the US-based Human Rights Watch for Laos Religious Freedom (HRWLFR).
Pastor Seng Aroun of the Kon church in Luang Namtha, and three other Christians from the Sounya village church, had met at the house of a man identified as Kofa for Sunday mass. Provincial authorities arrested four and detained them in a local prison.
Atheists Cross Over "Cross"
Those God-obsessed "American Atheists" filed suit in New York state court on July 25 to remove the World Trade Center "Cross" from the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. They're seeking relief from Cross-related dyspepsia.
They also filed suit seeking the removal of roadside crosses honoring fallen Utah state troopers. A federal court ruled in favor of the crosses but an appeals court ruled against them. The Utah Attorney General has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling and the American Civil Rights Union has filed an amicus brief in support.
Their WTC lawsuit admits that the 17-foot "Cross" of steel beams was found standing in the midst of the rubble two days after the twin towers collapsed as a result of the Jihadist attack on 9/11.
Besides acute, hyperactive frivolousness, the lawsuit claims that plaintiffs have suffered
"dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish from the knowledge that they are made to feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack and the lack of acknowledgement of the more than 1,000 non-Christian individuals who were killed at the World Trade Center."
Durban III: The Monaco Factor
On Sept. 22, the United Nations will strike a blow for bigotry, by hosting Durban III — the third in what has become a series of UN gatherings dedicated in name to fighting racism, but devoted in practise to whipping up and institutionalizing anti-Semitism.
The UN’s so-called “Durban process” singles out Israel for opprobrium.
The UN’s first Durban conference, held in South Africa, in 2001, turned into such a mob attack on Israel that the U.S. delegation walked out. The UN’s second Durban “review” conference, held in Geneva, in 2009, had its preparatory committee chaired by Libya, and featured as a star speaker Iran’s Holocaust-denier-in-chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Undeterred, the UN General Assembly is now planning to hold Durban III at the UN’s headquarters in New York, timed to coincide with the annual pileup of heads of state who come every September to tie up midtown Manhattan traffic and speak at the UN General Assembly’s annual opening.
4. The Rise of the "Kings of the East"
China's Plan to Beat U.S.:Missiles, Missiles and More Missiles
And forget using jet fighters armed with short-range weapons to attack the American navy. One Chinese analyst referenced in Chinese Aerospace Power estimated it would take between 150 and 200 Su-27-class fighters to destroy one U.S. Ticonderoga-class cruiser. The entire PLA operates only around 300 Su-27s and derivatives. The U.S. Navy has 22 Ticonderoga cruisers.
Again, missiles would compensate. A “supersaturation” attack by scores or hundreds of ballistic missiles has the potential of “instantly rendering the Ticonderoga’s air defenses useless,” Toshi Yoshihara wrote. Close to shore, China could use the older, less-precise, shorter-range missiles it already possesses in abundance. For longer-range strikes, the PLA is developing the DF-21D “carrier-killer” missile that uses satellites and aerial drones for precision targeting.
China Officially Offers J-10 Fighters to Pakistan
China is offering Pakistan a squadron of J-10B, the advanced multi-role, all-weather fighter aircraft. The official offer was presented to the Pakistan Army’s Chief of General Staff, Lt Gen Waheed Arshad, during a week long visit to Beijing. If such delivery takes place, Pakistan will be the first country, after China, to operate the J-10B, considered as one of China’s most advanced, operational combat aircraft.
China needs at least three aircraft carriers
"If we consider our neighbours, India will have three aircraft carriers by 2014 and Japan will have three carriers by 2014," General Luo Yuan, a senior researcher with the Academy of Military Sciences, was quoted as saying by Beijing News.
"So I think the number (for China) should not be less than three so we can defend our rights and our maritime interests effectively."
China recently confirmed it was revamping an old Soviet ship to be its first carrier, a project that has added to regional worries over the country's fast military expansion and growing assertiveness on territorial issues.
China's People's Liberation Army -- the largest armed force in the world -- is extremely secretive about its defence programmes, which benefit from a huge and expanding military budget boosted by the nation's runaway economic growth.
5. The Decline and Fall of the U.S.
The writing is on the wall for the U.S. and the dollar
In 2010, the combined US Federal, state and local government deficit was 11pc of GDP, marginally higher than Greece. Moreover, US net debt was 70pc of GDP and, according to the independent Congressional Budget Office, by 2021 it will hit 90pc. It could easily go higher. The UK's ratio was 60pc, and will probably peak below 80pc.
For several decades, the US has been the global hegemon and its currency the foundation of the world's financial system. The writing is on the wall for both. Like the British Empire, the American imperium will not end in a flash but rather fade away.
The loss of America's AAA credit rating would be much less momentous. Even so, future historians might well conclude it was an important marker during the process that saw power and prestige leaching, ineluctably, from West to East.
America's 'Great Recession' even greater than thought
The “Great Recession” was even greater than previously thought, and the U.S. economy has skated uncomfortably close to a new one this year.
The report also showed the current slowdown began earlier and has been deeper than previously thought, with growth in the first quarter advancing at only a 0.4% annual pace.
The recession was already the deepest since the Great Depression and, while it still pales in comparison, the data help explain why it is taking so long to shake off its legacy.
If the Republic Had Not Died A Long Time Ago, This Would Indeed Be The Death of the Republic
Looking at the “deal” being formed to solve the “debt ceiling crisis,” I thought it was appropriate to break out the old headline I used a few years ago. The current reference, of course, is to the extraordinary “special committee” or “Super Congress” which the deal intends to establish.
This is an unaccountable politburo which will be able to circumvent all normal democratic (and republican) principles and issue budget-slashing, tax-cutting legislation that cannot be debated or amended, but simply approved or rejected by the rest of the now-powerless representatives and senators.
And surely it would be superfluous in me to point out that these unaccountable “superpowers” will soon stretch to cover other areas of legislation beyond budgeting and taxes.
Behind all the flim-flammery of this manufactured “crisis”, we are watching the creation of a new form of government — or rather, the further mutation of the new form of government that the United States has been crawling toward for a long time. We called it a “neo-feudal oligarchy backed by a militarist police state” here the other day. No doubt there are many other ways you could describe this murderous, ravenous, lopsided monstrosity of a system. But the one thing you cannot call it is a “republic”.
6. Turmoil in the Middle East:
PM: Abbas determined to bring Palestinian state to UN vote
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined to bring Palestinian statehood to a UN vote in September.
"Abbas made a strategic decision to go to the UN," Netanyahu said. "He wants to get things done without a peace agreement."
He added: "We are working to ensure a US veto in the UN Security Council, but that will not prevent a majority in the General Assembly."
According to the prime minister, "no Israeli government can accept all of the Palestinians' demands. If we do, it will distance peace, not bring it closer."
Some Things You Probably Do Not Know About Islam
It should be enough to show you that the founder of Islam was a brutal warlord and that his words and deeds have given Islam its brutal and intolerant character. It is difficult to see what good can come from the teachings of a man like Muhammad.
Take a look at the world and you will see that many of the most oppressive, brutal and backward societies are strongholds of Islam. They have become like this by following the teachings of Muhammad.
Sorry, posted to wrong area :)
Happy 2nd Anniversary to you and Mr. C!!! I figured it's a new month I better just bring this over here :) How powerful to bring to purposeful souls together to share in the Lords work especially in these last days. That is hard to find in many relationships today. May God continue to bless your union. On the down side, I bet the evil one tries to test both of you greatly since I am sure he finds you both to be a threat to sharing God's word. Go gettem' with scripture!!
I wondered when the Isaiah 17 scripture starts to be fulfilled do you feel comfortable guiding us to let us know that is taking place? Is this when something should be happening to Damascus under the same name or is there a different name we should be watching for? I appreciate the help on this.
I wanted to post an update to this Terral03 person from months ago who was trying to get the word out about Elenin as well as many people leaving from around here to go to the Ozarks. While I appreciated the heads up from a friend of mine about this, it always troubled me about people leaving in July to go there.
I was wondering this morning whatever happened to this person because Dutch has even called him out on U-tube.
I am only posting this link here so others can see just how amazing God works--especially lifting the rock off the snakes (in corrputable situations) and shining the light on things his way. This group that intented on starting this is imploding from within and much lies and deception.
I wanted to share this for anyone who may have known others who planned to follow these people to the Ozarks and to steer clear.
"...one of these days..."
It cracks me up. I am so afraid that I will get the linkage wrong and that I will have everyone's wires crossed just trying to see where I am going. Then I will need more help, etc....blah..blah. (ha ha). Thank you for linking me :)
STOCKS BASICALLY WENT NOWHERE....
DOW DOWN 11 POINTS.....
AS FAR AS THE DEAL ??
WELL, WE WILL SEE SHORTLY IF IT PASSES THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE...
I STILL FEEL THAT THE EURO WILL
CRASH, NOT THE DOLLAR.
GOLD AND SILVER SELLING OFF AGAIN.
still NO SIGN of the AC....
DrNo - You need to re-link your tutorial :)
well, it passed the house(the debt bill), now we see tommorrow on the
Scott-yes getting close to the one world gov/us collapse/rapture eh? appears so! I haven't had access to Christian tv too much but listened yesterday. Morris Cerrello (sp?)and Irwin Baxter both said the HS told them to stop their regular programs to talk about certain things instead. Cerrello talked about monetary collapse and God as our source and Baxter about the new UN mandated i.d, that is getting ready to hit us and some things we might want to think about or do.
My usual source for the build a burger info (usually i'm there because i lived in that town for years) hasn't been heard from yet so i'm forced to use russian tv to get something. Watch the one man who says he witnessed a child being sacrificed there previously.
Also at this link "aircrap.org" there are 2 things i would like you to check out. The first is goodbye to Ted Gunderson. He was the head of the FBI in L.A. and released chemtrail info. The second is about Morgellons again. As a Doc and scientist, you have to see this stuff because you might be dealing with it in the future a lot since it is being dispensed by chemtrail. I feel its really important stuff. It is interesting to me from a nursing background. Not sure I will work in that field again but I'm glad I saw this video.
It is easier for me to be specific in my prayers sometimes when I know what is up.
If any of you have extra time this week to pray for me, I would appreciate it. I have to break up with my best friend/boyfriend because of several reasons. We really love each other very much but we aren't married and the HS won't let me continue like this anymore. (We aren't doing anything, if you know what I mean, but we live together) He is very fragile-he has a mental illness and I'm worried for his safety and sanity when this happens. He is a really good man and he loves the Lord but he isn't working on his relationship with God. This is causing me to stumble and not get to where I need to be. I have a place to go but the situation is not optimum for me there either. (the house is very old and was a civil war hospital and is "haunted", which means spiritual warfare immediately and I am tired) Out of 5 adults and four kids , there is only one other believer and there is a big time scoffer (maybe more)
I really love God and I have prayed about this a lot. I just know, no matter how much I love this man, I can't continue to "live in sin" in the time period we are in. The HS just won't tolerate it. Believe me, its a miracle I even have a place to go! (one of the hs confirmations i'm supposed to go)
Pray for my boyfriend too please! I'm much more worried for him than me in the natural. I'm more worried for me in the spiritual.I don't like walking into spirtual warfare when my defences are down. Obviously this is an emotional time for us!
You guys are my family and I trust your thoughts, prayers and love, so thanks again. Sorry to ask but we really need the prayers right now!
Congrats to the Cavers on your second! It is beautiful to see when God chooses your mate, I can see why he put you 2 together and why the enemy hates it so much! You guys are powerful and tripping the enemy up right and left. Glory to God!Thank you for that miracle Jesus!
Your sis in Christ-
It sounds like you have a LOT going on right now - I' so sorry and you will most definitely be in my prayers. I'm sure you'll do the right thing. The only advice I can give, is to stay in prayer as much as possible. Good luck with all of this and please keep us posted.
I'm praying for you my sis in Christ.
Rest assured, our prayers are with you. Sometimes its easy to be obedient, sometimes very hard. But always remember, "He works all things for good, for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose".
Will be praying Sis
Praying for God's best in your life ally...God bless!
I know this is hard for you but I am very proud of you to make such a decision for the Lord. It's time my dear, put on the full shield of armor. It may not be easy but it is necessary for many reasons. It may be about the people you are to help in these last days. Let's get excited because you are engaged to the Lord. How can you be living in sin when your fiancé' Christ is about to return for his bride :) This makes him so happy. Use this time to prepare just like a bride to be will. Get so excited about all your plans for your wedding. We all should. If that doesn't hold in these times of trouble, remember Jesus as your High Priest who is above you hearing everything you need and interceding all the time on your behalf. If that still doesn't seem to quite fit on some days, remember he is your counselor, legal and otherwise. Picture him beside you always, representing and guiding you according to the Heavenly Laws instead of earthly. I will be praying for you my dear sister!
11Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [a]firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness [b]produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.
18Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).
GG, thanks for sharing that. It is excellent teaching for all of us to hear! Time to "get ready" is in accord with Joshua 5 when God told the Israelites they had 3 days to get ready to take and enter the promised land.
Are we on the verge of our promised inheritance? Is it time for us to get ready? Of couurse we should always be prepared but is this a final warning call?
Hebrews 12:1-2..."Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith."
Thanks guys! Somedays I forget to get dressed all the way. I almost always remember the helmet though and the sword. LOL Love you all. Todays a doozy so far!
Given the events taking place all over the world each day now, I know I shouldn't be stunned about the further consolidation of power in the new Super Congress as part of the debt deal; however, I am thoroughly stunned.
As professed by Reid and McConnel, nothing is beyond the scope of the Super Congress and its "recommendations" can't be amended or revised by the other representatives, but are only subject to an up or down vote. Wow. I really never thought I'd see something like this in the U.S.
We're watching a republic morph into an oligarchy before our eyes. We have Supreme Leader, the High Council, brownshirts, "telescreens", and a generation that knows not where money comes from. A perfect storm.
Paula - You are exactly right,,,,Now with the so-called "Super-congress" (12 people), as B West says above, its even worse.
oops...make that Joshua 1 not the 5th chapter.
GG Dear Sis – Thank you so much for the Anniversary greeting! Big Hug Forgive me for being soooo late in thanking you! Yes indeed Sis, what an incredible Blessing to have the best Match Maker in the Universe! Thank you for your Blessings Big Hug. Yup, oh boy, the evil one didn’t like it at all! You are spot on with that observation! And yes, Gods Word is a Mighty Sword!
As for Isaiah 17, and its unfolding, Dear Sis, there is no way we all wont know that it is happening. Should the Internet be up during this event, it would be my privilege to be with all our Brothers and Sisters here, witnessing Gods Word unfold. Yes, it will be Damascus, the same Damascus as Gods Word says. Until this very day, Damascus boasts to be “oldest continuously inhabited city in the world”. Gods Word is so amazing, that He begins with Isaiah 17, by telling us it will no longer exist.
Damascus is still called Damascus Some have argued that Isaiah 17 has already occurred, as it was conquered in ancient times, but these are the same folks that say that Revelation has already occured. It has been "conquered" by any number of enemies, and still remains "Damascus". The Syrian city of Arpad, did not surrender so easily. It took Tiglath-pileser three years of siege to conquer Arpad, then he massacred the inhabitants and destroyed the city.In 732 he advanced to Damascus, first devastating the gardens outside the city and then conquering the capital and killing the king, whom he replaced with a governor. Damascus continued to be a city. I bring up this point because God, in His Word makes it very clear in Isaiah 17:
•Damascus will not be "conquered", but rather no longer ever to be a city again.
1.The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
•It took time for Tiglath-pileser to conquer Damascus. God, in His Word, again makes it very clear. Damascus will be there in the morning, and then gone by that evening. Gone in one day.
14.And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
God opens Isaiah 17 with the complete destruction of Damascus by His People, not Him, but His People. Israel will destroy Damascus, most likely in a retaliatory response. Present day, Israel has amazingly said in the recent couple of years, that they will hold “Damascus”, not “Syria”, but specifically “Damascus” responsible for ANY attacks on their nation. Add to that, that both Hamas and Hezbollah are headquartered in Damascus, and we can clearly see this attack on Damascus happening. Gods Word is so True, and we are so incredibly Blessed to witness the fulfillment of His Word, right before us! WOW!
God Bless You!
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