Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Rumors of War: One Step Closer

Today, as with almost every day recently, we see one more step towards war in the Middle East. The first article reminds us to read Ezekiel 38-39:

Russia: Attack On Tehran Is Attack On Moscow

Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow. The threat heightens the prospect of World War III in the event of a military strike on Iran.

Actually, when Russia and Iran do align militarily and go to war against Israel, there will be no "world war" because biblical prophecy informs us that Israel will be completely isolated: no nation will come to their defense. Only God will come to the aid of Israel, and He will do so in dramatic fashion. Ezekiel 38-39 tells the story.

“Iran is our neighbor,” Russia's outgoing ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters in Brussels. “And if Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.”

Rogozin warned on Friday that more attacks on Iran could cause "a scorching Arab Summer."

Russia also has come to the defense of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning Western nations not to intervene in Syria with military forces. Russia is a major arms supplier to Syria and has a heavy investment in Iran’s nuclear facilities.

We can already see the world aligning against Israel. The UN has been doing it for years. Below we see just one of many such examples:

UN Chief Slams Settlements, Calls For End To "Occupation"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday slammed Israeli settlements as illegal and called for an end to the "occupation," AFP reported.

Speaking at a conference on democracy in the Arab world in Beirut, Ban said that "the Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territories" and "violence against civilians" must end.

"Settlements, new and old, are illegal. They work against the emergence of a viable Palestinian state," the UN chief stated.

Ban added: "A two-state solution is long overdue. The status quo offers only the guarantee of future conflict."

Iran Vows Retaliation Against Israel For Scientist

A senior Iranian commander vowed retaliation against Israel, the US and Britain for what he perceives as their role in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist last week.

“The opponents of [Iran's Islamic] Revolution and the nation's progress should have no doubt that the punitive response to the US, the Zionist regime (Israel) and their criminal accomplices will be delivered in an opportune time,” Iran's Press TV quoted deputy armed forces chief, Brig.-Gen. Massoud Jazayeri as saying on Sunday.

On Friday, TIME Magazine quoted unnamed western intelligence sources as saying Israel's Mossad is responsible for training and paying the assassins of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists over the past two years.

Iran Warns Gulf States Not To Replace Its Oil

Iran warned its Arab neighbors on Sunday not to raise crude output to replace Iranian oil in the event of an embargo by the European Union, Tehran's OPEC Governor Mohammad Ali Khatibi was quoted as saying.

"The consequences of this issue are unpredictable. Therefore, our Arab neighbor countries should not cooperate with these adventurers and should adopt wise policies," Khatibi said in an interview with the Sharq newspaper.

European Union countries have agreed in principle to embargo imports of Iranian as part of the latest Western efforts to step up heat on Tehran.

Iran has threatened to block the vital oil shipping route of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if sanctions imposed on its oil exports.

U.S. Nervous, Sends Army General To Calm Down Israel

The Obama administration is sending the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey to Israel this Thursday to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran.

Both Israel and the United States have stated they would not rule out a military strike on Tehran to prevent the Islamic Republic from reaching the capability of attacking Israel, or elsewhere, with a nuclear weapon. However, American officials are worried that Israel is closer to concluding that the “point of no return” is at hand, after which it may be too late to stop Iran.

The nervousness in Washington is aggravated by its officials not really knowing what are the intentions of Israel. "It's hard to know what's bluster and what's not with the Israelis," a former U.S. official to the Journal.

The last quote above leads directly to this article:

Israel Hoodwinking The "Bird"

A U.S. intelligence source tells G2Bulletin that the Israelis, who know the overflight schedule of U.S. surveillance satellites monitoring their war preparations, wait until the “bird” passes and then resume what appears to be increased mobilization activities, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Sources say the Israelis are making war preparations, but subtly, in an effort to lessen the world’s notice, and they may be further along than U.S. imagery analysts are able to assess.

Hezbollah is known to have stored up more than 50,000 rockets to be used against Israel should it undertake a military strike against Iran, or if Lebanon itself is attacked.

Similarly, Hamas also has rockets positioned to attack Israel and has transferred arms and munitions into the neighboring Sinai Peninsula, which at one time was under Egyptian military and police enforcement.

However, the Egyptians since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak have basically withdrawn most of their forces, opening the area as another position from which to launch attacks on Israel.

In the event that other efforts fail, it appears that Israel may be preparing to exercise the so-called military option of an actual attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, something it has threatened to do over the past few years.

The U.S. intelligence source said that some Israeli war preparations are being observed by the U.S. European Command.

“They’re (Israelis) perfectly aware of our birds and are either playing the (imagery) analysts or doing stuff out of sight,” the intelligence source said, adding that the Israelis are moving “a lot of munitions” of an unspecified nature, based on what overhead monitoring U.S. imagery analysts are able to acquire.

“Our buddies (Israelis) were waiting to do it until they knew our birds didn’t have a particularly good view around and loading them up on a bunch of long-range F-15s,” even though U.S. analysts cannot say with certainty now that it is in preparation for an imminent airstrike.

Also of interest:

How Israel's National Security Deals With Continuing Terror


Mrs.C said...

Morning Brother Scott, :)
Annnddd now we have this...the HUGE joint Defense exercises are on hold...hmmm coincides with this high ranking Joint Chief of staffs coming to Israel to try to make Israel assure the U.S. that they wont attack Iran. No chance, no way will Bibi promise that! To make such a promise would assure the destruction of his nation!
God in Heaven forgive this nation, but it looks like to me, that perhaps obammy is attempting to force Bibi into committing to not strike Iran preemptively /unilaterally. We have the long planned, awaited Air Defense exercises suddenly "postponed", and the highest ranking military suddenly going to meet with the Israelis to try pressure Israel to not attack Iran. In other words it appears the U.S. is saying "war games, oh want them? Well if you do, you have to agree not to attack Iran".
Disgusting to say the very least! But most important above all, Gods Word tells us that very painfully, Israel will fight her next war, Isaiah 17 COMPLETLY ALONE...:(
Whew...things are indeed becoming very tense!

God Bless!

"Israel, US discuss canceling missile defense drill"

"US Pressure? Israel Postpones Massive Joint Drill "
US Pressure? Israel Postpones Massive Joint Drill

Mike said...

I have a favor to ask of everyone here. This doesnt have anything to do with the topic today....I dont really know anyone here very well, but I am here everyday to keep up, and I know many of you are very devout, prayerful, and knowledgeable Christians.

I have a friend I have been witnessing to for a couple of years now, and she has been going through a lot. Divorce, left with little income, 2 kids, she has been hurt deeply, and is emotionally spent. She does believe in God, and that Jesus is His son, but doesnt quite accept the idea of how He died for us, to pay the price of our sins. She is in the 'what will be, will be' mindset.

However, she DOES listen to me, and her mind is open. I am asking for anyone here who keep her in your prayers....regularly, and pray for God to speak through me, and to work in her heart. I believe that she WILL come to know Christ, but I think more people praying for her can be the difference, as i am the only one she knows who is a Christian.

Her name is Michele. Thanks to anyone who will take this on with me.


Caver said...

A few subsequent developments....

Combine that with the JCOS visiting Israel and this one...

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will visit Israel next weekend. allies disagree about ‘red line’ for attack; Dempsey to visit Israel.

US Pressure? Israel Postpone Massive Joint Drill

Israel delays the largest-ever anti-missile military drill with the US for “technical” reasons days after Obama pressures Israel over Iran.


Baulderdash, that drill was planned for now.

Don't know how but I just can't shake the statements that TPTB are going to try delaying the Iran conflict until its time for the US to vote. The US has never thrown out a sitting president during times of national emergency or crisis.

Scott said...

I'm thinking along the same lines as your last paragraph.

Caver said...

Mike, rest assured there will be prayer from the Caver household....that He give you the words and that the Holy Spirit move within Michele and prepare her heart to receive your words and believe.

God Bless

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Scott,:)
Whew, now to the top story which is HUGE! Talk about Gods Word AGAIN coming to fulfillment before us! WOW!
I say this with all humbleness, but I have had some, well lets say intense discussions, with others in the recent years regarding Ezekiel 38 and the false teachings of a certain author of a book.
With the Ezekiel 38-39 war/invasion, Israel will NOT be powerful wealthy land barons or oil producers. This is NOT true in Gods Word, and Russia will NOT invade Israel for those afore mentioned reasons. Russia and its tagalongs will invade Israel for retaliatory reasons, and we brothers and Sisters are witnessing Russia revealing that right now. Russia will respond to Syria, specifically Damascus, being completely destroyed. Iran, as Russia has said they will defend, will most assuredly have something happen to them to diminish them, between now, and the beginning of the Ezekiel 38 war.
Dear Heavenly Father, ALL Praise and Glory to YOU FOREVER! HIS WORD is so TRUE, AND NEVER RETURNS VOID!

God Bless!

Jec said...

Im thinking that God's timing is different that what Obama wants to delay, and that is war. It just seems that it is coming much sooner than what people think.

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Jec, :)
I agree Jec :) These wee little men that run around the world under the elution they control everything and are powerful, are NOTHING in the presence of God!
Gods Plans will be fulfilled, and they are just a small part of Him using them to fulfill those goodness wont they be surprised! :)
God Bless!

As the saying goes…if you want to make God Laugh…tell Him your plans…:)

Jec said...

Hi Mrs.C,
I understand that a small country like Israel may not have the financial means or man power or know how to manage the land mass that is left after the Isaiah war or the know how of producing a gazillion gals of crude a day either. But what about Coming to take a spoil, to take plunder (Ezekiel 38:11-13)?

mary said...

Mike, I am putting both you and Michele on my prayer list.
God bless

Caver said...

Oh, please don't get me wrong here. If and when God decides the time is right and He wants it to happen....that IS when it will happen. PERIOD!

On the other hand, if He has influenced TPTB or set things in motion that makes them plan it this way, then that's His will also.

Or if He simply looked into the future and told us about what, when, and how TPTB would make their move....than that is still Him.

All I'm saying is that the plans of TPTB as reported by a few insiders have come to pass pretty much exactly for the past 5 years...including when gas prices would go up or down and when new oil fields would be "discovered"....some of which were discovered and capped 30 years ago. This also includes which countries would go to war and which would have "leadership" changes if they didn't have policy changes.

History is history and their plans have a good track record...and the Lord's has a perfect track record.

GG said...

Hi Mike-

The prayers for both your families have been added on my list. May God use you for his glory to help your wonderful friend. May he provide you with all the strength, wisdom and insight to guide her toward his loving arms.

God Bless!!


Gary said...

Have you guys heard of Michael Mickey? He recently posted his commentary about Gog-Magog. Gary

Scott said...

Mike is one of my favorite people in the world of prophecy (well, of anywhere for that matter). He also helped me when I was first getting this blog up. Thanks for the link, I'm always interested in what he has to say

WVBORN56 said...

Caver I'm thinking TPTB may control much of the world but they may not control the arabs or Israel. It does make sense for this to wait for the US election to retain Obama but I can't see the current tension and tenuous world economies lasting until November but maybe that is just wishful thinking.

Of course none of that has anything to do with the rapture. I need to keep reminding myself the harpazo is imminent event and can take place at anymoment. I guess now that we can see the tribulation on the horizon the rapture has to be getting really really close.

Caver said...

WV, I have no idea how it all works behind the scenes and in the dark rooms of power either.

From what I have been told on these same sites is that TPTB are the ones supporting the Muslim Brotherhood behind the Arab Spring and they plan to take down both Syria and SA next before allowing it all to collapse.

I certainly don't profess to know any of this stuff.....just a watcher for a few years now and observe who's promises/predictions actually turn into reality down the road.

Gary, Mr. Michael Mickey is one heck of a guy....don't agree with everything he believes but have huge, huge respect for him as a person and most of his views.

He's one of the bibbies, IMHO

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Jec, :)
By the end of the Isaiah 17 war, Gods Word tells us that Israel will have fought a multiple fronted war alone with no means of re-supplying nor any allies. Gods Word tells us that there will be “desolation” concerning His People, and that He barely allows them to survive. He also tells us why He allowed this to happen to them. Gods Purpose for allowing Isaiah 17 to happen, is to bring His People to their knees, exactly where He wants them. Israel in their severely crippled state, will be vulnerable to invasion, attack. This too is Gods Plan for them, as the Ezekiel 38 war quickly follows Isaiah 17. When God brings the Gog forces upon His People, His People will be completely defenseless which again, is exactly where God wants them to be. Only God, and God alone, steps in at the very end of Isaiah 17, to save His People from being completely wiped out. God then draws Gog and his forces to come against His still wounded, suffering People, so that now, He and He alone cane save them. He and He alone will have all of the Glory. He and He alone will destroy the enemies of Israel. But most important, it is God Returning to His People in fullness. After thousands of years, He will fully reveal His Face to them once more, and fully restore His Covenant with them.

God tells us that prior to the Ezekiel battle; Israeli’s will be gathering "wood" for energy uses. What occurs when people have no electrical power for example, they do exactly what God says the Israelis are doing, they will no longer have to gather wood from fields or cut down forests for their needs. We also have the invading forces, "all" riding horses. The Israeli's and the invading armies are primitive.

Ezekiel 38:15
15And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
4;And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

Ezekiel 39:20
20.Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

What starts all this? an "evil thought". Oil, plunder etc. an evil thought? Revenge, anger, hatred is an "evil thought", it describes retaliatory action. The Scripture states its for more than "plunder", it is to destroy the Israeli people.

Ezekiel 38:12
12. to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.

"Stretch out your hand" , "Against the people"...

Mrs.C said...

Those items are listed by other nations looking on from the outside of this event. They are questioning as to why Russia is even attacking, and build on that question by guessing as to the reason- implying they don’t understand why. They are speculating, not stating the actual reason. All of the statements listed, are followed by question marks. If it was oil, plunder etc as the primary reason, then the other nations wouldn’t be questioning why Russia went in? Oil for example in Israel, would be obvious to all, and they would say, "well of course, they're going in for the oil", just as the speculation was towards us going into Iraq. God knows exactly what “oil” is for example, and He doesn’t say it. It is not obvious to the other nations, and they suggest physical items, again with question marks. As in verse 12, they start off by stating "a spoil", repeated in verse 13, then list all of the things that can be plundered concluding (speculating) that with their list of speculation, they would all in total be a "great spoil".

Ezekiel 38:12-13
12.To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13.Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

What are listed is common looting that occurs with the soldiers. Which is why, in Ezekiel 39:10 ,the Israeli people take back what was plundered from them from the Russian and other dead soldiers. The Israelis physically take back what was taken, which would be difficult to do, if it were oil for example.

Ezekiel 39:10
10.So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.

When God Himself steps in at the end of Isaiah 17, to “rebuke” the evil nations that had attempted to “rush in” to finish off Israel, He tells us that those that survive His “rebuke” end up “fleeing a far off”. Where to they go? They run like baby cubs to mama bear Russia, and gather with Gog seeking revenge against Israel. Gods Word even tells us that He assigns Gog to be the protector of those that have gathered to be with Gog.

Ezekiel 38:7
7.Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

Amazing, amazing days we are living in! What an absolute Blessing and privelage for Him to have allowed each one of us to have been born into these Last Days! Our Loving Father must have great confidence in each and every one of us…

God Bless!

Mike said...

I'm not sure if my last post made it here, so I will try again. I just wanted to say thank you very much to those who have added Michele to your is GREATLY appreciated! I believe the more people praying for her will make a difference. I will let you know how it goes. Thank you again!