Monday, November 12, 2012

Escalation Continues In The Epicenter

Gaza, Golan Heights, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah - you name it and things are heating up. Again, we seem to be seeing stage setting for the final prophecies to fall, and things are coming together rapidly. This evening's news is no exception, just take a look at any daily news from the region. The situation in both Golan and Gaza are reaching critical levels as the entire Middle East is one huge powder keg waiting to explode:

From 'Israel Today':

The rocket-battered residents of southern Israel may soon have company in their war of attrition with Arab forces, as cross-border violence in the northern Golan Heights on Sunday reached the point that Israel was forced to return fire on Syrian forces.

Early Sunday morning, Syrian forces engaged in that country's civil war, fired a mortar shell that hit an Israeli army post in the Golan Heights. It was only the latest in a series of purportedly accidental cross-border attacks. Having had enough of the provocations, Israel responded by firing an anti-tank missile at a Syrian army installation just across the border.

At the same time, the Golan Regional Council ordered local communities to begin preparing for an escalation, and to ready bomb shelters and other emergency equipment.
...there is a larger concern that if the violence between Israel and Syria reaches a certain level, Lebanon's Hizballah terrorist militia, which has involved itself in the civil war, will unleash its missile arsenal on northern Israel.

At least two Syrian soldiers were reported injured Monday by an Israeli tank shell, fired deliberately at a mobile Syrian Army mortar battery that had just accidentally fired a mortar shell into Israeli territory in the Golan Heights.
Israeli TV stations showed what they said was footage of a Syrian ambulance evacuating the injured soldiers.
The Syrian casualties were believed to be the first such cases since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Israeli media reports indicated that the target hit by the retaliatory Israeli tank fire was a Soviet-made D-30 howitzer piece manned by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
Israeli media said the Syrian troops are targeting rebel forces in a village in the Golan Heights Demilitarized Zone called Bir Ajam, and errant fire has led to shells falling inside Israel.
One senior Israeli official said Monday, however, that Israel is starting to question that assessment. ”We thought it was spillover, but today we’re not sure,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the issue is still being debated among intelligence commanders.
The IDF has been kept on high alert since November 3, when three Syrian tanks strayed into the demilitarized zone separating the two borders, leading Israel to lodge an official complaint with UN peacekeepers stationed in the DMZ.

Israel fired at and struck two Syrian mortar launchers on Monday, following the second time in as many days that Syrian artillery shells exploded in Israeli territory.
A tank from the 401 Armored Brigade fired at the Syrian targets in what was an escalated Israeli retaliation to Syrian fire. Unlike Sunday’s exchange, the IDF fired with the intention of hitting its target, as part of a new policy designed to deter Syrian forces from firing into Israel.

Below is a very interesting read, especially the last part:

Minister Yaalon said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. “If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say ‘enough!’,” he said.“There is a complicated war here and in the end we will finish it,” he said. “This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us.”

“We will bring quiet to the south even if it takes some time,” he said. “Hamas’s leadership will not get off scot free and as far as we are concerned, the most extremeoptions are possible.”

The above is the latest news out of Israel as of Sunday and it describes Israel’s situation as a civil war in Syria rages on its border, and there was an exchange of fire in the area of the Golan Heights, a military acquisition of a long ago war. Syria threatens the stability of the region to include Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.

It is noteworthy that Min. Yaalon identified the reelection of President Obama as a further complication of their military decisions, not the least of which is to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
It seems clear even at this point that Obama is seeking accommodation with Iran despite the fact that it has technically been at war with the United States since 1979. Israel knows that if Iran reaches a point where it can weaponize its missiles with nuclear warheads, they will be attacked.

None of this bodes well for Israel and conflict is inevitable. The only thing Arabs respect is strength and the willingness to use it.

Note the prophetic implications below, as Israel stands alone and the recent U.S. elections have ensured that Israel will receive no support from the U.S.:

Unless there are secret U.S. negotiations and plans for the coming attack by Israel, they are likely to face an unprecedented situation in which they cannot count on U.S. support. Despite his promises Obama cannot be counted upon to assist the Israelis and his antipathy toward Israel is well known. Ironically, it is the Saudis who might provide support because they, the leader of the Sunni faction of Islam, fear Iran as much or more.

All this suggests that a cornered Iran, already suffering from sanctions, may strike out, not just at the Israelis, but at the U.S. as well. That may sound like an act of madness, but we are not dealing with rational leadership in Iran.

An entire new generation or two of Americans must rely on a shrinking U.S. military and, if the sequestration cuts kick in, we will have a smaller Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, has called it a potential catastrophe.

The U.S. now has the most inept and timid administration of the modern era.
The unfolding story of the Benghazi attack is proof of that and proof, too, that it is prepared and willing to lie to Americans about the facts of the attack; a disgraceful failure to defend our Libyan ambassador and his staff despite earlier attacks on the British and Red Cross in Libya, both of whom withdrew from the battle zone.
As it often stated, elections have consequences.

IAF aircraft conducted several airstrikes in Gaza on Monday night, hitting at least three targets.
According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the aircraftstruck two rocket launching sites in northern Gaza and a weaponsstorage site in central Gaza. The attack, noted the statement, is a response to the continued rocket fire by Gaza-based terrorists into Israeli territory.

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel,” said the IDF statement, laying the blame for any Gaza terrorist attacks on its Hamas rulers.
Southern Israel’s residents continued to be targeted by rockets and missiles on Monday, as thousands of children had to spend the day in shelters and protected spaces.

Also see:

- Excerpt from an article as it appeared earlier today in the Burmese newspaper “The Irrawaddy” :It was before 8 am when Nay Win Myint felt a sudden jolt in his Mandalay cottage. He put down his book to find that his home was shaking. “It was like an elephant ramming into my house,” said the famous Burmese writer who lives 169 km (105 miles) south from the epicenter of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Upper Burma on Sunday. 

So far, we can count 15-16 potential deaths, however numbers as high as 21 have been stated so far in the press.In addition, over 100 injured have been registered.


Hazel said...

Hi Mr. Scott! Thank you for your blogs on Bible prophecy in conjunction with current events. I have been watching these events unfold since I was in the Philippines. I just got here in the US last year for that "American Dream" I wanted that died long ago before I even got here. But I believe that God permitted me to be here for a purpose. Anyway, I just want to tell you thank you.

Scott said...


Thank you! And I think your perspective is exactly right. God has us in our 'places' right now for a reason, and I'm sure your situation is for a reason as well. America has fallen so much, we need the missionaries these days; perhaps you can fulfill that role in some way. We;ll find out soon. Come see us at the Tree of Life - thats where the prophecy watchers will be gathering :)

WVBORN56 said...

Things continue to heat up with Israel's immediate neighbors. It has been building for months but all of the sudden with the re-election of Obama. It makes me wonder if the Muslims know they have more of a green light? It sure seemed to pick up since the election. The birth pains sure are picking up on several fronts including EQ's.

ChristineInCleveland said...

I've got a question, wondering if anyone knows about... Was reading that come March 23 2013 Obamacare will require all U.S. citizens to get RFID chip implanted in order to receive healthcare. Is that still going to take affect? Beginning with the uninsured then spread to everyone in population? This was buried in the Healthcare Bill passed in 2010.

mary said...

Wow Christine!
I did not hear about that.

WV, Israel is now involved in Syria.

Mrs.C said...

False rumor according to snopes...but of course we know during the Trib this kinda thing will happen. :(

mary said...

Thanks Mrs.C
I forgot about checking with snopes, I usually do with e-mails, but forgot this time.
Can I blame this on a "senior moment"?:)

Mrs.C said...

Na Sister Mary, :)
No need to blame yourself :) So much information flying around in these Last Days, the enemy wants to instill fear in us. Ya know, I always used to wonder while reading Prophecy as a babe In Christ, why Jesus was saying "fear not" so much.
Now I know! :) When we are bombarded with all this "stuff" out there, we have to remember our Lord and Savior is still saying "fear not". Its tough sometimes as we are children, His Children, just as He says we are. And Children get scared.
We need to seek His Kingdom, immerse ourselves in His Word. For example, with this rumor. When you rely on His Word, we dont have to fear. First, we are not in the Trib to receive a mark. Second, even if they did do some kinda implant right now, during this time, we are going to be "poofed" otta hear BEFORE the ac comes into power, so all their implanted device would do is maybe track us on the way up! :)
A Pastor I heard once said, to always remember that the enemy uses "fear", and what the word "fear" stands for. False Evidence Appearing Real...

God Bless!

Scott said...

VERY good points Mrs C - we always always always need to remember Jesus' first words around this generation's prophetic signs - not to have a spirit of fear. Always a good reminder.

Alice said...

Mrs. C and Christine, regarding the implantable chip... I read the portion of the bill at the time. I can't remember the exact wording (nor do I have a legal background) so I won't attempt to quote it.

I'll just say this... Snopes is correct in that there is no date assigned to this tracking of implantable devices, nor does there seem to be a requirement for one (however, I do remember thinking that the language seemed strangely ambiguous).

However, in my opinion Snopes also does a GREAT job of playing down the fact that this portion of the bill could MOST CERTAINLY be APPLIED to RFID chips in the near future. As I recall there was no example in the bill (as Snopes gives, like pacemakers) that defined what "implantable medical devices" are.

So, in a nutshell, I remain very skeptical. I see that portion of the bill as yet another piece of "laying the groundwork" for what is to come. If nothing more, it will allow them to track those who accept the chip.

Anonymous said...

i hope Israelis is still here, if he has the RFID during moses generation.

[Exo 13:9] ISV It is to be a sign for you on your hand and a reminder on your forehead, so that you may speak about the instruction of the Lord; for the Lord brought you out of Egypt with a strong show of force.

sign on hand, reminder on forehead... RFID?

Mrs.C said...

Mocking God Almighty's Word, may be entertainment for you "anon", but is not "funny" to any of us...its not too late...He still waits for you with open loving arms...

Anonymous said...

thank you mrs C, for the invitation.
I pray that you will have the same boldness in sharing the gospel to the unbelievers.
and also pray that your love towards your brethren whether they be anonymous or whatever name they have be as wide as the pacific ocean.

JD Siegel said...

Actually, Mrs. C, its been noted by some Jewish believers that the mark of the beast as a sign of a covenant with him, the evil one, may indeed be a counterfeit of tefilin and the phylactery, the binding of the sign of God on your arm, and the wearing of the phylactery, the little box that is bound onto the forehead, it has the scroll of Deuteronomy in it. It is the interpretation of the comandment of binding on your hand and on your forehead, the sign of the 'shin', the sign of the name of God on your hand, and binding His law in your mind, the box with His word in it, as constant reminders of His requirements in the covenant. Anon may be playing, but its not a new concept. I've known it for many years.

We all wait for the upward calling!

JD Siegel said...

Its really creepy when you think of it, how the anti-messiah will immitate and counterfeit EVERYTHING that is holy.

David said...

I already have a mark on my hand and on my forehead........its from falling out of my tree stand this morning.....but don't worry, I'm fine, the ground broke my fall.

Anonymous said...

in addition to JD comments

[[Dan 7:25] KJV And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

this little horn who will make war with the saints and overcome them. maybe the same beast of rev 13, who will make war with the saints.
But notice, he will think to change times and laws, probably the same laws commanded by God to be on their right hand and a reminder in their forehead.

which will then be the mark of the beast as he changes the laws.

also notice, that after the little horn reign,the kingdom of God shall be setup from the following verses.

Mrs.C said...

Sister JD,
Yes I agree. Thank you for sharing your detailed explanation, I too know of the information you shared. But that was not the point. "anon" is not just "playing around", he/she is mocking Gods Word very clearly, not presenting discussion in a sincere manner such as yourself.
Counterfeit, that is all the enemy can do is ATTEMPT to imitate. He's been doing this stuff for a long time. He is the essence of all lies...

God Bless!

Mrs.C said...

Its amazing the "anons" that come out when the Mods obvious who you are...sigh I didnt even quote Matt 24 in this thread, but you felt it necessary, and just had to state your incorrect interpretation. Cutting and pasting doesnt work well, we all have to read His Word with the help of His Holy Spirit to know it.:)
Of course Matthew 24 is speaking to the Tribulation Jewish People. Most folks here already know that, is is new for you? What your missing is that it is also for the Church. It is for us to observe, a early warning of the signs etc.for example.It is for both the Trib Believers and the Church. As God Graciously Provided, Matthew 24 has a duel purpose.
As for "Christians" behaving badly, perhaps you should read Revelation 3 and hear what Jesus's view of the "Churches" are.
Then there is always with great sadness, what He will say to His Words...

Matthew 7
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Mrs.C said...

Well, its no question who you are "anon"...always the same...sigh
Not that your darkness is even worthy of steeling anymore of my time, but as usual, your errors and false statement require a response.
As said before, have you even read the Scripture, or do you rely on your cut and paste? It would serve you well to invite the Holy Spirit to assist you should you decide to actually READ His Word for yourself.
My reference of Revelation 3, as STATED was in regard to "Christians" behaving badly, so dont (as useual) twist my words.
Secondly in no way, is Jesus speaking to the "Pharisees" as you repeatedly, INCORRECTLY insist. Perhaps you should READ the VERSES AGAIN.
Jesus says pretty clearly, "in that day". What day? The preceding Verse, the day that those are to enter into the "kingdom of Heaven".
Pharisees? lol Did the Pharisees "prophesied in "HIS NAME" the name of JESUS? UM NO. Did the Pharisees "cast out devils" in HIS NAME,the name of Jesus? UM, NO. Did the Pharisees do "many wonderful works " in HIS NAME, the name of Jesus? UM, NO. Jesus is NOT speaking to the Pharisees in Matthew 7, as you so INCORRECTLY insist in your typical twisted GREAT ERROR! He is speaking to those "CHRISTIANS" in name only, that He will say "I NEVER KNEW YOU".

Matthew 7
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Nuff said...done...

GG said...


Dear, Please post away. Is that to be a threat against Scott? What is this you are going to tell on him because he doesn't want fellowship with your bullying tactics? I am sure they are very mature men who do not wish to be dragged into such utter tripe as you say.

I would hope that these fine comrads you speak of so often would turn to correct you for dividing using their great name instead of helping.

Such the style you have now you seem to think your helping Waterer? If I remember correctly she gave you her link so why don't you take those false teachings there if SHE desires them. From what I understand she knows Scott and she may have a great loving support system around her that doesn't encourage this type of behavior.

For now, watch the deletes happen. Reflect on all the actions that are hurtful and not helpful. Realize this blog is about All types of personalities, not just about you. Take a trip afar to a familiar land with you and yours. Take some relaxing photos to share among many. Unwind with a good book not written or edited by you and yours. Take a splash or two in a pool (just watch those darn spiders) and just reflect. Eat, be merry and try to regain a new perspective.

We will be just fine without all these false teachings, I promise. Time is it...tic..tic..tic..the ticket has been purchased, please use it. I truly wish you find happiness this side of heaven.

God Bless!!