Iran on Wednesday threatened revenge for an alleged Israeli attackon Syrian territory earlier in the week that put Aleppo’s main airport out of service, the Associated Press reported.
Speaking at a press conference in Damascus, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, “The criminal practices by the Zionist entity in the region will not remain without retaliation.”
The strike on Aleppo International Airport on Monday was attributed to Israel by Syrian state media.
Ynet cited a Saudi network as reporting hours after the attack that Israel had destroyed an “Iranian military shipment containing sensitive equipment.”
Israel has allegedly struck hundreds of targets in Syria in recent years as part of an effort to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in the country. However, it rarely acknowledges these incidents.
Meanwhile, there is growing concern that Iran and its proxies, in particular Lebanon’s Hezbollah, will soon launch a major attack on the Jewish state.
While earlier reports suggested Iran does not feel now is the opportune time for war with Israel, preferring to wait until the Jewish state weakens itself further through internal turmoil, recent technological developments might be influencing a shift in Tehran’s timetable.
Israeli arms developer Rafael announced this week that its new missile shield system dubbed “Iron Beam,” but known in Hebrew as Magen Or – Light Shield, will be operational in about one year. In two years’ time, the laser-based system is expected to make all of Israel nearly impervious to missile attacks of any kind.
Hezbollah’s primary threat to the Jewish state is its massive arsenal of short- and medium-range missiles deployed across southern Lebanon. The Iron Beam threatens to make this arsenal almost entirely irrelevant.
This is a very critical point in Israel’s history. My country is facing the deepest political and judicial crisis since its formation.
In the next 3-4 weeks, the very left-leaning Israeli Supreme Court will convene to discuss two issues that are far beyond its mandate.
Depending on what they decide, the country could be sent reeling. First, it will discuss canceling the ability for a parliament vote to change a Basic Law. As a country without a constitution, it is the Basic Laws that are the foundation for the way our government conducts business.
In the past, these Basic Laws have always been under the purview of the Knesset. The Supreme Court is looking to steal this power for themselves.
Second, the court will determine whether to allow a process that will declare Netanyahu as unfit for office, thereby nullifying the recent vote of a majority of the Israelis.
For those of you in America, think of when Congress tried to do the same thing to Donald Trump when he was president, and what your court system is trying to do to him now. If Netanyahu is removed from office, the typically quiet conservatives will go ballistic. I don’t know what to expect then.
But even amid these crises in our own countries and abroad, the Lord’s church must not give in to the deception, chaos, and lawlessness that we see all around us. To do so often leads to anger, despair, and depression. We must remember that God is in control. We must keep one eye on the world, but the other squarely focused on the Word of God. It is from the latter that we may experience comfort, hope, and peace during society’s insanity.
Israeli Secret Service Proves Iran Complicit in Smuggling of Explosives Bound for Israel
Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, announced on Thursday the arrest of four Arab-Israelis for smuggling Iranian-made explosives into central Israel. The deadly devices were smuggled from Iran via Hezbollah and across the border. “This affair once again illustrates the efforts of terrorist elements from Hezbollah and Iran to exploit the Arab citizens of Israel for security activities against the state,” said a Shin Bet senior official in a statement.
In the first 224 years of our country, the government accumulated just under $6 trillion in debt. Since 2000, our country’s debt has increased over five-fold and is skyrocketing. Interest cost alone will easily surpass a trillion dollars.
Fitch recently downgraded US Debt, which will lead to even higher interest costs.
“‘Fitch’s decision is puzzling in light of the economic strength we see in the United States,’ Yellen said. ‘I strongly disagree with Fitch’s decision, and I believe it is entirely unwarranted.'”
Remember when Yellen assured us:
“Will I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis? No, probably that would be going too far. But I do think we’re much safer and I hope that it will not [happen] in our lifetimes and I don’t believe it will.” — Former Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen
When it comes to Yellen, a picture is worth 1000 words. She is a typical politician trying to cover for the continual government misdeeds – caused byall political parties who have willingly put us in this huge mess.
“What is Happening All About You? A Complete Denial of Debt’s End-Game
As headlines from an increasingly distrusted 4th Estate debate…most of America seems blind to a ticking time bomb.
…. Amidst all the political and social distractions of late, the financial wizards leading an increasingly splintered America, have been quietly doing what they do best: Sending the USA into a fatal debt spiral.
…. In fact, debt destroys nations. And not just sometimes, but every time.
Such destruction, hiding in plain sight, is creepy, because, well…it creeps up on us slowly, and then — all at once.
Fighting Inflation Will Increase Inflation
Powell’s comical, and ultimately disingenuous, war on inflation, for example, is actually poised to end in far greater inflation.
…. When a debt-strapped nation with nearly $33T in public debt raises rates to ‘fight’ inflation, the increased cost of servicing that debt becomes so egregious that the only way to ‘pay’ for it will come from a re-ignited mouse-click money-maker at the Fed, which is inherently, well: Inflationary.
…. At some point (and don’t ask me when, but it’s looming), the Fed will pivot from dis-inflationary QT to mega-inflationary QE—all to be conveniently blamed on COVID, Putin and/or the climate.
…. At that point we’ll see:
1) QE to the moon and/or
2) a monetary re-set that will make Bretton Woods look like a pleasant game of international snooker.”
“Every Fourth Turning ends in a dramatic crisis. It’s not just a hold-your-breath moment where we watch to see what happens. It develops over a few decades and then climaxes over a few years. Nothing is off limits. Everything we consider foundational to society is at stake. Some of it doesn’t survive.”
Ukrainian President Zelensky said on Thursday that the country has produced long-range weapons domestically, while his top security official claimed that a new missile program is in place.
“Successful use of our long-range weapons: the target was hit 700 kilometers away!” Zelensky posted in a Telegram message, referring to an exercise by the Ministry of Strategic Industries. Zelensky did not specify what kind of weapon was used, or what the target may have been.
Shortly afterwards, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Aleksey Danilov posted a 20-second video on X, formerly Twitter, showing what looked like a missile being launched into the night.
“The missile program of the President of Ukraine in action. The tests are successful, the implementation is effective,” Danilov said. “Sevastopol is waiting, Kamchatka is waiting, Kronstadt is waiting...”
While it sounds like a threat against Russian naval bases or even a peninsula in the Far East, it appears to be a misquoted lyric from a popular song by Lyube, said to be the favorite band of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The “700 kilometers” may be a reference to Pskov, a city in northwestern Russia which is precisely that far from Ukraine’s borders, but just 30km away from NATO member Estonia. Several military transport planes were damaged at Pskov airport early on Wednesday, in what local authorities described as an attack by more than ten drones. There has been no official confirmation from either side as to what kind of UAVs may have been used in the attack, or where they came from.
I was raised in a heavily Jewish town with a synagogue every few blocks.
We all knew what Rosh Hashanah was. Half the kids in school took the day off. It was the Jewish New Year. Right? Not so much. The Jewish feast was started by men back in Babylon.
This is the day of the Feast of Trumpets. Few Jews know a thing about it - and neither do Christians.
That's odd because this is the date most associated with the Messiah's return.
And, since it's the Feast of Trumpets, there's the ram's horn, the shofar, the Hebrew word for trumpet. The blowing of the shofar signifies the beginning of the 10 days of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement, the holiest date on the Hebrew calendar.
But if that's not enough, later in Matthew 24:36 and 37, he adds: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Why don't they know the day and the hour? Because this is the one feast that has an anomaly, a forgotten feast of the Jews and one that is completely a mystery to Christians.
Think about the Messiah's relationship to the Jews when you read this next verse in Zechariah 12:10 about when He returns: "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
Who does that resemble? Jesus. The people are waiting for their Messiah. He's coming to save his people. Yet they start their greatest hour of mourning.
Why are they confused? Because it's the time of starting the traditional 10 days of mourning. And why are Christians caught unawares? Because they are not expecting Him because they don't know their Scriptures.
These are God's appointed holy days for all his people. They are called in the Bible "the Feasts of the Lord." They haven't been forgotten by God. They weren't forgotten or forsaken by Jesus, who observed them all. They weren't forgotten by His apostles, who observed them all. They were forsaken only by those who chose to separate the "church" from the practices of the Hebrews - divorcing followers of the Hebrew Messiah from their Hebrew and biblical roots.
How do I know this?
Because these holy days will be observed, again, in the Kingdom Jesus-Yeshua institutes upon His return to earth. It is prophesied just as surely as His return is prophesied.
In fact, the Hebrew calendar is a foreshadowing of redemption, with Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First Fruits in the spring, followed by Shavout, which Christians call Pentecost, 50 days later. In the fall come the Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and Tabernacles. They all have significance and meaning with regard to the life, death, resurrection and return of Lord Jesus.
How will He return?
Let's look at what the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
That "trump" or trumpet could very well be on the Feast of Trumpets, one of these years. That would be the most likely time.
Then there would likely be 10 days of awe, leading up to the Day of Atonement, followed by Sukkot, when we truly tabernacle with Him.
Is it beginning to make sense? It's extremely rich and meaningful and will make your faith come alive if you take the time to study the Hebrew calendar and these Feasts of the Lord. They weren't just for yesterday. They are for today and tomorrow. They're not just Jewish traditions. They are God's appointed times for all His children.
The seven Jewish feasts were instituted by God through Moses. They are;
Spring season feasts
Feast of Unleavened bread
Feast of Firstfruits
Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
Fall season feasts
Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah)
Day of Atonement (Yum Kuppor)
Feast of Tabernacles (Succot/sukkot)
Passover was celebrated on the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month.
Lev 23:5: In the fourteenth day of the first month at evening is the LORD’s Passover
Num 9:5: And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at evening in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
It is the time when the Lamb with no blemish was killed.
Ex 12:5, 6: Your lamb shall be without blemish. …and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
It is the time when the Israelites stroke the two door post and the lintel of their houses with the blood of the Lamb.
Passover is and was a shadow of the ultimate Passover when Jesus Christ on the cross delivered humanity from bondage.
On the fourteenth day which was Passover, Jesus was on the cross.
Jesus was the Lamb with no blemish
John 1:29: The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
1 Pet 1:19: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread
The same month of Passover is the same month the children of Israel were to eat unleavened bread from the fourteenth day until the twenty-first day of the month.
Ex 12:18: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
For seven days the children of Israel ate unleavened bread from the evening of Passover.
Ex 12:15: Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread
The feast of unleavened bread foreshadowed Jesus body in the tomb.
On the evening of Passover, Jesus body was taken off the cross and laid in a tomb. This happened exactly the same time the children of Israel started the feast of unleavened bread.
3. Feast of Firstfruits
Lev 23:10: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest
The feast of Firstfruits foreshadows Jesus being the first to rise from the dead. Jesus is the firstfruits of those who died.
1 Cor 15:20: But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Feast of firstfruits was fulfilled when Jesus become the firstfruits of those who died; He was the first to rise from the dead; the first to overcome death.
4. Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
Lev 23:15-16: And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.
‘Pentecost’ in the Greek language literally means ‘fifty’. The Feast of Weeks is marked fifty days after the Feast of Firstfruits.
Fifty days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit came in the day of Pentecost.
Acts 2:1-4: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance
The feast of weeks (Pentecost) foreshadows the Pentecost. On the day of Pentecost, the feast of weeks was fulfilled.
And the fall feasts are as follows;
5. Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah)
Lev 23:23-24: And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
The next heavenly grand event will happen on the Feast of Trumpets.
Apostle Paul unmistakably reveals to us what will happen at the Feast of Trumpets.
1 Cor 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
According to Paul, the event will unfold ‘at the last trumpet’ which is a specific reference to ‘the last trumpet’ blown on the Feasts of Trumpets.
This feast was marked with a series of short trumpet blasts and concluded with a single unbroken blast, held for as long as possible. This last unbroken trumpet is called ‘the Tekiah Gedolah’ (the last trumpet).
The Feast of Trumpets is on the first day of the seventh Jewish month (Tishrei) and the first day of this month is called ‘Rosh Hashanah’. Thus the feast of Trumpets is also referred to as Rosh Hashanah.
The feast of trumpets foreshadows rapture. At the last trumpet the church will be caught up and the Feast of Trumpets will be fulfilled.
6. Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
Lev 23:26-28: And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And you shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.
The first day of the seventh month is the Feast of Trumpets and on the tenth day of the same month is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). It is the most solemn day in the Hebrew calendar.
Day of Atonement foreshadows the day when God delivers His judgment. It is the day when God will enter to pour His judgment to this world and this will be in the great tribulation period.
It is not a coincidence that Day of Atonement is on the tenth days from the Feast of Trumpets. A foreshadow of God entering to pour His wrath on this world (the great tribulation) immediately after the rapture of the church.
Isa 26:20-21: Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past. For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
The Day of Atonement will be fulfilled when God will come out of His place to punish inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity in the great tribulation period.
7. Feast of Tabernacles (Succot/Sukkot)
Lev 23:34: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
Feast of tabernacles was on the 15th day of the seven month; 15 days after the Feast of Trumpets and 5 days after the Day of Atonement.
The Hebrew word for ‘tabernacle’ is ‘booth [or] tent’.
For seven days the children of Israel dwelt in booths.
Lev 23:42: You shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths
It is for the generations to know that the children of Israel dwelt in booths when brought out of the land of Egypt.
In this day, the children of Israel dwell in booths (tents) looking up to the heaven for the coming of their LORD to save and give them permanent dwelling shelters. Booths are temporary.
For seven days the children of Israel celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadowing the seven years the children of Israel will be in great tribulation living in tents, looking up to the heavens, waiting for the coming of their savior to save and give them permanent shelter.
Rev 12:14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
In the wilderness from the land of Egypt, the children of Israel dwelt in booths which foreshadow the children of Israel in wilderness living in booths during the great tribulation period.
At the end of the seven years, the man of war (Jesus Christ) will appear in the clouds with great army coming to save Israel and give them a permanent shelter in His presence forever.
Rev 19:11-14: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And entire Israel will be saved and they will live in His presence forever.
Rom 11:26: And so all Israel shall be saved
In the Feast of Trumpets, the church will be ruptured and In the Day of Atonement, God will enter to deliver His judgment to the world in the great tribulation period. 5 days later the children of Israel will start dwelling in booths (Feast of Tabernacles).
It is not a coincidence that these feasts follow each other respectively.
Between the ‘spring feasts’ and the ‘fall feasts’ is a gap; it is the grace era, the church-age.
Fall Jewish Feasts fulfillment is at hand
Hundreds of years prior to the first coming of Christ, God marked the timing of the following dramatic events: Christ’s Crucifixion, burial, Resurrection, and the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
Christ fulfilled the first four Jewish feasts;
He was crucified on the Feast of Passover
He was in the burial tomb on the Feast of Unleavened Bread
He resurrected from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits,
Christ sent the Holy Spirit to his disciples on the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
The first four feasts occurred during the ‘spring season’ speaking of the first coming of Jesus. The last three feasts happen during the ‘fall season’ speaking of the return of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is coming to fulfill the fall feasts;
He will rapture the church on the Feast of Trumpets
God’s wrath (great tribulation) will be poured on the Feast of Atonement
Israel will dwell in booths in wilderness for seven years in the great tribulation period waiting for their Messiah to save them
The feasts were celebrated in order as directed by God and in the same order Jesus fulfilled them. The remaining fall feasts will be fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the same order as directed by God.
Feasts of Trumpet was celebrated on the 1st day of the seventh month
Day of Atonement on the 10th day of the seventh month
Feast of tabernacle on the 15th day of the seventh month
Their fulfillment will be in that order.
As Jesus fulfilled the first four spring season feasts, He will surely fulfill the three fall season feasts.
Mt 5:17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
The fulfillment of Feast of trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Tabernacles is at hand.