Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood!
Will God’s Power Continue To Uphold His Chosen people?
Pictured are some of the haters of Israel members of Saraya al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Iran’s proxy in Gaza, Palestinian Islamic Jihad. They are responsible for recent killings of Jews in the West Bank and for firing over 1000 rockets into the civilian populated areas of southern Israel, August 2022.
Miracles of Modern Israel
Fotet.org – by Tim Buck
Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
The Sign of the Return of Israel
The number-one sign of the last days and the key sign that assures us we are closing in on the Tribulation Period and return of Christ is the rebirth of the modern State of Israel. God said that Israel would be a nation again after its final diaspora (dispersion) and even foretold that it would be reborn in a single day–which happened May 14, 1948.
Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.
During our recent class, Part One, Studies in Zechariah, we found the prophecy of Zechariah rich with insights about Israel’s status in the last days. It explains how God has regathered the Jews, reestablished the State of Israel, preserved it against all odds, and will redeem her in the Day of the Lord!
In Part Two we will continue to explore the thrilling miracles God has accomplished in Israel today. We will begin with Israel’s stunning victory in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and end with the story of Christ’s final rescue of Israel when He splits the Mount of Olives at His Christ’s Second.
Unparalleled Military Dominance
According the prophet, when Israel returns to the land in the last days, God will bless the modern nation with unparalleled military dominance.
On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them.
Israel’s promised dominance can be illustrated in two areas. For decades, Israel has enjoyed superior intelligence, firepower and air power compared to its enemies.
However, Israel’s military edge over her enemies has reached a new level, as demonstrated clearly both in the most recent round of hostilities against the Iranian proxy terror group Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the previous one with Hamas just over a year ago.
Israel has become a surveillance superpower. Israel is watching and listening; even to apps and channels its enemies think are encrypted. Israeli security services can track and locate nearly any device at any time.
These game-changing surveillance capabilities plus advanced technology enable the Israel Defense Forces to generate new targets in real time using complex algorithms.
During the 11-day “Operation Guardian of the Walls” in May 2021, Israel was able to continuously generate new targets in the middle of the fighting, in a manner beyond the scope and abilities of any human intelligence. Her secret source is the God of Israel as described in Zechariah 12:8 above.
The second component of Israel’s military dominance is pinpoint accuracy. If a target is in the dining room of an apartment on the fourth floor of a 10-story building, Israel can put a missile through the window of the room at the precise second it’s needed.
Israel is thus able to identify, locate and strike targets while dramatically minimizing collateral damage and civilian casualties. This enables Israel to inflict mortal blows to terror infrastructure and only terror infrastructure.
On multiple occasions during the recent three-day operation, where Israel took out 127 Islamic Jihad military infrastructure targets, Israel delayed a strike due to children identified playing in the area, waiting to fire until civilians were clear of the target area.
It was also these enhanced capabilities that led the international community to pressure Israel to slam the brakes on its operation against Hamas last May, and that led Israel to agree to a quick ceasefire earlier this month.
It was Hamas’s own firsthand knowledge of these capabilities–and the threat of losing its entire command echelon–that deterred Hamas, Gaza’s largest terror faction and governing agency, from entering the latest round of hostilities with their partner in crime, the Islamic Jihad terror group.
AGAINST ALL ODDS!
In the Middle East, only tiny Israel has demonstrated this deadly accuracy. Do you know how? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has anointed and blessed them since 1948 in order to have whatever is necessary to remain and thrive for His glory.
God has a plan and purpose is to redeem the remnant of Israel by refining them through the fires of war and the Tribulation Period (Zech. 13:8-9). In order to bring them to the point of salvation, God needs to supernaturally preserve them AGAINST ALL ODDS!
Israeli Military Chief Aviv Kohavi speaks at a conference in Ganei Tikva, August 18, 2022, says IDF forces struck ‘third country’ during recent Gaza fighting.
Iranians and Lebanese killed in large explosion at Houthi camp in Yemen earlier this month.
Iranian backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen
Iranian military tentacles stretching across the Middle East and closing around Israel
Israel Adds Yemen To
Its Active Combat List
8/19/22 – by Tim Buck
“Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
Military chief Aviv Kohavi revealed Thursday that the Israel Defense Forces carried out a strike on an unnamed country during the recent round of fighting in the Gaza Strip earlier this month.
“Ten days ago, the Israel Defense Forces hit with great precision Tayseer Jabari, who is an arch-terrorist,” Kohavi said at a Federation of Local Authorities conference, referring to the northern Gaza commander of Iranian proxy, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, killed during the opening strikes of Operation Breaking Dawn between August 5 and 8.
“And at the same time the IDF carried out a wave of arrests in the West Bank, and at the same time attacked a third country, and then carried out defense along the rest of Israel’s borders,” Kohavi said.
Arabic-language media reports have said that on August 7 at least six Iranian and Lebanese advisers were killed in Yemen at a camp run by the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group. The reports attributed the blast to a Houthi ballistic missile that exploded while being redeployed. Now we know different.
The reports said dozens of Houthi fighters were also killed, and that the blast triggered a second explosion in a nearby factory and weapons dump in Al Hafa military site in Naqam mountain near Yemen’s capital Sa’ana.Last year, the IDF deployed air defense batteries around the southern city of Eilat amid concerns of an attack by the Houthis. The Iran-backed group is believed to have missiles and drones that can reach Israel.
Yemen’s brutal war erupted in 2014 after the Houthis seized Sana’a. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition entered the war months later to try to restore the internationally recognized government.
The conflict has in recent years become a regional proxy war that has killed more than 150,000 people, including over 14,500 civilians. It also created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. A ceasefire between the sides took effect in April.
Israel in the past has been willing to strike targets relatively far from its borders, including several airstrikes in Sudan more than a decade ago that targeted shipments from Iran to the Hamas terror group in Gaza via the African nation.
Israel has also carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in the last decade, mostly to stymie attempts by Iranian forces to transfer weapons to Lebanon’s Hezbollah or establish a foothold on Israel’s northern frontier.
The IDF refers to three levels of direct threats facing Israel as “circles” with the first being small terror groups on Israel’s borders, like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the PLO; the second being larger threats, like the Syrian army and Hezbollah; and the “third circle” being countries that do not share a border with Israel, like Iran, Iraq, and Yemen.
The State of Israel is on track to break the record this year for Jewish people immigrating to Israel. What a thrill watching Israel’s “Second Exodus” in full swing! Pay attention world, its God’s sign that we’re in the final hour.
“So then, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”
“When the Jews return to Israel, so Messiah will return to Israel”
The Marvel of Unbelief
Don’t Choke Off God’s Blessings
8/16/22 – by Tim Buck
“He could do no mighty works there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.”
hat does Mark mean that Jesus could do no mighty works there? Does he imply that their unbelief actually restricted Jesus’ power to do miracles? I hardly think so. The unbelief of the Nazarenes did not hinder His power; it simply kept them from it. Because of their unbelief, they didn’t bring the lame, the blind, and the sick to Jesus. Thus, He did no mighty work there because they did not offer Him any such opportunity.
Throngs of people had met Jesus throughout Galilee. They brought their sick from all over the region in order to be healed. But here in Nazareth was a totally different story. From a distance, they merely wondered, Where did this Man get this wisdom? And where did He get this power?
The amazing thing to me is that although God announced Himself to Abraham as El Shaddai, the Almighty God, yet the omnipotent God permits Himself to be limited by man. For example, the Bible tells us that God is “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9). That’s the direct will of God. But in the permissive will of God, men do perish; men walk in their own evil ways.
The Bible says concerning the people of ancient Israel, “Again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel” (Psalm 78:41). God would have done much more for them, but their unbelief kept them from all of the good things God wanted to do. This was no limitation of God’s power but rather the people’s refusal to receive God’s love and power.
Not long before Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, Jesus cried out, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” (Matthew 23:37). Jesus desired to do so much for them—but they refused.
God desires to bless and care for you and use you in a mighty way—but you can limit His work in your life through unbelief. Unbelief will keep you from the love of Jesus Christ and from salvation. Unbelief will keep you from His peace. It will cause you to go on in darkness, to continue in sin, to feel frustrated and suffer with all the dreadful anxieties, worries, and miseries that accompany a life of unbelief. Or you could believe—and be blessed.
Only twice does the Bible say that Jesus “marveled” at something, and in both cases it was a matter of faith. He marveled at the faith of a Roman centurion who recognized His absolute authority to heal, and He marveled when the people of Nazareth refused to believe in Him. Mark says simply, “And He marveled because of their unbelief” (Mark 6:6a).
Unfortunately, even Christians can at times be guilty of not trusting in God’s Word. It is something to marvel at, since disbelieving the Word of God can hold you back from a life of rich abundance. Unbelief causes many Christians to wander in the wilderness. They continue to struggle with the flesh and don’t go anywhere. They don’t conquer the things God wants them to conquer. Instead of living a victorious life, they feel defeated.
How often we come to some crossroads of faith and moan, “Oh, but this is a weakness of mine,” or “This is a problem that I’m facing,” and we say we can’t do it. We don’t trust God to do the things He has promised to do, tempting God by our unbelief. Peter said we have been given
“exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). God has given us glorious promises of victory—promises of deliverance from the powers of darkness—but unbelief will keep us from pressing in. God has provided all we need.
As the people of ancient Israel prepared to enter the Promised Land—after wandering around the desert for 40 years—God said to Joshua, “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you” (Joshua 1:3a). Every place where you put your foot down, it’s yours. You’d think they would have run around the whole country and just kept on running.
Even with Joshua leading the way, the Israelites didn’t take all the land God had promised them. They stopped short. They were living in the Land of Promise, but when they looked at the power of the enemy rather than at the power of God, fear gripped their hearts.
Don’t let unbelief keep you from all the great things God wants to do in your life.
God could be saying to you, “You’ve been in the wilderness long enough. It’s time to move into the Promised Land. It’s time to go in, conquer, and take the victories I have for you. Experience the richness and fullness of a life of faith in Jesus Christ.”
Don’t choke off God’s blessings. By fixing your eyes on Jesus, the door remains wide open. He is merciful, gracious, kind, loving, and He delights in doing good things for all of His children.
8-11-22 – by Tim Buck
When The FBI Raided Mar-A-Lago, They Had Plenty Of Time To Look Through Melania Trump’s Closet, But Have No Interest In Hunter Biden’s Laptop. Why Not?
When the FBI raided Donald Trump’s home on Monday, a key aspect of what made the United States of America great and free has been lost, and I don’t know if we will recover it anytime soon.
Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and their henchmen have brought America to a new phase of its history, and unless things change quickly, it won’t be one marked by respect for the rule of law or the rights of individual citizens.
Instead, we are entering an ugly age of fascist authoritarianism, in which the brute force of the state is used to bend the people to the will of the tyrant.
As Trump said Monday, “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
The same FBI heavily involved in trying to frame and destroy Trump in the Russian Collusion hoax has come after him again, apparently by claiming that he improperly took classified material from the White House.
They never cared when Hillary Clinton misused classified material on a grand scale; what is the difference?
There’s no doubt they’re trying to find something to link him more firmly to the “insurrection” that never was.
Joe Biden’s handlers are desperately afraid that Trump will return to the White House on January 20, 2025 and that things will go harder for them next time than they did during his first term.
They’re afraid that Trump will do a genuine and thorough housecleaning of the desperately corrupt and compromised Washington bureaucracy, and that many of them will, quite justly, end up out of power, and some of them will, even more justly, end up in prison.
So they’ve determined to pre-emptively put an end to candidate Trump.
If they can’t actually find anything to prosecute him for (and they’ve sure tried), then at very least they hope to taint Trump so completely in the eyes of the distracted and indifferent public that they will have a fighting chance to defeat him in 2024.
FBI agents scoured Melania Trump’s wardrobe and spent several hours combing through Donald Trump’s private office, breaking open his safe and rifling through drawers when they raided the former First Family’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida Monday morning.
Not only did they break into Trump’s safe, but now we find they spent a considerable amount of time going through Melania Trump’s closet, presumably for classified documents hidden, where, in her underwear drawer?
So I guess Melania’s clothing puts our national security at risk, yet Hunter Biden’s laptop, filled with emails from Communist China, does not?
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets and honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.
As we ponder the veracity of the raid on Mar-a-Lago, it begs the question as to why Hunter Biden’s home has never been raided, or his filth and corruption filled laptop examined by the FBI. You would think that would be one of the first places they would want to investigate.
FROM THE NY POST: The Post has learned that the search warrant used by the FBI to enter the palatial Palm Beach property focused solely on presidential records and evidence of classified information being stored there. A source close to the former president expressed concern that FBI agents or DOJ lawyers conducting the search could have “planted stuff” because they would not allow Trump’s attorneys inside the 128-room building to observe the operation, which lasted more than nine hours.
The raid by over 30 plain clothes agents from the Southern District of Florida and the FBI’s Washington Field Office extended through the Trump family’s entire 3,000-square-foot private quarters, as well as to a separate office and safe, and a locked basement storage room.
Feds arrived at 9 a.m. and didn’t leave until 6:30 p.m.
An eyewitness to the raid said boxes were confiscated by federal agents Monday, but it is unknown if anything else was taken as no itemized list of items was provided by the FBI. The boxes contain documents and mementos from Trump’s presidency, reportedly including letters from Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un, and other correspondence with world leaders.
A legal source said that the boxes had been packed up by the General Services Administration and shipped to Mar-a-Lago when Trump left office in January 2020. Trump’s attorneys, led by Evan Corcoran, had been cooperating fully with federal authorities on the return of the documents to the National Archives and Records Administration, according to sources.
Note this… Judge who signed off on Mar-a-Lago raid donated thousands to Obama.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad fires over 200 rockets from Gaza into Israel
Israel Launches Gaza Attack
After Rockets Fired
8/6/22 by Tim Buck
Israel launches major attack in Gaza, assassinates top commander, rockets fired at central Israel.
The strikes came after Israel arrested Bassam al-Saadi, a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on August 1.
PM Lapid says Israel’s Gaza operation ‘will take as long as it needs.’
Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Israel’s military operation against the Gaza Strip “will take as long as it needs,” as rockets continue to be fired into Israel since its attacks on Gaza began Friday.
On Friday afternoon, the IDF opened an attack against the Islamic Jihad terrorist operations based in Gaza.
The assault began with an attack by the Israel Air Force on buildings known to be used by Islamic Jihad.
The IDF confirmed that the head of Islamic Jihad’s military wing in northern Gaza Tisir Jabari has been killed.
The assault comes after a number of days in a row in which the organization made multiple threats to attack targets in Israel.
Images are being shown at this time on Israeli television news broadcasts of smoke emanating from a number of locations in Gaza said to have been struck by the IAF.
Sirens blared as dozens of rockets were fired at Israeli cities in the south and then towards Holon, Rishon Lezion and Bat Yam in the center of the country. Most of the rockets fired at Israeli population centers were destroyed by Israel’s Iron Dome defense.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis who live within 50 miles of Gaza have been ordered to remain in their homes within close proximity to bomb shelters. The IDF has called up 25,000 reserves to assist in the military effort.
This attack comes after several days of preparations in which the areas around Gaza were closed off to any non-residents and the IDF announced an increase in its presence in the area.
Islamic Jihad took credit for a spree of terrorist attacks during the spring that took the lives of numerous innocent Israeli civilians. These attacks included terrorists randomly shooting automatic weapons in the streets of several Israeli cities.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a situation assessment at IDF Southern Command HQ just a few hours before the new operation began.
Gantz said that the meeting was held so that the security leadership could, “prepare the actions that will remove the threat on this region, in accordance with the operational considerations of the State of Israel.”
He declared that Israel’s mission is to ensure that the tension ceases and that routine returns.
“To our enemies, and specifically to the leadership of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” said Gantz, “I would like to emphasize: your time is up. The threat [on this region] will be removed one way or another.”
The Defense Minister also blamed the terrorist organizations for holding the people of Gaza hostage.