Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (right) embraces Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Source: Khamenei’s Twitter account, posted May 24, 2021. (Note: Haniyeh’s wealth is estimated at $4 Billion)
According to Iran, Iran’s main interest for launching the Hamas attack on Israel was—and remains—to prevent the United States from brokering the Saudi-Israel normalization deal.
Iran recognized, or I should say, Satan recognized, that a Saudi-Israel, U.S. led peace deal was NOT IN THEIR INTERESTS and presented too big of a threat for putting Turkey-Iranian interests out of reach.
Confrontation With Iran
10/30/23 By Tim Buck
Iran’s leaders seem to have concluded that the objectives of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack—which they encouraged the terrorist group to undertake—were achieved in a manner that surpassed their expectations. They apparently see no need to sacrifice their most valued asset in the war (Hezbollah), and are therefore now trying to avoid getting Hezbollah, and their own forces, involved in a full-blown war with Israel.
The dramatic reinforcement of the US military presence in the region is certainly contributing to their concerns. Tehran has always regarded its Lebanese proxy—with an arsenal of 140,000 missiles, primarily as a deterrence against strikes on Iran’s own nuclear installations. For now, Iran’s goal is to deny Israel the chance of fulfilling its commitment to destroy Hamas and remove it as the ruler of the Gaza Strip. If Hamas maintains control of Gaza, even after suffering major punishment, Iran would consider that a great victory.
Iran’s main interest was—and remains—to prevent the United States from brokering Saudi-Israel normalization. Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian wasted no time declaring during the first week of the war that this goal had already been achieved. For his part, Prince Turki Al Faisal, former head of Saudi intelligence, has confirmed that in his view, sabotaging the deal was the aim of the operation.
The Iranians are extremely concerned that a Saudi-Israel normalization would pave the way for the establishment of a US-led security architecture in the Middle East, in which Arab and Israeli armies and intelligence services would cooperate. They are also worried that the deal would improve Israel’s standing in the region to a new level that would give them more access to the Temple Mount and possibly even give them the potential for building their temple. So they stepped in to stop it!
Oct. 7 dealt a severe blow to Israel’s image as a powerful actor, enabling Iran to pour cold water on those Arabs seeking reconciliation and collaboration with the Jewish state. Israeli intelligence was stripped of its formidable reputation, the armored units and infantry were not deployed properly for defense and the air force was not on alert. All this happened despite numerous pieces of intelligence that should have alerted Israel to the possibility that Hamas intended to go on the offensive.
The evacuation of 100’s of thousands of inhabitants from towns and smaller communities in the Gaza border region and the north of Israel is interpreted by them as a precursor to the unraveling of the Jewish state in the future.
By igniting pro-Palestinian sentiment all over the Arab world, the “Axis of Resistance”—as Iran and its allies define themselves—managed not only to stall progress on the Saudi-Israeli track, but to cause strain in the relations between Israel and its two oldest peace partners, Jordan and Egypt.
In the weeks preceding Oct. 7, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officers, headed by Quds Force commander Gen. Esmail Ghaani, held secret meetings in Beirut and Damascus with Nasrallah and members of his “Jihad Council,” Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders. They assisted Hamas in adopting a version of the plan devised for Hezbollah’s commando troops, the Radwan Force, to mount raids into Israel.
Supposedly, for reasons of secrecy, the Iranians were not advised of the zero hour or exact scale of the attack. However, Hamas received from Iran a promise to open up other fronts, though not a commitment for an all-out war by Hezbollah or Iran. It is quite telling that a fortnight after the war broke out, one of Hamas’s top leaders, Khaled Mashaal, expressed in public his disappointment with the scope of skirmishes initiated by Hezbollah, declaring that ”history is not written with hesitant, limited steps.”
The Hamas military leadership—Yahya Sinwar, Muhammad Deif and a handful of their colleagues—had to choose between opting for a limited raid to take hostages, that might later be exchanged for Hamas prisoners in Israel, or staging an offensive on a scale far bigger than ever before, all along the 70-kilometer (43 mile) border of walls and fences between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The Iranian promise of backing steered them towards the more ambitious course: a brigade-size assault by their commandos, the Nukhba (“Elite”), employing motorized gliders, pick-up trucks with machine guns and motorbikes for a dawn attack on 22 villages, two towns and 11 army bases. Some of the Hamas groups penetrated 30 kilometers (19 miles) into Israel.
Hamas decided to risk this large-scale attack out of a desire to make sure the Israeli response would be a declaration of war rather than just one more round of air strikes lasting at most a few weeks, without substantial ground operations. One can assume that Hamas felt that Hezbollah and Iran would be hard pressed not to deliver on their promise for a multifront response once the IDF was maneuvering into Gaza. The coming days will show whether this bet was justified.
The Evil Principles of Hamas
Muqawwama [Resistance] Doctrine
To understand the calculations of Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, one has to bear in mind the principles of the “Muqawwama [Resistance] Doctrine” adhered to by them for decades. This doctrine was refined by the late Qassem Soleimani, founder of Iran’s regional network of militias, who was assassinated by the United States near Baghdad in 2020.
There is no published document elaborating this doctrine, but its main pillars appeared in an article in The Jerusalem Report a few years ago:
Peace is not an option. The Arab world must not, because of temporary hardship, be dragged into recognizing Israel and accepting its existence through peace agreements. When in need of a respite, it is permitted to reach hudna (“armistice”) agreements, valid for a limited period only, with the “Zionist regime.” Thus both Hezbollah and Hamas could maintain long periods of calm along Israel’s borders.
It is not necessary to wait for there to be a balance of power. On the contrary, even when the balance of forces is clearly in the enemy’s favor, they uphold the imperative of continual warfare, if only on a small scale. The military disadvantage can be narrowed through innovative tactics.
Do not fight over territory. The goal of the Muqawwama is the methodical erosion of the enemy’s resolve. There is no need to defend territory against Israeli occupation, or to try to conquer land. The essence is to spill blood, and since that is the case, it is better to focus on the civilian population as the primary target. The motto is blood, not land, and the effort is directed at denying victory to the enemy, not at achieving a quick result.
Jihad is not a national struggle. Fighting is undertaken for the sake of Allah, and not out of patriotic sentiment.
The Arab state is not a suitable vehicle. The Muqawwama is not merely a military system, but a comprehensive alternative regime. The Arab states constitute a flawed and inefficient apparatus, unfit to conduct the historic battle. The task must be shouldered instead by the Islamic movements that, alongside their military activity, engage in societal reform through educational, health and business institutions.
By encouraging and supporting Hamas’ “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation, Iran managed to subvert, for the time being, US President Joe Biden’s vision for a broad Arab-Israeli partnership in the Middle East. Yet Israeli success in destroying Hamas’s military capabilities may turn the tables. Taking Hamas out of the regional equation would constitute a painful setback for Iran’s aspirations to become the dominant power in the Levant.
The Israeli “Swords of Iron” counter-offensive must be given ample time to carry out its mission, including its focus on minimizing losses of Israeli soldiers and Gazan civilians. No one should expect a quick campaign. The IDF can break through into the heart of Gaza and sit on top of the large tunnel network in a matter of hours, but will not opt to send soldiers underground and must keep in mind that hostages are held there. This dilemma may translate into attrition tactics, waiting for Hamas to exhaust its fuel supplies, which are used to ventilate the tunnels. We may be looking at a series of major raids instead of one decisive offensive, while the air force maintains pressure by hunting down Hamas operatives and destroying infrastructure.
Whatever the tactics chosen by the IDF, they need our prayers!
HOPE FOR THE HOSTAGES
10/27/23 By Tim Buck
As we pray for Israel’s captives to be set free,
I Samuel 30 is a great chapter to study
The Bible tells us what David and his ‘mighty men’ did when their city was attacked and their families were stolen!
By God’s mercies, four Israeli hostages have been recently released by Hamas.
But 220 Israelis – babies, children, young people, the elderly and even Holocaust survivors – are still being held captive in Gaza by the bloodthirsty and exceedingly wicked Hamas terrorists.
While it’s easy to lose hope, as Christians and supporters of Israel, we need to be strong.
We need to remember that “nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)
We need to faithfully and unceasingly intercede on behalf of Israel’s hostages, praying for the Lord to grant them supernatural comfort and calm while they are held in the labyrinth of tunnels in Gaza.
And that the Lord will supernaturally rescue each and every captive and restore them to their families and friends – quickly and unharmed.
I Samuel chapter 30, is a wonderful passage to meditate on and pray through, verse by verse.
Because it tells the hopeful and encouraging story of Israelites going to war to get their hostages back.
And the Lord granting them tremendous favor and success.
Flyers reading “Kidnapped” and showing Israelis taken hostage are posted on a public notice board, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 14, 2023.
THE AMALEKITES STRIKE ZIKLAG
The biblical account focuses on the ancient city of Ziklag.
At that time, Ziklag was the home of David and his “mighty men” and their immediate families and extended families.
Located right on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, we see that “the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negev and on Ziklag, and had overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire.” (I Samuel 30:1). How ironic that Gaza still remains a stronghold of anti-Israel hatred today!
What’s more, the Amalekites “took captive the women and all who were in” Ziklag, “both small and great” and “carried them off and went their way.”
When David and his men returned to the city after fighting other enemies of Israel, they found their home city “burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.” (I Samuel 30:3).
The emotional toll on the men was real and devastating.
“Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept until there was no strength in them to weep” any longer. (I Samuel 30:4)
This is how Israel is feeling right now.
They are grieving and exhausted from grief.
Their sorrow threatens to paralyze and immobilize, but they cannot let it.
What’s more, David’s men were not just grief-stricken.
They were also furious – and they blamed David.
The text indicates that “David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters.” (I Samuel 30:6)
This is also happening in Israel.
People are furious with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior government, military, and intelligence officials because they feel not just let down but betrayed.
Families of Israelis held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza hold up photographs of their abducted family members, at “Hostage Square”, outside the Art Museum of Tel Aviv, October 24, 2023.
WHAT DID DAVID DO NEXT?
HE “STRENGTHENED HIMSELF IN THE LORD”
What makes the story so inspiring is what David – our hero and the future king of a unified Kingdom of Israel – does next.
Though he, too, has been personally affected and deeply grieved, he doesn’t let himself wallow in tears or self-pity.
Instead, the text tells us that “David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” (I Samuel 30:6)
It doesn’t say how, but it’s not hard to figure out.
David turned to worship to get his focus off of himself onto the God, who does miracles.
David turned to prayer for wisdom to know what to do next.
And David began reading the Word of God – studying it, meditating on it, memorizing it, immersing himself in it – as he remembered all the truths he himself had written about in the Psalms.
“I will meditate in Your precepts and regard your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.”
Because he knew that the word of God revives the heart, the soul, and the body.
“Revive me according to Your word,” David wrote in Psalm 119:25.
“This is my comfort in affliction, that Your word has revived me.” (Psalm 119:50)
“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. You are good and do good…It is good for me that I was afflicted that I may learn Your statutes.” (Psalm 119:67, 71)
“Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous ordinances. Those who love Your law have great peace.” (Psalm 119:164-165)
NEXT, DAVID SOUGHT THE LORD FOR HOW TO DEAL WITH THE HOSTAGE CRISIS
Once David’s own body, mind, and soul was stronger because he had drawn close to the Lord and let the God of Israel supernaturally grant him revival and refreshment, David then began to ask God for wisdom on what to do next.
The text is clear: “David inquired of the Lord, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this band [of Amalekite terrorists]? Shall I overtake them?’”
David didn’t just go race off consumed with blinding rage and immense grief.
That would have been foolish, and potentially disastrous.
Rather, David sought the Lord’s counsel.
David asked the Lord whether there was any point pursuing the enemy, or whether it was simply too late.
And the Lord answered.
“Pursue,” God commanded David. “For you will surely overtake them [the Amalekite enemy], and you will surely rescue all [of the Israelite hostages].”
So, David obeyed the command of the Lord.
The text tells us that “David went, he and the 600 men who were with him” and they pursued the enemy. (I Samuel 30:9)
Released Israeli hostage Yocheved Lifshitz speaks to press at the Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, October 24, 2023.
When David and his men got to a brook called “Besor,” he realized that 200 of his men were simply too exhausted – emotionally and physically – to continue.
So, he and 400 men continued on, while the rest stayed by the brook and guarded the supplies and baggage.
Soon, they came across an Egyptian who providentially provided precise and critical intelligence at a critical moment in the operation.
He provided David information on where the enemy was hiding, and where the hostages actually were being held.
Immediately, David led his warriors to the place where the enemy was camped.
Then David and his men “slaughtered” the enemy throughout the morning to night, and, by the grace of God, “David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken.” (I Samuel 30:17-18)
Every single member of the Amalekite terrorist force was killed.
And every single Israelite that had been taken captive by the Amalekites was supernaturally rescued.
This is our prayer for Israel today.
May Israel’s leaders strengthen themselves in the Lord – in worship, prayer, and the Scriptures – and then seek the Lord’s wisdom and direction.
May the Lord hear those prayers and grant Israeli leaders critical intelligence at a critical time.
May the Lord grant a massive and decisive victory over their enemies.
And bring back all the hostages, quickly and unharmed.
Pray the Israeli’s will rally together and refuse to surrender.
Instead, may they look to the life and example of David.
And pray to the same God to whom David appealed:
Lord, please be merciful to Israel.
Strengthen and revive them, according to Your Word.
And grant your people success in rescuing every single hostage being held by Hamas in Gaza today, just as you did thousands of years ago.
In the great and mighty and merciful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I pray.
Iran sent a message to Israel via the UN stressing that it does not want further escalation in the Hamas-Israel war, but that it will have to intervene if the Israeli operation in Gaza continues.
Will Israel choose this moment to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and assassinate its leaders?
10/24/23 – Tim Buck
“Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways.”
Everyone in Israel is waiting for the ground invasion of northern Gaza to begin.
Why hasn’t it started already?
Some in the media are speculating that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just “blinked,” and isn’t serious about eradicating the Hamas terrorist organization.
That’s not it.
One obvious reason for the delay: Israel’s wants all Palestinian civilians in the northern half of Gaza to move south, out of the way of the coming IDF invasion.
Another: Netanyahu has been welcoming major world leaders in recent days, including U.S. President Joe Biden, the German Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister. Time is needed to brief these and other leaders on the atrocities Hamas has committed, and Iran’s involvement in the attacks.
Another: The IDF is presently mobilizing more than 360,000 reservists, positioning them on the Gaza and Lebanon borders, and in the West Bank. It takes time to get all of the troops, tanks, and other materiel into position and get everyone ready to fight.
But I believe there may very well be yet another reason.
The most important of all.
On Tuesday, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said something to which more people should pay attention.
“We are preparing for the next stages of war,” Lt. Colonel Richard Hecht told reporters. “We haven’t said what they will be. Everybody’s talking about the ground offensive. It might be something different.”
To what might he be referring?
I believe the most likely scenario is that Netanyahu and his war cabinet are actively considering launching a massive preemptive strike on Iran.
For almost half a century, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been launching one terrorist attack after another against the United States, against Israel, against our Arab allies in the region, and against Jews and Christians all over the world.
Yet how often has the Iranian regime every paid a serious military price?
Now, the mullahs are feverishly racing to build fully operational nuclear weapons.
They’re already at 84% enrichment of uranium.
That is almost at 90% to 95% military grade enrichment.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed the emergency war cabinet and unity government with Benny Gantz, head of the National Unity party. “The nation of Israel is united, and now the leadership is united. We’ve put aside all other considerations because the fate of our country hangs in the balance,” Netanyahu said.
War Cabinet in Place
For 15 years or more, Netanyahu has been warning that the world must find a way to neutralize the Iran nuclear threat or Israel might have to launch a preemptive military strike.
Now, suddenly – tragically – Israel has a pretext.
We all know that Iran funds, trains, and arms Hamas.
That means that Iran is just as guilty of the slaughter of more than 1,400 Israelis as Hamas is.
That means the Supreme Leader is just as culpable for killing more Jews in 14 days that any other time since the Holocaust.
We also know that Hezbollah – Iran’s proxy terror army in Lebanon, with its 200,000 missiles all aimed at Israel – is itching to join the fight.
The Iranian leadership has publicly threatened that when Israel launches its ground invasion of Gaza, Tehran will escalate this war.
“If the Zionist aggressions do not stop, the hands of all parties in the region are on the trigger,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian declared this week.
That’s why I feel that Netanyahu and his war cabinet – including current Defense Minister Yoav Gallant; Benny Gantz, Israel’s former defense minister and former IDF chief of staff; Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer; and Gadi Eisenkot, another former IDF chief of staff – are actively discussing the possibility of launching a preemptive and massive strike against Iran, and assassinating Iran’s leaders.
Possibly before the IDF goes into Gaza.
Why not cut off the head of the snake first, especially if Israel is already going to be in a two-front war with Hamas and Hezbollah in the coming days?
Put another way: What’s the point of leaving the Iranian regime and nuclear program alone when we’re already going to war with two of Iran’s terror proxies?
The guided missile destroyer USS Carney, U.S. Navy
U.S. Military Build-up
U.S. Bases in Middle East coming under attack
It’s reasonable to believe Netanyahu and his team are actively discussing the prospect of hitting Iran and have already conferred with President Biden and his team, including the Secretaries of State and Defense, and our allies along with the CENTCOM commander who was in Israel last week.
That may be why the U.S. moved its aircraft carriers and other assets into the eastern Mediterranean last week and has increased its military presence in the Middle East since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas.
The USS Carney on Thursday intercepted three cruise missiles fired from Yemen and headed for southern Israel, according to Israeli media reports.
In addition, the USS Carney, which was operating in the northern Red Sea at the time, was swarmed by about two dozen drones.
This week alone, The Wall Street Journal reported that the American al-Tanf base near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders and the al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq were both attacked by drones.
In addition, U.S. and coalition forces at al-Harir base in northern Iraq were attacked and a pro-Palestinian militant group claimed to have attacked U.S. bases in Syria, as well.
The U.S. transferred the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier strike group to the Eastern Mediterranean and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group left the U.S. and are currently on the way to the Mediterranean, as well.
The USS Bataan amphibious ready group, which consists of three ships carrying thousands of U.S. Marines, the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock, and the USS Carter Hall, a dock landing ship, were heading closer to Israel, according to the Associated Press.
A small team of special operations forces is also working with Israel to help with intelligence and planning, as well as advising on hostage recovery efforts.
Five deliveries of military equipment and ammunition arriving from the U.S. have reached Israel so far, and more will follow, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
U.S. Air Force squadrons stationed around the Middle East have also been reinforced.
There are roughly 2,500 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and another 900 in Syria. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered about 2,000 soldiers to prepare for deployment if needed.
A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed that those soldiers were not being deployed for combat but will assist with intelligence and surveillance, transportation and medical efforts.
Time Is Running Out
True, Biden and his inner circle do not want a regional war.
But they know that time is short.
They know that if Iran isn’t stopped soon, they will get The Bomb, and then all hell will break loose.
But let me just add this.
I share the fears of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who said this week the region is moving “to the verge of the abyss.”
We have friends living in Israel and they are fearful of what’s coming.
But what choice does Israel have?
Israel’s is currently in the darkest hour since the prophetic re-birth of the country.
But the slaughter they are now experiencing is nothing compared to the nuclear holocaust they’ll experience if the terror masters in Tehran build and use The Bomb.
They may have finally reached the point of no return.
God have mercy on us all.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
REMOVE HAMAS BEFORE AID!
‘Israel didn’t start this war, Hamas did’
10/22/23 – Tim Buck
“Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood.”
Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder and leader who left the terror group, eventually finding freedom in Jesus, says that Israel needs to remove the Hamas government in Gaza.
Yousef, whose story of leaving Hamas and finding faith in Jesus is recounted in the book, Son of Hamas, was interviewed recently about Israel’s war against the Hamas organization on the program “FOX & Friends” on the Fox news channel.
Yousef was adamant about the need to remove the Hamas terror organization from the Gaza Strip.
He said his experiences watching Hamas torture and even kill Palestinians in the 1990s made him realize the organization would become a danger, even to Palestinians, if they ever achieved power.
“I was born at the heart of Hamas leadership,” Yousef told show host Brian Kilmeade. “I know them very well. They don’t care for the Palestinian people. They do not regard the human life.”
“If they become a ruling party at some point, what will they do?” he began to consider That was when he realized that Hamas would even kill its own Palestinian population to achieve their goals.
“Today, 25 years later, they are the rulers of Gaza, and we see what they are capable of doing,” Yousef said.
Kilmeade asked Yousef if he supported an Israeli ground campaign into Gaza.
“You know, this is an ugly war,” Yousef said. “And Israel did not start it. Hamas did.”
“First of all, we need to encourage civilians to go into Egypt,” he stated, suggesting that women, children, and men over 50 could be allowed safe passage into Egypt.
“The Strip needs to be cut into two pieces, north and south,” Yousef suggested. “The northern part, this is where most of the tunnels are.”
Yousef said that providing humanitarian aid should not be considered until Hamas is removed.
“As of now, sending any aid is a mistake.”
Yousef also pushed back against the idea that the terror organization is waging a political struggle for the Palestinian people.
“Hamas is not a national movement. Hamas is a religious movement with a goal to establish an Islamic State,” Yousef said.
“My understanding is that they are using the Palestinian cause only to achieve their goals, so the long-term goal, you know, is transforming the Middle East and the world into an Islamic State.”
The former Hamas member believes that Israel should focus on the effort to remove Hamas more than the public relations battle.
“It is not the time to win public opinion,” Yousef said, “it is the time to win the war against the most brutal terrorist organization living today.”
Middle East Exploding NOW with Massive Uprising
Be Watchful Today!
Friday The 13th
‘Day of Rage’
“Day of Rage’
10/13/22 By Tim Buck
We’ve never seen anything like this!
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal calls for ‘Day of Rage’ today against Zionists and Americans by Muslims and Arabs all around the world.
He further called on Muslims and Arabs around the world “to do more creative things than what we are used to. We want this to be at a higher level.”
Following Hamas’ terror attack on Israel in which more than 1,300 Israelis were murdered, 3,100 wounded, 150 hostages taken and they fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers, Mashaal has announced that it’s time for Arabs and Muslims around the world to be “more creative” than in the past and let the world know that they “are part of this battle.”
Mashaal urged Arabs and Muslims in their own countries and in “the streets of the diaspora everywhere” to turn today, Friday, October 13, into a day of “rage” against Zionists and Americans in support of Hamas’ terror war against Israel.
Excerpt of Mashaal’s speech in Doha, Qatar:
“What is our responsibility? … I call upon all of you, together with me and all of us… to do more creative things than what we are used to. We want this to be at a higher level. First, the rage – let us go down to the squares and plazas, to the Arab and Islamic street, and throughout the diaspora everywhere. There is a call on Friday [Oct. 13, 2023], a Friday of the Al-Aqsa Flood (Hamas’ name for slaughter of Israeli citizens; But before Friday, and after it, and on it, we want to say to the Zionists, their criminal leaders, and their extremists, and to the Americans who rushed to their aid, that they have double standards. In their eyes the Ukraine War is just, and the Palestinian people’s war is unjust. Send a message throughout the squares and plazas – a message of rage – that we are the people of Palestine, the people of Gaza, the people of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, and that we are part of this battle.”
[Almahriah TV (Yemen), YouTube channel, Oct. 10, 2023]
If we had a real president instead of the pretend one we have, he would demand Qatar release Mashaal immediately or we’ll come and get him!
Mashaal further said:
“Friday is a day to expose the crimes of the occupation, isolate it, and foil all its aggressive schemes. It is a day to demonstrate our love for Palestine, Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa. It is a day for sacrifice, heroism, and dedication, and to earn the honor of defending the first Qibla of Muslims, the third holiest mosque, and the ascension of the trusted Messenger.” Well now, it looks like a whole lot of Democrats will be calling out sick today.
Mashal also called for donations from Muslims worldwide for Hamas fighters in Gaza in what he called “financial Jihad.”
Pre-Planned Two Years
Senior Hamas official Ali Baraka said Hamas had planned the attack on Israel for the last two years, and any future prisoner exchange would include Hamas members imprisoned in the U.S. and Europe.
Screenshot 10 AM
Israel Time this Morning
Hamas terrorists and supporters on Israel’s border with Lebanon showing live video footage of Hamas operatives climbing Israel’s border fence and screaming expletives about coming for the Jewish people.
‘Day of Jihad’
Sparks Warnings For Americans
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal pointing to the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, preaching Satan’s message that Israel’s holiest site belongs to Islam and that one day soon Islam will control Jerusalem and the Temple Mount for Allah.
America In The Way
All end-time prophecy points to this place! It is the final prize in the epic war between God and Satan. Satan’s plan is to destroy as many Jews as possible and control Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to defeat Jesus when He returns. Signs all around us are telling the story we are getting close to the Tribulation as worldwide calls to exterminate Israel get louder.
America is the biggest obstacle preventing Satan from achieving his plan of controlling God’s Holy Mountain which is why America is under such spiritual warfare.
The fact shouldn’t be lost that on October 7, the very day Israel faced its worst nightmare since the Holocaust, America’s government was shut down with no ability to function because there was no Speaker of the House in power! This shows the level of pre-planning Lucifer has as the god of this world. What timing!
America is a mess, on a downward immoral slope and under constant assault, not just because Biden is unfit but because we are in the last days and Satan knows his time is short. We have turned our backs on God who has allowed the devil to facilitate our demise as a means of judgment for our depravity.
This is not to say there’s no spiritual hope. There is always hope!
The church will survive and conquer because Jesus promised, “the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” Praise God people are still getting saved and churches are on the march spreading the Gospel but don’t look for America’s National repentance because it’s too late on God’s prophetic timeline for that.
America is not in Bible prophecy because something goes terribly wrong that puts her on the sidelines which is necessary in God’s plan so Israel will be alone without her superpower big brother. God doesn’t want Israel calling on Washington, He wants her to call on Him. Only then will Israel be saved in the Tribulation.
Why It Matters:
This ‘Day of Jihad’ is being eagerly awaited here in America by Democrats, Liberals, and students on college campuses all across the country if the events of this past week are any indicator. It has been truly shocking to watch the outpouring of support for Hamas terrorists who rape teenagers, kill babies, kidnap senior citizens, while lining up Jews against the wall and mowing them down with machine gun fire.
Spirit of Antichrist
Remember that the Bible talks about the spirit of Antichrist in the last days? I would say there’s no better manifestation than simply watching Hamas operate. They are demonic and operating in the jew-hating spirit of the one who is to come.
Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iranian intelligence services have a presence in the U.S., and more “illegals” have very likely crossed the southern border into the U.S. with the potential to act as sleeper cells. Terror acts could explode in any one of the 50 states! If Hamas seeks to draw the U.S. into war, they could conduct attacks against U.S. personnel and American tourists in Europe or the Middle East. Amid already high domestic tensions between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel political factions, Hamas militants could potentially conduct attacks all across the United States.
Please pray for the safety of God’s people today and stay alert.
“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.” 1 Cor. 16:13