Red Heifers vs. Al Aqsa Showdown at the Temple Mount

Red Heifers vs. Al Aqsa Showdown at the Temple Mount

 

Red Heifers vs. Al Aqsa

Showdown at the Temple Mount

2/27/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

 

Back in January, a story flew under the radar that I wrote about HERE, that’s well worth discussing: the relationship between Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre, the five red heifers and the coming Red Heifer Passover Ceremony.

Yes. You read that correctly.

At the 100-day mark of the war, Abu Obeida, the military spokesman for the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, gave a televised speech about the Hamas efforts, as well as a reminder of the purposes of the war.

The speech was translated into English by the Palestinian Chronicle.

“We look back 100 days to remember the educated, the complicit, and the incapacitated among the world powers governed by the law of the jungle, reminding them of an aggression that reached its peak against our path (Al-Quds) and Al-Aqsa, with the start of its actual temporal and spatial division, and the “bringing of red cows as an application of a detestable religious myth designed for aggression against the feelings of an entire nation in the heart of its Arab identity, and the path of its prophet (the Night Journey) and Ascension to heaven.”

Right there, amid a very wordy discussion of perceived Israeli aggression against Al-Quds, the Muslim name for Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa, the black-domed mosque on the Temple Mount, lies a curious and telling statement: “The ‘bringing of red cows… a detestable religious myth.” Notice the demonic blindness of Obeida to blaspheme the scripture as a myth but in the same breath he lauds Muhammad’s flying roundtrip from Mecca to Jerusalem on a white winged donkey with a woman’s face as credible! For clarification, the black domed Al Aqsa mosque at the south end of the Temple Mount is where Muslim’s worship Allah and the more recognizable golden Dome of the Rock, in the middle of the Temple Mount, was constructed over the Holy of Holies as symbolic of Satan’s capture and control of the Temple Mount.

The red cows being referred to are the five Red Angus heifers imported from Texas in September 2022 through a joint effort established between a Christian ministry, Boneh Israel, and The Temple Institute in Jerusalem.

These two groups beat the supposed 1-in-50,000 odds of finding a qualified heifer — advertising the need to Texas ranchers and then sending teams of rabbis from both Dallas and Israel to examine calves.

Their diligence paid off as they found not only one but five blemish-free red heifers, without more than two black or white hairs – even before having their ears tagged – a common practice in the livestock industry that would have disqualified them for ceremonial use. As of now, four of the heifers remain blemish-free and, according to Temple Institute rabbis, they hope to carry out the sacrificial ceremony BEFORE this April’s Passover.

Only nine heifers have been sacrificed since the time of Moses until the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Bible prophecy says a Third Temple will be built and subsequently desecrated by Antichrist before the return of Messiah. Thus, for many in the religious Jewish community, as well as many Evangelicals, there has been a great deal of anticipation surrounding these ‘ladies’ in red.

Despite great interest in some spheres, the story barely made the news in Israel. It’s highly unlikely that secular Israelis are aware of – or interested in – the presence of the heifers in Israel. Yet, the Hamas terror organization apparently followed the events closely enough to use this as a stated reason to launch the surprise invasion and attack they called the “Al-Aqsa Flood” on Oct. 7.
The “Al Aqsa Flood” title is significant and points to the primary spiritual warfare which Satan is now engaged in, and plans to win, during his last days campaign against God! The enemy plans to steal and control God’s throne and rule the world in place of the Lord on the very mountain (Mt. Moriah aka Temple Mount) of God which Islam has renamed Al Aqsa. As the world moves closer to the Tribulation period, the lines are being drawn around the battle for Al Aqsa. Most of the terror groups surrounding Israel have chosen the golden Dome of the Rock as the centerpiece of their logo because the hamas spirit of violence is uniting them around that single, final cause. Instead of the term, “Battle of Armageddon,” for earth’s final war, it could just as well be called, “Battle for Al Aqsa.”

So, “Al Aqsa flood,” or “battle for Al Aqsa” are terms we’re hearing more and more. While “Al Aqsa” has historically only been used for the black-domed mosque at the south end of the Temple Mount, in recent years, there’s been a strategic shift in Islam to now claim the entire 37 acre Temple Mount is “Al Aqsa.” The tactic has caught on and spread which is designed to garner broader support for Islamic control of the whole 37 acre site of the Temple Mount acting as if it was always their “holy ground’ of which Israel has no right.

 

The logo of the terror group Hamas makes the Al Aqsa, golden dome, the centerpiece of their mission to destroy Israel. Note the four colors match the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 6.

 

The Al-Aqsa Mosque has undergone several architectural iterations to become what we know today, but it was initially built in the early 8th century in response to this Quranic passage.

While this isn’t often discussed by political pundits, the site has been central to the Arab-Israeli conflict since before the foundation of the modern State of Israel.

The Hamas terror attack on Oct. 7 is the continued outworking of the teachings of their predecessors, primarily that of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, a founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In the 1920s, Husseini, also known as the father of radical Islam, was the first to bring up discussions about Al-Aqsa and the Third Temple, front and center. As the Jewish people were immigrating to the region at the time, Husseini galvanized a support base, in large part, by promoting the idea that the Jews would destroy Al-Aqsa in order to rebuild the Temple.

The incitement was no small matter. Tensions peaked in 1929 on Tisha B’Av, the holiday that commemorates the destruction of the two previous temples. As Jews marched by the thousands toward the Western Wall to pray, they were violently attacked by Arab Muslims who had adopted The Grand Mufti’s radical views. The event erupted into a full week of pogroms against Jewish settlements, known today as the 1929 Palestine Riots or the Buraq Uprising.

Over 130 Jews were brutally murdered and some 300 were injured for the cause – “Al-Aqsa is in danger” – a libel perpetuated by Husseini, even though Jewish leaders at the time were clear they had no intentions of harming the site of the Islamic mosque.

Husseini’s influence broadened after he was exiled from Jerusalem in 1937. An avid Hitler supporter, Husseini sought asylum in Nazi Berlin, Germany, where he hosted a radio show promoting his antisemitic theological views, paired with Nazi propaganda, to the Arabic-speaking world.

 

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, meets with Adolf Hitler.

 

After the foundation of the State of Israel, Palestinian interests shifted in more a nationalist than religious direction for the next few decades of looming wars and failed peace plans, but the Temple Mount became center stage again with the onset of the Second Intifada in September 2000.

While tensions were mounting prior to this, the response to then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visiting the Temple Mount is still considered to be the trigger for the Second Intifada. Even though Sharon’s approximately 30-minute visit was cleared by the Palestinian security chief and conducted during normal tourist visiting hours, he was met by some 1,500 Palestinian youth protesters who engaged in rounds of stone-throwing for the rest of the day.

 

Ariel Sharon seen at the Mugrabi Gate as he makes his way to the Temple Mount, Sept. 28, 2000.

 

The next morning, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) radio station drew from the words of Husseini by issuing a call “to all Palestinians to come and defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

During the next four-plus years, a wave of suicide bombings and other acts of terror claimed the lives of 1,053 Israeli civilians. This toll stood as the second-highest in civilian casualties since the 1948 War of Independence, until the tragic events of Oct. 7 unfolded.

The aftermath of the Second Intifada paved the way for the Gush Katif Disengagement in 2005, which then allowed for the rise of Hamas leadership from the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood to the political power of Gaza.

Hamas leaders operate under a document called “Hamas Charter.” In 2017 a moderately modified version was drafted, but the original 1988 version is still regarded as one of the most antisemitic documents in history. The Charter lays out the terror group’s organizational goals and principles in language that strongly echoes the anti-Jewish positions developed by Husseini.

This is particularly notable in their direct call to annihilate the Jewish people, along with promoting Jihad as the only solution and a responsibility of every Muslim. This was, in fact, Husseini’s ultimate solution for protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to their radicalized, genocidal worldview, as long as the State of Israel exists and the Jewish people are here, Al-Aqsa is under threat.

On Oct. 7, Hamas proved to the world that they are not only Husseini’s ideological descendants but that they are willing and capable of following through.

While Hamas Spokesman Abu Obeida’s “100-day” speech was the first statement to directly address the heifers, it is clear to anyone listening that “Al-Aqsa Flood” was launched on Oct. 7 in response to the growing push from right-wing religious activists to gain more of a presence and control Temple Mount. In fact, early in the morning of Oct. 7, Hamas issued a statement via military commander Mohammad Deif, who justified the attack as retaliation for Israel’s “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The “desecration” he spoke of was not limited to concern regarding the import of the heifers, but primarily related to the quiet increase in Jewish prayer allowed at the site by the far-right Netanyahu government, which had previously been prohibited for both security and religious reasons.

In recent years, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the director of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, has regularly updated his social media with videos of himself and others reciting Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount. His long-time Temple activism has not gone unnoticed and even resulted in a violent attack in which he was shot and seriously injured in 2013.

Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount is controversial even within the religious community. The ritual impurity of a population void of the sacrificial system, paired with not knowing exactly where the Temple would have stood, could allow for an accidental desecration of the site. To avoid this possibility, visiting the site – let alone praying on Temple Mount – is discouraged by many Rabbis; however, if the heifer ceremony is successfully completed this spring, that could change things.

According to the Book of Numbers, chapter’ 19, the heifer ceremony results in the creation of an ‘ash and water’ mixture used for cleansing the nation of Israel from the ritual impurity of coming in contact with the dead. The ceremony also requires some of the blood to be sprinkled at the front of the Tabernacle and, in later history, the Temple. The ceremony, which traditionally took place on the Mt. of Olives, outside the camp, is essential for all other aspects of Temple worship to take place.

In the event of the Temple’s reconstruction, its functionality for ritual sacrifices would be conditioned on the presence of the Cohanim (priests). In addition, anyone participating in Temple worship would be required to be sprinkled with the ash water.

Beyond that, even without the presence of an actual Temple, the ceremony would allow for the general population to be ritually cleansed, thus removing much of the religious prohibition for a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.

This, of course, is a large threat to the radical Islamic worldview.

If the heifer ceremony does, indeed, take place this Passover, we very well could experience another Hamas-like, shift in events in the near future. While the idea and reality of the ceremony may continue to grow in anticipation for many, history indicates that it could come at a high price. Therefore, watchfulness should be tempered with this understanding and met with true intercession for Israel in the coming weeks and even after.

Whether or not the Temple Institute moves forward with plans, it has become clear that the arrival of the heifers was more than an engaging human interest story involving Texas livestock and a growing friendship between Christians and Jews. It was a story of profound geopolitical and even spiritual consequence – and much of the world missed it.

A direct sightline from the Mt. of Olives to the Holy of Holies!

 

The book of Numbers requires a pure Red Heifer must be sacrificed in order for the ashes to be used to cleanse the priests and worshippers BEFORE the temple can be officially opened. It also requires that the sacrifice be made from a location on the Mt. of Olives that is in the direct line of sight across from the Holy of Holies.

The land is ready and the red heifer is ready! Israel’s rabbis and the Temple Institute in Jerusalem plans to hold this enormously significant, sacrificial ceremony soon, around April’s Passover (2024). A date has not yet been announced.

What the religious leaders in Israel haven’t been able to understand yet is that the red heifer sacrifice, like so much of the Old Testament, is symbolic of the sacrifice of Christ who shed His blood to cleanse us from sin. Let’s pray that the upcoming ceremony will be used by the Holy Spirit to open the spiritual eyes of some of the Jewish people.

Weekly News Roundup Perilous Times!

Weekly News Roundup Perilous Times!

 

Anti Israel demonstrations, like the recent, “STOP THE GENOCIDE” rally (against Israel) in London continue to grow in attendance around the world. London’s rally brought out 100’s of thousands of jubilant supporters who would be happy to see the genocide of Israel. This isn’t just wrong, it’s demonic! Watch the video below.

Hamas killed 1,200 civilians, many were set on fire while they were alive. They were burned in their homes. Mothers were raped while their children watched, then shot. Children were shot to death while their mothers watched. The babies were decapitated, others were burned alive.

After all the horrible brutality, the world has turned against Israel in a rage which is now flinging us, faster then ever, toward to the events described in Daniel, Joel, Zechariah and Revelation about the last days!  

 

Watch Video-London Rally

 

 

Weekly News Roundup
Perilous Times!

2/23/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

The battle in Gaza rages in the south. The storm clouds of war build in the north. The political opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back at it, trying to remove him from office. A crazy president in Brazil is comparing Israel to Hitler’s Germany. Ignorant mobs the world over are chanting their slogans of love for the perpetrators of the October 7 massacre, while vehemently condemning the victims. Christians are regularly being slaughtered by Islamists in Western Africa, but the press is ignoring it. Iran missed a turn somewhere and found themselves at the South Pole, so they decided to lay claim to it. Another Putin critic, healthy and only 47-years-old, somehow managed to die in prison. And the president of the most powerful nation in the world, well, let’s just say it appears he may be slightly past his prime.

But through it all, we know that God is in control, and that is why there are great things happening too. There are pro-Israel rallies and marches in many areas of the world. The new Argentine president has been very supportive of Israel, and the mainland European country that has given Israel some of the most support is Germany, of all places! While the U.S. is turning into a political morass for Israel, we continue to send arms and much needed munitions, particularly for Israel’s missile defense systems. Israel has established a land route to bypass the Houthi blockade of the Red Sea that is bringing us supplies from India via the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. And Israel is forging deeper friendships with most of the Gulf States, as well as, very quietly, the family of Saud in Riyadh.

The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalm 34:7-8

The Middle East

 

The War in the South

 

The work dismantling the tunnel system in Khan Yunis continues. Spearheading this operation is Yahalom, a “special forces” unit of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) Combat Engineering Corps. The goal of Operation Protective Edge is to put out of commission Hamas’s extensive tunneling throughout the Gaza Strip. It is extremely dangerous work as there are many places for terrorists to hide and booby-trapping is extensive. But through it all, Yahalom and other units of the IDF are making amazing progress.

Despite international protests, the IDF launched an operation against Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis. As expected, it was crawling with Hamas. Hundreds of terrorists were arrested, and many weapons were destroyed. A vehicle stolen from Kibbutz Nir Oz was found on the premises, as were packages of necessary medicine for the hostages that were never distributed. The IDF must fight Hamas where it is at. It is the terrorists who chose Nasser Hospital as the battleground. They are the ones who bear the blame for the resulting humanitarian issues. It is no wonder that more and more Gazans are fed up with Hamas and are speaking out against them. A Gazan widow, in response to the leaflets that Israel dropped offering cash rewards to anyone who could provide the location of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, was recently recorded saying, “I swear, if I knew where he was, I’d bring them Sinwar’s head for free.” Many have lost everything in this war, and they are quickly realizing that the blame does not lie in Israel but with the terrorists within their midst.

With the operations of both Northern Gaza and Khan Yunis coming closer to completion, the focus is on Rafah. The plan of the war cabinet for that southern region of Gaza is to enter strong close to the beginning of Ramadan. The IDF will likely move to encircle Yahya Sinwar from all sides, then conduct negotiations for the release of the abductees.

What these negotiations will not include is a promise of a permanent ceasefire if that means Hamas remains a viable entity. Nor will it include any verbiage hinting at a Palestinian state. Prime Minister Netanyahu has been adamantly against a two-state solution, despite the hard push from the United States. The Knesset on Wednesday backed the PM up with an overwhelming majority, only one vote short of 80% support, that included his own coalition and many from the opposition.

 

The War in the West Bank

 

Many believe that the IDF is only facing the enemy in the south and the north. However, the West Bank is a dangerous place in which many belonging to Hamas and the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) are harbored along with an extremely large cache of weapons. Almost nightly, there are operations into the region, such as the one that took place in Jenin on Wednesday. Three terrorists were killed and 40 more were arrested when the IDF raided two houses. Also, many weapons were seized, and improvised explosive devices (IED) were located and disarmed along the roads in and out of the city. The West Bank terrorist cells are especially concerning, because when the battle in the north eventually begins, Israel will immediately face another front right in the heart of the nation.

The West Bank is also the origin of numerous terror attacks on Israeli civilians, including the one that recently took place near Jerusalem. Three Palestinian gunmen from the Bethlehem area opened fire on a line of cars stuck in traffic. Put yourself in that situation. You’re just going to work when suddenly automatic weapons are being fired at you and the cars around you. And because you are in traffic, you’re trapped and helpless with nowhere to go. One man was killed in the attack and 11 more innocent civilians were wounded. Two of the gunmen were killed at the site of the attack by police and armed citizens, and the third was “neutralized” a short time later.

 

The War in the North

 

The “soft war” in the north continues with rockets crossing the border southward and airstrikes directed north. A targeted elimination by Israel killed two in the Kfar Sousa neighborhood of Damascus, a district known for the presence of Iranian security personnel. The Israeli airstrike took place just one day short of the one-year anniversary of a similar attack directed at Kfar Sousa. Eventually, the generals of the IRGC are going to catch on that their people are much safer when they are kept in Iran. Although, that’s not always the case.

The IDF continues their “softening” of targets in Lebanon prior to the coming launch of the war in the north. A concerning report was released on Tuesday by French newspaper Liberacion that claims that Hezbollah has a tunnel system in Lebanon that dwarfs that of Gaza in both size and sophistication. Back in the 1980s, Iran and North Korea came alongside Hezbollah to begin the tunneling, and the terrorist organization has been working on it for the past four decades. The tunnels can be used for attack, troops movement, warehousing, barracks, and other needs. Hundreds and hundreds of kilometers stretch through the country of Lebanon reaching Syria and Israel.

 

Yemen

 

The Houthis of Yemen continued their attacks on shipping throughout the week, leading U.S. forces to carry out five self-defense strikes on Saturday. Each strike was aimed at lessening the terrorist group’s ability to carry out their missile launches. This morning, however, it became quite evident in Israel’s southern city of Eilat that the Houthis still have plenty of capability when warning sirens sounded. A surface-to-surface missile was inbound toward the city. Thankfully, the Arrow missile defense system was able to intercept and destroy the threat before it reached its target.

 

Iran

 

Iran has declared property rights in Antarctica and announced sovereignty over the South Pole. Sometimes the potential jokes are so plentiful that it is best just to sit back and let the fact stand on its own.

International Pressure To Divide Jerusalem Reveals The Imminence of the Tribulation!

International Pressure To Divide Jerusalem Reveals The Imminence of the Tribulation!

 

International Pressure To Divide Jerusalem Reveals
The Imminence of the Tribulation!

The Sign of Dividing Jerusalem
Is Getting Louder

2/20/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

The coming assault by Antichrist when he captures East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the middle of the Tribulation, can’t be too far behind as calls to divide Jerusalem are getting louder and louder by the day!
In a recent article by Hal Lindsey, “Recognizing ‘Palestine’ as a State in the Aftermath of Oct. 7 Would Reward the Worst Kind of Evil,” Lindsey correctly ties any near-term recognition of a Palestinian state as a prize for terrorism in the following paragraphs:

The idea is that the United States would make this move soon after Israel’s campaign in Gaza ends — and US pressure to end the campaign is already enormous. Hamas would then be able to say to every terror group in the world, “Here’s how you get the really big concessions. Kill, mutilate, rape, burn people to death, and take lots of innocents as hostages.”

To recognize a state of Palestine in the aftermath of their October terror attacks on Israel would encourage every rogue group on earth to follow that wicked path. It would bring chaos to this planet, the likes of which have never been seen before!

The determination of western nations like America, the UK, the EU and other nations to reward the murderous brutality of Hamas in such a way as dividing the Land of Israel demonstrates the imminence of the seven-year Tribulation. I say this for several reasons.

Prophet’s Warnings

 

Long ago, Israel’s prophets wrote about the world’s determination to divide Israel in the latter days:

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”
Joel 3:2

The current resolve to divide the land of Israel is a significant harbinger that will appear just before the Tribulation. This means that international pressure will continue, resulting in God’s final judgment of the nations at the end of the Tribulation. Since we already see such widespread passion for this, how close must we be to the Day of the Lord?

The prophet Zechariah wrote about a future time when the nations of the world would become consumed with Jerusalem (12:1-5). This prophecy is coming to life in our time.

Do any UN members seek to give away a part of any other capital city in the world? Of course not.

But just as the Lord predicted through Zechariah, this is now happening to Jerusalem in the last days.

Does this not point to our soon Rapture disappearance followed by this time of wrath upon the earth? (1 Thessalonians 5:1-10).

The sad news is that the world’s preoccupation with Jerusalem will lead to much suffering for the Israelites. The good news is that it will cause a remnant to recognize Jesus as their Messiah by the end of the seven-year Tribulation (Zechariah 12:10-13:9).

 

Why Does Biden Think the Palestinians Deserve a State?

 

Joe Biden wants to reward the Palestinians, who have voiced their overwhelming support for Hamas’ attack on October 7, by handing them a state. Why do they deserve a state? They don’t. The Arabs have 22 states, and the creation of a 23rd one, sharing the tiny space “between the river and the sea,” would be a mortal threat to the only Jewish state.

But Biden, like most world leaders is under the influence of the dark forces of the enemy and he can’t see because he’s been deceived to the point where he can’t get out of his head the notion of a “two-state solution” which will somehow “bring peace” to the region. Since its very name contains the word “solution” many, like Biden, Blinken, and Sullivan, simply assume that’s what it must be. It’s sleight of word.

In fact, forcing Israel to be squeezed back within the 1949 armistice lines — which is what the Arabs will insist on, and Biden looks ready to satisfy them — would not sate, but would just whet Arab appetites. Without the minimal strategic depth that control of Judea and Samaria (a/k/a the West Bank) — and especially, possession of the Jordan Valley — provides, Israel will not have the “secure [i.e. defensible] and recognized boundaries” that, according to UN Security Council Resolution 242, it has a right to possess.

After all the wars that have been thrust upon it, doesn’t Israel deserve to retain defensible borders? And even more important, shouldn’t Israel be allowed to keep the borders that the League of Nations envisaged for the future Jewish state, when it decided that the territory of Mandatory Palestine should include all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea?

 

Israel’s Covenant with Antichrist

 

The clock will start ticking on the seven-year Tribulation when Israel agrees to a peace covenant with Antichrist (Daniel 9:27). Isaiah describes this future agreement as “a covenant with death” (Isaiah 28:14-18).

Do we see any stage setting for this now in the aftermath of all that’s transpired in Israel since October 7, 2023? Absolutely.

The Biden administration’s proposal for a two-state solution rewards barbarism, murder, and rape of innocent people. Benjamin Netanyahu will not agree to any such plan now or in the near future. He recently turned down a Hamas proposal to end the war in Gaza.

However, several factors seem likely to weaken the current resolve of Israel’s leaders in the future. Israel’s ongoing war on many fronts, the likelihood of a much deadlier encounter with Hezbollah, and the obtaining of a nuclear bomb by Iran are likely to continue for many months or longer. We can expect that the nonstop threats to the nation’s existence will, at some point, make its leaders vulnerable to an offer of peace.

What if a new Islamic Kingdom appears in the Middle East with a leader who seems both able and willing to guarantee a time of peace for the nation? What if this coming “man of lawlessness” sweetens the deal by including the construction of the Jewish third temple on the Temple Mount?

I believe such factors will cause Israel’s leaders to come to terms with the covenant offered by Antichrist. The war with Hamas is a game changer and events yet unseen are being planned and could happen overnight in the near future, and rapidly progress to this point after the Rapture of the Church.

The Rapture is the greatest promise in Scripture for the church and an event that could happen at any moment. It’s the nearness of the Tribulation that leads to our awareness that it could happen very soon since the New Testament assures us that our disappearance will happen before Israel inks the “covenant of death” with Antichrist.

 

 

Senior Hamas Terrorist Seized by IDF in Jenin Raid

Senior Hamas Terrorist Seized by IDF in Jenin Raid

 

 

Yahya Sinwar
Spotted Escaping Tunnel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video showing Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and his family barely escaping the approaching IDF Forces in a Gaza tunnel. The IDF troops continue exploring the tunnel network under Khan Younis, Gaza searching for Sinwar and other Hamas leaders!

Yahya Sinwar running away and hiding in his underground terrorist tunnel network as Gazan civilians suffer above ground under the rule of Hamas terrorism. There is no tunnel deep enough for him to hide in: IDF

 

See Video Here

 

 

Senior Hamas Terrorist
Seized by IDF in Jenin Raid

2/15/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Israeli security forces arrested one of the leading Hamas terrorists in command of the terror group’s military infrastructure in the West Bank town of Jenin on Tuesday, according to an official statement.

In a joint operation of forces by the IDF, the Shin Bet, and the Border Police, including an undercover counter-terrorism unit, the arch-terrorist Omar Fayed was arrested in the town of Jenin in northern Samaria.

Fayed was recently involved in several shooting attacks against Israeli forces and was reportedly planning to carry out more such attacks. Upon his arrest, he was transferred for further questioning,

During the operation, Israeli forces identified a gunman in the area and opened fire at him. Two police officers were lightly injured by shrapnel and were evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment.

Earlier on Tuesday, IDF soldiers thwarted an attempted ramming attack near the Gush Etzion Junction, about 12 kilometers (7 miles) south of Jerusalem.

A Palestinian man attempted to drive his car into several people waiting at a bus stop. After he missed them, the driver then tried to flee the scene.

Israeli soldiers later caught up with him near the settlement of Elazar. They shot the man, injuring him, and arrested him before taking him to a hospital, the IDF reported. Soldiers later found a knife in the car.

Tuesday’s rare daytime raid follows Monday’s statement that Israeli security forces arrested 17 terror suspects throughout Judea and Samaria in overnight raids.

In the village of Tell in Samaria, IDF troops arrested seven wanted persons and confiscated military equipment found during searches of their homes.

Overnight from Sunday to Monday, IDF soldiers also thwarted an attempted stabbing attack near the village of Hussan and eliminated the would-be terrorist.

Since the start of the war against Hamas terrorists, which began on Oct. 7, the IDF has increased its forces in the West Bank to counteract Hamas’ efforts to set the area ablaze with incitement and terror attacks.

So far, over 3,080 wanted persons have been arrested throughout Judea and Samaria, including 1,350 known associates of the terrorist organization Hamas.

 

Terrorism in the West Bank

 

Fighting continues daily in the West Bank as the IDF seeks to root out Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and a host of other terror groups.

The stronghold of West Bank terrorism is the town of Jenin (Northern Samaria), West Bank.

People think that Israel’s greatest threats are in the south and north of the country, but it’s quite possible that another October 7-like massacre could break out almost anytime in the West Bank. There’s several reasons for this.

First, the will is there. Most Palestinians, wherever they’re from, tend to support Hamas.

Second, the ability is there. The West Bank has been heavily weaponized through Iranian smuggling channels over the years. If there were an attack, there would be no shortage of guns or ammunition.

Lastly, the hostile attitude of the U.S. and Europe against Jews living in the West Bank emboldens the Palestinians living there, giving them an excuse to attack. As they’ve decided to do with Hamas, Israel seems to have decided, it’s time to try to clean out the terrorist pockets in the West Bank before its too late.

 

 

Prophecy Headlines  ‘SPECIAL EDITION’

Prophecy Headlines ‘SPECIAL EDITION’

 

Prophecy Headlines

‘SPECIAL EDITION’

 

2/13/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

 

The Signs We Saw Decades Ago Pale In Comparison
To What We See Today!

Some of the signs that grabbed my attention four decades ago and seemed so indicative of the nearing Rapture now pale by comparison to all that we see today. The spirit of Antichrist is moving quickly, and the world is unprepared for what’s coming.

So much is happening that it’s difficult to cover it all and hard to stay up with even the main stories. So, for this extended update, I’ve decided to list the main stories of prophetic interest with some commentary.

Top News Headlines

‘Golden Hand’: IDF special forces rescue 2 hostages in ‘daring’ overnight operation in Rafah. Following an airstrike, IDF soldiers entered a building in downtown Rafah where they found Fernando Merman and Luis Har and rescued them during a fierce firefight.
Running the joint operation called, “Golden Hand,” from military headquarters in Tel Aviv were the IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, head of the Internal Security Agency (Shin Bet) Ronen Bar, and Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai, and Air Force commander Tomer Bar. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant were also present.

The operation, which had been prepared for a long time, was carried out by the Yanam police special forces, an elite IDF unit, and the Shin Bet officers.

Rafah: Last Stand: Having crushed Hamas in the north in Gaza City and again in central Gaza at Khan Younis, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, brushing aside a chorus of international condemnation, said Sunday that a ground invasion of the southern Gazan city of Rafah would move forward as soon as Israel completed plans for the more than a million people sheltering there to be allowed to move to safety. The southern entry border of Rafah, between Gaza and Egypt is shut down and closed off with tanks to block Palestinians from entering Egypt. Egypt has deployed 40 tanks to beef up their border with Gaza as Rafah offensive looms. Images show barbed wire, expanded fortifications on Sinai side of border, with Cairo fearing that Gazans could seek shelter from IDF operation by attempting to cross into Egypt.

Biden Against Netanyahu: Rising opposition is growing inside Israel to depose Netanyahu and his religious-right coalition. This was happening before the war and now it’s returning. Obama and Biden despise Israel’s greatest leader. Although not a majority, Orthodox Jews are now in some of the highest positions in the Knesset of Israel. This brings the wrath of the enemy who can see where it leads. Daniel 9:27 indicates the Knesset will push for rebuilding Israel’s Temple as part of the future covenant between Antichrist and Israel. This prophecy requires a strong base of Orthodox voices in the Israeli government that want to rebuild the Temple, which is what we have today in Netanyahu’s coalition, which Obama and Biden hate.

Biden and the US ‘deep state’ are trying to undermine and depose Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving leader. Like Satan, Biden and his ilk would like to see Netanyahu removed and replaced with a more liberal, pro-Palestinian leader who will more aggressively seek to divide the land under the guise of peace.

Iran Bombing U.S. in Syria & Iraq: Since Oct. 7, 2023, Iran has attacked and bombed US assets in Iraq and Syria some 200 times before Biden finally responded.

US Striking Back in Iraq and Syria: The US launched a retaliatory strike against Iran-supported militias in Iraq and Syria in response to a deadly attack on American troops. Eighty-five targets were hit using 125 precision weapons, killing nearly 40 people. On Monday, however, the militias were back in action, conducting a drone attack at the American base at Al-Omar oil field, which killed six US-allied Kurdish fighters.

The US then took more decisive action against Kataib Hezbollah, the Iran-backed militia responsible for the January 28 attack on an American base that left three US soldiers dead. A missile fired from an American drone destroyed a car traveling in eastern Baghdad. Among the three killed in the vehicle was Abu Baqir Al-Saadi, the commander of Kataib Hezbollah’s operations in Syria and the man directly responsible for the deadly attack that killed the three American troops. Al-Saadi is the most senior person to be killed on Iraqi soil since the targeted eliminations of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in January 2020. Also killed in last night’s strike was Arkan Al-Alawi who oversaw the sending of UAVs from Iraq to Israel.

As positive as it is to have those two Hezbollah terrorist commanders removed from the playing field, Iran couldn’t have asked for a better US reaction. First, no Iranian was killed or asset damaged on Iranian soil. The loss of Soleimani four years ago was devastating to Iran because he was a Persian who headed the IRGC’s Quds Force. In contrast, Al-Saadi and Al-Alawi were not Iranian but Iraqi. Thus, while their skills may be missed, they are still only expendable Arabs to Iran. Second, the assassinations took place in Iraq, violating Iraqi sovereignty. This gives the Iraqis an excuse to kick the Americans out and the pro-Iranian terrorist militias a reason to seek revenge against US troops and assets. Once again, Iran’s Persian hands remain clean, while their Arab minions spill their blood to further Tehran’s agenda.

Yemen, War in the Red Sea: The Houthis, Iran’s proxy in Yemen, have been targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea, thereby disrupting oil, gas and cargo shipments around the world. The U.S. and UK have begun striking the Houthi infrastructure in Yemen. Recently, 36 targets in 13 sites were hit in retaliation for the near daily missile and drone attacks by the Houthis against shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The government in Jordan is in hot water (for helping Israel) after it was discovered that it was participating in a “land bridge” to get necessary goods into Israel. Ships docked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and their contents were loaded onto trucks. Those trucks were then driven across Saudi Arabia, through Jordan, and into Israel, thus bypassing the Houthi blockade of the Red Sea.

Biden Sanctions West Bank Jews: This is a terrible idea! For the first time, a US President has decided to go after innocent Israeli citizens living in the West Bank, with sanctions, referring to them as “settlers” and freezing their bank accounts as if they were criminals.

This is a mistake as Scripture shows these are the Jewish people that will be viciously assaulted by Antichrist in an act of genocide similar to what we’ve seen from Hamas. Antichrist will go after them in anger because they believe the West Bank belongs to Israel. So it appears the president is acting in the spirit of Antichrist instead of the Spirit of Jesus Christ as these West Bank Jews are the very ones the Lord says He will personally rescue from Antichrist’s persecution and protect in Petra during the second half of the Tribulation (Mt. 24:16-21; Rev. 12:6).

Gaza War: Israel continues its war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip along Israel’s southern border, as the terrorist organization still holds some 130 hostages, with some estimates saying 50% may already be killed. The IDF has uncovered 400+ miles of a vast tunnel network dubbed, “Gaza Metro.” Funds have been pouring into Hamas’ coffers for over a decade making billionaires of Hamas leaders, and knowingly giving Hamas all the money they need to construct the tunnel network, thereby propping up this regime from hell. The major supporters include the US, EU and a reported $50 million a month from Qatar.

Israel Winning: Don’t let the media tell you otherwise. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have destroyed 17 of 24 Hamas battalions. Thousands of buildings used to house terrorists and their war materiel have been demolished, and many kilometers of underground tunnels are being blown apart and flooded out weekly. A massive number of weapons, from explosives to rockets to automatic rifles to handguns, have been found and confiscated.

UNRWA Disgraced: An undeniable mountain of evidence has been presented to the U.S. Congress charging UNRWA, the UN relief agency as complicit in the Hamas genocide on Oct. 7, 2023, with at least 12 staff taking part in the massacre alongside the Hamas terrorists. Israel wants the corrupt agency permanently removed from Gaza. This is especially needed since the IDF discovered the top-secret Hamas data center directly beneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters. Oops!

The Hamas terror group hid one of its most significant and valuable assets beneath the Gaza Strip headquarters of the controversial UN agency for “Palestinian refugees,” UNRWA. The subterranean data center — complete with an electrical room, industrial battery power banks and living quarters for Hamas terrorists operating the computer servers — was built precisely under the courtyard of the agency in Gaza City, the location where Israel would not consider looking initially, let alone target in an airstrike, under. The revelation of the server farm confirms UNRWA’s collusion with the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas. The world should be outraged, but instead they are cheering!

A Telegram channel consisting of 3,000 UNRWA teachers in Gaza filled with posts expressing support for the Hamas massacre that took place on October 7 was exposed by a UN Watch report. Shortly after the infiltration into Israel began, members of the group praised the perpetrators as “heroes,” lauded the education received by the terrorists, shared images of dead or captured Israelis, and called for the execution of hostages. The chat group contains numerous files containing UNRWA staff names, ID numbers, schedules, and curriculum materials. Despite its intended purpose of supporting UNRWA teachers, the group frequently shares videos, photos, and messages that encourage jihadi terrorism and openly celebrate the Hamas massacre and the rape of civilians.
In the report, UNRWA teacher Abdallah Mehjez, urged Gazan civilians not to heed warnings to move out of harm’s way but instead to serve as human shields.

A notoriously pro-Palestinian UN agency, UNRWA instills hate for Israel in the hearts and minds of nearly 550,000 students it teaches in 706 schools across Gaza, Judea and Samaria, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. UNRWA textbooks glorify jihad, call for Israel’s destruction and encourage students to die as “martyrs” fighting Israel. After Trump pulled US funding, the U.S. is now one of UNRWA’s largest donors, thanks to Joe Biden. And that means you and I, as taxpayers, are helping to induct young Palestinians into the cause of jihad and hatred. Even worse, Israeli intelligence reports that at least a dozen UNRWA staffers, paid in part by our tax dollars, helped massacre Jews on October 7th.

Two-State Solution: The US administration and the British government have come out with similar statements recently that they are considering
recognizing a Palestinian state. The statements send a message to the Iran-backed Hamas terrorist group and other Palestinians that the Americans and British want to give them a prize for the October 7 attack on Israel, in which 1,200 Israelis were murdered, decapitated, raped, tortured and burned alive.

Those who are promoting the idea of creating a Palestinian terror state next to Israel, again capitulating to terrorists and rewarding terrorism, are paving the way for more October 7-like massacres. They are essentially asking Israel to commit suicide at a time when its soldiers are fighting to eradicate Hamas and ensure that the Gaza Strip will no longer serve Hamas, or its terror master Iran, as a base for murdering Jews, Americans or anyone else in the West.

What Does Hamas Want: Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal
explained on January 18, 2024: “The West says that October 7 has opened up prospects for a political vision, so they have returned to talk about their old commodity, which is the two-state solution. The 1967 borders represent 21% of Palestine, which is practically one fifth of its land, so this cannot be accepted. Our Palestinian project, which has a quasi-Palestinian national consensus, is that our right in Palestine from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river cannot be waived.”

Israel Charged with Genocide: Jesus warned Israel saying, “you will be hated among all nations.” Israel has been brought before the International Criminal Court in the Hague, charged with genocide in Gaza with the trumped-up charges brought by South Africa against the IDF air and ground operation designed to rid the Gaza Strip of Hamas control and to recover their hostages.

Spirit of Hamas: We saw the simultaneous eruption of the antisemitic, pro-Hamas spirit exploding around the world, spewing out hatred for the Jewish people from over 1400 cities worldwide after Oct. 7, 2023. Antisemitism is on the rise, reaching the highest number of incidents ever reported last year!

Terrorism in the West Bank: Fighting continues daily in the West Bank as the IDF seeks to root out Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and many other terror groups. Many people think the greatest threats are in the south and in the north, but it’s quite possible that an October 7-like massacre could come from the West Bank. First, the will is there. Most Palestinians in whatever part of the region they are in support Hamas. Second, the ability is there. The West Bank has been heavily weaponized through smuggling over the years. If there were an attack, there would be no shortage of guns or ammunition. Finally, the hostile attitude of the U.S. and Europe against Jews living in the West Bank emboldens the Palestinians living there, giving them an excuse to attack. The terrorist groups must be eliminated from the area as well.

‘Ring of Terror’: There’s been an upsurge of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank armed by Iran and headquartered in the terror stronghold of Jenin, Israel. This completes the “ring of terror” around Israel that Iran has promised and prepared for by using the Iranian terror proxies to completely encircle Israel.

Al Aqsa, Muslim Rallying Point: The common thread we see across terror groups in the Middle East is defending Al Aqsa. This is revealing and shows just how much Satan wants to sit there on Christ’s Throne and makes the Temple Mount (Al Aqsa) the most coveted site on earth. Muslims are fearful that Israel is planning to take over the Temple Mount to build their Temple so they’ve made ‘Al Aqsa’ their red line. Hamas’ latest genocide against Israel on Oct. 7 was called the “Al Aqsa Flood.” Satan wants the Temple Mount to remain under the control of Islam at all costs so we see today that most terror groups flaunt the golden Dome of the Rock on their patch, signaling Al Aqsa is their cause worth dying for.

On the 100th day of the war, Hamas military spokesman Abu Obeida made a special televised appearance explaining that one of the primary reasons for Hamas’ attack against Israel was to prevent the Red Heifer Ceremony which Orthodox Jews are gearing up for in a few months. They feared that Israel was getting too close to rebuilding their Temple on the coveted Temple Mount and assumed that their genocidal attack could prevent it. Instead, it appears likely that the Hamas invasion will do the opposite and speed up Israel’s Temple after the war ends.

While “Al Aqsa” has historically only been used for the mosque at the south end of the Temple Mount, in recent years, as we get closer to the Tribulation, there’s been a shift in Islam to now claim the entire 37 acre Temple Mount is “Al Aqsa.”

The tactic, designed to garner broader support for Islamic control of the whole Temple Mount, acting like it was always their “holy ground” and Israel has no right to it whatsoever, has caught on and spread. The term “Al Aqsa” literally means “the further mosque”, referring to a myth created by the Umayyad Caliphate leader Omar in 682 AD, 50 years after Muhammad’s death.

According to the myth, Muhammad was carried to the site of the destroyed Jewish Temple from Mecca in a miraculous overnight journey by al-Buraq, a magical horse with the head of a woman, wings of an eagle, the tail of a peacock, and hoofs reaching to the horizon. He tethered his angelic steed to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount and from there ascended to the seventh heaven to speak with Allah together with the angel Gabriel.

Abu Obeida continued: “We will not tire or falter in calling all the free people of the nation of Islam to rise to support their Aqsa and the path of their prophet, which the criminal Zionists are practically advancing towards destroying and establishing their temple. This is why we have shed our blood in Gaza for 100 days and for which the epic of October 7th was about.”

War with Hezbollah: The possibility of war on Israel’s northern border with Hezbollah is heating up! Rockets and projectiles are daily being fired across the Lebanese border at Israel. In return, Israel is regularly flying sorties into Lebanon, particularly in the southern portion. In the past months, according to spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the IDF has eliminated 200 Hezbollah terrorists and destroyed 120 observation posts, 40 weapons depots, and 40 command centers. It is essential that the IDF soften Hezbollah’s infrastructure in the south of Lebanon before Israel’s northern border war begins.

Israelis Evacuate: With Hamas shooting rockets in the south and Hezbollah launching rockets in the north, the towns and cities of the Negev and Galilee appear as ghost towns. Most of the population in these two areas has been forced to move to central Israel, as the IDF is now preparing for war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Israel has had to evacuate their citizens from both the south and the north creating a humanitarian crises inside Israel as some 200,000 Israelis are now living in hotels, community centers or with friends and family across Israel. Many of these people have no homes to return to because their homes were destroyed by Hamas terrorists in the south or Hezbollah’s rockets in the north. With the towns empty, many Israelis have lost their businesses and or their means of employment and have no income waiting to return to. Imagine being completely uprooted for months with still no chance of returning in sight. Because so many Israelis have been displaced, many families find themselves living in a single hotel room with their children and no privacy, day in and day out! This presents a rare window of opportunity for sharing the gospel with these precious Jewish souls. So please pray for laborers to spread God’s word and pray for open hearts to receive the love of Jesus!

Palestinian State: The International community is pressuring Israel to stop the war in Gaza and demanding Israel divide the land to create a Palestinian State. How absurd is this? After being attacked by Hamas who killed 1200 innocent people, the world thinks Israel should surrender and turn over the West Bank to the people who are trying to kill them. Is that the idea! Netanyahu says the Gaza war will end in months after they’ve defeated Hamas and killed their leaders! I pray so!

Palestinian Authority (PA) Seeks Unity with Hamas: While Israel and much of the international community are still horrified by Hamas’ atrocities committed on Oct. 7, the Palestinian Authority which refused to condemn the atrocities, continues to promote its goal of unity with Hamas.

One man appointed by leader Mahmoud Abbas to promote unity with Hamas is Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub who recently wrote on his Facebook page: “We say to our brothers in Hamas: We stand before a great turning point… I call on them, on behalf of the Palestinian leadership, Mahmoud Abbas, and the PLO Executive Committee – we say to them [Hamas]: Come build a political rapprochement regarding the international project, and build rapprochement regarding the struggle… We say to our brothers in Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement join with us, the ball is in your court.”

How blind and foolish is Blinken, the US State Department and the entire Biden administration, in trying to force Israel into a peace deal by surrendering the West Bank to these Israel haters and malicious, Muslim murderers?

The Red Heifers and the Temple: The upcoming red heifer ceremony, which according to Numbers 19 is required to purify and prepare the priests and people for worship in the Temple, is scheduled to be held on the Mt. of Olives during Passover, April 2024!

Now of course the Jewish people don’t need the blood of bulls and goats because Jesus took care of that with the sacrifice of Himself for us. But according to the prophesies of Daniel and Jesus the daily sacrifice at the temple must be reinstated in the Tribulation once again which will then be stopped by Antichrist and his “Abomination of Desolation” in the middle of the seven years (Dan. 9:27; Mt. 24:15). In order for the sacrifices to start a purification needs to take place that only the ashes of a red heifer can suffice. A red heifer has not been sacrificed for over 2,000 years. Our friends in Israel recently visited Shiloh where the red heifers are kept and said that when they actually saw the red heifers in Shiloh, “we all felt a sense of how close the return of Yeshua really is.”

Gold for the Temple: The leaders of Papua New Guinea have announced they’re moving their embassy to Jerusalem and also, they have decided to provide the gold needed to build Israel’s Temple. Recently, the leaders of this Pacific Island nation visited Israel. They presented a hefty amount of gold and gifts to the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, where they declared their commitment to provide all the gold needed for rebuilding Israel’s long-awaited temple. This is another testimony of how close we are and how fast God is moving Israel toward their promised redemption.

Saudi Arabia Normalization: As Saudi Arabia’s massive construction projects continue, they are strongly seeking Biden’s promise of military protection for normalizing relations with Israel. The Saudis recently held a Summit in Riyadh with the foreign ministers from five Arab countries. The goal was to bring more pressure on Israel to end the war in Gaza with the promise that the Arab partners would assist in rebuilding Gaza and support Israel in the region, but with the expectancy that Israel would move forward with a Palestinian State.

Southern Border: In his unrelenting assault to weaken America, Satan is flooding terrorists through the U.S. southern border while Biden sleeps, fueling a major debacle that is further dividing Americans and putting financial strain on the economy. The insane policy allows Islamic terrorists to pour in with plans of disrupting America, the “Great Satan.” The enemy’s plan seems to be to saturate America with enough evil that would erode US protection of Israel, thereby bringing the USA unwittingly and directly into the path of God’s judgment.

Our culture doesn’t need millions of more illegals. We are already pushing a twisted message of victimization, envy, woke nonsense, socialism, class warfare, and hatred for our country and founding principles. Yet, as believers we can’t give up reaching souls and as the church, we must be the salt and light our world desperately needs as it gropes in the darkness.

Election Year: 2024 is another divisive and contentious election year and the enemy will certainly use it to further divide the country! Hang on to your hat and prepare for a season of great deception and lying that will be off the charts in this highly charged election year. Will Trump return to expand the Abraham Accords and oversee the post-Gaza plans to fulfill his dream of the Two-State plan he presented to the world in 2019? Will Michelle Obama replace Biden to influence the post-Gaza plans, rekindle Obama’s war on Netanyahu and force Israel to divide the land?

God’s sovereignty is my sanity and it’s comforting to know that God knows the end from the beginning!

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia has now become equipped with North Korean-made ballistic missiles sparking fear they’ll degrade Ukraine’s defenses and be able to blast through to NATO countries – Germany is worried!

Closing Your Bank Account: Franklin Graham recently broke the news that banks are beginning to de-bank you because of your religious beliefs or your political views. He wrote that Attorney Kristen Wagoner, who serves as CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, says “the trend of banks discriminating against clients based on their political or religious views is a scandal. The idea that powerful corporations can threaten the basic functioning of a Christian ministry without giving any serious explanation or recourse, should alarm every American. No one should have to worry that a bank will close their account or deny them service simply because of their beliefs but this is the new front facing Christians in America.”