EBOLA & THE BORDER CRISIS

The issue at the US’s southern border is about a whole lot more than unaccompanied minors coming in from Central America. Texas Governor Rick Perry gives us some of the details. Record numbers of individuals are entering the US from “countries that have substantial terrorist ties,” including Syria Afghanistan and Pakistan. Breitbart reports: “Rep Mike McCaul (R-TX), the House Homeland Security Committee Chair, said Iranian terrorists have had plans to sneak across the border.” Since 2008, over 200,000 illegals have spent time in Texas jails. That group has been responsible for 3,000 homicides and 8,000 sexual assaults.[i] But there’s more to it than even that. Judicial Watch reported that according to medical doctor and Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey: “The hordes of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. are bringing serious diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—that present a danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents ... [More]

FURY & FLOOD ?

 “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It will never be inhabited, Nor will it be settled from generation to generation.” (Isaiah 13:19-20) This threat that seemingly arose out of nothing continues to grow. ISIS, aka the Islamic State, advances still, bringing with it its dark, devastating and deathly agenda. For one thing, the Sunni terror group made its first conquest in Lebanon, seizing the city of Arsal with 40,000 residents and another 120,000 refugees.[i] But the real big news was back in Iraq, the home of ancient Babylon, where ISIS fighters chased off Kurdish forces without a fight as they captured three towns, an oil field – and most importantly the electricity-producing Mosul Dam in the northern part of the country. The dam controls the flow of both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.[ii] [That’s interesting in the light of the fact that Revelation 16:12 tells us that the Euphrates will one ... [More]

ISRAEL’S PROMISE – PART III

So we’ve quickly surveyed Israel’s history from its twin scattering by the Romans in 70AD and 132AD up through the centuries until about the dawn of the 20th century. We’ve also looked at the amazing prophetic fulfillment that Israel’s reestablishment in 1948 represented. It was amazing to see that a word given to the prophet Ezekiel and applied to the principles laid out in the Book of Leviticus – correctly prophesied the return of God’s people to statehood status in May of 1948 – exactly when it happened. In PART III we’ll look at 20th century events that led to that fulfillment of national destiny. Israel reborn is the theme of so many prophetic scripture and of the purposes of God. It is truly amazing to be living in such prophetic times as these; on the very cusp of the End of the Age. THE PURPOSES OF GOD “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.” (Hosea 3:4) “On that day I will ... [More]

THE DIPLOMACY OF SHAME

A Commentary Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is facing a most critical choice; Whether to crush Hamas once and for all or to bow to the wishes of America, Israel’s putative ally. Through its actions, the Obama administration has shown that it has bought into the whole concept of moral equivalency. In fact, perhaps they’ve gone even farther, taking the de facto Palestinian position on many issues. Though this round of fighting was begun by Hamas when they kidnapped and killed the three Israeli teenagers; though they’ve launched over 2,000 rockets against civilian targets; though they use their own people as human shields and launch attacks from hospitals and schools – it is Israel that has suffered international opprobrium; received only lip service from this President and been pressured to accept a cease fire that would advance the cause and position of the Hamas terrorists. Consider Secretary Kerry’s proposed cease fire. Why was there no call to dismantle Hamas’ rocket ... [More]

ISRAEL’S PROMISE – PART II

We do well to note that this is being published in a time when Israel is so intimately involved in its centuries-long struggle with its enemies. Another chapter is being written in that long chronicle. And in each installment, God has proven the integrity of His Word. So to the history!. God had promised the Holy Land to Israel. Then, in punishment for their unbelief, they were removed from the land for a time; - yet with the Divine assurance that they would one day return. THE RETURN “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. ….They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children's children will live there forever”. (Ezek. 37:21-22, 25) Recall that in putting down the Jewish Rebellion of AD 70 ... [More]