As of yesterday, at least 1,241 terrorist rockets had been fired at Israel and Hamas had broken TWO cease fires – including one just hours ago. I’d call that more than enough patience.
About two hours ago, Israel began the ground offensive necessary to root out the tunnels that Hamas is exploiting in their efforts to indiscriminately kill and maim as many Jews as possible.
Some 40,000 troops had been massed on the border waiting for the order to go in. You can’t just keep that kind of force idly hanging around. When Hamas violated yet another cease fire, it was time to pull the trigger and go.
There’s no reasoning with terrorists. There’s no chance for peace as long as Hamas has anything to do with the Palestinian government. You either kill them or let them kill you and your women and children.
Not that the world or the political left cares.
It’s truly amazing: liberals will literally fight to the death and go to extreme lengths for the “right” to murder as many babies as they possibly can. But they don’t believe the Jews have a right to defend even their own lives against violent terrorist attack.
I put it in 2 Corinthians 4:4 terms:
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
They also cannot see truth, because as Jesus Himself put it:
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” — John 15:18-19
Israel fights because Israel is FORCED to fight by those who hate her. Israel “occupies” because if they DON’T “occupy” their enemies will use the ground Israel gives up to murder Jews. And the reason people cannot see the obvious is because there is a personal Satan – “the god of this age” – who owns them and controls their thoughts and their emotions.
What we see now – both in America and throughout the world – is a spiritual war more than it is a political war. The Democrat Party is the party that is radically opposed to the God of the Bible and His righteousness as declared in His Word. They mock it. They hate it. They literally decry the Bible as the most evil book ever written because it opposes the homosexuality and the abortion and human government socialism that they worship and love above all things. They are completely blind. They have no clue and no desire to have any clue.
And the Bible assured us that in the last days, the world would be truly FILLED with such people. And that they would turn in violence and hate against the people of God.
And that is surely coming to pass.
The Bible in both the Old and New Testaments repeatedly prophesies that Israel would be surrounded and hated by literally every nation on earth. That has come to pass exactly as the Bible – which prophesied the rebirth of Israel from dry bones as happened in 1948 – declared it would. Especially since Barack Hussein Obama was elected president of the United States and turned America’s back on Israel.
A number of significant Bible scholars have seen something that is part biblical and part extrabiblical: the ominous sign of four consecutive blood moons that would occur over four consecutive Jewish holy days.
I’d say he’s got some added credibility now, myself.
In his latest book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, Hagee lays out what he calls celestial signals. He describes how a series of blood moons in 2014 and 2015 will have great significance for Israel.
Although single blood moons happen fairly regularly, four appearing so closely together is extremely rare. There have only been a series of blood moons a handful of times over the past 500 years. […]
Blood moons are set to appear in April 2014, on Passover, and then again in September 2014 during the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot.
The timing is the same for 2015 — a total of four blood moons, all appearing on Jewish feast days.
“The sun and the moon and the Earth are controlled by God almighty,” Hagee said. “He is the one that is getting them in a direct alignment on a certain day at a certain time — but each time, it’s a Passover or Sukkot.
Is it a coincidence that we have what is happening right now in Israel and Gaza right smack dab in the middle of “blood moon” time?
I support Israel and I support Israel’s right to the land that GOD gave her and I support Israel’s right to defend herself. I do this as a Christian who believes with St. Paul that ultimately, eventually, “all Israel will be saved” as “they look upon Me whom they pierced and mourn as for an only son” when Jesus Christ returns in His glory to reclaim planet earth from the devil and his human tools.
These are frightening times – as the establishment of a caliphate across Iraq and Syria, the shooting down of a commercial jet with nearly 300 souls BY RUSSIA through their separatist proxies, and now this.
But Jesus told us that the end would be characterized as nation arising against nation, and that the violence would come closer and closer together as birth pangs come upon a woman about to give birth.
Christians can be steadfast and immovable because we alone can know beforehand where the world is going and where WE’RE going.
The Rapture is at hand. And if you aren’t looking up you are in danger of being left behind to see the coming Antichrist and the coming Tribulation and the coming Armageddon that the Bible describes.
I pray for the Israeli soldiers, that they be safe. I pray for the safety of the Israeli people, whom God has miraculously protected just as He declared He would in the last days. And I pray for the safety of innocent Palestinians who are forced to endure misery because they allowed a terrorist state to represent them. Most of all, I pray for the salvation of people – Jew, Muslim and all other Gentiles – as the world prepares to worship the beast and take his mark in these last days.
For the record, let me give you this spoiler alert: if you read the Bible, you find that God wins. Jesus Christ will return at the end of the seven-years Great Tribulation that is coming upon the world as King of kings and as Lord of lords.
Maranatha, Lord Jesus. I pray You come quickly.