A Secure Israel
The Last Heavy Rocket Exchange in 2014
In the latest May 2018 round of attacks from Gaza, Israel has received unequivocal support from both the United States and the European Union roundly condemning Hamas. This positive development signals a seismic shift in favor of Israel and may have been a contributing factor in Hamas’s decision to call it quits.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Ari Lieberman,
Israel retaliates after rocket attacks by Islamic Terror Group Hamas
5-29-18, Muslims aka "Palestinian" militants have bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells, while Israeli war planes retaliated striking targets ...
5-29-18, The world is already criticizing Israel for the powerful deluge of retaliation.
Israel Strikes Gaza After Heaviest Mortar Barrage In Years
5-29-18, Israel has attacked Islamic militant sites in Gaza ... UN anger ... sirens warning of incoming fire rang out in Israeli communities around the Gaza Strip ...
May 16, 2018 New Guatemalan Embassy Opened in Jerusalem, Capitol of Israel
King of Turkey Urges Islamic Nations to “Unite against Israel”
Turkey Calls for Islamic Nations to Unite Against Israel!
5-16-18, Turkish Prime Minster Binali Yildirim this week called on Islamic nationst o unite as one against Israel during a speech to his ruling party in parliament. Turkey had already this week recalled its ambassadors in the U.S. and Israel in wake of the Embassy inauguration and subsequent protests, and it also expelled Israel’s ambassador from Turkey. Now Turkey seeks an even greater response with a collaborative effort from Islamic nations.In a speech in London on May 13, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also condemned the U.S before his announcement regarding the recall of Turkey's ambassadors. He stated that the U.S. had lost its role as mediator in the Middle East because of the Embassy move. In a speech broadcast on Turkish state television Erdogan also had fierce words for Israel; claiming being a “terrorist” entity that carried out a “genocide” in killing Palestinians during the May border protest clash. He said: “What Israel has done is genocide. I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America.”
Erdogan says Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim nations should ...
Iran Reprimands Arab, Muslim Countries for Silence Towards ...Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has censured certain Arab and Muslim countries ... Israel was created after a deadly war.
Muslims in Gaza on May 14, 2018
WERE NOT Peaceful - causing many deaths
5-15-18, DailyMail -- With full knowledge of the violence Hamas was fomenting beyond their border, the IDF dropped pamphlets warning Palestinians to not approach the border fence and deadly force would be used if they did not heed the warning. It didn’t stop hundreds of Palestinians from lighting tires ablaze and charging the barricades. In response to the attacks, reportedly Israel killed 59 Palestinians to date. However, these revelations did not stop prominent activist and commentators from peddling lies that these protesters were unarmed. More here See 2 min video of Gaza Muslim rioters shoot down Israeli drone here
Importance of Praying in the Name of the Lord Jesus: It's not on our own we make supplication to almighty God; it's in the name of the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace! There's power in the name of Jesus and I was really surprised that John Hagee did not obey the admonition to pray in the name above all names, Jesus Christ.
5-14-18, President Donald Trump delivered a video address at the ceremony opening the official United States embassy in Jerusalem.
5-14-18, Clarion -- Today, the United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem. The move is significant – it marks a recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city by the U.S. and an end to the dispute of its status by the world’s foremost superpower.The move is also significant in the battle against radical Islam.
Official dedication ceremony now, 5-14-18, 12:30 pm ET live on YouTube here:
The move marks an end the era of appeasement of radical Islamists
Congress passed the bipartisan Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 which required the U.S. Embassy in Israel to be located in Jerusalem. It was unanimously affirmed by the Senate in 2017. For 23 years until President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, U.S. presidents Clinton, Bush#2 & Obama all declined to act on the bill, citing security concerns.
The move tells Islamic terror groups in Iran, in Gaza Israel Hamas, in Lebanon Hezbollah and the rest of the Muslim world that the US is once again serious about standing up to them. More here
Bible verses about Jerusalem - Psalm 122:3-5
Occurs 811 times in 764 verses in the Holy Bible
[Note: although the Islamic nations claim they have rights to the city of Jerusalem - their book [Koran] has zero to say about it. ]
Some devotees of Islam claim that Jerusalem is in the Koran
:: Daniel Pipes -- They say "although it is true that the word 'Jerusalem' does not explicitly occur in the Qur'an ... but but ..."
More here Jedediah Bila 'American Media is a joke!'
PM Netanyahu to Pres Putin:
"Israel has right to defend itself!"
Putin agreed and gave green light to retaliate against Iran in Syria
5-11-18 - The stated reason for PM Netanyahu visits to Moscow on May 9th was to celebrate VICTORY DAY and the end of WW2. It should be seen in the context of Netanyahu's herculean ... Finally, that the attacks focus on Iran and cause minimal damage to the Assad government in Syria.
Russia President Vladimir Putin gave Israel a free hand against Iran in Syria. But he may soon ...
https://www.haaretz.com › Israel News
5-10-18- Iran's 'first-ever' attack on Israel and Israel's most extensive Syria strike in ...
As tensions flare with Iran, Israel embraces Russia - Al-Monitor
5-10-18, Israel said it was retaliating for an Iranian rocket bombardment on the Golan Heights. ... Even before Netanyahu's visit, Israel was signaling to Russia that Israel has right to defend itself against attack. Putin apparently agreed and gave green light.
Netanyahu sets off to Moscow as tensions skyrocket over Iran, Syria ...
5-9-18, Israel's PM Netanyahu as vowed to keep Iran from gaining a foothold in Syria to launch attacks against Israel, lobbying Russia to lean on its allies in the Syrian ...
Middle East tensions at heart of Netanyahu's visit to Moscow | Russia ...
5-9-18, Benjamin Netanyahu has visited Russia to talk to Vladimir Putin about Israeli interventions in Syria and concerns about Iran. ... in Syria. It follows reports of an Israeli attack on an Iranian military facility near Damascus.
- One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve
- It was simply turned off; it wasn't battle ready
Damascus: And the Crucible of Prophecy
Iran targets Israeli positions across Syrian frontier THUS Israel pounds Syria
May 9, 2018, Reuters -- Iran's attack into Golan Heights marks the first time Iranian forces have hit Israel from Syria. Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said, "This time the Syrian attack was on Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but next time it will be in Israel proper. There are American interests in Syria and if there is a larger war, I don't think even the American president can bear the consequences."
5-10-18, Robert Spencer -- "Anyone who thinks the Iran nuclear deal would have prevented the Islamic Republic of Iran from ultimately striking Israel is naive or self-deluded beyond redemption. This rocket fire into Israel, however, is likely to strengthen European dhimmi [ignorant] leaders’ resolve to keep the nuclear deal alive and appease the Iranian mullahs at all costs — not […]" More here
Isaiah, 17:1, "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."
Many point to this verse to speculate when and how Damascus will be destroyed. If we study the context of the prophecy, Isaiah 10:1-5 begins with prophesying judgment on Assyria and Ephraim (one of the tribes of Israel) for attacking Israel. Damascus is named as one of the Assyrian's vassals. Damascus also is included in end time judgment accounts of Egypt, Babylon, Moab, Assyria, Ethiopia, Tyre, Philistia and others. This demonstrates the near and the far of prophesy. Some of this was fulfilled historically; other parts of it are yet to be fulfilled.
The context of Isaiah 17:1 is judgment on nations that come against Israel, beginning in Isaiah 9:5 and continuing through Isaiah 24:23. The phrase "In/At that day" is mentioned no less than four times in Isaiah 17:1-14. This phrase is an indicator for the Day of the Lord, meaning when the Lord returns to judge the nations that came against Israel. Isaiah 17:7 says, "At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 17:11 speaks that the harvest shall be a day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
Context is key.
It's irresponsible to take just one verse and develop a scenario or doctrine around it. In Syria, we are seeing prophetic movement, but we will know when God fulfills the prophecy. It will be clear.
May 14, 2018 US Embassy to Open in Capital of Israel
- JERUSALEM -
Using Existing Old US Consulate Building
U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday, 5-7-18 ahead of next week’s opening of the US Embassy. In December 2017, the US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is the fulfillment of the US law passed in 1995. More here
Jerusalem Embassy Act - Wikipedia - The United States Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law passed under Bill Clinton by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. Its purpose was to set aside funds for the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by May 31, 1999. Three presidents Clinton, Bush#2, Obama all postponed enactment.
Palestinians: The Real Gaza Blockade
Meanwhile, no one pays attention to what is happening on the Gaza Strip's other border with Egypt, which has been closed for most of the past 10 years. Currently, Muslims cannot leave the Gaza Strip without Egypt's permission. Endangering the lives of Israeli soldiers by Muslim protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs apparently is acceptable. However, it’s a completely different thing if they were attacking Egyptian soldiers. The Egyptians would raze the entire Gaza Strip and probably bring down the Islamic terror group, Hamas regime.
The mayhem on the Israel border with Gaza is organized by Hamas and other so called Palestinians as part of their annual "Nakba Day" ("The Day of Catastrophe"), the term used by Muslims describing the creation of the Jewish State of Israel in 1948.
The Muslims annual "March of Return," as Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said a few days ago, marks the beginning of a new Palestinian intifada [war], or uprising, against Israel. Their protests are aimed at thwarting US President Donald Trump's yet-to-be-announced plan for peace in the Middle East. Their protest is also aimed at ending the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since Hamas's violent takeover of the coastal enclave in the summer of 2007.
Despite the blockade, civilian and commercial border crossings have been open to some Palestinians and foreign nationals who enter and leave the Gaza Strip on an almost daily basis. It's been open except when Hamas and other armed groups carry out terror attacks against Israelis. Even then, Israel closes the border crossings only for a few hours or days. There is great concern in Israel that the terrorists in Gaza may smuggle weapons into the area from the Mediterranean Sea; therefore, Israel has a naval blockade along the Gaza Strip.
However, the Egyptian Rafah border crossing is the Gaza Strip's single opening to Egypt and the rest of the Arab world. That border crossing is where the real suffering of the Palestinians has been taking place. The Egyptians often cite "security reasons" as the main cause for the closure.
- No one is asking the Egyptians to absorb the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip and turn them into Egyptian citizens.
- No one is asking the Egyptians to provide the Palestinians with work and humanitarian and medical aid.
- No one is asking the Egyptians to compromise their security by opening the Rafah terminal.
- Southern border of Egypt: Since 2009 with few exceptions the Rafah border has been closed. Cairo sees the Palestinians as "troublemakers" and "ungrateful" people, and simply do not want to help them.
- Eastern border Muslim nation of Jordan: In the early 1970s, Jordan drove the PLO out of the kingdom in a bloody offensive known by the Palestinians as "Black September." Thousands were killed or injured when the Jordanian army launched a massive military operation to stop the PLO from creating a state-within-a-state in Jordan.
- Lebanon on Northern border: The Lebanese had a similar experience with the PLO when the organization was based in Beirut during the 1970s and early 1980s. There, too, the PLO tried to create a state-within-a-state and posed a serious threat to Lebanon's sovereignty.
- In 1990 Kuwait: One of several Arab countries that generously gave the Palestinians millions of dollars in financial aid. However, when Kuwait fell into the hands of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, the Palestinians were the first to take to the streets to celebrate the invasion of Kuwait.
No Arab country wants to undergo the same experiences as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait. Yet Egypt is sending Palestinians to knock on Israel's door and blame Israel for the "humanitarian" crisis in the Gaza Strip, while it is really Egypt that is responsible for its own blockade.
Arab and Egyptian hypocrisy achieves new heights as journalists from these "countries create a "fake news" echo chamber reporting on the "'March of Return" and use it to condemn Israel for sealing its border with the Gaza Strip.
When will the real blockade of the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian one, be called out and condemned in the mainstream media? More here
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman excoriated Palestinian leaders during talks last month with American Jewish leaders.
During the meetings, Bin Salman reportedly vented his frustrations with the PA’s leadership, telling American Jewish leaders that the PA, and PLO before it, had missed countless opportunities over the past four decades.
"Over the past 40 years, the Palestinian leadership has again and again missed opportunities and rejected all the proposals that were given to them," Bin Salman was quoted as saying.
The Crown Prince went on to say that the PA should accept whatever proposal the Trump administration makes for a Middle East peace plan – or “stop complaining”. [..snip]
Last month, Saudi Arabia permitted the first-ever flight to Israel to enter Saudi air space, the latest sign of the quiet thawing of relations between the Jewish state and the Saudi kingdom.
4-30-18, See screenshots of PM Netanyahu's video here
Today, Monday, 4/30/18 the Prime Minister said:
"Iran's leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons. Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied."
The Israeli leader spoke in English and showed pictures and videos purporting to be of historic secret Iranian nuclear facilities, as well as Iranian documents and plans to develop atomic weapons.
"After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files. In 2017 Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran."
Netanyahu referred to a secret Iranian nuclear project, codenamed "Amad", which he said had been shelved in 2003, but he said work in the field had continued.
"Even after the (2015) deal, Iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge for future use. Iran has always denied seeking nuclear weapons." Source
Haaretz · 4/30/18 ... Netanyahu did not the overnight strike in Syria.
Of Israel's 70th Anniversary Begins
4-18-18,Today marks the beginning of Israel's 70th anniversary celebration. On the Gregorian Calendar the end of Israel's 70th year coincides with May 14, 2018.
Israel Loves President Trump!
Palestinians burn thousands of tires on the Gaza border ...
Muslim protesters next mass protest ... tires will be set alight to obscure the visibility of Israeli defenses.
Israel: Who Can Count the Dust of Jacob?
Can These Bones Live?
"Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the seed of Israel."
4-20-18, * -- In the Jewish state of Israel, Yom Hazikaron, Heroes Remembrance Day, the day of remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terror begins. What is a memorial day in a country that has always known war and where remembrance means adding the toll of one year's dead and wounded to the scales of history? A country where sirens may pause but never stop, where each generation grows up knowing that they will have to fight, stand watch or run away. It is not so much the past that is remembered on this day, but the present and the future.
Yet each memorial day we count the dust [Genesis 13:16] that is a fraction of those who have fallen defending the land for thousands of years. Flesh wears out, blood falls to the earth where the red daisies grow, and bone turns to dust. The Creator vowed to Abraham [and his wife, Sarah, Genesis 17:19, 21] that his children would be as many as the dust of the earth and the stars of heaven. In their darkest days, there is mercy in the numberless count of the dust.
Some new countries are built to escape from the past, but there is no escaping it in these ancient hills of Israel. Israel Defense Forces [IDF] patrol over ground once contested by empires, tread over spearheads and the wheels of chariots buried deep in the earth. The Assyrians and the Babylonians came through here in all their glory. Greek and Roman soldiers and mercenaries pitted themselves against the handful of Judeans who came out of the Babylonian exile. The Ottoman and the Arab raged here, and Crusader battering rams and British Enfield rifles still echo in the quiet hills.
Can these bones live [Ezekiel 37:3,11-14], the Lord asks Ezekiel. And generations, after each slaughter, they come again, the descendants of the dead to reclaim the hills of their ancestors. Rising like the red flowers out of the soil; like the bones out of the earth. They come up as slaves out of Egypt and out of the captivity of empires, their tongues as numberless as the earth. Here they come again to set up kingdoms and nations. And there in shadows on the dust, a handful of men fight off a legion; swords, spears and rifles in hand they face down impossible odds. They fight and die, but they go on and live. [Ezekiel 37:9-14]
Some 3,000 years ago, Judge Jephthah and the King of Ammon were exchanging messages [Judges 11:14-28] not too different from those being passed around as diplomatic communiques today. The King of Ammon demanding land for peace and the Judge laying out the Israeli case for the land in a message that the enemy would hardly trouble to read before going to war.
The soldier is not so sacred as he once was. The journalist and the judge have taken his place. The borders have shrunk. The old victories have been exchanged for diplomatic defeats. From the old strongholds come missiles and rockets. And children hide in bomb shelters waiting for the worst to pass. This is the doing of the journalist and the judge. The man who serves is still sacred, but the temple of duty is desecrated more and more each year. Among the leftists draft dodging, once a black mark of shame, has become a mark of pride. Some are afraid, but some are filled with hate. They have found their Inner Cain [Genesis 4:8] and go now to slay their brothers with words.
How shall I curse whom G-d has not cursed, asks Balaam [Numbers 23:8]. But the King of Moab  is determined to have his curses anyway. And today it is to the UN that they come for curses. The Arab lands boil with blood, but resolution after resolution are issued damning the only democratic nation in the Middle East … Israel.
Were those men who fought and died for Judea and Samaria [now called ‘West bank], for the Golan and Jerusalem, for every square inch of land when the armies of Arab dictators came to push them into the sea, heroes or villains? Were Nasser, Hussein, Saddam, Arafat, Gaddafi, Assad and the House of Saud the real heroes all along? The Arab overwhelming majority of 360 million pitted against Israel’s tiny minority of 6 million.
Again we celebrate Israel’s memorial day that precedes the day of independence. We rejoice in those who sleep in the dust have died to protect. The skyscrapers and the orchards, the sheep ranches and the highways, the schools and the synagogues. For they who drained the swamps and built the roads, who held guard over the air and built the cities, may not have lived to see their works; but we rejoice in their works for them.
A new generation rises to watch over their dust and tend the works that they have built. Until the day when He that counts the dust of Jacob shall count them all, and the land shall stir, and in the words of Daniel, they that sleep in dust shall arise, and then rejoice with us. Daniel 12:2-3; Ezekiel 37:14
Air Force Flyover Marks Israel's 70th Yom Ha'atzmaut
Apr 19, 2018 -- F-35 warplanes circled across Israel's sky crossing paths with transport planes, helicopter gunships, foreign air force fighter jets, police choppers and modern civilian aircrafts as a part of Israel's 70 Independence Day celebrations' flyover. The Israeli Navy also held a special flotilla ...
 Modern day Moab: The land that was called Moab is part of Jordan, east of the Dead Sea.
*Excerpted and adapted from Daniel Greenfield who is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center full original article here: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2018/04/who-can-count-dust-of-jacob.html
Russia & Israel Seven Decades On
It’s fair to say that Soviet support was a necessary condition for the emergence of an independent Jewish state in what was then British Mandate Palestine. As WW2 came to an end the Zionist leadership certainly understood this; both Chaim Weizmann and David Ben-Gurion courting Soviet foreign ministry. Until the middle of 1947, the Soviets remained firm opponents of partitioning the country into Jewish and Arab states.
The principal reason behind this brief flash of Soviet support for Israel was geopolitical. The USSR had come to the end of the war without a coherent policy towards the Arab world, but with a basic distrust of the pan-Arab pretensions of the newly-formed Arab League… [snip]
Then Israel became firmly in the camp of the United States and the Soviet Union as the principle backer of Arab rejectionizm. Israel’s embassy in Moscow had been shuttered for more than 20 years [it reopened in 1991]. Israel’s present-day relations with Russia are complicated by many of the same issues that prevailed during the Cold War—foremost, its continued investment in Syria.
Russia continues in the sphere of international politics. Seventy years after Israel’s creation, Russia remains the world power that is closest to the Jewish state’s most implacable enemies, providing them with diplomatic and military sustenance—and keeping those old memories alive.
*Excerpted - Ben Cohen writes a weekly column for JNS on Jewish affairs and Middle Eastern politics. His writings have been published in Commentary, the New York Post, Haaretz, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. More here: More here
In 1991 Israel Reopens Moscow Embassy - latimes
10-25-1991, MOSCOW — After twenty-four years, in 1991, Israel renewed diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. It was severed during the 1967 Middle East War, formally reopening its embassy in Moscow. Ambassador-designate Arye Levin unveiled a bronze plaque with the words "Embassy of the State of Israel" in Hebrew and Russian at the entrance of the mission across the Moscow River from Red Square. He said: "We took this down 24 years and four months ago. Now we are returning it to its proper place."
Under PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Leadership
Modern Israel Has Become Conservative and Prosperous
In appx 520 BC King Zerubbabel, a descendent of King David, led the first wave of returnees to Jerusalem. The second wave come with the Scribe Ezra (book of Ezra in the third portion of the Hebrew Bible called Ketuvim). The third stage of mass return to the land occurred with Nehemiah, a high official in the Persian Empire administration.
Arabs settled in the Land of Israel following the deportation of the Jews (most but not all) by the Romans in the aftermath of the Jewish rebellion, which ended in the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.
The name Palestine had nothing to do with Arab-Palestinians of today. It was named after the Philistines, people related to the Greeks who originally invaded the coastal cities of Israel from the Aegean Sea. By the time the First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC, no traces were left of the Philistines.
Under the Arab conquerors and the Ottoman Turkish rule (1516-1918), and especially during the British Mandate (1918-1948), many Arabs from neighboring states settled in the so called Palestine, propelled by industry and jobs created by Jewish pioneers. [..snip]
In recent decades, Israel as a nation has become largely conservative. Under PM Netanyahu, Israel turned away from its socialist past and adopted capitalism; that, coupled with incentivizing risk-taking, created innovation and prosperity not seen before. The current unemployment rate in Israel (April 2018) is 3.8%. Israel has a far higher employment rate than the average European Union or even the U.S., at 64%. Israel’s innovations in bio-technology, agriculture, medicine, to name but a few sectors, are incredible. Israeli companies are second only to the U.S. in trading on the U.S. stock markets.
Israel, in 2018, is a stronger state militarily as well in relation to its regional enemies. Moreover, the threat that Iran poses to the Middle East region as a whole, has brought the Gulf Arabs and Saudi Arabia in particular, to recognize Israel as an “ally” of sorts. Iran is seen by them as an existential threat, and it is likewise for Israel. Egypt’s economic weakness has impacted on its potential threat to Israel. Cairo, much like Riyadh, views Iran and its agent Hezbollah as a greater threat than Israel. Israel’s military is now larger in manpower, better equipped than ever before, and still highly motivated. *Excerpted full original message here
The Lord Judges the Nations
1"For behold, in those days and at that time,When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.… New American Standard Bible
See Parallel verses here
Prophecy: Isaac & Ishmael
Jews & Muslims
4-3-18, * -- The Bible’s first act of violence was between two brothers; Cain murdered Abel because Abel did what was pleasing to God and Cain did not. Genesis 4:8; 1 John 3:12
The generations of bitter warfare between the Jews and the Muslims stems from Abraham and Sarah who had the covenant son, Isaac (Gen 17:19-21). Abraham and the Egyptian maid, Hagar had son, Ishmael who is recognized as the father of Islam. When Ishmael was about 13, Sarah saw Ishmael mocking Isaac; she told Abraham to cast out Hagar and Ishmael. Abraham loved his oldest son, Ishmael and was grieved, but God told him to listen to Sarah (Genesis 21:12-13). Abraham obeyed the Lord. (Genesis 21:14) God protected Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 17:20). There is no indication that Ishmael ever turned from Abraham’s teachings, but his sons did, intermarrying with the godless and forgetting the God of their father, Abraham. The resulting Muslims aka Edom do not honor the God of their fathers; they honor a god (Allah) of war (fortresses). Daniel 11:37-38
Muslims teach that it was Ishmael who received Isaac’s blessing; explaining the everlasting contempt and struggle between Israel and the Islamic nations. Obadiah 1:18
Currently Israel is preparing for her 70th Independence Day celebration and the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The Palestinian’s [group of Muslims from other Arab nations who have invaded Israel claiming it as their own*] have said the opening of the embassy is a declaration of war.
If there was a sudden Palestinian attack on the Jewish people of Samaria and Judea it is speculated that those that are able to escape, would flee to the mountains of Petra in Jordan (Matthew 24:16). However, God will destroy the Islamic [aka Arab] enemies. God said he would take revenge on Edom by the hands of His people Israel – the military might of the Israel Defense Forces [IDF] and her allies. Obadiah 1:9; Ezekiel 25:13-14
The United States President Trump isn’t exactly what most Christians would label a role model for Christianity or Judaism, but neither was Nebuchadnezzar or many others God used throughout history; but nonetheless God used them. The Apostle Paul was one of the fiercest persecutors of Christians becoming God’s greatest disciple.
As Christians, we see prophecy unfolding before our very eyes and know the Lord Jesus Christ’s return is imminent. God said Israel is the apple of His eye. Every time these nations attack or provoke Israel, they are essentially poking God in the eye (Zechariah 2:8-9). Lift up your heads, your redemption draweth nigh! Luke 21:28
* Muslims calling themselves ‘Palestinians’ originate from other Arab/Islamic nations more here:
- Art Pat Marvenko www.revelationillustrated.com/
God's Covenant With Abraham was with him and Sarah
and their son Isaac
... NOT Ishmael the son of Egyptian Hagar.
1 Corinthians 9:22
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