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Biblical Clues on the Rise & Fall of America
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From the fall of Adam to the rise of the antichrist.
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Nothing has changed since guile in the Garden!
Discovering the Church in the Heart of Israel
And discovering a fine line between two blind spots about the Jews!
"Today’s news won't surprise old Zechariah"
A Global Confrontation of Islam, Humanism and God
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To my friends who keep asking my opinion on what’s next for Israel,
…and also to my naysayers who still try to maintain that "Barry" Hussein is not an Islamist!
To those initially addressed, the answer is not difficult. Out of an abundance of Hebrew prophecy from Isaiah 29 to Joel 3 to Zephaniah and the final 3 chapters of Zechariah, Jerusalem will continue to be harassed with hatred for a time, to eventually be bitterly attacked in some fashion by “all the nations”. Read them through--again if you need to!
But she will victoriously survive to the tune of Jeremiah 31:35 This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD Almighty is his name: "Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the LORD, "will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me." In fact, read all the way to the end of that chapter. It’s worth waiting for!
Unfortunately, for that second lot of onlookers who may be less likely to listen, another warning passage leapt out as I began to prep this bulletin: “Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one committed to me, blind like the servant of the LORD? You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing." Isaiah 42:19-20.
Remember when Jeremiah (Chapters 33 to 40) was cynically scorned over the tenure of two kings who maintained that what the prophet was saying “couldn’t happen here”? Sadly—then as now—heads in the sand seem to be more security than hearts in the prophets!
So from Tunisia through Egypt plus a half dozen added follow-ons, and now on into a self-satisfied Gaddafi who seems to suffer from several seriously frozen vertebrae in his neck! (see Prov 29:1) Our files are bulging from this sudden worldwide rebellion scenario. But when all is said and done, what is really happening?
Below are the first 2 pages of summary by veteran columnist Victor Sharpe, published on Feb 18 in the American Thinker and reprinted in INN.com which says it all. The dreaded (by some) Sharia-spiked Caliphate seems to be just around the bend, with our boy Barry dancing to what he told the Egyptians in his classic Cairo speech of 2009 that to him the “most beautiful sound in all the world”—was that minaret generated Muslim call to prayer!
Brethren from now on, we have high hurdles to clear, hills to prayerfully climb, thinking fast on our feet and to be always on our toes for decisions! But having said that, I doubt that most of us will be doing all that much toe-tapping to muezzin music!
Most of my readers would not have lived through the last 60 years of the global crises and ensuing worldwide significance of the Suez Canal. I do remember it all. And Victor Sharpe has hereby given us an accurate analysis and historical summation in “Obama Knows He Unleashed Chaos.” And here my friends is the world we face tomorrow:
Not content with creating havoc in the U.S. economy, setting Americans against each other, and forcing through a health reform act which has nothing to do with health but everything to do with the redistribution of wealth and an immense increase in governmental interference, our president has now opened a Pandora's Box in the Middle East. It may well usher in a catastrophe not seen since World War 2.
From his notorious Cairo speech to the present, President Obama speaks, and disaster follows. Some commentators believe that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are so utterly naïve as to make themselves unable to understand what will happen in Egypt as a result of their undermining of the Mubarak regime.
The question is justifiably asked: Do they truly believe that the next regime that comes to power will have the interests of the U.S. and the West at heart?
My fear is that Obama is not naïve at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing, for he is eagerly promoting Islamic power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result.
Inevitably, sooner or later, the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes.
So now we see what the present incumbent in the White House has wrought, and so can our few remaining allies. They must now wonder what confidence they can ever have in any future alliance with the United States.
We should be aware of what endemic Islamic violence has wrought in the past. For example, assassinations of Arab leaders are not an infrequent occurrence. After the 1948 Arab-Israel War, the King of Jordan, Abdullah, was murdered by followers of the Muslim fanatic, the Mufti of Jerusalem.
The Egyptian prime minister, Nokrashi Pasha, was also struck down. The forces behind the killings were elements of both Arab socialist movements and the Muslim Brotherhood. Today, in the streets of Cairo, we have an unholy alliance of the current radical left with the same Muslim Brotherhood.
The Suez Canal is a major lifeline for the economies of Europe and the United States. It has been the source of political disruption in the past, as it may well be in the near future. And the Muslim Brotherhood may soon control it. As always, the past is our guidepost to the future.
In 1952, Gamal Abdul Nasser seized control of the Egyptian state and forged an alliance with the Soviet Union, which provided enormous arms shipments to Egypt.
Feeling greatly empowered, Nasser broke both the 1949 Armistice Agreement with Israel and international law by blocking the Suez Canal to Israeli ships and other vessels bringing cargoes to and from the Jewish state. At the same time, Nasser blockaded the narrow Straits of Tiran at the foot of the Sinai peninsula, thus preventing Israeli maritime trade with the Far East and Africa.
Nasser eventually nationalized the Suez Canal on July 27, 1956. This illegal act threatened the oil supplies to Britain and France from the Middle East. The economic stranglehold on Israel became intolerable, and Arab terrorism against the Jewish state led to many Israeli civilian deaths. (Incidentally, Arab terrorism began long before the so-called Israeli "occupation" as a result of the 1967 war, which Arab and pro-Arab propagandists now use as the excuse for present Arab aggression against Israel.
In October 1956, war by Britain, France, and Israel against Egypt broke out. Israeli forces, in what became known as the One Hundred Hours War, defeated the Egyptians in Sinai and Gaza and broke the naval blockade. Britain and France invaded the Canal Zone to end Nasser's blockade of the Suez Canal.
Under U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Britain and France were eventually forced out of Egypt. This was, as future events showed, a dreadful blunder on the part of the Eisenhower administration. It was the beginning of Britain's decline as a world power. It also led to Nasser remaining in power.
The Egyptian dictator's political and pan-Arab ambitions again climaxed in 1967. Nasser again blockaded the Suez Canal to Israeli shipping and reinstituted the naval blockade at the mouth of the Tiran Straits.
This in turn led, in 1967, to the hasty withdrawal of the U.N. buffer force that had been in place to prevent further Egyptian aggression against Israel. U.N. Secretary General U. Thant folded under Arab pressure and arbitrarily withdrew the buffer force. Egyptian armed forces then entered the Sinai, heading for the Israeli border.
The Arab and Muslim world called then, just as now, for Israel's extermination, and huge mobs in Arab capitals uttered lurid threats for Israel's defeat and the slaughter of her people. The world prepared for Israel's destruction, but everyone was astonished when in June 1967, Israel -- forced to fight a defensive war of survival -- destroyed the combined Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian armies and air forces within six days.
The Suez Canal and the Straits of Tiran were again open for the free passage of Israeli ships. Nasser fell from power and was replaced by Anwar Sadat. However, in 1973, the Syrian and Egyptian armies attacked Israel on the holiest day in the Jewish religious calendar, Yom Kippur, which gave its name to the war.
Israel was hard put to survive initially, but she gradually beat back the Arab threat. Sadat eventually decided that war was not an option for the time being and chose to make peace with Israel.
Israel vacated the entire Sinai desert (95% of the territories Israel conquered) and gave up the oil-producing facilities it had developed at Abu Rodeis -- all in return for a signed peace agreement with Egypt. Jordan eventually followed Egypt's decision, but both Arab nations maintained a frigid peace with the Jewish state.
Anwar Sadat was subsequently assassinated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. His successor was Hosni Mubarak, who, for the last thirty years, has kept control over the seething Egyptian masses and the volatile Arab street.
Now his thirty-year rule has been fatally undermined by U.S. President, Barack Hussein Obama, in a betrayal that is as astonishing as it is deplorable.
It is clear to any child that a new Egyptian regime will, if not immediately, be hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now calling for Egypt to prepare itself again for war with Israel and for the blockading of the Suez Canal to American, Western, and Israeli shipping. OBAMA IS NO FOOL; HE ENGINEERED THIS.
So, thanks to President Obama, we are back to square one with an Islamic Egyptian regime poised to send Egypt's massively armed army back into Sinai and towards the Israeli border with the aim of exterminating the Jewish state. So much for "land for peace!"
But what economic turmoil would a new Egyptian Islamic closure of the Canal mean to the West?
Read all the rest of Victor Sharpe's analysis in the URL:
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And in keeping with my principle of two or three witnesses, Sharpe is hardly alone in his observations and conclusions. But he has, perhaps, said it the most clearly and pointedly of all.
This is history both past and future that “as it was in the days of Noah” we dare only ignore at our peril. Dangerous times, indeed, but exciting times to be living, even more so!
Blessings and Shalom,
Director, South Pacific Island Ministries,
Cairns, Queensland, Australia