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Mid-East Prophecy Update - September 22nd, 2013

Pastor JD’s Prophecy Report is amazing!!!  As you listen to it you will see how much prophecy has already been fulfilled. He talks about the Catholic Pope,Israel, Islam, Iran and the economy.  He also speaks about Revelation and the church is not mentioned after chapter 4.  We are not going to be here when all hell breaks loose. We will be here for the beginnings of it.  It is one of the best prophecy updates I have heard.  I am excited and looking for my Lord!!!  If you do not have Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will be left behind.  If this terrifies you do not wait.  Ask Jesus into your heart today.

God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a joy-filled life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God and ends in misery. The Bible says that disobeying God results in being separated from Him.  Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God – without success.  I believe that each one of us has a little puzzle piece in each of our bodies that only the love of God can fill.  We try to fill it with all kinds of things like sex, boyfriends, children, drugs, alcohol, education, clubbing, partying and everything else that you can think of.  The thing is nothing fits right in there.  Only God can quench the longing of your soul.

3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6

If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!  You are Born Again!

Next, you really need to read the Bible if you are serious about your walk with the Lord Jesus. There are several good Bibles for the beginner to read that are easy to understand.  I like the (NKJV) New King James Version, (NLT) New Living Translation, and the (NASB) New American Standard Bible.

  The Bible is your spiritual food.  You need to read and meditate on the Word of God daily to be fed as a Christian.  When you don’t spend time daily in the Word of God your spirit withers and dies.  Just like all “living things” your spirit needs food to thrive and grow.  God communicates to us through prayer and His word. 

 I would like you to set aside time every single day just for Jesus. I want it to be at least 15 minutes and I want you to read the Bible every day during this time and pray.  If you need a little more direction go to cbn.com (and no I don’t work for them) they have a sight that I use every single day.  I signed up for their read the Bible in a year.  They will e-mail you 2 scriptures every single day.  One from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. 

 There is also an app that you can have loaded on your phone for free.  It is called Bible.is.  I love listening to the Word when I am out and about.  I promise that if you do this you will see a marked difference in your walk with Jesus Christ.  Next find a really good Bible based church to attend for teaching and fellowship.  If you need help finding one I will be happy to help you.  Don’t wait!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥

The Burden of Damascus

Isaiah 17 - The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap….And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not.

Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Yet, this prophecy says that it will cease to be a city in one night. Damascus is in modern day Syria.

Currently, Syria is one of Israel’s principal immediate military threats.

7 In that day people will look to their Maker
and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.
8 They will not look to the altars,
the work of their hands,
and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[a]
and the incense altars their fingers have made.
9 In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation.
—  Isaiah 17: 7-9
Isaiah 17 . . .

“In that day, man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will look on the Holy One of Israel. He will not look to the altars, the works of his hands, and he will not look on what his own fingers have made …” (7-8).

He will not look on his own intellect, his theories, and he will not look on what he is willing to believe, nor on his rituals and traditions. 

No, in that day, man will look to his Maker, and we will see the Holy One of Israel, the Christ. 

COUNTDOWN TO ISAIAH 17.... PROPHECY BEFORE OUR EYES...

Israeli leaders tell military, civil defense forces: Be ready for all scenarios.

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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Israeli PM Netanyahu and IDF Chief Gantz at a military ceremony (photo: Marc Israel Sellem/Jerusalem Post)

>> BREAKING: British PM Cameron loses stunning vote in parliament — now says Britain will not participate in a military strike on Syria, if one should come.

(Washington, D.C.) — Israeli leaders on Thursday warned Iran and Syria not to test the might of the IDF, even as Israeli military and civil defense forces were told to be ready for all scenarios.

“Refusing to be drawn into a public screaming match with Syria and Iran, Israel’s  leaders on Thursday ignored apocalyptic threats and repeated the mantra voiced  continually since Sunday: Israel is not involved in the Syrian crisis but will respond fiercely if attacked,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “Prior to holding another round of security  consultations in Tel Aviv about the situation in Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on camera and in his own voice what his office has been saying in  his name throughout the week.”

“At present there is no need to change daily routines,” Netanyau said. “Despite the low assessment regarding Israel’s involvement in what is going on in Syria, we decided to deploy Iron Dome  batteries as well as our other intercept systems. We are not involved in the  civil war in Syria. But I would like to reiterate, if anyone tries to harm Israel’s citizens, the IDF will respond with great strength.”

“Netanyahu’s remarks came a few hours  after Mohammed Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said a US strike on Syria would lead to the ‘imminent destruction’ of Israel,” noted the Post. “The theme of Netanyahu’s comments were expanded upon later in  remarks IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz made at a ceremony for the  fallen sailors of the Israeli navy.

Gantz said: ”The IDF is at the start of challenging days. We have no part in the events taking place nearby to us, but in the event that fire is directed in Israel’s direction, it’s clear to every leader in our region and in the whole world that the price [for the attacker] will be heavy and the losses of the enemy will be stinging and difficult….We’ve analyzed the various implications from every possible development… and we are prepared for every scenario. Our capabilities to gather [intelligence] and to attack are most  advanced, and our defenses – in the air, sea, and land – are ready and staffed by the best of our soldiers and commanders, conscripts and reserves.”

Meanwhile, “at a meeting with representatives from government ministries and emergency  services, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan instructed attendees to  increase their readiness and widen communications with local  authorities,” reports the Jerusalem Post in a separate article. “He also asked local government representatives to examine  the readiness of public bomb shelters.”

“Although the security evaluation is that the chances of Israel  being attacked are low, the security forces and home front protection  organizations are prepared for all scenarios,” he said at the end of the meeting, which concluded on Wednesday evening.

“On Thursday, the Home Front Command extended the opening hours for gas mask distribution centers, to  cope with the massive demand of recent days,” the Post noted. “Anxious Israelis have  flooded the centers, anticipating an attack on Israel in response to any strike  by the US and its allies on Syria over the regime’s probable use of chemical  weapons. The centers, based in Israel Postal Service offices, will now be  open each day from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., but the number of centers will not  increase. Gaby Ofir, the former director-general of the Homeland Security  Ministry, said that ‘the number of gas masks in Israel today is not  sufficient.’”

“You have forgotten God your Savior;
    you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.
Therefore, though you set out the finest plants
    and plant imported vines,
though on the day you set them out, you make them grow,
    and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud,
yet the harvest will be as nothing
    in the day of disease and incurable pain.”

— Isaiah 17:10-11 (New International Version)

Your Refuge and Your Rock

Isaiah 17:1-4,7-13

That day will come when man will have regard
for his Maker, the Holy One of Israel.
No more will he look elsewhere, think it well
to mind his finger’s fables, shard by shard.
As Jacob, so Damascus will be scarred,
will fall into a ruin fit to quell
the wandering of flocks with rest and spell
their fright, for none live to make it hard.

For you forgot your Refuge and your Rock,
the God of your salvation: He Who brings
to bear the hosts of all the world as one
a roaring of the seas of mighty stock,
a thundering of the waters, which will sing
and sweep until your overthrow is done.

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Isaiah 17: Damascus a “Heap of Ruins”

Prophecy Before Our Eyes... Jerusalem Post Syrian artillery in Damascus forces mass exodus
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Syrian artillery in Damascus forces mass exodus

By REUTERS 07/25/2012 04:14

Projectiles, rocket barrages slam northern Damascus suburb as Syrian forces attempt to seize town from rebels.

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AMMAN - Syrian forces on Wednesday fired artillery and rocket barrages at the northern Damascus suburb of al-Tel in an attempt to seize the town from rebels, causing mass panic and forcing hundreds of families to flee the area, residents and opposition activists said.

The 216th mechanized battalion headquartered near Tel started bombarding the town of about 100,000 people at 3:15 a.m. (0015 GMT) at the rate of one projectile every minute, and initial reports indicated that residential apartment blocks were being hit, they said.

“Military helicopters are flying now over the town. People were awaken by the sound of explosions and are running away,” Rafe Alam, one of the activists, said by phone from a hill overlooking Tel.Opposition sources said that rebels destroyed an army roadblock that had cut off the Tel-Damascus road, and that most people were fleeing north into the nearby Qalamoun Mountains.

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“Electricity and telephones have been cut off. Tel had been considered a safe haven and thousands of families from Homs and Damascus suburbs like Douma took refuge over the past few months in Tel,” said Alam, who is using a pseudonym because he fears for his safety.

Tel, located eight kilometers north of Damascus, is a conservative Sunni Muslim town that relies on remittances from expatriates in Saudi Arabia, who work there mostly as skilled laborers in the construction sector.

The town fell into rebel hands last week along with several districts in the capital and on its outskirts after a bomb killed four of  Syrian President Bashar Assad’s top lieutenants.

Zechariah 2:7
Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

Micah 4:10
…there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

Isaiah 10:20
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Isaiah 14:14
For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land…

Isaiah 34:17
…they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

PROPHECY BEFORE OUR EYES.. Report: Israel Air Force strike in Syria targeted arms coming from Iran
By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST.COM STAFF 05/04/2013 21:31
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Israel has carried out an air strike into Syria, targeting a shipment of missiles bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, an Israeli official told Reuters on Saturday.

Senior Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad, however, denied that any Israeli official confirmed such an attack occurred in a cultural event in Beersheba, Army Radio reported.

Reports indicate the strike targeted surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missiles that were stored at a warehouse in the Damascus airport. The New York Times quoted American officials as saying the missile shipment came from Iran.

It is unclear whether the Fateh-110 missiles were intended for Hezbollah, who are said to already have a small supply of them, or to Assad forces, who are running low on Fateh-110 missiles that were used on opposition forces, the American official told the Times.

The American official, however, said the warehouse targeted was under the control of Hezbollah and Iran’s paramilitary Quds Forces.

The Fateh-110 missiles could extend Hezbollah’s ability to hit targets deep inside Israel. American officials told the Timesthe missiles have the range to strike Tel Aviv and much of Israel from southern Lebanon.

Israel has made clear it is prepared to resort to force to prevent advanced Syrian weapons, including President Bashar Assad’s reputed chemical arsenal, reaching his Hezbollah allies or Islamist rebels taking part in a more than two-year-old uprising against his government.

The attack took place after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet approved it in a secret meeting on Thursday night, the security source said.

CNN quoted unnamed US officials as saying Israel most likely conducted the strike “in the Thursday-Friday time frame” and its jets did not enter Syrian air space.

The Israeli Air Force has so-called “standoff” bombs that coast dozens of kilometers (miles) across ground to their targets once fired. That could, in theory, allow Israel to attack Syria from its own turf or from adjacent Lebanon.

Lebanese authorities reported unusual intensive Israeli air force activity over their territory on Thursday and Friday.

A Lebanese security source said his initial impression was that Israeli overflights were monitoring potential arms shipments between Syria and Lebanon, potentially to Hezbollah, a militant Shi'ite Muslim ally of Iran and Assad.

Syrian government sources denied having information of a strike. Bashar Ja'afari, the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, told Reuters: “I’m not aware of any attack right now.”

But Qassim Saadedine, a commander and spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army, said: “Our information indicates there was an Israeli strike on a convoy that was transferring missiles to Hezbollah. We have still not confirmed the location.”

In January this year, Israel bombed a convoy in Syria, apparently hitting weapons destined for Hezbollah, according to diplomats, Syrian rebels and security sources in the region. Israel has not formally confirmed carrying out that strike.

Iowa Supreme Court bans life-without-parole sentences for all juveniles

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that judges are no longer allowed to sentence juveniles who commit first-degree murder to life in prison without parole.

The 4-3 decision determined that anyone 17 or under who commits even the most serious crimes should be given the opportunity to prove to the Iowa’s parole board they have reformed. The foundation of the majority opinion was that such a sentence constituted cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution.

The decision came in the case of Isaiah Sweet, a 17-year old who murdered his grandparents in 2012, and takes a step further a 2012 US Supreme Court ruling prohibiting mandatory sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders.

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Justice Brent Appel wrote in the majority opinion that part of the reasoning behind the decision is that the brains of juveniles are still developing and it’s not possible for judges to work out at the time of sentencing which offenders are likely to reform.

However, he wrote that the decision does not guarantee parole and that some “will no doubt spend their lives in prison.”

“The parole board will be better able to discern whether the offender is irreparably corrupt after time has passed, after opportunities for maturation and rehabilitation have been provided, and after a record of success or failure in the rehabilitative process is available,” Appel wrote.

On the dissenting side, Justice Edward Mansfield said that a vast majority of Iowa lawmakers’ decision to last year reauthorize a judge’s right to sentence a juvenile to life without parole in particularly cold-blooded cases – as one had done in the Sweet case – was the right choice.

A judge sentenced Mr. Sweet to life without parole in 2014, saying he was unlikely to reform. The high court’s decision on Friday gives Sweet a future opportunity to prove he has reformed.

A 2012 US Supreme Court decision had already ruled that automatic life-sentences without parole could not be pronounced on juvenile offenders, but left a loophole for judges to determine when a plaintiff was of “irreparable corruption.” The 2016 decision demanded that even those juveniles who have committed the most serious crimes be given the opportunity to demonstrate to a parole board they are worthy of a second chance.

As of January, there were around 2,300 juveniles serving life-without-parole sentences in the United States.

Iowa is now the 19th state that has banned such sentences either through legislative decision or a court, according to the Sentencing Project

Along with Massachusetts, Iowa is the second state to base the ban on life-without-parole sentences on the state constitution.

This report contains material from Associated Press.

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