.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to .praying.for the restoration of Israel
David’s Comment: The Days are Getting Darker
John 9:4 Work while it is light, for the night is coming when no man can work
The title of this week’s comment is not referring to the weather in the Northern Hemisphere. I am referring to some serious developments that I have become aware over the last few days. I am sure that most of our readers agree that we are living in the last days, the existence of Israel being the strongest sign of that fact, but the 3 things that I am going to share with you today, are 2 more strong signs that we are living in the End Times, and that the return of the Lord Yeshua to Jerusalem, is getting very close.
Sign 1: The European Union (E.U.) I have been closely watching the formation and growth of the Globalistic ‘New World Order’ for 30 years now. Decades ago many Christians saw the newly formed E.U. as the revived Roman Empire, and believed that the new organisation would grow to become the fulfillment of the 10 Horn prophecy in chapter 7 of the book of Daniel. However that expectation was shattered when the number of nations in the E.U. passed 10 and went on to be more than 25. Was Daniel wrong ? It may have looked like that until last week, when French Prime Minister Macron openly called for a new block of 10 key European nations to arise and take control of Europe and nations further afield. Macron has called for this new power block several times over the last few weeks, often adding that the new block would need to have its own army to protect itself, and to enforce the protocols of the E.U. On November 8th a British newspaper, the Week.co.uk,
reported that a coalition of 10 European militaries had been unveiled in Paris, to defend the continents borders, just days after Macron called for a ”real European army.” The 10 nations involved are Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. What may even seem like a good idea to maintain peace, could very easily and very quickly become military arm of the soon to appear Anti-Christ. Whether he is aware of it or not, it seems to me that Macron is being used by the Devil to ‘bring his evil end time plan to its conclusion.” We read these plans in Daniel and in the book of Revelation, which is the fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel.
Sign 2: Iran, Hamas and Hizbollah preparing to go to war with Israel. Just a few weeks ago, Israel nearly launched a full scale military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas and other Gaza based terror groups launched more than 550 rockets in 36 hours. However PM Netanyahu stopped the attack at the last minute, stating that the reason was that he had just been made aware of a much more serious threat that required the full attention of the Israeli government and military. We believe that the threat that the PM was referring to was the discover y of at least 4 terror tunnels running under the border with Lebanon, built under the noses of U.N. observers, for the purpose of a large number of Hizbollah terrorists infiltrating Israel, killing or kidnapping Israeli citizens. The IDF operation to discover and destroy all of the tunnels, which may well cause Hizbollah to foolishly initiate a full scale missile war with Israel. Israel and the USA knows that it is Iran that is behind both the Gaza and Northern border threats, and a full scale war with Iran, Hamas and Hizbollah may not be far away. This war would likely be the war that would bring forth the Anti-Christ to bring in his 7 year peace treaty in the Middle East. When that does happen, the return of Yeshua will be 7 years away. The first 3-1/2 years will be OK, but then the darkness will come in like a flood and a time of unprecedented turmoil, suffering and death will break out upon the Earth
Sign 3: New Israeli Children’s Clothing Line – Satan continues to openly target the younger generations, even children and babies. Popular singer Celine Dion, who used to have a wholesome image, has obviously sold her soul to the Kingdom of Darkness, as she is partnering with an Israeli manufacture of children’s clothing to produce a range of clothing specifically for babies, toddlers, and young children. This newly released line of children’s clothing is purposely designed to advance Gender Neutrality, the New Age, the New World Order, Occult and Satanism. The clothing features the symbols of the evil organisations listed in the previous sentence. Horns, 666, skulls and much more are the symbols featured on this demonic range of toddlers and chldren’s clothing. Much of the clothing for new born babies is black and white, to create Gender neutrality. You can watch this video clip to see with your own eyes. www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBaLOgNImRQ.
Sorry that I published such a serious comment so close to the Festive season ahead, but it is a very serious matter and we do need to be warned and warn others. The good news is that the war has already been won and YHVH will have His day, and His Son Yeshua is coming back to take over this dark world and bring the Light of GOD back to the Earth. So to cheer you up and encourage you to work while we can, allow this song of Keren Silver’s new cd KING of GLORY to brighten up your day. Lets make it a cry of Intercession unto the LORD .... https://youtu.be/P23LWbG-d_c
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on all of the land given to the Jewish people by the GOD of Israel. Please pray that all Israel will turn back to their GOD. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for a breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom & Season’s Blessings ….. David & Josie
This Week’s News Items
1. Israeli Protesters to PM Netanayahu “Act or Resign” Israel Today News Dec 14th
Hundreds of Israelis gathered in Paris Square opposite the official Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem this week in protest following a string of deadly Arab terror attacks in Samaria. Many of demonstrators demanded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu either act forcefully to bring an end to Palestinian terrorism, or resign his post, having failed to live up to his title of “Mr. Security.”
Israelis living in the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria also demanded that the government impose a blanket travel ban on Palestinians until the violence ceases and the Palestinian Authority does more to deter its citizens from attacking Jews. The IDF has closed off Ramallah and a large scale military operation began on Saturday, to root out terrorists from all over Judea and Samaria.
Pray that the Israeli government will not stop until all terrorists are apprehended or neutralised
2. PM Netanyahu: IDF Systematically Destroying Hizbollah Tunnels United With Israel News Dec 14th
IDF soldiers operating on Israel?s border with Lebanon have discovered another terror attack tunnel built by Hizbollah, the third tunnel exposed in a week. “Hezbollah terrorists seek to kill innocent Israelis. We will stop them,? the IDF stated after the exposure. IDF soldiers placed explosives inside the tunnel. ?Hezbollah terrorists: enter at your own risk,? the statement added. Last week the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels that Hizbollah dug from Lebanon into Israel. Just hours into the operation, the IDF exposed and neutralized a 600-foot tunnel, which began under a civilian building in southern Lebanon, was dug through solid rock and extended into Israeli territory. Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the IDF Chief-of-Staff held a security assessment with senior commanders at IDF Northern Command headquarters on Tuesday. Netanyahu received a security briefing on the progress in the operation and on the action of units in the area. PM Netanyahu said that he was impressed ?by the spirit here and there are results. We have just exposed a third tunnel. We are systematically dismantling the tunnels weapon.? He underscored the IDF?s ?readiness ? both in spirit and in materiel ? for a much stronger response if Hizbollah makes a major mistake and decides to attack us or oppose our action. Hizbollah will be dealt unimaginable blows.? ?Hizbollah thought that it could dig unhindered. We knew, we planned carefully. We are carrying out exactly what we planned but we are ready for the unexpected,? he declared. ?There is great firepower here. We are ready for it and are prepared for it from all sides.? ?The operation will continue as long as necessary. It is currently proceeding at a very good pace. It is even slightly ahead of schedule. It will continue as long as necessary until we completely deny Hezbollah the tunnels weapon,? PM Netanyahu said. The operation is expected to last several months. Think if we were not doing this. Some foggy day, Hizbollah would emerge from the tunnels and abduct people. Think of what situation the state of Israel could have found itself in with Hizbollah on killing and abduction sprees inside our territory, something that has not happened since 1948. Imagine what could have happened and understand that this is a great and very important step.? Pray that every Hizbollah tunnel will be discovered and destroyed before it can be used to harm Israeli soldiers or civilians.
3. New Australian PM Recognises West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Times of Israel News Dec 15th
Australia on Saturday officially recognized West Jerusalem as Israel?s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.?The Australian government has decided that Australia now recognizes West Jerusalem, as the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,? he said. He said the decision respects both a commitment to a two-state solution and longstanding respect for relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Morrison also committed to recognizing the aspirations for a future state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital when the city?s status is determined in a peace deal. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government will establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and will also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy. ?We look forward to moving our embassy to West Jerusalem when practical, in support of and after final status of determination,? he said, adding that work on a new site for the embassy was under way. PM Morrison said it was in Australia?s interests to support ?liberal democracy? in the Middle East, and took aim at the United Nations, which he said was a place where Israel is ?bullied.? On Friday Australia warned all citizens to take care while traveling in neighboring Muslim-majority Indonesia ahead of the expected announcement by Morrison. Pray that the Australian PM and his government will not try to redivide Jerusalem to create 2 capital cities, an act which will bring the wrath of YHVH down on them and the nation of Australia (Joel 3:1 – 3)
4. Hizbollah Threatens ALL of Israel Times of Israel News Dec 16th
The deputy chief of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has warned that all of Israel, ?even Tel Aviv,? is vulnerable to the organization?s immense arsenal of over 100,000 rockets. In an interview published Saturday in the Iranian news outlet Al-Wefak, the Hezbollah deputy secretary general said, ?The entire Israeli home front is exposed, even Tel Aviv.? He added: ?There is no point in the Zionist entity that is not in the range of Hezbollah?s rockets.? The comments came amid rising tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese border as the IDF on Saturday exposed another cross-border attack tunnel built by Hezbollah from southern Lebanon into Israeli territory. It was the third tunnel found by the Israel Defense Forces and the second one it has fully exposed ? precisely located, drilled into, and begun preparing for destruction ? since the start of Operation Northern Shield last week to find and destroy such underground passages. Another tunnel, which extends from the Lebanese village of Ramyeh, was located earlier but has not yet been subject to the aforementioned steps, for a total of three tunnels found so far. In addition, the military identified a second tunnel, which it said entered Israeli territory near the Israeli town of Zarit, across from the Lebanese village of Ramyeh. The IDF struggled to enter the tunnel, despite knowing its approximate location, and called on the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL and the Lebanese military to destroy the tunnel on the Lebanese side of the border. On Saturday the IDF said it had fully exposed a third tunnel at an undisclosed location.
The discovery of the Hezbollah tunnels and the ongoing Israeli military operation to disable them has raised the specter of renewed conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Pray that the Northern border remains peaceful for as long as possible
5. PM Netanyahu Officially Minister of Defense World Israel News Dec 18th
The Knesset on Monday evening approved Prime Minister Netanyahu?s permanent appointment as Minister of Defense. Following a lengthy debate, 59 Knesset members voted in favor; 56 were against. Minister of Education Bennett and Minister of Justice Shaked of the Jewish Home party also voted in favor of his appointment at the Knesset?s plenum. Throughout the debate that preceded the vote, numerous members of the Opposition criticized the appointment. ?Today the prime minister will also become the defense minister, and he is also the minister of health, the minister of absorption and the foreign minister ? so that?s four portfolios.? declared MK Ayman Odeh of the Joint Arab list. Please pray for wisdom and strength for PM Bnejamin Netanyahu as he leads GOD’s special nation at this very strategic time
6. Israel Military On Full Alert After US Pulls Troops from Syria Israel Today News Dec 20th
Israel’s defense establishment reacted with surprise and a degree of concern on Thursday to President Trump’s announcement that ISIS had been defeated, and that American forces would be leaving Syria. In fact, the withdrawal of the US military from Syria began even as Trump was delivering his “victory” speech. Recently-resigned Israel Defense Minister Liberman said the move had the potential to spark a major regional war. “The withdrawal of the US from Syria significantly raises the chance of an all-out conflict in the north ? both in Lebanon and Syria.” Liberman insisted that the Americans leaving the area would embolden the regime of Syrian dictator Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies. That assessment was shared by many senior Israeli officials. While the US had only around 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria, they controlled, or at least supervised, the main crossing points between Syria and Iraq. With their departure, Liberman explained that “we are now talking about contiguous Shiite land between Iran, Iraq and Syria,” which will almost certainly mean a strengthening of the Iranian military position in Syria and more advanced weapons reaching Hezbollah. According to Israel’s Channel 10 news, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to persuade Trump to change his mind, but to no avail. Pray that the removal of US troops will not cause any security problems for Israel
7. Israel Sending A Bible to the Moon
The Israeli Space IL group and Israel Aerospace Industries presented on Monday a time capsule that will travel to the moon with the first Israeli spacecraft name Beresheet (Genesis). The time capsule consists of three discs, each containing hundreds of digital files, which will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in February. The files traveling to the moon include Israeli national symbols, like Israel?s Declaration of Independence, the Bible, Israel?s national anthem ?Hatikvah? and the Israeli flag. The time capsule also includes cultural objects and materials, such as paintings collected from the public over the years for sending to the moon, dictionaries in 27 languages and encyclopedias as an indication of knowledge accumulated by humanity, Israeli songs, books of art and science and Israeli literature, information about Israeli scientific and technological discoveries and developments that influenced the world, and photos Israel?s landscapes and of leading figures in Israeli culture. The time capsule, along with the spacecraft, will remain on the Moon indefinitely, even after completing Israel?s first lunar mission. With no plans to return to Earth, the spacecraft and information within the time capsule?s disks could possibly be found and distributed by future generations.