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The 2016 Presidential Election (Kathleen’s Insight)

October 16, 2016

There is one candidate who is for the things below and one who is opposed.

  • One is pro-Israel, the other is not.
  • One is for freedom of speech, the other wants to control speech.
  • One wants lawful immigration, the other wants open borders.
  • One wants justice in our court system, the other wants activist judges that create law, rather than interpret the law.
  • One wants free enterprise, the other wants increased government regulation.
  • One wants the U.S. Constitution to be the law of the land, the other favors the U.N. Constitution.
  • The one is pro-life, the other wants to support increased abortion, including partial-birth abortion.
  • The one supports freedom of religion, the other seeks to suppress Christianity in America.
  • One has never been investigated for criminal activity, while the other is under constant investigation for such activity at the highest levels.
  • One understands economics and the advantages of capitalism and job creation, the other favors socialism, government control and has never created a job in the free market.
  • The one profits from Wall Street through wise investment, the other profits from Wall Street by giving worthless speeches.
  • One stands firm against corruption in government, the other has been a part of that corruption for decades.
  • One seeks advice from Christian leaders, the other relies on radical socialists.
  • The one wants to rebuild our decimated military, the other wants to continue its demise.
  • The one wants parental control of education, the other wants government control.
  • The one wants to protect America’s sovereignty, the other wants a One World globalist America.
  • One supports racial equality, the other foments racial divisiveness.
  • One respects and supports the sacrifice of America’s veterans, the other despises America’s military personnel.
  • One has demonstrated financial responsibility in matters of finance, the other had $6 billion of taxpayer monies disappear and unaccounted for during time in government office.
  • One believes in parents and families raising children, the other believes government should.
  • One is surrounding himself with patriotic leaders, the other with far left socialists.
  • One expresses the love of country and countrymen, the other speaks of despising fellow Americans.
  • One is for equal opportunity and the “American Dream”, the other for the re-distribution of wealth.
  • One opposes gay rights and gay marriage, the other believes they are constitutional guarantees like freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
  • One stands for law and order, the other for selective justice.

God did not choose to give us a Christian candidate. Perhaps that was the fault of the divided Christian community.  Instead, He gave us a person who is a “work in progress” like all of us.  One who believes in justice and who has strong convictions not unlike most Christians but expresses those convictions in ways that are often unacceptable to most of us.  However, they are sincerely held beliefs.  The other candidate provides evidence every day of being a pathological liar who has repeatedly deceived the American people.

A City on a Hill. If the Church and we as Christians are called to be “the salt of the earth” . . . “the light of the world” . . . and to be “A city set on a hill” that should not be hidden (Jesus in Matthew 5:13-14), why is it so hard for many Christians to believe that God planted His church and His people in America for the sake of the nation?

From the very founding of our country God has given His church (and His people) the responsibility for the spiritual well being of the nation. He gave America a constitution based on Judeo-Christian values—not Islamic, not Hindu, not atheistic or any other).  It has proved to be the best form of self-government the world has ever known.  Ironically, but by political design, our educational system now teaches the value of the U.N. constitution and globalism and Islamic thought.  These are two very different anti-freedom, anti-Christian and oppressive systems.  Partly as a result of these re-education systems (and to a lesser degree, biblical interpretations), many Christians believe that they should not be involved in politics or hold political office.  God foresaw this outcome of anti-God globalism with His revelation to the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos nearly 2000 years ago.

As Christians living in America we are part of the most unique “experiment” in the history of the world—a self-governing people whose laws and way of life were founded on biblical principles. The Church was planted here in America for the sake of the country and the mandate of Christians to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.

As citizens of God’s Kingdom on earth we have a responsibility to demonstrate God’s love and righteousness in our midst; to be accountable for our actions or lack thereof in standing up for righteousness and mercy. I believe this is America’s last call for redemption.  The advantage that Satan has is that the Church has always been divided by pettiness, pride, rivalry and biblical incidentals.  We have untold denominations and sects, each believing they have the “truth”.  Here is the “truth”—“a kingdom” (country) or “house divided cannot stand” (Matthew 12:25).  America is divided mainly because the Church is divided.

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins  with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?  (1 Peter 4:17).

Founding Father, John Adams, in his Thoughts on Government (1776), wrote: Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. It is the responsibility of the populace, the American people, including Christians, to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions and decisions and to make sure they are upholding the law of the land and not implementing their own for their own benefit or agenda. An election is the one best opportunity, bar a revolution, to bring about a change of government when one is needed.

John Adams, in a speech before the Militia of Massachusetts declared, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other (October 11, 1798). Perhaps that is America’s biggest problem, we have fallen away from God and as a whole are no longer a people of faith.  We have allowed our Constitution to be trashed by globalists and irreligious elitists with self-serving interests and not that of the people.  God will hold Christians accountable for the outcome of America’s unique world contribution to self-government.

 

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The Fulfillment of Ezekiel 38?

October 3, 2015

James F. Gauss, author of

Islam & Christianity, A Revealing Contrast

Revelation 18 and the fate of America

We the People: Birth of a Nation

And a dozen other books.

Surely the Lord God does nothing,

unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

Amos 3:7

Is it possible that we are witnessing the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy of Ezekiel in Ezekiel 38?  In Ezekiel 38, God tells the prophet Ezekiel of a coming war in which overwhelming forces of evil from the north will come against Israel at a time when she is living in peace and the Jews from all nations have returned to Israel.  Are the precursors to that great event now starting to take shape in the Middle East?  Has President Obama unknowingly or purposely set the stage for the fulfillment of the prophecy in Ezekiel 38?

In case you have not been paying attention, there are some interesting developments in the Middle East that have taken place over the last 2-3 years.  Before looking at this prophecy, let me catch you up on current events in the Middle East and elsewhere in case you have missed them.

ISIS.  First, let’s look at the rapid development of ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).  First, President Obama and his administration prefer to refer to this Islamic terrorist group as ISIL (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).  That in itself is interesting and significant since only a true Muslim would understand the significance of such a reference.  The “Levant” refers to the Middle Eastern area that includes Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.  Other countries that are sometimes included in the Levant are Egypt, Cyprus and Turkey.  ISIS or ISIL has made it clear that they are establishing a new caliphate (Islamic area of control) to include the Levant.  They are well on their way to doing so.

Obama insists that there is a 60+ country coalition that is fighting against ISIS, yet ISIS has grown stronger and taken over more territory in the Middle East and Northern Africa and spread its tentacles of terror into Europe and America. While the roots of ISIS have been in Syria for over a decade, the group did not rise to some prominence until after President Obama withdrew  all military combat units out of Iraq at the end of 2011.  However, ISIS was not unknown to U.S. military intelligence who strongly advised Obama that the group could quickly become an Islamic terrorist threat and advised the President to take military action against them.  Obama did not listen to his military advisors and refused to take any action.

It has recently been disclosed by over 50 military intelligence personnel that the Obama administration, prior to the 2012 presidential election, modified their intelligence reports that warned of the threat of ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East, so that it looked like the threat of Islamic terrorism in the Middle East had been defeated.

In April, 2013 ISIS burst onto the scene taking territories in Syria and northwest Iraq.  Obama’s military advisors once again recommended that he wipe out this fledgling terrorist group.  Obama refused to take their advice and did nothing.  Two years later (April, 2015), ISIS had grown to 31,000 fighters (some on the ground estimate up to 200,000) and are in at least 8 Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Map of the Middle East

Map of the Middle East

Despite receiving multiple warnings from his military advisors for over two and a half years, Obama did not authorize airstrikes against ISIS until August, 2014.  Along with a handful of coalition allies only about 5-10 sorties (bombing runs) per day have been carried out, thus making the bombing effort largely ineffective in destroying ISIS.  Instead, ISIS has become more brutal in its attacks on women, children, Christians, peaceful Muslims and anyone else they deem to be infidels or those that refuse to follow their brand of barbaric Islam.

Because Obama withdrew U.S. forces from Iraq and much of Afghanistan against all military advice, ISIS not only mushroomed into a formidable military, but has been recruiting thousands of fighters and ISIS supporters from nations outside the Middle East.  In addition, ISIS has been successful in getting their terrorist agents into almost every European nation and into all 50 U.S. states. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has recently confirmed that it has active investigations into ISIS cells in all 50 states.

To make the situation even worse, Obama has decided to import 255,000 virtually unvetted Middle Eastern Muslim refugees over the next 3 years—70,000 in 2015; 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.   The FBI has already declared that it will be impossible to determine who among these 255,000 “refugees” are terrorists that are seeking to do America harm.  In the last year alone the Obama administration and his (not the people’s) DHS (Department of Homeland Security) deliberately permitted 1519 known Muslims or Muslim sympathizers who had a history of supporting Islamic terrorists abroad to enter the United States.  Why?—because these poor terrorists committed their acts of support “under duress” according to the DHS.  It is interesting that known Islamic terrorist sympathizers and supporters are given a pass because they were believed to have committed their acts under duress, but in American schools there is a “zero tolerance” policy for a second grader who accidently brought a pair of scissors to school.  After all, he might slice and dice the teacher and his classmates.

Iran.  It has long been known by intelligent sources that Iran has been the main sponsor and perpetrator of Islamic terrorism in the world and the chief supplier of military equipment and ordnance that killed and maimed the majority of American GIs in Iraq. As soon as Obama pulled U.S. forces out of Iraq, Iran quickly filled the void.

To reward this seasonal purveyor of Islamic terror who regularly vows to annihilate Israel and chants “death to America” like it’s some nursery rhyme, Obama, along with the demented leaders of Germany, France, Russia and China, decided it was in the world’s best interest to strike a deal with Iran that will assure their continued “secret” development of nuclear weapons.  Although the “deal” has never been fully disclosed to the American public or Congress, those parts which have been leaked have been called an atrocity and complete surrender to the world’s most evil power.  Virtually every U.S. military leader has referred to the deal as a disaster of gigantic proportions that will greatly diminish Israel’s survival and possibly that of the United States and Europe.

No sooner was the ink dry on the deal, Iran insisted on other demands that would further strengthen the deal for Iran, while weakening it for the free world.  After the deal was completed a representative of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) went to Iran to collect samples from Iran’s notorious Parchin military nuclear site to be analyzed for Iran’s compliance with the deal.  The IAEA was not able to secure its own samples for analysis, but instead was given samples taken by Iranian personnel.  Representatives of the IAEA proclaimed their site visit was a success.  Really!

Such a disastrous agreement that greatly risks the safety and security of Israel, America and the entire world was led largely by Islamic-addled minds of the Obama administration.  If allowed to persist, it will undoubtedly result in a nuclear arms race in the Middle East or force Israel to carry out a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to preserve its existence.

Russia.  Fresh from his uncontested incursion into Ukraine (where no European country or the U.S. lifted a hand in joint defense), President Vladimir Putin decided to venture into Syria under the guise of helping brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fight against ISIS.  Again, this was made possible due to Obama’s refusal to effectively engage this Islamic terrorist group, now formidable army.  Putin is all too happy to fill the void left by Obama and establish a strong presence in the Middle East.  Putin has very effectively done so by making quick alliances with Syria, Iraq and Iran.  On September 30, about two weeks after Putin moved military personnel, equipment, planes, tanks, etc. into northwest Syria, Russia carried out its first airstrikes—not against ISIS (U.S. military intelligence surmised), but against Syrian rebels that are fighting against the corrupt al-Assad regime.  On the very same day, Putin strongly advised the U.S. to get its military planes out of Syrian air space and stop their sorties against ISIS.

No great surprise to this writer, but the day after Russia’s first airstrikes, Iran sent thousands of foot soldiers into Syria to join up with the Islamic terrorist group, Hezbollah.  To any intelligent observer, this could get out-of-hand very quickly.

Muslim migration to Europe.  A direct result of Obama’s failed foreign and military strategy in the Middle East, the collapse of the Iraqi government and military and the general chaos created throughout the Middle East, hundreds of thousands of people (Muslims, Christians and other religious and ethnic groups) have been brutally raped, beaten, dismembered, barbarically murdered or driven from their homes by ISIS and associated Muslim terrorists who just happen to follow the “true” teachings of the Qur’an and their false prophet, Mohammad.  Those natives that remain, mostly Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Africa and elsewhere, along with thousands of Mid-Eastern Christians are desperately fleeing to southern Europe.  This mass migration, unprecedented in modern history, is fearfully expected to reach 35 million.  If so, it will destroy the social, political, economic and religious fabric of Europe.

Europe as a whole is ill equipped to handle this mass migration of mostly hostile immigrants.  Although they are fleeing Islamic terror the majority still cling to their rigid Islamic beliefs of Islamic law and Islamic domination.  At the end of 2013, Europe was already home to 43.5 million Muslims or 6% of the European population.  It has been suggested by Muslim culture observers and researchers, that when the Muslim population approaches 5% of the native population, chaos ensues, disrupting the normal fabric of life for those whose homeland has been “invaded” by Muslims.  Historically, as well as currently, the majority of Muslims are aggressive, demanding and belligerent when it comes to asserting their way of life.  For more than a decade many countries in Europe have been confronting the Islamic belligerency and even Islamic jihad with little success.  Imagine if 35 million more Muslims flood European culture.  Europe will never be the same.

Among the current migration to Europe are an estimated 70% young men, not families or women and children.  This is of great concern, especially when a survey of those arriving disclosed that over 14% supported ISIS’ objectives.  Therefore, it is deemed possible by European authorities that this Muslim migration may include thousands of ISIS or other Islamic terrorists.

Jewish migration to Israel.  Depending on what survey or data one chooses to observe there is or is not a rise in anti-Semitism in European countries.  While anti-Jew sentiment persists in Europe, in many countries it is unchanged, but in others it is growing.  For instance, in a 2013 poll by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, it was discovered that in France, 70% of Jews surveyed said they felt threatened and 35% said they had experienced anti-Semitism.  This could explain why, in the past year or two, over 20,000 Jews fled France for life in Israel.

By May of this year, the migration of Jews to Israel was up 40% over the previous year.  In February, 2015, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, told European Jews to return to Israel.  A year ago, at a Rosh Hashana celebration in the United States, Vice President Joe Biden told a Jewish group that Israel was the only safe place for American Jews.  Hundreds of American Jews appear to be taking his advice and moving to Israel.

Since 1948 when the Jewish state of Israel was re-established and through 2013, 140,488 Jews migrated to Israel from Canada and the USA.  In 2014, 3,700 Jews left Canada and the United States for Israel, the most since 1983.  In 2014, Israel saw a 32% increase in new settlers coming from all over the world.

There is a good reason for American Jews to consider such a move.  In the good ole USA, during the 2014-2015 college year saw a reported 520 anti-Jewish events on America’s university campuses, an increase of 38% over the previous school year.  While Christians and political conservatives are often banned from America’s campuses, Muslim and anti-Jew speakers are ushered in.  In addition, there is a growing anti-Israel sentiment among some evangelical Christian churches in the U.S.

The nation of Israel.  In early 2014, it was estimated that the world Jewish population was 14.2 million.  At the beginning of 2015, Israel’s population was at 8.4 million, of which 6.3 million or 75% are Jews.  The majority of the remainder, 20.7% are Arabs.  This means that Israel is currently home to over 44% of the world’s Jews living in an area half the size of Switzerland.  Of course this tiny nation is not surrounded by allies, but rather by those who would love to see it obliterated.  Among its Middle East neighbors there are an estimated 317 million Muslims.  If the Muslim nation of Pakistan is included with another 167 million Muslims, that means Israel is outnumbered 58:1.  Perhaps this explains why Israel has the 4th most powerful military in the world, right behind the United States, Russia and China.

The actors in Ezekiel 38.  To understand what is prophesied to transpire in Ezekiel 38, we must first identify the participants.

Gog (vs. 2).  It seems that most biblical scholars concur that Gog refers to a future leader of Russia or the leader of a combined military force that comes against Israel and God.

Magog (vs. 2).  Magog is considered to be the nation of Russia.

Rosh, Meshech & Tubal (vss. 2, 3).  These three countries or regions are believed to be Russia’s satellite countries.  Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in December, 1991, the Russian empire included 14 Socialist Republics.  Together with Russia, they made up what was called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Soviet Union.

Persia (vs. 5).  Persia is the old world and biblical name for Iran.

Ethiopía or Cush (vs. 5).  Different versions of the Bible refer to this North African region as Ethiopia or Cush.  Some biblical scholars believe that this may or may not refer to today’s Ethiopia but may possibly be Northern Sudan, which is occupied by radical Muslims.

Put (vs. 5).  Put is Libya in Northern Africa and is 97% Muslim.

Gomer (vs. 6).  Gomer is believed to be present-day Germany and Eastern Europe.

Beth-togarmah (vs. 6).  The common consensus is that this region is current-day Turkey.

Sheba & Dedan (vs. 13).  Most likely refers to the Arabian Peninsula countries.

Tarshish (vs. 13).  There is some uncertainty about this region, but most scholars believe that it is likely Spain.

The Ezekiel 38 Prophesy, Verse by Verse.  Now that we know the current events unfolding in the Middle East and the countries or regions referred to in Ezekiel 38, let’s examine each verse to see how it fits current and possibly future events in the Middle East and Israel.

NOTE:  The events prophesied in Ezekiel 38 may occur before or after the “rapture”.  Biblical scholars differ in their opinion.  However, the battle depicted here is not the battle of Armageddon that occurs after the Great Tribulation.  In any case scenario, we must be ready.

Verse (A paraphrased interpretation):

  1. The word of God comes to Ezekiel. So, we know that what follows is from the mouth of God Almighty through the prophet Ezekiel.

02-03. God makes it clear that the prophecy is against Magog, Rosh, Meshech & Tubal, that is against Russia and her satellite countries. Currently, Russia’s former satellite countries are independent nations.  They are  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  Russia’s current president, Vladimir Putin, appears to have every intention of re-establishing the Russian empire.  In the early spring of 2014, Russian troops invaded the Crimea region of the Ukraine.  Europe, the United States and the rest of the world, although protesting meekly, did nothing.  Emboldened by this lack of confrontation, Putin’s forces continue to occupy the Crimea and are threatening the rest of Ukraine.  To be noted, Russia still has military bases in 8 of its former 14 satellite regions.

  1. God will motivate Russia and its satellites to gather their armies. According to Global Firepower (www.globalfirepower.com), the 2015 military manpower strength of Russia was 766,055 active duty soldiers and another 2,485,000 in reserve, for a total of 3,251,055 troops. However, if we add in the fourteen former satellite countries, the overall potential manpower strength of active plus reserves would be 6,353,462 soldiers.  Israel currently has an estimated 790,000 active and reserve military personnel.
  2. Persia (Iran and possibly Iraq), along with Ethiopia (or Northern Sudan or Republic of Sudan) and Turkey will join Russia. The one thing that Iran, Iraq, Republic of Sudan and Turkey have in common is that they are almost entirely radical Muslim countries that would like to see Israel annihilated. These four countries would add another nearly four million soldiers to Russia’s coalition army.
  3. Germany, Eastern Europe and Turkey will also join Russia against Israel. Why Germany, you might ask? Anti-Semitism is growing in Germany once again. So much so that it led the Israeli ambassador to Germany to proclaim last year that it was like 1938 all over again under the Nazis.  A large part of this growing anti-Semitism in Germany as well as in other European countries can be traced to the growing Muslim populations in those countries.  It is not farfetched to see that as Germany’s Muslim population grows that just as during the Hitler era, Germans may once again blame Israel and the Jews for their plight.
  4. Be prepared . . . prepare yourself . . . be on guard . . . In this verse it is almost like God takes a deep breath and says, get ready for what is coming. I’m warning you in advance.
  5. In the last days God will summon Russia and her allies to come against Israel who is living in peace and where Jews from all over the world have returned. Jews from all over the world have been moving to Israel for decades, but there seems to be a greater urgency for the worldwide Jewish population to do so today. As mentioned previously, Israel is now home to over 44% of the world’s population and that number is growing every month and every year. As anti-Semitism grows in the world, more and more Jews will seek the relative safety of Israel.  It has been said by biblical scholars, that when the Jews start leaving the United States for Israel, it’s time to pay attention.
  6. This combined army will be overwhelming. Just taking the total armies referred to in verses 4 and 5, Israel would be outnumbered by 13:1.
  7. God will put an evil plan into the minds of the leaders of this massive army. Why would God do such a thing? The last verse of this chapter states, so that the God of the Jews, the God of all creation will be magnified and sanctified and so that the whole world will know that He is the Lord God Almighty.
  8. They will attack what they believe is a defenseless Israel. Remember Israel’s Six Day War in June, 1967? Israel remembers it as the Miracle of the Six Day War.  That is because Israel had 275,000 troops at the time while its attackers (Egypt, Syria, Iraq & Jordan) had 456,000.  The Muslim alliance believed they had a sure victory and would push the Israelis into the Mediterranean Sea.  Israel’s rabbi leaders were so concerned about the potential for horrendous casualties that they designated every public park as a potential cemetery.  In 6 days of one-sided fighting the Israeli forces totally overcame the enemy forces with minimal casualties (776 lost), compared to an estimated 18,000 lost by their aggressors.  Israel tripled the size of their nation with re-captured land of their ancestors, including the capital city of Jerusalem.

God’s providence was apparent throughout the brief war.  Although Israel was out-flanked on all three land borders to the north, west and south and greatly outnumbered and outgunned, within hours her air force had obliterated the Egyptian air force before it got one plane off the ground.  As Arab ground forces were routinely dispatched by superior Israeli forces, Egyptian soldiers ran out of their shoes as they hastily retreated across the Sinai desert.  With God’s intervention, Israel quickly secured their destiny despite Russia pouring in $2 billion in military aid in support of the Arab effort to destroy Israel.

  1. The enemy army intent was to plunder Israel. As in the Six Day War of 1967, the intent of this massive army will be to plunder and destroy Israel.
  2. The Arabian nations will be supportive of the Russian allied army. In addition to Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, the Arab League nations include all the nations of the Arabian Peninsula, the nations of the North African tier and surprisingly the war torn nation of Somalia. While most of these nations are currently at peace with Israel, it would not take much for them to align themselves with Russia and its allies should a sure victory over Israel look imminent.
  3. Again, this will happen when Israel is living in peace in the Last Days. Although Israel has faced many challenges and attacks in its brief 67-year rebirth, for the Jew it is the only place on earth where the Jewish people can truly feel free from Jew hatred, discrimination and persecution.
  4. Russia will summon a massive army from the north to invade Israel. Looking at the map of the Middle East, Syria is essentially north of Israel, as is the majority of Eastern Europe, including Turkey. Even Russia could be considered to be north of Israel since the western part of the gigantic nation is directly north of Israel.
  5. This will happen in the Last Days so that everyone will know Almighty God. God’s purpose is always to point the nations to Him so that they will know that He is the One and Only true God. It is not Allah, Hindi or any other god created by man.
  6. This was prophesied long ago. This prophecy of Ezekiel 38 is believed to have occurred around 587 B.C. or about 2600 years ago. It is believed that it has not ever been fulfilled.
  7. On the day Russia and her forces attack Israel, God’s fury will come against them. Just like Israel’s experiences in ancient times when God fought for her; just like the more recent 1967 victory; God will once again defend His people and demonstrate His anger toward those that hate Israel.
  8. God’s power will be so evident that there will be a great earthquake in Israel. Enough said. In Jewish history an earthquake often accompanied God’s presence.
  9. On that day there will be a great shaking throughout the whole earth. Once again, God’s purpose is so that the entire earth—all nations and peoples—will take notice and know that there is no other god but Jehovah God of the Jews.
  10. There will be great confusion and fighting among the enemies of Israel. Often, in biblical history, one of God’s tactics against Israel’s attackers is to cause great confusion among them so that they attack each other (see the story of Gideon in Judges 7 as an example).
  11. There will be disease and natural disasters that will come upon the enemy. As in the days of Moses when God sent plagues, etc. upon the Egyptians, so it will be so during this battle.
  12. God will be magnified, sanctified and everyone throughout the world will know that the God of the Jews is the Lord God Almighty. This battle and its results will demonstrate to the world that God is alive and the defender of Israel. Once again, despite overwhelming odds in favor of Israel’s enemies, God will bring her the undisputed victory.

Chap. 39:1-4. God will utterly destroy the forces of Russia and her allies.  God’s victory is total.

Recap.  So, could we be witnessing the development of the beginning of this prophecy?  A lot has to transpire.  It may take years, or it could happen very quickly.  Especially if the rest of the world sits back and does nothing to intervene.

First.  Jews have been returning to Israel by the thousands for several decades.  However, the Jewish migration to Israel increased by 32% last year and is continuing to escalate.  Israel is now home to at least 44% of the world’s Jewish population.

Second.  President Obama has left a huge void in the Middle East in which Israel’s enemies are all too willing to fill.

Third.  President Obama, along with his prime negotiator, John Kerry, and the negotiators from Germany, France, Russia and China have assured Iran that they are free to pursue their nuclear weapon ambitions, thus greatly emboldening Iran and its desire to destroy Israel and usher in the End Times (that is, their version of it).

Fourth.  Russia, under Vladimir Putin’s leadership appear to have every intention on reestablishing their dominance over their former satellite countries as well as in the Middle East.

Fifth.  Putin has seen that America and Europe’s resolve to oppose him is weak and empty threats.  It appears he is free to do as he pleases.

Sixth.  The great migration of Muslims to Europe will dramatically alter Europe’s socio-economic, religious and political fabric, making it impossible for Jew to stay in Europe.

Seventh.  The military alliance between Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq spoken of in this prophecy has already occurred.

Eighth.  The armies of the north are starting to gather.  Virtually all support for Israel is being withdrawn.   Over the last several years the UN has issued more resolutions condemning Israel than all the other 192 member nations combined.  Most of the condemning resolutions were initiated by Arab nations.  In contrast, the UN has only issued eight resolutions against Iran since 2006, the leading sponsor of global terrorism.

NOTE.  If you have not seen Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s powerful speech before the U.N. on October 1, you can watch it here.  Also note that, not only did the Iran delegation not attend, President Obama called out America’s ambassador so that she was not present for the speech.

35 Ways to Destroy America’s Military & Defenses (from within)

September 24, 2015

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor a chronological listing. It is just a list that came to me. You may have your own additions. Feel free to let me know of any I missed.

It should be clear to any intelligent observer by now that President Obama has a clear objective (among many) of minimizing or even destroying America’s once great military. Here is a list of contributing factors.

    • Defund the Military & Discourage Enlistments. On March 1, 2013, “sequestration” or automatic and somewhat arbitrary federal budget cuts of $1.2 trillion over ten years were implemented as approved by Congress and President Obama. Unfortunately, the U.S. military absorbed nearly half of those cuts or about $50 billion/year. In 2014 the U.S. military turned down 71-80% of those seeking to enlist. Chuck Hagel who was the Secretary of Defense at the time stated that the goal was to reduce U.S. forces from 522,000 to 490,000 by this fall. Over the next three years, or by 2018, the military will be forced to cut its strength by another 70,000.  Virtually all active and retired military leaders agree that such reductions will be devastating for America’s military and defense.
    • Allow Sexual Perverts to Serve. I may take some heat for this one, but I’m sorry, God did create man and woman; male and female; not for the purpose of perverted sex within each gender, but for the purpose of committed procreating unity and child rearing. To allow known homosexuals to serve in the military puts an undue stress on those who do not condone such perversions.  To perhaps drive home his point, Obama recently nominated for the first time in the military an openly gay man to serve as Secretary of the Army.
    • Push for Allowing Women in Combat. Nothing against women, but the clear reality is that women are less physically and emotionally fit for bloody combat. The Marines have recently stated that the best combat units in terms of performance are those without women. I would not want to depend on the average woman (who might go 130-140 lbs.; be 5’5” or so) to drag my wounded body (with another 40-50 pounds of gear) a hundred yards under heavy fire to an area of safety or to slit the throat of my attacker if that was the only option to save my life. Yes, there are some women capable of that, but no woman should be put in such a position in either account. It is bad enough that men have to endure such hardships, tragedy and war memories. Women are nurturers and caretakers by God’s design; not murderers or ones that should have to experience the horrors of combat and war—especially in Islamic countries that have little respect for women.
    • Allow Muslims to Serve. In April, 2008 there were 3409 Muslims serving in the U.S. military. While that number has increased, no definitive estimate could be found. But Obama’s intent is clear. He would love to have more Muslims serve in the U.S. military. While most are undoubtedly patriotic Americans, the danger still exists that a Muslim could turn on his fellow soldiers for the “cause of Allah”. Remember, when former President George Bush sent the U.S. military to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq, among the first U.S. combat casualties were those killed by a U.S. Muslim soldier. Of course, there is the case of the Muslim officer serving in the U.S. military at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, Nidal Malik Hassan, murdered 13 and wounded 30 others on the base, thus making it the worst attack in history on a U.S. military post. Despite the obvious Islamic terrorist attack, to this day, the official conclusion of the Obama Whitehouse and the U.S. Military Department, was that the attack was nothing more than “workplace violence”.
    • Refuse to Clearly Identify Our Enemy & Respect Their Capability. It is now well established that President Obama and his administration refuse to identify America’s number one enemy as Muslim terrorists and by extension, the religion of Islam. Yes, the religion which teaches and advocates for Islamic domination at the expense of every other human being in the world. If you are unwilling to identify your enemy, their beliefs and strategy, you cannot begin to fight and defeat them. Obama has no intention of defeating Islamic terrorists. After all, they adhere to the religion he adores as the “religion of peace”.
    • Ignore or Modify Military Intelligence Reports to Deceive America. It was recently reported via several news outlets that in July more than 50 U.S. intelligence spies/analysts associated with U.S. Central Command filed a complaint with the Pentagon Inspector General stating that their intelligence reports on ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups are being altered by higher officials to make it look like ISIS is weaker than they really are and that the U.S. is winning, thus endangering the lives of U.S. military, our allies and Americans everywhere.
    • Glorify the Enemy. Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi, as well as Obama and his ilk have declared and even praised Islamic terrorists as “freedom fighters” fighting for justice or other such noble causes. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Remember Obama’s infamous “apology” tour to Muslim countries right after he was elected? Where he declared among other things that America was not a Christian nation and that it was one of the world’s largest Muslim nations and that it was Muslims that contributed to the founding and building of America.
    • Allow Our Enemies to Freely Patrol our Sea & Air Space. China & Russia are continually probing our shores and air space, thus our defenses and our willingness to confront them has convinced them that we have no will to fight or protect ourselves. China is freely controlling the South China Sea and creating islands in the sea for air bases and presumably military bases without so much as a whimper from Obama or Secretary of State, John Kerry. Now that Russia and Vladimir Putin know that Obama is a military wimp and did nothing after Putin invaded the Ukraine, Putin has decided to make Russia’s military presence known in volatile Syria.  And, since Obama has been uncovered as a push-over, the Chinese have decided to build a $40 billion shipping canal across Nicaragua that will out-perform the Panama Canal. This could potentially be a military nightmare for America’s national defense.
    • Flood America with Muslim Immigrants. In the next three years (2015, 2016 and 2017), Obama plans to bring into America another 255,000 Muslim immigrants from Syria. This group will likely include Muslim terrorists since the FBI has said that vetting this Muslim group or any other for Islamic terrorists is virtually impossible. Such immigration of our potential enemies is and has been a collaborative effort of the UN, the Obama administration and select Christian and Jewish organizations that are paid to help resettle Muslim “refugees” in America. These immigrants receive a refugee resettlement allowance, food stamps, subsidized housing (which often takes priority over the need of American citizens), free medical care and assorted other benefits, all paid for with your tax dollar. If you want to know the future of America, look no further than Europe. In most European countries there has been a sort of ethnic cleansing. Countries are being overrun and over-populated by Muslims. Many countries such as France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, England and others have lost control of their own destiny as Muslims are overwhelming their established social, religious, political and economic fabric. Traditional Europe, experts say, will no longer exist by 2050 as Muslims gain control through violence and a birth rate that is four times that of ethnic Europeans.The current overpowering wave of millions of mostly Syrian Muslims into Europe has ethnic European people on edge as they fear it could lead to the immigration of 35 million Muslims to Europe. The responsibility for this great migration can be laid at the feet of President Obama who refused to fully engage the ISIS terrorist group.  According to Congressman Brian Babin (TX), of the 500,000 refugees Obama brought into the U.S. in the last five years, less than 5% were Christians.  For a greater understanding of this plot to submerse America in a wave of Muslim immigrants, watch this short and very informative video by Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch (https://www.youtube.com/embed/6PzT8vEvYPg).
  • Open Our Borders Wide & Hinder the Border Patrol from Apprehending Illegal Immigrants, Criminals & Terrorists. No one in the Whitehouse previously has been so blatant as President Obama and his minions in weakening America’s defense against illegal immigration. Since Obama has been in office, 2.5 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States. During Obama’s administration it is estimated that he has released 347,000 criminal illegal immigrants within the U.S. In 2013 alone, Obama’s DHS (Department of Homeland Security) released an estimated 104,000 criminal illegal immigrants. There are now so many illegal immigrants in the U.S. that 10% of all births in the USA are to illegal immigrants.  In the government’s FY2013 disclosure it was reported that 91.4% of Middle Eastern immigrants that came to the U.S. during 2008-2013 period received food stamps; 73.1% received free medical assistance and 68.3% received cash welfare payments (Breitbart.com).The National Research Council has reported that illegal immigrants in the U.S. cost the American taxpayer $346 billion annually.There is no question, that with Obama’s “open border” policy and his deliberate importation of more and more Muslim immigrants, there has been a significant rise in Islamic terrorism in the U.S., as well as FBI and law enforcement apprehensions associated with Islamic terrorists or their sympathizers. The FBI has disclosed that it now has active ISIS terrorist group investigations in all 50 states.
  • Turn Victory into Defeat. Tuck tail and run like a cowering dog seems to be Obama’s strategy when it comes to America’s enemies. Before Obama took office U.S. military forces had basically defeated Islamic terrorists in Iraq and the Middle East. America’s military leaders strongly advised Obama to leave at least 30,000 troops in Iraq to assure stability. At the time, ISIS was non-existent. Obama ignored the prudent advice and withdrew most of the troops by the end of 2011. Shortly thereafter the Islamic terrorist group, now known as ISIS or ISIL, emerged and has grown exponentially ever since and is single-handedly responsible for the massacre of tens of thousands in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere and the mass migration of millions of terrified civilians (and likely thousands of ISIS terrorists portraying themselves as such). According to a recent survey of fleeing Muslims, one in seven sympathizes with ISIS. Thanks to Obama’s foreign and military policies, Europe will never be the same, nor likely America and the rest of the world. As I write this (Sept. 16) certain European countries are being overwhelmed with Syrian and other immigrants who are storming their borders while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” or Allah is great.
  • Prevent Chaplains from Ministering Effectively. Our soldiers serving abroad, especially in Muslim countries are deprived of Bibles, Christian ministry & prayer in the name of Christ. The typical excuse for such outrageous rules is that such religious adherence would be an offense to Muslims or to non-believers within the military. Our Christian soldiers and Christian chaplains are repeatedly harassed or punished for praying in the name of Jesus or for even quoting scriptures or leaving a Bible in plain sight. The most radical of atheistic groups that strongly oppose any semblance of the Christian faith in the military is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation headed by Michael Weinstein who apparently has an open door to the Whitehouse.
  • Disarm U.S.-based Military Installations. It has been a rule since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 that soldiers on U.S. home bases are not permitted to carry firearms. The Chattanooga, TN massacre and the Fort Hood, TX mass shooting, both by Muslims, has raised the question of why are our soldiers at home not allowed to defend themselves.
  • Build Mosques on U.S. Military Bases.  Since 9/11 the number of mosques in the U.S. has mushroomed by 75% to well over 2,000. It has been determined by U.S. intelligence that 80% of these mosques preach jihad, the Islamic war against infidels. Mosques are also being built on U.S. military bases. While many American leaders seem to take this with a grain of salt, it is a significant development that does not bode well for America or its military. U.S. and military leaders do not understand (except for the present occupant in the Whitehouse), that when Muslims establish a mosque in a community or on a military base, to them that symbolizes a conquering of that territory for Allah.
  • Wage Politically Correct Wars & Engagements. Our military cannot defeat an enemy if the Obama administration or any other administration refuses to correctly identify that enemy, initiates a haphazard offensive that tie the hands of the military to carry common sense and militarily proven tactics to engage and defeat that enemy. A politically correct war is a recipe for greater U.S. military casualties, a strengthening of the enemy and certain defeat now and in the future.
  • Promote Islamic Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Military as “Workplace” Violence. Everyone knows that Obama and his compadres cannot stand to call out America’s enemies for who they are: Islamic terrorists.   It has already been mentioned about the Fort Hood massacre by a Muslim soldier that Obama and his minions were quick to proclaim “workplace violence”. Then a year ago there was the case of an American converted to Islam who brutally beheaded a woman at work and thus once again declared workplace violence. There are many other cases involving Muslim perpetrators that are pushed into the shadows of political correctness to avoid the true Islamic assault on America.
  • Endanger U.S. Soldier Safety & Lives With Ridiculous “Rules of Engagement”. Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, who commanded the Green Berets during his military career, has stated that military morale is at an all-time low under the current administration.   “They make it virtually impossible for them to succeed,” Boykin commented recently, “and, in many cases, even to protect themselves and the people they are responsible for.”  Instead of our military forces being allowed to do what they were trained to do, they are being hampered by ridiculous rules of engagement that put their lives at danger.  In some cases our soldiers are being prosecuted by the administration via the FBI even though a military investigation found no wrong doing.  In a number of such cases soldiers have been stripped of rank or summarily discharged without proof of wrong doing.
  • Provide Inadequate Resources for Military Training & Military Conflicts. In 2013, the recently retired U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, stated in October of the year that the U.S. Army only had two brigades (approx. 6,000-10,000 total troops) that he considered combat ready. U.S. military budget cuts under Obama have also greatly affected the combat readiness of the U.S. Air Force. Due to lack of funds, the Air force has had to reduce flying time for pilots in training and reduce aircraft maintenance. As result the Air Force is losing some of its most experienced pilots who cannot get enough air time.
  • Fire Top Military Leaders & Reduce Re-enlistment. Since being elected President Obama has fired over 200 leading military commanders and given “pink slips” to over 500 officers. At the same time Obama is pushing for illegal immigrants to enlist in the U.S. military under an amendment added to Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA.
  • Recruit & Make it Easier for New Immigrants to Enlist. In 2008, the U.S. military implemented MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) to recruit non-citizens into the U.S. military as an alternative route to U.S. citizenship. The program promises legal immigrants “naturalized citizen” status at the end of the ten week combat training program. So, while the military (which is now completely controlled by Obama) discourages enlistment and re-enlistment for true red-blooded American citizens, it is flinging the door wide open for non-citizen immigrants.
  • Carry out Weak, Ineffective Offensives Against ISIS & Islamic Terrorists. In his much publicized “war” against ISIS Obama ordered a tepid response of only half dozen or so air strikes per day. Military brass has said that this is totally ineffective. To be effective, 200-300 or as many as 500 sorties/day need to be carried out. However, Obama’s objective has never been to defeat Islamic terrorists, but rather just to give the ignorant American public the illusion that he is at war with them and defeating them.
  • Release Islamic Terrorists from GITMO. It took years to hunt down some of the world’s most notorious Islamic terrorists, imprison them at GITMO and extract life-saving information from them. From day one of taking office in the Whitehouse it has been Obama’s stated objective to close GITMO, even it meant releasing every Islamic terrorist within.
  • Coddle & Reward Deserters & Traitors. Remember Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl anyone? At least six soldiers were killed searching for him when he went AWOL and linked up with the enemy, the Taliban. Although Bergdahl is undergoing a trial now, most early observers of the evidence have declared him to be guilty of desertion and possibly treason. Obama hailed him as a hero and made no apologies for exchanging him for 5 known Muslim terrorists held at GITMO. Obama had the audacity to compare his actions with those of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of war. Once again the President has trouble with his history facts. First, Washington had deserters shot; Lincoln and Roosevelt were not alive at the end of “their” wars and were not involved in prisoner swaps.Then there is the case of Obama’s military spending $500 million of American taxpayer money to train 5 (yes, five) Syrian rebels and then have them defect or disappear.
  • Disclose Military Secrets & the Secrets of Our Allies. Remember Seal Team Six, the ones responsible for finding and killing Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011? Just two days later, on may 3, V.P. Joe Biden, against strict advice not to, disclosed that it was Seal Team 6 that was responsible for bin Laden’s death. Three months later, on August 6, a Chinook helicopter carrying 30 U.S. military, including 15 Seal Team 6, were shot down by the Taliban. All on board were lost. In March of this year the Obama administration deliberately released a 386-page “top-secret” document that disclosed Israel’s military nuclear secrets.   The excuse that it was in keeping with the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) does not hold any water since Obama has freely ignored such requests for FOIA documents when it comes to him or his administration.
  • Oppose Israel & Betray Our Allies. It is no secret that Obama has distain for Israel and their Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama is clearly the most anti-Israel president America has had since Israel’s re-establishment in 1948. Ever since taking office Obama has pushing for and supporting the “two state” solution, that is a Palestinian state at the expense of Israel’s sovereignty and security.
  • Support & Finance U.S. Enemies. How much foreign aid has the U.S. sent to Islamic countries? Here’s a disturbing fact that should get your blood to percolate.   In 2012, the UN counted 193 member nations. In that year the generous U.S. government provided foreign aid of some sort to 184 or 96% of those countries. Total taxpayer tab: $48.4 billion. That’s bad enough, but to make it worse, the U.S. essentially borrows the money from China in order to dole out this aid. In 2011, 60% of all U.S. foreign aid went to Muslim countries and 33% or $11.6 billion of the total went to Middle East Arab nations. NOTE: This does not include the hundreds of billions spent on fighting the war against terror in the Middle East.
  • Make Alliances with U.S. Enemies. Obama has consistently sought alliances with America’s enemies while weakening alliances with America’s long term allies. In the Middle East, the U.S. military left behind millions of dollars in valuable military equipment, ordinance and technology for Islamic terrorists in such hostile areas as Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. Isn’t it nice that ISIS and other Islamic terrorists get to enjoy modernized military equipment courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer?
  • Allow Islamic Terrorists to Target Our Military & Their Families. Recently ISIS “tweeted” out the names, addresses and photos of U.S. military personnel and their families in the U.S. How this information was obtained and why it was permitted to be online should be an indictment of the lack of security for our armed services men and women by the Obama administration.
  • Deny, Delay or Refuse Proper Care for U.S. Veterans. A recent independent year-long study of the Veteran’s Administration health care for veterans has concluded that despite an annual funding of $60 billion per year, the VA is a bureaucratic nightmare for providing health care to our veterans. An estimated 307,000+ veterans died waiting for care; another 600,000+ are still waiting for care.
  • Bow & Apologize to U.S. Enemies. One of the most obscene gestures by an American president was when Obama, soon after being elected, went on his notorious “apology” tour to the Middle East, bowing to Arab leaders and stating that America was not a Christian nation, but in fact was one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. While Obama is always quick to criticize Christianity or mock America’s Christian roots, he is quick to praise Islam.
  • Deny Proper Medical Care for Veterans at Risk of Suicide. It was recently reported in an IG (Inspector General’s) report released nationally in early September that over 300,000 U.S. veterans have died in the last few years waiting for medical care and another 600,000+ are still waiting for medical care. The IG discovered that VA staff was encouraged to process the simpler cases to earn bonuses and show progress. In thousands of cases the IG found that medical applications for help were stamped completed when the veteran was never seen or treated. This is a travesty.  On a single night in January, 2014, the National Alliance to End Homelessness counted 49,933 homeless veterans. According to Veterans Inc. an estimated 529,000 to 840,000 U.S. military veterans are homeless during any given year and that on any given night there are an average of 300,000 homeless veterans. This is another travesty of justice and compassion for those who served our country.  Yet another national shame is that the suicide rate among our nation’s active duty men and women is over double that of civilian suicides (30 vs. 14/100,000 population). Nearly 300 active duty military commit suicide each year.
  • Reward Genocide. One has to be deaf, blind and dumb not to understand that ISIS and other Muslim terrorist groups are out to wipe Christianity and Judaism from the Middle East (and eventually the world). Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been brutally murdered, tortured, raped, enslaved or forced to flee their homes because of Muslim persecution. Although Obama has done much to help Muslims he feels are persecuted, he has done absolutely nothing to help Middle Eastern Christians.
  • Suppress the Military Vote & Make it Difficult for Active Military to Vote. Prior to the 2012 presidential election it was widely reported by many news agencies that the Obama administration was intentionally trying to suppress or prevent military personnel from voting. Although it sent $2 billion to Egypt it could not find the money to support the opening up of convenient voting stations for military men and women, and it deliberately sent out absentee voting ballots after it was too late for those voting to return them.
  • Blame the Christians & Patriots for the Rise of Islamic Terrorists. Blame the Christian Crusades of over a thousand years ago. Blame conservatives, veterans, patriots, Republicans, the Tea Party, the neighbor’s dog Spike, anyone and anything but Obama’s traitorous ineptness or diabolical plot against America. The total disaster in the Middle East can clearly and totally be laid at the feet of Obama and his supporters (from those that voted for him to all his political hacks that support him). Without God’s intervention, America will never be the same.
  • Promote & Sign the Iran Agreement to Strengthen Iran’s Terrorist Position. Despite only 21% of Americans supporting the undisclosed “deal” (nobody knows what’s in it or the “secret side deals”) with Iran and the overwhelming majority of Congressional members against it, the Obama/Kerry cabal is determined to push it through. Now that the deal is done, Iran has announced that they have “discovered” a big reserve of uranium in their country and will begin mining it soon. This will enable them to pursue their nuclear weapon plans without relying on outside sources of uranium. If Obama succeeds with Congressional approval of the Iran deal, it will undoubtedly be looked back upon as the worst foreign relations deal in the history of the United States of America and will jeopardize the safety and lives of many Americans, including our military.  Pope Francis has come out in support of the Iranian nuke deal, while at the same time encouraging Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.

Dateline, September 23, 2015. Now that all parties have agreed to this deal, Iran demands more concessions. The end result? Who, in their right mind, would want to enlist and serve in the U.S. military under these circumstances? The truth is that enlistments are down considerably.

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