Viewing a moving presentation on Israel and Psalm 83:
Israel's Rejection Not Total
"I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, "Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"? But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Every time Obama has sided with the mullahs against domestic opponents he has played the Jew card in one way or another. He has blown more anti-Semitic dog whistles than many in Washington even realized existed.
Three scenarios of attack seem possible:
Aerial. Airplanes crossed international boundaries and dropped bombs in the 1981 Israeli attack on an Iraqi nuclear installation and in the 2007 attack on a Syrian one, making this the default assumption for Iran. Studies show this to be difficult but attainable. Alternatively, bombs can be delivered via rockets.
If there's one thing that's guaranteed to get me more fired up than those who apply the word "escapism" to pretribulationism, it is those who deny national Israel has a future in God's plan in the face of all the biblical evidence for it.
I've come to suspect that much of the opposition against dispensationalism, premillennialism and even pretribulationism stems from how some people view Israel. Those who hold to Replacement Theology (or supersessionism) often remark that we show "too much interest" in Israel and prophecy. They say we do so at the detriment of the gospel.
Not only had those two horrors occurred on that day, but there have been many,many other incredibly horribly occurrences which concern the Jewish people,on this same calendar day through history.
Incredibly , it was on the ninth of Av that . . .
Many decades ago, a young Jewish journalist was asked to write a book, exposing the truth about the Palestinian problem in Israel. Her name was Joan Peters. Miss Peters just passed away in January of this year. She was a liberal Jew, and when she first began her research on this subject, she fully expected to find and expose the narrative which had been promoted to be true. The narrative was that the Jews displaced a people (the Palestinians) when they came into their land in 1948.
What she found was something entirely different.
Yet, what it tries to do will turn your stomach upside-down. It sends the very clear message that Israel is equal to ISIS in violence and human rights violation. You see footage of ISIS thugs getting ready to decapitate rows of "infidels" dressed in the now world "infamous" orange overalls, juxtaposed with Israelis filtering Palestinians though checkpoints. Then, another frame shows the Islamic State brandishing their black flag followed by an Israeli tank brandishing a Jewish flag, making again a "not-so" subliminal connection.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized President Barack Obama directly on Thursday evening, telling him that the new framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program "threatens the survival of the State of Israel." The two leaders spoke by telephone to discuss the preliminary deal that negotiators from the P5+1 nations reached with Iran at talks in Lausanne, Switzerland that extended past the original Tuesday deadline.
'When it looks as if there's no deliverance for the Jewish people, the hand of God begins to move'
When President Obama announced a "framework" nuclear agreement with Iran – which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns threatens the very existence of his nation – few noticed the significance of the date.
On the Jewish calendar this year, April 1 coincided with Nisan 13, the date in history when a Persian king signed an agreement calling for the destruction of the Jews.
"U.S. Threatens Sanctions Against Israel, Makes Excuses for Iran" —The Weekly Standard, 3/19/2015
Did you ever in your life think you'd live to see the above headline? For Christian supporters of Israel, we have entered Unthinkable Land.
The tone and tenor from the White House regarding Israel has become so menacing, one can believe the American president is capable of anything malicious.