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September 9 , 2012-Rockets on the South, Economic Turmoil in the West Bank, Maariv Sold - History

September 9 , 2012-Rockets on the South, Economic Turmoil in the West Bank, Maariv Sold - History

September 9 , 2012-Rockets on the South, Economic Turmoil in the West Bank, Maariv Sold

Two missiles from Gaza fell on Southern Israeli last night. Its not clear which Palestinian organization fired the missiles. The immediate reason for the attack appears to be a retaliation for the Palestinians that were killed while preparing to fire a missile at Israel two days ago.The missile caused damage, but no injuries in S'derot. It's not clear how and if Israel will respond. The key from the government's standpoint is to show that all attacks will receive a response. However, they to contain the response, so as not to start a new round of firing that might make matters worse, just as Rosh Hashannah approaches. Today, there were no Iron Domes in place, since we do not have enough or these defensive systems to keep them available everywhere they could be needed at the same time.

There were a series of demonstrations in the West Bank yesterday and today, protesting the state of the economy there. Unemployment there seems to have reached 30%- with the only serious jobs being available are positions working for the Palestinian authority. An increasing number of Palestinians have slowly been allowed into Israel to work as well. What happened to the supposed great state of the Palestinian economy? If we do not find way of helping their economy we will face a very difficult future.

The Israeli newspaper "Maariv" has been losing money for a decade. This is no different than the state of many of the world's newspapers- and for many of the same reasons. Israelis continue to read newspapers in larger numbers than Americans. However, Maariv has had some unique competition in the past few years (as have all the Israeli papers) from a free newspaperfunded by Sheldon Adelson, whose express purpose was to build support for Prime Minister Netanyahu. The current owner of Maariv is one of Israel's "ycoons". His empire is suddenly on the verge of collapse. Therefore he agreed to sell Maariv to Shlomo Ben Tzvi (the owner of "Makor Rishon", a right of center publication). Ben Tzvi is a supporter of the right wing of the Likud. Ron Lauder, who is also a supporter of Netanyahu, is part owner of Israel Channel 10. In the near future, Lauder is expected to increase his ownership to help the embattled channel. Where are the liberal Jews who want to invest in Israel's media? It's probably not a good financial investment, but it would be an important investment for the future.

There was another attack on an Arab in West Jerusalem this weekend. Something has clearly gone wrong. Despite all of the talk, no one is really dealing with a very fundamental problem.


I came across a very interesting new series on Hulu called The Promise. Its centers around an English girl whose grandfather served in Palestine and decides to spend her Gap year with her half Israeli best friend who is going into the Israeli army. At firsts it seemed like a modern remake of Exodus, but by the end of the first episode it is way more complicated.


US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria

Damascus, Syria - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression."

A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the network of al-Qaida-linked foreign fighters moving through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area struck because Syria was out of the military's reach.

"We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.


White House won’t say if Biden will force Christian doctors to perform abortions, gender surgeries

March 3, 2021, 7:19 pm

Would President Biden force doctors to perform abortions and “sex-reassignment” surgeries against their religious beliefs?

White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say when asked by a reporter from the Catholic network EWTN on Tuesday.

The reporter noted concerns that “pregnancy discrimination” measures in the Equality Act, which has passed the House, “would force doctors to perform gender transition surgeries and sterilizations, again, even if it violates their conscience.”

“What does the president, President Biden, say about those concerns?” the reporter asked.

“The president’s been a long supporter of Roe v. Wade. It has been his consistent belief that should be law, and he will fight to continue to protect that as being law,” Psaki replied.

The reporter pressed further, asking, “Conscience concerns, is that a concern of his?”

“I think, again, I’m just going to state what the president’s policies are,” Psaki said. “Did you have another question?”

The reporter didn’t quit.

“Will President Biden keep the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at HHS, the office that was put in place under President Trump, keep it in place to receive conscience complaints from those doctors?”

“You’ll have to talk to a future Secretary Becerra once he is confirmed,” Psaki said. …

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., confronted Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services on the government’s support for “sex-change” treatment and surgery. …

“Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?” Paul asked.

Levine dodged the question …

The Equality Act would prevent anyone from using the freedom of conscience protections under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 as a defense in claims of discrimination based on “the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition of an individual, as well as because of sex-based stereotypes.”

“Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy,” the bill says, could be grounds for suing health-care providers who refuse to perform an abortion. https://www.wnd.com/2021/03/4897118/

Abortion is the murdering of an unborn child.

Health professionals should not be legally forced to do that or sued financially for exercising their religious objections.

Consider the first amendment to the US Constitution:

  • First amendment — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Despite the clause in the first amendment in the US Constitution, last week the US House of Representatives (a branch of Congress) voted for the ‘Equality Act’ (see House votes for more ‘COVID’ debt and anti-biblical ‘Equality Act’) which will prohibit the exercise of various aspects of freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

The ‘Equality Act’ proponents bring the following to mind:

18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. (2 Peter 2:18-19, NKJV)

19 They promise freedom to everyone. But they are merely slaves of filthy living, because people are slaves of whatever controls them. (2 Peter 2:19, CEV)

The Equality Act is not freedom and liberty.

The USA as we have known it is going downhill fast.

Related to some of its moral decline we put out the following video:

USA pushing (im)’moral leadership’?

he Biden-Harris Administration has issues memorandums in order to provide funding and other support for abortions and the LGBTQI+ agenda in the USA and around the world. This funding will also increase USA debt–this is in addition to something that Kamala Harris also did when she voted to add an additional $1.9 trillion in debt. The Biden-Harris Administration wants to punish foreign nations not onboard with its LGBTQI+ policies. Joe Biden said his Administration was doing this to help repair the USA’s “moral leadership” internationally. Is this promotion of immoral sins going to lead to destruction of the USA, perhaps by 2028? Can the strongest military in the world be taken over? Is the USA prophesied to repent or be take over if it does not repent? Dr. Thiel covers these topics and reveals biblical answers to these questions.

Yes, what Congress may do this week is horrible. It also did some things last month which were not good as the following video points out:

117th US Congress and Gendered Words

The type of new normal that the USA is heading for is not good.

As a non-partisan, it is sometimes difficult to write certain parts of this book as some people are bound to believe that I am intentionally taking a partisan stance.

I am not.

I am not a Republican nor a Democrat nor part of any political party. Nor do I consider myself an independent or some type of anarchist. My views would be that of a biblical Christian who earnestly holds to true and original Christian beliefs (cf. Jude 3).

(Perhaps it should be mentioned that when Donald Trump was President of the United States, I also had a book about him,[i] and at least 20 predictions I published related to him and his Administration came to pass.)

While I wish that the future of the United States in the next decade or so would be its greatest years, the moral direction that the U.S. has taken, along with various statements in the Bible, point to the fact that we are getting closer to the end of America.

It is reasonable to believe that not everything that a Biden-Harris Administration may do will be good, and not all that Administration may do will be bad. The same goes for other political leaders.

Regarding Biden-Harris views on abortion, notice the following items:

Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade. Restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood. … Restore the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate in place before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. [ii]

Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a long track record in taking legal action against pro-life organizations. [iii]

Harris is so pro-abortion that serving in the Senate, she has maintained a 100% rating from the pro-abortion rights group National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL). [iv]

Here is information on the Biden-Harris LGBTQ plans:

As President, Biden will restore the United States’ standing as a global leader defending LGBTQ+ rights and development … [v]

As President, Biden will … Decriminalize HIV exposure and transmission laws … ban so-called “conversion therapy.” [vi]

The Bible says that those who are homosexual can change (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), and the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution supposedly guarantees the right of free assembly. So how any government in the U.S.A. can outlaw “conversion therapy” shows that the U.S.A. has declined deeply in this area.

Many have questioned Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ morality. From their pro-abortion positions to their plan to globally promote the LGBTQ+ agenda while restricting religious rights of those who have differing standards, these would biblically be considered as noticeable moral flaws.

Notice also the following:

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team leader for US-owned media outlets wants to redefine freedom of speech and make “hate speech” a crime. Richard Stengel is the Biden transition “Team Lead” for the US Agency for Global Media …

“In general, hate speech is speech that attacks and insults people on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin and sexual orientation,” Stengel wrote. [vii]

Does any of that matter? Global media, ‘big tech,’ and many governments have already censored scriptures (and even I have been directly censored by Vimeo, at least once, for tying certain world events in with biblical prophecies).

Notice also some of what the Bible says and it teaches:

8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet, And note it on a scroll, That it may be for time to come, Forever and ever:

9 That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the Lord

10 Who say to the seers, “Do not see,”

And to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. 11 Get out of the way, Turn aside from the path, Cause the Holy One of Israel To cease from before us.” (Isaiah 30:8-11)

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21)

1 Cry aloud, spare not Lift up your voice like a trumpet Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)

More and more people do not want to hear the truths related to the law of God or prophecies from His word.

Consider also that if some are insulted because their sins are called out, at least some associated with the Biden-Harris team want to make that a crime!

Yes, various ones want to further stifle religious speech to the point of persecuting those who hold to aspects of biblical morality. …

Consider the following about American society in 2021:

Never before in our lifetime have we seen such an abundance of widespread corruption, treacherous behavior, and blatant hypocrisy within our government. Its ruling mandate has now become, “Do as I say, not as I do”. [viii]

The Bible also teaches that the Assyrians will be used to punish “an hypocritical nation” (or hypocritical people, as the Hebrew can be translated) that refuses to repent:

5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation (Isaiah 10:5–6, KJV).

5 … But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent. (Hosea 11:5)

Christians all need to recall that when Jesus came, He clearly condemned the hypocritical religious leaders of His day (e.g. Luke 11:44), more directly than he condemned the physically more obvious sinners (Matthew 9:10–13).

This is not to say that non-Anglo-Saxon nations do not have sin or that they will not be punished. The European Assyrians will clearly also be punished, per Isaiah 10:12-19, but the punishment will begin first on those who should have known better. That is, the punishment will begin on those who have claimed to live rightly, but have repeatedly failed to do so. Those who receive biblical blessing should not be surprised when they receive biblical curses for disobedience (cf. Deuteronomy 28:1-68).

While the gospel warning message will be made fairly clear to the English-speaking peoples by the “Philadelphia Christians,” prior to Daniel 11:39, because the Anglo-American nations are not likely to heed that warning, they will have to answer for their relative lack of response (cf. Ezekiel 33:7-9) and their survivors will be taken captive (cf. Habakkuk 2:7).

[i] Thiel B. Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse. Nazarene Books, 2017

[ii] The Biden Agenda for Women. JoeBiden.com accessed 10/16/20

[iii] Pro-life leaders react to Biden’s ‘extreme’ HHS pick. Catholic News Agency, December 7, 2020

[iv] Kamala Harris Takes Extreme Stance on Abortion. NewsMax, August 12, 2020

[v] The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World. JoeBiden.com accessed 10/16/20

[vi] The Biden Agenda for Women. JoeBiden.com accessed 10/16/20

[vii] Nelson S. Joe Biden transition official wrote op-ed advocating free speech restrictions. USA Today, November 13, 2020

[viii] Gendon M. God’s Prophetic Word Encourages Believers. PTG Newsletter, January 1, 2021

(Thiel B. Biden-Harris: Prophecies and Destruction. Nazarene Books, 2021)

Despite Joe Biden’s words about unifying the nation, he and Kamala Harris want the USA in their own image: Fiercely pro-abortion, radically pro-LGBTQ+, dangerously pro-alien, pushing racial discrimination, and anti-true freedom of religion.

Regarding the end times, Jesus warned:

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12)

Yes, lawlessness and hypocrisy is abounding without real love.

Those who still think that the Constitution of the US will always protect their freedom of religion need to open their eyes (cf. Revelation 3:14-22).

Some items of related interest may include the following:

Biden-Harris: Prophecies and Destruction Can the USA survive two full presidential terms? In what ways are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris apocalyptic? This book has hundreds of prophecies and scriptures to provide details. A Kindle version is also available and you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to your free Kindle reader app (or if you already have one or a Kindle), you can go to: Biden-Harris: Prophecies and Destruction (Kindle) to get the book in seconds.
Might the U.S.A. Be Gone by 2028? Are there prophetic reasons to believe that the USA will not last two complete presidential terms? Yes. There is a tradition attributed to the Hebrew prophet Elijah that humanity had 6,000 years to live before being replaced by God’s Kingdom. There are scriptures, writings in the Talmud, early Christian teachings that support this. Also, even certain Hindu writings support it. Here is a link to a related video: Is the USA prophesied to be destroyed by 2028?
Prayer: What Does the Bible Teach? This free booklet contains 28 biblically-based tips on improving the effectiveness of your prayers. This is a pdf. A related two part sermon is available: What Does the Bible Teach About Prayer? and What does the Bible Teach About Prayer (& Healing)?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may wish to view the YouTube videos: Abortion and Birth Control: History and Scriptures. Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt, American Infanticide, Euthanasia: Mercy killing or murder?, and Land of ‘Free’ Abortions and Debt.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There are also three YouTube videos related to this, titled Transgender ‘Woe to those who call evil good’ and Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children and USA pushing gender confusion.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality and the LGBTQ agenda? Can homosexuals change? A related video sermon is titled: What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? A short video is available titled: Gay Gene? Born That Way?
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? A related sermons is titled: Pornography, False Comfort, and False Religion. Here a shorter YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2028 or or 2031 or 20xx? There is also a video titled 6000 Years: When will God’s Kingdom Come? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
The Great Tribulation: What Happens First? What events have happened? What are some events that are now happening? And what events need to happen for the Great Tribulation to start? Here is a link to a related sermon video: Counting Down to the Great Tribulation.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2021, 2022, or 2023? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede la Gran Tribulación comenzar en el 2020 o 2021? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? A related video is: 2021: The Great Tribulation or the Great Reset?
USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses Can you point to scriptures, like Daniel 11:39, that point to the USA in the 21st century? This article does. Two related sermon are available: Identifying the USA and its Destruction in Prophecy and Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no Final End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Quién es el Rey del Occidente? ¿Por qué no hay un Rey del Occidente en la profecía del tiempo del fin? A related sermon is also available: The Bible, the USA, and the King of the West.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from lower level leaders? Two related sermons are available The Work per HWA and the Bible and Priority of the Philadelphia Work.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work.
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Near Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety,’ Zephaniah 2 to ‘gather together,’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on fleeing to a place–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. Two sermon-length videos of related interest are available Physical Protection During the Great Tribulation and Might Petra be the Place of Safety? Here is something related in the Spanish language: Hay un lugar de seguridad para los Filadelfinos. ¿Puede ser Petra?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to three related sermons: The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.

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