(Jerusalem, Israel) — Greetings from Israel. Thank you so much for your prayers and notes of encouragement. Please keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel. Please mobilize family and friends to pray more. Events are moving rapidly here. On Tuesday, Hamas broke another ceasefire agreement. This is the 11th time Hamas and its […]
(Washington, D.C.) — Right now, we are witnessing horrific war and bloodshed and lawlessness in the epicenter. We are seeing some of the worst persecution in the modern history of the Middle East unfold before our eyes. Radical Islamic extremists are crucifying and beheading Christians, forcing followers of Christ to convert or die, driving Christians from their homes and looting all […]
August 13, 2014 Dear Friends – Greetings from Northern Virginia! We hope you are enjoying the Lord and this beautiful summer. Lynn and I are writing to share with you several significant changes in our lives. We are excited about them and we would deeply appreciate your prayers. First, we are moving to Israel as a […]
12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name (Jesus) under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”--Jesus is Salvation. Only way to heaven. . . Best decision you will ever make.
Iran, Obama, and Greece are three issues that I want to address today.First, there are reports that 15,000 Iranian elite soldiers are heading to Syria, and British and Qatari forces are too.Some say all of the before mentioned are already there.The head of Iranian special units is said to be in Damascus to help operate the war room.If this is true, then Isaiah 17 where Damascus is destroyed is a real possibility.Will a Syrian conflict which destroys Damascus be a hook that leads Russia into the Middle East?Russia will not be one of the first countries coming to the Middle East for God will have to hook them into coming into the northern parts of Israel.War preparations are heightened, and with any possibility of war there are many rumors.There are rumors major news outlets are preparing for the eventuality of an Iranian conflict, and Israeli government officials are laying the groundwork to evacuate Israelis if need be.We need to be in prayer for all those involved.If a war room is being prepared then Israel is the target, not Syrian dissidents.
Second, President Obama has backed up a Health and Human Services plan which will require Catholic charities and institutions to cover contraception.The Catholic Church is fighting the decree.The bigger issue here is the American government deciding ones belief system.Whether you agree with the Catholic stand or not, this type of autocratic power is just the beginning.In time, the world government will usher in the mark of the beast and religious institutions will be treated with the same if not worse disrespect.Sadly, many Christians are asleep because they do not want to see the truth and speak on it. Lukewarmness is destroying the witness of the Church, and only a few are willing to stand up to call it like it is.Be hot for the Gospel for God will reward you in great measure.
Lastly, as of this hour the Greek negotiations are still continuing.Whether an agreement is reached or not, the EU and the world is preparing for a Greek default.This is more managing the default than keeping it from happening.The Bible says the economic conditions will worsen through hyperinflation so as the Greek tragedy escalates look for central bankers to print more money to cover the very rich.Just as the Bible states, don't touch the oil or wine.There are many rich who are Christians, but there is a system where the powers of the rich will be protected while the rest of us will suffer.Don't be discouraged for our hope awaits us in Christ Jesus, and yet that hope is already here.
"When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come[c]." I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A [d]quart of wheat for a [e]denarius, and three [f]quarts of barley for a [g]denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine."
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is quoting an anonymous high-level Syrian official as saying on Monday that Kassam Salimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, has arrived in Syria to aid in the country's crackdown against its would-be revolutionaries.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-backed Al Arabiya news channel claimed Tuesday in a separate report that 15,000 troops from Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently arrived in Syria to aid Syrian President Bashar Assad in his battle against rebel forces in Homs and throughout the country.
Haaretz claims that Salimani, who is in charge of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's external operations as commander of the Quds Force, has "taken up a spot in the war room" alongside Bashar Assad and his closest family members, including his brother Maher, his brother-in-law Assaf Shaukat, and his cousin Rami Makhlouf.