Is God protecting Israel by changing the direction of Hamas’ missiles? The terrorists think so!

Headline in the Jerusalem Post, July 18, 2014. Image:

Headline in the Jerusalem Post, July 18, 2014. Image:

As Hamas continues to rain thousands of rockets and missiles on Israel, people are stunned by the lack of damage that is occurring. A number of reasons are being thrown out. Israel has developed its Iron Dome that is intercepting rockets and destroying them before they land. But it is not stopping all of them.

Israel estimates it intercepts between 30% to 40% of Hamas’ missiles. Many are still getting through, but so far have inflicted minimal damage.

The Hamas strategy has been relatively simple — throw enough rockets into the air and eventually one is going to cause massive damage. That moral victory will be trumpeted around the Middle East. Targets of their barrage have included a nuclear power plant, airports and city suburbs.

According to reports, even the Hamas is starting to notice how ineffective their missiles have been and they blame Jehovah. (more…)

Life lessons from a marshmallow

What eating marshmallows tell us about life? Photo Foter/Flicker/image415

What eating marshmallows tell us about life? Photo Foter/Flicker/image415

Esau and Jacob were the fraternal twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah. Esau, who was firstborn, was destined to receive the firstborn inheritance which amounted to twice that of the other children. So Esau would receive two thirds of the family inheritance and Jacob only a third.

However, as a young man Esau traded away his double-portion inheritance for a mess of pottage. After a day in the field, Esau came back to the camp starving. Jacob was making a stew. When Esau asked Jacob for some stew, Jacob only agreed if Esau traded away his double-portion inheritance to Jacob.

 32 Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” 33 And Jacob said, “First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. … Thus Esau despised his birthright. (Genesis 25:32-34 NASV)

Esau was not willing to delay the instant gratification of a mess of pottage. The Bible says because of his lack of self-control, Esau despised his inheritance. Esau’s children would form Edom (Genesis 25:30) and become a bitter enemy of Isaac’s children — Israel.

David Brooks in his article, What Marshmallows can teach us about life, writes about the work of researcher Walter Mischel who studied the importance of self-control. (more…)

Satanic sacrifices on the doorsteps of Mesa churches?

Mesa Baptist Church: Google Earth

Is Mesa Baptist Church under spiritual attack? Photo: Google Earth

Police are investigating a number of arson fires outside churches located in Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

According to an article on Charisma News, there have been six fires reported. Three were set in May at Mesa Baptist Church, two set in June at the East Mesa Christian Church and Pilgrim Lutheran Church and one in July at Calvary Baptist Church.

It doesn’t seem these were deliberate attempts to set the churches on fire as they were set in front of church doors, but far enough back not to affect the building.

The fires may have actually been a form of satanic sacrifice. (more…)

The world’s first antichrist?

Was the Tower of Babel built by the world's first antichrist: Image Painting of Tower of Bable by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1526-1569) Wikipedia

Was the Tower of Babel built by the world’s first antichrist? Image Painting of Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1526-1569) Wikipedia

In 1 John 2:18, the Bible warns that there will be many antichrists, before the final one shows at the end of the age. But, perhaps the first reference to an antichrist is found centuries earlier in the first few chapters of Genesis.

After the flood, God commanded Noah and his family to spread out and fill the earth. Instead Noah’s descendants congregated in the valley of Mesopotamia. At this point, they were still one language (Genesis 11:1).

The driving force behind this was a man named Nimrod. The word “Nimrod” literally means “we shall rebel.” The name itself sets the stage for what follows. (more…)

Uncovering the throne of Satan, Pt 2

Left to right: Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler. Were they influenced by the Throne of Satan?

Left to right: Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler. Were they influenced by the throne of Satan?

In my earlier post, I discussed a passage in Revelation 2:12-13, that speaks of a specific place where Satan lived at that time in history — Pergamum (also written Pergamon).

And to the angel of the church of Pergamum write: I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is and you hold fast My name and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where satan dwells (Revelation 2:12-13 NASV)

The city was not only the dwelling place of Satan, but Satan’s throne was located there as well. At the time the Apostle John wrote Revelation, the city was home to a massive altar dedicated to Zeus. Some have suggested the Pergamum altar was in fact the throne of Satan referred to in Revelation. This altar simply manifested a spiritual reality — Pergamum was Satan’s capital.

It is not a coincidence that in the natural realm Pergamum was also the capital of Asia. Satan’s presence in this key city gave him an opportunity to influence the political process.

After Christianity came into dominance in the Roman Empire, the altar fell into disrepair. The temple was turned into a fortress and partly destroyed during many battles. The altar gradually disappeared covered by debris and dirt. (more…)

The place where Satan lives? Pt 1

Is the Pergamum Alter, the throne of Satan referred to in Revelation 2? Photo Wikipedia/Raimond Spekking

Is the Pergamum Altar, the throne of Satan referred to in Revelation 2:12-13? Photo Wikipedia/Raimond Spekking

In a December 2013 interview with The Guardian, a mortician named only as Lucas, living in San Pedro, Honduras said:

“Satan himself lives here in San Pedro. People here kill people like they are nothing more than chickens.”

With a population of only 900,000, the city averages 20 murders a day. This works out to a murder rate of 173 per 100,000 more than double the country’s national average which is 85.5 per 100,000. New York City in comparison has 3.5 murders/100,000.

According to the article, San Pedro has the highest murder rate of any region in the world outside a war zone. (more…)

Did massive oceans beneath the earth’s surface contribute to Noah’s flood?

Massive oceans beneath the earth's surface contributed to Noah's flood: Photo Kumaravel / Foter / Creative Commons.

Massive oceans beneath the earth’s surface contributed to Noah’s flood: Photo Kumaravel / Foter / Creative Commons.

Steven Jacobsen, a geophysicist from Northwestern University, and seismologist Brandon Schmandt from the University of New Mexico believe they have found a body of water far below the earth’s surface. The results of their study were published in Science.

This group was sending seismic waves into the ground to discover what lies below. At 700 kms (400 miles) beneath the surface, they ran into a layer of ringwoodite. Their tests suggested it also contained water. The temperature and pressure at this level would cause the water to sweat out of the ringwoodite.

Jocobsen said ringwoodite has a unique crystal structure that allows it to soak up water like a sponge.  The two speculated if just 1% of this ringwoodite mass contained water, it would be three times the size of the earth’s oceans. (more…)

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