I am putting this article, written in November 2013, back near the top of our website. It gives some perspective on daily life in Israel where, as I write now (August 25, 2014) rockets have been fired into northern Israel from both Syria and Lebanon. This is what our family and many thousands of other Israeli families have to constantly put up with. Because they are Jews. Islam instructs its followers to kill Jews. FACT! Time to wake up, world.
Mohammed was a blood-soaked mass murderer and his true followers have this as their example. He also married a six year old girl so you can see how Islamics regard woman of all ages......No, we do NOT all follow the same god. See our book Cults and Isms, True or False? available from our web shop.
I am in Northern Israel, writing ten miles from the Lebanese border. Our family lives here including our four little grandchildren, two of whom Pat and I have been walking to their nursery schools. When rockets are fired at them they, like all Israelis, have a few seconds to dive for shelter in “safe rooms” or communal shelters. There is worse to come.
The Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, whose name, presumably jokingly, means party of Allah, or party of god, has rockets or terrorist weapons in one in ten Lebanese homes. Sometimes rockets aimed at Israel are stored next to the guest bedrooms! The climax comes soon - and I talk about this to any church group or conference that wants to know the truth about the Middle East in Bible Prophecy.
The next wars will again be aimed at Israel’s destruction as countless Arab writers and leaders have demanded down the decades. Instead, the Bible tells us, it is they who will be destroyed. The God of the Bible, who is not Allah, will protect Israel and any nation launching attacks on it is doomed. Indeed, any nation treating Israel badly – and this includes America and Britain in most instances- is also doomed. The true God promises blessings to those who bless Israel- and curses to those who dare to come against it.
My talk on DVD in our web shop, the Middle East in Bible Prophecy, reveals the precise sequence of events, starting with the war prophesied in Psalm 83, when a confederation of nations around Israel conspire to wipe her out. The reverse happens to their military. This is shown in the next Biblical prophecy in date sequence, the war of Ezekiel 38/9, when a confederation of nations led by Russia and Iran marches into Israel and is utterly destroyed by God alone on the mountains of Israel. None of the nations immediately surrounding Israel are involved. They will have been taken out prior to the Russian invasion.
This little piece of real estate where I am staying, which is smaller than the Dallas/Forth Worth metro area where we were a few months ago, is the most important sliver of land on the earth. God says so.
Right now it is Shabbat, the Hebrew day of rest and the seventh day of the week. Business closes down and Jews crowd into synagogues. Jewish believers and others attend the many small Messianic fellowships scattered through Israel, worshipping the Jewish Messiah who lived and taught a few miles from where I sit in the Western Galilee. But this peaceful time is running out….
The following extracts are from a report by The Gatestone Institute which is chaired by John Bolton, a former US Ambassador to the United Nations and far and away the best voice the US has had there. Take a look at the fine articles on their website: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/about/
“Through its Shi'ite Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, Iran today has formed a terrorist entity that is unprecedented in scope and firepower, whose rockets and missiles can strike any point in Israel. During a recent security conference held at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, senior Israeli officials divulged some staggering figures that give a sense of the significant capabilities Hezbollah has built-up.
“To be sure, Israel has been preparing for the day it will need to tackle Hezbollah, and the Israel Defense Force apparently feels ready to deal with the threat if and when it is required to do so.
“The threat, however, remains potent; and Hezbollah's cynical use of Lebanese civilians as a cover from which to attack Israeli civilians remains a serious challenge facing Israeli defense planners.
“During the conference, IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, pointed out that, "in Lebanon today, there are homes in which there are guestrooms alongside missile storage rooms. This is a clear intelligence reality."
“The situation was also addressed by Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan, who unveiled a government plan to find solutions quickly for the 30% of Israeli civilians who do not have rocket-proof rooms in their apartments, or access to bomb shelters in their buildings or the immediate vicinity.
“In any full-scale war, Erdan warned, the Israeli home front will be pounded by thousands of rockets for up to three weeks, and every point in the country could be hit by Hezbollah.
“One out of every 10 homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, Erdan said. Civilian homes, he said, are constructed in southern Lebanon in a way that allows the roof to open up for the firing of a rocket at Israel.
“An increasing number of Hezbollah's projectiles, Erdan cautioned, are guided, accurate weapons, with which the terror organization will seek to strike Israeli national infrastructure sites, such as electricity production centers.
“If the number of rockets and missiles possessed by Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad are added up, he added, the number reached is 200,000.
"Our enemies," he said, "want to break the spirit of Israelis, and get them to stop believing that we can have a normal life here."
“The IDF has very effective offensive plans for these threats, but the government also had to come up with new ways of keeping civilian life going during a future war, he continued.
"We need to create a mechanism to allow the continuous functionality of the home front, and not to return to scenes of the Second Lebanon War of 2006," he said. "No other country is facing the threat we are today."
“Hezbollah is heavily armed, more so than most Western countries, but it is also deterred by Israel's firepower. Additionally, its main focus today is on fulfilling the orders of its masters in Tehran and fighting in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Assad regime, a move that has provoked the wrath of Sunni jihadis.
“This change was noted in recent days by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, who stated: ‘To those who are not yet aware, there is already a civil war in Lebanon. [The Sunni] Global Jihad, which has infiltrated Lebanon and is attacking Hezbollah, is blowing up car bombs in (the south Beirut Hezbollah stronghold) of Dahia, and is firing rockets at Dahia and the Beka'a Valley [in northern Lebanon, where Hezbollah is also based]."
“During the conference, new ideas were put forward by top security figures on how Israel might enhance its deterrence even further.
“Giora Eiland, Major General (ret.) Israel Defense Forces , a former head of the National Security Council (which advises the prime minister),said Israel should reject the idea that it must fight against terrorist guerrilla organizations embedded in civilian areas, and return to the idea that it is fighting enemy states.
“It is impossible to defeat guerrilla forces, Eiland argued; but if the enemy and its territory are defined as a hostile state, victory becomes possible once again. "In 2006," he said, "we tried to do something impossible by hitting rocket launchers. If tomorrow there is a third Lebanon war and if we try to do the same thing, the result will be worse. We and Hezbollah have improved tactically."
"If war does break out," he added, "treating Lebanon as an enemy would end the conflict in three days, not three weeks," Eiland predicted. "This entails bombing bridges and other state-affiliated targets, though staying clear of civilian sites like schools and hospitals," he stressed. "It is not right for us to accept the idea of fighting low-intensity counter-terrorism conflicts. We should move to an interstate conflict system."
“One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it. Civilian homes are constructed in a way that allows the roof to open up for the firing of a rocket at Israel. Added up, the number of rockets and missiles reached is 200,000. Israel should reject the idea that it must fight against terrorist guerrilla organizations embedded in civilian areas, and return to the idea that it is fighting enemy states.”
God says: “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that Yahweh saves; for the battle is Yahweh’s, and he will give all of you into our hands. As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead.
“The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground. David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.” (I Samuel 17:47-51)
My attention was first drawn to the situation update above by The Jerusalem Connection, which commented: “Until we enter the seven year period (Daniel 9:24-27) before Messiah comes in power and great glory (II Thessalonians 2:1-12), Israel will enjoy stunning victories over her enemies. Israel will do to her enemies as David did to Goliath. Israel will do so only as they determine “to terminate with extreme prejudice.” This is what awaits Jihadist states in their next war with Israel.
To find out more, look up The Jerusalem Connection here: http://www.thejerusalemconnection.us/
I (Alan) do Powerpoint presentations on various aspects of Israel, the focus of the Bible and particularly of the events of the End Times, which we are rapidly moving into. I am touring America and Britain next year and have church and conference dates available, but need to firm up all bookings as soon as possible. I will certainly be in the Midwest and in St. Louis so welcome speaking invitations. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org