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TWENTY THINGS WE NOW KNOW FIVE YEARS AFTER 9/11

Twenty Things We Now Know Five Years After 9/11

The imminent fifth anniversary of 9/11 provides the proper moment for a good, ol'-fashioned sum-up of the past half-decade under CheneyBush, especially because so much has happened in the past 12-months:

The Bush Administration's Katrina debacle, Iraq being sucked deeper into the civil-war vortex, Afghanistan turning once again into a major war theater, more and more military leaders speaking out about the disaster that is CheneyBush foreign policy, the defection of so many moderate conservatives from their GOP home, the plummeting of Bush's popularity to not much more than his fundamentalist base, the revelation that Bush&Co. have been spying on citizens' phone calls and emails without court warrants, the indictment of CheneyBush's chief aide Scooter Libby for obstruction of justice in the case of the White House's outing of a covert CIA agent, the "rendering" of detainees abroad for extreme torturing…

GATHERING NUCLEAR STORM

Gathering nuclear storm - www.washingtontimes.com - By Arnaud de Borchgrave

Just days before the United Nations Security Council deadline for Iran to cease and desist enriching uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave the West the Iranian bird. By inaugurating a "heavy-water" reactor, Iran instantly doubled its chances of acquiring nuclear weapons. Adding insult to injury, the military mullahs test-fired a new long-range missile -- the Thaqeb, or Saturn, a submarine-to-surface weapon.

The new reactor runs on natural uranium mined by Iran and skips the difficult enrichment phase to produce plutonium, which gives nukes the power to obliterate entire cities. Of course, all these efforts, says Iran's president, is to treat and diagnose AIDS and cancer patients. And -- we almost forgot -- to generate more power to improve agriculture. The fact Iran has sufficient oil reserves to generate electric power for generations to come is conveniently overlooked.

Iran is now confident …

THE YOKE OF PROPHECY

THE YOKE OF PROPHECY - By Brother Rabbi Dani'el Rendelman

One of the most quoted sayings of the Savior is found in Matthew 11:28-30. This statement reveals much about salvation and surprisingly, end times events.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light," Matthew 11:28-30.

This short section of scriptures shows the ministry of the Messiah and the hope for all mankind. He came to reveal the Father to the world. His life, death, and resurrection promise eternal life in the world to come and abundant life in this world. The sick, the tired, the lonely, and the lost can all come to the Savior and accept His rest. Notice, that he doesn't guarantee riches or honor. Instead he offers rest for the weary. Isn't this what we all really need? Well, a person receives his rest as one cast…

WISDOM FOR EARTH's FINAL HOURS

Wisdom for Earth's Final Hours
by Jerry Robinson

As Christians, you and I have been purchased by the precious blood and stripes of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been justified and sanctified. We have been 'set apart' for God's plans and purposes. We do not have the luxury of going along with the crowd, even though our 'flesh' may desire it.

Posted: 8/21/06

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." (Romans 13:12)

Recently, while driving through an area in my city known for its nightlife, I once again realized the necessity for you and I to remain sober in these last days. As I drove through this area looking in through the windows at the people drinking and carrying on, I felt sorrow for those who do not know Christ at this hour. Right here in America, the greatest bastion of Christianity in the entire world, most don't know or trust the God has preserved our nat…

THE END OF THE WORLD?

The End of the World?

There is a sense even among those who hold little or no regard for Bible prophecy that troubling events in the Middle East could bring about the end of the world. Bible prophets, and we who adhere to a literal interpretation of the things they foretold, have been putting forth on world issues and events for years. Yet, genuine concern didn’t seem to raise its head until Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mentioned the 12th Imam, and his soon coming forward to bring about man’s final war.

It’s always been true that man would rather believe satanic lies than God’s truth. Adam and Eve believed Lucifer (as the serpent in the garden of Eden) when the father of all lies told them that they would not surely die, like God said, if they ate of the forbidden fruit. Mankind has fallen for the lies ever since, preferring to accept any lie rather than the only truth there is –truth from the mind of the Creator of all things. Evolution, for example, has become the basis for k…

CATACLYSM FEARS RAISED ON ISLAMIC HOLY DATE

Cataclysm fears raised on Islamic 'holy' date - www.worldnetdaily.com

Mideast experts worry Islamic fanatics seeking heaven may spark violence

MAD, or mutually assured destruction, just won't work any more, according to one Mideast expert whose forecasts that the night of Aug. 22 may prove to be cataclysmic are fueling worry around the world.

Bernard Lewis of Princeton has had opinion pieces circulating for two weeks now about how that night, the anniversary of one of Islam's holiest events, could be a time Iran would pick to spark a battle Muslims believe forever will resolve the battle between "good" and "evil."

That MAD policy, which prevented nations for decades during the Cold War from pushing the button, isn't a realistic hope with fanatic Muslims, Lewis said.

"There is a radical difference between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments with nuclear weapons," Lewis writes. "This difference is expressed in what can onl…
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OUTCRY OVER LEBANON

Outcry over Lebanonb - Jan Willem van der Hoeven - www.israelmybeloved.com

Shock, anger and disappointment were felt by many inside and outside Israel – by Israel-loving Jews and Israel-loving Christians – at the unsatisfactory and premature outcome of Israel's latest war.

The nation has been severely shaken, and a process has already begun that could well lead to a new political and military change of direction, possibly even a change in Israel's government.

Many people, among them Lebanese – especially that country's real Christians who have suffered for years from the Hizbollah and other Muslim extremists occupying their country – are also deeply disappointed in the half-baked outcome of this recent war.

To give you a glimpse of the feelings and opinions, chiefly Israeli and Lebanese, I have listed some of the most remarkable heartfelt outcries expressed by them:

Joseph Farah writes (in WorldNetDaily, August 2006)

"When Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Liberation Organiza…

SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?

Shape of Things To Come?

Most who watch the news in light of Bible prophecy agree that the world has moved into a time of birthpang-like convulsions. While such contractions have been observable for a long time, they seem now to be only minutes apart, rather than months and years apart, like in previous decades. It is with this frame of reference I would like to do some scenario postulating.

By doing so, I am setting myself and raptureready.com up for severe criticism, I realize. So, I want to preface this in the strongest possible terminology. Please read carefully: This is from the thought process of Terry James, not from the mind of the Creator of all things. While I do believe the Lord gives discernment in the areas of things to come (prophecy yet future), He no longer reveals new prophetic truth in the sense He revealed prophecy to Old and New Testament prophets--i.e., God has given His Word, and there is nothing left to be given, so far as prophetic truth is concerned. Now, we who…