"With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright." (2Samuel 22:26)
Blessed Are The Merciful
Greetings! We hope you all had a good week. As we are sure you are aware there have been disturbing events taking place in the Middle East with the slaughter of so many innocent civilians, men, women and especially children. God have mercy. The Bible says "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy." (Matthew 5:7), and "whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:6) If these verses are true, and we know they are, some people are in for a harrowing future.
How anyone can defend and try to excuse what is happening beggars belief. Below is a very recent candid article from CNN covering the situation in the Middle East. This is just one article from a multitude of similar news agencies around the world.
Israel kills 30 civilians at shelter, witnesses tell U.N.
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli forces shelled a house where they had ordered about 100 Palestinian civilians to take shelter, killing about 30 people and wounding many more, witnesses told the U.N.
Israel Defense Forces said it is looking into the allegations.
"Credible eyewitness accounts" described the incident, which occurred in the volatile Gaza City suburb of Zeitoun, said Allegra Pacheco, deputy head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for the Palestinian territories. Pacheco spoke to CNN on Friday.
Witnesses reported that "about 100 civilians were evacuated" to a house Sunday, and the structure was shelled Monday, she said. The witnesses told the U.N. that two of the survivors said their children died.
"There was no order given to move civilians from one building into another," Israeli security sources said.
However, Pacheco said, "The eyewitness accounts that we have received state that the IDF ordered them to go into this house."
Officials are simply passing along witness reports and not making "accusations of deliberate actions or any legal conclusions on the part of the IDF," Pacheco said.
"There needs to be further fact-finding on what occurred in this house," she said, adding that U.N. officials have yet to speak to the IDF and the Israeli government.
Her remarks came a day after the International Committee of the Red Cross issued a blunt press release saying ambulances obtained access to several houses in Zeitoun "affected by Israel shelling," days after they asked to go into the neighborhood.
The release slammed Israel -- an uncharacteristic move for the agency, which is known for its neutrality and quiet, behind-the-scenes activities.
According to the release, the ICRC had wanted "safe passage for ambulances" to the neighborhood since Saturday, but didn't receive IDF permission until Wednesday.
The ICRC and the Palestine Red Crescent Society "found four small children next to their dead mothers in one of the houses. They were too weak to stand up on their own. One man was also found alive, too weak to stand up. In all, there were 12 corpses lying on mattresses," the ICRC said.
Rescue teams found 15 wounded people and three corpses in other houses, said the ICRC, which casts the shelling as a single incident.
"The ICRC believes that in this instance the Israeli military failed to meet its obligation under international humanitarian law to care for and evacuate the wounded. It considers the delay in allowing rescue services access unacceptable," the ICRC said.
Pacheco said she could not say if the incident witnesses described to the U.N. was the same incident in the ICRC report. But they took place in the same area, she said.
"In the Zeitoun area, it's been a closed area, and there has been fighting and there have been injured. There are other homes and buildings where there were injured who were not evacuated," she said.
Witnesses told the U.N. they had been calling for ambulances to collect dead and wounded people in the Zeitoun buildings, she said.
"This was very much similar to what the ICRC reported yesterday as to what the medical personnel found when they went into the neighborhood," Pacheco said.
The Israeli army built earthen walls that made ambulance access to the neighborhood impossible, the ICRC said.
"The children and the wounded had to be taken to the ambulances on a donkey cart," the ICRC said.
Pierre Wettach, the ICRC's head of delegation for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, called the shelling incident "shocking."
"The Israeli military must have been aware of the situation but did not assist the wounded. Neither did they make it possible for us or the Palestine Red Crescent to assist the wounded," he said in the ICRC news release.
Pacheco on Friday described "a serious protection crisis" in GAZA where civilians are "very vulnerable" to death and injury.
"There is no safe space for civilians. There are no bomb shelters, safe havens, places to flee," she said.
One thing we must always continue to remember, no matter how dark the outlook may appear, God is ultimately in control and the day is soon coming when He will set up His Kingdom here on earth and the world will then be ruled in righteousness with the strong and the rich no longer oppressing the weak and the poor. "But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:4,9)
"God is just, God is loving, God is pure, God is holy, God is perfect, and everything will work out perfectly in the long run. There will be perfect judgement and punishment for the wicked, and perfect reward for the righteous and the believer and the one who obeyed the Lord." (David Brandt Berg)
On another, but related topic, is the continued push for the upcoming anti- christ one world government!
Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'
Policy guru says global upheaval presents 'great opportunity'
January 06, 2009
9:07 pm Eastern By Drew Zahn
According to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon, conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order."
Kissinger has long been an integral figure in U.S. foreign policy, holding positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. Author of over a dozen books on foreign policy, Kissinger was also named by President Bush as the chairman of the Sept. 11 investigatory commission.
Kissinger made the remark in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" hosts Mark Haines and Erin Burnett at the New York Stock Exchange, after Burnett asked him what international conflict would define the Obama administration's foreign policy.
"The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously," Kissinger responded. "You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can't really say there is one problem, that it's the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis."
The phrase 'new world order' traces back at least as far as 1940, when author H.G. Wells used it as the title of a book about a socialist, unified, one-world government.
The phrase "New World Order" causes alarm for many Americans, particularly those concerned about an international governing body trumping U.S. sovereignty or those that interpret biblical prophecy to foretell the establishment of a one-world government as key to the rise of the Antichrist.
"There is a need for a new world order," Kissinger told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose last year, "I think that at the end of this administration, with all its turmoil, and at the beginning of the next, we might actually witness the creation of a new order â€“ because people looking in the abyss, even in the Islamic world, have to conclude that at some point, ordered expectations must return under a different system."
Unfortunately Kissinger is most likely correct when he said; "...people looking in the abyss, even in the Islamic world, have to conclude that at some point, ordered expectations must return under a different system." As Satan said to God concerning Job "Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. (Job 2:4-5) Thankfully Job did not curse God but went on to say; "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him." (Job 13:15) Like Job, there will be many who refuse to accept the antichrist and his mark but there will also be many more who will receive the anti-christ and the mark of the beast. As the Bible says:
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)
Just to give you a little more to think about, below is an article that has been sent to us. We can't verify its authenticity, but it is interesting and does go along with end time events.
Obama and Ahmadinejad
Amir Taheri October 26, 2008
Is Barack Obama the "promised warrior" coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?
The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government Web site published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century. The tradition comes from Bahar al-Anvar (meaning Oceans of Light) by Mullah Majlisi, a magnum opus in 132 volumes and the basis of modern Shiite Islam.
According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet's cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a "tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West." Commanding "the strongest army on earth," the new ruler in the West will carry "a clear sign" from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: "Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us."
In a curious coincidence Obama's first and second names--Barack Hussein--mean "the blessing of Hussein" in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means "he is with us," the magic formula in Majlisi's tradition.
Mystical reasons aside, the Khomeinist establishment sees Obama's rise as another sign of the West's decline and the triumph of Islam. Obama's promise to seek unconditional talks with the Islamic Republic is cited as a sign that the U.S. is ready to admit defeat. Obama's position could mean abandoning three resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council setting conditions that Iran should meet to avoid sanctions. Seeking unconditional talks with the Khomeinists also means an admission of moral equivalence between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic. It would imply an end to the description by the U.S. of the regime as a "systematic violator of human rights." (Article edited by Almondtree Productions)
Amir Taheri is the author of 10 books on Iran, the Middle East and Islam.
Jesus said to his disciples; "Verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them." (Matthew 13:17) The same can be said for us, we are truly seeing things and living in a time like no other in human history. The most important thing we can do to prepare for the times, not only ahead, but now is to make sure we enter in at the straight gate, Jesus. Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
To make sure you enter in at the straight gate just pray a simple prayer such as this prayer. "Dear Jesus, I know I have done wrong in my life and fallen short, I need your help and forgiveness. Please forgive my sins, come into my heart, and give me eternal life in Jesus name I pray."
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May God bless and keep you during the coming week.
"Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face." (Psalms 5:8)