For reasons that I will believe that you will soon understand, once you read this installment of Setting the Stage, I need to include what I said back in July 2010 in the last installment of this series. It is a disclaimer that you should be aware of:
Written four years ago, I take great pride in knowing what I knew THEN! Does that make me prophetic? Absolutely not, but like Glenn Beck, I picked up on things that were happening, and was somehow able to see what was going to be in store for America in the future.There is a major reason for the turmoil in the Mideast. Bringing in this installment of Setting the Stage at this time is so that we are all aware of what Israel will be facing very soon.
Make sure that you see the PREVIOUS STORIES:
Setting the Stage - The Prologue
Setting the Stage - Part 1: Illegal Immigration: Can We Do the Right Thing?
Setting the Stage - Part 2: The UN-Solution
Setting the Stage - Part 3: Your ID, Please
Setting the Stage - Part 4: The Evil Axis
Setting the Stage - Part 5So what should happen when we find out that we are wrong about something? (It may be something that more journalists should try doing.) Just admit the error and make the correction. I was pretty sure that I had it right, too, but Joseph Farah made a point that I could not disregard. It made a lot of sense. And in these days, I have no doubt that Iran will exploit the blunder Israel seemed to have made almost five years ago.
God's Chosen People
By John Kubicek
Originally posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:10 am
In the past four weeks, there was a war going on. We heard about it day after day on all the news networks. And in the mainstream press, it is charged that Isreal took disproportionate retaliation against the terror group, Hezbollah, for their killing and capture of Israeli soldiers.
Just in case you haven't been following the news, I'll clue you in on a few facts about this war, and why Israel is fighting for her survival. In this installment of "Setting the Stage", you'll also find out why there are so many countries or terrorist groups that want to destroy Israel and America.
Following WWII and the Hitler-led Nazi genocide of over 6 million Jews, the World, through the newly established United Nations, decided to give the Jews their own country, their own land, the land that God "promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" [Genesis 50:24 (NIV)]. (You can learn more about God's covenant with Abram, renamed as Abraham by God, in Genesis 15 and Genesis 17.) So, in 1948, Israel became a sovereign nation. And the Jews began returning to their land promised to them by God. However, since those days of 1948, and long before, the Israelis have had no peace.
A group of Arabs, dubbed the name "Palestinians", were supposedly displaced by the establishment of the nation of Israel. Since that time, the "displaced" Palestinians have been used by the Islamic world as an excuse to attack Isreal. I believe, though, that God has been true to His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to protect His children of Isreal. Despite Israel's many enemies, whether it be Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, or terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the PLO, Israel has maintained a military second only to America, and has been able to fight off all attacks.
In this recent battle, the one that was just "ended" by a United Nations resolution to cease fire, there were no victories. Hezbollah, sponsored by Iran and Syria, did not win. However, there are some people, mostly on the side of the Islamofascist terrorists, feel that Hezbollah was the winner. To a certain degree, those people would be correct. That is because Hezbollah wasn't totally wiped out, and they can begin regrouping their forces and resupplying their weapons to fight on another day. So, they really didn't "lose".
As for Israel, the conflict with Hezbollah may have been called to a halt by the cease fire, but the war is not over. That is the war for Israel's very survival. That is the war with The Evil Axis. The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calls for the annihilation of Israel. Ahmadinejad has openly stated that Israel should be wiped off the map. Keeping in mind the danger this man, and his evil regime poses to Israel, and the world, Iran is the main backer of Hezbollah. They trained the Hezbollah militia, supplied their weapons, and even had Iranian troops in Lebanon assisting with the firing of the Katyusha rockets at Israel. Iran was fighting a war against Israel using Hezbollah as proxy force.
Keeping in mind that the Katyusha rockets that rained down on Israel from Hezbollah fighters in Southern Lebanon were deadly, they were far from being able to "wipe Israel off the map". The point is that the 35 day war between Israel and Hezbollah took the media attention off Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. On August 22, 2006, Iran is supposed to give an answer to the United Nations regarding their nuclear incentives offer. And here is the very scarey fact about this particular date. Aug. 22 happens to correspond to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. So, why is that anything to worry about? There is Bernard Lewis, a Mideast expert from Princeton University, that explains how Shiite Muslims may pick that date for a cataclysm that will bring back the 12th Imam. And, Ahmadinejad is promising a light in the sky over the Aqsa Mosque, which is in Jerusalem, by August 22.
Because the Jews are God's Chosen People, and that He has a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, I know that Israel will not be wiped off the map as Ahmadinejad has proposed. What I also know now is that these looming events, and what has taken place in the Mideast in the past month, are "Setting the Stage".
Some people that are reading this installment are now rolling their eyes. There's a good chance that they may believe that I am out here in the cyber-world writing about a doom and gloom forcast of things to come. And then there are Christians that will say that I am trying to prophecy the Second Coming, which is something that we don't know the time God has planned that for. But keep these verses from Matthew 24 in mind:
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"Jesus answered:
"Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains." [Matthew 24:3-8]My purpose for writing this topic, "Setting the Stage", is not to suggest that I have some devine gift to prophecy. Much of what I have been writing has been based on my intuition regarding events we are currently witnessing in this world. The only thing that I take personal credit for - because the rest of the credit goes to the Lord - is that I have taken the time to inform myself, and then pass on this information to you. All the credit goes to God for leading me to some awesome sources and paying attention to the information I come across.
In the next installment, assuming there is still time to write it, I'm going to be telling you about... Oh, wait a minute, I am not sure I want to give it away quite yet. It has to do with America. And it deals with decisions that you may be forced to make. I don't want to alarm you, but a lot of things are yet to unfold, which is why this ongoing topic will continue to include the latest breaking news. And as the front page of johnny2k.com states, "Now is the time to pray for America!".
Correction to Setting the Stage - Part 5
God's Chosen People
By John Kubicek
Originally posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:03 am
In the previous installment to this topic, "Setting the Stage - Part 5, God's Chosen People", I wrote something that I feel needs to be corrected, or at least, amended:
In this recent battle, the one that was just "ended" by a United Nations resolution to cease fire, there were no victories. Hezbollah, sponsored by Iran and Syria, did not win. However, there are some people, mostly on the side of the Islamofascist terrorists, feel that Hezbollah was the winner. To a certain degree, those people would be correct. That is because Hezbollah wasn't totally wiped out, and they can begin regrouping their forces and resupplying their weapons to fight on another day. So, they really didn't "lose".In the two days since the I wrote the previous post, I have learned something. I have found out that it is NOT just people "mostly on the side of the Islamofascist terrorists" that feel that Hezbollah won or Israel lost the conflict that began on July 12, 2006. In fact, after my further contemplation on this subject since the post I wrote the other day, I would be one of the people that feels that Israel could have and should have wiped out Hezbollah, but didn't. And because of that, Israel lost, Hezbollah won.
There would be a lot more I could write on this subject this morning, but if I did, it would end up plagiarizing an excellent commentary that I just read that appeared on www.WorldNetDaily.com just this morning. Joseph Farah, founder, editor and CEO of WND, posted his commentary, "Israel's terminal illness". (You can click on the title to the article and go to that page in a new browser window [or tab].) Joseph Farah is absolutely correct, and it is said in very "stark terms" - what Israel has done by agreeing to the cease fire terms of the United Nations resolution will embolden terrorists around the world. What was done by Israel was a major blunder, and endangers their very survival, and even that of the free world.
Oh, and by the way, Iran has already began rearming Hezbollah through Syria. Israel still hasn't gotten back the two soldiers Hezbollah captured that started this conflict. And who knows what Hezbollah will try next.
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