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Most of the news items below illustrate the challenges Christians will face in a world that's growing increasingly hostile to Biblical values. We hope the information will encourage you to stand firm in God's Truth -- no matter how great the pressure to compromise.

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"O our God... we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."  2 Chronicles 20:12

Spiritual Warfare. Vatican Representatives in Israel Declares thatJews [are] no longer the Chosen People: "Vatican says Israel’s existence as Jewish state has nothing to do with the Bible.... In a special interview with Die Tagespost last week, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, named by Pope Benedict to represent the Vatican in the Jewish State, declared that 'Israel’s existence as such has nothing to do with the Bible.'”

 

Revolution. Journalists Got Their Hands on an Islamic State Computer. What They Found in the ‘Hidden Files’ Is Terrifying: "The laptop’s contents turn out to be a treasure trove of documents that provide ideological justifications for jihadi organizations — and practical training on how to carry out the Islamic State’s deadly campaigns....

     "The information on the laptop makes clear that its owner is a Tunisian national named Muhammed S. who joined ISIS in Syria and who studied chemistry and physics at two universities in Tunisia’s northeast. ... The ISIS laptop contains a 19-page document in Arabic on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals." See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!

 

Revolution. Jimmy Carter to Headline Fundraiser for Hamas Front Group: "Former President Jimmy Carter is the featured keynote speaker at this weekend’s Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel." See Transforming the World through Violence, War, Deception & Chaos

 

Revolution. Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training: "Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered 'offensive' to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States.

     "The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem 'biased and discriminatory' against Muslims."

 

Global Agenda.  Al Qaeda Calls for ‘Preemptive Jihad’ Against USA: "President Obama may not have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, but the Islamic State has a strategy for the U.S. In fact, that strategy is set out, in part, in an al-Qaeda manual recently translated for the benefit of the U.S. military. A guerrilla war proceeds in phases, according to Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s A Practical Course for Guerrilla War, a strategic and tactical guide.... It was written after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
        "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that the Islamic State 'is beyond anything that we’ve seen.' That’s true insofar as al-Qaeda did not build a conventional army or declare itself a state. He shouldn’t be so surprised, though. The U.S. national-security apparatus has been following this jihadist ambition for years."
The emerging New World Order

 

Revolution. ISIS Poised to Strike U.S. Southern 'Border.'  "America's compromised borders are not the result of an operational inability to control infiltrators.... The absence of proper controls were designed to aid and abet the overthrow of America, both through an unbearable crush of illegal aliens, further coupled with an ability to ferry Islamic terrorists for whatever havoc they have in store.
     "America’s compromised borders are not the result of an operational inability to control infiltrators.... The absence of proper controls were designed to aid and abet the overthrow of America, both through an unbearable crush of illegal aliens, further coupled with an ability to ferry Islamic terrorists for whatever havoc they have in store. Sounds bizarre, yes, but not from an Anti-American-in-Chief’s perspective. The proofs are manifest."

 

Islam. World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World: "There have been house-to-house searches in Mali for Christians who might be in hiding, and people tortured into revealing Christian relatives. ...

    "It is to the media’s shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized."  See Preparing for Persecution (Please continue to pray for God's precious, hurting people!)

 

Administration.  OBAMA: Everything Just Seems Bad Because of Social Media: "At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York Friday, President Obama attributed people's pervasive sense the world is falling apart to 'social media.' 'The world’s always been messy… we’re just noticing now in part because of social media' .... 'But American military superiority has never been greater..." (What a lie!)

 

Health.  'Over 250 Mutations of Ebola Spreading across West Africa: "Columbia University's Stephen Morse is 'not surprised the virus is mutating so rapidly.' Drawing on examples from SARS, HIV, and the flu, he said, 'Very often when a new virus is introduced into the human population very suddenly, it will show accelerated rates of evolution."

National Crisis.  New Al Qaeda Magazine Hints an Attack on US Is Imminent: “A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent.... There is also a list of targets in Britain including a military academy.... The magazine calls for the stores to be hit on Friday during prayers so that Muslims won’t be affected."

National Deception. FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment omits Islamic terrorism: "The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats.... Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.... The footnote indicates the FBI has separated Islamist terrorism from other domestic extremism....

     "The report left out all references to the April 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured some 264 others.... The Obama administration in 2009 adopted a new policy that substituted the vague term 'violent extremism' as a replacement for terrorism.... The FBI report also made no direct reference to the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, by radicalized Army Maj. Nidal Hasan. The mass shooting left 13 dead....

     "Former FBI Agent John Guandolo said ... 'It should not surprise anyone who follows the jihadi threats in the United States that the FBI would not even include ‘Islamic terrorism’ in its assessment.... Since 9/11, FBI leadership—as well as leaders from Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and the National Security Council—relies on easily identifiable jihadis from the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas, al Qaeda and elsewhere to advise it on how to deal with ‘domestic extremism.’

      "...failure to recognize the domestic Islamist threat had allowed domestic jihadist groups and their sympathizers to shape U.S. government create policies that do not acknowledge jihad as the root cause for the current global chaos. ...the FBI has appointed a domestic Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organization leader to an FBI advisory council at the Washington headquarters.... 'This level of negligence on the part of the FBI leaders and their failure to understand the jihadi threat 13 years after 9/11 is appalling.'…

     "....the vast majority of U.S. Islamic organizations were identified in recent U.S. terrorism trials as part of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent group for the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Thus, these groups are aligned with the same objectives as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al Qaeda, and others."

National Crisis. Terror 'Chatter' on Rise as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches: "...Another tweet shows someone holding a smart phone with a picture of the ISIS flag with the White House lit up at night in the background. One tweet accompanying the pictures says: 'we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.' ...The same twitter account also posted video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley...

      "...like al-Qaida, ISIS also has targeted the United States. Earlier this month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told CBS News that because of ISIS, America is in more danger today than it was in the lead up to the 9/11 attacks."

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Urgent prayer request from Christian missionaries in N. Iraq: "We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!"

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"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

When enemy forces threatened to attack God's people, [King] Jehoshaphat simply turned His eyes and heart to His faithful Lord and expressed his faith:

“O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? ...we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU." 2 Chronicles 20:6, 12

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