THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR
league - an alliance, a deal or covenant -
with him he will act deceitfully.”
The nuclear “deal” has been the most prominent news item over the past
weeks. There have been more news and comments on “The Deal” than on any
In mid-July, the P5+1 nations, (the 5 permanent UN Security Council
members, plus Germany), reached an agreement with Iran on its nuclear
No surprise here. Iran got everything it wanted and we (the US) got
nothing. Israel got less. That's because this agreement, called the
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), virtually makes
impossible, any future Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear
One endtimes commentator has said: The nuclear deal will destabilize
the entire planet. Like no other single event, it has catapulted us into
a “final days” scenario.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
The U.N. Security Council
unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six
world powers, and authorized a series of measures leading to the end of
the U.N. sanctions that have hurt Iran's economy.
Jim Hutchens of The Jerusalem Connection said it best:
"The catastrophic results of the Obama administration's deal with Iran
are readily apparent and have been widely touted. What has not been
noted is that our narcissistic, self-absorbed president has prematurely
achieved his demonic obsession for a legacy. He will be known
throughout eternity as the one who jump-started the process that
produced the most destructive nuclear holocaust in the history of
humanity - the slaughter of a third of mankind -- over two and a third
billion people." (Revelation 6:8. 9:18)
ISRAELIS “TO THE OVEN”
This provocative remark by Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of
Arkansas, clearly evoking the Holocaust, add more kindling to an already
raging debate in Washington about the wisdom of the deal reached earlier
this month between Iran and six world powers, including the US and
The whole drawn out affair, over 12 years, with all its promises,
threats, compromise and antics, has been a drama, a saga, a charade, a
pantomime, a deception, and a pulling of the wool over our eyes. It has
been compared to …
HITLER’S DECEIVING OF NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
Neville Chamberlain's European Policy
was based on a commitment to “peace for our time,”
pursuing a policy of
HITLER GIVES COMMITMENT TO CHAMBERLAIN
while increasing the strength of Britain's armed forces, until in
September 1939 he delivered an ultimatum over the invasion of Poland
followed by a declaration of war against Germany.
After returning from talks with Adolph Hitler in Munich, on 30 Sept
1938, Chamberlain held up a paper containing the resolution to commit to
peaceful methods signed by both Hitler and himself. He
"... the settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been
achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in
which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with
the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears
his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already
heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you ..."
"My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime
Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe
it is peace for our time."
later, on Sept 1, 1939, World War 2 broke out!
With all that’s going on in the Middle East at present, with Iran’s
nuclear ambitions and its blatant hatred of Israel and America, and its
calls for their annihilation; the rampaging of ISIS across the Levant
and much further afield; the malicious return of the Cold War between
Russia and the West; the shenanigans (tricks and antics) of Turkey’s PM
Erdogan; and all the rest!! - my attention has been directed to one of
Daniel’s prophecies. Here is the passage:
PROPHECY -- 11: 21-32
Daniel’s prophecy in chapter 11, historically describe the schemes and
pogroms (terrorism) of Antiochus Epiphanes.
the prophecy points to the intrigues and expeditions of Antiochus
Epiphanes, a Greek king of the Seleucid Empire (BC175-164). But
historical prophecies often have secondary fulfilments, or portions can
describe various actions. Some of this prophecy could well be applied
to some modern leaders involved in Iran’s nuclear deal. Khamanei
evidently would like to follow the role of the brutal Antiochus.
Here are verses from this awesome passage:
"A despicable person
will arise, to whom the honour of the kingdom has not been given,
but he will come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue. (21)
"After a league - an
alliance, a deal or covenant - is made with him he will act
deceitfully, and he will come up and gain power and
become strong with a small force of people.
"In a time of peace, he
will enter the most productive provinces, and he will achieve what
neither his father or ancestors ever did. He will distribute plunder,
spoil and possessions among them. He will also devise schemes
to overthrow strongholds, but only for a time.”
"Both of these kings’
hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies at the
same table; but to no avail, for the end is to come at the appointed
“By flattery he will corrupt those who act wickedly against the
covenant. But the people who know their God shall be strong, and take
action (doing exploits for Him).” (32)
Iran: “We Will Trample on America”
A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while
standing behind a podium. He declared: "We will trample upon America,"
according to photos released by Iran's state-controlled media.
DICTATOR CALLS FOR MUSLIM WORLD TO UNITE AND DESTROY ISRAEL
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei went into a conspiracy-laden tirade,
blaming the “arrogant powers” for getting in the way of the Muslim
world’s mission to unite and destroy Israel.
“If the Islamic Ummah were united and relied on their own commonalities,
they would certainly be a unique power in the international political
scene, but big powers have imposed such divisions on the Islamic Ummah
to pursue their own interests and safeguard the Zionist regime [of
Israel],” Khamenei said in remarks to commemorate the end of Ramadan.
Khamenei also defended Iran’s support for its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah,
which is a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, and also the Assad
regime in Syria.
“The Americans dub the Lebanese resistance as terrorist and regard Iran
as a supporter of terrorism because of its support for the Lebanese
Hezbollah, while the Americans, themselves, are real terrorists,”
Hezbollah was originally created by Tehran’s first “Supreme Leader” with
the mission to “turn Lebanon to a graveyard for Jews,” according to its
leader, Hassan Nasrallah.
The Iranian dictator claimed that al-Qaeda and the Islamic State terror
group were created by the United States, according to Iran’s
state-controlled media. The US “have created al-Qaeda and Daesh [ISIL]”
and “support the wicked Zionists [Israel],” he said.
The US cannot criticize Iran’s support for Hezbollah’s “resistance”
movement because the US supports the “Zionist, terrorist and
infanticidal” Israelis, Khamenei added.
The “Supreme Leader” declared victory over the United States in Tehran’s
recent nuclear agreement with world powers, saying, “This is the outcome
of the Iranian nation’s resistance and bravery and the creativity of
dear Iranian scientists.”
He predicted that in the case of war with the United States, the US
“will emerge as loser.”
Khamenei swore to never engage the Americans in dialogue over
regional differences, asking, “Our policies and those of the US in the
region are 180 degree different, so how could it be possible to enter
dialogue and negotiations with them (the Americans)?”
In declaring victory over the US in nuclear negotiations, he added,
“today, they [world powers] have been forced to accept the
spinning of thousands of centrifuges and the continuation of research
and development in Iran.” - By Jordan Schachtel / Reuters
KHAMENEI HAILS HIS PEOPLE FOR DEMANDING DEATH TO AMERICA AND ISRAEL
Iran's supreme leader has hailed the Iranian masses for demanding the
destruction of Israel and America, and says he hopes that God would
answer their prayers. In a viciously anti-US speech delivered in Tehran
four days after Iran and the world powers signed an accord designed to
thwart Iran's nuclear program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised "the
slogans of the people of Iran" which "indicated what directions they're
heading for," according to the English translation of his speech by
Iran's Press TV.
At Al-Quds day rallies last week, Khamenei noted appreciatively, "You
heard ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear
it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans. It wasn't only
confined to Tehran. The whole of the nation, you could hear, that was
covered by this great movement. So we ask Almighty God to accept these
prayers by the people of Iran.”
‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ CHANTS
IRAN WANTS TO DESTROY US.”
Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed concerns in the House of
Representatives that Iran is out to destroy the US despite Iranian
statements calling for “Death to America.”
CHIEF FORBIDS INTERNATIONAL
Iran's defence minister said Tehran would not allow international
inspectors to enter the Islamic Republic's military sites, in comments
that appear at odds with the terms of the landmark nuclear deal struck
with world powers.
IRAN SAYS, “UN
CAN'T BAN BALLISTIC MISSILES
Iran said its ballistic
missile program was not connected to the UN Security Council resolution
which endorses its July 14 nuclear accord with world powers.
FROM KNOWING DETAILS OF
Iran's ambassador to the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection
organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details
of the deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear
program going forward, according to regional reports.
IRAN TO BUILD
4 REACTORS WITHIN A DECADE,
Iran intends to construct
at least four new nuclear plants in the country within a decade, the
head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said recently.
IRAN SAYS IT
CAN BOOST OIL OUTPUT JUST DAYS AFTER SANCTIONS END
Production can increase by 500,000 barrels a day within a week after
sanctions end and by 1 million barrels a day within a month following
that, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing
Zanganeh in an interview with state TV. Sanctions against Iran’s oil
industry should be lifted by late November, he said, according to
Iran oil ministry’s Shana news agency.
IS SOLE OBJECTOR TO
NETANYAHU IS WRONG!”
President Barack Obama
said last month that Israel was the only country to object to the Iran
nuclear deal. Israel’s opposition, he said, was ‘sincere’ but ‘wrong.’
- Times of Israel reported.
Obama knows full well that Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
countries also oppose the accord, but Israel is the only brave country
to do it publicly.
US CONGRESS AGAINST IRAN DEAL
AUG 3/15. A new Congressional resolution calling for an end to the Iran
nuclear deal has already received the support of at least 218 Republican
lawmakers within just two weeks, and is well on its way to obtaining a
two-thirds majority so that US President Barack Obama will be
unable to veto, according to its sponsor.
The majority support in the House for the resolution drafted by
Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) comes during the 60-day Congressional
review period of the deal.
Having rallied impressive Republican support, Roskam now intends to
convince Democrats to support the measure during the August recess so
as to ensure Obama's desperate efforts to veto will fail.
Roskam needs at least 290 of the 435 members of the House of
Representatives to gain a two-thirds majority in overruling the
presidential veto. - Arutz Sheva
Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar bin Sultan, says the deal would allow Iran
to acquire a nuclear bomb that would “wreak havoc in the region."
In fact, the deal does not prevent a nuclear Iran. The deal only
delays it a few years.
SCORCH OBAMA'S IRAN DEAL
Obama made another impassioned push for Congress to support the Iran
nuclear deal, saying it’s the toughest possible agreement and the
alternative is war, a conclusion that even some loyal Democrats
find infuriating. During an hour-long speech at American University in
Washington, Obama insisted the deal would mean Iran would never get a
nuclear weapon, that inspections are air-tight and that opposition is
largely a product of “kneejerk partisanship,” despite the misgivings of
PERSONAL ABOUT DEAL
AUG 5, 2015.
President Obama, in his desperation to save his Iran deal, has taken to
attacking its opponents in personal ways. He has accused critics of his
deal of being the same Republican warmongers who drove us into the
ground war against Iraq, and has warned that they would offer
"overheated" and often dishonest arguments. He has complained about the
influence of lobbyists and the money used on the process of deciding
this important issue, as if lobbying and money were not involved in
other important matters before Congress.
These types of ad hominem (prejudicial) arguments are
becoming less and less convincing as more Democratic members of
Congress, more liberal supporters of the President, more nuclear experts
and more foreign policy gurus are expressing deep concern about, and
sometimes strong opposition to the deal that is currently before
Congress. - By Alan M. Dershowitz
CONGRESS KILLS IRAN DEAL,
FALL ON TEL AVIV
If the US Congress shoots
down the Iranian nuclear deal, America will eventually be pressured into
a military strike against Tehran's nuclear facilities, which will in
turn increase terror against Israel, President Obama told a meeting of
ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE DEAL FAILS
SEPT 4. The Republican-led attempt to secure 2/3rds majority against
“the deal” in Congress, fell short by a few votes, and thus it fails to
prevent Obama from vetoing the decision of the majority members of
Iran is clearly the top winner, with its $388 billion economy likely to
reach 6 percent growth as early as 2016, according to Garbis Iradian,
chief economist for the Middle East & North Africa at the Institute of
SHOULD LEVEL IRAN ?
By Attorney Jonathan Emord - NewsWithViews.com
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has watched as Israel, once
tied to the American hip, has undergone a surgical separation from the
United States, by a President whose love for a deal with Iran has
overcome any semblance of desire for the survival of Israel.
Indeed, because the deal hastens the day when an avowed enemy of Israel
and the United States (and a foremost state sponsor of global terror)
obtains the bomb, it is a suicide pact. Moreover, if anti-semitism
is a hatred for the Jewish race, the Obama deal with Iran is beyond
anti-semitic, turning hatred into an actual license to kill the Jewish
So now that Netanyahu is confronted with an imminent threat to the
survival of Israel , what must he do? There is only one real option. He
must attack Iran and exert as much force as is necessary to eliminate
its nuclear weapon potential, including its ability to manufacture
fissile material. That will require a sustained and aggressive war, but
it is a war that Israel can win.
KERRY WARNS ISRAEL NOT TO STRIKE
IRAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES!
Less than a day after indicating in a Senate hearing that the Iran
nuclear deal would have the US defend Iran from Israel, US
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel that a unilateral strike on
Iran's covert nuclear program would be a "huge mistake."
be an enormous mistake, a huge mistake with grave consequences for
Israel and for the region, and I don't think it's necessary,"
Kerry said in an ominous answer. Just recently he was
asked in a Senate hearing about a clause in the deal requiring the
West to train Iran to block sabotage attempts against its nuclear
US TO PROTECT IRANIAN NUKE SITES
“Obama Deal” explicitly states that the US and the other P5+1 powers can
help Iran deflect and even “respond” to sabotage and nuclear
threats to its nuclear sites. The damming evidence - that the Obama
Deal allows Western powers to help Iran to protect its nuclear sites,
and even to stage a counter-attack on the source of the threat - is
stated in Annex III of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Congress is reviewing the agreement and has the option to cancel
America’s commitments under the deal.
Section “D 10 states that the P5+1 “and possibly other states are
prepared to co-operate with Iran on the implementation of nuclear
security guidelines and best prac-tices. Emphasis should be placed on
the word “respond.”
It leaves open for interpretation the possibility that the United States
and other P5 +1 countries can take action in the form of training and
preparing Iran to stage a cyber attack or retaliation in the event of a
third-party assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel is assumed to
have been behind the Stuxnet cyber attacks on Iran’s centrifuges at the
Natanz nuclear facility in 2010, which set back the Iranian nuclear
The agreement provides for assistance from the United States and the
other P5+1 countries to thwart “sabotage” on Iran’s nuclear sites.
In other words, the US will protect IRAN FROM ISRAEL!
OBAMA FUMES AS
IRAN PUBLISHES BOOK ON “PALESTINE”
- AN ANTI-ISRAEL
COULD SINK THE NUCLEAR DEAL
Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper
over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear
agreement, Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The
destruction of Israel.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,”
a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover
credits Khamenei as, “The flag bearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.”
A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently
available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama
administration officials likely hope that no American even hears
Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right
to exist as a state.
He uses three words. One is “nabudi” which means “annihilation.”
The other is “imha” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there
is “zaval” meaning “effacement.”
Khamenei claims that his strategy for the destruction of Israel is not
based on anti-Semitism, which he describes as a European phenomenon. His
position is instead based on “well-established Islamic principles.”
One such principle is that a land that falls under Muslim rule, even
briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims. What
matters in Islam is ownership of a land’s government, even if the
majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.
Khomeinists are not alone in this belief. Dozens of maps circulate in
the Muslim world showing the extent of Muslim territories lost to the
Infidel that must be recovered. These include large parts of
Russia and Europe, almost a third of China, the whole of India and parts
of The Philippines and Thailand.
However, according to Khamenei, Israel, which he labels as “adou” and “doshman,”
meaning “enemy” and “foe,” is a special case for three
reasons. The first is that it is a loyal “ally of the American Great
Satan” and a key element in its “evil scheme” to dominate “the
heartland of the Ummah.” The second reason is that Israel has waged war
on Muslims on a number of occasions, thus becoming “a hostile infidel,”
or “kaffir al-harbi.”
Finally, Israel is a special case because it occupies Jerusalem,
which Khamenei describes as “Islam’s third Holy City.” He intimates that
one of his “most cherished wishes” is to one day pray in Jerusalem.
Khamenei insists that he is not recommending “classical wars” to wipe
Israel off the map. Nor does he want to “massacre the Jews.” What he
recommends is a long period of low-intensity warfare designed to make
life unpleasant if not impossible for a majority of Israeli Jews, so
that they leave the country.
By Geoffrey Grider
THREATENS ‘MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN,
In the first public criticism of the P5+Iran deal by a member of the
Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Bandar bin Sultan told Lebanon’s
Daily Star the deal would allow Iran to acquire a nuclear bomb and would
“wreak havoc in the region."
Covered in The Times of London, the prince also told Daily
Star, "Saudi Arabia and the Gulf powers are prepared to take
military action without American support after the Iran nuclear deal"
IRAN DEAL IN CALL WITH NETANYAHU
Putin told Netanyahu in a phone conversation that the agreement
“provided reliable guarantees” that Iran's nuclear program is
exclusively peaceful, according to the Kremlin.
TURKEY'S ERDOGAN, & RUSSIA'S PUTIN
SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President ,Vladimir Putin
discussed the situation in the Middle East, especially in Syria and
Iraq, and better co-operation in fighting Islamic State, the Kremlin
FREEDOM DECLINES IN IRAN
Despite Iran’s promises to maintain the rights of the country's
religious minorities, persecution is still a matter of tremendous
concern for various faith groups.
However, it seems that the Islamic regime has a particular interest in
the systemic persecution of Christians.
A report from the United States Commission on Inter-national Religious
Freedom indicates that Iranian authorities continue to raid churches,
threatening their members and also imprisoning them.
The same report states that more than 500 Christians have been arrested
: Mohabat News, World Tribune
believed that more than 600 people have been executed in Iran this year.
RELIGIOUS MINORITIES EXECUTED FOR "ENMITY AGAINST GOD"
A human rights group recently reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran
had executed members of religious minorities who were convicted of
"enmity against God," according to The Christian Post.
IRAN - ISRAEL -- ANALYSIS
It is clear from prophecy (Ezekiel 38:5) that Iran (Persia) will be a
crucial part of the northern alliance led by Rosh (Russia) when it
invades Israel early in the Tribulation. Iran
is not an Arab nation, and it will not be destroyed before that invasion
which leads to world war 3.
The animosity and tensions involving Israel and Iran will continue, and
upheavals will take place. Israel will suffer greatly during the
Tribulation (2/3rds will perish – Zech 13:8), but the nation will
survive and be restored. (Ezekiel 39:25-29).
But the armies of Iran and the nations of the Northern Confederation,
and much of their territories, however, will be destroyed. (Ezekiel
Current events in the Middle East and throughout the nations are gearing
up, and preparing the stage for World War.
The message in the midst of all of this is:
“YHWH the LORD is not slow concerning His promise, as some
understand slowness, but is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to
perish, but for everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Yes! “God now commands all people everywhere to repent, because
He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness
through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all by
raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)
“WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF
the LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
“For the mystery of iniquity and
lawlessness is already at work; but He who now restrains will do so
until He is taken out of the way.
“And then the lawless one
will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His
mouth and bring to an end by the glory of His coming; that is, the one
whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with great
power and with all kinds of signs and counterfeit miracles, and with all
the deception of wickedness among those who are perishing,
because they would not receive the love of the truth which could have
“And for this reason, God
will send upon them a powerful delusion so that they will believe what
is false, in order that they all may be condemned who did not believe
the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (2
POPE TO JOIN
FORCES WITH OBAMA FOR
PROPAGANDA – SEPT 23
Pope Frances and Obama will be meeting on Sept 23rd, to discuss
global warming and “climate change.”
Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House, where they are,
according to reports, “expected to make an impassioned collective call
meeting with Obama in September is just one of a variety of provocative
– and in some cases potentially disastrous – occurrences clustered
IN FAVOR OF A "NEW WORLD ORDER
JULY 27/ 15.
Jan Markell of
www.olivetreeviews.org has commented:
The Marxist-oriented Pope,
who even conservative Catholics have warned about, is pushing globalism
by being a spokesman for "sustainable development." The United
Nations and every other globalist outfit or individual, pushes this
Simply stated, we must change everything to sustain the ability to live
on this planet.
Everything must change - the environment, world peace, income
redistribution, international treaties such as Iran. It is a push to
take care of the planet and world government is the only solution.
The Pope kicks off the
Sept. 25 United Nations Assembly, and will push these issues. It will
lead to the climate change conference in Paris which is Nov. 30 to Dec.
commentator, Gary Kah, feels this is the most important meeting of
this year and climate is not the main part of the agenda.
He feels this meeting will
produce an international global agreement that will obligate nations of
the world to go along with 17 points. They will include poverty,
education, gender equality, water issues, energy, and many more issues
that will be a step further towards global government.
A few more international crises along the way will make it all come
Gary Kah concludes, "Never
before have so many signs of the times manifested simultaneously.
Watching the evening news is like witnessing the prophecies of Scripture
unfold before our eyes. An emerging caliphate in the Middle East; an
energized Russia - thought to be dead; the global economy teetering on
the brink because of insurmountable debt; the Pope making interfaith
alliances with other religions. These and other headlines are setting
the stage for world government that will be presented as the only
practical solution in order for mankind to survive."
The web of deception
being engineered by Satan's forces is vast and well thought out. He
is a formidable adversary but will meet his destiny when Christ returns
to defeat him and to reign as our victorious King. Unfortunately,
between now and then, our lives will not become easier, but rather, more
difficult. The Bible has warned of these times, and they are now upon
us. Sadly, you won't hear about it in most churches today.
In what the United Nations
secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described as the organization's "to-do"
list for the next 15 years, its 193 member states have agreed on an
agenda for global development that aims to eliminate poverty and hunger,
protect the environment from climate change, achieve gender equality and
raise living standards.
MOVE IN UN
SECURITY COUNCIL TO END
PRESENCE IN WEST BANK
The Palestinian Authority welcomed French efforts to lead an
international group aiming to remove Israelis from the West Bank and
resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Al-Jazeera reported.
According to Al-Jazeera,
France will submit its resolution to the Security Council in September,
after making some amendments. In a broadcast on Voice of Palestine
radio, PA envoy to the U.N., Riyad Mansour, said France was
committed to restarting the peace process between Israel and the
Palestinians by this September. -
CHRISTIANS IS INTENSIFYING
ANTI-CHRISTIAN HATRED SWEEPS THE ENTIRE WORLD
There is very little that
the entire world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening
trend that is now taking hold literally all over the globe. A passionate
hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few
global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against
this rising persecution of Christians.
In many parts of the
Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked
by extremists; churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed
to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith.
In some areas, the
violence has become so extreme that Christians knowingly risk their own
lives just to go to church services each week. Would you risk your life
to go to church? In North America and Europe, the persecution is often
Even though violent
attacks are still fairly rare, Christian beliefs are being undermined by
new laws. Comedians and television shows regularly mock the Christian
faith, and many employers will immediately mentally disqualify a
potential candidate for a job if they discover that the individual is a
Sadly, this is just the
beginning. In the years ahead, those who choose to be followers of Jesus
Christ will face even greater persecution than we have seen already.
- By Michael Snyder, on July 26th, 2015
PUMMELLED IN ITS CAPITAL, ISLAMIC STATE GROUP IS
STILL HANGING TOUGH ACROSS IRAQ AND SYRIA
After billions of dollars have been spent and more than 10,000 extremist
fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamental ly no weaker
than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago,
American intelligence agencies have concluded.
VOWS TO ‘DESTROY’ ISLAMIC STATE
British Prime Minister David Cameron is pledging a full-blown Royal Air
Force offensive against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq to
“destroy the caliphate in both countries.”
In his most explicit comments on the terrorist threat, the Prime
Minister reveals he wants Britain to “do more” than just provide
logistical support for US attacks.
INFILTRATES EGYPTIAN SPECIAL FORCES,
HAMAS TO OCCUPY N. SINAI,
LIQUIDATE PRESIDENT EL-SISI
Islamic State affiliates in Sinai and Libya have banded together with
the Palestinian Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip for the shared goals of
capturing northern Sinai from the Egyptian army and staging an
assassination coup against President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, debkafile’s
exclusive military and intelligence sources report. - DEBKAfile
Exclusive Report July 23, 2015
CIRCULATES SEX SLAVE PRICE LIST
A senior United Nations
official says Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for
captured women and children, and that the group's ongoing appeal and
barbarity pose an unprecedented challenge.
PLANNING TO PROVOKE “END OF THE WORLD”
INDIA TO ENTICE USA INTO ALL-OUT-WAR
A recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants has
revealed the terrorist group's plans for all-out war to bring about ‘the
end of the world.’
The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani
citizen connected to the Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of
ISIS, including targeting India to provoke the USA to intervene. It
details how they are urging the units of the Pakistani and Afghan
Taliban into one army with ISIS, and asking al--Qaeda to join ISIS to
forge a caliphate.
WATCH THE KURDS !
The Kurds are said to be descendants of the ancient Medes, of the
There are Kurdish populations in northern Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran.
For many decades they have aspired to be a separate nation –
Kurdistan. They are mostly Muslims but are not Arabs. They are
totally opposed to ISIS offensives in Kurdish areas in both Syria and
They have a strong army called the Peshmerga which has effectively
warded off ISIS attacks in the autonomous Kurdistan region of N Iraq,
and are currently helping to defend Kobane, on the Syria-Turkey border.
TURKEY & THE
Watch the Kurds — the ancient Medes.
“YHWH has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His
purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; for it is the vengeance of
YHWH, vengeance for His temple. (Jeremiah 51:11)
ERDOGAN SAYS PEACE PROCESS WITH KURDS OVER
"It is not possible to carry on the (peace) process with those who
target our national unity and brotherhood," Erdogan told a news
conference at an Ankara airport before leaving for a visit to China.
LAUNCHES HEAVIEST AIR STRIKES
JULY 29. Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish
militants in northern Iraq since air strikes began last week, hours
after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become
The strikes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets including
shelters, depots and caves in six areas, a statement from Prime Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu's office said. A senior official told Reuters it
was the biggest assault since the campaign started.
TURKEY’S ATTACKS ON THE KURDS
Extracts from a lengthy article by Jerusalem journalist,
Most of the antiquities (ancient objects) that ISIS plunders in Iraq and
Syria make their way to the world market through Turkey. So, too, most
of the oil that ISIS produces in Syria and Iraq is smuggled out through
Turkey. According to the US Treasury, ISIS has made between $1 million
and $4 million a day from oil revenue.
In late July, Obama cut a deal with Erdogan that changes the West’s
relationship with Erdogan. Instead of maintaining its current practice
of balancing its support for Turkey with its support for the Kurds,
under the agreement, the West ditches its support for the Kurds and
transfers its support to Turkey exclusively.
The Kurdish Peshmerga militias operating today in Iraq and Syria
are the only military outfits making sustained progress in the
war against ISIS. Since last October, the Kurds in Syria have liberated
ISIS-controlled and threatened areas along the Turkish border.
The YPG, the Peshmerga militia in Syria, won its first major victory in
January, when after a protracted, bloody battle, with US air support, it
freed the Kurdish border town of Kobani from ISIS’s assault.
In June, the YPG scored a strategic victory against ISIS by taking
control of Tal Abyad, a town that controls the road connecting ISIS’s
capital of Raqqa with Turkey. By capturing Tal Abyad, the Kurds cut off
Raqqa’s supply lines.
Last month, Time magazine reported that the Turks reacted with
hysteria to Tal Abyad’s capture. Not only did the operation endanger
Raqqa, it gave the Kurds territorial contiguity (adjoining territories)
The YPG’s victories enhanced the Kurds’ standing among Western nations.
Indeed, some British and American officials were quoted openly
discussing the possibility of removing the PKK, the YPG’s Iraqi
counterpart, from their official lists of terrorist organizations.
The YPG’s victories similarly enhanced the Kurds’ standing inside Turkey
itself. In the June elections to the Turkish parliament, the Kurdish
HDP party won 12% of the vote nationally, and so blocked Erdogan’s
AKP party from winning a parliamentary majority.
Without that majority Erdogan’s plan of reforming the constitution to
transform Turkey into a presidential republic and secure his
dictatorship for the long run has been jeopardized.
As far as Erdogan was concerned, by the middle of July the Kurdish
threat to his power had reached unacceptable levels. Then two weeks ago
the deck was miraculously reshuffled.
On July 20, young Kurdish activists convened in Suduc, a Kurdish town on
the Turkish side of the border, 6 kilo-meters from Kobani. A suicide
bomber walked up to them, and detonated, massacring 32 people.
Turkish officials claim that the bomber was a Turkish Kurd, and a member
of ISIS. But the Kurds didn’t buy that line. Last week, HDP lawmakers
accused the regime of complicity with the bomber. And two days after the
attack, militants from the PKK killed two Turkish policemen in a
neighbouring village, claiming that they collaborated with ISIS. At
that point, Erdogan sprang into action.
After refusing for months to work with NATO forces in their anti-ISIS
operations, Erdogan announced he was entering the fray.
He would begin targeting “terrorists” and allow the US air force to use
two Turkish air bases for its anti-ISIS operations. In exchange, the US
agreed to set up a “safe zone” in Syria along the Turkish border.
Turkish officials were quick to explain that in targeting “terrorists,”
the Turks would not distinguish between Kurdish terrorists and ISIS
terrorists just because the former are fighting ISIS. Both, they
insisted, are legitimate targets.
Erdogan closed his deal in a telephone call with Obama. And he
immediately went into action.
Turkish forces began bombing terrorist targets and rounding up terrorist
suspects. Although a few of the Turkish bombing runs have been directly
against ISIS, the vast majority have targeted Kurdish forces in Iraq
Already the Kurds are reporting that the US has stopped providing air
support for their forces fighting ISIS in the border town of Jarablus.
Those forces were bombed this week by Turkish F-16s.
For their part, despite Erdogan’s pledge to fight ISIS, his forces seem
remarkably uninterested in rolling back ISIS achievements. The
Turks have no plan for removing ISIS from its strongholds in Raqqa or
The Obama administration is presenting the deal with Turkey as yet
another great achievement.
The deal was a long time in the making. It began with a phone
conversation between Obama and Erdogan last October and it ended with
their phone call last week.
In October, Obama convinced Erdogan not to oppose US air
support for the Kurds in Kobani and to enable the US to resupply YPG
fighters in Kobani through Turkey.
In the second call, Obama agreed not to oppose Erdogan’s offensive
against the Kurds.
THE CHIEF PRINCE OF ROSH
ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you,
and take command of them.” (Ezekiel 38:7)
MILITARY TO CREATE TWO NEW ARMIES
IN WEST OF
COUNTRY AS HOSTILITY TOWARDS NATO INCREASES
The moves, which will include the creation of an army designed to
support the Kremlin's new 5th generation Armata tank, is the latest in a
long line of changes to Moscow’s military as it looks to re-establish
itself as a global military force on par with the US.
The establishment of the new military units will again cause concern for
NATO, which has its own forces conducting US-led exercises on the
alliance’s eastern flank in the former Soviet Republics of Latvia,
Lithuania and Estonia, as well as in the Balkans.
Many will see Moscow’s move as the clearest sign yet that Russia and the
West are reinventing Cold War style military postures.
According to a directive of the chief of the General Staff, the 1st
Guards Tank Army and 20th Guards Combined Army are to be formed within
the western military district by Dec.1, 2015, a Tass source said.
RUSSIA & CHINA ALIGN STRATEGIES AGAINST US
Following more than two
decades of development, bilateral relations between China and Russia
have reached a new phase, a July 18 commentary said, adding that China
now considers Russia an irreplaceable partner for all its key
These include the Silk Road Economic Belt, the land-based component of
Beijing’s ambitious “Belt and Road” initiative to boost cooperation and
connectivity in Eurasia; the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, the
political, economic and military organisation that the two countries
founded along with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan;
and the BRICS association comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and
South Africa, as well as the group's New Development Bank.
NUCLEAR DEALS WITH TRADITIONAL U.S. ALLIES IN MIDDLE EAST
The Russian government has
signed major nuclear co-operation agreements with Saudi Arabia, Egypt,
and Jordan since the start of this year, increasing its influence among
traditional US allies in the region.
THE BRICS COUNTRIES
LAUNCH A RIVAL TO THE IMF AND THE WORLD BANK
The bank’s opening comes two weeks after a BRICS summit hosted by
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A new bank dedicated to the emerging BRICS countries opened for business
in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai, the official Xinhua news agency
The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia,
India, China, and South Africa, and their “New Development Bank” has
been seen as a challenge to the Washington-based International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank.
The institution’s management was “working on initiation of operations,”
Xinhua quoted bank president, K. V. Kamath, formerly a private banker in
India, as saying, including “making business policy” and “developing
Operations would begin late this year or early in 2016, he added. The
opening — announced in a short report — comes two weeks after a BRICS
summit hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moscow, which has suffered huge currency fluctuations and has struggled
to attract investors since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine, sees
the bank and a BRICS currency reserve pool as an alternative to
international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank,
which are dominated by the US.
At the time of the summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
in a statement that BRICS “illustrates a new polycentric system of
international relations” demonstrating the increasing influence of “new
centers of power.”
The BRICS nations represent 40% of the world's population and previously
agreed to establish the bank, with estimated capital of $100 billion (90
A Chinese analyst denied the BRICS bank was aimed at challenging other
"It's a complement, instead of a challenge, to existing international
institutions," Li Daxiao, chief economist of Yingda Securities, told AFP.
The BRICS countries have also agreed to set up a $100 billion reserve
fund, aimed at shielding them from short-term liquidity pressure and
promoting greater financial co-operation.
“It can help avoid another crisis through establishing a fund pool
within the BRICS, which can help cushion instability in the currency
market,” Li said, referring to the 2008 global economic crisis.
China, the world's second-largest economy, is also leading the setting
up of another new multilateral lender, the Asian Infrastructure
Investment Bank (AIIB), which will be headquartered in Beijing.
China will be the biggest AIIB shareholder at about 30%, according to
the legal framework signed late last month by 50 founding member
The US and Japan — the world's largest and third-largest
economies, respectively — have declined to join the AIIB. -
MASS STARVATION EXPECTED IN VENEZUELA
AFTER SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT NATIONALIZES
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
In a policy move that is sure to worsen Venezuela's economic conditions
and impose more suffering on the country's population, President Nicolas
Maduro pledged recently to nationalize food distribution amid record
shortages of the most basic goods, skyrocketing inflation and a
deepening financial crisis. - beastwatchnews.com/
DROUGHT COULD WIPE CITIES
OFF MAP IF
THEIR WATER RUNS OUT
The epicenter of California’s drought crisis is in the Central Valley,
where there are growing fears the drought could wipe entire towns off of
Wells are going dry, jobs are harder to come by and families are already
moving, either to different states or even Mexico in search of work.
VOLCANO SPEWS ASH
INTO THE SKY
Amazing footage has
emerged of dozens of ash exhalations from Mexico's most active volcano,
Popocatepetl - reaching up to two kilometers into the sky. Just one of
over 25 active volcanoes erupting at the moment.
WILDFIRES RAGE ACROSS
SWATHES OF CALIFORNIA
AUG 2. Wildfires burned out of control across swathes of parched
California, forcing residents to hastily evacuate, and shutting miles of
highway after claiming the life of a firefighter. There had been
“thousands” of lightning strikes since Thursday night, California fire
chiefs said, sparking several hundred small wildfires.
At least 23 large fires were burning menacingly across California but
many were clustered in the north of the bone-dry US state, which is in
the crippling throes of a historic drought. About 9,000 firefighters
backed by helicopters and air tankers were battling the blazes.
FIRE IN JERUSALEM SUBURBS
AUG 1. 700
residents were evacuated, and over 20 firefighting crews and 8 planes
attempted to contain blazes encroaching on Even Sapir moshav and Ein
Kerem. Fire department says a farmer’s negligence likely started blaze.
CAUSES MILLIONS IN DAMAGE TO ISRAELI CROPS
Israel has not escaped the
heat wave scorching the Middle East in recent days, which has caused
massive damage to the Israeli agricultural industry to the tune of
millions of shekels.
SEARS IN IRAN AS
TRAPS MIDDLE EAST
The Middle East is trapped
under a brutal 'heat dome' that has brought apocalyptic weather and a
heat index that makes it feel like the Lake of Fire, in one
ERUPT IN INDONESIA
Mount Raung on Java island blasted ash and debris up to 2,000 meters
(6,560 feet) into the air after rumbling for several weeks, government
volcanologist Surono said. Ash erupted also from Gamalama and Dukono
mountains on the Moluccas islands chain, Sinabung volcano on Sumatra
island and Mount Karangetang on Siau island, darkening the skies, Surono
said. A total of more than 13,000 people have been evacuated due to the
volcanic eruptions since last month, mostly from around the slopes of
Sinabung in Tanah Karo District, added Surono, who uses a single name.
PLAGUE SOUTHERN RUSSIA
Millions of locusts have descended on farmlands in southern Russia,
devouring entire fields of crops and causing officials to declare a
state of emergency in the region.
SECRET NSA MAP
SHOWS CHINA CYBER
A secret NSA map obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the Chinese
government’s massive cyber assault on all sectors of the US economy,
including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the US
government and military. The map uses red dots to mark more than 600
corporate, private or government “Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage”
that were attacked over a five-year period, with clusters in America’s
industrial centers. -
DESTROYING THE PALESTINIAN DREAM?
Hamas's totalitarian rule over the Gaza Strip seems to be
nearing its end, as the Islamist movement faces increased challenges
from various militias in the area. Many Palestinians are worried that
Gaza will fall into the hands of Islamic State or Al-Qaeda.
"By Allah's will, we will uproot the state of the Jews and you
[Hamas] and others will vanish as the Gaza Strip will be ruled by sharia,
whether you like it or not." — Spokesman for the Islamic State.
In public, Hamas leaders do not admit that their movement is
being challenged by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda supporters in Gaza. It is
more convenient for them to blame "Israeli occupation" for the violence,
on the pretext that only Israel is interested in removing Hamas from
power. This claim, however, has proven to be untrue.
It is time for the international community to realize that the
Palestinian dream of establishing an independent state is being
destroyed by none other than the Palestinians themselves.
The Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, which Palestinians hope will
one day become part of a future Palestinian state, is quickly sliding
toward anarchy and chaos.
Since its violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in the summer of
2007, Hamas has maintained a tight grip on the area, home to some 1.7
million Palestinians. But now Hamas' totalitarian rule over the Gaza
Strip seems to be nearing its end, as the Islamist movement faces
increased challenges from various militias and groups in the area.
Some of Hamas' rivals belong to more radical terror groups
such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda-affiliated militias created by
salafi-jihadis inside the Gaza Strip. Others belong to the secular Fatah
faction, whose members continue to dream of the day when they will be
able to topple the Hamas regime and regain control over the Gaza
Strip. - by Khaled Abu Toameh /Israel News Aug 3, 2015
REPORT FROM JERUSALEM
It is with great urgency that this report is sent to you, I have just
returned from a trip from the Island of Cyprus after a very important
meeting. It is now believed by all concerned that the European Jews have
very little time to be able to freely leave and immigrate to Israel.
We have all seen the ugly head of the Nazi spirit rise in the name of
Islam coming for some time. Possibly there were some among us who didn’t
believe it would spread so quickly.
In today’s Europe Jews are living in fear of being beaten on the
streets – even murdered, their synagogues being bombed and
homes burned. It’s like a rerun of a terrible movie of the
Holocaust. One of the oldest populations of Jews in Turkey are now
leaving for fear of their lives.
We have spent years preparing for the time when Jews will have no other
way to leave and come home to Israel but by boats. It would be hard to
find anyone living in the Middle East who would not tell you that ISIS,
al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas and many others all have their one common
desire – that is to kill Jews wherever they can find them. But we are
also seeing ISIS murdering and beheading Christians by the tens of
thousands. They have placed even small children’s heads on stakes around
the cities to further terrorize the Christian populations in the
Middle East, telling them that they have three choices, pay for
protection, convert to Islam, or die.
What I find terribly troubling is that the Churches and the entire
populations of the so-called free world are more concerned over the
death of a lion than the lives of brothers and sisters in Yeshua. Surely
God will pour out His judgment in greater measures in the coming days.
OBAMA TELLS UK
TO STAY IN THE EU
President Obama has repeated his call that the UK should remain a member
of the European Union.
“Having the UK in the EU gives us much greater confidence about the
strength of the transatlantic union and is part of the cornerstone of
institutions built after World War Two that has made the world safer and
more prosperous,” he said.
ROCKET DRIVE WORKS AND
COULD GET TO
MOON IN FOUR HOURS
Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed
that an electro-magnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough
to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.
SCHOOL DISTRICT FINED $7,500
ASSEMBLY WITH PRAYER
A Mississippi school district was fined $7,500 for opening an optional
assembly with a prayer.
PRINCE PLEDGES $32 BILLION TO
ISLAM/SHARIA IN AMERICA
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy,
says he'll pledge his $32 billion to advance the islamization of
America. This is a MOAB (mother of all bombs) in the information
The Saudis have spent billions already. 80% of the mosques build in
America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia
are largely funded by the Saudis.
UNVEILED IN DETROIT TO SHOUTS OF ‘HAIL SATAN
At least 100 people in Detroit recently attended the unveiling of a
Satanic statue depicting Baphomet. Children flanked the statue that was
originally intended to be placed at the Oklahoma state capitol, but now
may be the subject of an effort to erect it next to a Ten Commandments
monument in Arkansas.
The New York-based Satanic Temple had scheduled the unveiling for
July 25th in Detroit, Michigan. The group says that it chose Detroit
because it has a “good com-munity” of followers, with over 200
members, billing the event as “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery.”
dance with the Devil and experience history in the making,”
its invitation read.
WHAT DOES THE
“And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not
repent of the works of their hands, to stop worshiping demons and
the idols of gold, and of silver and brass, and of stone and wood, which
can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
And they did not repent of their murders, their drug-related
sorcery, witchcraft and magic, nor of their sexual
immorality and their thefts.”
JOE FINDS DELIVERANCE
Following is an extract from my book, THE BROAD AND NARROW WAY.
(Although I wrote his allegorical story in several stages over
many years, the message brings me to tears whenever I read it. I find
myself in the story. You will also). If this extract touches your heart,
re-read the whole book. The message is supported by 177 Bible verses. If
you don’t have a copy, please contact us and request the book. – Don)
SURRENDER AND NEW JOE
continued their journey together. The Apostle had to leave them as he
had much work to do, and was constantly helping pilgrims to
understand the Way.
New Joe was very careful now, never to neglect meditation on the Word of
God. He and Surrender began to grow stronger in the Master, and were
learning to conquer by faith and the Word.
Sometimes they met travellers coming back along the Way. “Why are you
returning?” they would enquire. So often the answer was the same ...
“There is a mountain range ahead, and it’s impossible for us to cross
it. There are many mountains in the Range, and if you conquer one, you
are bound to fall on the next.”
“What mountain range is this?” they would ask.
“Haven’t you heard of the Besetting Sin Mountain Range? There are
mountains there that you will try a hundred times to climb, and you’ll
fail every time.”
The two young men would reason: “But by faith we can conquer every
“Well, you try,” they would reply. “But we’re giving up. If it were not
for this mountain range, we could reach the Celestial City
without too much difficulty.”
Surrender and New Joe felt so sorry for the many defeated travellers
they came across. There was such a frustration about them all. “Surely
there must be some secret of victory that all these pilgrims are
missing,” they said to each other.
they were within sight of the infamous Besetting Sin Mountain Range.
Yes, it did look like a forbidding task - to cross this range. And there
was no other way to cross over than by the Narrow Way which led right
through these mountains.
At the foot of this awesome range there was a signboard, with
instructions for travellers to read before proceeding. The two young
men studied these instructions carefully, but they noticed some pilgrims
who confidently started their climb with barely a glance at the signs or
The signboard indicated that there were many mountains in the way, and
that each one had its own name. The board listed the main peaks:
SURRENDER LOOKED AT NEW JOE. “It
seems that there is a Besetting Sin Mountain to break even the most
prepared heart,” he said.
“Yes, it sure does. Now I remember old Faithful telling me that there
are mountains to climb where every inch of the Way will be contested.”
“Let us make sure we know the instructions, New Joe, and keep them in
They looked at the board carefully. They read the rules over and over,
and noted them in a pocket book. Both were determined that they would
conquer this mountain range, and not turn back as so many others had
Surrender and New Joe spent much time in prayer, committing their way to
the Master, and seeking His guidance and enabling for all that was ahead
They then checked all the instructions on the board.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PILGRIMS
BESETTING SIN MOUNTAIN RANGE
Don’t attempt to
conquer these mountains with an attitude of defeat and doubt.
If you expect to fail, you will fail. You can do all things through
Christ who strengthens you.
Start from Victory
Ground. Your Master has conquered all mountains. He has conquered even
death. Your Master is your Victory.
3 Never trust in your own stamina and
strength to cross this range. You will fail if you do.
4 Present your body a living sacrifice
unto God, and be filled with the power of His Holy Spirit. Keep your
body in subjection to Christ. Buffet your body, and don’t give way to
Always be sensitive to the
promptings of the Holy Spirit and obey His leading immediately.
Walk in the Spirit, and
you will not obey the desire of the flesh. Always mortify the enemy,
Be wary of the deadly
enemy called Pride. Cast down everything in your life that exalts itself
Bring your every thought
into captivity so that it obeys Christ. Don’t let your thoughts run wild
with vain imaginations. Think on the things that are lovely, pure and of
good report. Meditate on your Example and Master, Yeshua. Always keep
your eyes on Him.
Surrender and New Joe looked again at the mountain range ahead. “Let’s
press on,” said Joe.
The way was indeed contested, but the young men kept the instructions in
their minds, and focused their eyes on the Saviour. They climbed the
Hill of Dishonesty without suffering
any real setback, and they were feeling happy in their progress.
Surrender reached the pass first and was beaming with confidence. “I’ve
made it! Come on, New Joe,” he called, looking behind him. “We are
doing fine. We’ll show those defeated travellers that we can climb and
pass right over this Besetting Sin Range.”
Joe glanced up, and saw Surrender suddenly disappear from view. He
gasped. In a couple of minutes he reached the place. He could see that
Surrender had stepped on some boulders which had given way. He had
fallen down the side of the mountain, and was lying in a heap some
New Joe hurried down to the aid of his companion. He found him bruised
and nursing his pride.
“What happened, Surrender?” he asked.
“I don’t know, Joe. I was feeling really victorious, but something gave
beneath me. I guess it must have been pride.”
“Oh, we must watch against that enemy, Surrender. Remember? It was on
the instruction board - the deadly enemy Pride. I remember reading also,
that Pride goes before a fall.”
PRIDE IS A
DEADLY ENEMY THAT
LEADS TO MANY
“Yes, you are right. I was thinking that we have succeeded in climbing
Dishonesty Hill. But it was the Master who conquered it for us. I’ll
confess my sin to Him.”
Soon the travellers came to Mt Dissension.
It was a great hill indeed. Many pilgrims seemed to be “hung up”
on this hill. They could not make much progress at all. Joe and
Surrender noticed at once, the quarrelsome nature of those who were
forever falling back down the hill.
They stopped to help some of them. They reasoned with them. “Brothers
and sisters, the Scriptures exhort us to pray, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and dissension. We must
walk in the Spirit; the fruit of the Spirit is love.”
“What do you know about love?” some of the defeated cried. “You are just
youngsters. How can we love these people who are always teaching
doctrines that don’t fit in with our ideas?”
“Yes, what do you know about walking in the Spirit,” shouted some
others. “Have you been baptized in the Spirit in the way we think you
Before New Joe or Surrender could reply, someone else had joined in the
discussion, which threatened to become more of a battle with every new
“Oh, these people are altogether wrong! They don’t hold the same views
as I do,” went the arguments.
“Your prophecy interpretation is altogether wrong!”
“But you teach that your denomination is the only one holding the
“We do not! We say that we hold a monopoly of the truth. But you say
believers can be lost!”
“We say we must save ourselves. But you say you can do anything you
“We do not say that. We say like this!”
“But you say something else. And we can’t be wrong in our views!”
“Well, we have studied a lot and know so much more Greek and Hebrew than
“Well, we would not even call you Christians!”
“But you don’t even follow the Scriptures!”
“Yes we do! And we are more holy than you!”
“But you are full of dissension!”
“No we’re not. You are!”
“No! We are simply contending for the truth.”
It was becoming quite a din. Joe wanted to put in a word, but just
couldn’t get a chance.
“Come on,” said Surrender, “Let us press on. We cannot help these people
while they’re in this frame of mind. We can only pray for them. If we
stay here, we’ll only fall down the mountain with them!”
AN UNRULY TONGUE
WILL ROB OF
JOY AND VICTORY
They kept on travelling mountain after mountain. On Lying Hill
they met people who were constantly defeated because of lies.
These ones so often gave excuses for their lies. “It is mostly just
little lies that upset us. It is just the ‘white lies’ – you know, in
our work and profession. We are compelled to tell ‘white lies.’ They
don’t mean anything really. They are not serious.”
And yet, as Surrender told them, “If these ‘little’ lies are not
serious, how is it then that you make no progress, but are defeated on
“Yes,” added Joe, “You must make a stand with our Master. You must make
a stand against this subtle temptation. Our Master is Truth, and He has
said, ‘You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free!’”
Some would argue, “Truth is relative. We can’t be sure of anything, or
whether it is absolute truth. Even some of the modern preachers have
told us that we can’t believe the Bible entirely.”
“Oh, my friends,” Joe replied. “You have not understood Truth. Truth is
a Person. Truth is Yeshua.
He will set you free if you yield yourselves to Him.”
Some of the defeated immediately saw the Truth, and yielded fully to
Him. They then went on to conquer Lying Hill. Their Master was the
Soon the two young travellers came to Temper Peak.
This was very high indeed, and the air was so thin. They met some
pilgrims who simply could not conquer this Peak. They had tried a
hundred times, but failed again and again. This Peak was very similar -
a twin - to the Unruly Tongue Peak.
On these two peaks, everything was set up to make the pilgrims trip
again and again.
The jagged sides of these mountains and the rough path, irritated the
climbers constantly. They tried so hard to conquer Temper and Unruly
Tongue. Some almost
succeeded, but were thrown down at the last minute.
Some made excuses, saying, “This is the fault of our temperaments. We
can’t conquer such peaks while we have these temperaments. We will never
succeed. It’s useless to even attempt it, unless we can somehow change
Surrender and New Joe looked sadly at these ones defeated by the twin
“There must be a way for them,” they thought. “Surely the Master does
not want them to be defeated by temperament.”
“Maybe there is some way to change these peaks,” Joe was saying.
“Let’s look on our instruction list,” Surrender suggested. “There must
be some secret to help them conquer these peaks.”
They looked carefully over each point.
“The first point, I think is most important,” Joe said. “These defeated
ones are blaming their temperaments. They don’t expect to win. They are
defeated before they start. I see what it means, don’t you, Surrender?
We have to start from victory ground. The Master has conquered
everything, and He is our Victor. Just as He is the Truth, so He is the
“Yes, sure,” replied Surrender. “He is the Victor over these twin peaks.
No wonder so many of these pilgrims are defeated. They are trying to be
the victors themselves.
They are trying to change their temperament, but what they need is a
Victor to control these temperamental peaks that are so unruly. Only the
Master can conquer them.”
THE MASTER, YESHUA
HIMSELF, IS THE VICTORY
When some pilgrims realized the truth, they stopped trying to get
victory – they stopped trying to change themselves, and they trusted the
Master to be their Victory.
They entered into the Truth, and found that the Saviour was sufficient
for all their temperamental problems.
The two young pilgrims constantly shared the truths and were able to
help others climb the Mountain Range.
They were soon to discover, however, that their “own particular
mountains” were not so easy to conquer as some of those behind them.
It was New Joe who found Depression Hill
so difficult to conquer. Time and time again he tried, but failed
as often as he tried. This was no hillock. This was a savage, ragged
mountain that would throw him down into despair.
He could not understand why this hill should so defeat him. He tried to
remember the instructions he had read earlier. He was not trusting in
his own strength. He had presented his body a living sacrifice to the
Master. He was asking the Master to be his Victor - and yet, he failed
again and again.
Not only did the pressures of the Way weigh down heavily upon him, but
even the fact that he was despondent, made him more depressed.
“It’s no use! I just can’t conquer this terrible mountain of
depression,” he said at last to Surrender.
“There’s a lesson the Master is seeking to teach all of us, New Joe. You
know we have met many believers on this Range, and they have all had
some particular trouble - some mountain - sometimes temper, or unruly
tongue, or envy, jealousy, or lying, or dishonesty. And we have seen
that the Master has made every provision for their victory. So he has an
answer for us also, New Joe.”
“Don’t call me New Joe any more, Surrender.” The young pilgrim wept. “I
feel so weighed down, it is just like I was back on the Broad Way,
carrying my load of sin. It’s too heavy. Everything is a fog up here. I
must go back.”
“No, no, Joe!” Surrender cried. “The Master is allowing this for a
reason. Don’t you remember what Apostle told us? God uses all things for
“God couldn’t possibly use all these distressing circumstances for my
good. I’ve had too many falls on this mountain.”
“Joe, remember, faith is the victory.”
“But I can’t!” Joe snapped. “My faith is too weak. Leave me, I’m going
back. I won’t try anymore. The Master doesn’t need me.”
“Joe,” Surrender replied sternly. “Remember how you were defeated at the
River Doubt. You wanted to return then, but the Master saved you, and
has led you all the Way till the present time.”
“But I tried to swim in my own strength then. This is different. On this
mountain I’m failing again and again. I can’t go on! I’m a failure - a
failure! I haven’t any faith left.”
“You must let the Master ...”
“Leave me alone,” shouted Joe. “I can’t. I’m going back!” And the young
man started running down the mountain while his companion gazed after
him with sadness.
Surrender dropped onto his knees; “Master, Yeshua, meet my brother in
his depression. You are sufficient for his need. Thank You, Master.”
Joe kept on running - trying to run away from his depression, and from
Then suddenly, his foot tripped, and he was flat on his face. This was
one of his heaviest falls, and the young man sobbed. “I can’t take any
more. I’m finished - finished.”
Joe’s sobbing continued for quite some time, until exhausted, he lapsed
“New Joe!” a voice just above him whispered kindly. “New Joe!” The young
man was startled.
“New Joe! I’m your Master. I love you.”
“Master! Yeshua ... I’ve failed You so badly.”
“I know, New Joe. But I have chosen you and will not cast you away.”
The young man started weeping again.
“Master, the Way is so difficult. I can’t conquer this depressing
“Of course you can’t, New Joe!”
The young pilgrim felt the loving arms of Yeshua draw him closer.
MASTER WITH EVERY CARE!
“It’s a heavy load you have been carrying. Won’t you let me take it for
“But Master, You have so many loads to bear.”
“And I’m able to carry yours, also!”
“Master, I have sinned against You. How can You still care for me? I’m a
failure ... a failure ... Master, forgive me.”
“New Joe! Your sins are forgiven. I carried them all when I died on the
cross for you.”
“Yes, thank You, Master. But how can I be of any use to You? I get so
defeated by depression. It’s terrible!”
“I know, New Joe. And I know how to deliver you from temptation and from
your depression. Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me. I will give you rest.”
“How, Master? I can’t understand.”
“My disciple, don’t try to understand. Just trust
Me! I am the Author and Perfector of your faith. Will you believe
I can deliver you?”
“Yes, Master, I will believe.”
“Then do not be anxious for a thing. Don’t be afraid.
I am with you. Your depressions are springing up from fears and
doubts. You are afraid of circumstances.
“You are afraid of yourself. You are afraid of failure. I am with you,
and I will keep you. I will deliver you. I will take your cloak of
heaviness, and give you a garment of praise to God.
Will you let Me?”
“Yes, Master. Please take my heavy cloak. Give me Your garment of
praise. I will trust You. I will not be afraid if You are always with
“New Joe, there is not a moment that I am not with you. Arise, walk in
the power of My Spirit. Praise God, and let us press on, on the Upward
The young man gazed up into the Face of his Saviour, with tears of
thankfulness and joy streaming down his face,
“Thank You, Master. Thank You, my Saviour.”
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BROAD AND THE NARROW WAY
An allegorical story by Don E. Stanton
Available from Maranatha Revival Crusade.
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