Friday, February 18, 2011

Iranian Navy Sends Ships To Suez Canal

by Dr. Michael D. Evans

In a rare move, Iran's navy is planning to send two warships through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea and then on to Syria. Israel is carefully monitoring the ships, currently sailing in the Red Sea as they prepare for their transit. An Israeli Naval official said, "It is strange for the Iranian Navy to use the Suez Canal since it really doesn't have anything to do in the Mediterranean Sea."

Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, called the move a "provocation that proves the overconfidence of the Iranians is growing from day to day." The move by Iran is just the latest in a series of escalations of threats posed by the radical Islamic regime against the Jewish state. Iran is also hosting an Islamic Unity Conference this weekend in Teheran for radical Islamic jihad organizations from around the Muslim world to unite them in their efforts against Israel.

At the same time, the United States has signaled that it will support a United Nations declaration condemning Israel. The declaration says the world body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity." US backing for such a criticism of Israel is a striking departure from past support. In a move that will not surprise any careful observer of the situation in the Middle East, Arab leaders declared the American condemnation of Israel "unacceptable" because it doesn't go far enough!

A war is being fought today in the spirit realm even as I write—as ancient prophecy and modern-day conspiracy collide. You and I must realize this is a wake-up call from hell and take a stand. It is described in Isaiah 14:12-15: "For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north...'"

This fall the UN is preparing to unilaterally and officially proclaim a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. This action will be taken not far from where Islamic terrorists flew fuel-laden airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers and killed 2,752 innocent men, women, and children and almost exactly ten years after that dreadful attack.

The Jerusalem Prayer Team have launched the "Save Jerusalem" Campaign — a national media initiative to sound the alarm to alert Bible-believing Christians to the danger posed by this plan...and to urge them in speaking out against it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Halt The Evil Scheme To Curse Israel

Imagine the United Nations telling America to hand over half of Washington DC to Al Qaeda for use as their capital city. It's the most ridiculous thing in the world…and yet that is exactly what is about to happen to Israel. Half of its capital—the Holy City of Jerusalem—is to be stripped from Israeli control and placed in the hands of the Palestinian terrorists who have spent decades proving they are serious when they say they mean to kill all the Jews.

It's an outrage! But it's going to happen unless we take action right now. The only way that this worldwide plot against the Chosen People can be stopped is if America uses its veto at the UN Security Council to stop it…yet sadly President Obama and his Administration are actually supporting this effort to curse Israel in our name. We must speak out today and tell the President to stand with Israel!

According to the unfailing and unchanging promise of God, if America sides with this plan, we WILL be cursed. God said, "I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee." (Genesis 12:3) We have an opportunity at this prophetic moment to be a blessing to the children of Abraham by standing together in defense of Jerusalem.

This plan is designed as an appeasement for Arab rage. World leaders are hoping (foolishly and vainly) that establishing a Palestinian state will divert the attention and anger of radical Muslims. History proves over and over again that this approach will not work.

Concessions made to violent terrorists never satisfy them. The turmoil in the Middle East has nothing to do with Israel or Jerusalem. That is simply an excuse used by those who seek to place the entire world under Islamic control. Many world leaders are caving in to the pressure and threats from Muslim groups. Winston Churchill described appeasement as feeding your friends to a crocodile in hopes that he would eat you last, and far too many people who should know better are preparing to throw Israel to the crocodile.

But there is more to this than just a political strategy that is guaranteed to fail. Attacking the sovereignty and integrity of Israel is a direct attack on the prophetic Word of Almighty God. Every nation that participates in this plan will feel His hand of judgment.

The only way to stop this plan is to speak out. I'm asking you today to add your voice to ours and to sign the petition urging President Obama to halt this evil scheme to curse Israel. The United States has stood up for Israel in the past, and we have been blessed because of it. The key to America's survival is Israel.

Thank you for standing for Jerusalem and Israel at this crucial prophetic moment. God bless you!