Netanyahu to Iran: “Don’t Threaten Israel!”

Iran, bolstered by the Iranian Nuclear Deal, continues to press the envelop when it comes to violating agreements, both within that deal and within other UN resolutions regarding their development and use of missiles.

On Sunday, Iran fire 7 missiles aimed at Syria (three of which fell in Iraq), supposedly targeting ISIS positions.  Though none hit their mark, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed success and reported that 300 terrorists were killed.  Israeli surveillance indicated otherwise.  Only one rocket landed close to an ISIS base, and there are no known casualties.

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, boldly proclaimed that Saudis and Americans are “the main recipients of this message.”  Those actions and comments drew a response from Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  During a visit to Kazakhstan, he was asked by President Nursultan Nazarbayev if he had a message for the Iranian president who is to visit Kazakhstan next week.  Netanyahu stated that if Iran would change their policies, Israel will change theirs.  He went on to say:

“This activity is also about Iranian attempts to settle in Syria and, of course, transfer advanced weaponry to the Lebanese Hezbollah. I have a message to Iran: Do not threaten Israel.”

According to the Jerusalem Post, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei repeated on Wednesday a statement made previously:  “Israel will not exist 25 years from now.”

The actions and rhetoric coming out of radical Islamic regions is once again simmering to a boil.  As watchmen, we must be diligent in prayer for Israel (Isaiah 62).  As followers of Jesus Christ, we must be ready for the return of our Lord (Matthew 25:1-13).  The two go hand-in-hand, so let’s be found faithful (Matthew 25:21).

Macron: The savior of Europe and the world?

As mentioned a few days ago, Emmanuel Macron displays antichrist-like characteristics. I’m not saying he is “the” antichrist, but that the spirit of antichrist is stirring in today’s world. This is one example. Only time will reveal the identity of “the” antichrist, and believers will no longer be here! Read Foreshadowing of the Antichrist (June 3) and France’s Emmanuel Macron’s True Colors Coming to View (June 15) for more info.

Amir Tsarfati commented on Macron’s recent cover of “The Economist.” Find his comments below…

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Amir’s commentary on Emmanuel Macron’s mysterious rise to power and how the French President is now seen as the “Savior of Europe”

Unknown.jpg Photo: The Economist cover, June 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron was labeled by The Economist this week to be the “Savior of Europe”, the French president quickly rising to power in the French elections followed by then landslide victory in France’s Parliament.

Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) together with the MoDem party won a sweeping majority for the French National Assembly, despite the lowest turnout in 50 years by voters.

Macron has assumed leadership that was never given to him, evident through his words and actions. This was clear when he gave a speech in English (French presidents never do this) on the Paris Climate Agreement, just days in office as France’s new president without a majority in parliament, criticizing President Trump and the United States for…

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Let’s Get Personal: Will You Pray?

Hi friends!  Today, I want to go where I have not gone before.  If you have followed this blog, or have read The Passion Behind the Project (my explanation for why I write this blog), you likely know that my passion for Israel drives the content.  I consider this blog, as well as the Bible studies I write and lead, to be my ministry.  Unofficially, the ministry is known as “Looking for the Blessed Hope.”

Often, friends encourage me to expand the ministry in various ways (writing more, speaking more, developing curriculum, coordinating conferences, etc), but time is a fleeting commodity!  Doing more ministry around a very full-time job is a challenge, and the study and research required to stay abreast of current events relative to God’s plan for Israel and the nations is daunting.  Yet, it is what I love!  It is where my passion lies.

Recently, I have been presented with possible opportunities to expand ministry in exciting ways.  Because of the blessing of many people around the world following Looking for the Blessed Hope and communicating with me in various ways, I want to reach out to request your prayers.  I long to know God’s desire for the direction of ministry.  What (if any) opportunities should I pursue, and how does He want me to be involved?  If adjustments are needed, what does that mean for life and ministry as I know it today?

I don’t have specific details to share with you at this point, but I do cherish your prayers and will keep you posted if/when details come into view.  Will you join me in the journey of seeking Him?

  • Petition the Lord for wisdom and discernment as I consider which opportunities to pursue.  (James 1:5)
  • Ask the Lord to make clear to me the next step. (Proverbs 3:5-7)
  • Pray for God’s grace if I am to make time/life adjustments.  (Jeremiah 26:14, Jeremiah 29:11)

As always, thanks for following, and thanks in advance for your prayers!  Together, we’ll see where the Lord leads.

I love those who love me,
    and those who seek me diligently find me.
~Proverbs 8:17

Behold Israel Releases New Teachings in English and Spanish

Many of you follow this blog from Guatemala, Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries and I have good news for you!  Amir Tsarfati, founder of Behold Israel, has recently released several messages he has delivered while teaching in Mexico.  These timely messages are in English, but translated to Spanish, and they are powerful!

Here is a list of messages available from the current tour of Mexico:

Amir continues his teaching tour in Mexico until June 21, and you can find out more here.  If you are near anywhere he is teaching, I strongly encourage you to attend one or more of these opportunities to hear one of the world’s foremost experts and Bible teachers regarding Israel and God’s plan for her.  You will be greatly blessed!

Amir’s next stop is the US, where he will teach at First Euless Church (Euless TX) on June 25.  You will find information about that engagement here.

Enjoy…and have a blessed day!