RePost>Prophecy Digest: Iraqi fighters hack into spy plane footage

Iraqi fighters use 15 software to hack into spy plane footage

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER


Last updated at 7:39 PM on 17th December 2009

The Pentagon has closed a security breach that allowed insurgents to hack into data feeds from pilotless 'drone' aircraft that provide real-time video of war zones, a US defense official said on Thursday.

The comments followed a report in the Wall Street Journal that revealed Shi'ite fighters in Iraq used software that cost as little as 15 ($26) to intercept the video feeds, potentially allowing them to monitor US military operations.

'It is an old issue that was addressed and fixed,' a US defense official said when asked about the article.

Hacked: the pilotless drones transmit video footage, which Iraqi fighters were hacking into using basic 15 software

The article said US military personnel in Iraq discovered the problem last year after apprehending a Shi'ite insurgent who had digital files of drone video feeds on his laptop. More files were found on other militants' laptops in July.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman declined to discuss details of the article, or intelligence matters more broadly. But he defended the expanding use of drone aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, which provide 'eyes in the sky' to track enemy movements and keep US troops out of harm's way.

'Every capability comes with its advantages, disadvantages, benefits as well as potential weaknesses,' Whitman said.

'As you develop those (technologies) you have to be mindful of how the enemy can counteract any technology that you have.

'That's why you always have a constant review process in place to not only improve that capability but address any vulnerabilities it may have.'

Publicly-traded companies that manufacture the pilotless drone aircraft and sensors include Lockheed Martin Corp.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1236715/Iraqi-fighters-use-15-software-hack-spy-plane-footage.html#ixzz0a4cU8OJ6

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RePost>Prophecy Digest: Iraq and Iran Trade Accusations Over Oil Field

Iraq and Iran Trade Accusations Over Oil Field

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and ERIC SCHMITT

Published: December 18, 2009

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government said Friday that Iranian troops had crossed the border and occupied a portion of an oil field situated on disputed land between the two countries, but Iranian officials immediately and vehemently disputed the account.

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Amir al-Rashadi, a spokesman at the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, said, “We don’t have any information about this, but we suspect it is all lies.”

Although Tehran and Baghdad have enjoyed increasingly warm relations in recent years, the dispute underscores just how sore a point the border oil fields remain. Iraqi officials said that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Malikicalled a meeting of national security officials on Friday to determine a response.

In June, Iraq tried but failed to auction off development rights to the field, Fakka, in Maysan Province in southeastern Iraq. In recent months, Iraq has accused Iran of pumping oil from it. .

Meanwhile, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that with a firm date set for Iraqi elections in March, the American military could reaffirm its timetable to reduce the number of troops in Iraq to 50,000 by next summer.

“It’s certainly our intent post-election to start this drawdown, and do it as rapidly as we are planning to do it between March and August,” Admiral Mullen told reporters traveling with him in Iraq.

Admiral Mullen blamed Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia for a string of recent attacks, including a deadly series of car bombings last week that devastated government institutions across Baghdad and killed at least 121 people last week.

“All indications that I can see is that it’s Al Qaeda,” Admiral Mullen said. “There’s been no outbreak of sectarian violence to get into a cycle that could be very, very negative.”

Admiral Mullen said American intelligence reports has not detected a large flow into Iraq of foreign fighters, who have been held responsible for suicide bombings in the past. “It is probably more along the lines of very focused, very well planned” attacks, he said. “That seems to be where Al Qaeda is going right now.”

In a whirlwind day, Admiral Mullen met with American troops based in the southern city of Basra, as well as a ranking Iraqi army general and leading imam there. He also flew to Talil Air Base in southern Iraq, where he met with senior Iraqi civilian and military leaders, as well as an Italian-led provincial reconstruction team made up of civilian aid specialists and American security forces.

On Saturday, Admiral Mullen is to meet with more American troops in Iraq, as well as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki.

Reporting was contributed by Omar al-Jawoshy and Duraid Adnan in Baghdad and an employee of The New York Times in Maysan Province.

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RePost>Prophecy Digest: Twitter.com hijacked by 'Iranian cyber army&...

Twitter.com hijacked by 'Iranian cyber army'

Hackers hijacked the Web site of micro-blogging communityTwitter.com early Friday, briefly redirecting users to a Web page for a group calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army."

The attackers apparently were able to redirect Twitter users by stealing the credentials needed to administer the domain name system (DNS) records for Twitter.com. DNS servers act as a kind of phone book for Internet traffic, translating human-friendly Web site names like "Twitter.com" into numeric Internet addresses that are easier for computers to handle.

"Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed," the company said in a brief statement on its Web site. "We are looking into the underlying cause and will update with more information soon."

Twitter's DNS service is provided by Manchester, N.H. based Dyn Inc. Tom Daly, chief technology officer at Dyn, said the incident was not the result of a security failure on its services. Daly said it appears someone changed Twitter's DNS records to point visitors to a different Internet address using the proper account credentials assigned to Twitter (image above courtesy Trend Micro).

"Someone logged in who purported to be a legitimate user of their [DNS] platform account and started making changes," Daly said. "It was not a failing on our systems whatsoever."

Daly told Security Fix that the redirection lasted about 90 minutes.

"We had seen some interesting activity coming in, and said 'Hmm, there's something going on here,'" Daly said. "As soon as we detected what the issue was, we snapped into action and contacted Twitter."

It remains unclear how the user name and password needed to change Twitter's DNS records were intercepted. There are a number of possible explanations, but perhaps the most likely is that a Twitter administrator with authorized access to those credentials had his or her e-mail account hijacked. Security Fix will update this post in the event that more information becomes available.

By Brian Krebs  |  December 18, 2009; 2:00 PM ET

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RePost>Prophecy Digest: PREDATOR DRONES TRACKED BY INSURGENTS

PREDATOR DRONES TRACKED BY INSURGENTS

By Tracy Staedter | Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:49 AM ET

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are reporting that Iraqi insurgents have hacked into military spy drone video using an inexpensive, off-the-shelf computer program called Skygrabber, which was developed by the Russian company SkySoftware to intercept music, photos, video, programs and other content that can be downloaded from the Internet.

The name is pretty ironic, then.

Apparently, the snafu was discovered in July 2009, when the U.S. military captured militant who had a laptop with the video feeds on it.

The communication link between the drone and the ground station is not encrypted, and by using the software, just about anyone can monitor the unmanned autonomous aircraft and track it. John Bigs at CrunchGear called it packet sniffing.

Technically not a "hack," since the movements of the plane are not being altered. But the fact that one can spy on the spy drone, well that's enough.

Perhaps this will prompt Obama to appoint a cybersecurity coordinator, a position that he promised to fill back in May, but remains open.

Any candidates?

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RePost>Prophecy Digest: Joel Speaks Again, Part 2 -Jack Kelley

Joel Speaks Again, Part 2

Table of contents for Joel Speaks Again

1.   Joel Speaks Again

2.   Joel Speaks Again, Part 2

This Week’s Feature Article by Jack Kelley

This week we’re continuing our series on Joel with a survey of Chapter 2, the heart of Joel’s prophecy.

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand- a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come. (Joel 2:1-2)

The End of the Age is finally arriving. The phrase “Blow the Trumpet in Zion” indicates there’s an Old Covenant keeping remnant of Jews in the promised land. The sound of a trumpet can mean either great news or terrible news in Israel. In this case, the phrase “the Day of the Lord is coming” means it’s the most terrible news imaginable. Any more references to locusts are now symbolic of the judgment that’s coming upon the whole world, to test those who who live on the Earth. The Lord has promised to keep the Church out of both the time and place of this event (1 Thes. 1:10 & Rev. 3:10) but no such promise has been made to Israel, and certainly not to the unbelieving world, which is about to be totally destroyed.

Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them. They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle. At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. (Joel 2:3-6)

In Rev. 8-9 we read of the Trumpet judgments and encounter wording so similar it might have been lifted from the pages of Joel 2. All the grass of the land is burned up (Rev. 8:7) The locusts have the appearance of horses (Rev. 9:7) and make a noise like that of chariots (Rev. 9:9) as they leap over the mountain tops. Men are in anguish and every face turns pale (Rev. 9:6).

They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows. Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? (Joel 2:7-11)

In his book “The Late Great Planet Earth” Hal Lindsey saw Rev. 9 as John’s attempt to describe fleets of attack helicopters filling the skies above the battle ground. Our exposure to war movies makes this easy to imagine, and we can almost hear their unique ground thumping sound as they swoop in to release another barrage of rockets. Their number is so great that just the sound of them makes the Earth tremble, and they blot out the sun and moon (Rev. 9:2). John gave the number of mounted troops they support as 200 million (Rev. 9:16) an incredible force. Before they’re finished 1/3 of mankind will die (Rev. 9:18). And this is just the beginning. The full fury of God’s wrath will be released in His final effort, the Bowl Judgments.

Some incorrectly interpret the Bowl judgments as the only time of God’s wrath, but that’s not how John described it. He said that the wrath will begin with the Seal Judgments (Rev. 6:17) and will be completed with the Bowl Judgments (Rev. 15:1), not begun there. By the time He’s finished the nations to which His people have been dispersed will have been completely destroyed (Jere.30:11) all the cities of the world will have been reduced to rubble (Rev. 16:19) and every island and mountain will have disappeared (Rev. 16:20)

I believe that one purpose of the Tribulation judgments will be to return Earth to the condition it was in when God created it, in preparation for the Millennium. The elimination of the mountains and islands may point to the reversal of changes brought about in the Great Flood. Psalm 104:8 says the flood waters flowed over the mountains and down into the valleys God prepared for them. Some scholars interpret this to mean that at the time of the Great Flood, the mountains were raised up and the valley floors depressed to make room for all the water generated in the flood. Those deep valleys are now the floors of the sea.

Perhaps this act will be reversed, eliminating the high mountains and raising up valley floors. And if the continents are brought back together into one land mass, as some scholars speculate they once were, there will be no islands, either. Looking at a map of the continents, you can see how they’re shaped in such a way as to hint that they may have all been joined together in the distant past. Scholars have named this single land mass Pangea, which means All-Earth, or One World. Some believe that Genesis 1:9describes Pangea and that Genesis 10:25 says it was divided into the seven continents we know after the flood.

Isaiah 65:20 hints at the return of long life spans, such as was the case in the earliest days. This was made possible by a water vapor canopy that surrounded the Earth until the Flood. (Genesis 1:6-8) Since Rev. 21:1 says there’ll be no more sea, this water could likely be used to restore the canopy.

If all this is true, then passages like this one from Habakkuk are not just poetic license but are describing very scary times ahead.

He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal. (Habakkuk 3:6)

Rend Your Heart

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing— grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God. (Joel 2:12-14)

Even in wrath God remembers mercy (Habakkuk 3:2). In the midst of judgment, all we have to do is admit our sin and seek His forgiveness. Some form of the phrase “slow to anger and abounding in love” appears eight times in the Old Testament. Eight is the number of new beginnings, meaning the Lord is always ready to start over with us. His mercies are new every morning. (Lament. 3:22-23)

Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ “ (Joel 2:15-17)

This will be a time for every man, woman, and child to petition the Lord for mercy. From the elders to the nursing babies, and every one in between. Not even the bride and bridegroom sequestered in their bridal chamber will be exempt. The priests ministering in the Temple will stop what they’re doing and beg the Lord to spare them.

“Come, let us return to the LORD,” they’ll say. “He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:1-3)

The LORD’s Answer

Then the LORD will be jealous for his land and take pity on his people. The LORD will reply to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations. I will drive the northern army far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land, with its front columns going into the eastern (Dead) sea and those in the rear into the western (Mediterranean) sea. And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.”

Surely he has done great things. (Joel 2:18-20)

If this judgment were left to run to its logical concllusion, not a single soul would survive, but for the sake of His elect, the Lord will bring it to an end (Matt. 24:22) Locust plagues move in the direction and at the speed of the wind. They typically end when the swarms are blown into the desert or out to sea. It’s an act of God, and that’s how Joel characterizes the end of the Great Tribulation.

Be not afraid, O land; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things. Be not afraid, O wild animals, for the open pastures are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. (Joel 2:18-24)

In the Kingdom Age the land will once again be plentiful. And though He has shaken the mountains and removed the hills, the Lord’s unfailing love for them will never be shaken, nor His peace removed. (Isaiah 54:10)

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. (Joel 2:25-27)

The Lord will restore Israel to its former glory as the pre-imminent nation on Earth. Instead of disgrace His people will rejoice in their inheritance. They will inherit a double portion in their land and everlasting joy will be theirs. (Isaiah 59:7)

The Day Of The LORD

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls. (Joel 2:28-32)

This prophecy achieved only a partial fulfillment on the day of Pentecost when the Church was born (Acts 2:17-21) and the Holy Spirit was given. Its ultimate fulfillment awaits the time when the Sun turns to darkness again and the Moon becomes blood red before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the Lord (Rev. 6:12). Once more the Lord will pour out His Spirit and everyone who calls upon the His name will be saved.

We’ll conclude this study next week. See you then. 12-12-09

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RePost>Prophecy Digest: NO SECOND CHANCE AFTER THE RAPTURE -Daymond Duck

# From the Editor:        Finally someone saying what no one wants to hear, if you are left behind, it’s not a second chance for you-Michael James Stone

NO SECOND CHANCE AFTER THE RAPTURE

By Daymond Duck


At almost every prophecy conference, someone asks, “Will people be saved after the Rapture? The answer to this question depends upon who the people are. Those who didn’t hear the gospel before the Rapture will have the opportunity to accept Christ. But it will be a different matter for those who heard the gospel and didn’t accept Jesus as their Saviour.

Those Who Hear the Gospel for the First Time Will Have a Chance

No one can doubt that multitudes will be saved after the Rapture. The Book of Revelation clearly teaches that God will seal 144,000 children of Israel to preach the gospel and a great multitude which no man can number from all nations, kindreds, people and tongues will make it to heaven (Revelation 7:4-9). It clearly teaches that God will call Two Witnesses to prophesy for 1260 days during the Tribulation Period (Revelation 13:3-12) and an angel will fly through the air preaching the everlasting gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue and people (Revelation 14:6). This is what Jesus meant when He said, And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). Multitudes will hear the gospel for the first time and be saved.

Those Who Have Rejected the Gospel Have Reached the End of Their Rope

The Antichrist will come, “after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they ALL might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:9-12). He will have the power of Satan. He will perform false miracles. He will deceive many. The deceived will perish. Why? Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be save.

These will be people who had the great privilege of hearing the truth which is the gospel, but they rejected it. A proper response to the gospel would have resulted in their salvation. But their refusal to love and believe the Word of God and their desire to continue in their sin or unrighteousness will trigger God’s divine retribution. Then, God, not Satan, will send strong delusion upon them so that they will believe a lie and it will be impossible for them to be saved. Most expositors believe this lie will be rumors that the Antichrist is the Messiah. Because they have chosen not to believe the truth that the Christ (Jesus) is the Messiah, God will cause them to believe the untruth that the Antichrist is the Messiah.

 

 

OTHER KINDS OF DELUSION

 

It is difficult for some to believe that God will send strong delusion upon anyone that will result in their not being saved. Some try to weaken this by saying, “It only means that God will “allow” strong delusion. Others try to weaken it by saying, “God won’t do it right away. He will wait until the middle of the Tribulation Period.

God Shut the Door of the Ark

“God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth” (Genesis 6:5). He told Noah to make an ark of gopher wood and Noah did according to all that God told Him to do. After it was built and loaded, God said to Noah, “Come thou and all thy house into the ark” (Genesis 7:1). This is very similar to God saying, “Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:43), to God telling John and the Two Witnesses to “Come up hither” (Revelation 4:1; 11:12), and to the voice of the archangel that will call the Church into heaven (I Thessalonians 4:16). So Noah went into the ark. And seven days later, “the Lord shut him in” (Genesis 7:16). Shutting Noah in had the same effect as shutting the lost out. They could have been saved, but they perished because they continued in their sin and didn’t love and believe the Word of God that Noah preached for 120 years.

God Used Lying Spirits and False Prophets to Deceive a King

King Ahab asked his false prophets if he should go to war against Israel. They told him that he would win the war. Then, Ahab consulted with a true prophet named Micaiah, and after some humorous and sarcastic remarks, Micaiah told Ahab a parable. Micaiah said a spirit appeared before the Lord and volunteered to be a lying spirit in the mouths of Ahab’s false prophets to persuade him to go to war. Micaiah told Ahab, “The Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee” (I Kings 22:23). Ahab rejected the truth that would save him. He believed the lies of his false prophets went to war and was killed.

 

God Hardened Pharaoh’s Heart

God sent Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go” (Exodus 5:1). Pharaoh’s response was to make the life of the Hebrew slaves even harder than it already was. Later, God told Moses to go back to Pharaoh again. God told Moses to “speak all that I command thee,” and He said, “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Exodus 7:2-3). Moses went, but He (God) hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them: as the Lord had said” (Exodus 7:13). In response to Pharaoh’s hardened heart, God sent the Ten Plagues.

 

God Blinded Part of the Jews

The angel Gabriel told Daniel exactly when the Messiah would appear (Daniel 9:24-27). But the Jews ignored what the Word of God says about this. When Jesus made His Triumphal Entry He said, “If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation”  (Luke 19:42-44). He was saying Israel could have peace and be saved if they would have only believed, but now many of the Jews will be blinded, multitudes will be killed and Israel will be destroyed because of their unbelief. It’s a dangerous thing to hear the Scriptures and not believe (John 9:39).

Jesus Spoke in Parables so Some Wouldn’t Understand

Jesus often used parables to teach great truths. His parables usually enhanced people’s understanding, but there were times when what He was talking about was not always clear. The Parable of the Sower is a well-known example. After He told it, He went off to be by Himself: And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:10-12). He spoke in parables so those who were indifferent or opposed to the Word of God wouldn’t understand. If a person wants to reject or not believe the Word of God, that person can do it. God won’t force it on anyone. It’s a fact that people can reach a point of no return with God. Those who are not saved when they die have reached such a point. If they have heard the Word of God when the Rapture occurs and they have not accepted Jesus strong delusion will come upon them. They will not be converted. Their sins will not be forgiven.

 

Five of the Virgins Were Shut Out

In the Parable of The Ten Virgins, all ten heard that the bridegroom was coming and all ten went forth to meet Him. The wise took lamps and prepared for His coming by taking extra oil (by getting saved and receiving the Holy Spirit). The foolish took lamps, but they didn’t prepare (they may have professed Christ because they had lamps, but they didn’t get saved because they took no oil which means they had not received the Holy Spirit). When the Lord tarried, they all went to sleep. But at midnight someone shouted, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). The wise virgins that prepared by taking oil (receiving the Holy Spirit) entered the kingdom. But the foolish virgins that didn’t prepare went to look for oil and while they were gone the bridegroom came and “the door was shut” (Matthew 25:10). They said, “Lord, Lord open to us. But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not” (Matthew 25:11-12). They had heard that the bridegroom was coming and they called Him Lord, but they didn’t prepare.

 

Don’t Take a Chance

Isaiah clearly said people should seek the Lord while He may be found. Paul plainly said there have been times when God gave people up to a reprobate mind. Jesus left no doubt that the way of salvation is narrow and the lukewarm will be spewed out.

v     Seek ye the LORD while he may be found (Isaiah 55:6).

v     God gave them over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1:28).

v     Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

v     Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth (Revelation 3:16).

 

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Letter About Suffering - II

by Paul K.


I received your card. I read it over several times, as it surprised me (in a pleasant and good way) to read of how my letter was used of God to touch not only you, but others as well, especially folk in the Widows Might.

Some verses came to mind:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

God cares for us in our hurts. The fact that God comforts is a reminder that life is not going to be pain-free. We will fall and skin our knees, get bloody noses, black eyes, and yes, even fractured or totally broken bones. Life in a fallen world will hurt, sometimes so badly, so deeply, that we despair of life itself.

It’s then that God enters in, gathering us in His Father’s arms, and comforts us as we cry and bury our faces in His strong shoulder. Thank God for the book of Revelation where He tells us of the end to all the pain:

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.’”

For us who are Christians, we need to shed our tears, yes, but also take time to put aside our own tears to see the hurting people around us who do not yet know God or His salvation. For them, there is no Father’s shoulder to cry on, but only a certain dreadful doom to face God’s wrath and judgment and eternal imprisonment and torment in the Lake of Fire.

Let us do good and tell them of Jesus, so that He may turn their sorrow into joy. To all our Rapture Ready friends, I appeal for you to think a moment. Is there someone you can share Jesus with, even today? How about that salon hairdresser, or that cashier, or that bank teller, or that friend or neighbor next door? How about that car mechanic, or police officer, or fireman, or medical person? Anyone?

We can’t reach everybody in the world. But, we can each reach one, each one his neighbor. Someone has said, grow where you’re planted. God made each of us to dwell where we are, to be a light to those around us—

Tell SOMEONE—today.

“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” (Revelation 21:7)

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)

“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:2-3)

Lead someone to righteousness, and you will shine like the stars forever and ever.

In His Grace and Love,

Paul

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U.S. Launched Missile Strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen, Sources Say

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The politically sensitive strikes Thursday signal an escalation of the Obama administration's fight against the terrorist organization

The U.S. has launched two missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen, two U.S. officials told Fox News, signaling an escalation of the Obama administration's fight against the terrorist organization.

The politically sensitive strikes Thursday, first reported by ABC News, supplement efforts already under way by the government of Yemen to go after Al Qaeda in the country, the officials told Fox News, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the operation.

Such an operation is particularly sensitive in Yemen. "It's very difficult for Yemen to ask the U.S. for help given the nature of their population and its views about the West," one official said. "And the U.S. doesn't want to compromise their ability to ask for help."

The United States has faced similar concerns in Pakistan, where reports of U.S. drone attacks on militants are common -- but never acknowledged publicly by the U.S. or by Pakistan.

In the new attacks, cruise missiles on Obama's orders hit a suspected Al Qaeda training camp north of Sanaa, the capital, and another site, where terrorists were thought to be plotting an attack on the U.S., ABC News reported, citing unnamed administration officials.

A Yemeni official contacted by ABC News insisted that the attacks were carried out by Yemen, not the United States. Yemeni forces also reportedly have targeted Al Qaeda in raids conducted at three locations.

Fox News' Justin Fishel contributed to this report.

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RePost: Prophecy Digest: Defense technology will simulate attack by Iran

Test of newest U.S. missile defense technology will simulate attack by Iran

By Mike Mount, CNN

December 18, 2009 7:50 p.m. EST

The fake ICBM will be launched from the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, with the interceptor originating from California.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

·        Previous tests have been focused on a trajectory that mimics a North Korean attack

·        This test is made more difficult by the different trajectory of the incoming missile

·        In the January test, fake ICBM will be launched from the Marshall Islands

·        Interceptor missile will be launched from California, agency spokesman says

·       

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. military's Missile Defense Agency will practice protecting the United States from a simulated Iranian missile attack next month in an exercise using the agency's newest missile-killing technology, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Previous tests have been focused on a missile trajectory that mimics an attack from North Korea, but the January test will have a trajectory and distance resembling an intercontinental ballistic missile launch from Iran.

At the same time, the agency will be testing its new "Capability-2" technology, with upgraded software and sensors loaded inside an interceptor missile that will be fired at the fake Iranian missile.

The Capability-2 technology is designed to eventually replace the existing hardware the United States has in its two missile defense bases in California and Alaska, according to Rick Lehner, a spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency.

While intelligence assessments of that country's capabilities now suggest an Iranian ICBM threat is as far away as 2020, this test was planned more than three years ago, when the threat seemed much closer, Lehner said.

In the January test, the fake ICBM is slated to originate from the Missile Defense Agency's launch facility in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific while the interceptor missile will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to Lehner.

Missile defense tests have been likened to hitting a bullet with a bullet. This test will be even more difficult: It will be like hitting a bullet head-on with another bullet, because any launch from Iran would have a trajectory that would require a U.S. interceptor missile hitting the target directly, Lehner said.

The missiles will be flying at speeds of between 17,000 and 18,000 miles per hour, according to Lehner, about 3,000 mph faster than tests involving mock North Korean missiles. The speed will reduce the strike window, meaning the interceptor, also known as the "kill vehicle," will have to work even faster at identifying and striking the target missile.

The United States has only two missile defense bases, one at Vandenberg, with three missiles, and the other at Fort Greely, Arkansas, with 20 interceptor missiles at the ready.

Lehner said that if Iran were to launch an ICBM attack against the United States, the most likely defense option would be firing a missile from Alaska, because of the shorter distance around the globe.

The United States was prepared to put a third missile defense site in eastern Europe, but the Obama administration scrapped that option because of the reduced ICBM threat from Iran. In its place, the administration said it will move ships with the capability of shooting down short- and medium-range missile from Iran which, they say, pose a greater threat to Iran's neighbors and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

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