Earth – ground, sea, people – groan for Prince of Peace

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Globe webcam provided by 123RF Stock PhotosGod says in Hosea 4:6 that his people die because they lack knowledge. Knowing world events clues us in to where we are on the Biblical, prophetic time line. News should prompt us to pray for two things: that the eyes of the lost and deceived are opened to God’s love as expressed through the life and death and life of Yeshua and that God’s Kingdom come on earth.

Why so much Israel news? God always meant Israel to be an example to the nations, an example of His righteousness, His justice, His mercy, His love. She is also a signpost. Consider this. Zion, God’s other name of Jerusalem, means “signpost.”Messiah draws nigh. The events in Zion speak to that.

While the links posted here are mostly news items, some may be lighter and include websites and stories that caught my interest. To get news links in real time or to read my editorial commentary, visit my Twitter feed @RoamingChile or on my Facebook page.

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Sunday, 28 August

Monday, 29 August

Tuesday, 30 August

  • Virginia quake may have exceeded nuclear plant design
    old.news.yahoo.com
    The historic earthquake that shut Dominion Resources Inc’s North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia last week may have shaken the facility more than it was designed to withstand, the U.S. nuclear regulator said on Monday.

Wednesday, 31 August

  • ‘Exterminate Christians, close pyramids, Sphinx’
    www.wnd.com
    A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah.
    RC: Egyptian’s willingness to ‘exterminate Christians’ considered on fringe of Islam. Nevertheless, word of caution.
  • Israel Deploying Warships in Red Sea – Iran Following Suit
    www.israelnationalnews.com
    The IDF has deployed two warships to the Red Sea near the Egyptian border as Sinai terror alerts pour in; Iran plans to follow suit.
  • Key Parts Of Texas Sonogram Law Struck Down
    www.npr.org
    The law, one of dozens of anti-abortion measures that advanced through state capitals across the United States this year, was set to take effect Thursday. A federal judge ruled the measure violates the free speech rights of both doctors and patients.
    RC: What about baby’s right to say ‘I am alive’?

Thursday, 1 September

  • Tekoa Rabbi Supports PA’s Statehood Bid
    www.israelnationalnews.com
    Rabbi Menachem Froman of Tekoa meets PA President Abbas, tells him that establishing a Palestinian state would benefit peace.
    RC: Hey, Rabbi, didn’t you hear. No Jews will be allowed in Palestine.
  • Remember The Burmese Christians
    www.khouse.org
    Four percent of Burma’s 53.4 million people are Christians, according to the CIA World Factbook. (Voice of the Martyrs believes 8.7 percent are Christian.) The exact numbers are hard to know, however, since much of the Burmese church faces daily danger. Religious freedom is on the books in Burma, but it is no secret that Christians are targeted and killed in this country torn by civil war.
    RC: Remember your brothers in chains. Pray for the persecuted church. Could be any of us next.
  • 140 Mexican Schools Shut Down Amid Extortion Fears
    www.npr.org
    600 teachers in Acapulco are too afraid to show up to school. A drug gang has demanded they turn over 50 percent of their salary or face the consequences.
  • Frances Sarkozy wants united EU voice on PA statehood bid
    www.jpost.com
    The role of the US is uncontested and irreplaceable, but everybody sees that it is not enough, French president says; EU commitee votes in favor of opening European markets to goods from West Bank, Gaza.

Friday, 2 September

  • Report: Hizbullah Establishes Cuba Base
    www.israelnationalnews.com
    Hizbullah has reportedly established a base in Cuba with the aim of striking Israeli targets to avenge slain commander Imad Mughniyeh.
  • 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Off Alaska
    www.npr.org
    A strong earthquake (preliminary magnitude of 7.1 later revised to 6.8) has been detected in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, about 1,000 miles west southwest of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
  • Turkey disagrees w UN flotilla report, expels Israeli’s ambassador, still demands apology
    www.haaretz.com
    Speaking to reporters, Turkish FM says Anakra disagrees with Palmer Commission report’s support of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, intends to aid Turkish families of Gaza flotilla raid to file suit against Israel.
  • Syria’s attorney general resigns, says hundreds killed and buried in mass graves in parks.
    www.ynetnews.com
    News: Adnan al-Bakkour says resignation due to security forces killing of 72 jailed protesters and activists at Hama’s central jail on eve of July 31 military assault on city; claims at least another 420 people were killed in operation and buried in mass graves in public parks
  • New Egypt troop presence in Sinai a gamble for Israel
    articles.latimes.com
    The aftermath of the “Arab Spring” is forcing Israel to gamble with what had long been one of the foundations of its security: a demilitarized Sinai peninsula.
  • Forget Irene: The Drought in Texas Is the Catastrophe That Could Really Hurt
    www.time.com
    Soaring temperatures have kept the Lone Star State dry as a bone and ensure the drought will have a huge, negative economic impact on the U.S. and the world
    RC: Take time to read. Then pray for mercy.
  • Israelis seek EU passports amid existential angst
    old.news.yahoo.com
    Despite their country’s turbulent history, Israelis enjoy a fairly secure existence: they have military might, a world-class high tech industry powering a strong economy, and America as a solid ally. Yet in recent years, tens of thousands have requested and received the citizenship of European countries like Poland and Germany, which were killing fields for Jews just decades ago.
    RC: Israelis seek EU passports for travel practicality & as escape plan. I see logic, but YHWH will protect you, Yaakov.
  • Israeli ships near Sinai suggest that Egypt, Jewish state still cooperating, upholding treaty
    www.wnd.com
    The announced deployment of Israeli warships off the coast between Egypt and Israel near the Sinai Peninsula suggests a level of cooperation between the two countries in the face of a common terrorist threat – despite their increasing political difficulties since the ouster last January of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, according to a report
  • US confirms al-Qaeda assisting -if not leading- Libya rebels. Qaddafi, who first warned, now reaching out
    www.debka.com
    The Obama administration finally acknowledged Wednesday, Aug. 31 that al Qaeda elements had been fighting in Libyan rebel ranks in last week’s capture of Tripoli. This came about in a cautious remark from the office of President Barack Obama’s terrorism adviser John Brennan: “Some members of the LIFG [Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group offshoot] in the past had connections with al Qaeda in Sudan, Afghanistan or Pakistan. Others dropped their relationship with al Qaeda entirely. It seems from their statements and support for establishing a democracy in Libya that this faction of LIFG does not support al Qaeda. We’ll definitely be watching to see whether this is for real or just for show.”
  • 49th officer killed in less than a year in Juarez
    www.cnn.com
    A municipal police captain was fatally shot while driving to work on Thursday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, becoming the 49th municipal police officer killed since October 2010, authorities told CNN.

Saturday, 3 September

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One thought on “Earth – ground, sea, people – groan for Prince of Peace

  1. WOW! You know when you see this over the week, a snippet here and a snippet there. You do sit up and take notice. But seeing all of this in one place….wow….it just makes one realises how things are escalating. Thank you once again for this news round up.

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