Of course, every printed article and every on-air broadcast from any Western worldly news outlet is going to be purely political in its nature, as well as biased to some degree or greatly. What is always lacking is the Biblical view. The knowing God’s word and knowing the by nature evil hearts and minds of men, knowing the history and how the vast majority of men and women are enslaved to their master, Satan, and know not God, know not His Son, Jesus, know not what a regenerated spirit, a transformed heart, and mind —thinking, living, being — being born anew, renewed of mind and spirit by the Supernatural power of the Spirit of God at work within an individual.
Oh, so many with their deceived lying ignorant lips declare they are “Christian” and they make a show of wearing a finely made by a jewelers cross around their necks rather than knowing what it means to take up their cross as the Lord Jesus Christ did and to follow Him.
When we see, hear, and know our leaders are chained to this world and to the devil as their master? And all we can receive from them are lies? Ignorance? Arrogance? Incompetence? It ought to show everyone professing to be a Christian where to place their eyes, their minds, their hearts, their time and priority and it certainly is not in nationalism, anything of this temporal diseased mired in sin and evil, lies and delusion world, or anyone — ANYONE — they may revere and in truth idolize.
If we spent more time on our knees, or if unable to get on our knees due to disability, in any posture of heart and spirit in prayer to Almighty, Magnificent, Awesome, Wonderful, Loving God of pure judgment and justice and mercy and more time spent soaking in, soaking up, holding in our hearts His word? The Holy Bible? Spending more and more time studying, praying upon, meditating upon the Holy Bible we would not need to have our eyes and minds, our spirits distracted and focused the overwhelming majority of time on worldly matters. This is what Satan desires us to do. More time on what he conjures up and works in his lying, mayhem, confusion, and distractions so we are pulled from God, from Jesus, we do not heed the Holy Spirit or the very clear, direct, and easy to understand guidance and instruction on how to live a godly, a Biblical life pleasing the Lord as we ought.
We are surrounded with muck, with dung. With lies, incompetence, distractions, and ignorance. With the ways and means of this world. We’re in the fight of our lives. Our spiritual lives dear ones.
Do not get caught naked, afraid, only attired in your underwear or less. Put on the whole armour of God and maintain that whole armour. Wear it well and as instructed. Sleep in it. Eat in it. Work in it. Worship in it. Continually.
Because this spiritual war is only going to escalate and become more difficult, more deadly, more lies, more signs, and wonders to lead many astray. More false teachers and their false teachings for all the itching ears so eager to pollute and corrupt the word of God to how they think it should be, rather than they conforming to God’s word.
Friday, May 14th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Biden is Failing Mideast Test, Response is “Ridiculous”, Analysts Say
“American silence on Iran’s involvement in Gaza is shocking. They are so eager to sign another nuclear agreement that that they don’t want to antagonize Iran,” said Eytan Gilboa, an expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East at Bar-Ilan.
May 13, 2021
By Israel Kasnett, JNS
Reprinted from World Israel News
The Biden administration has come under withering criticism in the United States and Israel for its poor handling of the current situation in the Middle East. On Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price failed to mention Hamas or Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations targeting Israeli civilians in his statement to the press.
“Israel has the right to defend itself and to respond to rocket attacks,” Price said in his daily briefing. “The Palestinian people also have the right to safety and security just as Israelis do.”
Eytan Gilboa, an expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, told JNS the response so far has been “ridiculous.”
“The American response is the most ridiculous and counterproductive statement any American administration would make on violence initiated by two terror organizations supported by Iran against a U.S. ally,” he said, noting the statement included “not one word about Hamas or Islamic Jihad.”
He continued, saying “the Biden administration has missed the context by focusing on Sheikh Jarrah and not on Hamas’s effort to take over the West Bank,” said Gilboa, referring to the neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem where Arab squatters may be forced by Israel’s Supreme Court to leave the homes they occupy, having been owned by Jews for decades.
This misplaced focus on side issues by the Biden administration “encourages the terror organizations,” he said. “This is a complete repetition of the Obama administration policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as if the same people who served in his administration have never learned anything.”
“The statements strengthen Hamas and Islamic Jihad and weaken Israel,” he stressed.
On a similar note, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the Biden administration for its poor decision-making and for the continued rocket attacks on Israel.
“Biden delayed his call with Israeli leadership and restarted funding to the Palestinian Authority through the U.N.—both signal to Hamas & terrorists in [Judea and Samaria] that America places less value on our relationship with Israel,” Pompeo tweeted on Wednesday.
Gilboa said the United States “should encourage Israel to complete the job—not the other way around. This even-handedness is working in favor of the terrorists. The United States is intentionally undermining Israel.”
He also noted that “the whole Middle East is watching, including Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen. This battle has to be won decisively by Israel.”
Gilboa also criticized the Biden administration’s lack of acknowledgment over Iran’s direct involvement in the current attacks on Israel.
“American silence on Iran’s involvement in Gaza is shocking,” he said. “They are so eager to sign another nuclear agreement that they don’t want to antagonize Iran.”
“When they make these statements without making a distinction between a U.S. ally and a proxy of Iran, how will this be interpreted in the entire region?” he asked.
The essence of the conflict, as Gilboa noted, is about Hamas’s need to exert itself as the leader of the Palestinians, as well as to remain a threat to the Palestinian Authority.
‘We’re seeing a slow-motion Palestinian war’
Speaking with JNS just before Hamas launched its opening salvo at Jerusalem on Monday, Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at the Heritage Foundation, said the Arab riots during Ramadan is “Hamas’s grand strategy in the long run to destroy Israel, but also to undermine the Palestinian Authority by outflanking it.”
“The Palestinian Authority is a weak and corrupt force that is ‘on its last legs,’ ” he said. “Nonetheless, it’s better to have them there than Hamas in [Judea and Samaria].”
According to Phillips, Hamas is “rejecting the state-based approach for the revolution-to-the-end approach.”
He said he supports the security moves Israel has made and emphasized that “Israel needs to protect itself first and foremost, and only secondarily focus on responding to the outside world.”
Phillips said he believes that Hamas would be sending this message “regardless of who is in the White House, but the Biden policy is encouraging these kinds of opportunities to embarrass Israel because Hamas and the Palestinians know there is a chance of driving a wedge between Israel and the United States.”
“It’s going to get a lot messier,” said Phillips. “We’re seeing a slow-motion Palestinian war that could accelerate in the near future.”
‘You have to look at the bigger picture’
Efraim Inbar, president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, seems satisfied so far with the Biden administration’s response, saying, “they support Israel’s right for self-defense and criticize Hamas launching missiles on civilian targets.”
He added, however, that the question remains over “how long will it take the progressives to affect the Biden administration.”
That could further deteriorate the situation in the Middle East, especially if Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad remain encouraged and motivated by what they see and hear coming out of the White House and the State Department.
Referring to U.S. President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Gilboa said they “seem not to understand, or if they do understand, they take the wrong actions and send the wrong messages, which are counterproductive.”
“You have to look at the bigger picture,” he said. “They don’t see the big picture. They don’t make a distinction between a pretext, a marginal issue and the big picture.”
“All the steps taken by the Biden administration, which include renewing aid to the Palestinian Authority, renewing aid to UNRWA and all of these statements, encourage Hamas and Islamic Jihad to continue terrorism and violence and prevent any prospects for peace,” he said.
When it comes to Biden’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Gilboa is sure of one thing: “This is a major test, and he is failing.”