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WILD, WILD WEST: Not Only Is The Two State Solution Dead, Watch Now As Israel Takes Back Judea And Samaria, Also Known As The West Bank

Just days before Israel was to hold national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the West Bank as Israeli territory.

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Just days before Israel was to hold national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the West Bank as Israeli territory. Now he has the clout to keep it.

There are few people on this planet who are having a better week than  newly-reelected Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Not only did he win an historic election which will make him the longest server leader of Israel, but he has had a giddy two-and-a-half years of watching a dizzying array of items from his ‘dream list‘ being granted him by American president Donald Trump. So the question now is, just how far will Netanyahu really go?

“Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands. Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?” Ezra 5:9 (KJV)

As bible believers, we known for a fact that all of the land of Israel belongs to the Jews, and that in the Millennial Reign of King Jesus from Jerusalem, that Israel will once again fill the borders of God’s original land grant to Abraham. Netanyahu has zero interest in a Two-State Solution, and I believe he will spend his newly-minted political capital on expanding Israel’s borders in a very meaningful way. And why not? This is likely his last term, he knows it, now he goes for the really big fish.

Of course, given the global hatred for Israel, as Netanyahu begins to makes these moves, expect to see huge backlash from the United Nations and other anti-semitic groups. These are the days of prophecy, and a very exciting time to be alive and looking for the Lord’s return to come catch His Bride away before the time of Jacob’s trouble.

NETANYAHU’S PROMISE TO ANNEX THE WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS, EXPLAINED

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: “I’m going to extend sovereignty,” Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with Israeli Channel 12 on Saturday night, adding that “I don’t differentiate between the settlement blocs and isolated settlements.”

The campaign promise is a last-minute bid to draw right-wing votes in a tight election race. But what does annexing West Bank settlements mean? How would it affect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and the general geography of the Jewish state? Will it actually happen?

Here’s what you need to know.

What is the West Bank?

The West Bank is a territory sandwiched between Israel and Jordan named for its location: the western bank of the Jordan River. About 2.5 million Palestinians and 400,000 Jewish Israelis live there.

Jordan conquered the West Bank after Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Then Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War, but never fully annexed it into the country. So for more than 50 years, the West Bank has been controlled by Israel, but its status has been under debate.

The debate is over who should control the area in the future. Palestinians, most of the international community and the Israeli left see it now as occupied Palestinian territory. They say Israel’s control is illegal and want the West Bank (or nearly all of it) to be the site of a Palestinian state. But Israel’s government says it rightfully controls the West Bank.

So is the West Bank part of Israel?

Not officially, no. The State of Israel has controlled the area, sometimes known in Israel by its biblical name, Judea and Samaria, for half a century without annexing it. That is what could change if Netanyahu wins and makes good on his promise.

Many Israelis believe it’s already part of the country. The Israeli right, and some Israel supporters abroad, see the West Bank as disputed territory that doesn’t belong to Palestinians. They say Israel controls it legally because it was won in a defensive war — the third in the country’s first 20 years of existence.

And religious Zionist Israelis (who are mostly on the right) often talk about the West Bank as the heartland of the biblical Land of Israel. Historically, and by Jewish tradition, this is where the Jewish patriarchs lived and where many of the events of the Bible took place.

“In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.” Genesis 15:18-21 (KJV)

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Hold on. So it isn’t technically part of Israel, but Israelis live there?

Yes: Welcome to the settlements. After Israel conquered the West Bank, groups of Jews from left to right established villages there. Some of the settlements deep in the West Bank are fiercely ideological and religious communities. Many others are middle-class suburbs of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, distinguishable from pre-1967 Israel only by their location and some added security measures.

Most of the big settlements (and most of the settlers) are close to the Green Line — the name for the internationally agreed-upon border between the West Bank and Israel. The total population of the settlements has grown to more than 400,000 today.

Most of the international community sees the settlements as illegal. Palestinians see the settlements as colonies that prevent them from achieving statehood, and blame the residents there for inflicting violence on them. The settlers and their defenders see the settlements as a security bulwark against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Israel.

And Israel’s government sees the settlements as legitimate. Religious Israelis say that the settlements are a manifestation of Jews returning to the land God gave them.

Where does that leave the Palestinians?

Here’s where it gets even more complicated. Palestinians do not have citizenship in Israel, the right to vote and freedom of movement. They are under varying degrees of Israeli control.

For about 25 years, the West Bank has been divided into three areas. Area A is fully under Palestinian control — run by Palestinian institutions, guarded by Palestinian security forces and subject to Palestinian laws. The Israeli army does conduct operations there, but its presence is relatively minimal.

Area B is mixed: subject to Palestinian civil laws, but under the control of the Israeli army. The vast majority of Palestinians live in Areas A and B.

Area C is everything else, and it’s fully controlled by the Israeli army. This is where all of the settlers, and a small number of Palestinians, live. It takes up about 60 percent of the West Bank’s total land area.

The three areas aren’t neatly sliced. They are interspersed with each other in a maze-like tapestry.

How would annexation change things?

Annexation would make some or all of the settlements officially part of Israel. This is a huge deal.

For 50 years, Israel has been holding the West Bank in a kind of temporary capacity and repeatedly has offered to cede nearly all of it in a peace agreement. This would make the annexed settlements as much a part of Israel — under Israeli law — as Tel Aviv. In Israel’s eyes, there would be no difference between the annexed settlements and the rest of the country.

The international community would likely protest annexation, and strongly, and Palestinians almost surely would. Commanders for Israel’s Security, a group of retired Israeli military officers that supports establishing a Palestinian state, predicts that annexation will lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, which governs the Palestinian areas of the West Bank. The group says annexing all of the settlements will cost Israel $2.35 billion. READ MORE

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Hurricane Ian Slams Into Florida As 155 MPH Monster Causing Over A Million People To Lose Power, People Watch Houses Float Down The Street

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Hurricane Ian unleashed devastation on southwest Florida after a 6ft storm surge plowed through Fort Myers destroying houses as water engulfed two-story properties.

Pray for all the souls in the path of Hurricane Ian, it has hit the southwest coast of Florida much harder than anyone was anticipating. At 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Ian is a legitimate monster, swallowing everything in his path. I experienced Hurricane Matthew in 2017 as well as Hurricane Irma in 2018, but we on the east coast of Florida didn’t see damage like the west coast is now seeing.

“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Matthew 14:30,31 (KJB)

Hurricane Ian has only been at work for a few hours, and already the damage toll is at $45 billion and climbing, this could be the costliest disaster certainly in state history, but also in US storm history as well. That’s how hard Ian is hitting, and he is on his way to where we are here in Saint Augustine. Please pray for everyone on the west coast of Florida and in Cuba, and pray for us here on the east coast. There will be no Bible study tonight, I am safely home and have no desire to venture outside.

Record-breaking Hurricane Ian leaves one million without power and sends tsunami of flood water crashing up West Coast

FROM DAILY MAIL UK: Horrifying footage showed wave after wave pummel the small city, swallowing buildings and cars as the monster tempest finally made landfall on Wednesday. It sees the ‘unsurvivable’ torrent of water engulf palm trees in the tropical resort and rip some from their roots as it was forced forwards by 155mph winds – only the fifth storm in history to hit land at that speed.

Fort Myers was one of the first cities to be battered by Ian, with apocalyptic images from after the initial surge showing homes decimated by its wrath as roads turned into rivers with the tsunami of floodwater.

Meanwhile Naples and Sanibel Island were also rocked by the ‘historic’ hurricane, with houses overwhelmed by water, debris flung through windows and some even ripped from their hinges.

Locals are reporting that hundreds of people in Naples are stranded on their rooftops, with the population of the town being made up mostly of elderly residents. And in Martin County, the sheriff’s office confirmed that this morning the body of 34-year-old construction worker Cody Dudek was found face down near Palm City.

Across the state 1,103,460 households saw blackouts and Ron DeSantis said during a lunchtime update he expected the number to reach the millions as well as $45billion-worth of damage.

The Florida Governor urged residents who decided to brave the storm to stay in their properties or emergency bunkers while the hurricane blasted the coastline and neared on Category 5. But some foolhardy locals ignored his pleas and flocked to the sea with inflatables and surfboards, while others gathered on piers to take risky photographs of the tempest. It comes just days after Cuba was tormented by the vicious hurricane, which left millions of dollars of damage and at least two people dead. READ MORE

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Ian becomes a Category 4 hurricane snapping trees and bringing storm surge through neighborhoods in southwest Florida.

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NTEB PROPHECY NEWS PODCAST: A Sit Down With Former 5-Point Calvinist Leighton Flowers On The 5 Points That Led Him Out Of Calvinism

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Does the Bible agree with Calvinism that God has already saved and damned people to Heaven or Hell before they were ever even born? That is the the question we shall endeavor to answer on our Sit Down with Leighton Flowers.

Leighton Flowers says that “It is very difficult to convince YOURSELF to leave a long held theological perspective and next to impossible to convince another.  For me it was a painstaking three year journey after I engaged in an in-depth study of the subject.  I had no desire to leave Calvinism and I fought tooth and nail to defend my beloved “Doctrines of Grace” against the truths my studies led me to see.  There was no single book, article, or discussion that led me to recant my adherence to the TULIP systematic.”

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” Ephesians 1:11,12 (KJB)

On this episode of the NTEB Sit Down, we are meeting with Leighton Flowers, named the Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists in 2018, and regularly travels to area churches to conduct seminars on evangelism and apologetics. Flowers for many years was a 5-Point Calvinist until he came head to head with various Bible verses that deal with soteriology, which is the doctrine of biblical salvation. I became interested in speaking with him after watching a video where he systemically dismantled John MacArthur’s false teachings on salvation, doing it in a plain, rational, biblical and non-emotional format which greatly appealed to me. Too many times Christians will get emotional and passionate about defending their heros, overriding biblical truth in the process. Join us today on this NTEB Sit Down as we meet with former 5-Point Calvinist Leighton Flowers to talk about what your King James Bible teaches about predestination, election and salvation in the Church Age.

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Fake News CNN says that ‘Rapture anxiety,’ as it is often called, is recognized by some faith experts and mental health professionals as a type of religious trauma. Oh, really?

The latest attack on the Bible doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church comes from, of all places CNN if you can believe that. In an article with a headline declaring “RAPTURE ANXIETY!!!”, fake news and non-news CNN mocks and belittles anyone and everyone who holds to this precious Church Age Bible truth. The doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture did not ‘originate in the 1800’s’ as its detractors assert, but in the pages of inspired scripture authored by the Holy Ghost. Why would CNN write an article like this? Simple, they are trying to steal your joy, your peace, but most of all, they’re trying to get you to let go of the crown the Lord will give you for looking for His appearing in the rapture.

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8 (KJB)

At this stage in ministry, I have heard every argument that can be made against the Bible doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. No saved person could miss it unless you had the wrong book, the wrong motivation, or you listened to the wrong people who wrongly divide the scriptures. I feel quite confident the Lord would give me the victory in any debate with rapture naysayers regardless of their “superior education” and “knowledge of the Greek and Hebrew”. But there is something more to all this than simple anti-Christian screed vomited out by fake news CNN, I think it goes a whole lot deeper than that. You will notice their article contains zero perspective from the Bible believer side, not one shed of counter-balance to their invective. You know what that makes me think? It makes me think that the Rapture of the Church is right around the corner, and the Devil wants you to live in defeat, to get you to stop looking for the Lord’s appearing at the Day of Christ, so you drop that crown of righteousness Paul says God will give you for looking for it. Don’t you do it. TO THE FIGHT!!!

For some Christians, ‘rapture anxiety’ can take a lifetime to heal

FROM CNN: Darren Slade, the president and CEO of the Global Center for Religious Research, has been studying religious trauma across several faiths and denominations for years.

“This is a real thing. It’s a chronic problem,” he says of rapture anxiety. “This is a new area of study, but in general, our research has revealed that religious trauma leads to an increase of anxiety, depression, paranoia and even some OCD-like behaviors: ‘I need to say this prayer of salvation so many times,’ ‘I need to confess my sins so often.’”

“Now imagine,” he continues, “You are taught that at any minute, you could be left here on Earth. What does that do to the teenager who just had premarital sex, or even simply took the Lord’s name in vain?”

Experiences like Ajoy’s – a latent fear of an impending, inevitable end – are very common among communities of religious trauma survivors. On social media, former church members recall being tricked by church leaders into watching violent rapture-themed films or crying themselves to sleep thinking about people and pets that would be left behind when the end finally came.

Chelsea Wilson of Marietta, Georgia tells CNN that while growing up in an evangelical community, talk of the rapture was so intrinsic that children would play pranks to scare each other into believing everyone around them had been raptured.

“As if,” Wilson says, “it were a scary campfire story.”

The concept of the rapture, known theologically as dispensational premillennialism, is not prevalent in Catholic or mainline Protestant denominations like Episcopalianism or Presbyterianism, and is most commonly adhered to in evangelical and fundamental churches. This line of theology draws heavily upon a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians, included in the Bible, that says believers in Jesus would be snatched or seized into the air.

Interpretations of this verse vary widely among Christian leaders, many of whom see it as a common example of poetic metaphor among Paul’s writings. However, this striking imagery forms the basis of a lot of modern ideas about the rapture – so much so, Slade says it’s not uncommon for people with religious trauma to report having a fear of heights as they imagine their final ascent.

Survivors also cite the influence of fiction works, like the “Left Behind” book series and the 2000 movie adaptation, which they say were presented in their church circles as accurate glimpses into a post-rapture future. These works have reached such a level of infamy in these faith communities that some survivors say the descriptions of suffering and terror in the series greatly influenced their rapture-related fears. (There is a reason Ajoy’s initial thought of the guillotine seems oddly specific – it features in a graphic execution scene in the 1972 rapture film, “A Thief in the Night.”)

Slade knows just how deep modern rapture theology can go.

As a Baptist preacher and religious scholar, he was surrounded by peers who would attend “end of days” or “end of times” conferences. These meetings, many of which are still held today, focus heavily on events in the Christian Book of Revelation, and attempt to connect scriptural elements with current events in the world. It’s why fringe groups are left in the lurch when predictions about the end of days don’t manifest.

However, Slade’s biblical studies eventually led him to an uncomfortable truth: The rapture, as it is taught in some Baptist, evangelical and fundamentalist communities, is scantly mentioned in the Bible. In fact, modern rapture theology only dates back to the 1800s. This and other realizations led Slade to leave the Christian faith and focus his energy on the academic side of religion. It was a devastating transition. READ MORE

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