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Date 10/2/15


Yesterday's Prophecies - Today's Headlines


In fiery speech, Netanyahu challenges UN on moral grounds
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Report: Senior Democrat failed to obtain Obama commitment to veto
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Gog-Magog Moves Into Syria - by Pastor Mike Taylor

Ezekiel 38:1 :"And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief
prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,
the chief prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring

thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed
with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and
shields, all of them handling swords:"
As we read this prophecy written by Ezekiel some 2600 years ago
during the Babylonian captivity, I have often wondered how the events
spoken of by the prophet would be manifested in the end of days before
the return of Jesus Christ for His church.
Ezekiel tells of a future invasion of Israel by a vast coalition of nations
that surround it. it's not hard to imagine that this invasion could be
fulfilled in our lifetime, when we see events that are being fulfilled even
as I write this.. Ezekiel 36-37 predicts a gathering of the Jews to the
nation of Israel, which will be followed by this massive invasion. For 19
centuries the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world, and
until May 14, 1948 there was no nation of Israel to invade. With the
nation of Israel now a reality, the stage seems set for the war that will
usher in the tribulation and the rise of the Antichrist; a war that will end
with the destruction of Israel's enemies by God Himself, and lead to the
signing of a peace treaty with the Antichrist.
Question arises, who is the prophesied enemy of Israel called GogMagog in our Bible, and where do they live today? Looking at the
passage we just quoted, the Hebrew word 'rosh' in verse 3 is identified
with Russia, 'Tubal' with Tiblisi or Tobolsk (Turkey) and 'Meshech' with
Moscow, therefore Gog and Magog refers to Russia and it's coalition of
Islamic nations. This is one of the most commonly held views and is
based on a different interpretation of the Hebrew word Rosh (used as a
noun rather than adjective), similarities in the pronunciation of words,
and the Greek translation of Rosh referring to a tribe of people found in
what is now Russia. (Given Russia's obvious involvement in giving arms
and technology to Iran and Syria, I believe they will be the major player
in the attack if not actively involved in it.) Mark Steyn makes an
interesting analogy of who the people of this coalition will be composed
of. We know by scripture that it will probably be Russia, but who makes
up the people of Russia? Mark Steyn wrote:
"There are ten million people in Moscow. Do you know how many of
them are Muslim? Two and a half million. Or about a quarter of the
population. The ethnic Russians are older; the Muslims are younger.
The ethnic Russians are already in net population decline; the Muslim
population in the country has increased by 40% in the last 15 years.

Seven out of ten Russian pregnancies (according to some surveys) are

aborted; in some Muslim communities, the fertility rate is ten babies per
woman. Russian men have record rates of heart disease, liver disease,
drug addiction and Aids; Muslims are the only guys in the country who
aren't face down in the vodka. Faced with these trends, most experts
extrapolate: thus, it's generally accepted that by mid-century the
Russian Federation will be majority Muslim. But you don't really need to
extrapolate when the future's already checking in at reception. The
Toronto Star (which is Canada's biggest-selling newspaper and
impeccably liberal) recently noted that by 2015 Muslims will make up a
majority of Russia's army. . . . What will happen in Russia? A
remorseless evolution into a majority Muslim state? Bosnian-style civil
war? The secession of a dozen or so of Russia's 89 federal regions? A
Muslim military coup? Or a panicky attempt to arrest decline by selling
off your few remaining assets, including national resources to the
Chinese and nukes to anyone who wants them? None of us knows, but
we should know enough to know we don't know. The Russia of 15 years
ago is already ancient history. . . . By 2050, Russia will be the
umpteenth Muslim nuclear power, but the first with a permanent seat on
the UNSC. | Mark Steyn "The Bear Goes Walkabout,"

Imagine that. The great Muslim bear poised to the north of Israel.
Assuming the accuracy of these facts, or even anything close, one can
see another explanation for Russia's participation in the Islamic invasion
of Israel in the end times. Russia will lead this Islamic invading force,
because Russia itself will be dominated by Muslims. This is something
that no one could have envisioned even a decade or two ago. Yet, it
appears to be happening right before our eyes. No wonder why Russia
is aligned with the likes of Iran, Syria, and other Islamic countries in the
Middle East. Of course, it is about military might, but ethnic and
religious links strengthen the idea of an Islamic invasion due to the
hatred of the people against Israel. And Russia has always been AntiSemitic in the past, and will be even more rabid in the future.
Some people get confused when reading scripture and connect the
Gog-Magog description noted in Revelation chapter 20 and erroneously
connect Ezekiel 38 as being the same as the people mentioned in our
last book of the Bible. But it's not the same people in both passages.
How do we know this? The war at the end of the tribulation, known as
Armageddon, is a world war. Revelation tells us that this battle will

involve all nations. The war described in Ezekiel includes specific

nations that invade Israel. Also, Armageddon is at the climax of the
tribulation, while the war described in Ezekiel comes well before then.
So they are two different wars, but are both attempting to destroy Israel,
before the Tribulation and at the end of the Millennium .
What is the purpose of God bringing this vast array of military might
against the tiny nation of Israel before the Tribulation begins? Ezekiel
gives us the answer after identifying the actors in this regional war.
Ezekiel 15 "And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,
thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great
company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to
cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against
my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in
thee, O Gog, before their eyes."
God will reveal Himself to the nations round about Israel, that indeed,
there is a God in Israel who saves His people. It will bring glory and
honor to our God who steps back into the history of mankind and makes
himself real in the eyes of the world, and especially Israel...Ezekiel
18 "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come
against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up
in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely
in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the
beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth,
and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my
presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep
places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains,
saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will
rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are
with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known
in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord."
This will be a devastating war for the army who dares come against
Israel and tries to take His land given to His chosen people. There will
be no mistake who has defeated this overwhelming force, as God will
strike the invading army with what can only be attributed to Divine
intervention. Ezekiel chapter 39 continues the carnage that befalls this
coalition of nations:
2 "And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will
cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the
mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine
arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,
and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds
of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured."
God tells Ezekiel that He will utterly destroy this invading army and
leave only 1/6 of these people left alive. He will destroy upwards of 85%
of this army. If a million Islamic forces come against Israel from all
sides, then God will destroy 850,000 of them, hypothetically in dealing
with numbers to make this real to you. And from what I can determine,
the plagues that befall this army will follow those who survive and return
to their homelands, their native countries and the carnage continues. In
what form? Maybe in disease, radiation poisoning, sickness and
eventual death of those who survived the war brought to Israel?? It will
be an awakening to not only the heathen of the nations, but to Israel
herself, as she realizes that the God of her Fathers is still very much
alive. This war of complete near total destruction of this invading army
will bring Israel to clamor for the rebuilding of their long awaited Temple
and a overwhelming desire to enter into a blood covenant of worshiping
the God of Israel, Yahweh, (YHWH) by resuming animal sacrifices. It will
bring to fruition a treaty between the nations of the world who have
envisioned a two state solution upon Israel, dividing the land between
Israel and the Palestinians as Israel will be allowed to rebuild the 3rd
Temple, even on the Temple Mount, or possibly in the archaeological
known site in the City of David to it's immediate south. But a Temple will
be rebuilt and this treaty will usher in the Tribulation of 7 years and the
Anti-Christ revealed.


If you've been following the news reports, you know that the Russian
bear has moved its military muscle into Syria. Many reports show that
Russia has established a "beach head" in the government stronghold of
Latakia with T-90 tanks, Russian warplanes, and strategic missiles of air
to surface and anti-aircraft with boots on the ground. They claim to be
supporting the government of the Assad regime by fighting the rebels
and ISIS in the region. Is this not an overkill, when ISIS or the rebels do
not have an air force needing surface to air missiles, and why the antiaircraft armaments? I believe what we are seeing is an excuse to inject
the Russian military into the affairs of the Middle East and taking
residence just to the north of Israel, as a clue of something bigger they
have in mind. What could that be?
It was reported that old man Vladdy Putin, made an offer to Israel to
enter into an alliance with Israel to protect their up and coming gas and
oil fields called Leviathan off the Mediterranean coast in Israeli waters.
Of course, being a "so called ally" of the United States, Israel
respectfully declined. I use that quote as tongue in cheek, as the
friendship and being an ally of the USA is in dire peril from the "idiot in
chief" in the White House and his Democratic party. Israel is all but been
abandoned by their once trusted friend with the new Iran deal that the
POTUS cooked up to sell out Israel with a nuclear equipped Iran. Israel
is all but surrounded by hostile enemies. She is surrounded to her north
by Syria aided by the former Soviet Union, Russia the wounded bear
who needs the cash inflow that a large oil and gas deposit could provide
them, as was the reason that Russia made the offer for a partnership in
developing this energy sector of Israel. Then to the north-east by Iran
who has vowed the annihilation and a well placed atomic bomb would fit
the bill nicely. To the immediate east, by Jordan who is becoming more
hostile over the Temple Mount and the Palestinian riots and alleged
Israeli aggression to stop these riots. To the south, Saudi Arabia who
being the center of Islam, hates Israel and would join any military power
that promises the destruction of Israel. To it's west, Hamas in Gaza and
Egypt with it's Muslim Brotherhood, would be quick to form an alliance
with an attack spearheaded by Russian guarantees of victory.
As you should be able to plainly see, the coalition prophesied by the
prophet Ezekiel is right in front of the headlines of our newspapers and
on our TV sets solidifying every day. But what does that mean for the

person who is watching this drama play out in our modern times? It has
always been my belief that Ezekiel's prophesy concerning the GogMagog invasion of Israel bumps up to the removal of the church from
this planet. Why do I say that? Because the event will be so destructive
and no one dares come against Israel, as her "Secret Weapon" has
displayed His power for the whole world to witness and there can be no
doubt that the world must regroup if it plans on fighting another day.
That's a another reason why I think this coalition that was Muslim in it's
ethnicity, even to it's leader, Russia the Bear, will do as Muslims always
have done, feign submission to the adversary, until you become
stronger than them and then attack later. Hence a treaty will be brought
to make a "false peace" with Israel by a newly elected leader from the
remnant of the Roman Empire, the Anti-Christ. And if the Anti-Christ is
revealed at this time, the church is not on this earth. The Bible plainly
states that in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2:
2 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit,
nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only HE WHO NOW
8 And THEN shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be
Verse 7 identifies that the Holy Spirit, which I believe Paul speaks of
will be removed out of the way, so that lawlessness, and the rule of
Satan on this earth will be allowed with nothing holding him back. Oh,
the Holy Spirit will still be here on earth, but back to Pre-Pentecostal
involvement with mankind, and not in the fullness that was given to
those who are saved by grace, the Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus said
that He would send a Comforter to us, and He would never leave us
alone. John chapter 14:
16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."
Paul referred back to this, when he wrote to the Hebrews in chapter 13:
5 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with
such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear
what man shall do unto me."
Point of these quoted verses, that if Jesus said He would never leave
us comfortless, and He would never leave us alone, then if the Holy
Spirit is being removed from this earth and being "drawn back' to prePentecostal levels, then to leave His Church on this earth to endure the
Tribulation and subject to Satan's all out wrath, would make Jesus a liar,
and we know He cannot lie.

Do you not see the connection between what is a happening in Syria

with the Russian presence to the north of Israel's border, is bumping up
to the coming war prophesied by Ezekiel? Do you not see that this is
the precursor to the revealing of the Anti-Christ by a treaty made with
Israel? Beforehand, we will hear our call by the trump of God and the
voice of an arch-angel to our Heavenly Home to be with Jesus forever
and ever!!
How long will the interval be between this devastating war fought on the
mountains of Israel and this treaty? (I use the word "fought", as this is
not a fight, as God will decimate this force, and there will be no fight,
except against each other). We don't know the amount of time, but in
my mind, it's not a long period of time, as Israel moves to rebuild her
Temple and nobody is going to stop her, so a 7 year treaty will be
enacted and Israel will believe she has been saved by a politician she
looks to as her "political messiah" to protect her nation and her
sovereignty, provided "safety and security".

I could point to many other factors, not just this one, that paints the
picture that we indeed, in the final days of the Church remaining on this
earth. As I have covered many recent messages, this is but one of the
ingredients of this end of days evil brew that is being revealed in our
time. The news is full of end time details that are forming right now. All it
will take is Ezekiel's prophecy to be fulfilled and then the Anti-Christ will
be revealed upon the world scene and Revelation chapter 6 will begin
with Jesus opening seal 1-6. This my friends is the beginning of the
Tribulation. So let's recap and put these in order:
1. Russian and the Islamic coalition is forming right now in the Middle
2. Vladmir Putin wants the gas and oil found in the Middle east, and
Israel .
3. Russian has taken it's military to Syria on a pretense of defending
4. Russia has brought more armament than is necessary to defeat
5. Russia has warplanes, anti-aircraft missiles, and tanks to wage a
larger war.
6. Russia is identified in scripture as the leader of the Gog-Magog
7. Gog-Magog will invade Israel with Islamic coalition with superior
8. God will decimate and near totally destroy this coalition on Israel's

9. Those who survive the war of Ezekiel 38-39 will carry the plague
back home.
10. Israel will insist on rebuilding their 3rd temple and resuming animal
11. A charismatic leader will step forward to make a treaty with Israel.
12. The treaty will allow Israel to rebuild her long awaited temple in
short order.
13. Revelation chapter 6 will begin with the Tribulation of the 1st 3.5
14. Before this treaty is signed, and the AC revealed, the Church will be
15. How much time from now till all of the above is fulfilled?
If you read and ponder each point, you can envision this time element to
move very rapidly from today. All it takes is for Putin to have an evil
thought and plan for Israel's invasion. Ezekiel:
10, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the
same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil
11. And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will
go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without
walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12. To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the
desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are
gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that
dwell in the midst of the land"
I believe Putin, which may be Gog in the flesh, has already thought the
evil thought and is making plans to implement his plans in the near
future. That's how close I believe we are to seeing this prophecy being
fulfilled and seeing Jesus coming with a loud trumpet call, 1st
51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
To all who read this, the coming of our Lord Jesus could be in the next
breath you take. The signs of His soon return are plain as the nose on
your face. We cannot deny that the setting is being set for the end of
this age, the Church Age, or the end of the Age of Grace. What is
coming is beyond horrific, beyond your imagination, and will be the
worst time in all of mankind's history of rebellion against a Holy God.
Jesus said it would be so in Matthew 24:
21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh
be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."
For any sane person who understands what I have just briefly covered,
this world you now live in will become literally, hell on earth. Many
people will die, probably even you, should you enter into the time known
as the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation. Many will be saved through
it, but many will depart from God into outer darkness where there is
weeping and gnashing of teeth...but in the end, 80% upwards will die
during this 7 short years. Think of it for a moment. There are 7-8 billion
people on this earth now, give or take a few million and 80% or roughly
6 billion people will die in 7 short years. Can you imagine it? Would you
want to live it? Or die ?
And the simple answer to those questions, is you don't have to. God
made a way for us to get victory over sin, death, hell and the grave. He
is called Jesus Christ. Humble yourself and call out to Him in
repentance from sinning against a Holy God, for all have sinned and
come short of the Glory of God, as Paul wrote in Romans 3:23. Believe
on the Lord Jesus and embrace the focus of the entire bible.
John 3:
16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not
is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God."
Those verses are your beginning solid foundation to start becoming
conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the
Messiah. From there, get in the book you may have sitting on a dusty
shelf and read what God expects of each of us. Live like it's your last
day on earth, for brethren, it just might be....the end of this age is in
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying for your salvation. If you need
prayer, counseling, or just a friendly ear, email me at

Israel's Netanyahu launches all-out assault on

Iran deal at U.N. - By Louis Charbonneau and Hugh Bronstein
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United
Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out assault on the historic
nuclear deal with Iran, warning that his country would never let the
Islamic Republic join the atomic weapons club.
Speaking at the yearly gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General
Assembly, Netanyahu reiterated Israeli criticism of a deal between Iran
and major world powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
He said that, once international sanctions are lifted, "unleashed and
unmuzzled, Iran will go on the prowl."

Israel, Netanyahu said, would never allow Iran "to break in, to sneak in,
or to walk into the nuclear weapons club."
Israel, which experts and diplomats say has the only nuclear arsenal in
the Middle East, has repeatedly warned it is prepared to use military
force to prevent Iran from acquiring atomic weapons. Tehran denies
wanting nuclear arms and insists its nuclear program is peaceful.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has vigorously defended
the July 14 nuclear agreement with Iran against criticism from
Republicans in Congress, who tried unsuccessfully to kill the deal, and
Israel, describing it as the best way to avoid a new war in the Middle
Obama's already strained relations with Netanyahu deteriorated further
in the months before the July nuclear deal because of the Israeli
leader's forceful campaign against it.
During Netanyahu's speech, Washington was represented by U.S.
Ambassador Samantha Power's deputy, David Pressman, and U.S.
Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro. Power and Secretary of State
John Kerry are both in New York, but Power's spokeswoman, Hagar
Chemali, said they had to join a video conference call with Obama that
ended up coinciding with the Israeli speech.
Netanyahu pulled no punches. "We see a world celebrating this bad
deal, rushing to embrace and do business with a regime openly
committed to our destruction," he said.
The Israeli leader held up a copy of the latest book by Iranian Supreme
Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that he said was a "400-page screed
detailing his plan to destroy the state of Israel."
Diplomatic sources have said that Israel and Iran's regional rival, Saudi
Arabia, have been discussing how to respond to the nuclear deal and
their fear that the lifting of sanctions, expected in the coming months,
will embolden Iran to pursue a more aggressive foreign policy in the
Middle East.
Without naming countries, Netanyahu said Israel was in touch with Arab
states about Iran.
"Israel is working closely with our Arab peace partners to address our
common security challenges from Iran and also the security challenges

from ISIL (Islamic State) and others," he said.

Most of Netanyahu's 43-minute speech was focused on the threat
posed by Iran. But toward the end, he responded to Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas' U.N. speech on Wednesday, in which
Abbas said recent Israeli security actions at the Al-Aqsa mosque in
Jerusalem could ignite a religious war.
Netanyahu told the General Assembly that Abbas should stop
"spreading lies about Israel's alleged intentions on the Temple Mount,"
and return to direct negotiations to secure peace between the Israelis
and Palestinians.
"Temple Mount," where Al-Aqsa is located, is the Israeli term for the
location. It is one of the holiest sites in Islam and Judaism.
Abbas had accused Israel of undermining U.S. attempts at brokering
peace, though Netanyahu placed the blame on the Palestinians.
Netanyahu also accused the General Assembly and the U.N. system as
a whole of engaging in incessant, unjustified "Israel-bashing." Twice
during his speech - once at the beginning and again in the middle - he
silently stared at the 193-nation General Assembly with an angry look
on his face.
His second stare down with the General Assembly lasted for 45
seconds, coming after Netanyahu accused the assembly of maintaining
"deafening silence" in the face of Iranian threats to destroy Israel.
The prime minister also made clear that Israel would continue to use
military force to repel attacks from Syria and to prevent the Iranianbacked Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is fighting in Syria
alongside government forces, from acquiring key weapons.
"Israel will continue to respond forcefully to any attacks against it from
Syria," Netanyahu said, adding that it would also "prevent the transfer of
strategic weapons to Hezbollah from and through Syrian territory."

Chinese warplanes to join Russian air strikes in

Syria. Russia gains Iraqi air base
Russia's military intervention in Syria has expanded radically in two
directions. debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that China
sent word to Moscow Friday, Oct. 2, that J-15 fighter bombers would
shortly join the Russian air campaign that was launched Wednesday,
Sept. 30. Baghdad has moreover offered Moscow an air base for
targeting the Islamic State now occupying large swathes of Iraqi
Russia's military intervention in Syria has five additional participants:
China, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hizballah.
The J-15 warplanes will take off from the Chinese Liaoning-CV-16
aircraft carrier, which reached Syrian shores on Sept. 26 (as debkafile
exclusively reported at the time). This will be a landmark event for
Beijing: its first military operation in the Middle East as well the carrier's
first taste of action in conditions of real combat.
Thursday night, China's foreign minister Wang Yi, made this comment
on the Syrian crisis at a UN Security Council session in New York: "The
world cannot afford to stand by and look on with folded arms, but must
also not arbitrarily interfere (in the crisis)."
A no less significant development occurred at about the same time
when Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaking to the US PBS
NewsHour, said he would welcome a deployment of Russian troops to
Iraq to fight ISIS forces in his country too. As an added incentive, he
noted that this would also give Moscow the chance to deal with the
2,500 Chechen Muslims whom, he said, are fighting with ISIS in Iraq.
debkafile's military sources add that Al-Abadi's words came against the
backdrop of two events closely related to Russia's expanding role in the
war arena:
1. A joint Russian-Iranian-Syrian-Iraqi war room has been working
since last week out of the Iraqi Defense Ministry and military staff
headquarters in Baghdad to coordinate the passage of Russian and

Iranian airlifts to Syria and also Russian air raids. This command center
is also organizing the transfer of Iranian and pro-Iranian Shiite forces
into Syria.
2. Baghdad and Moscow have just concluded a deal for the Russian air
force to start using the Al Taqaddum Air Base at Habbaniyah, 74 km
west of Baghdad, both as a way station for the Russian air corridor to
Syria and as a launching-pad for bombing missions against ISIS forces
and infrastructure in northern Iraq and northern Syria.
Russia has thus gained a military enclave in Iraq, just as it has in Syria,
where it has taken over a base outside Latakia on the western coast of
Syria. At the same time, the Habbaniyah air base also serves US forces
operating in Iraq, which number an estimated 5,000.

Master the strategy, save the world - By Caroline B. Glick
On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by
Russia's rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a USsupported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of
State John Kerry was meeting with his Russia counterpart, Sergei
Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting
that Russia's presence in Syria would likely be a positive development.
Reacting to the administration's humiliation, Republican Sen. John
McCain said, "This administration has confused our friends, encouraged
our enemies, mistaken an excess of caution for prudence and replaced
the risks of action with the perils of inaction."
McCain added that Russian President Vladimir Putin had stepped "into
the wreckage of this administration's Middle East policy."
While directed at the administration, McCain's general point is
universally applicable. Today is no time for an overabundance of

The system of centralized regimes that held sway in the Arab world
since the breakup of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago has
unraveled. The shape of the new order has yet to be determined.
The war in Syria and the chaos and instability engulfing the region are
part and parcel of the birth pangs of a new regional governing
architecture now taking form. Actions taken by regional and global
actors today will likely well influence power relations for generations.
Putin understands the opportunity of the moment.
He views the decomposition of Syria as an opportunity to rebuild
Russia's power and influence in the Middle East - at America's expense.
Russia isn't the only strategic player seeking to exploit the war in Syria
and the regional chaos. Turkey and Iran are also working assiduously to
take advantage of the current absence of order to advance their long
term interests.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is exploiting the rise of Islamic
State in Syria and Iraq to fight the Kurds in both countries. Erdogan's
goal is twofold: to prevent the establishment of an independent
Kurdistan and to disenfranchise the Kurds in Turkey.
As for Iran, Syria is Iran's bulwark against Sunni power in the Arab world
and the logistical base for Tehran's Shi'ite foreign legion Hezbollah.
Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei is willing to fight to the bitter end to hold as
much of Syrian territory as possible.
Broadly speaking, Iran views the breakup of the Arab state system as
both a threat and an opportunity.
The chaos threatens Iran, because it has radicalized the Sunni world. If
Sunni forces unite, their numeric advantage against Shi'ite Iran will
imperil it.
The power of Sunni numbers is the reason Bashar Assad now controls
a mere sixth of Syrian territory. To prevent his fate from befalling them,
the Iranians seek to destabilize neighboring regimes and where
possible install proxy governments in their stead.
Iran's cultivation of alliances and proxy relationships with Hamas, the
Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida, and its phony war against Islamic
State all point to an overarching goal of keeping Sunni forces separated

and dependent on Tehran.

The Iranian regime also fears the prospect of being overthrown by its
domestic opponents. To counter this threat the regime engages in largescale and ever escalating repression of its perceived foes.
Iran's nuclear program also plays a key role in the regime's survival
strategy. As Khamenei and his underlings see things, nuclear weapons
protect the regime in three ways. They deter Iran's external foes. They
increase domestic support for the regime by enriching Iran which, no
longer under international sanctions, sees its diplomatic and economic
prestige massively enhanced due to its nuclear program.
Finally, there is Iran's war with Israel and the US. A nuclear-armed Iran
is a direct threat to both countries.
And this, too, is a boon for the mullacracy. From the regime's
perspective, fighting Israel and the US serves to neutralize the Sunni
threat to the regime. The more Iran is seen as fighting Israel and the US
the more legitimate it appears to Sunni jihadists.
This then brings us to the Americans. Like the Russians, the Turks and
the Iranians, President Barack Obama and his associates are strategic
players. Unlike those powers however, the administration is moved not
by raw power calculations but by ideological dictates.

Obama and his advisers are convinced that the instability and
radicalization of states and actors throughout the region is the
consequence of the actions of past US administrations and those of
America's regional allies - first and foremost, Israel and Egypt. The
basis for this conviction is the administration's post-colonial ideological
Because his strategy is based on ideological beliefs rather than power
calculations rooted in reality, Obama's position cannot be swayed by
evidence, even when evidence shows that his administration's policies
endanger US national security.
This brings us to Israel.
Israel has limited power to influence regional events.
It cannot change its neighbors' values or cultures. Israel can however

limit its neighbors' ability to harm it and expand its ability to deter would
be aggressors by among other things, using its power judiciously to
influence now forming power balances between various regional and
world actors.
Israel has followed this model in Syria with notable success.
At an early stage of the war our leaders recognized that aside from the
Kurds, who have no shared border with us, there are no viable actors in
Syria that are not dangerous to Israel. As a result, Israel has no interest
in the victory of one group against others.
The only actor in Syria that Israel has felt it necessary to actively rein in
is Hezbollah. So it has acted repeatedly to prevent Hezbollah from
using its operational presence in Syria as a means for augmenting its
offensive capabilities in Lebanon.
The problem with this strategy is that it has ignored the fact that, from
Hezbollah's perspective, there is no operational difference between
Lebanon and Syria.
The war in Syria spread to Lebanon years ago.
Now, with Iranian and Russian assistance, Hezbollah is beginning to
develop the industrial capacity to bypass Israel and independently
produce advanced weapons inside Lebanon. This rapid industrialization
of Hezbollah's military capabilities requires Israel to end its respect for
the all-but-destroyed international border and take direct action against
Hezbollah's capabilities in Lebanon.
This brings us to Hezbollah's boss, Iran. For the past several years, the
same caution that has led Israel to grant de facto immunity to Hezbollah
forces in Lebanon has led to Israel's passivity and deference to the
Obama administration in relation to Iran's nuclear program.
With regard to Iran's nuclear installation, the strategy of passivity has
largely been forced onto an unwilling political leadership by Israel's
military leaders.
For the past several years, the IDF's General Staff has refused to
support the government's position on Iran's nuclear program.
Our military leaders have justified their insubordination by arguing that if
Israel takes independent action against Iran's nuclear program it will

undermine its bilateral relations with the US, which they consider more
important than preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Although under the best of circumstances, the IDF's position would be
unacceptable from the perspective of democratic norms of governance,
since the ideologically driven Obama administration took power seven
years ago, the military's position has imperiled the country.
So long as Obama - or the ideology that informs his actions - remains in
power in Washington, US security guarantees towards Israel will have
no credibility.
The IDF's assessment that ties to the US are more important than
preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power will remain incorrect,
and dangerously so.
Today is Israel's opportunity to shape the future of the Middle East by
not only preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, but by
preventing a regional nuclear arms race.
The closer Iran comes to emerging as a nuclear power, the more Sunni
regimes, including Islamic State, will seek their own nuclear capabilities.
It goes without saying that the more regional actors have nuclear
weapons, the more dangerous the region becomes for Israel, and
indeed for the world as a whole.
For many Israelis, the story of the week wasn't Russia's air strikes
against US-allied forces in Syria. It was PLO chief and Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's speech at the UN General
Leftists expressed horror in the face of Abbas's threat to end the PLO's
adherence to the agreements it signed with Israel in the 1990s. The
government insisted, for its part that the reason the peace process has
not brought peace is because Abbas and his PLO refuse to negotiate
with Israel.
Unfortunately, both sides' responses to Abbas's speech indicate that
Israel has lost all semblance of strategic purpose in regard to the
Fifteen years ago this week, on September 28, 2000, the Palestinians
opened their terrorist war against Israel. Ever since it has been clear
that no Palestinian faction is interested in living at peace with Israel.

Despite this, for the past 15 years, Israel has refused to reconsider its
strategic allegiance to the false notion that it has the ability to influence
the hearts and minds of the Palestinians and bend them in the direction
of peace.
This delusional thinking is what caused the IDF's General Staff to
convene immediately after Operation Protective Edge ended and try to
figure out how to rebuild Gaza.
Ever since the cease-fire came into force, Hamas has diverted all the
assistance it has received from Israel and the international community
not to rebuild Gaza, but to rebuild its military capacity to harm Israel.
And yet, from the IDF's perspective, ever since the war ended our most
urgent task has been to save Hamas and the Palestinians alike from
reckoning with the price of their aggression.
Likewise, Israel continues to insist that we have a strategic interest in
peace with the PLO. Even if this is true in theory, chances are greater
that unicorns will fall from the sky and prance through Jerusalem's Old
City than the PLO will agree to make peace with Israel.
Our continued defense of the PLO as a legitimate actor harms our
ability to secure other strategic interests that are achievable and can
improve Israel's regional position. These interests include securing
transportation arteries in Judea and Samaria and strengthening Israel
military and political control over the areas. These interests have only
grown more acute in recent years with the rise of jihadist forces
throughout the region and among the Palestinians themselves.
This brings us back to McCain and his strategic wisdom.
Israel must not allow the risks of action to lure us into strategic paralysis
that imperils our future.
The more Israel allows other actors to determine the nature of the
emerging regional order, the less secure Israel will be. The more willing
we are to take calculated risks today the greater our ability will be to
influence the future architecture of regional power relations and so
minimize threats to our survival in the decades to come.

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This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report' - Hal Lindsey

Between 2007 and 2014, the number of people in the United States
who identified themselves as Catholic fell over 3%.
Nationwide, only 24% of Catholics attend mass on an average Sunday.
In 1965, 55% attended mass.
In New York, where Catholicism was once so strong, only 15% attend
mass. In Boston, only 12%
And these numbers are far worse among young Catholics.
Last week, Pope Francis came to America like an old-time evangelist
with a big tent, hoping for a Catholic revival. From glorious choirs to his
cute little Fiat limo, his showmanship was extraordinary. It seemed like
all of America was watching.
The crowds were enormous and enthusiastic. And although it was often
buried beneath layers of ritual, I credit Pope Francis with speaking the
Word of God to those crowds on several occasions.
But I also know from watching the media coverage, that much of the
interest in the Pope's visit was generated by his 2013 remark about
homosexuality. When a reporter asked a question about gays in the
church, Francis replied, "Who am I to judge?"
Many have viewed that simple remark as representing a sea change in
the Catholic church's attitude toward homosexuality. Sadly, I think that
many of those who turned out to see the Pope were like those who
showed up to watch the Berlin Wall being torn down.

They wanted to see something historic -- the man who is in the process
of dismantling those parts of the Catholic faith they found oppressive.
I pray that even though they came to see something being destroyed,
when they heard the Word of God pronounced, it struck a chord in their
hearts. After all, God promises that His Word "will not return to Me
empty, without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in
the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11 NASB)
In his time on American soil, Pope Francis said some good things about
the sanctity of life and the nature and importance of family. But in his
political speeches before the Congress and the United Nations General
Assembly, he said some extremely dangerous things. In fact, I think that
many of his political ideas portend disaster.
Perhaps more alarming than anything else was his promotion of the
United Nations and his endorsement of the 2030 Agenda.
The UN's 2030 Agenda is an attempt to completely rearrange the power
structure of Planet Earth over the next 15 years. It is huge!
It promotes a movement toward the unification of the world under the
authority of an entity that will be able to enforce its provisions. Probably
the United Nations. And it will no doubt give that entity the power to tax
the nations.
It will need to because the cost of the 2030 Agenda is projected to be
$100 Trillion over the next 15 years!
Remember Agenda 21? That was a list of "goals" proposed by the UN in
1992. It was adopted by representatives to the Earth Summit in Rio de
It pales in comparison to the 2030 Agenda, which was adopted
unanimously by all 193 member states of the UN General Assembly. It
is a plan for every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth, like it
or not.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the goal of the 2030
Agenda is "to end poverty in all its forms...." And it seems to me that it
will be impossible to make everyone on the face of the earth rich, so the
plan will probably be to make everyone on the face of the earth poor.
But, then, poor people are more easily controlled!

On this week's program I will discuss several prominent points from the
2030 Agenda.
I will also examine what the Bible warns about this world's system of
thinking and acting, organized and arranged to function without God.
It is imperative that true believers recognize that there is a world system
and that it is not of God. In fact, the Apostle John warns that "if anyone
loves the world (system), the love of the Father is not in him." (I John
As Planet Earth convulses more violently and the powers that be
struggle to control it, it will become easier and easier to buy in to the
reasoning behind submission to the world system.
But the Bible warns us against that.
James said that "Friendship with the world (system) is hostility toward
God." (James 4:4)
In my book, Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth, I write, "In the
future, old institutions are going to change so rapidly that people will
reach a tremendous state of instability and emotional disturbance
resulting in psychological problems. Nothing will be dependable, stable,
or certain."
That is precisely what we are seeing today!
But it's comforting to know that in the midst of the incredible upheaval
and turmoil erupting around us, God is still waiting to receive, comfort,
and bless those who desire to know Him. In Jeremiah 29:13, God
Himself promises, "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search
for Me with all your heart."
Do that today.
Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, The
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The World On Edge - Belle Ringer

It took only a matter of hours after his speech at the United Nations
for Russian President Vladimir Putin to act. It was a speech that argued
that "certain" nations had circumvented the U.N. charter and acted
selfishly, resulting in a power vacuum in the Middle East that has been
filled by Islamic terrorists. It was a speech that charged "it is
hypocritical and irresponsible to make loud declarations about the threat
of international terrorism while turning a blind eye to the channels of
financing and supporting terrorists, including the process of trafficking
and illicit trade in oil and arms." He went on to say, "It would be equally
irresponsible to try to manipulate extremist groups and place them at
one's service in order to achieve one's own political goals in the hope of
later dealing with them or, in other words, liquidating them."
To sum up his speech, it was one that seemed to indicate not only
veiled accusations against the U.S., but also proposed that the UN had
out-lived its original purpose, and nations must come together and build
a coalition against global terrorism. But he also stressed that state
sovereignty must be recognized, and seemed to indicate that where this
sovereignty came into conflict with the UN charter, that a nation's
autonomy and dominion ruled.
So, as I said at the beginning of this blog post, it took a very short
time for him to act on the latter proposition. On Wednesday, Russia,
without U.N. authorization, began airstrikes in Syria, and have since
conscripted a reported 150,000 troops to begin a ground offensive.
Depending on whether you listen to U.S. spokesmen, or Russian, these
attacks are designed to prolong the sectarian strife in the Middle East,
or to begin a campaign for wiping out ISIS, which Russia says other
world leaders have let go far too long.
I certainly cannot offer an informed analysis on what is really behind
the actions of global powers. Since when has any government been
truthful to its people during wartime? All I know is that my Biblical
worldview is becoming clearer. In the battle of Ezekiel 38-39, the
armies come primarily from the north and involve only a few nations of
the earth. I am not ready to declare that this is what we are seeing at
the moment, but it certainly feels like we are headed in that direction.
Russia and Iran are definitely combining their efforts, supposedly to join
forces to fight ISIS. But has anyone given any thought to how this might

eventually effect Israel?

We must not forget the following statements from the leading
military and religious leaders of Iran... the major general of Iran's army
proclaimed this, "We will annihilate Israel for sure. We are glad that we
are in the forefront of executing the supreme leader's order to destroy
Israel." And as for the Supreme Ayatollah, himself-a few days after the
US/Iran nuclear deal was announced, he released his latest book. It is
a 400-page creed planning to destroy the state of Israel. Last month,
Khomeini once again made the genocidal intentions clear before Iran's
top clerical body, the Assembly of Experts. He spoke about Israel-home
to over 6 million Jews. He pledged, "There will be no Israel in 25 years."
Therefore, I submit to you the words of Israel's Prime Minister,
Benjamin Netanyahu, as he spoke before the United Nations General
Assembly. Netanyahu said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I have long said
that the greatest danger facing our world is the coupling of militant Islam
with nuclear weapons. I am gravely concerned that the nuclear deal
with Iran will prove to be the marriage certificate of that holy union. I
know that well-intentioned people sincerely believe that this is the best
way to block Iran's path to the bomb, but one of history's most
important, yet least learned lessons is this, the best intentions don't
prevent the worst outcomes. The vast majority of Israelis believe that
this nuclear deal with Iran is a very bad deal. What makes matters even
worse is that we see a world celebrating this bad deal ... Seventy years
after the murder of 6 million Jews, Iran's rulers promised to destroy my
country, murder my people, and the response from this body, the
response from nearly every one of the governments represented here
has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence."
Then Netanyahu made his point in a most dramatic way --- he stood
silent for almost a minute. And then he continued, "Ladies and
gentlemen, it is not easy to oppose something that is embraced by the
greatest powers in the world. Believe me, it would be far easier to
remain silent. But throughout our history, the Jewish people have
learned the heavy price of silence. And as the Prime Minister of the
Jewish state-as someone who knows that history, I refuse to be silent.
I'll say it again-the days when the Jewish people remain passive in the
face of genocidal enemies, those days are over... For in every
generation, there were those who rose up to destroy our people. In
antiquity we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and
Rome, and in the Middle Ages we faced inquisition and expulsion, and
in modern times we faced the Holocaust, and yet the Jewish people
have persevered, and now another regime has surfaced swearing to

destroy Israel. That the regime would be wise to consider this, I stand
here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young, but the nation
state of the people nearly 4,000 years old. Yet, the empires of Babylon
and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations, and neither is the
thousand year Reich, those seemingly invisible empires are long gone,
but Israel lives. The people of Israel live."
So, I ask you, what is the significance of Russia and Iran uniting to
fight in Syria? After all, these very nations are the ancient nations of
Old Testament prophecies. Gog, Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) and the
city of Damascus in Syria all play important parts in End Times
eschatology. And we must not ignore that Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and
China are players to be considered, too. So, has God begun to
implement His judgment upon the earth? Are these the first stirrings of
the Tribulation? No one can say. But this much I do know ... if it is the
beginning, it is all for God's glory and to call His nation Israel back to
Him. Just like America, the people of Israel [largely] do not recognize or
worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Talmud and
Kabbalah are methods, Rabbinic teachings, and doctrines that
originated in Judaism but often distort God's original Word, just as the
Emerging Church and New Age religion have twisted the Church.
We must not be surprised if war is a Divine factor in their awakening
and redemption. Whether it happens tomorrow, next week, next month,
or several years from now, He will save His remnant ... He always has.
May that day come soon.
Isaiah 37:29 "Because you rage against Me and because your
insolence has reached My ears, I will put my hook in your nose and My
bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came."

Daily Jot: "President" ignores Christian

component in politicizing Oregon shootings - Bill
Wilson -
With hardly a heartbeat of time passing, the "president" blamed the
shooting deaths of 10 people (including the gunman) on the lack of gun

control in America. In his "news conference," which was a tirade against

the Second Amendment, he said, "Well, this is something we should
politicize...This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen
every few months in America...So the notion that gun violence is
somehow different, that our freedom and our Constitution prohibits any
modest regulation of how we use a deadly weapon, when there are lawabiding gun owners all across the country who could hunt and protect
their families and do everything they do under such regulations doesn't
make sense."
Let us be reminded that the majority of mass killings in the US have
been perpetrated by Islamists or Nazi sympathizers--who were allies in
World War II and have very similar beliefs against Christians and Jews.
The shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer was a mixed-race 26 year old who
identified with the Nazis, praising the mass shootings at Columbine and
Sandy Hook--this according to the UK Daily Mail. Reports are that this
mentally ill man specifically asked his victims one by one if they were
Christian before saying "Good, you'll see God in a second." Then he
gunned them down. The "president" should examine how gun laws don't
work and how his own rhetoric against Christians has possibly
encouraged such hate.
Oregon, along with 18 other states, requires universal background
checks before firearm purchases. Like most liberal feel-good laws, the
background check didn't work. In states and cities where gun control is
the strictest, gun crimes are the highest. That's why the "president"
wouldn't cite the statistics. Gun control allows the criminals to have guns
and the law abiding to be the victims. The belief against guns at
Umpqua Community College was so vigorous that it was a "gun free
zone" with only one unarmed security officer. Now nine sons and
daughters are the cold victims of another type of insanity--liberal belief
that criminals and crazies won't get guns because of laws and good
Worse yet, is a "president" that uses every opportunity to politicize the
deaths of Christian Americans by pitting people against one another.
This was a crime against Christians--something the "president" didn't
mention in his rant. He and his Administration released a report in 2009
demonizing conservative pro-life Christian gun owners as extremists.
His silence is deafening as an estimated 500,000-plus Christians have
been massacred by Muslims in the wake of the Arab Spring supported
by the "president." And in his remarks in the aftermath of this mass
killing, he ignores that Christians were asked their faith and killed
because of it, and blames guns. This brings to mind the prophecy of

Jesus in Matthew 24:9, "Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's
sake." Sadly, even by our own "president."

Daily Devotion: Slip Forward - Greg Laurie

Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?
-Psalm 85:6
At the 2006 Chicago Marathon, Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya barely won.
He ran a good race at two hours, seven minutes, and 35 seconds. But
the last few feet, Cheruiyot slipped and fell across the finish line. A race
official said, "Luckily for him, he slipped completely forward."
In the race of life, we want to slip forward. We all are going to mess up
in this Christian life. We are going to have our missteps. We are going
to say the wrong things and do the wrong things. But there is a
difference between that and living in a pattern of sin. When we sin,
stumble, and fall short, if we will ask God to forgive us and then learn
from our mistakes, we can slip forward.
Slipping forward means learning from the wrongs we have done and
hopefully not doing them again. But if we go out and make the same
mistakes again and again, then we are fools.
Maybe you feel that you've messed up in life. Maybe you've done things
you regret. Now what? Now is the time for a new beginning. It is never
too late to say, "I am sorry, God, and I want to get back into the race of
life. I am sorry for that bad decision. Now I want to change it. I am sorry
for those wrong things I have done. I want to make up for them. Lord,
forgive me. Give me another chance."
We serve a God of second chances . . . and third chances . . . and on it
goes. But you have to admit your sin. Don't make excuses for it. Don't
blame other people for it. Learn from your past and make a fresh start
as you recommit your life to the Lord.



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