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August 25, 2014 The veracity of the Bible by the number 7

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This post by pastor Bob covers a subject that most Bible believers do not know and it is the use of the number seven to verify God as the author of the Word as shown in the Bible. Thanks very much pastor Bob.

Not to long ago some other Israeli mathematicians proved using computers and mathematics that encoded in the plain text of the Torah there is a code that contains the names and history of major persons and events in the history of the world. This phenomenon was made popular by the book the Bible Code by Michael Drosnin.

I have always used the number 77 and 777 as a means of communicating with God. The last time this happened was about an hour ago. I had just visited the engineering company I worked many years ago and was giving a testimony of this blog and that Obama was the Antichrist and that Pope Francis was the false prophet and gave them the blog name and address. Returning home on Miller street and the Palmetto Expressway I stopped for a red light and the car beside me had a license plate BUE 777 which was a confirmation to me of the correctness of my testimony less than 4 minutes after leaving them. God is wonderful and encouraging.

Nando

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Pastor Bob (17 Aug 2014)
“God’s Heptadic Signature -1″


All Doves:Unfortunately, the information to follow is virtually unknown, to most of the world.  All be it for computer geeks, mathematicians, and Bible linguists you would probably never hear of this amazing information anywhere.  The Bible, specifically, the King James Bible, contains a numerical pattern design known as a “Heptadic” design.  It is God’s Signature of authentication.

The numerical structure of the Holy Bible has been studied closely in the past, and is the subject of numerous volumes of writings.  None are more provocative than the works of Dr. Ivan Panin.  His signature work was ‘The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated’.

Ivan Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855.  Having participated in plots against the Czar, he was exiled from his homeland at an early age.  After studying in Germany for some years, he came to the United States and entered Harvard University.  He graduated from Harvard in 1882 and made the conversion from agnosticism to Christianity.  He made a discovery in 1890 that showed a phenomenal mathematical design underlying both the Greek text of the New Testament and the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.  From that point on Ivan Panin devoted over 50 years of his life to exploring the numerical structure of the Scriptures, generating over 43,000 pages of detailed hand-penned pages of analysis notes.

The discovery became known as the “Heptadic Structure” of the Bible.  The recurrence of the number “seven” – or exact multiples of seven – is found throughout the KJV Bible.  The Sabbath on the seventh day; the seven years of plenty, and the seven years of famine in Egypt, the seven priests and seven trumpets marching around Jericho; the Sabbath Year of the land.  All are well-known examples of the number “seven” found in the Scriptures.  Don’t forget the “seven” years it took Solomon to build the Temple, and Naaman washing in the river “seven” times.  Then the book of Revelation is filled with the surface pattern of “sevens”.

To the general population, and even the Christian community, these patterns appear as some sort of a riddle or strange joke.  However, there is a much deeper meaning to the number “seven” as Ivan Panin discovered.  There are amazing numerical properties hidden within the Biblical texts – both the Old Testament Hebrew and the New Testament Greek of the Textus Receptus manuscripts – that not only demonstrate an intricacy of design but also testifies to a “supernatural” origin!

One of the simplest and most provocative aspects of the Biblical text is the vocabulary used to compose it.  The number of vocabulary words in a passage is normally different from the total number of words in a passage: some words are repeated.  It is easy, for example, to use a vocabulary of 500 words to write an essay of 4,000 words.

As an example, the first 17 verses of the Gospel of Matthew are a logical unit, or section, which deals with a single principal subject: “the genealogy of Christ”.  These initial 17 verses (the verse divisions were added in the 13th cenury for convenience) contain 72 Greek vocabulary words that are authenticated as God’s inspired Word through their “Heptadic” structure.  However, this numerical structure only work’s with the original Greek – the Textus Receptus – from which the King James Bible was translated.  The “Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament” (from which all other Bible versions were translated) add “Achaz/Ahaz” in Matthew 1:9, thereby voiding the numerical authentication and proving it to be a counterfeit.  Stop right here for a moment.

I have answered a basic question that the reader will naturally ask, “why hasn’t the Christian world learned of this information?”   Publishers of other Bibles, such as Thomas Nelson or Zondervan, and the several Bible Societies would quickly lose profits from lost sales of Bibles translated from the corrupt Greek text of Wescott and Hort if this became widely known in the world.

The following is a sample of he Matthew 1:1-17 “Heptadic “seven” structure” discovered by Ivan Panin:

1.   The number of words which are nouns is exactly 56 times, or 7 x 8.
2.   The Greek word “the” occurs most frequently in the passage exactly 56 times, or 7 x 8.
3.   The number of different forms in which the article “the” occurs exactly 7 times.
4.   There are two main sections in the passage:  verse 1-11 and 12-17.  In the first main section, the number of             Greek vocabulary words used is 49, or 7 x 7.
5.   Of these 49 words, the number of those beginning with a vowel is 28, or 7 x 4.
6.   The number of word beginning with a consonant is 21, or 7 x 3.
7.   The total number of letters in these 49 words is exactly 266, or 7 x 38-exactly.
8.   The number of vowels among these 266 letters is 140, or 7 x 20.
9.   The number of consonants is 126, or 7 x 18-exactly.
10. Of these 49 word, the number of words which occur more than once is 35, or 7 x 5.
11. The number of words occurring only once is 14, or 7 x 2.
12. The number of words which occur in only one form is exactly 42, or 7 x 6.
13. The number of words appearing in more than one form is also 7.
14. The number of 49 Greek vocabulary words which are nouns is 42, or 7 x 6.
15. The number of words which are not nouns is 7.
16. Of the nouns, 35 are proper names, or 7 x 5.
17. These 35 nouns are used 63 times, or 7 x 9.
18. The number of male names is 28, or 7 x 4.
19. These male names occur 56 times, or 7 x 8.
20. The number which are not male names is 7.
21. Three women are mentioned – Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth.  The number of Greek letters in these three names is         14, or 7 x 2.
22, The number of compound nouns is 7.
23. The number of Greek letters in these 7 nouns is 49, or 7 x 7.
24. Only one city is named in this passage, Babylon, which in Greek contains exactly 7 letters.

Those are just a few of the many Heptadic “sevens” structures that authenticate the King James Bible as God’s inspired Word.  And to help you understand the uniqueness of these properties, try to design a genealogy – even a fictional one – that meets the following criteria:

1.  The number of words must be divisible by 7 evenly.  (In each of these constraints, it is assumed that the                     divisions are without remainders).
2.  The number of letters must also be divisible by 7.
3.  The number of vowels and the number of consonants must be divisible by 7.
4.  The number of words that begin with a vowel must be divisible by 7.
5.  The number of words that begin with a consonant must be divisible by 7.
6.  The number of words that occur more than once must be divisible by 7.
7.  The number of words that occur in more than one form must be divisible by 7.
8.  The number of words that occur in only one form shall be divisible by 7.
9.  The number of nouns shall be divisible by 7.
10. Only 7 words shall not be nouns.
11. The number of names in the genealogy shall be divisible by 7.
12. Only 7 other kinds of nouns are permitted.
13. The number of male names shall be divisible by 7.
14. The number of generations shall be 21, also divisible by 7.

Amazing as that might be, there are even more features in the numerical structure of the words themselves.  Both the Hebrew and Greek language also use the letters of the alphabet for numerical values.  Therefore, any specific word – either in Hebrew or Greek – has a numerical value of its own by adding up he values of the letters in that particular word.  The study of the numerical values of words is called gammantria or gematria.

The 72 vocabulary words in Matthew 1:1-17 add up to a gammantrical value of 42,364, or 7 x 6,052.  Exactly!  If one Greek letter was changed, this would not happen.

The 72 words appear in 90 forms – some appear in more than one form.  The numeric value of the 90 forms is 54,075, or 7 x 7,725.  Exactly!

It becomes immediately obvious that hidden below the surface are aspects of design that cannot be accidental or just coincidence.  Remember, the rabbis say that “coincidence” is not a kosher word!

In my next post, I will pick up with the second portion of the Matthew text I began with here above.

There are two books in print that discuss this topic from different perspectives, and they are:

‘Theomatics’ by Del Washburn
‘373 – A Proof Set In Stone’ by Dr. Peter Bluer

Not to be overlooked is the work of Mike Hoggard, ‘The King James Code’.  This book is an excellent introductory level book of understanding the pattern of the “Heptadic Design Feature”.  It is not technical or mathematical and provides anyone interested in this theme a basic understanding of God’s omnipotence  Mike Hoggard also has a second book titled ‘By Divine Order’.  Another basic book is Ed Vallowe’s book, ‘Biblical Mathematics’.  Ed Vallowe’s book goes through the meaning of Biblical numbers from 1 to a thousand.  All three of these are available from Amazon or independent Christian book stores.  Don’t even try to order these titles from Family Christian Stores.  FCS or FBS, its original name are owned by Zondervan Publishing.  They have a vested interest, as he copyright owner of the NIV Translation, not to publicize anything that exposes the corrupt modern Bible versions.

I realize that this may be too overwhelming for the average reader; however, I have been studying this topic for more than three decades, and long ago concluded what the group ‘Computers for Christ’ at Stanford University have confirmed by computer and mathematical analysis to be true. – that the only true Bible is the King James Bible.  I correspond with Dr. Bluer through the Internet and keep abreast of his continuing research.  Dr. Bluer is an “honors” Ph.D. mathematician at a university in the UK.

During my last years as a resident pastor of a church I authored a copyrighted worship bulletin insert series that provided Biblical and theological knowledge.  I did over 800, and many of them were devoted to the invisible “seven” in the Bible.  I’ll explain.

The Bible contains visible “sevens” as follows:

++ The word “seven”        463 occurrences in 391 verses
++ The word “sevenfold”      6 occurrences in 5 verses
++ The word “sevens”          2 occurrences in 2 verses
++ The word “seventeen”   10 occurrences in 10 verses
++ The word “seventeenth”  6 occurrences in 6 verses
++ The word “seventh”     120 occurrences in 115 verses
++ The word “seventy”       61 occurrences in 60 verses
A total of 668 times

There are 200+ of the invisible “sevens” such as the “seven” miracles recorded in the Gospel of John.  John only identifies “seven” miracles performed by Jesus Christ, while the other Gospel writers record many more, with Matthew recording the most.  There is a reason why John only records “seven” such miracles.  I’ll discuss it more later on the incredible authentication signature of the Creator.

Have a blessed day in the Lord’s presence,

Pastor Bob

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Pastor Bob (17 Aug 2014)
“God’s Heptadic Signature -2″


All Doves:In this post we are going to be looking at the second portion of the Matthew 1:18-25 passage to illustrate the Divine “Heptadic” Design Structure or Feature, that serves to authenticate who the real Author of the Bible is.

Continuing on with the first chapter of Matthew, take a look at the pattern of “seven” in verses 18-25.  This is also a logical unit, or section, which deals with a single principal subject: “the history of Christ’s birth.”  These 8 verses contain 77 Greek vocabulary words that are authenticated as God’s inspired Word through their “Heptadic” structure.  And, once again, this numbering structure only work’s with the original Greek – “Textus Receptus” – from which the King James Bible was translated.  No, it does not work with the Geneva Bible if you are wondering.  The “Westcott and Hort Greek Text” (from which all other modern Bible versions were translated) omits the phrase “her firstborn” (in Greek “autos prototokos”) in verse 25, thereby voiding the numerical authentication and proving it a counterfeit.  Let’s stop for a moment right here.

Can you guess why the “Wescott and Hort” new Greek text left out this expression “her firstborn”?  It was done to protect Roman Catholic doctrine that teaches Mary did not have other children.  Wescott and Hort were pro-Roman Catholic Anglican priests and bishops.  Those that have done exhaustive research and study of what Wescott and Hort did to perpetuate a fraud, with their new Greek text, on such a massive scale in eliminate anything that would call into question Roman Catholic doctrine and teaching.

The significance of this is found in the fact that God’s “Heptadic” Design would not replicate itself in the corrupted Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, as well as in the English translations.  Only the Greek “Textus Receptus” and the Hebrew Masoretic text faithfully reveal God’s inspiration.  In my Bible courses, especially the Gospels, as students, we had to outline the content on large 12″ x 18″ graph paper as part of our weekly assignments.  Lesson assignments throughout the time frame duration of the course, were dealt with in chapter form.  Just like elementary school, we had to break down each verse using proper grammar principles.  I used the Greek and Hebrew to substantiate the verse diagramming work in English to support the English text.  To the best of my knowledge, it is rare for seminary students today to be required to do basic linguistic and grammar diagramming of the text.

To this point, I have identified two reasons why the “Heptadic” Design is not touched by the Christian community:

In part 1, I noted that it could curtail and impact the sale of the modern counterfeits if the public knew about this being a means of validating God’s inspired Word.  Then, secondly, above, I noted how a corrupt Greek text was used for all modern translations to benefit the Roman Catholic Church doctrine of Mariology.

Here follows the material that Ivan Panin found in Matthew 1:18-25 and the existence of the “Heptadic” Design Factor:

1.  The number of words in the seven word passages is 161, or 7 x 23.
2.  The number of vocabulary words is 77, or 7 x 11.
3,  Six Greek words occur only in this passage and never again in Matthew.  These six Greek words contain                 precisely 56 letters, or 7 x 8.
4.  The number of distinct proper names in the passage is 7.
5.  The number of Greek letters in these seven proper names is 42, or 7 x 6.
6.  The number of words spoken by the angel to Joseph is 28, or 7 x 4.
7.  The number of Greek forms of words used in this passage is 161, or 7 x 23.
8.  The number of Greek forms of words in the angel’s speech is 35, or 7 x 5.
9.  The number of letters in the angel’s 35 forms of words is 168, or 7 x 24.

There are words in Matthew’s passage just described that occur nowhere else in the New Testament.  They occur 42 times, or 7 x 6; and have 126 letters, or 7 x 18.  How was this organized, if not by God, for the skeptic?

Even if Matthew contrived this characteristic into his Gospel, how could he have known that these specific words – whose sole characteristic is that they are found nowhere else in the New Testament – were not going to be used by the other writers?  Unless we assume the absurd hypothesis that he had an agreement with them, he must have had the rest of the New Testament before him when he wrote his book.  This would mean that the Gospel of Matthew had to be written last.

It so happens, however, that the Gospel of Mark exhibits the same phenomenon.  It can be demonstrated that it would have had to be written “last”.  The same phenomenon is also found in Luke, John, James, Peter, Jude and Paul.  Each would have had to write after the other in order to contrive the vocabulary frequencies!  Therefore, you can demonstrate that each of the New Testament books had to have been “written last”.

There is no human explanation for this incredible and precise structure.  It has all been “supernaturally” designed.  In the next post in this series, we will examine the evidence of this function as it is found in the first book of the Bible, Genesis.  The “Heptadic” Structural Design Feature has been tested by Biblical linguists on the Apocrypha and not one of the spurious books of the Apocrypha reveal in any way, this Divine Signature Authentication.

Another excellent resource on the general theory concerning Bible numerics is the 7-volume work of F.W. Grant, ‘The Numerical Bible’.  For some odd reason, I never purchase the set, however, I do access it through the Princeton Theological Seminary library in research work.  It is nearly 700-pages long and was originally published in 1897.  F.W. Grant died in 1902.

May your week ahead be richly blessed.

Pastor Bob

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Pastor Bob (17 Aug 2014)
“God’s Heptadic Signature -3″


All Doves:In this post on “God’s Heptadic Signature” we will be looking at its existence in Genesis 1:1.  In the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1, Ivan Panin carefully examined and discovered an incredible phenomenon of multiples of “Seven” that could not been explained by accident or random chance.  Genesis 1:1 is composed of “seven” Hebrew words containing a total of 28 letters.  In this very first of the Bible, Ivan Panin discovered 30 separate codes involving the number “seven”, with the following being only a partial list:

1.   The number of Hebrew words equal “seven”.
2.   The number of letters equal 28, or 7 x 4.
3.   The first three Hebrew words translated “In the beginning God created” contain 14 letters, or 7 x 2.
4.   The last four Hebrew words “the heaven and the earth” have 14 letters, or 7 x 2.
5.   The fourth and fifth words have seven letters.
6.   The sixth and seventh words have seven letters.
7.   The three key words:  God, heaven and  earth have 14 letters, or 7 x 2.
8.   The number of letters in the four remaining words is also 14, or 7 x 2.
9.   The shortest word in the verse is the middle word with “seven” letters.
10. The Hebrew numeric value of the first, middle and last letters is 133, or 7 x 19.
11. The Hebrew numeric value of the first and last letters of all “seven” words is 1393, or 7 x 199.

When professors of the mathematics faculty at Harvard University were presented with this Biblical phenomenon they naturally attempted to disprove its significance as a proof of divine authorship.  However, after valiant efforts these professors were unable to to duplicate this incredible mathematical phenomenon.  The Harvard scientists and mathematicians used the English language and artificially assigned numeric values to the English alphabet.  They had a potential vocabulary of over 400,000 available English words to choose from to construct to construct a sentence about any topic they chose.  Compare this to the limitations of word choices in the Biblical Hebrew language that has only 4,500 words choices available that the writers of the Old Testament could use.  Despite their advanced mathematical abilities and access to computers available today, computer and mathematicians have since been unable to come close to incorporating 30 mathematical multiples of “seven” as found in the Hebrew words of Genesis 1:1.

The fact is the number “seven” permeates the totality of Scripture because the number speaks of God’s divine perfection and perfect order.  Ivan Panin discovered literally thousands of such mathematical patterns underlying all of the books of the Old and New Testament before his death in 1942.  As I recall, Panin offered a financial prize, the amount escapes my memory at the moment, but the prize went unclaimed.  He ran a large page ad in the ‘New York Sun’ and other newspapers, but no one had claimed the prize nor could explain his discovery.  The story soon was overtaken by other news that pushed Ivan Panin’s discoveries to the pages of old news and ultimately into oblivion.

These patterns Ivan Panin discovered appear in the vocabulary, grammatical forms, parts of speech, and particular forms of words.  When you consider the incredible details of this mathematical phenomenon you realize that the change of a single letter or word in the original languages of Greek and Hebrew would destroy the pattern.  Now you can understand why Christ Jesus declared that the smallest letter and grammatical mark of the Scriptures was preserved by God’s Hand:  “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”  -(Matthew 5:18).

In addition to the work of Ivan Panin, and others, the “Heptadic” Feature or “Heptadic” Structural Design is God’s way of authenticating the Textus Receptus/Masoretic Text (the basis for the KJV Bible) as being genuine.  This was stated back in the early 1990’s by Grant Jeffrey, author of many books on the Bible, Bible prophecy, and Biblical Studies.  From the beginning of the Bible, beginning in Genesis 1:1 we were provided this key.  The word or number “seven” is clearly identified with something being “finished” “complete” or “spiritually full”.

Just before I began my nearly year-long study on the “Theme of the Bride”, I had nearly completed my own study of the “Theme of Seven in the Bible”.  I spent six months, took a clean (no hand written notes) and began to highlight in color, the patterns, occurrences, and while I, for the most part completed the study, I have come to the conclusion that it is incomplete, because I discover new discoveries all the time that eluded me at the time I was focused on gathering the appearances in the KJV Bible.   My more recent discoveries have dealt with the “multiples” of “seven” of the less obvious occurrences.  One of the books of the Bible that are filled with “sevens” is the book of Revelation.  I believe, if my memory is correct, we find 54 different visible uses of the number “seven” in Revelation  There are others that are less obvious to the reader.

It is my position that the “Theme of Seven in the Bible” has a number of purposes for its existence.  Many consider it as some sort of riddle, others recognize its spiritual connotations, but throughout my lifetime, I have felt God was impressing upon my spirit that this is a matter of disproving critics of the Bible.  That’s evident by the fact you do not find this “Heptadic” Design in any of the other ancient Biblical manuscripts.  In fact, this is another reason to disregard the so-called “lost books of the Bible” and the Apocrypha, which have been computer analyzed to see if the “Heptadic” Factor could be found in those spurious works.  When Wescott and Hort set about to create a “New Greek” text, they used what have become to be known as suspect manuscripts, mostly having originated in Egypt.  By what we now know about how Wescott and Hort did to support Roman Catholic doctrine, changing, eliminating, and adding words, it becomes more conclusive that God foresaw the day when men would attempt to change God’s Sacred Word.  This “Heptadic” Factor actually serves to discredit the heretics attempting to create their own Bible and passing it off as the real thing when in fact it was bogus.

“CBS 60-Minutes” aired a segment in July of 2014, about an art painter, by the name of Wolfgang Beltracchi.  His paintings have brought him millions of dollars in a career that spanned 40 years.  His paintings made their way into the museums of the world, galleries, and private collections all over the world.  He painted fakes of famous artists, and painted what he thought the great masters might have painted, passing them off as works of the real masters.  He was exposed because of one minor little detail.  When asked if he thought he did anything wrong, by Bob Simon, of CBS, Wolfgang said, “yes, I used the wrong titanium white, yeah’.  What I thought was such an incredible twist to the story of this world-class forger, was the fact, that experts who are regularly called into authenticate a painting by some recognized painter, are no longer willing to put their name on the line because many of the paintings painted by Wolfgang Beltracchi, art experts have authenticated as genuine by world-recognized masters have since been exposed to be forgeries by Wolfgang Beltracchi.  Beltracchi’s success in outwitting even the professional experts who authenticate paintings to be the genuine by a famous painter has stunned the art world, because no authenticating expert is willing to risk certifying a painting as genuine in case he has been tricked.  Art experts are very hesitant to use their expertise and the business of authenticating art works is risky business, for fear of legal matters.  Francis O’Connor is the world’s top Jackson Pollock expert; and he says he can spot a fake Pollock in a second, but these days is keeping his opinions to himself.  He fears being sued for certifying a forgery as being genuine!

The point of sharing this illustration in the problem of authenticating the great masters of the art world analogy is to point out the wisdom and foresight that went into the Bible by the Creator of the world, most likely, had in mind, the likes of Wescott & Hort, and those that have offered counterfeit Bible texts as if it were simply a Rolex watch.  I have been told by a couple of jewelers the Rolex watch is the most counterfeited item in the world, and that was confirmed by an individual on a radio talk show that investigated knock-offs, and counterfeit products.  In the last twenty-five years, there have been hundreds of bogus manuscripts offered up as “lost manuscripts.”  Their credibility of being genuine can still be tested by the use of the “Heptadic” Design.

Be blessed that God’s Word can’t be conterfeited,

Pastor Bob

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If you have read so far I am saving this article below for last. The article was written and discovered by Mr. John Tng using gematria on Genesis 1:1.

God has hidden the identity of the Antichrist in Genesis 1:1 in the Hebrew. This discovery was so far out that I wanted to verify Myself the steps he took which I did. The article is A Number Sent From God (John Tng) written by John Tng.

http://www.fivedoves.com/rapture/2008/obama_666_part5.html

 

 

August 21, 2014 Twelvebooks chosen best Christian blog of the week

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This blog has been given recognition at the Best Christian blog of the Week site. Thanks and the honor belongs to Jesus who has inspired and sustained my efforts to bring the world the truth and the Word in this troubled times we are living.

Nando

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August 21 2014 Hamas looses three top leaders to IDF air attack!

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The IDF has struck this morning and killed three top Hamas leaders. It is imperative that the world realizes that the consequences of going against Israel is that God will repay many times the evil intent of those who which evil to Israel.

Nando

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Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services.

The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders.

Photos: The Israel-Gaza conflict

The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said.

It was not immediately clear if their assassination would prompt a change in Hamas strategy in the current round of fighting with Israel or diminish the group’s ability to fire rockets at Israel. The military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, is a secretive organization.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said Israel “will not succeed in breaking the will of our people or weaken the resistance,” and that Israel “will pay the price.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “superior intelligence” of the Shin Bet security service and the military’s “precise execution” of the attack.

The killing of the three top Hamas commanders will likely buy Netanyahu some time as the Israeli public becomes increasingly impatient with the government’s inability to halt rocket fire from Gaza.

Israel and Hamas identified the three commanders killed in the 3 a.m. airstrike in Rafah’s Tel Sultan neighborhood as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum.

Gaza police and witnesses said several missiles hit the four-story building.

Hamza Khalifa, an area resident said the house was struck without warning. “We only heard multiple F-16 (warplane) missiles, one after the other, six or seven missiles,” he said.

Several hours later, a large earth mover was still clearing mounds of debris and wreckage.

In pinpointing the whereabouts of the Hamas commanders, Israel likely relied to some extent on local informers. Israel has maintained a network of informers despite its withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, in some cases using blackmail or the lure of exit permits to win cooperation.

Al Majd, a website linked to the Hamas security services, said Thursday that seven suspected informers were arrested in recent days and that three were executed. It provided no further details.

It was the second time during the Gaza war that the website announced suspected informers had been killed by Hamas.

The Rafah attack came a day after an apparent Israeli attempt to kill the top Hamas military leader, Mohammed Deif, in an airstrike on a house in Gaza City.

Deif’s wife and an infant son were killed in that strike, but the Hamas military wing said Deif was not in the targeted home at the time.

The back-to-back targeting of top Hamas military leaders came after indirect Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo on a sustainable truce broke down Tuesday. Gaza militants resumed rocket fire on Israel, even before the formal end of a six-day truce at midnight that day.

Since then, Hamas and other groups have fired dozens more rockets, and Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of targets in Gaza, dimming prospects for a resumption of the Cairo talks.

Despite the crisis, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was holding talks in Qatar on Thursday with Hamas’ top political leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, and the emir of Qatar. Before the collapse of the truce talks, Abbas had planned to use the meetings in Qatar to urge Mashaal and his Qatari backers to support an Egyptian cease-fire plan.

Hamas has rejected the Egyptian proposal, saying it contained no commitments by Israel to ease the border blockade of Gaza. The blockade was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007.

Hamas leaders said they could not accept a deal they feared would restore the closure regime that was in place before the start of the latest round of fighting on July 8. The border restrictions prevent most Gazans from traveling outside the crowded coastal strip and bar most exports.

Since the Gaza war erupted six weeks ago, more than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and about 100,000 left homeless, according to the U.N. and Palestinian officials. Israel lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.

It was unclear if the killing of the three Hamas commanders would affect its ability to fire rockets. Israel estimated that Hamas had 10,000 rockets before the war and lost about two-thirds of its arsenal since then.

In a joint statement, the Israeli military and Shin Bet security service emphasized the importance of Abu Shamaleh, Attar and Barhoum to the Hamas military operation.

Abu Shamaleh had been the top Hamas commander in southern Gaza, it said. Attar was in charge of weapons smuggling into Gaza, the construction of attack tunnels and had played a role in the capture of an Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit, in 2006. Barhoum was a senior Hamas operative in Rafah, the statement said.

Abu Shamaleh was a confederate of Deif’s who was involved in planning and carrying out at least four major attacks on Israeli soldiers since the 1990s, including one in 2004 that killed four and wounded 10, the statement said.

Attar, it said, was responsible for orchestrating a series of complex attacks on Israeli targets, including through the Sinai Peninsula in neighboring Egypt.

“This morning’s strike sends a clear message to those responsible for planning attacks, we will strike those that have terrorized our communities, towns and cities, we will pursue the perpetrators of abduction of our soldiers and teenagers, and we will succeed in restoring security to the State of Israel,” said an Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

In addition to the Hamas operatives, three others were killed in the Rafah strike, including a resident of the house and two neighbors, according to Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra.

The neighbors were identified as Hassan and Amal Younis, the parents of Issam Younis, the director of Al Mezan, a leading human rights organization in Gaza.

At least 20 people, including four children — among them three brothers, and their father — were killed in 31 airstrikes across Gaza, according to al-Kidra.

Israel also hit at smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border with Egypt and at agricultural lands west of Rafah in Thursday’s airstrikes.

The military said 18 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza since midnight Wednesday, compared to more than 210 over the previous 30 hours.

An Israeli was seriously wounded when a mortar hit south of the southern city of Ashkelon on Thursday, it said.

In a nationally televised address Wednesday, Netanyahu showed little willingness to return to the negotiating table after six weeks of war with Hamas.

“We are determined to continue the campaign with all means and as is needed,” he said, his defense minister by his side.

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August 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

August 18, 2014 Major earthquakes shaken Elam in Iran. Prophecy of Jeremiah 49: 34-39

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The area of Iran where the series of major earthquakes occurred was called Elam in ancient times. In the map linked below with the earthquakes this area is known as Ilam.

The book Nuclear Showdown in Iran revealing the ancient prophecy of Elam by Bill Salus covers an ancient prophecy on Elam that the prophet Jeremiah 49:34-39 spoke of to occur at the end of times.

The prophecy speaks of the destruction of Elam by the sword that results in a complete devastation of this area. Bill Salus suggests that this destruction could be helped by major earthquakes that could affect the Bushner nuclear plant located near the swarm of earthquakes.

This is not the event that could affect the nuclear plant suggested in prophecy but it sure could be a warning God sends to Iran about the displeasure of their actions and intentions concerning Israel and the Christian persecution in Iran.

Nando

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The Judgment on Elam

34The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

35Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

36And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

37For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:

38And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.

39But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.

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August 16, 2014 Hezbollah and ISIS battling each other

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It is interesting to note how God puts one enemy of Israel against another enemy. What branch of Islam will succeed in fulfilling the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies? Will these factions unity at one point to attack Israel and fulfill those prophecies?

Time will tell, but at the present it is a fight to determine whose ideology will control the middle east. God is in control let us remember that.

Nando

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-leader-Nasrallah-sees-Islamic-State-as-growing-monster-and-threat-to-Gulf-and-Jordan-371237

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah sees Islamic State as growing ‘monster’

By REUTERS
08/15/2014 23:20

Nasrallah says his organization is ready to fight threat that also faces Gulf states, Jordan.

Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah. Photo: REUTERS

BEIRUT- The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster” that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview printed on Friday.

In a separate speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Islamic State also posed an existential threat to his own nation, Lebanon, the target of an incursion by Islamist insurgents from Syria this month. He said his heavily armed Shi’ite Muslim group was ready to fight the threat in Lebanon – if required.

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah has been helping Syrian President Bashar Assad fight a Sunni Islamist-dominated insurgency that spilled into the Lebanese border town of Arsal on Aug. 2, triggering five days of battles between the Lebanese army and militants including members of Islamic State.

“Here we live, and – if the battle is imposed on us – here we fight and here we will be martyred,” said Nasrallah. Hezbollah said it stayed out of the Arsal battle, wary of inflaming sectarian tensions with Lebanese Sunnis, many of whom have supported the uprising against Assad.

Nasrallah was speaking on the eighth anniversary of the conclusion of Hezbollah’s one-month war with Israel.

Addressing the wider threat to the region from Islamic State, Nasrallah said it could easily recruit in other Arab states where its hardline ideology exists. Even Turkey, the passage for many foreign fighters into Syria, should beware.

“Wherever there are followers of the ideology there is ground for (Islamic State), and this exists in Jordan, in Saudi Arabia, in Kuwait and the Gulf states,” Nasrallah said in the interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.

Nasrallah, whose group is backed by Shi’ite power Iran, said Islamic State was encountering resistance in some parts of Iraq and Syria. But “it appears that the capabilities, numbers and capacities available to (Islamic State) are vast and large. This is what is worrying everyone, and everyone should be worried.”

Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim monarchy that has been in a state of cold war with Shi’ite Iran and its allies, has shown growing signs of alarm about the spread of Islamic State. Last month, it deployed 30,000 soldiers at its border with Iraq.

Saudi Arabia has also been a major sponsor of the anti-Assad uprising.

Hezbollah’s role in Syria has helped Assad beat back the rebellion against his rule in critical areas of the country including Damascus and a corridor of territory stretching north from the capital. But large parts of Syria’s less densely populated north and east have fallen to Islamic State.

“A REAL DANGER”

“This danger does not recognize Shi’ites, Sunnis, Muslims, Christians or Druze or Yazidis or Arabs or Kurds. This monster is growing and getting bigger,” said Nasrallah.

Nasrallah reiterated his defense of Hezbollah’s role in the Syrian conflict, the focus of criticism from Lebanese opponents who say the group has provoked Sunni militant attacks in Lebanon.

Most recently, insurgents including members of Islamic State seized the town of Arsal at the Syrian border, battling the Lebanese army for five days before withdrawing with 19 soldiers and 17 policemen as captives.

Nasrallah said the insurgents would have advanced as far as the Lebanese coast were it not for Hezbollah’s role fighting them in areas of Syria just east of the Lebanese border.

“Going to fight in Syria was, in the first degree, to defend Lebanon, the resistance in Lebanon, and all Lebanese,” he said.

A Hezbollah commander was last month killed in Iraq near Mosul, a city seized by Islamic State in June, suggesting the group may also be helping pro-government forces there.

Hezbollah has not officially announced any role in Iraq.

Nasrallah linked the threat posed by Islamic State to the spread of Wahhabism, a puritanical school of Islam followed in Saudi Arabia that demands obedience to the ruler but which has been widely blamed for fueling Sunni radicalism.

“(Islamic State) does not have borders. There is a real danger and a real fear among many states and authorities, because one of the advantages of this organization is its capacity to recruit among followers of al-Qaida-Wahhabi thought,” he said.

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August 13, 2014 DNA explained to proof by logic creation

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Thanks to Mr. Gary Stearman we can view this wonderful scientific dissertation of science proving beyond doubt the existence of a creator God (Jesus Christ) who rules and is coming back soon.

Sharon Gilbert takes you step by step into the world of molecules and DNA as she explains the complex science behind it and as she does the case is made for rational people to conclude the greatness of the creator. As an engineer I took thermodynamics at the University and have been well aware of the second law of entropy. I have used this law that is a law of Physics and has no exceptions to refute the theory of evolution.

Nando

 

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August 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

August 12, 2014 Insanity rules in the middle east

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There are so many military, religious and political-economical currents in the middle east that is difficult to asses what will happen next. The article linked below gives a good view of the uncertainties confronting Israel and all the other players involved in this deadly war.

Nando

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sunil-sharan/four-currents-shaping-the_b_5666282.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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