“The Voice of the Common Man”

Issue #251 May 18, 2021

Attacks On Israel

For several days, Israel has been heavily bombarded by rockets packed with explosives being fired by Islamic Radicals from several neighboring countries.

The rockets are being fired indiscriminately from Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. One of the rockets exploded near Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona, a town of about 34,000 people located in the Negev Desert in southern Israel. Inspection of the remaining rocket pieces at the site revealed it to be a Russian-made rocket that had been supplied to the Syrian Army.

The Holy Bible tells us of an alliance being formed by Israel’s hostile neighbors, and the purpose of the alliance is to annihilate Israel . . . To once and for all wipe Israel off the map. That Bible prophecy is found in Psalm 83, and it identifies those hostile neighbors to be Edom, Moab, Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, the Philistines, Tyre and Assur. The modern names for those countries are Jordan, the Egyptian Sinai, Lebanon, Gaza, Syria and Iraq.

Psalm 83:3-4 says, “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people [Israel], and have consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.’” Note: See Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 49, Amos 1, and Zechariah 9 for similar prophecies.

Israel has located the spots from which these rockets were launched and has staged counterattacks to defend Israeli citizens from further attack. However, most of the news reports we are hearing are describing Israel as the “aggressor.” This charge is ludicrous, because the Hamas terrorists who control Gaza have been launching rockets into Israel on a regular basis ever since President George W. Bush coerced Israel into giving Gaza to the Palestinians in 2005. Bush did that on the promise of “peace” in the region.

However, the attacks have escalated under the Biden/Harris administration, because one of Biden’s first Executive Orders was to restore the $200 million in aid to the Palestinians that President Trump had stopped in 2018.

The aid money was supposed to be used to improve the economy in Gaza, and help lift the 2 million Arab-Palestinians living there out of their deep economic hardship. But when the Trump administration learned the money was being used to help finance more rocket attacks, and to reward the families of terrorists who died in the execution of those attacks, the Trump administration immediately stopped that flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

But now, thanks to the Biden/Harris administration, that flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars has resumed, and the same is true with regard to Iran. The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the phony Iran Nuclear Deal in 2018, and initiated economic sanctions against Iran. Those sanctions prevented Iran from shipping oil and other Iranian produced goods – and – it put a damper on Iran’s ability to finance various terrorist groups around the world.

But now, the Biden/Harris administration wants to lift the economic sanctions against Iran – and – rejoin the phony Iran Nuclear Deal . . . even though the U.S. State Department still lists Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Cuba as State Sponsors of Terrorism.

It doesn’t make any sense does it! Let us pray that God has mercy on us and intercedes in this madness.

From Whom Do You Seek Advice?

Today is said to be the “Age of Knowledge.” New things are being discovered almost every minute, and that new information is rapidly being electronically broadcast all around the world.

The things of old are being discarded – established traditions are now considered “old school” by more and more people. Modern thinking is believed to be more sophisticated, more exciting, and more enlightening. I once had a boss who actually told the newly hired MBAs, fresh out of college, to “not listen to the old-timers, they’ll only teach you bad habits.”

God’s Word in Proverbs 30 KJV tells us about this day we are living in:

11. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. 12. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. 13. There is a generation, O How lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. 14. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Have we become that generation? Look at some of the “leaders” people are choosing to represent them on the local school board and the city council. And look at some of the mayors, district attorneys, police chiefs and sheriffs that people have chosen to enforce (and sometimes not enforce) the law in their communities. In too many cases, it seems as though we are purposely turning our backs to the Lord.

When people choose to go that route, there will be serious consequences to pay. Here are some examples from God’s Word in Proverbs 28 KJV:

9. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law [God’s Law], even his prayer shall be abomination. 10. Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit . . . 15. As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people . . . 17. A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him . . . 28. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they [the wicked] perish, the righteous increase.

We must return to the Lord, and get right with God. God’s gift of salvation through Jesus, makes people right with God (see Romans 5:8-9 NCV). If you believe, and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will be right with God.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9 KJV).

Do it today. Do not delay another moment.

Pray This Prayer for Salvation

“Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry. Please forgive my sins and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I repent (turn away) from sin and I commit my life to you. I will study your word, follow your teachings, and obey your commands. And Lord, show me what you want me to do; what part I can play in furthering your kingdom. Thank you, Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Duane Collins