Perfect Peace. Fixed Heart. Eternal Glory.

Thanks to the God of all grace.

an image about being called by Jesus to eternal gloryA few nights ago I read a series of Scripture selections that really blessed me.

I was going to post them at Panting Hart, hoping to bless and encourage others. (Like you, for instance!) But I discovered last night that I’ve already posted them twice there (in 2011 and 2013).

So, I decided to write this short little post here and link to Not Afraid of Evil Tidings and After You Have Suffered Awhile at Panting Hart.

Oh, and here are three pieces to whet your appetite. Read it all

Putin Offer: Russian Troops on Golan Heights

Mr. Netanyahu, better turn this one down quickly and emphatically. This can't be good for Israel.
Photo of Putin and Netanyahu
Mr. Netanyahu, better that he be unhappy!

With a hat tip to Joel C. Rosenberg . . .

Vladimir Putin, the Czar of Russia, has offered to put Russian troops on the Golan Heights — the mountain range controlled by Israel but claimed by Syria — to serve as U.N. peacekeepers between Syria and Israel, now that the government of Austria has decided withdraw its participation in the peacekeeping force.Putin and Netanyahu.

Putin has spoken directly by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the offer, and presumably would not have made it without first discussing the idea with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

If both sides agree, this would put armed Russian soldiers on the northern mountains of Israel for the first time in the modern history of the State of Israel.

The move might also have prophetic significance.

BREAKING: Putin offers to put Russian troops on the Golan Heights

Does Israel need armed Russian troops looking down on them from the Golan?

Would a “UN” Russian beachhead like that be a good deal for Israel?

I answer both negatively.

As Mark Roth said, he who dances with a bear gets eaten. 😯 Or was it, only dunces dance with bears? Both.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

And for ours, as we rush headlong to Armageddon.

PS: In case you didn’t know, Joel C. Rosenberg has written some pretty interesting books, including the recently released Damascus Countdown.

Discouraged, Dismayed, and Dismal?

6 practical tips to discourage depression

Then you may not want to bother reading this.

Especially if you find a certain pleasure in being down and disheartened.

I understand. Too well. So well I empathize.

Which is why I am posting some practical things that help me cast down dejection. Read it all

A Facebook Trayvon Discussion

OK, I don’t want to get hung up on the Trayvon Martin case. However, I thought posting a series of comments from my Facebook Wall would help clarify what I was getting at as well give a little “equal time” to an alternate perspective.

Yesterday evening I posted a link to my Why Trayvon Martin? post and this developed: Read it all

Above all, love God!
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