Truly we are increasingly witnessing the spiritual war between YHVH’s Kingdom and satan’s realm. This is the time for the people of YHVH to connect with the Source, and to focus sharply on His directions. We all have an important role to play in the outcomes of these daily challenges. The Lord is totally in charge, but He has chosen us to be His hands and voice upon the earth to bring Him glory by defeating His enemy. So let’s all stay calm and carry on in prayer!
1: Sunday the 18th, the IDF attacked a convoy in Syria; killing 6 major Hizbullah terrorists, and 6 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (including a General in the IRGC). Since that attack, Israel has been on high alert for acts of retaliation from Hizbullah. Today the retaliation came. Two Israeli soldiers are dead, and 7 others are wounded. First let me fill in some important details and prayer points in regard to the first of these events, followed by the dealing with the retaliation of Hizbullah in the next point of focus.
Yesterday, the world observed the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. While 70 world leaders were visiting that horrific site with Holocaust survivors, the regime in Iran was boasting that soon it would bring forth the end of Israel and the Jews. Not only has Iran been hastening on with its local nuclear program, to build a bomb with which to destroy Israel, but that nasty little regime has also been secretly building an underground nuclear facility about two kilometers beyond the Lebanese border on Syrian soil.
The members of the convoy killed by the IDF on Sunday were part of that nuclear project. While the world may be ignorant of Iran’s expansion into Syria, the Israeli leadership is not. Slowly, slowly, Iran has been staking its claim in Syria, and making plans with Hizbullah and Assad to attack and to destroy Israel. Iranian operatives in the IRGC are already in the Syrian Golan.
The German news outlet Der Spiegel reported on January 9th that the world has been misled about Syria’s nuclear ambitions and about its nuclear cooperation with Iran. In 2007, the IAF attacked and destroyed Syria’s first, secret, nuclear reactor in Deir al-Zur (a facility that had the potential of producing plutonium). Now there is a new secret underground facility, which has been built just west of Qusayr. Intercepted communications, between a high ranking Hizbullah operative and the head of Syria’s Atomic Energy Commission, gave clear evidence that the secret facility exists, and that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are manning it. The intercepted communications also implicated North Korea as a participant in this deadly, illegal, project. While this facility is buried in a piece of Syrian territory, it is a project that this project is clearly under the direction/control of Iran and Hizbullah. It was vitally necessary for Israel to hit those top dogs in the project, to deliver a message that Israel is not deceived … and that she will not stand by and allow this to happen … even if the P5+1 continues to enable Iran to go nuclear. Last month, Foreign Policy Magazine reported that Iran has been very busy shopping around on the dark global markets for elements and fixtures needed to build a heavy water reactor. What does a heavy water reactor produce? Nuclear bombs! They are likely working to obtain what they need for the completion of their Arak nuclear facility in Iran, but possibly also gathering up items necessary for this Syria site. It’s has not yet been determined what kind of facility is being built in Syria, but it is clear that it is not merely a centrifuge spinning facility. It might be a place where yellow cake is changed into UF4 and metalized into fuel rods … or it could be a plutonium factory. Three things for certain:
A. Iran is hell bent on being the major power controlling the region. B. Iran intends to use nuclear weapons to take power and to dominate through their use, or through the threat of their use.
C. Iran intends to eliminate Israel first, and then go after the West.
As a side note … the Israeli satellite EROS B has sent back images of a 27-meter long Iranian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on a launch pad near Teheran. A missile of this type and size is designed to carry a nuclear warhead as far as the USA. The intentions of Iran are very clear. Meanwhile, the P5+1 … particularly Obama … continue to dance around with Iran to get some kind of agreement signed. The form of this agreement, as it stands now, will enable Iran to keep some nuclear capability. It will remain a nuclear threshold nation … which means it could produce bombs at a date not far in the future. In addition, the wording of the proposed agreement is such that, while the Iran’s would halt plutonium production at Arak, it would be free to have unlimited research and work at remote facilities outside of Arak. Now put those pieces together. Iran is building a remote nuclear facility (potentially for plutonium) in Syria. Iran has an ICBM all ready to launch. Does Israel have the right and the necessity to preempt the completion of these weapons and nuclear facilities? DEFINITELY! Obama has lifted sanctions and has refused to reapply them, because to add sanctions would mess with getting the signed agreement, which they hope to have by the end of March. INSANTIY OR EGOTISTICAL NAIVITE?!! That is the question.
Having said all that, I must stop and give a shout of praise and gratitude to the Lord that Israel was led to make the hit on that convoy Sunday. Iran must not get that nuclear foothold in Syria … and certainly not in Lebanon (which is what Hizbullah is intending to accomplish). Let’s pause right now for some intercession for what has already been mentioned.
**Lift up a shout of praise for the successful pinpoint, perfectly timed, hit on the Iranian/Hizbullah convoy! Praise the Lord for the wisdom and the courage of the Israelis to make this attack, knowing that it could raise up a firestorm of rage against the Israelis.
**Praise YHVH that this hidden underground nuclear facility in Syria has been exposed.
**Praise the Lord for the interception of the conversations between the Syrians, Iranians, and Hizbullah operatives that confirmed the intelligence reports about this deadly project.
**Praise the Lord that the Israelis did not ask the Americans for permission to make this hit or announce their intentions in advance.
**Praise the Lord that the involvement of the North Koreans has been exposed. Thank Him for the intelligence gathering, which has tracked the Iranian “shopping” spree for nuclear equipment.
**Pray that the agreement between the P5 and Iran will NOT BE SIGNED.
**Pray that YHVH would bring SHAME down on the heads of the leaders of these weak, anti-Semitic, foolish, P5 nations, who are putting Israel (and their own nations) at risk because of their blind global humanistic worldview that fails to see true evil … but which seeks to placate evil with concessions and foolhardy agreements.
**Pray for the Iranian nuclear facilities to be destroyed by the hand of YHVH.
**If YHVH intends to use the Israeli military forces to humiliate Islam, pray that the attack plan, the timing of the attack, the ability to attack successfully, and the safe return of the IAF forces would be precisely and clearly orchestrated by YHVH. Pray for the Israeli leaders to hear the plans of YHVH and to obey them precisely.
**Pray that the ICBM sitting on the launch pad near Teheran will NEVER be launched … nor will any others like it. NO FUNCTIONAL WARHEADS LAUNCHED BY IRAN!
**Pray for the Body in Iran to grow rapidly and to increase quickly in understanding of their spiritual authority, so that they can decree, declare and intercede on behalf of their nation, to take down the current regime and the Revolutionary Guard.
**Pray for YHVH to crush the power of Revolutionary Guard with His power, and to end the reign of the Ayatollahs and the mullah council by establishing His reign over Iran.
**Pray that YHVH would forbid any “game playing” and unholy compromises that would use prisoners in Iranian jails (especially Christian prisoners) as pawn in the hand of the Obama administration.
**Pray that YHVH, Himself, would free those prisoners … and give them supernatural strength and courage to have victory in prison until they are freed.
2: HIZBULLAH’S RETALIATION: Hizbullah has vowed to retaliate against the IDF hit, by spilling Jewish blood anywhere, at anytime, and in its own way. With Hizbullah cells implanted around the world, Jews throughout the globe have been alerted to the potential of sudden attacks. With Hizbullah cells operating in the so-called Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem, every Jew in Israel could expect a bloody major event of terror. In addition with threats against Jews in general, Hizbullah has put out a call for the assassination of Israeli leaders; along with declaration that their children are appropriate targets as well. The sons of Bibi Netanyahu, Yair and Avner were posted on Hizbullah networks as targets for assassination. The sons of former PM, Ariel Sharon, were also listed (Omri and Gilad), along with former PM Olmert’s son, Shaul. Even more disturbing is that the profiles of these men were listed … including their locations. The threat against Yair Netanyahu was even expanded to include his Norwegian girlfriend, Sandra Leikanger. Hizbullah has suggested that the assassination of these people would satisfy revenge against the blood of those killed by the IDF during the convoy attack.
Today, the first targeted retaliatory hit against Jews was made by Hizbullah against Israeli forces around 1:20 PM, near the Lebanese border. Hizbullah called the attack, “an eye for an eye”. Two vehicles in a convoy of patrolling IDF troops near the security fence were directly hit by 5 anti-tank missiles, fired from 3 miles away. Two soldiers are dead, and seven others are wounded. One UN peacekeeper from Spain was also killed in return fire. Quick action by the commander in the second vehicle saved the lives of his group. The two soldiers lost today are:
Dor Nini, age 20, from Moshav Shtulim. Dor was a combat soldier at the Givati Brigade’s Tzabar battalion. This precious soldier survived fighting in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, but fell to today’s surprise attack from Hizbullah.
Yohai Kalangel, age 25, from the Har Gilo settlement in the West Bank. Yohaias was father of a one-year-old daughter, and was married to Tali, who is pregnant with their second child. He was the commander of the Tzabar Battalion’s supporting company. Just last year on Independence Day, Yohai received a decoration from the IDF chief of staff.
Some of those, who were wounded today, suffered various degrees of injury from shrapnel wounds to their legs and torso, while others suffered from some burns. Israel hit back hard at Hizbullah sites in Lebanon; striking at the locations, which launched the attacks. Not surprisingly, the UN Security Council met today in emergency session to condemn Israel for the death of the peacekeeper; potentially resulting from Israel’s return fire into Lebanon. Spain’s ambassador also held Israel responsible for this death; suggesting that there seems to be a perpetual, international, disconnect regarding Hizbullah’s role in these attacks. Neither side wants this to escalate into a regional conflict or into a larger battlefield. Israel asked Russia to assure Iran that it doesn’t want this to escalate. Hizbullah needs to back off, so that Israel doesn’t have to have to step up. Will today’s strike on the IDF bring this latest Hizbullah demand for revenge to an end? It’s hard to say. Leaders of Hizbullah have spoken the words quoted below. See what you think.
“Undoubtedly, Hezbollah Lebanon will not let this crime pass. Noting that in this latest crime by the occupying Zionist regime the son of a late Hezbollah commander was attacked, it is Hezbollah Lebanon’s right to avenge the blood of Jihad Mughniya with the assassination of one of the sons of the Zionist commanders or senior figures.”
“From now and henceforth, no child of the Zionist commanders and senior figures is safe anywhere in the world.”
The right to continue attacks until the number of deaths are equal, is claimed by the Hizbullah leadership saying “In a Koran verse it is written: “And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth…”
Meanwhile, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj.-Gen. Muhammad Ali Jafari suggested that Israel “is making its last moves and it knows that it is nearing its end.”
**Pray comfort upon the family of the soldiers slain today. Particularly pray for the pregnant young widow of Yohai Kalangel, who is about to become a single mother for a one-year-old and a newborn.
**Pray healing upon all the injured today. Pray for them to have supernatural relief to their pain.
**Praise the Lord for the quick thinking of the commander in the second vehicle, which saved the lives of all his troops. Surely, he was led by the Holy Spirit.
**Pray comfort upon the family of the slain Spanish UN peacekeeper. Pray for the investigation to reveal how this man was killed. If Israeli fire was not responsible, pray for the truth to be made known.
**Pray that today will be the end of this Hizbullah campaign of revenge for the Israeli strike on the convoy (Jan. 18th)
**Pray that there will be no escalation beyond that which the Lord allows.
**Pray for supernatural protection to be over all the Israeli leaders, especially Bibi Netanyahu. Pray for that same protection to be over Yair (and his girlfriend) and Avner Netanyahu, and the sons of Olmert (Shaul) and Sharon (Omri and Gilad).
**Pray for any additional attacks of retaliation against Jews by Hizbullah would be intercepted and thwarted … whether in Israel or in the nations.
**Decree and declare the breaking of the words spoken by the Hezbollah leader; suggesting that Israel is making its last moves, and nearing its end. Declare and decree that Israel is becoming stronger in the Lord, and about to make divinely empowered moves against her enemies.
3: THE CONTINUING SAGA OF ELECTION SLADER ATTACKS … PARTICULARLY AGAINST BIBI AND HIS TRIP TO ADDRESS THE US CONGRESS. It is becoming very evident that the left wing politicians in Israel are shameless when it comes to undermining and condemning Benjamin Netanyahu. You’ve all heard that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, invited Bibi to address the joint houses of Congress in regard to the situation with Iran and Islamic terrorism. There is probably no one in the world more qualified to speak to the Congress on these subjects. Obama has continually, openly declared that he would never except additional sanctions levied upon Iran. He threatened to veto any bill that will be passed to his desk for signing in regard to this matter. His mind is closed. He is determined to sign the deal with Iran that puts Israel and the rest of the world at risk to Iran’s nuclear threats. Obama said that will refuse to meet with Netanyahu during this visit to the States March 3rd, and so will John Kerry. They have literally cut him off; suggesting that to meet with Bibi so close to the March 17th Israeli election would be improper. With Obama’s mind closed, and with the threat level increasing daily (especially in light of the Iranian nuclear facility being built in Syria in the face of sanctions … and Iran’s pursuit of acquiring nuclear equipment and technology outside of United Nations constraints), the Prime Minister of Israel MUST speak to the Congress to warn them of the threats against Israel and their own nation, if this bad deal is signed. Congress holds the power of the purse. Congress has the right to apply sanctions, and it has the ability to override a presidential veto with the support of two thirds of the members from both houses of Congress. It is proper that the legislative leaders of the United States hear the truth about this situation. One would never come to that conclusion, from listening to the condemnation arising from the White House, from the State Department, from the media, and from left-wing politicians in Israel. Israel’s President Rivlin even spoke against Bibi’s decision to accept the invitation of Congress in the face of Obama’s disapproval. Left-wing politicians in Israel are out rightly condemning Bibi; suggesting that his move is politically motivated and totally arrogant. They are trumpeting the position that Netanyahu is the reason that America is moving away from support for Israel … that he has offended Obama to the point that Israel is now at risk. Their claim is that Bibi must not be allowed to hold a leadership position any longer. Left-winger, and former Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, publically announced that he does not trust the leadership of Netanyahu, and that this defiant move against Obama, will cost Israel dearly. The campaign is widening to create distrust of the Prime Minister, and fear for the future if he should be reelected. It breaks my heart to think that so many Israelis are blind to the fact that their leader is willing to sacrifice his political career to bring truth to those, who might be able to play a role in holding back the nuclear threats from Iran. This man cares more about the security of Israel that he does his political career. It’s shameful to hear how Bibi’s opponents, and even members of his own party, are totally misreading this move. I hope they wake up before it’s too late. Obama’s refusal to meet with Bibi, as well as John Kerry’s refusal, is a manipulative ploy to tie in with the left-wing fear and slander campaign they are promoting against him in Israel. Obama arrogantly thinks that there is no need to meet with Bibi, because after the March 17th election, he will be irrelevant. He is so confident that the slander campaign will work. Earlier this week we saw the depths to which those, who hate Netanyahu, will go to take him out of office. Two former employees of the Netanyahu household (both from the left), publicly came out with timely accusations and charges again Sarah Netanyahu; claiming that she is an unstable, abusive, alcoholic, who raged against them mercilessly, while they were in her employ. They are filing charges/claims for damages. The suggestion is that not only is Bibi bad for Israel, but his wife is unfit to be the first lady. We must take these matters to the throne room.
**Pray for the spirit of Wisdom and Truth to be released over the citizens of Israel.
**Pray to BIND DOWN the spirits of Jezebel, Slander, Lies, Unholy Power, Arrogance, Korah, Witchcraft, Manipulation, Fear, Unholy Dependency, Undermining Godly Authority, Unholy Collaboration, Deceit, Idolatry, and Pride. Release the spirits of Holiness, Humility, Holy Submission, Obedience, Godly Order, Love, Discernment, Fear of YHVH, and Respect for Godly Authority.
**Pray for the Lord to bring about an event, which will demonstrate that Benjamin Netanyahu is His chosen leader in this hour. Vindicate his heart and his leadership, Lord!
**Pray that the Israelis will open their eyes and their ears to understand that if the enemies of Israel hate their Prime Minister so violently, there must be something very important about his leadership that must be maintained.
**Pray for the breaking of the lie that Israel exists at the convenience of, and by the support of United States of America. Cut this false umbilical cord.
**Pray that YHVH will humble the US administration, and Mr. Obama for the wicked treatment, and the manipulative ploys used against the chosen leader of Israel.
**Pray that all the contrived slander campaigns against Bibi will fail to turn the vote against him. Pray that satan overplays his hand and fails miserably.
**Pray that those, who have spoken slanderous lies and condemnation against the Prime Minister, will have these things returned upon their own heads.
**Pray for protection of Bibi’s heart and those of his family, as they are constantly battered by the lies and hatred of their opponents.
**Pray for truth and wisdom to be spoken through the media, as an anointing of the Lord.
**Pray for Pres. Rivlin to stop kowtowing to the manipulations Obama administration, and instead take a stand for the security of Israel. Pray to break any unholy bonds that he has from brotherhood societies.
**Pray that YHVH would deal with Meier Dagan, putting the Fear of YHVH on him.
**Pray that He would deal the same way with Tzippi Livni and Hertzog.
**Pray for unity in the Likud party.
**Pray for Naphtali Bennett’s party to take a stand with Bibi’s Likud.
**Pray for the left wing, Humanist parties that are determined to remove Bibi, in order to establish a Palestinian State on Israeli soil, will be scattered, divided, and defeated.
**Pray that Bibi will have a safe trip to the USA … that he will have a strong and anointed speech before both houses of Congress (convincing them to take the stand against Obama on Iran) … that his speech at AIPAC will convince the Jews in America, and in Israel, that he is the man for the job in this hour.
**Pray that the Lord will put ALL those into power that will serve His purposes for Israel, and lock our all those, who will put Israel at risk physically, materially, and spiritually.