Even in travels I have been keeping an eye on Israel as I pray for Jerusalem and was made aware that there were six anti Israel ships heading in to Gaza with what was being said to be supplies for the Hamas. The bay is under a blockade and has been for three years by Israel so more weapons and especially not weapons of a nuclear caliber would not reach Gaza where Israeli's enemies, the Hamas reside. However the tunnels in the south of Gaza coming up from Egypt are bringing up weapons in a steady insidious way including hand guns and rifles, grenades and hand rocket propellers, etc., according to Golden Reports read here. http://www.thegoldenreport.com/asp/jerrysnewsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=1357&z=1
Well, early this Memorial day of ours, Monday 5/31/2010, While that part of this day was night here but daylight there, Israel took it's stance to maintain the blockade and warned the six pro Hamas ships to stay back. The ships fained obedience until daylight and then prostrated intent to break the blockade which brought weapon fire from the Israeli's killing two men on board and injuring several others on one ship while the five other ships held their position. Much more about the article can be read here. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wirestory?id=10781745&page=1
We can look at the above articles and see Ezekiel 38 is forming up and about to jump into a front line event. That scripture has never been so close to being fulfilled as now with Turkey taking such a high interest.
11For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
14All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
16Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
But also clear is that God is for Zion, He will restore her, and she, Zion, is still the apple of God's eye and always will be. Never stop praying for and supporting Zion. We who bless her will be blessed. That promise of God has not ceased. See here: Genesis 12:3 KJV
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Two more alarming articles that will speak for themselves are these.
We, the USA, are positioning our nuclear ships around Iran even coming through the strait of Hormuz off the Persian Sea.
If tempers are not riled enough, you know how short fused people get when they do not have enough money. Well, here is a peek at what is happening in Spain which frightens all of Europe again. Remember only the other day the howling in the streets of Greece was heard...who next?
Let me share special though that where I am walking and having my being, the ministry is full and rich. The fields are ripe for harvest. While being one little cog of helping a missionary friend in South Dakota move, we were doing a yard sale when a woman approached and asked about receiving Christ. And another woman asked about how to get involved in missions to Canada. A great number of people took great interest in Christian materials available including Bibles, tracts, and deco. Happy to support the missionary who was going to Guatemala with me this Autumn.
I can not sign off without asking your prayers for Guatemala. I praise God who keeps me informed even of the country of my heart while I travel and am without TV or radio, for a man came to the yard sale and asked if we knew a volcano was erupting profusely in Guatemala? Then as I was finally able to access my email, I found emails from missionaries in Guatemala who were asking for prayer not only for the volcano but for the tropical storm Agatha who was pouring down record rainfall creating rivers of mud slides throughout the country. Please pray for the missionaries throughout Guatemala who are trying to continue God's work and help volcano and tropical storm victims as well. Two couples are Ed and Mary Fox and Mark and Dayle Annand and their three children. Their prayer request is that we pray for the people there who are suffering. See article here: http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/32115/pacaya-volcano-and-tropical-de.asp
Thank you for following along with me as we keep the watch from where ever we are. God bless and hold you and put you to work to occupy where-ever you are for the time is short is it not? I leave you in Jesus' capable hands until the next time I am given a chance to post again.