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Understanding the Times 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 
Grace Church 
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Dr. Mark Hitchcock
Joseph Farah
Dr. Ron Rhodes
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When Diplomacy Really Is Lunacy 

The Bible is clear that in the last days things won't make sense! Evil will be called good and good will be called evil. Dark will be light and sweet will be bitter. Self and money will be the primary gods. The real heart of mankind is going to be revealed in the last days. Look out! Scary. It's going to be ugly, self-centered and just plain evil.   


Like the evil of America sending 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt on the taxpayer dollar. That's a one-two insanity punch. First, we send the real bad guys our best planes and then you and I are billed! Egypt's President Morsi is a blatant dictator of the worst kind. He's a Muslim Brotherhood guy, who has received a ton of favors from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Clinton's closest aid, Huma Abedin, has ties to the Brotherhood, and thus, ties to this dealer in all things dark.


The foreign aid deal was signed in 2010 when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Mubarek was in charge. So, does that make things more kosher? I don't think so. Besides, Egypt already has 200 of the aircraft and Egypt has no enemies presently. Who would attack her? It's a good-old-boys club over there with Egypt the prophesied "King of the South."  


Egypt is about to have more F-16s from America than Israel has. 


Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has proceeded to remake Egypt into an Islamist state at a blistering pace. He's not on America's side and he for sure isn't on Israel's side. He has called the Jews apes, pigs, and bloodsuckers for starters. That doesn't sound like a Middle East broker -- rather, a power player with a chip on his shoulder and evil intent.


He is famous for this touching statement: "Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them. They must be nursed on hatred."


Yet our White House and State Department are determined to arm him to the hilt! As I said, our times don't make sense. Arming Morsi is about as productive as sending Syria's Bashar Assad some additional chemicals for his chemical arsenal.


 Here's what the Morsi administration guarantees:
1) War with Israel.
2) Further destabilizing the Middle East.
3) Causing blockades of the Suez Canal and using that geographical hot spot as a sort of bargaining chip with friends and enemies.
4) Joining forces with the Islamic Republic of Iran to totally destabilize the region and double the threat against Israel.
5) Furthering the cause of the Muslim Brotherhood that sees a global caliphate with the Islamic flag above every other flag in the world.
6) Continuing to arm Hamas so they can chip away at Israel.
7) Continuing the slaughter of Egypt's own people who now realize Morsi's promises of glory days coming to Egypt were a big lie.  


Why on earth do this White House and State Department want to arm this Islamic stronghold that is not even a friend let alone an ally? Morsi's Egypt is an outfit that would not think twice about obliterating Israel. They want the Islamic flag flying over the White House. Yes, some of our nation's leaders love Islam far more than Christianity but that is not a full explanation of this insanity.


Author and commentator Bill Salus writes, "It's important to note that within six years after Egypt gained its independence in 1922, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded by Egyptian Hassan al-Banna in March of 1928 as an Islamist religious and political movement. Hassan al-Banna was an acknowledged admirer of Adolph Hitler and frequently corresponded with him. During the 1930s the Muslim Brotherhood became a secretive arm of Nazi Intelligence. The Third Reich intended to develop the Muslim Brotherhood into a Nazi army inside of Egypt.


He concludes,"On October 26, 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood was suspected in the assassination attempt of Egyptian president Gamal Abd al-Nasser. This justifiably began a period of repression of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Nasser government. Then on October 6, 1981, Nasser's successor, Anwar Sadat was assassinated, and the Muslim Brotherhood was strongly implicated with his death. But now, with Nasser, Sadat, and Hosni Mubarak out of the Egyptian presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood can finally attempt to attain their goals to implement Sharia law in Egypt, and to form a new United Arab States with Jerusalem as its capital city, through Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi."


The stakes are high and America is playing with matches. America could be a key player in lighting the whole region aflame by arming the "King of the South," Egypt. And as Islam expert Andrew McCarthy says, "When you 'partner' with Islamists, you are abetting the global jihad, not opposing it. When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing."


It's last days' madness and if we didn't know that glorious days are ahead fellowshipping with loved ones at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, we could collectively scream over the lunacy of modern-day diplomacy. Unspeakably evil men and women plot and scheme to cause maximum harm all in the name of good diplomatic relations!  Only in the end-times. 


Come, Lord Jesus, and rule! 



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