Monday, August 10, 2015

"Just do what you are told and don't ask and questions."

August 10, 2015
Dear Pastors:
Again, let me ask you to pray for Mrs. Joy Wesson and her children, Kimberly, Stephen, Ashlyn, and Katelyn, in the home-going of her husband and the children’s father, Josh Wesson. He was as fine a human as ole jav has ever known.  Hyles Anderson founder, Russell Anderson, thought highly of Josh, and I think I’ve mentioned this already, but it bears repetition, Russ would ask, “Josh, what is the secret of your success?”  Josh would reply, "JUST DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD AND DON’T ASK ANY QUESTIONS!"
Let me mention for you two passages of Scripture:
Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
 2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
 3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
 4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
 5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
 6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
 9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
 10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
 11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
 12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
In the New Testament, we read in 1 Corinthings 15:  1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I told Josh’s dad, Joel Wesson, this morning,  that GOD WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH IN VICTORY,  as we read in Scriptures, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces!
But, we covet your prayers in the behalf of this newly made widow and her children, for all the details of returning his body  for the funeral here in America. Yesterday, there in the Dominican, they had a funeral service.  Their auditorium seats 200, but  about 450 Dominicans packed in for Josh’s funeral.  What a blessing!!!!
Yemen Insurgency Beaten back!
How Iran Left Houthis in the Lurch to Eased Saudi-UAE Capture of South Yemen!
When a combined Saudi-United Arab Emirates naval, armored , commando and air force landed by sea at the Yemen port of Aden Tuesday, Aug. 4, it faced hardly any resistance. The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels had fallen back, permitting the incoming force to clinch its conquest of the Red Sea port, contrary to all Western predictions.

Long convoys of heavy Saudi Abraham M1 tanks and French made Leclerc tanks contributed by the UAE were soon tearing up the road north of Aden to their next objective.
Among the heavy vehicles freighted in by air for the combined force were hundreds of armored personnel carriers - some Russian-made BMD3s, others Humvees made in America - all fitted with short-range ground-to-ground missiles - as well dozens of US-made mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles designed to withstand roadside bombs.
Military sources report that the Houthi insurgents have nowhere near the quantity or quality of equipment and weaponry to withstand this scale of offensive. So they retreated in the face of the Saudi-UAE advance.
It took the invaders three days to capture Yemen’s biggest air base at Al-Anad, 48 km north of Aden, and prepare it for the takeoff of planes for air strikes. They then headed at speed to their next target, Houthi-held Taiz, 175 km north of Aden.

Houthis are sacrificed to Tehran’s broader interests!

By Wednesday, Aug. 6, three quarters of Taiz province and most of Lahej province had fallen to the incoming armies. The ability of their heavily armored forces to cover 58km a day, attested strongly to the lack of resistance they faced.
According to ME military sources, this rapid military advance would not have been possible unless Iran had given the Saudis advance intelligence on the Houthi deployments, and withheld from the insurgents third and fourth-generation anti-tank rockets for impeding the advance of Saudi and UAE tanks. Tehran had even cut by half the ammunition supplied for Houthi firearms.

In just a few days, the Houthis were brought so low that their leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi was forced to admit that his group had “suffered a defeat in the south in recent days” and he was “open to a political solution.”
It is not known if Tehran has confided its plans to its protégé, the Houthi leader, or told him that his rebellion is over and he must look forward to abandoning his conquests in Sanaa and pulling back to the Houthi stronghold of Saada in the north – or that he will be making way for the return from exile of his archenemy, President Abd Rabo Mansour, to form a new government with Houthi participation.
This plan is part of the package of understandings reached in Doha this week at a conference led by the American, Russian and Saudi foreign ministers. The Yemeni insurgent movement is the first, but not the last, to be sacrificed for these understandings. 
On all this let me quote for you our friend Caroline Glick:
Today Iran is harming America directly in multiple ways. In President Barack Obama’s defense of his nuclear deal with Iran Wednesday,he said there are only two types of people who will oppose his deal –Republican partisans and Israel- firsters – that is, traitors.
At American University, Obama castigated Republican lawmakers as the moral equivalent of Iranian jihadists saying, “Those [Iranian]hard-liners chanting ‘Death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal... are making common cause with the Republican Caucus.”
He then turned his attention to Israel. Obama explained that whether or not you believe the deal endangers Israel boils down to whom you trust more – him or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, he explained, he can be trusted to protect Israel better than Netanyahu can because “[I] have been a stalwart
friend of Israel throughout my career.”
The truth is that it shouldn’t much matter to US lawmakers whether Obama or Netanyahu has it right about Israel. Israel isn’t a party to the deal and isn’t bound by it. If Israel decides it needs to act on its own, it will.
The US, on the other side, will be bound by the deal if Congress fails to kill it next month. So the real question lawmakers need to ask is whether the deal is good for America. Is Obama right or wrong that only partisan zealots and disloyal Zionists could oppose his great diplomatic achievement? To determine the answer to that question, you need to do is ask another one. Does his deal make America safer or less safe? The best way to  answer that question is to consider all the ways Iran threatens America today, and ask whether the agreement has no impact on those threats, or whetherit mitigates or aggravates them.
Today Iran is harming America directly in multiple ways.
The most graphic way Iran is harming America today is by holding
Four Americans hostage.
Then there is Iranian-sponsored terrorism against the US.
In 2011, the FBI foiled an Iranian plot to murder the Saudi ambassador
in Washington and bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in the US capital.
One of the terrorists set to participate in the attack allegedly
penetrated US territory through the Mexican border.
The terrorist threat to the US emanating from Iran’s terrorist
infrastructure in Latin America will rise steeply as a consequence
of the nuclear deal.
As The Wall Street Journal’s Mary Anastasia O’Grady wrote last month,
the sanctions relief the deal provides to Iran will enable it to
massively expand its already formidable operations in the US’s
backyard. Over the past two decades, Iran and Hezbollah have built up
major presences in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Iran’s presence in Latin America also constitutes a strategic threat
to US national security. Today Iran can use its bases of operations in
Latin America to launch an electromagnetic pulse attack on the US from
a ballistic missile, a satellite or even a merchant ship.
The US military is taking active steps to survive such an attack, which
would destroy the US’s power grid. Among other things, it is returning the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to its former home in Cheyenne Mountain outside Colorado Springs.
But Obama has ignored the findings of the congressional EMP Commission
and has failed to harden the US electronic grid to protect it from
such attacks.
The economic and human devastation that would be caused by the destruction of the US electric grid is almost inconceivable. And now with the cash infusion that will come Iran’s way from Obama’s nuclear deal, it will be free to expand on its EMP capabilities in profound ways.
Through its naval aggression in the Strait of Hormuz Iran threatens the global economy. While the US was negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran, the Revolutionary Guards unlawfully interdicted – that is hijacked – the Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris and held its crew hostage for weeks.
Iran’s assault on the Tigris came just days after the US-flagged Maersk Kensington was surrounded and followed by Revolutionary Guards
ships until it fled the strait.
A rational take-home message the Iranians can draw from the nuclear
deal is that piracy pays.
Their naval aggression in the Strait of Hormuz was not met by American
military force, but by American strategic collapse at Vienna.
This is doubly true when America’s listless response to Iran’s plan to use its Houthi proxy’s takeover of Yemen to control the Bab el-Mandab strait is taken into consideration. With the Bab el-Mandab, Iran will control all maritime trafficfrom the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
Rather than confront this clear and present danger to the global economy, America abandoned all its redlines in the nuclear talks.

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