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Gunman Attacks Jewish School in France, 4 Dead

Following a series of deadly shootings targeting French soldiers last week, a gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, on Monday morning, killing four and seriously wounding at least two others, according to officials cited news reports. The attacker is believed to have fled on a motorbike.

Most accounts by witnesses and authorities reported that the victims included a teacher at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school and two of his young children, ages 3 and 6. Another child under 11-years-old was also killed. And one of the injured may have been the daughter of the school principal, according to media reports.

“He shot at everything he could see, children and adults, and some children were chased into the school,” local prosecutor Michel Valet was quoted as saying after the attack. No suspects or motives have been identified yet, Valet added.

Witnesses described the scene of horror. “I saw two people dead in front of the school, an adult and a child. Inside, it was a vision of horror, the bodies of two small children,” a father whose child attends the school was quoted as saying by Reuters. “How can they attack something as sacred as a school, attack children only 60 centimeters (about two feet) tall?”

According to a statement by prosecutors in Paris, the government has launched a terrorism investigation into the shooting. The team will also be probing the recent attacks on military personnel.

Last week, three French paratroopers in the same region were killed in two separate attacks with similar characteristics. A fourth soldier was seriously injured. Both attacks were carried out by a gunman on a motorcycle, and preliminary investigations indicate that the same gun was used in the two incidents.

At least one French newspaper reported that the same caliber weapon was used in all of the murders, including the attack on the children. But it remains unclear whether the killing spree at the Jewish school is linked to the attacks on military targets, officials said.

“There are some similarities but it’s much too early to say if there is a real link or not,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quotedas saying. “Only the police and the judiciary will tell us what conclusions to draw.”

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, speaks in front of the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school following a shooting incident in Toulouse

Sarkozy and other top officials vowed to pursue the attacker. And security has been increased at Jewish schools throughout France, according to authorities cited in press reports. Soldiers throughout the region have been warned not to wear their uniforms off base.

Jewish groups in France, which has one of the largest populations of Jews in the world at more than 500,000, condemned the attack. Prominent French Jews also suggested the killings were motivated by anti-Semitism.

“For someone to locate this school in a place like Toulouse means he knew what he was doing. He went there to kill Jews,” Vice President Gil Taieb of the French Jewish umbrella group CRIF told the Jerusalem Post. “There are occasional anti-Semitic attacks but they are small, nothing like this. We haven’t had something like this in at least ten years.”

The Israeli government spoke out about the tragedy, too. “We are horrified by this attack and we trust the French authorities to shed full light on this tragedy and bring the perpetrators of these murders to justice,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

Sarkozy and his opponent in the upcoming presidential race were both reportedly on their way to the crime scene. At least 50 police officers and multiple top officials are working on the case.

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AS PARIS BURNED, OBAMA WAS ORDERING MORE MUSLIM MIGRANTS TO BE ADMITTED TO U.S.

The U.S. State Department confirmed the plans to open a refugee settlement processing centre in Erbil, Iraq, before the end of 2015, and to resume refugee processing in Lebanon in early 2016, said spokeswoman Danna Van Brandt.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MOVING TO INCREASE AND ACCELERATE THE NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEES WHO MIGHT BE ADMITTED INTO THE UNITED STATES BY OPENING NEW SCREENING OUTPOSTS IN IRAQ AND LEBANON, ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TOLD REUTERS ON FRIDAY.

EDITOR’S NOTE: EVEN AS THE BULLETS WERE FLYING IN PARIS YESTERDAY DURING THE HORRIFIC ISIS TERROR ATTACK, BARACK OBAMA WAS ORDERING HIS ADMINISTRATION TO FIND WAYS TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MUSLIM MIGRANTS HE IS LEGALLY ALLOWED TO LET INTO THE UNITED STATES. IT IS HIS DREAM THAT WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN FRANCE WILL SOON BE HAPPENING HERE IN AMERICA. HE IS VERY CLOSE TO SEEING THAT BECOME A REALITY THANKS TO YOU, THE ELECTED LEADERS OF CONGRESS, WHO ALLOW HIM TO DO IT.

The move comes after President Barack Obama pledged in September to admit an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, torn by four years of civil war and disorder.

The U.S. State Department confirmed the plans to open a refugee settlement processing centre in Erbil, Iraq, before the end of 2015, and to resume refugee processing in Lebanon in early 2016, said spokeswoman Danna Van Brandt.

The White House would not say how many additional refugees it may take in beyond the 10,000, but two senior administration officials said they are seeking ways to increase the number.

WHITE HOUSE: OBAMA WANTS US TO PREPARE FOR 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES NEXT YEAR

“We want to be in a place where we can push out really ambitious goals,” said one of the officials, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

obama-orders-more-muslim-migrants-syrian-refugees-into-united-states-after-paris-terror-attack-whatshotnThe State Department runs nine screening centres worldwide that serve as meeting points for refugees and U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees who have to decide who is suitable for resettlement in the United States.

THE ADDITIONAL CENTRES WILL DOUBLE THE NUMBER AVAILABLE TO REFUGEES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

Most Syrians are now screened for potential U.S. resettlement at centres in Istanbul and Amman, Jordan. The new centres are designed to “increase the channels” the United States has for reaching Syrian refugees, the official said.

Amid a tide of refugees in Europe, some congressional Democrats and refugee advocates say the United States should do more for Syrians who often make dangerous journeys to lands where they have no home or means of employment.

HOWEVER, SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE RAISED CONCERNS THAT ALLOWING MORE SYRIANS INTO THE UNITED STATES JEOPARDIZES NATIONAL SECURITY.

In another development, Anne Richard, U.S. assistant secretary of state, told C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program on Friday that wealthy Gulf Arab states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar as well as the so-called BRICs emerging market nations should do more to help Syrian refugee.

“I would like to see more aid come from the Gulf states that are in the Middle East area and are relatively wealthy compared to Jordan and Lebanon,” she said.  “We would also like to see more from the so-called BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India, China and, to a lesser extent South Africa,” she added. “These are the wealthy states that care about the region that could and should be doing more on the humanitarian side.”

About 250,000 people have died and an estimated four million driven abroad as refugees because of the Syrian conflict, which began in 2011 with protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which has evolved into a full-blown civil war. The majority of the refugees have flowed into neighbouring nations such as Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon but hundreds of thousands have also made their way to Europe.

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The Seventh Seal of Revelation – The Meaning of The Silence In Heaven

And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. – Revlation 8:1.

Of the many hard-to-decipher passages in the Book of Revelation, verse 1 of chapter 8, is one of few attempt to interpret. The Seventh Seal is a monumental event in Heaven, but what does it mean? Why is there silence? This article will attempt to explain the meaning of the silence in Heaven and explain why it is a critical aspect not just of end times events but of the life of every person who has ever lived.

The Meaning of The Silence in Heaven

Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

In our article, Who Are The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse?, House of the Nazarene (To be Lord willing done,) detailed the meaning of the first four seals of Revelation 6. The Seven Sealed Book was given to The Lord Jesus Christ upon His triumphant ascension and return to Heaven, having defeated Satan, death and the grave in His death, burial and resurrection. Jesus Christ is the only one found worthy to open the book and it is given to Him as He took His seat of honor at the Right Hand of God the Father. From there, the first four seals were opened, unleashing a series of spirits who bring judgments and tribulation to the world throughout the entirety of the church age. The 5th seal is then opened which brings the spirit of persecution and martyrdom that Christians have experienced from the first century AD and continue to today.
The opening of the 6th Seal triggers the Rapture and the Day of The Lord, (Work in progress, Stay Tuned!) the time at which God will pour out His wrath on the unbelieving world. Revelation chapter 6 ends with the powerful people of the world fully understanding that the cataclysmic global earthquake and events of the 6th seal are of divine origin:

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? – Revelation 6:12-17.

 

This shaking of Heaven and Earth is the time that God rises to personally intervene and judge the centuries of sin and evil of unbelieving, unrepentant humanity. It is also a wake up call to Israel to return to the worship of the God of their fathers. Hence we see first the Rapture and then the sealing of the 144,000 Jewish witnesses (Work in progress, Stay Tuned!), who will share the Gospel of the Kingdom with Jewish people and the world in the first part of the Day of The Lord/Great Tribulation. These are the events of Revelation Chapter 7 and serves as the backdrop for Revelation Chapter 8 and the opening of the 7th seal.

A Sign of Coming Judgment

The silence in Heaven serves a very specific purpose.

The silence in Heaven serves a very specific purpose.

The silence in Heaven is a sign of God’s impending devastating judgment. When a people or nation or even the world is so far gone into rebellion against God with no repentance, The Lord removes His Holy people and allows for a period of “silence”, right before His judgements are unleashed onto the world. How can this be so? Well The Bible instructs on how to interpret and understand Scripture:

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: – Isaiah 28:9-10.

 

The Bible is to be interpreted by using Scripture to interpret Scripture – that is, using parts of the Bible to understand similar parts. The Apostle Paul summed this method up stating:

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. – 1 Corinthians 2:12-13.

So where can examples or types and shadows of this Heavenly silence be found in Scripture? The first example is in the Days of Noah.

The Silence Before The Flood

The Lord’s preacher of the Gospel went silent for seven days before the flood.

The Lord’s preacher of the Gospel went silent for seven days before the flood.

The Days of Noah were infamous for being a time of global, rampant rebellion against God. Humanity, plagued by their own sinful lust and the influx of Nephilim giant hybrids, had become so deep in sin that the Bible says, “..God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5). God then instructed Noah to prepare an ark because in the years to come, The Lord was going to destroy the entire world with a flood. Noah, was a “preacher of righteousness.” He was not just a believer in The Lord, he committed his life to preaching belief in God to those in his society. But once the ark was prepared, God brought the preaching of His faithful servant to a close:

the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female… For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood… There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. (Genesis 7).

So once the ark was complete, God instructed Noah to take all of his family and all of the animals and enter into the ark for seven days. The passage in Genesis goes back over this detail to emphasize its significance.

In the self same day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. (Genesis 7).

Not only was Noah commanded to enter the ark seven days in advance, on the same day he entered and got every person and creature on board, God shut the door Himself. The chance to hear the preaching of repentance before the worst judgment the world had seen was over. No longer would the preacher of righteousness, who knew the flood was coming, be able to warn anyone. Instead, the completed ark sat in silence for seven days, with no one going in or out.So the sinful, rebellious world were left in ignorance. The Lord Jesus Christ confirms this in Matthew 24:

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. – Matthew 24:37-39.

 

The devastating flood came which destroyed all people, nephilim and creatures from the Earth, except for those who were safely aboard the divinely-designed ship. The silence of God preceded utter judgment and destruction. This pattern is seen again in an even more powerful way in the book of Joshua.

The Battle of Jericho

Jericho seemed to be invincible until it experienced God’s wrath.

Jericho seemed to be invincible until it experienced God’s wrath.

The Book of Joshua is an amazing book for the student of the Bible. It is full of types and shadows of the end times. In many ways, the book runs parallel to the book of Revelation (for more information on this please our article: Joshua’s Great Battle: A Preview of War With The Antichrist). (Work in progress, Stay Tuned!) After being freed from the Egyptians by God in the Exodus, the Battle of Jericho was the first battle the ancient Israelites waged to actually enter the Promised Land. It is a type and shadow of the Battle The Lord Jesus waged and will wage to lead His faithful believers to salvation (at the cross) and His Millennial Kingdom (at Armageddon), when the Earth will be taken from Satan and return to Christ (just as Joshua was removing the Canaanite usurpers out of the Promised Land and returning it to God’s people).

God gave Joshua very specific instructions for how the battle was to fought. Joshua then relayed them in full detail to the nation of Israel:

And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout. So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. – Joshua 6:2-15.

 

Notice that God instructs His people to circle the city of Jericho, without raising a weapon, for seven days. And Joshua is emphatic that the people remain silent. No one is to speak or utter a sound for the seven days. And then on the seventh day, after the city was circled seven times, the nation would shout, and the walls of Jericho crumbled to dust and the Israelites slaughtered their enemies in the city and burnt it to the ground.

 

And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city….So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. – Joshua 6:16-21.

The most impenetrable city in the world was defeated by supernatural judgment of God. And this followed seven days of silence. So again, the Biblical pattern is clear: there is a period of silence before Judgement of The Lord comes.

King David’s Pleaangel-WHATSHOTN

King David seemed to have a good understanding of this concept as shown in Psalm 28:

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.– Psalm 28:1-5.

David’s plea to the Lord highlights what can lead to The Lord being silent with a person. It is those who are headed for damnation (“who go down to the pit”). The unrepentant sinners who have no fear or understanding of God. David makes his case by reminding God of his prayer and worship of The Lord. He is proclaiming his belief in God as the sovereign ruler of his life. But those who are wicked, workers of sin, deceitful (“they speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts”), and do not acknowledge God (“they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands..”), they do not receive a Word from The Lord. And their ultimate end is destruction. So again, it’s clear that the silence of God precedes devastating judgment.

Psalm 50 provides a stern warning:

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. – Psalm 50:16-22.

 

So again we see the pattern: rebellion against God, that rebellion reaching an extreme limit, silence from God, then judgment. Here God Himself, speaking through the Psalmist warns the sinner in deep rebellion that if they continue to forget God, they will be torn in pieces with no chance of deliverance.

The Wrath of God In Revelation

With these prophetic types and precepts the understanding of the silence in heaven becomes clearer:

And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. – Revelation 8:1-2.

In this future event that takes place during the end times the seven trumpets given to the angels who stand before The Lord each bring forth devastating judgments to the people on Earth. The trumpets, along with the vial judgments that follow, are the true outpouring of God’s wrath. The Earth itself will be damaged and poisoned, millions upon millions suffer and perish. The trumpets will be discussed in much more detailed in later installments of this series, but the point to understand is that just as it was in the days of Noah, and as it was at the battle of Jericho, the silence of God comes before He is preparing to unleash His wrath.

Is The Silence Really For A Half Hour?

It is this author’s contention that the silence in Heaven is not actually for 30 minutes. Hence the Scripture saying “about the space of half an hour.” The Apostle John makes the point that he is not marking an exact duration of time. Could the sequence of events be the 6th Seal with its Rapture, global earthquake and stellar signs, the opening of the 7th seal and then seven days of silence before The Lord’s wrath begins with the blowing of the trumpets and their unprecedented judgments on Earth? While this author will not be dogmatic and say it’s definitely so, the consistency is there. At the flood in Genesis, the silence of God was for seven days. At Jericho, there were seven days of silence until the city was circled seven times. In Revelation, the seventh seal is open, which leads to the silence and then seven angels are given seven trumpets to unleash God’s wrath.  The types and shadows of Scripture certainly give some credence to the idea.

Pray For God To Not Be Silent

If God seems silent in your life, cry out to Him in prayer.

If God seems silent in your life, cry out to Him in prayer.

There are many mysterious verses in Scripture but the beauty of the Bible is that with God’s Holy Spirit and enough study, they can be understood. And while the Silence in Heaven is a future event, Scripture is quite clear that when we are in rebellion God can be silent with us. And that is a scary proposition. Make sure you are hearing from The Lord every day by studying His Word also find Salvation and praying consistently with repentance.

Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

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Purring Cats and Roaring Tigers

People have always been fascinated with cats, including both house cats and tigers.

What a beautiful specimen of God's handiwork!

What a beautiful specimen of God’s handiwork!

Whether it’s a fierce tiger basking in the sunshine or a fun-loving tomcat crouched and waiting to play with its owner, one of the most beautiful of God’s creatures is the cat.

They have been revered throughout history. The lion, commonly called the king of beasts, is mentioned many times in Scripture. Jesus Himself is called the Lion of Judah, a metaphorical expression of His greatness, power, and kingship.

Striped Beauty

Perhaps the most recognizable cat is the lion’s slightly larger cousin, the tiger. Very similar to lions in size and body shape, tigers are easily recognized by their built-in camouflage system: bold brown or black stripes against fur that ranges from light yellowish-orange to almost red, perfect for crouching concealed in tall grass or slinking among the trees.

Of the eight sub-species of tiger, three—the Caspian, Balinese, and Javan—are considered extinct, and the remaining five are critically endangered. Estimates put the most numerous of the tigers, the Bengal, at 3,000–5,000 in the wild, primarily in India. This is more than the other four sub-species combined.

Versatile and agile, tigers can reach 50 mph (80.5 kmh).

Versatile and agile, tigers can reach 50 mph (80.5 kmh).

Another sub-species, the South Chinese tiger, is considered “functionally extinct,” with as few as 20 still living in the wild.

The Indochinese tiger, with an estimated population of 1,200, makes its home in the Malayan Peninsula.

The Sumatran tiger numbers approximately 500 and is considered by some to be a separate species because of its isolation.

The largest of all wild cats (1) is the stunning Siberian tiger. It is believed that there are no more than 400 Siberian tigers in the wild, primarily in eastern Russia. This beautiful cat can grow to 10 feet (3 m) and can weigh more than 600 pounds (272 kg). It also has thicker, longer fur than its southern relatives.

There’s a Tiger on Your Sofa

Despite its massive size, the tiger has a great deal in common with all other cats, including the one curled up asleep on your sofa. The ability to roar (or more technically, the anatomy that makes roaring possible) is the one feature that sets apart big cats—tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, and snow leopards—from small cats, although not all “small” cats are small. Cats that don’t roar possess the ability to purr, although why and how cats purr remains a mystery.

Big or small, roaring or purring, cats possess unique characteristics: they are meticulous groomers, they love to slink, pounce, and play, and they are independent. Their tongues contain tiny Velcro-like barbs, their ears can rotate, and their long whiskers help them find their way through small places.

It is very likely that all cats in the world today—from tigers to housecats—are descended from a pair of cats that boarded the Ark with Noah. Amazing variety was manifested after the cats left the Ark and as they spread throughout the new world.

It is very likely that all cats in the world today—from tigers to house cats—are descended from a pair of cats that boarded the Ark with Noah. Amazing variety was manifested after the cats left the Ark and as they spread throughout the new world.

Like house cats, tigers sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day, and they love to stretch out in the sunshine; like tigers, house cats will hide behind barriers and sneak up on their prey.

The strong similarities among big cats, small cats, and house cats are easily explained by the biblical “kind.” When God created each kind of animal, He placed within them information to produce an amazing variety of offspring. In the past few centuries alone, man has bred hundreds of unusual cats from the same original stock.

It is very likely that all cats in the world today are descended from a pair of cats that boarded the Ark with Noah. Amazing variety was manifested after the cats left the Ark and as they spread throughout the new world.

The fact that different species of cats can interbreed is strong evidence that they belong to the same family that is the same biblical kind, Even before the liger (lion father and tiger mother) found its way to the spotlight in popular culture animal keepers crossed species of cats to create tigons (tiger father and lion mother), leopons (lion and leopard parents famous in Japan). and pumards (puma father and leopard mother), the bobcat-lynx hybrid is well known in the exotic pet market. Even domestic cats have been bred with wild cat species to create new breeds such as the Bengal and the Savannah.

Killer Instinct?

Cats, and especially tigers, are perfect killing machines—powerful, silent, camouflaged, with large teeth, retractable claws, and barbed tongues for scraping meat off bones. But did God create tigers to be meat-eating killing machines?

We know from Scripture that the original cat kind was vegetarian (Genesis 1:29). It is possible that their sharp teeth and powerful jaws allowed them to eat certain kinds of tough plants. Retractable claws are useful for a number of purposes besides stalking and killing—for example, tigers mark their territory with their front claws. And those wonderful barbed tongues are just the thing for an animal that is particular about its grooming. Nevertheless, it is possible that some of the cat’s specialized features, such as markings on its fur, were manifested after God’s curse upon the earth.

Tigers, like other animals, are magnificently designed to survive, even in a fallen world of bloodshed and death. Powerful and beautiful, they remain one of God’s most fascinating creatures.

Did You Know?

  • The tiger has longer hind limbs than forelimbs, which allow it to leap.
  • Unlike most other cat species, tigers love the water.
  • Tigers are very powerful swimmers. They can cross rivers that are up to 5 miles (8 km) wide.
  • No two tigers have the same stripe pattern.
  • A tiger can eat up to 85 pounds(39 kg) of meat at one sitting.
  • Tiger cubs weigh only about 2.4 pounds (1 kg) at birth.
  • A tiger’s eyesight is said to be six times better than a human’s.
  • White tigers get their color from a mutation in their genes.

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)

ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)

FAMILY: Felidae (cat kind)

GENUS/SPECIES: Panthera tigris (includes 5 subspecies)

SIZE: 3 feet (0.9 m) tall; 5–12 feet (1.5–3.7 m) long, including the tail

WEIGHT: 500–600 pounds (227–272 kg)

PRESENT DIET: Mainly large hooved mammals

tiger-globe-WHATSHOTNHABITAT: Siberia and the jungles of India, southern China, Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra

Footnotes

  1. The largest cat, born only in captivity, is the liger—the offspring of a lion father and tiger mother. Ligers can grow to twice the size of a male Siberian tiger. (I have personally seen one of these beautiful creatures in real life, behind a fence of course!)

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Benjamin Netanyahu Said about the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to the American people- בנימין נתניהו

Government and people of Israel stand with the United States of America in marking 14 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו

Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו

As we remember those who perished, we remain committed to fighting the forces of militant Islam that have caused so much death and destruction both before and since that terrible day. Our commitment is matched only by our conviction that we will prevail.

My response to this Bold and Amazing man that Thank God is in the office for Israel at the appropriate time was:

And we stand with you Sir Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו! Though I don’t know if our leadership will with what is happening with Russia, it may be Ezekiel 38 that maybe happening in time to come, Remember that:
“SHEMA YISRAEL, ADONAI ELOHENU, ADONAI ECHAD!”
(Hear O Israel, The L-RD Our G-D, The L-RD is ONE!”)
” And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
land and a large, Unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites; and the Hittites; and
the Amorites; and the Perizzites; and the Hivites; and the Jebusites” (Exodus 3:8).
“Israel, do you remember when your faithfulness to Me was sought by the heathen nations? Your cry went out, ‘Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad!’ (‘Hear Israel, The L-RD our G-D, The L-RD is One!’). You stood bold as a lion. And every place that your foot did tred, that did I give you. I gave you the territories that extend from the wilderness and this Lebanon as
far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun (Joshua 1:4). Your enemies that gathered around you both day and night were confounded, turned back, and ashamed. You were more than conqueror’s through your Jehovah G-D. It was not because of your own strength nor because you were great in number, for you were the fewest of all people. But it was because the L-RD your G-D loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers. That is why the L-RD bought you out with a mighty and outstretched hand,
and had redeemed you out of the house of bondage. I watched over you with a jealous eye. I was your King, and you followed My voice. You trusted in My wisdom to direct your path. I was your Ishi (Husband) and you were My faithful wife. Only you’ve turned from Me and played the harlot, and began following after strangers instead. Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you as in the days of your youth.

Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו

Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו

“Oh My people, you who are called by My name, why have you turned your back on Me? Return unto Me and bring with you words. Come, and let Us reason together. Though your sins be red as scarlet; I will wash them and make them whiter than snow. Do not refuse Me! I change not, neither will I take My everlasting covenant from you. Even as the four seasons are perpetual,
so is My love for you. Come, My beloved, for I long once again to cover you with My skirt. Knock and the door will be
opened unto you. In the Kings chamber, the chamber of your heart, is where you will find Me. For I will give you an undivided heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh instead. I will gather you from all nations and bring you back from the countries where I had scattered you, and I will restore you back to the land of Israel. You shall be My people, and I will be your G-D Eternal. Thus saith the L-RD Elohim.
But we as a people stand with you, our G-D Eternal will fight for you! we also pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Shalom!

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