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LISTEN NOW! The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has recently taken a trip of boldness, to make known to the American Congress, the dangers of a nuclear capable Iran. How did we get to where we currently are? Over the last few years, The Lord has been revealing what will be taking place. It looks like the plan is unfolding. Looking at the track record of global headlines, we have consistently seen: Israel, the Middle East, Iran, Congress, the United Nations, and Radical Islam. Focusing on one particular topic may not seem as alarming as compared to the time line of events, speeches made, and occurrences that have taken place since the onset of our current administration.

The first international speech that President Obama gave was at Cairo University. Just by looking at a few comments that were made during this speech, we can see a narrative was introduced during this speech. The question is what is this narrative? In this opening international moment, he stated, …when the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Koran that one of our Founding Fathers — Thomas Jefferson — kept in his personal library.”He also made known, I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. At a United Nations speech, President Obama stated, The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. To understand the sheer weight of this statement, it’s important for us to know what the word “slander” means. This can also be interpreted as “blasphemy”. What does Islam consider “blasphemy”? In a speech made in Jerusalem, President Obama boldly declared, “let me say this as a politician — I can promise you this, political leaders will never take risks if the people do not push them to take some risks.  You must create the change that you want to see. –Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.”

When we look at the greater sum of these actions and these remarks, the administration has been quite forthcoming about their intentions. Have we been hearing and discerning what the intentions were? When we see the full picture, it brings greater understanding as to why the President is openly taking any issue regarding Israel directly to the United Nations. There is a strategy being carried out. If we do not pay attention to the events at hand, we cannot be surprised when the consequences of these actions come to pass. It is important how we respond to Israel and how we respond to God. Hear the full story and the intricate details of events that connects each of these revealing truths, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Israel, John Paul Jackson, The Elijah Storm, Radical Islam, Cairo Speech, Thomas Jefferson, Tripoli, Barbary Coast, Valerie Jarrett, Racism, the United Nations, Jerusalem, United States Congress, unilateral, Iran, and nuclear capabilities. Greg and John shared in this segment. WATCH FULL PROGRAM!

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