“Al-Quds” is the Arabic word for “Jerusalem.”
Islam has Mecca and Medina as holy cities, but they have added Jerusalem.
The Quds Force is one of the eight branches of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) This force is the only one which was directly responsible to the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khameine.
The Quds Force represents the Muslim Arabs who are bent on the destruction of not only the State of Israel, but all Jews.
Soleimani and the Jews
When he was appointed commander of the Quds Force in 1998, Soleimani increased the scope of the Quds Force to the killing of not only Israelis but also to Jews throughout the world. That included Israeli diplomats in many foreign embassies.
A Few Examples of Soleimani’s Quds Force Terrorism:
NOTE: The mission of the Quds Force was to fulfill Ayatollah Khomeini”s goal of spreading its revolutionary efforts to “free” Jerusalem and, in order to do that, to train thousands of operatives from Hizbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Also, the Quds Force wants what all serious-minded Muslims want, and that is a world-wide caliphate. They want to rule the world. They want to hear the five daily calls to prayer to Allah from every main street corner in the world. Islam is not merely a missionary religion, it wants to be a conquering religion just as they were in the 7th century A. D. And when their forces are ineffective, many of them conclude that they aren’t strict enough in their Islamic behavior.
Islam wants to glorify Hagar and not Sarah, Ishmael and not Isaac and pretend that Jerusalem was a Muslim city from where Mohammed flew his horse to heaven.
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According to reports, Soleimani has, over the years, seized control over Tehran’s foreign policy in some foreign countries, and his group operates banks, shipping lines and jetties in some Iranian ports. Daily Alert reports that “hundreds of Iranian and Arab militants have enrolled in Western universities with scholarships from the Quds Force. Uh-oh!
His work was very close to Israel in the north as he worked to establish Hizbollah in Lebanon as well as in Syria. Recently his group has been teaching Hizbollah to produce its own advanced precision-guided missiles.
The Palestinian response to the assassination of Soleimani
The Palestinians mourn his loss. Hamas and Jihad mourned his death as a “martyr,” and erected a “mourning tent” in Gaza. They will miss him as a military mentor, aiding them in their missile barrages into Israel.
Would God permit this Quds Force—Jerusalem Force—to keep going unhindered?
Might God have used President Donald Trump to inhibit the work of this Quds Force? It would seem so to me.
Well, one might ask: “Why does God permit the Israelis to be scorned and terrorized? Why doesn’t the Lord rid Israel of all her enemies?” In reply I would first quickly say that I don’t pretend to know for certain what the Lord is doing; but I do see that in modern times the persecution of the Jews (anti-Semitism) has brought them closer together. Only suffering could do that.
For eons Israel has been fragmented. And for the past hundred years or so, many European Jews have even given up their identity just to fit in with Gentile polite society. Others have simply played down their Jewishness. The waves of persecution have stopped that.
But now, it seems that, though Israel has been scorned especially in the halls of the United Nations, she is seen as phenomenal--continually making great strides in research, development and service to other poorer and struggling nations.
“The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers the outcasts of Israel…
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion….
He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
They do not know his ordinances.
Praise the Lord.”
-- from Psalm 147
We know that God has severely disciplined the Jewish people. If He had not done so, they would not have been gathered together in the land which is the Lord God’s gift.
For the future, watch and wait. See Jerusalem and the nation of Israel continue to be transformed. And know that some day--some glad day in God's future, Israel will acknowledge her Lord, Messiah and Redeemer.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;
May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
And security within your towers.”
-- Psalms 122:6-7
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