Lebanon is written of as Cedar tree being consumed by fire: The flag of modern Lebanon is a cedar tree. The fire of the PLO's war against Israel has finally burnt, causing a blast that has destroyed Beirut.
"Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars." (Zech. 11:1)
Ever since Lebanon let in the PLO in 1970 after Jordan expelled them, they have suffered. Since Hezbollah was formed to fight for the PLO they have been consumed in loss and trouble. I remember the news would have the Lebanese flag with fire in the cedar tree. Ex-French mandate Lebanon was designed as refuge for Christians, but most Christians have had to flee since Israel, who stood for them against the PLO Islamists, left Lebanon in 1985. Hezbollah's sole aim is to destroy Israel, but it has destroyed Lebanon.
Hezbollah had every intent to blow up Israel's main port, in exactly the same way as their own port has been blown up.
Nasrallah threatened to blow up Israel with same chemicals as Beirut blast
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened in the past to destroy Israel by causing a massive explosion in the port of Haifa using ammonia tanks that he said would be like a “nuclear” explosion. In addition Hezbollah allegedly sought to acquire ammonium nitrate via Syria since 2009 and tried to infiltrate the agriculture ministry in Lebanon to do so, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
February 16, 2016 Nasrallah also said that ammonia is stored in Haifa and that there are 15,000 tonnes of gas Haifa and that explosions there might cause the deaths of tens of thousands of people.
Nasrallah told his audience that with several missiles his terror group could set off the ammonia with the same impact of a nuclear weapon. He said he had consulted experts and that 800,000 people would be affects and tens of thousands killed. In February 2017 he made another speech mentioning ammonia stored in Haifa.
Moreover there is a ship that brings the ammonia, and distributed it to the Haifa facility and I said that the Haifa facility is the equivalent of a nuclear bomb, but the ship that carries ammonia to occupied Palestine is like five nuclear bombs,” Nasrallah said in 2017.
The footage of the speeches which has come to light after the explosion of ammonium nitrate that was stored improperly for years in the port of Beirut suggests that Hezbollah studied the use of ammonia as an accelerant that would multiply exponentially the power of its missiles. It may be that Hezbollah studied the warehouse in Beirut and the ships that deliver this chemical. jpost.com
Further here worldisraelnews.com
This reveals a Divine principle that those who seek to destroy others are often trapped in their own device.
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.(Pro 26:27)
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.(Ecc 10:8)
A Lebanese MP stressed that the incident was "not a coincidence." Fox News reported that much of the port's operations are unofficially controlled by Hezbollah. jpost.com
So if much of the port is controlled by Hezbollah it gets more interesting - consider:
a cargo ship that was supposed to be heading to Mozambique. The MV Rhosus, owned by Russian Igor Grechushkin, instead made an unscheduled stop — and was abandoned after the motorcycle-loving businessman went bankrupt .. Grechushkin currently lives in Cyprus.. His crew, mostly from Russia and Ukraine and flying under the Moldovan flag, had immediately sounded the alarm, however - telling marine expert Mikhail Voitenko for a 2014 report that their cargo amounted to a “floating bomb.” It was not immediately clear why Grechushkin, who owned Teto Shipping, was carrying such a devastating load of ammonium nitrate — or exactly why the Rhosus stopped in Beirut, blaming unspecified mechanical issues. It became an instant legal scandal, however, with several crew - including the captain - stuck on it for months after Grechushkin “abandoned” them, according to a report by lawyers who thought for their release. Lebanese officials eventually seized the material that year, keeping it in the warehouse at the port … nypost.com
Not only was such a valuable cargo seized, it was stored for 6 years but it was not sold or moved. A busy waterfront would mean stores would be in demand. "It was estimated to be worth $700,000 by 2013 prices.. Among the still-unanswered questions: who paid for the ammonium nitrate and did they ever seek to reclaim the cargo when the Rhosus was impounded? And if not, why not? across 10 countries in search of the original ownership of this 2,750-tonne consignment instead revealed an intricate tale of missing documentation, secrecy and a web of small, obscure companies that span the globe" ZeroHedge.
Then after a Colonel pushed for the store to be moved due to safety concerns, he mysteriously dies breitbart. Someone wanted that material there.
It is very well known that the recent tensions since July 20 on the Israel border with Hezbollah have caused Israel to put resources there to prepare for a Hezbollah attack (atlanticcouncil.org). Hezbollah was seeking to raise its profile. Iran though Hezbollah was seeking to show strength there. jpost.com (Iran's exercises on a fake US aircraft carrier backfired as the fake ship sank and blocked their port worldisraelnews.com)
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD (Isaiah 54:16-17)
Iran is severely restricted now due to the loss of this port as it is blasted to twisted metal and shattered concrete.
Danny Danon, Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, also accused Hezbollah and Iran of using Beirut Port to transfer weapons using commercial companies. jpost.com
But look at the timing:
Hours earlier, Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Lebanese terror group, “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. We will do what is necessary in order to defend ourselves. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” the Associated Press reported.
As of Tuesday evening, Israel issued no comments on the explosion in Beirut.
As Israel denied involvement and seems this was not on their mind or indeed such a civilian toll, it follows it was indeed the accident they say. It's not a common accident as ammonium nitrate only 'becomes explosive when it comes in contact with fuel or oil' news.com.au. Yet we might consider that safety is of God. We might consider those who don't value life are not given protection - Will Beirut blast make Hezbollah remove arsenal from residential areas? “Four years after Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah threatened to hit Haifa’s ammonia tank, Nasrallah saw with his own eyes what such an explosion would do. But it wasn’t in Israel: It was in his own country.” jpost.com
It is written of Mt Seir - Jordan and the 'Palestinians' where Hezbollah came out of the PLO, whose aim was to destroy Israel in the latter days:
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD. Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end: Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. (Ezekiel 35:4-6)
Let us consider that the authorities in Lebanon lied first - saying it was fireworks. zerohedge.com
They then corrected it as it emerged that some knew and were talking of the chemical store, which as anyone knows anything that big done for illegal purposes, needs to be done in the open. So was it a chemical store of 'harmless' fertiliser that may be used in bomb-making or was it more?
US President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that a devastating blast that sent shockwaves through Beirut and the region "looks like a terrible attack," suggesting it was a bombing rather than an accident. Asked by a reporter if he was confident in his assessment that the blast was an attack and not an accident, Trump said "it would seem like it, based on the explosion."
"I met with some of our great generals, and they just seem to feel that it was. This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event," he said. "They would know better than I would, but they seem to think it was an attack, it was a bomb of some kind."
Sources close to Hezbollah denied allegations that the massive explosion in Beirut was an attack by Israel on their weapon depots.aa.com.tr
Also here worldisraelnews.com
It may yet turn out that independent experts might note characteristics of the blast which may indicate there was more there than simple stores of Ammonium Nitrate. In any case it is highly likely that Trump should know to wait and we may note he is very careful say the assessment is from un-named others. In matters of counter-intelligence the role of obscuring and revealing is a fine line. Trump might not wish to say it was a weapons depot, but what he did say serves as 2 fold purpose of bringing up the idea of a weapons depot there and also leave doubt in those Arabs who readily believe a lie and those who maintain they heard jets over (atlanticcouncil.org). Then too perhaps some in Hezbollah may think it was sabotage, and that may not sit well with Hezbollah who fear those who may be a spy among them.
So do Jews in Israel think that the fertiliser material in Beirut was innocent? No- they very carefully note using evidence that Hezbollah was stockpiling Ammonium Nitrate part of a pattern - please join the dots: From Germany to London:
A source was quoted in The Telegraph saying the ammonium nitrate was to be used for “proper organized terrorism” and could have caused “a lot of damage.” ..A foreign government reportedly tipped off MI5 to the explosives stockpile. KAN reported that the Mossad gave the UK the information.jpost.com
And it goes further even to Cyprus timesofisrael.com
Back in June 2015
NICOSIA - Cyprus jailed a member of the armed wing of Hezbollah for six years on Monday after he pleaded guilty to charges of stockpiling explosives to attack Jewish targets abroad.
Hussein Bassam Abdallah, 26, who has dual Canadian and Lebanese nationality, was arrested in late May after Cypriot authorities found 8.2 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, a potential explosive, in the basement of a house in the coastal city of Larnaca.jpost.com
So the Israeli's didn't know about the huge stockpile in Beirut, one indeed which was formed due to a public seizure from a Russian? If the Israeli's didn't know, the God of Israel knew.
He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. (Psalm 7:13-16)
Why did the Lebanese not reject Hezbollah? Why did they rejoice to have them there? Corruption, money and hatred of Israel?
Then as if right on a Divine que to hasten the final fall of Hezbollah
UN Secretary-General Guterres calls on Lebanon to disarm Hezbollah
Israel and the United States want the UNSC to expand the mandate to better empower UNIFIL to investigate violations by Hezbollah.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Lebanese government to disarm the militant group Hezbollah in a report he intends to present to the United Nations Security Council next Tuesday. “The maintenance of unauthorized weapons outside State control by Hezbollah and other non-State armed groups represents a persistent violation of resolution 1701 (2006) and is of serious concern,” wrote Guterres in a report that was posted on the UN website earlier this week, prior to the Beirut explosion. jpost.com
The bigger picture - why now?
In the latter days Tyre and Sidon in Southern Lebanon, are allied with Palestine against Jerusalem. In fulfillmint of prophecy since 1968 the South of Lebanon was, and is, the area of the PLO.
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; (Joel 3:2-4)
Juxtaposed with this hate a a prophecy of the extradrainary picture of Jews living in safety on the mountains of Israel-
After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. (Ezekiel 38:8)
If Hezbollah is strong, armed and dangerous in Lebanon, how then is there any safety for Jews adjacent in Trump Heights, the Golan? but if now is the time to favour Zion and those Jews who dwell on the mountains of Israel as they grow in numbers, so all nations come against Zion - we see now Hezbollah all but destroyed. We see also the hearts failing of those who think the PLO wonderful, so affliates such as Fatah and Hamas also are weakend.
Now is the day of Joel 3, now is the day of Ezekiel 38 & 39
None who try to attack Israel now established since 1948 will prosper. Egypt tried it. Jordan tried it. Syria tried it and lost the Golan, then continued to hate Israel and was destroyed from within. Now because Lebanon tolerated those who would destroy Israel – Lebanon is destroyed, by it's own corruption, foolishness .. and as Trump reveals the truth (as no other leader will), the weapon, the bomb, designed to destroy Israel.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:2-4)