April - 2004
Thursday - April 1, 2004
12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.
IDF dismantles two illegal West Bank outposts
By Jonathan Lis and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz
Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Settlers resumed clashing with Israeli security forces Wednesday evening at the site of the illegal settlement outpost Hazon David dismantled by the Israel Defense Forces earlier in the day. The settlers are attempting to rebuild the outpost and police officers are attempting to distance them from the site.
The IDF dismantled two illegal West Bank outposts earlier on Wednesday, a day before senior U.S. envoys were due to arrive for talks with officials in Jerusalem on an Israeli withdrawal from the territories.
On Wednesday afternoon, troops dismantled the uninhabited outpost of West Bat Ayin Ma'arav and removed two containers from the site.
Earlier in the day, settlers and Border Police officers clashed when the settlers attempted to get to the site of the Hazon David outpost, near Hebron, torn down by IDF troops hours earlier.
The settlers wanted to rebuild the synagogue at the site.
Some 300 police officers and IDF troops dismantled the illegal outpost of Hazon David near the Hebron-area settlement of Kiryat Arba early on Wednesday.
Settlers vowed to rebuild the site, which consisted of a tent and a shack that served as a synagogue. Settlers also hurled rocks at Palestinian homes in the area. ...
Also on Wednesday, a group of 11 families of settlers moved into homes in a crowded largely-Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood overnight, sparking clashes Wednesday between stone-throwing Palestinian residents and Israeli security forces.
Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon said on Wednesday that additional illegal outposts would soon also be dismantled. He said the army was just waiting for the court's approval before carrying out the evacuation orders. ...
Jews lived in the neighborhood from 1882, but their numbers dwindled after repeated Arab attacks, and British mandatory authorities evacuated the last Jewish residents during widespread Arab rioting in the last 1930s.
When the settlers arrived in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, they were immediately attacked by Palestinian residents. The Palestinians threw rocks at the settlers, and police forces were called in to intervene.
The failure at the first entrance of Joshua into the Holy Land should never be forgotten. The independent fundamental Jewish settlers are battling over the same issues. It seems strange that police deter one group of settlers while defending another group? It reflects on the diversity of Jewish opinion and actions. The divisions, and the conflicts are destine to increase because the God of the Bible is not satisfied with Jewish occupation of the Holy Land. The God of the Bible demands the conquest of the Holy Land by the Jews. The secularized world does not like to be pushed. Compromise is what sinning mankind has learned as the means of survival. You compromise with my sins, and I'll compromise with yours. The God of the Bible is holy. Compromising with sin is not an attribute! Unrepentant sinners must step out of God's way, or they will be destroyed. Islam must step aside in the Holy Land, or face the consequences. Dispensational change demands God's future plan for the Holy Land be accomplished without compromise. A Holy Kingdom of Biblical righteousness ruled over by a perfect King demands purity. Any compromising with sin would taint the very definition of holiness and purity.
The world hated Christ for His purity, and put Him on the cross. They treated Him like a criminal, but it could not taint His purity. There were no others of equal holiness, or they would have received the same treatment. Now, that same Biblical Christ is about to return to planet earth. The Bible says He is going to establish holiness, righteousness, and purity through a Kingdom planted in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. There can't be, nor will there ever be compromise in this Kingdom. Separation is what holiness teaches as opposed to compromise which this world of sin is trying to push on the Holy Land.
Holiness produces separation. Christianity today is a record of compromise. That same attitude of compromise is what the Christian United States is trying to force on the independent fundamental Jewish settlers. The secular Jewish government is caught in the middle. Compromise is the preferred way, but the settlers refuse. The battle for the Holy Land continues. The God of the Bible demands separation. The world demands compromise.
What about you? Has the Biblical Christ brought you to separation from sin, or has another christ of religion brought you to an attitude of compromise? There is only one Christ who can be the Savior. Only He shed His blood at Calvary so sinners can be saved. Are you certain you came to the Christ of holiness when you became "born again?" It will be the compromised Christianity that will be left behind at the rapture. Examine your desires for holiness, and separation from sin. The truth is not a mystery.
5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.
6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;
7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
Friday - April 2, 2004
9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
Jews Barred from the Temple Mount by the High
15:55 Apr 01, '04 / 10 Nisan 5764
(IsraelNN.com) Once again, the Temple Mount Faithful organization has lost a petition to the Supreme Court, seeking permission to visit the Temple Mount on the Passover holiday.
The court accepted the position of Israel Police, that the Temple Mount activist’s visiting the Mount would spark widespread Islamic violence and therefore, denied the request.
Organization leader Gershon Solomon explained to the court that visiting the Mount is a basic right and denying him that ability is a violation of his basic rights. The court nevertheless ruled the concerns of police outweigh other considerations.
Imagine going to Church on Easter Sunday, and the anti-religious police inform you they had to close it because it might cause a traffic jam? It is this kind of thinking that faithful Jews must endure because their government compromises with gentile wishes. It is the pressure from the outside world that causes the courts to rule the way they do. The coming dispensational change is not only going to effect the gentile world, but it is going to turn Judaism upside-down. The compromising resistance to God's future plans for the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and especially the Temple Mount must change. The Bible is clear that when dispensational change takes place the coming Kingdom will be ruled by the coming again King of the Jews. The LORD Jesus Christ will unite religion and government together in His singular rule. There will never be separation of Church and State in the coming Kingdom. Democracy must step aside for the perfect King's rule. Never will the freedom to sin be allowed. Satan will be bound for the 1000-year reign. The lion will lay down with the lamb, and the child will innocently play with the viper without fear. The mindless beasts of earth will have been tamed by this King who's powers go beyond this physical world. Peace will have a new definition beyond anything mankind has yet comprehended.
A perfect government will merge with a perfect form of Judaism where Christ is acknowledged as the Messiah. The Bible says He will sit on His throne in Ezekiel's Temple yet to be built on the Temple Mount by the Jews. The future for the Holy Land, and the whole world rests on what happens to this single place.
Islam is telling the world the Bible is a lie. They claim the Temple Mount for their false god Allah. The gentile dominated world is doing all it can to enforce the Islamic claim of the Koran. Even the Christian United States is compromising with Islam over this issue with the "Road Map." It is only a small group of fanatical Pharisees who are crying out for legalistic Jewish rights to the Mount. They are not the kind of Jews God intends to use in bringing in the Kingdom. The foundation for the revived perfect Biblical Judaism comes in the Book of Revelation Chapter 11. Two Old Testament prophets living, and ministering in Jerusalem will most likely be the ones to lead this Jewish return to the literal Bible. They will be joined by 144,000 more Jews living in the Holy Land who will build a kosher Temple exactly as Ezekiel described it (Ezekiel 40 - 48). All the government officials and fanatics will be forced to step out of their way, or the Old Testament plagues will crush them into submission. The gentile world will also be forced to step aside under the power manifested on that day.
Today, we must receive the Christian Biblical Christ. On that day, lost sinners must go to the Messiah. Dispensational change is almost here. If you won't come to the Biblical Christian Christ you won't go to the Jewish Biblical Messiah either. The results of compromise with sin is eternal condemnation in hell. What does the future hold for you?
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Saturday - April 3, 2004
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
Police storm Temple Mount after Muslims throw rocks at officers
By Jonathan Lis and Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Police stormed the Temple Mount at the conclusion of Muslim prayers Friday after worshippers threw rocks at police deployed nearby.
Police said they fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse what had become hundreds of Muslim stone-throwers. Palestinians reported at least 15 people were wounded by the bullets and by tear gas inhalation.
Police arrested 14 people, Israel Radio reported.
Thousands of Muslims, meanwhile, barricaded themselves in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, some of them coming out to throw stones at police. After a tense stand-off, Jerusalem police chief Mickey Levy and leaders of the Moslem Waqf negotiated a peaceful end, allowing the holed-up worshipers to leave the mosque quietly while police refrained from making any further arrestes.
Mohammed Hussein, a senior official in the Islamic Trust, which administers the mosque compound, tried to calm the situation, urging worshippers to go home, witnesses said.
The Western Wall rabbi, Shmuel Rabinowitz, said Friday that Muslims threw only a single stone at Jewish worshippers, and that visitors were continuing to come to the Western Wall plaza. He told Israel Radio that worshippers had not been evacuated from the area.
Police had no intelligence information that Muslim youths were planning to confront officers or Jewish worshippers this week, Israel Radio reported. When police are aware of such plans, they generally prohibit young men from participating in Friday services at the Temple Mount.
TEMPLE MOUNT WALL IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE
Friday - 2 April 2004
A classified government report issued this week warns that the eastern wall of the Temple Mount is in danger of immediate collapse due to damage caused by the Feb. 11 earthquake.
The Temple Mount will soon be the focus of conflict between the coming again Messiah, and the entire world. What the God of the Bible started by bringing the Jews back to the Holy Land this third miraculous time will finish at the Temple Mount! The Messiah will sit on the throne prepared for Him in Ezekiel's Temple on the Temple Mount, and the Kingdom Age will be reality. The Bible says a time of transition will proceed the Kingdom. A seven-year period of Great Tribulation. Those 7-years will have two very distinct periods of 3-1/2 years each. The first will be intense, but a time of positive accomplishment by the Jews of Israel. I believe they will build Ezekiel's Temple under the leadership of the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11. Another 144,000 Jews will commit to the call for building the God approved Temple. It will be holy, and God will approve the animal sacrifices offered on its altar in remembrance of Calvary. Everything changes at the 3-1/2 year mark. The time of Jacob's Trouble begins. The antichrist kills the Two Witnesses, and all the faithful Jews added to the 144,000 over those first 3-1/2 years are forced to flee Jerusalem for the wilderness. Secular Jews who resisted the call to build the Temple stay behind planning to negotiate compromise with the antichrist. They find him worse then even Antiochus Epiphanies in his anti-Semitic hate. The Jews that flee are pursued with a vengeance, but God supernaturally protects them throughout the last half of the tribulation. The Jews who remain behind are viciously tortured by the antichrist who will not negotiate. It is either his way, or no way. He sits on the Throne prepared for the coming again Messiah, and desecrates the Temple. Jacob's Trouble will be such as has never happened before. The present Palestinian torture tactics, and even the Holocaust will not compare. Zechariah 14 describes the end of the Great Tribulation when The Jewish Messiah returns to His Temple on the Temple Mount.
Where are we in relation to the Biblical future for the Temple Mount? We are at the end of the Church Age dispensation. We await the rapture that officially ends this age! We are witnessing the preparations for dispensational change. The Jews are back. The Temple Mount is in the news. Great transitions are taking place in the Holy Land.
Are You ready? Are you at peace with the Biblical Christ? You can settle the issue right now by repenting, and giving Him all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. Nothing short of absolute surrender is acceptable. It is not beyond your abilities, and the Bible promises God will change your heart. The old passes away, and all things will become new! Won't you come to the miracle working, heart changing, Biblical Christ?
Read about the Second Woe: first 3-1/2 years of Tribulation
Jacob's Trouble Brings Salvation
20:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
Sunday - April 4, 2004
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Fifth Cup For Gush Katif
16:05 Apr 02, '04 / 11 Nisan 5764
Some drank it on behalf of Soviet Jewry, others imbibe it in memory of the six million Jews eradicated in the Holocaust, still others drink it in thankfulness for the State of Israel - and this year some will consume it as a form of prayerful protest against a withdrawal from Jewish Gaza. The reference is to the Fifth Cup at the Passover Seder meal this coming Monday night, in accordance with a recommendation by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, the dean of Yeshivat Ateret Cohanim in Jerusalem.
The Passover holiday is marked by a festive and liturgical Seder meal, a self-contained educational lesson in Jewish faith and history. Among the elements of the symbolic meal - which remembers specifically our Exodus from Egypt 3,316 years ago - is the drinking of four cups of wine. These correspond to the Four Biblical Promises of Redemption, as written in Exodus 6,6-7. We also place a Cup of Elijah on the table, though it is not drunk, as it corresponds to a promise in the next verse that is not yet fully realized: "I will bring you into the Land... and I will give it to you for a heritage."
Throughout the years, a custom arose of drinking a fifth cup (immediately after the fourth one, in keeping with a ruling by the saintly Maharal of Prague) on behalf of a noble cause, such as those mentioned above. In a lecture in his Jerusalem yeshiva this week, Rabbi Aviner stated that a prayer that "not one Jewish community be uprooted, and not one Jew be expelled from his home" should be added. He explained that the promise to "bring [Jews] to the Land" can be interpreted on this night - when we discuss at length on matters of Redemption - to refer to "the Land, and not to desolation: to build communities and cities and settlements." The rabbi further said that G-d's "giving" it means that we should preserve and maintain it, and certainly not to give it to foreigners. The closing words of the verse, "I am G-d," can be explained, "I am He Who conquered this Land for you and fought your wars, and I will stand before you and preserve Gush Katif, Judea, Samaria, and the Golan."
I remember a Seder in the home of my grade school buddy some fifty plus years ago. I was only 5 or 6, but it stands out in my mind as clear as yesterday. I had to sit outside the family circle because I was goyim (non-Jew), but his biddy (grandmother) saw to it I did not feel like a stranger. The whole family made me feel loved. They must have been quite conservative for they drank grape juice rather then wine. Their rabbi said it was too much wine to drink on such a hallowed day, and I know he was right. I don't remember the fifth cup for a noble cause, but I do remember the fifth cup for Elijah that was not drunk. It was my buddy as the youngest of the family who at the proper time went to the door, and opened it. I was convinced old man Elijah would be standing there ready to sip down his cup of grape juice. Alas, there was no one there, and the family all moaned saying "Oh well, next year." It has always been on Passover Eve that I expect the rapture because of that experience. This Year or next year may be a reality in my lifetime, and I'm ready! Old man Elijah will come once the "born Again" Church is gone to turn the hearts of faithful Jews. Dispensational change will bring a change of focus by the God of the Bible from faithful Christians to faithful Jews.
Are you ready for the coming great and dreadful day of the LORD? It could be this year not next? The times of the goyim is quickly coming to an end, and the God of the Bible is prepared to lift up once again His chosen people. They have already been brought back to their Promised Land in anticipation for the return of the long promised Elijah. The Land, and The Passover can't be separated! The phony apostate great whore of the Christian Church will be left behind abandoned by the God of the Bible. The Jews will again regain their rightful place as the Chosen People. It will take a miracle, and that is just what the Bible promises!
Today you must come to the Biblical Christian Christ. Tomorrow may be too late for the goyim? The promised miracle of Elijah is not for the gentiles, but only for the Jews. There is a great and dreadful day when the Biblical Christ of Christianity will make the transition to the Biblical Messiah of a revived Judaism that will build Ezekiel's Temple, and will make kosher blood sacrifices on its altar in remembrance of Calvary. The rapture must take place first, but nothing can stop the God of the Bible from establishing His coming Kingdom in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and from the Temple Mount!
Last Chapter of the Old Testament Prophets
4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
THE END OF THE PROPHETS.
Monday - April 5, 2004
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
Focus / Controlling the Mount
By Danny Rubinstein
The disturbances on the Temple Mount on Friday occurred after Israeli security forces allowed free access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and masses of Muslim worshipers streamed to the site.
On the previous Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli police barred people under the age of 45 from reaching the mosque area over fears that the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin might prompt riots. Due to this policy 10 days ago, the number of Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount was limited, and there were no disturbances during prayers.
This past Friday, the head of the Waqf Islamic trust, Adnan al-Husseini, denied police claims that Israeli security troops entered the Temple Mount area after Muslim worshipers started to hurl stones.
"Israeli authorities try every week to oppress our worshipers, and to intimidate them into not coming [to the Temple Mount]," the Waqf head stated. "Many of the worshipers who were on the Mount on Friday said they didn't know how the violence started ... The worshipers heard the sounds of Israeli police firing [tear gas canisters] before the mosque prayers ended."
Waqf leaders believe Israeli security officials use two methods to discourage Muslims from praying at the Mount on Fridays. One method is to station large numbers of soldiers and policemen at the entrance to the Temple Mount, to limit access to people under the age of 45. The second method is to let all worshipers enter the area, but to send large numbers of troops onto the Mount to use aggressive force to quell the slightest provocation.
Alongside headlines referring to people hurt and arrested at the Temple Mount on Friday, Palestinian media outlets gave ample coverage yesterday to the resumption of negotiations between delegates from various Palestinian groups and organizations.
Last week, preliminary talks between the factions were held in Ramallah. A second round of these talks was scheduled to start last night in the Gaza Strip.
The aim of the talks is to establish a "Joint National Command" - Hamas wants to call this a "Joint National Islamic Command" - involving all the organizations. This framework could possibly lead to Hamas joining the PLO. By initiating these rounds of talks, the Palestinian Authority leadership appears to be acknowledging it is not able to function in a manner acceptable to all sectors of society in the territories.
Hamas spokesman Ismail Haniyah said yesterday that the steps being discussed in these talks would take effect only after an Israeli withdrawal. "We will review the type of Israeli withdrawal, and then we will reach decisions as to what shape our participation in the [Palestinian] leadership should take," Haniyah stated.
He added that the prospect of a Hamas merger with the PLO would not just mean that Hamas delegates would take positions in PLO institutions; the fusion, he explained, would remodel the PLO, and alter its policy orientation.
The Hamas killers see the weakness of Arafat, and are making their move to control the vast amounts of money flowing into Palestine. Arafat has for the most part pocketed the gravy train coming from the oil rich Arab countries, and the gentile European Union. His collapse is imminent because these killers better reflect the Islamic Arab Palestinian people. They hid behind a pittance of charitable work while the whole world knows their main goal is to forever torture the Jewish people of Israel. It is these gangsters who are openly negotiating as being the replacement force once the Jews pull out of Gaza. They are convinced their suicide bombers bought them the prize. The PLO will have a new leadership that will extend even to the Temple Mount. It will become even more Islamic as these Jew haters gain control. It is the wrong direction according to the God of the Bible. All who support such a move whether they be the Jewish secular government officials, Islamic oil rich nations, European gentiles, and even the gentiles of the United States are in for a terrible fall. They are all resisting the dispensational change that God is preparing for the Holy Land! They will all lose, and are heading for a terrible fall.
The coming Temple to be built by the Jews on the Temple Mount is critical to everything this generation is experiencing in the Holy Land. The very first Passover had the Temple as the focus. It was sacrificial blood above the lentil then, and it was sacrificial blood on the altar of every Jewish Temple since then. A third, and last Jewish Temple is coming to the Temple Mount. Islam must step out of the way, or the God of the Bible will crush the entire culture if need be. The Bible says God will crush gentile influence over planet earth when He brings in His Jewish Kingdom! Armageddon will be the last gasp of the times of the gentiles as described by Daniel the Prophet. It was Nebuchadnezzar who was the head of gold, and destroyed the First Jewish Temple. The times of the gentiles was prophesied to continue until the stone cut without hands crushes the entire vision of gentile rule. It is then that the last Jewish Temple described by Ezekiel (40-48) will be in operation on the Temple Mount. Blood sacrifice will again be offered, and accepted by the God of the Bible because it will be in remembrance of Calvary!
Are you secure under the shed blood of the Biblical Christ? He offers it freely to any who will come. All He requests is that you come with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. Nothing, but absolute surrender to Him is acceptable. The LORD Jesus Christ promises He has the power to change your heart. Won't you come to Him this Passover? What better day could there be for you to put yourself under His sin cleansing blood?
The Times of the Gentiles
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
Tuesday - April 6, 2004
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
60 Terror Warnings Ahead of Passover Holiday
12:26 Apr 05, '04 / 14 Nisan 5764
(IsraelNN.com) Security forces report a total of 60 warnings of planned terrorist attacks upon Jewish targets in Israel.
Most of the warnings relate to terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria, with many centering on Shechem. Israeli forces are carrying out intensive counter-terrorist activities in the areas in question
Temple Mount Open to Jews
10:02 Apr 05, '04 / 14 Nisan 5764
(IsraelNN.com) For the first time in many years, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be open to Jews today. Many are planning to go up to the Mount in honor of the Passover holiday, which starts tonight.
Some traditions of Passover came into effect already today. One of them is the burning of chametz - leavened food – symbolizing the removal of all leavened products from Jewish homes and ownership. This afternoon, many people will be making their way to the Western Wall to recite the description of the offering of the Passover sacrifice as it was performed during the time the Temples stood.
Rabbinical leaders have called upon the people of Israel to leave an empty chair at the seder table in recognition of the absence of our brethren – soldiers and civilians – held in foreign captivity against their will.
That ye may know the LORD hath put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. Is this not what Passover is all about? A particular people set apart for holiness. Saved for the purpose of giving glory to the one, and only God of the Bible in the midst of a world of sin. Israel's continual failure through the ages has been losing sight of this one simple truth. Compromise with Egypt was the first test, and compromise with the gentile world (US in particular) is the test for this generation.
It is a wondrous thing that in the midst of Islamic Arab Palestinian torture tactics, and in direct defiance of US interests; The Jews have opened the Temple Mount this Passover for the first time in almost 2000-years for Jewish worship. I doubt many realize what a wondrous thing this is! A difference is being forced on the world. The Temple Mount is the focus of compromise or separation.
There is only one choice according to the Bible. The Jews must separate themselves unto holiness. They must cleanse the Mount of all heathen buildings and influences. A final Holy Jewish Temple must be constructed. It must be done exactly as God demands if it will be acceptable. The plan is in Ezekiel 40 - 48. Here is the only Temple in the Bible yet to be constructed. There is no room for speculation on which kind of stone, or where each of the ashlars be placed. There must be Divine Revelation to reproduce Ezekiel 40 - 48 exactly as God demands. It must be absolutely perfect for the Holy God of the Bible.
This Divine Revelation is coming with a change among the hearts of faithful Jews. The rapture must happen first, but then will come the Holy Spirit to the faithful Jews as in the former days of the Old Testament. Revelation chapter 11 describes just such an event. It starts with Two Jewish Witnesses in Jerusalem. They most certainly will have the Divine Revelation needed to build such a Holy Temple. They most certainly will have the power to accomplish the task in a defiant age! They will have 144,000 Jewish helpers, and 3-1/2 years to finish their testimony.
Are you ready for such wonder working power? Ezekiel's Temple like all Jewish Temples will have an altar for blood sacrifice. Are you covered by the shed blood of the Biblical Christ? Have you come to Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might? Are you acceptable to the Holy God of the Bible on this Holy Day of the Jewish Passover? Today, is the day to come to the Christ of the Bible. The coming again Christ of both Old and New Testaments!
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Wednesday - April 7, 2004
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Moratinos: Israeli-Palestinian conflict delaying Al-Qaida defeat
By Haaretz Service and News Agencies
Al-Qaida will not be defeated until there is a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spain's new foreign minister and former EU envoy to the Middle East, told the Financial Times in an interview published Monday.
Spanish police have arrested several Moroccans in connection with the attacks and a manhunt for more bombers ended on Saturday when five suspects blew themselves up after a gunfight with police in a Madrid suburb. Police believe the Madrid bombers had ties to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
Moratinos told the paper that he does not know whether there are more al-Qaida operatives in Spain and added that it would be "irresponsible to say that the danger is over."
The paper also quoted Moratinos as saying that the invasion of Iraq distracted the United States and its allies from the far more important task of fighting international terrorism.
He said that in order to mollify Washington, if Spain does finally withdraw its troops from Iraq, he is willing to volunteer Spanish troops to an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
The new defense minister also told the paper that the United Nations must be given a comprehensive mandate in Iraq to restore the trust of Iraqis in the presence of foreign troops.
"We must give back to Iraqis the sentiment that they are being liberated, that we are there to help them build a democracy. The problem now is that Iraqis see foreign troops as an occupation army," Moratinos said.
Notice: the European view is to blame the Jews, and the bumbling Americans who support the Jews for the increase in Islamic terrorism now coming upon them. It is the Jew this generation of gentiles are convinced cause all the trouble in the world. The above picture of Moratinos and Arafat says it all. The entire Gentile world is convinced the Jews must compromise to the Palestinians for there to be peace. It is a false premise to think the mindless Islamic terrorists would ever stop torturing the Jewish People. Hate for the Jews by the gentiles will increase 100 fold once the Jews announce their coming Messiah will be King of the whole earth. Resistance to His Kingdom will be world wide. This is not the Christ the world wants. A Jewish Christ ruling with an iron rod of puritanical righteousness. A perfect merge of both Old and New Testaments under one single perfect King. Government, religion, and culture all molded into one single Kingdom. A Jewish Kingdom as promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Holy Land and the Kingdom can't be separated. Jerusalem can't be separated. The Temple Mount can't be separated. There is no room for compromise with the God of the Bible. The world will hate the coming Biblical Christ for His absolute uncompromising righteousness. All conflict will be blamed on the Jews, and their coming King!
Are you also resisting His Kingdom? Are your loyalties more with the gentile world then the Bible? Are you certain you came to the forever Jewish Christ of the Bible for salvation? There is no religion, and no religious christ who can save. It is only the Christ of the Bible who has the wonder working power, and it is to Him that you must go. He is uncompromising! He will only accept all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. Do not let the hijackers of "born again" deceive you into a false savior. Come to the Biblical Christ who alone can change your heart. It is not an emotional high, but a one time event. A miracle preformed through His wonder working blood. Only this Christ can change your heart forever! Only this Christ can prepare you for His coming Kingdom!
The Coming Kingdom Promise
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Thursday - April 8, 2004
26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
U.S. Faces Tough Urban Battle in Fallujah
Tue Apr 6, 6:19 PM ET
By LOURDES NAVARRO and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writers
FALLUJAH, Iraq - In a narrow alley, Marines pinned down by a hail of guerrilla fire sent up red smoke in a cry for help. Tanks pounded shell after shell into houses, while troops on the city's edge crawled forward on their bellies, firing on insurgents.
U.S. forces faced a tough urban battle Tuesday in their drive to pacify one of Iraq (news - web sites)'s most dangerous cities. Block by block, they fought their way into Fallujah, where Iraqi guerrillas killed four American civilians and a mob mutilated their bodies last week.
After nightfall, troops held a swath several blocks deep in one corner of the city of 200,000, Marine Maj. Briandon McGolwan said.
U.S. forces called out a weapon rarely used against the Iraqi guerrillas: the AC-130 gunship, a warplane that circles over a target, laying down a devastating barrage of heavy machine gun fire.
Tuesday evening, U.S. planes firing rockets destroyed four houses in two neighborhoods, witnesses said. The strike killed 26 Iraqis, including women and children, and wounded 30 others, said Rafie al-Issawi, a doctor at Fallujah General Hospital, where the casualties were taken. The deaths brought the total number of Iraqi dead on Tuesday to 34, according to the hospital's count.
During the day, U.S. forces made their deepest excursion since the siege of Fallujah began Monday. Troops in Humvees and on foot pushed into central neighborhoods, trading fire with gunmen before pulling back from the furthest points before dark, witnesses said.
Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, entrenched in the desert just outside Fallujah, battled for hours Tuesday evening with insurgents firing from houses on the city's northeastern edge.
The battle began when a foot patrol that went a few blocks into the city came under fire from a house, said Cpl. Christopher Ebert, of Forest City, N.C., who was on the patrol. He said two Marines were wounded.
Trapped in a narrow alley, unable to see the source of fire, the Marines put up red smoke to summon help, and a tank and an armored Humvee moved in. The tank battered the house with a heavy machine gun, and the patrol was extracted.
But soon afterward, guerrillas opened fire with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons on the 2nd Battalion Marines just outside the city, sending the Americans diving into the sand and sparking a battle that lasted into the night.
Troops crawled belly-down in the sand, firing and advancing across the swath of desert between them and the first line of buildings. From behind them, Abrams tanks pounded the neighborhood with shells, setting at least five houses on fire. Helicopters swirled overhead firing at any gunmen they saw.
Near the Americans, guerrilla mortars exploded, sending sand flying, and bullets whizzed over their heads.
"Insurgents usually fire and run. This time they're digging in, which is the first time we've seen them do that," Ebert said.
Hundreds of Marines moved into the neighborhood, seizing buildings to use as positions against the insurgents and in some cases climbing to the rooftops. Some helicopters were hit with small arms, but not shot down.
The gunmen "use lots of hit-and-run tactics. They ambush a lot and it is more tough for us to fight that way because we don't want to injure civilians," Marine Capt. Kyle Staddard said.
McGolwan said U.S. troops have captured 14 insurgents since Monday in the area.
Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, has long been a bastion of the Sunni Muslim guerrillas. Support for the insurgency is strong — and hatred of the U.S.-led occupation is widespread, as evidenced by the cheering Iraqis who dragged the four Americans' burned bodies through the streets a week ago.
Finally the really bad guys are being engaged. The Iraqi Army did not want to die for Islam, but these Islamic Iraqis do! These are the extreme haters of Jews, and all who would side with Israel. These Moslems are the true terrorists who will die rather then be pacified. Their hearts are so hard that death is the preferred option over stepping aside for what the God of the Bible is doing in the Holy Land.
Note: what the US is doing in Fallujah as response to the autocracies of these terrorists are the very things they deny to the Jews in their struggle with the civilian murderers among the Islamic Arab Palestinians. It must be clear to all that the Jews are held to a different standard because of bias! It is what anti-Semitism is all about.
The world has changed. The God of the Bible is laying claim to His Holy Land once again. Man must step aside, or judgment will be imposed. God is keeping His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Holy Land is again being opened to the seed of these patriarchs in this our generation. Anti-Semitism is now becoming anti-Bibleism. The gentile world is predicted to follow the antichrist in resisting the coming Kingdom. Armageddon is the predicted end for this generation of gentiles. Eternal judgment will be the sentence given the antichrist who is waiting in the wings to make his appearance.
Are you resisting the God of the Bible, and His future plan for the Holy Land. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again to set up His Kingdom in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and from the Temple Mount. He will be the promised Messiah of the Old Testament while remaining the Biblical Christ of the New Testament. Only He can save! There are many christs being presented to the willingly gullible who refuse coming with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. The christs of the religionists are all false. It is only the eternal Jewish Christ of the Bible that can save! Won't you come to Him? Death and judgment is the only other option. Do not let your heart be hardened by what God is doing in the Holy Land in this our generation. Do not reject the Jewish Christ of the Bible with phony confessions of sin! It must be all your heart, all your soul, and all your might not for a moment, but forever!
16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
Friday - April 9, 2004
Thousands flock to national parks and reserves
By Uri Ash and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents and Haaretz Service
Some 700,000 people had visited Israel's national parks and forests by Thursday afternoon, Army Radio reported.
The country's roads were once again inundated with traffic Thursday, with vehicles at a complete standstill on some roads and traveling at a snail's pace on others, as holiday makers made their way to national parks and reserves.
Police were directing traffic at the most heavily jammed junctions.
Tens of thousands of people attended the traditional Priestly Blessing at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday.
The ceremony was led by Israel's two chief rabbis and went ahead this year under very heavy security.
In accordance with religious beliefs, observant Jews make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times a year, and those belonging to the priestly Cohen caste bestow their blessing on the assembled masses.
Police remained on high alert throughout the country on Thursday as the Passover holiday continued. Security officials say they will remain on alert until the end of holiday next week. The sources say that there are some 60 terror alerts relating to possible threats inside the Green Line.
The head of the police's Operations Division, Major General Dudi Cohen, said Wednesday that the current level of alert - Operational Activity C - would remain in force for the remainder of the holiday.
Before the start of Passover, police chief Shlomo Aharonishki called on all Israelis with valid licenses to carry their guns with them during the holiday, given the large number of terror alerts.
Over the holiday, thousands of officers from every division, including the National Police Headquarters, the Border Police and volunteers from the Civil Guard were joined by Israel Defense Forces soldiers in protecting the public during prayers, celebrations and picnics.
In the midst of terrible, hatful, aggression by the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians the Jews of Israel rejoice in prayers of thanks for the Holy Land God has again allowed them to occupy. The Passover, and the LORD's Supper merge into one joyful event. Not, because of the present circumstances, but because of future blessings. Sacrificial blood is the scarlet ribbon that turns tragedy into victory. It was victorious in freeing the children of Israel from the iron grip of the Egyptians, and victorious in freeing mankind from the iron grip of sin!
Today, we commemorate the after effects of the LORD's Supper. The tragedy of Calvary was turned into the victory of the first Easter morning resurrection. The God of the Bible proved His acceptance of the sacrificial blood of the LORD Jesus Christ that was shed so sinners can be saved. The blood over the door posts and lentils saved the first born on the first Passover. God sacrificed His only Son, His single Firstborn, so all men could be saved if they will set aside their pride. The provision for sin atonement is only for those who come with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might.
It is the blood! It is the blood that links Old and New Testaments. It is the sacrificial blood that will be sprinkeled on the altar of the last Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount in remembrance of Calvary that is stiring a resisting world against the coming Kingdom. Tragedy again is predicted to be turned into victory because that scarlet ribbon will continue into the next dispensation.
Have you come to this Christ? The Biblical Christ who promised He is coming again with victory in His grasp. Supernatural resurrection power is promised to all who submit to His rule. A heart washed clean by His blood of all sin forever. What a miracle that is! Only the Biblical Christ has such power. Be certain that blood has been applied to your heart. It is offered freely to all who will humble themselves, and give Him complete surrender. Won't you come to this Christ?
Saturday - April 10, 2004
Police restrain Palestinians attempting to storm Temple Mount
By Haaretz Service and Itim
A group of Palestinian youths attempted to storm the Temple Mount compound during Muslim prayers in Jerusalem on Friday, but was repelled by police who had been deployed in large numbers on fears of violence.
Thousands of police officers had been deployed in the streets of East Jerusalem, with the intention of preventing public order disturbances after prayers end, Army Radio said.
The security forces remain on high level throughout the country, due to fears of a terrorist attack during the Pesach holiday, which ends Monday, and in the wake of the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin last month.
The territories will remain under complete closure until after Independence Day on April 26.
In a separate incident, three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were lightly wounded during clashes with anti-fence protesters near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers arrested seven Palestinians across the West Bank overnight Thursday, the Itim news agency reported.
The arrests were made based on information obtained by a wanted Palestinian from the West Bank city of Ramallah, who was previously arrested while in possession of a hand gun and a rifle.
Also overnight Thursday, Palestinians fired two anti-tank missiles and directed gunfire at an IDF post close to the settlement of Kfar Darom, in the central Gaza Strip, Itim said. The troops returned fire.
Who controls the Temple Mount controls Israel. It is clear the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians of Israel are under Jewish control/ They kick and shove, but for the most part live a better life then their Moslem brothers. The more they willingly submit; The better living conditions , and life in general becomes. It is resistance to Jewish sovereignty that causes all the conflict. The Bible remains true. It is true for the United States which often interferes too much, but remains the only real friend among the gentiles that Israel has. The US is the envy of the world, and certainly blessed of God. The Palestinians who submit are the envy of the Moslem world succeeding where abject poverty, and totalitarianism holds back their brothers. The Islamic fanatics have done well with their propaganda spewed out to willing ears that turn this truth into a lie, but it remains true that the seed of Abraham is a blessing to the gentiles.
The Temple Mount more then any other single place on earth determines sovereignty over the Holy Land. The God of the Bible identifies this one place as belonging personally to Him for His House! The ultimate sovereign has said one final Jewish Temple will be built on this place! It will be the center of Kingdom age government, religion, and culture all merged under the sovereignty of a singe eternally perfect King. The Bible will not be complete until this final predicted age comes to pass. Oh, that men would read Isaiah 2:1-5 on bended knee. Oh, that all who are resisting the God of Jacob turn in submission. His plan is perfect. His plan will ultimately come to pass in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and from the Temple Mount.
A perfect King will rule! He shall judge among the nations. Are you submitted to His sovereignty? He will rule from the LORD's House to be built on the Temple Mount. It is to Judah, Jerusalem, and Zion that those who submit will travel. It will be from there that true Biblical righteousness will be taught. A new form of perfect Biblical Judaism will again sprinkle blood on the altar of the last Jewish Temple. It will be in remembrance of Calvary. This coming Kingdom is destine to be as victorious as the first resurrection. It is only for those who have come to this Biblical Christ with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. Have you come to this eternal Jewish Christ for your salvation? Easter is the perfect time to surrender. Won't you come? Won't you join in heavenly rejoicing with the throngs who will come to Zion in the last days?
Read This Place About the Temple Mount
Sunday - April 11, 2004
Pope John Paul hears Good Friday confessions
Taxing Holy Week for frail pontiff
The Associated Press
Updated: 1:21 p.m. ET April 09, 2004
Greek-Orthodox Priests are followed by a crowd of worshippers as they enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during the Orthodox Easter Good Friday procession.
VATICAN - Pope John Paul II heard confessions from 11 Catholics on Good Friday in St. Peter’s Basilica, keeping up a tradition in a Holy Week marked by security concerns in tourist-filled Rome.
Pilgrims in Jerusalem traced Jesus’ path to crucifixion, while in the Philippines devotees were nailed to crosses as penance for their sins.
At the Vatican, the frail 83-year-old pontiff was wheeled into the basilica by aides and into a mahogany confessional booth near the main altar. He spent about an hour there, hearing the confessions of five men and six women of various nationalities.
In a taxing Holy Week schedule, John Paul, dressed in red vestments, presided over a late afternoon service in the basilica. The service commemorated the passion and death of Christ.
In the evening, the pope was to be in Rome’s ancient Colosseum for the day’s major event, a procession symbolizing Christ’s path to his crucifixion.
John Paul no longer carries a wooden cross during the procession because he has difficulty walking. He will deliver a blessing at the end.
The pope will also preside over an Easter vigil Mass on Saturday, celebrate Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square and deliver his Easter message and blessing.
Pilgrims and tourists passed through metal detectors to enter the basilica, one of a number of security measures taken in Rome.
Italian officials said security has been increased at the Vatican, monuments, churches and train stations for the holidays, calling the steps “routine” and stressing there have been no specific threats. Via della Conciliazione, the broad avenue leading to St. Peter’s Square, is closed to overnight traffic during the Easter period — a measure also enforced over Christmas.
In Jerusalem, pilgrims from every strain of Christianity crowded the streets of the Old City, retracing Jesus’ path to crucifixion.
Groups from Russia, Poland, Greece, the Philippines and Ethiopia followed the stations of the cross along the cobblestone Via Dolorosa, or Way of Sorrows, the route tradition says Christ took from his trial to his burial.
Celebrations around the world
This year, Easter Week is marked at the same time by both Orthodox and Western Christians, which generally follow different calendars.
Police and local shopkeepers said turnout was larger than any since the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in September 2000, despite threats by the militant Islamic group Hamas to exact revenge for Israel’s March 22 assassination of its founder. The threats have led to heightened security around holy sites.
Some of the faithful in Jerusalem worn crowns of thorns and carried crosses through the Old City.
But in the Philippines, devotees in the farming town of San Pedro Cutud were nailed to wooden crosses in a re-enactment of the crucifixion. Some said they were nervous about doing it after watching bloody scenes in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”
The Lenten ritual, opposed by religious leaders in the Philippines, attracts droves of foreign and local tourists each year to San Pedro Cutud, about 45 miles north of the capital, Manilla.
“I got a little nervous because what happened to him was too much,” said Romelito Vergara, a 37-year-old jobless man, who viewed Mel Gibson’s film before lining up to be nailed to one of three wooden crosses erected on a dirt hill. He said it was his 10th crucifixion.
In Belfast, Northern Ireland, the British government announced it is planning an intensive three-day summit in London designed to break the deadlock in the peace process. Friday was the sixth anniversary of the troubled Good Friday peace accord.
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The great whore of Christian apostasy is very active during the holidays. The gaudy pomp of pride-filled traditions point men to religion rather then the Bible. With their lips they say Christ, but by their actions they say me and us! Traditions have long ago replaced the Bible in authority. Phony mystical powers of religious men are glorified. Religious Kingdoms rather then the Biblical Heavenly Kingdom are professed. It is no wonder the last days are upon us!
The money changers are merchandising Christ with billion dollar profits. They are glorified as modern day evangelists wallowing in money beyond comprehension. The lukewarm Church sits back in glorious satisfaction that the religious Christ is on the lips of the entire world this Easter season. A few Evangelicals protest by acknowledging the Fundamentalist's concerns have some merit, but they are quickly marginalized by legalistic defamation. Speaking against Mel Gibson's Roman Catholic rendition of the Passion is most likely to lose friends in the atmosphere of this Easter. Hollywood may have seen the light this Easter realizing there is more money to be made by merchandising Christ then pornography. What a shame that the lukewarm Church calls this revival? No wonder the last days are upon us.
Resurrection Sunday is here, but the sleepy Church is too lazy to stir. Revival without righteousness is just fine. Shaking the bed is an exercise in futility this Easter. The eyes are shut, and the ears plugged. A righteous Biblical Kingdom can't be imagined by these slothful Christians who entered the sun rising of this Easter Morning doctrinally dead. Only the rapture will snap them out of their lethargy. It will be too late for revival, but the God of the Bible knew that all along. A resurrection among Jewish hearts is the plan for the next dispensation. Step aside oh ye who are neither hot or cold. Make room for the puritanical, Biblical, Christ, and His coming Kingdom! Righteous religion will be the only religion during the Kingdom age. The last Jewish Temple will stand on the Temple Mount where righteous men will offer blood sacrifices on the altar in remembrance of Calvary. Jewish priests will again minister in all holiness before men. New hearts will rise out of the ashes of this present generation upholding the right and acceptable way to worship God. The Biblical way where the New Testament and Old Testament merge into perfect religion. John and Leviticus will merge on the Temple Mount altar. Oh what an Easter morning that will be! Only Jesus as King of the Jews will sit on His throne in Ezekiel's Temple (the last Jewish Temple to be built), at Jerusalem, and in the Holy Land. It is worth at least an Amen?
Are you resting in Jesus alone? The carpenters son who was more then just mortal man allowed sinful men to put Him on the cross for our sins. He died for you and me, but death was not victorious. He rose from the grave proving His power over even death. He has promised resurrection onto perfection for those who come with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. It is Jesus alone who has the power to save. It is Jesus alone who has the power to wash away all sin! It is Jesus alone that you must come to for eternal life. Refuse the many false christ's presented to this generation. Go only to the true Christ of the Bible!
Monday - April 12, 2004
"Mr. Sharon, You Have No Mandate!"
17:12 Apr 11, '04 / 20 Nisan 5764
When Prime Minister Ariel Sharon leaves for Washington, D.C. on Monday night at the close of the Passover holiday, domestic opposition will give him an angry send-off. Protests today and tomorrow will be held under the slogan, "You Have No Mandate."
In the U.S., Mr. Sharon will be working towards obtaining a White House declaration of support for his controversial "disengagement" plan, which calls for a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and the expulsion of its 8,000-strong Jewish community.
A protest organized by the Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) Council is scheduled for tomorrow night at 10 PM, the planned hour of Prime Minister Sharon's departure. The demonstrators will stand with "You Have No Mandate" signs all along Route 1, from Jerusalem to Ben-Gurion International Airport. In tandem, Gush Katif residents will demonstrate outside Prime Minister Sharon's Shikmim Farm in the Negev.
The protesters will be pressing the theme that Sharon "Has No Mandate" to "surrender to terrorism and to uproot Jews from their homes." They will also decry any plan "to carry out a transfer of tens of thousands of Jews who settled the land by law and as emissaries of the government of Israel." To retreat from Gaza, the disengagement opponents will note, is to "grant a prize to terrorism and to ignore the warnings of the Chief of Staff, the head of the Shabak, IDF Intelligence, IDF generals and security establishment heads, who say clearly that running away from Gush Katif will increase terrorism."
Today at noon residents of Gush Katif and supporters held a protest outside Sharon's farm. The mayor of the nearby city of Sderot was among the public officials in attendance, calling upon Sharon to abandon his plan to eradicate the Jewish presence in Gaza. Sderot has suffered a series of rocket attacks by Gaza-based terrorists in the past three years, and is slated to become a bona fide border town if the IDF retreats from Gaza.
From the other side of the political spectrum, ultra left-wing opposition Knesset Member Zahava Gal'on is calling upon Prime Minister Sharon to address the parliament following his return from Washington. Gal-On explained that it is only fitting that the Prime Minister present and explain whatever understandings and agreements he reached with the US administration. By detailing the events to the Knesset, MK Gal'on added, Mr. Sharon can enlist additional support among legislators.
One issue certain to be raised in Washington is the cost of "disengagement" from Gaza and four Jewish communities in the northern Shomron. According to government officials, a withdrawal from Gaza and several Jewish communities of Samaria and Judea will cost about $1 billion. As reported earlier, the Americans have intimated that some economic aid may be forthcoming, depending on the implementation of the Prime Minister's plans for withdrawal from Gaza.
Ariel Sharon has his own plan for solving the Middle East War by evacuating the Jews from Yesha (Judah, Samaria, and Gaza). George Bush has his own plan for solving the Middle East War by giving Yesha to the Palestinians. Yasser Arafat has his own plan to torture the Jews forever as long as they remain in the Holy Land. All these plans plus any others are doomed. The only plan that has a real mandate is found in the Bible. It is the plan of God to bring in the next dispensation of the Kingdom age. The omnipotent God of the Bible has brought the Jews back to the Holy Land this third miraculous time with purpose. All the manipulating by the secular Jewish government, the gentile superpower, and especially the heathen, Islamic, Arab, Palestinians will never get past the drawing boards. Greater powers are at work in the Holy Land that see men as worms, and nations as dust. Only one plan has the mandate from God to succeed. It centers with the building of the last Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. All plans that exclude this critical event will never have a mandate from the God of the Bible.
God is doing one thing with the Holy Land while the world wants to go a different direction. The more God presses the Jews of the Holy Land; The greater are the opposing plans to stop Him. This world does not want the return of the LORD Jesus Christ to be during this generation. They feel unprepared for righteousness to rule. It is sad that the time has all but run out! Hearts seem no more ready for true righteousness then they were when the only righteous King came the first time. This time He is not coming to suffer, but to conquer. He has a name that He did not use the first time. It is called the LORD of hosts! It is His warrior name as He will come to battle sin, and Satan Himself. At His first coming, He paid with His righteousness the wages of sin (death) for all mankind. It was paid through His sacrificial blood at Calvary. This time His righteousness will defeat sin at the very core by establishing a living Holy Kingdom. Satan will be bound, and righteousness will reign. It is a better plan then the mind of man can conceive, and will be the only plan that will determine the future of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
It is far better to come to the King of glory today. When the title of LORD of hosts is prominent there will be no quarter for defiant sin. Judgment and death will be the wake of the LORD of hosts as He establishes the coming Kingdom. The rules for the coming Kingdom are already published. The conditions for entrance into the last Jewish Temple are clear!
Are you qualified to partake of the coming Kingdom? What is the source of your righteousness? How clean are your hands? How pure is your heart? Has the God of your salvation answered these insurmountable restrictions? It is to the LORD of hosts that you must pass inspection for Biblical purity and righteousness! This is the generation of Jacob being prepared for the LORD of hosts. The time has all but run out!
Wednesday - April 14, 2004
PM Sharon: Only Five Yesha Areas to Remain Israeli
11:57 Apr 13, '04 / 22 Nisan 5764
...Sharon attended the traditional post-Passover Mimouna celebration, choosing the east-of-Jerusalem city of Maaleh Adumim as his venue. In between the music and rich un-matzah-like foods, Sharon presented his vision of the future of Judea and Samaria - which includes no more than five blocs of Jewish presence. The five areas that are to remain Jewish are Ariel and satellite communities such as Kedumim and Emanuel; Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem; Kiryat Arba/Hevron, south of Gush Etzion; Givat Ze'ev, north of Jerusalem; and Maaleh Adumim.
Everything else, presumably - including such areas as Kiryat Sefer; Beit El-Ofrah; Dolev-Talmon; the southern Hevron Hills; Elon Moreh; and more - is to be abandoned, according to the Sharon vision.
Even the five blocs that Sharon says we should keep are not guaranteed, however, according to the Prime Minister. "Only an Israeli diplomatic initiative" - such as the retreat from Gaza - "will enable us to maintain our presence in these large settlement blocs," Sharon said last night.
Sources in Yesha (Judea and Samaria) reacted with cynicism to Sharon's words. "As those who have heard in the past from Sharon that Gush Katif will forever remain Israeli," said Gush Katif spokesman Eran Sternberg, "it is clear that the people of Maaleh Adumim - which Sharon now promises will always remain in our hands - must now start to worry. Sharon's 'forever' and 'always' are generally a matter of a year or two, it appears. But the residents of Gush Katif promise to struggle together with those of Maaleh Adumim in order to guarantee its future."
Sharon will meet in Washington tonight and tomorrow with U.S. President George Bush and his National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, finalizing details of the disengagement plan and what the U.S. will give Israeli in return. Bush has already made a statement in support of the withdrawal, saying that an "evacuation of occupied territories is always a good thing." He emphasized, however, that the retreat is not in place of the Road Map plan, but a part of it, and that the "two-state solution" is still the goal.
However, this stands in opposition to remarks made by Prime Minister Sharon last night and on other occasions. He said last night that he sees the withdrawal plan as a "short stop" that will prevent Israel from reverting to the 1967 lines. Sharon also said before the Passover holiday that the U.S. has promised that if Israel in fact retreats from Gaza, there will be no further international pressure on Israel to make further concessions until terrorism stops and until a reformed Palestinian Authority leadership emerges. Mr. Sharon is thus arranging to pay yet again for the same goods originally promised in the Oslo Accords over ten years ago - yet this time the price is all of Gaza, the expulsion of 8,000 Jews, and a surrender to terrorism. ...
The great difference between promises of God, and promises of politicians is that God keeps His word. Sharon has broken his word to the settlers using them as expendable pawns in his political maneuvers for his personal political visions. The 8,000 political pawns of the Gaza are being wasted for another political promise that will certainly be broken. A promise that international pressure will be lifted off Israel giving them a free hand to deal with Palestinian terrorists. Empty promises based on empty promises is the world's way of producing a phony peace process for the Middle East. The God of the Bible has also given His promise of future peace for the Middle East. It is going to come at a horrific cost. Seven years of Great Tribulation ending in Armageddon. The entire gentile dominated world system must come to an end! A Jewish Kingdom will replace the present gentile system of world dominance. Perfect Biblical Judaism will be the only religion. Perfect Biblical world government will be merged with Biblical Judaism. The entire system will be ruled over by a single perfect King of the Jews. The result will be a perfect Biblical peaceful culture forced on all men for 1000 years. The Bible is clear that Christ will rule with a righteous rod of iron. Satan will be bound, and sin will be outlawed. An era of puritanical holiness will be forced on all of mankind during the Kingdom dispensation. This promise of God will not be broken!
There is no two state option in God's plan. Men will only be frustrated as they attempt to come up with alternative ways to bring peace to the Middle East. The Jews have been brought back to the Holy Land in our generation for a purpose. That purpose is Biblical dispensational change! History is about to take a cataclysmic change of direction. It has already started with Islam's defiance of the Biblical future for the Holy Land. They realize all their false aspirations as written in the Koran collapse with the loss of control over the Holy Land. Should Jerusalem becomes a Jewish city, and the Temple Mount be the site of the last Jewish Temple, then Islam as a religion has failed. The Koran becomes a book of false promises, and Allah becomes a meaningless word of powerless ability to control the destiny of the world.
The gentile world does not have the stomach to stand up against Islamic terrorism. A pacified Islam is preferred, but an Islamic free Holy Land is not desired at all. I suspect the more the gentile world backs away from dealing with these heathen terrorists as they should, the more God will upset the phony plans that would deter His future plan for the Holy Land. God has already preformed one tremendous miracle by bringing back a Jewish nation in the Holy Land to the world of our generation. It stands to reason He will perform other miracles as need be to keep them there to accomplish His will as already revealed in the Bible. The God of the Bible keeps His promises overruling all religions, governments, and cultures! They are the real pawns of worms and dust. Even the great and strong United States must submit to what the God of the Bible is doing in Israel.
The greatest Biblical promise of all is that sinners can be saved. It is offered to any who will come to the only Biblical Savior with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. Have you come to the Biblical Christ? Why not come to Him right now?
Sunday - April 18, 2004
Special Sabbath Prayer for Judea, Samaria and
14:07 Apr 16, '04 / 25 Nisan 5764
Leading Israeli rabbis have agreed that a special prayer on behalf of the Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea, Samaria and Gaza should be recited tomorrow and every Sabbath, following the public Torah reading. The prayer was composed by Rabbi Chanan Porat of Kfar Etzion, and has received the blessing of Rabbis Chaim Druckman, Yaakov Ariel, Shlomo Aviner, Tzfaniah Drori, Dov Lior and others.
An abridged English translation of the prayer:
Our Father in Heaven, the Rock of Israel and its Redeemer, bless your beloved children who dwell throughout Your holy land, from the Negev to the Golan, and from the Jordan to the Mediterranean - including your precious children who cling with dedication and perseverance to the lands of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Please strengthen their spirit and fortify their hearts to stand strong in the face of our enemies who wish to destroy us. All those who wish to harm them and raise their arm to try to uproot children from their borders, speedily incapacitate their counsel and impair their thoughts. Master of the Universe, make known that You have loved ones in Your world! Let Your promise spoken by Your prophet Amos be fulfilled: 'I will plant them on their Land and they will never be uprooted.'"
Rabbi Porat explained that the prayer is designed primarily to express the Jewish tradition that "Repentance, Prayer and Charity will cancel the evil decree," abut also to "help us internalize the understanding that the struggle for the settlement enterprise in the Land of Israel is not only a diplomatic and military one, but chiefly a spiritual effort on that which is sacred to our People and the fundamentals of our faith."
"It is possible," Rabbi Porat said, "that the public recitation of this prayer will help imbue the recognition that uprooting Jewish communities from their Land harms not only those who live there, but also Jewish tradition and the longings of generations for the fulfillment of the Biblical promise, 'the sons will return to their borders.'"
Attorney-General Turns Off Faucets To Yesha
18:08 Apr 15, '04 / 24 Nisan 5764
Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has instructed all government ministries, and especially the Housing Ministry, to immediately halt all funding to Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) communities.
Mazuz explained that he wishes to ensure that funds are not illegally channeled to unauthorized Yesha outposts.
Mazuz said that his decision is not a political one, but is aimed only at preventing illegal use of funds. This stands in opposition to the fact that his ban includes Gaza, which has no unauthorized outposts, and that the ban does not include Arab villages, in which there are tens of thousands of illegal structures.
Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman said he was totally astounded at the decision, calling it "collective punishment." "If there are legal problems," he said today, "let him isolate them and make sure they don't occur. But to stop all money to all the cities and all the communities?! This is unheard of!"
Minister in the Treasury Meir Sheetrit, one of the more left-leaning ministers in the Likud, surprised many by expressing support for Mazuz's decision: "Illegal construction must be stopped, but legal construction need not be stopped. But if you don't stop it, then you don't know what's legal and what's not. I assume that the Attorney-General has issued this order until the matters are clarified."
Mazuz said that the allocation of funding to the towns would resume only after a mechanism is installed to ascertain that all monies are used for legal purposes.
MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said that the decision is a political one that is "designed to harm the settlements' struggle in the face of Ariel Sharon's surrender plan."
The ultra-left wing Peace Now announced its satisfaction, saying, "Better late than never."
MK Yechiel Chazan of the Likud called Mazuz's new ban the "resuscitation of the British White Paper [which prevented Jewish immigration to the Holy Land in the 1930's and 40's]."
It sounds like Israel has an Attorney General in the likeness of our own Janet Reno who sent that little boy back to Castro's Cuba. The letter of the law only seems important to either when a political prize is in view. I'm sure it must be of some comfort to the independent fundamental Jewish settlers that the leading Rabbis in Israel have stepped out calling for public prayer on their behalf. The Jewish politicians may be stabbing them in the back, but Jewish religious leaders have finally decided to show support. I believe the settlers by their tenacity of faith have also won over a majority of the public. The most basics of right and wrong must side with the settlers.
All the Islamic Middle East Countries have forced out their Jewish communities many of which had thousands of years historical heritage. It all goes back to 1948 when Israel became a State. That is when all the Islamic hate began. It was then that Islam turned on the Jews with ferocity. Not one word was heard from the International community while all this was happening. Those Jews were forced to leave everything behind with no reimbursements. They fled to the State of Israel with their lives, but nothing else. Israel really has the right to expel all the Palestinians by this president alone. The truth is the Jews are held to a different standard then the Arabs by the world. It is time such inequalities should be rectified. This time it is the Holy Land. This time it is the Arabs who should aqueous to the Jews. The wrong will probably continue with no consideration for the right all under the auspicious of a justifiable peace?
A phony peace is in the air. A peace that will only lead to Armageddon! A peace that will be forced on the only Jews (the settlers) doing the right thing according to the Bible, and the coming Kingdom. The religious Rabbis seem to sense the right of it. Much of the Jewish public also seem to have a sense of what is right about these settlers. Sadly, the secular politicians, and the liberal public who have no sense are in the drivers seat. It is their will that has the upper hand, and will probably find a short lived victory for their phony peace.
Real peace can only be found in the LORD Jesus Christ. It is peace with God from a life controlled by sin. The wrong man (the "Old Man") needs to be unseated in your life. Only Christ has the power to perform such a miracle. Only Christ can give the lost sinner a "New Man" to take control of the inner man. Won't you come to this Christ of the Bible?
Monday - April 19, 2004
Leader Abdel Rantisi Killed in Israeli Missile Attack
11:27 Apr 18, '04 / 27 Nisan 5764
As the United States continues to pursue Bin Laden in Afghanistan, Israel got its man this evening. The extreme terrorist leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, who became the leader of Hamas in Gaza less than a month ago, was felled in an Israeli helicopter missile attack in his car. Two of his bodyguards were also killed in the attack.
Israeli sources said that Rantisi was in the midst of planning a "quality" attack against Israel. Rantisi escaped a previous IDF offensive strike when he was lightly hurt in a missile attack in Gaza last June.
Hamas, predictably, said it would avenge Rantisi's death - although it is widely recognized that the strike against Rantisi has truly struck a blow at the Hamas organizational structure.
Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the attack on Rantisi was not a retaliation for today's murderous attack by a Palestinian suicide terrorist, in which an Israeli policeman was killed, but "was part of Israel's long-term war against terrorism. We see this war taking place in Spain and Kenya and Bali, and Israel is fighting this war as well." Another government source told Army Radio that this was the first opportunity to strike at Rantisi, and that Israel will continue targeting terrorist leaders who seek to kill innocent Israelis - including whomever replaces Rantisi as leader of Hamas. "People who want to see stability in our region should not ask themselves why Israel killed him now," said Gillerman, "but rather why we did not do this before."
Among the worst Hamas attacks in the past 3.5 years of the Palestinian Authority-initiated Oslo War were the following ten, which ended the lives of a total of 186 people:
June 1, 2001 - Dolphinarium in Tel Aviv, 21 killed - mostly new-immigrant teenagers from the former Soviet Union
Aug. 9, 2001 - Sbarro's Pizzeria in Jerusalem, 15 killed, including the parents and three children of the Schijveschuurder family
Dec. 2, 2001 - Haifa bus, 15 killed
March 27, 2002 - Park Hotel in the midst of the Passover Seder, 30 killed, including six husband-and-wife couples
March 31, 2002 - Matza Restaurant in Haifa, 15 killed, including two sets of a father and two children
May 7, 2002 - Rishon Letzion hall, 16 killed
June 18, 2002 - #32 bus from Gilo, Jerusalem, 19 killed
March 5, 2003 - #37 bus in Haifa, 15 killed
June 11, 2003 - #14 bus, Jerusalem, 17 killed
Aug. 19, 2003 - #2 bus from Western Wall, 23 killed, including a mother and baby; father and son; and four other children ...
Israel has discovered the way to deal with this latest form of terrorism instigated by the heathen, Islamic, Arab, Palestinians. The whole world knows when members of society become so depraved that they live by mindless animalistic behavior; All that can be done is to jail them, or kill them. Only in Islam are such animals given a glorified status. Killing innocent Jewish civilians, or supporters of the Jews produces martyrdom status at death. It is a twisted culture that must be pacified as was done in Germany during the last generation. The same hate that the Nazis had for the Jews shifted to Islam once the State of Israel was established.
Wild animals must be caged or killed. They can't be let lose on innocent civilian populations. Ehud had a message from the God of the Bible for Eglon the King of Moab. It came at the end of a knife. Abdel Rantisi also received a message from God, but at the end of a Jewish missile. I have no problem with assassination of evil animalistic beasts from a Biblical perspective. They allowed themselves to fall into the depths of depravity because of hate, and are without excuse when death comes early to them. Eglon will forever be remembered for an early death because of his beastly behavior, and Abdel Rantisi will also have the same Biblical epitaph for the same behavior. Islam and the Koran would twist the truth. I'm sure they would call Ehud a bad fellow for having delivered God's message.
Friend, wake up! God does send the message of death at His wishes. The wages of sin is death! Who do you know who will not die? Who do you know will avoid God's message of death for the wages of their personal sin? Only the Biblical Christ offers life everlasting in sinless perfection. It comes after the wages of sin have done their worst. It is a promise by the only Savior who shed His blood as an atonement for sin. Be certain it is this Christ to whom you've come for forgiveness. The christs of the religions, and false money hungry prophets of this TV generation are powerless. The Biblical Christ can heal the whole crowd, not just a few for TV glamour showpieces. Beware you are not resting in false prophets who proclaim powerless christs! There is only one Biblical Christ who has the power to keep His promises to formerly lost sinners. The death message already has your name. Does the promise have a new name for you that is written in glory bought by the Christ of the Bible for those who come with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might? Are you written down in the Lamb's book of life?
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Tuesday - April 20, 2004
Spanish Leader Pulls Troops From Iraq
Apr 18, 4:20 PM (ET)
by DANIEL WOOLLS
MADRID, Spain (AP) - The prime minister ordered Spanish troops pulled out of Iraq as soon as possible Sunday, fulfilling a campaign pledge to a nation still recovering from terrorist bombings that al-Qaida militants said were reprisal for Spain's support of the war.
The new Socialist prime minister issued the abrupt recall just hours after his government was sworn in, saying there was no sign the United States would meet his demands for staying in Iraq - United Nations control of the postwar occupation.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's party won the March 14 general election amid allegations that outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar had provoked commuter-train terrorist bombing, which killed 191 people three days earlier, by backing the war in Iraq.
Zapatero pledged to remove Spanish troops in his winning campaign. But his announcement - a setback for the United States - was a bombshell, coming just hours after his government was sworn in, and as his foreign minister planned to travel to Washington to discuss the dispute.
In a five-minute address at the Moncloa Palace, Zapatero said he had ordered Defense Minister Jose Bono to "do what is necessary for the Spanish troops stationed in Iraq to return home in the shortest time possible."
Zapatero cited his campaign pledge to bring the 1,300 troops in Iraq home by June 30, when their mandate expires, if the United Nations failed to take political and military control of the situation.
"With the information we have, and which we have gathered over the past few weeks, it is not foreseeable that the United Nations will adopt a resolution" that satisfies Spain's terms, Zapatero said.
Also, the latest poll showed 72 percent of Spaniards wanted the troops withdrawn.
Public remarks by key officials in the dispute and contacts that Bono held over the past month show no signs that the political and military situation will change sufficiently to satisfy Spain by the June 30 deadline, Zapatero said. ...
I'm sure the reason behind why 72% of Spaniards want out of Iraq is because they have no intention to sacrifice anything for the Jews. This is the issue that gets smoke screened by the media. It is this undercutting of anti-Semitism that is determining the political direction to which the gentile world has shifted. The same attitudes that caused much of Europe to support the Nazis during the last generation is now supporting Islam over the Jews. A deeper motive then politics is at play. It is religious, and it is any religion but Judaism.
Spain (the merchants of Tarshish) has a prophetic roll to play as the latter days approach. It is very similar to what we are witnessing today. They stand aloof on the side lines watching Islam invade an Israel at peace and at rest. They unconcerningly ask the Islamic invaders if they come to take a spoil and a prey. Are they come to pillage the blessings that the God of the Bible showered on the Jews of Israel, and they acknowledge their obvious intent to subjugate the Jews to the Koran and Allah. The implication being the slaughter of any Jews who resist as a hunter would slaughter his prey.
The Bible predicts Spain will do nothing in the latter days to uphold the God of the Bible, or to help the Jews. They will lead European attitudes, and point the entire gentile world toward Armageddon. The inactions of Spain, and their likeminded anti-Bible cohorts are predicted to produce the most dreaded action by the God of the Bible. The latter day judgment of Armageddon!
Inaction when it comes to Christ causes the same judgment to take place at our death. It becomes the greatest catastrophe to befall any individual. My friend, are you trusting in the Biblical Christ, or are you guilty of inaction? The inevitable judgment is coming soon. Are you secure, or are you lost? Have you come with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might, or have you done nothing but stand aloof as your life passes by? Today. is the day! Come to the Christ of the Bible! Do something in this evil generation so that you may be counted with Caleb as one who followed the LORD! You don't have to remain part of the evil crowd.
Wednesday - April 21, 2004
*LATEST NEWS*- QASSAM INJURIES
Seven Israelis - including a six-month-year old baby and a two-year-old toddler- were lightly wounded Monday night when a Palestinian Qassam rocket hit a residential building in the Gaza Strip settlement of Nisanit.
The attack came only hours after another local Israeli in the northern Gaza community sustained shrapnel wounds from an earlier salvo of Qassam fire, launched by Hamas activists in response to the killing of the terror group’s leader, Abdel Aziz Rantisi on Saturday.
RANTISI HIT EXPOSES US, EU RIFT
Europe and America appeared divided as ever on Sunday in response to the killing of newly appointed Hamas leader Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantisi in a Saturday evening Israeli missile strike, shortly after dark.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a hurry to deal a fatal blow to the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza before implementing his withdrawal plans, told his Cabinet the following morning that the policy of targeting all Palestinian terrorist leaders would continue, even as ministers discussed his proposed plan to evacuate Israelis from the overwhelmingly Palestinian coastal Strip.
But the policy drew harsh international condemnation, coming just weeks after Israel was accused of inflaming the Arab and Muslim world by assassinating Rantisi’s wheelchair-bound predecessor and Hamas co-founder, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - the movement’s ‘spiritual leader.’
In a sharp statement expressing "deep concern at the ongoing and seemingly endless cycle of retaliatory violence involving Palestinian groups and the Israeli Defense Forces," Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen, reminded the Israeli government on behalf of the EU “that extrajudicial killings are contrary to international law.”
“Respect for international law should mark an important distinction between democratically elected governments and terrorist groups," Cowen observed.
Within hours the Israeli Foreign Ministry issued its own statement hitting back at the Irish who currently hold the rotating EU presidency. “Disturbed” by the apparent equating of the Israeli air-strike with Rantisi’s brand of “murderous” terrorism, Israel denounced the EU position for failing "to note that Rantisi stood at the head of an organization included in the EU list of terror organizations, and the fact that Hamas has claimed responsibility for hundreds of murderous suicide attacks against Israeli civilians."
Israel, "looks to the EU and its presidency,” the statement continued, “to take the lead in distinguishing clearly between those who target civilians intentionally in order to promote their political goals, and those who are defending themselves from such enemies."
Across the Atlantic, the contrast couldn’t be more stark - with the White House endorsing Israel's right to defend itself from terrorist attacks, such as Saturday morning’s almost forgotten suicide bombing at the main Gaza crossing terminal, while cautioning Israel to carefully consider the consequences of its actions.
"As we have repeatedly made clear, Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorist attacks. Hamas is a terrorist organization that attacks civilians, and that claimed responsibility for the suicide attack today that killed one and injured other Israeli guards at the Erez crossing," said a White House statement which built on a commitment given Sharon by President George W. Bush during an exchange of letters in Washington last week.
The rift between the US and EU will most probably widen until the rapture of all born again Christians takes place. Then, the rift will disappear as the only friend Israel has in the world will turn on them. The great Apostate Whore of Christianity will control American politics. They will agree with the Europeans that the polices for heathen, Islamic, Arab, Palestinians are more important then the loss of Israeli babies. The forever torture of the Jews by the Palestinians is the gentile concept of the price the Jews must pay for occupying the Holy Land. It is the gentile peace plan to forever establish the Palestinians in the Holy Land. The real rift will then be between the Jews and the gentiles. The real rift will then be between the coming Biblical Kingdom, and the kingdom of men. Any kingdom is welcome to the Holy Land by the gentiles as long as it is not Jewish!
Only a fool would think the withdrawal of Jewish families from the Gaza will stop the terrorism. The Palestinians almost have the Gaza now, and it does not stop them from launching missiles intent on killing babies. Only a fool would think that by withdrawing from Iraq will stop the wild beasts of Islam now released on the international community. Only a fool would defiantly stand in the way of God as He prepares the Holy Land for His coming Kingdom! This last rift will only end with Armageddon! History is about to record the end of the times of the gentiles. The Bible already records the Jewish Kingdom as the next dispensation yet to come. Foolish men have forever been left behind to face the wrath of God at the end of all former dispensations. It has always been but a small remnant that found grace by knowing how to follow God!
Past Biblical dispensations followed the promise of a coming Redeemer/Savior. This generation is unique only from the historical reality that the Savior has come. We know His name! It is Jesus Christ the only Savior who did exactly what the Bible always said He would do. He shed His blood at Calvary to be an atonement for sin! It is sacrificial blood that draws together all the dispensations. It will be blood sacrifice that will again be offered for sin atonement on the altar of the last Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount. It will be in remembrance of Calvary. Are you washed in the blood of the Biblical Christ? Are your sins under the atoning power of the Biblical Christ? You can settle the matter right now by receiving this Christ into the inner man of your heart. His righteousness and holiness will change you forever. It happens when the real Christ enters! It happens when the real blood is applied!
Thursday - April 22, 2004
Determination Pays Off In Struggle For
17:58 Apr 21, '04 / 30 Nisan 5764
While the fight for Gush Katif continues, a smaller-scale - but even more immediate - struggle is underway to save a piece of the Land of Israel in the Shomron (Samaria). Mitzpeh Yitzhar - a small neighborhood with a stone house that will soon be home to a newly-married couple, as well as two containers in which reside a the HaCohen family and a number of single men - has been under threat of demolition for the past two days. Hundreds of people have responded to the situation and are at the site, waiting for what was thought to be a momentarily-imminent evacuation and demolition. The tension has decreased since this morning, however, and it is in fact felt that the neighborhood is safe for at least another week.
Yehuda Libman, a resident of Mitzpeh Yitzhar, told Arutz-7 today his reasons for optimism - while at the same time giving high grades for patriotism to the Yesha-supporting public:
"There are several reasons why we think the security forces will back down, at least for the next few days. For one thing, the Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) Council and supporters of Yesha in general had decided to fight for each and every outpost. This meant that the army had to allocate great forces in many different places. This, together with intensive work on the part of Orit Strook and others, led to last week's decision by the Knesset Interior Committee that the evacuation forces should comprise mostly police and Border Police, and not soldiers. Even the army itself had been increasingly asking why it should be involved in evacuating Jews in what is not at all a security issue... And so, the forces available for each evacuation are fewer.
"In addition, a precious man named Aviad Visouly of Haifa submitted to the Magistrates Court, in the name of the Mitzpeh Yitzhar residents, a claim stating that this land belongs to us. The claim is based on the fact that no one has ever claimed ownership, and that we have been here for ten years - an accepted legal claim to ownership - and we have worked it, etc. The petition states that it would have to be a draconian law indeed that would allow the State to expel people from land that belongs to them. The State is not even claiming ownership over the land, so why should we be expelled? Visouly therefore asked for a restraining order against the evacuation so that the status of the land could be adjudicated. Now, the court did not issue a restraining order - but it is reviewing the entire matter, taking the problem of the land status as one of its considerations. It has asked for the reactions of both sides by tomorrow, and will then make a decision within the coming days.
"In sum, with Memorial Day coming up on Monday, and Independence Day the next day, it seems very reasonable to assume that the police will not take action until then, for the following reasons: The court is currently reviewing the issue; the matter of ownership of the land is not clear; the limited available police forces; and another important point: since Monday afternoon, there has been a constant presence of hundreds of people here, determined to prevent the demolition of this neighborhood. It's really a sign of honor for us, that even though the main issue these days is the Likud referendum and almost all our strength is directed to getting people to visit the Likud members house-to-house, still and all, I would say a total of 1,000 people have been here in the past two days, including some of them for two days straight, to save this piece of Eretz Yisrael.
"So it looks like we have until after Independence Day, and even then we're hoping that they won't want to take action against us until after the Likud referendum five days later. With G-d's help, we will prevail."
It will be 56 years next week that the God of the Bible has brought back a Jewish Nation to this modern world. It has been almost 2000 years since the world witnessed a Jewish State planted right in the middle of the Holy Land. Next month it will be 37 years since Jerusalem became a Jewish city once again. Not since the days of Christ have the Jews had sovereignty over this Biblical city, and the Temple Mount. It is true that the Jews were subject to Roman rule, and limited to Roman approval. The times of the gentiles was fully operative as the Bible always said would be the situation. Today, the gentiles still dominate, but Jewish independence is surfacing again during impossible circumstances. The independent fundamental Jewish settlers are leading the charge by God to establish true Jewish sovereignty over all the Promised Land free from gentile influence. It is a struggle of mammoth proportions, but with God's help they will prevail!
The Jews represent only 1/4 of 1% of the world's population, yet they dominate the news almost daily. The God of the Bible is forcing His will on planet earth. The Bible Lands have become the focus for the world once again. It has not been since the days of Christ that Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount had such attention. God is clearly doing things in the Holy Land that are causing the world to take note.
Hate for Jewish independence is as great today as it was when Moses told Pharaoh to "Let My People Go." The independent Jewish settlers have aroused the same hate by claiming the Promised Land once again. The secular politicians hate the tenacity of these independent Jews. The Islamic world is outraged. And, the gentile world points to them as the thorn preventing the enactment of the "Road Map" peace plan that would subjugate the Jews of the Holy Land to forever be tortured by the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians!
It is only with God's help that the Jews will prevail. The last Jewish Temple is God's plan for the future of the Holy Land. The only Jewish Messiah will sit on the throne in that Temple administering Biblical Jewish justice throughout the world. What are your feelings? Do you hate a God who would subjugate the whole world by establishing a Jewish Kingdom of this magnitude, or can you submit to Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might? Your personal salvation hinges on your ability to submit to the coming Jewish King! Only a love produced through God's help can prevail over such hate. The sad Biblical prediction is that most men will prefer to hate the independent fundamental seed of Abraham. Isaac, and Jacob!
Friday - April 23, 2004
Rabbis: Likud Referendum the Major Priority
15:55 Apr 22, '04 / 1 Iyar 5764
(IsraelNN.com) The Yesha Rabbinical Forum has called on concerned Jews, adults, students and children, to work tirelessly to persuade Likud voters to oppose Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s unilateral Gaza disengagement plan. The prominent rabbinical forum released a statement that working against the plan until the 2 May referendum is of the utmost importance and the rabbis are calling on everyone to push aside personal agendas, including work and school schedules, to defeat the disastrous plan.
PM Sharon Says He's not Obligated to Abide by Referendum
16:47 Apr 22, '04 / 1 Iyar 5764
With only ten days left before the Likud referendum, opponents of the unilateral Gaza withdrawal/evacuation/expulsion plan say they are gaining momentum. Latest polls show that only 4% separate those who support the plan from those who oppose it.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has proposed a unilateral disengagement from Gaza, under which Israel is to withdraw its forces and evacuate its 8,000 residents by the end of 2005. This is to be done with no coordination with the Palestinian Authority, and therefore involves no reciprocal commitments on its part. The nearly 200,000 card-carrying members of the Likud will vote in a non-binding referendum on the plan on May 2.
The Prime Minister originally said he would abide by the referendum's results - but today he changed his tune. Speaking in the Knesset today, Sharon said that the referendum has no legal standing, but rather "public/moral standing." The Prime Minister said he wished to emphasize that the two bodies that have the authority to approve and authorize the plan are only the Cabinet and Knesset.
Survey results published in Haaretz today show that 44% of surveyed Likud members support the plan, while 40% oppose. Surprisingly, however, among those who are sure to vote the gap is slightly larger - 47% to 40%. Just over two-thirds of the respondents said they are sure to vote.
A Voice of Israel radio shows the same trend, although the numbers are different. A gap of 20% in favor of those who support has now dropped to 12%, according to Voice of Israel pollsters.
Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz of the Likud, one of the leaders of the campaign to oppose the plan, said today that the enlistment of senior Likud ministers such as Netanyahu, Livnat and Shalom in the Sharon camp has not significantly helped the pro-expulsion cause. "With all due respect," Katz said this morning, "each of those ministers who changed their position - or rather, changed their vote - has one vote, and no more. I believe that the only one whose personality can have an affect is Prime Minister Sharon himself. Anyone else in the Likud who would have pushed a program that is so diametrically opposed to the party platform would have suffered a 90% defeat and more. Our goal, therefore, is to convince Likud members to support the original positions of Ariel Sharon."
Katz said that the anti-evacuation trend can be explained as follows: "As time passes, the Likud members are being exposed more and more to the facts and to the practical significance of the plan, from both a security and humane point of view regarding the Gush Katif residents who are visiting their homes. All in all, the Likudniks like the settlers." ....
The Jews of Israel, and the world are reluctantly being forced to take a side. Most would rather sit on the fence, but circumstances are forcing all to decide which side they will stand! The independent fundamental Jewish settlers have the unchangeable Bible on their side. Sharon has the ever shifting good will of the gentile world on his side. It matters not which side the majority decide to stand. Sharon has already said he will not abide by the coming referendum should it go against him. God has forever never been influenced by fallible men who stand against His already published will of how the end of all things will be. God has recorded in the Bible that He is going to establish His Kingdom in Israel, at Jerusalem, and from the Temple Mount. Presently, 99.75% of the world's population is gentile, and not expected to abide with this revelation. The majority does not seem to be a factor in God's decision to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to this generation. The God of the Bible opposes the democracies of sin filled men. They are worms to Him, and the nations they establish are as dust! Their religions are all corrupt, and likened to the whores who seduce perverts into lust filled pursuits. The whore of Islam with the phony promises of a sexually perverted heaven for the suicide murderers of Jews stands out most clearly as a modern day example of the Biblical metaphor. The gentile world, and many Jews prefer to lie with this whore for a compromised peace solution rather then stand on the side of purity and holiness. It is the God of the Bible forcing, the truth be told, of where men's hearts really lay. The seduction has become ever so easy! The side men chose is presented as a feather bed of phony bliss. At the end the whores of religion will be judged, and those who filled their beds will be condemned for all eternity future. When men commit whoredom with manmade religions, the Bible says they are departed from the LORD!
The Great Apostate whore of Christianity is soon to be left behind at the rapture! Today, most want to sit on the fence taking no stand on Biblical doctrine. They have turned against Biblical knowledge. The great lies of phony gifts by the charismatic invasion unique to this generation goes for the most part unchallenged. The true Church has lost its' testimony because it has been seduced to lie with the great whore in her feather bed. "Born again" has been hijacked with barely a whimper, and the whore waves it like a soiled panty in the face of all that is pure, holy, and true. Most of the true Church said nothing as Christianity was compromised. Roman Catholicism became respectable in Evangelical circles during this generation. The "Passion" has sealed the union. Revival because of this public union is an impossibility. Now, only dispensational change can correct what this generation did to righteousness, purity, and holiness! The last harvest has come to this generation because the vast majority of the field is filled with tares, and men can't see the difference. A new witness. A new Judaism. A Biblical return to holiness is God's plan for the next dispensation.
The old Christ. The unchangeable pure and holy Christ. The Biblical Christ is the only hope for this generation. Are you Biblically born again, or are you just religious? Are you saved, or are you indulging the great whore about to be left behind? Which side are you standing? Only the person. Only the Biblical Christ can save! Won't you come to Him, and Him alone. Won't you live for Him, and separate yourself from the whoredoms of men!
Saturday - April 24, 2004
- The PLO charter was never changed despite a commitment by the PLO to strike the statement denying Israel's right to exist, PLO foreign minister Farouk Kaddoumi said. In an interview with the Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab published Thursday, Kaddoumi said that, contrary to popular belief, the PLO charter still does not recognize Israel's right to exist. “The Palestinian national charter has not been amended until now,” he said. “It was said that some articles are no longer effective, but they were not changed. I'm one of those who didn't agree to any changes.” Oslo was partly predicated on the PLO’s acceptance of Israel as a state and Israel’s recognition of the PLO as a viable negotiating partner.
This is an astounding revelation! The most basic premise of the Oslo Peace Accords was never implemented by the Palestinians. The accords that allowed Arafat and his thugs to return to Israel, and establish the present terrorist supporting PLO was all agreed to by Israel for the Palestinian promise of recognizing Israel's right to exist. It is now evident that this was an out and out lie by Arafat and the PLO. They promised before the whole world this one thing - recognition - which is now known was never done despite all the statements to the contrary. How can a State be considered for such a culture that so openly lies before the international community? How could any statements from such people ever be believed? How can anyone think there could ever be peace by putting such hatful animals in the midst of those they hate the most? Their word is the word of a pig who nodes his head that he will stay in his pig pen. Who would ever expect such an animal to even have the ability to keep such an implied motion of its head? Wake up world! Arafat and the PLO have no moral conscience when it comes to dealing with Jews! This revelation should forever end any thoughts of a "two state" road map peace plan.
The world long knew the Palestinians were lying. The text books they printed for the Palestinian children never showed Israel on the maps of the Middle East. It was not just Arafat who never recognized the Jewish State of Israel. It is the whole culture that despite what they might say publicly have never acknowledged the existence of their neighbor. Jews are presented as monkeys to the Palestinian children. Who would ever feel obligated to keep their word with a monkey?
There can be no negotiations when the hate is so ferocious. Hitler proved the worth of his word to the international community at the outset of World War Two. He had no respect for anyone other then himself, and his likeminded henchmen. He looked at such agreements as agreements with inferiors of no consequence to his master plans. The rest of the world had no moral standing in his eyes. Lying to the international community was never considered a character defect from inside Nazi circles.
Jesus Christ never denied the charge that He was King of the Jews meaning He was the Messiah Savior. He told lost sinners to come unto Him for redemption! They were not told to become better Jews, or to become Christians from His lips. It was only to come to Him alone! His promise was that they would never be the same again if they came with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. You must decide if His character is that of a liar? You must decide if His atoning sacrifice at Calvary will be availed for your sins. The one thing Christ will not do is force you to be saved against your will. You must come. He is calling! You must decide!
Sunday - April 25, 2004
Israel Memorial Day
April 25, 2004
Israel Memorial Day -- giving one's life in defense of the Jewish people is a mitzvah of the highest order
Israel Independence Day
April 26, 2004
Israel Independence Day -- the historic return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is a modern miracle
*LATEST NEWS*- ARAFAT GIVES UP FATAH FUGITIVES
Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat forced 21 fugitives hiding in Ramallah headquarters to leave on Thursday, fearing the Israeli army was about to invade the complex and arrest them.
The wanted men were all members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – a terrorist militia with direct links to the PA’s governing Fatah movement. They had been hiding in the battered Muqata compound under Arafat’s personal protection for months.
One of the fugitives told The Jerusalem Post that Israeli security officials summoned Palestinian security chief Ismail Jabber last week and told him if the men were not forced out they would invade, and if necessary, pull them out of "Arafat's desk drawer."
Following the warning, five of the fugitives left voluntarily, and Arafat personally told the remaining 21 to leave overnight. Among those expelled was Ali Barghouti, nephew of imprisoned Fatah leader and would-be Arafat successor Marwan Barghouti who denounced the expulsion as a crime. "Arafat has deserted the Fatah activists," he said.
It is the old story. They were told to become religious fanatics for Allah by all the authorities of their culture. The politics changed, and they are left out to dry! The truth is they were just fodder for the old men who seek to control the culture. They were magnified as living martyrs while useful, but abandoned when they became a liability. The old men promised them a sexually perverted heaven, but reality must now have destroyed such phony promises as a ridiculous form of holiness? All the authorities of their culture encouraged them to resist their own conscience, and become mindless animals in behavior. Now, they have a price on their heads by an Israeli government that will not abandon the call of justice for crimes against innocent civilians. Instead of looking forward to seventy sex kittens, they look forward to being caged for the rest of their lives, or being killed as criminals ending their now insignificant reign of terror. The old Arabs calling themselves Palestinians are also facing an end to their visions of phony grandeur. The attempted nation they sought over the last 50 years is doomed to the dung heap of all other phony nations that abandoned the God of the Bible. Only the Jews continue!
Today and tomorrow Israelis celebrate their Memorial Day and Independence Day. The world must marvel that the God of the Bible does not abandon His children. He does chasten them unto holiness as He has for almost 2000 years, but He never, never abandoned them! The proof of the Biblical God's faithfulness is being proclaimed to all the world by these present holidays. The Israeli State has grown and prospered. The Arab usurpers have degraded to animals in their behavior. It is a result of their hate for the Jews. Their culture has no redeeming values, and has self-destructed into abject poverty for the masses. The old men this culture chooses to be their leaders have stolen unimaginable wealth mostly earmarked as humanitarian aid. Only such crooked leaders can be counted on to forever hate the Jews, and torture them for being back in the Holy Land! This Arab culture can't stop the celebrations in Israel, but they can through evil acts of cruelty show the world how vindictive they intend to be for Allah and his prophet Mohamed. A sexually perverted eternity must still lingers in their warped sense of heavenly holiness?
The real God of the Bible is very different from the god of the Koran. He remains faithful to His promises no matter how much a liability His unholy children may become. His Church children have become neither cold or hot, and He must soon spew them from His mouth with the rapture. The wild branch pumped up with false pride of phony powers has abandoned Biblical doctrine which prevents such haughty behavior. The pompous fools fill the TV waves with phony holiness of mindless animalistic behavior calling it a gift. Miracles are reduced to the unseeable. There are no severed limbs recreated from nothing. There are no dead decayed bodies being raised back to life. It is all acting for the mindless gullible addicts of a phony Christian holiness. Only the Biblical Christ can perform the real seeable miracles. Only He can save the sinner from personal sin. Only He can restore true Biblical holiness. Only He can give eternal, perfect. holy, life! Only He will never abandon those who come to Him with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might!
Monday - April 26, 2004
Israel Memorial Day
April 25, 2004
Israel Memorial Day -- giving one's life in defense of the Jewish people is a mitzvah of the highest order
Israel Independence Day
April 26, 2004
Israel Independence Day -- the historic return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is a modern miracle
In the State's
by Rabbi Dov Begon
Apr 22, '04 / 1 Iyar 5764
In the State's 56th year, we shall oppose the "Disengagement Plan".
The special mitzvah of Israel Independence Day is the mitzvah of settling the Land of Israel. Ramban, seconded by all the early and late commentaries who ruled like him, declared: "We were commanded to occupy the land given by G-d to our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We must not leave it in the hands of any nation. As it says [Numbers 33:53], 'Clear out the land and live in it, since it is to you that I am giving the land to occupy.'" (Ramban's remarks on Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot, Mitzvah 4; Even Ha'Ezer 75:4, Pit'chei Teshuvah)
The settlement and conquest of Eretz Yisrael, and the establishment of the State of Israel, constitute tangible fulfillment of the mitzvah of occupying the Land, a mitzvah that we know weighs against all the other mitzvot combined. This mitzvah is incumbent upon the entire Jewish People, and every individual Jew.
Whoever violates it, that is, whoever leaves the Land of Israel in the hands of a foreign power or "disengages" from it and hands it over to the nations "in any generation" (Ramban, ibid.) commits a serious offense. Rashbam (on Genesis 22:1), in fact, teaches that because of Abraham's sin of making a pact with Avimelech, Israel suffered numerous misfortunes, amongst them, the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
One may think that disengaging from Eretz Yisrael will bring security, economic or other benefits. Yet, the Torah says, "If you do not drive out the land's inhabitants before you, those who remain shall be barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides, causing you troubles in the land that you settle." (Numbers 33:55) As Ohr HaChaim comments, if we leave an alien people in the Land, that people will not suffice with its portion, but will demand as well the portion that we hold, and they will oppress us.
Today, on the fifty-sixth Independence Day of the State of Israel, questions on the public agenda include this: Should we disengage from parts of our homeland, or should we remain faithful to Eretz Yisrael? For the Jew who believes in G-d and Torah, this is no question. It is like asking him whether or not one should keep the Sabbath and eat kosher food. He will reject the question out of hand. ...
A Mitzvah is doing something right. Today's Pharisaical Judaism falsely teaches that mitzvahs pave the road to earning heaven. It is a works system by which the LORD Jesus Christ warned the Jews to beware. It is grace by which the road to heaven is already paved, and the sacrificial blood of Christ at Calvary is the atonement that opened the door for any who will enter. Doing mitzvah should Biblically be a result of love, not a process.
I agree with the Rabbi that the Jews of this generation are doing a mitzvah by occupying and conquering the Promised Land. I agree with the Bible that God by grace intends to yet circumcise the hearts of many Israeli Jews in this generation. It will not be until then that doing mitzvah will have the right motivation. It will be because of love for what God has already done, not because of useless manipulative motivation aimed at influencing God to open the door that is already open. The road of good works by pride filled men is the wrong road that can't lead to the open door of grace. The two can never merge! Mitzvah can only come after entrance, not as the means of entry.
It matters not if men are credited with mitzvah. What matters is that God is preparing the world for His coming Kingdom. The process has been going on for 56 years, and is clearly reaching a climax. The more God forces a sovereign Jewish Nation on this world; the greater the resistance. The more the independent fundamental Jewish settlers settle the Holy Land; the more Israel becomes the target of hate filled negative news reports. I doubt another 56 years will pass without the rapture, the Islamic invasion of Israel, and the Great Tribulation taking place. All these must pass before the Kingdom is established in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and from the Temple Mount!
The door to heaven is covered with the blood of Calvary. There is no other entrance. The sin problem must be settled first. Only then does doing mitzvah have merit. The unclean can't impress God by mimicking holiness. The coming Jewish Temple will not be polluted with their mechanical offerings. God says He will only accept those with a circumcised heart. It is the inner man that the Holy God of the Bible bases His acceptance of mitzvah. It must be absolutely pure, or it is rejected. It must pass through the blood first, or it will forever be tainted with sin.
There is no other purpose for the Jews to be back in the Holy Land then to build the last Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. Blood sacrifice at the altar is the only way atonement can be made for sin. Only at the altar can the first step be taken. It is the Law! It is the remembrance of Calvary that will forever be the first step in being acceptable to the Holy God of the Bible! It is grace not works where it all begins! It is only by first receiving the Biblical Christ that any will be allowed to enter His coming Jewish Kingdom!
Tuesday - April 27, 2004
Rivlin: We'll hold on to land, despite erosion of leadership
By Mazal Mualem, Haaretz Correspondent
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin launched an indirect attack on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday, during a speech at a ceremony remembering Israel’s fallen in Gush Etzion.
Rivlin, who is opposed to Sharon’s plan to unilaterally withdraw from settlements in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, said that Israel “will continue to hold on to the soil in this good land, even if a weariness is emanating from the edges of the camp, and even if [the weariness] is eroding the leadership of those who advocated the vision of the land for years but have recently loosened their grip.”
Rivlin added that “we will go on living. We will stand strong against those who seek to harm us, those who seek to rout us and those, heaven forbid, who would have us retreat.”
Rivlin told the settlers from Gush Etzion and nearby Efrat who were attending the ceremony that, “we will draw strength and courage and power from those who fought and fell to protect this holy piece of land, and we will chose life.”
Rivlin also remains resolute in his decision to use his speech at Monday evening's official Independence Day ceremony to praise the settlers, despite criticism from proponents of the disengagement plan.
Ya'alon: Keep army out of Gaza debate
By Amos Harel
The juxtaposition in time between the murderous terror attack at Netzarim last October (in which three soldiers, two of them female, were killed) and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Herzliya speech in December, in which he presented his disengagement plan for the first time, encouraged commentary linking the two events.
In his travels around the country, Ya'alon can discern the extensive use that the Jewish settlers in the territories and the opponents of disengagement are making of his statement in December, 2002, to the effect that a withdrawal from Netzarim would provide "a tailwind for terror."...
"I propose," he said, "that the military not be enlisted against their will into politics. Not in distorted quotations from the deliberations of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and not in placards on the street. Military people need to have their say in the appropriate forums. It is flattering that we are considered reliable professionals, but in the end the political use of our statements does huge damage, both to the army and to democracy." ...
3 key Likud ministers refuse to actively support Gaza plan
By Mazal Mualem
Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Education Minister Limor Livnat and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom yesterday refused to assist Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's campaign to muster support for his disengagement plan prior to Sunday's scheduled vote on the plan by Likud members.
Sharon yesterday met with, or called, all Likud ministers who have publicly backed the plan to urge them to campaign for it actively, since polls show a significant decline in support for the proposal among party members. However, the three senior Likud ministers refused the request, saying they had done their part by announcing support for the plan, but had no intention of joining the campaign.
This leaves Sharon to bear the brunt of the campaign himself, aided by only two senior Likud ministers: Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Industry and Trade Minister Ehud Olmert. However, Mofaz is considered a major asset, since his security credentials are considered key to winning over wavering Likud members.
The tide may be turning in Israel for favor of the settlers, but it is only turning in the Likud (conservative) party. The Labor party remains steadfast in liberal bias against the independent fundamental settlers, and much like the Democratic Party in the US they hold much power and influence. The outlook is bleak for the over 250,000 Jewish settlers now living in Yesha (Judah, Samaria, and Gaza). Only a miracle can keep the conquest of the Holy Land by the Jews alive. Only a miracle can continue the preparations for the literal Jewish Kingdom promised in the Bible, and coming to this generation of Israelis. The opposition is overwhelming. It is not just a battle among conservative Jews. The entire gentile world has joined in the battle to prevent the Bible from coming true. This generation does not want Christ to return as King of the Jews! They prefer He stay away for another 2000 years, but most certainly not come now!
What in the world is happening in Israel today? Will the secular politicians, and the gentile world have their way with a remnant of Jews following the Biblical mandate to occupy and conquer? Can such a tiny, and insignificant group hated by all continue to obey God? The news folks reporting the Middle East events are the most willingly blind group ever of Biblical knowledge. They are on record as mocking the Bible as a book of fairy tales. Their evolutionary bias has made them superior to conceptual primitive tales of a creative God in absolute control not just of the universe, but the affairs of men. They are never going to get it straight when reporting on Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
The Bible says a phony peace is coming to the Jews of Israel. The Bible also says a foolish shepherd will lead the secular Jews of Israel making compromise with the antichrist for his own gain without concern for the people. Peace for the world will be holocaust, and worse for the Jews.
It is not just the Jews who experience the leadership of foolish shepherds. I watch the foolish shepherds of Christianity every day on TV. Their coffers grow as they proudly exhibit a phony mimicked holiness. Their miracles are in word only. True Biblical miracles that can be clearly seen are not what they can produce. They can't regenerate shrived or missing limbs. They are powerless in raising the dead. They can't part the waters, or walk on the waves. They are no better then Pharaoh's magicians who confronted Moses. They are foolish little men who seek to be idolized by the crowds of gullible followers. The truly handicapped leave the healing meetings in the same wheelchairs in which they came. The magicians tricks are powerless when it comes to performing real miracles. The christ of these foolish idolized shepherds is not the Christ of the Bible! Their christ is powerless, and the experiences produced are not but the twisted fruit of the money changers masked to look like shepherds.
The day of reckoning is coming for all the idolized foolish shepherds of all ages. Those who willingly idolized them will find the same fate. Those who led their children to them would be better to have been cast into the deep with a millstone tied to their neck. God is no respecter of persons. The idolized foolish shepherds must have support, or they could never lead. The willing followers whether Jew, Christian, or gentile must account for the shepherds of their own making.
Wednesday - April 28, 2004
Middle East Quartet To Meet Next Week In New York
The United States said Monday members of the Middle East Quartet will hold a ministerial meeting in New York May 4.
Before that there will be an envoy-level meeting Friday in London, U.S. State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said.
The quartet involves the United Nations, the United States, Russia and the European Union. It holds regular meeting to discuss current developments in the Middle East.
Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to represent the United States during the May ministerial meeting.
The situation resulting from the recent assassination of two Hamas leaders, last week's summit meeting between President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and the Israeli plan to retain some settlements on the West Bank are expected to figure prominently in the talks.
The quartet should better be identified from a Biblical perspective as the leaders of this present gentile dominated world who are boldly interjecting their will over what the God of the Bible is doing in the Holy Land. They are gathering together to do all they can to stop Christ from returning to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount as King of the Jews during this generation! Now, that's a headline that will never be printed.
This powerhouse gentile quartet are going to meet with the main thought of forever planting a heathen, Islamic, Arab, Palestinian State in the middle of the Holy Land. They may not say it publicly, but the result will be the prevention of the literal Biblical Kingdom coming during their lifetime and beyond.
I'm reminded of the Moslem cemetery planted by the Islamic Turks right in front of the bricked-up East Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. The pre-World War One Ottoman Empire was reminded that the Bible says the Jewish Messiah will one day enter the city through the East Gate. They bricked it shut, and planted a Moslem cemetery right up to the gate posts thinking no orthodox Jew would ever step on defiled ground. I doubt the plan will stop the return of the Lord Jesus Christ anymore then a Palestinians State in the holy Land will stop Him from coming again.
I know a heathen State filled with mindless animals who hate Jews with a bold ferocity not seen since the Nazi holocaust is not a peace plan. Only a world biased against the Jew, and the Bible could ever forecast peace from such a plan.
Oh, that the Prince of Peace would come soon, and establish His Kingdom on planet earth. Only then will real peace come to the Middle East. Why does this generation do everything they can to stop the Kingdom? Why does the vast majority refuse to come to this Biblical Christ? The only answer is that men love their sin more then they love the Holy God who created them. Don't follow the world! Come to the Biblical Christ right now. Tomorrow never comes to those who reject such a wondrous gift.
Thursday - April 29, 2004
Car Bomb Could Have Been Catastrophic
17:12 Apr 28, '04 / 7 Iyar 5764
A car bomb blew up just outside Kfar Darom this morning, wounding four soldiers who were 30 meters away - one of them moderately-to-seriously.
The Palestinian terrorist car-bomb was headed away from Kfar Darom, and is assumed to have been trying to make its way to the Kisufim intersection - where several soldiers are stationed - or even out of the Gush Katif area altogether, towards larger Israeli population centers. The terrorists attempted to deflect attention in two ways: The jeep sported an Israeli flag, and fired an anti-tank missile at Kfar Darom at the same time. Despite all, the soldiers in a jeep near the Kfar Darom junction noticed the car dashing suspiciously away from Kfar Darom, and called upon it to stop. When it did not, the soldiers opened fire, causing the car to explode and wounding the soldiers themselves - but preventing a much worse catastrophe.
t was later reported that the car bomb was packed with approximately 100 kilograms of explosives. By way of example, a 100-kilogram car bomb killed 14 people and wounded dozens when it blew up aside an Egged bus at Karkur Junction in Wadi Ara in October 2002.
Hamas took immediate responsibility for the attack, as part of its ongoing efforts to perpetrate a major attack. Its goal is apparently to make the planned IDF retreat from Gaza look to be a retreat under fire, as well as to show Israel that though its leaders are underground, it can still take action.
NRP faction leader MK Nissan Slomiansky said in response to the attack, "Mr. Prime Minister, the Jews don't quite understand your plan, but Hamas understands it very well: retreat and running away from Gush Katif. It is therefore answering the call and responding with murderous attacks."
Hamas Terrorists were Planning to
Target a School Bus
21:59 Apr 28, '04 / 7 Iyar 5764
(IsraelNN.com) Army officials are now reporting that the Hamas suicide bomber driving a jeep that exploded near an IDF jeep in southern Gush Katif this morning was most likely intending to blow himself up next to an area school bus. The terrorist’s vehicle was laden with 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of explosives.
Targeting school buses filled with Jewish children is the badge of Hamas that they proudly wear before the Islamic world. The peace loving gentile world winks as long as it is Jewish children being victimized. The American Army rightly blows apart a Moslem minaret in Iraq when the terrorists shoot at their sons. Woe to the Jews for doing the same thing.
There is a gentile standard, and a Jewish standard already separating the world of today. The Jewish standard is destine to be the world standard during the next dispensation. The Jews must return to the literal Bible before such things will transpire. The Torah book of Leviticus must again be practiced literally as the Bible says! The Jewish heart must change as much as the heart of Hamas must change before their righteousness can meet God's standard.. God is forcing His literal Bible on the world. It will soon no longer be optional to follow His literal ordinances and statutes. The Jews had the excuse that the Temple Mount was not in their hands in past generations, but since 1967 that excuse was no longer valid. The only excuse today is that the gentiles won't like it should the Jews build the Last Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount, and resume practicing the book of Leviticus once again.
Molech worship is expressly forbidden in Leviticus. That is the horrific pagan sacrifice of children to their gods. The entire Islamic culture is guilty of performing and supporting the practice. There is no room for such a pagan State in the middle of the Holy Land. The God of the Bible is very specific about the practice that brings the Palestinian, Islamic, Arabs into the streets to party all night. The sacrifice of their own sons and daughters to kill the Jewish children is an abomination for which the gentile world is forfeiting their privilege to rule over planet earth. Wickedness is not an option especially in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount where the blood of atonement will again flow. This time it will be in remembrance of Calvary.
Friday - April 30, 2004
Up T0 120,000 In Solidarity March To Gush Katif
Police were overwhelmed by the magnitude of a solidarity march to Gush Katif, the Israeli settlement bloc in the Gaza Strip. Police estimated the size of the rally at 70,000, and turned away tens of thousands others in mid-afternoon Tuesday. Organizers said that as many as 120,000 eventually attended. It was believed to be the largest demonstration in the history of Gush Katif.
The rally precedes the May 2nd Likud party vote on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate all Gaza Strip settlements.
Minister Natan Sharansky (Likud) opened the rally with a speech in which he said, "Anyone who votes for the plan needs to know that he will be responsible for soldiers evacuating communities."
According to Sharansky, "Everything must be done so that everyone votes against (the plan)." Following Sharansky's speech, the agenda was put on hold to allow more supporters to arrive.
MK Zvi Hendel of the National Union party and a resident of Gush Katif, said that huge number of people attending the rally were sending a clear message to Prime Minister Sharon. He said Gush residents no longer had to fear an evacuation.
Construction and Housing Minister Effi Eitam called on Sharon to abandon his unilateral disengagement plan. "The masses here in the Gush [Katif settlement bloc] represent the conscience of Sharon, his truth, and the good of the State of Israel." He spoke directly: "If heaven forbid you will ask to uproot this sapling, we will assemble her and we will struggle in love of the settlement and their residents. We will struggle legally against the intention to expel Jews from their homes."
In the late afternoon, police asked the demonstrators still on the roads to return to their homes. IDF soldiers prevented those attending from holding a planned march by foot from the Kissufim checkpoint to Gush Katif. Thousands of visitors who began the 10-kilometer march returned to their vehicles. Many held a shorter march inside Gush Katif, from the Neve Dekalim settlement to the rally site at Tel Katifa.
The quantity of people at the rally overloaded the cellular phone network.
The rally ended at 6pm, and police opened both lanes of the road to the outgoing traffic.
Folks, this is no little issue to the Jews of Israel. I doubt any of the major news networks carried, or even mentioned this rally for the settlers! Had the LORD Jesus Christ returned they would remain just as silent! There are many news events happening in the Holy Land that the gentile world remains willingly ignorant. The most forbidden items would be those events that confirm the literal Bible as coming true right before the eyes of this generation. The occupation and conquest of the Holy Land by the Jews is just such an event. The tenacity and support of the Jewish settlers is most certainly on the forbidden list!
The liberal Israeli politicians, the conservative Israeli politicians, the Islamic Arab Palestinians, and the entire gentile world all are against the settlers. It is the independent Jews who show their appreciation for these tenacious independent fundamental Jewish settlers who just keep on moving into Yesha (Judah, Samaria, and Gaza). It is a modern day miracle that goes for the most part unreported.
The Settlers only make the news when they stand in the way of the phony peace plans being proposed for the Holy Land. Then they are the spoilers, the fanatics, the enemy, and worse of all the fundamentalists! Of all Jews living in the Holy Land, it is these settlers who most identify with the literal Bible! They are for the most part peaceful. They are tenacious. They just won't quit being in your face!
The story of God's people in the Bible is that they have been opposed most viciously by the world because they served God, and not man. They have all found the God of the Bible as being their rock! They all have given testimony that it is their God who was their tower, and gave them victory over their enemies. I have found the LORD Jesus Christ is my tower of salvation. I have found victory over sin through His atoning blood. It is He, as the seed of David, who is coming again to assume His Biblical Kingdom. The whole world must step aside, or be crushed. Far better to submit to the Biblical Christ who shows mercy to the obedient. The strife of life fades under the magnitude of this God - this rock of my salvation! Won't you receive Him today?
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Edited by DDSrail - April 2000