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Sunday - April 2, 2006
Arab Bomber Dressed as Jewish
Hitchhiker Murders Three
23:37 Mar 30, '06 / 1 Nisan 5766
By Ezra HaLevi
An Arab terrorist from Fatah's
Al-Aksa Brigade dressed as a Jewish hitchhiker and blew himself up inside the
car of those who picked him up near Kedumim, in Samaria - murdering three Jews.
The attack took place at 10 PM near the gas station and hitchhiking station adjacent to the town of Kedumim.
The terror group released a statement saying the bomber was a 24-year-old from Hevron.
Shortly following the explosion, police believed the blast was a terrorist bomb that detonated prematurely, killing the bomber inside. The vehicle was engulfed in flames so preliminary reports took over an hour to begin to reflect the reality.
It now appears that the bomber dressed as a Jew, wearing a kippa (yarmulke) and hassidic garb and was given a ride by the unsuspecting occupants of the Israeli vehicle. He then blew himself up inside, killing three passengers. The number of dead remains unclear but it appears to be two at this time.
Security authorities are still emphasizing that details of the attack are not yet clear.
First Time: Katyusha Missile
Fired at Southern Israel
14:04 Mar 29, '06 / 29 Adar 5766
By Hillel Fendel
Though it was hushed up until a half-hour before the polls closed, a Katyusha was fired in southern Israel Tuesday morning for the first time ever. Five Kassams were fired Wednesday morning.
The Iranian-made rocket, fired at Ashkelon from northern Gaza, caused no damage. Neither was damage caused by at least seven Kassam rockets fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon and the Negev over the past two days. Two Bedouin Arabs were killed by a Kassam explosion; apparently fired sometime in the past, the victims are assumed to have set off the device when they found it in a field.
The Katyusha rocket has a range of 20 kilometers (12 miles), putting Ashdod in range of northern Gaza. It fell just outside the Gaza border fence, and it is not clear if its short range was the result of a misfire or not.
"This terrorist launch towards Ashkelon is totally different than what we have been accustomed to thus far," a Shabak source told Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler.
Sappers who arrived on the site saw that the rocket was not the amateur Kassam type they have seen in the thousands over the last few years, but rather a professional Katyusha. The tail of the Katyusha, an integral part of the rocket, enables it greater precision and destructive capacity.
Nahal Hareidi Commander: We
Prevented Large Attack in Tel Aviv
17:58 Mar 30, '06 / 1 Nisan 5766
By Hillel Fendel
Alert hareidi-brigade soldiers suspected an Arab who arrived at their checkpoint, and ultimately found that he was in fact wearing a ten-kilogram explosive.
The soldiers were manning a barrier near Bekaot in the Jordan Valley, east of Shechem, when an 18-year-old Arab arrived. Brigade Commander Lt.-Col. Yaron Frankel told Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler what happened:
"The soldiers have been in this area for just a few days. The force identified the youth from about 30 meters away, wearing a coat that appeared too big on him. They became suspicious, and immediately began the regular procedure for arresting a suspect. They called out to him to stop and open the zipper of his coat, while at the same time taking cover themselves. When he took off his coat and then his sweater, they saw him wearing an explosive vest of ten kilograms. The Border Guard sappers then blew it up in a controlled explosion. It might sound simple, but the fact is that these young soldiers did something that prevented a major attack later that day in Tel Aviv. Their alertness saved many lives."
The Nahal Hareidi unit is in an infantry unit of the Central Command, carrying out combat duties of all types: ambulatory patrols, checkpoints, temporary barriers, and the like.
In other defense news, more than 70 intelligence warnings of planned terror attacks remain in effect across Israel. Israel responded to Kassam rocket attacks Wednesday by attacking launching sites in Gaza from the sea for the first time. Naval vessels fired artillery at the open fields and launch sites favored by terrorists.
An Israeli was hurt Thursday afternoon in a stoning attack on the road between Yakir and Revava in the Shomron... South of Shechem, and in Hevron, soldiers arrested PA Arabs with large knives suspected of intending to carry out stabbing attacks... At Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, a terrorist threw an explosive device at a public Israeli bus Wednesday afternoon; no one was hurt...
Nothing has changed! The attacks on the Jewish civilian population continue as Hamas picks up where Fatah leaves off. This is the peace that the Road Map produces. The grand experiment of giving the Arabs democracy has only brought Hamas to the forefront, and ended up like giving money to children with no sense of responsibility. Giving Samaria, Judah, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount to the barbarians will be like giving fire crackers, and matches to preschoolers. It is not working, and never will work as long as the democracy is based on the false god of the Koran. The liberal secular Jewish majority living mostly in the creature comforts of Tel-Aviv have no care, or concern for the rocket attacks falling on the hated Conservative Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers living in the boarder areas. The Islamic Arab Palestinians also have no care, or concern for the kind of Jews they kill. It won't be until the rockets rain down on Tel-Aviv that effective governmental response will be demanded.
The Psalmist cried out to God to lead him to the land of up-righteousness. The Holy Land is going to be that land, but great change must take place first in the hearts of men. The preparations for that change is what is happening today. The fate of Islam is fixed in Ezekiel 39. Death and destruction is God's answerer to those who will not change! They are beyond change. They have so committed themselves to the false god Allah that repentance is no longer possible. Never will Islam turn to a Jewish King! The hope of Islam lay only in individuals willing to break from the masses. The rest are predicted in the Bible to be destroyed in their rebellion. The hope of Israel is a better fate. God has promised redemption! The Holy Land under their supervision is predicted to become that land of up-righteousness of which the Bible speaks. It will not come easy, but rather through Great Tribulation. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are now going through tribulation. They are hated most of all by Islam because they of all the Jews stood up against the barbarians trying to over-run the land. They stood face to face with only their faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not saving faith, but it is faith in the right place. I believe it will lead them to redemption. Their tribulation today is that they are not just hated by Islam, but hated by the secular majority of Jews now living in Israel. The plan is to dislodge them from their homes to make way for the great giveaway of almost all of the Holy Land to the heathen. They are hated by our Evangelical White House, and the world in general. They have become the thorn in the side of the Road Map peace plan. Their attempt to obey the God of the Bible by occupying the Promised Land has become a stumbling stone to those who want a Hamas democracy, and freedom of only their religion to be the rule in the Holy Land.
Change is coming to the Holy Land. A new heart for a remnant of Jews is what the Bible is predicting. Are you ready? That same change can be yours today! The same coming Jewish King-Messiah has made the plan of redemption available to you this very moment. Your heart will be changed, and you will for the first time in your life be able to do the statutes and ordinances of the Bible as God expects. Won't you come to the only Redeemer of the Bible? Won't you come to Yeshuah Messiah, the Christ?
28 Come unto me , all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Monday - April 3, 2006
Road to Temple Mount uncovered
Israeli archaeologists reported Thursday that they have uncovered the main road that ran from Jerusalem's City of David to the Temple Mount during the time of the Second Temple. The road connected the Shiloh pool in the City of David, just outside the walls of the Old City, to the Temple Mount compound. The 2,000-year-old road was used by tens of thousands of pilgrims flocking to Jerusalem for the Jewish holidays during the Second Temple Period who would ritually immerse themselves in the pool before entering the Temple Mount. Israeli Antiquities Authority archaeologist and leader of the dig, Eli Shukrun, said that the road shows the centrality of both the Temple and the pool for Jewish life in the city at the time.
The Omnipotent God of the Bible has has allowed the discovery of this 2000 year old road to the Temple Mount to be discovered at this time in history. A time when the world has chosen the Road Map as the only road to travel for peace in the Holy Land. The world led by our own Evangelical White House has decided to forge ahead with the Road Map plan despite the democratic victory of the terrorist organization Hamas which has sworn to never make peace with the Jews. These Islamic Arabs adamantly deny that there ever was a Jewish Temple built on the Temple Mount despite all the proof both literal and physical. Their religion forbids they ever accept the facts that the Holy Land is promised to the Jews, and not the Arabs. Truth is no argument to these Arabs. Islam has turned them into conscienceless barbarians who can rejoice at the murder of Jewish children, and rewrite for themselves the traditional historical record to make such murders a righteously acceptable act worthy of eternity in the Islamic sexually perverted paradise.
It is this our generation that is forcing the God of the Bible to destroy these barbarians by giving them the very land that God has promised, and already provided the Jews for His future Kingdom. The heathen resisted every Exodus of Jews to the Holy Land in the past, and it should be no surprise that this third miraculous Exodus should be opposed as vigorously. All who are opposing the return of the LORD Jesus Christ will pay a price. Judgment is a prominent feature with dispensational change, and 2000 years seems to be the increments the omnipotent God has favored. 2000 years from creation to the flood. 2000 years from Noah to Abraham. 2000 years from Abraham to Christ. And, now 2000 years from the Temple Mount Street being uncovered to our present day. It makes me aware of the possibility of dispensational change coming to this generation.
Holiness means cleanliness. The Road to the Temple Mount went past the Shiloh Pool so the pilgrims could cleanse themselves before coming into the presents of the Holy Temple that stood on this site during the days of the LORD Jesus Christ. Cleansing is another feature of the Omnipotent God. He demands purity. He will not compromise. His standards are perfect, and missing that mark is defined by Him as sin! A perfect Kingdom ruled over by the only perfect King ever to come to planet earth is His plan for the next dispensation. The perfect law found only in the Bible will be the standard of this coming Kingdom. It will continue to be a school teacher to show the unregenerate just how sinful they are. It reminds us how short we all come from what the Holy God of the Bible demands. My only hope for perfection comes only with the LORD Jesus Christ. His cleansing blood shed on Calvary where He was sacrificed as the only perfect sacrifice for sin that ever could be made gives me the confidence that perfection is coming for me. I can't, but Christ can! He can wash away my sin, and make me perfect for all eternity never to sin again! The Bible says it is His righteousness that will wrap me like a robe keeping me in Him forever. Oh how much greater then some sexually perverted paradise.
The book of the Holy Land is the Bible not the Koran. Cleanliness not perversion is what God is planning for the next dispensation. Friend are you ready for this? In Christ you find perfection. A perfect salvation! Do not follow the Road Map to perversion that would give the Holy Land to the heathen. Come to Christ for cleansing, and the promise of sinless perfection. Ezekiel's yet to be built Holy Jewish Temple is the only Temple with a throne. That throne will be built for the Holy Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world. Friend, it is this Christ of the Bible, Yeshua Meshiah, Jesus the Messiah who is the only Sacrificial Lamb of God. Only He can apply His sin cleansing blood to your soul. Have you come to Him for salvation? Why not come right now? Ask Him for the sinless perfection you desire. Ask Him to cloth you in a white robe of His righteousness. He never refuses a seeker who comes with all the heart, soul, and might. Submit only to this Christ the Biblical Lamb of God!
Tuesday - April 4, 2006
PA Foreign Minister: ‘No Place’
for Israel on Middle East Map
17:42 Apr 02, '06 / 4 Nisan 5766
By Scott Shiloh
The Palestinian Authority’s new foreign minister, Mahmoud Al-Zahar of the Hamas told Xinhua, China’s official news agency, that he envisions a map of the Middle East that does not have Israel on it.
Al-Zahar, who took office last week with the swearing in of the PA’s new Hamas government, said, "I dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it."
Al-Zahar’s statement echoes that of Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in which he vowed “to wipe Israel off the map.”
"I hope…to have our independent state on all historic Palestine (including Israel)," he said.
The Hamas leader said he was confident his dream would ultimately turn into a reality “because there is no place for the state of Israel on this land.”
Al-Zahar emphasized that the Hamas opposed any negotiations with the Jewish state, and said the new PA government will reconsider all the previous agreements made between the PA and Israel, claiming those agreements were destroyed by Israel. “Do you want us to repeat the same experience?” he asked the interviewer.
"Israel wants to negotiate only for the sake of negotiations, but on the ground, it expands settlements and continues building the separation fence on the Palestinian territories," he said.
"Israel doesn't want peace nor does it have any peace project. Therefore, we should not cheat our people and tell them that there will be negotiations," he added.
Al-Zahar was pessimistic regarding the possibility of eventually accepting some form of two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, which might at least form the basis for a long-term cease-fire.
"I want to ask, does Israel believe in the idea of two states?" he said. "Israel is deceiving the international community and it actually wants only a Jewish state and it just hopes to see the Palestinians have an autonomous regime."
Al-Zahar said the new Hamas cabinet might allow contacts with Israelis on certain occasions, as necessary for the day-to-day affairs of the Arab population it rules, but would not allow talks on the political level.
The Bush Administration, with the backing of the Quartet (the European Union, the UN, the U.S. and Russia), has been promoting a peace plan, called the “road map” which provides for establishing a peaceful Palestinian state living alongside Israel, as a means for resolving the Arab- Israeli dispute.
The U.S. had hoped to implement the road map with a PA government led by Fatah, the party of ruling PA head Mahmoud Abbas, which was more amenable to reaching a territorial compromise with Israel.
One of the conditions for implementing the road map was disarming the various Arab terrorist factions, including Hamas, which periodically launch deadly strikes at Israel from PA controlled territory. Al-Zahar said he opposed disarming Izzadin al-Qassam, the military wing of the Hamas, insisting the new Hamas government would continue supporting terrorist attacks against Israel.
"Why should we disarm…while the Palestinian territories are still occupied? The people should defend themselves," he said.
Since the inauguration of the Hamas government, the United States has cut off funds to the PA, and curtailed diplomatic contacts with Hamas PA officials.
The Hamas, an Arab terror organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction, unexpectedly won a landside victory in PA parliamentary elections held in January.
Despite Hamas’ role in the murder of hundreds of Israelis since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993, Al-Zahar said his organization does not hate Jews. He said Jews as well as Christians would still be able to live in the holy land, but only under the sovereignty of an Islamic state.
The puffed up heathens of the Holy Land crow in their foolishness. They think they can dictate the terms for the future of the Holy Land. They think they can defy the Bible's predicted future replacing it with the Arabic Koran account of how the future will be framed. There is no return of the Biblical LORD Jesus Christ in the Koran. There is nothing, but death for the Jews who would come to the Holy Land in anticipation of the coming Biblical Jewish Messiah. The Arabs are as clear as clear can be that Islam has turned them into barbarians who will stoop to the lowest form of life before ever giving up on the Arabic version of Mien Kauf. Moussaoui the 9/11 Islamic terrorist has been judged worthy of death today for his murderous hate that drove him to complicity in the murder of all those innocent office workers in New York. He was categorized as a rabid dog that will never be rehabilitated, and the only practical recourse is to put him to death. There is no difference between Moussaoui and Hamas. The rabid dog who attacks Americans in no different from the rabid dogs that attack the Jews. The rabid dogs now meet regularly in Gaza calling themselves the government of the Palestinian Authority. They are sending out their most rabid to the nations as their new foreign minister. Islamic death and destruction as defined in the Koran will be his message, and the infection will be far worse then the worldwide threat of the bird flu.
The Palestinian Parliament should be the first target in a renewed battle with Islamic terrorism. The only practical solution to these rabid dogs is to put them to death. The last generation did this to the Nazis, and the Japs. The rabid dogs were put to death, and Mien Kauf was put in the garbage. Instead, this generation puts pressure on Israel to give the rabid dogs most of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and all of the Temple Mount. They are already on record as saying even this Biblical prize will never be enough. They want it all. The rabid dog does not share. What they are doing in Israel will be duplicated around the world. Barbarism works when creature comforts outweigh the sacrifices necessary to keep it in check! History records the US was slow to pick up on the barbarians of World War Two. Pearl Harbor had to shake us out of our comfort zone. 9/11 has been compared to Pearl Harbor, but this generation seems ready to quit because the sacrifice is too great. This generation has decided tribute to the barbarians is the only peace plan they want to apply to the Holy Land. Pay them for 9/11 is the message of the Road Map to the world. Our Secretary of State was commissioned to make this her number one priority when she took office. It has been her foreign ministry message since the beginning. Feeding the rabid dog is easier then hunting them down.
It was dogs like Hamas that compassed the LORD Jesus Christ when he appeared vulnerable. They showed Him no mercy. Like wild animals they howled in glee as He hung on the cross. They looked approvingly upon His body that they ripped apart like the rabid dogs of every generation. They threw in His face the ultimate humiliation by gambling for his clothing which were the paltry remains of His earthly possessions. He truly came into this world with nothing, and the rabid dogs stole, and divided what little was left as a covering for His body. This ultimate humiliation as He hung naked, and dieing before them describes what the Islamic Arabs will do to the Jews at the first sign of vulnerability. These are the same dogs of which the Psalmist speaks. What they do not realize is whenever God seems weak it is only a ploy to prove how sinful the dogs of this world are! It is then that the mighty power of God is manifested. The Nazis found this out, and Hams is about to face the same fate.
Friend, the final victor is going to be the LORD Jesus Christ. Have you put your faith and trust in Him?
Wednesday - April 5, 2006
Hamas maintains policy of violence
Four green flags of the extremist Palestinian party Hamas were flying last week at the gate of a military training camp built on the ruins of Morag, an evacuated Jewish settlement. Inside the camp, recruits to the Izzedine al-Kassam Brigades, Hamas's terrorist operatives, ran mock attacks and launched rocket-propelled grenades. Israelis contemplating the evacuation of West Bank settlements may think twice knowing that Hamas jihadists now live and train on the ruins of a place that was home to 37 Jewish families until August of last year. A senior al-Kassam member explained that their mission to fight Israel had not changed, even though Hamas had become the official Palestinian Authority government.
Real peace is absolutely out of the picture as long as Hamas represents the Islamic Arabs of Palestine. A phony peace in name only can be spun by world governments, and a politically correct press. That is the only hope left for the Road Map crowds. The truth of what is in the heart of the Arabs must be watered down. The Arabs must be presented as the good guys, and Israeli Jews as the brutal occupiers of Land that belongs only to the Arabs. This phony scenario is exactly what the Koran says, but not what the Bible says. The Koran is a blasphemous religious book written by the Arab Mohamed for a rebellious Arab population. The Bible was available to them. Mohamed mentions it often in the Koran. Christ had come, and the New Testament was established and complete when Mohamed wrote his blasphemous religious work. Salvation in the LORD Jesus Christ was clearly rejected by both Mohamed, and his followers. They chose instead a false god of Mohamed's twisted imagination called in Arabic Allah. This false god was was presented to the Arab world as the god of Abraham, Ishmael (son of the union of Abraham and Hagar), and Esau (twin brother of Jacob). The Koran rejects the Biblical God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Islam claims the Jews perverted the Bible with all the Jewish prophets who made it a Jewish book rather then Mohamed's Arabic book. Islam claims all mentions of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob are Jewish perversions written into holy writ. The Bible is untrustworthy to the Arabs, and a book to be rejected. The distorted visions of Mohamed that has become the Koran, and the exaltation of the Arabs rather then the Jews is what Islam has embraced.
This third miraculous Exodus of Jews to their Biblical Promised Land has turned Islam upside-down. Hamas is a direct result of Islamic resistance to the Biblical account for the future of the Holy Land, and a coming Jewish Kingdom. Islam again is rejecting the Bible. Islam is now in the forefront of resistance to a coming Jewish King to rule over that Kingdom. Islam has openly challenged the God of the Bible, and would replace Him with their own false god Allah. Their methodism was founded with the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel. They have now nurtured a generation on Jewish hate. They have turned their youth into barbarians. No method of death is too gruesome when it comes to the murder of Jews. Targeting Jewish school children is a righteous act according to the Koran, and worthy of great rejoicing. Sacrificing their own children as suicide bombers for Allah brings the greatest reward in the Islamic sexually perverted concept of an eternal paradise.
Islam continues to embrace, and extol barbarianism with the free election of Hamas. The Bible says God is going to destroy all Islamic influence over the Holy Land in Ezekiel 39. One might think the world without Allah anymore would turn to the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible. That is not what the Bible says. The Bible says after Ezekiel 39 the world is going to reject Christ as did Mohamed. Wicked and evil men will turn to the antichrist rather then the Christ of the Bible. The Road Map that would establish Allah as the god of the Holy Land will be adapted to putting the antichrist on the throne of the soon coming Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount rather then the LORD Jesus Christ. It all ends in Armageddon! It is all about the Jewish Holy Land. It is all about the return of the LORD Jesus Christ!
3 And I appeared unto Abraham , unto Isaac , and unto Jacob , by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
Friend, what have you done with the Christ of the Bible?
Thursday - April 6, 2006
EU: Israel could 'lease' settlements from PA
concept, the diplomat said, was
relatively simple and could be applied to an area like the Jerusalem
suburb of Ma'aleh Adumim. Israel would
recognize the area as PA territory and lease the land from the PA, he
said. "Israel would admit the land
is the Palestinians, and the Palestinians would admit the homes
there are Israel's," he said. Under this proposal Israelis living in settlements would pay
property tax to the PA, but vote and pay income tax in Israel. Security services
would be provided by Israel.
France denies contact with Hamas leadership
If Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert consults the international community before implementing his "convergence" plan, one suggestion he is likely to hear is that Israel should lease the settlement blocs from the Palestinian Authority rather than annex them outright, a senior European diplomat said Monday.
The concept, the diplomat said, was relatively simple and could be applied to an area like the Jerusalem suburb of Ma'aleh Adumim. Israel would recognize the area as PA territory and lease the land from the PA, he said. "Israel would admit the land is the Palestinians, and the Palestinians would admit the homes there are Israel's," he said. Under this proposal Israelis living in settlements would pay property tax to the PA, but vote and pay income tax in Israel. Security services would be provided by Israel.
Olmert has said a number of times, including in his victory speech last week, that he hoped to reach a negotiated settlement with the PA, but that if this proved impossible he would take unilateral steps to determine the nation's eastern border and incorporate the major settlement blocs into Israel by 2010.
The European diplomat said he regretted that there were no open talks between the EU and Hamas, but said he "imagined" that lower-level contacts existed. "Everyone is pursing their own vital interests," he said. "It would be stupid to be without knowledge of the political enemy, especially if that enemy is expected eventually to be a major player in the peace process."
On the heels of the diplomat's comments came claims Monday from Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri that France had held secret talks with his organization on behalf of the EU
However the French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country had held no such meetings. "We don't have any contact with the Hamas," he said in an
Here is what the secular world wants to happen in Israel. They do not want the God of the Bible or His representatives to have any ownership of the land. The ultimate goal would be to give back all the Holy Land to Islam, and allow the Jews a subservient roll as renters subject to their Islamic landlord. This would make the God of the Bible subservient to the god of the Koran. The secular Europeans think the God of the Bible is a docile type of God who will not object to the more militant Islamic god having control of the Holy Land. This is a great mistake born out of ignorance of how God represents Himself in the Bible. He is by no means docile! In fact, He is a jealous God! He is jealous for His name's sake, and the holiness that that name represents. His children are forbidden to put themselves into any subservient position ever! Folks, this generation does not know the God they are dealing with in the Holy Land. A disaster is in the making!
The Jews of Israel need to submit to this God of the Bible not the foolishness of the secular Europeans. This is the real problem in Israel today. No one is submitting to God! All that God has written in the Bible is ignored. This willing ignorance will be dealt with very soon as the issues in Israel reach a climax. The mercy, goodness, and longsuffering of the God of the Bible is well known, but these attributes do have limits by there own definition. Those limits are being reached now that the Holy Land during this third miraculous Exodus is again being challenged by the heathen.
21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
Friend, Islam is forcing the God of the Bible to take action over the Holy Land. The ignorance of this secular generation will not excuse them from the coming judgment of a Jealous God. Are you ready? Have you made peace with the coming King of the Jews? Yeshua Messiah is coming again as He promised in the Bible. Have you come to Him as your Savior? The crowds are facing this coming judgment, and the Bible predicts they will perish in their willing ignorance. What about you? Are you willing to come out of the crowds, and get saved? Are you willing to come to Jesus the Messiah for your salvation?
Friday - April 7, 2006
Discovered: the missing
link that solves a mystery of evolution
Alok Jha, science correspondent
Thursday April 6, 2006
Scientists have made one of the most important fossil finds in history: a missing link between fish and land animals, showing how creatures first walked out of the water and on to dry land more than 375m years ago.
Palaeontologists have said that the find, a crocodile-like animal called the Tiktaalik roseae and described today in the journal Nature, could become an icon of evolution in action - like Archaeopteryx, the famous fossil that bridged the gap between reptiles and birds.
As such, it will be a blow to proponents of intelligent design, who claim that the many gaps in the fossil record show evidence of some higher power.
Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist, said: "Our emergence on to the land is one of the more significant rites of passage in our evolutionary history, and Tiktaalik is an important link in the story."
Tiktaalik - the name means "a large, shallow-water fish" in the Inuit language Inuktikuk - shows that the evolution of animals from living in water to living on land happened gradually, with fish first living in shallow water.
The animal lived in the Devonian era lasting from 417m to 354m years ago, and had a skull, neck, and ribs similar to early limbed animals (known as tetrapods), as well as a more primitive jaw, fins, and scales akin to fish.
The scientists who discovered it say the animal was a predator with sharp teeth, a crocodile-like head, and a body that grew up to 2.75 metres (9ft) long.
"It's very important for a number of reasons, one of which is simply the fact that it's so well-preserved and complete," said Jennifer Clack, a paleontologist at Cambridge University and author of an accompanying article in Nature.
Scientists have previously been able to trace the transition of fish into limbed animals only crudely over the millions of years they anticipate the process took place. They suspected that an animal which bridged the gap between fish and land-based tetrapods must have existed - but, until now, there had been scant evidence of one.
"Tiktaalik blurs the boundary between fish and land-living animal both in terms of its anatomy and its way of life," said Neil Shubin, a biologist at the University of Chicago, and a leader of the expedition which found Tiktaalik.
Famous One-Eyed Kitten to Go on Display
GRANBY, N.Y. (AP) - The one-eyed, noseless kitten that inspired an international debate last year over whether it was a hoax is coming to a new museum of oddities in central New York.
The museum founder, who believes in creationism, said the kitten is meant to launch another debate about how science and religion intersect.
The Oregon woman who owned the kitten said she turned down Ripley's Believe it or Not! and sold the remains to John Adolfi of Granby because she liked his religious reasons for wanting them.
``We didn't want Cy becoming a joke or part of a personal collection,'' Traci Allen said. ``But John was so heartfelt, you could tell he was genuine and sincere.''
Adolfi would not say how much he paid for the kitten, named Cy, for Cyclops. He said he plans to have it embalmed Wednesday at a local funeral home.
The kitten died in December, a day after being born. Veterinarians in Oregon said it suffered from a rare disorder called holoprosencephaly.
Cy will be displayed in a glass jar in the Lost World Museum, which Adolfi hopes to open in nearby Phoenix this fall.
Other exhibits will include giant plants and eggs, deformed animal remains and archaeological finds, Adolfi said.
The missing link is the issue between those who believe in the Bible, and those who do not want to believe that God created everything instantly, intelligently, uniquely, and with purpose. The unbelievers know if God is the creator then all men are responsible to Him. However, if life evolved through dumb random chance rather then intelligent design then no god has claim to make men subservient to him. We are free to do whatsoever we choose, and god be damned. The problem with evolution is that there are no missing links anywhere. There are no transitionary half and half forms anywhere either in the real world of today, or the fossil record of years gone by with one exception. It is not Tiktaalik! There was one famous half and half missing link presented to the world when Disney showed us Dumbo the flying elephant. His ears had evolved big enough to make the transition into winged flight. I remember seeing him as a child flying all around. I was ready when Archaeopteryx came along. I already believed in flying elephants so believing in flying dinosaurs was not a hard transition. I later found Archaeopteryx was only a bird with teeth like some living birds of today. There was a hoax that came out of China that tried to give a more reptilian appearance to another Archaeopteryx find, but it was exposed later to have had some intelligent tampering done. Archaeopteryx remains all bird just as Lucy the little three foot monkey remains all monkey. The anthropologists do their best to introduce human qualities in reconstructions of her imagined appearance as they do their Disney thing on PBS, but Lucy remains nothing more then a little monkey much like the monkeys we see at the zoo today. The half man half monkey missing link can only be seen in the imagination much as I saw Dumbo the flying elephant as a child.
Here is what the Lost World Museum has to say about their most recent acquisition of a potential missing link the one eyed cat.
Evolution states that millions of mutations over millions of years with the help of environmental “pressures” can lift a species from the ape like creature we call “Lucy” to us today. My question is this. Do positive mutations exist? The mutations I have seen, like Cy, are either neutral or negative. My next question is can mutations given enough time and chance really produce greater intelligence, reason, speech and even spirituality to beings?
Given the possibilities side by side. I say that it is easier to believe that we came from Adam and Eve and not “Lucy” and Steve. Either way it requires faith because we did not see Adam created from the earth and we did not see Lucy as it was and not able to know for sure if she was a monkey, deformed person or what. We did not then or now see evolution produce a gill to a lung or fin to an arm.
Friend, I sure hope you don't put your faith in those who believe that elephants can fly, or cats are evolving into one eyed Cyclopes? The Bible has proved it is a trustworthy record of world history. It has survived unchanged, and unadulterated through the millennia. It says that God is a Triune God composed of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That blows my mind because God is so much bigger then His creation. The Son set aside His deity, and came to earth born of a virgin. He died on Calvary as the Sacrificial Lamb of God, and was resurrected on Easter Sunday morning proving He had power over sin and death. He said in the Bible that He loves me, and took my sin upon His body as He died there on Calvary. I love Him for this because He first loved me. I came to Him in total surrender pleading my need for cleansing. He is now my Savior. He can be your Savior also if you only will come to Him. It takes faith dear friend, but it is intelligent faith not the blind faith in flying elephants. Christ is the link between sinful man, and the one and only Holy Triune God of the Bible. Yeshua Meshiah the Christ is not missing! He is available to you right now if you will only come to Him to be saved.
12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Saturday - April 8, 2006
Today's Zionism Means Spreading
11:24 Apr 07, '06 / 9 Nisan 5766
"After a generation of settlement and army-building, the time has come for a new Zionism: building true Jewish identity based on Jewish values." So said Rabbi Shimon Cohen at a Jerusalem seminar.
Educators and rabbis convened at a seminar sponsored by Machon Meir in Jerusalem this week, spotlighting the topic of "Face-to-Face" - meeting Israelis in their homes and re-introducing them to observant Zionist Jews and observant Judaism.
Rabbi Cohen, the head of the Beit Moriah Kollel in Be'er Sheva, said, "In today's world, taking up more space and attention than before is the 'individual.' We must talk the language the people speak, and show that we are on the same side. We must work on the simple fundamentals that we are familiar with from our upbringing and study, and turn them into the inalienable assets of the entire nation."
A recent phenomenon in religious-Zionist circles can be noted every Friday in many cities throughout Israel. Two or three youths set up a table in a public area - often outside the store of a willing store-owner - and offer Sabbath candles, tefillin and a smile to passers-by. Conversations that are struck up often lead to an appointment for further study on Jewish topics.
In one story among many, yeshiva students in Jerusalem went one step further. They decided to set up a Sabbath table on Friday night in a central area usually frequented by youths with nowhere else to go. After overcoming initial awkwardness on the part of both the "regulars" and the "visitors" clad in their Sabbath-best white shirts, the sincerity and joyous singing of the latter won out. After the breaking of the ice came discussions of substance. "Why don't you come back every week?" the yeshiva students were asked - and they said they would.
"We must fight ignorance by adding knowledge," Rabbi Cohen said. "We must increase much faith and confidence by coming with true love of our fellow neighbors... We see this process happening in Be'er Sheva; with an integration of the forces of all the yeshivot there, we will succeed in leading a process of dissemination of faith and Judaism throughout the country."
There is a crises rising in Judaism. "Next year - Jerusalem" has come and gone almost 40 years ago with the Six Day War, and instead of blessings came the curse of increased Palestinian terrorism. What should have brought the 2000 year old promise of blessed peace has instead brought the worst curse the 50 year old nation of Israel has faced. What changed the blessing into a curse was the giving back of the keys for the Temple Mount to Islam. The purpose of God for the last 2000 years as far as Judaism was concerned has been the eventual return to Jerusalem, and the building of the last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. Jerusalem means nothing without the Temple! Judaism balked when God opened the door for the fulfillment of this 2000 year old dream. They folded to the pressure coming from the gentiles, and primarily the United States Israel's only international friend. Judaism has from that day forward lost it's vision. The promised blessing of Judaism became a curse overnight. Today, the intellectuals join with the rabbis trying to formulate some new kind of Zionism without the God of the Bible who expected His Temple be built. Judaism is prepared to forever give sovereignty over the Temple Mount back to Islam. It will do this for the sake of the phony Road Map peace plan within the next 4 years. This means abandoning the Bible! This, they are prepared to do!
The intellectuals and the rabbis want a new Zionism without a Biblical Temple. They are ready to turn Judaism into a philosophy of invented Jewish values called new Zionism. A religion of works based on values drawn from the Bible which civilized men would be expected to live. It is not much different then what Judaism has been for the last 2000 years since the leaven of the Pharisees replaced Yeshua Messiah, but what is different is the Biblical dream built around the coming of Messiah to His Temple will no longer be taught, hoped for, or prayed for. The Temple Mount will be Islamic with no thought of building a Jewish Temple so Islamic passions can be quelled. These new Jews would maintain the term Zion from the Bible, but abandon it's Biblical meaning pointing to the place where the Temple is to stand. It should be no wonder God pulled the plug on these Secular Jews of Israel!
These modernized Jews of this generation now the majority controlling the government will have their way. The Bible, and especially the Temple are stumbling blocks to their secular peace plans. In Four years Jerusalem must be abandoned with the Temple Mount! The plan is to use the cloned youth of Judaism to make this transition. To have them persuade individual Jew by individual Jew that the only practical peace plan that can work in this modern world is a Two State plan giving most of Jerusalem, and sovereignty over the Temple Mount back to Islam. Common sense will be the argument of persuasion. This is no sacrifice to Jews who never put much faith in God anyway. The coming Great Tribulation is what God has in store for these dead headed modern Jews. The Bible predicts a remnant of Jews will turn to the God of the Bible. They will find Yeshua Meshiah there, and will be the ones to build His Temple on the Temple Mount. Islam is predicted for destruction. Ezekiel 39 opens the door for the remnant to build Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek 40 - 48), and turn back the present curse of the Holy Land into a blessing once again. Are you ready?
Monday - April 10, 2006
Israel or Without Her
By Malcolm Hedding
No issue arouses heated debate in the Church like the question of Israel. Much of this discussion is provoked by theological differences, not just political ones. Some believe that because of Jesus' finished work on the cross, Israel no longer enjoys a national destiny before God, especially after they rejected his Messianic credentials.
The 'People of God' are now exclusively the Church and any biblical references to a future for Israel in the Land of Canaan are taken in a spiritual sense as referring to the New Testament Church. This is called Replacement Theology. Although this belief is built upon a very shaky theological foundation, it is nonetheless tenaciously held onto by many "streams" of Christianity.
A Closer Look
In all honesty, Replacement theology is nowhere supported in the Bible. It is a mere presupposition; a theory and nothing more! However, its destructive impact has been all too clear. It has been long used by anti-Semites to legitimize their hatred of Jews. In addition, much of the anti-Israelism that exists in the wider Church today springs from this root and in many ways it is the 'new brand' of anti-Semitism.
Replacement theology can only be sustained if one can in some measure prove that the Abrahamic Covenant has been abolished. Yet this a hopeless task, because Paul's epistle to the Galatians asserts that all the blessings that Jesus purchased for us are given to the world so as to fulfill the demands of the Abrahamic Covenant (Galatians 3:8-9; 13-14; 29).
In addition, the book of Hebrews encourages us to keep trusting in the New Covenant because God is faithful and never breaks a promise. In this case, the promise referred to is the Abrahamic Covenant, which not only declares God's promise to bless the world but also His promise to give to the Jewish people the Land of Canaan as an "everlasting possession" (Hebrews 6:13-20; Genesis 17:7-8).
A New Theory
To prove then that the Abrahamic Covenant has been abolished is thus well nigh impossible. Given this reality, some Replacement theologians then assert that while it has not been abolished, it has been reconstructed! That is, the part of the Covenant that promises an eternal homeland to the Jews has been removed. We need to note four things in this regard:
1. It is pure presupposition, as the Bible nowhere teaches or endorses this point of view.
2. It attacks the character of God. In Genesis 17:7-8 God says that the Land of Canaan is given to the Jewish people as an everlasting possession. If Replacement Theology were true then this makes the God of the Bible a liar! Even the perverse prophet Balaam knew that, "God is not a man that he should lie" (Numbers 23:19).
3. It contradicts scripture everywhere. Even Jesus spoke of a latter day regathering of the Jews to the Land of Israel and to Jerusalem, affirming that the Kingdom would be restored to Israel in Zion, but at a time that only His Father knew (Luke 21:24; Acts 1:6-7). Jeremiah affirms that Israel would be regathered after correction and exile and exist as a nation forever before God (Jeremiah 31:10-12; 31:35-37). All the Hebrew prophets speak very plainly about this future day of restoration to the land and glory for Israel (Joel 3:18-21).
4. It is disproved by historical events. The restoration of Israel in our time enjoys remarkable biblical validation. To ignore this is to play the ostrich and put everything down to remarkable coincidence! I have met many theologians who have been quite prepared to do this. One even wrote, "Modern day Israel is indeed a remarkable miracle with biblical credentials that appear to be amazing. However, in all honesty this miracle is an immoral one!"Such is the blindness of replacement adherents. Their minds are made up and we should not confuse them with facts! Facts like the return of the Jews from all over the world, the recovery of Jerusalem, the recovery of the land's agricultural potential, the return of the Jews from "the North", the global dispute over Jerusalem and the worldwide phenomenon of Christians who love Israel and pray for her. All these facts are in the Bible!
"Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations...
The Incompetent Messiah
According to Zechariah, a time will come when all nations will come against Israel to disinvest her of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-3). At that time the Messiah will come to destroy those nations and to defend Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:7-9). But why would the Messiah come to defend what for Replacement theologians is an historical accident without biblical foundations? Is He incompetent or is the modern-day restoration of Israel evidence of God's hand and purpose?
Israel's journey, which includes her restoration to her ancient homeland, will always be a contested one. Such is her history. This journey according to her prophets will conclude with her meeting her Messiah. This will bring in the "Age of Redemption" as the Jewish Sages put it (Zechariah 14).
Those who subscribe to Replacement theology cannot connect with the Purpose of God and, in many cases, find themselves working against it. In their refusal to stand with Israel, they end up standing with her enemies and this can mean supporting Islamic terrorism! A church in this position is far from the heart of God and has forgotten the warning of the Abrahamic Covenant, "I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you! " (Genesis 12:3).
This kind of article is commonplace in fundamental Christian circles. What makes it unique to be highlighted for today's news item is that it appeared in Arutz Shevah. This very conservative Jewish movement coming out of Bethel, Israel hold to a literal interpretation of the Bible. They are strong supporters of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. They agree that "Replacement Theology" is a blasphemous theology when compared to a literal Bible. They see the harmony of both the Old, and New Covenants as compatible to the overall plan of God in the Bible. They also see fundamental Christianity as the enemy? They resist all efforts to acknowledge that Yeshua Meshiah is the promised Redeemer even though the literal Bible confirms this truth again and again. I guess they think a better Messiah will be coming for them? I really don't know what teachings of Christ they think could be improved? The LORD Jesus Christ was Jewish through and through. He was crucified as the King of the Jews! The Fundamental Christian dispensationalists in their literal approach to the Bible found this truth as paramount in their interpretations of the Scriptures. We fundamentalists have been praying for a Jewish Kingdom long before Israel became a nation. We acknowledged this third miraculous Exodus of Jews back to the Promised Land is the fulfillment of a literal Bible. It was the rest of Christianity that is now in denial with replacement theology that shows their over-riding anti-Semitism by refusing to acknowledge the historical facts happening to our generation in the Holy Land. The focus of God is changing as a literal Bible always predicted from the Christian Church, and back to the Nation of Israel. The Church Age dispensation is ending with the rapture, and so is the "Times of the Gentiles" as described by Daniel. The Jewish Kingdom Age is about to be established with the LORD Jesus Christ coming again as the perfect King bringing perfect redemption to the Nation of Israel.
Judaism is searching for answers. They are having problems separating the Biblical Christ from the one created by Christian religionists who came up with replacement theology along with the Crusades, and all other unbiblical concepts that have saturated Christianity down through the ages. The Jews are starting to recognize the Christ taught by the fundamentalists is not the mythical christ of the rest of Christianity. They are also starting to recognize that the messiah of the secular Jews is a myth, while the Messiah of the more Biblical fundamental Jews who hold to a literal Bible is real, and has a grand plan for the Jews living in the Holy Land. Judaism must decide over the next four years which Messiah they are going to follow. The myth, or the literal Messiah of the Bible? The mythical messiah has no real ties to the Holy Land. His followers are free to give back to Islam Jericho, the Gaza, Samaria, and Judah including most of Jerusalem along with all of the Temple Mount. The Land means nothing to these unbiblical Jews who are only interested in their own creature comforts. No mythical messiah will ever hold them to account! The real Messiah of the Bible has said He is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount with great judgment raining down on disobedient apathetic men of all religions who have ignored His eternal message to mankind. Who have willingly rejected the Savior He promised throughout the Old Covenant, and fulfilled in the New Covenant. Who have turned the real Messiah into a myth! Woe to such foolish men who will account throughout all eternity for what they have done to Yeshua Meshiah!
Reality can't be ignored. The Jews are back in the Holy Land. The Messianic plan of God will not be obstructed. The majority are not going to rule in the Holy Land! That is reserved for the Biblical Messiah. It will be His righteousness as defined in both Old and New Testaments that will govern mankind for the next thousand years. Friend, you must come to Yeshuah Messiah to be saved! It is the LORD Jesus Christ of the Bible who is the only Lamb of God. He died so your sin can be forgiven. Only His perfect sacrifice could accomplish such a miracle. The God of the Bible has put the response of men to this wonderful truth in their own hands. Oh, dear friend, do not turn Christ into a powerless myth. Rather turn to Him for the forgiveness of your soul. He has the power! It is left up to you! Won't you respond to His plea as need do all the lost sheep of this generation. Won't you come?
Tuesday - April 11, 2006
Yisrael Beitenu Doesn’t Rule Out
18:23 Apr 09, '06 / 11 Nisan 5766
MK Yuri Stern a member of Yisrael Beitenu’s negotiating team, said that under certain conditions, his party would support further withdrawals from Jewish towns and territories in Judea and Samaria.
Stern proposes that the emerging guidelines for the Kadima-led government should state that “Israel will retain most of the territory and most of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.”
Echoing his colleagues in Kadima, as well as those on the left, Stern added, “We’re interested in borders that will receive international recognition.”
In an interview with Channel 2 television, Yisrael Beitenu head Avigdor Lieberman, outlined the circumstances under which his party would oppose another unilateral withdrawal. “If it will be a withdrawal with no benefit, no compensation and no improvement in the security situation, then we will not be partners," he said.
Negotiations for establishing a ruling coalition of parties headed by Kadima and Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, got off to rocky start this morning, as prospective coalition partners, particularly the Labor party and Shas, began setting forth their conditions for joining the government.
Most of these parties' key demands are budgetary, rather than political, athough the Labor party has been pushing strongly for an explicit declaration that Kadima will implement further unilateral withdrawals if negotiations with the Palestinian Authority on permanent borders prove futile.
While the Labor party has stated repeatedly that it will not join a coalition with the right wing Yisrael Beitenu, the latter’s position of not ruling out the possibility of another unilateral withdrawal might serve to soften Labor’s opposition to sitting at the same table as the boisterous Avigdor Lieberman.
Olmert’s said in his victory speech that he was planning on giving up parts of the land of Israel, despite lack of agreement with the PA, but specifically omitted mentioning his “convergence plan” by name in order to enable flexibility in coalition talks.
On previous occasions, Olmert has said that under his plan, dozens of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria would be uprooted in order to enable Israel to establish a new border that would run parallel to the multi-billion dollar security barrier Israel is gradually completing roughly along the pre-1967 cease-fire lines.
David Glass, an attorney who heads Shas’ negotiating team, said that regarding issues relating to Judea and Samaria, Kadima representatives referred him to Olmert’s victory speech.
Glass said he would bring the speech to the attention of Shas leader, MK Eli Yishai, who would present it to Shas’ council of Torah sages, headed by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. The council will ultimately decide whether the Shas party, which opposes further unilateral withdrawals, can live at least temporarily, with the obscure details of Olmert’s speech.
The 4 year plan of withdrawal from all of the Promised Land God had given the Jews in 1967 is now being finalized. Even the conservative Likud Party has folded. This is nothing more then a slap in the face to the God of the Bible who promised the Jews He would be their God, and they would be His people. This generation of secular Jews are in the process of committing as grave an insult to God as they did when turning their backs on their own Messiah, the LORD Jesus Christ, that brought about the last dispensational change! At that time the Jews were set aside, and the predominantly gentile Christian Church Age was established. Dispensational change is again going to be God's answer to the failing of men, but this time it will not be dispersal of the Jews from the Promised Land. God has revealed in the Bible that He will this time bring Great Tribulation to the whole planet until the Jews repent from their present disobedience. God is going to work with only a remnant of Jews. A small faithful minority are about to take center stage. The days of majority rule are going to end! The majority of both Jew and gentile are abandoning God and the Bible in droves! They will be turned, or perish! The gentiles are not predicted to submit to the coming Jewish Messiah. The coming rapture of the Church will remove the small remnant of born again Christians from the Great Apostate Whore of today's Christianity. In the next dispensation the Jews will dominate where the gentiles did in the past. Armageddon is aimed at the "Nations" that come to make war on Jerusalem where the future Jewish Temple will be built. These Gentile Nations will be crushed in the winepress of God's wrath until their blood flows to the height of a horse's bridal. A most horrible end to the "Times of the Gentiles!"
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles , by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Everything happening in the Holy Land is now focused around the future of Jerusalem, and even more prominently the Temple Mount. The next 4 years will bring what happened to Jericho and the Gaza happen to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The God of the Bible is not going to tolerate such disobedience. Due to the secular Jews of this generation we have Exodus in reversal! This generation has proved itself traitors to all the previous generations of Jews called on to occupy the Holy Land. It is this generation of secularized disobedient Jews who are going to call down the wrath of God on the entire planet. At the same time it will be a small minority of obedient Jews who will provide the only hope for reconciliation with a Holy God coming with righteous anger against a disobedient planet. A remnant of Jews are going to search the Bible for truth, and will find Yesuah Meshiah there! They will discover the Christ of the raptured remnant of Christians is their Messiah. They are going to turn to the LORD Jesus Christ! They will each come individually having discovered the same truth of the raptured Christians that we must each be born again by coming each individually to the Biblical Christ. Their hearts will be circumcised, and they will be the foundation for the coming Kingdom dispensation. God is going to change their hearts. They will not be the Jews we read about, or know. They will be changed evermore. A new nature will be supernaturally implanted, and for the first time they will be able to obey God as He requires. They will be the first of the next dispensation to be redeemed! The Triune God of the Bible will be their God, and they will be His people!
Friend, the way things stand today these things can't be many years away if even that long. God has only one plan throughout all dispensations, and that is the LORD Jesus Christ! The Old Covenant promised He would come, and the New Covenant testifies to His fulfilling all that the Old Testament said would happen at His first coming. The Bible is clear the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again. He is coming as the Jewish King over all kings of all times. He is coming as the LORD of lords, the LORD of hosts, who can't be turned, or ever defeated. I am sorry for you if you have reserved your affections from Him for all this time. He demands submission, but submission out of love for what He did for you at Calvary. Repent dear friend, and come to this wondrous Savior. He loved you enough to shed His blood so your sins can be forgiven. He took the full penalty for sin upon Himself so you can be saved. It is up to you to come to Him. He will not force this wondrous salvation upon any who resist. You must come! Won't you make this Biblical Christ your Messiah? Why won't you come to Him right now?
Wednesday - April 12, 2006
Hamas Seeks to Take Over PLO
10:37 Apr 11, '06 / 13 Nisan 5766
After having taken over the Palestinian Authority, Hamas now seeks to anchor its power via elections in all the refugee camps throughout the Arab world. A Fatah leader nixes meeting with Israelis.
The Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Monday that a meeting was planned between senior Palestinian Authority figures and incoming Labor MK Ami Ayalon, a former Shabak (General Security Service) chief. One of the said PA participants, Sofia Abu Za'ida, later said the report was totally bogus.
"I won't take part in any such meeting," Abu Za'ida said last night, accusing Israel of "murdering" Arabs in Gaza. Israeli air strikes over this past weekend, in retaliation for ongoing Kassam rocket strikes at Israel, killed at least 14, including at least 12 terrorists.
The meeting reported by Maariv was to take place early next month in Morocco between Ayalon and PLO figures Yasser Abed Rabbo, Ziyad Abu Ziyad, and Abu Za'ida.
Meanwhile, Hamas is attempting to prevent any Israeli attempt to detour Hamas and speak directly with Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) or other PLO leaders. So reports Arab affairs analyst Dalit HaLevy.
Hamas has defined the PLO as its next target for political takeover, demanding elections throughout what the Arabs call the "Palestinian diaspora." This would mean elections in refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and elsewhere, where Hamas feels it has very strong support. A victory in these elections would help Hamas attain positions currently held by PLO figures, such as the observer post in the United Nations, membership in international organizations, material assets, and the like.
A Hamas leader-in-exile, Mousa Abu Marzuk, declared recently that the PLO's institutions have essentially stopped working. "The PLO can no longer represent the Palestinian nation until real reforms are carried out within it," he said.
Hamas also demands that the PLO nullify all agreements it has made with Israel in the past. Abu Marzuk said that Hamas will never accept any agreement made between Israel and Abu Mazen.
"If Abu Mazen reaches a diplomatic agreement that is opposed to our principles," Abu Marzuk said, "we will come out against him." The reference is to any agreement that does not force a full withdrawal upon Israel and a complete 'right of return' for all Arabs who left Israel over the past 58 years.
Al-Zahar: EU 'punishing' Palestinians
Mahmoud al-Zahar, foreign minister in the new Hamas government, said in a statement Tuesday that the European Union decision last week to cut off millions of dollars in funding to the Palestinian Authority was "unacceptable" and "collective punishment against the Palestinian people." Zahar added that the Palestinian people would not succumb to the international pressure and would remain committed to their goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Last week al-Zahar publicly refused to acknowledge the Jewish people's right to a state, saying only that he envisions a map that "does not show Israel on it."
I'm sure Hamas could go far beyond just the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and get unanimous support from the entire Islamic world. This is what Islam wants! Islamic terrorists dictating to the world what it must accept. Islamic terrorists exacting tribute under the threat of releasing their nurtured wild animalistic barbarians on any who would hold back payment. The international community is folding like a deck of cards. Whatever Hamas wants is what Hamas gets. Only Israel and the United States have had the courage to stand up against these barbarians, but that is changing quickly. Creature comforts outweigh sacrifice. The US is tiring as 9/11 fades. Israel run by the liberal secular majority is perfectly willing to sacrifice the hated Conservative Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers land, but that is all. Any thought of sacrificing for the God of the Bible is out of the question. To these secular Jews God is just a myth, and so they believe the Holy Land belongs to them. They can do with it as they please for their own comfort and pleasure with no regard to a God! If Islam wants most of it more, then they can have it. These liberal Jews are only interested in their concentrated ghetto centers like Tel Aviv. I am telling you the truth. If Hamas demanded Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem Arab blood would flow in the streets, but because they demand land occupied by the minority of spiritual Jews seeking to obey God it is considered no sacrifice whatsoever.
The Promised Land, The Bible, and the Jews are one! Any one without the others has no purpose. For the last 2000 years the Jews had no Biblical purpose! Now they are back! The vision God has for mankind can now be completed because the Jews are back in the Holy Land as the Bible always said would happen. The three are united for the first time in almost 2000 years. The King can now come again as He did the last time the three were united. This time the King of the Jews is not going to come as the suffering servant Savior, but the King of kings and LORD of Lords. God's plan for this uniting of the Land, the Bible, and the Jews is to establish the Kingdom of Heaven which the Jewish generation of 2000 years ago rejected.
3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
This Kingdom could only come when the Land, the Bible, and the Jews were united. The Jews of that generation rejected the Kingdom of which both John and Jesus said was in the offering. The Lamb of God, the King of the Jews was here, but His righteousness was not what that generation was willing to accept. It went far beyond the 600 extracts the religious leaders took from the law that they could keep. Jesus went right to the very depths of the heart, and demanded perfection in everything! His righteousness was too much! The Jews rejected a Kingdom based on such standards. It made even them guilty of sin! Today, the Jews and the Land are united, but the Jews are again rejecting the standard of holiness found in the Bible. It condemns all of mankind!
The Jews of Israel will observe Passover April 13 - 20 as the Bible commands. Friend, I pray you can put it all together? There is something wrong with all our hearts. We can't keep the standards our Holy God demands. The Bible says the origin goes all the way back to Adam. God did not intend to create a race of clones. Love has little meaning among a mutual admiration society. It is only when we can choose of our own free will that love can truly be expressed. God chose to send His only begotten Son, the Lamb of God, to be sacrificed for the sin of any who would love Him, and come to Him for cleansing. The promise is a miracle! God will make us perfect! He will forgive past sin, and at death will produce within the heart a perfect disposition that will never sin again. He will make us fit for His Kingdom! The provision has been completed at Calvary. It is up to men individually to come to this Christ of the Bible. Now, the time has come for the LORD Jesus Christ to return, and establish the promised Kingdom. Obedience to the Bible by the Jews is all that needs be done.
The giving back of the Land to Islam is wrong. Especially Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. It is going to bring down Armageddon on this entire generation. The time to be certain you are trusting in Christ, and Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sin is right now. Won't you come to Him for salvation? God will not Passover in judgment any heart not covered in the blood of Christ!
Thursday - April 13, 2006
April 13 - 20, 2006
92 Percent of Israelis Jews At Seder
15:18 Apr 12, '06 / 14 Nisan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) A radio survey has revealed that 92 percent of Israeli Jews will celebrate the Passover holiday Wednesday evening with the traditional Seder and that two-thirds will read the entire Haggadah, which recounts the Jews' slavery in Egypt and their redemption.
More than two-thirds of the respondents also said they eat only Kosher for Passover foods during the seven-day holiday even though almost 44 percent of them described themselves as secular.
A better Passover is coming to the Holy Land. A better changed generation of Jews are predicted in the Bible to bring about that glorious Passover. It will take redemption! Oh that this generation might see the evil they are doing by giving away God's Holy Land to the Islamic barbarians. This secular peace plan is never going to work. The more the barbarians are given the more they want. It is the animalistic instinct nurtured into this generation of Palestinian Arabs that they will never be satisfied. There is no peace with them. Only God can turn them by reaching their hearts. Islam rejects God! Islam worships a false god. A god who encourages barbarianism. A god who hates the Jews for being Jewish. Being a Jew is enough guilt for the Islamic barbarians to kill them in Islamic righteousness. They gain paradise from their false god whenever they murder innocent Jews who are only guilty of being Jewish, and living in their own Promised Land. However, before Arab hearts can be turned the Jewish heart must be changed!
The vast majority of Jews living in Israel today are vain. Their hearts are wrong with God. They do not love God with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. The world looks upon them with the same disgust as God. Only 44% admit to the truth, but they could care less about their lack of love toward God. The rest think God is satisfied that they are willing to be counted on His side though they come with the greatest hypocrisy. They honestly believe God is pleased with their Jewish righteousness which He identifies as filthy. They remember only their man centered "good deeds," but sadly forget it is the bad no matter how small or great that disgusts God.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags ; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The Jewish prophets knew these kinds of Jews well. The prophets were a thorn in their flesh reminding them of their truthful condition. The prophets of old drove the Jews to repentance. They presented them with the Holy God of the Bible who accepts nothing less then perfection!
Judaism needs to go back to the basics. They need to re-examine Biblical holiness. The Jews of today will never seek redemption, or their Redeemer while they are lulled into slumber by their present leaders. Those who keep saying it will be alright. It is not alright! The wolf is at the door, and the Jews of this generation are giving him Jerusalem and the Temple Mount while he boldly boasts he will eat them alive!
Passover in the Holy Land will be meaningless until the Jews repent! Redemption is not going to come until the Jews cease to do evil. Their hearts must change! They must love the the Lord their God first. They will then love His Land that He promised them. Right now this generation of Jews are failing the test. They see Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as a curse. Like a hot potato they only want to pass it back to Islam. It is very similar to what happened to the Philistines when they captured the Holy Ark. This time it is the Jewish heart that is wrong, and turned what was intended for blessing into a curse. When the Jewish heart repents Jerusalem and the Temple Mount will again be the blessing God always intended. The Holy Land will be holy once more. Until then, shame on this generation of Jews living in God's Holy Land. The whole world looks upon you this Passover with great disgust. Your own prophets have given you warning. It is your decision!
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Friday - April 14, 2006
April 13 - 20, 2006
Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says (Update2)
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Iran, defying United Nations Security Council demands to halt its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days, a U.S. State Department official said.
Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.
``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow.
Rademaker was reacting to a statement by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said yesterday the country had succeeded in enriching uranium on a small scale for the first time, using 164 centrifuges. That announcement defies demands by the UN Security Council that Iran shut down its nuclear program this month.
The U.S. fears Iran is pursuing a nuclear program to make weapons, while Iran says it is intent on purely civilian purposes, to provide energy. Saeedi said 54,000 centrifuges will be able to enrich uranium to provide fuel for a 1,000-megawat nuclear power plant similar to the one Russia is finishing in southern Iran, AP reported.
``It was a deeply disappointing announcement,'' Rademaker said of Ahmadinejad's statement.
Rademaker said the technology to enrich uranium to a low level could also be used to make weapons-grade uranium, saying that it would take a little over 13 years to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon with the 164 centrifuges currently in use. The process involves placing uranium hexafluoride gas in a series of rotating drums or cylinders known as centrifuges that run at high speeds to extract weapons grade uranium.
Iran has informed the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans to construct 3,000 centrifuges at Natanz next year, Rademaker said.
``We calculate that a 3,000-machine cascade could produce enough uranium to build a nuclear weapon within 271 days,'' he said.
While the U.S. has concerns over Iran's nuclear program, Rademaker said ``there certainly has been no decision on the part of my government'' to use force if Iran refuses to obey the UN Security Council demand that it shuts down its nuclear program.
Rademaker is in Moscow for a meeting of his counterparts from the Group of Eight wealthy industrialized countries. Russia chairs the G-8 this year.
China is concerned about Iran's decision to accelerate uranium enrichment and wants the government in Tehran to heed international criticism of the move, Wang Guangya, China's ambassador to the United Nations said.
To contact the reporter on this story: Sebastian Alison in Moscow at Salison1@bloomberg.net.
Last Updated: April 12, 2006 12:19 EDT
Iran's President has said his goal is to wipe Israel off the map. His announcement to go nuclear makes this boast real. They have started. They have the technology. They only need to increase what they are already doing, and the Islamic bomb will be theirs! The Islamic barbarians boldly threaten the civilized world knowing the weakness they see among the bleeding hearts can bring down the entire world system. The Bible speaks of these things as wars, and rumors of wars which are a sign of the end times.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars : see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The beginning of sorrows has clearly begun for the Jews, and for the entire world. What makes these threats the ones of which Christ spoke is that these threats are aimed at the Jews living in the Holy Land. These threats are aimed specifically to stop God's plan to bring in the promised coming Kingdom. The Arabs have threatened Israel in the past. Each time their armies lost courage, and fell apart. Now, for the first time weapons of mass destruction are in the mix. The attempts by the Arab Armies to cross the boarders of Israel during this third miraculous Exodus have all ended in failure. Now, for the first time those boarders can be penetrated in seconds. Tell Aviv could be reduced to rubble with a single hit. The threatened rumors of war have risen to a new level. The rumors can now bring the sorrows of which Christ said would come. A new burden has been put upon the Jews of Israel that did not exist before. The reality of total destruction aimed at wiping Israel off the map by the barbarians is now in the news. It is now only a matter of how long?
Fret not dear friend. God is in control. The barbarians are not going to take over the world. In fact, Islam is for all practical purposes already destroyed. It is Islam that the God of the Bible has singled out for an example to the world of what happens when rebellion against God reaches these depths of depravity. Read Ezekiel 39 for a most horrific account of what is waiting for the Islamic barbarians. Iran is there as Old Persia. It is totally devastated never to rise to world prominence again. This Ezekiel 38 & 39 account says it will not be just the Arab Armies this time, but all the armies of Islam that unite in one great pincher movement invasion of the Holy Land. The Chechnyans and their Islamic hordes from North of the Caucasus will join with the Turks as they march to Israel. Iran comes from the East, and those Islamic barbarians now murdering Christians by the millions in North Africa will come up from the South. God destroys them all on the mountains and in the fields of Israel. Islam is forever thrown into the dung heap of history never to rise again. The destruction of Islam will allow a faithful remnant of Jews build the last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. Jerusalem will be Jewish forever more after the Islamic threat is removed.
Everything happening in the Holy Land today is aimed at the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. This evil generation is not going to stop what God has already decried in the Bible. Have you come to this Christ around which the history of the world revolves? Do you know Him as your personal Savior? The Bible says you must come to Him. There is no other! Only He has the power to forgive sin. Only He deserves to be King because of Calvary. He is coming again, and nothing is going to stop Him!
Sunday - April 16, 2006
April 13 - 20, 2006
Nazi Germans responding to the pleas of Palestinian Arabs planned to open up a "branch" of the Holocaust in the Land of Israel and exterminate the half-a-million Jews then living in the land in line with Adolph Hitler's plan to rid mankind of its "Jewish problem."
According to reports carried in the Israeli press over the weekend, a new study by two German historians has revealed that in 1942 the Nazis created a special SS force - one of its mobile death squads known as "Einsatzgruppe" - tasked to do to the Jews in British-mandated Palestine what was being done to them in Poland and other parts of Europe.
Called the "Einsatzgruppe Egypt," this Jew-killing force was formed shortly after "Palestinian" leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, personally visited Hitler in Berlin and offered the services of his people to the cause of the Third Reich.
By then nationalism was burgeoning among the Arabs of Palestine who -- motivated by their religious beliefs which taught hatred of the Jews and rejection of Jewish sovereignty over any territory previously under Islamic rule -- were despairing of their own efforts to prevent the rebirth of the Jewish state.
For them, the rise of Nazi Germany was an answer to their daily prayers for help from "Allah and the Prophet."
Those Nazi barbarians of the last generation had to be crushed by the world. They also chose death over compromise, and peaceful coexistence with the Jews. They gained control over Germany like the barbarian terrorists have taken control of Islam today. The Nazis pushed the world into war just like the Islamic barbarians of today keep pushing. There are no Islamic moderates that exhibit any control over main stream Islam. There are no Islamic demonstrations against the nuclear intent of Iran. All of Islam is in one accord when it comes to the destruction of the Jews! Hitler's final solution to the Jewish problem is as alive today as it was during the reign of the Nazi's, but this time it resides in Islam. "Einsatzgruppe" is practiced daily in the Holy Land by the Arabs, and the world ignores it like they did in the same pre-WW II apathy of the last generation. Will this world of sin ever learn the Jews are the apple of God's eye?
The God of the Bible has chosen the Jews! He instructed them, and kept them as the apple of His eye. Today, He is in the process of redeeming them. This transformation is going to come through Great Tribulation. The Jews are a stiff necked people, and it will take great chastening before they will be ready to turn to Yeshuah Meshiah as their Redeemer. The God of the Bible will humble the Jewish spirit until they will be fit to enter into His coming Kingdom. The Jewish heart of stone will be broken! The entire world is going to enter into the same Great Tribulation the Bible predicts that will bring about this wondrous conversion of the Jews. The gentile nations are predicted to remain unmoved. They will refuse to learn. They will refuse to submit to the mighty power of the Holy God of the Bible. The God who demands the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount are His! They will refuse the perfect righteousness coming with the Kingdom Age. It is the Jews the Bible says who will repent. They will have learned the lesson coming through Great Tribulation. They will turn to Jesus as their Savior. It will not be the watered down Jesus of main stream Christianity that exacts no purity of spirit on his followers. It will be the Holy Yeshua Meshiah demanding Kingly respect for His nature and rule. Nothing less then perfection will be His standard, and the Jews will submit willingly. They will humble themselves before His puritanical righteousness acknowledging He is right, and they are wrong. Through love they will come knowing He first loved them, and died for their sin on Calvary so forgiveness would have the atonement holiness demands. A mixture of joy and sorrow will attend their conversion. Joy for salvation, but sorrow at the cost.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced , and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Friend, I pray you understand, and know this Christ of the Bible. I pray you might understand the faith by which we each must come to Him. He brings both sorrow and joy to every repentant sinner who comes. We share the experience of every Jew who has received a circumcised heart when we come by faith. We must come to this great God of the Bible through faith. The same faith exhibited by Abraham the very first Jew.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham ; who is the father of us all,
17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
The gentile Christian Church Age is coming to an end. The King of the Jews is coming again to establish His Kingdom of perfect righteousness. Friend, it is faith in Christ that makes us fit to enter, and spend all eternity with our Savior. Has your spirit been humbled? Have you come to Christ in sorrow, but left in the great joy of salvation? The choice is yours, and only yours to make. Why not come to this Christ of the Bible right now? Humble yourself before Him coming with all your heart, soul, and might. Experience the joy that can be yours through faith in Christ!
Monday - April 17, 2006
April 13 - 20, 2006
Holiday Priestly Blessing at
Western Wall Sunday
11:30 Apr 16, '06 / 18 Nisan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) The traditional Passover priestly blessing ceremony took place on Sunday morning at the Kotel (Western Wall) despite the unseasonably rainy cold weather.
The Kotel, the Wall, is venerated by today's Jews. It symbolizes the last traces of their Holy Jewish Temple. The most reverent Jews kiss it with tears of compassion. Today, there is a very distinctive line of Jewish compassion on the Kotel. Jews have come to the Wall putting their foreheads against it leaving a line of the tallest to the shortest while praying for the coming redemption. The wall is called the Wailing Wall for this reason. It is the Western Wall of the Second Temple compound. Extensive archaeology under the wall has revealed the very street upon which Jesus Christ walked when He approached the Temple. The Jews have excavated down to bedrock, and have discovered one of the largest ashlars ever found.
The largest building stone ever used in world history. It's part of a row of stones in the Western Wall known as the Master Course.
Jewish engineers reached the heights of stone building even surpassing present levels with modern equipment. The Holy Jewish Temple had to be magnificent looking at what little is left to examine. The structure was torn down by the Romans in 72 AD ending the Jewish revolt that resulted in the dispersia lasting until 1948. Today, our generation has witnessed the Third Miraculous Exodus back to the Promised Land. The Jews are back! The last words from the last Old Testament type prophet to the Jews were "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!" The baptism of John was only unto repentance. It could not save! John encouraged the Jews to seek the one who came after him. It was the LORD Jesus Christ. He was put to death for what He said about the Temple.
24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple : and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple .
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
It was for the Temple that the LORD Jesus Christ was crucified by man. That Temple had to come down. It became the symbol of corruption. It prevented the Jews from recognizing their Messiah when He came. What was meant for a blessing had been turned into a curse by the sins of men. Christ cleansed it twice. Once at the beginning of His ministry, and once at the end. Both times men corrupted it as fast as they could going back to the old practices of greedy materialism. Using the Holy God of the Bible for filthy lucre. (Not much different from the Charismatic showman we see on TV today.) What we see is that those Jews were beyond repentance. The only salvation open to them was a total cleansing of the entire system. Judaism was so corrupted not one stone could be left upon another. The entire system had to be pulled down, and reassembled from the ground up. Reassembled on the platform of Biblical Holiness! Reassembled for the perfect King who would be the ruler of the Heavenly Kingdom.
Today, the Jews have put a wall between them and the God of the Bible. They kiss it with misguided passion. What they need to do is tear it down. They need to pass over that wall, and reclaim the Temple Mount! It will not be until the Last of the Jewish Holy Temples is built on the Temple Mount that the Jewish Messiah Redeemer will come. I'm convinced the words of Jesus are yet to be fulfilled. These last remaining reminders of that corrupted Judaism must be removed. The same Judaism that today is giving back to Islam Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Total restoration is the only hope for Judaism anymore. Puritanical holy cleansing that will not accept anything less then perfection. The bulldozing of all the filth of Islam is where it will start. The entire Mount must be scraped clean of all corruption right down to the bare bedrock. I envision Jews scrubbing the very bedrock much as they prepare their homes for the Seder. This must be done before the Last Holy Jewish Temple will be ready for construction. This time it will remain Holy. The antichrist has a shot at corruption, but the Bible says a faithful remnant of Jews remain unmoved. They will be forced to flee into the wilderness for 3-1/2 years as the Bible says, but they will return. They will cleanse this coming Temple structure in the last days of the Great Tribulation. The LORD Jesus Christ will return to the Holy Land. His feet touching at Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives. He will cross the Kidron Valley and enter through the East Gate into His Holy Temple to sit on the throne prepared there for Him!
Are you ready? Have you come to this coming King? He waits for you to repent. Every stone of the old structure must come down. Salvation is applied to the very core of your soul. Only those who come with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might find this Christ of the Bible. Are you prepared to come with this kind of commitment to Him? If you are - you can be saved. You can be purged of all your sin. You will then be prepared to enter into the Heavenly Kingdom through the precious blood of the LORD Jesus Christ.
Wednesday - April 19, 2006
Five Funerals Today; Hamas
Defends Murderous Attack
12:09 Apr 18, '06 / 20 Nisan 5766
Funerals of those murdered in Monday's Palestinian terror attack will be held in various Israeli cities today. Two Romanian workers will be buried in their homeland. Hamas condones the murders.
Though both Fatah and Islamic Jihad claimed to have carried out the attack, Hamas - the terrorist organization that runs the Palestinian Authority - defended it, and blamed Israel. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called the multiple murder a "natural result of the continued Israeli crimes against our people." He said, "The Israeli occupation bears responsibility for the continuation of its aggression. Our people are in a state of self-defense and they have every right to use all means to defend themselves."
The National Forensic Institute in Abu Kabir, near Jaffa, has completed the identification of the nine victims killed in the bombing. The names of eight have been publicized:
* Security guard Binyamin Hafuta, 47, from Lod, who tried to check the bag that the terrorist then detonated.
* Victor Erez, 60, of Givatayim. A grandfather of five, he lost a leg in the Six Day War.
David Shaulov, 29, Holon. His wife Varda is in her ninth month of pregnancy with their third child.
* Phillip Balahsan, 45, Ashdod. When the blast occurred, he embraced and covered his two children to protect them; he died en route to the hospital from shrapnel that penetrated his body.
* Lily Yonas, 43, from Oranit.
*Ariel Darhi, 31, from Bat Yam.
* Boda Firushka, 50, and Roselia Basanya, 48, foreign workers from Romania.
The terrorist was reported to be a 16-year-old boy, though his family later claimed that he was 21.
The powerful and deadly blast occurred at 1:30 PM in southern Tel Aviv, at a fast food stand on the streets that housed the old Central Bus Station. The explosion was felt throughout a radius of at least 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles). Over 60 people were wounded, and about half of them are still hospitalized today. One of them - a 16-year-old boy from the United States - is in very critical condition, and nine others are in critical condition. Another 15 victims are listed in moderate condition. At least one of the wounded was also hurt in a similar suicide terrorist attack in the same location three months ago; no one was killed in that blast.
The Magen David Adom blood services announced a shortage in blood rations as a result of the attack, and especially of type O. Volunteers can donate blood at Magen David Adom chapters around the country, as well as special stations set up in large shopping malls. For more information, visit www.mdais.org.
At the time of the attack, Israel's security apparatus was studying 19 specific terrorist threats - of which the fatal attack was not one. Some 80 additional general threats of attack have also been reported to Israel's intelligence agencies.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to convene his interim Cabinet late this morning to weigh its response to the murderous attack and the provocative statements of Hamas defending it. The group will hear the alternatives formulated at a meeting held in Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz's office in Tel Aviv yesterday.
Though the IDF attacked targets in Gaza yesterday and last night, and arrested 38 terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria since yesterday, the government may not want to retaliate in a major way in order not to harm the international diplomatic anti-Hamas campaign. MK Roni Bar-On, expected to be appointed a Cabinet minister by Ehud Olmert in the coming weeks, said today that the terrorist state of Hamas should be destroyed, but that does not appear to be a realistic option at present.
The U.S. responded angrily to Hamas' condoning of the attack, warning that such an attitude will have "the gravest effects" on relations between the Hamas Authority and countries such as the U.S. that seek Middle East peace. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said the attack was a "despicable act of terrorism for which no excuse or justification is possible." He added that a PA government that encourages attacks on innocent people can only do great harm to the interests of the Palestinian people and ensure its own isolation.
State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack also sharply criticized the Hamas-led government. "Given the opportunity, the first opportunity, to denounce an act of terror, to condemn an act of terror, Hamas has decided to condone it," he said. "That is, we are now seeing the true nature of this Hamas-led government. They would rather encourage 16-year-olds to go out, strap explosives to them, and go out and try to kill other 16-year-olds, other innocent civilians. That's the kind of government that you're dealing with."
Both spokesmen reiterated that the United States will have no dealings with a government led by Hamas, and they urged all countries to demand that it abandon support for terrorism. In related news, McCormack said the United States is seeking clarification from officials of Qatar - a longtime regional ally - regarding news that the Persian Gulf state plans to grant $50 million to the Palestinian Authority. Alongside his concern about whether the money would reach Hamas hands, McCormack noted that this sum is only about a third of the PA's monthly payroll commitments.
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah denounced the killings.
All the pressure being applied to Hamas is only to get them to say they do not support terrorism. The call should be that terrorism stops, or Hamas will be held to account. Holding Hamas to account is holding the Palestinian Arabs to account! The world is ready to dispossess the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers of Judah and Samaria who have killed nobody when the ones who should be dispossessed are the barbarians who are doing all the killing. The Palestinian Arabs voted them in, and it is the Palestinian Arabs who should be under threat of losing their land as the penalty for their barbarianism.
Today, the Islamic barbarians of Iran are threatening to unleash 40,000 more killers against their chosen targets of either America, or Israel. They as well issue them bones to put in their noses so they look even more menacing. It is the way of the barbarian. It also seems to be the way of the world in this generation to give them whatever they want.
How sad a sixteen year old child was sacrificed for Allah in Tel Aviv by the barbarians. These people have given up the right to be treated in a civilized way. It is the consequences of their actions that need to be put in the forefront. The Palestinian Arabs should be confronted with the consequences for their election of Hamas. Eviction from the Holy Land should be automatic for any who support this kind of barbaric child sacrifice! It is not going to happen, but it is what should be done!
What is going to happen is that God is going to physically intervene as He did in Old Testament times. His wrath is going to pour down upon the gentile nations, and His chastening hand of discipline upon the Jews. This whole generation is ripe for judgment because of what we are doing in the Holy Land. This entire generation with few exceptions remains willingly blind to the Biblical consequences of ignoring Bible prophecy. This third miraculous Exodus of the Jews back to the Holy Land signals the end of the era. The times of the gentiles is coming to a close. The Church Age dispensation is almost finished. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again as the King of the Jews to establish a perfect Jewish Kingdom in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount!
I can only pray you are ready? This is no time to be tied down in religious game playing. Eternal consequences are at play, and it is deadly serious. Israel is going into Great Tribulation, and dragging the whole world with her. The time to come to Christ is right now!
Thursday - April 20, 2006
Rabbi Ariel: Paschal Sacrifice
is Still Obligatory
15:26 Apr 18, '06 / 20 Nisan 5766
Gan's Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel. "Bringing the Paschal sacrifice is a Torah obligation incumbent upon the People of Israel these very days." "It's not a question of 'maybe' or 'if'," says Ramat
Speaking with Yoel Yaakobi of the weekly B'Sheva newspaper, Rabbi Ariel said that though there are some grave Halakhic [Jewish legal] problems associated with bringing the Paschal sacrifice, "we have found the solutions, and the obligation is as strong as ever. This is [one of the only two positive Biblical commandments] that those who forsake it are liable to receive the ultimate karet [cutting off] punishment. From the moment that a Jew stands on the Temple Mount and the site of the Holy Temple is under our control, the Jewish People are immediately obligated to bring this sacrifice."
Sixteen of the 613 Biblical commandments relate to the Paschal sacrifice, which must be brought on the 14th day of the month of Nissan - Passover eve - and eaten on the night of the 15th. Today, this sacrifice is remembered only in the form of the Afikoman, the piece of matzah snatched and hidden by children during the Pesach seder meal, by the small roasted shank-bone on the Seder plate, and by prayers and study.
Rabbi Ariel said, "After the destruction of the First Temple, when the Jews began returning from Babylonia to the Holy Land, they brought the Paschal sacrifice during the course of 22 years even though there was no Holy Temple. They also were considered ritually impure - because there was no Red Heifer by which to become pure - yet they still brought it... There is currently no genuine impediment to bringing the Paschal sacrifice."
There have been other attempts to renew this sacrifice over the years, or at least to solve the Halakhic problems involved. Speaking about the rabbis who came to the Holy Land 700 years ago and sought to pave the way to offer the Pesach lamb, Rabbi Ariel said,
"It is simply disgraceful when we compare our actions with theirs. They were here after the Crusaders, when there were perhaps 1,000 Jews in the whole land, which was totally desolate, and tried to renew this commandment. And yet we have 5-6 million Jews, and we have an army with tanks and planes, and what are we doing? ... Over 2,000 years ago, the Jews were afraid to live in Jerusalem, yet they made it obligatory for one out of every ten men to work towards building the Holy Temple, and they started the sacrifice services amidst the ruins of the First Temple. And where are we? Should we not be ashamed?"
Among the problems that Rabbi Ariel says have been solved by the Temple Institute he heads in Jerusalem are the following: Ritual impurity (which applies only to individuals, not to the entire nation), the precise location of the altar, and the sacred priestly garments, which the Institute has recently completed fashioning according to Biblical requirements. He emphasizes, of course, that the exact details of these and other issues are complex and must be reviewed with rabbinical experts. "I don't say that there aren't problems, but as the Maharatz Chayut has written, there is no Halakhic problem in the Temple that cannot be solved."
"Why then do you not go and sacrifice the Pesach sacrifice yourself?" Rabbi Ariel was asked.
"Have you just now returned from the moon?" he answered with pain. "The government has established a special police unit just for the Temple Mount. A Jew is forbidden even to move his lips there - and you want me to go there with my sheep and building tools to build an altar?!...
"The problem, which has received the silent backing of the rabbinical world, is that we have allowed the Arabs to be in charge of the Mount, and so they play soccer there. That's what happened when Moshe Dayan gave the Temple Mount keys to the Arabs [after the Six Day War]. First they give them the keys, then they say, 'It's impossible [to regain control],' and then they say, 'We don't know [all the details of the Temple Mount and the altar, etc.].' The 200 commandments that are connected with the Temple cry out every day, 'Jews, where are you?!'"
The voice of Biblical conviction is very clearly being spoken in Israel. The Jews of this generation are now without excuse. God is clear in the Bible that since 1967 they were responsible to Him to bring a Paschel Sacrifice. These Phrascitical Jews of today so big on the traditions of their fathers are without excuse because their fathers did try to do what they so far have pompously refused. Everything going wrong to the Jews of Israel is rooted in the moment when Moshe Dayan gave those keys to the Temple Mount back to the Islamic barbarians. Everything that used to be meant for a blessing turned into a curse for the Jews. The Land of milk and honey was putrefied when the Paschel Sacrificial Lamb was not brought to God as He demands in the Bible. The Six Day War which was one of Israel's greatest blessings has now become so cursed that the Jews of today are trying to give every piece of that wondrous victory back to the barbarians. We are coming on the 40th anniversary next year of that dreadful day. A whole generation has stagnated, and things are only getting worse for the Jews of Israel. I tell a truth that as the Jews of Israel go so goes the entire planet! These are the Jews of the third, and last Exodus. What they do in the Holy Land has universal consequences.
The remnant of the faithful Christians await the rapture at any moment. They will leave the Great Apostate Whore of main stream Christianity behind. The focus of God will swing from the Christian Church to the Holy Land. Then will the Paschel Sacrifice be brought to God on the Temple Mount as He demands in the Bible. Then will the curse be lifted. Ezekiel 38 & 39 represent the Islamic backlash to a remnant of Jews who will bring that sacrifice to God. Islam is not going to stand for any Jews sacrificing on the Temple Mount. The Islamic invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38) will be their response. The blessing will be Ezekiel 39 when God intervenes for the sake of His holiness. The Holy Land will be holy once more with the Paschel Sacrifice, and one of the most horrific destructions of a people ever recorded in all of literature will take place. The barbarians will be supernaturally crushed on the mountains, and in the fields of Israel.
This "Last Jihad" will end forever Islamic influence over the Holy Land. The remnant of Jews who will have performed the Paschel Sacrifice will now be free to build Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40 - 48)! Folks, you must needs realize how important this Paschel Sacrifice of a lamb is to the God of the Bible. You need to realize how important it is to the Jews of Israel. Everything hangs on the Paschel Lamb!
The Jewish remnant of the next dispensation will sacrifice on the Temple Mount in remembrance of Calvary. They will break from the pompous Pharescitical Jews of today who are giving everything God has given them back to the barbarians. These Jews will return to their Biblical foundations. They will recognize the importance of the Paschel Lamb as it relates to the LORD Jesus Christ, and will obey every jot and tittle of the Bible. They will do it right! They will do it with perfection! Judaism will become Biblical to the core. The book of Leviticus will resume it's importance once again. The curse of today on the Holy Land will turn. The Paschel Lamb represents the turn to blessings once again.
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God , which taketh away the sin of the world.
35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God !
Friday - April 21, 2006
Seven Kassams Since Yesterday;
No One Hurt
16:20 Apr 20, '06 / 22 Nisan 5766
by Hillel Fendel
One rocket was fired as the holiday ended, and 5-6 today. Ashkelon businesses report that some suppliers don't want to come. The IDF fired over 2,000 shells towards Gaza over the holiday.
Terrorists from Hamas Authority-controlled Gaza continue to fire Kassam rockets, despite heavy Israeli shelling of the rocket launching sites. One of today's rockets landed in the Mediterranean Sea, another one in the area of Netiv HaAsarah's greenhouses just dozens of meters away from the northern Gaza border, and the others between Carmiya and Zikim, south of Ashkelon. A rocket landed last night near the Nachal Oz army base in the western Negev. No one was hurt in these attacks, and no damage was caused.
Palestinian terrorists also opened fire at Israeli workers near the Gaza border fence this morning; no one was hurt.
Residents of the western Negev city of Sderot, situated less than a kilometer from northeastern Gaza, say they are treated to the sounds of IDF shelling every five minutes. Most of them don't like it. "We hear booms all the time, throughout the night and day," one said. "It's basically constant. We can never be sure if it's a Kassam rocket fired against us, or if it's the IDF's shelling in response; it's hard to sleep, and our children don't like to go outside."
One woman who works in Kibbutz Nachal Oz, practically on the border with Gaza, said, "The booms here are very loud, and very constant. We're literally living in a war zone."
Some residents question whether the artillery is even efficient at stopping the Kassam rockets. "It's become a nightmare, and it doesn't seem to work," one said. Ynet's Shmuel Hadad reports, in the name of one local resident, that Kassams are sometimes fired even during the IDF shelling. Of the 2,000 shells launched by Israel in the past two days, one barrage injured several Arabs near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza yesterday.
Several Kasssams have hit the southern industrial zone of Ashkelon in the past weeks, including one that struck a critical, sensitive installation and causing millions of shekels worth of damage. Ashkelon Mayor Roni Mahatzri has discussed the matter with Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, expressing concern over the rocket hits in the industrial area. Some business owners say their enterprises have already begun to suffer, and that suppliers are hesitant to arrive. Ashkelon, with close to 110,000 people, is one of Israel's largest cities.
The after-effects of Monday's suicide terrorist bombing in southern Tel Aviv, in which nine people were killed, are still being felt. Of the more than 65 who were wounded, 28 were still hospitalized this morning, including two in critical condition in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. Three others of the wounded are listed in serious condition, and eight are in moderate condition.
Of the two critically wounded, one is a 16-year-old tourist from Florida. He initially received some 40 blood transfusions. His father was wounded in the attack.
A war zone is the right terminology. The Palestinian Arabs by freely electing Hamas in a democratic election have declared war. They fire their Kassam rockets into the air, and where they land they do not care as long as they are headed for the Jews. The Tel Aviv suicide bombing into the heart of the liberal secular Jewish community has brought a response. The Army fires, but knows exactly where each of their shells will land. Right where they will do no damage so international ire will not be stirred. It is a strange war. A politically correct war on the part of Israel.
The God of the Bible is little concerned with political correctness. He recognizes the barbarians are a blood thirsty lot who have tasted Jewish blood, and that their animalistic lusts will now never be satisfied. God already knows this is a war unto the death between the Koran and the Bible. The God of the Bible knew at the very beginning when He brought the Jews back to the Holy Land during this third miraculous Exodus that Islam was going to rebel. He knew they would never compromise, or be placated. Their refusal to submit to His will has already been revealed in Ezekiel 39 as God's answer to their rebellion will be their total destruction. Mohamed around 300 AD read, and rejected the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He read about Yeshua Meshiah in the Bible, and rejected the LORD Jesus Christ. He formulated his own god which he called Allah. He wrote the Koran so the Arabs would have their own god, and not have to consider the God of the Bible ever again. He formulated a god of Abraham, Ishmael, and Esau which through the Koran became a substitute for the God of the Bible. The Arabic seed now had a false god given over to barbarianism with which to follow. Allah has appealed to the most debase nature in men. They loved the sexually perverted paradise which he promised the most animalistic of his followers. Islam reached far beyond just the Arab world with this lust centered theology. Today, they want the Holy Land. They want to forever ban the Bible from ever being influential where ever their banner of the Koran is waved.
The God of the Bible is a jealous God. He is very forthright in warning men not to go a whoring after false gods. The consequences are grave! This jealous God of the Bible sent His only begotten Son to be the Paschel Lamb of Sacrifice for all men so atonement for sin could be perfectly accomplished. The Jews have so far rejected their Messiah just as the Arabs have rejected the Jewish LORD Jesus Christ. Dispensational change is going to result in the transformation of the Jews while at the same time bringing judgment on the gentile nations. The Jealous God of the Bible has been slow to anger, but the barbarian takeover of the Holy Land is not going to happen. The times of the gentiles is going to end just like the Bible says. The religions of the nations will be brought to naught. Only one God, the single Triune God of the Bible, will be left. His great power, and the fierceness of His anger will force the entire planet to submit to the single Biblical Savior the LORD Jesus Christ. It will be submit, or perish. There is no other God, but the God of the Bible! There is no other future for the Holy Land then the future tied to the LORD Jesus Christ.
Friend, there is only one stronghold where you can be secure. The God of the Bible is also a Good God. He has provided sanctuary for sinners who will come. He promises to miraculously change the sinner to a saint thought the sin cleansing blood of the LORD Jesus Christ shed at Calvary. A perfect Kingdom ruled over by a perfect King is His plan for the future of the Holy Land. Won't you come to Christ right now so you will be fit for this promised future? There is no other way! It is to the Christ of the Bible not religion that you must come!
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Saturday - April 22, 2006
PA to Establish New Military
Force Headed By Terrorist
14:02 Apr 21, '06 / 23 Nisan 5766
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Hamas appointed a wanted terrorist to set up a new military force and direct the PA's interior ministry office. Israel and the U.S. denounced the promotion, and an MK called for targeting him.
Jamal Abu Samhadana, head of the Popular Resistance Committee, was promoted to "colonel" by the interior minister, Said Sayam. A ministry spokesman said that Samhadana, who was behind the lethal 2003 attack on an American convoy in which three were killed, will head a new elite force. It will include "sons from the freedom fighters and the holy warriors and the best men we have. It's going to include members of all the resistance branches."
The army ostensibly is designed to bring law and order to the streets in the Gaza region where anarchy threatens the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) government. However, international media reported that the move is an attempt to take control of the 60,000 member security forces, many of whom associate with the Fatah party of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Samhadana was behind rocket attacks on Israel and survived one Israeli missile strike on his car. Knesset member Danny Yatom said Friday that "our sights are also trained on Hamas ministers. Nobody who deals with terror can have immunity by any means, even if he holds a ministerial portfolio in the Hamas government."
Other Israeli leaders and the American government restricted their reaction to a denunciation of the appointment of Samahanda and the creation of a new army of terrorists.
Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who said after Monday suicide bombing that "Israel will know how to react to terror," stated Friday that if the Hamas government does not cooperate, Israel will draw its own political boundaries.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said appointing Samhadana to his new post is "like allowing the fox to guard the chicken coop."
American State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, told reporters, "This is ... a demonstration of the true nature and the true tactics of this particular Hamas-led government.
However, he added that the "situation is still evolving with respect to the Palestinian security services."
I'm amazed that Ehud Olmert the new Prime Minister would say "if the Hamas government does not cooperate" as if Hamas is not yet clear about their intent. Olmert as well have asked of Hitler the same as if his intent were not clear, or subject to moderation? This generation of Jews now running Israel are not capable of learning. All the warnings, and red flags go right past them. God is in the business of opening the understanding to truth not repeating old lessons again and again to closed minded liberal secularists. Jews such as Olmert are in for Great Tribulation. God will break their stiff-necked closed minds, or He will break them by cutting them off from this world. The lesson of Sharon being cut off was only received as an opportunity not a chastening leading to the fear of the LORD. Even greater breaking is a surety for this present government. Greater curses that should have been blessings are certain.
Why the Nazi salute? It is clear the Palestinian Arabs have picked up on the final solution of the Nazis. They do not hide their intent. Their blood thirsty pride will not allow it. The election of Hamas is equivalent to the election of Adolf Hitler. The SS is now being formulated in the Land the Jews gave to the barbarians. Right now it is just limited to Jericho and the Gaza. Within four short years Hamas will have all of Samaria, Judea, the city of Jerusalem for their capital, and the Temple Mount to impress the world with the power of Allah. The secularized Jews will retreat to their ghettos in the big cities like Tel Aviv burying their heads in the sand. Many would say it can't happen again, but they don't know how blind liberal secularism can take away even common sense. History repeat itself? Is the stupidity of man when he abandons God something new?
The present Jewish government is telling the Jews they must give up the ageless dream of a Holy Jerusalem. The old dream of a redeeming Messiah must be abandoned. These Jews in their pride are telling the population that they are smarter then God. Jews should not follow the Bible anymore. To these Jewish politicians the Bible is just a book of nonsensical myths with no basis for reality. They scoff at the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Their blindness is clearly leading them into repeating the mindless mistakes of the past. The Bible says many of them will even think they can compromise with the antichrist when he comes. Oh, what terrible tribulation is in store for them!
Friend, there is only one place for men to go, and that is to Christ. He holds the Biblical plan for the future of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. That future is founded in a Jewish Kingdom with Christ as the eternal King. This is the truth God has taught in the Bible to any who will come with an understanding mind. Islam is going to fall. The gentile nations are going to fall. The Great Tribulation will only have one survivor, and that will be the Kingdom Christ establishes at His second coming! Only those who come to Him will enter. Friend, it is the right time for you right now if your understanding is open? Come to Him with all your heart, soul, and mind for the cleansing of your heart. Come to Christ. The alternative is horrific.
28 Come unto me , all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Monday - April 24, 2006
Burning of fossil fuels is creating two effects
Two effects of fossil fuel productions are:
Greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
By-products which are pollutants that cause global dimming.
What is global dimming?
Fossil fuel use, as well as producing greenhouse gases, creates other by-products. These by-products are also pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, soot, and ash. These pollutants however, also change the properties of clouds.
Clouds are formed when water droplets are seeded by air-borne particles, such as pollen. Polluted air results in clouds with larger number of droplets than unpolluted clouds. This then makes those clouds more reflexsive. More of the sun's heat and energy is therefore reflected back into space.
This reduction of heat reaching the earth is known as Global Dimming.
Global Dimming is hiding the true power of Global Warming
The above impacts of global dimming have led to fears that global dimming has been hiding the true power of global warming.
Currently, most climate change models predict a 5 degrees increase in temperature over the next century, which is already considered extremely grave. However, global dimming has led to an underestimation of the power of global warming.