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January - 2002

Home of the Golden Calf

Tuesday - January - 1, 2002

1 Kings 18:40
And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
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(17:45) Rehabilitation of polluted Kishon River gets underway
By David Rudge

The rehabilitation of the Kishon - described as one of the most polluted rivers in the world - will begin in practice tomorrow, according to Environment Minister Tzahi Hanegbi.

From tomorrow, any factories allowing untreated toxic waste to flow into the Kishon will be liable to investigation by the Environment Ministry's "Green Police" and would face prosecution, Hanegbi said.

He made the comments during a tour of the area today, which included visiting the Haifa Bay chemical plants and other factories which have been primarily responsible for contaminating the Kishon.

The pollution of today is child's play compared to the pollution cast in the Kishon by Elijah. Ahab, King of Israel with his eternally infamous wife Jezebel built a false substitute Temple in Samaria. It was really Ahab's father Omri who started the initial construction, but it was Ahab and Jezebel who intended to promote it to world attention. God called it a house of Baal as it truthfully was. Ahab intended to show the God of Israel, and the Baal of his Zidonian wife could peacefully dwell together. A generic god of love who could tolerate all other gods in peace and harmony. A god of true religious freedom. God sent Elijah to confront such lies. God polluted the Kishon with the bodies of the Baal priests causing more filth then all the Hiafa Bay Chemical Plants could ever excrete. The world was offended that the God of the Bible would cause such destruction of this desired peace plan.

This year may be the year of another Baal peace for Israel. The year is starting just the opposite, but may well end with a false Baal peace forced on everyone with the War on Terrorism success? God will send another Elijah to confront the lie. Another one or even two like John the Baptist clothed in sackcloth. Impossible for any to wean into their denomination. Impossible for visions of TV fame and fortune to have any sway.

1 Kings 16:24-26
24And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

25But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him.

26For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
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1 Kings 16:31-32
31And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

32And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
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1 Kings 17:1
1And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
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1 Kings 18:17-18
17And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

18And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
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Mal 4:4-6
4Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


THE END OF THE PROPHETS.

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Rev 11:3-4
3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
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Rev 11:6
6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
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Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation -  The End of the Church Age - Invasion Israel. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

Wednesday - January 2, 2002

Jer 50:36
36A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
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A New Year Resolution!

PRO-PLO FORCES TAKE REVENGE AT UN

Palestinian allies at the United Nations used the convening of a special session of the General Assembly on Thursday to get back at the United States for vetoing an anti-Israel resolution in the Security Council last weekend.

The special UNGA meeting adopted by an overwhelming majority - 124 votes to 6, with 25 abstentions - a resolution calling for the deployment of an international presence to monitor the on-going conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. The move came just days after the US used its veto power to block a similar measure in the Security Council, whose decisions have binding authority that the General Assembly resolutions lack.

The resolution also demanded that all violence, provocation and destruction of property stop, and expressed support for the Palestinian Authority, saying it "remains the indispensable and legitimate party for peace and needs to be preserved fully."

This latter provision came in answer to Israel's recent declaration that PLO chief Yasser Arafat is "irrelevant" and a series of IDF raids targeting PA security buildings.
 

destruction of property stop

Israel has a most effective practice of bulldozing the homes of the murderers of Jewish children by suicide bombing. As the celebrations for the false martyrs are going on, and bounty money for maimed and murdered Jewish children is being presented to the bomber's family; the IDF spoils the festivities and congratulations by bulldozing the house of the assassin. The UN wants to stop this practice with this resolution aimed directly at bulldozing the bomber's homes. The UN depends on the ignorance, and anti-Semitic attitudes of the world population to make these type resolutions. The peace keepers and observers the UN wants to put in the Middle East are all one sided in their support of the Palestinians. All attempts by Israel to respond to terrorism would be spun into aggressive anti-peace provocations.  This is the UN's New Year resolution!

Isa 44:24-26
24Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

25That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

26That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
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Thursday - January 3, 2002

1 Kings 18:15
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.
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Inside Politics
 

Greg Pierce


 

 

News and political dispatches from around the nation.

     Demonizing Christians

Democrats, in the name of tolerance, plan to demonize conservative Christians as being like the Taliban, according to an article in Newsweek.
     Democrats "are planning a daring assault on the most critical turf in politics: the cultural mainstream," political correspondent Howard Fineman writes.
     "The theory goes like this. Our enemy in Afghanistan is religious extremism and intolerance. It's therefore more important than ever to honor the ideals of tolerance — religious, sexual, racial, reproductive — at home. The GOP is out of the mainstream, some Democrats will argue [this] year, because it's too dependent upon an intolerant 'religious right,'" Mr. Fineman said.
     "This is an incendiary battle plan — essentially comparing the GOP right with the Taliban — designed to draw an outraged response from the president. Then Democrats would have Bush just where they wanted him: in a firefight at home."
 

There are many professing (the tares) main streamers calling themselves conservative Christians who are truthfully self-demonized already with their phony Christianity. The Charismatics, the Southern Baptists, the tolerant Evangelicals are just some among those who will make this political ploy work well. Most of America sees through the phony TV mysticism promoted and tolerated by these so called conservatives, and so the politicians have  seized on a key vulnerable issue. The phony Elmer Gantry type of conservatism is ripe for political profiteering, and it seems that is exactly what is planned. Separation which was taught as intolerance is now coming back to haunt most of conservative Christianity. The truth will suffer at the hands of both the politicians and the phony, the tolerant, the self-proclaiming conservatives.

The truth is the God of the Bible is not tolerant at all. He is not tolerant with sin. He is not tolerant with un-Biblical or distorted-Biblical manmade religions. He is not tolerant with those who would usurp His promises, and distort His word!  God has been very tolerant with generations who have rejected and distorted His only begotten Son during this present age of grace and mercy called Christianity. The tolerance (longsuffering) ends at the rapture. The Christ rejecting and distorting world will soon find just how intolerant God will be! The next era is the Kingdom age with the 7 year intolerable tribulation as it's introduction. All religions, all kingdoms must step aside for Christ, or they will be exterminated. The "LORD of hosts" is not noted as a tolerant attribute when being manifested by the God of the Bible.

Ps 24:10
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
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Ps 46:7-11
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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Isa 2:12
12For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
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Hag 1:14
14And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
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Hag 2:7-9
7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

9The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
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Zech 1:3-4
3Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.

4Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
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Zech 1:14-17
14So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.

15And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

16Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

17Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
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Zech 2:8-11
8For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

9For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

10Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

11And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
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Zech 8:7-9
7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

8And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

9Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
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Zech 14:16-17
16And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

17And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
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Friday - January 4, 2002

1 Thess 5:1-3
5:1But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
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Global warming/Cooling?

When those dog days of summer hit in 2002, and those environmentally conscience media representatives start quoting science dooms-dayers about global warming; remember Friday - January 4, 2002!

It is not global warming, or the next global ice age that will determine the future of human history. It will be the God of the Bible intervening on behalf of righteousness! It will be the establishment of the soon coming Kingdom of heaven proclaimed by John the Baptist that will turn this world upside-down!  Jesus Christ is coming again! This time the Jews through great tribulation will not reject Him or His Kingdom. It will be a glorious day for those who submit, but a day of terrible judgment for all who rebel!


Acts 3:20-21
20And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

21Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
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Acts 1:6-9
6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
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Matt 16:1-4
16:1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
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Dan 2:20-22
20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
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Read about Environmental Overkill a review by DDSrail.

Saturday - January 5, 2002

Ps 2:1
1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
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Ps 2:6-8
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
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PROGRESS IN STOPPING WAQF "CRIMES" ON TEMPLE MOUNT

The non-partisan Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount has used a caustic letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and indisputable photographic evidence to finally obtain a partial halt to unsupervised Islamic Waqf construction activities on the Mount.

Several prominent Israelis recently added their signatures to an angry letter to Sharon sent a few weeks ago expressing their growing frustration with a perceived lack of government policy in stopping the destruction of Temple Mount artifacts. The seven-page nonpartisan letter accuses the government and Israeli police of a nonchalant attitude toward work on the Temple Mount. Besides Muslims, only Israeli police have access to the Temple Mount area and they have downplayed or denied excavation work at the site.

"It is so sad to see these archaeological treasures going to waste, which are of such significance to all of us, because of the Palestinian desire to create facts on the ground," said noted dovish Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua after recently signing on to the letter. "It is clear that the government - out of fear - is hesitant to act or renew supervision at the site."

The Committee also confronted leading Israeli officials with a photo record of hundreds of pictures of Waqf activities taken secretly by individuals over the past years, some showing heavy machinery and stone-cutters on the Temple Mount.

As a result, the Sharon government has instructed Waqf officials to stop surfacing work being conducted on a small section on the northern side of the Temple Mount, police said on Tuesday. The Islamic trust has reportedly agreed to the request, which included a demand that paving tiles recently laid down also be removed.

The Committee - comprised of a broad array of archeologists, writers, jurists and politicians - has charged that police are so eager to maintain calm, they are not giving accurate reports of what is happening on the Mount. Police deny this allegation but admit that ancient water cisterns have been cleaned without any archaeological supervision.

Leading committee member Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University voiced some satisfaction with the government's decision to stop the most recent work going on at the Temple Mount.

Meanwhile on the south end of the Temple Mount, an Israeli engineer is increasingly concerned with the huge "bulge" in the retaining wall of the Mount that he verified some six months ago. The retaining wall is protruding most likely because of hasty Waqf construction work in years past at the underground chamber known as Solomon's Stables, located just above the protrusion.

The engineering tests conducted a half year ago by the Antiquities Authority on the southern wall of the Temple Mount showed that sections of the wall are in the intermediate stages of collapse. But work has not yet begun to correct the situation, the engineer who conducted the tests said yesterday.

Engineer Ofer Cohen, who took part in the survey last summer, said that once a new set of tests is completed, it would take several months to rectify the situation. He could not say when the tests would be concluded.

Cohen said that Waqf officials have been provided with copies of the Antiquities Authority survey, via police intermediaries. "There is some sort of cooperation, albeit fuzzy and uncertain, between the authority and the Waqf on the subject, because there is no choice, since clearly nobody wants the wall to fall down," he said.

Already, archaeologists and engineers caution that a heavy snow or rain could bring about the collapse of part of the wall, which could cave in on Muslim worshipers at the Marwani mosque now located inside Solomon's Stables. "It certainly could endanger the worshipers, and the Waqf knows this," Cohen said.

Asked for comment, a spokesman for Internal Security Minister Uzi Landau has said that the issue will be part of an imminent cabinet discussion that Landau has asked for on the issue of the Temple Mount.

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Why do the heathen rage, and imagine a vain thing? Why do the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians want to exercise sovereignty over the Temple Mount? It is because the Bible says that Christ will establish His throne on that spot in Zion where Ezekiel's Temple is soon to be built. It will be from that throne in Ezekiel's Temple that the Lord Jesus Christ will demand all religions, all governments, all kingdoms to submit to Him as the King of the Jews, and the King of Kings. It will finally bring world peace for all who submit because all who rebel will be exterminated. It will be a peace wroth out of the total destruction of the enemy. God once before destroyed the enemy save eight who survived the tempest on Noah's ark. This time there will be more then eight. This time a whole nation brought out of great tribulation will survive to establish the Kingdom of heaven in the next era of human history. A Jewish Nation that will welcome the strangers who's hearts have been changed by submission to their Jewish King.

Read: about how the gentile stranger will fit in an all Jewish dispensation!

The Islamic, Arab, Palestinians know what the Bible says, but are intent through rage in stopping the establishment of this Jewish Christ's Kingdom. They imagine Allah and Mohamed of the Koran will be King of Palestine, Jerusalem, and the mosques on the Temple Mount. Secular Judaism does not want to give up it's power to this Christ! Legalistic religious Judaism is likewise unwilling to give up it's power to Christ. Apostate Christianity will never step aside when this Jewish Christ makes His demands. Islam sees the danger, and is in great rage! Soon, all the world will express the same rage in refusal to step aside, and worship this soon coming Jewish King and Kingdom. Most of Christianity will be left behind at the rapture to suffer seven years of tribulation, and then rejection from this soon coming Jewish Kingdom.

Matt 24:36-42
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
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Ezek 43:5-7
5So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

6And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.

7And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
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Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation -  The End of the Church Age - Invasion Israel. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

Sunday - January 6, 2002

The Great Contrast

The Sunday Animation: Smugglers Two

Isa 28:15
15Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
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14:55) IDF captures Palestinian Authority arms ship
By Ilan Chaim

 

JERUSALEM (January 4) – Combined navy and air force units before dawn yesterday captured a freighter in the Red Sea carrying some 50 tons of offensive weapons bound for the Palestinian Authority, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz announced an hour ago.

The ship, the Karin A, a 4,000-ton freighter owned by the PA and captained by a PA naval policeman, was boarded by naval commandos without firing a shot some 500 nautical miles from Israel in an operation code-named Noah’s Ark. The captured vessel is now en route to Eilat, Mofaz told reporters in Tel Aviv.

Among the many weapons on board, Mofaz listed long-range Katyusha rockets, LAW anti-tank missiles, Sagger anti-tank missiles, long-range mortars, mines, and much explosives.

The capture of the weapons prevented uncountable loss of life in Israel, Mofaz said, adding that the shipment was in clear violation of agreements with the PA and demonstrates that PA Chairman Yasser Arafat is not committed to fight terrorism. …..

President Moshe Katsav also praised the IDF on the success of the operation and was quoted by Israel Radio as saying the PA bears direct responsibility for all acts of terrorism during the past year. "The Palestinian leadership is bringing disaster upon the Palestinian people and seeks to push the entire region into a whirlpool of blood," Katsav said.

Israel Says It Intercepted Weapons

By Steve Weizman
Associated Press Writer
Friday, January 4, 2002; 9:09 AM

JERUSALEM –– Israeli commandos raided a vessel in the Red Sea, capturing 50 tons of Iranian-made weapons being smuggled in by members of Yasser Arafat's security forces, the army chief said Friday.

Arafat's Palestinian Authority denied any link to the shipment and dismissed the Israeli announcement as an attempt to discredit it at a time when U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni is in the region trying to arrange a truce.

The vessel, Karim A., was seized Thursday in international waters about 300 miles from Israel's Red Sea port Eilat in a joint operation by Israel's navy, air force and intelligence services, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz told a news conference.

Mofaz said the ship carried 50 tons of mainly Iranian-manufactured arms and munitions, including long-range missiles, mortars, mines and advanced explosives – weapons the Palestinian Authority is not permitted to have under interim peace accords with Israel. No one was hurt in the raid, described by Mofaz as "daring and complex."

The army chief said the Palestinian Authority was deeply involved in the smuggling effort. He said the vessel had been bought by the authority and the captain and several crew were members of the Palestinian naval police. He did not say where the boat's port of departure had been.

Mofaz said the interception was proof that the Palestinian Authority was "infected by terrorism from head to toe."

Arafat adviser Nabil Abu Rdeneh dismissed the Israeli announcement as propaganda. "We have no idea about this ship," Abu Rdeneh said. "It is an Israeli attempt to destroy the Zinni mission."



4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
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Saturday January 5, 11:46 AM

China court indicts Hong Kong trader for imported Bibles

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in China's Fujian province has issued an "evil cult" indictment to a Hong Kong businessman for transporting Bibles into China and may hand him a death sentence, a Hong Kong rights group said on Saturday.

The court in the city of Fu Qing said Hong Kong trader Li Guangqiang had "used an evil cult to damage a law-based society", the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.

Li Guangqiang in April and May 2000 took 33,000 bibles in two lots into China's Fujian Province to supply an underground Christian group called the Shouter's sect, the group said. He was arrested on his second trip.

Li, 38, is a long term resident of Hong Kong. He was responding to a request in October 2000 by a leader of the sect, Yu Zhudi, who travelled to Hong Kong and said the group needed bibles. On December 30, a Chinese court in Hubei's Jingmen city gave the founders of the underground South China Church, Gong Shengliang and Li Ying, a death sentence, calling their group an evil cult. Because Li's indictment mentioned an "evil cult" he may be sentenced to death, the rights group said. The group said it called on the Hong Kong government to support Li and demand that China specify the definition of "evil cult".

It said that although China had never made public how many such groups there were, the rights group estimated at least 16 Christian organisations had been listed that way.

 

One smuggler deals with light and salvation; the other smugglers deals with death and destruction. One gets the death sentence; the others will be celebrated as hero's with cash bounties granted their families in Arabic though the English version will be ignorance of everything. This is the real world of 2002. The evil cult attitude of the Chinese is already the same planned strategy of 2002 by the politicians against conservative Christianity (See January 3, 2002)! It is the kind of beginning that calls on the God of the Bible for intervention.

The Sunday Animation: Smugglers Two

Monday - January 7, 2002

Deut 11:29
29And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
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(15:45) Bombs detonated on Mount Gerizim
 

Two bombs were discovered planted near an army position on Mount Gerizim, near Nablus, this afternoon.

IDF sappers detonated them and they exploded harmlessly, Israel Radio reported.

 

(11:25) IDF chief: Samaria shootout foiled large terror attack
 

OC Judea and Samaria Brig.-Gen. Gershon Yitzhak said this morning's army operation in Til, near Nablus, thwarted a large terror attack on Israelis in Judea and Samaria.

The terrorists reportedly planned an attack similar to the attack against a busload of civilians near the Samaria community of Emmanuel on December 12.

Ten passengers were killed and nearly 30 wounded, several critically, in that attack.

In a related story, the government's decision to ease restrictions on the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza angered leaders of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Strip.

The group called on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday not to open the roads in Judea and Samaria to Palestinian traffic, noting such moves proved fatal in the past.

 

 

GERIZIM. The more southerly of the two mountains which overshadow the modern town of Nablus, 4 km NW of ancient Shechem, called Jebel eṭ-Ṭôr in Arabic. It has been called the mount of blessing, because here the blessings for obedience were pronounced at the solemn assembly of Israel described in Jos. 8:30–35 (*Ebal, Mount).

A ledge halfway to the top is popularly called ‘Jotham’s pulpit’, from which he once addressed the men of Shechem (Jdg. 9:7). On the summit are the bare ruins of a Christian church of the 5th century. Still earlier there stood there a temple of Jupiter, to which a staircase of 300 steps led up, as shown on ancient coins found in Nablus.
Gerizim remains the sacred mount of the Samaritans; for they have ‘worshipped on this mountain’ (Jn. 4:20) for countless generations, ascending it to keep the feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. According to Samaritan tradition, Gerizim is Mt Moriah (Gn. 22:2) and the place where God chose to place his name (Dt. 12:5). Accordingly it was here that the Samaritan temple was built with Persian authorization in the 4th century bc—the temple which was demolished by John Hyrcanus when he captured Shechem and the surrounding area c. 128 bc. See further E. Robertson, The Old Testament Problem, 1950, pp. 157–171; G. E. Wright, Shechem, 1965, pp. 170–184.      g.t.m. f.f.b.
Wood, D. R. W. (1996). New Bible dictionary (3rd ed. /) (Page 406). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

 

Mount Gerizim has an ancient history going back to the days of Moses. It was a mount of great joy and blessing during the beginning days of Joshua when the Land was being possessed by the Jews. It's status changed during the divided Kingdom era when the potential blessings became a great curse.  The Northern Kingdom became generic and secularized.  King Ahab and his Zidionite wife Jezebel brought to Israel Baal worship to mingle with the God who Moses worshiped that brought Israel out of Egypt. Ahab and Jezebel built a false Temple on Mount Gerizim to usurp the only single Jewish Temple God recognized on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, and where false un-Biblical worship and sacrifice was going on in Christ's day (the woman at the well). That same worship and sacrifice continues to this day by the remnants of the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim. Soon, the only Jewish Temple will be built again (Ezekiel's Temple) at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. Soon, acceptable worship and sacrifice will again be given the God Moses worshiped. The God who intended Mount Gerizim to be a place of blessing, and Mount Moriah to be the place where the house of God would stand as an ensign to worship and sacrifice. Ezekiel's Temple will be the Third Jewish Temple to be built on Mount Moriah. It will be unique from the other Temples in that it alone will have a throne! A throne for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to sit and rule as King of the Jews and King of Kings! The Jews are again possessing the same Land! The Palestinians hate the Jews, and are doing all they can to stop the Biblical future glory coming to Mount Moriah!

Ezek 43:5-7
5So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

6And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.

7And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
KJV

Ps 9:7-8
7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
KJV

Ps 47:8-9
8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
KJV

Ps 132:11-14
11The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

12If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
KJV
 

Tuesday - January 8, 2002

Rom 1:22
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
KJV
 

A New Animal Discovered

Deadly harbour invader puzzling marine scientists

05.01.2002
By PATRICK GOWER

A mystery marine animal that has invaded Whangamata Harbour could threaten New Zealand's aquaculture industry. The parasitic sponge-like animal, which kills all other sealife when it embeds itself on a surface, was found growing on the Whangamata wharf by harbourmaster Merv Martin late last year. He asked for help from marine scientist Dr Brian Coffey, who had not seen a species like it in New Zealand waters before. Samples have been sent to marine experts at Te Papa museum and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), who were also baffled. It is now being examined by Dr Pat Kott, an Australian-based specialist in the field. Since the animal's discovery, regional council Environment Waikato has commissioned Dr Coffey to study its "pest potential". He found it had not only covered the wharf piles from the seabed to the low-tide level, but was equally abundant throughout the harbour, growing on 112 of the 130 mooring posts and on several anchored boats that were not often used.

Dr Coffey told the Herald that the animal was a "double invader" and had the potential to be a pest to the aquaculture industry like the fruit fly was to horticulture. Destruction like that in the Whangamata Harbour could be disastrous if the animal took hold in a commercial mussel farm or something similar. During its first invasion, the animal settles on a spot and begins a life "filter-feeding" on plankton. But it will grow over and kill all existing sealife where it settles - from barnacles, limpets and seaweed to mussels, oysters and other shellfish. Crabs and flatworms, which actually graze on the animal, are the only parts of the Whangamata Harbour ecology not dominated by its arrival.

Once its first hosts are killed, the animal peels away, exposing what Dr Coffey describes as a "morose sandwich" of the vile-smelling dead sealife to which it attached itself. It then begins the "second invasion", fixing itself to the clean surface and developing into thick, matted flat sheets. The animal is a hermaphrodite and has the potential to reproduce asexually by "budding". It has been temporarily dubbed Didemnum sp.? until it can be properly identified.

Science reached the moon, and for the most part abandoned it as dead and uninteresting. Yet, planet earth provides new surprises in life forms never before discovered. Note, no reputable scientist is claiming evolution, but rather a new animal not before known to science!  The Bible describes life forms which confound science. Fire breathing dragons are a lot more believable then the current science of dinosaurs evolving into birds? We all saw the Disney version of "Dumbo the Flying Elephant." Now science wants us to believe Dumbo evolution? I know they are not trying to say those great dinosaurs we all think of first when dinosaur is mentioned are the source of the birds, but the science of evolution is truly dumb science when researched beyond the simplistic high school text books (that are used for college text also)! The behemoth and the leviathan are fearful beasts created by and described by God. An even more fearful beast is yet to be discovered! It will be the beast created for and soon to be released from the abyss during the 7 year tribulation era! Five months of absolute terror is soon coming to the rebels of planet earth!

Think of the scoffing should some missionary from the backwaters of South American jungles today claim he found an electric eel were they not known to present science? How could an eel generate enough electricity to kill a man? How could an eel generate power unknown to science before the days of Benjamin Franklin?

Job 40:15-19
15Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

17He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
KJV
 



Job 41:1-2
41:1Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

2Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
KJV

Job 41:7-10
7Canst thou fill his skin with barbed iron? or his head with fish spears?

8Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

9Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

10None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
KJV

Job 41:15-29
15His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
29Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
KJV
 

Rev 9:1-12
9:1And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
KJV
 

A taste of the eternal torment this generation will find in hell! Better to come to Israel, Jerusalem, the Temple Mount in these soon coming days for redemption found only in the soon coming Jewish Messiah! How many will respond? How many will only shake their fists?

Wednesday - January 9, 2002

Gen 1:1
1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
KJV

Isa 41:20
20That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
KJV
 

God's Creation is Recent and Unique

Asteroid gives the Earth a close shave

An asteroid big enough to wipe out a major country gave the Earth a close shave yesterday, passing less than twice the distance of the Moon from our planet, astronomers reported.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 —  Solar system creation theorists got more to chew on Monday when astronomers announced the discovery a huge object called a brown dwarf orbiting a star nearly as closely as Saturn is to our sun. Added to recent findings of extrasolar planetary systems that are markedly unlike the one around the Sun, the new finding makes our solar system look like an oddball in the galaxy.

BROWN DWARFS are large balls of gas, much more massive than Jupiter but not heavy enough to generate the thermonuclear fusion that powers a star. In recent years, these strange, in-between objects have been found in so many bizarre configurations that researchers are scrambling to figure out whether they are dealing with one class of object or several.
       Lone brown dwarfs have been spotted wandering through space fairly nearby. Others have been detected at vast distances from other stars, forming in nests. Brown dwarfs might even spawn their own planetary systems.
       And scientists have struggled and argued over the specific differences between brown dwarfs and planets, especially how and where they are born. Finding a brown dwarf in a region around a star thought to be reserved for planets will only exacerbate ongoing disagreements.

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
       The brown dwarf is just 14 astronomical units away from the star (1 AU is the distance from Earth to the sun, about 93 million miles or 149 million kilometers). Saturn is 10 AU from the sun, and Uranus, the next planet out, is 19 AU. The object is between 55 and 78 times as massive as Jupiter, which is the largest planet in our solar system.
       Researchers say the configuration of a star and such a large, close companion can’t be explained by current theories of solar system formation.

 Stars are created by the gravitational collapse of a cloud of material. Planets, however, are thought to develop out of a flat, rotating disk of material left over from the creation of a star. Planet evolve when smaller rocks, like comets and asteroids, get together. Jupiter and the other gas giant planets probably have origins in such rocky cores, which grew large enough to attract a huge gas envelope, most astronomers believe.
       “This (brown dwarf) companion is probably too massive to have formed the way we believe that planets do,” Liu said.

 Many stars also are known to form as pairs, orbiting each other. There’s little question that the newly found object is a brown dwarf, said Alan Boss, a planet formation theorist at the Carnegie Institution. It probably formed out of the same cloud of material from which the star formed, he said.
       The presence of the brown dwarf might inhibit the formation of planets, said Boss, who was not involved in the research. Or, he said, it might actually foster the development of planets, according to competing theoretical models.
       Further study of this and similar systems will be needed to learn how they form, the researchers agreed.

 

I still remember the days when science taught us as fact that the chances of earth being struck by an asteroid was astronomical. The billions of years needed for evolution dictated such scientific fact.  Ignorance of the true facts bolstered the claim and belief. The ability to see the impact of a broken comet into Jupiter suddenly changed the time frame from astronomical to infrequent, and the death of the dinosaurs became explainable in millions rather then billions of years. I still remember the huge foot pads on the first moon landers expecting the dust of billions of years accumulation to be like landing on a great soft snow mass? I still remember watching one of those first astronauts hammer in hand taking the first core sample. He had a number of four foot poles ready to screw into each other as he pounded down for the sample. I still remember his first stroke, and amassment that he had reached bedrock just a few inches down with only the push of his hand. The facts when discovered keep pointing to a recent creation with purpose rather then billions of years of evolution by chance.

Today, Godless science is shaking in it's boots because of chance! This is the second close shave I remember in just the last few years. It is not billions; it is not even millions. The facts now that science has the means to measure are outright scary! Godless science has mocked, and distanced itself from the hand of God. I suspect with recent abilities to discover the truth they are wishing they were not so far away?

Rev 8:10-11
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
KJV

Isa 2:19
19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
KJV

Rev 6:14-17
14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
KJV

Rev 16:21
21And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
KJV
 

Thursday - January 10, 2002

2 Tim 2:15-16
15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
KJV
 

MORMONISM IS STILL A FALSE CULT—Set to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, Mormons are polishing their image and seeking to appear as just another Christian religion. But their writings present a salvation-by-works gospel and teach they will one day become gods. Mormons are gaining many new converts, but don't be deceived by this false system that tries to pass itself off as Christian by using terminology designed to confuse and ensnare the unwary (12/01 Foundation). Be warned, be wise, beware!

'RELIGIOUS TOTALITARIANISM'—Gene E. Veith defines it as "the view that one faith must reign supreme and can be affirmed and held passionately only if all others are negated." (12/15 World) He says the new world war is against it. He says Christians better be ready to become unpopular and will find themselves demonized as "intolerant" if our culture drifts toward a new syncretic (multi-faith) religion. Veith mentions the 7,000-member Agape International Spiritual Center near L.A. where "intermixed with the Christian praise songs are the 'oms' of Eastern meditation. Agape calls itself a church but makes no pretension of being Christian at all.

HYBELS INVITED MUSLIM LEADER TO PRESENT ISLAM PROPAGANDA TO HIS CHURCH—As we reported in the Nov. CC , Bill Hybels provided a forum in his Willow Creek megachurch near Chicago for a Muslim leader to deceive and spread lies about Islam. The 12/01 Foundation states: "For any Christian leader to share a platform with a Muslim and blatantly allow a false teacher to propagate error is unthinkable. Hybels has completely rejected…Paul's admonition for church leaders to protect the flock and beware of false teachers and false doctrine (Acts 20:28-31). Rather, he has intentionally allowed a wolf to enter the doors of the church and deceive the flock. This…reveals the extent to which one will compromise once the Biblical doctrine of separation is rejected."
 

BILLY GRAHAM AND HIS FRIENDS is the title of a new 788-page book (including Endnotes, bibliography, and index) by Dr. Cathy Burns, and subtitled "A Hidden Agenda?". This is a valuable, well-documented reference book about a popular man and his powerful influential friends. The publisher writes: "While Graham has been a beacon of hope in spiritually turbulent times and a source of comfort and solace to many in times of tragedy, we find that others have questioned his connection with the National and World Council of Churches [and] the ecumenical movement." The book has brief reports on many people and subjects, and quotes the CC a few times. Dr. Burns has a degree in Bible Philosophy and has done extensive research on the New Age movement and related subjects. Get this book from: Sharing, 212 E. 7th St., Mt. Carmel, PA 17851. Retail price is $21,95 + $2.55 postage. Mention CC and get it for $16.00 postpaid.
 

The Calvary Contender does a good job as a watchman looking out over the wall for fundamentalism. The sad truth is that they did not do as well looking in from that same wall. They are Independent Baptist King James onlyists who oppose the Ruckmanits, but spread the same poison of intolerance for any who would use anything other then the King James Bible. I'm a Byzantine Text proponent opposed to the popular Westcott & Hort theory of textual critical methodology, and therefore hold to the King James Version as the best representative of that illusive absolutely perfect original Byzantine type text. I do not give the KJV mystical qualities, or divine preservation status. The King James Bible and it's underlying Greek Textus Receptus is a fallible work of man, and every qualified pastor and Bible teacher has the right to challenge the textual critical decisions made among the variants within the manuscripts which make up the Byzantine group as well as the English words used in translation. Every qualified pastor has the right to clarify for his flock the English words used in translating the original Greek. When a pastor may use another version of the Bible for clarifying  a passage, I find the intolerance of these KJV onlyists repulsive to the intellectual pursuit of seeking perfection in presenting Biblical truth. 

In the shortness of the hour with the soon consummation of the Church era, I would appeal to these good folks to re-examine their intolerance over the exclusive use of the KJV which spoils their fundamental watchmanship. Their passion would better be served in defending the Byzantine Text rather then a single fallible (KJV) version which only represents the Byzantine text!

Prov 30:5-6
5Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
KJV

Mark 7:13
13Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
KJV

Jer 23:29-32
29Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

30Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

31Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.

32Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
KJV

John 5:24-25
24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
KJV
 

Friday - January 11, 2002

Gal 6:10
10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
KJV
 

(15:35) Islamic Jihad reneges on promise to suspend attacks

Islamic Jihad today announced it is reneging on its understanding with the Palestinian Authority not to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel.

In an announcement on the Qatar-based satellite television station Al-Jazeera, Islamic Jihad said its military wing will continue waging jihad against Israel, and called upon the PA to stop taking steps aimed at the organization.

Although Islamic Jihad did reach an understanding with the PA, it never officially announced a suspension of terrorist attacks against Israel, Israel Radio reported.

Just so you know the character of those Israel is forced to deal with. Their word is absolutely worthless. Negotiation is a fool's errand when dealing with this kind of character. It is one thing when your word is worthless to the one you hate the most, but here we see their word is worthless among their cohorts of their own faith as well. People like this fill our prisons around the world. They see the world only through selfish eyes, and disregard the rights of everyone who would keep them from reaching their own hedonistic desires. This is the character of the extortionists, the burglars, the kidnapers, the pedophiles, and all who use others for hedonistic gain. This character must be changed, or removed for the sake of society. It is those of this character that the Lord of Hosts will remove from the world society in the soon future. The soon coming Kingdom of heaven will not allow those of this character to be anything other then outcasts. The peace of 1000 years will smother the hedonistic. The meek and humble will rule over this soon coming Kingdom. The law of the Old Testament (of the soon coming Kingdom) will be enforce by the soon coming King of the Jews!

Deut 6:4-5
4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
KJV

Matt 22:36-40
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38This is the first and great commandment.

39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
KJV
 


Matt 5:19
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
KJV

Matt 13:41-43
41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
KJV

1 Cor 6:9-10
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
KJV
 

Saturday - January 12, 2002

Luke 4:16
16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
KJV
 

Muslims angry at mosque construction halt
By Haim Shapiro and David Rudge

NAZARETH (January 11) - Following the government's decision on Wednesday to stop the disputed construction of a mosque in Nazareth, a local Muslim leader vowed that his co-religionists would remain at the site until the structure was completed.

"We are going to stay there and pray there until the mosque is built," said Nazareth Deputy Mayor Salman Abu Ahmed, a leader of the Islamic Movement.

Abu Ahmed accused Christian leaders, including the pope and the top Roman Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, of exerting pressure on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

"We are very surprised that the pope stood against our right to build the mosque," Abu Ahmed said. "There are no problems between Christians and Muslims in Nazareth. It's only Christian leaders like the pope and Michel Sabbah who have a problem with the building of the mosque."

The government ruled this week that building must stop at the site of the proposed mosque, below the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest church in the Middle East.
 

The Pope and Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah have consistently sided with the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians in most disputes between them and the Jews. It is here where their own interests are at stake that they  part company with their Moslems brothers. These apostate Christians blamed Israel for their troubles with the Moslems because Israel gave permission under Islamic duress to the demand to build this new mosque. Now the apostates see what appreciation their Moslem brothers have for their efforts to stand united against the Jews. Absolutely none! And, I dare say if the situation were ever reversed the apostate Christians would show the same amount of appreciation to the Moslems. The Pope and Latin Patriarch hate the Jews because they want Rome to control the Holy Land, and receive the future glory promised to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The Moslems for the same reason hate the Jews because they want control of Palestine, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Understand, that were Israel not here to blame, these two groups would be at each others throats to the death over authority and sovereignty of what God has given back to Israel!

Soon, Jesus Christ will return as King of the Jews. He will finish reading the scripture He began to read in that Nazareth synagogue on that Sabbath almost 2000 years ago. He will declare the day of vengeance has now established His Authority and Sovereignty over the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel, and the whole world!

Luke 4:16-20
16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.


20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
KJV



Isa 61:1-6
61:1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

4And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

5And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
KJV
 

NAZARETH MOSQUE DISPUTE FAR FROM OVER

Christian leaders are predictably pleased with the Israeli government's decision on Wednesday to stop the illegal construction of an intrusive mosque alongside the landmark Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, but no one is declaring victory, as the radical Muslim elements behind the project still have a lot of fight left in them.

Israeli officials released a communiqué on Thursday clarifying the decision made by the inner security cabinet at mid-week, after initial press reports - based on comments by an unnamed official in the Office of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - proved less than accurate. The updated release notes that the continuation of illegal construction work at the disputed site in Nazareth has been halted immediately, since it was being done without proper building permits in hand.

Meanwhile, a committee chaired by Housing Minister Natan Sharansky - who ironically also sat on the five-man cabinet committee under prime minister Ehud Barak that approved the building of the mosque - will "re-examine" that past decision "in view of all relevant circumstances and considerations." The committee will hear from Christians and Muslims involved in the controversy and submit its recommendations to the government within two weeks. ....


The site of the proposed mosque is a vacant lot of about 2,000 square meters, where a school once stood. When the municipality proposed a plaza to serve Christian pilgrims visiting the Basilica, however, the area was occupied by Muslim activists, who insisted the area had formerly housed a mosque and was the property of the Waqf.

In October 1999, the High Court of Justice ruled that the municipality should go ahead with its plans to build a plaza, although the court also ruled that a small part of the lot - some 135 square meters - indeed belonged to the Waqf. Even before the court had ruled, though, the Barak government had tabled its compromise proposal allowing the Waqf to build on one-third of the lot, provided they submit their plans to proper zoning boards, a provision breached by the recent hurried construction work.

Based on Waqf promotional posters of the mosque and other sources, there is a sense among Christians opposing the mosque that the plans have been held back intentionally because they would likely show a grand mosque with between four and ten minarets towering above the spire of the Basilica, which sits on much higher ground and is the largest church in the entire Middle East.
 

Sunday - January 13, 2002

The Sunday animation: The Trumpet Blows

Ps 17:8
8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
KJV
 

MUSLIM CONFERENCE PRAISES SUICIDE ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAELIS

Suicide attacks on Israelis are "the highest rank of martyrdom," Muslim clerics determined at a Beirut conference this week.

"Suicide operations carried out by the holy warriors against the Zionist enemy are legitimate and are based on God's book [the Koran] and the teachings of his prophet [Muhammad]. They constitute the highest rank of
martyrdom and lead to [winning] God's satisfaction and paradise," read a statement approved by 130 clerics and scholars from 30 nations on Thursday.

The clerics included representatives from Hizb'Allah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, groups labeled as "terrorist" by the United States. The delegation also called for the elimination of the state of Israel.

*****
 

Islam must make a choice! All false philosophies and religions; all anti-Biblical cultures and governments will ultimately lead to a final Satanic goal. The final anti-God position aimed at thwarting the plan of God. These radical Muslim clerics have reached that goal, and now intend to drag all Muslims into what will be the ultimate end of Islam. Hitler reached the same ultimate goal when he devised the final solution for the Jews of Europe under his control. He dragged all Germany, and all the occupied countries of Europe into his final solution. God had to intervene. The war turned on Hitler. The ultimate goal (solution) caused God to end Hitler's reign. Islam must now choose if it will continue to follow the bin Laden ultimate solution or not. The comradeship of these clerics is as strong as the Nazi party ever gave to Hitler. The same end is predicted already by the Bible for all Moslems who have reached this same ultimate (final solution) goal

Deut 32:9-12
9For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

10He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

11As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

12So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
KJV

Ps 17:7-9
7Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
KJV

Lam 2:18
18Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
KJV

Zech 2:8-10
8For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

9For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

10Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
KJV
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The Sunday animation: The Trumpet Blows

Monday - January 14, 2002

Ps 137:6
6If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
KJV
 

Nazareth and the Temple Mount

(January 13) -After mounting protests from Christian groups in Israel and abroad, the cabinet last Wednesday courageously decided to halt construction of a controversial mosque in Nazareth adjoining the Basilica of the Annunciation. Though the issue is highly charged and delicate, and has stirred up passions among both Muslims and Christians, the cabinet is to be commended for not giving in to intimidation by the Muslim Wakf in formulating its decision. Hopefully, the government's decision on this issue will serve as a harbinger of a newfound determination to stop the Wakf from acting with impunity at other sensitive religious sites, in particular the Temple Mount. ....

In sad contrast to the Nazareth case, the government has yet to demonstrate a similar level of resoluteness when it comes to halting the illegal activity of the Wakf on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Living in a profound state of denial, both the Jerusalem police and various government ministers have largely stood by passively as the Wakf destroys priceless historical and archeological treasures on the Mount. The Antiquities Authority has been barred from overseeing the work, which is being carried out in flagrant violation of the law. The conspiracy of silence among police and government officials regarding the systematic destruction of the Jewish people's holiest site is an affront not only to Israel's sovereignty, but to its religious and cultural heritage as well. In its decision regarding the mosque in Nazareth, the government demonstrated commendable sensitivity to Christian religious concerns. The time has now come for a similar level of care to be shown for Jews as well. The time has come to stop the Wakf's devastation of the Temple Mount.

Iran using PA as proxy against Israel - senior official
By Herb Keinon

JERUSALEM (January 13) - Iran's involvement in the Karine A arms smuggling affair is part of a larger effort to deter Israel from militarily trying to scuttle Teheran's nuclear program, according to a senior diplomatic official.

According to the official, Iran wants to use the Palestinians as proxies, much as it used Hizbullah as a proxy to wage war against Israel in Lebanon.

"Iran wants a base and stronghold in the PA to threaten Israel," the official said. "They feel the way to counter an Israeli threat to their nuclear program is through the use of terrorism. They feel this will deter any attack on Iran."

 

I could not agree more about the Temple Mount, but as I have previously commented that the value of the Temple Mount to secular Israel is no more then the political gains it can bring (or just boasted to bring) for the day. It even holds true for the city of Jerusalem. The Barak government was at the very threshold of giving Arafat a large part of the city on the lame gamble that it would change his attitude, or the attitude of Islam in general. Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are valued now as nothing more then a gambling chip to many Jews. A wager that all reality indicates is a fool's bet on impossible odds. A throw-away venture. Had Barak stayed in power the arms boat would only have delivered it's load of terror sooner, and probably without intervention. Winning part of Jerusalem would not have changed the hearts of the Palestinians. The actions taken by Arafat to smuggle those arms was not because the offer was not given! It was because Arafat wants all of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount, and all of Palestine as his maps show it (with no Israel anywhere). Not one single Palestinian schoolbook shows a map that has Israel on it.

The hearts of the Islamic Arabs are sadly fixed. God is about to change the hearts of the Jews. The passion for Jerusalem and the Temple Mount will take on a new importance. A return to the Bible will awake the reality of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as the only place on earth where God authorized His house be built. Twice before, God allowed His house to be destroyed because of the sin of Israel. A Third house is soon to be built on that very same Mount. A new heart will bring the passion necessary to overcome all obstacles in accomplishing the task.

Ezek 11:17-20
17Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

18And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.

19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

20That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
KJV

Ezek 36:24-29
24For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
29I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
KJV
 

Read about the Temple Mount: This Place an article by DDSrail

Tuesday - January 15, 2002

Two Brats and MSNBC

Prov 13:24
24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
KJV
 

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Propaganda Words

MSNBC's top photo to summarize 2001: Two mischievous Jewish kids.

 

Dear HonestReporting Member,

This is the traditional week for the "best" and "worst" awards.

HonestReporting.Com has been deluged with members' recommendations for its first annual "Dishonest Reporting" Award, and we will publish the "winner" within days.

MSNBC.com claimed to have reviewed "more than a million pictures" before its editors chose the "best images of 2001." In addition to the 9/11 images of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, MSNBC editors chose 20 "poignant images at other events -- including photos of natural disasters, cute ducklings, New York firemen -- and two Jewish kids in Hebron harassing a Palestinian woman after hearing of the Sbarro Pizzeria bombing earlier in the day.

The photo was accompanied by this MSNBC caption: "Ancient Hatreds: Two Israeli children attack a Palestinian woman in the West Bank town of Hebron on Aug. 9 in the wake of a Palestinian suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 16 people. Mideast violence escalated sharply in 2001, with suicide bombings, assassinations and several failed tries at a cease-fire."

The Jewish kids were brats. And for MSNBC editors, that made the picture the best image of the Middle East for 2001. Incredible. After reviewing a million photos, MSNBC's editors relegated as secondary the scores of pictures of the bombed-out Israeli restaurants, buses, train stations, shopping malls and markets. MSNBC passed over pictures of Palestinian gunmen swearing vengeance against Israel, of toddlers dressed as suicide bombers, and of Palestinians rejoicing over the WTC bombing.

I wonder how the fathers of these two brats must feel? Anger was undoubtedly high that day, but brat kids harassing an old woman is never acceptable behavior no matter what. I say this as a former brat who with his brat buddies used to delight in name calling, and even spiting at the old Jewish babushka covered biddies who walked down the alleyway behind our Bohemian settlement houses in old 1940's Chicago. The Jewish neighborhood was on the other side of that alley. I can only imagine the shame I would have brought on my dad had some news photographer taken a picture, and put it in the Sunday newspaper. I can state categorically that the woodshed would have been his first response for me! I only wonder what the follow-up story might be for these two brats? I hope they were not given gifts and accolades for such repulsive behavior? The real story is in the follow-up which will not be done. The real story is how the average Palestinian dad would react if his brat son were exposed as having harassed a Jewish old biddy like I did?

Prov 3:12
12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
KJV

Prov 19:18
18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
KJV

Prov 22:15
15Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
KJV

Prov 23:13-14
13Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

14Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
KJV

Prov 29:15
15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
KJV

Heb 12:6-9
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
KJV
 

Wednesday - January 16, 2002

1 Kings 18:27
27And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
KJV
 

ISRAELIS AMBUSHED AFTER FATAH COMMANDER DIES IN BLAST

Any pretense of a Palestinian ceasefire ended on Monday, as an Israeli was shot dead in Samaria this evening, just hours after a Fatah militia vowed revenge for the death of a wanted Palestinian militant in a mysterious bomb beside his car in Tulkarm.

The IDF has denied any involvement in the death of local Fatah militia commander Raed Karmi, saying it likely occurred when he tried to assemble a car bomb, but Palestinians are claiming he was assassinated.

The "Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade," a militia affiliated with Fatah, announced afterwards that Karmi's death spelled the end of its adherence to any ceasefire declared by PLO chief Yasser Arafat, who heads the Fatah faction as well. "Israel started this," Army radio quoted a Fatah leaflet as saying, "and we must react. The reaction will come fast - very fast."....

IDF sources said Monday they were puzzled that Karmi was riding freely in his car, since the PA has recently reassured the European Union that he was imprisoned.

Accounts of Karmi's death vary. One source told Reuters that Karmi was killed by a bomb planted outside the house where he had been hiding in Tulkarm. He received a telephone call from someone asking him to leave the house and when he approached the fence, the device exploded and he was killed, the source said.

But another Palestinian source told Reuters that a bomb went off near Karmi's car as he was driving.

A third account of the incident maintained that Karmi had just left his hideout near the Tulkarm cemetery, when a bomb hidden near a tree went off. The tree and the wall of the cemetery were damaged, but no one else was hurt.

Since the beginning of the violent Palestinian intifada in September 2000, Karmi has been implicated in the deaths of at least nine Israelis. Israel had repeatedly demanded that Arafat imprison Karmi, but to no avail.
 

Another premature bomb explosion. Another frustrated Islamic reaction. Another "blame all your problems on Israel" response. Israel is not squeamish when it targets terrorists for death. They have no problem taking credit where credit is due, but here they say what happened was not to their credit.  I have long recognized the hand of the God of the Bible in many of these premature bomb explosions aimed at maiming and killing Jews.  These bombers are well trained assassins. However, their "accident" rate in this handling of dangerous material goes far beyond even the most liberal rates of acceptance. Some other factor must be in operation! The normal frustrated reaction by the terrorists is to blame Israel. It's an easy out that is willing accepted by their supporters for the only other option is that ALLAH of the Koran is asleep at the wheel?

1 Sam 5:11-12
11So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.

12And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
KJV

1 Peter 5:6-7
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
KJV

Ex 9:3-4
3Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

4And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel.
KJV
 

Thursday - January 17, 2002

2 Peter 2:12
12But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
KJV
 

THREE MORE ISRAELIS KILLED AS PALESTINIAN INTIFADA RE-IGNITES

Three Israelis, including one with dual American citizenship, were murdered by Palestinian terrorists in separate shootings and a school bus was fired upon on Wednesday, as the bullet-riddled ceasefire faltered towards complete collapse over the past 24 hours.

The spate of killings brings to eight the number of Israelis dead from terror attacks in the past eight days, and Israeli officials are warning to expect more. Five of the latest terror victims have been Israeli Arabs, four serving in the IDF and one a motorist killed Wednesday near Jenin when he likely was mistaken for a Jewish settler by Palestinian gunmen. .....
 

Arabs opened fire on a school bus this morning transporting Jewish children to school near Hermesh, east of Hadera. None of the children were injured, but the bus was damaged.

On Tuesday, Yoela Chen, 47, a married mother of two, was killed at a gas station in Givat Ze'ev, a Jewish community on the northwest outskirts of Jerusalem. She was driving with her aunt when she was shot in the head and chest. Her aunt was treated for injuries. They were on their way to a wedding.

Also yesterday, Avraham Boaz, 71, was beaten and then shot repeatedly in Beit Sahour, just east of Bethlehem. He had been abducted in Beit Jalla. Boaz, who holds dual Israeli-US citizenship, crossed into Palestinian territory frequently, working on numerous projects in the Bethlehem area, and dining out and attending family functions with Palestinian friends.

He was reportedly with a Palestinian friend Tuesday morning when they were forced by terrorists to get out of the car. Boaz was then taken by four terrorists to Beit Sahour, where he was beaten and shot 19 times. Palestinian police reportedly witnessed the kidnapping and failed to intervene, a charge they deny.

 

These are all horrific accounts of brutality. I am most disturbed by the purposeful targeting of school children. I'm thankful that of all these accounts this one demonstrated the hand of God. I do not expect God to stop all sin in this dispensation. I do not expect God to save every child. I am thankful when God does intervene during times when men allow sin to cause them to deteriorate into the category of beastly animals.  It is a sad fact that the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians rejoice when this animalistic behavior is successful. The day is soon coming when God will judge these Islamic, Arab, Palestinians for their beastly behavior. I understand why the torments of hell will be their judgment, and all others who would rejoice with them. The God of the Bible, the God of Jacob, the God of King David, who sees the heart knows exactly what these beastly animals would do to His only begotten son were they given opportunity. I can rest my anger in the knowledge that God does not look the other way when the animals howl. His justice will prevail. 

Deut 5:28-29
28And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.

29O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
KJV

Gen 18:18-19
18Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
KJV

Isa 45:25
25In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
KJV

Ps 9:7-8
But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
KJV

Matt 3:11-13
11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
KJV
 

Friday - January 18, 2002

Ps 2:6
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
KJV
 

ARTS & CULTURE
Israeli film on Temple Mount plot
focuses on some potential headlines
By Tom Tugend
 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (JTA) — After months of delay caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, an Israeli film about a Jewish plot to blow up Jerusalem´s Temple Mount is set to open in the United States.

"Time of Favor," Israel´s entry in the 2000 Academy Awards for foreign film, originally was scheduled to open in late September, but the attack on the World Trade Center put a crimp in those plans.

First, work slowed for a while at the offices of the film´s distributor, like it did at many offices in Manhattan.

The film is set in an isolated West Bank settlement, surrounded by the stark Judean hills and desert. The head of the settlement´s yeshiva is charismatic Rabbi Meltzer — played in a bravura performance by film-maker Asi Dayan, son of Moshe Dayan and a fervently secular leftist — who foresees the time when Jerusalem´s Temple Mount will be cleared of Muslims and restored to Jewish hands.

 

This of course is Jewish Hollywood type fiction, but it contains a kernel of Biblical truth. This miraculous second return of the Jews to the Holy Land is beyond all other impossible events ever recorded in human history. The first return would have been enough for all the world to see the hand of God in the events, but this second return after almost 2000 years has no comparison. God has a plan and purpose behind re-establishing the Jews in the Holy Land. It all centers in the Temple Mount. The plan is the culmination of everything promised in the Bible from God to man on earth. The purpose is the establishment of the promised Kingdom of heaven here on earth centered in Israel, Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. A Jewish King, a descendent of King David, will rule the whole world from this place!

Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40-48 yet to be built) will have a throne according to the Bible. It will not be built via some Hollywood type conspiracy in my estimation. I suspect when the time is right God will boldly begin the construction by cleansing the Mount of all past filthiness for all the world to see. I believe the devastation of Islam and it's Koran will be part of that cleansing process. A quick last Jihad attempted invasion of Israel will seal the death of Islam. The Third Jewish Temple will be built publicly, and boldly by Jews inspired with the Spirit of God.

Read how I speculate this may all happen with the Bible in one hand, and  today's newspaper in the other.

Read:

This Place: about the Temple Mount of the Bible.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

Ps 48:2
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
KJV

Ps 102:16
16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
KJV

Ps 110:2
2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
KJV

Ps 132:13-18
13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
KJV
 

Saturday - January 19. 2002

Lev 20:2
2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
KJV
 

Six killed in Hadera terror attack
By David Rudge

HADERA (January 18) - At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a terrorist burst into a bat mitzva reception in the middle of Hadera last night, opening fire from an M-16 assault rifle.

Northern region police chief Cmdr. Ya'acov Borovsky said celebrants at the reception pounced on the terrorist, pushing him outside, and it was not clear whether he was shot dead by guests or by the police, who arrived quickly.

Yossi Elbaz, the owner of the hall, said guests overcame the terrorist, and the head of the Hadera detective squad arrived on the scene and shot the terrorist dead.
 

Why a bat mitzva (girl's birthday party) for a 12 year old? It is because the Arafat culture has turned most of these Islamic, Arab, Palestinians into brute beasts ready for sacrifice. This was the purposeful targeting of a little girl. The celebrations have already been reported in the Arab villages. The family members of this dead murderer will soon be receiving their blood money cash awards sponsored by Islamic Iraq. It is this kind of culture that must be eradicated before the world can ever have peace. Should the world prove unwilling to stop such beastly behavior, then God certainly will. The PLO summer camps are just one place where Arab children are turned into animals, and taught to kill Jews by animalistic, sacrificial, suicidal attacks. The whole culture is geared to producing attack type animalistic beasts. The result is such a cold blooded attack on a 12 year old girl, and her guests at her birthday party. She would be dead had the suicide assassin had his way. Her guilt - she is a Jew. Not a famous Jew of a any special note. It is just because she is Jewish, and an easy target that she, and her guests became the victims of the Arabs living in the Holy Land!

There were many gods the gentiles brought at various times into the Holy Land. The worst I used to think was Molech. One manifestation was a great sitting bronze idol with outstretched arms. A fire was built in the lap until the arms above glowed red. It was then that a child was "cast into the arms of Molech." The parents were convinced by the priests of Molech that such sacrifices would bring favor to the rest of the family by this gentile god. Arafat under the severity of Islam has brought an even worse then Molech to the Arabs of the Holy Land. They also have been convinced to sacrifice their children to this gentile, Islamic, Arafatic promise for gain and glory. They have been convinced that the murder of Jews, any Jew, even a little Jewish girl on one of the happiest days of her life is an acceptable (even celebratory) sacrifice to this the latest gentile god brought into the Holy Land!

2 Kings 23:10
10And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
KJV

Jer 32:35
35And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
KJV

2 Chron 28:3
3Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
KJV

Ezek 16:20-21
20Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,

21That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
KJV
 

 

GSS: Open Temple Mount To Jews
The General Security Service recommends that the Temple Mount be re-opened to Jewish worship. Preparations for such are already underway in Public Security Minister Uzi Landau's office. Arutz-7 broadcaster Adir Zik told his listeners today, "Although he has come in for some criticism of his handling of Temple Mount matters, it appears that Landau is to be commended for his efforts on behalf of allowing Jews to pray there."

The holy site has been closed to Jews since the beginning of the Oslo War, almost a year and a half ago. The GSS recently became convinced to withdraw its objections to Jewish worship there by the likely possibility that Jews would intensify their efforts to enter without permission.

Jews are forbidden by Jewish Law from entering certain areas of the Temple Mount, and are permitted to enter other areas only after immersing in a ritual bath and taking other precautions. While some rabbis permit entry under the above conditions, the Chief Rabbinate officially bans such entry for fear that some may overstep the permitted areas and/or not take the proper precautions.
 

I'm sure this will also lead to the Temple Mount being opened for all. It will soon return as it used to be - open for all the world to visit. The exclusive iron grip attempt by the Islamic Arabs living in the Holy Land is finally being pried open. Soon, hopefully, it will be removed entirely. The Arab authorities have forfeited their overseeing rights of this Holy Site by pompous, greedy, one sided dictatorial administration.  The Jews must from hitherto keep an iron grip on the Arabs, or they will take everything. Not only from the Jews, but from the world as at this place which presently is truly international as a religious site. The Arabs have showed their contempt for Christian rights at Nazareth. They have destroyed Jewish artifacts in their illegal excavations under the Temple Mount while they intended making the whole Mount exclusively theirs.  They would take all Jerusalem, and all Palestine (Israel to the rest of the world) as their exclusive possession if they are let to go unopposed. All others would be excluded from Churches, and Holy Sites branded as infidels under Arafat, Arab, Islamic rule. Thank God, those days are at an end!

Sunday - January 20, 2002

Sunday animation: Islam's Battle Cry - Kill the Jews!

Ezek 38:5
5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
KJV
 

Mofaz: Iran to have nonconventional weapon in two or three years
By Janine Zacharia

WASHINGTON (January 20) - Iran will have a nonconventional weapon by 2004 or 2005, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz told US officials during his visit to Washington, in which he primarily stressed the threats posed by Iran to Israel.

Last week Mofaz met with a host of senior administration officials including President George W. Bush's national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, and the US special envoy Anthony Zinni.

Mofaz told Israeli reporters on Friday that he had outlined a three-part Iranian threat to Israel - a threat to its northern border via Iranian cooperation with Hizbullah in south Lebanon; a threat to cities in central Israel via Iran's new "strategic alliance" with the Palestinians; and a long-range, existential threat posed by new missiles like the Shahab-3, which can reach Israel when launched from Iran.

He expressed particular concern over solid-fuel rockets called the Fajar 3 with a range of about 45 kilometers, which have found their way to Lebanon. Israel is concerned that the US does not fully appreciate the threats posed by Iran to Israeli security.
 

This astronomical growth in technology is not just limited to the West. The East is also advancing at a monumental rate. Sober minds see that in just 3 short years Iran will have the technology to hit Israel with the same ferocity as what the US is now exhibiting in Afghanistan. Only a fool would think once Islam has the capability of destroying Israel that they would not find a feasible way to do it. This all only indicates how short the time really is before God must physically intervene! Nothing takes God by surprise. He knew before the foundations of the universe were laid that Old Persia would become modern day Iran and Iraq. He knew the hate for Israel, and the rate of technological advancement leading to the ability to destroy Israel would be. God's timetable is open for examination, but only by comparison. God has clearly described the events, but man must look to the contemporary history of the day to see if they might be compatible. It is always speculation until the events God has described actually come to pass.

Such an event is a future invasion of Israel by surrounding countries. It is recorded in Ezekiel 38 & 39. The contemporary call of yesteryear was to call this "The Coming War with Russia." A more contemporary view since the fall of the Iron Curtain would now see this as "The Last Jihad." It is no surprise to me that all the invaders mentioned in Ezekiel are today Islamic! A great Invasion of Israel from the North, South, and East is described by God. Old Persia (modern Iran and Iraq) leads the Eastern armies in God's description of the event.

Read how I speculate this may all happen with the Bible in one hand, and  today's newspaper in the other.

Read:

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount of the Bible.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

 

Ezek 38:1-9
38:1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

4And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

6Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

7Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

8After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

9Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
KJV
 

Sunday animation: Islam's Battle Cry - Kill the Jews!

Monday - January 21, 2002

Joel 3:10
10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
KJV
 

60th Anniversary Of Nazis' Final Solution Meeting
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, at which top officials of the German Reich, including Adolph Eichmann, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Justice, and others discussed the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." It was decided there that, "Under proper guidance, in the course of the final solution the Jews are to be allocated for appropriate labor in the East. Able-bodied Jews, separated according to sex, will be taken in large work columns to these areas for work on roads, in the course of which action doubtless a large portion will be eliminated by natural causes. The possible final remnant will, since it will undoubtedly consist of the most resistant portion, have to be treated accordingly, because it is the product of natural selection and would, if released, act as the seed of a new Jewish revival (see the experience of history). In the course of the practical execution of the final solution, Europe will be combed through from west to east…"

The discussion also dealt with the "Treatment of Persons of Mixed Blood" and noted, for instance, that, "Persons of mixed blood of the first degree who are exempted from evacuation will be sterilized in order to prevent any offspring and to eliminate the problem of persons of mixed blood once and for all."
 

Sixty years is a very short time ago. Where is the German Reich that yielded such power that world domination was a very real possibility? Where are the nazis who looked at the insignificant Jew as a bug compared to the power they had just sixty years ago? The thought was ethnic cleansing brought to totality. Even those of mixed blood would be dealt with to make certain the Jew could never breed again. The "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" could be proposed because Hitler and his henchman had the power. Where are they today? Where are those insignificant weak Jews they intended to exterminate? The Reich with it's animalistic behavior, with all the power to be the beasts that they were, is gone! But, Israel stands in all it's glory. Jerusalem is under Jewish power!

Today the same contempt and hate is seen in the terrorists who exhibit the power they have over unsuspecting children and civilian populations. They target the weak thinking like the nazis that their power will continue with no challenge for a thousand years, or all eternity may Allah be praised. They have learned nothing from history. Where will the terrorists, the cultures that produce them, the religions that support them; where will they all be sixty years from now? Where will they be ten years from now? Where will they be two or three years from now? Ask Hitler and his henchman. Ask the Reich masters? Ask the nazis what happened to the "Final Solution?" Ask the Jew who was so weak and insignificant!

Est 3:5-6
5And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

6And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
KJV

Est 3:8-9
8And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

9If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
KJV
 



Est 7:10
10So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
KJV
 

Tuesday - January 22, 2002

Isa 2:1,2

1the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

 

Opposition against letting Jews on Temple Mount
By Nina Gilbert and Tovah Lazaroff

JERUSALEM (January 21) - Reports that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to allow Jews on the Temple Mount for the first time since October 2000 on the advice of the Shin Bet, aroused widespread consternation among Israeli and Palestinian politicians, who warn the move would further escalate the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Prime Minister's Office will neither confirm nor deny the report, even as some politicians are speaking out against it.

"Sharon is liable to drown us all in a deluge of terror," said Meretz leader Yossi Sarid.

It will cause a blood bath, warned MK Abdel Malik Dehamshe (United Arab List), head of the Islamic Movement.

"We all know what happened when Sharon (then the opposition leader) visited there," Dehamshe said.

Sharon's visit in late September was followed by a series of riots that led to the breakdown of the seven-year Oslo peace process.

But Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert said he supports returning Jews to the Temple Mount. He said he isn't familiar with any recent decision by the security services to allow such a move, but said that he knows they support it.

"It's time that Jews will be given the same privilege as Muslims to visit the most sacred and important place in Jewish history," Olmert said. "It can be orchestrated in a peaceful way. We are not interested in antagonizing anyone."
 

Sovereignty over the Temple Mount is the real issue.  Islam by threat and intimidation has tried to decree itself as sole authority over the entire Mount. A secularized Israel has passively let the Moslems have their wishes even though they have had the power to step in at any time since 1967. The value of the Temple Mount to many Jews has suffered as a result. The Mount has been a political gambling chip rather then valued for it's spiritual importance.

We fast approach a new era promised by the God of the Bible. A Kingdom era when God will again claim His sovereignty over the Temple Mount. The spiritual importance will make this place the most glorious single spot on all of planet earth. It's value will skyrocket beyond the stratosphere when this place becomes the dwelling place where the feet of the only great God almighty will tread. His house will be built at this place where He will rule planet earth for 1000 years of perfect, absolutely righteous peace. The Bible says everything connected to this Mount will be holy! The insignificant things such as the bells on the horses even to the the pots and pans will become holy as a result of contact with this great God when He establishes His Holiness at this place.

Read This Place an article about the Temple Mount by DDSrail.

 

Gen 22:9,10

9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

2 Chron 7:12-14

12And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

Isa 2:3-5

3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

 4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

5O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Zech 14:20-21
20In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowl's before the altar.

21Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
KJV


Ezek 43:7
7And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
KJV
 

Wednesday - January 23, 2002

Mic 4:1-2
4:1But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
KJV
 

"The Palestinian state will be established with al-Kuds al-Sharif as its capital. By God, I see it coming, martyred or alive. May God give me the honor of martyrdom in my steadfastness for Jerusalem."

Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat vowed yesterday to continue to seek a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital, even if it costs him life.

It is time for the world to plainly understand that what Yasser Arafat head of the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians believes, and says is in direct contradiction to what the Bible clearly decrees. It might be time for George Bush and the rest of the world politicians to realize God will not be mocked. God said it will be the God of Jacob, not the god of Ishmael who will have Jerusalem as His Capital City. I can state categorically that the God of the Bible will not share His sovereignty with the gods of Baal! I would remind all that just before September 11th the power houses of world politics were on the verge of pressuring secular Israel to accept Arafat's demand of a Palestinian State. That very day Secretary of State Powel was scheduled to make the announcement! September 11th turned the whole world upside-down, and stopped that effort! Now, Arafat has thrown his life into the pot as the final bargaining chip in his defiance of the Bible. It is his life as a Moslem martyr against  the life of the Bible's Messiah. It is the life of the pompous Arafat against the life of the humble Christ who promised He is coming again! It is the sons of Ishmael against the sons of Jacob!

Monumental events are in the works of human history this very day concerning the Bible, and God's plan for the future glory of Israel. God has brought the Jews back to the Holy Land an undeniable, miraculous second time after almost 2000 years of dispersion in this our generation. God has miraculously preserved the Jews, the sons of Jacob, for these "the last days." God has promised He will change the hearts of the Jews so they will be fit for the coming Kingdom! Let the world note: Let the world politicians note; Let the secular Jewish politicians note; God will not be mocked! This world with  it's lands, governments, cultures, and  religions must all step aside for Christ the Messiah when He establishes through redemption and righteousness His soon coming Jewish Kingdom, with Jewish law, and with it's Capital City at a Jewish Jerusalem!

Read how I speculate this may all happen with the Bible in one hand, and  today's newspaper in the other.

Read:

Mishpat: Biblical Jewish Law, and why there is no need for a Newer Testament!

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount of the Bible.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

 

Ps 48:1-2
48:1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
KJV

Ps 48:8-14
8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
KJV
 

Thursday - January 24, 2002

Ps 64:2
2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
KJV
 

ANGLICANS: MASONRY INCOMPATIBLE WITH BEING CHRISTIAN —The Anglican parish of St. Paul's, Lithgow, (Australia) has split after an edict from the parish council that Freemasons abandon their beliefs, or "cut yourself off from fellowship with St. Paul's," per the Sydney Morn. Herald . On Oct. 28, the parish council issued a leaflet saying: "There has been a clear recognition of the spiritual dangers of Freemasonry, and that it is incompatible with being Christian." It said Freemasonry undermined the Bible, contained rituals offensive to Christianity, and denied the one true God (1/11 Religion Today). Thousands of Southern Baptist pastors in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of laymen are Masons (see 7/15/98 CC). The SBC should demand that it's pastors withdraw from Freemasonry's religion of works.
 

I can speak from personal experience on how Masonry works. It targets leadership, and baths them in feelings of prideful "special favor with god" accolades. It is a secret society organization that subtly aims at influencing those who are in leadership positions. In America, it has been exceptionally effective both among pastors of the Southern Baptist Denomination, and among Non Commissioned Officers in the United States Army. Where the Army is concerned, the Masons have no interest in the individual until he reaches NCO rating. It is only then that the peer pressure to join becomes great.  It is made very clear that advancement through the NCO ranks is helped by other brothers of this secret society. I would imagine it works similarly in the Southern Baptist Denomination? Secret Societies have no place in Christianity! They likewise have no place in our military! The apostate Anglicans realized the danger of how such a secret society can undermine their leadership structure, and took action. How sad that Southern Baptists, and the US Army remain willingly blind to the same danger.

I have never heard testimony of anyone coming to Christ through Masonry. I heard many in the Army coming to  god (of Masonry), but never to redemption through Christ!

Isa 45:19
19I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
KJV

Isa 48:16-17
16Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

17Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
KJV

Jer 23:24-26
24Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

25I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

26How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
KJV

Mark 4:22-23
22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
KJV
 

Friday - January 25, 2002

Dan 12:4
4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
KJV
 

Wednesday January 23 9:50 PM ET

HP Says Atom-Sized Computer Chips a Lot Closer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co.(NYSE:HWP - news) and University of California scientists have patented a process they said on Wednesday would eventually help turn out powerful computers which fit on the head of a pin with room to spare.

Scientists need to shrink computers to make them more powerful, but the technology of putting circuits on silicon, the basis of current computer chips, is reaching the natural limits of the wafers to hold circuits, turning up the pressure for a breakthrough.

Computer makers like International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM - news) and Hewlett-Packard -- with its University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) partners -- are racing to develop nanotechnology, which is based on parts a few atoms wide.

HP said it was ahead on designing a complex nanochip as well as the parts and could be making nano-computers smaller than a bacterium, able to be weaved into a shirt, in the next decade or so.

 

Scientists move closer to finding 'elixir of life'

Scientists working on a discovering an elixir of life say it has already worked on fruit flies.

The drug is said to increase longevity while maintaining youthful health.

US researchers are confident enough to be planning a new set of experiments on mice.

The processes involved could open up important new leads in understanding ageing.

The drug is called 4-phenylbutyrate (PBA) and has already been approved in the US for treating cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anaemia.

Its influence on lifespan was discovered by accident while the scientists were investigating its effect on fruit flies with neurodegenerative disease.

Giving the drug to healthy flies extended their maximum lifespan by more than 50% and their average lifespan by a third.

But the most significant outcome was the fact that there was no price to pay for the extra time, New Scientist magazine reports. Previous research has indicated that normally there is a trade off between long lifespan and health and sexual vigour.

The flies, far from paying for their longevity with a weaker constitution, survived better than those not given PBA. Their weight remained normal and they produced normal numbers of offspring.

Wow, I wonder what even more powerful elixir Methuselah, and his pre-flood companions discovered? I wonder if they also discovered it by accident? I wonder if I see a mightier hand behind what the ungodly scientific community can only call an accident? The increase in knowledge these days is quite impressive, but the hand of God always seems to be more then just a few steps ahead. God has told us in the Bible that the Anti-Christ will have powers greater then even that of nanotechnology. I suspect we will not even need to wait another 10 years for him to develop his evil process by which he will control most of the world.  I haven't a clue to the mystery of 666, but I suspect it will be household knowledge once the Anti-Christ takes control.

Prov 1:7
7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
KJV

2 Thess 2:3-4
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
KJV

KJV

Rev 13:15-18
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
KJV
 

Rev 19:20
20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Saturday - January 26, 2002

Num 32:23
23But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
KJV
 

US backs Israel's 'closure' of Arafat
By Janine Zacharia

WASHINGTON (January 25) - The White House yesterday backed the government's decision to keep Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, and a US official told The Jerusalem Post the Aksa Martyrs' Brigades would soon be added to the State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations. ....
 

Asked by reporters whether President George W. Bush believes it is proper for Arafat to be "boxed in" in Ramallah, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said: "The president understands the reason that Israel has taken the action that it takes, and it is up to Chairman Arafat to demonstrate the leadership to combat terrorism."

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher later described the confinement of Arafat as an act of "self-defense."

The statements capped an extraordinary week of public support for Israel in which all US government officials stressed the need for Arafat to demonstrate leadership and combat terrorism. The endorsement of the confinement of Arafat comes as the highest levels of the Bush administration are intensely reevaluating how to deal with him and the PA, particularly after the Karine A affair.

The attempt to smuggle in weapons from Iran with Hizbullah's assistance has rattled the administration and thrown its peacemaking efforts into doubt.

On Wednesday, Fleischer said the smuggling attempt "has made it immensely more difficult to pursue the path of peace," but he insisted the US will remain "deeply involved" in the Middle East.

Bush this week sent letters to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordan's King Abdullah II - with whom he will meet here next Friday - and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. The letters outlined how seriously the US views the Karine A affair and PA complicity in the smuggling attempt, according to sources familiar with their contents.
 

The world and most importantly the US now have no choice, but to acknowledge the truth about Arafat and the Palestine Authority! He and they have always been to Israel nothing more then what bin Laden and al Qaeda are to America. A terrorist leading a terrorist organization which targets innocent civilians for death! The very scum of the earth looking to be legitimized (kill Jews, any Jews, kill easy target Jews where we have power, civilian Jews, children Jews, little baby Jews). They want the world to grant them legitimacy so their true wild beastly behavior might have some sort of justification. Bin Laden seeks such legitimacy in the Islamic world overusing "may Allah be praised." Arafat has been even more successful going beyond Islam into the non-Islamic world.  Arafat's success in my opinion was because there is so much anti-Semitism in the world that it was ripe for the picking. He told the lies about the Jews that many wanted to hear.

I suspect once Arafat is removed the truth will be revealed about the Palestinian Authority. It will be the terrorists who will be unveiled as always having been the real authority behind Arafat just as al Qaeda is the authority behind bin Laden! How impossible is the suggestion that giving such terrorists control of a homeland in the midst of Israel is the road to peace? Arafat and the Palestinian Authority must go the same way as Hitler and the nazis - never to rise again. They are an evil scum that must be replaced! That must never again gain legitimacy! The world must enlighten the Palestinian people, like it enlightened the post war German people, like it is enlightening the Afghanistan people right now to choose different leadership for their own sake!

Ps 90:7-11
7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
KJV

Ps 139:11-12
11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
KJV

Ps 140:10-13
10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence
KJV

Rom 2:9-11
9Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11For there is no respect of persons with God
KJV
 

Sunday - January 27, 2002

Sunday Animation: Which Hand to Follow

Job 27:11
11I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
KJV
 

15 people still hospitalized after Tel Aviv suicide bombing   By Amit Ben Aroya, Haim Shadmi and Amos Harel, Ha'aretz Correspondent and Ha'aretz Service

15 people were still hospitalized Saturday morning in the wake of a Friday suicide bombing near Tel Aviv's old central bus station. Three people were in serious condition, while two were moderately wounded. The rest are lightly injured. Those injured in the blast were taken to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon and to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

The Palestinian who carried out the attack belonged to the Islamic Jihad, according to a report by the Hezbollah television station al Manar.

According to police reports, the bomber, who was carrying an explosive device on his body, blew himself up on the busy corner of Neve Sha'anan and Bnei Brak streets.
 

(10:35) Israeli convoy comes under rocket, rifle fire in Gaza

Palestinian forces opened fire with anti-tank rockets and light arms fire at an IDF-escorted civilian convoy near the entrance to Netzarim in the central Gaza Strip a short time ago.

A roadside bomb exploded as Israeli troops scoured the area in search for the terrorists, initial reports indicate

There were no casualties in this incident.
 

(15:45) Shot fired at Jewish schoolbus near Paris

A gunshot hit a schoolbus carrying some 60 Jewish pupils in a suburb of Paris this morning, Israel Radio reported.

No one was wounded, but the bus's windshield was shattered.
 

(13:20) Kassam-1 missiles hit near Erez border crossing

Palestinian terrorists fired three Kassam-1 rockets at the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip a short while ago.

There were no casualties in the attack, Israel Radio reported.
 

Israel denies link to Hobeika killing
By Herb Keinon and News Agencies

JERUSALEM (January 25) - Senior diplomatic officials dismissed Lebanese and Syrian claims Israel carried out yesterday's assassination of Elie Hobeika, considered responsible for the 1982 Sabra and Shatilla massacre, as "outrageous" and "nonsense."

A car carrying 10 kilograms of explosives exploded near Beirut yesterday morning, killing the former Lebanese warlord, cabinet minister, and Parliament member.
 

IAF kills head of Hamas military wing
By Margot Dudkevitch

JERUSALEM (January 25) - Adli Hamdan, head of Hamas's Izzadin Kassam military wing, was killed in Khan Yunis last night, when an IAF Apache helicopter fired two missiles at his car, the IDF said. Two other Hamas members in the car were seriously wounded.

Hamdan, 27, is believed to have been involved in the January 9 attack on an IDF position near Kerem Shalom in which four soldiers were killed, and in the manufacture of mortars.
 

IDF kills four in Nablus bomb factory
By Margot Dudkevitch

JERUSALEM (January 23) - Hamas vowed to wage an all-out war after IDF forces killed four Hamas terrorists, one a senior Hamas military commander in Samaria, and arrested nine during a raid on a bomb factory in Nablus early yesterday morning.
 

(14:00) PFLP: Our men were killed overnight in Gaza

The two Palestinians killed early this morning in the southern Gaza Strip were Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine operatives, according to a statement issued by that organization.

The two men were residents of the nearby al-Bureij refugee camp.

The two intended to plant their bomb, which exploded prematurely in Dir el-Balah, near Kfar Darom, Israel Radio reported.
 

"May Allah be praised?" I have no fear to proclaim the God of the Bible is working in today's events! I have often observed the hand of God working in the midst of horror as sin is running wild, or successfully being contained. I'm convinced the hand of God was manifested during World War Two in the midst of all the horrors of that great war. I also believe it was the hand of God that brought Hitler and his nazi henchmen to their final defeat.

The world loves to call the likes of the Lebanese Warlord Hobeika Christian! He himself claimed the title as he massacred innocent Palestinians in the Lebanon Sabra and Shatilla camps when he had the power to do so.  The God of the Bible is never fooled by what a blood thirsty murderer may call himself. Biblical Christians have not been fooled either, and long separated themselves from such apostates. Fundamental Christians even send missionaries to those countries dominated by the likes of such Christian apostasy. Roman Catholicism has long been a field targeted by fundamental missionaries because of the same apostasy. Today, ignorant Christians are shocked that the God of the Bible would burden the hearts of the more mature to reach out to the apostates with the truth about salvation. How different things might have been had some missionary reached Hobeika? I doubt he would ever have responded to the gospel of Christ, but greater miracles have happened! God is not stopped by the hardness of the heart of man. God is also mightier then sin, and able to bring it to defeat in accordance with His timetable.

1 Peter 5:6
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
KJV

Deut 2:15
15For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
KJV

Josh 4:24
24That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.
KJV

1 Sam 7:13
13So the Philistines were subdued, and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
KJV

Isa 41:20
20That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
KJV

Isa 62:1-3
62:1For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

2And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

3Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: Which Hand to Follow

Monday - January 28, 2002

Matt 22:30
30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
KJV
 

AL-QAIDA FILTERING INTO PALESTINIAN AREAS

Western diplomats say that operatives from the al-Qaida terrorist network have infiltrated into Palestinian-ruled areas in an effort to determine whether the movement should make it their new home and join the fight against Israel.

The diplomatic sources told the World Tribune that al-Qaida appears to prefer the Gaza Strip over other more distant locations such as Somalia as they scatter from Afghanistan and seek a new base of operations.

Israeli military sources say that al-Qaida agents have been steadily flowing into Judea/Samaria and the Gaza Strip and have formed close links with senior Palestinian Authority officials, including Mohammed Dahlan, the head of the Preventive Security Apparatus in Gaza.

Saudi fugitive Osama Bin Laden is said to be considering the PA as the new base for his al-Qaida movement, said a senior official in Ankara, Turkey. "The organization has not yet been completely defeated," the official told the Turkish Daily News on Wednesday. "It will continue to cause more headaches for the international community."

The official, regarded as an expert on Afghanistan, said the PA could be the next address of al-Qaida, Middle East Newsline reported. The official said the movement would then join the Palestinian war against Israel.

 

With Arafat, or without Arafat, the Palestinian Authority is now aligning itself with the worst of the likeminded terrorists. I wonder what this does for the most recent suicide bomber in Jerusalem? A woman who now is supposedly in the Islamic paradise of the al-Qaida. I wonder if she is one of the 70 sex kittens assigned as wives to one of the other male suicide bombers? I wonder if she must fulfill all the perverse sexual desires of some jerk for all eternity? I can only feel she was willingly used by her mentors as she would be subserviently used in al-Qaida paradise were these same mentors to remain in control? It sounds more like hell then paradise to me! Even the mentors would tire of an eternity based on their selfish sexual desires. Eternity is just too long for such shallow theology.

The Bible reveals eternity is not based on sex. All the perverts, pornographers, and all part of the hedonistic religions of all ages such as Islam would never be happy in the Biblical heaven. They need not fret. God will not avail heaven to them. Heaven is only for those who want to love a puritanical and holy God for all eternity, and not man. Heaven is God's realm. Hedonistic mankind has only a single Biblical alternative to contemplate.

Luke 16:23-31
23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:

28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
KJV
 

The Lord Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, but Islam will not be persuaded as Father Abraham said! The latest suicide bomber would not be persuaded! They all say Nay! The only Biblical alternative is eternal torment by the decision of God!

Tuesday - January 29, 2002

Matt 5:18
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
KJV
 

China gives jail term to Bible courier

By Katherine Arms
Published 1/28/2002 7:02 AM
 

HONG KONG, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Hong Kong man to two years in prison after he allegedly transported thousands of Bibles to a Christian group banned by Beijing, according to a human rights group based.

The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy in China, based in Hong Kong, said Li Guangqiang, 38, was charged with "illegal operations" and had faced a possible death sentence. The human rights group said Li's sentence was reduced because of next month's scheduled visit by U.S. President George W. Bush to Beijing.

Two Chinese people arrested with Li in May on the same charges were each sentenced to three years in prison by the Fuqing court in Fujian province.

"It's possible that Li could be freed before Bush arrives in Beijing. This may be why he was given a 2-year sentence. He has already been in jail for 18 months," said the center's director Frank Lu. "Gaining his release would be easy and it would keep Bush and the United States happy."

Chinese authorities detained Li after he allegedly took more than 16,000 Bibles across Hong Kong's border with China to the banned Christian group called the Shouters. The group got its name as members are supposed to loudly vocalize their devotion to God.

Bush became interested in Li's case this month and a spokesman said he suggested Beijing apply international standards on practices of religious freedom.

 

 

Copyright © 2002 United Press International
 

New Gender-Neutral Bible Planned

By Richard N. Ostling
AP Religion Writer
Monday, January 28, 2002; 8:07 AM

The International Bible Society said Monday that America's best-selling modern Bible is about to get an update using gender-neutral wording, despite past criticism of that idea from conservatives.

The revision will be called "Today's New International Version," or TNIV. The original "New International Version," which has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide since 1978, will remain on the market.

The New Testament of the latest version goes on sale in April with the full Bible including Old Testament books expected by 2005.

Zondervan of Grand Rapids, Mich., owned by HarperCollins, holds North American rights for both versions. To date, the Bible society and Zondervan have spent $2 million to develop the new translation but they did not disclose other financial terms.

Both versions, the work of evangelical translators, are especially popular in the conservative, Protestant heart of America's competitive Bible market.

The older version's gender usage became hotly disputed in 1997 when World magazine, a conservative weekly, reported that the Bible society was working on an inclusive-language revision. The society had already published such an edition with a British publisher.

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, criticized the language change, as did James Dobson of the influential "Focus on the Family" radio broadcast.

After meeting with critics, the Bible society said it would halt publication of Britain's inclusive edition and had "abandoned all plans for gender-related changes in future editions of the New International Version."

The Bible society, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., isn't quite abandoning its pledge because the latest version won't replace the "New International Version" – it will just be sold alongside the older translation.

Examples of some changes from 1978 to 2002: "sons of God" to "children of God" in Matthew 5:9, and "a man is justified by faith" to "a person is justified by faith" in Romans 3:28.

A publicity release says "the TNIV is not merely a gender-accurate edition of the NIV," because 70 percent of the changes do not relate to gender. Also, terms referring to God and Jesus Christ have not been altered.

Like the 1978 Bible, the new version is aimed at Protestants, and will not appear in an edition with the extra biblical books recognized by Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches.

The major U.S. sales competitor for the NIV has been the venerable King James Version. But the international versions will now also have to compete with two evangelical translations that appeared last year:

"English Standard Version" from Crossway, a slight update of the 1952 Revised Standard Version that makes modest use of gender-free terminology.

"Holman Christian Standard Bible" from Broadman & Holman, the Southern Baptist book house, which rejects gender-neutral wording. It is currently available only in the New Testament, with the full Bible due in 2004.

All or part of the Bible is currently available in some 70 English translations.

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Death is still the reaction of much of the world to the Bible. In those parts of the world where the Bible has no restrictions, the money changers are quick to use it for fame and profit. 70 English translations and growing is overkill in any estimation. The English Standard Version which stands next to the Jehovah Witness New World Translation is the worst of the worst in interjecting the translator's false liberalized or cultic theology into their own English words as they translated from the original languages.  Yet, salvation in Christ can't be obscured. This is really what a new translation in America is all about. It is what English words to use when translating! What reputable pastor for clarity's sake has not changed a word or phrase to make a doctrinal point more understandable? What reputable pastor would not emphasize "children of God" over "sons of God," or "a person is justified by faith"  over "a man is justified by faith" for clarity in a ladies or little girls Bible Study class? We could have 70 million translations were every reputable pastor to publish!

Wake up and realize this is more about big publishing houses, and making money then a move of the spirit toward needful clarity. Find a good reputable pastor! It is easier then carrying 70+ Bibles to Church each Sunday! The Southern Baptists and James Dobsons will exploit this coming controversy for their own vested interests. The reputability of the Bible will suffer because of the great ignorance by the masses over the real issue. The Chinese will wonder if they need 70+ Bible translations in their language to get it straight? The exploiters will be just one step behind should they see a profit to be made in China.

I'm a Byzantine text proponent. I go to the starting point in translating. I see John Burgon's (the Dean) arguments for the Byzantine text as greater then the Westcott and Hort theory that a few old manuscripts should have priority over the 22,000 other manuscripts when textual critical decisions need be made about the original languages before translation. All 70+ new translations are based on the Westcott/Hort school of thought. The truth about Christ is not obscured either where the intent is present, or where clarity is honestly being pursued in any of these translations. The King James Version is based on the Byzantine text, and so is my starting place in seeking absolute truth in a translation. Beware of those of the King James only crowd who turn something good into an idol from hell! A translation is just that; A translation! The debate over which English words should be used must be left to those reputable pastors with a background in the original languages. Should you want to join the debate, then go to the seminaries where original Biblical languages are taught so you have the same knowledge that every reputable pastor who has worked hard to show himself approved has achieved! Note: I am not neutral gender based, but Biblically based when I use "himself" when referring to male pastors only!

2 Tim 2:14-16
14Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
KJV

 

Wednesday - January 30, 2002

Gen 1:31
31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
KJV

Gen 2:2
2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
KJV
 

Antarctic ice sheet is getting thicker

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

19 January 2002

Parts of the west Antarctic ice sheet are getting thicker rather than thinner according to a study that casts doubt on one of the greatest fears surrounding global warming.

Previous studies have suggested that the western ice sheet is unstable and could melt disastrously in a warmer world, causing sea levels to rise by as much as five metres. However, an investigation by scientists who studied the shrinkage and expansion of ice using satellite radars has found that rather than losing about 21 billion tons of ice a year, west Antarctica is accumulating nearly 27 billion tons.

Ian Joughin, from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Slawek Tulaczyk, of the University of California Santa Cruz, believe their study is more accurate and extensive than previous work and could indicate a reversal of a 10,000-year trend in glacier shrinkage which began after the last Ice Age. "The ice sheet has been retreating for the last few thousand years, but we think the end of this retreat has come," said Dr Joughin. "But I hesitate to say that we can stop worrying about it."

This latest study covers a limited area of land and the scientists point out that ice sheets in other regions, such as the Pine Island Glacier and the Thwaites Glacier, are thinning.

Most scientists agree that the west Antarctic ice sheet is potentially unstable and even a small amount of melting caused by global warming could release vast amounts of ice into the sea.

But it has proved difficult to monitor what is happening within the Antarctic ice system and a warmer world might cause more snowfall, resulting in more ice on glaciers. Dr Duncan Whingam, a glaciologist at University College London, said: "It's harder than ever to predict how this area of Antarctica is going to evolve."

I spent many wonderful years Church planting in the shadow of Glacier National Park in Montana. I spent a number of summers working in the fish canneries of Alaska putting myself through Bible college. I watched the glaciers of Montana recede, while the glaciers of Alaska grew and caved into Cook Inlet. I have watched the politicians exploit one sided facts to create fear as a tool to election victory. I watched the fear of the next ice age evolve into the fear of global warming (it may now be going back to ice age terror). I watched the politicians salivate at how best to take advantage of peoples fears. The glaciers of Montana continued to recede while the glaciers of Alaska continued to grow and calve throughout all this political wrangling.

There are some scientific facts that should be realized. The ungodly like to call it the balance of nature. I see it for what it really is: the workings of the omnipotent God of the Bible who created the entire universe to work under His purposes and timetable! The snow pack of the Artic must grow to bring down the temperatures necessary for an ice age.  The colder air becomes the less moisture it can carry, and thus the lessening of snow pack growth. A balance that only monumental catastrophes of Biblical proportions (Noah's flood) could ever upset. Photosynthesis (converting carbon dioxide into oxygen) is related to the amount of  carbon dioxide in the air. Carbon dioxide is the chief green house gas vilified as the source of global warming. Every Fall  200 billion tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere as a result of microorganisms and leaf decay which is balanced by photosynthesis. The best man can do is 7 billion tons annually through industrialization. It hardly touches the extremes built into this balance.  This, on top of the fact that carbon dioxide accounts for only 2% of the global warming gas process. Water vapor in the atmosphere is the other 98%; a fact the fear monger politicians do not like to reveal. Going back to the 2% carbon dioxide; 50% of that 2% is unaccountable. Science just does not know what is going on with half the carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere? This science must progress because we have not the ability to account for but half of the entire picture? Yet, through fear, billions upon billions of dollars are wasted politically on only half baked theories which are aimed at political rather then nature control gains. The politicians use ignorance to suck political blood from the people for their personal benefit. What a change is in store for the people with the soon coming Kingdom of God here on earth. How central is the Bible to release mankind from ignorance! Oh how little science knows about the excellency of God!

Read about environmental overkill a book review article by DDSrail

 

Ex 31:17-18
17It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
KJV

Ps 8:3-9
3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
KJV
 

Thursday - January 31, 2002

Matt 5:17
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
KJV
 

Sharon approves hi-tech security plan to seal off Jerusalem in its entirety

By Phil Reeves in Jerusalem

30 January 2002

Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, approved a plan yesterday for security measures to seal off Jerusalem from the West Bank. The plan is expected to include look-out towers, electronic cameras, trenches and more military checkpoints.

Proposals to fortify the entire metropolis – including its occupied Arab eastern half – came as the city spent another day on the highest alert. Mr Sharon – who campaigned for election last year on a promise of providing security – met senior officials from the Israeli police, army, intelligence services and City Hall to discuss the plan, called "Enveloping Jerusalem".

Events were watched closely by his critics, who pointed out that Israel has been steadily strengthening its political control of the city, and the long military blockade of the occupied territories has, so far, failed to stop Palestinian attacks.

Mr Sharon appears to have rejected police proposals that the plan should include building a wall to separate parts of east and west Jerusalem. He refused on the grounds that it would be tantamount to the re-division of the city – flying in the face of Israeli opinion that it should be their unified capital.

Mr Sharon said: "The plan must be treated as a whole, covering the Jewish and Arab neighbourhoods alike."The Public Security Minister, Uzi Landau, a hardline right-winger, said talk of walls dividing the city was "simply nonsense". He said the plan was an effort to build a barrier between Jerusalem and "the Arab congestion" around it.

The idea of separation has long been debated in Israel, despite the enormous cost and impracticality of disentangling the Arab and Jewish populations – closely entwined in some areas – and despite the 1.2 million Arabs with Israeli citizenship, or ID papers, living inside Israel's pre-1967 borders.

 

It is inevitable! Jerusalem will be Jewish according to the Bible! If not through these present efforts by Sharon, if not through future politics by future politicians,  if not through the self-destruct actions of the Arabs, then by the physical manifestation of the mighty hand of God! Jerusalem will be Jewish!

The Temple Mount will be Jewish! If not included in today's move of Jewish sovereignty, then it will be in tomorrow's. The Biblical importance of Jerusalem is linked fully with the importance of the Temple Mount. Ezekiel dedicated eight full chapters to a description of a yet future Temple in Chapters 40 - 48. The only Temple of the three Temples with a throne! Clearly, a Third Jewish Temple will be built on the Temple Mount as God continues with His plan for the Jews, Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The Old Testament lives in today's news. There is no need for a Newer Testament in the coming Kingdom dispensation. The fullness of the Old Testament Jewish law is coming! It is inevitable!

Read:

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount of the Bible.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

 

Matt 5:17-19
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
KJV

Matt 12:5-8
5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
KJV

Matt 22:36-40
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38This is the first and great commandment.

39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
KJV
 

 


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