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Saturday - January 1, 2005
Israel, Palestinians in talks over Abbas visit to Temple Mount
By Arnon Regular and Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent
Israeli and Palestinian officials have been meeting over the past few days to discuss the possibility of allowing Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to make an election campaign visit to East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount next week. The visit would come several days before the January 9 elections in the Palestinian Authority.
Senior Fatah sources in the Jerusalem area told Haaretz about the talks and confirmed that the two sides discussed a possible Abbas visit to the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif.
Israel Police officials met Thursday in a Jerusalem hotel with Palestinian figures in the lead-up to the elections.
Police sources refused Thursday to reveal what was discussed in the meeting but said the two sides were seeking to organize the permissibility of election campaigning in East Jerusalem and to determine security arrangements.
The decision to allow Abbas into Jerusalem is in the hands of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. If the election jaunt is authorized at the political level, this would be the first visit in Jerusalem of a Palestinian personality of Abbas' level.
Israel had in the past prevented Yasser Arafat from visiting Jerusalem. In one instance at the beginning of the intifada, however, Israel allowed his convoy to pass adjacent to the Old City while he was making his way to Jericho.
Police said Thursday that "Jerusalem police will carry out every directive issued by the political level."
Abbas campaigned Thursday in Jenin. His convoy was escorted by hundreds of PA security officers and members of the Fatah's military wing in the city headed by Zakariya Zubeidi, who is wanted by Israeli security forces.
Zubeidi and Abbas met face to face and the militant even hoisted the Palestinian leader on his shoulders.
Al-Aqsa Brigades commander Zubeidi told Channel 10 TV news that "we are not talking about the end of the intifada, not about a cease-fire and not about an end to terror attacks."
Regarding the wanted militants, Abbas said "they are neither criminals nor murderers. Rather they are fighting for the honorable lives of their Palestinians brothers."
Nothing has changed with the new Arab Palestinian leadership. Nothing but the secular Jewish politicians willingness to close their eyes to the truth. The same games are being played by foolish men who think they can control through deception. It is both sides, and it is all foolishness. The Temple Mount is used for whatever political gain can be achieved with no regard for God. This is all going to end. The God of the Bible is changing dispensations, and the apathy exhibited by men is in for a rude awakening.
The Temple Mount is the most Holy place on the planet. It has reflected the neglect of men over the millenniums for now, but all that is about to change. The return of the Jews to the Holy Land has put the Temple Mount back to it's place of prominence according to the Bible. The right people have returned who are the only authorized to build God's House once again on this Holy Place. Only the Jews can bring back the holiness that is fixed to this one place on planet earth. Only the Jews can bring about all the Bible prophecies associated to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
The last time a Jewish Temple stood on the Temple Mount was in the days of Christ. The most noted prophecy in the Bible is the prophecy of the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. The Bible is clear it will be to another Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount to which He will return. It will be the Last Jewish Temple. It will be the Temple described in Ezekiel 40 - 48.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
t is this Temple Mount over which the politicians play their foolish games. Soon the glory of God will overcome this world of sin, and it is going to happen at the Temple Mount. The fig tree of Israel is the sign! The return of the Jews is the sure indicator that God is again going to take control of the Temple Mount. The secular politicians are in for a great surprise when all their manipulating comes to nothing. It will be these pompous fools who left God out of their calculations who will be sure to suffer the wrath to come. The Mount is no little thing to God, and this apathetic generation is prime for His judgment.
Friend, this may be the year that all these things come to pass. Are you ready? Have you made your peace with the coming King of glory? The time is short. Only the saved have a wonderful future with Christ. The rest will be condemned for all eternity because they refused so great a salvation. Set the record of your life straight. Come to Christ right now!
Sunday - January 2, 2005
Sunday 2nd January, 2005
Palestinians kills Palestinian girl
Big News Network.com Sunday 2nd January, 2005
A Palestinian rocket blasted the home of a refugee family in the northern Gaza Strip Saturday, killing a 10-year-old Palestinian girl.
Ibtihal Abu Daher was killed and her 11-year old brother, Ihab, wounded in the explosion, Ha'aretz reported.
Militants often fire homemade Qassam rockets and mortar shells from the Jablya camp into southern Israel, the newspaper said.
Meanwhile, Israel sent troops to the camp after three other Qassam rockets landed in the western Negev town of Sderot. No injuries or damages resulted from those three rockets
Such are the frustrations of resisting the will of God. The most devious plans often go wrong. Had these been Jewish children the Palestinians would have danced in the streets. The killers would have been deemed heroes by the Islamic culture. Today, they are slinking in some hole angry at how fate turned on their plans to murder. There will be no reckoning from Palestinian authorities over the murder of innocent Arab children. The mother dare not raise a voice of protest against these warrior freedom fighters. They will be free to endanger many more Arab children because they are trying to kill Jews. This culture says as long as Jews are the object of vengeance their own children are expendable. It is a most evil culture, and the culture the gentile Road Map intends to give a large portion of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It seems this generation is intent on changing the Holy Land into the Unholy Land! The intent is to make it the most inhospitable place on the planet for a Jewish King to set up His Kingdom.
I only wonder what reckoning is coming to these murderers who have no regard for children. Their fate seems to be in great jeopardy according to the Bible, and the coming King of glory.
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children , ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
These Palestinian children will receive a reckoning for what was done to them in indifference to the offence. True justice is coming to the Holy Land. Biblical justice will prevail over all. The little children will finally have an advocate who will put their rights above that of the politicians. They will no longer be expendable, because the one who loves them will be the authority.
It is the responsibility of men to come to this Christ as little children. An innocent faith trusting Him to make all things right. We can rest in Him as children rest in the arms of those they know love them. It is a wondrous love the Bible teaches us to expect from the coming King of glory. Woe to all who would offend! The wrath of a loving parent defending His children will be their fate!
Monday - January 3, 2005
30 Weekend Rockets and
Shells; IDF Begins New Offensive
13:24 Jan 02, '05 / 21 Tevet 5765
Once again: In response to a terrorist barrage of Kassam rockets at Sderot, the IDF has begun an anti-terror offensive. An Israeli was seriously wounded in a shelling attack Sunday morning.
The IDF has begun another anti-mortar shell offensive in Gaza, this time in the north. The terrorists are not deterred; they fired two shells late this morning at the Erez Industrial Zone area, wounding two Israelis. One of the victims, Nissim ben [son of] Sarah, is listed in serious condition.
Following a Friday afternoon Kassam barrage, two more rockets were fired at the western Negev city of Sderot this morning (Sunday). Six people were lightly wounded and are being treated – five of them for trauma - in a nearby hospital. One rocket landed in the yard of a private home, and the second fell in the Shaar HaNegev industrial zone, causing property damage.
Late Friday afternoon, four other Kassams were fired towards Sderot. Two of them landed inside the city, including one that scored a direct hit on a furniture store, causing heavy damage. No one was in the store at the time, and no Israelis were hurt in the Kassam attacks. One rocket fell short of its mark, landing in an Arab house in Gaza and killing a 12-year-old girl.
Another Friday rocket fell to the north of Gaza, just south of the Ashkelon power plant. Critics of Prime Minister Sharon's disengagement plan have long pointed out that an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza would bring the power plant within unsupervised striking range of Kassam rockets. The Ashkelon facility is Israel's major source of electricity, aside from the Hadera facility, north of Tel Aviv.
The IDF, which ended a three-day counter-terror offensive in southern Gaza late last night, immediately this morning began another similar operation in northern Gaza. The offensive has been code-named Side Wind. Infantry accompanied by engineering and armored forces entered the Beit Hanoun and Jebalya areas, and are searching out Kassam launching cells.
Thirteen terrorists were killed in the just-completed southern-Gaza offensive.
Egypt has accused Israel of failing to live up to its promises not to interfere in the PA elections. Israeli officials have said that they would not take major counter-terrorism measures before the upcoming election, scheduled for a week from today. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Gheit emphasized "the necessity for Israel to implement what it promised [with regard to] facilitating the holding of the Palestinian elections."
During the course of the night, IDF forces thwarted the attempted firing of a Kassam rocket towards the Negev, when Israel Air Force helicopters killed the terrorists involved.
Mortar shell and rocket attacks at Gush Katif towns continued in a big way last night. Eight shells hit Gush Katif during the first of the night, and another six after midnight: Four shells hit the community of N'vei Dekalim, another one exploded near the Southern Brigade headquarters, and a Kassam rocket smashed into the town Gadid, damaging a home and two cars.
An estimated 4,000 youths from all over Israel spent the Sabbath in various Gush Katif communities, in an annual show of solidarity with the residents. The ten mortar shells fired at the Jewish communities during the day caused no casualties.
The war continues on the Palestinian side with increased vigor. They know the Jewish secular politicians are committed to the Gaza withdrawal, and there is no turning back. They can fire at will into the Jewish settlements killing as many Jews as possible without fear of ruining the withdrawal. They know IDF intrusions are mostly symbolic and certainly temporary. The shelling of Jewish settlements is increasing. The Islamic Arabs see this withdrawal as a retreat, and praise Allah for how he has defeated the Jews. They see this as a victory of Islam over the West. They are now convinced that Allah will soon give them all of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The more they engage the Jews in terrorism, the more they gain in land and honor. They can envision the whole world falling into their hands through the foolishness of the secular politicians. All they have to do is practice war while talking peace. All they have to do is tell the leaders of this generation the lies they want to hear, and they can kill Jews first with impunity. Later will come the elimination of all infidels.
The Bible says Islam will fail! The Bible says the Road Map will fail. The Bible says the LORD Jesus Christ will be victorious, and His coming Kingdom will last forever. There is a great conflict between what this generation wants, and what God has said will happen. When it comes to the Bible, there are no options. With God there is no turning back! The commitment was made in 1948 when Israel became a State. The fig tree has begun to leaf. In a short 50 years Israel became a mighty nation. Their army won every hostel encounter with Islam, and the world witnessed the power of the God of the Bible. Now, the secular politicians are turning the blessings of God into a curse! They are giving away what God promised them for even less then a hand shake. They are giving the heathen their keys to the Kingdom! They are giving them most of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and eventually all of the Temple Mount.
The wrath of God is coming on all who resist His revealed Biblical plan. It will come on Islam first. I'm convinced Ezekiel 38 & 39 records the end of Islamic influence over the Holy Land, and opens the door for the Jews to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. It will be Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40 -48) that chronologically follows the Last Jihad Islamic invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39. The secular Jewish politicians will be shamed into silence. The gentile world will follow Islam onto the dung heap of history. In just seven short years the Great Tribulation will finish what the recent tsunami has only started. The Biblical Kingdom is coming with great judgment. God is no respecter of persons. All races, religions, governments, cultures, and genders that resist the Second Coming of the LORD Jesus Christ to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount will perish! There will be only one victor! There will be no deceit, or manipulations. Either men submit to this King of glory with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might, or the great tsunami of God's wrath will wash them into an eternal hell.
Christ and the Bible are the only Road Map this world has. All other ways lead to destruction.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way , which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Thursday - January 6, 2004
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Peres Concerned Rabbis May Divide the Nation
13:06 Jan 03, '05 / 22 Tevet 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Opposition leader MK Shimon Peres does not see the Gaza Disengagement Plan or other policies which he supports as problematic, but he is concerned the actions of “some rabbis” may lead to a split in the nation.
Realizing the growing trend among those planning to refuse orders to remove Jews from their homes, Peres directed his remarks at rabbis who call upon officers and soldiers to defy orders dealing with the Gaza Disengagement Plan. He stated that those rabbis and the radical left-wing insubordinates “will create a significant split in the nation”.
Peres stated the minority cannot decide policy for the majority, stating threats cannot take the place of governmental decision. He added, “The settlers do not have a solution to the demographic dangers and we cannot abandon a rational approach for an emotional one”.
Tens of Thousands Expected
for 10-Day Sit-In Tomorrow
22:03 Jan 02, '05 / 21 Tevet 5765
"This is the critical week." So say Yesha Council leaders, referring to the planned mass anti-disengagement protest activities scheduled for the coming days. A massive sit-in begins tomorrow.
Thousands of people from both sides of the Green Line are expected each day beginning tomorrow, when a giant ten-day sit-in outside the Knesset is to begin. The communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yesha) have divided up the days, with each region taking two days. Volunteers from cities in pre-'67 Israel will supplement them according to an arranged schedule. In addition, or possibly chiefly, organizers are hoping that supporters will come in their thousands without advance notice.
Residents of Beit El have been assigned to take Friday and Sabbath as their days of residency in the tent-city that will be built around the Knesset. Large tents, cold and hot water, restroom facilities and other services will be provided. Meals will be sold at subsidized prices, and family-sized tents will be available for renting. Yesha Council leaders say that Beit El proved itself when its residents, both from the town's yeshiva and general population, led the successful campaign to win the Likud referendum against the disengagement several months ago.
MK Benny Elon (National Union), a leading opponent of the disengagement plan, told a "town meeting" in his hometown of Beit El last week that the issue is essentially now in the hands of the public. "We, as parliamentarians, have done very tedious work, and it's important – trying to remove some of the more dangerous parts of the evacuation law, trying to get United Torah Judaism to stay out of the coalition, etc. But now it comes down to you. If there are 100 or 200,000 people who will sit down and protest for day after day in front of the Knesset, the government will not be able to deal with this. They don't have an answer for civil disobedience on this scale. They also don't have a solution for how to arrest children, because the law states that children may not be arrested together with adults who are not their parents..."
"It must be made 100% clear," Elon said. "Sharon has no plans to stop with this disengagement. Gush Katif and northern Shomron are not the end. He won't stop until he gets to the partition fence. Even the settlement blocs, on behalf of which he is supposedly doing this whole thing, are not safe."
Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said openly last week that further withdrawals will be necessary. "Israel cannot afford to sit and do nothing," he said. The Prime Minister's Bureau hotly denied any plans to perpetrate additional pullbacks.
MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union), a who appeared at the same event, said, "The Likud MKs who oppose this plan are well-meaning, but they can't do it alone. They need to know that they have public support. We have to wake up and show them they're not alone."
In the meantime, more than 5,000 Israelis are signed on petitions saying they will refuse to serve in the reserves if called up to help out in the disengagement process. Last night, a public protest was held in Kiryat Arba against the transfer/expulsion program.
The turmoil in Israel is reaching the breaking point. Civil resistance to the Sharon withdrawal plan is now reaching into the military. It will soon be only politically correct goon squads which will remain loyal when the physical removal of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers takes place. Sharon along with much of the liberal secular politicians seem more then able to muster the right kind of forces vicious enough to perform such a dastardly deed. The world is more concerned over the minority Kurds of Iraq then they are the minority of Jews who are standing on the Bible. This gentile Road Map forcing such civil disobedience in Israel, and taking away the rights of this Jewish minority has never been up for review. All seem to agree that these Jewish settlers have no rights at all. All seem to agree that Biblical rights are of no consequence. The gentiles have their plan, and God be cursed for having published a contrary plan in the Bible.
I know God's plan will be victorious, and I know that plan is only for a remnant. Democracy, majority, the vote are all meaningless to God. The Bible is all that counts to Him. Righteousness, absolute righteousness is the standard, and should all men disagree with this standard then all men will be cursed. That is exactly what the Bible says happened in the Garden of Eden. All men are damned with the curse of sin. Only one promised Savior has come who fulfilled all the Biblical prophecies that predicted His coming. He was the sacrificial lamb that shed His blood for the forgiveness of sin for the remnant of each generation who came, and are yet to come. He met all the Biblical standards required by the Holy God of the Bible. Now, He is coming again. He is coming again as the King of the Jews. He is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. He is coming again for the faithful remnant of this generation.
The rapture, or separation of those who posses Christ (born again) from the professors who only talk about Christ is next on the Biblical agenda. A remnant will be removed from the great apostate monster that today's Christianity has become. Only a remnant will go up to heaven when the trumpet sounds. All the professors of Apostate Christianity will go into the Great Tribulation with all their self-righteousness exhibited today, but it will all be judged by the Bible as filthy rags. The wood, hay, and stubble will be consumed in just seven short years. The focus of God will change with the predicted dispensational change from the remnant of Christians to a remnant of Jews. I know God is going to call Two Witnesses from Jerusalem, and another 144,000 Jews from the tribal lands of their fathers. Who will be this next remnant? My vote, for what it is worth, goes with the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers who are turning the world upside down with their tenacity to obey the Bible.
Biblical dispensational change is coming to planet earth. It is not for the masses who reject the Bible, and the coming again Biblical Christ. It will be only for a humbled remnant that desire to turn from their sin, and come the the only Redeemer who came to save sinners.
The plan of God in the Bible is a plan for only a few. The masses could come, but they won't. They resist Biblical righteousness which condemns all men. They refuse to acknowledge their total dependence on the only Savior revealed in the Bible. They would rather seek another way. Friend, it is only those who come with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might who can break from the crowd. Would you join the remnant of "born again" possessors of Christ? Can you separate yourself from the rampant apostasy of this generation, and come to the Biblical Christ? The time is short. Do not let this opportunity to come to Christ pass by. The crowd is wrong. The Bible is right!
27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
Friday - January 7, 2004
ABBAS PLEDGES TO SHIELD FUGITIVES
Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday (Jan. 1) that the Palestinian leadership had a duty to protect armed fugitives on Israel's wanted list and indicated that he did not intend to crack down on them. Abbas reiterated that Palestinian attacks against Israel are counterproductive, but he also said the Palestinian leadership would seek to shield wanted militants. "We will not forget the wanted, the heroes," he said at a campaign rally in Rafah, according to The New York Times.
PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas, the leading candidate to succeed Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestinian Authority, sharpened his campaign rhetoric on Tuesday in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, labeling Israel the "Zionist enemy" following deadly clashes between Palestinian rocket crews and Israeli forces.
His comments came after the IDF killed seven masked Palestinians youths in the town as they launched mortar shells at nearby Israeli civilian targets. "We came to you today, while we are praying for the souls of the martyrs who were killed today by the shells of the Zionist enemy in Beit Lahiya," Abbas declared.
The comments reveal the extent to which Abbas lauded as a moderate by the White House has been forced to echo the violent sentiments of the Palestinian street in Gaza ahead of next week's PA leadership elections.
On Monday, Abbas re-affirmed his long-standing hard-line attitude to the right of return, telling a crowd in Gaza City that Palestinian refugees and their descendants from the two-year war that followed Israel's creation in 1948 should have the right to return to their original homes. "The day will come when the refugees return home," Abbas told the cheering crowd, according to the AP.
The refugees and their descendants now total about 4 million people, over 5 times their original number, which is why Israel has always considered the right of return an irreconcilable deal-breaker in any prospective peace talks. For Israel's 5 million or so Jews, who already live alongside over a million Israeli Arab citizens, the prospect of becoming a minority in their homeland is tantamount to eradicating the Jewish State.
Can the leopard change his spots? There are situations where change can take place, but there are also heart held convictions which will never change. Abbas has demonstrated he is in the category of those who are beyond repentance. The politicians like to call it electioneering rhetoric, but in the wake of Arafat the truth is another leopard has taken control of the Arab Palestinian culture.
Another Arafat who talks through both sides of his mouth is the only leadership the Arab Palestinians will allow. It goes far beyond Palestine, and right into the heart of Islam. The leopard of this generation of Islam is fixed. It will never change. It will never repent before a Jewish King. Abbas, the Palestinians, and Islam as a whole are all being exposed by the God of the Bible for the coming judgment. It will be their hard, unmovable hearts that will be their condemnation. It will be the exposed double talk of peace out of one side of their mouth, and animalistic total depravity coming out of the other side that will be their doom.
Islam is successful because the Jewish secular politicians along with the rest of the world listens with only one ear to the peace side of the rhetoric. They willingly give a deaf ear to the truth as exhibited by the beastly behavior of the Palestinians coming out of the other side. I really believe mankind thinks if they listen only to the lies, and convince themselves they are true, they must be exonerated at the Judgment seat. Such is the thinking of the totally depraved mind.
It is clear to me, and any who seek truth from the Bible that this present Middle East Road Map is leading to Armageddon. The only plan the whole world has signed on to is in direct conflict with the Biblical plan for the future of the Holy Land. This generation in spite of God bringing the Jews back to the Holy Land has decided to challenge the Biblical prophecy about the return of the LORD Jesus Christ, and His coming Kingdom! The truth about who believes the Bible is being placed before this generation to see who talks out of both sides of their mouths. Those who say "I'm a Christian" while at the same time say "the Road Map is the best plan for our generation." The placing of the worst culture of our generation into the midst of the Holy Land giving them a perpetual home that will never allow a Jewish King to return to Jerusalem, or the Temple Mount. Placing the most exposed leopard like culture that will never change right where the Bible says the Kingdom is going to come! And, then thinking God will not hold them responsible for their silence!
It is madness! Folks, Christ is coming again! There is no way that anyone can be on both sides. Either we are with Him, or we are His enemy. There is no middle ground! Where is your heart? Do you want the Kingdom, or the Road Map? This generation is being tested, and exposed for talking through both sides of their mouth. The crowd has chosen the broad way. Which way do you seek? Will you be among the few who stand for truth? Who stand with the LORD Jesus Christ!
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate : for wide is the gate , and broad is the way , that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate , and narrow is the way , which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Saturday - January 8, 2005
Police briefly detain PA candidate Barghouti
By Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Palestinian Authority chairmanship candidate Mustafa Barghouti was briefly detained by police Friday as he tried to enter the Old City of Jerusalem to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last day of campaigning before Sunday's PA elections. It was the second time Jerusalem police have detained him during the campaign.
Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said Barghouti, who ranks a distant second in polls, had violated an agreement not to campaign at the sensitive mosque compound, where thousands of people pray on Fridays. He said police were concerned about possible unrest and took Barghouti away for questioning. He was released a short time later.
Barghouti was arrested the first time because he did not have a permit to campaign in Jerusalem, police said.
Meanwhile, leading candidate Mahmoud Abbas canceled a campaign stop to Jerusalem, saying it would be embarrassing to appear before his own people surrounded by the large security detail with which Israel wanted to provide him, a campaign official said.
Instead, Abbas planned a campaign appearance later Friday in Beir Naballah, a Palestinian town on the outskirts of Jerusalem. He had been tentatively scheduled to travel to Jerusalem to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, hold a rally and tour the Old City.
Abbas spent the morning attending an Orthodox Christmas service in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and laying a wreath at Yasser Arafat's grave in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Asked why the Jerusalem trip had been canceled, he said: "I will go to Jerusalem later on." He did not elaborate.
Police spokesman Gil Kleiman said no request had been received for Abbas to enter the city.
IDF to halt activity in territories ahead of election
Israel Defense Forces troops will halt operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as of Saturday, to avoid interfering with Sunday's elections for Palestinian Authority chairman, Israel Radio reported.
The troops will stay away from Palestinian areas until after all the ballots are counted and a winner decreed, the radio said.
However, the IDF said it would work to stop a "ticking bomb" if it found out that Palestinians were about to attack an Israeli target.
The IDF will also permit Palestinian police officers to carry pistols and two rifles at every polling station, except for those in close proximity to settlements or major roads, and will ease restrictions at roadblocks, the radio said.
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Thursday that the IDF had already begun to pull troops out of West Bank cities.
Preparations for voting completed
Preparations for voting have been completed, the PA Central Election Committee said Thursday.
According to data provided by the committee, 1,757,756 eligible voters will cast their votes in 1,072 centers in the territories, where a total of 2,800 ballot boxes will await them.
Some 800 foreign observers have arrived representing various countries and non-governmental organizations, joining some 20,000 local observers representing the candidates and various Palestinian organizations.
Voters in Sunday's election for a new Palestinian Authority chairman will be marked with indelible ink designed to remain visible for 72 hours, to prevent fraud.
Each voting station will be run by a ballot committee that will confirm the identity of the voter and provide him with a ballot containing the names of all the candidates. The voter will then proceed behind a curtained cubicle where he will make his choice.
The committee will then mark the voter as having voted.
These Palestinian politicians know the Temple Mount is the bottom line in their struggle with the Jews. They keep it in front of their supporters so there will be no doubt the Mount must always be Islamic. Islam knows more about Bible prophecy then do the Christians. They know the Bible says the Jews are back to build the Last Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. The Arab League has determined what their nuclear targets will be even before they have the bomb. Tel Aviv is number one, but number two is the recently discovered "Red Heifer" that was born in Israel. The announcement by the rabbinical court that this was truly a kosher cow threw the Arab world into an uproar. The Islamic Arabs knew the altar of any Jewish Temple needed the ashes of a kosher "Red Heifer" before it could be purified. Suddenly, not only had the Jews returned to the Holy Land as the Bible predicted, but now the first "Red Heifer" needed before kosher sacrifice could start is now living in Israel ready for holy use. It has been almost 2000 years since a "Red Heifer" has been born in Israel. Islam sees what the God of the Bible is doing, and have set themselves to to stop Him. They are determined that Allah will stop the Jews, and the Koran will be the only book venerated forever in the Holy Land.
The future for the Temple Mount is only more tumultuous. The present war with Israel is called the Al Aqsa War by all of Islam. They know what is the center piece of their quest. This war will not end until the Temple Mount is back in Islamic hands, or Islam is no more. Islam knows if they can control the Mount the Bible falls apart. The promises to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob become meaningless. The Jewish Messiah becomes a myth that will never come true.
The Palestinians know the first step in stopping the Bible is for them to have a forever State right in the middle of the Holy Land. They have made it abundantly clear that their forever capital city will be Jerusalem. They know once the Jews retreat from the Gaza that next will be Judah and Samaria. The forceful removal of over 250,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers by the secular Jewish authorities will make the turn over of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount a little thing. Allah will have proved he is more powerful then the God of the Bible, and the whole world will have a new found respect for the Koran as the leading religious guide for all men.
American Christianity has fallen into the trap of democracy, and freedom of religion as more important then Bible prophecy. Our White House with all the Bible studies taking place promotes the Road Map that plays right into Islam's plans. It is the US that signed on with Russia, the EU, and the UN which pressured the secular Jewish politicians into accepting the gentile Road Map. My only conclusion is that blind Bible teachers are leading the blind politicians into giving Allah exactly what is needed to make Islam succeed. The Great Satan may not be so far fetched an Islamic euphemism as once decreed for the United States.
Friend, watch the Temple Mount. The God of the Bible is not going to foolishly play the Road Map game. This once Holy place will be Holy once again. Islam must step aside for the God of the Bible, or perish. The Last Biblical Holy Jewish Temple will be built on this mount just as the Bible says. The last generation submerged in World War Two would have laughed at the suggestion that a Jewish State would exist in just a few years in the Holy Land! Today, the Last Jewish Temple is only a few years away, but the men of this generation laugh at such a statement. Watch the Temple Mount, and see the smiles wiped off the faces of this generation!
Read about the Red Heifer
Sunday - January 9, 2005
General Warns of 'Spectacular' Iraq Plots
Jan 7, 3:16 PM (ET)
By DUSAN STOJANOVIC
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A U.S. general warned Friday that insurgents may be planning "spectacular" attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq's landmark elections, and Shiite and Sunni religious leaders voiced sharply divergent views on whether the vote should be held at all.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Erv Lessel, who is deputy chief of staff for strategic communications in Iraq, said the United States has no intelligence indicating specific plots, but he said American leaders expected a rise in attacks.
He said the insurgents' biggest weapon was their ability to instill fear.
"I think a worst case is where they have a series of horrific attacks that cause mass casualties in some spectacular fashion in the days leading up to the elections," Lessel said. ...
We live a very blessed, and comfortable life here in America. It is because of our Christian heritage. Previous generations made the sacrifices necessary for the comfort we enjoy today. Islam in this generation has challenged our Christian beliefs. The 1948 formation of the State of Israel was the factor that caused Islam to raise a generation of blood thirsty children who are now challenging the world. A generation of hate is now matured, and engaged in a war to the death with the Jews, and their Christian allies. It is not all of Christendom that is willing to stand up against this great threat to our generation. The great apostate side of Christianity is opposed to engaging in this war. They care nothing for the Bible, or their Christian heritage. They care nothing for the Jews prophesied to establish a Jewish Biblical Kingdom in the Holy Land. They are only concerned about their creature comforts.
I'm convinced it is our Christian duty to be in Iraq. We are fighting those who would have a 9/11 every day here in America were they able. They are the children of hate Islam has nurtured for this day. They hate the Bible because of the prophecies about the return of the Jews, and would replace it with the Koran which gives Islam the victory.
America is fighting the right war at the right time. We are in the dark days much as the last generation faced in the first years of the Second World War. Will we stay the course is yet to be determined. The cost is great, but nothing like pervious generations went through to prove their worth. Time will prove whether we cower in fear, or stand firm in our faith that the God of the Bible is our God.
Let me say in the same breath that the Road Map is blasphemous. We do right by being in Iraq, and we should also be in Syria. The job will not be done until Syria falls as did Iraq. Where we go wrong is when we interdict our gentile desires on the Jews of Israel. God is working on the Jews preparing them for the coming Kingdom. Redemption for the Jews is on the way, but it is going to come with great tribulation. We tread where gentiles dare not go when we cross into God's domain as related to the Jews. Repentance on the part of each individual Jew is a work beyond our abilities. It is a work only God Himself knows how to accomplish. What is certain is that placing the worst heathen culture of our generation with a forever State in the Holy Land is wrong!
It is possible to start off right, but stumble along the way. The latter end can be just as the Amalekites, and how they perished forever. An American generation gone wrong insults all who went before. Our latter end can be shameful should we persist in honoring our commitment to the gentile Road Map! All that we did right in the beginning will become of no account at the end!
Monday - January 10, 2005
Gush Katif, Sa-Nur Lead
21:44 Jan 09, '05 / 28 Tevet 5765
Israelis voted with their feet the past six months and boosted the population in areas that the government has proposed to destroy and leave under Arab control, according to government statistics.
Netzarim, one of the most embattled Jewish communities in Gaza, enjoyed a 12 per cent growth as families moved to the town. The overall growth in the Jewish communities in Gaza was 4.8 per cent, the government’s Interior Ministry reported Sunday.
Yesha, not including areas such as French Hill and Gilo which were established since 1967 and are under the jurisdiction of Jerusalem, now numbers more than 250,000.
Sa-Nur, one of the northern Samarian communities that the government wants to destroy, grew by more than 50 per cent as young families, including newlyweds, planted roots there and increased the number of residents to more than 100.
Kfar Darom, where Jews have legal title to property before the 1948 War of Independence, showed an 11 per cent growth.
The God of the Bible continues to call Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers to occupy His Promised Land. This, to the consternation of the secular Jewish politicians, the Arab Palestinians, Islam as a whole, and the entire gentile world with the sole exception of a remnant of born again Christians. I don't know of a modern equivalent where so few are turning the whole world upside-down because of the Bible! We of this generation are about to witness their persecution for simply being Jewish, and sticking to their Biblical convictions. These settlers would have more support if they were a group of homosexuals then what they are receiving as independent Jews. The God of the Bible is forcing the settler's plight on the world. He is forcing the world to show the difference between Biblical righteousness, and their own self-righteousness. The settlers are viewed as the bad guys who are ruining the Road Map. They are the spoilers to the gentile plan for a phony peace in the Holt Land. The Bible plan for the coming Kingdom has been abandoned. We are all expected to view the coming Biblical dispensational change as a myth, or at the least not for this generation. No thought should be given to the coming of the Jewish Messiah, or the return of the LORD Jesus Christ in this our generation! Such thinking is not politically correct! It would be as opposed to the Road Map as are the settlers.
The generation that witnessed the first coming of the LORD Jesus Christ were chastened by Him for not recognizing the signs of their times. I 'm certain that same chastisement is applicable to our generation that has witnessed the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. The chastisement is applicable to every Christian who would say dispensational change is not for us. We have no stake in what happens to the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers.
16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3 And 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 ?
4 A 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.
O ye Hippocrates! Can ye not discern the signs of the times! What an indictment by the LORD. Friend, there are no good men leading this generation. The best of the Road Map crowd are but briars and thorns. The secular Jewish politicians are the enemies of the settlers from their own house. The Christian leadership that supports the Road Map are the enemy who dwell in our own house. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again, and it matters not that this generation refuses to act on the signs He has given. It matters not that this generation would give His Promised Land to the Islamic heathen. The God of the Bible is coming with great judgment, and the faithful shall behold His Biblical righteousness on all who would resist.
Be certain you are trusting in the Biblical Christ. The Jewish Messiah. The King of the Jews. The coming King of glory. He is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Is this the Christ in whom you trust? He is no myth, or some futuristic promise. He is coming soon. Friend, you are without excuse for not being ready! Come to the Biblical Christ today! Tomorrow may be too late. All the signs needed have already been revealed. Now is your time to come.
Wednesday - January 12, 2005
Abu Mazen: Little Jihad is
Over, Big Jihad Starts
16:25 Jan 10, '05 / 29 Tevet 5765
Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) received just over 62% of the vote, and will take Arafat's place as Palestinian Authority chief - with a practically identical platform.
Appearing before cheering crowds last night, Abu Mazen said that the period of the "little Jihad [holy war] had ended, and now the big Jihad is beginning." This quote led to a quaint exchange on Israel Radio's morning newsmagazine. Arabic-speaking correspondent Avi Yisacharov played the tapes of Abu Mazen's quotes, and then quickly said, "Regarding the future..." He was immediately interrupted by anchorman Aryeh Golan, who said, "Whoa, wait a second. What's this 'big Jihad' stuff?" Yisacharov gave a nervous chuckle and said, "I don't think he means a real Jihad, he just means the challenges ahead of reforms in the PA and the release of Palestinian prisoners by Israel..."
Yisacharov similarly played a recording of a leading Abu Mazen supporter singing in joy at the results of the election, and explained that it was simply "an old PLO war song."
Abu Mazen did little to allay Israeli fears that he is no different than Arafat. He said he dedicates his victory to "brother shahid [martyr] Yasser Arafat," to the "shahids and prisoners," and to the "Palestinian people from Rafiach to Jenin." The crowd responded, "A Million Shahids Marching to Jerusalem!"
MK Shimon Peres, who is expected to be named Associate Prime Minister this afternoon if the Knesset approves the new composition of the government, said that Abu Mazen will have to apologize for the "big Jihad" statement, "just like he apologized for his 'Zionist enemy' statement." Peres added that Abu Mazen was a "moderate, smart and experienced, and we have to give him a chance."
Peres is famous for his lukewarm reactions to militant statements by Arafat as well. For instance, after Arafat's Johannesburg speech explaining that his agreement to make peace with Israel was merely temporary, and calling for Jihad against Israel, then-Foreign Minister Peres insisted the recording was a fraud and right-wing propaganda.
Less than two years ago, in March 2003, Abu Mazen told the London-based Arabic paper A-Sharq al-Aussat, "The intifada must continue, and it is the right of the Palestinian people to resist and use all possible means in order to defend its presence and existence. I add and say that if the Israelis come to your land in order to erect a settlement then it is your right to defend what is yours [using] all means and arms as long as they are coming to your home..." Peres said at the time, "It doesn't matter what they say..."
Though Abu Mazen has said that the intifada was a mistake, and that now is "not the proper time" for violence, he campaigned with armed terrorists and was even photographed atop the shoulders of wanted terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi of Jenin. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell responded, Peres-like, by saying that this was "disturbing, but I don't think it reflects his overall approach to governing."
Abu Mazen continues to adhere to the traditionally maximalist demands of full Israeli withdrawal from all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a PLO state, and "right of return."
It doesn't matter what they say, we will only believe what we want to hear. This is the justification for continuing the Road Map, and forcibly removing over 8,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers from their Gaza homes. Abu Mazen has said white is black, and the world must decide what is true. It would normally be no problem if it were not the Jews of which he speaks. There is a lot of unjustified animosity against the word Jew, and when double-talk is present the the anti-Jewish side is most often the only side to which the majority listen. The secular Jewish politicians bow to the pressure from this gentile dominated world always seeking compromise with men over obedience to the God of their fathers. Today is the day when the majority has decided to be wise with men, and foolish with God!
1 Corinthians 1:20
20 Where is the wise ? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Only a fool could believe Abu Mazen wants peace with the Jews. Yet,most of the world is on his side, and against the Jewish settlers. I'm convinced I understand what he meant by the Big Jihad has now started! You see I read the Bible! I know that though Balaam wanted to curse the Jews he could not help saying the truth. Caiaphas who ordered Christ be scourged at the first illegal trial before His crucifixion also could not keep from saying the truth.
50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
So also does Abu Mazen say the truth when he said "the period of the little Jihad had ended; and now the Big Jihad is beginning!" I'm sure he is oblivious to the fact that the Bible records his Big Jihad in Ezekiel 38 & 39. The Last Jihad Islamic invasion of Israel that ends in Ezekiel 39 with the utter destruction of the invaders by a supernatural act of God. It will end Islamic influence over the Holy Land forever, and open the door for the cleansing of the Temple Mount in preparation for the building of Ezekiel's Holy Jewish Temple as recorded in Ezekiel 40 - 48! The cheering Islamic Arab crowds also spoke truth when they responded "a million shahids (martyrs) marching to Jerusalem." A reading of Ezekiel 39 assures their statement about martyrdom is true. However, it will be the martyrdom of fools with the absents of wisdom for dismissing this 2550 year old prophecy about the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
Friend, it is time for you to become wise. Come to the Christ of the Bible for salvation. All religions will soon pass away, but the LORD Jesus Christ who is coming again to Jerusalem will never end. He will never change. He promised redemption to the Jews, and that promise is bringing dispensational change to planet earth. The rapture will end the present 2000 year old Christian Church Age, and the Bible says God will again focus His attention on the Jews. The time is short. Better to come to Christ now then go into Great Tribulation!
Thursday - January 13, 2005
Poll: Western Wall most visited tourist site in Israel
By Irit Rosenblum, Haaretz Correspondent
The Western Wall is still the most visited site by foreign tourists visiting Israel, despite a sharp rise in Christian tourism and a decline in Jewish visitors, a poll revealed Wednesday.
The survey was conducted by the Geocartographic Institute on behalf of the Tourism Ministry, and related to tourists who visited Israeli during the first half of 2004.
Christians made up 33 percent of visiting tourists, compared to 27 percent in the first half of 2003. The number of Jewish tourists dropped from 57 percent in the first half of 2003, to 52 percent of all tourists.
According to the survey, 53 percent of all tourists visited the Western Wall in the first half of 2004. The second most visited site was the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. Next most visited site was Old Jaffa, visited by 28 percent of tourists, followed by the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, 26 percent, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Jerusalem?s Christian Quarter, 25 percent, the Via Dolorosa, 23 percent, the Tower of David, 22 percent, Masada, 20 percent and Caesarea, 16 percent.
The poll also reveals that 75 percent of tourists visited Israel independently, while 13 percent came on organized tours. Twelve percent bought package deals.
According to the survey, 80 percent of tourists said their trip to Israel was very good, or excellent. On a scale of 1 to 5, the average score on overall satisfaction from the trip to Israel stood at 4.2.
Ninety-five percent of tourists said they would encourage their friends to visit Israel, and 73 percent said they had no security concerns during their visit to Israel.
I was surprised to read that 75% of the tourists coming to Israel come independently. I had assumed tour groups would be the leading way to visit Israel. There is a boldness that comes with independent travel that is being expressed with these latest statistics. It seems the same boldness of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers exists among many Jews and Christians. The gentile world is out to break the back of the settler movement. I'm sure any perceived independent support coming from the outside will also find back breaking resistance from the Road Map crowd. Islamic demands are in, and the Bible demands are out during this present generation. All who would stand firmly on the Bible will find they are out of step with where this generation wants to go.
The Western Wailing Wall of the Second Jewish Temple remains the number one tourist attraction. That also says something about where the bold are designating what is important. The Temple Mount is a prominent place to these emboldened travelers who have a Biblical orientation. They are drawn to the only remaining wall of the Jewish Temple that also stood in the days of Christ. They visit a wall that was most certainly viewed by the LORD Jesus Christ almost 2,000 years ago. Excavations along the wall go down to the street level of the Second Temple era where the time of Christ has been brought back into the light.
A statement by Christ from 2000 years ago must also be brought back to light. He was confronted with this magnificent Temple by His disciples when He said the day would come when not one stone would be left upon another.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another , that shall not be thrown down
Later that statement was twisted at His phony trial by false witness to mean He would personally destroy the Temple, and rebuild it in three days. The truth of which Christ spoke about not one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down has not yet literally taken place. The Western Wall still stands today with ashlars unmoved from the time of His statement. I can only conclude the day of which Christ spoke is still to come.
A day is coming when the Temple Mount will be cleansed of all the filth of the ages. It will be purified from the contamination men have falsely attached to the structures now standing on this wondrous site. Ezekiel was given the blueprint for the last Holy Jewish Temple to be built on the Mount. Before this structure can be built all Moslem, and Jewish shrines of the past must be cleared out of the way. The wall that the Jews of this generation venerate so much must be torn down to make way for Ezekiel's Temple. The very ground bedrock must be swept clean, and consecrated before construction may begin. The holiness of this Last Holy Jewish Temple will demand such meticulous attention to purity. That day is soon approaching. The purpose for which the God of the Bible has brought the Jews back to the Holy Land will soon find fruition. The coming Kingdom of which the Bible speaks will center around this one holy place. The King of glory will soon sit on His throne here on this one single place. Holy ground will have perfect meaning on that day. Hear what Ezekiel says of the Temple his vision revealed.
7 And 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.
The day when the LORD Jesus Christ comes again to the Temple Mount is quickly approaching. Are you ready? Are you trusting in this coming King of glory for your salvation? Have you been consecrated through His blood unto the redemption that is promised? Friend, don't put off the day. Come to the King of glory today for the purification of your soul.
Friday - January 14, 2005
Christians Flee Iraq
Iraq's ancient Christian community, targeted with special ferocity by Islamic extremists for the past year, is disappearing rapidly, the (London) Telegraph reported last week. Churches have been bombed, priests kidnapped, and Christian neighborhoods subjected to random shootings, the terrorists' revenge for the community's shared religion with the "Christian" invaders. According to church leaders, some 300,000 Christians - roughly a quarter of the population - have fled their homes since the US-led invasion. "It's genocide. You can see it with your own eyes," said Bishop Putres Harbori, head of a small Christian community near the Turkish border.
The Islamic world can extradite all non-Moslems without fear of retribution by the rest of the world. I can only wonder what the uproar would be should the Jews do the same in Israel. The wrong group is being forced to leave their homes in the Gaza. It should be the animalistic Arab Palestinian culture that world pressure should be forcing to leave, not the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. This Arab culture has proven time and time again that they do not want peace with the Jews. They have raised and nurtured a generation on hate! What should happen is that every Arab who can't sign a paper agreeing to submit to Jewish sovereignty over the Holy Land be treated as the Christians of Iraq. The Palestinians should be forced to leave with the same intensity as has been presently mustered against the Jewish settlers. The reality on the ground is that the Jews have the sovereignty. None can argue with reality. It must be accepted for what it is. The Jews have certainly been more magnanimous to their antagonists then have the Iranians, or any other Islamic nation. The example set by the Islamic world should be forced back upon them where they do not have sovereignty, and refuse to behave. Now, civilized people do not practice the barbarian behavior of the Islamic nations, but every non-Moslem nation does require their sovereignty be honored by Islam. All sub-cultures living under another's national sovereignty are required to submit to their authority. All except Israel. Only here does the natural sovereignty rules become reversed. The gentile world is demanding the worst culture of our generation be given sovereignty over land that was never under their sovereignty. It was Jordan, and Egypt that had sovereignty over the West Bank and Gaza. Both nations have refused to accept the sovereignty they once had back. Neither wants to deal with the animalistic Arab Palestinian culture. It would not normally matter how the world decides to administer boarders, but this is the Holy Land. It does not belong to the world for distribution. The gentile Road Map would distribute the land to the heathens at just the time when God is reasserting His right to the land. It is the God of the Bible who has brought the Jews of this generation back to the Holy Land. This is the wrong time at the wrong place for the world leaders of this generation to challenge the Bible over the Holy Land. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again this time as the King of glory. He will assume His title as King of the Jews. He will demand sovereignty over the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Woe to any who refuse to step aside!
All the torment the Jews of the Holy Land are experiencing is because they refuse to obey God about the disposition of the Arab Palestinians. The Road Map will make the pricks and thorns even more painful. The Bible is very clear what should be done to those who refuse to step aside. It will not be long before God does what He expected His children to do in the Holy Land. God gave the Jews of the first Exodus the same sovereignty as He has given this generation of the last Exodus. The responsibility, and the consequences have remained unchanged. The news only substantiates this truth!
Saturday - January 15, 2005
Sanhedrin Rabbis Discuss
Sublime, Procedural Issues
12:59 Jan 14, '05 / 4 Shevat 5765
The 71 rabbis seeking to fulfill the Biblical commandment of renewing the Sanhedrin continue to meet regularly, solidifying their organizational structure and establishing an agenda of topics.
Their most recent meeting was this week, in which they discussed technical and procedural issues, topics for their agenda, and the Halakhic [Jewish legal] and other ramifications of renewing the Passover sacrifice.
The rabbis held a festive ceremony this past October 13th, the 28th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, inaugurating the Sanhedrin as Judaism's supreme legal body. They stress that by doing so, they are merely fulfilling a Biblical mitzvah (obligation). “It is a special mitzvah , based on our presence in Israel, to establish a Sanhedrin,” Rabbi Meir HaLevi, one of the 71 members of the new Sanhedrin, has explained. “The Rambam [12th-century Torah scholar Maimonides] describes the process exactly in the Mishnah Torah [his seminal work codifying Jewish Law]. When he wrote it, there was no Sanhedrin, and he therefore outlines the steps necessary to establish one."
A religious-legal assembly of 71 Sages that convened in the Holy Temple and for several centuries after its destruction, the Sanhedrin was the highest Jewish judicial tribunal in the Land of Israel. Organizers of the current edition stress that they are still in a transitional phase, and that though today's members are all Torah scholars and experts in many secular and scientific fields, every one of them has agreed to step aside the moment a more deserving candidate should step forward.
Meeting in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Sanhedrin consists of representatives of all stripes of religious Jewish society. Hareidi-religious, Hassidic, national-religious, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, modern Orthodox and university professors sit side by side in a semi-circle, seeking to re-establish Jewish legal tradition after 2,000 years of exile.
"We can make a real difference," said one member, Rabbi Chaim Richman of Jerusalem. "Many cardinal issues are on the public agenda, and our body – which is totally based on Torah, even down to its rules and regulations – is naturally geared to deal with them. Issues such as agunot (estranged women whose husbands refuse to give them a divorce), abortions, traffic safety, economic issues, education, and so much more."*
"Not only are we commanded to establish the Sanhedrin," Rabbi Richman told Arutz-7's Yosef Meiri, "but this seems to be the perfect time to do so - a time of Divine will. On the one hand, there is a spiritual void in the 'establishment,' and on the other hand, there is a real thirst among the public for spirituality and guidance."
The Sanhedrin's takanon, document of regulations, is still undergoing final adjustments prior to its official adoption. A permanent Nassi, President, and Av Beit HaDin, literally, Court Father, still must be elected. The continuing role of the Vaad HaMechonen , the founding committee that has led the Sanhedrin thus far, also needs to be determined. But the Sanhedrin is carefully moving ahead, strictly adhering to the guidelines set out by Maimonides, who classified the obligation to reestablish the Sanhedrin as one that is incumbent upon every generation.
“The Sanhedrin is past its greatest initial hurdles,” a spokesman told IsraelNN's Ezra HaLevi, “namely, the return of genuine semikha [authentic rabbinical ordination] to Israel, and the historic meeting in Tiberias in Tishrei, at which 71 rabbis actually convened and officially reinstated the Sanhedrin. We believe these achievements are irreversible.”
Contrary to the expected criticism, Sanhedrin organizers insist that the reinstatement ceremony was neither just a show nor a one-time phenomenon, but is rather Halakhically-sound and a true beginning.
The rabbis were asked to prepare topics they thought the Sanhedrin should deal with, and a fascinating array of topics was produced. In addition to those mentioned above by Rabbi Richman, the list included such issues as:
* uniform kashrut certification
* the precise length of the biblical cubit (with ramifications on many issues, including the location of the altar on the Temple Mount)
* assisting Anousim from Spain and Portugal and others whose ancestors were forced to convert
* lost Jewish tribes from other parts of the world
* unifying Sephardic and Ashkenazi practices on issues such as prayer liturgy, kitniyot (legumes) on Passover, and glass utensils
* the Sanhedrin's decision-making procedures
* foreign workers
* unifying the religious parties
* restoring the Davidic monarchy
* an ethical code for Israel's army (as opposed to the present one, which is based largely on secular sources)
* the establishment of regional "small Sanhedrins"
* the long-missing "t'chelet" blue color
* sending delegations around the country to hear people's concerns,
and much more.
Though a lecture on renewing the Paschal offering was delivered at the last meeting, not all of the 71 are yet convinced that the time is ripe for it. Various opinions were put forth, including by those opposed to the renewal of the Passover offering until the exact location of the Temple altar is determined through prophecy.
"The real achievement of the meeting was that rabbis from such diverse backgrounds could sit together to discuss such an issue," said Rabbi Michael S. Bar-Ron, an associate of the Sanhedrin from Beit Shemesh. " It demonstrated that the Sanhedrin is alive, and has begun the long road towards its chief goal of restoring the crown of Torah to its former glory."
As expected, the issue of the disengagement came up, but the acting Nassi refused to allow the discussion until at least one rabbi supporting the plan could be found to present a sincere argument supporting it. No one could be found, and the topic was dropped.
"The Sanhedrin to inspire the Jewish people," Rabbi Richman said, "not coerce them. Via 'ways of pleasantness,' we will achieve a renewal of unified Jewish observance and practice."
Old Testament Lives
in Today's News
Do not be misled by terms like "totally based on Torah" as if this Jewish body is being as Biblical as possible. This Sanhedrin has nothing to do with the Bible whatsoever. The truthful statements are those like "all stripes of religious Jewish society". Both liberal and conservative with a number of college professors thrown in for good balance. Many do not even believe the Bible is God's literal word for the world today! This Sanhedrin can only function through political compromise which means Biblical precepts have no meaning. They will of course struggle for a voice in Jewish society, and if possible secure enough power to make all others submit to their rulings. They only use the Bible to give them their authority which does not even exist. The truth be told they follow what Mainonides wrote about the structure of a Jewish ruling Sanhedrin that is never authorized in the Bible. The historical Sanhedrin only functioned for a short period of time at the end of the last dispensation during the days of Christ. He warned His generation to beware of these guys, and I echo the same warning to this generation. These pompous legalistic Jews believe they can speak for God, and make rulings that He would make dealing with Judaism as applied to today's world. Lookout should some charismatic type Jews get involved, and actually claim God speaks to them like He supposedly speaks to the phony TV signs, prosperity, and healers crowd. Their rulings would then become irrefutable and irreversible.
I would suggest the Jews wait for the Two Witnesses and the 144,000 specially called out Jews as recorded in the Book of Revelation. These shall be men who truly will speak on behalf of God. Their miracles will bring to shame the American TV phony miracle workers who can't do a thing that can be seen in the light. They can't restore an arm or leg to any of our American heroes who might lose one in battle. They are impotent when it comes to real miracles. Yet, the crowds of the gullible make them the headliners in today's apostate Christian Church.
The talk of restarting the Passover Sacrifice, the placement of the Altar, the restoration of the Davidic Monarchy, and the Temple Mount is all exciting, but I doubt this Sanhedrin is qualified to make the decisions needed. I suppose God could use them in spite of themselves as He used the Assyrians, and the Babylonians. However, I suspect better things are coming as God ends this present dispensation, and establishes the coming Kingdom Age.
Friend all this only indicates how short is the time. You need to be certain you are right with Christ. It takes real boldness to separate from the apostate crowd now dominating the Christian news. It takes real boldness to separate from the compromising religious leaders of today. Make the move today!
Does God know you by name? Do you stand out from the apostate crowd for the LORD's sake? These are inportant questions only you can answer. God already knows the truth.
2 Corinthians 6:17
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Sunday - January 16, 2005
Rockets Injure Jewish Youths
on Both Sides of Green Line
22:50 Jan 15, '05 / 5 Shevat 5765
A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition and a seven-year-old boy almost lost his hand as a result of rocket attacks targeting Jewish towns on both sides of Israel’s pre-1967 borders.
This morning, a young boy whose family was visiting the Gaza Jewish community of Netzarim was nearly hit by a mortar shell as he played in the playground next to the town’s synagogue. The projectile missed him by just six feet, but shrapnel flew into the boy’s hand, lacerating it severely. The boy was flown by helicopter to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, where he is listed in moderate condition.
The boy’s father, Lior Peretz, told Arutz-7 that, contrary to media reports, his son has not had the hand amputated and that doctors continue to fight to save his injured hand. A second person was also lightly injured the same attack.
Saturday evening, a rocket fell on a populous residential area of Sderot, severely injuring a teenaged girl and wounding two others. The victims were rushed to Barzalai Hospital in Ashkelon and the 15-year-old girl was then transferred to the advanced trauma center at Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Medical Center. She is in critical condition.
Sderot is within the Green Line, but will become a front-line community if Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan is implemented. Last week the Knesset Interior Committee heard testimony from security officials who claim there is no adequate plan to deal with the rockets, missiles and mortar shells that are expected to continue to emanate from Arab-populated areas of Gaza in the event that Sharon’s pullout is realized.
An IDF anti-rocket counter-terror operation was launched and 18 terrorists, most armed, were killed in the Zeitoun area. Photojournalist agencies have published pictures of terrorists rigging explosive devices in the street and alleys near the rocket-launching sites in preparation for clashes with the IDF.
IDF forces wounded an armed Arab terrorist at the Kissufim crossing Saturday night, though the terrorist managed to flee. Security forces continue to search and the crossing has been closed temporarily to Israeli vehicles.
In the Rafiah region, IDF soldiers fired at a group of armed terrorists approaching their position in an area closed to civilians, killing two.
The reality of the new peace coming from the Arabs is sinking into the Jewish population. A new Palestinian leader does not mean a change in Palestinian tactics. The Arabs are convinced Allah is blinding the Jewish politicians, and the world to the truth. The war if anything is increasing. The marksmanship of the Palestinian fighters is improving. The days of just shooting an arrow into the air are being replaced with a deadly accuracy. The prime targets remain Jewish children. The Arab population knows these are the most effective targets in their never ending desire to torture Jews.They really don't care how many generations may come and go. All they want is their generation to inflict as much Jewish torture as possible. Peace is a joke! A Palestinian State is only a platform from which they can continue to torture the Jews.
It is already crystal clear that the Gaza is being prepared for just this kind of harassing torture. This generation has been nurtured on Jewish hate. It is all they know! Their religion is one continuous hate message promising a glorious martyrdom if they should succeed in torturing the Jews. It is not a message hidden in the back rooms of the mosques, but right out in the open for the whole world to know. They want the world to see the glories of Allah so there can be no mistake.
How Sharon became so gullible is a mystery only God knows. It has infected the majority of Jews living in Israel today. Only the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers seem immune. I'm convinced the phony peace revealed in Ezekiel 38 & 39 is where this is all going. An ignorant State of Israel resting in a false sense of safety will be overrun by a three pronged Islamic invasion. It was all written 2550 years ago, and is still waiting for fulfillment. The supernatural destruction of the invaders has a two fold result. Israel and the heathen are reintroduced to the God of the Bible. An even greater purpose is expressed by Ezekiel when he talks about the next coming Jewish Temple. The Sanctuary, the Tabernacle will be built on the Temple Mount one last time. It should be no surprise that the description of Ezekiel's Temple (chapters 40 - 48) comes right after the coming Islamic invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39. The end of Islamic influence over the Middle East (Ezekiel 39) opens the door to the construction of that Temple. I suspect the Two Witnesses, and 144,000 Jews of Revelation will be in the center of all these things.
Folks, don't put off coming to the Christ of the Bible. False christ's are being proclaimed throughout the apostate Church of our day. Many Christians are proving even more gullible then the majority of Jews. I doubt those professing Christians left behind will ever come to Christ during the Great Tribulation. Today is the day of your salvation. Do not let it pass by!
Tuesday - January 18, 2005
Despite Continuing Attacks,
Abu Mazen Buys More Time
14:45 Jan 17, '05 / 7 Shevat 5765
PM Sharon told the army Sunday it may do whatever necessary to stop Palestinian terror in Gaza, but PA chief Abu Mazen has apparently bought more time by giving orders today to stop terrorism.
It was also reported today that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon had ordered the Southern Command to prepare for a nearly all-out assault on Gaza – but to hold off on actually implementing it until it is ascertained whether terrorism continues or not.
Based on reports by PA minister Kadoura Fares, newly-elected PA chief Abbas ordered his security forces today to prevent violence, including terrorist attacks against Israel. "Abu Mazen and the cabinet gave clear instructions to the security chiefs to prevent all kinds of violence, including attacks against Israel," Fares was quoted as saying.
The PA has no plans to fight terrorism, however, according to other reports this morning. "The [PA] security organs do not have to take action agains the [terror] organizations," said the new chief of PA intelligence, Rashid Abu-Shbak. "Their job is to protect the citizens and not to be a sword against them... We do not intend to take security measures on behalf of Israel for free, as long as there is no agreement with Israel to return to the diplomatic process."
Israel called off all diplomatic talks with the PA yesterday, following the terror attack at Karni on Thursday night (six killed) and the continuing Kassam rocket onslaught against Sderot and environs.
Abu Mazen issued his orders, and his security chief said he will not obey. This is how it worked with Arafat. Eventually as the pressure increases some token arrests will be made where the revolving-door jail system will again go into practice. All the time the rockets and mortars will fall with increasing accuracy. I will be very surprised if this is not what will happen. In the end the world will conclude it is Israel's fault that the process does not work. The Jews will be expected to bite the bullet of pain and torture so Islam will be satisfied.
Somehow this repeated scenario must change. The secular Jews must be made to feel safe. The lie of a peace that is no peace must be swallowed by the majority of the Jews. The Islamic invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 will take place only when Israel is at rest. The references in Ezekiel that so specifically say "unwalled" cities that are invaded make me suspect the security fence will be taken down. Somehow the secular Jews are to be made to feel safe. Up till now it has never been the majority that was willing to obey the Bible. I doubt this phony feeling of safety will come as a result of future obedience. I suspect a phony manmade peace that is no peace is how the security wall will come down.
This phony peace can happen very quickly, and the Islamic invasion that follows just as quick. Islam will only invade if in their mind Allah is giving them the victory. They must view Israel as a plum ripe for picking. They must view the Jews as prey ready for extermination. All the time the Jews are feeling safe Islam must be feeling safe from repercussions by the West when they do invade. The EU and UN have already proven how they would respond to an Islamic invasion of the Holy Land. The United States is the only gentile nation yet to be persuaded to stay out of Islamic affairs. How it all happens is a mystery, but Ezekiel 38 & 39 is a prophecy that will be fulfilled. Never has the literalness of this prophecy had such potential as is happening in this generation.
The building of the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is where this is all heading. It is why Ezekiel 38 & 39 are so important. Following the invasion prophecy comes the description of Ezekiel's Last Jewish Temple (chapters 40 - 48) that ends his prophetic writings. Only the end of Islamic influence over the Middle East can open the door to the next Jewish Temple being constructed. The Temple necessary for the coming of the Jewish Messiah. The Temple necessary for the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. Ezekiel 39 prophecies the end of Islam. The recent tsunami has demonstrated how quickly 200,000 people can perish. The same, but in the millions upon millions, is coming to the Islamic invaders of Israel. It is coming not because of war, but because of a false peace that would reject the Biblical future for the Holy Land. A judgment on a generation that thinks by their own wit they can produce a better future without the Bible, or the Christ.
Death and destruction is coming to the gentile world as a result of the coming rejection of the Bible, and the Biblical Christ. The Holy Land is center to all God will be doing as dispensational change is brought to the planet. The King of glory is about to make His appearance, and all must step aside in submission, or they will be crushed. It begins with Islam, but ends with final judgment on the times of the gentiles. A time that began with the destruction of the First Holy Jewish Temple, and ends with the construction of the Last Holy Jewish Temple when the stone made without hands crushes the vision of old King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who destroyed that First Holy Jewish Temple (Daniel chapter 2).
Friend, are you secure in Christ? The Bible says there is only one way to survive the Biblical future for this entire planet. You must receive the LORD Jesus Christ as your Savior before death and judgment falls upon you. After judgment is too late!
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him , to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Wednesday - January 19, 2005
Terror Attack at Gush Katif
19:53 Jan 18, '05 / 8 Shevat 5765
ANGRY SDEROT RESIDENTS MARCH TOWARD GAZA
At least seven people have been wounded and one person killed in a terror attack at Gush Katif Junction in Gaza.
One person was killed, two were seriously wounded and four suffered light to moderate injuries in the attack. Two helicopters evacuated the wounded to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.
The attack took place at the Orchan position, targeted earlier this year by a tunnel packed with explosives. According to Gaza Regional Council spokesman Eran Sternberg, the powerful explosion was caused by a suicide bomber.
The bomber detonated the explosives in an area designated for inspecting suspicious persons and vehicles. Following the attack, the IDF closed the Kissufim crossing and main road leading to the Jewish communities of Gush Katif.
A wanted terrorist was apprehended by IDF soldiers at Gush Katif Junction earlier this afternoon. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited Gaza earlier today in order to meet with IDF officials there and discuss possible ways to stop the rocket and mortar attacks.
Kassam rockets and mortar shells continued to pound Jewish Gaza today, as well. Four mortar shells fell on Jewish communities in Gush Katif and three rockets fell in empty areas outside Gaza.
Terrorists from the Tel Sultan area of southern Gaza fired at a school in the Jewish town of Atzmona. No injuries were reported.
Protestors Throw Mock Kassam Rocket at Beit Hanoun - Several hundred Sderot residents spent Tuesday morning marching toward Beit Hanoun, to vent their anger at the Palestinian village some 10 kilometers to the west from where Kassam rockets frequently are launched at their Negev town.
The protest march culminated when several people carrying a mock Kassam made out of cardboard threw it over the border towards Beit Hanuon.
Lead by Mayor Eli Moyal and joined by MKs from across the political spectrum, the crowd was prevented by Israeli police from entering Gaza, instead ending the march on a hilltop overlooking the Palestinian town.
Monday had been declared a citywide "Day of Mourning" in Sderot, after three residents were killed in the Karni crossing terror attack last Thursday and several children were seriously injured by Kassam rockets on Saturday. One of the teens severely injured over the weekend, 17-year-old Ella Abukasis, was declared clinically brain-dead by doctors in Beersheba today.
Fed up after being pummeled by over 600 Kassams in the past four years, the local residents demanded yesterday that the government launch a second Operation Defensive Shield, this time in the Gaza Strip. Early Tuesday morning, three more Kassams crashed into an open area near Sderot, causing no casualties.
The only way to stop the rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza is to station Jewish troops there as guards. International peace troops have always failed in the past, and in the light of Iraq I doubt any nation would be willing to offer their troops. They would have to occupy Arab held territories not just guard the boarder to stop the rocket attacks. The average Israeli knows it is the IDF who must put an end to these attacks, and they are letting the government know they know. This solution is not what the Road Map calls for.
The stress cracks are starting to show among the Israeli populace. I suspect they will get worse as the day of retreat from the Gaza approaches. The entire world is intent on making the blasphemous Road Map work. The Jewish / Islamic conflict has been reduced to the Jewish / Palestinian conflict where the Jews are unfairly painted as the fearsome occupiers of Arab lands. The pressure is on Israel to make peace with the Arabs. The only thing on the Israeli side is the barbaric unreasoning behavior of the Palestinians. The pressure is on Abu Mazen to reign in the wild Islamic animals loosed on the Jews by both him and Arafat. The patients of all is running thin. The world demands results, and wants those results now.
Patients is short for whatever is going to happen happens. Jews and Arabs will both have their feet held to the fire. It is God who is left out of all this planning for the future of the Holy Land. According to the Bible the most important factor has not been considered relevant. It is no surprise on the Arab side that any consideration should be given the God of the Bible who clearly is on the Jewish side. Allah, the Koran, and the prophet Mohamed are the lies Islam has substituted for the God of the Bible, the Bible itself, and the Jewish Messiah who is the LORD Jesus Christ. What the world has reduced to a small local conflict is in reality the greatest challenge to the Bible that has ever been mounted. A challenge by Islam. A challenge by the entire gentile world. And, even a challenge by the unbelieving Jews.
I know how the challenge will end. I watch with great interest to see how God will accomplish the end I know is coming. It will not be what the majority wants. It will rather be a holy, puritanical end that will bring the whole earth into conformity with the righteousness of the Bible. The nations must submit to the coming King of glory, or perish.
This last Exodus of our generation will be forever remembered of even greater note then the first Exodus. It is this last Exodus that will end with the coming Kingdom era. The Bible is clear how this conflict is going to end. I only hope you are ready to watch the God of the Bible at work? I only pray you are resting in the Christ of the Bible who is about to come again.
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Thursday - January 20, 2005
Muslim Pilgrims Pray on Mount Arafat
By ADNAN MALIK, Associated Press Writer
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Raising their hands to the sky, about 2 million Muslim pilgrims prayed for salvation Wednesday at Mount Arafat, where Saudi Arabia's top cleric said the greatest test for the nation of Islam comes from its sons who are "lured by the devil," a reference to violent Muslim militants.
Many pilgrims' eyes welled with tears as they prayed on the most critical day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage the faithful believe will wipe away their sins.
While speaking at a mosque on the plain of Mount Arafat, Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik, the kingdom's grand mufti, referred to the violent campaign waged by Muslim militants affiliated with the al-Qaida terror network against targets in the kingdom, attacks Saudi authorities have been battling the past two years.
Al-Sheik said the greatest test for the Muslim nation is its own sons gone astray, and he warned them not to be used by enemies of the nation to weaken it.
"The greatest affliction to strike the nation of Islam came from some of its own sons, who were lured by the devil," he said. "They have called the nation infidel, they have shed protected blood and they have spread vice on earth, with explosions and destruction and killing of innocents."
He pointedly asked of Muslim youth: "How would you meet God? With innocent blood you shed or helped shed?"
Al-Sheik also said that campaigns were being waged against the people of Islam — "military campaigns, thought campaigns, economic campaigns, and media campaigns.
"They are all against this religion. The nation was described as a terrorist nation, that we are terrorists and backward," he said. "Conferences have been held and conspiracies have been woven ... all unjustly and unfairly."
Al-Sheik urged worshippers to abide the words of God and his prophet and not be "fooled by a civilization known for its weak structure and bad foundation."
Pilgrims held hands out for each other to climb the gentle yet rugged hill, while many already atop pushed and shoved to hug a pillar, standing where Islam's 7th century prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon.
"Oh God, have mercy on us. Oh God, forgive our sins," Syrian pilgrim Abdul Razzah Hamadah said in prayer with tears in his eyes.
Muhammad delivered his last sermon at Mount Arafat, 12 miles southwest of Mecca, on March A.D. 632, three months before he died.
"God has brought us here and he will take care of our safety," said Hamadah, who accompanied his mother, when asked about security and safety concerns during the pilgrimage. In recent decades, the hajj has been marred by stampedes.
Helicopters hovered above the plain, dotted by pilgrims all the way to the peak of Mount Arafat. Men and women, otherwise not allowed to mix in the conservative kingdom, rubbed shoulders and stretched helping hands to each other as they climbed the uneven slope.
Some pilgrims paused on top of Mount Arafat to photograph the occasion.
There, men in seamless white robes and women, covered from head to foot except for their hands and faces, held prayer booklets and recited the Quran. Pilgrims streamed into the area atop buses and cars crawling along bumper-to-bumper from the sprawling tent city of Mina.
Oh Allah, have mercy on us. Oh Allah, forgive our sins. All the sincerity in the world is meaningless as long as it is aimed at a false impotent god. Islam wants the world to come exclusively to their god of the Koran to plead for forgiveness of sin. The Bible says this is blasphemy. The Bible says no greater insult can be hurled at the Creator God then to give His glory to a phony self promoting lie. The Arabs have long ago abandoned the God of the Bible. They rejected the Bible, and chose to follow the false prophet Mohamed. Now, they are suffering the fruits of this cultural decision. They nurtured a generation on hate thinking they would release them on the Jews and the world, but the wild animals only came back to bite them. The last 2 years have caused the pompous Saudi Shakes to cry and moan about the threat now looming over their despotism. They never expected the hate they so viciously nurtured against the Jews would turn on them. The message coming from the chief Mufti to the masses has taken an amazing change. Suddenly the heroic Islamic warriors have become the enemy lured by the devil.
The truth is that all of Islam has been lured by the devil into a showdown with the God of the Bible over the Holy Land . The devil knows what is at steak, and is willing to gamble away the kingdom he has established primarily among the Arabs. He knows he must act in this generation to stop what God is doing in the Holy Land because he is quickly losing his hold on preventing the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. Foolish men are but pawns in the hands of the devil as he uses political gain to manipulate them into his deadly trap.
The charge to the Jews of every Exodus is clear in dealing with the heathen who dwell in the land. God has said their heathenism is a snare that can only destroy. Covenants with such heathen is forbidden. The gentile Road Map is designed to force the Jews to reject this command of God, and play right into the hands of the devil. All this right under the nose of a White House noted for having Bible studies? What greater evidence could be presented showing the corruption of today's Christianity? What greater need for a rapture to separate the remnant from the snare of apostasy?
Saturday - January 22, 2005
Israeli decision strips
Palestinians of their East Jerusalem property
uploaded 20 Jan 2005
By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent
The Sharon government implemented the Absentee Property Law in East Jerusalem last July, contrary to Israeli government policy, since Israeli law was extended to East Jerusalem after the Six Day War.
The law means that thousands of Palestinians who live in the West Bank will lose ownership of their property in East Jerusalem.
Government officials estimate the assets total thousands of dunam, while other estimates say they could add up to half of all East Jerusalem property.
The government decision in July confirms a decision reached in the ministerial committee for Jerusalem affairs a month earlier. The decision was presented to the prime minister and attorney general and met with their approval, but the decision was not publicized until now and is not listed on the Web site of the Prime Minister's Office.
The Absentee Property Law of 1950 stipulates, among other things, that an absentee is someone who at the time of the War of Independence "was in any part of the land of Israel that is outside the area of Israel" - that is, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
According to the law, absentee assets are transfered to the authority of the Custodian for Absentee Property, without the absentee being eligible for any compensation. When East Jerusalem came under Israeli law, then-attorney general Meir Shamgar directed that the law not be applied to West Bank residents who have property in the parts of East Jerusalem that became part of the State of Israel. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin reissued that directive in 1993.
With the recent construction of the fence in the Jerusalem region, Palestinian landholders from Bethlehem and Beit Jala requested permission to continue working their fields, which are within Jerusalem's municipal jurisdiction. The state's response stated that the lands "no longer belong to them, but have been handed over to the Custodian for Absentee Property." At stake are thousands of dunam of agricultural land on which the Palestinians grew olives and grapes throughout the years.
"These people's property was always considered absentee assets, but so long as no fence existed, these people could get to their property and everything was fine from their standpoint," said a senior judicial official involved in the case. "The fence is the result of terrorism. It's not fair that a man becomes an absentee because his tie to his land has been cut without his doing. But morality is one thing, and what is written in our laws another."
The Palestinian landholders and their Israeli lawyers term it a "land grab," and also worry that nascent Housing Ministry plans will build on part of absentees' land.
This news item is significant only from the standpoint of what soviernty can accomplish. This ruling shows how the Holy Land could become officially Jewish with just the stroke of a pen. The God of the Bible has miraculously brought the Jews back to the Holy Land for this last time waiting almost 2000 years before keeping His Biblical promise. The IDF became a power over which the Islamic Arabs armies could not defeat. Again, the hand of God could clearly be seen as the power behind the power. Today, no Islamic nation in it's right mind would challenge Israel in a war. In just 50 short years the IDF has become the reigning power over the Middle East. The Jews can annex land whenever they want, and Islam can't do a thing because of sovereignty. Arabs can be stripped of all ownership anywhere in the Promised Land, and would only be able to bow to Jewish sovereignty. Jewish conquest, and occupation of the Promised Land during this third Exodus is not because of lack on the part of God. It is because of secular Jewish politics aimed at compromising with the dominant gentile powers of this generation.
The Bible reminds the Jews to remember what God did to Pharaoh, and Egypt whenever fear of the mighty gentiles comes into their heart. The gentile Road Map is the issue for this generation of the last Exodus. The God of the Bible is more then capable of defeating even the mighty United States should they threaten Jewish sovereignty over the Holy Land. It is the Jews of this generation who are facing the greatest challenge, and that is to trust God rather then men. God already knows the gentiles will turn on the Jews when their own sovereignty is threatened by the coming Holy Jewish Kingdom. All compromises with the gentiles today will only breed more hate for tomorrow.
A second great challenge to the Jews of this generation is that of humility. God is preparing the world for a Holy Jewish Kingdom, and He is also preparing the Jews to be the masters of this coming dispensational era. Every thing God will be doing in this coming age will center in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. It will be a Jewish dispensation that the Bible says will last for 1,000 years here on earth, and then go on into the eternity of the new heavens and the new earth. The masters of such a wondrous future must forever learn humility if they will accomplish the ideals God intends be reached. These last years of this present dispensation must teach many great lessons that must always be remembered.
Biblical humility on the part of the Arabs would be to step aside for the Jews in their Promised Land. Biblical humility for the United States would be to back away from the Road Map peace plan. Biblical humility for the world would be to submit to the coming Messiah as He establishes His Kingdom in the Holy Land. And , Biblical humility on the part of the Jews would be to accept the LORD Jesus Christ as their Messiah. These are the lessons that must be taught in a very short amount of time. These lessons will be taught, and remembered as the Bible says will happen. Humility will be learned by a very stiff-necked people. It is the decree of the God of the Bible!
Sunday - January 23, 2005
Cheney Says Israel May Take Out Iranian Nukes
Amid a busy inaugural schedule on Thursday, US Vice President Dick Cheney cautioned that Israel may attack Iran in order to eliminate its nuclear threat, a comment Jerusalem interpreted as meant more to prod Europe and the international community into action to stop Teheran's nuclear march, than as a warning against Israel. Cheney, in an MSNBC interview, said the US Administration is concerned by Iran's combination of pursuing "a fairly robust nuclear program" and a history of sponsoring terrorism. The US hopes to reduce this threat through diplomacy, he said, but added, "If, in fact, the Israelis became convinced the Iranians had significant nuclear capability, given the fact that Iran has a stated policy that their objective is the destruction of Israel, the Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards." Earlier this week, US President George W. Bush also stressed the importance of diplomacy in dealing with Iran, but said, "I will never take any option off the table." Iranian President Muhammad Khatami responded that the likelihood of a US attack is "very low," as American forces were occupied elsewhere, but Iran is prepared to defend itself.
Iran has a very significant roll according to the Bible in the latter years. It will be the Eastern prong of a three pronged Islamic pincher movement invasion of Israel. The intent will be to put the back of the Jews against the Mediterranean Sea thus making escape impossible. The Jews will become as prey to these invaders when a final solution Islamic style is released on the world. The cleansing of all Jews from the Holy Land will be the evil thought that comes into the heart of Islam. A thought planted by Satan himself into his most controlled kingdom. A kingdom motivated by hate especially for the Jews. A kingdom of barbarians who are out to terrorize the world. The prince of this fallen world has his most obedient servants among the Islamics. He just whisper a thought, and they are quick to respond. He but suggest something barbaric, and they party in the streets in ecstatic joyful compliance. The end roll for the Islamic bomb has always been Tel Aviv. Iran has been clear to the Islamic world where it intends to use the bomb now almost ready for construction.
The latter years have arrived. There is no more time. The fanatics who would be willing to sacrifice themselves will soon be at the launch button of the Islamic bomb. However, the Bible does not indicate a nuclear holocaust to take place in the Holy Land. Satan has a far more sinister plan. He wants each Jew to die torturously at the hands of his hate filled hordes. The pushing of a button is just too neat and quick for this fiend. He still relishes the first holocaust, and will not pass up the thought of a second even more hate filled final solution. A latter day when the Jew becomes the open-season prey for all of Islam. The day when all restraints will be lifted, and Islam can release all the hate that has already been planted in their heart. That day is revealed in Ezekiel 38 & 39, and the primary roll of Islamic Iran is clear.
God also has His plan, and it is not a Two State final solution. God knows Satan would never compromise his final solution thoughts so He has come up with a final solution of His own. A solution built around a Jewish Kingdom that will rule all the earth. A plan where Satan will be bound for 1000 years, and the gentiles will be subject to Jewish Law. The LORD Jesus Christ will rule as King of the Jews. He will rule from the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. That plan is about to be implemented. The destruction of Islam will forever end Islamic influence over the Holy Land. Such a plan would open the door for the building of the Last Jewish Temple. Those latter days are almost here.
Monday - January 24, 2005
Many pilgrims stone 'devil' Bush in Haj ritual
Haj pilgrims pelted stones at symbols of the devil on Friday, and many said they were targeting US President George W. Bush and other world leaders seen as oppressing Muslims.
Last year, 250 people were crushed to death in a stampede at Mena's Jamarat Bridge, but so far new measures taken by the Saudi authorities have averted any repeat. This year, more than 2.5 million Muslims streamed into the area for the stoning, meant as an act of purification and rejection of temptation.
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah urged Muslims to shun terrorism, which they said meant "warring against God and his Prophet". Muslims should follow Islam's teachings of moderation and forgiveness and unite, they said in a statement.
Many pilgrims said they were thinking of Bush and his allies while they were hurling pebbles at the site where the devil is said to have appeared to the biblical patriarch Abraham.
"Yes, the devil is Bush and that other one from Israel - (Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon. And there's (British Prime Minister) Blair too," said Egyptian Tia'amah Mohammed.
"We throw the stones so we can vent our anger at them."
Iraq Triggers Anger
Many Muslims revile Bush for his perceived bias towards Israel and the US-led invasion of Iraq. Anger at Sharon runs deep over Israel's occupation of Palestinian land and Jerusalem, the site of one of Islam's holiest shrines.
The news today is filled with peace talks. The Palestinian terrorists are saying in English they are ready for a ceasefire. It is a broken record heard many times before, and never lasts very long. The pulse of Islam can be better measured by what is said in Arabic. Hate for the Jews, and Jew lovers is where the Islamic heart resides. A religion of intolerant hatred that plays right into the evil intentions of Satan himself. A religion that glories in hate, and the venting of hate which only stirs the coals of evil into a white hot all consuming fire. Bad is called good as the pilgrims throw stones not for purification, but in fiendish anger against Jewish and American leaders.
A religion that turns truth into lies is what Islam is all about. They take the truth of the Biblical Abraham, and then tell a fairytale that is not found in the Bible. A made-up account that Abraham talked with the Devil. The highlight of their Haj ritual centers in this lie. The hate and anger that overcomes the pilgrims into a death filled frenzy is promoted as a turning away from temptation. Black becomes white so hate and anger can be justified as bringing a religious reward.
These religious leaders call their god of the Koran Allah. This is not the God of the Bible. Allah is the god of the Arabs that they would have usurp the glory of the true God of the Bible. They would replace the God of light with their own god of darkness. They would glorify the fruits of hate and anger over the fruits of what the Bible expects as evidence for the elect of God.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness , humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Black is white and white is black when the Koran is compared to the Bible. Islam has long ago abandoned the Bible. They long ago concluded the God of the Bible had forgotten what they did. They have done their own for so long that they are convinced the God of the Bible will not require their lies. However, the arm of the wicked and evil man will be broken. These pompous religious leaders will be brought before the bar of the great God of the Bible. The King of glory is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. He will remove all the heathen from His holy dwelling place. Their hateful ways will not be allowed to ruin the glory coming with the Kingdom Age. It will be an era dominated by the fruits of the Spirit where white will be white once more. The true light is coming once again to planet earth. True holiness will again rule, and peace on earth will be realized.
Tuesday - January 25, 2005
Palestinians, Israelis Work Toward Truce
Sun Jan 23, 6:01 PM ET
By LARA SUKHTIAN, Associated Press Writer
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinians and Israelis moved closer to halting more than four years of bloody violence on Sunday, with the new Palestinian leader saying he had made progress toward a truce deal with militants. Israel pledged for the first time to hold fire if calm prevails.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas extended his stay in Gaza until Monday, trying to win a declaration from armed groups that they will halt attacks against Israelis. Abbas has been meeting representatives of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a group with ties to his Fatah (news - web sites) movement.
Israeli leaders said Sunday they would suspend their military operations if the Palestinians maintain calm, taking a major step in the direction of a cease-fire.
As in the past, the Palestinians were negotiating among themselves about conditions for halting violence without directly involving Israel — but making parallel demands on the Israelis.
A truce was not formally in place, but little violence was reported Sunday, as about 3,000 Palestinian police patrolled Gaza areas near the Israeli border for a third day to prevent militants from firing rockets.
Though there have been other brief periods of quiet during four years of violence, optimism was heightened this time. Abbas, who succeeded Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) after winning a Jan. 9 election, was working around the clock to stop violence, backing up his earlier statements that violent Palestinian resistance had been a mistake.
Palestinians deny truce deal
January 23, 2005
LEADING Palestinian militant groups today denied an Israeli account that they had agreed to a ceasefire but said they could accept a period of calm if Israel halted all attacks first.
Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz had said he understood new moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had secured an agreement with leading militant groups for a truce of about a month in the Middle East conflict.
Mr Abbas has been holding talks with militant factions in the Gaza Strip in the past few days to persuade them to cease fire so that he can revive peace talks with Israeli aimed at achieving a Palestinian state in occupied territory.
Since Mr Abbas embarked on the talks early last week, there have been no mortar or rocket attacks on Israel or Jewish settlements in Gaza. Israel has also cited a steep decline in shootings and other violence against its forces in Gaza.
Leaders of militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad denied Mr Mofaz's account that they had formally agreed to a truce but said they would consider a period of quiet if Israel pledged to halt assaults first.
"What Mofaz said was incorrect. We reiterated that the movement has expressed its readiness to study the issue of calm seriously but there will be no calm without a price and a calm will not be accepted unless there is a clear commitment from the occupation to stop all sorts of aggression," Sami Abu Zuhri of Hamas, which is sworn to destroying Israel, told Reuters.
There was no immediate comment from Abbas or his Palestinian Authority.
Mr Mofaz said Israel had made no promises but that the army would curtail its activities if there was a halt to more than four years of violence in a Palestinian uprising. "As long as there is quiet there is no reason for us to act," he said.
All the world governments want a Two-State Holy Land. They demand the Jews and Arabs share this same land together. I don't think it matters what either side may say; World governments have fixed their minds on only one single path for the future of the Holy Land. What certainly doesn't matter is what God has to say in the Bible. This generation has thrown away the Book. It is no longer relevant to the decision making of any government including those which acknowledge a Biblical foundation. This generation has turned it's back on the Lord's prayer. Thy Kingdom come must be for some future generation, but assuredly not for this generation. A Jewish Kingdom based on the literal Bible is rejected out of hand by the decision makers. The Arabs and the Koran have more rights then the Jews and the Bible to the Holy Land by today's standards. Apostate Christianity with a false replacement theology leading their thoughts see the Jews more then Islam as the greater hindrance to Christian control over the Holy Land. The Jews representing a literal Bible interpretation are the grater enemy to the liberal side of Christianity. These are the Christians who are demanding a Two-State future for the Holy Land. They probably secretly pray the Arabs and Jews will kill each other off giving them the Holy Land, and all the promised blessings that the Bible makes about the coming Kingdom.
It is difficult for many Christians to admit apostasy has caused God to reject this generation, and turn back to the promises He made to the Jews. It is God who miraculously brought the Jews back to the Holy Land in this our generation. It is God who is forcing a literal interpretation of the Bible by controlling reality. It is this same God who said we are to pray "Thy Kingdom come, they will be done." It was the LORD Jesus Christ who was about to be crucified as the King of the Jews that taught about the coming Kingdom. Religious potentates would change His words into meaning a gentile Kingdom ruled over by a proselyte to gentile domination over that Kingdom. A uniting of all the major Christian denominations that would rule with more viciousness then the past inquisitions. All in the name of self-righteous purity that God has already declared is nothing but filthy rags. No friends, we need something better then that!
Our hope is in the ability of the Jews to repent, and turn to Christ as their promised Messiah. A Jewish Kingdom based on humbled hearts that can rule with perfect strictness, and yet great compassion. A people who can minister to the bruised reed without breaking it. A people who can minister to the smoking brand of flax without extinguishing it. These are the people God is preparing in the Holy Land during this our generation. The Bible says they will be Jews who minister over the Kingdom coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
The Christian Church has failed to meet the expectations of the God of the Bible. Dispensational change is coming to this generation. The Jews are back to fulfill what the Church age failed to accomplish. The Jews will exemplify Christ their Messiah where the gentiles were not able. Good men will rule over Jewish law, and will be fully submitted to their King of glory. It will be to this Jewish Kingdom that the gentiles will come in humble submission!
Wednesday - January 26, 2005
Gaza Settlers Still Waiting For Ceasefire
Gaza Strip settlers on Sunday accused the Israeli government of covering up weekend terror attacks in an attempt to strengthen Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and ensure success of the disengagement plan. Many residents of Jewish communities in Gush Katif and northern Gaza heard radio reports of Abbas reaching a 'hudna' or ceasefire with Palestinian terror militias this weekend while they were stuck inside homes and bomb shelters awaiting the end of heated gun-battles nearby. Among ongoing attacks, they noted an attempt by Palestinians to fire a Kassam missile, shots fired at a convoy leaving Netzarim and a mortar shell launched at an IDF outpost in Gaza.
Anti-Semitism Escalates in Britain, Eastern Europe
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain, both violent and nonviolent, has risen sharply, according to a report published Sunday by the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism, which operates under the auspices of the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and the Jewish Agency. The data show that 310 anti-Semitic incidents occurred in Britain in 2004, of which 77 were violent, as opposed to 163 anti-Semitic incidents in 2003, of which 55 were violent. Most of the incidents occurred near or inside synagogues, some of which were set on fire or were targets of attempted arson. The forum blamed prevalent anti-Israel bias in the British media for much of the rise in attacks on Jews. The report also found anti-Semitic attacks remained level in France last year, despite increased efforts by the government to address the problem, while anti-Semitism was on the rise again in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.
This is a very phony generation in which we live where the media makes the news rather then reports it. The media in Britain stirs up anti-Semitism, and the media in Israel holds back on reporting Palestinian attacks in the Gaza. The truth will never be reported by this generation of phony media personal. Whatever God is doing in this generation will never be reported accurately by this crowd. They are too biased, and easily manipulated to ever get the truth of prophecy being fulfilled out to the public. They avoid the Bible like the plague. It is not a subject to be taught in any school of journalism. They are willingly ignorant, and actively bias against anything with a truly supernatural character. They are quick to rightly expose the phony faith healers of today, but they make that kind of phony supernaturalism appear as the same kind of supernatural acts Christ did just a little more embellished. What they avoid is the greatest supernatural act of this generation, and that being the miraculous return of the Jews to the Holy Land. There is nothing phony about Jewish sovereignty over the Holy Land right now. It is hated by most, and everything that can be done is aimed at ending it. Giving the Arab Palestinians a forever large portion of the Holy Land would be suitable for now. A phony peace would have to be manufactured, and that seems to be an easy task for today's media. Anything is better then reporting the truth that God is working in a supernatural way through the Jews in the Holy Land as the Bible said He would in the latter years. That is news that will never pass any editors desk.
Only those who first understand the Bible can decipher what is happening in the world today. The Dan Rather's are clueless. Their political bias has been exposed, but their Bible bias becomes legion when compared. The truth that the conflict in Israel is due to resistance against what God is doing to bring in the Kingdom Age will never be a newsworthy subject because of a universal prejudice against the Bible by the media. God has pushed what He is doing on the front pages of every news paper. 9/11 has changed the world dramatically. We all know if there were no State of Israel in the Holy Land that Islamic resistance would never have materialized. The root of the Iraq war is the Jews return to their Promised Land, and the Arabic resistance to this new reality. An entire generation of Islam has been raised and nurtured on hate for this Jewish State. The wild animals of Islam have been loosed to wreak havoc on the world as a result. Islam calls it a Jihad, or holy war. The media is only reporting peace now coming to Arab and Jew in the Holy Land.
I say it is a phony peace. A contrived peace for the ears of a generation that refuses to face reality. This generation will only tolerate the lie. They will hear nothing else.
Watch Jerusalem to see what the God of the Bible is doing!
Thursday - January 27, 2005
Rabbinical Dispute on Ascent to Temple Mount
15:12 Jan 26, '05 / 16 Shevat 5765
Haifa's Chief Rabbi She'ar-Yashuv Cohen has sent an urgent note to Chief Rabbis Amar and Metzger, protesting their signatures on the latest version of a ban on Jewish ascent to the Temple Mount
A group of leading rabbis, at the initiative of Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and Yeshivat Ateret Cohanim Dean Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, reiterated a long-standing Chief Rabbinate ban on entry to the Temple Mount. Biblical law states that anyone who is ritually impure by virtue of having come in contact with a dead person – as we are all now assumed to be – is forbidden from setting foot in the holiest areas of the site of the Holy Temple. "Over the years we have lost [knowledge of] the exact location of the Temple," the rabbis wrote, "and a person entering the Mount could unwittingly enter the area of the Temple and the Holy of Holies."
The signatories include the current Chief Rabbis Amar and Metzger and former Chief Rabbis Shapira, Yosef and Bakshi-Doron.
Rabbi She'ar-Yashuv Cohen, however, who is a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council, is up in arms. In a telegram to Chief Rabbis Amar and Metzger, he wrote that he was "surprised and saddened" to learn of their signatures on the "renewed ban on ascent to the Temple Mount [even] in areas that are clearly not the site of the Temple." He noted that the Rabbinate Council dealing with this issue had not yet come to any conclusion.
Rabbi Cohen said that the question is not a Halakhic [Jewish legal] one, but rather "a practical and scientific one. The thousands of yeshiva students, led by the Yesha Rabbis Council, are not suspected of violating Biblical commandments, and they deserve great credit for their selfless dedication and their ascent to the Temple Mount."
Arutz-7 asked Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the rabbi of the Western Wall, about the timing of the ban: "Headlines all over the world blared the rabbinical ban on Jews in the Temple Mount. Doesn’t this weaken our claim to Jerusalem at this critical time? Why did this ban have to be published specifically now?"
Rabbi Rabinovitch explained, "For one thing, we began gathering the signatures a year ago, when the Temple Mount was reopened to Jews after being closed for over three years, and it took until now to get all of them. Furthermore, we see that there are more and more religious Jews visiting the Mount, according to Halakhic precautions of where and how they are permitted, but it increases the dangers of others seeing them and going up themselves without being careful of the details of this so-stringent prohibition. In addition, it's not the diplomatic situation that weakens or strengthens our hold or claim, but rather our adherence to the Torah."
Rabbi Rabinovitch also said that leading rabbis of the past century, such as Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook and his son, forbade going to the Temple Mount, and "are we greater than them that we can say that we know where the Holy of Holies was located?... Let's leave something for G-d to do. Let's let Him build the Holy Temple, and we'll do what we're supposed to do; believe me, if we would have prayed more, the Temple would have been built long ago."
Rabbi Cohen, speaking with Arutz-7, said, "The difference between then and now is that now there have been studies and archaeological research that tell us where the permitted places are." He further said that in private discussions with the late Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, the latter implied that if we knew the location of the various Temple areas, we would be able to stay away from the prohibited areas and permitted to enter the other ones.
"Tear down this Western Wailing Wall that blocks our way from worshipping the God of the Bible" is the prayer that will lead to the building of the final Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. It is all the unbiblical traditions of the legalistic sons of the Pharisees that has corrupted Judaism into the confused manmade religion of today. It is tradition not the Bible that forbids the Jews from entering the Temple Mount. It is the decisions of pompous pharisaical leaders who allow the politics of the day to determine what direction they want to steer tradition that keeps the Temple from being built. They only use the Bible quoting selected portions that can be spun into appearing like support. In the spinning of their lie they confirm the truth that the Bible is explicit that another Holy Jewish Temple is coming to the Temple Mount. They just don't want it for this generation because they haven't a clue as to how to accomplish the task. They know a new leadership that does know how to build the Temple would replace them. They would become powerless. They would keep the Jewish people behind the wall of their making through tradition. The wall of tradition that stands between the people and their Temple.
One of the saddest sights I saw during my trip to Israel were Jews lightly beating their heads against that wall as they desperately prayed in an attempt to reach God. I thought, who has put this wall between the Jews and their God, and the answer was clear. It was the Pharisees who established tradition as more an authority then the Bible. Without the land, and without the Temple Biblical Judaism became impossible to practice. Only tradition could keep the now empty shell going, and keep the Pharisees in their deceptive positions of authority. The hold of the Pharisees must be broken. Judaism must break free from tradition, and move back to it's Biblical foundation. Only then will the Jews be prepared to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. The tearing down of the present Western Wall will signal that commitment to the Bible over tradition. The plan for Ezekiel's final Holy Temple makes no provision for the present Western Wailing Wall. The entire Mount will have to be cleansed of all the pollution accumulated over all the years. Purification demands not one stone be left upon another. The bare foundation rock must be swept and scrubbed clean before construction can begin. Holiness demands such scrutiny.
I fully expect a back to the Bible movement is coming soon to Judaism. A movement that can only take place when the Jews are back in control of the Holy Land. Biblical sacrificial Judaism with a Holy Temple and altar will replace the old traditions of the Pharisees. Judaism will once again become the religion that God always intended it to be. The blood of sacrifice for sin will once again become the focal point of all Jewish worship. The old walls will be torn down, and new leadership will lead the Jews to their Messiah. The one who made that sacrifice, and shed His blood so sin can be forgiven. The remembrance of Calvary will be the focus of the last Holy Jewish Temple.
The Jews of this generation have comfortably moved back to the Holy Land. They have beautiful homes with ideal cities. All this while the House of the LORD remains waste. It is time for another Haggai to call this people back to their Biblical heritage. It is time for new leadership that will lead the Jews to their Messiah. It is time for the Jews to consider their ways.
Friday - January 28, 2005
‘Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven’
16:40 Jan 27, '05 / 17 Shevat 5765
Palestinian Media Watch presented a report in the Knesset this week detailing ongoing officially-taught hatred of Jews and Israel in the Palestinian Authority.
The report, entitled "Kill a Jew - Go To Heaven," documents the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ideology of hatred of Jews and Israel that is currently being taught in its schools and on its media. The report shows how the PA leadership mandates the killing of Jews - up to and including genocide - as a religious obligation.
The report notes, "The murder of Jews is presented not only as beneficial to Muslims and Arabs, but as necessary for all humankind... These findings are based on a thorough study and analysis of eight years of official PA television and PA-controlled daily newspapers. This report documents how this hate ideology has been taught consistently for years, well before the war started in September 2000, and continues even after the death of Yassir Arafat."
At the Knesset briefing to a group of 80 ambassadors and diplomats, Palestinian Media Watch Director Itamar Marcus presented many examples from the PA-controlled print and broadcast media, including numerous video excerpts. He showed the systematic way in which this hatred of Jews is promoted by the PA's religious, political and academic elites, and is taught via cultural, educational, religious and even entertainment frameworks.
Marcus and Associate Director Barbara Crook authored the report. Minister of Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky requested the special presentation that Marcus gave the diplomats.
Minister Sharansky, together with Marcus, also presented “Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven” to the media this week in two separate press conferences.
Minister Sharansky sharply attacked the PA, stating, “Even as the Palestinian Authority works to prevent a few hundred terrorists from attacking Jews and Israelis, it prepares hundreds of thousands more.”
“As in Nazi Germany, there is an entire 'culture of hatred' in Palestinian society today, from textbooks to crossword puzzles, from day camps to TV music videos," Sharansky added, "and the end result is the calling for the murder of Jews as Jews."
Marcus told Arutz-7 today, "There has been a drop in the number of incitement clips on PA television of late, but the message is no different. There are many articles giving the message that now is the time to reap the fruits of the past four years of violence. They call it resistance against Israel. There is no inkling of an indication that
Israel has a right to exist."
This week, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) toured PA Television studios, instructing the director to "transmit the reality as it is, without censorship or cosmetics."
Gal Berger, of the News First Class website, reports, "Following Arafat's death, there were reports in the Arab Media that Abu Mazen had ordered an end to incitement against Israel in the Palestinian media. PA elements criticized him... Abu Mazen's remarks [to the TV director] are designed to be a response to the various critics on this matter."
The full report "Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven" builds a detailed case - 18 pages of quotes and cartoons from PA television and print media - showing that the PA campaign against the Jews has three stages:
Esau was the older son who sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of pottage. So little did he value his Godly heritage. The linage of the Jews went from Abraham, to Isaac, and then to Jacob rather then Esau. The melding of the seed of Esau with that of Ishmael has produced the Arabs. The blood feud between the brothers Esau and Jacob continues unto today. The same comforting spirit that Esau experienced when contemplating the murder of Jacob is present in the Arabs of today. It is a delight for them to contemplate the murder of the Jew. It is a religious mandate for the Arab to kill the Jew. Peace with the Jews can't register within this Islamic religious culture where hate for the Jews runs so deep. This generation which experienced the rebirth of the Nation Israel has a special vendetta against everything Jewish. The blood lust has been specifically nurtured into this generation of Arabs, and also into the broader Islamic community. A generation of barbarians have been loosed on the world with animalistic hatred for the Jew first, and also all Jew lovers.
Esau had no interest in being a godly man, or where he would go for eternity when he sold his birthright to Jacob. He was a mighty hunter who survived by his own wit and skill. Death and eternity were thoughts that had no sway on this young moncho adventurer. It wasn't until the death of his father that the reality of eternity entered into his thinking. But, alas it was too late for all his tears.
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
The blessing of the birthright went to Jacob, and Esau was left to his bitter feelings. His prodigy with no godly example followed the ways of the world, and his Arab seed chose the Koran over the Bible. They chose Mohamed over Christ. They chose bitterness and hatred to be their religion, and established their culture on getting even for every perceived insult. A people too proud to repent, and turn back to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. A people who would rather die then worship a Jewish King.
Today, the Islamic Arabs have raised up a generation of wild animals who can target little children with no conscience whatsoever. All that matters is Allah be praised, and his mandate to Kill a Jew (any Jew of any age), and go to Heaven! These are a people, a culture, a religion that are on a collision course with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This God of the Bible is reclaiming the Holy Land for the Jews, and all who resist His mandate are going to perish in the attempt. It is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. The God of the Bible who knows from the beginning to the end clearly declared His hate for the Islamic, Arab, culture of today. He hates them for their hate for Jacob whom He loves. It is the hate coming from God that will be most relevant in this generation.
Saturday - January 29, 2005
Landslide Win For Hamas in
12:49 Jan 28, '05 / 18 Shevat 5765
Unofficial results in Gaza local elections award Hamas terrorists two-thirds of the seats and give them a giant card for them to play in gaining concessions from the PA's ruling Fatah party.
Fatah is the dominant party in the Palestinian Authority, which recently held presidential elections won by Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), although there were allegations of fraud. In the Gaza elections, Fatah won only 26 out of 117 seats while Hamas won 76, according to preliminary reports, which Fatah discounted.
An Arab survey center's exit polls gave Hamas victory in three of four districts in Gaza. Hamas also showed strength in the recent elections in Samaria in which it won more than a third of local council seats. Thursday's voter turnout in the first-ever Gaza elections was more than 80 per cent,
Hamas supporters paraded with victory chants in the streets of Rafiah, which borders Egypt and has been a major point of transfer of weapons from Egypt through an extensive tunnel system. The elections were in smaller towns and not in Rafiah or Gaza City, which are expected to take place in three months.
A significant Hamas victory was in the Bet Hanoun area in northern Gaza where terrorists have launched dozens of Kassam rockets against Israel. Fatah apparently won in a central Gaza town next to the Jewish community of Netzarim.
The apparent victory for Hamas spells trouble for Abu Mazen, who has been trying to convince the terrorist organization to halt all attacks against Israelis. Hamas has agreed to a "cooling-down" period only on the condition that Israel frees Arab prisoners.
Hamas is sworn to the extermination of the State of Israel. The world should be pulling up stakes, and abandoning the Road Map as a result of this clear, in your face, decree by the Palestinians. Yet, the phony peace plan goes forward? The spin continues that peace is but a moment away. There is no other plan other then giving away the Holy Land to Islam. Nothing that the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians do, or say has any influence on the gentile dominated world's determination to force the Jews of Israel to accept forever the implantation of a violent, hate filled people in the midst of their Promised Land.
The truth and reality no longer matter in this generation of deception. There is an intolerance for truth, and a demand to hear only the lie. It is a perfect environment for the heathen Islamic faith to thrive because none are so accustomed to speaking the lies this world wants to hear. Speaking peace when there is no peace is a favorite. Fighting a full blown war while telling the infidel Jews peace is just around the corner. Most Bible scholars know it will be a generation such as this that will put the antichrist into power. The Bible is clear the antichrist will rise to dominate his generation on a phony peace platform. He will deceive a generation that will desire to hear his lies. This generation is ready for the prince of lies to lead them to Armageddon.
The promise of God to this generation of the third Exodus is the Promised Land is for the Jews. The promise of God to this evil generation of apostate Jew and gentile will be the antichrist, and all the torment that he will bring. A Great Tribulation is looming on the horizon. The Bible and today's news can now be visualized with a clarity that no other generation could see. The truth and reality have come together with the present Nation of Israel. It is both the nations and the congregation of this generation who refuse to see the light. They will not hear what the Bible says about the days in which we live. They continue to hear only peace when there is no peace. They are about to realize what the pouring out of God's wrath is all about. They are unashamed of their abominations relating to their utter rejection of the Bible, and everything it says about the coming Kingdom. Only those who will hearken can understand that which this generation remains willingly ignorant. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again as the King of glory! He is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount!
Sunday - January 30, 2005
Huge ´Democracy´ Rally
Sunday Against Disengagement
00:17 Jan 30, '05 / 20 Shevat 5765
Police began closing some streets Saturday night prior to a gigantic rally in Jerusalem Sunday, with more than 100,000 expected in the biggest rally ever to be staged opposite the Knesset.
The public should arrive only by public or private buses, the police said. More main arteries are to be closed during the day for the 24-hour rally billed as a demonstration for democracy as well as a protest against the government's so-called disengagement plan.
Israelis from all over the country are in the third week of a long-term protest opposite the Knesset. Dozens of tens have served as welcoming areas for demonstrators, and Knesset Member Uri Ariel (National Union) has brought a trailer to the area as a temporary office.
Organizers of Sunday's rally have tried to encourage those who favor the government plan to join the demonstration as a support for the freedom of expression.
Concerns have been raised concerning government and police efforts to intimidate opponents to the plan. Last week the police arrested a 70-year-old Russian immigrant from Yitzhar in Samaria on suspicion of involvement in an attack on a policeman when defense officials destroyed two empty trailer homes near Yitzhar earlier this month.
Police arrested him as they tried to prevent residents from planting trees in the same area on Tu B'Shevat, the "new year for trees" on which trees traditionally are planted. Police held the man for two days before Yitzhak neighbors discovered he was arrested, but when they came to bail out the man, police refused to release him.
Rocket, Mortar Shelling As Mofaz Meets Gaza 'Strongman'
Terrorists shelled Sderot and Gush Katif Saturday night at the same hour Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz talked with Gaza strongman Mohamed Dahlan on ceding more authority to the PA.
One of three mortar shells that exploded in Netzer Hazani severely damaged a house. No was injured. Terrorists also shot an anti-tank missile Friday night in nearby Neve Dekalim, also causing damage but no injuries. Both towns are in Gush Katif in southern Gaza.
Terrorists also fired a Kassam rocket which exploded in an open field near Sderot in the western Negev.
Saturday night's discussions in Tel Aviv with Dahlan were the first time in more than a year Israeli officials have talked with Dahlan, often considered the most powerful politician in Gaza. The talks are based on the Israeli government strategy to "respond with quiet where there is quiet." Chief of Staff Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon ordered on Friday that troops halt all operations in Gaza. Commanders are prohibited from any offensive action without his approval. Israeli soldiers still are deployed on main roads leading to Jewish communities. Lt. Gen Ya'alon also said Israel will open all three major Gaza crossings this week, all of which have been the scene of terrorist attacks.
Both Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli media also reported that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet PA president Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) the second week of February. The PA wants Israel to announce a formal cease fire and release a large number of prisoners.
Israel has demanded but not received a ceasefire declaration from Hamas and other self-declared terrorist groups. The terrorists have insisted that Israel release prisoners and move soldiers out of Gaza before they will commit to a "cooling off" period.
After a week of occasional mortar shelling, Arab terrorists exploded five shells on Friday and another three Saturday night on Gush Katif communities. Israel already has allowed isolated shelling, and the weekend attacks were the first time that terrorists tested Israel with a massive attack since Abu Mazen's reduced the violence. Neither Israeli politicians nor defense officials commented on the shelling and rocket fire.
The government is in a flurry of diplomatic activity, with Sharon advisor Dov Weissglas scheduled to Washington this week to meet with the new Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
PA president Abu Mazen also has been busy drumming up more support from other Arab countries. He visited Egypt Friday and Saturday, and Egyptian intelligence officials participated in the discussions.
The politics of peace are apparently to close your eyes when the roof is falling down. The backlash to the Sharon withdrawal from the Gaza that would give the Palestinians a secure launching pad for their rockets and mortars has materialized. Many Jews can see the foolishness of this plan in the light of reality. The Palestinians have only increased their attacks, and the Sharon government just closes it's eyes. Even with such a large outpouring of opposition the majority of Jews living in Israel still don't get it. Something is wrong with their understanding that they would give away their heritage for nothing. The truth is that the inheritance means nothing to them. They are secularized, and have no loyalty to the Bible. To them it is just myth, and not relevant to this modern world. They would rather trust in their own Jewish wits then the God of their fathers. The last generation of Jews thought they could passively match wits with the Nazis, but found the viciousness of Nazi hate could not be manipulated. There just was no reasoning with those mindless animals who's thirst for Jewish blood had no end.
A new generation of Jews are now repeating the same mistake with the Islamic Arab Palestinians. Reality says the Jews are facing the same animalistic hate of the Nazis, but the majority can't see it. They still think Jewish wits can beat the devil. Their Biblical heritage is just a bargaining chip. The Land which God promised to this third Exodus generation is not acknowledged as God's Land. These Jews think it is theirs to do with as they will. They support the Road Map that would give most of it to the heathen Palestinians. They have become a rebellious house. This time the sign of Ezekiel will not be given. God does not intend to send them off into captivity. He will instead turn their rebellion into submission. A Great Tribulation is coming to this house of Jews. This time God will be unrelenting until the rebellious heart of the Jew is broken. The greatest rebellion of the Jews against the LORD Jesus Christ will be turned into submission. That will be the only sign to this generation.
Monday - January 31, 2005
Iraqis Brave Attacks; Voter Turnout High
Jan 30, 2:18 PM (ET)
By MARIAM FAM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqis defied violence and calls for a boycott to cast ballots in Iraq's first free election in a half-century Sunday. Insurgents seeking to wreck the vote struck polling stations with a string of suicide bombings and mortar volleys, killing at least 44 people, including nine attackers.
Women in black abayas whispered prayers at the sound of a nearby explosion as they waited to vote at one Baghdad polling station. But the mood for many was upbeat: Civilians and policemen danced with joy at one of the five polling stations where photographers were allowed, and some streets were packed with voters walking shoulder-to-shoulder to vote. The elderly made their way, hobbling on canes or riding wheelchairs; one elderly woman was pushed along on a wooden cart, another man carried a disabled 80-year-old on his back.
"This is democracy," said Karfia Abbasi, holding up a thumb stained with purple ink to prove she had voted.
Officials said turnout among the 14 million eligible voters appeared higher than the 57 percent that had been predicted, although it would be some time before any turnout figure was confirmed. No preliminary results were expected before Monday at the earliest, and final results will not be known for seven to 10 days, the election commission said.
Polls were largely deserted all day in many cities of the Sunni Triangle north and west of the capital, particularly Fallujah, Ramadi and Beiji. In Baghdad's mainly Sunni Arab area of Azamiyah, the neighborhood's four polling centers did not open at all, residents said. ...
President Bush declared the vote a success "The world is hearing the voice of freedom from the center of the Middle East," he said, praising Iraqis for rejecting "the anti-democratic ideology of the terrorists. They have refused to be intimidated by thugs."
Casting his vote, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi called it "the first time the Iraqis will determine their destiny."
With Arabs across the Middle East watching the vote, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak telephoned Allawi to congratulate him on the election, saying he hoped it would "open the way for the restoration of calm and stability." The president of the United Arab Emirates also phoned his good wishes.
Prominent Iraqi Sunni politician Adnan Pachachi, who in recent months had called for the vote to be postponed because of violence, told CNN he was "relieved" and "encouraged" by a turnout he said was better than expected, even in Fallujah and Mosul. ...
Before that great city Babylon of Revelation can fall, it must first grow into the economic center of world finances. It will become the city of the antichrist filled with greed and fornication. Every corrupted thing of the world that money can buy will be part of what Babylon is predicted to become. It will be the antitheses of the city of Jerusalem where the last Holy Jewish Temple will be built. One city based on worldliness, and the other based on the Bible. Onr filled with the lusts of the world, and the other filled with Biblical righteousness. The world will be presented with a clear choice. Temporary riches and the desires of the flesh, or holiness and eternal life. The Bible is clear that when the Two Witnesses of Jerusalem fall the world goes into ecstatic joy, and when Babylon falls the whole world goes into mourning.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon , that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
The choice of that generation is clear. The desires of their hearts will be for the antichrist, and not for the true Christ!
The foundation for the Babylon of Revelation now seems to have been laid. An Islamic democracy ready to convert the riches of Middle East Oil into control over the world's finances. A melding of Western technology with Middle Eastern oil reserves will give the antichrist his platform with which to rule the world. The armies of a united Western World government under the antichrist will be invincible. Babylon will become the greatest capital city on the planet. It can all happen very quickly. A matter of years not decades. And, the Bible says it will all fall in a matter of hours. In fact, in one hour!
The Bible is clear the antichrist manages to murder the Two Witnesses of Revelation half way through the Great Tribulation. He sits on the throne that was prepared for the returning Christ. He usurps the coming King of Glory for 3-1/2 years. It is at the end of the Great Tribulation that Babylon falls. The world goes from ecstasy at the overthrow of Christ to agony at the reality of judgment. It will be the choice they make between Jerusalem and Babylon that will condemn them. It will be the choice between Christ, and the antichrist that will be their doom!
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