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Monday - July 1, 2002

Lev 18:21
21And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
KJV
 

 


Palestinian 'baby bomber' picture stirs anger

Despite denials by the Palestinian Authority that it was authentic, the family of a Palestinian baby photographed wearing a mock suicide bomber's uniform replete with sticks of "explosives" and the traditional martyr's red headband confirmed that the photograph was real.

A man who identified himself as the baby's uncle in a television interview with the British Sky News network said, "It was originally taken during a rally or a graduation party at the university." He was filmed from the back in low light to conceal his identity at his request.

"This is cheap Israeli propaganda," said PA Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo. "They are using this photo to justify Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and to go on with their occupation of the Palestinian territories. These photos can easily be forged and distributed, and this has been done by the Israeli media several times before."

Dore Gold, an adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said the picture "symbolizes the incitement and hatred which the Palestinian leadership has been using to brainwash an entire generation of Palestinian children."

 

 

 

I heard for the first time on the news "a culture of hatred" which is just so true of Islam. When judgment falls on the Islamic world, it will be because of this kind of hatred. An interesting study in the Bible is of the pagan god Moloch. It was to this god that the pagans sacrificed their children. The practice was so widespread that many Bible scholars now identify the Hebrew word for Moloch as meaning child sacrifice. The original Moloch was  a bronze idol with arms outstretched. A fire was placed between the outstretched arms until they glowed red hot. A family having difficulty would be encouraged by the priests to sacrifice their baby if they wanted relief. It sounded much like the wealth and prosperity gospel heard of so much on TV these days, or those who promise a healing in the name of Christ. The ancient worshiper would throw their infant into the arms of Moloch. I'm sure a family here or there would find some measure of prosperity, or recovered health which the priests would then publicize as due to the favor of Moloch.

Today, the Charismatics sacrifice their children to the lies of the charlatans who make the same kind of promises to the gullible. These professing Christians  want to hear the lies, and even more detestable is that they willingly believe that the God of the Bible condones such TV wizards in sheep's clothing. The growth of the Charismatic movement on false signs and miracles is another reason why the rapture is near. It has so intertwined itself throughout today's Christianity that the real signs and miracles of the Bible become identified as of the same false proclamations believable only to the gullible.

God detests the sacrifice of children whether to Moloch, Islam, or lies. The Jews were never in greater danger of facing the wrath of God then when they allowed Moloch worship to enter into the congregation. It seems to me that the Christian world is now in the same category. Islam will be judged for a culture of hate, and today's Christianity will be judged for a culture of lies. The first generation of Charismatics may have looked to Christ, but this second generation only look to the false signs and miracles! Much of the Christian leadership either condoned the lies, or just turned their heads. The lies and false claims have had great success, and now become an acceptable part of the Christian culture.

The time is right for dispensational change!

 

 

God Hates Child Sacrifice

Lev 20:2-7
2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

6And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday - July 2, 2002

Ps 62:9
9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
KJV
 

 

War Crimes Court Opens for Business

By Anthony Deutsch
Associated Press Writer
Monday, July 1, 2002; 10:31 AM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands –– A four-member team opened for business Monday at the temporary office of the world's first permanent war crimes court, as international criticism mounted against U.S. opposition to the tribunal.

Armed only with a fax machine and a phone, the staffers went to work in a single room of the 16-story office complex set aside as the court's headquarters in The Hague until a permanent court is built. Their main task will be keeping track of complaints until permanent representatives are appointed early next year.

On Sunday, the United States took the extreme step of vetoing the renewal of the mandate for peacekeeping operations in Bosnia after failing to win an exemption for its troops from any proceeding at the new International Criminal Court.

The U.S. move was denounced, even by some of Washington's closest allies, with only Israel fully supporting the American position.

 

 

The Dawn of Political Injustice

"The moment the charter of the court took the shape of a political institution rather than a judicial institution, we could no longer be a part of it," said Justice Ministry spokesman Yonaton Baker.

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Yehuda Lancry, signed the treaty in December 2000, but only after assurances that the court would not be used as a political tool to persecute Israelis. With memories of the Holocaust in mind, Israel had been among the countries pushing for a permanent war crimes court.

Israel's backing withered, however, after the treaty's framers expanded a list of war crimes to include the movement of populations into occupied territories. That could throw into question the future of 200,000 Jews living in more than 140 settlements built on land captured from Egypt and Jordan after the 1967 Six-Day War, which is now claimed by the Palestinians for a future state.


 

 

 

The US and Israel well oppose this group of pompous judges who will demonstrate the anti-Semitism that exists behind closed doors by the worldly elite. This world court is nothing more then an extension of the UN which is notorious for it's anti-Semitic resolutions. How true it is that men of low degree are filled with vanity. The prisons are filled with innocent inmates who were framed. God who looks into the heart makes evaluation of the judges who put the criminals away, and finds the vanity in their hearts is even worse.

This world court will certainly oppose the declaration by Israel that they must build the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. The Bible says that God will send two prophets who will witness in Jerusalem for 3 1/2 years. I believe they will be given a mandate from God to build the Jewish Millennial Temple in preparation for the Second Coming of the Messiah. This court will most likely represent world opinion that God must be overruled. Such a mandate will be considered tantamount to a declaration of war.

The conflict between a holy God, and the vanity of depraved mankind will become very apparent as the Great Tribulation progresses. The worldly hate for holiness and purity that has been hidden behind closed doors will be unveiled by truth. The conflict will become so intense that I believe this newly formed world court will actually pass resolutions saying that men have the freedom and right to disagree with God! Their vanity will cause them to feel the world did fine without Christ for 2000 years, and does not need Him now!

I never forget that as God brings down the last of the Great Tribulation plagues on a rebellious world that men filled with their own vanity blaspheme His Holy Name as one final defiant act. 

 

 

God is Greater then All

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

Isa 40:21-26
21Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

23That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

26Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
KJV

Rev 14:18-20
18And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

20And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
KJV
 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Wednesday - July 3, 2002

Luke 21:25
25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
KJV
 

 

The day the sun caught fire

by Ed Harris

This spectacular eruption of superheated gases, shooting a flame hundreds of thousands of miles long into space from the sun, was captured on film by an orbiting satellite.

The solar eruption, which is more than 240,000 miles long, burst from the surface of the sun yesterday as the satellite had its cameras trained on our nearest star.

The explosion is what astronomers call an eruptive prominence, a loop of magnetic fields that trap hot gas inside. As the trapped gas becomes unstable it erupts violently into space.

If eruptions like these are aimed at Earth, they can disturb the magnetosphere, the planet's magnetic field, with dramatic consequences.

Past eruptions have knocked out satellites, wrecked television reception and caused power surges and blackouts, but this one was fortunately not aimed at us.

Scientists say the sun is experiencing a solar max, a period of strong activity that happens about every 11 years and lasts for about three or four years.

The eruption is mostly burning hydrogen gas and solar particles which have been flung into space at around 100,000F, eight times the temperature at the core of the Earth, which is up to 13,000F - and hot enough to vapourise our planet should the Earth cross its path.

 

 

 

The secular scientists try to tell us the earth has been around for billions of years. The facts seem to indicate the earth is in a very fragile environment of limited time duration. Just a few weeks ago a near earth object (NEO) massive meteor came within the earth/moon orbit in the closest shave ever recorded. It was not discovered until 3 days after it's fly by. Science just recently started looking for such objects. How many other close shaves has there been before they started looking? Now the sun is known to have such violent explosions that the earth would be vaporized if it's path went through one! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the most recent scientific facts point to an earth more in the range of the 6000 Biblical years old then the secular billions of years.

God has designed the entire universe with limited time duration. The more science advances; the more the facts indicate a literal Bible is the proper way to approach this awesome book. Look into the heavens tonight, and tell me what you see? Are all the stars you can see burning out just like our sun? The secular scientists try to tell us what can't be seen must be true, and that new stars are being formed? These are the same scientists who told us NEO's were millions of years apart until Jupiter was hit just recently by earth destroying commit fragments, and then did not discover MN 2002 until 3 days after it's fly by.

We live in a very fragile, and very hostel environment of limited time duration. It is only God who keeps the eruptive prominences of the sun from vaporizing the earth for the present. It is only God who keeps the NEO's as close shaves, and not catastrophic collisions! The time would be over had not God a future plan in the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Signs in the sun is just one of the things the Bible says we should watch in these last days as the dispensations are about to change! I am looking up, and lifting up my head! I believe I can see the beginning of these things coming to pass!

 

 

The Things to Come

Luke 21:7-28
7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19In your patience possess ye your souls.
20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - July 4, 2002

Happy 4th of July


Ps 130:7-8
7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
KJV
 

 

Slowly But Surely

Quietly, efficiently and without international protest, Israeli forces continue their anti-terrorism offensive throughout Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. Last night saw the arrest of many more wanted Arab terrorists, including Nizal Sawiftah, an Islamic Jihad leader in Tubus, a village near Shechem. Also taken into custody were Assad Halvoni, a leading Hamas terrorist who had been operating in Shechem’s Casba; an Arab woman in the midst of preparing to carry out a suicide attack; and others. In Gaza, the army discovered a tunnel used by Arabs to smuggle weapons into PLO-areas from Egypt.

No sooner did the IDF forces leave the western Shomron city of Kalkilye this morning and redeploy around it in a tight closure, when fresh intelligence warnings of terrorism were received - and the army went right back in this afternoon. Kalkilye is located east of Raanana.

The IDF has announced that thousands more army reservists will be called up for duty this week to take part in Operation Determined Stand. Army sources have said that the reservists will not serve more than a month on active duty.

Palestinian terrorists threw a firebomb at a car traveling near Shilo, in Binyamin, last night. No injuries were reported... Shots were fired at an Israeli car north of Jenin this afternoon; no one was hurt.

 

 

 

The effectiveness of the IDF can be seen in that the Palestinian terrorists are reduced to throwing fire bombs rather then explosives. The hate that drives the Palestinians to murder Jews can't be changed, but their ability to do so effectively in any grotesque manner that they can devise has certainly been reduced. The policy of hitting back hard works, but it will never bring peace. It can't change hearts. It can't solve the underlying problem of sin. It is sad that the Holy Land has to suffer so, but the fruits of sin are always a sad affair.

God promises that the future glory of Israel is coming. It is based on redemption from sin. It goes right to the root of the problem. Peace with God which is the most important peace. It also is beyond man's grasp, but can be found in Christ.

 

 

Rom 3:23-26
23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
KJV

Eph 1:7-12
7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
KJV
 

 

Friday - July 5, 2002

1 Kings 8:11
11So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
KJV

 

 

"The Third Temple's Holy of Holies: Israel's Nuclear Weapons,"

U.S. Air Force: Israel has 400 nukes, building naval force

SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM

Thursday, July 4, 2002

A United States Air Force report asserts that Israel is building a nuclear naval force meant to respond to any nuclear strike by such countries as Iran or Iraq.

It is the first time a U.S. military institution has stated that Israel has produced a hydrogen bomb. The number of purported Israeli nuclear weapons cited in the report is double that of previous assessments.

The report, sponsored by the air force's Counterproliferation Center, asserts that the navy can deploy any of what it asserts is Israel's 400 atomic and hydrogen weapons, Middle East Newsline reported. The center is located in the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.

In a report entitled "The Third Temple's Holy of Holies: Israel's Nuclear Weapons," U.S. Army Col. Warner Farr said Israel's nuclear arsenal has grown from an estimated 13 nuclear bombs in 1967 to 400 nuclear and thermonuclear weapons. Farr said Israel's navy could deploy nuclear weapons on the fleet of three German-built Dolphin-class diesel submarines.

"Israel will then have a second strike capability with nuclear cruise missiles, and this capability could well change the nuclear arms race in the Middle East," the report, which Farr said is based on unclassified sources, read. "Israeli rhetoric on the new submarines labels them 'national deterrent' assets."

The report said these nuclear missiles could have a range of 350 kilometers. Israel would try to base its nuclear naval force near Oman, with which Israel has informal relations, the September 1999 report, which was recently published by the center, said.

"The first basing options for the new second-strike force of nuclear missile capable submarines include Oman, an Arab nation with unofficial Israeli relations, located strategically near Iran," the report said.

The U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center was established in 1998. The center is meant to help prepare air force commanders counter the threat from weapons of mass destruction. The report did not deem Israel's purported nuclear arsenal as a direct threat to the United States.

The report said Israel's Defense Ministry has requested from the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorization for a retaliatory nuclear strike. Israel could also use Jordanian air space for a nuclear strike on Iran, which the report said could produce a nuclear warhead as early as 2004.

 

 

 

I find the title of this report a rather unusual assertion. The secular author links the Third Jewish Temple, and the Holy of Holies to Israel's unconfirmed nuclear arsenal. There is some truth in what he says in that the Third Jewish Temple and the Holy of Holies is the real power upon which Israel's survival depends, but it will never be a secular faith in nuclear weapons that will be the future for Israel. It can only be the God who will dwell in the Holy of Holies of the Third Jewish Temple that can give Israel a future! Faith in the arm of man always fails. The USSR found all the faith they put in their nuclear arsenal was wasted because the downfall came through the back door. The arm of flesh proved weak for Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman, yet the Jew who put his faith in the God of the Bible survived. The lesson must be learned again by this generation of Jews.

The Bible says the glory of the LORD will again manifest itself in the Third Jewish Temple. It will not be until then that Israel will have a future again!

 

 

The Future Jewish Temple

Ezek 43:1-5
43:1Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:

2And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

3And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

4And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.

5So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
KJV

Ezek 44:1-5
44:1Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

2Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

3It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

4Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.

5And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
KJV

 

 

Saturday - July 6, 2002

Ezek 47:1
47:1Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
KJV
 

WESTERN WALL LEAK STIRS LATEST RUMORS OF EZEKIEL'S RIVER

An unexplained water leak in the famed Western Wall in Jerusalem has sparked the latest flurry of rumors that the redemption of Israel is upon us.

Hundreds of curious onlookers have been flocking to the Western Wall plaza over the past six days, ever since a strange trickle of water was observed last Saturday coming from a crevice in the huge stones of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount, well above the divider between the men and women's prayer section of the Kotel. The seepage so far is minimal, dampening a small a 10 x 40 centimeter patch of the Wall, and Israeli authorities suggest it is coming from a leaking pipe under the control of the Muslim Waqf.

The Rabbi of the Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, said this week that the drip is "highly unusual," and suggested, "Maybe the [Wailing] Wall is indeed crying because of the current situation in the country."

Similar baffling water flows in and around the Temple Mount in the past have led some to erroneously claim it was the miraculous river prophesied in Ezekiel 47 that will flow during the Messianic era from the rebuilt Temple and sweeten the Dead Sea, among other things. One such rumor in 1999 was discounted, however, when it was discovered that Waqf authorities on the Mount were pumping off accumulated rainwater in underground cisterns around the Dome of the Rock as part of an effort to clean them out of any traces of Jewish history or artifacts.

According to the prophet Ezekiel, the future flow of water from the Temple Mount can be expected to have incredible healing qualities, causing trees along its banks to bear fruit year round, among other things. Until that type of miraculous water shows up, more unfounded rumors can be expected of water flows on the Temple Mount heralding imminent redemption.

 

 

 

The mighty river of Ezekiel 47 will flow with it's wondrous healing powers, but what is lost in the excitement of today's news is the source of that flow. Ezekiel tells us it will come from under the South side of the altar that will be built for the Millennial Temple. The purpose of this flow is that it will be a cleansing flood. It will be a continual flow of water mingled with the blood of sacrifice made upon that altar. Blood representing the only sacrifice able to wash away sin that was accomplished at Calvary. The purpose of the flow will be to continually cleanse the altar. The miraculous healing power will be due to the blood. This cleansing flow will grow as the power in the blood will never be diluted. The flow from under the altar shall become a stream then a mighty river. It will eventually renew planet earth after the devastations brought upon it by the curses of the Great Tribulation. It will be a continuous reminder of the sacrifice accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ!

I have no idea what this present leak in the Western Wailing Wall represents? Whether it is natural, or manmade? I do know there will be no power in just the water alone. I'm sure the Charismatic TV charlatans are falling over each other trying to get a sample of this leak that they could then dilute into thousands if not millions of vials for sale. I can only imagine what healing powers they would attribute to such a prize. I would be hesitant to drink any of it for a leaky toilet might prove the source after investigations are completed?

There is great healing power attributed to this great God of the Bible. It is a shame what the Charismatics have done to the real miracles God has, does, and will do. The Charismatic miracles can only be believed by the gullible. The real miracles of God today can be seen in changed lives of those who are truly born again. The miracle power of Ezekiel's mighty river will be accessible to any who avail themselves to it's benefits during the millennial reign of Christ. Today, that same cleansing power is available to any who will repent of their sins, and come to Christ. The sacrifice has been completed. The cleansing, healing blood has been shed. It is the Lord Jesus Christ not religion, or religious men that has the power to wash away sin! It is only to Him that you must come!

 

 

The River of Cleansing

Ezek 47:1-10
47:1Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

2Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

3And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles.

4Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

5Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

6And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

7Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

8Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.

9And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.

10And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
KJV
 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Sunday - July 7, 2002

Sunday Animation: Come Unto Me

John 5:40
40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
KJV
 

 

Princeton bioethicist argues Christianity hurts animals

By Joyce Howard Price
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Princeton bioethicist and animal rights advocate Peter Singer says Christianity is harmful to animals. Mr. Singer, who condones the killing of severely deformed newborns, made those views known at an animal rights conference Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in McLean — and he reiterated them yesterday in a telephone interview with The Washington Times.
     "One of the things that causes a problem for the animal movement is the strong strain of fundamentalist Christianity that makes a huge gulf between humans and animals, saying humans have souls but animals do not," Mr. Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton since 1999, said in a telephone interview from his home near the university.
     The Australian-born scholar said "that kind of attitude is a problem in getting people to think of animals as objects of moral value."
     Mr. Singer, a vegetarian who believes animals have the same rights as humans, has been described by the Los Angeles Times and others as the "godfather" of the animal rights movement.
     He challenges the position that all human life is sacred, and says it is morally acceptable to euthanize severely disabled infants. Mr. Singer's views have sparked such vehement opposition that Princeton has given him a scanner to check his mail for bombs.
     At Saturday's animal rights conference, Mr. Singer said fundamentalist Christians in this country take the Bible too "literally" and promote "speciesism." He defined speciesism as a belief by humans that they are "superior to any other being," reported Cybercast News Service (www.cnsnews.com), which covered the event.


 

 

 

Professor Singer has reached the only logical conclusion that evolutionists can honestly achieve. He is also correct in seeing that a literal interpretation of the Bible is the greatest foe to such a conclusion. He is far from being some screwball with a degree. He does not see Evangelical Christianity that compromised with the evolutionists as the enemy, but rather fundamental Christianity with it's literal approach to the Bible. Many Evangelicals hold to creationism, but associate within their fellowships those who believe evolution and the Bible can be compromised. It is much like the good old boys meeting in the bar over cocktails discussing the evils of drunkenness on society. The words somehow lose their effectiveness when a boozed breath pushes them out into the public domain.

I had a dog that I loved, and who loved me. During an illness I was bedridden for over a week. That dog did something he had never done before. The big clodhopper climbed up on the kitchen table knocking most everything on the floor, but got a bag of bagels out of the bowl on the table. He brought them to my bedside putting them in my lap. I thank God for such a loving animal. I had great affection for that dog, but never would I put that dog in higher regard to a human life. I know the truth that the Bible teaches that there is no comparison between man and animal. I know that man was created by the same God who created the animals, and so there will be some similarities due to a single creator. I also know that man is unique to all God created. We have an external body subject to the same infirmities of  the animals, but God has given us an eternal soul that will never die. My dog need not worry about all the times I called him, and he did not come. Man does have to worry about the many times God has called him, but he refused the invitation. The eternal soul of man makes him accountable after death.

Woe to the man that says no to Christ when He gives His invitation to come!

 

 

Invitation to Come

Matt 11:28-30
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
KJV
 


The Last Five Verses of the Bible


Rev 22:17-21
17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: Come Unto Me

 

Monday - July 8, 2002

Ps 10:16
16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
KJV
 

 

SHARON DIVULGES JOINT US-ISRAELI PEACE PLAN

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon claimed on Thursday that he has concluded a secret diplomatic plan with the Bush Administration that would lead to a final peace deal with the Palestinians.

Sharon insisted yesterday that he has agreed with US President George W. Bush on an as-yet undisclosed diplomatic plan for reaching a final peace accord with the Palestinians, along the lines of Bush's landmark Mideast policy speech on June 24. Sharon refrained from disclosing details of the plan, but declared that Israel "praises the principles included in the President George Bush's speech, and supports their implementation."

In the speech, Bush presented a phased plan for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement that would begin with removing the corrupt and terror-laden Palestinian leadership and instituting thorough reforms in the Palestinian Authority, and eventually setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel as soon as three years from now. An "interim state" could emerge early on, without fixed borders, on about 40 percent of Judea/Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Apparently, only two or three close aides to Sharon were involved in negotiating the plan with American officials over recent months.

 

 

 

The deliverance of Israel does not include the rebellious Palestinians. The Holy Land belongs only to God. It is He that decides who will dwell there. Today, He is preparing for the coming Jewish Kingdom. The Bible says that God will put a new heart in many of the Jews who will be the new foundation for this coming Kingdom. There is provision for the Gentile stranger who willingly submits to the Jewish statutes and ordinances that will be the law of the land. All must submit to the God of the Bible. All must submit to His Son who will be King. The Lion of Judah, the Root of Jesse, out of the linage of King David, shall rule this Kingdom. All who live in His Kingdom, upon His Land, must submit to Him! There will be no Palestinian State when the King of kings makes His entrance. There will be no pricking briers, or grieving thorns. All who despise the Jews will be judged, and destroyed. There will be no compromise for any false peace.

The Bush and Sharon administrations are going in the wrong direction. The peace that they are proposing is a false peace. It will only lead to even greater animosity between Arab and Jew. It will only lead to even greater hate by Islam toward Judaism. It will only lead to the last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39!

 

 

The Land is the Lord's not Shared with Heathen

Ezek 28:24-26
24And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

25Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

26And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
KJV

Ezek 34:22-31
22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
25And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
27And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
28And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
29And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
30Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD.
31And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.
KJV
 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Tuesday - July 9, 2002

Dan 7:20
20And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
KJV
 

 

Amato calls for strong president to lead EU

By Daniel Dombey in Brussels

Published: July 7 2002 21:56 | Last Updated: July 7 2002 21:56

One of the most senior figures in Europe's debate on its future has added his voice to calls for a powerful president to give strategic direction to the European Union.

Giuliano Amato, vice-chairman of the EU's constitutional convention, is at the same time calling for an important role for the European Commission, suggesting that when government ministers are not dealing with legislation, their meetings should be chaired by a commissioner.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Amato said the future roles of national governments and the Commission could be analogous with, respectively, those of the French president and prime minister. In France, the president is responsible for foreign affairs and defence, while the prime minister takes on the day-to-day responsibility of governing.

Such a vision differs from ideas floated by France, the UK, and Spain, which would probably give member states greater weight but which resemble them in insisting on the need to change the current system of rotating six-month EU presidencies.

Mr Amato, a former Italian prime minister, called the status quo "a crazy system, totally inefficient". He argued that the EU needed a president "who remains long enough not to change the priorities every six months".

 

 

 

My personal feelings are that the antichrist will come out of some form of the European Union. The Bible says the antichrist will appear as a leader of the western world when a ten nation confederacy is operating. He will overthrow three of the ten leaders by political maneuvering, and emerge as king of the western world.

The events taking place today are aimed at strengthening the EU. Today, the US runs roughshod over Europe because it is all powerful. A strong president of Europe would be a first necessary step to establishing an environment for the antichrist. These things can happen very quickly in the volatile world of today's politics. The antichrist is most probably alive right now waiting in the wings for his opportunity to take control. He may be a corporal in some army, or maybe a paper hanger in France or Germany? What is certain is that he hates Jews. He will be politically correct, but his hate will be more vicious then anything the Jews have ever faced including the present terrorism. The antichrist's hate for the Jews, and the God of the Bible's preserving hand is what will lead the whole world into Armageddon.

The world will not be the innocent victim of the antichrist. Each will make an individual choice of refusing God's righteousness and holiness of which the Judaism of that day will represent. The results of their personal choice will condemn them for all eternity with no mercy, or hope of reprieve so great is the rejection! The wrath of God has a basic premise whether applied to the most horrific terrorist, or the little old grandmother who sacrificed her own pleasures for family and friends. The premise is God's revealed plan of salvation. To reject that plan unto death is to abide under the wrath of God forever. To reject the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest insult that can be hurtled at the God of all creation. To reject His sacrificial death. To deny His miraculous resurrection. To turn against His soon coming Jewish Kingdom. These things can only bring eternal condemnation in the lake of fire!

Those who have never heard can challenge God, but I think it will be proved they would have never responded had they heard. God is too versatile in the missionaries He uses, or the events that bring the gospel message to seeking inquirers to be unable to reach anyone at any time.

 

The Lake of Fire

Rev 19:20-21
20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
KJV


A Thousand Years Later

Rev 20:10-21:1
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - July 10, 2002

John 3:18
18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
KJV
 

 

NFL Player Gives Up Millions for Army
Mon Jul 8, 2:43 PM ET

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - NFL player Pat Tillman made a living pushing his body to the limit, putting himself through grueling training and sweating it out in the summer heat. This year, he's doing it for the Army for a lot less money.

The 25-year-old starting safety for the Arizona Cardinals told coaches last year that he wanted to join the Rangers — the Army's elite infantry unit — and train with his younger brother, who enlisted with him.

Tillman turned down a three-year, $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals to make $18,000 per year for an uncertain future, since there is no guarantee he will make Ranger.

Basic training began Monday at Fort Benning.

"In Pat Tillman's view of the world, football is a part of it, but there are a lot of other things that are important to him," said Lyle Setencich, Tillman's linebacker coach at Arizona State University.

This is, after all, a player who last year turned down a $9 million, five-year offer from the Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams so he could stay with the perennially losing Cardinals for less money.

Tillman has rejected all requests for an interview about his decision.

 

 

 

I've been dealing with the Biblical reality of hell these last few days because the pressure is on to shush the subject in many Christian circles. It's a subject not designed to win friends, and influence people by worldly standards. One of the benefits that come with retirement is I am under no pressure. I have no fears of losing my pulpit, my livelihood, or my home in the parsonage.  I am free to tell the truth as the Bible presents it.

Here (Pat Tillman) is an honorable man who may die in combat as millions of soldiers have down through the ages. Such conduct is measured by men as worthy of heaven. The Moslem murderer of Jewish children is also told he is an honorable soldier by his or her handlers. It maters not what men may say or believe. What maters is what God says. All who refuse to submit to God's revealed plan of salvation are condemned already! To reject God's eternal plan aimed at saving the lost is the greatest insult the creature can hurl against the God of all creation. It brings eternal condemnation in hell! To reject Christ the fullness of salvation for all ages brings down the wrath of God. It is a fearful thing to contemplate abiding under the wrath of God for all eternity. It is a fearful thing to realize the love of God offered freely was rejected! The sacrifice for lost sinners at Calvary is the greatest example of true love ever fulfilled!

The blood thirsty pagan hordes from Meshech and Tubal in the Ezekiel passage below were terrible in their ruthless manner of terrorizing the vanquished. They were not honorable men, but noted for their animalistic brutality. God said they would not lie with the mighty (the honorable soldiers who showed discipline in the midst of the horrors of war). The honorable are designated by having been laid with their swords under their heads. A sign of honor and dignity. A medal of honor. Yet, the honor of men had no value in death. They all went to hell. They were all uncircumcised, and therefore condemned already by Old Testament standards of God's revealed plan of salvation through the coming Jewish Messiah.

Those who reject God's love throughout their life will find only His wrath at death. Today, God's eternal plan of salvation has been accomplished. There is no other place to go then Christ. Please read my testimony at Who is DDSrail!

 

 

Death of the Terrible and the Honorable Lost

Ezek 32:25-27
25They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

26There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

27And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - July 11, 2002

Ps 106:47
47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
KJV
 

 


400 new immigrants arrive from North America

Nine months ago, Rabbi Joshua Fass of Florida dreamed of bringing hundreds of North American immigrants to Israel. Yesterday, he was the first person to step out of the El Al plane which did just that. The nearly 400 passengers mark the largest number of North Americans to arrive at one time in 25 years.

Tired from the long trip, he looked out at the hundreds of people holding Israeli flags and singing hevenu shalom aleichem, in the nearby hangar. Many journalists and politicians waited at the bottoms of the airplane steps. Behind them, his father was waving and shouting his name. He said his first thought was, "My journey is just beginning." His wife Batsheva said "it felt like coming home, with a lot of people to greet you."

As the co-founder of the program Nefesh b'Nefesh which brought these immigrants to Israel, Fass spoke to fellow passengers and hundreds of their friends at a ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport.

Their arrival, Fass said, should be viewed by Israelis as "a passionate and palpable expression of solidarity. We come from over 20 states as a common people, with a common goal, to share our lives with yours," Fass said.

He hopes the world notes the arrival of the North Americans and understands that Israel is not just a haven for those fleeing persecution.

"We are not running from discontent. We choose Israel, it is the soul of the Jewish people. Our fate, past and future, is bound to this land."
Florida businessman and program co-founder Tony Gelbart said, "The world must know that no amount of pressure and no amount of terror will ever keep Jews from choosing Israel as their homeland."

 

 

 

God has made great promises to the Jews. He hid as it were His face from them, but just for a moment in God's eternal concept of time. That moment is coming to an end! The true Church is about to step aside at the rapture. America will become a heathen country. All that will be left of American Christianity will be the great Apostate Church already in existence. The Church that denies the Bible record of salvation by faith in Christ alone. The Church of false priesthoods, and false sainthoods all usurpers of Christ alone. The Church of the charlatans of false signs and miracles who add to saving faith in Christ alone then deny the very thing they do. It is a Church that turned being born again in Christ alone into vanity by their disrespectful living and worship. The real Church has slept while the apostates filled the old bastions of correct Biblical doctrine. Today, doctrine is a dirty word which causes unwanted division. The unity of the apostates is disrupted when a fundamentalist starts to preach. Today, everyone is Evangelical to chastise those old fundamentalists who preached doctrine with fire, and divided out the apostates from the saved! Dispensational change is what God says to this lukewarm neutralized Church that can't feel either heat or cold anymore. It is time to step aside so God can pick up again with the same message of Christ the redeemer, but the redeemer of Israel in the coming dispensation of the Jewish Kingdom.

I don't know if God will redeem all these 400 American Jews just recently arrived in Israel? I don't know if some will respond to Christ the Messiah quickly, or whether they must undergo great tribulation before their hearts will be ready? I do know it is a good sign that they felt compelled to go home at this time in history. The greatest number of the new Jews being gathered together in these last days are from the old USSR (the North country). God is preparing for the future glory of Israel. The time for dispensational change is near. The door is about to close on the Gentile world as God lets the moment pass. It will then be too late! The future promises are for the redeemed Jews of Israel who will submit to the coming Righteous Branch out of the linage of King David. The Lord Jesus Christ will be their future King! The Jewish redeemer of Israel!

 

 

The Gathering of Israel

Isa 54:5-10
5For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

7For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

9For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
KJV

Isa 62:10-12
10Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

11Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

12And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
KJV

Jer 23:3-8
3And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

4And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

5Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

6In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

8But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
KJV
 

 

Friday - July 12, 2002

Gen 1:27
27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK

Astonishing' skull unearthed in Africa

This is a picture of the recently unearthed human-like skull which is being described as the most important find of its type in living memory.

It was found in the desert in Chad by an international team and is thought to be approximately seven million years old.

"I knew I would one day find it... I've been looking for 25 years," said Michel Brunet of the University of Poitiers, France.

Scientists say it is the most important discovery in the search for the origins of humankind since the first Australopithecus "ape-man" remains were found in Africa in the 1920s.

The newly discovered skull finally puts to rest any idea that there might be a single "missing link" between humans and chimpanzees, they say.

Messy evolution

 

Analysis of the ancient find is not yet complete, but already it is clear that it has an apparently puzzling combination of modern and ancient features.

Henry Gee, senior editor at the scientific journal Nature, said that the fossil made it clear how messy the process of evolution had been.

"It shows us there wasn't a nice steady progression from ancient hominids to what we are today," he told BBC News Online.

"It's the most important find in living memory, the most important since the australopithecines in the 1920s.

"It's amazing to find such a wonderful skull that's so old," he said.

 What is the skull's significance?

The skull is so old that it comes from a time when the creatures which were to become modern humans had not long diverged from the line that would become chimpanzees.

There were very few of these creatures around relative to the number of people in the world today, and only a tiny percentage of them were ever fossilised.

So despite all the false starts, failed experiments and ultimate winners produced by evolution, the evidence for what went on between 10 and five million years ago is very scarce.

 

 

Grandparent, great uncle, great aunt?

There will be plenty of debate about where the Chad skull fits into the incomplete and sketchy picture researchers have drawn for the origins of the human species.

"A find like this does make us question the trees people have built up of human evolution," Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum, London, UK, told the BBC.

Sahelanthropus tchadensis, as the find has been named, may turn out to be a direct human ancestor or it may prove to be a member of a side branch of our family tree.

The team which found the skull believes it is that of a male, but even that is not 100% clear.

"They've called it a male individual, based on the strong brow ridge, but it's equally possible it's a female," said Professor Stringer.

 What the experts say

Future finds may make the whole picture of human evolution clearer.

"We've got to be ready for shocks and surprises to come," he said.

The Sahelanthropus has been nicknamed Toumai, a name often given to children born in the dry season in Chad.

Full details of the discovery appear in the journal Nature.

 

 

This is more of the old Dumbo (elephants can fly) Evolution brought by the same fellows who tell us that dinosaurs could fly, or at least became birds? The Messy Evolution that they admit is due to starting with the wrong premise that man evolved from apes, or really that anything evolved into anything else! Monkeys are always monkeys after their kind, men are always men after their kind, and it only gets messy when the dumbo scientists try to join the two together.

I'm going to make a statement that I challenge anyone to refute. I see a piece of a monkey skull! Because no mention is made to it's size other then the 5 cm jaw bone that may not even be connected to the skull, I suspect it is about cat or raccoon size? I doubt it is significantly different from modern monkeys swinging in the trees of any zoo. It may well be a species of monkey gone extinct, but it is nothing more then a monkey. I'm sure the dumbo reconstruction artistic scientists will stretch  their imaginations to give it many human like looks in their practice of artistic freedom, but the skull looks to me like most other monkey skulls. I think it is a crime what artistic freedom did with "Lucy" australopithecus. The little 3 foot monkey found by Donald Johnson.

Homo sapiens (homo which includes Neandertal) are men, and all the rest are primate monkeys. It is just that simple! There is no mess because there is no evidence of of anything evolving into anything else. Science with all the help of modern computers is still unable to make the fruit fly anything other then a fruit fly. Only the artist can make a monkey look like a man. I read the other day how they spliced spider DNA into a goat, and can now extract spider web silk from the goat milk. The goat is still a goat. It does not have a goat head and spider spinnerets. Modern science can do no more then create another form of the impotent jackass! Goats are still goats, spiders are still spiders, monkeys are still monkeys, and men remain the unique creation of God with immortal souls accountable to the great God of all creation! Only men (and the fallen angels) can sin, and only for men has the Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed His life that they may be saved.

Read "Bones of Contention" by Lubenow from Baker Book company.

 

 

Creation of living things (24 hour days)

Gen 1:20-2:4
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2

2:1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
KJV
 

 

Saturday - July 13, 2002

Prov 9:10
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
KJV
 

 

UK Scholars Debate Boycott of Israel

By Jill Lawless
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, July 10, 2002; 10:55 PM

LONDON –– Hundreds of European academics have called a boycott of Israeli universities to protest treatment of the Palestinians – a move that has led to the firing of two Israelis from British publications and prompted allegations of discrimination and intellectual censorship.

Boycott supporters insist they're exerting political pressure on the Israeli government. But Miriam Shlesinger says she is a victim of academic discrimination. A lecturer in translation studies at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Shlesinger was fired from a journal, The Translator, by an editor who supports the boycott.

"I was appointed as a scholar," Shlesinger said Wednesday. "But I was dismissed as an Israeli."

The online petition calls on academics not to "cooperate with official Israeli institutions, including universities" to protest Israel's "military reoccupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip" – a reference to Israel's military campaign begun in March in response to attacks by Palestinian suicide bombers.

The petition commits signatories not to travel to Israel for conferences or to "participate as referee in hiring or promotion decisions by Israeli universities," but says they should "continue to collaborate with, and host, Israeli scientific colleagues on an individual basis."

 

 

Anti-Semitism comes in many forms, and this intellectual anti-Semitism is one of the worst. The message they send is that all smart people agree Israel must be punished? What a terrible message to come out of academia. It sounds just like what all the smart people of the last generation in Germany who let the Nazi's take control were saying. What a message they sent to the whole world. I can only conclude these smarties think Arafat should be applauded for his terroristic stand against Israel? They must have slept through their history lessons on their way to academic excellence? It is obvious they never took a class in basic morality 101.

There are times when the influence of the smart people must be resisted. I'm sure the judges who tried taking God out of the pledge have now had second thoughts about their wisdom. After 9/11, this turned into the most stupid thing these smart people could have ever come up with!

I doubt heaven will be overrun with smarties. The really smart people have learned that humility is a necessary virtue. Any fool can gain the applause of academia ("the fool said in his heart there is no God"), but a truly smart man finds "the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom!"

The wise realize dispensational change is almost here. The future glory of Israel is where this present course of history is heading. It is a rather foolish man who  opposes God's future plan for the coming Jewish Kingdom!

 

 

The Coming Jewish Kingdom

Isa 11:1-10
11:1And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
3And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
10And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
KJV
 

 

Sunday - July 14, 2002

Sunday Animation: The Apostate Church

1 Cor 1:22
22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
KJV
 

 

Missionary Threats

"I can tell you one thing, remember this: If I have problems, I will find you, even under the earth. It won't be so good for you. I will be hurt, but you will too." These were some of the threats sounded by missionary Igor Hoshevtov while speaking recently by phone with Rabbi Alex Artovsky of the anti-missionary organization Yad L'Achim. The conversation was taped, and Rabbi Artovsky submitted the tapes to the police as part of charges he filed against Hoshevtov.

The story, as published this week in Mishpacha newspaper, began when Yad L'Achim - an organization that aims to uncover and stop illegal missionary activity in Israel - discovered that a missionary group was renting space in Canyon Center in Rishon LeTzion. The group used the room to deliver lectures on a regular basis, with the aim of converting elderly Jews and others. Rabbi Artovsky informed the mall management of his discovery, and soon received a call from Hoshevtov with the above threats, and including also the following: "I have two relatives serving in good places. I can cause you such problems, that it will be hard for you - but I'll get out of it."

Rabbi Artovsky's complaint to the police was also accompanied by a letter from Yad L'Achim legal counsel Atty. Yoram Sheftel explaining the severity of the apparent crime. Atty. Sheftel explained on another occasion that missionary activity is illegal in Israel only if it is based on the promise of material benefits to the "targets." Sheftel added, however, that, "Unfortunately, the police, with the backing of the State Prosecution, does not sufficiently enforce the law even when the missionary activity is clearly illegal."

 

 

I have no idea what outfit Missionary Igor Hoshevtov represents, but I do know making threats is not wise missionary behavior. One thing that must be realized is that the apostate Church is alive and active in Israel. The great apostate Church that will be left behind after the rapture has tentacles that reach far and wide. The proponents of false signs and miracles have a large pool of gullible Jews steeped in mystical beliefs. The Roman Catholic Church was ripe for exploitation by these wizards because of their mystical background, and the secular Jews are no exception. They leave the frying pan only to jump into the fire. The Christ of these false missionaries is not the Christ of the Bible. Their Christ is based on false signs, false claims, and false doctrine. A born again experience is nothing more then vanity with these folks. All the false mysticism added to faith in Christ makes it another gospel! The Roman Catholic Church added the superman priesthood, the miracle working sainthood, the visions of laypeople and clergy, and exaltation of a miracle working virgin Mary to the gospel of Christ changing it to another gospel. A gospel of manmade vanity. Today the Charismatics have taken this desire for mysticism to new lows of deception. The apostate Church is not limited to just the West, but is alive and as deceptive in Israel as well.

The secular Israeli policy against missionary activity is wrong, but the God of the Bible can overcome such attitudes without the use of threats! The real threat to Judaism is when the Bible is abandoned for the false claims of men.

 

 

Wisdom in Christ Alone

1 Cor 1:20-31
20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: The Apostate Church

 

Monday - July 15, 2002

1 Chron 28:6
6And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father
KJV
 

 

Archaeologist Warns Gov't Against Temple Mount Inaction

Dr. Eilat Mazar, an active member of the Committee Against the Destruction of Temple Mount Artifacts, has been outspoken against the Moslem Waqf's attempted destruction of Jewish history at Judaism's holy site, the Temple Mount. She apprised Arutz-7's Ariel Aviv of the situation at present:
"The large-scale destruction of artifacts has stopped, and the trucks have stopped carting away tons of valuable debris, but the situation is still bad: There is no supervision whatsoever on the Temple Mount. We have no way of knowing what is going on underground in the large caverns, where the Waqf had been making preparations to build and make major changes... We do see that the Southern Wall is beginning to buckle because of the changes they are making. It used to be that we had to stand from the side to see it, now everyone can see the wall's 'belly' from the front, and nothing is being done about it. The Israeli authorities can't go in, no non-Moslems can go in, no supervisors, nothing... The Sharon Government has decided to ignore the matter, despite the critical importance of what is going on there. Only the police are allowed in... A catastrophe can happen, and then we'll be blamed - and maybe justifiably so, since we are doing nothing to stop it...
"The Arab press is full of lies denying Judaism's claim to the Temple Mount. They say it is an ancient mosque - not from the times of Abraham, but from the times of Adam and Eve! I did not make that up, that's what they say. Their stated goal is to turn the entire Temple Mount compound - all 144 dunams [about 36 acres] - into an active mosque that no one can fight against. And they are doing so, and no one is stopping it; new mosques have already been built there… From my work in the nearby City of David and the vicinity, I am certain that remnants of the First and Second Temples, and of other periods, are found there under the Temple Mount - yet the Moslems took out 20,000 tons of excavations from there [last year] and threw it in the garbage! This has stopped of late, but the government absolutely must take action to preserve this site."
 

 

 

It will be this battle over the Temple Mount that will force the final showdown between Islam and Judaism (Ezekiel 38 & 39). The secular Jewish politicians are willing to sell the Temple Mount cheap for perceived political stability, and a false peace. It is the God of the Bible who demands the real value of the Mount be recognized. It is God who demands, and will soon mandate His house be built for the third time on this single holy site no matter what the cost! I believe the next Two Biblical Old Testament type Prophets of Revelation chapter 11 will be given that mandate even if it turns the world upside-down! Even if it means Islam going on the war path! Even if it means God judging, and eradicating Islam off the face of the earth!

The Temple Mount is the most critical single piece of property on the entire planet from a prophetic perspective. The entire future of the Bible stands, or falls with what happens on the Temple Mount. The only Biblical future for Israel is tied directly to the construction of the Third Jewish Temple. The revival of Old Testament Spiritual Judaism is based on the Temple, based on sacrifice at a Temple altar, based on the blood shed at Calvary; It  can only happen if built on the foundation of the Third Jewish Temple. The antichrist desecrates that altar in the Third Jewish Temple not at a Moslem mosque according to the Bible. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is clearly designated in the Bible as linked to this same Temple. The only Temple to have a throne! A throne for the King who will rule over the next dispensation of the Jewish Kingdom.

No amount of desecration either by the Moslem Waqf, or the antichrist himself will thwart God's mandate for the future of the Temple Mount. The politicians, the religious clergy, and even the well meaning archaeologists must all step aside when the God of the Bible makes His demands for the Temple Mount known!

 

 

My House

Isa 56:7-8
7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

8The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
KJV

Zech 1:15-17
15And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

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

17Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
KJV

Zech 3:7-10
7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

8Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

9For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

10In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
KJV
 



Matt 21:12-13
12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
KJV
 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Tuesday - July 16, 2002

Matt 7:15-16
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
KJV
 

 

Police Arrest Two for Cow Urine AIDS 'Cure'

CALCUTTA, India (Reuters) - Indian police said on Friday they had arrested two men in Calcutta accused of selling bottles of cow urine mixed with cow dung and claiming they were cures for AIDS, cancer and tuberculosis.

Sivaji Ghosh, deputy commissioner of Calcutta police, told Reuters the men were arrested after a complaint to police by drug control authorities.

"They were selling these bottles for everything under the sun," Ghosh said. "It was a bit surprising to see this happening in a big city. In villages, quacks sell a lot of things as medicines or having medicinal value."

Police said they had filed a First Information Report, paving the way for an investigation, after seizing dozens of bottles from a shop.

Ghosh said people were paying around 600-700 rupees ($12-$14) for each bottle.

India's majority Hindu population regards the cow as sacred.

 

 

I have read of this quack cure before. It shows to what extremes folks who are sick will go to find healing. It also shows how despicable the unscrupulous are in taking advantage of the desperate. I only wonder how many a mom or dad was duped looking to save a little child beyond medical help? It is more often love that drives many to seek the quacks who pad their pockets with their ill gotten gain. It is not surprising to me that it is not just the unsophisticated that are victimized. The Calcutta police found the professional class is just as susceptible. Love and feelings of being desperate are not limited as to class distinctions.

The worst of these quacks are not the sort who promise cure while selling their victim filth, but those who promise a healing while selling their victim an exploitive god of greed. In India they regard the cow as sacred. In America we regard the God of the Bible as sacred. The quacks are found in both cultures looking for victims to exploit. I can watch it on TV every day. The carnival atmosphere with the barker proclaiming the wonders of the cure. The snake oils and prayer cloths are readily available. All that is not mentioned is that God is no respecter of persons. If He will judge the quacks in India who sell filth to the desperate; He will also judge the quacks in America who sell the real miracles of the Bible as if they are like their phony claims to cures. These false charlatans will find the wrath of God a terrible end to their exploitive manipulations!

The neutralized lukewarm Evangelical Church is coming to an end, and the next dispensation of the Jewish Kingdom is about to begin. The quacks, and those who support them will find only the wrath of God as their end!

 

 

The End

Matt 7:20-23
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - July 17, 2002

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

Tisha B'Av and the 3 Weeks
June 27 - July 18, 2002

A Major Fast Day -- remembering the day when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, not once but twice

 

This year, Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) falls out on Thursday, July 18, 2002.

It starts at sunset tonight, and ends at sunset tomorrow.

 


 

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE NINTH OF AV?

On Tisha B'Av, five national calamities occurred:

  1. During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the 12 Spies, and the decree was issued forbidding them from entering the Land of Israel. (1312 BCE)

  2. The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians, led by Nebuchadnezzar. 100,000 Jews were slaughtered and millions more exiled. (586 BCE)

  3. The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans, led by Titus. Some two million Jews died, and another one million were exiled. (70 CE)

  4. The Bar Kochba revolt was crushed by Roman Emperor Hadrian. The city of Betar -- the Jews' last stand against the Romans -- was captured and liquidated. Over 100,000 Jews were slaughtered. (135 BCE)

  5. The Temple area and its surroundings were plowed under by the Roman general Turnus Rufus. Jerusalem was rebuilt as a pagan city -- renamed Aelia Capitolina -- and access was forbidden to Jews.


Other grave misfortunes throughout Jewish history occurred on the Ninth of Av, including:

 

  1. Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade. Tens of thousands of Jews were killed, and many Jewish communities obliterated.

  2. The Spanish Inquisition culminated with the expulsion of Jews from Spain on Tisha B'Av in 1492.

  3. World War One broke out on Tisha B'Av in 1914 when Russia declared war on Germany. German resentment from the war set the stage for the Holocaust.

  4. On Tisha B'Av, deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.


ASPECTS OF MOURNING: THE AFTERNOON BEFORE TISHA B'AV

During the afternoon prior to Tisha B'Av, it is customary to eat a full meal in preparation for the fast.

At the end of the afternoon, we eat the Seudah Hamaf-seket -- a meal consisting only of bread, water, and a hard-boiled egg.

The egg has two symbols: The round shape reminds us of a sign of the cycle of life. Also, the egg is the only food which gets harder the more it is cooked -- a symbol of the Jewish people's ability to withstand persecution.

Food eaten at the Seudah Hamaf-seket is dipped in ashes, symbolic of mourning. The meal should preferably be eaten alone, while seated on the ground in mourner's fashion.

When the afternoon prior to Tisha B'Av occurs on Shabbat, there is no Seudah Hamaf-seket with eggs and ashes. Rather, the regular Shabbat "third meal" is eaten, albeit without guests and fanfare.

 

 

The 17th of Tammuz (June 27, 2002) began the 3 weeks of mourning which ends on Tisha B'Av, the ninth of Av (July 18, 2002). It is on the 17th of Tammuz that the fall of Jerusalem is remembered. It is on Tisha B'Av that both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. The Jewish day is measured from sunset to sunset so at sunset today is when Tisha B'Av begins. - Confusing? I hope not.

The Bible says a Third Jewish Temple will be built on the Temple Mount. This Temple will never be destroyed by men. I think it most likely the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 will be given the mandate from God to build that Temple. The Temple will be the foundation of a Spiritual revival. A return to the literal Bible by the Jews. A return to the Book of Leviticus, and blood sacrifice. I think it most likely the proclamation by these Two Old Testament type prophets will precipitate the last Jihad and end of Islam as described in Ezekiel 38 & 39. I think it most likely these Two Witnesses along with 144,000 called out Jews will build Ezekiel's millennial Temple in 3 1/2 years. The Bible says the antichrist kills the Two Witnesses, desecrates the Temple, and forces the 144,000 with other converted Spiritual Jews to flee into the wilderness under God's protective hand. The secular Jews who stay behind will think they can compromise with the antichrist, but will find him a monster of hate of even greater ferocity then the recently demised Moslems. Jacob's Trouble well describes the plight of those secular Jews, and their secular shepherds during the last 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation. It will only be the return of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of Jacob's Trouble that will save those Jews from annihilation. It will only be the return of the Lord Jesus Christ that will bring redemption to the last of the lost sheep of Israel. It is to this Third Jewish Temple that Christ will come, and establish His Kingdom.

 

 

The Coming Millennial Reign of Christ

Ezek 34:9-24
9Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
17And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
18Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?
19And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
20Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
KJV
 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Thursday - July 18, 2002

Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av

Ezek 11:19-20
19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

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

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2002  Av 8, 5762 :

Tel Aviv to fine restaurants open on Tisha B'av fast day

By Mazal Mualem and Yam Yehoshua, Ha'aretz Correspondents

The Tel Aviv municipality will enforce a newly amended law forbidding businesses defined as "places of enjoyment," from operating on the Tisha B'av, and will levy a NIS 360 on restaurants and coffee houses which open for business on the fast day commemorating the destruction of the ancient First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

According to the city's regulations, all "places of enjoyment" – including eating places and coffee houses - must be closed from 7 P.M. Wednesday until 5 P.M. the following day.

Reacting to the decision, City Councilwoman Michal Adan (Meretz) announced that "the closure of a secular city on Tisha B'av is like the destruction of the Third Temple." Adan proposed to Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai that the city grant compensation to restaurants that are fined by city inspectors.

Last year the municipality refused to submit complaints and impose fines on coffee houses and restaurants open on Tisha B'av, after the city's legal advisor Ahaz Ben-Ari said that the Tisha B'av law requires the city to only close "places of enjoyment" such as movie theaters, dance clubs and pubs.

At the time, Ben-Ari ruled that restaurants were not included under the definition of " places of enjoyment", and the city turned a blind eye when they were opened.

In June the Knesset approved an amendment to the Tisha B'Av bill, extending the "places of enjoyment" definition to apply to eateries as well. Accordingly, the city is legally bound to enforce the closure of restaurants and coffee houses this year.

City officials said, however, that the enforcement team would be small and would be activated largely to show that the city is not ignoring the Knesset's amendment to the law.

 

 

The Jews of Israel as a people continue to struggle with being spiritual, or being secular. Many continue to strain at the gnat as in the days of Christ in futile attempts to please God.

Matt 23:24 "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."


Their attempts to be spiritual often end up as legalistic hypocrisy that makes the world wonder why God would choose them to be His children?  All one has to do is look at the hypocrisy in the legalisms of all the other religions to realize none are in a position to cast the first stone.  A new spiritual Biblical Judaism is coming where obedience to God's statutes and ordinances will come from a humbled heart not the proud, haughty hearts of today's Jews. Not until then will Tisha B'Av be properly remembered in the Holy Land.

God has promised He will humble the hearts of the Jews through Great Tribulation. God will soon force His purity and righteousness on the world of the gentiles including apostate Christianity. They will for the most part just rebel all the more. The Bible says the same righteous fire that will destroy the gentile world as we know it will also be a refining fire for the Jews of Israel. Their hearts will be humbled into submission to God's plan for the next dispensation. The Second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His 1000-year Jewish Kingdom! A return to the Old Testament laws and sacrifice as in the days of old, but this time centered in the remembrance of the single blood sacrifice of Christ at Calvary! The Jewish Old Testament Temple practice as in former years will be united with the New Testament fulfillment of all those laws into a perfect theology centered in Christ! A perfect Jewish religion of redemption united with a perfect Jewish government of justice all ruled over by a perfect Jewish King! All bought and paid for through the blood shed at Calvary!

 

 

The Refiner is Coming

Zech 13:6-9
6And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

8And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
KJV

Mal 3:2-4
2But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

3And he shall sit as a refiner and purifer of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

4Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
KJV

 

 

Tisha B'av On Radio And TV

Tisha B'Av - the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, on which both Holy Temples were destroyed some 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively - begins this evening at sundown. Jews spend the day fasting, refraining from joyful activities including even the normal study of Torah, and remembering the Temples and other catastrophes by reciting and reviewing liturgical literature.

Israel's media, too, will mark this day with special broadcasts. Correspondent Chani Luz notes that on the public channel, Channel 1, special films will be screened this evening on these topics: The destruction of Gamla during the war on Jerusalem 1,930 years ago; sites in Jerusalem that are reminiscent of the destruction; and a Jewish community that was forced to convert to Islam - and came to the Holy Land under the guise of a trip to Mecca. Channel 2 will supplement some of its regular programs with special Tisha B'Av content.

Radio listeners will also know it's Tisha B'Av. On Channels Two and Three, only quiet Israeli songs will be played, with no commercials. The Moreshet (Tradition) Channel will broadcast special Tisha B'Av programming throughout its schedule, and its music will be almost exclusively vocal, with no instrumentation. Army Radio will devote five special programs tonight and tomorrow to Tisha B'Av and the exile.

 

Friday - July 19, 2002

Ps 79:1
79:1O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
KJV

 

 


Tisha Be'av in terror's shadow

As thousands gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City last night to observe Tisha Be'av, which marks the destruction of the First and Second Temples, news of the double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv spread through the crowd.

Meir Yoel Weinstock, a teenager from Beit El, said "in the Mishna it says the worst things that happen will happen on Tisha Be'av. Just as this [attack] happened tonight, these things happened to us a long time ago. We will continue to have troubles that will only continue to get bigger."

Among those at the Wall was visiting New Yorker Steve Eisenberg. "Even 2,000 years later, it's still going on," Eisenberg said. "In a way, it just gives us more clarity. We have Eretz Yisrael and the Jewish people are coming back here, but even if we have our land, we don't have peace. It's a wake-up call from above."

Among the Tisha Be'av events held in Jerusalem yesterday was a reading of the Book of Lamentations by the right-wing Women in Green group, followed by their annual walk around the Old City's walls. The walk attracted some 80,000 participants, including Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, according to the group's administrator Michael Levi Matar. "This is an event which makes us realize the deep feelings people have about the Wall. Half a million people come to the wall on the eve of Tisha Be'av. This indicates the natural feeling people have about the Wall."

Nadia Matar's speech at the Tisha Be-Av (Ninth of Av) night march around the walls of the Old City:

         A year has passed.

         A year since we stood here last Tisha be-Av night and hoped that this year we would be able to march to the Temple Mount - but, once again, we are in the shameful galut (diaspora) position of standing at the foot of the Mount, without the possibility of ascending, and the Arab contamination still rules and tramples underfoot the place of our Temple.
 

 

 

The Temple Mount must be cleansed of all heathen Arab and Islamic influence. A kosher Jewish Temple is the only kind of Temple that could ever be acceptable to God. The idea of a Moslem mosque on the Temple Mount dedicated to Mohamed and the Garden of Eden is as repulsive to the God of the Bible as a shared Temple Mount with the heathen Moslem religion that has become the sworn enemy of Judaism and Christianity. God is very exclusive when it comes to His righteousness and glory. The slanderers will not be allowed to stand. The future glory of Israel is His Biblical plan. All must submit to him alone, or He is not God Almighty. It is man who must bend - never God! The issues are reaching a climax. The time is right for dispensational change. The fullness of God's plan in Christ must come. The Church age has come to a close, and the Jewish Kingdom is where God is directing the course of history. The Jews have returned to the Holy Land. The plan is in operation, and nothing - no man, no religion, no government, and not even the entire gentile world can stop it! The rapture of the Church is next, and then the Last Jihad!

It is God who will remove the heathen, and direct the building of a kosher Third Temple through His prophets. I think it most likely He will through the circumstances found in Ezekiel 38 & 39 not only free the Temple Mount, but also free the world of Islamic influence. I think it most likely God will begin the Great Tribulation with the judgment on Islam at the Last Jihad, and end the Great Tribulation with the judgment this time on the entire gentile world at Armageddon!

 

 

The LORD Build the Ruined Places

Isa 4:2-6
2In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

3And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

4When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

6And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
KJV

Isa 52:1-3
52:1Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
KJV

Ezek 36:35-38
35And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

36Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.

37Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.

38As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
KJV

 

 

Saturday - July 20, 2002

Isa 57:21
21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
KJV
 

 

Friday July 19, 2002 - Av 10, 5762

French sources: U.S. to attack Iraq `soon'

By Amir Oren

The U.S. operation to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will take place in the coming months, even before November's Congressional elections, according to high-level sources in the French government following talks with American decision-makers and professionals in Washington.

The French assessment is based, in part, on what National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told new French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin this month. Rice emphasized U.S. President George W. Bush's determination to topple Saddam "soon," according to the French sources.

Frequent media reports about difficulties in deploying American troops and completing preparations for the operation are meant, according to French government experts, as disinformation to achieve tactical surprise with regard to the timing, place and method of the assault. This will partly make up for the lack of strategic surprise given Bush's declared policy and Saddam's preparations to absorb an attack.

 

Mock battle in SoCal and Nevada to test battle technology

 

By SETH HETTENA Associated Press Writer
Published 3:10 p.m. PDT Thursday, July 18, 2002

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Preparations are underway in Southern California and Nevada for the largest military experiment in U.S. history.

The Millennium Challenge 2002, which begins next week, was mandated by Congress to help U.S. forces prepare for future wars.

About 13,500 troops from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will use the latest in military hardware in a simulation of what planners believe the battlefield could look like in five years.

 

 

The war on terrorism seems ready to move onto the next phase which is invasion Iraq. Notice how quickly things are happening since 9/11. Saddam has few friends, and Islamic protest will be mostly subdued once the invasion starts. I suspect it will be quick, and effective. The peace that comes after will for the first time include the Holy Land as part of the world political dictates that must be obeyed much as the Afghanistan peace has been dictated.

I would not be surprised if Millennium Challenge 2002 is really the precursor to the desert invasion of Iraq. I would not be surprised to watch those troops move right from the California, and Nevada deserts to the deserts of Iraq?

I have often pointed out it is not so much the war as it is the peace that follows that is most dangerous. The failed peace of World War One led to the greater holocaust of World War Two, and I suspect the peace after the war on terrorism will lead to the greatest holocaust ever - The Great Tribulation! It begins with the Last Jihad, and ends with Armageddon!

The peace after the war on terrorism will be a manmade peace that excludes God's revealed plan in the Bible for the Holy Land. By excluding God, and His plan for the future glory of Israel, this coming peace is doomed to fail! What is right as evaluated by fallen mankind is not what is righteous, pure, and holy as revealed by God Almighty in the Bible. The time for dispensational change has come! The time for God to rule in righteousness is here! It is the rejection of David's God, and His ways; It is the rejection of the Bible that spells doom to the coming false peace plan for the Holy Land!

 

 

The Righteous Peace of David

1 Chron 12:16-18
16And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.

17And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

18Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
KJV
 


The Unrighteous Peace of Men


Jer 6:13-19
13For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

14They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

15Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

16Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

17Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

18Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

19Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
KJV

 

 

Sunday - July 21, 2002

Sunday Animation: Holy Land Peace

Ezek 38:16
16And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
KJV
 

 

SUPPORT BUILDS FOR TWO-STATE SOLUTION WITHIN THREE YEARS

After a week of intensive discussions in New York and Washington, the United States and its European and Arab allies appear to be forging a consensus view that Yasser Arafat must give way to new Palestinian leaders, but that a Palestinian state must also be established within three years.

Despite a resurgence of Palestinian terror attacks that left 12 people dead in Israel, the week of high-level diplomacy went ahead as scheduled, beginning with a meeting of the "Madrid Quartet" in New York on Tuesday.

The Quartet, consisting of US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, issued a joint communiqué outlining a reform-and-relief agenda and later consulted with top envoys from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Deliberations then moved to Washington, where the Egyptian, Jordanian and Saudi foreign ministers met with Powell and US President George W. Bush on Thursday.

The same day, the United Nations Security Council endorsed the joint statement issued by the Quartet on Tuesday, and urged Israel and the Palestinians to support international efforts to achieve peace in the region and establish a Palestinian state within three years.
 

 

 

Here it is! This is the picture of the false dictated peace I would expect for the Holy Land. The peace coming out of the war on terrorism! A Palestinian State within 3-years in spite of continued terrorism is almost a fact of life now. Israel will just have to live with 9/11's every time the Palestinian State blames the Jews for their own misfortunes. The order to Israel is that there will be peace by world command. They will be expected to bite the bullet as the world takes control of issues like security in the Holy Land! God, and His plan for the future glory of Israel is out! A Two State Holy Land where Jews must live next to a heathen enemy who will release the animals from hell whenever they wish. I suspect in spite of this gloomy outlook that material success will flow into Israel. The secular Jews will thrive, but along with prosperity will come corruption, and greed from within and without. The future secular State of Israel most likely will be a corrupted success where the rich get richer and the poor get forgotten. I would imagine the contrast between the two States will become just as great should this false peace be set up. I suspect jealousy on the part of Islam will lead to the Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39 on the mountains and in the fields of the Holy Land!

A declaration by two Biblical prophets (laying the foundation of a return to Biblical Judaism) to build the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount would be considered equivalent to a declaration of war by the God of the Bible. It would upset the apple cart of the secularized peace. The wealthy elite would see these men and their followers as a threat to their greedy dreams and aspirations for the future of planet earth.

It all seems so possible with the direction world events seem to be going? Time will tell how this all plays out, but the end will be the future glory of Israel appearing, and judgment on all the rebels of Biblical righteousness! It is only God's jealousy that will matter in that day!

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done!

 

 

The Motivation Behind the Last Jihad

Ezek 38:11-23
11And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: Holy Land Peace

 

Monday - July 22, 2002

Matt 24:37
37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
KJV
 

 

MAJORITY OF ISRAELI JEWS FAVOR REBUILDING TEMPLE

ICEJ NEWS - 07/19/2002
A poll commissioned for release this week on Tisha B’Av – the days Jews mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples – has found that a surprising 53% of Israeli Jews would like to see the building of a third Temple, though they are not quite ready to risk such a move.

According to a survey commissioned by the Reform movement's Israel Religious Action Center, just over half of the 775 Israeli Jews queried would like a third temple erected on the Temple Mount. The Dahaf Institute survey found such support among 87% of religious and haredi respondents; 64% of those who described themselves as traditional; and 63% of respondents from Soviet Jewish immigrants, Jews of Middle Eastern origin and those of Western origin aged 18 to 35. Only among older respondents of Western origin did a majority, 53%, not want to see the Temple rebuilt.

At the same time, 55% of the respondents said that the status quo on the Temple Mount, according to which public Jewish prayer is not permitted, should remain in force.
 

 

 

These polls do not really tell us much. There is too much politicking in the way they are taken. Only God knows the real truth of what is in the heart, and I know He doesn't wait for over 50% of any group to agree before He acts. I expect at God's timing the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 will announce the mandate to build the Third Jewish Temple. I do not believe God will depend on any poll to make His decision. The Bible says let all men be liars, but let God be true. A mandate from God needs not the approval of men. God scattered mankind after the tower of Babel with no consideration to what men thought. I think it most likely the same principals will be at work when God mandates the building of the Third Jewish Temple.

The Bible spends more time talking to the remnant then the majority. At Armageddon it is the majority that will be crushed in an instant. I am reminded of the days of Noah when only eight were counted among the remnant, and all the rest were destroyed. This great God of the Bible is not to be trifled with. His judgments are according to His own standards of righteousness. He has clearly stated that the greatest act of righteousness was the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at Calvary. He put His seal of approval on that sacrifice for sin by raising Him in victory over death.

It didn't matter at the time what the majority of men thought of Christ, nor does it matter today what the majority might think. It is only what God has revealed as His standard of righteousness that means anything. God has made it clear there is no righteousness in men. Good works able to save is the lie of pompous religious leaders who would usurp what Jesus Christ did at Calvary. Salvation in Christ has always been available to the majority, but it has always been only a remnant that have humbled themselves. It is only a remnant in any generation that have come to Him for their personal salvation.

The Third Jewish Temple will be built soon! The whole purpose behind this miraculous return of the Jews to the Holy Land at this time centers in the next Jewish Temple! It will not matter what the world courts may rule, or what the latest polls may say. Nothing can stop God's revealed Biblical plan to bring to planet earth the fullness of Christ, and His coming Jewish Kingdom!

 

 

 

The Coming Third Temple on the Temple Mount

Ps 98:1-4
98:1O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
KJV

Isa 25:6-9
6And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

7And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

9And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
KJV

Mic 4:6-8
6In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

8And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday - July 23, 2002

Eccl 7:13
13Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
KJV
 

 

Areas In South Africa declared disaster zones after snow storms

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Some areas in eastern South Africa were declared disaster zones Monday after heavy rains and snowfall caused power failures, destroyed homes and trapped commuters, killing at least 22 people, officials said.

Everybody's on high alert and ready," said John Fobian, the police rescue coordinator. "It's very devastating."

Most deaths were from hypothermia and drownings and more than 3,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces, the hardest hit regions.

On Monday, emergency workers discovered the body of a man who died of exposure after his shack collapsed in Cala, about 1000 kilometers (620 miles) southeast of Johannesburg.

More bodies were likely trapped beneath the snow, which rose as high as a meter (3.3 feet) in some areas, Fobian said.

Workers were deployed to issue blankets, food and candles and establish medical centers in northern areas of the Eastern Cape. Damage to hundreds of schools, farms and business in the Eastern Cape is estimated at 20 million rand (dlrs two million) but that number could climb, officials said.

 

 

 

I thought I would remind the greenhouse crowd that global warming seems to be very selective. I wouldn't claim this is evidence for another ice age either. I spent part of my ministry in the shadows of Glacier Park in Montana. The locals know the glaciers have been melting for 5 or 6 generations now (going back to the first mountain men). The Ice caves are disappearing also. These phenomenon have been going on long before it became popular to be extreme environmentalists, and will continue long after the politics of environmental salvation become mute. I also spent some time in Alaska where the glaciers there have been melting at probably the same rate. I'm sure it picks up and slows down, but the melting is continuous. There are some glaciers in the most extreme artic conditions that do hold their own, but for the most part glaciers have been melting since the great climatic catastrophe of Noah's flood. The entire planet went through a great change where the grassy plains of the artic became the winter wonderland of today. I think there has been global warming, but not due of the political greenhouse kind. I think old planet earth just has a tendency to want back to the way it was.

One of the blessings that will come with the return of the Lord Jesus Christ will be global refreshing. The climate will do another about face for the better this time. This old abused planet will be given a reprieve. It will all come with redemption from sin!

 

 

Isa 40:3-5
3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - July 24, 2002

Matt 19:30
30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

KJV

 

REPORT: WESTERN ECONOMY DEPENDS ON ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY

ICEJ NEWS - 07/22/2002
Western economic development is directly tied to Israel’s high-tech industry, according to a report by a leading global advisory firm.

Giga Information Group, in a position paper published on Wall Street last week, wrote, "Without Israeli technology, the West will not develop. Many organizations throughout the world, including the American national infrastructure, will not survive for long without constant support from the revolutionary technology coming from Israel."

Giga advises large organizations to continue to acquire Israeli products, praising Israeli technology as the greatest influence on the modern world, leading both conceptually and technologically.

“Israeli engineers find elegant and creative solutions to deal with the biggest problems and threats,” Giga wrote. “Israeli innovativeness sets a very high standard that challenges other technologies. Therefore products from countries such as Sweden, Germany, England, Asia, and even North America become much better thanks to the standards set by Israel."

In one prime example of Israeli technical abilities, most Internet security systems in use today were developed by Israeli companies.
 

 

 

I know the day will come when the Jews as a people will be honored by the rest of the world. It will not be for their technical skills or their wealth, but because of their spiritualness and knowledge of God. The values of the coming Jewish Kingdom will be very different from the values of today. The coming Kingdom will not be for the shakers and movers, but for the meek and lowly. It will be a complete reversal of values exalted today. Those who are the greatest in today's society will find themselves the least in the coming Kingdom. The old values will make them the most despised lowlifes in a Kingdom based on righteousness. The pursuit of God rather then money will bring the greatest honors from men. The most humble and honest of men will be the leaders in the coming Kingdom. Men who will put God first in everything, and do what is in their hearts.

The religious leaders of today all fail my expectations for those who will be placed as priests in the Millennial Jewish Temple. The best will be Jews of natural birth as foretold by the God of the Bible. We gentiles will gladly look up to them because of the meek and humble spirit we will see. The religious scandals of today need never be feared when men like these will be in control. Biblical Judaism will be the only religion of the Millennial Kingdom. The Lord Jesus Christ will be continually exhaled by blood sacrifice in the Millennial Temple. The Old Testament and New Testament will merge with Christ being the fulfillment of all the Law. The Jews have a very special future in the coming Kingdom. I know I will be envious of them, but never jealous. I know God is no respecter of persons, and when He makes His choice for the very best to run His coming Kingdom it will be the right choice!

 

 

The Future Glory for the Jew

Isa 2:10-12
10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

11The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

12For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
KJV

Isa 4:2-6
2In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

3And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

4When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

6And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
KJV

Zeph 3:11-19
11In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
12I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
13The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
14Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
15The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
16In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
18I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
KJV
 

 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Thursday - July 25, 2002

Rev 8:11
11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday, 24 July, 2002, 02:29 GMT 03:29 UK

Space Rock on Collision Course


An asteroid discovered just weeks ago has become the most threatening object yet detected in space.

A preliminary orbit suggests that 2002 NT7 is on an impact course with Earth and could strike the planet on 1 February, 2019 - although the uncertainties are large.

Astronomers have given the object a rating on the so-called Palermo technical scale of threat of 0.06, making NT7 the first object to be given a positive value.

From its brightness, astronomers estimate it is about two kilometres wide, large enough to cause continent-wide devastation on Earth.

Many observations

Although astronomers say the object definitely merits attention, they expect more observations to show it is not on an Earth-intersecting trajectory.

It was first seen on the night of 5 July, picked up by the Linear Observatory's automated sky survey programme in New Mexico, US.

Since then astronomers worldwide have been paying close attention to it, amassing almost 200 observations in a few weeks.

Dr Benny Peiser, of Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, told BBC News Online that "this asteroid has now become the most threatening object in the short history of asteroid detection".

NT7 circles the Sun every 837 days and travels in a tilted orbit from about the distance of Mars to just within the Earth's orbit.

Potential devastation

Detailed calculations of NT7's orbit suggest many occasions when its projected path through space intersects the Earth's orbit.

Researchers estimate that on 1 February, 2019, its impact velocity on the Earth would be 28 km a second - enough to wipe out a continent and cause global climate changes.

However, Dr Peiser was keen to point out that future observations could change the situation.

He said: "This unique event should not diminish the fact that additional observations in coming weeks will almost certainly - we hope - eliminate the current threat."

Easily observable

According to astronomers, NT7 will be easily observable for the next 18 months or so, meaning there is no risk of losing the object.

Observations made over that period - and the fact that NT7 is bright enough that it is bound to show up in old photographs - mean that scientists will soon have a very precise orbit for the object.

Dr Donald Yeomans, of the US space agency's (Nasa) Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, told BBC News Online: "The orbit of this object is rather highly inclined to the Earth's orbit so it has been missed because until recently observers were not looking for such objects in that region of space."

Regarding the possibility of an impact, Dr Yeomans said the uncertainties were large.

"The error in our knowledge of where NT7 will be on 1 February, 2019, is large, several tens of millions of kilometres," he said.

Dr Yeomans said the world would have to get used to finding more objects like NT7 that, on discovery, look threatening, but then become harmless.

"This is because the problem of Near-Earth Objects is now being properly addressed," he said.

 

 

 

 

Rev 8:7-13
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
KJV
 

 

Friday - July 26, 2002

Acts 4:12
12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
KJV
 

 

A black flag
(Photo: Reuters)

By Ari Shavit

We have to say it as it is: The incident that took place the night between Monday and Tuesday of this week was not a successful military operation (as the prime minister claimed); nor was it a mistaken military operation (as some commentators argued). On July 23, 2002, just after midnight, the State of Israel deployed an F-16 fighter airplane and a one-ton bomb in order to carry out the first terrorist attack it has perpetrated in years.

Dozens of incidents in which people have been killed have taken place in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the 22 months of the current war of terrorism. Last December 30, three Palestinian children were killed by Israeli artillery fire north of Beit Lahia, in the Gaza Strip. On April 8, three civilians (including two young girls aged five and 10) were killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire on the Brazil refugee camp in Rafah. On May 5, a mother and her two children (aged three and four) were killed near Qabatiyah by a tank shell.

However, these killing actions - and dozens of other incidents in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed - are substantively different from the one that occurred on Tuesday night in the Daraj neighborhood, near the Jabalya refugee camp. The reason for the difference is that this particular killing event, in which at least nine children and four adults - lost their lives, was the result of a direct, deliberate and conscious decision by the prime minister of Israel to drop a one-ton bomb on a residential neighborhood.
 

 

 

I don't know of a more beastly culture (even worse then Al-Qaida) in what the Palestinian Arabs have nurtured in Israel. What the Palestinians would do to Israel if ever allowed to be unrestrained would be the most brutal ethnic cleansing atrocity ever recorded in human history. The hate for Jews by the Palestinians since 1948 has infected the entire Islamic world. The children of Islam believe the Jews are nothing more then monkeys to be eradicated from human society. They believe the murder and torture of Jewish children is doing the rest of the world a favor. Hate has caused an entire culture to fall into heathenism of the blackest hue.

Israel must not let the Palestinians infect them with the same hate that has infected Islam. Even secular Israel which still remains blind to her eternal destiny must resist the temptation to fall into the same blackness of the heathen.

God has always acknowledged the character of honor when it is pushed to the limits of human depravity. It was the honorable soldier who was buried with his sword under his head. It was not a privilege given to the heathen hordes that practiced the beastly tactics of depraved behavior.

The land of Israel is filled with the graves of dead soldiers throughout history. The graves of Palestinian and Jew are just more added to the list. God has accounted for every grave. The vast majority are not mighty men of honor. All mentioned are reckoned disobedient to God's commands. The pit is God's answer to all their visions of grandeur.  The pit is God's answer today for all who reject Christ!

 

 

Ezek 32:22-30
22Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
23Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.
24There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
25They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
26There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.
27And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
28Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.
29There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.
30There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.
KJV
 

 

Saturday - July 27, 2002

Isa 53:6
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
KJV
 

 


Search on for more Dead Sea Scrolls

 

Archeologists this week began searching for caves that may contain additional Dead Sea Scrolls, using sophisticated hi-tech equipment that explores under the surface of the Judean Desert. All the known Dead Sea Scrolls have been published.

Dr. Magen Broshi, director of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the repository for the scrolls, said yesterday that he is heading a team using ground-penetrating radar in the Qumran area at the northwestern end of the Dead Sea to see if there are undiscovered caves which might hold more scrolls.

"We are happy to find anything. We are not sure of finding any scrolls, but we will be very happy if we do," he said in a telephone interview from Qumran.

This week, he said, they had found something they thought was a cave, but they later found it was a man-made hole. However, that, too, must be investigated, he said.

The researchers have already mapped the ancient Qumran cemetery, which they discovered holds some 1,200 graves. Here they found the first zinc coffin to be used anywhere in the world, he noted.
They also found the skeletons of two Jewish women, both some 2,000 years old. The remains, he said, were at the edge of the cemetery where Beduin had removed the bones from the graves in order to bury their own dead.

 

 

I know they will never find any 2000 year old Arab Palestinian graves of any sex in all of Israel, yet the propaganda fed to the world would make them think Palestine has been an Arabic homeland from time immemorial. The Dead Sea Scrolls are not about the Islamic Koran, but the Hebrew Bible. The 2000 plus year old message is best encapsulated in Isaiah 53. I remember translating in Hebrew class a photo copy from off the original Dead Sea Scroll. The Isaiah 53 portion we translated was dated 400 years older then it's burial date at the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD (written well before the birth of Christ). It was 1000 years older then the oldest Hebrew texts then available attesting to the accuracy of the Jewish scribes  through the millennia. Our class translated it exactly as it is translated in any English Bible read today. We had differences on which English words best represented the Hebrew words as is found in the differences of modern translated versions, but the Hebrew remains unchanged. This message has been meticulously preserved since the days when Isaiah the prophet wrote it!

 

 

The Lord Jesus Christ Before His Birth

Isa 53
53:1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
KJV
 

 

Sunday - July 28, 2002

Sunday Animation: River of Life

Ezek 47:9
9And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
KJV
 

 

Tornado Count Well Below Average

Thu Jul 25, 6:23 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation is experiencing one of its mildest tornado seasons in years, the National Weather Service ( news - web sites) reported Thursday.

There had been 451 tornadoes through July 24, the agency said. That's the lowest since 1988 and compares with an average of 914 through mid-July over the last decade.

That also has meant fewer tornado deaths — 11 so far, compared to an average of 46 by this time over the last 10 years.

"A cold air outbreak in February and March, when tornadoes typically occur in the southeast, delayed the start of tornado season," said Dan McCarthy, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center.

This followed a winter when the position of the jet stream and the resulting storm track prohibited tornado development. Drought may also be a factor in the low number of tornadoes this year, McCarthy said.

Since 1950, only 11 years have seen so few tornadoes during the same period, according to the agency.

About 57 Americans are killed and 1,200 are injured by tornadoes in a typical year. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause more than $400 million in damage annually. Peak tornado activity occurs from March to early July.

This year's most destructive and deadly tornado struck La Plata, Md., on April 28, killing three people.

 

 

As usual it is more what the scientists don't know then what they do know. This is especially true when it comes to the complexities God had to use to put this creation together. It is only when men think they are smarter then God that panic sets in. The global warming crowd can only get an ear when they preach gloom and doom. It is just as possible the subtle changes in weather systems are good rather then bad? I suspect the truth lies somewhere in between. I know that men should be more concerned about their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ today then what global warming may do tomorrow. God knew all that planet earth would be exposed to over it's planned existence, and has compensated for all of it. This planet, it's sun, the universe it swirls around in are all of limited time duration. They are not eternal by design. The future is certain for the entire physical universe that being cold dead clinkers spreading out randomly into the vastness of outer space. It is only in the eternal God of the Bible that any future exists.

The great thing about God is His ability to restore. He can restore stares that are burning out to their original newness of creation. He can restore the earth after 7-years of hate filled abuse by the worst generation of men ever to live on this planet. Most importantly He can restore you who were born in sin to complete cleansing through the blood of Christ.

The Bible reveals the day is coming when the Jewish Temple will be built on the Temple Mount. A miraculous flow of water will begin to flow from under the altar where blood sacrifice will be given daily. That blood will be a continual reminder of the blood the Lord Jesus Christ shed at Calvary as the only acceptable sacrifice for sin. That blood will have great power in that day. It will never be diluted, but will flow into the oceans of the whole world bringing restoration and life to a dead planet!

 

 

Restoration of a Dead Planet

Ezek 47:1-10
47:1Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles.
4Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; sthe waters were to the loins.
5Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
9And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
10And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: River of Life

 

Monday - July 29, 2002

Gen 45:7
7And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
KJV
 

 


US to UN: No more one-sided resolutions

 

UNITED NATIONS - In a major policy shift, the United States told the Security Council on Friday it would only consider Middle East resolutions that condemn Palestinian terrorism and call on Israel and the Palestinians to pursue a political settlement to their conflict.

US Ambassador John Negroponte told a closed Security Council meeting that a proposed Arab resolution introduced Friday condemning Israel was one-sided and that the United States would oppose it if it came to a vote.

The resolution, also termed "one-sided" by Israeli representatives, criticizes Israeli military actions in the West Bank and Gaza, expresses sympathy for Palestinian victims, and calls on the IDF to withdraw to the positions it held before violence flared in September, 2000. Israeli victims are not mentioned, nor are Palestinians attacks.

The draft resolution, which was introduced into the council by the Syrian delegation, was drawn up after Hamas military commander Salah Shehadeh was killed, along with 14 other Palestinians, in a Tuesday morning IAF strike.

Israel came under harsh international condemnation following the strike, and the Security Council held an open debate on Wednesday evening at which more than 35 member states criticized Israel's military response to terrorism.

Negroponte told the 15-member council that future resolutions on the Middle East must condemn Palestinian terrorism, specifically the terrorist groups Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades. He said that resolutions calling for IDF troop withdrawals to the September 2000 lines must address Israel's security needs, and that both parties must be called upon to return to the negotiating table.

US officials said Washington was tired of repeated attempts to pass resolutions condemning Israel. Negroponte told the council on Wednesday and again Friday that such resolutions aren't helpful to restoring peace in the region, the US official said.

 

 

It is appallingly clear that the only friend Israel has in the entire world is the USA. There is no one else who would stand up for what is right when it comes to the Jews. I'm convinced this virtue will end with the rapture of true Christians from the apostate Church in the USA.

I know only real Christians can see the Jews as God sees them in all their future glory. We can look beyond all the flaws in both secular and religious Judaism. We can see a Biblical righteousness that transcends the sinful societies and religions of the world today. We can see the fullness of grace that the organized Church could never achieve in the face of the Jew. Our failure to reach the purity and righteousness God has always expected from His children has yet another age where it can be a realistic expectation. I know the soon coming King will set the highest of standards for His Jewish Kingdom, and the Jews of all peoples on earth have been chosen to uphold and administer those standards.

I know it is pleasing to God that we can see the Jews as He sees them. I know the day is coming when the Jews will be hated above all people. Not even the USA will stand up for them in that day. It will be a time of trouble, but the Jews will find their God more then able to do what not even the USA could do were it willing. They will find deliverance!

 

 

The Future Glory and Deliverance

Obad 17-18
17But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

18And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
KJV

Joel 2:30-32
30And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
KJV

Ps 18:46-50
46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday - July 30, 2002

Gen 15:6
6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
KJV
 

 

Today: July 29, 2002 at 12:20:21 PDT

Pope to Canonize Saint in Guatemala

ASSOCIATED PRESS

GUATEMALA CITY- Thousands of Roman Catholic faithful carpeted streets with pine needles, sand and flowers Monday, laying an ornate path for Pope John Paul II when he arrives in Guatemala to canonize Central America's first saint.

Pilgrims lined avenues waiting for the pope to arrive late Monday afternoon. The 82-year-old pontiff planned to celebrate a Mass Tuesday canonizing Pedro de San Jose Betancur, a 17th-century Spanish missionary who dedicated his life to helping prisoners, abandoned children and the handicapped in Guatemala.

The pontiff was flying from Toronto, where on Sunday he acknowledged the "sadness and shame" caused by the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in the United States since January.

During a Mass in Toronto, he spoke publicly for the first time about the scandals, urging followers to support the vast majority of priests doing good and saying those who are responsible for sexual abuse fill "us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame." ....

After Tuesday's Mass, the pope is scheduled to travel to Mexico to canonize Juan Diego as the church's first Indian saint. Juan Diego is known for his vision of an olive-skinned Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531.

On Thursday, John Paul was scheduled to beatify two Indians martyred in 1700, thus placing them one step from sainthood, before flying home.

 

 

I have given a number of eulogies over the years, and it is always expected to be kind to the dead who can't defend themselves. We gloss over the sins, and concentrate on that which is acceptable as points of remembrance. I'm sure as the pedophile priests die their eulogies will contain no mention of all the little boys lives they ruined. I know this is the case for these men who died 500 and 300 years ago. I know they did things that humanity would approve, but I also know they did things that are not so nice to remember. It might even be possible that one of them abused little children? The only one who knows the truth today among the living is God. I have no doubt many of those canonized by the Popes over the centuries were eulogized for political purposes, but will not be found in heaven. I also know many who never will be canonized by the Catholic Church will be in heaven! A good eulogy can't buy salvation. God just can't be influenced by even the eulogies of the present Pope to go against His attributes of righteousness, or standards for salvation.

Gal 2:16
16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
KJV
 

It has never been eulogies that influence God. It has always been faith, and never works! What the Catholic Church has done is to lift up works to canonization where the creature is lifted up to usurp the very attributes of the Lord Jesus Christ. The faithful are now encouraged to pray to these eulogized men, and expect them to grant miracles on their behalf.

I don't know if these were men of faith, or of works? I do know they would be first to protest what a corrupt system has done to their memory by turning men from Christ to a false hope in miracles from men who have no power to perform such expectations. It is only the lies of a corrupt system that makes such unbiblical claims. It is only a corrupt system that would point the faith of men away from Christ, and to other sources such as visions of a non-Jewish Mary.

 

 

The Wizards of Yesteryear

Isa 8:19-9:1
19And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

20To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

21And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

22And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - July 31, 2002

Ex 20:5
5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
KJV
 

 

ARAB SERMONS PREACHING HATE OF JEWS AND "INFIDELS"

Official television stations of four different Arab countries - including Jordan - broadcast sermons last Friday with nearly identical prayers to Allah to bring destruction to Jews, Americans and other infidels.

The live broadcasts on the official TV stations in Jordan, Yemen, Iraq and Saudi Arabia all contained similar calls for the destruction of Jews and their supporters, an indication of how standardized such prayers have become in the Arab/Muslim world.



"O Allah, help your mujahidin servants in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and elsewhere on the land of Allah. O Allah, give them a clear victory," the Iraqi imam prayed. "O Allah, strengthen them and give them victory over their enemy. O Allah, destroy the Jews and Americans for they are within your power . shoot down their warplanes, drown their ships, weaken their power, and abort their designs."

"O Allah,"
broadcast the state-run Saudi TV outlet, "strengthen Islam and Muslims. O Allah, protect the religion; destroy the enemies of Islam, the tyrants, and the corrupt; close the Muslims' ranks; and give wisdom to their leaders . O Allah extend your support to the mujahidin everywhere. O Allah, help them score victory in Palestine, Khashmir, and Chechnya. O Allah, destroy the tyrant Jews and their supporters for they are within your power."

"O Allah, give victory to Islam and Muslims, support those supporting Islam, and humiliate those disappointing Muslims,"
prayed the imam on Yemeni TV. "O Allah, give victory to the mujahidin everywhere. O Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. O Allah, destroy the Christians and their supporters for they are within your power."

The most surprising broadcast, however, came on Jordan's official Channel One TV. "O Allah, strengthen Islam and Muslims and humiliate infidelity and infidels," the Muslim preacher stated. "O Allah, destroy the Jews and the aggressors. O Allah, shake the ground under them and show them a black day. O Allah, give victory to the mujahidin everywhere."

 

All four broadcasts were monitored and translated by FBIS, a US government translation service, and distributed by IMRA, an Israeli media monitoring firm.
 

 

 

The Moslems have raised the present conflict from nation against nation to Allah and the Koran against the God of the Bible. The Japanese made the same fatal mistake during World War Two when they challenged the God of the Bible with their Emperor god. Islam is about to find out what a jealous God they have so arrogantly and foolishly challenged. The words of their prayers are recorded, and will undoubtedly appear on their eternal epitaph.

God has used the heathen in the past to chasten His children, but when the heathen let their pride make them think their gods had overcome the God of the Bible they were relegated to the dung heap of all other mighty heathen nations of the past. The same judgment is soon coming on Islam. Ezekiel 38 & 39, a yet to be fulfilled prophecy, reveals the actions of the jealous God of the Bible against these arrogant Moslems.

The God of the Bible is in the process of changing dispensations. The wild olive tree of the Christian Church era is coming to an end. The natural olive tree is about to be grafted back in. Notice, the Bible says it will be Israel and Jacob not Islam and Ishmael! The heathen god Allah from the heathen book the Koran is only a tool being used by the great God of the Bible that will soon be cast away once the Jews turn in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ their Messiah.

 

 

The Wild and Natural Olive Tree

Rom 11:16-26
16For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
24For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
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Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

 


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Edited by DDSrail - September 14, 2000