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Friday - July 7, 2006
Temple Mount Ramp to Be
12:53 Jun 30, '06 / 4 Tammuz 5766
by Hana Levi Julian
A ramp which leads from the Western Wall to the Temple Mount will be removed by the Israel Antiquities Authority soon, putting into action a plan that has been on the table for the past two years.
The Mugrabi ramp, located in one of the most politically, militarily and spiritually sensitive places in the world, was nonetheless deemed unstable in February 2004 after one of its supporting walls collapsed in the Western Wall plaza.
At the time, city engineers said the ramp, which is used by non-Muslim visitors to enter the Temple Mount, should be removed. The ramp is also used by security services to access the area during riots.
The plan was put on hold, however, due to political and security concerns. General Security Service representatives nixed the idea, as did the Prime Minister’s military secretary. Plans for archaeological excavations at the site were also held up for fear of Muslim riots.
“Now that the Palestinian Authority is paralyzed and incapable of resisting,” an unnamed source told the Haaretz news service, “it is an excellent opportunity to carry out the plan.”
Fears of bloodshed nonetheless haunt archaeologists. “Digging in this place goes way beyond the archaeological sphere,” warned archaeologist Meir Ben Dov on Thursday. “This place is far too sensitive and the price would be much too high,” he said.
The Western Wall Heritage Fund was given responsibility for the holiest area in the world in January 2005. The organization is linked with Jewish groups that actively settle areas in East Jerusalem.
Archaeologists also opposed a plan by the Fund to build a bridge in place of the ramp, saying the structure would severely damage the archaeological site south of the ramp. The Israeli government had contributed NIS 5 million to the plan at the time.
11 Months Later, IDF Re-enters Former Jewish Towns in Gaza
IDF forces penetrated into Gaza, taking up positions in and near the three former Jewish communities of northern Gaza: Dugit, Nisanit, and Elei Sinai - from where Kassams have been fired at Israel.
The offensive has a new name - Bashan Oaks - but it is a continuation of the few-days old Summer Rains offensive. Officials say it is open-ended in time, and in fact no one can say with certainty whether the forces will remain in Gaza for days, weeks, or even longer. MK Tzachi HaNegbi, head of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that it could be "years." Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor), on the other hand, said that Israel would go in and go out at will.
The immediate objective of the mission is to stop the Kassam attacks by taking over the areas from which the rockets are fired.
Two more Kassams were fired towards Ashkelon last night, and one of them hit the city - sending 8 people into a state of shock. The other rocket landed near Kibbutz Zikim, south of Ashkelon, causing no damage. On Tuesday night, for the first time, a two-engine Kassam rocket hit the heart of Ashkelon, landing in a schoolyard in Israel's 5th-largest city.
Arabs in Gaza fired four anti-tank missiles at the IDF forces late this morning. No one was hurt, and the forces returned fire.
At the same time, the Karni Crossing has been re-opened for the passage of goods into Gaza. It has not been announced how long the crossing - which has been closed because of warnings of terrorist attacks originating there - will remain open.
The IDF's Golani Brigade entered northern Gaza after 2 AM, and continues to advance. Some of the units have already reached their destinations, such as in El Atatra, just south of Dugit, from where Kassams were fired at Ashkelon, a crowded built up area. Over the past few days, the forces have penetrated only as deep as 600-1000 meters into Gaza, but they have now already gone as far as 5-6 kilometers.
The forces have a non-offensive demeanor, in that they are very carefully protected from explosives and mines - which may have been placed there over the months that Israel was not in the area. In addition, the soldiers have been warned not to harm civilians.
"Our top priority is to protect and assure our soldiers' safety," Golani Brigade Commander Col. Tamir Yadai said. "Our second goal is to exact a price from the other side, and third, we want to make sure not to hurt civilians."
The IDF also attacked terror cells, buildings and access roads in northern Gaza last night.
Basically, we are right back where we started before the withdrawal from the Gaza. Is God making the anti-biblical plans of men foolishness? I only wish Jericho would be returned along with allowing the displaced Independent Fundamental Jewish Sellers to return to their homesteads. The houses and businesses that were left behind have all been pillaged by the barbarian crowds. The highly profitable hydroponics garden left behind intact was stripped bare. Even the underground piping was pillaged. I'm sure the settlers will be able to bring the land under their care into even better production if allowed to return. The land in the Gaza was blessed when the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers owned it. It is now cursed. It is rubble from where the barbarians fire their rockets of death. All that cursing of the land can change if the settlers are allowed to return. The settlers love the land because it is God's land. It is God who told them to possess it!
24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
Only in the hands of the Jews will the land yield it's fruits. The Palestinian Arabs who live on the same land live in abject poverty. The world must support them financially because they can't live off the land. The Palestinian State the politicians talk so much about will be a perpetual welfare state just as it is today. This Holy Land will never give up the milk and honey to the barbarians. A forever curse is it's only yield to the animals who have sold their souls to the Devil Mohamed named Allah.
The closing of the ramp leading up the Western Wall to the Temple Mount is not a tragedy though it does remind one of the great Jewish crowds that once crossed Robinson's Arch in the same general area streaming over the Tyrophian Valley to worship God. This present ramp is mostly Palestinian Arab garbage dumped there during the Jordanian rule over Jerusalem. It is no wonder that it has no stability. Most of that contemptible garbage was willfully dumped by the local Arabs to intimidate the few Jewish Holy Men who could gain permission to visit the Holy Jewish Western Wall. After 1967, most of it was bulldozed away opening the plaza now so familiar to the world as the Wailing Wall where religious Jews now come to cry before the last remaining wall of the Second Temple platform. The Arabs who deny any Jewish historical presents on the Temple Mount did their best to cover it with garbage so it could only remain as a cursed memory. They never foresaw that their curse would be changed into a blessing when the Jews drove the Jordanians out of the city of Jerusalem in the 1967 War. The last of the Arab garbage dump pushed up against the Wall is about to be removed. The filth of these barbarians will not be missed. It was only a temporary entrance to the Temple Mount.
Ezekiel describes (Chapters 40 -48) the Millennial Jewish Temple yet to be built on the Temple Mount. I suspect the entire Mount will be bulldozed of all the filth accumulated over the last 2000 years. The Wailing Wall needs to come down. It represents a wall the Jews have established between themselves, and their God. They need to be free to enter their Temple not to be confronted by an immense wall which will no longer have an entrance from the West. The LORD Jesus Christ was crucified because He said no stone will be left upon another as He pointed to the Temple Mount complex. I suspect that statement still awaits a literal fulfillment.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another , that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Little could His disciples have known that our generation may well be the one when all those stones will finally be removed in preparation for the building of Ezekiel's Temple. The last Holy Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount. The very bedrock must be scrubbed clean of all the filth. It must be purified before Ezekiel's Holy Temple can be built upon it. It can't be built upon the corruption of the ages. It must be a pure foundation where construction starts.
Friend, there is only one pure foundation upon which salvation can be built. You must be cleansed through the blood of Christ. Won't you come to Him right now?
Victory over Islam is what God is preparing for His Holy Mount. Esau the seed Mohamed identified as the Arabic root will be as if they had not been according to the Bible. The Jewish Messiah will bring deliverance to Mount Zion. His holiness will be everlasting. Only those who are in Him will share in this soon coming victory over the heathen.
Sunday - July 9, 2006
Kassams Continue to Fall, Some
Ashkelon Residents Protest
15:04 Jul 07, '06 / 11 Tammuz 5766
by Hillel Fendel
A small group of people living in Ashkelon protested at the main Ashkelon entrance junction against the Kassam rockets that have begun hitting their city. Kassams hit Sderot throughout the day.
Some of the signs at the Ashkelon protest read, "Stop the Shmassams!" - a reference to a recent remark by Vice Premier Shimon Peres. Peres said that the people of Sderot should not be complaining so strongly about the Kassams attacking their town, and that Israel should categorically inform the Palestinian Authority that, "Kassams, Shmassams, we're staying in Sderot no matter what!"
In the meantime, several rockets hit the Negev city of Sderot, wounding three people with shrapnel (see below).
The protestors also demanded warfare against the terrorists, and not mere protection and reinforcement of shelters.
This was no massive outcry, however. One of the protestors, Meir Dana-Pecard, told Arutz-7, "The truth is, the people of Ashkelon have not yet woken up to what's going on. Just like in Sderot - at first no one took it really seriously, and only when it became a nearly daily affair and took on a genuine life-threatening air did people really begin to protest, with the hunger strike and the like. Here as well: people refuse to believe it. Some say, 'What are we, Sderot? They're only 25,000 people over there, but we're a real city, with 120,000 people, etc.'"
"Only when the rockets hit Tel Aviv will this country really wake up," Dana-Pecard concluded pessimistically.
Many Kassam rockets have been fired northward from Gaza at Ashkelon, Israel's 5th-largest city, over the past several months. Only a few, however, have reached as far as the industrial zone in southern Ashkelon. In the past week, the situation escalated dramatically when two Kassams hit the heart of the city on consecutive nights. On Tuesday night, a rocket landed in a schoolyard just as parents and children were engaged in registration for next year. The next night, one of two Kassams fired northward sent eight Ashkelon residents into a state of shock.
On Thursday, the first day of the IDF's Operation Bashan Oaks - a major ground offensive into Gaza - none of the eight Kassams fired at Israel hit Ashkelon. They landed, instead, in Kfar Aza, Sderot, and near Kibbutz Zikim south of Ashkelon, not far from the electric plant.
Friday's toll: At least seven Kassams have been fired since late last night, with at least five landing in Israel. Among them were two that hit populated areas in the city of Sderot, sending three people to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon with shrapnel wounds. Four people were reported suffering from shock.
Earlier today, a rocket hit Kibbutz Saad, causing a number of shock victims and damage to two cars. Another rocket landed near Sderot, damaging a gas station, and yet another one landed between Kibbutz Zikim and Ashkelon.
One Sderot resident, Kineret Rosenfeld, reflects the attitude of many of her neighbors when she says that Prime Minister Olmert and the government acted "maliciously" by waiting for the rockets to hit Ashkelon before responding. "I say this with sorrow, but there is a form of a caste system here," Rosenfeld told Arutz-7's Hebrew newsmagazine. "The settlers are Class D citizens, who 'shouldn't be living there anyway and if they get killed it's their own fault'; then come the residents of Sderot, who are Class C, then Ashkelon people who are Class B, and then perhaps the residents of the Tel Aviv area are Class A. Decisions as to whether and how to take military action are made, unfortunately, based on this."
A caste system is one way of looking at things. I'm convinced the real difference against those who are neglected by the government is their religious zeal. Their conservative bend makes them hated by the liberal politicians who run the country by majority rule. The number of Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers is more accurately the factor that gives a city it's caste rating. The more rural, on the fighting front, cities are where most of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers live. The liberals on the other hand live mostly in the comfort of the big cities. The religious zeal of these settlers can be summed up in their desire to obey God when He told the Jews to possess the land! A new territory of old Judah and Samaria was opened to the settlers when the Jews won the 1967 War taking possession of what is now known as the West Bank from the Jordanians. The city of Jerusalem fell along with the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. The religious Jews rejoiced, but the liberal Jews took control. Their first politically correct move was to give the Islamic Waft back the keys to the Temple Mount. The great blessing God had provided for the nation suddenly turned into a curse. It has been that way for almost the last 40 years now. The way was open for the Jews to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount, but they (the liberal majority) reneged on God. The settlers flourished on their new acquisitions of the Holy Land that was barren, and desolate to the roaming bands of barbarians now making claims to it. The settlers expanded out into Judah and Samaria experiencing the milk and honey God had promised. The big city liberals saw all the gains of the 67 War as a curse. Just like a hot potato they can't pass them back fast enough. Jordan wants no part of the Holy Land added to Israel's territories. They refuse to take them back. The only ones with their hands wide open are the barbarian Palestinian Arabs who live off of welfare. A society based on hate against the Jews they unanimously voted for Hamas terrorists to be their government representatives. Today, the settlers seem to be at the bottom of the caste list even lower then the barbarians. They suffer for their commitment of obedience to God. That will soon change.
The LORD God of the Bible promises He will circumcise the hearts of a remnant of Jews, and they will love Him with all their hearts and souls. They will love His land, and honor Him there. His Temple will become their greatest priority, and what the gentile nations think will never influence their obedience to God. They will do what the generation of 67 did not do. Revelation is the book that reveals just how God intends to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. It will be the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, and 144,000 Jews of Revelation 7 living on the lands of the 12 tribes of Israel who will build Ezekiel's Temple on the Temple Mount.
11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthali were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
Friend, today it is still the Church Age, and you can be saved by just coming to Christ. In the next dispensation you will be required to go to Him, and plead your forgiveness on the basis of His shed blood. You will have to go to the Holy Land, to the city of Jerusalem, and go to the Holy Jewish Temple that will stand there. You will be required to go into the very presents of the Jewish Messiah, the LORD Jesus Christ, to gain the salvation offered by grace. It will be administered individually as it is today, but then you will have to go. Friend, today you need only come in prayer. I really don't know how every single soul will be saved in the next dispensation, but I do know you can be saved right now if you will only come to Christ. Won't you come?
Monday - July 10, 2006
Ahmadinejad: Conditions for
Removal of Israel Are at Hand
20:16 Jul 09, '06 / 13 Tammuz 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing up any ambiguity in previous calls to “wipe Israel off the map,” now used an Arabic word for the removal of body hair to describe his plans for Israel.
“All the conditions for the removal of the Zionist regime are at hand,” Ahmadinejad told an Arab Conference of Iraqi Neighbors meeting Saturday. For the first time, he employed the Arabic word ezaleh, which is used to describe the irreversible removal of body hairs or a woman’s virginity.
“Nations in the region will be more furious every day. It won’t take long before the wrath of the people turns into a terrible explosion that will wipe the Zionist entity off the map,” Ahmadinejad told the foreign ministers of Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Bahrain and Egypt. The heads of the Arab League and the Islamic Conference were also present, in addition to a special United Nations representative.
None of the foreign ministers present, including Jordan, Egypt or Turkey – commonly regarded as Israel’s friends in the Arab/Muslim world - objected to the call for annihilation. Instead, the following statement was issued: “The Arab foreign ministers participating in today's Tehran meeting expressed their strong condemnation of this continuing and increasing aggression against the Palestinian people."
The Iranian president went on to blame all of the region’s troubles on the Jewish state. “"The basic problem in the Islamic world is the existence of the Zionist regime, and the Islamic world and the region must mobilize to remove this problem. It is a usurper that our enemies made and imposed on the Muslim world, a regime that prevented the progress of the region’s nations, a regime that all Muslims must join hands in isolating worldwide.”
He ended with a call on all nations to cease their support of Israel. “[All nations] should realize that their support for the illegitimate, usurper, Zionist regime is a mistake. The waves of fury of Muslim nations will not be confined within the boundaries of the region, and the people who close their ears to the cries of the Palestinians and blindly support this regime will be responsible for the consequences.” "I tell them to dissociate themselves or face the terrible consequences.”
Since Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map” last October, some academics have claimed the Iranian leader was mistranslated or misunderstood.
"Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to wipe Israel off the map, because no such idiom exists in Persian," left-wing University of Michigan professor Juan Cole told the New York Times. "He did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse…Since Iran has not attacked another country aggressively for over a century, I smell the whiff of war propaganda."
Jonathan Steele of the British Guardian newspaper also told the Time: "The Iranian president was quoting an ancient statement by Iran's first Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that 'this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,' just as the shah's regime in Iran had vanished. He was not making a military threat. He was calling for an end to the occupation of Jerusalem at some point in the future. The 'page of time' phrase suggests he did not expect it to happen soon."
Neither of the two have responded to Ahmadinejad’s latest clarification and call to action, which were translat ed and distributed by the Iranian state-run IRNA news agency.
The Iranian leader's threats are particularly significant as the Islamic Republic continues to pursue nuclear technology and world bodies continue to pursue diplomatic means of inducing Iran to give up its nuclear aspirations.
I know Iran is a key player in the Ezekiel prophecy dealing with the end of Islam. I understand that the last Holy Jewish Temple can never be built as long as Islam has an influence in the Middle East. Iran is clearly the Eastern prong of a three pronged Islamic invasion of Israel that ends in total disaster for Islam. God has removed evil systems greater then the Moslem threat of today. Just in the last generation the Nazi menace that threatened a thousand year reign of the Third Reich ended as only a bad memory of human history. Islam which has the same hate for the Jews as the Nazis is a much smaller fly that God will dispatch very soon. The Nazis embroiled the whole world in World War Three, and God took all the armies of the world to end their reign. Islam's end will be of a different sort. Too few men gave God the credit for working His plan to end the threat against His chosen people in World War Three. The gentile nations claimed more credit then the God of the Bible was given. This time there will be no doubt when the downfall of Islam takes place. God has made it very clear in the Ezekiel prophecy of Ezekiel 38 & 39 that He will be made known not only to the heathen, but also to the Jews that He is the destroyer. He will not use the nations, but will act alone. Even Israel will be lulled into a false sense of rest, and security just before the invasion takes place.
One of the most horrific accounts of destruction of a people found in all literature is found in Ezekiel 39. A feast God calls it for the vultures, and other scavenging foul along with the wild beasts of the field. The barbarians are not going to take control of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, or the Temple Mount. I don't know how much of the Holy Land the liberal majority of the Jews will give away as they try to convince the world they know more then God about how to bring peace to the world? I do know it will not be for long! I know a false peace is coming that will cause the Jews to put down their guard. Invasion will end all expectations that men can ever bring peace to this corrupted world. God alone will be the only place for men to find refuge in these coming days.
Friend, God has purpose in what He is doing in the Middle East right now. His intent is to build Ezekiel's Temple on the Temple Mount so the LORD Jesus Christ can sit on His earthly throne for His 1000 year rule over the planet. Islam must go! It is a corrupt religion which has drawn the worst barbarians of our day together. Their hate for the Jews even surpasses that of the Nazis. Friend it is just not Islam that is coming to an end. The Bible is clear the times of the gentiles is also about to end! A Jewish Kingdom with a Jewish King is about to replace gentile rule. The LORD Jesus Christ is about to establish His Kingdom in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount! Have you put your trust in Him for your salvation? Have you come to Him for the forgiveness of your sin? There is no other Savior! Won't you come to Him right now before it is too late? Nothing is going to stop God from fulfilling all He has said in the Bible. Do not let this opportunity to come to Christ pass you by.
Thursday - July 13, 2006
Olmert: My Unilateral
Withdrawal Plan is Still On
15:43 Jul 10, '06 / 14 Tammuz 5766
by INN Staff
PM Ehud Olmert says his unilateral withdrawal plan from Judea/Samaria will proceed, despite the results of last year's withdrawal and expulsion of Jewish residents from Gaza.
The plan calls for the expulsion of at least 70,000 Jews from more than 25 communities in Judea and Samaria, and possibly several neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
Olmert spoke Monday at a news conference in Jerusalem for foreign journalists. “I have not changed my mind over the past few days regarding the ‘convergence’ plan and I am determined to continue on my road to the ultimate separation from the Palestinians and to attain secure borders that will be recognized by the international community,” he said.
Olmert acknowledged that Israelis have not had one day of quiet since the Disengagement from Gaza in August 2005 in which nearly 8,000 Jews were expelled from their homes. “There has been no occupation in Gaza since August last year,” he said, “and since then there hasn’t been one day of quiet for the citizens of Israel.”
The prime minister added that Arab terrorists in Gaza have been trying to kill innocent Israeli citizens every day. He noted the violence that resulted in the capture of IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit on June 25 has only exacerbated the situation.
He said, not for the first time, that the Hamas government is responsible for the terrorists who continue to hold Shalit hostage. He emphasized that Israel has no desire to topple the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government, but does indeed intend to take the steps necessary to “prevent terrorists from inflicting terrorism on the Israeli people.”
Olmert added, "We want to separate in a friendly manner and to live alongside each other in a peaceful way,” but said that if "the terrorist organizations impose a violent confrontation, both Israelis and the Palestinians will have to bear the consequences."
Regardless of the continuing onslaught of Kassam rocket attacks on southern Israeli Jewish communities and the kidnapping of Corp. Shalit, Olmert said nothing would hold back the second expulsion. It is slated to begin shortly, beginning with small outposts in Judea and Samaria.
“It won’t stop the inevitable process of separation of Israelis and Palestinians,” he said.
With regard to reports by the Arab press that Israel has agreed to a prisoner swap with the terrorists in order to secure Shalit’s release, Olmert firmly denied the stories, saying Israel will not negotiation with terrorists. “I will not release prisoners to Hamas as a trade for Corporal Gilad Shalit,” he said.
Military operations in Gaza have gradually increased since the IDF began its incursion three days after Shalit’s capture. The army and air force have focused their efforts on preventing the terrorists from transporting Shalit out of Gaza, and on destroying the terrorist organizations and infrastructure as a means of reducing the number of rocket attacks on Israel.
Imagine President Roosevelt being so out of touch with reality that he would be calling on America to remain calm, and maintain the peace course we were on after Pearl Harbor took place? The declaration of war on Lebanon by Olmert is hardly a statement that would strike fear in the hearts of Hizbullah after what he said about his determination to follow through with the Road Map regardless. The world watches Olmert stick his toe into Gaza, and Lebanon all knowing it is too hot for his liberal tolerances. I suspect he will pull back much quicker then he ventured in. Basically, nothing will change. Both Hamas, and Hizbullah will continue their blood thirst against Jews. They will only become better supplied, and better organized in their deadly business.
The magnitude of this response by Israel in both Gaza and Lebanon is surprising, and does give some hope. The value of it will depend on how long the army sustains the effort. In and out will do nothing. A sustained attack that lasts as long as it takes to break the Islamic Arab terrorists back will be the only route for a good result. I think Syria must be toppled. I know Iran will never submit because the Bible identifies Persia as the Eastern prong of the Biblical Islamic Invasion of Israel. Syria should be the goal for Israel at this time. Iran is far enough away that should the back of the Syrians be broken the Iranian supported terrorists would be hard pressed to keep up local actions against the Jews. I can envision a sliver of temporary local peace with the fall of Syria.
Time will tell which way this present serge of war will go. The battle is over the Holy Land! Which book accurately presents the true future for not just the Holy Land, but for the entire world? The Bible says the Jews will prevail. The Koran says it will be the Arabs. I already know the answer, but the world must still be confronted with obedience to the Biblical God. The world is about to be forced to submit to His soon returning only begotten Son! On that day there will be no options.
Friend, have you come to the LORD Jesus Christ for your salvation? Do you know the Jewish Messiah as your Savior? Will you be justified by Him as will the seed of Israel mentioned in Isaiah 45:25? Friend, why not come to Him right now?
Sunday - July 16, 2006
Security Researcher: PA in Gaza Connected with Hizbullah
17:00 Jul 13, '06 / 17 Tammuz 5766
(IsraelNN.com) There is a "clear-cut connection...between the authorities in the Gaza Strip and the two additional kidnappings of Israeli soldiers in southern Lebanon," according to Dr. Dan Scheuftan of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa.
He said the terrorists operations are not one-time actions but are part of "an extensive military confrontation that in the final analysis will determine the rules of the game between Israel and elements at war with her, for example, in Lebanon and Syria."
Dr. Scheuftan added that he would not be surprised if Hizbullah rockets hit the Haifa area.
BEN LYNFIELD IN JERUSALEM
ISRAEL last night pledged a "severe" response and braced for a possible rocket barrage from Lebanon by the Shiite fundamentalist Hezbollah organisation as it began retaliating for the capture of two of its soldiers and the killing of eight others.
Israeli ground forces surged into Lebanon for the first time in six years to chase after Hezbollah fighters who captured two soldiers and killed three others in a cross-border raid. Five soldiers were killed during the advance, including four in a tank destroyed by an explosive device.
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, already grappling with a crisis in the Gaza Strip over a kidnapped soldier, convened his cabinet in an emergency meeting after the Israeli air force mounted repeated strikes on Hezbollah targets and destroyed several bridges in Lebanon, killing two civilians, according to Lebanese security officials.
"Israel is required to respond with the severity required by the aggressive action of Hezbollah," a statement issued by the cabinet said. Israel Radio reported that the ministers discussed the possibility that Hezbollah would respond to Israeli retaliation by firing rockets deep into Israel and ordered preparations for this.
Five Israeli civilians were lightly wounded by Hezbollah shelling that coincided with the raid, army officials said. Mr Olmert held the Beirut government responsible for the infiltration by Hezbollah and for the well-being of the soldiers. "This was an act of war without any provocation, on the sovereign territory of the state of Israel," he said.
It was another setback for the Middle East's most powerful army, less than three weeks after Palestinian militants stunned the Israeli military with a cross-border raid from Gaza in which they captured army corporal Gilad Shalit.
Hezbollah's raid opens up a second front for Israel with Muslim militants in addition to its military efforts to crush the fundamentalist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, stop rocket fire and gain the release of Cpl Shalit. Twenty three Palestinians were killed yesterday by the Israeli army during the bloodiest day in Gaza since Cpl Shalit's capture.
The Israeli airforce dropped a bomb on a three-storey residential building in Gaza City where the army said top Hamas commanders were meeting. A lecturer at the Islamic University, Nabil Selmeya and eight family members, including small children, were killed.
Thirty five people were wounded in the airstrike. Israel's dovish Yesh Gvul movement termed the bombing a "war crime". The military said that Hamas armed wing leader Mohammed Deif and others were planning attacks during a meeting in the building. The Israeli army said that Deif had been wounded, but Hamas's Izzedin al-Qassam military wing denied this.
In Beirut, Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, said the soldiers were in a "very secure and very remote place. The soldiers will be returned on one condition only: indirect negotiations for an exchange of prisoners," he said. He warned "we are ready for all possibilities and if Israel chooses confrontation it should expect surprises."
Meanwhile, Hamas termed Hezbollah's capturing of the soldiers "a blessed gift to the struggling Palestinian people." It called on Hezbollah to join it in "a complete and unified Palestinian-Lebanese deal" that would free Arab prisoners held by Israel.
Mr Olmert ruled out any deal with Hezbollah, as he has in the case of Cpl Shalit, but analysts said he will likely be forced to bargain in both cases.
The US and the EU voiced deep concern, while UN General Secretary Kofi Annan called for the immediate release of the kidnapped soldiers and condemned Israel's retaliation in Lebanon.
I suppose the most well known secret is now out of the bag. That Islam is united in the destruction of Israel. Many have tried to separate the different factions of Islam into individual entities, but now it should be clear the Palestinian Authority Government is sleeping in the same bed as the worst terrorists of Hamas. Hamas and Hizbullah have long worked together with the Syrian and Iranian governments, and I suspect the rest of the Islamic world prays for their victory on the sidelines. Islam is good at showing one face when they speak in English, but a totally opposite face when they talk in Arabic. The unity of Islam centered in their desire to destroy Israel will be their end according to the Bible. The world witnessed the fall of Nazi Germany, and now will witness the same fall of Islam. It is the blood lust hate for the Jews that unites both Nazi and Islamic, and that uniting factor brings the same destructive wrath of God upon both. Segments of mankind never seems to learn from history. Islam blinded by hate follows their barbarian leadership into the same hell hole the Nazis found at the end of World War Two. Read Ezekiel 39 if you want to know how the wrath of God will deal with Islam. This may well be the most horrific end to a group of people ever recorded in the history of literature. Proud Islamic princes leading hordes of barbarians only to find death at the end of their quest. The coming Islamic invasion of Israel ends as Islamic fodder for the fowl of the air, and beasts of the field. I suspect the wild pigs will feast on the bodies of these fallen barbarians.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
I don't know if this present escalation of the war will end in the invasion of which the Bible speaks. I do know the Bible talks of a false peace before the invasion takes place. I suppose the attempts at implementing the Road Map could fit as that phony peace, but I would not be surprised if this escalation leads to a more comprehensive false peace more intone to what I think the Bible reveals. The fall of Syria would open the door to the more comprehensive false peace that I'm expecting before the Biblical invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 takes place.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
11 And 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,
12 To 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.
Folks, the time is getting short when God is going to change dispensations. A great change as great as that between Old Testament, and New Testament economies is about to come upon the planet. The well prophesied Kingdom Age is about to be established in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. We are about to witness the end of the Church Age, and with it the end of the times of the gentiles. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again as the King of the Jews. His Jewish Kingdom is predicted to overwhelm the entire planet for a thousand years. Righteousness will reign with our perfect King when He sits on His earthly throne in Ezekiel's Temple (chapters 40 - 48).
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne , and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
The time is short dear friend for you to come to Christ before dispensational change overtakes you. Won't you turn to Him right now? Won't you humble yourself before Him, and ask Him to forgive you of your sins? He shed His blood on Calvary that sins could be forgiven. At His command your sins can be washed away. Won't you come to Him right now for cleansing?
Monday - July 17, 2006
Ahmadinejad warns against strike
Iran-Syria ties reach alarming levels
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Israel that if the current IDF offensive in Lebanon was extended to Syria, the move would be equivalent to an attack on the Islamic world and Iran would respond with "crushing" force. Syria and Iran are the top sponsors of the fundamentalist Shi'ite Hizb'Allah terrorists in Lebanon.
"If the occupying regime of Jerusalem attacks Syria, it will be equivalent to an attack on the whole Islamic world and the regime (Israel) will face a crushing response," Ahmadinejad told the state-operated Iranian news agency, IRNA.
Ahmadinejad, known for his blistering anti-Israel rhetoric, made the comments in a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar Assad to assure him of his unequivocal support for his terror-supporting regime.
On Thursday, Israeli intelligence reported that it had information that Hizb'Allah guerrillas were trying to transfer the soldiers to Iran, apparently to prevent Israeli troops from rescuing them. In response, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman denied Israeli allegations that the two Israeli soldiers captured Wednesday were being transferred to Iran. One top IDF official told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Israel did not intend "at the moment" to take action against Syria over Hizb'Allah's capture of the soldiers.
Over 700 rockets fired at Israel
Jets pound Beirut, Hizb'Allah positions
Over 700 Katyusha rockets and mortar shells have been fired on northern Israel in the current offensive in Lebanon, a senior IDF official told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. This continuous barrage of rockets includes several Katyushas that landed in Nahariya and the surrounding area and one that hit a house in Kiryat Shmona early Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, in a drastic escalation of what has become a full- blown war across Israel's northern border, Hizb'Allah fired Katyusha rockets that landed in Haifa, Nahariya and the Galilee sity of Sefed while the IDF laid siege to Lebanon, imposing a naval blockade and bombing Beirut's international airport.
Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz vowed to "break" Hizb'Allah after the attack on Haifa, which was the farthest-reaching strike that the fundamentalist Shi'ite terror group has managed against Israel to date.
Late Thursday night, the IDF's Home Front Command ordered up to a million residents throughout the North - including Haifa, Acre, Nahariya, Safed, Kiryat Shmona and nearby communities - to stay in their bomb shelters and safe rooms in case of additional attacks. So far, three Israeli civilians have been killed and over 120 injured, many critically, in the overwhelming Hizb'Allah missile attacks.
In response to the attack on Haifa, a city of 270,000, high-ranking IDF officers threatened to strike a residential neighborhood in southern Beirut, a known Hizb'Allah stronghold and, according to IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, home to all of the terror group's leaders including Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the mastermind behind Wednesday's kidnapping attack.
Peretz pledged on Thursday night after security consultations in Tel Aviv that the IDF would destroy Hizb'Allah. " Hizb'Allah has broken all the rules. So we plan to break the organization," he told reporters. "If the government of Lebanon fails to disarm Hizbullah as is expected of a sovereign government, it will continue to pay the price for its mistakes," Peretz said
Israel also expanded its offensive Friday morning, conducting pre-dawn air raids on fuel tanks and power stations in Beirut and on the Mediterranean coast north of Sidon. Late Thursday evening, three people were reportedly killed when the air force bombed the highway linking Beirut to the Syrian capital of Damascus, destroying the main travel artery between the two countries.
The Iranian official news agency, IRNA, reported that in a phone conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad had said his country was not intimidated by any Israeli threat and that an attack on Syria would be a mistake that would trigger a swift response.
Eight People Killed in Katyusha Attack in Haifa
A wave of ten Katyushas hit a railway depot in Haifa, followed later by another wave at the city, and elsewhere in the north, that also caused injuries. Six of the wounded are in serious condition.
Never in the history of mankind have the weapons of mass destruction been available to a disgruntled few. In the past the only way to produce mass destruction was to raise up a mighty army. It was the sole domain of Kings and despots who had to maintain popular support, and have an impenetrable inner circle that prevented assassination. Today, technology is the cat that has been left out of the bag. It is no longer the exclusive tool of only the most advanced nations. We are watching the few having access to technology supplied by the rouge Islamic nations to kill Jews. I think we all know what will happen when Iran develops atomic bombs. They will never use them inviting total nuclear retaliation, but will pass them on to a group like Hizbullah to do their dirty work.
Israel was caught by surprise as to how much technology is now in the hands of the terrorists. Olmert far underestimated what Hizbullah is able to do. All of Israel now realize how great is the threat of both Hamas and Hizbullah. The Bekah Valley in Lebanon is the key to breaking the back of Hizbullah. It will most probably be a bloody conquest for the Jews, and will certainly bring Syria into the conflict. I suspect should the United States mass an attack force on the boarder of Iraq and Iran that Iran will back out of this conflict. This present escalation could go in Israel's favor should the Bekah Valley fall into their hands. It will not lift them out of the curse for not building God's House on the Temple Mount when He provided the open door to do so, and I think this next coming peace when the guns all stop will be only opening the road to Armageddon.
What I don't see happening is an overwhelming Jewish movement to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. Only when I see that happen will I expect God to intervene for the Jews. Things have not been going well for Israel since 1967. The blessings have all turned into curse. This present conflict I think will only enforce the curse that has fallen upon the Jews. It may well result in a new peace, but it will be a false peace contrived by men. A peace that leaves out God will not have the blessings of God. A phony peace that will only lead to the Islamic invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 is all I see for the present. Israel is not in good standing with the LORD! The liberal majority controlling the country are all man centered, and not God centered. A change in the hearts of the Jews must happen before they again will experience the blessings of God.
19 And 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 :
20 That 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.
21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
Friend, does your heart desire the detestable things of this world of sin? There is only one way God has to put a new spirit within. It is by coming to the LORD Jesus Christ! He will not make you perfect yet, but He will put a new spirit within that desires the pure and holy things of righteousness. He promises all who come to Him will find perfect sanctification in the end. He has the power to do what we can't. He can wash away all our sin in the purity of His sacrificial blood, and make us whole. Won't you come to Christ right now? Won't you depart from the curse, and come to the blessed salvation offered by the LORD Jesus Christ!
Tuesday - July 18, 2006
PM Olmert: Enough! Israel Will
Eliminate Hizbullah and Hamas
19:52 Jul 17, '06 / 21 Tammuz 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert addressed the Knesset and the world Monday evening, saying “Enough!” and promising to fight until the threats of Hamas and Hizbullah are removed from the region.
Olmert began the speech by offering condolences to families of the soldiers and civilians killed in the last six days of war. “I want to offer a big hug to the families of the kidnapped and to the sons themselves.”
The prime minister went on to say that Israel has been threatened on its borders and though the Jewish State did not request these battles, it will not back down from fighting them. “We stand at a national moment of truth. Will we agree to live under this evil threat or will we fight…There is no more just struggle than that we are now engaged in,” Olmert said, invoking the names of the grandmother and grandchild killed in a missile attack in Har Meron, 50-year-old Andrea Zeidman of Nahariya, killed while eating breakfast on her balcony, and Ella Abouksis, the teenage girl killed protecting her younger brother from a Kassam rocket on a Sderot street prior to the Gaza withdrawal.
“Our enemies were mistaken to think that our desire to show restraint was a sign of weakness,” Olmert boomed.
In a reiteration of his refusal to negotiate with Hizbullah or Hamas prior to the release of the kidnapped soldiers, Olmert said: “It is of regional and international interest to control and dismantle the terror organizations and remove this threat from the Middle East. We intend to do so.”
Olmert explicitly pointed the finger at Iran and Syria, saying Hizbullah and Hamas “are nothing but emissaries, sent and supplied by enemies of peace in Tehran and Damascus.”
He also said that even if Lebanon had no involvement in last Wednesday’s attack on an IDF patrol along the northern border, which killed eight soldiers and resulted in the kidnapping of two others, “it holds full responsibility for the attack launched from its sovereign territory and the same goes for the PA with regard to the Kerem Shalom attack.
“Opposite the Palestinians we will fight until terrorism ceases, Gilad Shalit is brought home and the Kassam rockets stop,” Olmert said. We will attack every terrorist staging area, destroy every terrorist base and liquidate members of the terror groups. Israel will not agree to live in the shadow of the threat of missiles and rockets on its citizens
“Our position in the north was backed up by the G8 yesterday,” he continued. “We demand a complete end to hostilities, the return of the two kidnapped soldiers and the compliance with the relevant UN resolutions…We withdrew to recognized borders according to the entire international community.”
Olmert recited the mishebeirach, the prayer for Divine protection for the IDF during his speech from the Knesset podium.
“I am more proud today than any other day in my life to be a citizen of the State of Israel,” Olmert concluded. “We will not surrender and we will not back down.”
I'm glad to see Olmert pray. It is without doubt the smartest thing he has done in his political career. I only wish he would have said enough when the rockets were raining down on the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers occupying the boarder towns. Their conservative stand that caused them to obey God when he commanded the Jews to occupy the Land apparently made them expendable. Now that the rockets are falling in the big cities where the majority of liberals lived in relative comfort and safety does he say enough. I am a little suspicious of his crocodile hugs and tears. His acknowledgement of the grandma and teen-aged girl victims of terrorist rockets before the Gaza withdrawal when he did nothing seems a little late. They were settlers living in Sderot on the boarder occupying the Promised Land as God commanded when they were murdered by Hamas. Finally, their deaths are being validated.
The war does not alarm me as much as the phony peace that I know is coming on it's heels. A peace that will leave out God. A liberal peace of man centered compromises that at most will give lip service to God, but the hearts of those involved will be far from Him. The false shepherds of Israel are running the country, the war, and the soon coming peace plan.
11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
The disposition of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the next peace plan is what to watch. Olmert was ready to give both to the Islamic barbarians along with Judah and Samaria before the war started as his contribution to the Road Map. I only wonder what his attitude will be toward what Israel will compromise for a liberal peace? I don't think the liberal majority is ready to submit to the commands of God yet!
It is going to take greater tribulation then this present conflict to change the hearts of the liberal Jewish majority. Friend, how much tribulation must God bring into your life before you are ready to come to Christ? Most people live without great tribulation in their comfort zone. They are most comfortable not struggling over the fate of their eternal soul. God has put many of them aside already due to the hardness of their hearts. Dear friend I pray such is not true with you. I would pray God is driving you to make the most important decision in any individual's life, and that is what are you going to do with Christ. He died at Calvary for your sins, and offers you a free salvation obtained by grace. You must decide whether you accept it, or reject it? The tribulations of life are purposed for you to deal with this decision. They are meant to break the stony hearts of those who refuse to leave their comfort zone. Won't you humbly come before Christ. Won't you end your resistance to Him, and ask Him to forgive you? Won't you come to Christ?
Wednesday - July 19, 2006
IDF: Over 1,000 targets in Lebanon have been attacked thus far
By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents and Agencies
The Israel Defense Forces' Head of Operations Directorate, Major General Gadi Eisencott, said Tuesday evening that "over the course of the last 24 hours, very successful attacks have continued, especially those of the air force but also other units, by land and by sea, in Lebanon."
"Until now, over 1,000 terrorist targets have been attacked, including 180 Katyusha and long-range rocket launch sites," Eisencott said.
Israel Air Force warplanes continued bombing Lebanon on Tuesday, killing 13 civilians - all of them members of two families - and 14 Lebanese soldiers. An armed Hezbollah operative and the driver of a truck carrying humanitarian supplies were also killed in Tuesday's raids.
Syria's Not-So-Hidden Hand
in Lebanon Struck by IDF
23:17 Jul 18, '06 / 22 Tammuz 5766
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
Even as IAF planes on Tuesday destroyed four trucks that entered Lebanon from Syria, apparently carrying military supplies for the Hizbullah, the IDF denies Syria is a target
IDF Chief of Operations Major-General Gadi Eizenkot told reporters on Tuesday that Israeli planes destroyed, and are continuing to target, trucks coming into Lebanon from Syria smuggling ammunition, weapons or supplies for the Hizbullah. Maj.-Gen. Eizenkot reiterated that the fatal projectile fired by Hizbullah terrorists at Haifa on Sunday, which killed eight railway employees, was a 220mm rocket originating in Syria. Hizbullah says the weapons launched at Haifa were Iranian-made Raad missiles.
In their comments in recent days, United States President George Bush and United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair both laid the blame for the current violence in Lebanon and Israel on "extremist elements" backed by Syria and Iran - with Bush naming Hizbullah specifically.
Despite the Syrian supply lines to the Hizbullah, however, Maj.-Gen. Eizenkot emphasized that all strikes on the trucks took place on Lebanese soil. He further insisted that neither the Syrians nor the national Lebanese military is a target in IDF attacks.
In earlier phases of the ongoing war with Lebanon, referred to by some media outlets as the "Re-Engagement War", Israeli planes did strike Lebanese army radar positions that were used in a deadly attack on an Israeli gunship stationed off the coast of Lebanon. Israeli planes also previously hit a border crossing connecting Lebanon to Syria; however, both Israeli and Syrian spokespersons vehemently denied that any targets in Syria were hit.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manushehr Mottaki visited Syria on Monday, carrying what officials in Iran said was a message for the Syrian dictator, Bashar Al-Assad, committing Iran to come to the aid of Syria in the event it would be the target of an attack. Iran and Syria also signed a memorandum of understanding accelerating development of 19 joint infrastructure and development projects.
According to Syria's new United Nations ambassador, Dr. Jafar Ja'afari, "We are not mercenaries, we will not be drawn into this war." He made the comments in an interview with reporters in New York this past Friday.
In reaction to the new tactic of the Israeli air force targeting trucks used in smuggling weapons, the Lebanese government has suggested that truck drivers in the country drive without the standard canvas covering on their truck beds. This would allow Israeli pilots to differentiate between innocent cargo and deliveries of Syrian missiles, according to Lebanese officials.
On Monday, Syrian officials said more than 100,000 people had crossed from Lebanon into Syria in search of an escape from the fighting.
The humanitarian supplies mentioned in the first article was probably a bandaid the driver had in his glovebox never mind the truck was filled with military supplies. The news can be interpreted differently by various reporters. The Arab world, and their bleeding heart supporters only want to hear about the bandaid while the real truth is expected to remain unmentioned. This is the political correctness being tossed in the mix that does not like to hear the name Syria put in a bad light. My expectations are that at some point Israeli ground troops will be sent to clean out the Bekah Valley in Lebanon. I would expect it to be a bloody conflict of great cost to the Jews. I also think Syria will be unable to remain neutral when the Bekah begins to fall into the hands of Israel. I would not be surprised if the US begins a military buildup on the Iranian boarder in Iraq. My suspicion is that Iran would back out of any involvement in this present conflict, and the troops only need hold their ground while Syria falls into the hands of Israel. This is pure speculation on my part as there are no Biblical references to this present conflict. The Bible does not come into play until afterward when the guns stop.
Wars and rumors of wars is what Christ said about the future of Israel before His return. He called it the time of the beginning of sorrows, and that certainly has been the history of this present State of Israel.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars : see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
We are told not to be troubled by the wars, and the rumors of wars. It is the peace that will come on the heels of war where real trouble begins for Israel. The Bible speaks to the phony, liberal, and man-centered peace coming to Israel. Only then are they given a warning to be on their guard! I can't emphasize enough to watch the disposition of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Olmert was about to give both away to the heathen as his part of keeping the Road Map before God brought this present sorrow upon the Jews. His liberal view of peace is opposite of what God teaches in the Bible about Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. He may well be the man who brings the disastrous peace Ezekiel predicted in Ezekiel 38 right before the Islamic invasion of Israel takes place.
Friend, what about you? Have you taken God's warning about your need for salvation seriously? Have you as a sinner made peace with the absolutely perfect Holy God of the Bible? There is only one Savior found in the Bible, and that is the LORD Jesus Christ. He died at Calvary as the only perfect, and acceptable sacrifice for sin. Have you gone to Him for forgiveness? Why not pray to Him right now, and settle the issue of your salvation?
Thursday - July 20, 2006
Israel at War on Several
16:44 Jul 19, '06 / 23 Tammuz 5766
by Hillel Fendel
Very heavy IDF-Hizbullah fighting in Lebanon, Katyushas in north, high alert in Sharon region, Kassams in south, now-dispelled rumors of an abducted soldier - and a brief national electric outage.
The high-level alert for a terrorist planning to blow himself up in a populated area in the greater Tel Aviv district began around 10:20 AM, and continued for several hours until the terrorist was found in a construction site and neutralized. Beforehand, an explosion between the Morasha and Yarkon junctions around 1 PM caused many hearts to skip a beat, but it turned out to be a harmless barrel set afire by Deparment of Public Works workers. The police roadblocks resulted in heavy traffic jams throughout the region.
At the same time, rumors of an abducted soldier were found to be not true, but not before they caused still more tension throughout the country. A soldier was said to be seen getting into a suspicious-looking vehicle, and subsequent attempts to contact him by cell phone proved fruitless. He was later found safe and sound, however.
Kassams in the South
Two Kassam rockets were launched at the Sderot area last night (Tuesday), causing no physical damage; several residents were treated for shock.
Moshe Shlomo, 52, of Sderot, died yesterday of a heart attack he suffered after a Kassam rocket landed near his home a week ago. Doctors who treated him say "there is no doubt" that the Kassam rocket was the main factor in his heart attack.
Shlomo's brother Herzl was killed in January 2005 in a terrorist attack at the Karni Crossing into Gaza.
"We must no longer say, 'there was no damage and no casualties,'" says Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz, Executive-Director of Arutz-7. "Every rocket that falls causes irreversible damage - tremendous psychological harm, children can't function, families cannot run normally, and even property values keep dropping."
Two Kassams were also fired towards Ashkelon, with one landing in the National Park. No one was hurt. Late this morning, one or two Kassams hit the Netiv HaAsarah community, just north of Gaza.
It was also revealed today that a rocket that fell well north of Sderot - in Kibbutz Bror Chayil, for the first time - was actually not a regular Kassam, but a Russian-made Grad missile, which has a 20-25 kilometer range.
Fighting in the North
Heavy exchanges of fire with Hizbullah terrorists took place outside Avivim, 12 kilometers north of Tzfat, along the Israeli-Lebanese border. "This is no simple incident," said one reporter near the scene. Several Hizbullah terrorists, who have hidden out there since the beginning of the fighting a week ago, are reported to have been killed.
The IDF still has some 20 Hizbullah outposts to destroy all along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Gen. (ret.) Yossi Peled explained that it was all but inevitable that ground forces would have to be used in order to realize the goal of ridding southern Lebanon of Hizbullah.
Overlooking Avivim is a Hizbullah stronghold of Marun A-Ras, which used to be a civilian village. "Five years ago, however," said Shimon Biton, a former mayor of Avivim, "[after the IDF withdrew from southern Lebanon] the Hizbullah terrorists came in and threw out all the villagers, and took over. It's a very important place, controlling the entire area."
Some 25 Katyushas were fired at northern Israel by early this afternoon (Wednesday), and another 70 in the hours afterwards. One person was seriously wounded in a direct hit on a house in Tiberias, two people were wounded in Haifa by shrapnel, and others were treated for shock. Fires are raging in many places in the Galilee, including very close to the town of Tivon. Targeted towns today include Carmiel, the Krayot north of Haifa, Maalot, Hatzor, Kiryat Shmonah and others.
The IDF carried out aerial attacks against more than 100 targets in Lebanon in the course of Tuesday. Among the targets were 12 access roads between Lebanon and Syria, used to supply Hizbullah with weapons from Syria and to help Hizbullah terrorists escape to Syria. Four trucks carrying weaponry were also bombed, as was a long-range missile launching truck, 75 Hizbullah missile-launching sites, bridges, weapons warehouses, terrorist cells, and more.
Since the original Hizbullah attack on Israel on July 13th, Israel has targeted more than 180 missile launching sites.
Once again yesterday (Tuesday), the IDF dropped leaflets addressing the southern Lebanese civilian population. The leaflets warn the Lebanese public to stay clear of areas from which rockets are launched against Israel, as these will be targeted by the IDF and civilians present in those areas are endangering their lives.
The leaflets also stress that any pickup truck or truck traveling south of the Litani River will be considered suspect of transporting weapons and rockets, and is a potential target for the IDF. The IDF stresses that though it is operating with great caution to prevent harming uninvolved civilians, southern Lebanon is a combat zone in which Hizbullah terrorists use civilians as human shields. There have been reports of Hizbullah forcibly preventing civilians from fleeing southern Lebanon.
Adding to the panic and tension was a brief electric outage in many areas of the country, sparking rumors that it was caused by a terrorist act or rocket strike. In actuality, the outage was caused by a technical failure in the Ashdod region, and electricity was soon restored.
A rather one-sided war should be no surprise when Arab armies are concerned. I think God has been perfectly clear as to where He stands whenever the Arabs go to war. They lost as no armies ever did in the past when they fought the Christians, and now they are trying to take on the apple of God's eye! This is not the first time they thought they could wipe Israel off the face of the earth. They never learn! They are not fighting Christians or Jews. They are fighting the God of the Bible! It is true we the children of God are filled with flaws, and do not represent the holiness that God expects of us. But, we still represent this God of the Bible, and the Arab barbarians represent the false god Allah of the Koran. The Holy Land belongs to the Bible not the Koran!
Just now over the news comes the report that a family with children in Israel were killed when a Hizbullah rocket finally made a direct hit on an occupied house in Haifa. They were Islamic Arab Israelis. A definite minority in Israel, but I believe there is a message (a sad message for certain) here for those willing to listen. The God of the Bible does not side with the god of the Koran!
Now I hear two Arab boys playing in their back yard in Nazareth were killed by another rocket. It seems Hizbullah is killing as many Arabs as they are Jews. The rockets that they fire into the air, and where they land they do not care may well come back to haunt Hizbullah. It is hard to support a bunch of stumble bums who kill as many of their own as they do the enemy. The Arab armies are cursed not with bad luck, but with the anger of the God of the Bible. Allah seems to go to sleep every time the Arabs unite, and go into battle.
1 Kings 18:26-27
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
I don't see much difference between Baal and Allah. I would imagine the Arabs are by now getting sick and tired of their fighting men, and the god they worship. Their only victories come when they like cowards murder women and children from sneak attacks. The masked gunmen of Gaza dance in the streets handing out sweets to the children telling them here are our Islamic heroes at work. I wonder how many sweets they will hand out for the two little Arab boys they just killed while playing in their back yard in Nazareth? I wonder how many sweets will be handed out for the Arab family murdered in Haifa?
Friend, the God of the Bible has not been on the Arab side since the formation of the State of Israel. God has used the barbarian Arabs to chasten the Jews as He used other heathen in the past. There is a big difference between being a tool of chastening, and having God on your side. Is God on your side? The only way to please this absolutely Holy God of the Bible is by coming to the Savior He promised and provided. Friend, do you know the LORD Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? Have you received Him?
12 But as many as received him , to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Friday - July 21, 2006
Peretz hints at ground operation in Lebanon
Defense Minister Amir Peretz hinted Thursday that the Israel Defense Forces could launch a ground operation in Lebanon, saying that Hezbollah must not think itself immune from a variety of military steps in Israel's fight against the guerilla organization.
"Hezbollah must not think that we would recoil from using all kinds of military measures against it," Peretz said during a visit to communities in the Katyusha-battered north.
"We have no intention of occupying Lebanon, but we also have no intention of retreating from any military measures needed," he said.
"The Israel Defense Forces does not mean to harm the civilian population but there is no way that an organization which using the civilian population can think that it has a security guarantee," Peretz continued. "We intend to continue acting under the protection of international support."
Meanwhile, IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz told troops earlier Thursday that the fighting in the north may go on for an extended period of time.
In his first missive since the start of the recent conflict with Hezbollah, Halutz stated that, "We are responsible for defending our independence and the integrity of our country."
"The State of Israel is in the midst of fighting an extremist Islamic terrorist organization that denies our right to exist, and is operating under the auspices of Iran and Syria, which aim to threaten Israel's sovereignty.
"The fighting was aggravated after provocations by Hezbollah and Hamas, which carried out terrorist attacks in Israeli territory, in which a number of IDF fighters were killed and Corporal Gilad Shalit and reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev were abducted. We are responsible for defending our country's independence and sovereignty, and for the security of its citizens.
"The fighting in the north was added to the fighting in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and may continue for an extended period of time. This is a test for us. Our moral and ideological strength will reflect on the country's citizens and will aid their ability to face the threat on the home front. The society's strength and the trust has in the IDF strengthens us and will continue to do so. We will do whatever it takes to maintain the state's security.
"The terrorist groups misread the map and misinterpreted the resolve of Israeli society and the IDF. The army is operating on the Lebanese front to destroy terrorist infrastructure and terrorist-supporting infrastructure. We hit and will hit Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon, as well as the organization's rockets, while hitting Palestinian terror.
"You - the dedicated and determined soldiers and commanders - who remain true to the mission and operate according to the IDF spirit, will continue to serve as the source of strength for the IDF and the basis for our success. A strong IDF serves as a security network for our country's continued existence.
"I send my condolences to the families who paid the heavy price of losing a loved one, wish a speedy recovery to the wounded, and support the families of our abducted soldiers. We are trying to bring our boys home.
"IDF soldiers and commanders - we carry the flag of security and defend the borders of the state of Israel. Together we will continue to carry out our missions with diligence, wisdom and resolve."
The words "could" and "may" reveal the liberal view imbedded in the Jewish politicians. Their heart is still not in this battle. They "could" still back out of the battle, and accomplish nothing. Olmert "may" melt before pressure coming from the UN, EU, and the bleeding hearts of the US to call a cease fire. In my estimation another withdrawal at this point will spell nothing but disaster for Israel. It would embolden the Islamic world to a blood thirsty final showdown with the Jews. Once Islam smells possible victory over the Jews nothing will hold them back.
God is driving the Jews to Himself. In the process He is driving away the heathen and apostate. The anger and frustration that comes from war either humbles men, or causes them to fall into an animalistic state of total depravity. The Islamic barbarians have been at war long enough for all to see which direction they have gone. Israel has also been at war with the barbarians for the same length of time. It is to their credit that they do not treat the barbarians as the barbarians treat them. The Jews have remained on a higher plain. The strength of the Christian United States after World War Two was that we did not treat the defeated barbarians of that generation as they would have treated us should they have been the victors. I doubt anyone would be in doubt what the Islamic barbarians of this generation would do to the Jews were they to be victorious on the battle field. Wipe them off the map would become reality.
The God of the Bible has determined that this is the time for dispensational change. His Biblical plan is to have the LORD Jesus Christ return to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount as the King of the Jews. He will also be the King of Glory ruling the entire planet. The times of the gentiles is coming to a close. The Church Age is ending. The Kingdom Age is about to overwhelm the earth. Men are either going to come to Christ, or resist His reign with animalistic hate. It will be to their death that the resistors will fight against the coming Kingdom. The Islamic barbarians are ready to fight to their death before ever submitting to the Jews. They are about to find out one more time that they are not fighting the Jews, but fighting the irresistible will of the God of the Bible. This may well be a costly victory for Israel, but Israel will win the war. Where they will lose is in the liberal compromised peace that I expect to follow. God does not approve of any Jewish government that would give away the Holy Land that He has provided for them. I suspect they are about to pay in blood for their attempts to follow the blasphemous Road Map. I pray their hearts will begin to break. I pray they will not look to men for relief, but rather to their Messiah who promised He will deliver them from their enemies. The redemption of the Jews is where God is taking them.
Friend, I pray also for you. I pray you will find the redemption of which the God of the Bible speaks. This God of the Bible is persistent. Do not take advantage of His longsuffering. There does come a day when it will be too late. Redemption will have passed you by. It will be your fault. You will only be able to blame yourself if you refuse to respond to the redemption offered this very day by the LORD Jesus Christ!
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Monday - July 24, 2006
Iran's Ahmadinejad: Israel's
Destruction at Hand
20:12 Jul 23, '06 / 27 Tammuz 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Sunday that Israel has begun the process of its annihilation at the hands of the Islamic nation. Both Hamas and Hizbullah take orders from the regime.
“Israel has pushed the button of its own destruction,” said the Iranian president, who pulls the strings of its terrorist proxies on both of Israel’s fronts. “The Zionists made their worst decision and triggered their extinction by attacking Lebanon."
Ahmadinejad, addressing the 23rd Iranian Islamic Republic’s nationwide meeting of the heads of educational bureaus, advised Jewish Israelis “to pack up and move out of the region before being caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon.”
Last week, Ahmadinejad was shown on Iranian television saying Israelis “Should know that the volcano of rage of the peoples of the region is boiling…I’m telling you…If this volcano erupts - and we are on the brink of eruption... and if this ocean rages, its waves will not be limited to the region.
Ahmadinejad, seemingly responding to the first two planeloads of American Jews making Aliyah (immigrating to Israel) this summer, accused Israel of deceiving the olim. "They are even lying to the misfortunate people whom they have imported into occupied Palestine,” he said. “They are using them as a shield to achieve their own goals.”
On Saturday, Ahmadinejad compared Israel to Hitler, saying “Just like Hitler, the Zionist regime is just looking for a pretext to launch military attacks.” Israel has pointed out that due to the two-front proxy war orchestrated by Iran, the issues of Iran’s dash toward nuclear capability has been pushed out of the spotlight, despite the regime’s refusal to cooperate with international efforts to find a solution.
The Iranian leader’s statements about the Holocaust have made headlines several times over the past year. Last week, he sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which German officials said asks her to assist Iran in “dealing with” Zionism.
In May Ahmadinejad wrote US President George W. Bush a lengthy letter containing an invitation to become a Muslim and veiled threats regarding continued alliance with Israel.
The Iranian president, whose previous positions included acting as a trainer for child suicide soldiers sent to blow up mines in his country’s war against Iraq, issued several statements implying that a battle to annihilate the Jewish State is at hand. “The day of joy for the regional nations is approaching and the world is on the verge of new developments,” he said in a speech in northwest Iran Tuesday.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, US President George W. Bush and even Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt have blamed Iran explicitly for deploying Hamas and Hizbullah against the Jewish State.
The Iranian government has placed billboards of Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah around the country, with boldface slogans reminding Muslims of their duty to wipe out Israel. Meanwhile, members of the tiny Jewish community of Shiraz were seemingly compelled to attend a rally in the town’s square, calling for Israel’s destruction and praising Hizbullah.
Meanwhile, Syria has also issued a threat to become directly involved in the war. Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said Sunday, "If Israel invades Lebanon over ground and comes near to us, Syria will not sit tight. She will join the conflict.”
During his weekly radio address Saturday, US President Bush warned Syria to stay away. “For many years, Syria has been a primary sponsor of Hizbullah and it has helped provide Hizbullah with shipments of Iranian-made weapons,’’ he said. “Iran’s regime has also repeatedly defied the international community with its ambition for nuclear weapons and aid to terrorist groups. Their actions threaten the entire Middle East and stand in the way of resolving the current crisis and bringing lasting peace to this troubled region.”
The barbarians are putting on their fearsome war paint in hopes of scaring everyone with their ugly faces. Their record in war indicates an ugly face is all they have. They break ranks, and run every time they meet either Christian or Jewish armies. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers faced them off for almost 40 years after the 67 War. These settlers moved right into their hotbeds, and showed them up for being more talk then action. The only time they become brave is when they have overwhelming numbers on their side. It is then that the pack animalistic boldness kicks in, but in more evenhanded confrontations they always seem to lose their courage.
The eventual Islamic invasion of the Holy Land seems to uphold this picture of Islam. They do not come until they are sure they have overwhelming numbers. A great company, bands of warriors, a mighty army, many peoples, all to fall in absolute humiliating defeat on the mountains of Israel.
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
15 And 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:
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not know how the Bible predicts his visions of grandeur turn out. He may well be the leader of the Eastern prong of the three pronged Islamic invasion of Israel. Iran is clearly defined in the Bible as the hordes that come out of the East. Persia is the tag Ezekiel puts on them. Their end will be fodder for the birds of the air, and beasts of the field. I only wonder what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's face will look like when he realizes he has fallen into the hands of an angry God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of the Bible who hates the usurper Allah, and his blasphemous book the Koran. I'm sure it will be fear that will replace the barbarian's face of this proud Islamic leader. On that day there will be no place for him to run or hide.
Friend, there is no place to hide from the LORD Jesus Christ. He is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Woe to all who would oppose His rule. Have you come to Him for your salvation? His blood can cleanse you of all your sins. His offer of salvation is valid this very moment if you will only come to Him!
Tuesday - July 25, 2006
American Bombs Aid Israel´s
10-Day Victory Plan
11:54 Jul 24, '06 / 28 Tammuz 5766
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
The American government is rushing a shipment of precision bombs to Israel, which is carrying out a 10-day plan to weaken Hizbullah before foreign pressure forces a cease fire.
The Bush Administration has given Israel approximately two weeks to continue attacks on the Hizbullah terrorist infrastructure before Washington agrees to negotiations, according to the London Guardian.
The Bush administration accepted without debate a decision to rush to Israel precision bombs, despite the chances that Arab countries will compare American arms shipments to Israel to Iran's arming of Hizbullah, The New York Times reported.
The shipment of bombs is part of an arms sales deal approved last year, but the special request for laser-guided bombs indicates that the IDF wants to target many more terrorist sites in Lebanon. Last year's agreement allows Israel to buy "bunker buster" weapons that can penetrate underground terrorist command centers. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah is believed to be operating from underground.
The American-backed Israeli plan explains the change in the itinerary of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who originally was scheduled to fly to Egypt and other Arab countries before visiting Israel this week. She now plans to fly directly to Israel on Monday without visiting Cairo.
Arab countries also don't want to host Secretary Rice because of fears that they will be viewed as siding with the American rejection of an immediate cease fire, according to Martin Indyk, former United States ambassador to Israel.
Rice has flatly stated that the Bush administration is not interested in a cease fire that would return the situation in Lebanon to its former status quo. The U.S. has rejected a request from Saudi Arabia that it act to halt the Israeli retaliation. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said he gave American President George W. Bush a letter asking him to act for an immediate cease-fire "to stop the bleeding in Lebanon."
President Bush and Secretary Rice have agreed with Israel that Hizbullah must return two kidnapped IDF soldiers and that Hizbullah's deployment in southern Lebanon must be dealt with before a cease fire can be discussed.
Following the meeting with the Saudi official, the White House said one of the subjects discussed was the "the humanitarian situation" in Lebanon.
Arab countries and foreign media have emphasized the number of civilians who have died in Israeli Air Force attacks on Hizbullah centers in Lebanon, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sunday complained to foreign reporters that they are not reporting the true picture.
A recording of a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reporter was played on Israel radio in which he admitted that he saw terrorists using private homes to direct terrorist activities and added," It is difficult to quantify who is a terrorist and who is a civilian."
Israel continued to strike back at Hizbullah Sunday night and its ground forces have begun to weed out Hizbullah terrorists from southern Lebanon and take control of villages.
The IDF captured two terrorists early Monday, the first prisoners to be taken since Hizbullah began to attack northern Israel two weeks ago.
Hizbullah attacked Israel with more than 90 rockets on Sunday, killing two civilians, including Habib Awad, an Arab who was working in a carpentry shop. Another rocket hit a car and killed the driver, Shimon Glikblich of Haifa, who is to be buried Monday. Three others suffered serious injuries.
The IDF estimates that Hizbullah's weapons stockpile has been depleted by 20 percent following more than 2,200 rocket attacks against Israel. Furthermore, the IDF has destroyed many weapons stockpiles and rocket launchers.
However, military sources said they fear Hizbullah may unleash longer-range missiles that can strike as far south as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The terrorist organization also has cells set up outside of Lebanon who may be planning to attack worldwide Israeli and Jewish targets.
It is going to be a lot more then 10 days! I doubt either side is going to run out of weapons. Right now it is a time for war. The time for plowshares and pruning hooks ended with the latest aggression of the barbarian heathen. Joel tells us of the final disposition of the heathen who come to defy the Jewish Messiah in the Holy Land. Today, the heathen opposing God in the Holy Land are the Islamic barbarians. Watch, there is a lesson being demonstrated that goes unheeded again and again. This time it is Islam that God is setting up for destruction. In Joel it will be the gentile nations, and the apostate Christians who will hate the Jews because their Messiah will be coming for just the Jews. The apostates will be rejected because it is only lip service that they give to Christ. The Jews will give Him their hearts. The Bible is clear about the intents of God in this Third miraculous Exodus happening in our generation.
17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
19 And 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 :
20 That 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.
21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
It should be clear that God expects the Jews to uphold the Old Testament standards once again. Not some 613 picked out rules, but the entire Old Testament in all of it's perfection. All the statutes, all the ordinances from the heart. The Jews are expected to do them perfectly. God intends to take their stony heart out, and put a heart of flesh within. He wants them to do these things because they love Him. Not because His holiness demands their obedience. God wants their hearts. The Holy Jewish Temple must be built before such obedience can be accomplished. The Book of Leviticus must not be neglected. This time all the blood sacrifices offered in the Temple will be made in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ who shed His blood at Calvary for the sins of the world. The Jews become the children of God in the next dispensation, and the apostate Christians left behind after the rapture will hate them even more then Islam does today. I believe the events of Joel happen just 7 short years after the end of Islam takes place in Ezekiel 39. The heathen just never learn. They are truly dead dogs. God drives them into the Valley of Decision where their hearts can be changed. The testament of the Bible is that they refuse to come to Christ. The sickle is thrust in, and the times of the gentiles ends as Islam will have ended just 7 years earlier. Multitudes, multitudes in the Valley of Decision is how God describes this yet future scene.
Friend, God has one object in view right now with the Jews. He intends for them to build the last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. That task can never be accomplished as long as Islam has influence over the Holy Land. The end of Islam in Ezekiel 39 opens the door for the building of Ezekiel's Temple on the Temple Mount. This present escalation is leading to the ultimate end of Islam. All who refuse to let God put a new heart within will subject themselves to His wrath. What about you? Have you received Christ? Have you humbly come before this King of Glory presenting Him with your life of sin? Have you pleaded His sin cleansing blood be applied to your heart? Why not do it right now?
Thursday - July 27, 2006
Amidst War, 650 French Jews
Move to Israel in One Day
14:29 Jul 25, '06 / 29 Tammuz 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Despite the Re-Engagement War, 650 French Jews arrived on Aliyah (immigrating to Israel) Tuesday - the largest number to arrive in a single day since 1971.
The new immigrants arrived on two chartered Israir flights, one with 500 passengers from Paris and the other with 150 Jews from Marseille. They arrive in Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday afternoon and were greeted by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The immigrants have received logistical assistance from AMI - the French Aliyah organization, similar to its North American (and British) counterpart Nefesh b'Nefesh.
Similar to the lavish ceremonies organized by Nefesh b'Nefesh, the French arrivals were greeted with refreshments and a large stage set up at the airport, with hundreds of friends, relatives and Aliyah enthusiasts on hand to greet them.
AMI reports that many of the new immigrants will be moving to northern Israel, and like the planeload of North Americans that arrived last week, refused to postpone their plans due to the two-front war that has two million Israelis living in bomb shelters and temporary quarters.
Recent polls have shown that more half of young French Jews do not see themselves staying in France in the future.
God is not finished bringing Jews to Israel as part of this third miraculous Exodus. The Aliyah still stirs the heart strings of many Jews who leave everything, and even submit to enter into harms way because they want to obey God when He said possess the Land promised to them. God always has purpose in all He does, and with the Jews He purposes them to separate themselves unto holiness. He intends that there should be a difference between them, and the rest of the world that rejects their soon coming King. The dietary rules are intended to show outwardly what God has done inwardly within the heart of every Jew who will come to Him for redemption. Holiness is what it is all about. The Land is where that holiness will be demonstrated.
24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
The Jews are commanded to put a difference between the clean and the unclean when they enter the Land. When they fail they must make a blood sacrifice. It is the only way God provided atonement for their sin of failure. A prominent feature of the Temple is the altar of sacrifice. It is the only altar God recognizes for the Jews. There is only one Holy Jewish Temple, and there is only one altar of sacrifice. The Temple with it's accompanying altar will not be built until enough Jews are convicted that they have failed to put a difference between the clean and the unclean. Not until then will their hearts cry out for a need of atonement. Not until then will there be an overwhelming desire to build the last Holy Jewish Temple.
The issue with God is perfect holiness. The issue of this present war is to open the way for the Jews to build their Temple on the Temple Mount. It is not the war, but the inevitable peace that follows where this issue comes to the front. I watch the disposition of Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount to determine the pulse beat of the Jewish heart. The coming peace will determine if the Jewish heart is pulsing toward God, or whether there is need for even greater chastening. God is pressing hard the need for the Jews to turn to the book of Leviticus. It is a major part of the Torah that all Jews have been taught is a most important part of the Bible. They repeat Deuteronomy 6 faithfully as a remembrance of their obligation to God for His providing them their Promised Land. It will not be until the Jews feel the need to repent that the Temple, and the altar of sacrifice become important.
Friend, how important is the LORD Jesus Christ to you? How important are His pleads for you to come to Him for salvation? Why not come to Him this very day? You also must repent before you can obey.
28 Come unto me , all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Saturday - July 29, 2006
Al Qaeda Chief Declares Jihad
Against Jewish State
19:01 Jul 27, '06 / 2 Av 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a call for Jihadists around the globe to attack Israel and make the entire region, “from Spain to Iraq” into an Islamic kingdom.
The speech by the terrorist network’s co-founder was broadcast on the al-Jazeera Arabic satellite channel.
Al-Zawahiri declared a Jihad (holy war) against Israel on behalf of the global Jihadist movement. “All the world is a battlefield open in front of us," he said, rejecting the concept of an eventual cease-fire. “Oh Muslims everywhere, I call on you to fight and become martyrs in the war against the Zionists and the Crusaders…War with Israel does not depend on ceasefires. It is Jihad for sake of God and will last until our religion prevails from Spain to Iraq.”
Islamists believe that since Spain was once controlled by Muslims, it must be wrested from the hands of “the infidels” in the same manner as Israel.
"The shells and rockets ripping apart Muslim bodies in Gaza and Lebanon are not only Israeli, but are supplied by all the countries of the crusader coalition. Therefore, every participant in the crime will pay the price," al-Zawahiri said.
The Egyptian doctor was filmed in front of a photo of the World Trade Center and two top Al-Qaeda terrorists killed in recent years. This is Al-Zawahiri’s tenth message released to the public this year.
It is unclear whether al-Zawahiri’s declaration has a theological effect on his followers’ desire to strike Israel. Already on February 23, 1998, he issued a joint fatwa, Islamic ruling, with Osama bin Laden entitled "World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders,” which called upon Muslims to destroy Israel.
The al-Qaeda number-two seemed to express a sense of admiration for Israel in his critique of the Muslim world. He also suggested that the world cared more about Israelis than Palestinians. "The 10,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel's prisons do not move anything while three Israeli prisoners have shaken the world," he said.
An Islamic kingdom to replace the Biblical promised Kingdom is what this present escalation of the war between the Bible and the Koran has turned into. The Islamics are clear what they are fighting for. It is a shame that the liberal Jews, and Americans do not! I'm still concerned that Olmert's liberal cold feet will cause him to lose the peace coming on the heels of this present conflict. A cease fire called too early will give Islam the victory. The Bekah Valley is the key. Should Israel not clean the Bekah out of Hizb'Allah with ground forces Al Qaeda will win. They will claim their fearsome barbarians put such terror in the hearts of the Jews that they refused to engage them. A call for an Islamic kingdom reaching from Spain to Iraq will be looked upon with favor from the rank and file. The smell of an Islamic victory over the Jews will be too much for the masses. The desire for Jewish blood has been implanted into the very soul of this generation of Moslems, and nothing will hold them back from invasion once Israel is perceived as weak and vulnerable. What is needed is complete victory both here, and in Iraq. I'm convinced Syria must fall. The only picture of complete victory over Hizb'Allah must also include the fall of Damascus. It must be clear by now that Olmert has liberal cold feet. He has only attacked with 2 brigades. He puts them in, and then pulls them out. He is afraid to commit Israel to the task at hand. I don't know what more Hizb'Allah can do to get him committed? His lily livered response so far only encourages the barbarians to feel they can supplant the Biblical Kingdom with an Islamic kingdom. The dream of an Islamic kingdom must be nipped in the bud right now, or it will certainly come back to bite us all.
Although there is great excitement in the Moslem world for a coming Islamic kingdom, there is little interest in the Christian and Jewish world for a Biblical Kingdom. Most Christians and Jews are oblivious to what God is doing in the Holy Land. Most Christians and Jews have never read what God has declared in the Bible about the coming Kingdom. They know of it, but nothing about it.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
The perfections of heaven will be brought down here to earth. Absolute purity, righteousness, and holiness will be required in this coming Kingdom of which we have long prayed. It is a Kingdom coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It can only be offered with the participation of the LORD Jesus Christ. John the Baptist was the first to offer the Jews of his generation this Kingdom. I believe the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 also dressed in poverty clothing will offer the same Kingdom with the same LORD Jesus Christ to this generation of Jews. Many Jews will respond. John the Baptist already had the Holy Jewish Temple for which Christ could establish His throne. The Two Witnesses will need build a Holy Jewish Temple for Christ. A perfect place where holiness is observed by all permitted to enter.
Friend, what about you? would you be able to enter into the presents of such holiness? The only way to enter into the presents of Christ when He sits on His holy throne will be by having your sins washed away. He offers you today a perfect Kingdom without spot or blemish. Are you prepared to enter in? Have your sins been washed away in His precious sacrificial blood? You can come to Him right now for salvation. Won't you come?
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done!
Sunday - July 30, 2006
Lebanese leader: Iran testing
Ahmadinejad: Israel pushed self-destruct button in Lebanon
Tehran is using the current confrontation between Hizb'Allah and the Jewish State to test the ability of its weapons and is also diligently observing Israel's military capabilities, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt charged in a WorldNetDaily interview Thursday.
Jumblatt also expressed his fear that Syria will take advantage of the growing crisis in Lebanon to reassert its influence in the country and convince the international community that Syrian control of Lebanon is crucial to the stability of the Middle East. He warned that, with Syria and Iran in control of Hizb'Allah, it would be very easy for them to launch a wave of terror in Lebanon to further destabilize the country, even including the assassination of the Lebanese prime minister.
"Iran is bringing in (to Lebanon) sophisticated weaponry," said Jumblatt, who is head of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party and one of the most prominent anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians. "The Iranians are actually experimenting with different kinds of missiles in Lebanon by shooting them at the Israelis. Iran is using this violence to test certain of (Israel's) abilities,"
Earlier this month, an Iranian 'Silkworm' C-802 radar-guided anti-ship cruise missile struck an Israeli naval vessel, killing four sailors. It was the first time the missile had been introduced in the battle with Israel. IDF officials have said that the ship's radar system was not calibrated to detect the 'Silkworm', which is equipped with an advanced anti-tracking system. Iran is also charged with supplying Hizb'Allah with their horde of thousands of rockets and missiles that the terror group has been launching into Israel by the hundreds over the last three weeks.
Iran is one of the two major patrons of Hizb'Allah, the Shi'ite Muslim militia that instigated the current fighting in Lebanon when its operatives crossed into Israel on July 12, killed 8 IDF soldiers and kidnapped two others. The other contributing patron is Syria, a close Iranian ally. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government also funds Hamas, the terrorist faction that controls the Palestinian Authority. Hamas gunmen crossed into Israel on June 25 and seized an Israeli soldier, provoking the current Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Addressing the clerical staff of the Friday prayers in Tehran, Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Israel and its supporters "should know that they cannot end the business that they have begun." The state-run IRNA news agency quoted the fanatical president as saying "The occupying regime of Palestine has actually pushed the button of its own destruction by launching a new round of invasion and barbaric onslaught on Lebanon."
It is not war that should trouble the heart, but the compromised peace coming on the heels of this war that should put fear into the heart! The cold feet of the present Jewish liberal government are already showing. They have played right into the hands of the barbarians by looking for a quick way out of their dilemma. They will not commit to a full battle against Islamic influence over the Holy Land which is what God expects of them. God gave them the power to accomplish the task, but He did not give them the liberal cold feet that causes such indecision. These liberal politicians trust in themselves, and they know their shortcomings which is the cause of their cold feet. The Jew who trusts in God does not have this problem. Hizb'allah have brought their challenge for the Holy Land to a head. They are claiming it for Allah and the Koran. They have no tolerance for the Jews, or the Bible. They refuse to recognize the Jewish State, and all their rhetoric clearly speaks to wiping Israel off the map. This coming peace that compromises with these barbarians knowing their demands is only a disaster in the making.
I'm convinced we are witnessing the Jews going into battle without God. This in and out, and in and out liberal plan for fighting Hizb'allah is as foolish a plan as was the Road Map that led to this present situation. The barbarians are puffed up with pride as they watch the Jews get more and more flustered. The whole world is witness to the abandonment of the liberal Jews by the God of the Bible. It must become abundantly clear that the Jews have been cursed ever since they gave the keys to the Temple Mount back to the barbarians after the great victory in 1967. This generation of Jews must repent, and turn back to God before the curse will be lifted. Only then will the gains of 67 become a blessing rather then the curse that the liberals only want to give away to the heathen. Watch the disposition of Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount in the coming peace!
32 And 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.
It will only be a remnant of Jews that will repent, and in whom their great love for God will transfer to His city and the site of His Holy House. God will count their needs as adequate to bring deliverance to the Jews. The liberal Jewish politicians now in control of the State of Israel hate Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. They were prepared to give them away for nothing as part of the Road Map before this present war started, and nothing has changed their attitude to date. However, for the sake of a remnant God says He will lift His curse, and great blessings are yet to come for the Jewish people.
My heart is greatly troubled. Not at the frustrations of war, but for the liberal manmade peace that will follow. A peace that will only lead to Armageddon. The eyes of the world are fixed on the Holy Land because of the Bible. They wonder if the God of the Bible has the power to overthrow this present threat by the heathen? Ezekiel 39 is the already revealed end of Islam in the Bible, but a phony peace must be in place before Islam foolishly invades the Holy Land to their death. A foolish group of Jews are expected to make this peace that causes the Israelis to be unprepared for this coming Islamic invasion.
Friend, are you prepared for this inevitable future the Bible predicts? There is only a remnant today also who are saved through grace. The vast majority of those who call themselves Christians are not saved. They will be left behind at the rapture to face the wrath of God. Dear friend, be certain you have put your faith in the Christ of the Bible, not one of the many false christs being presented to this generation. Come to the Biblical Christ, Yeshua Messhiah, Jesus the Jewish Messiah, and the Jesus Christ of all who are truly born again. Friend, become part of this present day remnant!
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
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