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Thursday - June 1, 2006
Ex-CIA Head: Gaza Pullback
was"Worst," Olmert´s Plan Even Worse
17:41 May 31, '06 / 4 Sivan 5766
by Hillel Fendel
James Woolsey, a former CIA Director, explains succinctly why Ehud Olmert's second disengagement plan is a bad idea.
Writing for the Wall Street Journal on Monday, ex-CIA Director James Woolsey ripped apart Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan, which, he says, represents a determination to reinforce failure.
Woolsey sums up Olmert's plan as follows: "The withdrawal of 50,000 to 100,000 Israeli settlers from 90% to 95% of the West Bank and major portions of Jerusalem," together with a redeployment of the IDF near the security fence currently under construction.
He objects to the plan for the following reasons:
- This approach was tried in Gaza and has failed utterly, "producing the worst set of results imaginable."
- Creating a West Bank that looks like today's Gaza would be many times worse, including rockets and shelling into virtually all of Israel.
- Not only Israel, but also moderate Jordan, would be threatened by a terrorist state.
- Israeli concessions make the U.S. look weak, and suggest that the U.S. is fleeing from terrorism once again instead of fighting it.
- Three Israeli attempts at accommodation with the Arabs - Oslo, Lebanon, and Gaza - have failed in the past 13 years because they were based on the premise that only Israeli concessions can displace Palestinian despair. "But it seems increasingly clear that the Palestinian cause is fueled by hatred and contempt."
Israeli concessions indeed enhance Palestinian hope, Woolsey writes, "but not of a reasonable two-state solution--rather a hope that they will actually be able to destroy Israel... When they speak of "ending Israeli occupation" they mean of Tel Aviv."
He adds that a "two-state solution can become a reality when the Palestinians are held to the same standards as Israelis - to the requirement that Jewish settlers in a West Bank-Gaza Palestinian state would be treated with the same decency that Israel treats its Arab citizens. Until then, three failures in 13 years should permit us to evaluate the wisdom of further concessions."
Woolsey bases much of his opposition to Olmert's plan on the failure of last year's Gaza withdrawal. Among the "worst set of results imaginable" that it produced, he lists the following:
* A heavy presence by Al Qaeda, Hizbullah, and even some Iranian Revolutionary Guard units;
* street fighting between Hamas and Fatah, and now Hamas assassination attempts against Fatah's intelligence chief and Jordan's ambassador;
* rocket and mortar attacks against nearby towns inside Israel;
* and a perceived vindication for Hamas, which took credit for the withdrawal and thus helped Hamas's victory in the Palestinian Authority elections.
They, whoever they are, would call this a reality check! How many times do you have to be slapped in the face before you get the message? The Arabs of Palestine are filled with hate and contempt for the Jews. They have raised an entire generation from the cradle on this hate and contempt. That generation nurtured on barbarianism has now taken control in the form of Hamas. They do not hide their barbarous attitude toward the Jews, and the Jewish State of Israel. Democracy in the proposed future Palestinian State will be built upon the Koran, and the forever murdering of the Jews.
I noticed in the news today about negotiations with the Iranians over their nuclear intentions, and that the Administration stressed the penalties of isolation ship should the Iranians not respond. Where are the penalties for the Palestinian Arabs? How many years before they forfeit their homes like the Jewish Settlers are forfeiting theirs? There are no penalties, there are no deadlines for the Palestinian Arabs. The Road Map is a hollow one-sided peace plan that defies all norms of negotiation. I believe the reason why is because none of the negotiators expect the Palestinian barbarians to ever accept peace anyway.
Folks, the Road Map should be scraped. The problem is no one has thought about an alternative plan. A plan with real penalties and real deadlines would be more appropriate, but the best plan, the smart plan, is to get out of the way with what God is doing in the Holy Land. We as gentiles have no business directing the disposition of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, or the Temple Mount. I'm convinced we did the right thing by invading both Afghanistan and Iraq. It may even be right to finish the Job by invading Syria. We need not worry about Iran because the Bible has already told us God will deal with them according to His time schedule. Where we went wrong was by joining with the Russians and Europeans by adopting their Road Map. Folks, if you remember your history, when did the sweeping defeat of Saddam's Army suddenly come back to bite us? Think about the Road Map! We are walking into affairs where gentiles dare not tread! We are putting ourselves between the atheist's future plans for the Holy Land, and that which God has already revealed in the Bible about the coming Kingdom. It is dangerous ground, and getting worse by the day. The wrath of the LORD is being pushed into action. The entire world is going to suffer once the LORD is provoked by the resistance to His future plans for the Holy Land.
19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground ; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
Friend, the only safe ground is the good ground. Have you received the LORD Jesus Christ as your Savior? Have you responded to the gospel message? Now is the time for you to come to Christ! What kind of ground are you directing the seed of the Kingdom to fall in your life?
Saturday - June 3, 2006
June 2 - June 3, 2006
The Day the Torah was given -- celebrating the monumental encounter between God and the Israelites at Mount Sinai, an event which changed mankind forever.
Tongues of Fire
By Juergen Buehler
For the Jewish people, Shavuot (Hebrew for "weeks") marks the events described in Exodus 19, when God came down in flames of fire on Mount Sinai and gave the Ten Commandments to the Israelites seven weeks after their Exodus from Egypt. This is considered the moment Israel was born as a nation, called to be a "light to the nations." (Isaiah 49:6)
For Christians, the same festival is known as Pentecost and also recalls the events of Acts chapter 2, when "tongues of fire" descended on 120 followers of Jesus gathered in the Upper Room, fulfilling his promise that "the Comforter" would soon come to them. The Church was born that day, and "endued with power" to fulfill its Great Commission.
A Universal Message
The Ten Commandments gave humanity an expression of God's nature and character - His holiness and glory. God's people were called to reflect that divine character in their daily lives.
The giving of the Law was a most awe-inspiring moment for the Israelites. The Bible indicates they heard the very voice of God speaking forth each commandment. Trembling, they pleaded with Moses that it was too much; that from now on God should just talk to and thru him.
Rabbinical tradition holds that every word God spoke that day was like the stroke of a hammer on an anvil. With each stroke on the anvil, which was Mount Sinai, sparks (or tongues) of fire flew outward. A first century Sage, Rabbi Yochanan, maintained that it split up into seventy languages - matching the languages spoken among the seventy nations. In other words, Israel realized from the beginning that the Torah would be significant not only for Jews, but for all mankind.
It is, therefore, no coincidence that "tongues of fire" would later descend on human flesh on the Day of Pentecost, when praises to God were heard by "devout men, out of every nation under heaven," and "that every man heard them speak in his own language." (Acts 2:5-6) Like Israel at Sinai, the Church received a universal commission to go forth from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth with a message of hope, salvation and love - based on God's very character. It reached the entire known world at that time, and today people from literally every nation, tribe and tongue have been added to the divine movement sparked on the Day of Pentecost.
Tongues of Fire
One of the ancient Hebrew manuscripts found in the Qumran caves is called "The Tongues of Fire" scroll. The fragments that survived tell of how tongues of fire would descend on the High Priest and speak through the Urim and Thurim and the stones on the breastplate of the High Priest. Josephus Flavius gives a similar description of God speaking to the High Priest by illuminating letters engraved on the breastplate. In other words, to Jews of that day tongues of fire represented the unique privilege of the High Priest to communicate with God.
What a moment, then, for those who saw tongues of fire descending on the 120 on the Day of Pentecost. The fire did not come down on the High Priest, but on ordinary fishermen from Galilee, yes and even on the women. The message was clear: God wanted to communicate with everyone. Thus Peter stood up and cited the Prophet Joel: "And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy." (Acts 2:17-18)
What an anniversary! The first words of the Bible to be written down, and the establishment of the Jews into a nation! The birth of the written Bible, and the birth of the people charged with keeping God's word as perfectly as is humanly possible. "Without spot or blemish" is the standard with which God charged the Jews. I went down to see an exhibit in Charlotte with some of the Dead Sea Scrolls last week, and I can testify that the Jews kept their charge. New Bible translations of the scriptures are not necessary now that the oldest manuscripts of God's word have been found. The Biblical scrolls are 1000 years older then the oldest manuscripts we had up till then. They go back to before the days of Christ! A translator reading off those Biblical scrolls would read without spot or blemish exactly the same as any of our modern translations of the Bible. The higher critics had theorized that the Bible had gone through any number of redactions as the years went by to make it seem relevant to the passing years, but those theories have been blown away with the Dead Sea Scroll finds. The Bible remains the Bible without spot or blemish! It is not only the higher critics who must bow their heads in shame, but Islam, and the Koran are founded on the premise that the Jews gerrymandered God's word into a Zionist plot to make the Jews appear to be God's chosen people over the Arabs and all others. Islam is built, and stands upon the theory of the higher critics of the Bible. Mohamed identified with the higher critics when he wrote the Koran. The Dead Sea Scrolls prove Islam, and the Koran are nothing more then a great lie, and at the least a great mistake! There is no foundation to their charges against the Jews, and that the Jews manipulated the Bible to say only what they wanted it to say. The Dead Sea Scrolls prove the Koran is a lie! Now, I know that is not a politically correct statement to make, but it is the truth. The Koran can not stand as long as the Dead Sea Scrolls testify that the Jews kept God's Word without applying either spot or blemish!
The New Testament has always avoided the higher critics charges of redaction because our New Testament manuscripts go almost all the way back to the originals. Such charges against the New Testament as were made against the Old Testament, and the Jews just could not pass the test of basic intellectual honesty. The add on, or missing books is the only place they can go with the New Testament. There have been attempts to redact the Bible. Every generation is exposed to those same attempts, and so far every generation has recognized the dishonesty of it all. The recent DaVinci Code hoopla is a case in point as are the phony Gnostic Gospels of Thomas and Judas etc.. These are old attempts to redact the Bible so it appears to favor some cultic philosophies that they would want added to the Bible so they would have some basis of authority. The book is still out on this generation as to whether it will fall into the redactors hands?
Friend, God has spoken clearly to you. His words are recorded in the Bible without spot or blemish! Only the liars and most despicable of each generation dare attack the veracity of God's Word. Here is the record God has left for you:
1 John 5:11-13
11 And this is the record , that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
The record of God is that His Son would sacrifice Himself as an offering for sin. Only perfection can be accepted by the Holy God of the Bible, and the perfect sacrifice of Christ meets that standard. Friend, God offers the salvation purchased by His Son through Calvary to you. All you need do is come! Won't you put your pride aside, and humbly come and accept His offer? Won't you come to Christ? The record of God to man has this single theme of sacrifice for sin as the only acceptable way to make peace with the only Holy God of the Bible! God has come unto you. Won't you now come unto Christ?
Sunday - June 4, 2006
Quartet Close to Transferring
Money to PA
23:51 Jun 03, '06 / 7 Sivan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) American Assistant Secretary of State David Welch said Saturday that the Quartet is close to finalizing a mechanism to transfer aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA). The Quartet is made up of the European Union, the United States, Russia and the United States.
Welch said the details should be finished between in the next three weeks, and possibly beforehand. Their objective is to transfer funds to the PA without their ending up in the coffers of the Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the PA legislature.
Abbas Deploys New Fatah
Militia in Jenin
23:08 Jun 03, '06 / 7 Sivan 5766
by Debbie Berman
In a show of force against the Hamas, Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas deployed a new Fatah militia in the town of Jenin on Saturday.
Abbas created the Fatah militia, comprised of some 2,500 members, in response to a Hamas militia, headed by Jamal Abu Samhadana, which was deployed in Gaza in May despite Abbas’s strong objections. The Hamas leader has been actively involved in the launch of Kassam rockets on Israel and is linked to the bombing of a US convoy in Gaza in 2003.
Members of the new Fatah militia were garbed in shirts reading "Special Protection Unit" and decorated with a photograph of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as they paraded through the streets of Jenin. Scores of militia members were reported to have been carrying assault rifles and pistols.
Jenin based Fatah leader Ata Abu Rmeileh, said as he rallied the newly formed militia “You are here to protect your people and the Palestinian Authority institutions. We are loyal to our people, not like those who have sold themselves to Arab and non-Arab capitals. "
Fatah military sources claimed that their new militia was formed to counter the Hamas militia in an effort to pressure the Hamas to disband their military component.
Abbas spokesman Nabil Amr, stated on Saturday that the PA President would not enter Gaza unless the Hamas agreed to disband its new militia. In addition, on Saturday afternoon, a top Hamas military wing leader, Abdel Hadi Siyam, was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting.
The argument is if we don't send money to the barbarian Arab Palestinians it will cause a civil war to break out. I hate to be the one giving a reality check, but civil war has already broken out! It is a war that has nothing to do with money being given, or not being given to the Palestinians to support the government agencies that are suppose to take care of the Palestinian people. No matter how the aid from the quartet gets to the Palestinians you can be assured it will be used to support the civil war that the diplomats are telling us they are preventing. Hamas as the winners of the democratically held Palestinian election have the legal right to be in charge of security. This special protection unit is not only illegal, but clearly a provocation of civil war. The US is on record that it will never negotiate much less send aid to any terrorist organization such as Al Quada or Hamas. Any aid we may agree to send the Palestinian people could only go to Fatah. The Fatah Special Protection Unit already wear the picture of Arafat who controlled every penny that came to the Palestinians in aid. Most of it was socked away in private Swiss bank accounts, but what did get spent in Palestine went almost totally to his Fatah organization which he established. Now, Abbas who was mentored by Arafat wants his Swiss bank accounts. I suspect he is going to get them. That is how the diplomatic game is played in the Holy Land to keep the Road Map peace plan going.
The rottenness of this whole secular Road Map effort should get everyone sick who even comes close to it. What an example of deceitful sin filled national political practices. God has been exposing all this rottenness so the whole world can see. Sadly. the response of this generation has been "who cares!" Folks, this is the Holy Land! We should be greatly concerned with what is happening. This is Bible prophecy coming to pass in our generation. Jerusalem should be the number one topic of any so called Christian nation. The Temple Mount should be our banner proclaiming the coming of our LORD.
60:1 To the chief Musician upon Shu'-shan-e'-duth, Mich'-tam of David, to teach; when he strove with A'-ram-na-ha-ra'-im and with A'-ram-zo'-bah, when Jo'-ab returned, and smote of E'-dom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
God is angry with this generation of Jews as He was with those of David's generation. The liberal secular government has been cast off because it is in the process of giving away not only most of Jerusalem, but Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount itself. A sin as unconscionable in the Old Testament as it is in the New Testament for Evangelical Christianity. The Temple Mount is the place the Bible says where will fly the banner of the Jewish Messiah as well as that of the soon coming LORD of hosts. A banner upon the high mountain. The battle over Mount Zion will bring to the earth that dreaded day of the LORD. God says He will destroy the whole land. He says that destruction will come from the Almighty! Great fear is predicted in the Bible for all the evil and wicked men who have stood in their pride and arrogance against the Almighty.
Friend, in Christ there is no fear. He came to give good tidings of great joy. The Saviour has come! He has come to save you dear friend, but you must first come to Him. He forces His salvation on no one. It is our responsibility to come to Him. Won't you come with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might pleading that He apply His sin cleansing blood to your heart? The good tidings are that He has never refused to save even the worst of sinners who come pleading to be changed. He promises us a new heart, and He has never failed to keep His word. Friend, this is Christ the Lord of the Bible. Won't you come to Him right now?
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not : for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Monday - June 5, 2006
Top Disengagement Strategist:
Convergence Won´t Bring Stability
13:46 Jun 04, '06 / 8 Sivan 5766
by Hillel Fendel
The outgoing head of the National Security Council, Gen. Giora Eiland, officially parted from the Cabinet today, leaving sharp criticism of PM Olmert's withdrawal plan in his wake.
Speaking with journalist Ari Shavit of Haaretz this weekend, Eiland - responsible for drawing up the logistical plans for Ariel Sharon's disengagement from Gaza - said Israel missed a "historic opportunity" to receive something in return for quitting Gaza. Neither does he think the latest plan, to withdraw unilaterally from most of Judea and Samaria, will succeed.
Eiland is of the opinion that a future unilateral withdrawal from Yesha (Judea and Samaria) would lead to a situation he rejects: the traditional two-state solution.
Eiland told Shavit that Israel could have demanded a totally new type of solution, but did not take advantage of the situation, and instead, the Disengagement "contributed nothing to the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
"The move along a unilateral path," Eiland said, "leads us to the classic solution of two states for two peoples, and I think this is an impossible solution [because it makes] two assumptions: that it is possible to solve the conflict in the area between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, and that the reference for a border between the two states is the 1967 lines with minor changes. I reject these two assumptions. I think that between the sea and the river there is not enough area to contain two states, and I think that in order to maintain a defensible border, Israel needs at least 12 percent of the West Bank... [In addition], even a Palestinian state with 100 percent of the Gaza Strip and 97 percent of the West Bank is not viable. Such a country will be poor, radical, restive, where the demographic pressures will be unbearable. In 2020 there will be 2.5 million people in the Gaza Strip, in area of 365 square kilometers. This will inevitably lead to pressure against the fences."
Asked for his alternative proposal, Eiland showed great imagination, partially adopting MK Benny Elon's 'Jordan is Palestine' plan. His idea involves annexing 600 square kilometers of Judea and Samaria to Israel, taking parts of the Sinai (600 square kilometers, about 1%) and Jordan (100 square kilometers) for the benefit of a future Palestinian state, and giving Egypt 150 square kilometers of the southern Negev.
Eiland's position against the classic two-state solution is not new. Already in February of this year, speaking at the Herzliya Conference, he said, "It is not certain that 'two states for two nations' is a stable solution for this dispute."
A year ago, veteran journalists Raviv Drucker and Ofer Shelach published a book in which they showed that the Disengagement Plan was hatched up simply to avoid Ariel Sharon's indictment in the Greek Island scandal. They wrote that top Sharon-aide Dov Weisglass led the way in preparing the plan, and that those in the army and government who could have helped improve the plan for Israel were left out of the decision-making loop. Drucker and Shelach explained that Eiland "was in the midst of preparing a plan as to how Israel could get some benefit from its withdrawal, when suddenly he was presented with this new [unilateral] plan - and even now he objects to the plan [as it now stands]."
Eiland confirmed this in his talk with Shavit: "When I took office, on January 18, 2004, there was only an amorphous term 'disengagement' from a speech in Herzliya. I asked Sharon how much time I had to formulate a plan and he told me, four months. But very quickly it became clear to me that Dov Weissglas had already met with the Americans and committed us to a major unilateral step both in Gaza and the West Bank. Immediately afterwards, Sharon committed himself to the evacuation of 18 settlements in the Gaza Strip in an interview to Yoel Marcus, and at that point the game was up. The planning process I had begun blew up."
Olmert's convergence plan will "not bring stability," Eiland says, and "will not solve the conflict. But it will encourage Hamas to keep the calm... There will be a situation of two states without an agreement. The Palestinian state will be a radical Hamas state, not satisfied and not viable. There will be continuous instability."
Eiland headed the National Security Council for 2.5 years; the average term in this position has been about a year. He will be succeeded in several weeks by former Mossad Deputy Head Ilan Mizrachi, who left the Mossad for the private business sector in 2003 when Ariel Sharon did not choose him to head the organization. Mizrachi is considered to be an expert in Islamic and Arab affairs.
It is good to know that at least there is talk of a plan other then the Road Map. At this point any plan other then the Road Map would be a good thing, but the only plan that can ever count is the Biblical plan built around dispensational change that will come with the Kingdom Age. I'm convinced we must endure all these failed human efforts at peace in the Holy Land. We must all learn that peace will never come to the Holy Land through human effort. It is beyond the ability of fallen men to ever produce real peace. What we must do is what faithful men have been doing for the last 2000 years, and that is to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This task can only be accomplished by God, and it is to Him we plead the peace of Jerusalem. This task can only be accomplished through the LORD Jesus Chrit! He came the first time as the suffering Savior, but He is coming again as the LORD of hosts. He is coming as the King of the Jews. The mighty undefeatable God of the universe. When He establishes His Kingdom none shall be able to stand in His way!
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Every peace plan that does not take into consideration what the Bible says about Jerusalem is doomed to fail. Every peace plan that does not allow the Jews to build the next Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is doomed to fail. Surprisingly, the Bible indicates that the fist person who comes up with a peace plan that gives the Jews full unrestricted sovereignty over both Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount will be the antichrist!
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
The antichrist comes on the Biblical scene when Daniel's 70th week of prophecy begins. I can only conclude the covenant he makes with the Jews allows them to build their Temple. The gentile nations here agree that the Jews have full rights to Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. That Temple is obviously in operation three and one half years later when the antichrist breaks the covenant with them by desecrating, and prohibiting any more proper and acceptable Jewish Temple worship. I'm convinced Ezekiel 39, the end of Islam, is the event that produces this peace treaty with the gentile nations. The power of God on behalf of the Jews is enough to even get the antichrist who hates the Jews to back away if only for 3-1/2 years. Another event the Bible tells us about the midst of Daniel's 70th week is the death of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11. The Temple is the subject of introduction to Revelation 11, and my assumption is that the Two Witnesses are central to it's construction. What is even more important is that they would be the ones to establish proper acceptable Temple worship that has not been practiced for almost 2000 years. I doubt the pompous religious Jews of today could ever in their pride do anything pleasing to God. Acceptable Temple Worship can only be established by humbled men who are directly communing with God, and we know this is the case with the Two Witnesses. They are humbly dressed in sackcloth, yet manifest great power from God which they clearly do not use to enhance their own comforts. I'm convinced the testimony they finish in 3-1/2 years just before their death is the completion of Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek 40 - 48). What act in Revelation 11 could possibly torment the people of earth who hate God and His Bible more then the building of the prophesied Jewish Temple? It seems to me that a remnant of 144,000 Jews protected for 3-1/2 years by these Two Witnesses could build Ezekiel's Temple at a time when the secular Jews, and the whole world opposes them doing what they have every right to do.
Friend, this remnant of Jews including the Two Witnesses who build Ezekiel's Temple will be the foundation for the Kingdom Age. It will be because they are all going to be "born again" according to the Bible. These are the Jews with circumcised hearts. Their testimony through building the Temple will be that the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again. That His Kingdom is at hand! Friend, have you come to this Christ of the Bible? Have you asked Him to save you? Judgment is coming with Him when He comes again. Will you be able to stand? He loves you dear friend. He shed His blood at Calvary so your sins can be washed away. Won't you come?
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus , and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Wednesday - June 7, 2006
Tuesday Deadline Looms for PA
22:45 Jun 04, '06 / 8 Sivan 5766
by Hana Levi Julian
Time is running out for Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to approve the“Prisoners’ Plan” and accept a PA state within the 1967 borders and other points. So far, he has refused.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced a little over a week ago that he would give Haniyeh ten days to approve the plan authored by Fatah and Hamas prisoners in Israel led by convicted Fatah terrorist Marwan Barghouti.
The “Prisoners’ Plan” calls for the PA to accept the creation of a state within the 1967 borders as well as the 2002 Beirut Declaration, which calls for formal recognition of Israel upon withdrawal from territories won in the 1967 war.
The plan also calls for the “right of return” for millions of Arabs into Israel, continued Arab “struggle” --- a euphemism for terrorism – against Israel and the release of thousands of terrorist prisoners from Israeli jails, including the authors.
If Haniyeh does not approve the plan by Tuesday, Abbas will send it to a general referendum. Haniyeh has continued to reject the plan and the referendum. He also continues to reject the international Quartet demands that Hamas officially recognize Israel, disarm, renounce terrorism and uphold agreements signed by the previous PA administration. The “Prisoners’ Plan” would address those issues, were Israel to agree to the terms.
After a week of avoiding the issue, Haniyeh said that Abbas’ plans to hold a national referendum were illegal but that he would discuss the matter. “The local law does not permit holding referenda on the Palestinian law,” said Haniyeh on Sunday, in what appeared to be a continuation of the ongoing power struggle between the two PA leaders.
The sad part of this Prisoners Plan is that it will become the only ultimate end to the Road Map that will be acceptable by the Arab Palestinians. The implanting of millions of barbarians now corralled by the neighboring Islamic countries is terrible enough, but this plan will spell out the final disposition of the Temple Mount for which all of Islam is bound to make a life or death issue. The fanaticism of the Mohamed cartoons is nothing compared to what Islam will do contemplating any future thought of a Jewish Temple on the Mount. The liberal secular government of Israel cares nothing about the Temple Mount. The Bible is just another book of myths to them which is not relevant in our modern generation. Secular Jews like these have always been around. When the Jewish Nation split after the death of King Solomon the Northern part went totally secular. The Southern part had a mixture of secular and spiritual mostly dominated by the secular, but there were numerous revivals in Judah where the spiritual elements gained favor and control. Today, there are no spiritual Jews acceptable to Israelis! There are religious Jews who have rejected the Jewish Messiah that God sent them, but there are no Christian Jews acceptable to the religious Jews of Israel. The door was opened to the gentiles with Jewish national rejection of Christ at His first coming, and the present Christian Church is the result. That door is about to close with the coming of dispensational change. Salvation will be limited again to only Israel. The gentiles will be required to submit to the coming again Christ when He is presented to the world as the King of the Jews. His future throne will be located in Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek 40 -48). The Jews and gentiles will be required to come to Him.
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 Temple will be the only place on the planet where faithful servants of this Jewish King will be able to worship Him. They will be required to offer Old Testament blood sacrifices daily throughout the 1000 year reign of the soon coming LORD Jesus Christ. The Jewish book of Leviticus will be followed in Ezekiel's Temple. The blood will all look back to Calvary as all previous sacrifices looked forward to His coming to Calvary.
18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.
20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
Friend, it is the blood that provides salvation of both gentile and Jew. It is not any old blood shed at any old place. The sacrificial animals are required to be perfect! They must be without spot or blemish otherwise they are not acceptable to be a reminder of the power saving blood of Christ that was shed at Calvary. The altar where the blood is to be poured can only be put in front of the Temple door. This is the only acceptable place. One Temple, one altar, and one Savior King in the next dispensation. The only way to come into His presents will be with blood! I don't think Christ ever leaves His Temple, or throne for His entire reign during the millennial Kingdom. All men must come to Him in the next dispensation similarly as we must come to Him today. We must come pleading His blood that was shed so our sins can be washed away. All other ways, all other religions, and all other assurances given by men are false and worthless. It is only the blood of Christ that can make us acceptable to a perfectly Holy God. The only way to be washed in the blood of Christ is to come into His presence, and plead for forgiveness on the basis of Calvary. He did it all, but we must come to Him for salvation. Won't you come? Right now you can pray to Him. He never rejects a broken heart seeking the purity that He offers. Won't you come into the presents of Christ to be saved?
Thursday - June 8, 2006
Al Qaeda Takes Root in PA as
Arabs Smuggle in 11 Tons of TNT
21:09 Jun 06, '06 / 10 Sivan 5766
by Scott Shiloh
Security chief Yuval Diskin told a Knesset committee that “World Jihad” was taking root in the PA. Smuggling has placed another 11 tons of TNT and 10,000 rifles at its disposal for attacking Israel.
Yuval Diskin, head of Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, Shin Bet, presented a sobering appraisal of Israel’s security situation since the disengagement last August to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
According to Diskin, weapons smuggling into Gaza has reached unprecedented proportions. Since the Israeli pullout which left the Egyptian-Gazan border in the hands of Egypt and the Palestinian Authority, Arab terrorists have succeeded in smuggling 11 tons of TNT into Gaza.
Aside from TNT, which vastly improves terrorists’ ability to manufacture more deadly Kassam rockets and explosive vests for suicide bombers, terrorists have smuggled massive quantities of other weapons across the Egypt-Gaza border.
Among the new weapons at the terrorists’ disposal were 10,000 rifles, 1600 pistols, RPG’s, Katyushas, and shoulder fired Strella missiles. The latter are capable of downing civilian aircraft. Some of the new weaponry entered Gaza via the Rafiah crossing with Egypt.
Prior to the disengagement, that crossing was manned by Israeli security personnel. Under a last-minute agreement brokered by the Americans, the Israeli presence at the crossing is limited to a closed-circuit video camera that sends a broadcast of persons entering the terminal to an IDF base at Nitzanim.
Diskin said the Egyptians were trying unsuccessfully to thwart the smuggling. On the other hand, he noted that Israel had been successful in preventing the terrorists from exporting experts and technical information from Gaza to Judea and Samaria.
As new weapons and other armaments flow into the PA, Diskin said groups such as Al Qaeda, which promote World Jihad, have been taking route in PA strongholds in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.
In fact, Diskin told the committee, elements of the World Jihad in Sinai were responsible for intensifying the extent of weapons smuggling into Gaza. Egypt, he explained, was likewise ineffective in its efforts to curtail Al Qaeda which has opened up a number of cells in the Sinai Peninsula. Overall, Diskin said, the Egyptians had a poor record in fighting terrorism.
Jordan, he said, has been more effective in countering Al Qaeda. Although the World Jihad has already set up an infrastructure in Jordan, Jordanian forces are active in combating it.
The Road Map peace plan is not off to a very good start. The Gaza retreat was the first step, and the Arab Palestinians have used it to turn the Gaza into a haven for terrorists. These barbarians kill each other with the same ease that they kill Jews. It is the price the Arabs pay for nurturing a generation on hate. The Islamic gains in the Holy Land through terrorism has inspired them to look toward even greater conquests. They now boldly view the whole world as a target for their barbarianism. The great concern of Al Qaeda on 9/11 was Saudi Arabia, but they have now moved their focus to the Holy Land. They know the Islamic world sees the Holy Land as the center of their struggle to rule the world. It is the Holy Land of the Christians and Jews where Islam intends to fight to the death. It is the Holy Land where Islam wants to discredit the Bible, and make the Koran dominate. Their vigor has exposed a dreadful truth about both Christianity and Judaism. Apathy has so inundated both religions that the loss of most of the Holy Land has become non-consequential. Included in the give away of the Gaza was the city of Jericho. The first step of the give away Road Map plan was to give Islam the first city that fell to Joshua when he crossed the Jordan. What a reversal this Third miraculous Exodus has taken compared to the First Exodus! The Jews are going backwards. This is the most classic example of the Biblical meaning of backsliding.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward .
I do not see a pleasant future for all the apathy, and the backsliding going on in both Christianity and Judaism. The Christian Church faces the rapture where all the spiritual born again Christians are removed supernaturally by God leaving only an Apostate Christian Church behind. An instrument fit for the antichrist to use as fodder in his climb to world domination. The same will be true for Judaism, but with the Jews God will add a spiritual remnant. A yet to be revealed remnant of 144,000 spiritual Jews will join the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 in building Ezekiel's Temple. Many other Jews will convert to the Old Testament Judaism that they will represent. The Old Testament type of Judaism God always intended the Jews to follow, but the Jews always backslid before reaching His Godly ideals. A sacrificial system will be introduced in Ezekiel's Temple which will look back to Calvary like God always intended the Jews of old to look forward to this same one time sacrifice to which all other sacrifices were meant to exemplify. Perfect Judaism will be re-introduced once again, but this time we know the Messiah's name. Perfect Judaism will be centered around the soon coming LORD Jesus Christ King of the Jews. It will be for Him that Ezekiel's Temple will be built. It will be to His perfect blood that all future sacrifices will be directed.
Friend, you can only be saved by coming through the blood. There is no other salvation that is acceptable to the Holy God of the Bible. You must be perfect to come into His presents. God is eternal, and His future can only be perfection. The standard the LORD Jesus Christ represented at His first coming was this perfection, and He was rejected by a world that wanted to sin. The same is true today. The perfect Kingdom without spot or blemish ruling the world with perfect law is too puritanical for most. When the ruler forces men to live without spot or blemish they balk. Friend, it is only through the blood that we can be changed. The promise is that Christ has the power to perfect us so that we will fit into His planed sinlessly perfect eternal heaven. It is only through His blood which is without spot or blemish that this miracle can be accomplished. Friend, you must come to Him, and Him alone. There is no other. You can pray right now, and by the word of God you can be saved through the blood.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood , we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Friday - June 9, 2006
Chief Al-Qaeda Terrorist in
Iraq Killed in Targeted Air Strike
16:54 Jun 08, '06 / 12 Sivan 5766
by Hillel Fendel
The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been killed in a U.S. air strike in Iraq. No lull in terrorism in Iraq - or the Palestinian Authority - is expected, however.
The United States had been pursuing Zarqawi for several years, saying he was known to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iraqis.
Zarqawi and one of his key lieutenants, Sheikh Abdel Rahman, were killed late Wednesday afternoon in an air strike "against an identified, isolated safe house," said George W. Casey, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq . "Tips and intelligence from Iraqi senior leaders from his network led forces to al-Zarqawi and some of his associates who were conducting a meeting" in the area.
He said that though the killing was a significant blow to Al-Qaeda, it was unlikely to stem violence in Iraq. U.S. President George W. Bush echoed this prediction.
Reports of Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Sinai are becoming increasingly prevalent. Just this week, Israel's General Security Service chief Yuval Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Al Qaeda has been taking root in PA strongholds in these areas, and were heavily involved in intensifying weapons smuggling into Gaza.
"Zarqawi and Al-Qaeda in Iraq have conducted terrorist activities against the Iraqi people for years," Casey said, "in attempts to undermine the Iraqi national government and coalition efforts to rebuild and stabilize Iraq."
Zarqawi was notorious for his massive car bomb attacks. In February 2005, for instance, no fewer than 125 people were killed when a car bomb he organized blew up in the midst of a large group of policemen in southern Iraq. In September 2004, 35 children and 7 adults were killed in a series of attacks he organized in Baghdad. Another 47 were killed around the same time in a car bomb attack outside the city. In December of that year, two simultaneous car bombs killed 60 people.
Zarqawi was also responsible for the attacks in three luxury hotels in Amman, Jordan last year, and he is considered to be responsible for the murderous attacks in the Sinai Desert as well.
The Bible is clear that this unrepentant mass murderer is now in hell! He is in the same place where the rich man went after he died. The same flames are licking around his body of which the rich man described as tormenting! There is no devil with a pitch fork running around. There is only the rich man in torment looking beyond a fixed great gulf to Abraham's bosom observing the blessed rest which could have been his if he had humbled himself before God, and trusted in God's promise of a coming Messiah who would have the power of redemption.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption .
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Without having ever sought redemption during life the rich man now faces an eternal future of never ending torment. Added to this torment is the length of the sentence. It is forever!
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
The Koran tells the faithful this mass murderer is now in a sexually perverted paradise. His conscienceless barbarianism has gained him Islamic bliss. You can decide which book tells the truth? The Bible does talk about heaven for those who do not deserve it, but it includes all men as being undeserving. The Bible says we all come short of the glory of God. There is none, no not one, who can meet the Holy Standard of the God of the Bible. His holiness demands perfection! With the sole exception of the LORD Jesus Christ there are no perfect men. His law as written in the Bible is absolutely perfect, and allows for no exceptions. Even our thoughts are measured, and found wanting. However, the God of the Bible said He would provide a redeemer! One who had the power to save those who can't save themselves. Friend, have you found the LORD Jesus Christ as your Savior? Have you been washed in His sin cleansing blood? Only He is the Redeemer of men, but we must come to Him pleading our case as a lost sinner. He says in the Bible that He loves you, and wants you saved. But, dear friend you must humble yourself, and come to Him. Won't you come? Salvation is not for the proud who think in their own eyes they can earn merit with God. Salvation is for the humble who recognize they need a redeemer.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous , but sinners to repentance.
Jesus Christ is coming again as the King of the Jews. He is coming this time in great power. He will not be resisted. He will manifest the part of His character that is the LORD of hosts. He will demand submission to His perfect standards. Only the redeemed will be able to stand! Only He is the redeemer of Israel. Friend, I ask again is He your redeemer?
Saturday - June 10, 2006
When Arabs kill Arabs, when Arabs divide the land
By Bradley Burston
... -- On Thursday, no fewer than 10,000 Palestinian security members, loyal to Fatah, staged a mass demonstration in Gaza against the Hamas government, firing into the air, trying to break into the Palestinian parliament building, and hurling rocks and other objects at its windows.
-- On Friday, Palestinian gunmen, apparently from Hamas, shot to death a senior officer in the Preventative Security Service, a Palestinian Authority agency closely linked to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah.
To the south in Khan Yunis, a gun battle between Hamas men and Preventative Security officers left three PSS members wounded.
-- On Saturday, a force of some 2,500 Fatah militants deployed in Jenin as a new security arm, further escalating tensions with Hamas.
Later, in an apparent Fatah assassination operation, gunmen seriously wounded a junior commander in the Hamas military wing.
-- On Monday, two more apparent Fatah assassination operations were carried out in the Strip. In Jabalya, a large explosion ripped through a house, killing Hamas member Ahmed Sari and wounding his son, 8.
Earlier in the day, masked gunmen fired on a car carrying a Hamas gunman and his wife, 20, who was eight months pregnant. Both were killed in the hail of fire.
Through it all, Abbas has been pushing the Prisoners' Document, authored in part by Fatah leader-turned-lifer Marwan Barghouti and jailed representatives of Hamas and three other Palestinian factions.
In a rare case of Hamas misreading Palestinian public opinion - perhaps the surest sign of the transition into government - the fundamentalist movement was quick to oppose the Document.
A poll released Tuesday by a respected Palestinian opinion research team showed that on the critical plank of the Document, fully 83 percent of Palestinian respondents said the supported the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 war borders of the West Bank and Gaza.
The clause is widely seen as expressing implicit recognition of Israel, a step Hamas has sought desperately to sidestep. ...
What happens when one Islamist engaged in Holy Jihad kills another Islamist? Who is the good guy who goes to the Islamic sexually perverted paradise, and who is the bad guy that does not? My thoughts are whatever side ends up the winner goes to paradise? I don't think Allah sides, or helps losers? The Bible tells me there is no greater group of losers found in the annals of human history as the Jews! They are less then 1/10 of 1% of the world's population, and yet have been around as long as any peoples group on record. Their longevity should be reflected in world population statistics, but it is not. They have outlasted entire nations, and ethnic populations mightier then they. They have outlasted their conquerors. They have been uprooted out of their homeland to be scattered among the nations not once, but twice! Yet, today they have returned for the second miraculous time still as Jewish as ever. This is the Third Exodus of Jews into the Holy Land, and it is as miraculous as any of the others. The God of the Bible seems more the God of losers then the big winner wheeler dealers that always rise to the top.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Allah may be the god of the Islamic masses, but the God of the Bible is only for the small remnant of every generation who humble themselves before Him. The Bible is not a text book to the masses about religion. It is a revelation from the creator God defining His perfect holiness, and the absolutely perfect standards that He represents. He gave His revelation to the Jews, and commended them to keep it without spot or blemish. The Word of God, and the Holy Land are tied together, and that is why this Third miraculous Exodus is so critical. God not only gave the Jews His sacred trust to preserve His revelation, but He also expected them to live by them.
6:1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Friend, it was only a remnant of Jews who were saved at any one time in Old Testament times, and it is only a remnant of Christians who are saved in New Testament times as well. It is God who changes the heart of the remnant who seek Him with all their heart, soul, and might. They no longer live for themselves and this world, but in humble desire they live only for Him. They are rejected by this world of sin, but blessed by Him in the process. The Kingdom Age is almost here, and a remnant of Jews are about to experience the eternal change that has brought the hate of the world to all the remnants of the past. But, at the same time God looks at their eternal future, and calls them blessed. They will be the inheritors of His coming Kingdom. What about you? What is your future? Will you spend it with Christ the King of the Jews? You can if you receive Him as your Savior. All you need do is pray.
Monday - June 12, 2006
Poll: 56% Israelis oppose Convergence
According to a recent Haaretz-Dialog poll, some 56 percent of Israelis oppose Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's 'convergence plan' to unilaterally redefine Israel's eastern border. The poll results were released as Olmert was meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, who also opposes the plan. The poll found that only 37 percent of Israelis support convergence, which calls for a massive unilateral withdrawal in the West Bank, while 7 percent are undecided. Unsurprisingly, most of the supporters were people who had voted for one of the two main coalition parties, Kadima and Labor. But a massive 83 percent of people who voted for Shas, the third-largest coalition party, said that they oppose the plan.
Abdullah: "No" Settlement at Jordan's expense
Olmert says no alternative to unilateral borders
During a Thursday meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Jordan's King Abdullah II spoke out against Olmert's plan for a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank. While Abdullah supports Israel and has condemned the Hamas-led government, he hopes to avoid a destabilizing flood of Palestinians onto Jordanian soil and favors bilateral talks.
"A unilateral step by Israel would raise question marks and a sense of insecurity not only among the Palestinians, but among all the partners of peace in the region," he said. "If anyone who believes that it is possible to settle the Palestinian issue at the expense of Jordan, he should know that Jordan will never be a substitute homeland for anybody."
Olmert, however, reiterated a statement he made during a press conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, and reminded Abdullah of the Palestinian Hamas government's unwillingness to recognize Israel, renounce terror and accept previously made agreements between Israel and the PA, The Jerusalem Post reports.
"Should the Palestinians not meet their obligations, and should no political horizon be apparent, we will have no alternative but to look for other ways in order to move the situation in the Middle East forward," he said.
In the past, Jordan has been a refuge for Palestinians eager to escape the brewing civil war in the territories.
Finally there is the recognition that this Road Map can only be a route to hell. It is the liberal secular majority that are finally facing reality. The Olmert government is in trouble. I don't think he is the man that Sharon was who just bulled his way ahead without any heed to what the consequences might be. I would hope Olmert is already considering alternative plans to the blasphemous Road Map. The great danger of the Road Map is the Two State solution! The Biblical purpose of this third miraculous Exodus is for the Jews to posses the Holy Land not share it with the barbarians.
I would hope the Jews of Israel are coming to their senses. Even Jordan can see the foolishness of the old Road Map. I know the Bible teaches there will be a false peace before God ends all Islamic influence over the Holy Land so the last Jewish Temple can be built. How this is all going to happen only time will tell. The potential for the phony peace of which Ezekiel speaks is very real. The Jews are desperate, and subject to grasping at any peace plan no matter how foolish. The barbarian hate for the Jews is forever fixed! They make any peace plan no matter how compromised as impossible. Only the extermination of all the Jews from the Holy Land will suffice for the barbarians. A promised Jewish Kingdom will always be out of the question as long as Islam has a presents in the Holy Land. Ezekiel 39 is God's answer to this dilemma.
Friend, we are approaching the end of one era, and the beginning of another. The Bible says God is going to establish the promised Kingdom of Heaven very soon in the Holy Land. Are you ready? Have you come to the LORD Jesus Christ for salvation? You can pray to Him right now. He wants you saved, but you must come to Him. The decision is yours!
Tuesday - June 13, 2006
How the PA Blamed Israel for
the Deaths on the Beach
13:10 Jun 12, '06 / 16 Sivan 5766
by Hillel Fendel
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) released a report on Saturday full of inaccuracies about the incident - and has not yet released a correction or apology.
The organization, whose reports are widely relied upon by the United Nations and other organizations, announced the following:
"PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that the attack which killed seven members of the same family took place at approximately 16:40 on Friday, 9 June 2006. An Israeli naval boat stationed off the coast of Beit Lahya fired seven successive artillery shells at civilians on the beach in the Waha area, north of Beit Lahya. The shells landed on the beach, which had been crowded with civilian men, women and children at the time. Seven civilians from the same family (father, mother and five children) were killed. A sixth child from the same family escaped death but was seen on television crying hysterically beside her father’s body. A further 32 civilians, including 13 children, were injured... Israeli television Channel 2 broadcast footage of the Israeli boat firing the shells at the beach, with one of the navy soldiers scanning the beach with binoculars; thus indicating that the crime had been perpetrated with a premeditated intent to kill."
An indication of PCHR's bias is the fact that it consistently refers to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the IOF - the Israeli Occupation Forces. The organization gathered data that led to the issuing of an arrest warrant in Great Britain against Gen. (ret.) Doron Almog in 2005 for "war crimes." He was to be charged with overseeing the dropping of a one-ton bomb in Gaza that killed Hamas arch-murderer Salah Shehadeh and several children in July 2002.
Arab affairs expert Yonatan D. HaLevy writes, "The PCHR version has turned rumors into 'facts' which then become 'proof' for PCHR to determine that Israeli naval soldiers 'meant to kill' the family."
Writing for the NFC Hebrew news site, HaLevy adds, "The IDF fires 155mm artillery shells towards open areas in order to thwart the Kassam launchers, and often warns the locals not to be there. In the present case, it is very doubtful as to whether the family was hit by a 155mm shell. I carefully reviewed the video clips disseminated by the PA television, and the documentation of [Channel Two], and I did not find the large hole that a 155mm shell [would have made]."
HaLevy said that for their part, the Arabs of the PA "made sure to exhibit the bodies of the dead, but refrained from showing the crater and the shrapnel as proof of their claims."
Gen. (ret.) Yom Tov Samiyeh said, "It is almost certain that the incident [in which seven members of one family on a Gaza beach were killed in an explosion] was an accident caused by the Palestinians, and that the Palestinians took advantage of the situation to besmirch Israel."
"I can imagine," Samiyeh said, "that there was some sort of mine, or at worst, even a set-up that the Palestinians arranged." He added that during his years of army service as IDF Southern District Commander, he experienced a number of incidents in which the Arabs set up attacks on citizens.
The IDF investigation has so far shown that Israeli Navy ships definitely did not fire towards the beach at that time, based on the type of wounds and other evidence. HaLevy notes that video clips of navy sailors firing and scanning the beach were photographed at an earlier hour.
HonestReporting.com, in a detailed review of the topic, notes that "many in the international media [rushed] to conclusions in the immediate aftermath of the terrible incident. For example, despite suggestions that a single artillery shell was responsible, the Guardian claimed that "a barrage of Israeli artillery shells rained down on a busy Gaza beach...", while the Independent, without waiting for confirmation or otherwise, attributed the incident to "Israeli naval gunboats". In fact, while the most likely explanation is a single stray artillery shell, the possibility of a Qassam missile fired from Gaza itself has not yet been discounted and has been made more difficult to ascertain due to Palestinian refusals to cooperate with Israeli investigators.
I don't know if we will ever learn the truth of what happened on that beach, but I do know it is not Israeli policy to ever target a non-consequential civilian family playing on the beach for death. If that were done those who did it would not be paraded around by the populous as heroes. They would be facing the full wrath that the law demands of cold blooded murderers. They would lose all face, and would be drummed out of the service. This is the great difference between Islam, and Judeo/Christianity. This is the difference between the Koran, and the Bible. This is the difference between barbarianism, and civilized societies. It is beyond all comprehension for the Palestinians to be crying "War Crimes" with their record. It is the Palestinians who elected Hamas to fire their rockets into the air, and where they land they do not care just as long as they head into Jewish territory. Should a weld fail on one of the fins, and the rocket curve toward the sea. The Palestinians would just blame the Jews for whatever the consequences were. Every time one of their Bomb makers goes up in smoke they blame the Israelis for dirty play. It is an old broken record by now.
Today, the barbarians now entrenched in the Gaza are firing volley after volley of rockets at the Jews. These wild animals are at the same time rioting among themselves. Yet, this is the kind of State the governments of the world want to establish forever in the Holy Land. This is the kind of government that the Jews are expected to share the Holy Land with. The more they get the worse they get. I can't even imagine how bad it is going to get once they get Judea and Samaria. Their vicious behavior has no bounds. They always put the blame for their sin on the Jews. That is how the Koran works. Islam is always innocent, and if they do bad things in the Holy Land they just blame the Jews for causing the problem that forced them to do evil. The problem is that the Allah of the Koran is not the God of the Bible. It is not the Islamic Allah who will judge all men for their actions via Islamic standards. It is the creator God of the Bible who alone has the power to judge all men according to His Holiness!
Friend, what will be your fate when the absolutely Holy God of the Bible calls you before His bar? The Bible says that those who have put their faith and trust in the LORD Jesus Christ will have an advocate.
1 John 2:1-3
2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
Friend, are you confident that the LORD Jesus Christ will stand in your stead on the day of judgment before a Holy God? Will He plead His shed blood for you as a propitiation for your sin? The Bible says that Christ changes the hearts of those whom He saves. They no longer live for the lusts of the world, but desire to live for and obey Him. We live in days of great deception. There are many false christs who are being presented to this generation. Examine your heart dear friend. The blood of Christ has the power to save the whole world. Every person who ever lived, or will live. But, He will not force His salvation on you. You must come to Him to be saved. You must come with all your heart, soul, and might. God knows your heart. He sees right through the phonies who only play the game of religion. Where is the evidence of your salvation? Is it real, or are you just another phony? Friend settle it today with Christ. Give Him everything. There is no such thing as second blessings. Either you come all the way right at the beginning, or your just another apostate fit only to be left behind at the rapture. The time is short. You need to respond to Christ right now. You need Him to write your name in the Book of Life! Only for those will He stand as their advocate. The rest are cast into the never ending lake of fire.
Wednesday - June 14, 2006
US, EU at odds over Palestinian aid
The Bush administration is pressuring the EU to drop its planned payment method for Palestinian health workers, Western diplomats toldÂ Reuters on Monday. Under the EU plan, up to 30m Euros a month in cash would be given directly to government employees - about 25 percent of what the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority needs to cover its monthly salary cost. Washington officials offered the Quartet of Middle East 'peace brokers' (US, EU, UN, Russia) an alternative that would instead make welfare-type payments to poor Palestinians, who could then use the money to cover medical and food expenses. The Hamas party's failure to pay government salaries since taking control of the PA in March has sparked rampant internal violence and fears of civil war in the Gaza Strip.
The diplomats are more concerned with what looks good rather then what works. I hate to break the news, but civil war has already broken out in the Gaza. It has nothing to do with paychecks. It has everything to do with behavioral attitudes nurtured by hate. The Gaza now fully under Islamic control is more like a prison yard then a civilized society. The toughs are beating their way into power, and using the poor and the meek to do their bidding. The US plan for humanitarian aid sounds good, but the truth is the neighborhood thugs of the Gaza will grab that money quicker then we can hand it out. Any holdouts not willing to "donate" their all to the Islamic cause face beatings, and at worse being branded an Israeli informer which brings death at the hands of the street mobs. No matter how Western aid money is distributed it will always end up in the hands of the bad guys in Gaza. I'm sure the diplomats know the realities of the Gaza. This is why they are really only interested in looking good to the rest of the world. They want to look like great humanitarians even though they know it will never work. It is wrong to prop up such a barbaric society with money. Such efforts always come back to bite. We propped up a corrupt system in South Viet Nam, and oh how that came back to bite us.
It is best not to encourage the thugs to live off those who do work. There are Arab Palestinians who try to provide for their families. Their businesses are constantly harassed by the local thugs looking for a handout. The thugs don't work. They blame their unemployed plight on the Jews, and brag the day long of how they will kill the Jews when their chance comes. They expect the hard working Palestinians to support them as holy warriors. These gun toting sluggards are the ones who will end up with all the Western aid that will flow into the Gaza no matter which plan the West follows. Islam might well put aside the Koran, and take a lesson from the Bible:
2 Thessalonians 3:10-13
10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
I doubt that will happen, but it does us no good to keep pouring money down an empty hole. It does us even less good to support this kind of society being given a large part of the Holy Land in which to forever establish a kingdom based on these barbaric principals. The Jews as representatives of world opinion once had a choice between the mild mannered Christ, and the brutish Barabbas.
- i.e., son of Abba or of a father, a notorious robber whom Pilate proposed to condemn to death instead of Jesus, whom he wished to release, in accordance with the Roman custom (John 18:40; Mark 15:7; Luke 23:19). But the Jews were so bent on the death of Jesus that they demanded that Barabbas should be pardoned (Matthew 27:16-26; Acts 3:14). This Pilate did.
(from Easton's Bible Dictionary, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 2003 Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Folks, I hope you understand this was not something to blame on the Jews as the Arabs always do. The Jews only reflected the wider attitude of the entire world. There was none who were willing to stand up for Christ. His perfect puritanical standards were rejected by all men. None wanted to follow Him into establishing a perfect Kingdom here on earth. Men wanted the freedom to sin whenever they felt the erg, and would never submit to puritanical law that would prevent them. Imagine it being illegal to even think bad thoughts on a woman. It was too much for the world of that day, and it remains too much for the world today as well.
Friend, it is true. Our generation when confronted with the choice of being ruled over by perfect righteousness, or barbarianism will also chose Barabbas! It is only a small remnant that the Bible tells us will choose Christ. Friend, right now that choice is open to you. Won't you choose Christ? Won't you come to Him right now? He can change your heart. He laid down His life for you so you can be saved. He bore all our iniquities on His body. He offers you the atonement His sacrifice bought for all who will come. Won't you come to Him right now?
Thursday - June 15, 2006
PA At War Til Bitter End;
Israeli Public Is In Denial
17:30 Jun 14, '06 / 18 Sivan 5766
by Debbie Berman
Israeli journalist Carolyn Glick criticized PM Olmert’s intent to transfer land to Hamas and Al-Qaeda, and said that Israeli is unwilling to see the reality of its threatened national security.
Glick an outspoken columnist, news analyst and Deputy Managing Editor at the Jerusalem Post, spoke about her personal commitment to disseminating the truth. She stated, "It's extremely frustrating. That doesn't mean that we have the right to be silent. Whether Olmert wants to recognize it or not, whether the general staff of the army wants to recognize it or not. The fact is that there is a war being fought against us. Our enemies want to destroy us, they make it absolutely clear that they don't care where Israel is located, how big it is or how small it is, whether there are Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria or Jewish settlements in the Dan region. They don't want us here. We are on the precipice of our own physical annihilation."
Glick was quick to label Olmert's convergence or re-alignment plan an Israeli surrender, "It's surrender. It's the transfer of Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem to Hamas and Al-Qaeda. He's pushing an Israeli surrender; he's pushing the national destruction of Israel, that's what he pushing."
In Glick's estimation, Olmert's recent trip to the U.S. was an abysmal failure. She noted, "In the final analysis his mission to the United States failed and failed completely. It failed because he thought he was going to be going there and getting American support, both politically and economically for his plan to create an Al-Qaeda State in the West Bank of the Jordan River, something that would destabilize Israel, destroy Jordan and ensure American defeat in the global Jihad that they're fighting in Afghanistan, Iran and throughout the world."
According to Glick, Israelis have been denying the seriousness of the threat presented by the PA Arabs who she claims are nothing more than proxies of other hostile Arab countries. "Israelis are ignoring the basic reality of our security situation. They refuse to acknowledge the fact that the Palestinians do not stand by themselves, that Fatah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are proxies of Iran, Saudi Arabia and that just about every other Arab country in the world is involved in Palestinian violence against Israel. We are ignoring this. We are pretending that the Palestinian conflict with Israel is limited in scope and can be appeased, that Israel can give them land and it'll all go away. The Palestinian Jihad against Israel is part of a larger global struggle."
Glick believes that Israeli actions like unilateral withdrawal only serve to encourage and strengthen the global Jihad. "Every time Israel leaves territory, we give them hope that they're winning. I think about the 1500 Israelis who have been killed since 1993, since Oslo, I think all of them would still be alive today. It's self-inflicted, we did this to ourselves, and we brought the PLO in. Every time Israel gives up land, it's not just Israelis that get killed, it's Americans in Iran, Shiites and Christians in Pakistan, and it's Canadian Muslims who get incited to believe that they'll be able to overthrow Canada, or British Muslims who believe they will be able to turn the houses of Parliament into a mosque. Because they see that the forces of Jihad are on the march and the forces of freedom, the forces of democracy, the forces of western civilization are on a retreat."
Despite her frustrations, Glick indicated that she remains hopeful for the triumph of those forces, "I'm hopeful because we have three things going for us, one is that we're right. It doesn't matter how much people want to deny reality, reality is what it is and eventually people are going to have to see the truth. Second, today in Israel there are people who want another Holocaust and seek to annihilate the Jewish people. But today we are much stronger, even with all our weaknesses, than we were in 1939. We have to make sure to remain strong. The third thing is that we thought that the tiger of the free world woke up after 9/11, and maybe it did for five minutes and then proceeded to go back to sleep. At the end of the day people want to be free. It doesn't matter how many people are on the side of Jihad or what kind of weapons they have - they'll be no match for freedom and we'll win."
I would agree with the reporter that truth will prevail, but her statement about at the end of the day people want to be free bothers me. It is the kind of freedom people want that is cause for concern. People want the freedom to sin. They don't want Islamic rule to take over the world, but at the same time they do not want the Holy God of the Bible to enforce His puritanical standards either. People want the freedom to sin, and will refuse the Kingdom of Heaven as they did at the first coming of Christ. It was almost 2000 years ago that a generation was offered the Kingdom of Heaven first by John the Baptist, and then again by the one whom John said he was not worthy to even tie His shoe laces. They rejected the offer Christ gave them for a sinless Kingdom here on earth. They preferred to be free rather then submit to the perfections of Biblical righteousness. They certainly didn't want the only perfect man who ever walked the planet to be the King of that Kingdom. When they witnessed His perfect subservient attitude toward all others throughout His life they preferred the lustful things of this world for themselves.
The Jews are closest to understanding these things because it was the Old Testament law that He perfectly kept. He didn't keep just the 613 picked out virtues that modern Jews extol. Jesus kept the entire Old Testament 100% exactly as God revealed His standards of Holiness should be lived. The Jews want to stick with just their 613. The Jews today are struggling. They tried being hard nosed, and that didn't work. Now they are trying to be nice, but the barbarians only spit in their face. They have tried everything humanly possible to find peace, but nothing works. It will not be until the Jews seek the perfections of the only God of the Bible that peace will be realized. Right now the Jews are their own worst enemies. They signed on to the American Road Map peace plan, and it only came back to bite. More and more Jews are coming to the realization that the giving away of Jerusalem with Judah and Samaria is going to be an even greater disaster then the Gaza was.
The global struggle with Islam can be boiled down to one thing. Which book is going to be the book of the Holy Land? Will it be the Bible, or the Koran? All of Islam is in ecstasy as they see their gains in the Holy Land. They are convinced it is Allah at work over the foolhardy Western and Jewish infidels. With all the power of the United States and Israel we find ourselves outclassed at the bargaining table. The ecstatic joy of Islam is going to be short lived. God has already revealed the fate of Islam in Ezekiel 39. The fate of the rest of the gentile world is not much better. Seven years of Great Tribulation are coming to this world of sin. The Bible says a remnant of Jews will turn to the God of the Bible, but not many gentiles. It will be the end of the times of the gentiles, and the beginning of the Kingdom of Heaven. The LORD Jesus Christ will return as the King of the Jews. He will be coming with great power. He will establish His Kingdom in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. The perfect King will rule over a perfect Kingdom.
Friend it is only a remnant of every generation who desire sinless perfection. They are the ones who come to Christ for salvation. There is a lot of phoniness in today's Christianity. It will only be a remnant who will be raptured when the Church Age ends! Are you sure you will be among that remnant? The only way to be certain is to come to Christ with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. The LORD has had His fill of the phonies. Examine your heart dear friend, and be certain you desire the perfect salvation Christ offers,
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.
Sunday - June 18, 2006
Moslem Al Aqsa Official:
Jewish Temples Existed
16:06 Jun 14, '06 / 18 Sivan 5766
by Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily.com
An elder Moslem custodian of Jerusalem's Temple Mount says that proof has been passed down over the centuries by mosque custodians that the Jewish Temples existed there.
JERUSALEM – Contradicting most of his colleagues, a former senior leader of the Waqf, the Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount, told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview he has come to believe the first and second Jewish Temples existed and stood at the current location of the Al Aqsa Mosque.
The leader, who was dismissed from his Waqf position after he quietly made his beliefs known, said Al Aqsa custodians passed down stories for centuries from generation to generation indicating the mosque was built at the site of the former Jewish Temples.
He said the Muslim world's widespread denial of the existence of the Jewish temples is political in nature and is not rooted in facts.
"Prophet Solomon built his famous Temple at the same place that later the Al Aqsa Mosque was built. It cannot be a coincidence that these different holy sites were built at the same place. The Jewish Temple Mount existed," said the former senior Waqf leader, speaking to WorldNetDaily from an apartment in an obscure alley in Jerusalem's Old City.
The former leader, who is well known to Al Aqsa scholars and Waqf officials, spoke on condition his name be withheld, claiming an on-the-record interview would endanger his life.
While the Islamic leader's statements may seem elementary to many in the West, especially in light of overwhelming archaeological evidence documenting the history of the Jewish temples and description of services there in the Torah, his words break with mainstream thinking in much of the Muslim world, which believes the Jewish temples never existed.
"I am mentioning historical facts," said the former leader. "I know that the traditional denial about the temple existing at the same place as Al Aqsa is more a political denial. Unfortunately our religious and political leaders chose the option of denial to fight the Jewish position and demands regarding Al Aqsa and taking back the Temple Mount compound. In my opinion we should admit the truth and abandon our traditional position."
The leader said his conclusion that the Jewish temples existed does not forfeit what he calls "Islamic rights" to the Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque.
Click here to read the continuation of this story. Printed with permission from WorldNetDaily.com.
Islamic law will probably mean the death of this old man for telling the truth. The Islamic denial that the Jews ever built their Temples on the Temple Mount is a lie that defies common sense, but then Islam itself because it is a religion of blind faith has no problem with lies as long as they promote this blind faith. Some day Islam may claim all of New York on some fictitious Arabian night magical ride of Mohamed that would make it a Moslem Holy Site, and all the true historical facts about the city would end forever. Only the Islamic redacted claim would be believed by the faithful from that day forward. This is what Islam has done to the city of Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. This old man charged with keeping the Mount for Islam as part of the Islamic Waqf knew about all the archaeological facts of Jewish presents on the Mount, and I would imagine an honest conscience caused him to tell the truth. I think he believes the story about Mohamed, and his magical night ride. I think he believes Islam has the rights to the Temple Mount because of this Islamic mystical fable, but by telling the truth of what he knows about Jewish Temple evidence on the Mount has given himself the death penalty. Islam can't exist in the truth, but can only survive as long as blind faith is forced on the faithful. The Roman Catholic Church uses the same blind faith principals on their faithful when they force Mariology on their followers. Mary as Mother of God making her mistress of the universe is blind faith for the Bible never presents her in this light. The power of the Roman Catholic Priests, the same pedophiles of recent news articles, who can turn bread and wine into the literal body and blood of Christ is another leap of blind faith. Folks religion has never been able to save. The big shots of religion who manipulate the public never had nor never will have the power to save. The Bible says it is only Christ, and Christ alone!
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ .
The God of the Bible well knows the heart of man. He knows the masses would rather believe the lie over the truth. Mankind only wants to hear what makes them feel good, or what makes them part of the vast majority of their peers. Religion has always offered blind faith as the way to conform. Only the God of the Bible has used facts to uphold His truth. The complexities of creation are facts that confound even this computer savvy world of today. What lab can reproduce the most simple things God has created that are alive? Where can you find someone who can make something as common, and as simple as an apple seed? It is beyond all the abilities of all of mankind. It is not blind faith to believe that God has created all things, and in Him are all things created.
This is the same God who tells us that the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again! He is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The entire plan for the last Jewish Holy Temple is found in Ezekiel 40 - 48. I believe the builders of that Temple are alive today in Israel. The Church Age must end with the rapture before God quickens their hearts, but I believe 144,000 specially chosen Jews are being prepared for redemption this very day.
Friend, you too can experience that same redemption by coming to Christ this very day. This is still but for a short while the Church Age dispensation. You can pray accepting Christ as your personal Savior. Won't you come to Him right now? Just pray for the forgiveness of your sin. Plead the blood of Christ. He never refuses an honest heart seeking truth. He will lead you in the paths of righteousness.
The hearts of many Jews are going to change. They will love the Temple Mount, and resolve themselves to do the will of God. It will be upon Mt. Zion where all the Jewish Temples have been built that the Glory of God shall again manifest itself on planet earth. This is not blind faith my friend. It is fact for it is recorded in the Word of God!
Monday - June 19, 2006
May 16, 2006
The ossuary inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" has recently been studied by Professor Wolfgang E. Krumbein, a world-renowned authority. He has reached startling conclusions that will change the debate over this highly controversial artifact. Printed below is a summary of Professor Krumbein's report; click the following links for the full text of the report and the accompanying photographs.
As this is being written, Israeli antiquities collector Oded Golan is being tried in criminal court for forging the now-famous James ossuary inscription ("James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus"). A new report by a leading German scientist, however, may blow the case out of the water.
According to Professor Wolfgang E. Krumbein, of Oldenburg University, Germany, a well-known expert in geology, geochemistry and microbiology, "We can state with certainty that a period of 50-100 years, at least, was necessary for the formation of the specific composition of patina whose traces were identified inside the ossuary inscription."
Krumbein also examined the patina on the ossuary far from the inscription. His conclusion:
"Patina sampled from the surface of the ossuary, far away from the inscription, was found to be identical to the microscopic traces of patina, which I found inside the ossuary inscription and sites sloping from the surface into the inscription grooves (and no indication of any kind was found of any adhesive on this patina). Therefore, we must conclude that the patina formed over the entire ossuary and the remains of patina in the inscription area were formed over the same period of time."
What about the examination and reports by Tel Aviv University Professor Yuval Goren and his colleague Avner Ayalon of the Geological Survey of Israel on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), concluding without doubt that the inscription is a modern forgery?
Professor Krumbein directly addresses their reports:
"The conclusions noted in the reports by Goren, Ayalon and their colleagues, originate from a series of errors, biases, mistaken premises, use of inappropriate methodology, mistaken geochemistry, defective error control, reliance on unconfirmed data, disregard of information (such as the cleaning and preservation actions performed [on the ossuary], and the use of a comparative isotope methodology despite the fact that the [James ossuary] inscription fail[s] to meet the cumulative prerequisite conditions for such tests and comparisons." Each charge is documented in detail in Krumbein's report.
Professor Krumbein is considered one of the world's leading experts on stone chemistry and biology. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities, including Harvard, and has conducted post-doctorate research at Hebrew University. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorates. He has edited 15 scientific books and has published over 400 articles in scholarly journals. He was recommended to undertake this study by Professor Steven Weiner, the director of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, who was asked for a recommendation by Golan's attorney, Lior Bringer.
Under the heading "Disregard of Relevant Information," Krumbein noted that Yuval Goren and Avner Ayalon ignored the fact that some members of the IAA team also observed original patina in the inscription, patina that Krumbein himself observed. As stated in his report, "I found traces of natural patina inside the ossuary inscription in at least three different sites of the inscription (in the first and last sections of the inscription)." He pointedly added (an apparent reference to observations of other members of the IAA team), "Traces of ancient patina were found inside the area of the inscription... not only by us."
Professor Krumbein had available to him the photographs taken of the ossuary at the time the inscription was initially published in BAR, the photographs taken at the Royal Ontario Museum after the ossuary had broken into five pieces during transit from Israel, photographs taken by the IAA after the ossuary was confiscated, and photographs he himself took when he examined the ossuary in 2005. From a comparison of these photographs, Professor Krumbein found that "the ossuary inscription recently was altered and contaminated by the IAA and/or police." Professor Krumbein notes that "Traces of such [original] patina are evident in photographs of several letters taken in 2002."
Krumbein compared pictures taken in 2002 (published in BAR) with photographs subsequently used in presentations by Goren. In the 2002 photographs there is hardly any filling inside the letters, filling that Goren called the "inscription coating" and more sarcastically (implying a forgery) as the James Bond. This, according to Goren was the paste or adhesive (the bond) used by the forgers to cover the evidence of a modern forged engraving. Krumbein reported that later photographs, taken in 2003 by the IAA, do "show the presence of a 'granular' coating [the inscription coating or James Bond]." On Krumbein's examination in 2005, however, he "saw no traces of such granular coating inside these letters, because these had been recently removed by the IAA/police." Krumbein then observes, "This could be taken as a documentation of deliberate manipulation of the inscription patina by the IAA and/or police during the custody period."
The Krumbein report goes on: While the ossuary was in the custody of he IAA "The inscription and surrounding areas was contaminated using silicon-like red material, preventing more comprehensive tests to confirm or disprove previous test results." The red material was apparently used to make a cast of the inscription. The remains of this material are visible in many of the photographs Krumbein took in 2005.
The Krumbein report also accuses the IAA of ignoring exculpatory evidence. In his report for the IAA, Professor Goren states: "The inscription has been engraved or cleaned over its entire length in the modern age." In their scientific publication Goren and his colleagues acknowledge that the inscription was "freshly cleaned." The Krumbein report charges that "The IAA completely ignored these statements and specifically ignored the ramifications of the cleaning," which would account for the presence of the inscription coating.
Goren and Ayalon conducted oxygen isotope tests on the inscription coating (or James Bond), which in their report is the basis for concluding that the inscription is a forgery. The Krumbein report states that "the isotopic tests conducted on the ossuary inscription patina are irrelevant and can provide no indication of the dating of the inscription production, because the item fails to meet the prerequisite conditions, which are necessary if such tests should bear any scientific meaning." The Krumbein report explains at great length why this is so.
Professor Goren also condemned the ossuary inscription because he found microfossils of nanoplankton (coccoliths) in the inscription coating that, in Professor Goren's words, "are abundant in marine-derived sedimentary rocks (such as chalk), but are nonexistent in terrain-derived sediments. This phenomenon is unique to the inscription coating and was never observed in the other patina samples."
Krumbein directly contradicts Professor Goren:
"Contrary to Professor Goren's opinion, marine microfossils, unobservable to the naked eye, are commonly found in the patina on stone artifacts from the Jerusalem region and were found by us on the ossuary also at places far away from the inscription. Not only do they not indicate a forgery, their presence in the patina reinforces the arguments supporting the authenticity of such items...Over 150 years of literature it was established that all kinds of microfossil remains are permanently blown by wind and storm into the atmosphere and deposited on exposed surfaces and even penetrate into caves."
Professor Krumbein concludes:
"The patina covering several of the inscription letters is no less authentic than the patina covering the other parts of the ossuary, which, according to the IAA team, is authentic."
Professor Krumbein also analyzes the Yehoash (or Jehoash) inscription and the ornamentation on a stone oil lamp, both of which have been charged to be forgeries. In these cases, too, Professor Krumbein finds evidence supporting the authenticity of the inscription and the ornamentation.
Click the following links for the full text of the report and the accompanying photographs.
The field of Biblical Archaeology is dominated by liberal bias. It is not much different from Israeli politics. The field should better be called anti-Biblical Archaeology. The Israeli antiquities authority is now on record as jailing anyone who might suggest an artifact substantiates the Bible. These pompous authorities are teaching their students in the Universities that the Bible is a book of myths. They must defend their reputations every time the facts prove them wrong. Their favorite retreat is that of claiming the artifact a forgery. I know there is a great market in forgeries, but there are also real artifacts that confirm the Biblical record. It is a travesty when they are broad brushed with the accusation of being forged. The future of the James ossuary is not clear. The debate could go on for a thousand years should the LORD tarry. My faith in Jesus Christ will not be changed no matter which way the debate may go. I have a sure hope which is very different from blind faith.
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope , and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
My hope is in Jesus Christ. Archaeological finds are great, but my hope does not rest on them. I have enough proof already that Jesus is real. He changed my heart! He preformed a miracle to my personality and character. He did not make me perfect. That miracle is still coming according to His promise, but what He did do was put a new nature within me. For the very first time I was able to understand the Bible. For the very first time desires of sinless perfection entered my soul. The old Don Srail is still there, but with new desires. The battle between the old and new is often bloody, but through them the new nature is maturing. The more I study the Bible the greater my sin becomes. The glories of grace have become astounding. My greatest desire is to please a perfectly Holy God. His standards are now my standards even though I often fail. His love for me keeps me getting up, asking for forgiveness, and going on with life.
Friend, what God did in my life He will do in yours also. All you need do is come to Him. He is not the God of the proud, but the God of the meek and lowly. Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15-17
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Thursday - June 22, 2006
Rightist MKs slam Peretz over his policy to fight Qassams
By Avi Issacharoff, Yuval Azoulay, and Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Correspondents, Itim and Haaretz Service
Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Monday came under fire from right-wing legislators at a Knesset Foreign Relations and Defense Committee session, over his policy to combat Qassam rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Sderot, which has borne the brunt of the Qassam strikes, prepared Monday to seal off its entrances and exits for 24-hours to protest the ongoing Palestinian rocket attacks.
MK Effi Eitam (National Religious Party-National Union) dubbed Peretz' policy as "cowardly," adding that the Israel Defense Forces were not producing the necessary deterence.
According to Eitam, Hamas and Hezbollah realize it is possible for them to launch Qassam rockets at Israel, without incurring an appropriate IDF response.
Peretz reiterated at the meeting that if the Qassam attacks persist, he intends to employ harsh measures to create a complete cessation of rocket fire on Israel.
Earlier Monday, Sderot mayor Eli Moyal called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his government to resign in the face of their failure to put an end to the Qassam attacks on the southern town.
Speaking on Israel Radio, Moyal said that if the government is unable to defend the town it must step down.
Justice Minister Haim Ramon, who spoke on Israel Radio after Moyal, said that if rocket attacks were to continue, the IDF would step up the measures used against those launching the Qassams.
Ramon said that the IDF has killed hundreds of militants engaged in firing the rockets, but it will take more time before the attacks are halted altogether.
Sderot's municipal council decided to completely bar anyone from entering or leaving the town limits on Monday, including longtime resident Peretz.
"As of tomorrow, Sderot is going on strike and no one will enter or leave it," Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal said Sunday, during an emergency meeting of the municipal council.
Moyal postponed the strike, originally scheduled to begin Monday morning, until after a visit by President Moshe Katsav.
Sderot, which has been the target of sometimes daily Qassam attacks from Gaza, was hit by another rocket Sunday evening. The Qassam landed near the town's public library, and did not cause any injuries, according to the Itim news agency.
Three other rockets fired from Gaza on Sunday evening landed in Palestinian territory, Israel Radio reported.
Two Sderot residents were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva Sunday, after collapsing during a mass hunger strike in protest over the government's inability to halt the rocket fire. The two are said to be receiving treatment for dehydration.
Sderot's local council decided to end the school year on Monday, starting the summer vacation earlier than planned. The council also decided to step up its protests and camp out in front of the government offices in Jerusalem.
"None of the government ministers care for Sderot," Moyal said. "If the government cannot provide the city residents with security, it should resign or say [it cannot provide security] out rightly. The resident's are exhausted and they cannot continue living like this without the government doing something."
Qassam strike from Gaza knocks out electricity supply in Sderot
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two Qassam rockets at southern Israel in predawn attacks Sunday, leaving parts of Sderot without electricity for several hours.
One of the rockets hit several electricity poles in the southern town, temporarily disrupting the power supply to the Rabin neighborhood.
The second Qassam was fired at the western Negev and landed near the border fence. No damage or casualties were recorded in this incident.
Also Sunday morning, IDF troops seized three unarmed trespassers on the Israel-Egypt border. The three were taken in for questioning.
On Saturday, Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 10 days ago that weapons smuggling from Egypt into Gaza has increased greatly since the IDF withdrew in September 2005.
Diskin did not explain that most of the weapons are smuggled into Gaza through the tunnels at Rafah, just like before the IDF pullout. Palestinian security sources say smuggling has reached an unprecedented scope because there is no preventive activity on the Palestinian side.
Contraband materiel has included 11 tons of TNT, 3 million rifle bullets, some 10,000 rifles, 1,600 guns, 65 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 430RPG shells and shoulder-launched missiles.
No Egyptian, Palestinian or Israeli official is currently willing to estimate the number of tunnels operating in the Rafah region, but the Egyptians report to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on tunnels exposed nearly every week. Many other tunnels are thought to be operating.
The tunnels do not belong to a particular organization, but rather to Rafah's major clans, which rent them out to the highest bidder. Young boys for the most part are employed at very low wages to dig the tunnels. A month ago a tunnel collapsed, trapping three diggers and killing one of them.
Besides weapons, the tunnels are used to smuggle electrical appliances, drugs and cigarettes, as well as terrorists wanted in Egypt.
Sderot has been under almost daily rocket attack. It is a boarder town filled with many Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. It is because they are conservative, and the government is liberal that they get little government help. I can only imagine the outcry if they as a community made up their own pipe rockets to fire into the Gaza every time they are attacked. The secular liberal Jewish government would probably put the whole community in jail. The plan right now is to do nothing as long as the rockets land in the conservative communities that boarder the Gaza. The liberal government has determined the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are expendable.
The LORD Jesus Christ knew that to follow Him would mean persecution. It would mean being part of a hated minority. This world of sin hates righteousness. The majority does not like be shown up by a minority. They hate those who oppose them especially when the opposition is on the side of being right.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
As we approach the Kingdom it is important to look for those doing the right thing. The Holy Land and the Jews should be our focus as the Kingdom approaches. The only Jews trying to occupy the Land God provided for the Jews after the 67 War are the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. They are hated by the world. They were originally held up with esteem for their boldness in facing the barbarian Arabs of Palestine. They moved into Arab controlled areas with the same boldness we saw in our early pioneers who challenged the wilderness and hostel Indian tribes. That esteem ended suddenly when the settlers were recognized as a thorn in the side to the American Road Map give away plan. Now they are the scourge of the earth. They must be moved before their land can be turned over to the barbarians. These are the same kind of barbarians who desecrated the bodies of two of our soldiers in Iraq. The cutting off of gentilities, and stuffing them in the mouth seems to give these barbarians some kind of perverted thrill. We know the treatment any Jewish Settler would get if captured by these same animals. How the settlers can be vilified so easily is beyond comprehension.
The closer we get to the coming Kingdom the more persecution can be expected against those who will obey God. The rapture will end the Christian Church Age, and then all the focus of God will be on the Holy Land. We know the first Jews to be redeemed after the rapture will be the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, and the 144,000 Jews of Revelation 7 and 14. I would suspect that most of those Jews will come out of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settler Movement. They are already spread out, and living on the same tribal land Revelation 7 reveals as their inheritance. I don't know of a better way for God to re-establish the twelve tribes of Israel then by putting Jews of this generation on the land of their inheritance. The way they got there was by being obedient during a time of tribulation. In a real sense they earned the right to be counted as part of the tribe upon who's land they settled.
Today, we must become a part of the Church in which all the tribes, and families on earth are welcome. We all come the same way through the shed blood of the LORD Jesus Christ. We must come individually, and we must expect persecution from our peers who refuse to come. We are but a remnant, yet we are loved by God though hated by the world. Friend, the children of God in every generation are few. Jesus promises us He will give us what is needed to face the persecution we experience for His sake. We can rejoice, and be exceedingly glad when we are in Christ. Won't you come to Him today? Just come with all your heart, soul, and might. He who can see into the heart will not reject the honest seeker. Once accepted we are kept by His power for all eternity. Friend, the LORD Jesus Christ loves you, and wants you saved.
Friday - June 23, 2006
PA cracks down on 'collaborators'
The Palestinian Authority security forces have been ordered to resume their campaign against Palestinians suspected of "collaboration" with Israel, PA officials disclosed to The Jerusalem Post on Monday. The Palestinians believe that Israel is increasingly relying on Palestinian informers in tracking down and killing the wanted activists. "We have decided to wage a war on the traitors who are helping Israel kill our activists," said a legislator from PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party. The PA already has about 100 suspected "collaborators" in its prisons in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including six who are on death row.
Gaza weapons factory goes under
IDF air power destroyed an arms factory being run by Hamas to manufacture Kassam rockets in Gaza City late Monday night. Palestinian sources told the Associated Press that no one was injured in the strike. Earlier on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz had told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the IDF would take the fight against Kassam rockets to "the next level." Peretz insisted that he had "no doubt that the terror organizations operating today understand our messages, but if they do not bring calm we will definitely step up operations and stop the fire."
Three injured in school bus shooting
Israel's primary emergency service, Magen David Adom, reported that a school bus full of teenage girls came under attack Monday, lightly injuring 3 of the students. The Jerusalem Post reports that the bus was making its way to a Jewish settlement near Jerusalem when it came under gunfire from a neighboring Palestinian village. The attack follows last week's attempted kidnapping of two teenage girls near the Islamic Jihad stronghold of Nablus in which the would-be kidnappers were spotted by passing security forces and apprehended after a short chase.
I think there is a need to know how these barbarians we are fighting think! The attitude nurtured by Islam produces the same results whether in Iraq where they mutilated two of our soldiers, or here in Israel where they target teen aged girls riding in a school bus. These are animals! They have forfeited the right to be categorized as human beings. Their consciences have been seared from the very cradle. They have been raised on hate from their parents, through their school teachers, through their religious training, through their Arabic media, and through the dictates of the very government that they voted into power. They have been raised on hate. They can take a disabled soldier, and cut off his genitals stuffing them in his mouth before cutting off his head. They can wait in hiding for a school bus filled with teen aged girls to come down the highway before opening up on it with their automatic rifles. What they would have done to those two Independent Fundamental Jewish Settler teen aged girls had they been successful in their kidnapping attempt is beyond your or my worst thoughts. These are not human beings. These are wild animals sunken into the very depths of depravity. They are blood thirsty piranha who live only to inflict pain and death. They kill each other with the same relish that they kill our soldiers, and here in Israel they kill Jews so they can party all night long in their squalid enclaves.
It seems even the bleeding heart liberals in Israel are coming to their senses. Peace with such animalistic barbarians is never going to happen. I know that God is where the answer is found. I also know God has a very specific plan for the future of the Holy Land that excludes all barbarian behavior. The inhabitants of the Holy Land whether Jew, or gentile will be required to submit to perfect holiness. The penalty will be death.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish .
Evil people are their own worst enemies. Once the conscience is calloused self is all that matters. Any Arab Palestinian no matter what their position is open to the charge of collaboration. Street justice at the hands of the mobs is quick, and there is little room for mercy. The animalistic barbarism now fixed into this present generation makes pleading for a chance to defend charges of collaboration a mute point once the mobs have been worked up. A cleaver manipulator will always rise to the top. The worst of the worst thrive under such conditions. Their seared conscience remains fixed when dealing with their own as it is when dealing with their enemies.
2 Peter 2:12
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
There is only one refuge. There is only one acceptable sacrifice. Friend, you must be in Christ to have the final victory in this world of sin. You must rise above the brute beasts. Only Jesus Christ can forgive sin through His shed blood. Only Christ can tame the wild animal in a heart already gone bad. Won't you come to Him for cleansing? Why not come to Him right now?
Monday - June 26, 2006
MK Calls for Gaza Ground
Offensive as Airstrikes Continue
13:29 Jun 23, '06 / 27 Sivan 5766
by Alex Traiman
Likud MK Yuval Steinitz is calling for a Gaza ground offensive to halt the barrage of Kassam rockets on Israeli towns. Meanwhile PM Olmert stated that targeted anti-terror airstrikes will continue.
During a speech at the Caesarea Economic Conference in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated, “Israel will continue to carry out targeted attacks against terrorists and those who try to harm Israeli citizens.”
Israel has recently increased air strikes into Gaza due to the non-stop Kassam rocket attacks on southern Israeli towns near the border with Gaza.
Three Kassam rockets were fired Thursday evening, one damaging a hothouse in Netiv HaAsara. Two more were launched in the vicinity of Sderot Friday morning. Sderot residents are marching to Jerusalem beginning Monday in protest of the government’s failure to halt the attacks on their city.
Steinitz, former chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has called for a ground offensive into the Gaza strip to eliminate terrorist infrastructure and rocket launching capabilities.
In an interview on Voice of Israel Radio, Steinitz stated, "I call on the Israeli government not to wait any longer and to begin a comprehensive ground operation in Gaza in order to fundamentally damage the terror infrastructure in a few weeks."
Steinitz compared the suggested operation to the successful Operation Defensive Shield launched in 2002 by then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon into Arab-controlled areas located in the Jewish provinces of Judea and Samaria.
That operation lasted less than three weeks, and halted a string of suicide terror attacks including a massive bombing at a hotel in Netanya during a Passover Seder.
Former Defense Minister and Likud party member Moshe Arens believes that an air offensive is incapable of ending rocket attacks, and Israel must reclaim parts of the Gaza Strip that were ceded to terrorists during the unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the region last August.
"Israel leads in ballistic interception technology, but the trajectory of Kassams is just too short to make interception possible," Arens wrote in the Haaretz daily Hebrew newspaper. "The obvious move to cut down on this danger is for the IDF to reoccupy unilaterally some of the areas in the northern Gaza Strip that were so foolishly abandoned unilaterally last August."
Despite the failure of air strikes to halt rocket launches, members of the current defense establishment are trying to avoid a ground invasion into Gaza. Major General Eliezer Shkedy, Commander of the Israeli Air Force stated, “We carry out attacks in the Gaza Strip daily,” during an interview with Haaretz. “The air operations are nearly the only way to operate in Gaza. The other option is a land operation, and we must do everything possible to avoid that.”
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority is criticizing Israel for civilian fatalities caused by the air strikes. A statement from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ condemned the IDF’s preventive attacks.
"The increased frequency of women and children falling victims to Israeli missiles, in an age of very precise electronic warfare, indicates a deliberate intention on the Israeli part to target every Palestinian and to cause maximum human, physical, and psychological damage," the statement claimed.
The defense establishment has noted that the civilian deaths are due primarily to the fact that terrorists have made a concerted effort to concentrate their activities in Arab population centers, increasing the likelihood of bystander casualties.
The IAF goes to great lengths to reduce the chance of civilian injuries, and has launched investigations into each air strike which has any Arabs that were not the intended terrorist targets.
In his Caesarea conference address, Olmert apologized “from the depths of my being” for the Arab fatalities, stating, “but I value the lives and the welfare of the residents of Sderot as much, if not more than the residents of Gaza.”
I'm not very impressed with Olmert's crocodile tears over either the Palestinian casualties, or the Jewish casualties that come from his decisions. His cold hearted attitude toward the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers is inexcusable. Those settlers who lived in the Gaza, and kept the barbarians at bay were forcibly expelled while he had a smile on his face that it all went so well. He has done as much for them to find means for living as he has done to stop the rockets falling on their settler friends in Sderot. As he said he values the lives of those Jews living in Sderot just a little bit more then he does the residents of Gaza so also can it be said that he despises the conservative Jews of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settler Movement maybe just a little bit more then the residents of Gaza. His liberal political actions would certainly confirm that as true. He took away the Jewish homes of settlers many of whom lived in them for over 30 years with a very vicious methodology. He packed the police forces with liberal minded officers who showed nothing but contempt for the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. They literally road over many of the residence on horse back while beating them with their batons. Such action would have caused a civil war here in the United States. No, I'm not impressed with Olmert's crocodile tears.
Olmert certainly does not understand God's plan for the future of the Holy Land. He is a liberal politician who is only interested in his own liberal dreams of a fairytale future that reality keeps saying will never work. He thinks he can negotiate with the barbarians even when they spit in his face at every opportunity. His present crackdown on the rocket attacks is truly too little too late. Helicopter gun ships firing into open fields may put fear into the prairie dogs, but will do little in the long run to stopping the rockets raining down on Sderot. The vanity of these politicians is going to come back to bite them.
God is not going to put up much longer with this present Israeli government. They are doing everything wrong. They think they can mix the barbarians into God's Holy Land with no response from Him. It is a terrible thing to not be able to differentiate between the profane and the holy. It is catastrophic to see no difference between the unclean and the clean. The indignation of God is about to be poured out on these politicians who are shepherds who do not understand. Who only look on their own way.
Friend I pray you can tell the difference between the Christ of the Bible, and the many christs of religion. True ministers of Christ will be clean and holy men. They will not be out for personal gain. They will be humble men who seek only the interests of Christ. Today, Christianity is filled with false shepherds presenting false christs. Friend, you must seek the holy. You must find the clean. All other christs are false. They can't save! Won't you come to the Christ of the Bible? You can pray right now to Him for forgiveness of sin and salvation. Won't you come today?
Wednesday - June 28, 2006
Fatah’s Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades Terror Group: ‘New
01:20 Jun 26, '06 / 30 Sivan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) The Fatah-linked Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorist organization boasted Sunday evening that it has succeeded in developing chemical and biological weapons.
The terror group said it took three years to put the arsenal together, according to a report by the Palestinian Authority news agency, Ramtan.
“We say to [Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert, and [Defense Minister Amir] Peretz, your threats of invasion do not frighten us. We will surprise you with new weapons you have not faced until now,” said the group.
In addition, the terrorist organization, it had developed more than 20 different types of biological and chemical weapons.
Jun. 27, 2006 at 7:04AM
Israeli intelligence officials said Tuesday they knew the area where a kidnapped Israeli soldier was being held, and that Hamas planned the abduction.
The news came at a briefing of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee from a senior intelligence official, Ynetnews.com reported.
He said Gilad Shalit sustained injuries to his shoulder and abdomen during the Sunday attack on a military checkpoint near Gaza. Two Israeli soldiers and two militants died in the clash.
The intelligence official told the committee that Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal is in Damascus but was in contact with the kidnappers and with the head of the organization's military wing, Ahmed Jaabari, who is believed to be the raid's organizer.
He said the raid was apparently planned for at least two months and involved digging a lengthy tunnel knocking out the military's electronic alert system with an explosion at a watchtower.
As I write Israel is on the move into the Gaza in an effort to save one soldier, and a settler who have fallen into the hands of the barbarians. A live body in the grasp of the barbarians is far to gruesome to contemplate. It is the soldier who is getting all the emphasis. I think the settler is considered expendable. All the recent attempts at kidnapping Jews makes me think there is some sinister plan at work. I can only pray the Israeli Army will be successful.
The chemical, biological threat may be real? We will all find out in the next 24 hours. One thing we know for certain is that if the barbarians have such weapons they will use them. Should the barbarians ever get a nuclear bomb we all know they will use it. In this instance the barbarians will sacrifice any of their own who might be downwind when they blow their weapons. The Islamic press always blames Israel anyway, and they know they will appear as heroes no matter how many Palestinian children are sacrificed.
This incident should prove there is never going to be peace with the Palestinian barbarians. It should be another nail in the Road Map coffin, but I expect the United States will have a fit if Jewish troops stay one day longer in the Gaza then the US thinks necessary. What should happen is that the land Israel finds necessary to cleanse of the barbarians should be annexed. It should be the penalty for the aggressive behavior of the Palestinians who voted in Hamas terrorists to represent them. They have forfeited any rights that they ever had. Such a move would put real pressure on the Palestinians to behave under threat that they could lose everything to the Jews. The unilateral withdrawal should now become the unilateral annexation.
It matters not what the Jews do, or do not do. The final victory in the Holy Land will be accomplished by the LORD of hosts. The Bible tells us the LORD of hosts is none other then the LORD Jesus Christ coming again. We know well His character as the suffering servant who tuned the other cheek, but He is coming again as the King of Glory to whom every knee shall bow. He will return with such clarity that all the false religious myths about Him will be exposed and denounced. The nations will be without excuse. The vail will be lifted, but the depth of the sin will prevent most from coming to Him for righteous salvation. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It will be from the Temple Mountain that the final victory over sin will be proclaimed. All of mankind alive on that day will be forced to either come to Christ with all their heart, soul, and might, or perish! He who looks into the very heart will determine what will be the fate of each individual.
Friend, you can know your fate this very day if you know you have come to Christ with all your heart, soul, and might. Why not settle the issue between you and Christ this very moment? Why not come to Christ right now?
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Friday - June 30, 2006
Photo Essay: Funeral of
Murdered 18-Year-Old Eliyahu Asheri
20:13 Jun 29, '06 / 3 Tammuz 5766
by Hillel Fendel and Ezra HaLevi
Thousands of people, including both chief rabbis and other notables, attended the funeral of Eliyahu Asheri, kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists. Arutz-7 brings photos from the funeral.
Roads in Jerusalem were closed in honor
of the funeral, which is to end with the youth's
burial in the Mt. of Olives cemetery.
Eliyahu's teachers and family,
one after the other, spoke about what a
sweet person he was. Over and over it was mentioned that Eliyahu's
prayers were "like fire."
"You went up to Heaven in a storm, like Eliyahu (Elijah) the prophet," Eliyahu's mother Miriam eulogized, in a calm and determined voice. "Now, Eliyahu - stand before G-d and speak out in favor of the Nation of Israel - don't let up until our Father in Heaven agrees to reveal Himself to His people."
Yitro Asheri spoke of his son,
recalling that he would always sit in their home and make peace between his
siblings. "When you get to Heaven," the Australian immigrant said, addressing
his son, "make peace within our people
and between the Nation of Israel and our Father in Heaven."
Asheri added that the world has much less prayer in it now
that Eliyahu is gone and implored all of
Israel to "Pray! Pray - because you are righteous and G-d desires your prayers."
Eliyahu had not been seen since Sunday night, and only Monday afternoon did it become fairly clear that he had been kidnapped. By then, however, he was already dead - even while volunteers searched throughout Judea and Samaria for traces of his presence. In the end, it was the murderer himself who led the Israeli security authorities to the body, in a field outside Ramallah, north of Jerusalem.
The terrorist was among those apprehended in a round of IDF arrests made throughout Judea and Samaria on Wednesday. He was interrogated by the General Security Services, during which he revealed how and where he and his gang members shot Eliyahu in the head from close range, shortly after they abducted him on Sunday night.
Others connected to the kidnapping and murder are still being interrogated.
Eliyahu's mother Miriam told Voice of Israel Radio this morning,
"At this time, I do have not much to say, for the pain is so unbearable; I can barely find a way to hold it. But one thing I can say is that many times in the past years, because of the many disagreements-between-brothers we have in this country, many times I asked G-d to give me, first of all, love in my heart for everyone. And now, following this terrible thing that happened to us, it has become clear to me how really great the Nation of Israel is - how much help we have received, and all the volunteers, and the army - there are no words to describe it... And this was the way of Eliyahu as well..."
The IDF did not say whether the assault rifles which the Olmert government and the United States transferred to Abu Mazen earlier this month were used at any point in the kidnapping or murder. WorldNetDaily reported in the name of "sources close to the Al Aqsa Brigades" that the guns had been used in two separate shooting attacks against Israelis within days of the transfer.
Rabbi Avi Ronski, the Rabbi of Itamar and the man who has been tapped to become the next Chief Rabbi of the IDF, was informed of the news at 2 AM this morning (Thursday). He called Rabbi Chaim Druckman, the national head of the Bnei Akiva Yeshivot movement and Eliyahu's adopted grandfather, and the two of them made their way to the Asheri family. Family members and friends began streaming to the house after the information became known.
Rabbi Druckman said at the funeral that sometimes funerals are like sunsets, but that Eliyahu's passing is like the sun going dark at noontime. "This is not just a private funeral, but one belonging to all of Israel," he said. "His murderers intended to kill any one of us and all of us."
See full report: http://www.arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=106259
This report will never reach the main stream media. After all this is one of those vilified Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. A boy not yet quite a man. What was his guilt that the terrorists targeted him for a horrific death? He was Jewish, and that is all of his guilt! It was all these animals needed to drag him into a field, and summarily execute him at point blank range. Afterwards they reported to their superiors how they mutilated his body both before and after death. While the barbarians dance in the streets of Gaza at his death a much more dignified scene is reported here from Israel. While the barbarians rant Allah be praised, the Jews plead for peace between themselves, and their Father in heaven. They know this desire is far more important then having peace with the Palestinian Arabs. They know peace with a Holy God is the most important thing any individual could plead. The Arabs worship the god of the barbarians. A god of their own imagination. A fictitious god found only in the Koran. The god who approves of their most barbaric behavior. The false god who is leading them to their own Armageddon. Ezekiel 39 describes the end of Islam, and where this phony god is going to lead all who will follow. Only then, when it is too late, will the followers of Islam discover how they were betrayed by this Devil in disguise calling himself Allah.
I know the father called on his fellow settlers and all other Jews to pray. He said: "Pray! Pray - because you are righteous and G-d desires your prayers." I would hope he was overly distraught for most Jews in the depths of their hearts realize they are not righteous. The truth is that most are seeking the day when their redeemer will come, and make them righteous. Then their prayers will be heard, and the absolutely spineless Holy God of the Bible who is no respecter of persons will respond. Folks, the Bible speaks much about the coming dispensation when the Jewish redeemer will sit on His throne in the next Holy Jewish Temple built on the Temple Mount. His Kingdom will be absolutely righteous. It will be perfect! Sin will be outlawed, and the unrepentant sinner will find the penalty of death swift. This perfection will carry into the very behavior of the animals. Oh shall His rest be glorious. It is the LORD Jesus Christ who is this great Redeemer. It is Christ who could trace His linage to David the King, and Jesse his father.
Friend, the mother's prayer never to give up until the Father in heaven reveals Himself to His people may well be ready to be answered. The Redeemer of Israel is preparing the way for His return to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The Bible says He is coming with judgment as the King of Glory. The King of the Jews! Have you made your peace with this Christ? Why not come to Him right now?
7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment .
8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
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