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Wednesday - March 2, 2005
By DONNA ABU-NASR
Associated Press Writer
March 1, 2005, 3:16 PM EST
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia -- It was a scene the Arab world's autocratic regimes have dreaded -- and through the power of satellite TV, it could catch on as fast as the latest hit music video: Peaceful, enormous crowds carrying flags and flowers bringing down a government.
What happened in Lebanon this week, analysts say, is the beginning of a new era in the Middle East, one in which popular demand pushes the momentum for democracy and people's will can no longer be disregarded.
Television stations broadcast Beirut's protests live into homes, coffee shops and clubs across the Middle East, with the dramatic images of Lebanese youths wearing red-and-white scarves and waving the country's red, white and green flag as they handed out roses Monday to troops who had been ordered to block them. The coverage, lasting all day with hardly a break on some stations, culminated with the Syrian-backed government's resignation.
Inevitably, it raised the question among many spectators: What about here?
"I wish this could happen in Yemen," Ahmed Murtada, an unemployed Yemeni, said in San'a. "But here, tanks would prevail."
Anas Khashoggi, a 46-year-old management consultant in the Saudi city of Jiddah, said he followed Monday's events from beginning to end. "I wanted ... to see how the government reacts to the will of the people," he said.
Was he disappointed? "Not at all," he said.
The scenes from Lebanon come as Saudis are having their first -- albeit small -- taste of democracy. In the second round of the country's first nationwide elections ever, Saudi men go to the polls Thursday in the kingdom's east and south to choose municipal councils. The monarchy has been promising reform, but going slowly.
Newspapers in Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- authoritarian nations where the state heavily influences the press -- did not shy away from showing the protests.
"The Lebanese street joins the opposition," read the banner headline across the front page of the Saudi daily Okaz, along with photos of the Lebanese protest tents and a banner in Arabic reading, "We want the truth."
In Syria, however, the state-controlled media was largely silent. It reported on the resignation of Prime Minister Omar Karami but did not mention -- much less show pictures -- of the protests. State TV aired none of the dramatic footage the few Syrians with satellite dishes could see with a flick of the channel.
Syria has kept a firm hand on its small reform movement. But it had a rare instance of civil violence last year, when riots in March between Kurds and police spread to parts of northeastern Syria and killed at least 25 people in unrest sparked by a soccer brawl but fueled by Kurdish resentment.
"What happened in Lebanon conforms with our hopes for every Arab country," said Michel Kilo, a Syrian intellectual. "It was a rehearsal for a peaceful popular movement that unfolded right before our eyes."
The protests in Lebanon -- triggered by the assassination of the popular former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on Feb. 14 -- come on the heels of a string of democratic steps in the Arab world, including elections in Iraq and by the Palestinians, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's promise to allow multi-candidate presidential elections.
But the forcing out of Lebanon's government sets a very different precedent in a region where freedom of speech is muzzled, human rights activists are jailed and sons either succeed or are being groomed to succeed their fathers.
"For the first time in the history of the Arab world, a country's policy has come face-to-face with the will of the people who went down to the street and said: 'We don't want you,'" said Dalal al-Bizri, a Cairo-based Lebanese sociologist.
"The minimum feeling among Arab masses now will be: 'Are the Lebanese better than us?'" she said.
Many may be wary of where the people spirit takes Lebanon. If the protests drag the country into civil war or prompt a fierce Syrian response, as some critics have warned, bloodshed could scare off others.
Also, Lebanon's uniqueness in the region could lessen the events' impact. Its 3.5-million people belong to 17 sects, with large Christian and Shiite communities. Its press is the freest in the Middle East. Its issues are with external domination from Syria, not a domestic government, and the protests resulted from the explosive trigger of Hariri's murder.
Still, with television making people power visible to all, "it's a phenomenon that will catch on the way music video clips have caught on," said al-Bizri.
It may not spread quickly, however. Sherine Bilal, a 19-year-old Egyptian student, was wary of the limits imposed in her country, where protests are usually restricted to university campuses.
"Here, if we try to demonstrate, we can only do it inside these walls," Bilal said from at the American University in Cairo. "Even then, it's only about certain things."
But Dawood al-Shirian, a Saudi talk show host on Dubai TV, had a warning for Arab governments, pointing to Ukraine's Orange Revolution: "Either they embrace the orange, or they will find themselves slipping on the peels of bananas."
I was wrong! I thought Syria would have to fall by military action, and with the fall of Syria would come the pacification of Lebanon. The LORD had a better way, and the government of Lebanon has fallen first. The ultimate end to all this Arab democratic fury will be the secular Jews dream of pacified Arab neighbors for Israel. Long aga practical Jews realized they would never see all of Islam pacified. What they thought might be possible was pacification of their boardering Arab neighbors. Egypt and Jordan changed the dream into a possibility, and now the nation of Lebanon seems coming into the fold. All that will be left is Syria, and finally the secular Jews can feel secure. The plan is to have these buffer Arab nations keep the rest of Islam at bay. These secular Jews have no need for God. They are perfectly willing to sell out the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers so they can give the Palestinian Arabs a kingdom of their own in the heart of the Holy Land. It is all part of the phony peace of which Ezekiel prophesied as being in place just before the Last Jihad Islamic invasion of Israel takes place.
God is not going to share His Kingdom with the heathen. It is plain and simple. The salvation of the world that brings true peace is not going to come through the wits of the secular politicians. It is not going to come at the prayers of all the religious leaders who participate, and support this Road Map. I suspect this Road Map is going to be presented as the crowning achievement of this generation for all generations to come. The world will rejoice for the peace that is no peace. The Jews will put down their guard feeling at rest and secure. It is then that Ezekiel says Islam attacks. A three pronged pincher movement flowing right through the buffer nations herding the Jews with their backs into the Mediterranean Sea. The Koran says on that day the rocks and trees will speak saying their is a Jew hiding behind me. Kill him! The Western gentiles who guaranteed Israel's security will be under the control of the antichrist. He will find his hands tied. He might even say: "Oh, what a terrible thing," but he will do nothing to help the Jews.
Only God will help the Jews, and His help will be terrifying. Islamic influence over the Holy Land ends forever. The utter supernatural destruction of the Islamic Army will not only end Islamic influence, but will allow the Jews to build Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek. 40 - 48) on the Temple Mount! The Koran will be proved false, and the Bible will stand in all it's magnificence. The antichrist will sign a peace treaty with the secular Jews promising peace forever, and never to let such inaction take place again. The Great Tribulation will begin. All fundamental Bible scholars agree the first half of the Great Tribulation will be a time of phony peace, and the second half will be called Jacob's Trouble. A time of trouble such as there never was. It ends with Armageddon, and the times of the gentiles closes forever.
The LORD Jesus Christ comes again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and Ezekiel's Temple establishing His Kingdom. He comes as the King of Glory. Friend, I hope you are ready? I hope you can see through this phony gentile peace plan called the Road Map?
Friday - March 4, 2005
Sign of Things to Come?
Carbomb Explodes in Shechem
12:54 Mar 03, '05 / 22 Adar 5765
A carbomb exploded harmlessly outside Joseph's Tomb last night, while some 500 Jewish worshipers were visiting. It is expected that disengagement from the area will give new life to terrorism.
Several busloads of people arrived at the holy site in Shechem (Nablus) late last night, under the supervision of the IDF. The explosion occurred as one group was leaving and another was entering, around 1 AM this morning.
Contrary to popular perception, Palestinian terrorism in Judea and Samaria continues apace. Earlier last night, Palestinian terrorists opened fire at an IDF unit near the Balata slum section of Shechem. In addition, terrorists threw an explosive device at an IDF unit nearby. No one was hurt in these incidents.
Slightly to the north, in Jenin, Israeli forces arrested four Islamic Jihad members of the Saadi family, well known for its terrorist connections. This week, a Kassam rocket factory was found in Jenin; a Jenin terrorist arrested several weeks ago said that the plan was to fire them at Afula and environs, in pre-'67 Israel.
The northern Shomron area, if Israel in fact withdraws its forces and residents, is liable to become a "second Gaza," security sources warn. Jenin and Shechem will become cities of refuge for terrorists, and Kassam rockets could be fired at Israeli towns and cities bordering the area. Hizbullah has built a foundation of terrorism in this area over the past few months, mainly with the Islamic Jihad, but has not scored much "success" due to the IDF activities in the area. With the departure of the IDF, Hizbullah and the Islamic Jihad are expected to increase their terror activities.
Terrorist activity is currently dammed by IDF measures such as isolating villages, encircling areas, checkpoints, and nonstop local activity by the army and GSS. A senior officer said, "It's no coincidence that though there are explosives, labs, lathes and the know-how – there have not been Kassams in the Shomron. Our control doesn't allow the translation of these resources into rockets. But when Israel leaves, the situation will change, and it will just be a matter of time until the first Kassam. The Beit She'an and Gilboa communities will come into rocket range." The municipal leaders in these areas have already been warned.
The withdrawal is also expected to endanger Israel's water supply from the area. PA elements currently dig illegally, and are expected to intensify this activity once Israel leaves – depleting and salinating the water supply used for agriculture in the Gilboa region and possibly wiping out regional farming.
The site of the car bomb attack is where Joseph's Tomb is located, and the reason Jews were visiting the place. The Arabs have all but destroyed the thousands of year old structure that stood there, but a remnant of Jews still visit the site for what that piece of land represents. It represents to a small remnant of Jews the Bible! It represents God keeping His Word to the Jewish people about possession of that Land! Today, it represents God keeping His Word, but the secular Jewish politicians corrupting what God has done! Today, it represents the Jews giving away their heritage for a bowl of pottage (for nothing because it means nothing to them)! The majority of secular Jews see nothing of value to them in Joseph's Tomb. It lies in the midst of Arab occupied land that Israel controls, but has no desire to possess. The majority think it is nothing but a myth that has no relevance to the modern world.
This generation of Jews are proving why God said in the Bible it would be through Great Tribulation that they would come to Him. Their stiff necks prevent them from obeying God the easy way. They are forcing God to bring them the hard way! They should be able to see through this phony gentile Road Map peace plan, but they would rather trust the gentiles then trust God. It is foolishness beyond belief, but it is this generation of Israeli Jews.
Joseph was very clear in his last request to the Jews. They were to carry his bones from their burial place in Egypt to the Promised Land so confident was he that God would visit and direct a future generation to the Holy Land. It was that kind of faith that he instilled into the Jews. It is that kind of faith that must be rekindled in the Jews of this generation. When God says we must come with all our heart, all our soul, and all our might. It is this kind of faith of which He speaks!
I am fully confident that God can take the Jews of this Third Miraculous Exodus into the Holy Land, and make them the foundation for His coming Kingdom! Most are not going to come. The Bible is clear it will only be a remnant, but they will come. Even less gentiles are predicted to come to God during the last years of the Great Tribulation. The Bible has never been a book for the masses. It has only been written for the few who come via the narrow way. The Bible is all but banned from institutions of higher learning. Any reporter who might relate the Bible to current events would lose his job. Any Christian leader who would denounce the Road Map as blasphemous, and stand up for the rights of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers would no longer be in a position of leadership.
This generation wants only a man centered peace, but never a peace that is centered in absolute surrender to the God of the Bible. We want a happy-go-lucky peace where everybody has the freedom to worship any god their own way. Democratic freedom of religion is all that will be tolerated, and not Biblical righteousness. A puritanical King of righteousness is not even within the scope of desirable endings for this generation. The faith that only comes with complete surrender of all the heart, all the soul, and all the might is not being exhibited. The counterfeits have overpowered the airwaves, and pulpits of main stream Christianity with a false christ that appeals to the masses. It is no wonder this is the generation God chose to conduct dispensational change. They are neither hot or cold. They are just happy-go-lucky uncommitted Christians whom God has already declared He will spew from His mouth. They will be left behind when the remnant are removed at the rapture. A new remnant of Jews will replace them, and a whole new dispensation.
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Saturday - March 5, 2005
Lebanese opposition contacts Israel about Syrian withdrawal
By Yoav Stern and Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Lebanese opposition members have asked Israel to encourage the United States to pressure Syria into withdrawing its troops from Lebanon
In the wake of recent diplomatic activity aimed at getting Syria to withdraw its military forces from Lebanon, a top Syrian envoy headed Friday to Moscow to discuss the step with Russian officials.
Lebanese figures contacted Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz's advisor, Uri Lubrani, among other officials in Jerusalem, and indicated they were determined to keep struggling against the Syrian presence in Lebanon but need American support.
The Lebanese opposition members believe the U.S. has a great deal of influence over Damascus, even without the use of military force.
Senior officials at the Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office were in touch with Lebanese leaders even before the current crisis.
The events of the last few days, which culminated in a demonstration that led to the fall of the Lebanese government, have been dubbed "The Spring of Beirut."
The Lebanese opposition figures indicated to officials in Jerusalem that they have no claims from Israel whatsoever. They also said they don't understand Hezbollah's insistence to perpetuate conflict over the Shaba Farms. This small area near the Lebanon-Israel border remained in Israeli hand after its withdrawal from the southern Lebanon security zone in 2000.
The Hezbollah has been running a military and propaganda campaign to get Israel to withdraw from Shaba Farms.
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Thursday during a meeting with the British Minister of State for the Middle East Baroness Elizabeth Symons: "We must put our forces together and support the [Lebanese] opposition, and this is [the British government's] responsibility.
"The international community must deliver an unequivocal message to Syria - to pull out its military forces from Lebanon now," Shalom said.
Syrian envoy heads for Moscow
A top Syrian envoy headed to Moscow Friday for talks with Russian diplomats on a United Nations resolution urging Syria to pull out of Lebanon.
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalim's visit comes after Moscow urged its longtime ally to withdraw 15,000 Syrian troops from Lebanon, adding to the mounting international pressure.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Syrian troops should leave Lebanon in line with September's resolution of the United Nations? Security Council, but added in an interview with the BBC that the withdrawal must be conducted in such a way that it does not break the "fragile balance in Lebanon."
Russia's Foreign Ministry said that Lavrov's talks with al-Moalim would focus on the UN resolution requiring the Syrian pullout and also touch on the regional situation and bilateral cooperation.
Lavrov said that while Russia, a permanent Council member, abstained during the vote on the resolution, it must be implemented. He also voiced hope that forthcoming elections will bring a new Lebanese government that would help stabilize the situation.
Syria, which the United States says sponsors international terrorism, is also accused by the Lebanese opposition of being behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri last month that plunged the nation into political turmoil.
A close ally of Moscow since the Soviet era, Syria and the Russian government is negotiating to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Damascus in defiance of the U.S. and Israeli pressure.
Saudi Arabia: Talks with Syria 'fruitful'
Talks between Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about his country's withdrawal from Lebanon were "fruitful" and their results will appear soon, Saudi's foreign minister said.
Abdullah told Assad on Thursday to meet international demands to start withdrawing troops from Lebanon immediately, Saudi officials said.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal told the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper in remarks printed on Friday the talks were "fruitful" and "their positive results will emerge soon."
One Saudi official said after Abdullah's talks with Assad in Riyadh that Syria must start withdrawing soon, otherwise Saudi-Syrian relations would go through difficulties.
Hizb'Allah warns Israel against Lebanon ties
Israel should have no illusions that the rise of the opposition in Lebanon, and even the possible departure of Syrian troops, will lead to warmer relations between Jerusalem and Beirut, Hizb'Allah officials warned on Wednesday according to The Jerusalem Post. "There is no way that Hizb'Allah will just dissolve into thin air after the Syrians pull out," said one Beirut analyst, pointing out that the group would resist any Lebanese effort to force it to disarm.
The talk is it is a done deal that Syria will pull out of Lebanon. I doubt it will go as easily as many seem to think, but in the end the Syrians will leave. Hisb Allah will be forced to pull all the way back to Iran. I doubt they will get the support they think they have once the Syrian troops are no longer around. They just could dissolve into thin air without the Syrian thugs around to back them. Israel may have a bigger problem with the Orthodox Christian community of Lebanon then Hisb Allah. I'm sure they will remember how the Jews sold them out when Israel pulled their troops out of Lebanon several years ago. It was much like the US pull out of Viet Nam. It was dirty business against those who helped, but were left behind. I still remember the wholesale slaughter of the Christian insurgents who helped Israel when the Syrians replaced the Israeli troops. It was a sellout that will be long remembered by the Lebanese. Right now it is the Syrian occupation that is center, but after the Syrians go I'm sure Israel will have to face up to past abominable actions against their former ally. I would hope the secular Jews will be reminded of this black mark in their history, and not be so quick to likewise sell out the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers.
Dirty politics always have a way of coming back, and haunting the perpetrators. Israel is no exception. Backstabbing is abominable in every culture, and is most certainly opposed by the God of the Bible. King David turned God's blessings into a curse by his backstabbing of Uriah. David lusted after Bathsheba, and when she became pregnant he tried to manipulate Uriah into thinking he was the father. However, The Hittite Uriah would not go into her because he felt his loyalty to David and the Jewish army out in the field would be compromised if he should take advantage of this opportunity provided only him. He rather stayed with the other servants of the King, and did not go home. This led to the abominable backstabbing letter to Joab which David allowed the victim of his conniving carry himself to the commander. A great man fell that day. He never recovered from his terrible sin. The glory of David, and all God had done through him was suddenly reduced to nothing. A testimony for God was destroyed forever. The sad account will forever be recorded in the Bible for all to see throughout eternity. A reminder to all of how wicked the heart of man really is! We can call out for forgiveness, and God is faithful to forgive the repentant sinner. But, the testimony is lost forever. God's children can't trust those who play loose with their testimony. None can know if temptation will again take control?
There is a great problem with the Lebanese trusting the Jews after the last withdrawal of Israel from Lebanon. The Syrian withdrawal may be the important issue today, but the backstabbing testimony of the Jews is going to come back to haunt them!
Friend, God is such a gracious God that even abominable sin such as David committed can be forgiven. The LORD Jesus Christ died at Calvary in the sinners place. The penalty has been paid for the repentant sinner. What can't be repaired is the testimony! We give the enemies of God occasion to blaspheme Him through our action. The secular Jews of Israel are about to backstab the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers for a phony Road Map peace plan. It will not be any less then what David did to Uriah!
9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
Sunday - March 6, 2005
Abbas Demands Withdrawals as PA
Terrorists Plant Bombs
23:48 Mar 05, '05 / 24 Adar 5765
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas’ promises to enforce a cease-fire and preclude terrorist attacks against Israeli targets received another blow on Saturday as IDF troops discovered and successfully detonated two road-side charges on the road leading to the northern Samaria town of Mevo Dotan.
Earlier on Saturday, before the incident was reported, Abbas claimed he cannot enforce law and order until Israel hands over to the PA Arab cities in Judea and Samaria that were seized from PA control in Operation Defensive Shield in the spring of 2002.
“We have no control on the ground,” Abbas told reporters at a news conference on Saturday in Ramallah.
After the Sharm e-Sheik summit on February 8, Israel promised to hand over major Arab cities in Judea and Samaria to PA security forces.
But when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Tel Aviv nightclub on February 24 killing five Israelis, Israel suspended talks with the PA. The suicide bomber came from a village near Tulkarem, one of the Arab cities, along with Jericho, that Israel had promised to hand over.
Israel is still waiting for the PA to complete an investigation into the attack. “We are waiting to hear the results of the investigation into the bombing that came from the same city they wanted us to handover,” said Assaf Shariv, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
“We are waiting to see what he (Abbas) will do and so far it is not enough,” said Shariv.
Abbas has been resisting Israeli demands to crack down on the terrorists, and so far has attempted to disarm them only with promises and words of persuasion. At the same time he has reiterated demands that Israel resume negotiations over relinquishing IDF control over Arab populated cities in Judea and Samaria.
``There were some differences that could have been overcome but unfortunately, the Israeli government suspended the dialogue,'' Abbas said. ``We call upon the Israeli government to resume the contacts as soon as possible.''
It is Arafat politics all over again. The one sided world pressure on Israel to make all the concessions must not happen this time if peace is to be realized. I know where this phony peace is going, but I also realize it is the Palestinians who must have their feet held to the fire if even this phony peace will work. Another Arafat era will not be tolerated by even the liberal secular Jewish politicians.
I suspect the soon collapse of the Syrian government will bring an end to the Arab games of one sided politics. A sobering across the Arab world that this is not the time to be making demands is just the thing to bolster the gentile Road Map. This time if the pressure is put on the Palestinians first, Israel will have no option but to comply with the Road Map as a result.
The secular Jews in their passion to pacify their Arab neighbors have fallen into a terrible trap that in the end will cause the pacification of the Jews themselves. They will be forced to trust the gentiles for their security. A trust that in the post rapture world will prove faulty. The Road Map that will give the heathen Islamic barbarians a forever kingdom in the Holy Land will also bring about a pacified nation of Israel. The Jews will no longer look to God for their protection, but rather trust in the good will of the gentiles.
Events are happening fast again in the Middle East. Things that most would have expected decades to take place are happening in just months. The fall of the Lebanese puppet government happened in just days. The Road Map seem unstoppable as this torrent of change rushes on. It all means the rapture, and dispensational change is closer them most of us imagined. The time is short. I only pray you are ready to give account to God for what you have done with Christ in your life.
Tuesday - March 8, 2005
PA Media Glorify Bomber of
Tel Aviv Night Club
20:47 Mar 07, '05 / 26 Adar 5765
Abbas poses pragmatic for the Western press, while the PA Media Portray Feb. 25's Suicide Bomber of a Tel Aviv Night Club as a Hero fighting for Allah.
While PA leader Mahmoud Abbas issues tersely worded condemnations of the February 25th suicide bombing of a Tel Aviv night club, the PA news media has been glorifying the memory of the bomber, Abdalla Badran, calling him a “shahid”, a martyr, a person who died for the highest ideals of Islam.
Taking a page right out of Arafat’s book, Abbas has been projecting a moderate, pragmatic image abroad while the PA's state-controlled media depicts the suicide bomber as a hero fighting for Allah.
The daily newspaper, Al-Ayyam, for example called Badran’s family, “the family of the Shahid” and the bomber an “istish-shahid” a shahid who sought death for Allah and succeeded.
Another paper, Al-Hayat Al-Jedida, printed a giant color photo of the terrorist on the front page with a caption calling him the “Executor of the Tel Aviv Operation”, a caption more appropriate for a fighter carrying out a daring commando raid behind enemy lines than for a terrorist who killed five innocent people at a birthday party.
PA officials interviewed in Arabic expressed dissatisfaction over the attack, not because innocent people were killed, but because the timing was bad.
Hasan Asfour, a member of the PA parliament said to PA television, “This is the first action that no one is happy about. Everyone felt that the timing is not [right] and there is absolutely no need for it... It is not because the resistance against the occupation is a mistake, but because the nature, location and timing of the action are a mistake."
Under Abbas’ PA, killing Jews is still mainly a question of the finding the right location and timing.
The blood lust for Jews comes from the heart. The Arab press is only telling the truth. It is the lies of Abbas that should be brought to bare. It is the same old game Arafat played that the world should demand Abbas not duplicate. The Arabs are testing the waters to see how much they can get away with before the waters get too hot! A world that demands a gentile peace at any cost, and a secular Jewish desire for security will set the parameters. It is up to the Jews to say we've been there already, and we're not going through that a second time with Abbas. Should they remain silent, the gentile world will say it's too late now - forever hold your peace! The Road Map will not go back. It only goes forward!
Stopping the withdrawal plan which right now is only voluntary on the part of the Jews would go a long way in setting what kind of parameters the security for Israel will be like. World pressure is on the Arabs right now. Syria is in big trouble, and Abbas is watching close. Pressure is coming from every side. Should that same pressure be applied to the Palestinians to stop playing the old Arafat games, it will probably have effect! It is up to Israel to say right now enough! We are not going to go through another era of Arab dirty tricks.
I wish I knew how this Road Map is going to play out? I'm convinced it is going to be rammed down the throats of Arab and Jew alike. I know the two State part of the Road Map is blasphemous according to the Bible, and I know without the Two State conclusion there really is no Road Map. Everything happening in the Middle East is being stuffed into the Road Map funnel. It seems there is no way out anymore. The stage is set for the antichrist to come center front. The Bible says: "by peace shall destroy many" in reference to the antichrist. He will come on the world stage as a man of peace! But, that peace will prove to be no peace, and many will be destroyed. The present Road Map is tailor made for the antichrist.
The Arab heart is not going to change. They are waiting for the kind of peace the antichrist will control. They want Jewish blood, and the peace of the antichrist will give them the platform for a quick final solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. By a wink, or a nod from the antichrist the Last Jihad Islamic invasion of Israel as recorded in Ezekiel 38 & 39 will take place. The gentile world just stands by doing nothing. It is God who saves the Jews. My best guess is that it happens not long after the rapture of the saved remnant of the Christian Church leaving behind the great Apostate Whore of today's Christianity. The Church Age ends, and dispensational change takes place as the Kingdom Age begins to emerge under 7 years of Great Tribulation. A new Biblical Judaism is founded under the Two Witnesses and 144,000 Jews, 12,000 each living on the original tribal lands of their fathers. A peace treaty is signed with the antichrist that allows the Jews to build Ezekiel's Ch. 40 - 48) Temple on the Temple Mount just as the chronology of Ezekiel implies. Islamic influence over the Holy Land ends at Ezekiel 39! The phony man of peace keeps up his image for only 3-1/2 more years, and then brings about the time of Jacob's trouble when he usurps the throne of the coming again Jewish Messiah. The phony peace turns into world war, and the antichrist leads the gentiles to Armageddon. Only then will the world realize the foolishness of this Road Map! On that day it will be too late!
Friend, it is not too late for you right now. Will you come to the Christ of the Bible who is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount! Will you come with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might? It is the only way you can be accepted. God does not play the games men play. He looks right into the heart, and makes His judgment which is irreversible. You are the only one keeping Christ out of your life! You must decide before it is too late. The antichrist, and all who follow him are doomed. The seed that falls on the road side, on stony places, or among the thorns is as surly doomed. Come to Christ today for tomorrow may be too late!
Thursday - March 10, 2005
Israel Set to Withdraw from
Key Cities Despite Terror Upsurge
18:20 Mar 07, '05 / 26 Adar 5765
Despite an upsurge in the frequency and severity of terrorist attacks, the IDF is going ahead with plans to transfer control of five key cities in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority.
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz is scheduled to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the next few days in order to coordinate the IDF withdrawal. The withdrawal, agreed upon at the Sharon-Abbas summit in Sharm El-Sheik, has been held up due to a terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv night club on February 25, which killed five and wounded 50.
The suicide bomber came from Tulkarem, one of the first cities to be handed over to the PA in according to the withdrawal schedule.
PA reports that the handover will commence as early as tomorrow should be treated with caution, say IDF officials. While not denying the reports, IDF sources said that no withdrawals will take place until after the Mofaz-Abbas meeting. A date for the meeting has yet to be announced.
Haj Ismail Jabber, commander of PA forces in Judea and Samaria, said after meeting with Brig.Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Sunday, that “it was agreed in principle that the Israeli army will begin Tuesday withdrawing from Tulkarem and the areas around the town, and afterward we will discuss the Israeli withdrawals from the other towns” in Judea and Samaria.
It is unclear how today’s attack at the Ma’arat haMachpelah (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron will impact the planned withdrawal. According to Hebron residents, the IDF effectively withdrew from 80% of Hebron on February 13 in a redeployment move that was dictated by political, not military interests.
Warnings from the Hebron Jewish community that the IDF withdrawals from parts of the city would precipitate a terrorist attack went unheeded.
P.A. Prepares to Execute 15 Citizens
The Palestinian Authority has sentenced 15 Arabs to death on charges of having collaborated with Israel. Their sentences will be carried out this month – unless the Israel Law Center has its way.
Asked about this looming blow to the interests of both Israel and human ethics, Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz surprised reporters by ignoring the question. At a press conference last night following his meeting with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Arutz-7's Moshe Priel asked Mofaz if Israel is demanding that Abbas pardon the 15. Priel reports that to the astonishment of the reporters in attendance, Mofaz totally ignored the issue and delivered a small lecture on the future relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Abu Mazen, as well, ignored the question.
The 15 were sentenced to death after having passed information to Israel about arch-terrorists who were later killed by Israel.
Abbas [Abu Mazen] announced several weeks ago that he would sign execution decrees for three accused collaborators if Moslem religious authorities agreed that they should be killed. Several days ago, Israel Law Center director Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner told Arutz-7, the anticipated ruling was handed down by the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrameh Sabri – but suddenly the list had grown from 3 collaborators to 15.
Darshan-Leitner said, "Together with [former refusenik] Ida Nudel, we sent a letter on Monday to Prime Minister Sharon demanding that he take immediate steps to ensure that these executions are not carried out. He should threaten not to release more prisoners, and he must turn to the US and Europe, as well as donor nations, and he must involve the United Nations as well. And if all this doesn't work, then we even recommended that he even resort to military action to stop these executions."
Darshan-Leitner said that if Sharon does not respond to the letter by the end of the week, "we will turn to the Supreme Court." She said that in 2002, Israel proved that it could influence the Palestinian Authority: "We turned to the Shabak [General Security Service], and they turned to the Palestinian Authority, and the result was that the person in question was not executed, but rather received a sentence of 40 years at hard labor. This shows that we can succeed if we try."
Darshan-Leitner summed up: "These people are our front in this war, how can we abandon them to the dogs?"
This gentile Road Map is a disaster! The truth is suppressed, and the spin is out of control. The Road Map can't be implemented any other way. This generation demands the spin. They only want to hear the lie. It matters not what men may want. The God of the Bible is a God of truth. Foolish men may believe lies with good intent are wise diplomacy, but lies are lies when compared to righteousness as presented in the Bible. The LORD Jesus Christ is not going to establish His coming Kingdom on lies. He is very forthright in stating the entire gentile dominated world will be broken at His return. All the religions of the world will be outlawed. Freedom to sin openly will not be permitted. Democracy will be replaced with a dictatorial monarchy to which all men will be required to submit. Puritanical righteousness will be the rule, and spin in either direction will not be tolerated.
I know the average freedom loving American is saying: "I could never live in such a repressive society!" Remember, hell has been prepared for all who resist. Let me remind you that the same LORD Jesus Christ who loved men so much that He went to Calvary to secure forgiveness of sin is the same Christ who is coming again as the King of glory! Only the Biblical Christ can rule with a rod of righteousness, and also have the compassion of a Savior. He loves the sinner, and wants all men not just to be saved from past sin. He wants them to stop sinning, and causing all the tragedy that comes with sin. The purpose of His Kingdom is to demonstrate that if men will truly submit real peace can be implemented. Such peace can only come one way. A Jewish Biblical Kingdom ruled over by a perfect Jewish King! This is not the Road Map plan. The Road Map would give the Islamic barbarians a forever kingdom right where the Bible says the King of Glory is going to return! The Great Whore of Apostate Christianity loves the one sided Road Map as it is progressing today. They, more then most others want a platform of lies for which the antichrist can come to power. They do not want a Jewish King! They want the Apostate Christian christ! It is a bad choice that will condemn an entire generation.
The antichrist will cause an entire generation to acknowledge him as the Messiah of the world. They willingly will shift from all their false religions to him. God already knows how phony this freedom of religion democratic generation has become. What they really want is to worship any way they want any god who meets their fancy. They reject the strict rules of Biblical righteousness. Words such as Puritanical bring up feelings of hate. God knows the truth behind their patriotic words of love for the American way of freedom for religion. God knows just how phony their loyalty is to the Christ of the Bible. God knows the easy christ of the Apostate Church that only forgives, but never demands holiness. God also knows how all religions will turn to the antichrist, but not to the Christ of the Bible. The demands of God for absolute submission only to His Son will never be open to criticism from any generation. God knows the heart of man, and yet He loves His creation. The hard demands of perfect righteousness, purity, and holiness has behind it a God who knows how to break without destroying. He knows how to keep the ember burning when all would appear to be lost.
Friend, there is a way to come to this Holy God of the Bible. There is a way of reconciliation. There is a way to have your heart changed forever. God will perform all the seemingly impossible things. He will hold your hand! All you need do is come to the Christ of the Bible. God will do the rest!
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Saturday - March 12, 2005
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's military has been preparing for the increasing prospect of a war with Syria in a confrontation expected to include Iran and Hizbullah.
The General Staff has discussed an assessment by the military's Northern Command of anemerging threat from Syria and Hizbullah over the next year. Northern Command said a weakened Syria, under pressure from the United States to withdraw from Lebanon, was likely to approve an Iranian-Hizbullah campaign against Israel.
"We might have to fight those countries, which could drive them back a dozen years," Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of Northern Command, said. "We can drive Lebanon and Syria 50 years back. It's an option."
Gantz told the LIC-2005 conference on Wednesday thatHizbullah -- backed by Iran and Syria -- has become a strategic threat to Israel. He cited the 15,000 missiles and rockets deployed by Hizbullah along the Lebanese border with Israel and the Shi'ite organization's increasing support of Palestinian insurgency cells in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Should war break out between Israel and Syria, I would imagine it will be the last war fought by Israel. I am expecting the Syrian government to fall. It seemed more likely it would be a US invasion similar to Iraq, but Israel could invade just as easily. The pacification of the Syrians is what I'm expecting by whatever means. The phony peace of the Road Map hinges on giving the Israelis the feeling of security that will cause them to become pacifists. The secular Jews knew long ago they would never have peace with Islam, but they envisioned a pacification of their Arab neighbors as a buffer that would be good enough. This is why I believe if war breaks out between Israel and Syria, it will be the last war the Israeli Defense Forces fight. They will have achieved the age old dream of the secular Jews. The Road Map will assure them security from the rest of the world, and they will have no need for a defensive force.
I know how radical this may sound, but Ezekiel is very specific that when the Islamic invasion of Israel takes place in Ezekiel 38 & 39, the Jews are at rest in un-walled cities. They will ignore the warnings from God in the Bible to be prepared and on their guard! A secular Israel will be basking in the false security of a gentile manufactured peace when the invasion takes place. A successful implementation of the Road Map would bring about just such a situation that fits the words of Ezekiel. Syria must be pacified for all these things to come to pass.
Democracy of the Arabs without the God of the Bible "in which we trust" will leave them wide open to the influences of the antichrist when he appears. I expect Babylon to emerge as the banking capital of almost all the oil riches of the Middle East. I would expect the democratized Arabs as the benefactors of all this future wealth. It is here that the link between the antichrist and the Arabs takes place. The antichrist will use them to take control of the world's economy. All who unite with him will gain worldly wealth, but lose their soul. It is here that the 666 of the Bible comes into play.
I suspect the Arabs of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon will join with the democratized Arabs of Iraq to form this new Babylon. Others like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen may also climb on the riches wagon. Allah will become secondary to riches as the motivation for their societies. The antichrist will be their new hero. This will still leave a lot of Islam to remain hostel to the Jews. Turkey will join the hordes of Islam coming from the North, Iran will come from the East, and North African Islamists will come from the South to exterminate the Jews of Israel, and grab their share of the wealth.
The fall of the Syrian government is critical to the Road Map, and the Biblical scenario that follows. History is on fire right now aimed at Syria. It is only a matter of time.
Sunday - March 13, 2005
1000 Participate in Monthly Encirclement of the Temple
11:52 Mar 11, '05 / 30 Adar 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Nearly 1,000 people took part in the traditional march encircling the outer walls of the Temple Mount Thursday.
Rabbi David Dudkovich, the spiritual leader of the Samarian community of Yitzhar spoke outside the Iron Gate of the Temple Mount about the importance of reconnecting with the Holy Temple specifically during these times.
The march, or
, takes place at the start of a every Jewish month, meeting in the Western Wall plaza toward nightfall and continuing around the outside walls of the Temple Mount. The march is accompanied by prayer and singing and is known as one of the most festive and moving Jerusalem traditions.
The Temple Mount remains the most important place on planet earth! Everything, and I mean everything happening in the Middle East and the world is tied to this single place. It is here that the Bible says the LORD Jesus Christ will return!
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
His feet will touch the Mount of Olives which will cleave in two. He will cross the Kidron valley, and approach Ezekiel's Temple via the East Gate. The times of the gentiles will end, and the Kingdom Age will begin! The Church Age will have ended at the rapture, and the seven year Great Tribulation transition will have reached it's climax. As Zachariah has said: "then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as He fought in the day of battle." The blood of the mostly gentile nations will flow as the wine press of God is squeezed close. It is a terrible day to be on the wrong side. It is a day of great glory for those who have waited upon the LORD to fulfill all He has said in the Bible.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress , even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
This generation of the Road Map is hurtling toward the horrors of Armageddon. It is this generation that is preparing to give most of the Holy Land, a large part of Jerusalem, and forever control of the Temple Mount to the Islamic barbarians! This is the gentile Road Map to which the secular Jews of Israel are accepting in exchange for a phony gentile peace. Islam will claim the Koran victorious over the Bible when the Road Map is implemented. Most of the Holy Land, most of Jerusalem, and full control over the Temple Mount will be theirs. Extermination of the Jews from the rest will only be a matter of time. There will be nothing for the LORD Jesus Christ to come back. Islamic barbarianism will be the future for the Holy Land if the God of the Bible were not to intervene. Ezekiel 39 is the answer to this threat from the Road Map. It will end all Islamic influence over the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Ezekiel 39 will open the door for a new back to the Bible movement among the Jews to build Ezekiel's Temple. The Temple with a throne. The Temple to which the King of Glory will sit as He administers the Kingdom Age upon planet earth.
Friend, I hope you are ready for all these great things to happen? I hope you agree that the Temple Mount is the most important place on earth? The day is quickly approaching when the Jews will agree. Right now the Wailing Wall is the holiest site to the tradition bound secular Jews. It remains a wall between the Jews and their God. It separates them from the site of the Temple! Ezekiel says it must go! The abominations of the past must be cleansed. The abominations of the heathen Islamists must be bulldozed off this Holy Site. The Glory of the LORD demands absolute purity. The Glory of the God of Israel is coming from the East, the Mount of Olives, to fill Ezekiel's Temple!
Tuesday - March 15, 2005
Labor Demands: Erase
13:05 Mar 13, '05 / 2 Adar 5765
The government convened this morning to discuss the controversial report on the "unauthorized neighborhoods." It accepted the report's recommendations, and established a ministerial committee.
The resolution voted on today states, "The government sees great importance in dealing with the findings and recommendations of the report, and agrees to the principles and methods of operation therein."
The report, prepared by former State Prosecution attorney Talia Sasson, has caused a backlash against all the bodies involved in building "unauthorized outposts" in Judea and Samaria. The report purports to show a series of illegalities perpetrated by many different government offices and bodies that were involved in funding, constructing and providing services to budding Jewish neighborhoods in Judea and Samaria.
The Cabinet meeting approved the establishment of a ministerial committee to oversee progress on implementing the report. Headed by Justice Minister Tzippy Livny, its members are Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, Public Security Minister Gideon Ezra, Housing Minister Yitzchak Herzog, Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, and Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz. The first two are Likud disengagement supporters, the second two are Labor disengagement supporters, and the fifth is a Likud disengagement opponent.
Minister Livny said that her committee will not decide which outposts to dismantle first, but rather whether the outposts will be dismantled before or after Gush Katif. She personally prefers the latter.
Education Minister Limor Livnat (Likud) says that the ministers have not had time to review the entire 300-page report, and that the decision should be put off for at least a week. Minister Katz agreed.
Livnat further said that in any event, all outposts established before March 2001 should essentially be legalized, and the public debate must center only on those built afterwards. "We need not be more American than the Americans," she explained today. "The U.S. Road Map plan demanded the demolition only of outposts built before March 2001 [when Ariel Sharon became Prime Minister]." Livnat said that while Sasson's report deals with 100 to 150 new outposts, "Israel agreed to remove [only] 24 that were built since March 2001."
It was reported last week that the U.S. continues to adhere to this principle. The U.S. administration warned on Tuesday that Israel's failure to remove all outposts established since March 2001 would harm American-Israeli relations.
MK Chaim Oron (Meretz/Yachad) responded to Livnat's claims by saying, "Claims like that turn us into the 51st U.S. state. This is not an American issue, but rather a grave Israeli issue of the establishment of outposts against the law."
Health Minister Danny Naveh agreed with Livnat that the report need not be accepted in toto. "The government should establish a committee to check how to implement the Sasson Report conclusions," he said, adding it would not be a good idea to "adopt [them] as one bloc without examining them in detail."
Public Security Minister Gideon Ezra said that Israel cannot begin to deal with the demolition of "unauthorized neighborhoods" while the disengagement from Gush Katif and northern Shomron is on the agenda. "Whatever has not been done until now will have to wait until later," Ezra said.
Similarly, the IDF and police say they do not have the forces necessary to deal with the removal of both "outposts" and communities in Gaza and northern Shomron.
Interior Minister Ophir Pines (Labor) responded that though these points have merit, "The fact that the government has not taken serious action against the outposts has detracted from its deterrence power, and has portrayed a weak image among the settlers. At least one outpost should be removed immediately, and the rest after the disengagement." Communications Minister Dalia Itzik of Labor was even stronger, saying, "We will insist that the outposts be removed, and that the guilty be made to pay the price."
The Sasson Report, which found that many government ministries and bodies "broke the law" in the course of building new neighborhoods in Yesha, was initiated by Prime Minister Sharon. Sharon is considered the "father of Yesha settlement," having been the initiator, planner and designer of many of the locations throughout Yesha now populated with Jews.
On Oct. 18, 1999, then-opposition leader Sharon even exhorted his supporters, "Let everyone get a move on and take some hilltops! Whatever we take, will be ours, and whatever we don't take, will not be ours!"
Aviad Visuly, head of the Haifa-based Land of Israel Task Force, said on Thursday, "The main 'suspect' in this whole story is actually Prime Minister Sharon, who encouraged people to come to the outposts. No mention was made in the report of the unwritten agreements in which Yesha leaders would come to Sharon with lists of new places and he would approve them."
It is no secret in Israel what a back stabber Ariel Sharon is to the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. The secular liberal majority just giggle with delight to see the minority of conservative Jews have the rug pulled out from under them by this Benedict Arnold of Israeli politics. Sharon just used the settlers when it benefited him, and now has dumped them when they became a thorn to the American sudden shift to the gentile Road Map authored by Russia, the UN, and the EU. The settlers only did what the government authorized. Now, the liberal majority are indicting all the government agencies that did what they were authorized to do by making it illegal to ever have helped the settlers. It is the Road Map not Israeli law that was violated, but the Liberal secular politicians are using the Road Map as the standard that needs to be applied to the settlers.
Obviously it is the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers who are going to suffer. They are the ones who have no rights! No Civil Rights group from anywhere in the world is going to come to their aid. They are a politically incorrect hot potato that no one will touch! Liberal Jewish goon squads are being formed to expel entire families with ruthless political vigor. Wherever the goon squads operate a media blackout will be enforced. There will be no record of woman and children being physically dragged off to already constructed fenced in concentration camps so they can't go back, or join their neighbors in protest.
This is going to be a terrible human rights violation that no one will want to hear about. There will be no demand for the blackout to be lifted. It will be passed off as a Jewish internal issue which no one really cares about. The settlers will be secretly removed, and their land will openly be given to the heathen Palestinians as a gift. The Road Map will have had the thorn removed, and the whole world will rejoice at the gentile peace plan. Somewhere the antichrist will be rejoicing more then any other.
Folks, the Bible is built around the prayer "Thy Kingdom Come!" The Jews are back in the Holy Land as the literal answer to this prayer. The Road Map is intent on giving most of the Holy Land to the heathen and their Koran rather then the Biblical Jews. It will be a forever giveaway when the Road Map has been completely implemented. It will forever prevent the Bible from fulfilling the Kingdom predictions. This generation of Christians are quick to protest every violation of perceived Christian law, but silent on this issue! I am telling you that main stream Christianity is blind to what God is doing in the Holy Land today. Don't expect any Christian help to be offered to the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. It just isn't going to materialize. The gentile world along with the secular Jews are intent on all this taking place fast! There is absolutely no patients anywhere. The Road Map is a done deal, and stalling will not be tolerated. This is the number one priority issue of the Bush administration, and I'm sure they will demand it be finished before the next American election!
Thursday - March 17, 2005
Cairo Talks: Hamas Rejects
16:58 Mar 16, '05 / 5 Adar 5765
PA Chief Abbas in Cairo juggles the interests of the various terrorist factions as he attempts to arrange a full cease-fire with Israel. Hamas still isn't buying into the whole deal.
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas opened the second day of negotiations in Cairo with Arab terrorist groups with a problem on his hands: how to convince Hamas, a radical Islamic terror group that does not recognize Israel, to sign on to the cease-fire he’s trying to broker among the various terrorist factions.
Hamas spokesman Mohammad Nazzal said yesterday, “The Hamas organization believes it is not possible to declare a full cease-fire at this stage of the talks.” He said a “cooling down” period of a few months might be attained, but rejected “a long-term truce.”
Recognizing the difficulty of presenting a unified position among terrorist groups, Abbas said yesterday at a speech opening the talks, “It is impossible for us to take upon ourselves the implementation of our commitments in a unilateral fashion."
But he was also quick to point a finger at Israel, accusing it of reneging on commitments to the PA: “We reject Israel reverting to its policy of procrastination, and as we are making progress towards quiet and a truce in the interests of our people, we ask that Israel fulfill its commitments.”
Abbas has long said that the armed struggle against Israel was bad strategy for the Palestinian Authority and its cause. He himself, however, served as treasurer of the PLO and helped secure funding for attacks such as the massacre of the Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972.
Another contentious issue in the Cairo talks is “right of return” for Arabs who fled Israel in the 1948 Independence War. Abbas has reportedly taken the position that individual Arabs would be allowed to reclaim their homes in Israel, but the majority of those who claim the right to "return," numbering in the millions, would be given the right to live in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, and to receive compensation from Israel.
The major issue that is important to Israel and the Bush Administration is not being discussed in Cairo, however: disarming and dismantling the terrorist factions.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has stated that a cease-fire among the PA terror groups would not be sufficient for resuming permanent status negotiations with the PA. United States President George W. Bush has conditioned American support for a Palestinian state on the PA fighting terrorism.
The Roadmap plan specifically states, "Palestinians declare an unequivocal end to violence and terrorism and undertake visible efforts on the ground to arrest, disrupt, and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere. Rebuilt and refocused Palestinian Authority security apparatus begins sustained, targeted, and effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure. This includes commencing confiscation of illegal weapons and consolidation of security authority, free of association with terror and corruption."
Jericho finally transferred to PA control
By Amos Harel and Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondents
Israel finally transferred security authority for Jericho to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, after a month of crisis-ridden negotiations.
But due to yet another 11th-hour dispute, the formal handover took place only in the late afternoon. On Tuesday, the parties had agreed to make the transfer Wednesday morning, even though the agreement was still undergoing legal review in Israel and had therefore not yet been signed. But at the last minute, with the television cameras already in place, the Palestinians refused to go through with the ceremony until the document could be signed. There was also some last-minute haggling over the wording. Thus only several hours later did the transfer finally occur.
Today is a day of infamy for the Bible. Imagine Joshua handing over control of Jericho to the Canaanites for a peace plan arranged by the Assyrians? What would the promises of the God of the Bible mean to those of that dispensation? The book of Joshua would have gone down in history as the time when the Jews humiliated their Almighty God. The time when they believed the gods of the gentile powers were more powerful then the God of the Bible. God would probably have taken that entire generation as He did the generation before them, and would have destroyed them. God would probably have taken Caleb as the only faithful Jew, and raised up another Israel as He intended to do with Moses.
13 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
God did not replace that generation as He could have, but used them with all their stiff necks to accomplish His will for the Holy Land. I suspect the same will be true for this present generation of Jews. This generation is clearly worse then that generation that Joshua led to the city of Jericho, but the God of the Bible remains the same all powerful God over all. Stiff necks are not a deterrents to Him.
It is a terrible shame that the Jews of this generation would humiliate the God of the Bible this way by using Jericho as the first town to turn over to the heathen Islamic Palestinians. I can't imagine anything other then spiting in His face that could be more degrading to the Biblical God. These Jews seem intent on reversing everything the Bible says. It is as if they are saying to God "We have a better way!" Rather then following up on the conquest of the Land God provided, they pull up short. They sue for negotiations rather then conquest. They desire peace when God says it is time for war.
The heathen with whom they are negotiating are a motley crew of the worst barbarians the world has seen. They are not honorable men! They will never be satisfied until the Jews are driven out of the Holy Land. Islamic peace means the Koran must rule the Land as interpreted by the most vicious of the Mullah's. There is no tolerance for any other book to have authority. Especially a book the documents Jewish history in the Holy Land. The walls of Jericho do not have to fall this time. The Jews have just given up!
A change in the heart of these Jews is the only answer. Only the God of the Bible can accomplish such a miracle. Only then will the Jews understand correct doctrine. Only then will they be ready to lay down the foundations to the coming Kingdom!
Friday - March 17, 2005
IDF BRACES FOR GAZA
Gush Katif families ready to strike deal with PM
Bracing for a huge media blitz for the July disengagement, Israeli military and government officials will impose curbs on press coverage, declaring the area around the settlements a closed military zone and "embedding" news crews with IDF units, IDF Spokesperson Brigader General Ruth Yaron has told Ha'aretz.
The army estimates that some 4,000 members of the foreign press will be here in July to cover the disengagement, when around 7,500 settlers will be evacuated from the Gaza Strip's Gush Katif.
According to Thursday's Yediot Ahronot, meanwhile, a crisis of confidence is developing between Gush Katif residents and the politicians that represent them, with Gaza families saying that the Yesha Council of settlement leaders not only
failed to prevent disengagement but also to secure decent re-location packages for those affected.
Taking things into their own hands some of the residents have reportedly been conducting back-room negotiations with the Prime Minister's office to increase government compensation, offering to leave quietly provided they receive an
adequate amount. According to the report officials reportedly offered better terms to those willing to move to the Negev.
About 800 families, however, remain adamantly opposed to accepting a government buyout.
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
The promise of eternal rest in the Holy Land has a heritage of trial and tribulation. Those who will enjoy the blessings of the Promised Land will have to be worthy of the privilege. Too many have paid the price for their rest. This generation of Jews are being tested for worthiness. The first to be discarded are the profiteers. Those who would use God for profit whenever the occasion presents itself. Much like the prosperity Christians of today these are the easiest to see fall when tested. Many more categories must yet be tested. The religious legalists are going to take the biggest cut in my estimation. Much as Gideon cut his forces until it was certain only the worthy would experience the victory, so God is also dealing with the Jews of this generation.
The great Apostate whore of today's Christianity is about to be cut, but it will be the worthy who will go at the rapture. All that will be left behind will be those who hate the Jews, or will give in to the peer pressure of the Apostates. The false christ already worshipped by the whore will continue to lure all who are found unworthy of salvation. After the rapture the Biblical Christ will only be found among the Jews who survive all the trials now being imposed on them. It will be this remnant of Jews who will be the born again of the next dispensation. It will be the Christ they worship who will be the Biblical Christ of salvation.
I would expect the first to emerge as leaders of the Apostate whore will be the money changers who will see profit. Sadly, they are already in place even before the rapture. Pat Robertson has made his personal millions. He and his prodigy are in the perfect position for limitless gain once the worthy are gone. His prosperity doctrine will appear true as the gullible flow to his comforting words after a small remnant are removed.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers ' money , and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
The time of separation for the Jews is in process. Only the worthy will stand after the trials and tribulations of God. They will be the foundation of the coming dispensation. They will form a revived back to the Bible Judaism that will be pleasing to God. The Judaism God always intended for the Jews. A Judaism centered in Christ. A Temple dedicated to Calvary. Only the worthy will stand separated from all the apostasy in the end. The world will acknowledge that they are the ones who came with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. The trials and tribulations of life could not deter their love for the Savior. There will be no doubt that they are worthy. However, they will be the first to say I am not worthy because they of all the professors of worthiness will know the truth of grace.
Monday - March 21, 2005
Jordan proposes: normal Israeli-Arab ties before lands returned
By The Associated Press
ALGIERS - II of Jordan has put forward a new peace strategy that Arab diplomats said Friday would call for Middle East nations to normalize relations with Israel even before land seized in the 1967 war are returned.
The proposal, made for an Arab League summit that starts Monday, appeared to have little support among Arab nations. But it was highly unusual move even to put such a plan before an Arab forum.
The Jordanian proposal includes a call for "an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict" and the establishment of normal relations "in return for a lasting and comprehensive settlement," according to an Arab diplomat who read the text to The Associated Press.
It is vaguely worded but - unlike a Saudi peace initiative adopted at the 2002 Arab summit held in Beirut - it omits any reference to UN resolutions and Arab demands calling for Israel to withdraw to pre-1967 borders and the right of return of refugees. The omission suggests the king, whose country has a peace deal with Israel, wants the Arabs to accept geographical changes Israel has made in the territories since 1967.
That would mark a major shift in Arab strategy, which has called for a full normalization of relations with Israel only after a complete peace, with the return of all Arab territories occupied by Israeli.
Arab League officials said the proposal, which would revise the 2002 Saudi initiative, had little support. Syria has always staunchly opposed any normalization.
Palestinian delegates to the summit's preparatory discussions said the Jordanian proposal "was not acceptable" because it ignores the "fundamental basis for a just and comprehensive settlement.?
"This is like giving a thief more than he had already stolen," one senior Palestinian official told the AP.
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa ruled out any change to the Saudi-proposed initiative, which he described as "the Arab term of reference" for peace with Israel.
"What is on the summit agenda is to revive the Arab peace initiative on the international level to represent the joint Arab position, especially with regard to Israel's withdrawal to the 1967 borders," he told reporters Thursday. "It is not expected to come down from this ceiling."
The Saudi plan offers a peace with all Arab nations conditional on the return of all land Israel seized from the Arabs in the six-day war of 1967, including East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Syria's Golan Heights, in line with UN resolutions 242 and 338. It also calls for the creation of a Palestinian state and a solution to the Palestinian refugee issue.
The Algiers summit, which begins Monday, comes at a particularly crucial time in the region, with Iraq trying to put together a government amid continuing violence, the bid to restart the Middle East peace process and the crisis in Lebanon. Another sensitive issue, reforming the Arab League itself, also is on the table.
Algerian authorities are on high alert ahead of the Arab League summit, deploying some 15,000 Algerian security forces in and around the capital ahead of the arrival of 20 Arab heads of state and some 3,000 officials.
Jordanian officials have refused to comment or give details on the proposal by Abdullah, who met this week in Washington with U.S. President George W. Bush.
Earlier this month, the Jordanian monarch said the Algerian summit should amend the Saudi initiative and take Israel's fears into account in order to get it to make concessions.
"We were surprised that after the Beirut summit the plan had no effect on the Israeli society," Abdullah told French Channel II in a March 7 interview. "We might have to explain it in a better way."
"I think that the real price is Israeli's getting peace from the Arab states from Morocco (on the Atlantic) to Oman on the Indian ocean," he said. "Should we understand the fears of others, problems might be settled."
Arab diplomats told The Associated Press that Jordan's envoy to the Arab League, Omar al-Rifaei, officially presented Abdullah's proposal for discussion on Wednesday. Al-Rifaei refused to comment. Algerian envoy Abdel Gader Hajar said Abdullah's proposal is on the summit's agenda for further discussion.
The Saudi position on Jordan's proposal was unclear. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah, dispatched his foreign minister to Algiers for talks with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Arab diplomats said both discussed the Jordanian proposal but no details emerged from the discussions.
It would be a smooth move by the Arabs that would take the fire out of Sharon's unilateral withdrawal plan, but the Arabs are rarely smooth when it comes to the Jews. The hate is just too great. A unilateral declaration of peace by the Arabs would guarantee world pressure on the Jews to seal the deal with whatever the Arabs desire. Israel would forever be the peace breaker of all future incidents. The momentum of world opinion would certainly shift, but the hate is just too great for the Arabs to ever play it smart.
It seems Sharon was smart enough to realize that nothing can stop the gentile Road Map. He decided to unilaterally get the upper hand by doing what the gentiles would demand before the demand was forced on him. He figured out that the only way to get the most was to have the upper hand with world opinion. He knew if Israel was portrayed as brutish occupiers they would always be looked on as the chief resistors to the Road Map.
The secular politicians will play the Road Map game to the very end. What is clear from the Bible is that the Road Map is not God's plan for the future of the Holy Land! The time for God to act has not yet come. The Jews of this generation must learn that the gentiles will sell them down the river at their first opportunity. The Jews must learn that their trust must be only in God. Secular Judaism must be rejected forever. The method God is going to use is highlighted again and again in Ezekiel 38 & 39 that He will teach both Israel and the Islamic heathen that the Bible, not the Koran, is the Book of the Holy Land. The Jews from that day forward will have learned to trust the God of the Bible. They will put their trust back into the God of their fathers. They will never trust in the gentiles and secularism again.
Tuesday - March 22, 2005
UKRAINE SOLD NUCLEAR-READY ROCKETS TO IRAN
Iranian Cruise Missiles now capable of hitting Israel
After an investigation by reformist President Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine has acknowledged exporting 12 nuclear-ready cruise missiles to Iran each one capable of reaching Israel, and six more to China. Ukraine's prosecutor general Svyatoslav Piskun confirmed in press reports on Friday that the missiles were exported in 2001 by the former pro-Moscow government, though none with the nuclear warheads they were designed to carry. The news comes at a time when the US and Israel have charged that Iran's clandestine weapons program is rapidly approaching the nuclear threshold
RESEARCHERS DISCOVER UNIQUE CELLS
OF ISRAELI 'SURVIVOR' FLOWER
Desert bloom boasts Star of David cell structure
Extracted from article by Leora Eren Frucht - Israel21c
It's known as the ultimate survivor. It grows wild in Israel, thriving in the harsh dry conditions that would kill many other plants. And what do the cells of this hardy survivor - a native Israeli Persian buttercup - look like under a microscope? A Star of David.
"It really is symbolic," says Dr. Rina Kamenetsky, a researcher at Israel's Volcani Institute, who made the surprising discovery while trying to understand the survival mechanisms of this resilient bulb, known in Latin as Ranunculus asiaticus.
The flower from the Holy Land is also known in botanical circles as a type of 'resurrection plant' which, explains Kamenetsky, means that it can live without water, and is 'resurrected' when water becomes available.
It turns out that the cell walls of the storage roots of this particular plant serve as a shield. In winter, when the first rain comes, the cell walls block the sudden influx of water which could cause the cells to burst. At the same time, they protect the cells from dehydration by absorbing water.
The cell walls that serve as a year-round shield also happen to look like a shield - the shield of David.
"We have never before seen a structure like this in the cell walls of plants," Kamenetsky says. "This is a very rare structure - maybe even unique."
The secular world of this generation will never acknowledge the hand of God no matter how clear the evidence may be. The Mogan David has been there in the Survivor Flower ever since God created it that way. It only took a scientist with a microscope to discover it. The timing could not be more meaningful then when Israel has given Jericho back to the heathen after God had given it to them. The secular Jews of this generation have decided to reverse the Bible in order to conform to the Road Map. Even the flowers of the Holy Land cry out this Land is Jewish! It does not belong to the Islamic heathen who would replace the Bible with the Koran. Yet, the Jews are giving the Holy Land back to the heathen in defiance of all God has done. Great Tribulation is coming to this generation of secular Jews for their stiff necked response to all God has done!
It is not just the secularized Jews of this generation who are ignoring the hand of God. The heathen Islamic Arabs are about to face annihilation for their willing ignorance of what the Bible says. Iran will be emboldened to join into a Last Jihad Islamic invasion of Israel in these latter days. Iran which is known in the Bible by their historical name of Persia will be the eastern prong of a three pronged pincher movement meant to exterminate all the Jews from the Holy Land. They will die on the mountains, and in the fields of Israel. They will end their long history as fodder for the fowl of the air and the beasts of the field. Their hate for the Jews will end with a great sacrifice orchestrated by the God of the Bible. Islamic influence over the Holy Land will end forever. The Jews will be free to build the Last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.
It will not be just the Islamic heathen who are going to experience Great Tribulation for their willing ignorance of what God is doing in the Holy Land. The entire gentile dominated world is about to come to an end! The times of the gentiles is ending. Dispensational change is coming first to the Holy Land, and then the rest of the world. God has miraculously brought the Jews of this generation back to their Promised Land. The Bible has clearly described the coming Kingdom Age when the Jewish King of kings will rule the planet from the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The hand of God is all over this generation, and yet they remain for the most part willingly ignorant. They refuse to acknowledge even something so simple as a flower demonstrates the hand of God.
Folks, this is a sad generation from which you need to withdraw. The crowd is on the road to Armageddon. Unless you come to the LORD Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul, and might you will perish with the masses. The Bible is only written to a remnant. The masses willingly refuse to acknowledge the God of the Bible. They are forcing the Holy Land out of Jewish hands, and into the hands of the Koran barbarians to do with as they like. The Bible says God is not going to tolerate such behavior. Great Tribulation is His recorded response to such a generation as ours.
Wednesday - March 23, 2005
MK EITAM DEFIES IDF, MOVES TO GAZA
Former Housing Minister moves family from Golan to Gush Katif
Effi Eitam, a Knesset Member, former Housing Minister and recent chairman of the National Religious Party announced Saturday night that he would move his family of ten from their Golan home to an agricultural community in Gush Katif, defying an IDF order issued last week that bars Israelis from moving to the Gaza Strip.
Anticipating that many pro-settler Jews would take up last-minute residence in Gaza in a bid to hinder disengagement, the IDF on Thursday banned any new arrivals in the communities to be evacuated in July.
By early May, these areas are to be declared closed military zones, meaning no one may enter without army permission.
Meanwhile, local Gush Katif leaders have handed over to the IDF the names of certain newcomers they fear have entered the area to stir trouble.
HOUSING TO LINK JERUSALEM, MA'ALE ADUMIN
Mofaz gives go ahead to 3500 new units
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz signed on to two plans over the weekend approving a total of 3,500 new housing units to be built in the vacant "E1" planning corridor that would connect the large 'settlement' of Ma'aleh Adumim with Jerusalem to the west
Report: No evidence links Sharon to building of outposts
By Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondent
Taliya Sasson, the attorney who compiled the State report on illegal outposts in the territories, commented Tuesday for the first time on criticism sounded against her decision to ignore the part of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the outposts' development.
Speaking at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem to a forum meeting on the outposts Sasson said: "No evidence has been brought before me pertaining to the prime minister's involvement in building unauthorized outposts."
Sasson also explained, that she ruled out in advance looking into ministerial responsibility in the report, "since this is a report about the system as a whole."
She said "the prime minister did not authorize me to investigate ministerial responsibility. Whoever thinks such investigation is in order, let him contact the government, and if the government wishes, it will request the High Court to assemble a formal investigation commission."
The attorney stated that the report she complied was partial. "If it were possible, I would have investigated in other ministries, and the municipalities in the West Bank and Gaza." She said that her report "is not aimed at the settler public. It examines the rule of law and the law-enforcement system, and the picture that emerges is very grim."
According to Sasson, "sometimes, a bloc of land meant to be under state ownership, and allocated as such for the building of outposts, was in fact privately owned."
The secular Jewish politicians are unpredictable. They go whatever direction the wind blows as they look for political gain. They just as easily backstab those whom they supported the day before should the political winds change direction. The one thing certain is that none conceder the unchanging God of the Bible as the sole source of their political alignment. Even the so called religious parties put politics above the Bible. The laws passed by these directionless politicians are just as meaningless. They are just ignored when the wind blows the other way. Ariel Sharon need never worry that his back stabbing of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers will ever come back to bite him. The 3,500 Jews who will move into Ma'Ale Adumin may find themselves the victims of political back stabbing on some future day when the winds change, and laws passed today will be meaningless tomorrow.
There is only one law that applies to the Holy Land that never changes, and never loses it's meaningfulness. The breaking of this law brings death, and men have been dieing in their sins as defined by this law since the days of Adam. The foolish secular politicians can pass all the laws they want, but only the law as presented in the Bible will go unchanged into the Kingdom Age.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
The promise of the Kingdom is finally coming. The Jews are back in the Holy Land. The Jewish politicians are ignoring the unchangeable law, and rather are passing laws for their own convenience. They have no fear of God! They have made a big mistake. The Holy Land is not theirs to do with as they feel, or as the wind may blow. God is not so lax as to let this go on much longer. Secular Jews have always been a nemeses to the Jewish people down through the ages. They split the nation after the days of David and Solomon. They have brought all the misery the Jews have endured unto today. Great Tribulation is coming because of the present leadership that think they can legislate a land that does not belong to them, but to God. They ignore His law, and are dragging the entire nation into the horrors of God's wrath in the process.
Friend, the Bible is clear that we have all sinned against God's law of perfect righteousness as revealed in the Bible. God has made the provision for forgiveness by sacrificing His only Son on Calvary so His blood could wash away our sin. The never changing law of the Bible says we must come to Him, and Him alone for salvation. There is no other way. There is no other name! There is no religion that can save. Ut is only Christ of the Bible. You can come to Him now with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. It is only you who can refuse His call. It is only you that will give account as to what you did with the Christ of the Bible!
Thursday - March 24, 2005
Tue Mar 22, 2005 04:20 PM ET
U.S. Seeks 'Clarification' on New Israel Settlements
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Tuesday called for an end to new settlement activity by Israel and sought "clarification" of its reported plans to build 3,500 new homes on occupied West Bank land.
With President Bush committed to a major new Mideast peacemaking push in his second term, new settlement construction could quickly derail what many view as a new opportunity to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Two senior U.S. officials, Assistant Secretary of State David Welch and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, are expected to deliver Washington's message on a trip to Israel that begins on Tuesday, State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said.
The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Monday that Israel plans to build 3,500 new homes on occupied West Bank land for a residential complex connecting a major Jewish settlement to Jerusalem,
It said Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the construction last week under proposals to cement Israel's hold on "Greater Jerusalem."
"We have seen statements from the different offices of the Israeli government. And we want to know what, factually speaking, is going on," Ereli told a news briefing.
"We are seeking clarifications from the Israeli government on what its intentions are, what its plans are," he said.
Welch, a former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, and Abrams, a former National Security Council official in charge of the Middle East, recently were promoted to new positions which give them even greater influence over U.S. policymaking.
Ereli said they are visiting Israel on a previously scheduled trip and will reaffirm U.S. views.
"There needs to be an end to settlement activity. This is a vital, essential component of the road map, along with commitments on the Palestinian side. We are committed to making progress toward that goal," he said.
Ereli added: "We are opposed to unilateral acts by either side that create facts on the ground and that have the result of prejudging issues that are to be settled through negotiations between the parties."
Israel captured Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and calls the city its capital.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state and have demanded that Israel abide by its commitment under a U.S.-backed peace "road map" to freeze all settlement construction.
Bush has backed an Israeli plan to keep large West Bank settlement blocs round Jerusalem as part of any final peace accord.
It is clear who is controlling the direction Israel is now going. The United States is treating Israel like it's personal colony. It is the US that is dictating policy, and it is an anti-Biblical policy based on gentile desires rather then the Bible. God is disgusted with the gentiles of this generation. His Biblical plan is to end the times of the gentiles through dispensational change, and establish the Jewish Kingdom Age. The United States is leading the gentile world into a plan that will forever block God from establishing His Kingdom in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. The US is dedicated to the plan of establishing forever a heathen Islamic State in the Holy Land. They have already declared Jerusalem as their capital despite the fact that the present Jewish Nation has already made the same claim. The US is doing all it can to discredit the Jewish claim so the Islamic Palestinians can have their dream fulfilled. The US is forcing the Koran to appear as the book of the Holy Land rather then the Bible. This is all being done by an administration claiming to be the most Biblically aware administration ever to control the White House. President George Bush wallows in his "Born Again" Christian claims while absolutely blind to the Biblical ramifications of his Road Map plan.
God is going to raise up new Jewish leadership that will reject this submissive attitude toward the gentiles. They will not represent the majority, but they will represent the remnant that count with God. The Book of Revelation indicates the small start with just 2 Witnesses, and 144,000 Jews 12,000 each living on the lands of the original 12 tribes of Israel. It is the seed of Jacob as the Bible states that will inherit the land, and not the seed of Esau whom God said in the Bible He hates. It will not be the blasphemous Koran that raises barbarians, but the Bible that will be the forever book of the Holy Land. The Road Map seems the perfect phony peace plan for the antichrist to make his appearance. A peace which would allow the Koran to dominate gentile policy for the Holy Land. The Road Map is only going to lead this generation of gentiles to Armageddon! The phony Apostate Whore of Christianity will be left behind to endure the wrath of God as dispensational change takes place.
The Holy Land, the Jews, and the Bible will survive Armageddon. All nations, all religions, and all cultures will pass away as all things are made new. Some converted gentiles like the Ruths and Calabs of old will find peace after the rapture when God changes His focus from the Church to the Nation of Israel. The gentile stranger will again find peace with God as he did before the Church Age dispensation began. The Old Testament and New Testament will merge perfectly when the LORD Jesus Christ sits on His throne in Ezekiel's Temple as the King of kings and LORD of Lords. Jewish law which is Biblical Law will rule the earth just as it does in the eyes of God today. Blood sacrifice will be in remembrance of Calvary as it once looked forward to Calvary. The fullness of the Law will have been realized once the Kingdom Age begins.
Folks, the Road Map is not going to stop the Kingdom from coming. It will draw the lines between those submitted to the Bible, and those opposed. There will be no fence sitting. Be certain you are on the right side. Be certain you are trusting in the Biblical Christ, and not any phony religion that is doomed with all who will fall at Armageddon. The Church Age is drawing to a close. The offer of Christ will have new parameters once the rapture takes place. The 2 Witnesses and 144,000 Jews will know then, but it will probably be too late for you. Come to Christ now while His offer of salvation is clearly understood by this Church Age generation. Join the "born again" who will be raptured when the trumpet sounds. Do not be left behind as part of the Great Apostate Whore. God has already gathered the Jews a second time. Next will be the rapture, and dispensational change.
Read how the gentile stranger fits into an all Jewish dispensation.
Saturday - March 26, 2005
March 24 - March 25, 2005
The Holiday of Joy -- dress up, drink and be merry while remembering how the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Esther
May Be Anti-Disengagement's Queen Esther
15:44 Mar 25, '05 / 14 Adar 5765
US Ambassador Dan Kurtzer's reported comments that the Sharon government will fall after disengagement may be the "salvation that will come from some other place" described in the Purim story.
Kurtzer, quoted in Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, said that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s government will fall after disengagement and terror attacks against Israelis will resume. Kurtzer this morning told Israel Radio that the newspaper report is "absolutely false," but Israel Radio said there were witnesses to the conversation.
For opponents of the disengagement plan, today's report on Kurtzer's comments makes him a modern version of Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, who helped turn the tables on the wicked Haman, intent on exterminating all Jews in the Persian empire 2,000 years ago.
Regardless of the report’s validity, reactions were thunderous and fueled arguments by the disengagement plan’s opponents, whose leader is Uzi Landau (Likud). He said that Kurtzer's comment on the expected increase in terrorism echoes the arguments of those who object to the government plan.
Yediot Aharonot also reported that Kurtzer believes there is a basic misunderstanding between the Israeli and American governments over the status of Maale Adumim and other large Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria. Kurtzer replied that the report is wrong and that the two countries have an understanding that future negotiations must reflect the reality of large Jewish populated areas. Kurtzer emphasized that is unrealistic to expect Israel to withdrawal to its 1967 borders.
As Jews wear costumes in today's Purim celebrations (Sunday in Jerusalem) Kurtzer can be described by disengagement opponents as unintentionally having disguised himself as Queen Esther. As Haman was preparing his war against the Jews, Esther's uncle told her she must intervene, even at the risk of being killed by the unpredictable king. Mordechai warned Esther that if she does not make the effort, salvation will come from other source and she will have failed to do her duty.
Instead of Haman's hanging Mordechai, the uncle of Esther who refused to bow down to him, the king hanged Haman after Esther revealed his anti-Jewish plans, Haman sealed his fate by falling on Esther's couch in an effort to extricate himself from the maze he made.
Kurtzer's comments, whether quoted correctly or not, may be the salvation that has not come from politicians. Opponents to the plan hope the report will raise a storm that will set in motion events that will overturn the government plan to evacuate more than 8,500 residents from their homes this summer.
I doubt an Esther or Mordicai will come to save the Jews from the Road Map. The Bible has already described who will save the Jews in these latter years. Revelation 11 and 14 reveal two future Jewish Prophets, and 144,000 Jewish supporters will lay a Biblical foundation for the coming Kingdom Age. The Two Jewish Prophets never leave the city of Jerusalem, and at their death by the antichrist the Last Jewish Temple is built and in operation. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put two and two together, and get Ezekiel's Temple! It appears the Two Witnesses and 144,000 will have half the time of the Great Tribulation to accomplish this ministry. Blood sacrifice this time in remembrance of Calvary will again be offered in this last Holy Jewish Temple that will be built with a throne.
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.
Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40 - 48) is the only Holy Jewish Temple that is described in the Bible with a throne. A throne for the coming again Jewish Messiah to rule when the Kingdom Age is implemented. The Bible says the antichrist who murders the Two Witnesses will usurp that throne during the last half of the Great Tribulation.
The Road Map would prevent all these future Biblical prophecies from coming to pass. The Road Map would give most of the Holy Land to the heathen Islamic Palestinians. These barbarians have already said they would usurp Jewish rights to Jerusalem by declaring it their capital! They would make the Koran the book of the Holy Land usurping all Biblical claims. They will never relinquish their control over the Temple Mount allowing the building of Ezekiel's Temple.
The Bible and the Koran are in direct conflict as a result of the Road Map. Many of us know the Bible rendition of the future is the true rendition. However, the Road Map does have a Biblical future. A phony peace is coming. Ezekiel describes it as a time when Israel puts down their guard. The Bible warns them to be prepared, but they ignore the warning inviting an Islamic three pronged invasion. I suspect the declaration by the Two Witnesses that they will build Ezekiel's Temple ends the Road Map, and invites the Last Jihad Islamic invasion. After Ezekiel 39 there will be no Islamic influence over the Holy Land. The antichrist will then be the leader of the Western world, and will sue for peace. As the man of phony peace, he will sign a peace treaty with the Jews allowing the building of Ezekiel's Temple, but then breaks his word only 3-1/2 years later.
It is the LORD who will be victorious. The Koran will forever be relegated to the dung heap. Those who supported the Koran over the Bible will find Judgment for their blasphemous unrighteous behavior. The Kingdom Age is coming to Zion. It is coming in judgment with Biblical righteousness!
Sunday - March 27, 2005
GREEK CHURCH ROCKED BY LATEST LAND SCANDAL
Holy Week in Jerusalem is usually marked by time-honored Christian observances between Palm Sunday and Easter, but this year’s celebrations have been marred by daily protests of local Arab Christians outside the Church of Holy Sepulchre demanding the resignation of the Greek Patriarch for allegedly selling land to Jews.
Last Friday, the Israeli daily Ma’ariv headlined a report claiming that the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, had approved the sale of several church properties just inside Jaffa Gate, including the landmark Petra and Imperial hotels, to two groups of Jewish investors from abroad.
That evening, Irineos issued a statement saying: "I rigorously and absolutely deny any connection with this fictitious transaction." But the scandal has sparked daily protests for his ouster and replacement with a local Arab cleric, a move that could have huge ramifications for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
decades, the PLO has worked quietly to
promote local Arab clergy loyal to
Palestinian nationalism to positions of authority in Jerusalem’s traditional
churches. As a result, the
Latin Patriarch and the Anglican, Lutheran and
several other bishops in Jerusalem are all now local Arabs who openly identify
with the Palestinian cause.
But the most coveted position has been head of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, since as successor to the Byzantine Empire it inherited vast tracts of real estate in the Holy Land, making it one of the three or four largest landowners in Israel today.
The Greek church owns, for example, the hill where the Knesset stands, and the sites serving as the official residences of Israel’s president and prime minister. All are held by the state under long-term leases.
So far, the Greek church has resisted the PLO’s “indigenization” process, continuing to promote Greek clergy to the sensitive position, which carries not only control over a lucrative real estate portfolio, but also the religious title of most senior Christian cleric in Jerusalem.
The latest land scandal threatens to change all that, however. A Christian ecumenical scholar in Jerusalem told ICEJ News that this week’s protests are “undoubtedly being staged to undermine the Greek church’s resistance to Palestinianization” and added that certain Arab Catholic elements may also hope to benefit from a weakened and sullied Greek Patriarchate.
She described the local Greek Orthodox community as filled with many “good clergy and parishioners,” but noted that over time the church’s extensive land holdings here and abroad have attracted certain seedy elements from both the Israeli and Palestinian sides, fostering a separate, rather complex, inter-religious underworld of lawyers, land dealers and officials with many secrets and vested interests to protect.
“I doubt that anyone in the church, even the Greek Patriarch himself, really knows exactly what has occurred in this and similar land deals in the past,” she said. “ I pray they can preserve unity in the church and survive any attempted takeover.”
According to Maariv, the Old City properties were sold by a young Greek named Nicholas Papadimas, using a power of attorney he received from Irineos. The Patriarchate insists, however, that the power of attorney authorized only renting church properties, and that any sales must be approved by a wider Orthodox council called the Holy Synod.
The Palestinian Authority, Jordan and even Greece have all opened investigations into the affair.
Meanwhile as Good Friday and Easter Sunday approach, the plaza of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, adjacent to the Patriarchate, continues to be the site of daily protests by local Arab Christians demanding the church be ruled by Arab priests and not “a branch of the Jewish Agency."
The religious politicians of the Great Apostate Whore of today's Christianity are as evil as any secular politician. Political gain and monetary greed are their only considerations. God is only a tool used by them to achieve their own ends. It is no wonder that dispensational change is coming soon. God has brought the Jews of this generation back to the Holy Land in this third miraculous Exodus for only one reason, and that is to do away with the Apostasy of all religions. The corruption of Christianity is as old as the last dispensation when Israel's corruption cost them their inheritance in the Promised Land. God looks at the Church of today, and sees the same self serving legalism He saw in the Pharisees and Sadducees of that last Jewish dispensation. The times of the gentiles has run it's course. The advent of modern communications has caused the Gospel Message to be proclaimed throughout the earth, and there is very little response anymore. Evangelizing Mission Societies have perpetuated themselves by embellishing their success, and make a good living promoting a united doctrine-less message that only causes the Apostasy to grow. It is time for the risen LORD Jesus Christ to return to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
The gentiles have heard the Gospel Message unto boredom. Now, the jokesters make fun of "born again" Christians, and the world laughs. The Holy Land is being given to the heathen Islamic Palestinian Arabs, and the Koran is replacing the Bible at a time when Bible prophecy is coming to pass. The willing rejection of the coming again Lord Jesus Christ, and His Kingdom is an abomination that shall not be left to stand. God will destroy this entire corrupted society that is beyond repentance. This global society built around wealth rather then the God of the Bible.
Easter is a glorious time because it speaks of resurrection. We must all remember that death came first. The death of the times of the gentiles will result in the resurrection of the Promised Kingdom. This time the Jews will inherit the entire earth. They will be first to bow before their Redeemer who is about to give them the victory. The resurrection of Israel has already begun. The redemption of the Jews is almost here. God has placed the choice of death, or eternal resurrection life in your hands for you alone to decide. Accept this Biblical Christ as your own Savior today. Tomorrow may be too late.
Resurrection victory over death means victory over sin. It is only the blood of a perfect sacrifice that God has said will satisfy His justice. The LORD Jesus Christ paid the price. His resurrection is the proof it was an acceptable sacrifice. His only requirement is that you come to Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. My friend, the Bible says redemption was done for you! Don't look to religion. Look only to Christ!
1 Peter 1:18-21
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Tuesday - March 29, 2005
Thousands of Christians Gather for Easter Sunday Celebrations in
JERUSALEM (AP) - Thousands of Christians from around the world gathered at Jerusalem holy sites to celebrate Easter Sunday, marking the day with prayer and hymns.
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, the top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land, celebrated Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the skull-shaped rocky mount believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified.
More than 20 Armenian priests cloaked in black gowns and head dress followed Sabbah into the candlelit church singing the Lord's Prayer. The Catholic priest emerged from the Sepulcher with a flame and lit worshippers' candles, which gradually illuminated the painted dome ceiling erected in the Crusader era.
The Easter services underlined one of Christianity's doctrinal differences: Roman Catholics believe Jesus Christ was buried in the Holy Sepulcher, while many Protestant denominations believe he was buried in the nearby Garden Tomb.
The recent calm in Israeli-Palestinian fighting has attracted many more foreign pilgrims to Jerusalem this year for the Holy Week than in recent years. But the numbers were still lower than the several thousand who used to come before the outbreak of violence in September 2000.
Karen Abel, 39, a secretary from Eclectic, Ala., was among the Protestants gathered at sunrise to mark the day at the site of the Garden Tomb. She said she did not hesitate to make her first trip to the Holy Land.
"Christ died here for our sins," she said. "I feel mighty protected by that."
Bix Baker, 53, and his wife Becky, 51, came from Minnesota to spend the Easter holiday with their daughter, who does consulting work for city officials in Ramallah.
Sitting inside Christianity's holiest church with his wife and daughter, the high school science teacher said his students told him he was crazy to travel to Israel.
"We weren't afraid to come," Baker said. "Things seem to be different now, but we would have come anyway because this is where our daughter lives."
Catholics arriving in missionary groups from Spain and France said they included the ailing Pope in their prayers Sunday.
As part of ongoing efforts to ease travel restraints on the Palestinian population, the army announced Sunday that as many as 8,200 Palestinians from the West Bank and 250 from Gaza would be granted daily permits into either Jerusalem or Nazareth during the Easter celebration.
However, with this year's celebrations coinciding with the Jewish Festival of Purim, the Israeli military imposed general travel restrictions on Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza from Wednesday through Sunday, steering many Christians away from requesting permission to travel to Jerusalem.
In Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, hundreds of worshippers prayed and lit candles. A few Palestinians inside the church called for the resignation of Patriarch Irineos I, the highest Greek Orthodox cleric in the Holy Land, to protest alleged property deals the Greek Orthodox church has made with Jewish groups trying to expand their hold on Palestinian neighborhoods in the disputed city.
Who owns the Holy Land? Who owns Jerusalem? Who owns the Temple Mount? The Gentile dominated world only goes back to the Byzantine era after the death and resurrection of the LORD Jesus Christ, and the fall of the Jewish Nation to the Byzantine Romans. Islamic claims are far more recent, and are based on the rule of conquest as are the earlier Christian claims. The Crusades brought about an agreement between Christianity and Islam to share the Land because the conflict had become too costly for both sides. None will recognize the pre-Byzantine Jewish rights to the Land the Jews conquered from the now extinct Canaanites, Philistines, Hittites etc. Nome will recognize the present post-1967 conquest of the Land by the Jews. Even the secular Jews treat the Land as a hot potato that they are willing to give back, but the Jordanians have refused to have any part with the barbaric Arab Palestinians who now lay claim to the West Bank. Egypt wants no part of the Gaza for the same reasons. The world giggles as the Jews are left holding the bag. The world is now demanding that these barbarians be given all of the Jewish conquered Holy Land for a forever kingdom of their own.
The Bible says God owns the Holy Land, and gives it as an inheritance to whomever He wishes. God settled forever who would inherit the Holy Land when He named the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The issue of who owns the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount is settled as far as the Bible goes, but this generation is saying the Koran also lays claim to the Holy Land by Islamic conquest. This freedom of religion democratic generation is replacing the Biblical rights of the Jews for the blasphemous rights of the barbaric Arabs. It is for this decision that this generation has condemned themselves. At the very time when God is bringing the Holy Land out of obscurity by bringing back the Jews to their Promised Land, the gentile world dominated by the mostly Christian professing West has abandoned the Bible! It is all being done under the guise of peace which any fool can see is no peace whatsoever.
It should be no surprise that the Bible says the antichrist when he comes will appear on the world scene as a man of peace. The present Road Map is a perfect example of the kind of phony peace I would expect that will give the coming prince of lies his needed cover. He will fool the willingly foolish that he can produce a secular peace plan that goes contrary to the Bible. A plan not based on the Jews, the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount, but a peace based on the wits of men. A global peace based on democratic principals which give all men the freedom to worship any god any way they want. He will mock the Bible as useless, and only a puritanical source of trouble that has caused strife down through the ages. The successful implementing of the Road Map, and toleration for the Koran will prove his accusations. The Apostate Christians have tolerated the Koran for hundreds of years, and the Jews of this third miraculous Exodus will be expected to do the same.
Folks, the world is going one way, and the Bible is going another over the issue of the Holy Land. It is a tell-tale issue that reveals the thoughts of the heart. After the rapture there will be no tolerance for the Jews, or the Bible. The Road Map will replace all Biblical claims to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It is then that the Two Witnesses, and 144,000 Jews of Revelation will reassert the Bible before the world. Their call for the Jews to build Ezekiel's Temple will end the Road Map forever. Islam will invade, but die in the attempt to eradicate the Jews and the Bible from the Holy Land. The Bible will emerge as the only true book detailing the future for the Holy Land, and the Two witnesses and 144,000 Jews will set a new foundation of Biblical Judaism built around the risen Christ who is coming again. They will build Ezekiel's Temple in the first half of the 7 year Great Tribulation where a throne will await the coming Savior. The Road Map designed to kill the Jews, and the Bible of the Holy Land will itself have been destroyed. The antichrist ever the phony man of peace will be first in line to sign a new peace treaty with the surviving Jews. This is all coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Are you ready?
Wednesday - March 30, 2005
Lethal quake rattles tsunami zone
A massive earthquake off the coast of Indonesia has killed hundreds of people and triggered tsunami alerts around the Indian Ocean.
The 8.7 magnitude quake struck just before midnight, destroying buildings on the Sumatra island of Nias.
Thousands of people fled their homes in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka - areas still recovering from the deadly tsunami in December.
But three hours after the quake, tsunami alerts were scaled down.
Vice-President Jusuf Kalla told the BBC he feared up to 2,000 people may have died on Nias, not far from the epicentre.
But he said this figure was based on an assessment of damaged buildings, not a body count. Local officials said about 300 people were feared dead.
Around 80% of buildings had been affected in the town of Gunungsitoli, Mr Kalla said.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono postponed a planned trip to Australia and said he would fly to the island to assess the damage.
"We are busy now trying to pull people or bodies of children from the collapsed building," said a police officer on Nias. "It is very hard also because there is no power."
Agus Mendrofa, deputy mayor of Gunungsitoli, told Indonesian TV: "Gunungsitoli is now like a dead town. The situation here is in extreme panic."
Nias lies about 200km (125 miles) off the Sumatran mainland, and to the south of the province of Aceh, the area worst affected by December's tsunami.
A Christian missionary working outside the town said hundreds of wounded had come to the mission seeking help.
The tremor struck at around 2315 local time (1615 GMT) and lasted up to three minutes, Indonesian monitors said.
The 26 December tsunami killed an estimated 300,000 people in a dozen countries - two-thirds of them in Indonesia.
"It seems [Monday's] earthquake did not trigger a tsunami," Prihar Yadi, a scientist with the Indonesian Geophysics Agency, told AP.
"And if there's no tsunami on the coastline near the epicentre... there will not be one heading in the other direction."
In Aceh province, an aid worker for Christian charity Tearfund, Jon Kennedy, said the ground had "swayed".
"It was simply huge - we ran into the street," he said.
Aceh people say the tremors have been getting progressively stronger over the past couple of weeks.
US Geological Survey spokesman Don Blakeman told Reuters news agency that while Monday's quake was an after-shock of the earlier quake, which had a magnitude of 9, it was also a "very serious earthquake in its own right".
In the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, some 500km from the epicentre, high-rise buildings were evacuated and people ran into the streets.
"I was getting ready for bed, and suddenly, the room started shaking," said Kuala Lumpur resident Jessie Chong.
Thailand and India, badly hit by the December disaster, temporarily issued tsunami alerts while Sri Lanka evacuated coastal areas.
"It was like reliving the same horror of three months ago," said Sri Lankan Fatheena Faleel.
The beginning of sorrows is connected to earthquakes. The end of the Church Age, and the beginning of the Kingdom Age is separated by a time of Great Tribulation such as there never was. Earthquakes are again mentioned as the means of getting the attention of an apathetic generation.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake .
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The apathy of our generation is reflected by the fact that no news agency is talking about the wrath of God. Panic has set in, but apathy has prevented recognition of the obvious. The God of the Bible is changing dispensations, and the world is set on ignoring His warnings. The closed minds of this generation is the beginning of sorrows. God will not be ignored! Ignoring His warnings will only bring worse things. The stiff necks of a rebellious generation will not have the victory. This generation will bend into submission, or be broken in their resistance.
God is no respecter of persons, and the saved are not immune to the times of sorrow. Far better that we suffer with the testimony of Christ on our lips then be exempted. I remember talking to a pastor years ago after the Kodiak Island tsunami of Alaska. He told me how the Russian Orthodox Churches are always built on the highest ground so they can look down with contempt on the masses below. He told me how the Russian Orthodox priest confronted him over the fact that his Baptist Church was washed away while the Russian Orthodox Church stood unscathed. My friend said he would rather have suffered with the people he ministers then be too puffed up to share in their sorrows. An appropriate answer I thought to all of the Apostate Christians of our day.
The recent earthquakes are the foreshadow of things to come. God is changing dispensations. The Two Witnesses of Revelation who will build Ezekiel's Temple are already in the wings waiting for God to open the door of their hearts after the rapture takes place. They will not be without sorrow as they minister to a generation sold out to apathy. Their unpopularity for speaking the truth, and building the Temple is unprecedented. Imagine the whole world ready to dance on your grave! Imagine your death drawn out for three days of worldwide celebration! It is no wonder the generation that does this is marked for sorrow. It is no wonder the second woe of the Bible is marked with another great earthquake!
God is speaking to this generation with the only things they understand. They have rejected the Bible for the Road Map. Sorrow is a medium of understanding meant to drive men back to the Bible. The Great Tribulation is a time of unprecedented death that will bring sorrow to the forefront. This generation must bend in submission, or it will be destroyed in great sorrow.
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