March - 2008
Sunday - March 2, 2008
First Temple Seal discovered in the City of David
During recent excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David, an ancient seal bearing an archaic Hebrew inscription from the 8th century BCE was discovered. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday that the seal contains the Hebrew name Rephaihu (ben) Shalem, thought to be a public official who lived in Jerusalem during the First Temple Period. The finding backs up an widely-held archaeological theory that about 2,700 years ago, clerks and merchants began adding their names to the seals instead of just the graphic symbols such as boats or fish, lizards and birds commonly used in earlier periods. Haifa University Professor Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron of the IAA who are overseeing the excavation also uncovered pottery shards as well as fragments of three bullae (pieces of clay used to seal letters or goods) all dating back to the First Temple Period, reported The Jerusalem Post.
Understand very clearly that the Islamic religion forbids such archaeological facts as above to be distributed in the Islamic world under penalty of death. Islam is a religion based on lies. It can't stand in the light of truth. Islam as a religion has written their own fictitious Arabic history in the Koran making the Arabs not the Jews the children of God. Islam teaches the gullible masses that the Arabs not the Jews were a great people in the past. Islam teaches that the Bible is a lie written by bigoted Jewish Zionists, and the blasphemous Koran it the only truth a Moslem is allowed to believe on penalty of death. Moslems are taught that the Biblical accounts of King David, and the glories of Israel are not true. Islam teaches that there never was a King David. Islam teaches that there never was a Jewish Temple built on the Temple Mount. Islam teaches under the penalty of death that neither a First, or Second Jewish Temple ever existed. Any Moslem who might publish the above factual account would be publishing his own death warrant. Islam knows the truth would end the Islamic religion forever. The lies of Islamic barbarians going to a sexually perverted paradise would fall on deaf ears were the truth told to the gullible masses. Islam must perpetuate the lie in order to exist. The masses on the other hand demand the lies over the truth. It is the Islamic masses who rage when the truth is forced upon them. Never, never, never will the Islamic masses bow down to a Jewish Messiah, King! Thus is their fate doomed both by, and in the Bible. The Arabs are a cursed people because they turned their entire culture into glorifying the lie. The lie that Allah of the Koran not the God of the Bible is god. Mohammed the pervert who invented the Arabic Paradise for barbarians read the Bible both Old and New Testaments. He rejected the Jewish Christ of the Bible telling his enamored followers wanting a warrior Arabic god that Jesus Christ was just a man like him. Mohammed had to lie, and bring the Holy Christ down to his perverted level before he could spin his lie as presented in the Koran. The Arabs of his day demanded such a lie be told, and flocked to Mohammed as the teller of a new god who would teach a lie aimed at replacing the the truth about the Holy God of the Bible. It worked, and the Arabs sealed the curse laid upon them. Today, this generation of Arabs are going to pay the price the curse demands. Their rejection of the Jewish Christ is about to bring about their doom! Read Ezekiel 39 for the Biblical account of the end of Islam.
Friend, It is the rejection of the Jewish Christ that brings about death, and everlasting torment in hell. It is the God of the Bible not the god of the Koran who sent Jesus His only begotten to be the perfect atonement for sin at Calvary. Friend, there is no Islamic Paradise. There is only the absolutely Holy God of the Bible who demands sinless perfection of all who will spend eternity with Him. Mohammed did nothing about sin other then perpetuate it with his lies. Jesus Christ died for sin so imperfect men could have the promise of eternal perfection in Him. Christ not only can forgive sin, but He has the power to eradicateiy forever. Friend, you must be born again if you are to receive permanent cleansing from all sin for all eternity future. Oh friend, Come to this Jewish Christ of the Bible, and live! Let Him bring you to the truth.
29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Monday - March 3, 2008
Rocket Fire Continues, Arab Violence in Jerusalem and Hevron
by Hillel Fend
Members of the local ZAKA unit collect body parts and blood of a victim of a Kassam rocket attack for burial (Photo: Flash 90)
(IsraelNN.com) Hamas terrorists in Gaza continued to fire rockets at Israel, scoring two direct hits in the Negev and sending several people into trauma. A factory in Sderot was hit, as was a house in a nearby community. Other rockets hit areas termed "open" in the Eshkol and Shaar HaNegev areas of the western Negev, and continued to fall in the vicinity throughout the early afternoon. A total of 15 rockets, and several mortar shells, had been fired at the Negev by 2 PM. Seven people were treated in Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital for trauma.
Meanwhile, Arabs throughout the Palestinian Authority attempted to open new fronts of anti-Israel violence. In Hevron, Bethlehm and elsewhere in Judea and Samaria, army forces were compelled to use force to contain Arab mobs, and 40 were injured. PA sources claimed that one Arab was killed. An IDF officer was lightly hurt near Bethlehem, and a Jewish man was lightly wounded in Hevron.
In Shuafat, a northern Jerusalem Arab slum neighborhood, dozens of Arabs threw rocks at security forces and burned tires.
On the Temple Mount, Arabs stoned visiting Jews, and then tried to roll a car down towards Israeli security forces; no one was hurt.
In the western Shomron, near Avnei Heifetz, Palestinian terrorists fired at a passing car. The car happened to have been driven by an Israeli-Arab, and no one was hurt.
The Olmert government has responded to the Ashkelon rocket attack as I knew he would. It was alright as long as the conservative Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers of Sderot were being attacked, but when the rockets fell on the liberal Jewish town of Ashkelon it was reprisal! Now the Palestinians are responding to this limited Olmert incursion into the Gaza by the Israelis. Notice it is the Palestinians of Judah and Samaria who are in derision. These are the supposed moderate Palestinian Arabs under Abbas. These are the "peaceful" Arabs of the Palestinian Authority whom the Road Map says will make good neighbors for the Jews when given their own State. Why are they rioting when the Jews are attacking their enemy Hamas who kicked them out of the Gaza? It is only because these Arabs hate the Jews more then they hate Hamas. These Arabs will never be good neighbors. They are sworn to Islam which is sworn to hating the Jews unless the Jews bow down to Allah. Until then it is barbarian torture until the Jews submit, or are eradicated.
The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers have stood up defiantly to the barbarians ever since the give-away of the Gaza when the rocket attacks began. Now, the cry baby liberal Jews who were willing to sacrifice the Settlers for the phony Road Map peace plan are under the same threat, and they are whining. All of a sudden the Road Map is not worth the sacrifice. Olmert had to act quickly, or he would have been out of office. What is not going to work is if the rocket attacks continue against Ashkelon as they do on Sderot. Olmert knows the liberals will kick him out on his ear should he prove ineffective for them. This may well be the end of Olmert.
Friend, this may also well be the end of you if you are not born again. The Arabs are not going to win this battle for the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again. He is going to overthrow this corrupt generation. The times of the gentiles is coming to a close replaced with the Jewish Kingdom of Heaven as John proclaimed at the first coming of Christ. The Church Age dispensation is ending at this time also. The rapture of born again Christians will leave only the apostate Christian Church behind which will hate the Jews, and their soon coming Jewish Messiah. On that day, the apostate Christians will hate the Jews even more then Islam does today. The Jews will expose their gentile christ as false! The Jews will turn to the Jewish Christ of the Bible who will have raptured all the born again Christians into His presents as dispensational change takes place. The Great Tribulation of 7 years will have begun. A Jewish Temple built on the Temple Mount will have to be finished in 3-1/2 years for Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled. A Jewish Temple with a throne! Ezekiel's Temple as described in Ezekiel 40 - 48.
7And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
The place of this throne is in Ezekiel's Temple yet to be built! It is where the antichrist will sit, and usurp the authority of the coming Jewish Christ returning in only 3-1/2 short years at this point during the 7 years of Great Tribulation. The rapture, the midpoint usurpation, and the second coming of Christ is the chronology. Now notice the chronology of Ezekiel! Chapters 36 & 37 the dry bones come together one more time, chapters 38 & 39 the Islamic Invasion of Israel that ends Islamic influence over the Holy Land opening the door for the Jewish Temple to be built, and chapters 40 - 48 the description of Ezekiel's Temple in all of it's glory that will survive into the millennial Jewish Kingdom Age. Folks, the time is short. The world is now configured for these events to literally take place. Be certain beyond a shadow of a doubt you are not trusting in any of the false, apostate, religious christs of this generation. Be certain you have come to the Biblical Jewish Christ for your salvation. The others can not save!
13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
Tuesday - March 4, 2008
Dichter: Human Shields for Terrorists are Also Terrorists
by Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) "We are creating an atmosphere of ghost towns with our own hands, with our own policy," Minister for Public Security, Avi Dichter, told the cabinet Sunday. "The terrorists, unlike the IDF soldiers and the citizens of Israel, are a perishable product, that is to be stopped and killed," he said. "In a state of war with a terror entity we must not shirk from hitting terrorists who try to carry out a terror attack from within an envelope of civilians. Civilians who provide a human shield for terrorists are terrorists, plain and simple."
"The citizens of Israel are not a perishable product, neither physically nor mentally. I expect you to instruct the IDF to completely stop the rocket fire at Israel, at any cost," the former head of the Shabak (General Security Service) told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
"On Wednesday, we went from [a situation in which we had] 25,000 people under the rocket threat to 250,000 people," Dichter continued, referring to the increased targeting of Ashkelon by terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza. A Gaza rocket exploded near Dichter's home on Sunday. "What we feared most has become a reality. Other than providing 130,000 more people with the 'Color Red' early warning system, what has changed?"
'They fire at anyone who is a Jew'
"The daring and smart IDF activity, by Givati [Regiment] and armor together with the Shabak east of Jebalya, is not bringing an end to the Kassams and Katyushas," Dichter said. "Not [the ones being fired] at Sderot, not at Ashkelon, not at the Gaza perimeter communities and not at Netivot. I saw with my own eyes a city beginning to suffer and to wilt. The Katyusha salvoes spread all over my city, from Kfar Silver in the east to the sea in the west; from the Shimshon neighborhood and Givat Tzion in the south to Barnea in the north. We must not broaden the Gaza roulette. We must stop it now."
Regarding Gaza, Dichter said: "The residents have nothing to do there, except to play the game of war and death. We fire at anyone who is a terrorist, they fire at anyone who is a Jew. This is not the way to build deterrence. Gaza civilians who are not at close range to the terrorists are not in danger. However, Jews who are within rocket range are always in danger."
'End it at any price'
"Mr. Prime Minister, I expect you to give the IDF instructions today to put a complete end to the firing of rockets at Israel at any price and instruct the IDF to present the ways and needs in order to realize this goal. I hope the cabinet decides to accept the IDF's policy on Wednesday. If we do not approve the IDF's plan, the government will be responsible for the sad reality that results. Defense Minister Ehud Barak scolded Dichter for his statements. "Ashkelon's residents are not perishable items and no one thinks of them as that," Barak said, "just as none of the government ministers thought that Tel Aviv's residents or those of Jerusalem or Netanya were perishable items during the period of terror attacks."
"I do not remember a minister in Israel's governments who spoke this way," Barak chided Dichter. "I advise you not to speak in this manner. Our duty in the government is to keep a cool head," he added.
Vice Prime Minister Chaim Ramon also expressed support for the idea of returning fire into the locations from which rockets are fired, even if they are populated by non-combatants.
Legal discussion on hitting human shields
Following Ramon's statement, Defense Minister Barak turned to Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and told him he would like to receive his opinion as a legal expert on the possibility of returning fire toward the sources of the rocket fire, or firing at communities from which rockets are fired.
It was decided to hold a discussion on the matter on Monday. The discussion will be attended by Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, Chief Military Attorney Avichai Mandelblit, Defense Apparatus Legal Advisor Achaz Ben-Ari and other legal experts.
In a recent interview, Minister Friedmann criticized the High Court for hamstringing the government in its attempts to cut the supply of electricity to Gaza. "We must remember that IDF soldiers and Sderot residents have human rights too," Friedmann said. "If the alternative to cutting down the supply of fuel is sending soldiers into Gaza, we must remember that the soldiers who will be killed also have human rights."
Wow, where was this liberal government official when the over 3,000 rockets were falling on Sderot over the last year? All it took was one rocket hitting close to his house, and suddenly the rocket attacks must be ended at whatever the cost. It is the liberals who will end the inept Olmert government kicking him, and all his cronies out of office. Olmert's buddy Ehud Barak is trying to keep the liberals in line, but I doubt they will listen when their houses are within rocket range now that the longer range Iranian rockets have crossed the Egyptian Gaza boarder. M y thoughts are the Olmert government is at an end. Benjamin Netanyahu will probably be the next Prime Minister. He is now head of a revived Likud Party that was almost made extinct when Sharon jumped ship forming the new Kadima Party which now controls Israel. The Likud Party is the conservative Party The Labor Party are the liberals, and the Kadima is the compromise Party formed when Sharon turned on his conservative supporters in order to give away the Gaza. There are a slew of small special interest Parties that complete the makeup of the Israeli secular governmental system, but Likud, Labor, and Kadima are the most important.
A lot of people are getting excited that a conservative seems to be in line for the Prime Minister's job. I am not. I know it is not the politicians who will produce peace. All who put their faith in the Jewish politicians will be disappointed. The same holds true here in America. The politicians will never bring peace. The war with Islam will only expand no matter if hawk or dove is running the country. There are higher powers at work, and it is only in God where our faith must lie. Never ever in a political Party.
Friend, do not get caught up in politics. Get caught up in the LORD Jesus Christ. He is coming again to put an end to politics. It was the politicians who resisted Him at His first coming, and don't be fooled it will be the politicians who will oppose Him when He comes again! No political Party no matter how sanctimonious will be on His side. He is coming again to end gentile reign over planet earth. He is coming again to end all these worldly religions. He is coming again to establish absolute purity and holiness. It is going to be Christ, and Christ alone when He establishes His Kingdom. Either you are in Christ, or you are in hell. Friend, won't you come to this perfect Savior of the Bible, and live. Friend, we can overcome this world of sin, but it can only be done through Christ!
33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Wednesday - March 5, 2008
Hamas claims 'victory' as IDF withdraws
Abbas offers to broker ‘all-inclusive ceasefire’
Some 20,000 Hamas supporters attended a mass rally in Gaza City on Monday afternoon in celebration of the "great victory" over the IDF after Israeli forces withdrew from a two-day Kassam-search mission in areas of northeast Gaza this morning.
Despite the loss of as many as 116 Palestinian lives in recent days of fighting, as compared to two IDF soldiers and one Israeli civilian killed, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri insisted today, "The enemy has been defeated… Gaza will always be the occupation forces' cemetery.”
Hamas vowed to continue its rocket fire into Israel and followed through with the threats by launching several rounds of Kassam rockets into the Western Negev.
Addressing today’s ‘victory’ rally, senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar threatened to strike even deeper into Israel if the IDF offensive resumes. "Invading one inch of the Gaza Strip means that the battle and confrontation will continue and will expand even further than it has reached," he warned.
“The army's withdrawal is an Israeli admission of the failure of its operation. We defeated the Israeli army which has already been defeated in all the other wars in Lebanon and in the Strip," a Popular Resistance Committee representative told Ynet.
While defiant in public, Hamas leaders have signaled a readiness for a truce. Speaking to reporters, Zahar said his group has been in touch with an unidentified third party to discuss a cease-fire that would include the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel and an end to an Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. He stressed, however, that his group would continue to train and develop weapons even under a truce.
Israel has been reluctant to seek a cease-fire, claiming Hamas would use any lull to rearm.
In the latest development, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly offered to broker an “all-inclusive ceasefire” to stop the bloodshed between Israel and Hamas, since the two sides have no direct contact with each other.
About all Olmert accomplished by this limited invasion of Gaza was to embolden Hamas even more then before. The rocket attacks actually increased during the operation. Olmert proved again how inept he is as the leader of Israel. Too little, too late is all Olmert can come up with. Islam laughs at the Jews, and their God. The contempt for the God of the Bible is obvious. Islam knows well this foolish secular leader of the Jews, and are taking him in at every turn. The whole world watches in distained amazement. Folks, Islam may have this liberal Olmert's number, but they are yet to find what they are up against with the God of the Jews. It is not for the foolish people, but for His Holy name that God tells us in the Bible He is going to act! How many times have God's people in their foolishness wandered away. And, how many times has God proved Himself greater then their sin! It happens all through history. Through all dispensations. The God of the Bible is exclusively the only redeemer! The enemy embolden themselves during times of chastning thinking themselves mightier then this great God, but it always ends to no avail. Hamas and the Egyptians face the same fate when encountering this awesome God of the Bible. They share the same hate for the Jews as did the Nazis of the last generation. Look at old Pharaoh's plight as he despised the Jews, and their God. Folks, Islam is about to face the same fate as the Egyptians of old because they are following the same course in their hatred for the Jews.
Watch as Ezekiel 39 is fulfilled in our generation. Watch the secular politicians, and the secular media cry foul!!! Oh how unfair it will all seem to them that the God of the Bible would wipe such a blight off the planet. I tell you true, God will not stop with Islam! He promised in the Bible that He is going to end the gentile rule of planet earth. He is going to establish a Jewish Kingdom with a Jewish King who will bring i9n a era (dispensation) of perfect righteousness where the lion will lie down with the lamb. It is the Jews who will turn to this Christ of the Bible. It is the apostate Christians who will reject the coming Jewish Messiah for their own gentilized false christ. The coming Jewish Christ is going to clean house. Just like Pharaoh of old so will the gentile system of world government fall under the mighty waters.
Friend, I can only pray you will come to this Christ of the Bible for the forgiveness of your personal sin before all these disasters befall us. He is the only refuge. Friend, you must be born again. No lip service is acceptable. You must come with all your heart, soul, and might to Christ the Savior before you can find this great God of the Bible. Won't you come?
29But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31(For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
9The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Friday - March 6, 2008
New Tunnel Expands Jewish Quarter of Old City
by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Israel is opening a 25-meter long tunnel that will connect the Western Wall Tunnels with an ancient restored synagogue in the so-called Muslim Quarter, uniting the Old City.
Channel 2 television was brought on an exclusive tour of the new network of tunnels, which was broadcast during Wednesday’s 8 o’clock news. (click here to view the report - in Hebrew)
The tunnel will lead from the Western Wall plaza to the Ohel Yitzchak synagogue, which is being reconstructed and rehabilitated by the Moskowitz Foundation, headed by Land of Israel philanthropist Irving Moskowitz.
The foundation explains on its web site the significance of the structure: “An important building which was originally constructed as a Jewish religious center in the Old City of Jerusalem in the mid-19th century, the building is one of three large and elegant synagogues constructed in the old city during the 19th century, and following the Six-Day War in 1967 was returned to Israel's control. The Foundation is sponsoring the reconstruction and restoration of the synagogue due to its historical, archaeological, urban and architectural importance. The synagogue, when completed, will be used for regular services and will be open to general access as well.”
The synagogue was first abandoned during the Arab riots in 1936, and was later blown up by the Jordanian army during its conquest of the Jewish Quarter in the 1948 War of Independence.
Muslim preachers and propagandists insist that the new tunnel is part of a plot to tunnel beneath the Temple Mount and destroy the mosques there. In fact, however, the tunnel does not go past the Western Wall, though it is presumed that the security establishment has held off on opening the tunnels due to fear of Muslim rioting.
The opening of the final segment of the Western Wall Tunnels resulted in Arab rioting, as did the start of excavations on the Rambam (Mughrabi) foot bridge. With the war in the south, however, and Israeli-Arab rioting going on anyway, the government has apparently decided that time has come.
Under-45s barred from Temple Mount
Bracing for violence, Jerusalem police announced late Thursday that they will be imposing restrictions on Muslim entrance to the Temple Mount on Friday due to rioting in east Jerusalem earlier this week.
All Arab men under the age of 45 will be barred from Friday midday prayers due to security concerns, police said, with only those above 45 with Israeli ID cards - as well as women of any age - allowed into the compound.
Police sporadically close off the bitterly contested site to younger male Arabs on Fridays during times of high tension and following multiple alerts over possible violence at the compound.
Meanwhile, for the third straight day, police on Thursday barred a group of Israeli Arab members of the Islamic Movement from carrying out unauthorized construction work on the Temple Mount, police said.
Two men were detained by police after trying to carry out "surfacing work" in an unauthorized area of the holy site for the second straight day, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
Three Arab men had been taken in for questioning on Wednesday.
According to decades-old regulations in place at the Temple Mount, Israel maintains overall security control at the site, while the Wakf, or the Islamic Trust, is charged with its day-to-day administration.
Jerusalem police chief Cmdr. Aharon Franco said this week that maintaining Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were "top police goals." He noted that Islamic officials were exploiting the tensions in east Jerusalem over last weekend's IDF operation in Gaza to try and carry out the work, and break the status quo at the site.
Meanwhile, three Jerusalem Arabs were indicted Thursday for allegedly assaulting two Jerusalem Municipality inspectors during rioting earlier this week.
The three men, two adults and a minor, were charged with endangering human life, attempting to inflict serious injury, causing damage with grievous intent, and assaulting a public official.
The city workers were pelted with a shower of stones and rocks as they drove through a major east Jerusalem thoroughfare at midday on Monday, narrowly escaping serious injury.
Folks, I can't emphasize enough if you want to see God working in this our day do not watch the phony Charismatic TV miracle workers, but watch the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the most holy place on the planet, It is the most holy place in the entire universe. It is holy because the creator God of the Bible made it so. As places go, the Temple Mount is center to all God planed, and is planning from a Biblical perspective. Forget about Rome. Forget about Mecca. It is Jerusalem, and what makes Jerusalem important is the Temple Mount is there. Christian, if you know anything about the Bible your heart should skip a beat every time the Temple Mount is mentioned. I want you to think about something. We all understand the meekness of our Savior the LORD Jesus Christ. He came the first time exemplifying perfect sacrificial love, but twice the scriptures tell us He seemed to act out of character. Twice, He was consumed with such zeal that this loving Savior of ours made a whip of cords, and beat men in anger for what they were doing to the Temple Mount. These two incidents are unique in the life of Christ. What was it that caused such passion to well-up in the meekest man who ever walked the planet. I tell you friend, it is something worth thinking about.
It was as I said the Temple Mount, and what wicked men had turned it into. A den of thieves was the indictment, and a whip of cords was His response. It happened at the beginning of His three year ministry, and again at the end proving even chastening is not enough to turn wicked men to God. They remain eternally wicked learning nothing from their encounter with the Holy God of the Bible. The blasphemous purgatory teaching of the Popes has no Biblical basis, and is nothing more then the invention of wicked men not willing to accept an eternal hell with no reprieve as the Bible teaches. A place where all these Popes knew, and know deep down where they are going. The Holy Jewish Temple of God always represents absolute righteousness (never religious righteousness) not as men no matter how holy they brag of themselves may teach, but true righteousness as presented in the Bible. It was the defilement of that righteousness that stirred Christ into action. A side of His character emerged that wicked men try to conceal. The fact that the absolutely righteous God of the Bible is going to judge, and punish men for defiling His perfect standard. The day of judgment will be absolute perfection as the standard, and the punishment will be forever. On that day it will be too late to cry for mercy.
21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
It is the religious men whom this warning is given. All your self proclaimed holiness is worthless in the face of the only truly Holy God. Such holiness is returning to this place called the Temple Mount. All the righteousness of all the religions of the world are going to fail in the light of the returning Christ. This time He is coming in the character of the LORD of hosts. He is coming to rule what He purchased at Calvary with a rod of righteous iron! Oh friend, I pray His words to you will not be "I never knew you." I pray He will not say "depart from me ye worker of iniquity." Friend, it is not religion which saves, but it is the LORD Jesus Christ. It is to Him, and Him alone you must come. Oh friend, you must be born again! Come to the Biblical Christ, the Jewish King soon coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Come to this Christ, and live.
11When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
15And 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;
16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Saturday - March 8, 2008
Rabbi Shapira: Stop Playing with Land of Israel
(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, the head of Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva, eulogized the slain students Friday, saying that "it is about time we have a good, worthy leadership."
He added: "The Torah says: 'and you shall not defile the land' ['for bloodshed will pollute the land' – Numbers 35:33 – ed.]. It also says 'The Lord is a Lord of revenge,' but there is also revenge by human beings, and there is revenge of the land – 'Though I have acquitted them, those who shed their blood I have not acquitted.' [from the last verse in the Book of Joel – ed.]."
"The Land of Israel is not abandoned, and people must stop playing with it and dividing it," Rabbi Shapira said.
Terrorist's Family Proudly Displays Hamas Flags
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Israeli security forces have razed the home of the murderous terrorist who murdered eight Merkaz HaRav yeshiva students. He lived in Jabel Mukabar, a neighborhood just east of Jerusalem's East Talpiyot neighborhood.
His family set up a mourners' tent outside the ruins, and hung Hamas flags all around it.
Police denied reports that the murderous terrorist had once worked for Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav. However, he was a driver who often transported children and others, and there were reports that he had occasionally been hired by the yeshiva. His last trip was Thursday evening to Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, where his van was found after the attack with ammunition inside.
Magen David Adom emergency medical services are on the highest level of alert all around the country. Jerusalem police are out in force as well, especially to guard the Moslem prayers on the Temple Mount - though police commentator Uri Cohen Aharonov said, "The Arabs have basically had their fill for one day, and no disturbances are expected."
Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced, shortly after the slaughter, the emplacement of a closure on the Arabs of Judea and Samaria that "will be lifted according to security assessments." The closure will not include humanitarian, medical and exceptional cases.
Israel's Foreign Ministry issued this statement regarding Islamic terrorism after the attack:
"Tonight’s murder of yeshiva students during a religious event expresses at its most deplorable the fundamentalist-extremist foundations, in the name of which Palestinian terrorism operates. Israel will never allow terrorism to achieve its goals. Such abominable terrorist attacks must strengthen the free world’s understanding of the nature of the terrorist threat. A clear, decisive and uncompromising stand is necessary against such terrorism.
"Israel is at the forefront of the struggle against terrorism and will continue to defend its citizens, who are exposed to this threat on a daily basis. Israel expects the nations of the world to support it in its war against those who murder students, women and children, by any means and with respect for neither place nor target."
The massacre of the Yeshiva students is ringing hard in Israel today. The Arab population is cold heartedly defiant as usual. It is a powder keg ready for exploitation. The passions on both sides are running high. The Islamic barbarians are dancing in the streets of Gaza today, and masked gunman are handing out sweets to all the children. The rabbi has it right. The Jewish leadership must stop playing with dividing the Promised Land, or they will only embolden the barbarians even more. The barbarians want what is not theirs, and the single Road Map plan to solve the problem is corrupt. The Road Map is doomed to fail! The Promised Land has turned into a situation where everyone is wrong. Everyone that is except God. The plan of God is a perfect solut6ion that is not going to fail. A new allegiance is going to be demanded of all mankind. God is in the process of turning this planet upside-down once again. Sin must be subdued for it has gotten out of hand. The time is right for the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. The whole world is going to be forced to submit to His absolute authority. Those who refuse will be refused entrance into His coming Kingdom reign.
Frien,d, the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. All men are going to be required to submit. Jesus Christ is coming in judgment, and all who would resist will be cast into hell. Arab, Jew, Apostate Christian, all the heathen are all doomed if they resist. The times of gentile reign is ending, and the perfect Kingdom of heaven is coming to the planet. Sin is not going to reign on the planet when Jesus comes. All the things that cause heartache will be done away. Families will be restored to perfect harmony. Old Mr. Budweiser will never raise his head to ruin what the Lord Jesus Christ establishes when His Kingdom comes. All the things that cause strife among men, and families will be outlawed. Even the beasts will be subdued to a new nature that will dominate the coming Kingdom Age.
Friend, your heart needs be subdued as well. Only the born again, only those with circumcised hearts, will be allowed to enter. Come to this Christ of the Bible for perfect restoration. It is only His blood shed at Calvary that has the power to wash away sin. It is not the blood of corrupted religion, but it is the LORD Jesus Christ who shed His blood for the remission of sin. He is the only acceptable atonement for sin, and it is only to Him you can go for forgiveness. Friend, come to Christ, and live. Come to the root of Jesse, and David the King of Israel. The King of the Jews. Come to the glorious rest He offers to those cleansed from sin.
4But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
10And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Sunday - March 9, 2008
Rabbi Yakov Shapira Calls for Spiritual Revolution
(IsraelNN.com) The head of Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva, Rabbi Yakov Shapira, told mourners Friday: "This massacre is a continuation of the massacre of 1929 and still the prophet's blood is boiling."
"The leaders of the nations also understand that the Torah is the heart of the nation. We all want, and we all believe, that it is already time for a spiritual revolution," he said.
Are the Jews really ready for a spiritual revolution? I tell you true it will not happen until they are ready to return to their beloved Torah! Not with the lip service of the past, but with real heart conviction. The Jews have read the Book of Leviticus faithfully throughout the Diaspora. They have passionately prayed "next year Jerusalem." Today, it is this generation that has been blessed to experience the prayers of the past. This time it is Jerusalem! Now this generation of Jews are without excuse! The Bible says build the Temple. The only structure where the Book of Leviticus can be put into action once again. The Temple sacrificial system must be revived, or sin is going to reign forever! It is the Jews who are charged with providing the atoning sacrifices needed for the forgiveness of sin!
20And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
It is these featherbedded liberal secular Jews of today who are doing nothing now that they have had full sovereignty over Jerusalem for exactly 40 years this year. The atonement which the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob demands is being refused! The Jews of the past could plead that because the Temple Mount was not in their possession they were excusable, but I tell you true this generation of Jews are without excuse! It took the Prophet Haggai of the Second Temple era to call his generation of Jews into action.
3Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
5Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
I who am no prophet have enough sense to cry unto the Jews of this generation of 40 years of sin "consider your ways." The House of God lies waste on your watch, and there is no excuse! The world go to hell! The Jews need to go back to the Bible. They must obey the God of their fathers! They must defy the Evangelical President of America with his Road Map. The blasphemous Islamic shrines must be bulldozed off the Mount, and it be cleansed in preparation for the last Holy Jewish Temple that must be put there. A Temple that will go into eternity with the coming of the Jewish Messiah. A Temple where sin can be atoned!
The time has come for Islam to step aside for the coming Biblical Kingdom. The time is here for the entire gentile world with all of it's nations to stand aside for the Bible! The righteousness of the patriarchs is about to be restored to the planet. A Jewish King is preparing to sweep down from the heavenlies, and no power on earth will be able to stand against Him. It is He who made the atonement for sin at Calvary who will sit on the throne in this last Jewish Holy Temple yet to be built. It is His blood that all sacrificial blood poured on the future altar will represent.
Oh friend, come to this Christ of the Bible, and live. Your sin must be atoned, and only His blood has such power. The decision to come is left in your hands. You can refuse! You can reject His love poured out at Calvary, and remain a rebel forever. Friend, far better to come, and allow Him to change your heart. Won't you come even right now. Accept this Christ of the Bible as your Savior. Come to Christ, and live!
11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Monday - March 10, 2008
PA Daily: Mass Murderer is a Martyr
by Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) Mahmoud Abbas's official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the terrorist who gunned down eight high school students at point blank range with the status of shahid, or holy Islamic martyr.
The official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida prominently placed a picture of the point-blank child killer on the front page, with the caption, "The Shahid Alaa Abu Dheim." In a page one article on the massacre at the Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva, his crime was again defined as an act of martyrdom (shahada).
Watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) said that in publishing the article, "the PA is sending its people a straightforward message of support for the terror murders and the murderer." According to the PA's interpretation of Islam, PMW explained, a human being can achieve no higher status than that of shahid.
Will it cost them?
Besides its effect in inciting and encouraging terror, the honoring of terrorists by the PA has significant financial ramifications, PMW explained. Last week the US Administration sent a request to Congress to allocate $150 million to the Palestinian Authority. However, in response to earlier PMW reports on the widespread PA practice of honoring terror, Congress made it illegal for the US to give money to entities that "advocate" terror, as follows:
"[The Secretary of State] shall terminate assistance to any individual, entity... which she has determined to be involved in or advocating terrorist activity." Congress further legislated that "none of the [U.S.] ... assistance under the West Bank and Gaza Program may be made available for the purpose of recognizing or otherwise honoring individuals who commit, or have committed acts of terrorism" (2008 Foreign Operations Bill).
PMW stated Sunday: "Since a society's honoring of terrorists is one of the greatest terror promotions, and as the budget for the PA newspaper comes from the PA's general budget, the incessant honoring of this and all recent terrorists by Abbas's PA as Holy Islamic Shahids should render the Palestinian Authority ineligible to receive any American money under the terms of US law.
To strengthen its case, PMW gave examples of statements made by five Palestinian religious leaders in the past few years, all teaching of the supreme status of the shahids:
"Shahada [Islamic Martyrdom] is an honor, only those who Allah desires, attain the privilege" (Sheikh Yusuf Abu Sneina, Al Aqsa Mosque, Friday Sermon, PA Radio, Dec. 28, 2001).
"When the Shahid meets his Maker, all his sins are forgiven from the first gush of blood, and he is exempted from the torments of the grave. He sees his place in Paradise. He is shielded from the Great Shock and marries 72 dark eyed [maidens]. He is a heavenly advocate for 70 members of his family. On his head is placed a crown of honor, one stone of which is worth more than all there is in this world" (Dr. Isma'il al-Raduan, Friday Sermon, PA TV, Aug 17, 2001). ...
23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
These worldly puffed up Islamic leaders can pontificate all they want to their gullible followers, but they can't change what the creator God of the Bible has decreed is the fate of this child killer. This cold blooded murderer of children has opened his eyes in torment! There are no 72 dark eyed maidens gyrating sensual pleasures as a reward for this pervert. His eternal fate in hell is fixed. Torment for all eternity with no hope of reprieve. The availability of mercy and grace are over for him. This pervert spat in the face of Calvary which he probably went past on his way to the murder scene. He rejected the Christ who died for even this most heinous sin. His sin could have been forgiven, but he chose Allah of the Koran over Jesus Christ of the Bible. He chose the god of the perverts over the Holy God of the Bible. He chose the perverted ramblings of these blasphemous Islamic leaders over the honest true teaching found in the Bible.
27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
That's right! God has determined the Bible is the only way men will find the truth. If they will not listen to God's Word, they will not listen even if this sorry fellow were sent back to the streets of Gaza revealing his now eternal state. Islam does not want the Holy God of the Bible. Islam wants that blasphemous perverted god of the Koran. Nothing, not even the testimony of this now dead pervert will change their mind. They are all on their way to the same eternal never ending torment.
Friend, what about you? It is just not Islam that has closed their ears to the Bible. How much dust is on that old family Bible you may have sitting on the mantle? There is no excuse for any who are condemned to eternal torment. There is only one Savior in the Bible. He came the first time as the suffering Savior who made the only acceptable perfect sacrifice for sin. He is coming again to the same Holy Land, the same Jerusalem, and the same Temple Mount, but this time in the character of the LORD of hosts. He will display proudly the indictment that wicked men nailed above His head at Calvary.
Friend, do you know this Christ of the Bible? Is He your Savior? Come to Him today before it is too late for mercy and grace.
37And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
8Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Tuesday - March 11, 2008
Israel Collapses to US Pressure, Pulls Troops Out of Gaza
by Hana Levi Julian
(IsraelNN.com) Despite vows last week to continue military operations until there is an end to all rocket fire on southern Israel, the Israeli government has pulled troops out of Gaza.
The move came after US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressured Israeli leaders last week to end the counterterrorism operations against rocket-firing terrorists. More than 7,600 rockets have battered communities in the western Negev since the outbreak of the Oslo War in 2000, most recently striking the coastal city of Ashkelon.
Egyptian officials have been serving as mediators between Israel and Hamas to arrange an unofficial ceasefire, said Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah, who were quoted by the Jerusalem Port as saying "secret understandings" had been reached.
Both Israel and Hamas have publicly denied any such secret arrangement.
Defense Ministry officials also said they had not been informed of any ceasefire deal with Hamas.
But a military source said "There is restraint, even if undeclared." A senior government official expressed frustration with the quiet deal, saying "the new tacit arrangement… completely contradicts the cabinet's decision (to maintain pressure on Hamas –ed.) without proper procedure or cabinet approval."
Hamas spokesman Muhammed Nasr acknowledged that Egypt has been working on the issue, but noted that "Egypt has been working to achieve calm (tahadiye in Arabic –ed.) for several years." The terrorist organization has been insisting on a full IDF pullout from Gaza, the reopening of all the border crossings and an end to Israel's counterterrorism operations in Judea and Samaria as well.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused the PA, after a massacre at a Jerusalem yeshiva that left eight young students dead and 11 others injured last week, of not doing enough to fight terrorism.
A senior aide to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas responded by accusing Israel of deliberately sabotaging peace efforts by carrying out counterterrorism operations in PA-controlled cities in Judea and Samaria. Yasser Abed Rabbo threatened that the PA would not return to negotiations until an Israeli ceasefire with Hamas was reached.
Hundreds of trucks loaded with foodstuffs, medical supplies and equipment have been sent by Israel to Gaza throughout the IDF counterterrorism operations. On Monday alone, 145 trucks of humanitarian aid (meat, dairy products, oil, sugar, etc) are being delivered via the various crossings into Gaza. In addition, a number of Gaza residents wounded in the shootouts have been brought to Israeli hospitals for treatment.
Talks to Resume Between Hamas and Fatah
Hamas and Fatah officials did confirm that an agreement to resume talks between the rival factions had been reached. Officials from the two factions are set to meet in Yemen in the near future to discuss ways to end the friction and hold early elections to form a new government.
The deal violates a promise by Abbas to eschew further contact with Hamas.
PA security forces received millions of dollars in foreign aid, thousands of new weapons, millions of rounds of ammunition and advanced military training by the US on the strength of that promise.
The closure imposed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak early Friday on Judea and Samaria was lifted Monday morning despite reports on Sunday that it was to remain through the holiday of Purim, which begins March 20.
Security officials sealed off crossings in and out of PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria hours after Thursday's attack on the yeshiva.
The ineptness of the Olmert government is unbelievable. Throw the bum out is resonating stronger and stronger. The liberal Jews of Ashkelon are not going to put up with the same rocket threat the conservatives of Sderot have endured for years. Olmert stiff armed the minority conservative Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers, but the majority secular liberal Jews are not going to stand still for the same treatment. This latest pullout with no results should put an end to this most foolish politician. All that is happening is that the enemy grows stronger while the IDF comes out of every engagement with egg on their face because of political bad decision making. God's chosen people under Olmert are looking more and more like the Keystone Cops. They have the power to quell any disturbance, but end up tripping over the orders they are given so that they have become a laughing stock. The Bible talks of those blown any which way by the wind, and this Olmert government fits that description perfectly.
The real sad part to all this flip-flopping is that our own Evangelical President blinded by the Russian authored Road Map is forcing Israel to back down to the Palestinian barbarians. We are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars to keep this barbarian Abbas propped up in Judah and Samaria because he is the only terrorist willing to lie about making peace with the Jews. He will make peace with Hamas on their terms much sooner then he ever will make peace with the Jews. Hamas has only one solution for peace with the Jews, and that is to exterminate them. Hamas does not lie about their intent so great is their hate for the Jews that even the thought of some kind of compromise with a Jew is only worthy of death. Even tongue in cheek lying as does Abbas when it comes to a Jew is out of the question for Hamas. It must be abundantly clear that Hamas along with all of Islam will never submit to the Millennial rule of the LORD Jesus Christ. He represents all that they hate the most. Death and hell are preferable to Christ for these barbarians. Be not surprised when the God of the Bible wipes Islam out of the Holy Land. Death and hell will be their due. Ezekiel 39 describes the demise of all these Islamic barbarians causing such pain on the Jews of this miraculous Third Exodus. It will not be the IDF. It will not be the American military. It will be the God of the Bible jealous for His Holy Name's sake who will put Islam in it's place in hell. I believe the Islamic invasion of Israel, and the subsequent end of Islam in Ezekiel 39 takes place after the translation of the saints to heaven at the end of the Church Age. This event will cause all men to take one side, or the other. The Jews will turn to God, and the heathen will only harden their hearts to God's holy decrees. Friend, what about you? God is about to magnify Himself in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. Do you knowc this Christ as your Savior, or will He be forced to make Himself known to you as the holy judge of sin when it will be too late foe mercy and grace?
23Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Wednesday - March 12, 2008
New Religious City in Israel: Modiin Illit
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Modiin Illit, popularly known as Kiryat Sefer, is now a city, having been granted approval by the Interior Minister and IDF Central Commander. It thus becomes the fourth Jewish city in Judea and Samaria, following Ariel, Maaleh Adumim and Beitar Illit.
The new city is virtually all-hareidi, along the lines of Beitar Illit and Elad. Located some 25 kilometers east of Tel Aviv, it straddles the Green Line border between pre- and post-'67 Israel, though most of it is well within the Samaria (Shomron) area. For this reason, its change in status required the consent of IDF Central Commander Gen. Gadi Shamni.
Mayor Rabbi Yaakov Guterman said, "Our city is considered Israel's third-largest Torah center [after Jerusalem and Bnei Brak - ed.], and is a drawing card for Torah institutions. It has long functioned as a city, and now it has received an official stamp of approval... Its great merit lies in its Torah scholars and the Torah and Hassidut insitutions that grace its streets."
History and Demography
Kiryat Sefer existed as a flourishing Jewish village during the Second Temple period, 2,000 years ago. It was abandoned when the Romans destroyed the Temple and the Jewish commonwealth in 66-70 C.E, was later briefly resettled, and was totally destroyed during the Roman suppression of the Bar-Kokhba Rebellion in the 130's C.E.
The city today numbers over 36,000 people, more than Dimona, Or Yehuda and Maaleh Adumim, and approximately on par with Ramat HaSharon and Kiryat Bialik near Haifa. Its fertility rate is the highest in the country.
The decision to turn a Local Council into a city is based on various factors, including: governmental stability, law enforcement and supervision, collection of taxes and payments, fair distribution of resources, measures taken against illegal construction, and the like.
Judea and Samaria localities such as Givat Zev, Efrat, Kiryat Arba, Karnei Shomron, Beit El, Kedumim, Emanuel and others continue to have Local Council status. Smaller communities are bunched together geographically in Regional Councils.
The news is all about the Road Map, and how Abbas is going to be given all of Judah and Samaria for the new Palestinian State. It is refreshing to read behind the headlines, and see this miraculous Third Exodus going forward despite all the political pressers. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are going forward. In this case they are hereidi ultra-orthodox Jews, but mostly the Settlers are not so committed to Jewish tradition. Many come out of the old USSR where they lost the traditions of Judaism only retaining their ethnicity. Most of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers have religious convictions based on the Bible. They know the Bible says God gave them this Land as a forever promise, and they know it is commanded of them to occupy it. They have been staking out small portions of land in Judah and Samaria ever since 1967 when the Jordanians were defeated, and the land reverted to Israeli control.
Today, the politicians have stepped into the picture ever since our Evangelical President adopted the Russian authored Road Map. Suddenly Judah and Samaria were to be sacrificed for an experiment. It was thought if Judah and Samaria were given to the Islamic barbarians that Islam would be satisfied, and live in peace with the Jews. The first stage of the Road Map was carried out when Sharon gave Gaza, and the city of Jericho to the Islamic barbarians. Their response was to turn Gaza into a rocket launching platform from which to murder innocent Jews. The pride filled politicians unable to admit they made a mistake are now forcing stage 2 of the Road Map on the Israeli politicians. The withdrawal from Judah and Samaria which again will be given to the same barbarians coming out of Gaza. History is about to be repeated!
In the background to all this earthshaking political determination God works with a small voice instilling a desire among a small remnant of Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers to occupy their land of promise. I already know who is going to have the last word. Friend, who is going to have the last word about your life eternal. Right now you think you are master of all you survey, but who is going to have the last word? Where are you going to spend eternity? Will it be heaven, or hell? Are you so puffed up you think you are master over such a decision? Put on your humble hat, and face the truth. It is God alone who will judge, and in the Bible He gave that authority to His only begotten Son the LORD Jesus Christ.
Friend, the only question on judgment day is what did you do with Christ! He will either be your Savior, or He will be your judge condemning you to eternal torment! Friend to reject His grace today is to have Him reject mercy for you tomorrow. Come to the perfect Savior of the Bible. The one who laid down His life so there would be a perfect atonement for sin. Come to Christ for forgiveness, and live. There is only one good thing you can do in life dear sinner, and that is to come to Christ!
22For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Thursday - March 13, 2008
The Temple Institute is Pleased to Announce that Production of 120 Sets of Linen Garments for Lay Priests is Presently Underway
The rebuilding of the Holy Temple and the renewal of the Divine service. The last priestly garments to have been worn were those worn by the priests who were martyred by the Roman legions who brutally invaded and destroyed the Holy Temple on the ninth day of the month of Av, in the year 70 CE.
THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE HAS SPARED NO EFFORT in procuring the necessary materials for the performing of this Torah commandment, and once again has enlisted 21st century technology in order to do so in a manner befitting the Torah injunction that these priestly garments be "both dignified and beautiful". (Exodus 28:40)
SPECIALLY PREPARED FLAXEN THREAD, wound into six-ply strands, according to the Torah prescribed requirement, ("twined linen - shesh mushzar"), has been imported from India. These individual spools of thread are presently being spun into larger 1.7 meter long spindles in order to accomodate the next step: the weaving of bolts of fabric 1.7 meters wide. Before commencing this process, (known in Hebrew as hashtayah), of creating the 1.7 meter spindles, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute made the traditional shechechiyanu blessing expressing gratitute to G-d " ...for keeping us alive and preserving us and permitting us to behold this day." In addition, before every step of the manufacturing process, a special statement of intent must be uttered in Hebrew: "L'shem mitzvat assei assiyat bigdei hakehuna: for the sake of the positive commandment to make the priestly garments."
THE PREPARED SPINDLES are then being transported from the textile factory in the town of Gedera to a second factory in the city of Tel Aviv. There they will be woven into kilometer (3,280 foot) long bolts. The weaving process, (known in Hebrew as arigah), creates the checkerboard pattern described in Torah, (ibid 28:39).
THE FINAL STAGES of the manufacture of the garments involves the cutting, sewing and embroidering of the woven fabric, creating the tunic (ketonet), pants (michnasayim), turban (mitznefet) and belt (avnet). The turban (mitznefet) is eight meters (26 feet) in length, and is wrapped around the priest's head. Each belt (avnet) requires a sixteen meter (52 feet) length of linen, which is wrapped around the priest's waist. (During the time of the Second Temple, when preparing to serve in the Holy Temple, the priests dressed in the chamber known as the chamber of Pinchas the Wardrober, and each priest was assisted by a fellow priest with the turban and belt.)
AS ALWAYS, IN RECREATING TEMPLE-READY VESSELS AND GARMENTS, the Temple Institute research department initiates the process with intensive research, assuring in this case that the priestly garments will be created in strict accordance to the halachic requirements as described in Torah and in the unbroken oral tradition received at Sinai and preserved by Jewish sages throughout the generations.
EACH SET OF PRIESTLY GARMENTS will be tailored to fit its individual purchaser. The garments being created are not museum pieces or collector's items. Their cost is 2,500 shekel, (approximately $695). They will be sold only to true decendants of the High Priest Aharon, who aspire to be fully prepared for the day when they can once again perform the Divine service in the Holy Temple, may we merit to rebuild it soon!
INCREDIBLY, this is our first public announcement of the production of the priestly garments and we have already registered our first orders. A second production run is already being planned to accomodate the anticipated demand. In these very difficult and trying times we witness the enemies of the G-d of Israel arrayed to the north and to the south and to the east and to the west of the land of Israel, shamelessly boasting of their wicked intentions, and even Israel's friends are calling upon her to relinquish control over the Temple Mount, the one place chosen on earth by G-d for His presence to dwell, and for all mankind to be seen in His service. The demand by the descendents of Aharon for the garments that they will wear while tending to their daily responsibilites in the Holy Temple can only be understood as an expression of unshakable faith in the unfolding trajectory of Jewish history and in G-d's promise for all mankind: "And My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." (Isaiah 56:7)
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has taken a bold step. They are producing the Priestly linen garments for purchase by qualified Jews who are Cohen. The idea is that they will have their garments ready for the first call to minister in the last Holy Jewish Temple that is going to be built on the Temple Mount after it is cleansed, and purified of almost 2,000 years of pollution. I believe not only will all the blasphemous Islamic shrines be cleansed, but also the blasphemous Western Wailing Wall that has stood between hundreds of generations of Jews with their God. This wall of unbiblical blind tradition must be removed before the Jews will be ready to return to Biblical Judaism. The Judaism of the Book of Leviticus as the Torah decrees. The Judaism of blood atonement for sin as will be symbolized at the altar of this coming Jewish Temple where the priesthood must minister. The words of Christ are still awaiting fulfillment when He said "not one stone upon another" when referring to the Temple.
24And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
The view from the Mount of Olives included all of Mount Zion including the Western Wall remnants of which are still standing as a monument to Herod the Great who rebuilt the Second Temple in the days of Christ. The words of Christ are yet to be fulfilled. I believe God is going to so touch the hearts of many Jews with the true concept of purity, and holiness that they will see the need for a complete cleansing of the entire Temple Mount area. Everything must go! Not one stone can be left before holy construction can begin. I can even picture masses of Jews armed with soap water buckets, and scrub brushes putting the last touches on the bare rock surface of Mount Moriah before it will be prepared for the coming holy construction.
An absolutely pure and holy Jewish Messiah is coming to sit on the throne that only this last Temple will have. It is from this throne that the coming King of the Jews will rule the entire planet during the coming millennium. He is coming without spot or blemish. His dwelling place must be of the most pure construction. Today, the Jews see as through a dirty window. Thousands of years of worldly tradition have slowly covered over the purity of the Bible. All that filth over all those centuries that maks up the confusion of modern Judaism must be removed before clarity can be restored. The Western Wailing Wall must be removed before the joy of the LORD can shine through. The wall that separates the Jews from the Temple Mount must be removed before real holiness can be perceived.
Perfect sinless purity is what the Temple teaches. Neither spot or blemish allowed in the priestly apparel, and that same standard holds for every part of the Temple. The sacrifices especially had to be absolutely pure. The absolute best of the flock was the minimal standard to be presented to the Holy God of the Bible at the altar. When it was all done correctly (perfectly) atonement for sin could be expected. Today, we know this all represented the LORD Jesus Christ, and His perfect absolutely sinless sacrifice at Calvary. The next Temple will also point only to Christ, but instead of pointing to His coming sacrifice as it did in the First and Second Temples it will point back to Calvary in this last Temple. The Temple will be a living place of continual sacrifice reminding all that it is only through the LORD Jesus Christ that sin can be forgiven. It is only through the blood of Christ that sin can be atoned. The value of forgiven sin has no cost to which it could be compared. How wonderful that Christ offers the power of His sin cleansing blood by grace. It is free for the asking. Dear friend, have you come to this Christ of the Bible? Are you born again through His blood? It is a perfect salvation offered by the perfect God of the Bible. Friend, won't you come to the perfect Christ?
27And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,
28And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen,
29And a girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of needlework; as the Lord commanded Moses.
Friday - March 14, 2008
Well, there it is! No peace until Hamas is wiped out. However, all that will happen is another group of Islamic barbarians will come along to fill the gap. It is the Islamic barbarians spread throughout the Islamic world who must be wiped out before peace can come to the Holy Land, but then Satan will only send some non-Islamic barbarians to fill the gap. Folks, understand that it is Satan who is standing in the way of the return of the LORD Jesus Christ to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. He has unlimited gullible followers to use as fodder after Hamas. Hamas is just the insignificant dupes he happens to be using today. Satan is committed unto his own demise that he will stop Jesus. I hope you can see where this is all going?
The Almighty God of the Bible has laid down the gauntlet when He chose our generation to be the one to experience this miraculous Third Biblical Exodus of Jews back to the Holy Land. The State of Israel became reality on our watch. Now Satan knows his end is inevitable once Jesus returns. Every wicked tool at his disposal is coming into play. Every gullible sinner is being manipulated into stopping the LORD Jesus Christ!
Where do you stand? Are you among the gullible whom Satan is sacrificing for his stand against Christ, or are you breaking from the crowd? Folks, these are critical days for the remnant to stand on the Bible. We are not going to reverse the inevitable, but we can stand as watchmen declaring Christ to a lost world. We can proclaim the gauntlet has been laid down in Israel, and it is going to effect the entire planet. We can proclaim we are the generation who must stand for Christ, or perish with that old blasphemer who seduced our first parents into following his lead into sin. It is going to take boldness to stand against all the politicians. It is going to take boldness to stand against almost all the religious leaders of this generation. It is going to take boldness to stand against this Laodicean lukewarm religious generation of Evangelicals that is dominating main stream Christianity. Friend, we need to turn back to the Bible. We need to revive the fundamental stand that so many past Christians took as their stand. Are you ready to stand for Christ?
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Saturday - March 1,5 2008
MK Ariel: Knesset Crawling Before German Amalek
(IsraelNN.com) MK Uri Ariel (NU/NRP) said Thursday that the Knesset was wrong to allow German leader Angela Merkel to address it in German next Tuesday. Ariel mentioned that the weekly Torah portion for this Shabbat includes the command "remember what Amalek did to you" and that the Germans "are Amalekites. They are the father of the Amalekites. No Amalekite like them has ever been born." Ariel compared the Knesset decision to "crawling" and behaving like "rags" (smartooteem).
MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) said he would leave the plenum when Merkel spoke: "I cannot hear German in the Knesset plenum. It is the language in which my grandfather and grandmother were murdered."
Merkel is not the first leader to address the Knesset in German. She was preceded by German President Horst Kohler in 2005 and EU Parliament President Hans Gert Poettering in 2007.
Israeli Arrested After Entering No-Jew Zone
(IsraelNN.com) An Israeli citizen was arrested by "police" militiamen from the "Palestinian Authority" after he entered PA-controlled Bethlehem.
He was handed over to the IDF, which transferred his matter to the police.
Israelis may not enter PA-controlled territory.
Purim is approaching, and the Jews are being reminded in their yearly Torah reading that Amalek is the enemy found in every generation dedicated to the eradication of the Jewish people. Jews are still alive who experienced the last attempt by Amalek under the German Nazis. Today, Amalek is in the form of the Islamic barbarians dedicated to wiping the Jews off the map much as Hitler envisioned the same for his generation. Folks, the thousand year reign of the Nazis turned into a shortened version of that blasphemous vision. The Nazis lost their appeal in the rubble of World War II. There are no Nazis, or popular Nazi threat in the world today. I want you to know the same fate is already predicted in the Bible for the Islamic barbarians who have sold their souls to that Allah (the god of the barbarians).
17Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
18How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.
19Therefore it shall be, when the Lord thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
The Nazis feared not the God of the Bible, and the Islamic barbarians have the same foolish malady. The world is short on memory of how jealous this God of the Bible is about His Holy Name. Hashem (His Biblical name) is not a God to be minimized. The world, and sadly many Jews do not like to be reminded. Hitler may be gone, but Amalek continues through the auspices of Satan himself. Today, the Islamic barbarians are Satan's stooges who are about to follow him to their death as did the Nazis of the last generation. The phony god Allah of the Koran is Satan's tool of the day. The masses of Islam his dupes. They actually believe there is a paradise for the sexually perverted, and they can gain entrance by murdering Jews. The ultimate goal just like the Nazis is that by eliminating the Jews there will be no people for the King of the Jews to return. It is the round about way to stop Christ from coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
I am visiting a Jewish Messianic Congregation in Birmingham, Alabama while going through blind rehab. They have a Torah Scroll presented to them from a Holocaust organization that was given hundreds of Torah Scrolls collected by the Nazis from Poland after the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Nazis put all the confiscated goods from the synagogues in a warehouse with the intent that someday they would be put in a museum dedicated to a vanished race of people. Oh how wrong were the Nazis, and how wrong is Islam today. Oh how wrong it is to say there are areas of the Promised Land where Jews are forbidden to go. It is Amalek at work in this our generation. The Bible tells the Jews, and all us gentiles not to forget. Amalek will be around as long as Satan is active on the planet. The Bible says it will be God who binds that old serpent for the entire 1000 year reign of Christ who will be the King of the Jews. Satan will be loosed one final time as proof that the false concept of purgatory has no effect on those lost in sin. They all will just revert back to their sinful ways. Satan will then be cast into the lake of fire where he will remain forever in torment. It is the rejection of the salvation offered freely by Christ that brings about eternal torment. So great this promise rejected so follows how great is the punishment.
Oh friend, where are you going to spend eternity? Are you born again? Have you been washed in the sin cleansing blood of Christ? Your future is still an open issue, but you can seal your salvation in Christ by coming to him right now. His promise to you is forever. He will never forsake or leave once you surrender to him.
1 Samuel 12:22
22For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
20And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Sunday - March 16, 2008
Israeli air strikes kill 3 Gaza militants, Palestinians say
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian militants and wounded six Saturday, Palestinian medical and security officials said. They said the dead and wounded were all members of the Islamic Jihad group, hit in three separate raids in central and northern Gaza.
The Israeli military confirmed two strikes, in which it said five armed men preparing to launch rockets at Israeli targets were hit. Earlier, the military said, three Palestinian rockets fell in Israel but there were no reported casualties.
The Jerusalem Post editorial
Israel is reportedly bracing for a "skewed" report from Lt.-Gen. William Fraser on Israeli and Palestinian implementation of their road map obligations. What is likely "skewed," however, is not just one report, but the whole US approach to achieving Arab-Israeli peace. .. The micro problem with this approach is that there is no symmetry between settlements and terrorism, on either the moral or strategic levels. It is a moral travesty that building homes is compared to murdering innocents… Read More
I agree that the entire Road Map peace plan is the wrong approach to finding peace in the Holy Land. The United States has allowed the
Islamic barbarians to be the manipulators of what the parameters will be before the Road Map can be put in place. Islam does not want peace with the Jews. Islam wants only to take as much of an advantage as is possible in it's only plan which is to exterminate all the Jews of the Holy Land. There are no substancial numbers of Jews in any of the Moslem controlled countries anymore. They are all looked upon as traitors to the Islamic cause needing extermination by the Islamic governments. The Road Map has allowed Islam to set this broad brush indictment as a major parameter needed before the Road Map can be activated. Not one single Jewish man, woman, or child will be allowed to remain in Islamic territories given to them by the Road Map. All must be removed because the Road Map implies that Islam would be free to kill any Jews who might be found inside their boarders once the parameters are in place. The Road Map goes along with the barbarian attitude that gives Islam the right to murder any Jew found within their realm. Being Jewish is being guilty of the death penalty in the Islamic holy land.
Imagine every Islamic neighborhood here in the US with that same Road Map right. No Jews allowed. Imagine dead Jewish men, woman, and children hanging from lampposts having been caught wandering into the Islamic holy land. Folks, the Road Map will turn the Biblical Holy Land into a place where only fiends would live. An Islamic holy land not only represents Jewish extermination, but the end of everything right and good in the world. You women supporters of the Road Map just realize what your plight will be should you have to live in the Islamic holy land.
The only answer is to force Islam to submit to a Jewish presents in the Holy Land. It is already there, but because Islam can only exist in the lie they refuse to accept this truth. Every US dollar must be unequivocally stipulated with the certainty that Jewish domination of the Holy Land must be acceptable before issue. Every US dollar should say "God is working in the Holy Land to establish the absolute dominance of the coming Jewish King of kings, and LORD of Lords." Unless Islam is forced to accept this truth it will only bring about its own destruction.
Friend, the God of the Bible is forcing this generation to submit to the returning LORD Jesus Christ. The Road Map is a sorry excuse in attempting to stop Christ. He is coming to the Biblical Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. No power on earth can stop Him. He is not coming this time as the babe of Bethlehem, but as the conquering King of kings who earned His right to rule at Calvary. His coming character is very clear in the Bible. He is coming as the LORD of hosts! The irresistible Conquering King of all nations, all religions, and all peoples. The gentile rule of the planet is ending, and a Jewish Kingdom with a perfect Jewish King is replacing it. Friend, you are going to have to be perfect to enter into such a glorious future. You must be born again! You must be washed in the sin cleansing blood of Christ! Oh friend, come to this Christ of the Bible, and live! Allah of the Koran wants his followers to die. Look yo Gaza to see the Islamic holy land. You live, and come to Christ.
13Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
Monday - March 17, 2008
Israeli Court Refers Case of Jailed Teen to Sanhedrin Court
by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Tzviya Sariel of Elon Moreh, who has been held in jail since December for refusing to recognize the authority of the secular court system, was allowed to testify before a Torah court set up by the nascent Sanhedrin Friday. The Sanhedrin Court for Matters of People and State ordered her immediate release.
The court, headed by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, heard Sariel’s testimony after a judge from Netanya’s Magistrates Court ordered that she be allowed to attend the hearing on the limits of the youth’s struggle against the Israeli judicial system. It is presumed that Netanya Magistrates Court Judge Smadar Kolander-Abramovitch hoped the Sanhedrin court would instruct Sariel to put and end to her struggle and recognize the civil courts.
The Court For Matters of People and State also heard testimony from the girl’s mother, as well as Shmuel Medad of the Honenu legal assistance organization. The court concluded that Sariel’s right to refuse to recognize Israel’s current justice system is justified and ruled that the only limitation to the struggle is the ability of each individual to withstand the difficulties of prison. The court also ordered that Sariel be released immediately, without any limitations. "Every day and every hour that Tzvia Sariel spends behind bars is a wrongdoing to this girl," Rabbi Ariel ruled. "Justice demands to release her immediately. It is a serious stain on the judiciary system in Israel. According to the Torah law of Israel, we are demanding her immediate release without conditions and to erase the indictment."
The hearing was marked by uncertainty over legal procedure, according to IsraelJustice.com. "Attorneys did not understand what role was given to the rabbinical court in a criminal case and whether the rabbis were granted any authority over the civil court judge who approved the procedure. Usually, Rabbinical courts are only authorized to hear cases that concern marriage and divorce. "There is a question of authorities," Honenu's Meidad explained.
Sariel was arrested in December and has been held for three months for allegedly pushing an Arab who entered her town to pick olives. Judges decided to keep her in prison without formal charges after she refused to cooperate with the secular justice system. Sariel, 18, remains in prison even after two Arab men, witnesses called by the prosecution, testified that she was not involved in the alleged physical assault.
Jabber Mahmoud Hussein, called to the stand by the Prosecution, said: "I managed to come to court twice, despite the fact that the accused didn't hit me or do anything bad to us at all...we are prepared to close this case because all we want is to harvest olives in peace."
Precedent: State of Israel Recognizes Sanhedrin
The Sanhedrin court called for the establishment of a committee to act as bridge between the state's law and Torah law, in light of the legal precedent set by the Israeli court’s recognition of the court and its findings.
“It is no coincidence that the hearing took place on the anniversary of the passing of Moses our teacher, the father of Hebrew law, and close to the days of Purim, when it is said that the Jews reaccepted and affirmed their commitment to the law of the Torah,” a statement from the court said.
After the verdict was read, the court's rabbis, wrapped in prayer shawls, stood and recited the special prayers accepting the justice of the Almighty, according to IsraelJustice.com: "Everyone in the courtroom followed in a loud chant to say the words, 'Hear O' Israel, the L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One,' despite an attempt by prison guards to prevent supporters, including Ruth Sariel, Tzvia's mother, from entering the hearing."
Following the hearing, the officials present from the Prisons Authority affirmed their commitment to carry out the verdict of the Sanhedrin court. Prisons' Authority warden Hila Furis reportedly told those present: “The Prisons' Authority recognizes the authority of the [Sanhedrin] court and will act to implement the verdict.” They removed Sariel's leg restraints and claimed she was being brought to the Ramle Magistrates court, where she would be released before the Sabbath.
Sariel was returned to Neve Tirza Prison, however, where she spent the Sabbath. Her parents say she has been placed in solitary confinement. Rabbi Ariel said the court would continue to follow the case and work for Sariel’s release, in accordance with the directives of the Netanya court.
The nascent Sanhedrin, headed by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, was established in 2004, with the renewal of Semikha (ordination) in order to create the infrastructure necessary to fulfill the Torah obligation of reestablishing the supreme Jewish legal body of 71 Torah scholars. The Court for People and State has been one of the most active projects of the nascent Sanhedrin.
The Sanhedrin court is not, as of yet, universally accepted, even among the many streams of observant Judaism. Those now participating are committed to stepping aside when greater or more prominent scholars take their seats.
Click here for an interview with three girls recently released from prison despite their refusal to recognize the court system.
It sounds great. The Jews returning to the Torah, to the Bible. The Jews giving God's Word priority over the secular. However, the truth is that this is really a return to the leaven of the Sadducees and Pharisees of which the LORD Jesus Christ warned the Jews of His day to beware! These are not men of God, but puffed up legalistic rabbis wanting the prestigious title of Sage. These men will not interpret the law as does the Holy God of the Bible for if they did they would see Christ. What they will do is interpret Hebrew Law based on their own biased traditions making it appear as if the Torah supports their decisions. All that is happening is one group of puffed up secular Judges is being supplanted with another group of puffed up religious leaders. This modern Sanhedrin is using this emotionally charged court case as a political tool to establish their own authority in the eyes of the Jews. They boldly claim Mosses as their teacher, but I tell you true Moses would be first to acknowledge the LORD Jesus Christ of the Bible as the Jewish Messiah who is the fullness of the law.
It is Christ who taught that the law was more holy then men ever conceived. He took guilt beyond just the act, but right into the heart by teaching just the thought made one guilty before the Holy God of the Bible. That flash of evil was all it takes to break the law by this revelation of the fullness of the law. The standard Christ put on the law of Moses was absolute perfection! A standard beyond the reach of any worldly Sanhedrin. Such lifting up of the law made all men guilty, and in need of a Savior. The law of which Christ taught made the most religious, the most spiritual, become the most guilty in the eyes of a truly Holy God.
1 Timothy 1:15
15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Yes friend, unless your holiness exceeds that of Paul you will be unable to enter the coming Kingdom! Yes Jew, unless your holiness exceeds that of the greatest sages in all of Jewish history you will not be worthy of spending eternity with the Holy God of your Jewish fathers. We all need a Savior who can wash away all our sin making us able to reach such an impossible standard. Oh friend, come to this Christ of the Bible who made atonement for sin at Calvary. Come with all your heart, soul, and might, and you will find the perfect Salvation He offers.
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For 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.
19Whosoever 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.
20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Tuesday - March 18, 2008
First Temple remains uncovered near Mount
The remains from a building dating back to the First Temple period have been uncovered in an archeological dig just west of Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. The discovery marks the first time archeologists in Jerusalem have found building remains from the First Temple period so close to the Temple Mount. The "unprecedented" find was first discovered a couple of months ago in the northwestern part of the Western Wall plaza. The excavation revealed the remains of a magnificent colonnaded street from the Late Roman period (second century CE) referred to as the Eastern Cardo, which was set directly on top of the remains of a building that dates to the end of the First Temple period. The walls of the buildings are preserved to a height of over two meters. Another artifact found in the excavations is a personal seal made of precious stone bearing a Hebrew inscription that was apparently inlaid in a ring. The newly-found remnants of the city's past will be preserved next to a new Western Wall Heritage Center, slated to be built at the site, and whose planning prompted the salvage dig.
These are the finds that make Islam cringe. All the rioting of the captive masses over the supposed destruction of the Al-Aqsa mosque is really aimed at trying to prevent the archaeologists from discovering the truth about the past around the Temple Mount. The Islamic leaders have told their gullible followers that the Jews have lied about their heritage, and that the Bible is a lie. Islam tells the gullible that it took Mohammed and his Koran to correct all the lies found in the Bible. They well know it is the Koran that is the lie, and not the Bible. The archaeologist's spade is bringing the past to light, and the Koran is being exposed as the lie that it always was. It is Jewish history that is being found! It is Hebrew inscriptions being found! The Arabic lie that there never was a Jewish presents on the Temple Mount is being exposed for all the world to see. It is the Islamic mosques on the Temple Mount that are the interlopers, and in need of removal. This is the eternal home of the Jews, and God is using the archeologists to enforce this truth to a very evil generation desiring only the lie. Everything the Bible says about the pass is being rediscovered as true while every lying premise upon which the Koran is built is proving to be false. Islam can't stand in the light of the archeological spade, and so they send the masses out to kill and destroy wherever the truth is emerging. Watch Islam concoct all kinds of lies to stop every hint at new archeological digs anywhere near the Temple Mount. Islam will send their young men out to die rather then face the reality that the Bible is true, and the Koran is a lie.
The truth, and the lie can never stand together in some kind of political compromise. The God of the Bible is forcing truth on this generation, and exposing evil as He goes. He did not chose Los Angeles, or Rome from where to confront this evil generation, but He chose the Biblical city of Jerusalem. He chose the very small spot that makes the city of Jerusalem famous that being the Temple Mount. Only here does He force His righteousness on this evil generation. One little place does He now demand His house be built once again. It is a small request compared to the entire planet, but this evil generation is responding with refusal. Islam has responded with death before ever letting the light of the God of the Bible be revealed once again in the Holy Land. Our Evangelical President along with all the candidates tell us Allah, and God are the same! They all say the Road Map will prove this as true because there will be political compromise, and both will stand together. This is the greatest lie of all!
Friend, there are many of this evil generation who are telling you that you can make it on your own. You don't need a personal Savior. You don't need to be born again! What a lie! Christ came into this world to save sinners! Your refusal to come to Him is the biggest problem you have in life, and this evil generation wants you to forever stay in that condition. Friend, come out from the crowd, and come to Christ for for sin cleansing blood atonement. Come to the light, and live!
The Temple will have an altar for blood sacrifice as did all the other Jewish Temples, but this time the blood sacrifices can look back in time. They will look in remembrance of Calvary where all sin was once, and forever atoned. Friend, you must be born again to have this atoning blood applied to your sin. Jesus will not force Himself on any unwilling to come in humble repentance. He will, however, force the truth on all men as He is doing today at the Temple Mount.
12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Wednesday - March 19, 2008
Dershowitz: 'Rule of Law Must Adapt to Terrorism'
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Prof. Alan Dershowitz, visiting in Israel, says 'rule of law' must adapt itself to fight the terror threat. He bemoans American Jewry's lack of connection with Israel, and calls on U.S. Jews to visit Israel.
Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University and an outspoken advocate for Israel in books, articles, lectures and debates, has set two goals for his current visit to Israel: He's here to show support for the residents of Sderot and Ashkelon, and to teach classes and give lectures on how to fight the war against terrorism within a revamped rule of law.
Speaking with IsraelNationalRadio's Yishai Fleisher, Dershowitz said, "I will be teaching how the rule of law has to change, to adapt to the new realities of suicide terrorists who use human shields and thus place democracies in a difficult situation. They take advantage of our higher morality, forcing democracies to choose between doing nothing or inevitably killing civilians. The rules currently favor the terrorists over the democracies, and the rules have to change."
On-Line Rally for Sderot
Dershowitz said he will be participating in a large American Jewish Congress conference this week at which these issues will be discussed. "Some of the world's most important and influential jurists will be there, such as Irwin Kotler, who was Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Canada, former Israeli Supreme Court justices, and Americans as well. It will be an interesting attempt to redefine jurisprudence."
Prof. Dershowitz will also be visiting Sderot later this week, taking part in what organizers expect will be the largest-ever on-line rally. The rally will begin at 5 PM New York time (11 PM in Israel) this Thursday night, at www.togetherforisrael.org, and will switch back and forth between Israel, New York, Los Angeles and other sites around the world. Those involved, including Dershowitz, are hoping to have a million people click and sign on during the rally.
A Target on His Back
"I'll be under the rockets in Sderot myself, with a big target on my back," Dershowitz said, "just like all the other citizens of Sderot. I want to feel what it's like to be in Sderot and Ashkelon at these times, with the terrorists playing Russian rocket roulette with the lives of Israeli citizens. Israel should adopt a zero tolerance policy for rockets. I have written that every rocket that flies from Gaza into Israel is a violation of UN Charter Article 51 - an armed attack giving Israel the full and complete right to proportional self-defense."
"Why must it be proportional?" Fleisher interjected, to which Dershowitz responded, "Proportional doesn't mean equating lives; it just means that if they fire a rifle at you, you can't nuke them. It also doesn't mean that for every life taken, you can take one life, as the international community absurdly believes. It simply means that you don't react totally out of proportion, and neither do you look at the actual damage caused, but rather, you look at the risks of an attack. If each rocket can potentially kill 100 people, then just because they missed, it doesn't remove the risk that had been there. Israel doesn't have to wait until inevitably a rocket hits a school bus or a kindergarten or an ambulance; it can look at the risks, not just the actual consequences."
Hizbullah Wants More Civilian Deaths
Dershowitz noted that while Israel has built a shelter system in Sderot in order to protect lives, "Hizbullah did exactly the opposite in Lebanon in 2006 - because Hizbullah wanted to increase the amount of its civilian deaths. That's because our culture is one of ubacharta bachaim [the Biblical prescription to 'choose life'], while the Imams encourage them to look at their children as martyrs. This is what makes it so difficult for the democracies, because the terrorists are trying to get us to kill their children."
US Jewry Growing More Disconnected with Israel
Fleisher asked Prof. Dershowitz about the lack of connection of American Jews with Israel, noting that 70% of them have never been to Israel. "It's getting much worse," Dershowitz agreed. "My generation had a high level of connection to Israel, but my children and grandchildren's generations are much less so. Jews in their 20's are sometimes embarrassed by Israel; they're fair-weather friends. They're happy when Israel succeeds, but they ignore Israel when international support goes down. But core support for Israel is still pretty strong."
"I think we have to increase the case for Israel, that's why I write so much - I've written The Case for Israel, and now I'm writing The Case Against Israel's Enemies, where I take on people like Jimmy Carter, and Ahmedinajad, and Mearsheimer and Walt and other professors who devote their lives to their hatred of Israel. They have to know that they will be answered..."
"And in order to increase a sense of passion for Israel," Dershowitz concluded, "we have to bring more Jews to Israel; there's no better way to get a passion for Israel than to be here."
I'm no fan of Dershowitz, but he sure has things right here. The barbarians have figured out how to use our democracy against us, and if no action is taken they will always have the upper hand. They could even topple us bringing about an even greater fall then the Roman Empire. In World War II there were no good Nazis or Japs. We broke the rules with the internment camps, but no fifth column ever developed behind the lines. I think everyone agrees that loyal Japanese got a raw deal during that era, but they also stand tall today for having submitted to such humiliation because to not have done so would have caused even greater chaos in an era where everything was in chaos. due to Peal Harbor. 9/11 has once again caused much chaos here in America. Every Moslem is suspect because of their religion which teaches barbarianism. Any loyal Moslems should expect to suffer unfairness until this spirit of Islamic conquest is broken. Under the present barbarian strategy of using suicide bombers, and women and children shields the law must not protect them! Our soldiers, or civilian targets must not be restricted by a wily enemy who uses our own laws against ourselves. Israel especially must be encouraged to strike back hard, and bring about complete destruction of every threat they encounter. The rules if engagement must be absolute, and the "Law" of the Democracies must support them.
Negotiations with this enemy should be outlawed until they are defeated. These are the Arab Traders with whom we deal. They will always come out on top of any deal making. We play into their hands every time we foolishly think we can out bargain them. Innocent lives are the bargaining chips of today's puffed up politicians, and the Islamic barbarians just love the stakes. It is their kind of game, and they pulled us right into their parlor. In a very practical way Dershowitz has grabbed the bull by the horns. The puffed up foolish politicians are never going to change, but it is possible to change the playing field by adjusting the rule of law for the present threat.
Folks, I'm glad I see so clearly God behind all that is happening in the Holy Land today. I see this miraculous Third Exodus as the precursor to the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. Islam gets wiped out early in the coming events more as a warning to this evil generation. It will be immediately replaced by an even greater evil controlled by the antichrist himself who will make the Islamic barbarians look like lambs in their hate and evil manipulations of the Jews. I know Christ will be the victor in the end, and I know I will be standing with Him. I am a blood bought sinner who humbly came to Him with all my heart, soul, and might. I am trusting in His promise to wash away all my sin. He will do what is impossible for me. He is going to make me sinlessly perfect. To all who know me they must be exclaiming that will take a miracle. Well dear friend, that is just what this Christ of the Bible does! I am born again, and you are without excuse if you are not. Come to this Christ of the Bible, and live!
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Thursday - March 20, 2008
What happened to Saturn's rings? Amateur astronomers have noticed something different when they peer through their telescopes recently. "The rings have narrowed considerably in the last year," one said. "The Cassini division (a dark gap in the rings) is getting hard to see."
Red Alert: Saturn's rings are vanishing.
Around the world, amateur astronomers have noticed the change; Saturn's wide open rings are rapidly narrowing into a thin line. Efrain Morales Rivera sends these pictures taken through a backyard telescope in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico:
"The rings have narrowed considerably in the last year," he reports. "The Cassini division (a dark gap in the rings) is getting hard to see."
Four hundred years ago, the same phenomenon puzzled Galileo. Peering through a primitive spy glass, he discovered Saturn's rings in 1610 and immediately wrote to his Medici patrons: "I found another very strange wonder, which I should like to make known to their Highnesses...." He was dumbfounded, however, when the rings winked out little more than a year later.
I'm sure this news will be politicized into another scare tactic by the Dumocrats who will send their prestigious Nobel Prize winner Al "gorey" Gore out to link it as the final proof positive that global warming is going to end all life on planet earth. I suspect in this election year the Dumocrates will be expanding the scare tactic beyond just our planet taking this global issue into the universe. Another Republican Presidency will be linked to the other baffling planetary phenomenon taking place on Mars. I hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but folks somehow global warming has reached our sister planet. The ice caps on Mars are disappearing! It must all be part of the same phenomenon that causes Freon which is heavier then air to get up into the Ozone layer of the atmosphere. You are paying an extra $300 - $500 on every new car you buy with air-conditioning because Freon has been banned to save the planet. This unknown, never discovered process that gets Freon up to the Ozone which is like levitating lead so it floats on water must also be what is causing the ice caps on Mars to melt, and the rings of Saturn to disappear. Folks, the end is near unless the Dumocrates win the next election.
I'm the one who is dumfounded at how gullible this scientifically based generation has become. The Nobel Prize has become a laughing stock. I knew this back when they gave it to Yasser Arafat for all the Jews he murdered. This planet is coming to an end, but not because of a universe in chaos. It is going to end because sin has taken the truth, and turned it into a lie. A lie that the masses demand! They refuse to respond to the truth such as it is the Islamic barbarians who are causing all the problems today. The lie is that it is the Jews, not the Arabs who are the bad guys causing all the trouble. The lie is it is the God of the Jews who mistakenly brought them back to the Holy Land during our generation who has blundered.
Friend, don't believe all the lies. Come to Christ, and become born again. The masses, and their demand for all the lies are on their way to eternal torment. You need to break clean from their influence. You need the sin cleansing power found only in the atoning blood of Christ. Friend come to this Christ of the Bible. He is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. He is coming as the King of the Jews. Friend, the politicians will never solve the problem of sin. It took Calvary to do that, and only turning to the Savior who paid the price for forgiveness of sin can solve the sin question in your heart. Come to Christ, and live.
2This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:
3And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;
4Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
23When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
24And thou shalt offer them before the Lord, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the Lord.
42And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
44And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
Friday - March 21, 2008
Poll: 84% of West Bank Arabs back Yeshiva massacre
According to a New York Times poll released on Wednesday, 84% of Palestinians in the West Bank support the actions of an Arab gunman who massacred eight Jewish seminary students on March 6 at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem. The poll of some 1,270 Palestinians also found that 64% supported the launching of Kassam rockets at southern Israeli towns. “The anger that this poll is registering is about equal to that at the very height of the second intifada,” said the Palestinian pollster, Khalil Shikaki, who added that he had never witnessed such a staunch support of terror in the last 15 years of surveying in Ramallah. The same poll also showed that Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh is drawing approval from 47% of respondents as compared to 46% for Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. Around 75% of Palestinians also want to stop Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Here is democracy at work in Islamic Palestine. The forever torment of the Jews living in the Holy Land wins hands down. There will never be peace with the Jews as long as any Islamic Arab can vote! Folks, you must understand that Islamic Palestine must be crushed! The entire culture must go the way of the Nazis. There is no other solution. As long as the God of the Bible sticks with His prophesied plan for the future of the Holy Land with the return of the Jewish Messiah the Jews must stay. It is the Arabs who must leave not because the Jews refuse them peace, but because they themselves refuse peace!
God knew this from the very beginning. He hated the Arabic seed of Esau, and loved the Jewish seed of Jacob. Only Amalek reaches such level of distain with the God of the Bible as do the Koran loving Arabs. This very generation of Islamic barbarians are those whom God measured His words against.
41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
2I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob,
3And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
13As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
The Islamic Arab Palestinians are about to pay for their hatred of the Jews. It is their own hatred coming back to destroy them. It is their own sin thqat is coming down in judgment. When they die in mass as described in Ezekiel 39 do not be shocked. Remember that this destruction was asked for by their own stubborn refusal to make peace with both the Jews, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They defied the Almighty substituting the Arabic Allah of the Koran. The god of Abraham, Ishmael, and Esau! They defied God by defiling His chosen children. Their doom is now irreversible. Sealed by this generation as God always knew.
Friend, the same hate God holds for the seed of Esau He holds against every sinner who defiles Christ His only begotten. When did you last use the LORD's name in vain? It seems like such a little thing in this filthy world of sin, but understand it is no little thing with the God of the Bible. A stain on a dirty pair of overalls is easily overlooked, but that stain on a white wedding dress suddenly becomes a great embarrassment. All of Islam is about to be judged over this very issue of defying God whom you look upon as a trivial issue. Friend, using God's name in vain is only one kind of sin that brings about eternal torment in hell. Think of all the other sins of which you are guilty. My guess is that if you are honest their number is legion. It is Christ who shed His blood at Calvary so all sin could be atoned. He who is without spot or blemish sacrificed Himself so that filthy sinners like Esau's seed, you, and I could be saved. The seed of Esau is going to go into eternity defying the salvation that could have been theirs if they could only have stopped hating the Jews. All they ever needed from the very first day that Mohammed began penning the blasphemous Koran was to come to Christ. What about you? Are you born again? Have you been washed in the blood of the Lamb? What God is going to manifest upon Islam is what He is going to manifest on you if you are without Christ. Come to the Christ of the Bible, and live!
14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
Sunday - March 23, 2008
McCain on Sderot visit : 'This is no way to live'
'When attacked, one has to respond'
US Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain visited embattled Sderot on Wednesday and stopped to talk with local children dressed up in their Purim party costumes about the threat they face from daily rocket attacks.
"The situation here is one that is very compelling. [There have been] 900 rocket attacks in less than three months, on average [of] one every two hours," Mccain told an entourage of reporters. "Obviously, this puts an enormous strain on the people, especially on the children, as they celebrate their version of Halloween here."
"They are somewhere close to a 15-second warning, which is the amount of time they have from when a rocket is launched, for them to get to safety. That is not a way for people to live," said McCain.
This “tragedy” underlines the “absolute requirement to pursue the peace process,” which is the only method to stop the crisis, he said.
But McCain said he realizes that Israel has no alternative but to fight the ongoing rocket attacks when there is no peace. "When one is attacked, one has to respond," said McCain.
"No nation in the world can be attacked incessantly and have its population killed and intimidated without responding. One of the first obligations of government is to provide security for all of its citizens. The Israeli government has to act in that fashion and I understand it," said the Arizona Senator.
McCain is winding up a three-day stopover in Israel as part of a regional fact-finding mission linked to his dutes as a member of Congress. Though unrelated to his race for the presidency, McCain hopes the visit will build confidence with Israelis and attract American Jewish voters.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak accompanied McCain on the Sderot visit and vowed that IDF forces would continue to operate inside Gaza to stop the rocket attacks. Barak pointed out that although the rockets are not strong enough to harm armored military units, they are designed to kill civilians.
It is the do nothing Jews willing to sacrifice their brothers for the Road Map who are the real turkeys in this Sderot tragedy. It is the liberal government's willingness to sacrifice these little children of the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers that has caused McCain to make these remarks. I am saddened that the McCain solution is continuance of the already failed Road Map peace process. The Clinton or Obama solution is even worse. The sacrificial offering on the part of the Jews would be raised even higher by the Democrats as the Road Map continues to dominate the American political scene. What is needed is some politician to have the boldness to say it is time to entirely scrap the Road Map. The Islamic Arab barbarians will never make peace with the Jews. This cultural piranha must be crushed in the Holy Land for the sake of peace. The Islamic Arab Palestinians must learn that it will be too costly for them to continue supporting a terrorist based culture. The Road Map two State solution must be scrapped for a more practical approach to peace in the Holy Land. I already know this is not going to happen. We are already on the road to judgment in the Holy Land. Only after judgment can peace come! The Bible is clear it is going to take 7 years of Great Tribulation to end the times of the Gentiles, and convert the Jews to their Messiah. The reign of the gentiles must end, and the Jewish Kingdom must be established before peace will come. This is a major dispensational change on the part of God in His plan for the LORD Jesus Christ's return.
Our resurrected Christ is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The days of the Bible are once again near at hand. Mankind has had almost 2,000 years to contemplate the impact the first coming when Jesus offered Himself as the perfect atonement for sin at Calvary. It is to this evil generation that the Almighty has determined He should come again! The politicians are obviously not ready. This generation is most certainly not willing. Friend, what about you? Are you going to face the mighty gale in a defiant posture? Are you determined in your own heart that you are going to spit in the wind? Are you going to continue to ignore Christ no matter what God is doing in the Holy Land? The politicians may be foolish, but dear friend if these are your thoughts that you will continue in apathy toward Christ then you are the bigger fool. The events coming to this evil generation are not going to pass by you. Decision time has come. This entire generation is being forced to make a one time decision all at one time. What are you going to do with the resurrected Christ who is determined that this is the time for His return. Rejecting Him now is a harbinger of how you will decide on that coming day of final decision. Come to this Christ of the Bible, and live!
25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
Mpnday - March 24, 2008
Netanyahu: J'lem Withdrawal Will Bring Iran to Capital
by Avi Tuchmayer
(IsraelNN.com) Opposition leader Benyamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that an Israeli withdrawal from any part of Jerusalem would lead to the creation of an Iranian base in the heart of Israel.
"The Iranian threat (must be neutralized) before it arms itself with a nuclear bomb. In addition, Iran must be prevented from building its main bases in the region, from Gaza to Lebanon, and particularly in Jerusalem," he said.
Netanyahu has been warning about Iran's nuclear ambitions for more than a decade. His 1995 book Fighting Terrorism contains a chapter entitled "The Specter of Nuclear Terrorism" that focuses largely on the Islamic Republic, and outlines the history of Iran's nuclear installations at Bushehr and Isfahan and concludes with a chilling warning about terrorist groups and states obtaining nuclear weapons: "(They will) invariably deploy them in the service of their aggressive purposes."
In addition to security issues, Netanyahu told US Vice President Dick Cheney that basic religious freedoms for non-Muslims would be endangered by ceding parts of the capital to Iran and its latest prodigy, the Hamas terrorist organization.
"Hamas, Iran and other forces affiliated with them will take control of it. They will threaten Jerusalem's wellbeing, Israel's security and the freedom of worship for millions of pilgrims and members of the different religions who visit the city today," he said. Cheney replied that the US administration understood the situation.
Netanyahu also reiterated his call to the Shas Party to quit the government over ongoing negotiations over Jerusalem with the PA, which Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni confirmed on Friday. Earlier this month, the Shas party received some 185 million shekels in government funding for its institutions as part of its coalition agreement.
Folks, I hope you have followed how Iran has become dominant in the news relating to Israel. The statement by the Iranian President that Iran as a prominent force in the Islamic world was calling for the wiping of Israel off the map caught the eye of the world's media. Such words can only mean no compromise, no meaningful negotiations, only total annihilation will be the policy of Iran toward the Jewish State. The Islamic world has embraced such rhetoric as representative of the attitude of their entire religion/culture. No Islamic ambassadors were pulled out of Iran in protest, but rather the voice of Iran was given freedom to continue their tirades against the Jews. This is what Islam wants to hear. They don't want a Two State Road Map solution. They want the extermination of the Jews living in Israel. They want the State of Israel wiped off the map!
This hatred of Islam toward the Jews is no surprise to the God of the Bible. God knew from the foundations of the earth that if mankind were given the option of clinging to the false god of the Koran over His only begotten Son that the seed of Ishmael and Esau would rally around the lie. Hatred for God, His word, and His only begotten hangs on the truth that the LORD Jesus Christ is a Jew. A Jew who embraced all peoples, but He remained a Jew. It was mandatory that men come to Him, and the Biblical Judaism He represents. He opposed the Jewish religionists of His day calling them hypocrites as He does the Jewish religionists of today who have perpetuated the leaven of the Sadducees and Pharisees. The great Jewish sages who created the Mishna and Talmud are little men who follow the old leaven thinking themselves great teachers of the law of God which they themselves have brought down from the lofty heights of holiness into the slimy filth of depraved humanity. They made the law palatable for the depraved sinner who would cling to religion as the way to please a Holy God. It was Christ at His first coming who lifted the law back up to it's proper holy heights by teaching that the standards go far beyond the act of sin, but right to the very heart of sin that being the reality of fallen human nature. Men can't keep the law. Their nature will not allow it. The very uncontrollable thought coming from that old nature is guilt in the sight of holiness. The second coming of Christ is going to again lift up the law to it's proper standard of which modern Judaism has once again dragged down into the filth of the Mishna and Talmud. With Christ all men are guilty of sin, and in need of a Savior.
Islam stands in the forefront of stopping Christ from coming again to the Jews in order to establish truthful Judaism on the planet. It is not just the Iranians who in their heart want to wipe Israel off the map, but the entire gentile ruling nations have no intension of stepping aside for Christ. The liberal Olmert government is not stepping aside. The Shas hypocritical Jewish Religious Party is not going to step aside. Not even the conservative Netanyahu will step aside for the Christ of the Bible. The Evangelical Road Map that would give Iran control over Jerusalem is not going to be abandoned. Only the return of Christ to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount can bring the peace of Jerusalem of which all are talking about, but none willing to submit.
The arisen Christ is coming again in all His glory to re-establish true Biblical holiness to this depraved planet. He is coming as the King of the Jews! It is this Jewish Messiah coming in the character of the LORD of hosts who can't be resisted. He has the power and the will ro enforce His righteousness on the planet. Are you ready?
8Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
37And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
41And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
Wednesday - March 26, 2008
Barak Admits: Jenin Decision Doesn't Jibe With Israeli Security
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Defense Minister Ehud Barak has agreed to allow 600 armed Palestinian Authority policemen into the northern Shomron city of Jenin - though he knows it does not jibe with the requirements of Israeli security.
Explaining his decision this morning, Barak said, "We have overriding responsibility for the security of Israeli citizens, but in order to improve the chances in our talks with the Palestinians, we must try to make things easier for them - even at the price of a calculated risk." He spoke at the IDF Induction Center in Tel HaShomer, near Tel Aviv.
Barak plans to inform PA prime minister Salam Fayad of the decision in a meeting with him tomorrow (Wednesday). The Defense Minister will make it clear that security responsibility for the area will remain in Israeli hands.
Successful Model in Shechem
A similar model has been in operation for several months in Shechem (Nablus), where 500 armed PA policemen patrol the streets during the day. "They deal only with regular law-and-order issues, and they are notably disciplined," Arutz-7's security correspondent Haggai Huberman notes. "When Israeli forces tell them to 'move over' so that terrorists can be arrested or the like, they do so."
Israel Keeps Hamas Out
Asked to explain why this might be, Huberman said, "For one thing, they know that Shechem is surrounded by us - more so than Jenin. But more importantly, they are well aware that the only reason Hamas is not taking over is because we are in charge. The fact that we have overall responsibility for security is what is keeping Fatah in power."
Similar arrangements exist in Hevron and, to a lesser extent, in Bethlehem.
Israel also plans to help the Palestinian Authority host an international business conference this coming May.
Israel hopes that these gestures will remove some of the pressure that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice - who plans to visit the region at the end of this week - is expected to exert upon Israel.
Here we go again. Putting a smiley face on disaster. Imagine arming the local prison population, and turning them loose on your streets to keep the law? Then imagine some official telling everyone there is nothing to worry about because the government has higher ideals in mind. I would hope your community would have enough sense to throw the bums out of office! That is not happening in Israel. The liberal majority are again sticking their heads in the sand as they did prior to the rise of Hitler. This generation of featherheaded liberals are like sheep being led to the slaughter. They learned nothing from the past, and are doomed to repeat it one more time. This time it will be worse! This time it will not be Hitler, but the antichrist who will lead the way to slaughter. It should be no wonder that our LORD Jesus Christ wept when He came into sight of Jerusalem in His last days before the cross. He saw this generation of bubbleheads, and was overwhelmed by their refusal to learn that because the world hated Him it will also always hate them. The Jews must learn to lean only on God. This tie to the leader of the gentiles must be broken. The Bible says it is going to take 7 terrible years of Great Tribulation to bring the Jews back to the God of their fathers. The ties with the gentile Evangelical President of the USA is an evil which the Jews must learn to overcome. Turning back to God, and Biblical Judaism is the only door God is going to permit open. Every other course will only lead to disaster. The Road Map is leading to the greatest disaster of all.
Friend, how long will your head remain in the sand? You can't hide from the fact that you need a Savior. How long are you going to try to hide from the Christ of the Bible? He loves you! He died for your sins as the perfect atonement for sin. He is waiting for you to come to Him. He has paid the price for your forgiveness, but He will not force you to be saved. He leaves the choice in your hands. Won't you come?
20And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
Friday - March 28, 2008
Obama Advisor Blames US Jews for Lack of Mid-East Peace
by Avi Tuchmayer
(IsraelNN.com) Once again, a furor surrounding US Presidential candidate Barack Obama has erupted, this time over a senior military advisor to the Obama campaign with a history of anti-Israel remarks. He has strongly criticized pro-Israel Jews in the United States for allegedly torpedoing peace efforts in the Middle East.
In a 2003 interview with The Oregonian newspaper unearthed by The American Spectator magazine, General Merrill "Tony" McPeak, a former chief of staff in the United States Air Force who is a candidate for secretary of defense in a potential Obama administration, claimed that efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority failed because there is no US-written "playbook" to create peace.
An interviewer asked General McPeak "So where's the problem? State? White House?" McPeak pulled no punches. "(The problem rests in) New York City. Miami. We have a large vote here in favor of Israel. And no politician wants to run against it…nobody wants to take on that problem. It's just too tough politically. So that means we can't . . . you can't develop a Middle East strategy. It's impossible," he said.
Even prior to the Oregonian interview, McPeak was known as a long-time critic of Israel's presence in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights. In a 1976 article in Foreign Affairs magazine, he criticized Israel for refusing to withdraw from areas liberated in the 1967 Six Day War, even as he wrote poignantly about the vital security advantages Israel obtained by conquering those areas.
"At the Suez Canal, Israel had the best 'tank ditch' in the Middle East. The Gaza Strip, long a nursery for Egyptian-supported terrorism reaching to within a few miles of Tel Aviv, had come under Israeli administration. On the Golan, Israel at last held the high ground. The bulge of the West Bank, an implicit threat that Israel would be cut in two, had been superseded by the line of the Jordan River. More important, the air threat to Israel had disappeared, at least for the moment. Tel Aviv had been 12 minutes flying time from Egyptian bases in the northern Sinai," he wrote.
Yet the same article calls for an Israeli withdrawal from those areas, and seems to suggest that despite Israel's legitimate security concerns, "genuine security depends on regional accommodation, which the Arab states say cannot occur until all of the occupied territory is returned."
The storm surrounding McPeak is the latest in a series of anti-Israel revelations to tar the Obama campaign in recent months. Obama has long been a favorite son of left wing elements in the United States, but has been strongly criticized for failing to cut ties with radical preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Wright has called Israel a "racist country," said that "Israel" is a dirty word, and claimed US foreign policy was responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Another anti-Israel activist, Arab-American Ali Abunimah, has claimed to know Obama well and to have met him on numerous occasions at pro-Palestinian events in Chicago.
During his tenure as a junior air force commander, McPeak spent time in Israel and participated in joint exercises with the Israeli air force. He acknowledged that he enjoyed his experiences here, "but that's maybe the more cosmopolitan, liberal version of the Israeli population," he added.
McPeak also charged Jews and Christian Zionists with dual-loyalties, and said that concern for Israel manipulated American foreign policy in Iraq.
"Let's say that if one of your abiding concerns is the security of Israel as opposed to a purely American self-interest, then it would make sense to build a dozen or so bases in Iraq," he said.
The future relationship between America and Israel seems grim. I doubt it will make any difference if it is Obama - Clinton, or Clinton - Obama. A Democratic victory is most certainly going to be bad for Israel. A Republican victory would be better as far as support goes, but the big brother approach toward the nation God intends to rule the planet will only result in the continuation of the failed Road Map. God is preparing the Jews for greatness. Right now they remain blind, but they are learning lessons even in their blindness. The day is coming when the Jews will disconnect from the gentile nations now running the planet. As little as they are they will put their total trust and faith in the God of their fathers. A miraculous thing is about to happen in Israel. A remnant of Jews are going to set the foundation for the next Kingdom dispensation. The first revelation will be that Jesus Christ is their Messiah. It will not be the gentilized christ of Apostate Christianity, but the Biblical Christ of the Bible. The Christ who came to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount who was born as the KING OF THE JEWS. The Christ of the recently translated born again Christians who were the last generation of the now ended Church Age dispensation. The first call from God will be for the remnant to build His House. An absolutely Holy House without spot or blemish anywhere on His Holy Hill. Islam is going to go bananas! The Islamic barbarians are predicted in Ezekiel 38 & 39 to invade in mass. Israel will have broken all ties with the gentiles by declaring this act of faith, and the gentiles will stand off letting Islam have it's way. The God of Abraham, Isaac, d Jacob makes short work of these invading barbarians, and the Temple with a throne (Ezek 43:7) for the soon coming Messiah will be built. The whole world will be astounded as God begins to end all opposition to the return of His only begotten Son. The antichrist can be expected to make his appearance at this time. He will lead the last 7 years of gentile opposition to the coming Jewish Kingdom of Christ. A subtle fellow who after the destruction of Islam will sue for peace with the many secular Jews of that day only to stab them in the back, and defile the throne of Christ claiming himself as god . The Jewish builders and supporters of the Temple will temporarily flee into the wilderness for the last 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation. In the last days they will return to Jerusalem from where the antichrist will have fled as his leadership will have brought the world to the brink of total destruction. Folks, The LORD Jesus Christ comes again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and His now cleansed Temple to set everything straight.
Now, I doubt McCain, Obama, or Clinton understand the future God has decreed for Israel with the return of the LORD Jesus Christ. I expect any and all of them to be laying the last gasps of an era coming to an end. The end of the times of the gentiles has come, and the times of the Kingdom are almost here. Friend, are you born again? Seven horrific years are quickly approaching, and all the power of all the gentile nations can't stop Biblical dispensational change. Come to Christ, my dear friend, before these events take place. The world as you know it is about to go through terrible judgment. The only refuge is in a single person. He must replace everything you have ever trusted. All religion, all patriotism, all but Christ! The Jews are about to learn this great lesson, and will find Christ to be sufficient even when the whole gentile world is out to destroy them.
2 Corinthians 3:5
5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
2 Corinthians 9:8-9
8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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