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May - 2001

Tuesday - May 1, 2001

Islam has an Attitude of Arrogance and Intolerance

Courtesy of the Jerusalem Post

The Taliban Islamic rulers of Afghanistan last week destroyed two monumental Buddhas carved out of limestone. The two Buddhas of Bamiyan had stood along the great Silk Road to China for at least 1,500 years, since before the birth of Islam.

The world is understandably horrified. Though most likely few of those protesting the destruction last week had ever heard of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, much less seen them, knowledge that they are no more is depressing.

One thinks of all the travelers along the historic route between Europe and Asia who passed the giant Buddhas over the centuries and the awe they must have felt at the sheer amount of human labor that went into their construction.

That awe will be felt no more.

The Taliban's minister of information and culture best summarized the lesson of last week's vicious wrecking: "It's easier to destroy than to build."

Meanwhile the Western world has been far less concerned about the threat to ancient artifacts much more central to its own cultural patrimony. Since 1999, massive construction work has been carried out on the Temple Mount by the Moslem Wakf. That work has employed heavy trucks and earthmoving equipment. Much of it has been unauthorized by the Israeli government and unsupervised by the Israel Antiquities Authority as required of the Antiquities Law. ............

The lack of interest of the international press, however, is, in this case, forgivable. With the notable exception of Nadav Shragai in Ha'aretz, and The Jerusalem Post, the Israeli media has not paid much attention to the story either. Apart from the efforts of the Committee for the Prevention of the Desecration of the Temple Mount and professional archeologists, there has been little public outcry. ...........

Over 6,000 tons of dirt was removed from the site without archeologists being given any opportunity to sift through it. Among the items dumped into the Kidron Valley was a meter-long stone fragment. According to one archeologist, that fragment was "the most important artifact ever recovered from the Temple Mount, and could very well have been from one of the entrances to the Temple itself."

This past January, Shragai reported of the digging of a long underground tunnel from al-Aksa Mosque, which is above the Hulda Gate to the Second Temple, eastward towards Solomon Stables. Danny Zaken, an Israel Radio journalist, testified that he saw the tunnel, including a grille in the floor through which an ancient floor was visible.

Another 1,500 tons of material was reported to have been removed from the Temple Mount in connection with this project, once again without any kind of archeological supervision. ..........

In the midst of negotiating sovereignty of the Temple Mount, he feared doing anything that would call attention to the fact that the Wakf cannot be trusted with the preservation of Jewish holy sites.

Even as Hebrew University archeologist Eilat Mazar warned of Wakf intentions to destroy all evidence of a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, and the mufti of Jerusalem proclaimed that the Temple Mount contains no remnants of Jewish history, Barak hesitated to prevent the Wakf from turning the entire plaza into a series of mosques.

The Wakf and the Taliban share a contempt for what they view as competing cultures to Islam, though the former are a good deal more public-relations savvy. Yet there is another lesson from the Taliban that may be of great significance to Israel's citizens. Jeff Jacoby pointed out in the Boston Globe last week that not only were the Taliban immune to the entreaties of the UN and world governments, they relished the horror their smashing excited. They sought to mock the non-Islamic world and its values.

There are reasons why God prophesied the end of Islam in the Bible. Arrogance against the Jew which leads to intolerance is a repeated theme in Biblical history. God dealt with the arrogance of Pharaoh when he became intolerant of the Jews, and he paid the price. Islam seems to be in a blind rage as they travel the same road to destruction. They willingly close their eyes to the past.

Deut 7:18
18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
KJV


Ex 7:4-6
4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.
KJV


Ex 10:7
7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
KJV


Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

 

Wednesday - May 2, 2001
BRIEF: Rocks & Bottles Stockpiled on Temple Mount… During a routine patrol on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday morning (27th), police discovered barrels containing stones and empty bottles being stockpiled for use in attacks following Friday’s afternoon Islamic prayer service. (Arutz-7, 4/27)
Hamas Promises Six More Suicide Bombings Thousands of Hamas supporters held a rally on Friday (27th) in the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported. A speaker on behalf of Hamas’ Izzadin Kassam military arm noted that his organization had so far carried out four suicide bombings of the 10 it had promised to carry out, and therefore more are to be expected.

Demonstrators called for the elimination of Israel and the establishment of a Moslem Palestinian state from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.

38 PERCENT OF WORLD'S JEWS IN ISRAEL

According to the Hebrew University Institute for Contemporary Jewry, Israel's 5.2 million Jews comprise 38 percent of the world's Jewish population. The Central Bureau of Statistics released annual population figures on Tuesday which showed that Israel has 6.2 million residents, eight times more than it had when the State was established in May 1948.

Last year the population grew by 152,000. Every day 360 new babies were born and 150 new immigrants arrived. Since the establishment of the State, 4.5 million babies have been born in Israel and 2.9 million immigrants have been absorbed. Native born Israelis comprise 64 percent of Israel's Jewish population. Israel's Arab population has increased dramatically since 1948 and numbers 1.2 million.

What percent is necessary for God to recognize Israel is back? When I was born in 1943 there were almost no Jews in the Eritz (Holy Land). 10 %, 50 %, or 38 % - whatever, it is all a miracle. When Ezra left Babylon/Persia with the captivity it was not 100% who left with him. Most stayed behind content with the new life they found in foreign lands. It maybe even less then 38 % left with Ezra. We do know it was about 30,000 - 40,000 who settled the Eritz in that first return. Whatever the % of total Jews in the world, God recognized them as Israel! Today the Islamic world must also recognize Israel is back! It matters not what the % of total Jewry are there. What matters is they are back, and back to stay. It is futile to fight against what God has done!

Ezra 2:64
64 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
KJV

Neh 7:66
66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
KJV

 

 

Thursday - May 3, 2001

SADDAM THROWS BIRTHDAY BASH FOR SELF

Iraqis celebrated the 64th birthday of dictator Saddam Hussein on Saturday, in a nationwide holiday marked by parades, lavish festivals and anti-Israel protests. .............
 
In power since 1979, Saddam continues to maintain a solid grip on Iraq despite embroiling the country in two major wars - the 1980-88 war with Iran and the 1991 Gulf War. During his reign, Saddam has made determined efforts to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Western spy agencies have concluded that Saddam is within three years of completing a homegrown nuclear bomb, but Israel believes that Iraq is quietly smuggling enriched uranium or plutonium in order to speed up the process. A long-time Washington expert on Iraq, Laurie Mylroie, noted recently, "All Saddam lacks for a bomb is the fissile material. When Saddam goes down, he's going to take Israel with him." 

Meanwhile, THE NEW YORK TIMES is reporting that a secret Iraqi report recently released by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control reveals that as early as 1987, Baghdad tested a "dirty nuke" - a radiation weapon that uses high explosives to scatter highly radioactive materials with the purpose of poisoning targets and causing slow death. The test did not
produce as damage to humans as desired, so Iraq reportedly abandoned the project.

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PALESTINIANS BLAME ISRAEL FOR THEIR OWN BOMB MISHAPS

Israeli security forces are back on high alert after receiving "hot tips" of planned Palestinian terror attacks in retaliation for a pair of mysterious blasts in Ramallah and Gaza on Monday night that killed two youngsters and a top Fatah activist, among others. But while Palestinians blamed Israel and vowed revenge, all signs pointed to yet more "work accidents" by the purveyors of terror.


Saddam plans, the Palestinians plan, all Islam plans, but God controls! God has His own plan that negates all other plans. God's plan is to build Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40 -48) on the Temple Mount. It is all part of His master plan to keep the world's focus on the Biblical Christ. Christianity has so compromised with the world and false doctrine that the Biblical Christ is hard to find. God is about to clean the slate. A new dispensation centered around Ezekiel's Temple and lawful blood sacrifice is about to dawn. Haggai spoke to the issue of building the Second Temple at the first return of Israel in the days of Ezra/Nehemiah, and now a new, contemporary look at Haggai is needed to understand this second return of Israel. 

Read "Haggai" as I take that contemporary look at this old prophet. It is a work in progress!

Hag 1:14
14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
KJV

Hag 2:7-9
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
KJV

"This place" is none other then the Third Jewish Temple which is about to be built from where Christ will rule with a rod of iron for 1000 years. Where righteousness will rule, and the world will finally find peace! The righteous peace of Christ in all it's puritanical holiness!

 

Friday - May 4, 2001

Friday Fax 2001 Issue 17, 4 May

King Abdullah of Jordan meets evangelical leaders During a visit to the USA in April 2001, King Abdullah of Jordan, asked
evangelical leaders to take steps to promote peace in the Middle East. In a meeting with around 80 Christian leaders in Washington D.C., he told them "Arabs must hear your voice", and called them "men and women of peace". The leaders included pastor David Yonggi Cho, TBN's Paul Crouch Jr., pastor John Hagee, Marilyn Hickey and Billy Joe Daugherty. The meeting was organized by evangelist Benny Hinn, who said that evangelical Christians should "put one arm around the Jews in Israel, and the other around the Arabs, who are also God's creation." When asked by Paul Crouch whether Jordan would allow TBN to broadcast in the nation, King Abdullah replied that it could well be possible as a result of the privatization currently taking place.- Source: Benny Hinn

Well, here they are! Benny Hinn who recently told Paul Crouch that God told him dead bodies propped up in front of the TV set when TBN is on will come back to life, and of course Paul Crouch believed God really said that! These are the false prophets with their cronies setting up their part of the Great Apostate Church that will go into the coming 7 year Tribulation. These are the usurpers claiming they speak for God! Their arrogance is so great that they put themselves into the life giving business usurping Christ Himself. 

God says He will destroy Islam in Ezekiel 38 & 39, but Benny Hinn and Paul Crouch say don't worry! TBN will soon be broadcasting in Jordan, and you can just prop the dead in front of the TV.

John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
KJV

Ezek 39:4
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
KJV

 

Saturday - May 5, 2001

Can Healings and Other Miracles Be Lost After They Are Received?

It is possible to lose a healing. I remember I prayed for one girl who had terrible vision. She was virtually blind. After prayer, her sight improved dramatically. But as she looked around, she thought, I can see, but I am not supposed to see! Her healing went away. There was no way we could get it back. It just left.

From Pat Robertson of 700 Club fame. He also teaches you can lose your salvation. I would pose the question back to him: "How can you lose what you never had in the first place?"

 

This is the mean god that I see so often. It is the made-up god of professional religionists. I have seen this god make little old ladies crawl up rough stone stairs on bloody knees to reach some icon. I have seen this god cause men to be nailed to crosses in mock crucifixions. The professionals encourage this behavior, and cause adoration to be given to this god. I have seen him often. There is a great difference between the righteous wrath of the Biblical God, and this kind of tormenting mean god as conceived by Pat Robertson and other religionists. It is this god that will go into the 7 year Tribulation. It is this god who is the god of Apostate Christianity. The god who will take back a healing, a miracle, or worst of all take back salvation by grace is a mean and worthless god by any standard.

John 10:27-29
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
KJV

 

Sunday - May 6, 2001

HAMAS SAYS ARAFAT IRRELEVANT

PLO chief Yasser Arafat's recent call to end mortar attacks on Israeli targets in and around Gaza is being ignored on the ground, a senior Hamas figure said Wednesday, adding that "Arafat is out of the picture."

This hate against Israel is an irreversible heart condition. It matters not what circumstances may be, or who says what. The Palestinians and Islam are beyond change. Kill Jews is in the heart. Give god the glory for every dead Jew is what they believe (Allah Akbar). It is the only message they want to hear. Were God to speak, they would not listen unless the message was "Kill Jews!" Well, God has spoken, and Islam closes it's ears!

Deut 32:9-12
9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
KJV

Ps 17:6-13
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
KJV


Lam 2:17-18
17 The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
KJV



Zech 2:8-10
8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
KJV

 

Monday - May 7, 2001

In Damascus, Pope urges Middle East peace

President Assad compares Palestinians' suffering to the persecution of Jesus

Reuters


DAMASCUS - Pope John Paul II began his historic pilgrimage to Muslim Syria yesterday with a plea to Israel and its Arab neighbors to turn "fear into trust" to end decades of war in the Middle East. ..........

Later, the frail 80-year-old Pontiff sat among scores of government ministers and turbaned Muslim clerics as Syrian President Bashar Assad called on him to stand by the Arabs in their struggle to regain their land and their rights from Israel.

"We feel that in your prayers, in which you recall the suffering of Jesus Christ, you will remember that there is a people in Lebanon, the Golan [Heights] and Palestine that is suffering from subjugation and persecution," Assad, a Muslim, said. "We expect you to stand by them against the oppressors so that they could regain what was unjustly taken from them."

Assad said the suffering of Arabs under Israeli occupation was similar to the biblical suffering of Jesus Christ at the hands of first century Jews.

He said Israel was killing Palestinians, violating justice, occupying Arab land and attacking Muslim and Christian religious sites. He also suggested the Jewish people had unjustly benefitted from exaggerating their past sufferings.

The Pope has good reason to side with Islam. He often tries to appear neutral, but that is the political tact he follows with all conflicts. What does the Pope really think? He has a real problem with Israel. The Catholic Church long ago claimed all the future blessings the Bible promised Israel for themselves. It was easy to do over the ages with Israel in dispersion, and persecuted in almost every country. Now, it has all changed! Israel is back in the promised land. A force to be reckoned with. The blessings are obvious in this miraculous return. The blessings are obvious in their survival among hostel neighbors who so openly show their hate. The Lord Jesus Christ promised future blessings to the Jew which the Pope is finding more and more difficult to usurp. Israel is forcing the theology formed out of Roman Catholic tradition to falter in the face of the Biblical promises. The Pope would be relieved if Israel just disappeared from the Holy Land. That is not going to happen!

Matt 19:28
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
KJV

 

Luke 21:24
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
KJV

 

Rev 11:2
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
KJV


Rom 11:25-26
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
KJV

 

Tuesday - May 8, 2001

More inexplicable bombs go off prematurely

A top Hamas operative and three Fatah men were seriously hurt last night by an explosion in Qabatiya, near Jenin. The Hamas member, Nassar Jerar, was badly hurt, and lost an arm and a leg; the others suffered burns, and other injuries. Qabatiya residents charged that IDF artillery fire caused the explosion; but some Palestinian sources said that an explosive being carried by the men themselves might have unexpectedly gone off. Israeli security forces had been hunting Jerar for some time; a few months ago, an IDF force failed to arrest the Hamas suspect in Jenin.

Were I of the heart-set to kill Jews, I think I would look into the use of powder puffs and pillows. I do not believe these are stupid or incompetent men who keep blowing up. I think God has something to do with all these premature explosions. These terrorists are clearly getting frustrated as they try to understand and explain what is happening? It is very difficult to make frivolously claims of  "god is great"  with these kinds of repeated incidents taking place. I've yet to see the news folks put two and two together with the unprecedented reoccurrences of these explosions. Then, they couldn't put two and two together after the Gulf war either. They could not put two and two together when Israel declared and accomplished statehood in the middle of the Islamic world, or the Six Day War, etc. etc. 

1 Sam 4:7-8
7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
KJV

Is it not ironic that the Palestinians falsely claim Philistine heritage. A heritage that has a terrible Biblical end. 

 

Wednesday - May 9, 2001

Katsav calls on Vatican to respond to Assad's anti-Semitic diatribe
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President Moshe Katsav yesterday called on Pope John Paul II, now visiting Syria, to respond to charges by Syrian President Bashar Assad that the Jews betrayed Jesus and are oppressing the Palestinians.


"The Vatican should indeed respond to the remarks, directly or indirectly, openly or obliquely, in order to correct them" Katsav said.

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FEEBLE POPE'S PRAYERS NO MATCH FOR SYRIAN SPITE

Hoping to retrace the steps of St. Paul, who converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus, the Pope began this first-ever papal pilgrimage to Syria on Saturday with a warm welcome at the airport outside the capital city. There, he made an emotional plea to Israel and its Arab neighbors to turn "fear into trust and contempt to mutual esteem," to end decades of
conflict.

But Assad called on the frail 80-year-old pontiff to join the Arab struggle against Israel, equating the conditions of Arabs under Israeli "occupation" to the sufferings of Jesus at the hands of first century Jews.

"We feel that in your prayers in which you recall the suffering of Jesus Christ, you will remember that there is a people in Lebanon, the Golan [Heights], and Palestine that is suffering from subjugation and persecution," Assad asserted in his greetings to the Pope. "We expect you to stand by them against the oppressors so that they could regain what was unjustly taken from them."

Assad accused Israel of murdering and torturing Palestinians, violating justice, occupying Arab land and attacking Muslim and Christian religious sites. Israelis "try to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and tortured him, and in the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad," Assad charged.

He also suggested the Jewish people had unjustly benefited from exaggerating their past sufferings. The comments follow Assad's repeated attacks on Israeli society for being "more racist than Nazism" for electing the "killer" Ariel Sharon as prime minister in February. 


Assad concluded, "We say we adhere to a just and comprehensive peace that returns the land to its original owners, and the return of refugees and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."

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CHRISTIAN EMBASSY REACTION TO PAPAL VISIT TO SYRIA

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem today expressed "complete rejection" of the vicious anti-Semitic statements by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad upon greeting Pope John Paul II in Damascus on Saturday, while also noting disappointment at the Vatican's failure to timely rebut this immoral attack on the Jewish people.

"It was clear from the start that the Syrian Government was determined to exploit the Pope's visit for devious political purposes," said Rev. Malcolm Hedding, Executive Director of the ICEJ. "The Vatican has no excuse for failing to foresee this and then remaining silent to Assad's pernicious charges against the Jews concerning the sufferings of Jesus. This repeats
the Church's mistakes of the past and undermines efforts for regional peace and for better understanding between Christians and Jews everywhere."

Regarding the papal visit to Kuneitra today, Hedding stated that if someone truly is interested in promoting peace between Israel and the Arabs, this is the "last place" to deliver that message. "The setting negates the message," said Hedding, "since the ruins of Kuneitra are primarily a testimony to Syria's undying animosity towards Israel."

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, founded in 1980, represents millions of Christians from around the world who share a love and concern for Israel and the Jewish people. The Christian Embassy is considered the world's largest Christian Zionist organization, with branches and representatives in nearly 100 nations worldwide.

The Pope may be feeble, but the power behind him is massive. The Catholic Church is no friend of Israel. It will go into the 7 year Tribulation virtually unscathed after the rapture of "born again" Christians. It will continue in it's roll within the Great Apostate Church which will be the religious tool of the false prophet and the anti-Christ. This Pope is playing his roll in preparing the way for these things to come. It is right to challenge this supposed man of peace who is stirring up so much bitterness and hate. Peace is only Catholic peace to him. Later, peace will be only the anti-Christ's peace.

Rev 17:1-9
17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
KJV

Rev 12:12-17
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
KJV

A tale of two woman. One is the great harlot called religion. A united monster which rides on the back of the anti-Christ. The other Woman is that which brought forth the man child. She  is Israel. Jesus is the root of Jesse. A Jew in the kingly line of David. In these last days after the Two Witnesses of Revelation are murdered by the anti-Christ the faithful Jews who were part of building the Third Jewish Temple will flee Jerusalem for the wilderness. They have the testimony of Christ! The Catholic Church will also have their testimony of Christ as it has today. A false testimony of a false Christ whom the anti-Christ will find easy to usurp. He will just take popism one step further.

 

Thursday - May 10, 2001

Arms boat made three visits to Gaza

By Amnon Barzilai, Daniel Sobelman and Amira Hass
Ha'aretz Correspondents

The Lebanese boat captured this week carrying a load of arms sent by Ahmed Jibril's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command to Gaza was on its fourth such mission to the Strip in recent weeks, Israeli sources - including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - said yesterday. ...........

According to another senior military source, the shoulder-launched Strella missiles found on board the Lebanese ship are new to the territories. The rocket launchers are the main weapon used by the Hezbollah.


2,900 incidents in West Bank

Since the start of the violence on September 29, 2000, there were some 2,900 incidents of violence in the West Bank, not counting the Jericho area, and 115 land mines were detonated or discovered, said a senior military source in a briefing to reporters yesterday.

Some 34 percent of the shooting incidents were against civilians, and the rest against soldiers, in areas where the soldiers and Palestinians are in constant friction, said the source.

Of the 2,900 incidents, 12 percent involved specific targets, with 8 percent hitting buildings, and 4 percent hitting people. There were 770 shootings at cars on the roads. The West Bank has some 1,275 kilometers of roads on which Israelis travel, the source noted.

He said that there have been 24 incidents in which Palestinians crossed the Green Line into Israel for terror attacks, mostly for hiding bombs, with a few cases of suicide bombers and car bombs.

According to the source, there is a growing number of incidents in which settlements have been targeted by the Palestinians. Hundreds have been arrested, as suspects in cells that have fired on Israelis since the conflict began, he said

The conflict continues with no slow down. The press may have tired of it, but the truth is the hate against Jews grows daily. Islam wants to throw more then protest stones. They want to throw mortar shells and rockets. They want to stir up a Jihad that will eradicate Israel. Islam is offended that Israel has re-established itself on land that Islam had laid claim.  They do not want compromise. They want eradication. No Islamic fanatic is too fanatical when it comes to the eradication of Israel. No statement by any Islamic leader is considered too much when it comes to hate against Israel. No action by any Islamic group against Israel will ever be considered improper as long as Jews die. It is why God is soon to judge Islam because of their heart. Because of their resistance to God's inheritance.

Jer 3:17-18
17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
KJV

 

Friday - May 11, 2001

Sometimes it is rather useful having a gas mask lying about the house. Tonight is one such occasion. As soon as the sun goes down tonight in Israel, all over the country youngsters and adults will be gathering around huge bonfires to celebrate the festival of Lag B'Omer (http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/judaism/holidays/). As a result, the air gets extremely smoky and breathing becomes quite a challenge....

Tonight is also the busiest night of the year for Israel's able firemen and women. Invariably, there is always an undiscovered pyromaniac or two lurking about who gets carried away by the fiery festivities and goes a bit too far, recklessly burning adjacent properties and the like. Did you know that in Meron, in the northern area of the country, hundreds of Orthodox Jews converge on the alleged burial place of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai for festivities that includes a unique celebration known as Chalaka when three year old boys have their first haircut. After the haircut, the child usually receives a new kippah (skullcap), tzitzit (fringed garment), and lots of sweets to mark the occasion.

Wishing you a happy and safe Lag B'Omer! 

Now to the unhappy reality:

Hunt on for killers of Tekoa boys stoned to death

By Amnon Barzilai and Baruch Kra
Ha'aretz Correspondents

By last night the army had arrested 15 villagers for questioning, but released some. Elsewhere in the area, the Shin Bet made arrests. ......

A paratroop regiment, Magen David Adom, police and the Shin Bet descended on the scene. Investigators quickly concluded the boys had been intercepted by passing Arabs - probably two, evidence at the scene suggested. They had been stoned to death - the formal cause of death was bludgeoning of their heads.

The IDF has videotape of the dead boys but Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz ordered it should not to be distributed to the media. The bodies were taken directly from the scene of the murder to burial in the Tekoa cemetery. .......

Schoolmates of the two boys say that many children of Tekoa regularly use the steep wadi area, which is dotted with old caves that were shored up in the Byzantine era and used by monks for hermitages, as their "backyard" playground.

They said the boys may have been seeking out a spot for tonight's Lag B'Omer bonfire. Police sources said the boys were carrying rucksacks, which were still full of food when their bodies were discovered, indicating the murders may have taken place Tuesday morning, before they had a chance to eat. The wadis are frequented by Palestinians and Bedouin in the area. Just the night before, some 70 goats were stolen from Tekoa. ..........

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned the murders, calling the "escalation in the situation a result of the unending incitement to murder in the Palestinian media, which is under the absolute authority of Arafat."

Speaking to reporters in the Knesset, he said the murder in Tekoa was the result of the PA's refusal to fulfill its commitments and act against terrorism. "To our regret, the Palestinian security organizations are the main elements in the terror nowadays," he said. "They cooperate with the Hezbollah and Hamas, which are deepening their involvement here."

It takes a lot of hate to stone to death two young brothers as was done here in Tekoa. This was not some indiscriminate, accidental act. It was the determinate, vicious, torturous act of murder against children. Of what were these two young brothers guilty? They were guilty of being born - Jewish. They died together because they are Jewish. A very famous Jewish cowboy of yesteryear was born in Tekoa. He spoke for God against Gaza and the other neighbors of Israel who together were guilty of committing similar acts. Islam is in a state of blind hate against the Jew. They are traveling the same road as the former neighbors of Israel. Neighbors who let hate dictate their actions!

Amos 1:1-2
1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdman of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
KJV


Amos 1:6-7
6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
KJV


Jer 6:1
6:1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.
KJV

Could the trumpet in Tekoa be blowing? Could the great evil from the north be massing in preparation for a great Islamic invasion (Jihad) of Israel? Are these Old Testament prophecies becoming very relevant for us today?

 

Saturday - May 12, 2001

KATSAV: WE WOULD NEVER STOOP THAT LOW

Israeli President Moshe Katsav said on Thursday that Israel would never stoop to the brutality displayed in the stoning to death of two Jewish boys this week, which he said brought about a terrifying realization of how much cruelty and hatred the Palestinians harbor against Israelis.

"There is a huge gap between us and our enemies - not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience," Katsav told reporters at Beit Hanassi. "We would never stoop to the kind of brutality inflicted on the victims in Tekoa and Ofra," he added. "They're our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people
who don't belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy."

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SYRIANS STILL ON WARPATH AGAINST JEWS

Following close on Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's antisemitic comments to Pope John Paul II in Damascus, Defense Minister Mustafa Tlas asserted on Wednesday that killing Jews is a duty for Arabs.

"We live a tradition of martyrdom," Tlas said in an interview on Lebanese TV. "When I see a Jew before me, I kill him. If every Arab did this, it would be the end of the Jews."

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MORE ISLAMIC POISON AGAINST JEWS

The following is a report by the Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran (IRNA) on the story of the brutal murder this week of two Jewish youths, both aged 14, who had been stoned and beaten to death by Palestinians, their heads and torsos crushed by large rocks. The two teens had cut school for a day to hike in a wadi near their homes in Tekoa.

"Two Jewish terrorists killed" 

"AL-Khalil (IRNA) - Two Jewish terrorists were killed Tuesday night outside a Jewish settlement south of the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the Israeli occupation army said today. The bodies of the two terrorists were found outside the settlement of T'ku, 5 miles south of Bethlehem. The occupation army said the two Jewish terrorists were apparently stabbed to death,
ostensibly by Palestinian guerrillas. Following the discovery of the dead terrorists, the Israeli occupation army began a wide search for the guerrillas thought to have been involved in the incident."


The Jewish cowboy of yesteryear from Tekoa wrote God's evaluation of Israel's then hate filled neighbors. A contemporary Amos would update the names of the neighbors to Lebanon (Tyrus), Syria (Damascus), Jordan (Edom, Ammon), and the Palestinians (Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ekron, remenant of the Philistines). The same hate filled neighbors of today can expect the same evaluation and coming judgments from the same God of Amos.

 

 

Sunday - May 13, 2001

The roots of Palestinian hatred

By Nadav Shragai


The media last week spared the public the close-up photographs of the battered bodies of the two children from the settlement of Tekoa, and that was the right decision. Whoever perpetrated the crime did not stop with killing; the bodies were abused in a way that is beyond the human imagination. Once more it is apparent that a fierce hatred underlies this atrocity and others like it, such as the lynching of the two soldiers in Ramallah last October, or the more recent murder of the infant girl Shalhevet Pas, from the Jewish settlement in Hebron, by a Palestinian sharpshooter who locked his gunsight on the baby girl's head and fired.

The Palestinians were not born as Jew-haters. Hatred is an acquired trait, and the Palestinian establishment has been cultivating it for years. True, it accompanied the Jewish-Palestinian conflict from its inception, but even after the signing of the Oslo accords no one uprooted it. The Israeli media "discovered" this fact of life at a relatively late stage. The official textbooks of the Palestinian Authority are filled to overflowing with incitement and hatred for Jews, as are the Palestinian media, both the official stations and the ostensibly private ones.

Last month a survey by the Palestinian Research Institute (the Jerusalem Center for Media and Communications) found that 73.7 percent of the residents of the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority support suicide terrorist attacks against Israel. That mass of support did not arise out of nowhere. .............

When the Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out, some preachers called for the slaughter of the Jews. Since then there have also been prayers for the annihilation of the Jews, and the Palestinians also learned that anyone who concedes Haifa, Lod and Ashkelon is "a revolting criminal who is doomed to go to hell."

The messages are consistent and they are voiced both by clerics and by members of the political leadership. Their gist is the demonization of the Jews, non-recognition of their legitimacy as a nation, and blood libels of the worst kind. On Palestinian television the official clerics of the Palestinian Authority declare that the confrontation with Israel is the eternal religious war of Islam against the Jews.

The hatred the Palestinians bear for us, some Jews will be sorry to learn, does not stem solely from territorial reasons. The preachers portray the hatred for the Jews as the will of Allah, the Jews as the enemies of Allah and the religious obligation to kill Jews as the decree of Allah.

This is not just the hate of a few radicals. This hate is taught and nurtured as religious dogma. Islam has accepted hate against Israel as it's mantra. Islam has made a choice from which it can't pull back. The clerics have committed all Islam to this doctrine. The entire system now rests on this pillar of hate against Israel. There can be no decent anymore. Those voices will be quickly exterminated. There can be no moderation. Kill the Jew is the will of Allah to this generation of Islam. The die is cast. The town is no longer big enough for Israel and Islam. One is going to have to go. 

The Bible says it will be Islam!!! For three transgressions and for four!!!

Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

Amos 1:11
11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:
KJV

 

Monday - May 14, 2001 12:03 21 Iyar 5761

Israeli Arabs urged to mark 'Al-Nakba'
By David Rudge

HAIFA (May 14) - Israeli Arab leaders are calling on the Arab public to observe a minute's silence at noon tomorrow to mark "Al-Nakba" (the catastrophe), which is how Palestinians define the creation of the State of Israel.


The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel was approved at a festive session of the People’s Council, comprised of representatives of the yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine) and the Zionist movement, on Friday, May 14, 1948, several hours before the British Mandate for Palestine came to an end.

 

Al-Nakaba the catastrophe? Yes, what is the catastrophe to the Arabs. What is the catastrophe for Islam. What is the catastrophe for the worship of Allah. What is  the catastrophe for all who reject the Biblical God, is also the greatest glory ever given by God to men. What is the catastrophe for the rebel is the glory for all who come to the salvation offered freely by the God of the Bible. Catastrophe for one is glory for another! 

The same glory of Israel is soon coming again!

Isa 46:13
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
KJV


Luke 2:25-33
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
KJV

 

Tuesday - May 15, 2001          22 Iyar 5761

PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE BUILDS AHEAD OF "AL-NAKBA" PROTESTS

Palestinian violence and terrorism has mounted in recent days and promises to escalate further on Tuesday as Palestinians stage their annual protests to mark "Al-Nakba" - "the catastrophe" of the rebirth of Israel in May 1948.

Two IDF soldiers and three Israeli civilians, including a thirteen year old girl, were wounded in incidents over the weekend, the results of more than two dozen shooting attacks and twelve mortar shells fired in seven salvos at Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip and across the border. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority was outraged on Monday over the deaths of five members of its security forces, killed in a skirmish with Israeli troops late last night. .......

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NO END TO SYRIAN THREATS

Just days after encouraging Arabs to "kill Jews," the defense minister of Syria said on Friday that his country is not afraid of war with Israel and will never stop supporting Hizb'Allah terrorists in Lebanon.

"We in Syria are never afraid of war. As military men, this is both our choice and destiny," Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass said in an interview published Friday in the Syrian political weekly AL-MAJALLA. "We are also happy to step up the conflict if that is what they [the Israelis] want."

Tlass has served as Syria's defense minister for three decades and is considered one of the most powerful men in the ruling Ba'ath party hierarchy. He is a veteran of Syria's military failures in wars with Israel in 1967 and 1973. In Israel, Tlass is best known for authoring a book purporting to document the 1841 charge against the Jews of Damascus for killing Arab children to use their blood in making matza at Passover.

In an interview on Lebanese TV last Monday, Tlass insisted, "We [Arabs] live a tradition of martyrdom... When I see a Jew before me, I kill him. If every Arab did this, it would be the end of the Jews."

Tlass' comments follow the anti-Semitic rantings of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad during the landmark visit of Pope John Paul III to Syria last week. Assad blamed Israel for murdering and torturing Palestinians just as the Jews "betrayed and tortured Jesus" 2000 years ago. He charged the Jewish people with attacking Muslim and Christian religious sites, and suggested they had unjustly benefited from exaggerating their past sufferings Earlier, Assad repeatedly called Israeli society "more racist than Nazism" for electing the "killer" Ariel Sharon as prime minister.

King David ruled over Syria in his day. Another descendent of David, the root of Jesse, will also rule over Syria. The root of Jesse will rule over the whole world. The catastrophe of Islam is the joy of the world.

2 Sam 8:5-6
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
KJV


Amos 1:3-5
3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:

4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
KJV

Isa 11:10-12
10 And 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.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
KJV



Rom 15:8-12
8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.

12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
KJV

 

Wednesday - May 16, 2001

German missile parts delivered to Egypt via Japan, N. Korea

By Steve Rodan, Middle East Newsline

SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Egypt has obtained components for guidance systems from German companies in a renewed effort to complete a medium-range ballistic missile.

European intelligence sources said the Egyptian orders were placed over the last year, with the latest one submitted in February. They said the Egyptian government bought the components from Germany through front companies.

The missile transaction was traced by both European and U.S. intelligence services, the sources said. They said the components were delivered from Germany to Japan, where the shipment disappeared. They said the components were sent to North Korea for modification and are now believed to be in Egypt.

Germany still has many who hate the Jew. They still blame the Jew rather then their own sin for WW II. Israel sees it's woes increase. It knows well how all this hate turns into action. Islam wants to eradicate Israel because of hate. The means to accomplish this desire becomes more real with each passing day. Israel is a small Nation in land mass. It's population is condensed into a few key targets. Only God can save Israel from the technology flowing into the Islamic world. The hate it takes to kill every Jew in Israel is there. Soon the technology to accomplish the task will be there too. Egypt has a long history of hate for their Jewish neighbor.

Deut 7:14-18
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?

18
Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
KJV

Arab League declaration on the invasion of Palestine, 15 May 1948:

The State of Israel came into being on the evening of Friday, 14 May 1948. On the night of 14-15 May, the regular forces of Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon invaded Palestine. The Egyptian Foreign Minister informed the Security Council that "Egyptian armed forces have started to enter Palestine to establish law and order" (his cable to the Security Council, S/743, 15 May 1948). The Governments of the Arab League States issued a statement on 15 May 1948, as their forces were advancing into Palestine:



 

Thursday - May 17, 2001

Peres: Israel is in battle for existence

By Aluf Benn
Ha'aretz Diplomatic Correspondent

Israel is locked in a "battle for its existence," says Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. "The problems are existential, and in all my days I have never known their like," he said yesterday in an interview with Ha'aretz.

"There were similar situations in the past, but then everybody was mobilized... Today, too, everyone must mobilize. Then, it was to survive, and now it is to prevent the danger of war and attain peace."


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The silence of the Pope

By Eliahu Salpeter


The Pope said nothing. He did not say one word when his host, Syrian President Bashar Assad, used the fact that the television cameras were broadcasting the Pontiff's visit to all four corners of the Christian world to accuse the Jews of having killed Jesus (and attempting to kill the Prophet Mohammed).Pope John Paul II has done more than any of his predecessors to promote conciliation with Judaism. He publicly apologized for the sins of Christians toward their "older brothers," the Jews. The Pope visited and recited a prayer in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority and was the first Pontiff ever to visit a synagogue. However, in Damascus, he did not protest the revival of the ancient accusation regarding the murder of Jesus by the Jews - an accusation that served as the inspiration for countless pogroms over a period of 1,500 years.

The silence of the Pope has echoed powerfully throughout the Jewish world - primarily in the American Jewish community - as Jews make the (absurd) comparison between Pope John Paul II's silence in Damascus and the horrifying silence of Pope Pius XII despite the cries of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The failure of John Paul to respond to Assad's remarks is all the more amazing in view of the Pope's undoubted awareness of the fact that the Vatican's decision to erase the age-old accusation of deicide against the Jews - a decision taken by Vatican II in 1965 - has not yet become rooted in the psyche of many less sophisticated members of the Christian world. Thus, many of the billion television viewers around the globe who watched Assad as he uttered his statement in the presence of a silent Pontiff, might get the impression that the accusation has not really been erased.

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Israeli shot dead in West Bank ambush

Four Palestinians die, dozens hurt in Nakba clashes

Ha'aretz Staff and Agencies


An Israeli woman was killed in a Palestinian shooting attack last night and four Palestinians were killed in clashes with the IDF, as violence raged throughout the territories on the anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), as Palestinians term the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.

Idit Mizrahi, 22, from the secular West Bank settlement of Rimonim, was driving to Jerusalem for a family wedding with her father and brother shortly after 7 P.M. when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on their car. She was hit in the neck by a bullet and died almost immediately; a Magen David Adom team was unable to revive her. Her father, Moshe Mizrahi, was lightly injured by a bullet in the leg and is being treated in Jerusalem's Sha'are Zedek hospital. Her brother, Amit, was lightly injured by glass and metal fragments.

The Two Doves: one now speaks out about the battle for Israel's very existence while the other remains silent? All the time reality speaks silently of death to the innocent. I think it is worthy to note that Israel's peacenik is realizing the futility of saying peace, peace, when there is no peace. I think it is also significant that the "man of peace" says absolutely nothing. His silence shows the embracement he must feel as the voices of hate use him as their instrument. The "man of peace" seems to have lost his wise peaceful words in the face of the reality he found. Peres wants his kind of political peace. The Pope wants his kind of religious peace (Roman Catholic peace). God is preparing to bring in His Kingdom peace on all (righteous peace with iron rod rule enforced by the Lord Jesus Christ at His Second Coming).

Jer 6:13-14
13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

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


Ps 2:9-12
9
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
KJV


Rev 12:5
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
KJV


Rev 19:15-16
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of
the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
KJV

 

Friday May 18, 2001

Ben-Eliezer warns Syria not to back Hezbollah

By Sharon Gal


Syria will bear the consequences of its support for the Hezbollah if the guerrilla group continues to attack Israeli positions along the Lebanese border, Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer yesterday warned Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Ben-Eliezer made the comments during a visit to the Golan Heights, following a Hezbollah rocket attack on IDF positions near Har Dov three days ago.
“Nothing deters us. We see the Syrians responsible for what took place,” Ben-Eliezer declared. “I will not go shoot at the Hezbollah who are hiding behind women and children and I will not shoot at civilian targets, but I will hit whomever is responsible for what goes on in Lebanon. I am sending from here, once again, a message to the Syrian president. Bashar Assad: I suggest that you tell the Hezbollah, clearly, not to escalate the situation on your back. I am telling you that violence will not help and it is best for you to return to the negotiating table,” he urged.


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Israeli warning makes Assad quit Egypt

IDF choppers hit Jenin 'mortar factory' and Jabalya offices of Preventive Security

Ha'aretz Staff


Arab sources late last night said Syrian President Bashar Assad cut short a trip to Egypt because of Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer's stark warning earlier in the day that Syria should cease backing Hezbollah attacks on Israeli positions on the northern border.

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UN plans to reduce presence in Lebanon

By Shlomo Shamir
Ha'aretz Correspondent

The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve Secretary General Kofi Annan's recommendation to reduce the size of UNIFIL in southern Lebanon, despite strong opposition from the Lebanese government and Israeli reservations.

Israel says it's had it with this covert war in Lebanon with the Syrian backed terrorists Hezbollah. The Syrian dictator Assad cuts short his visit to Egypt because of the seriousness of the matter. What does the UN do? They decide they have too many peace keepers in Lebanon, and must reduce the forces? 

The world is never going to solve the problems in the Middle East! It is beyond worldly ability. Only God can bring true peace. The world will continue floundering until the lesson is learned well. God will intervene, but only at the right time. Only when the world learns the lesson well.

Zech 14:1-4
14:1 Behold,
the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
KJV


Zech 14:12
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem;
Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
KJV


Zech 14:16
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
KJV


Zech 14:20-21
20
In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowl's before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be
holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
KJV

Notice The Third Jewish Temple (the house of the LORD) will be center to all these things!

Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

 

Saturday - May 19, 2001

May 20,21, 2001

"Yom Yerushalayim" commemorates the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967. It is May 20 - 21, 2001, corresponding to Iyar 28 on the Hebrew calendar.

Biggest ever turnout expected for NY's Israel parade Sunday
<http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/news/usnews/?disp_feature=h8aipA.var>
It was once common for 100,000 New York Jews to turn out at rallies and parades for Israel, and observers are predicting - and hoping - that a community unified in support of Israel may top those old-time turnouts at Sunday's Salute To Israel parade.
The parade will be the first community-wide event in support of Israel since the Arab uprising began last September.

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We ran there, a group of panting soldiers, lost on the plaza of the Temple Mount, searching for a giant stone wall. We did not stop to look at the Mosque of Omar even though this was the first time we had seen it close up. Forward! Forward! Hurriedly, we pushed our way through the Magreb Gate and suddenly we stopped, thunderstruck. There it was before our eyes! Gray and massive, silent and restrained. The Western Wall!

Slowly, slowly I began to approach the Wall in fear and trembling like a pious cantor going to the lectern to lead the prayers. I approached it as the messenger of my father and my grandfather, of my great-grandfather and of all the generations in all the exiles who had never merited seeing it - and so they had sent me to represent them. Somebody recited the festive blessing: "Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe who has kept us alive, and maintained us and brought us to this time." But I could not answer "Amen." I put my hand on the stones and the tears that started to flow were not my tears. They were the tears of all Israel, tears of hope and prayer, tears of Chasidic tunes, tears of Jewish dances, tears which scorched and burned the heavy gray stone.

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Jerusalem has no strategic signifigance. It has no commercial or industrial importance, and it is not a cultural center.

How has this ancient city, unimportant as it appears, crept to the heart of contention between Israel and the Palestinians over the future of the land of Israel? Why should we care what happens to Jerusalem?

When the Jews were first exiled from Jerusalem, King David said, "If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand lose its strength. Let my tongue cling to my palate if I fail to recall you, if I fail to elevate Jerusalem above my highest joy." The memory of Jerusalem somehow is linked to our current vigor as a people. But how? What is the memory of Jerusalem, and what does it contribute to who we are?

"Yom Yerushalayim" = Jerusalem Day. This day is a momentous day for Bible students. Main stream Christianity long ago usurped all the future promises to the Jew.  The future Kingdom was declared a Christian Kingdom, and the Pope expected to be the future King of a united Christianity. "Yom Yerushalayim" exposes this as false theology. It is a Jewish Kingdom that is the reality of today. It will be a Jewish King who will rule from Jerusalem! The Christian world is being turned upside-down by the return of Israel. "Thy Kingdom Come" has new meaning because of "Yom Yerushalayim!" 

Matt 6:9-13
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
KJV

 

Sunday - May 20, 2001

May 20,21, 2001 - "Yom Yerushalayim"  

The Wall did not always look like it does today. What we see of the Wall today is in reality only a small portion of the actual Wall. The Western Wall was built as a retaining wall to support the western side of the Temple Mount. It stretches some 200 meters - the length of the Temple Mount (to the left as you look at the Wall). Most of it is obscured behind the structures of the Muslim Quarter

From the onset of the Middle Ages, the area in front of the Wall had been used as a garbage dump. (That is why the gate nearby the Wall is called "Dung Gate.") In the 16th century, the Sultan Suleiman discovered the location of the Wall and had the area cleaned out.

In the early 20th century, Arab homes had been built up to 15 feet from the Wall, leaving just a narrow alleyway - a space of about fifteen feet in front of the Wall - for Jews to come and pray

Following the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, the armistice line between Israel and Jordan ran through the middle of the city, dividing Jerusalem. Jordan occupied the Old City, including the Temple Mount, the Jewish Quarter, and the Western Wall. The Jewish population of the Old City was forced out of the area, all the synagogues in the Old City were destroyed - and Jews were forbidden by Jordanian law to visit the Western Wall.
On June 7, 1967 - the third day of the Six-Day War - Israeli forces recaptured the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall.


During the war, most of the residents of the Magreb Quarter (the buildings in front of the Wall) had left the area when Israeli forces began to surround the Old City on the first day of the war. Those who were left were relocated by the Israeli government to a new community. The buildings were then removed, enabling construction of the large Western Wall Plaza which accommodates thousands of visitors to the Wall daily.

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Arabs Urged to Sever Israel Ties

The Associated Press
Saturday, May 19, 2001; 1:27 p.m. EDT

CAIRO, Egypt –– Arab governments should sever all contact with Israel until the Jewish state ceases military action against Palestinians, Arab representatives demanded Saturday, throwing into doubt whether Egypt and Jordan would continue efforts to mediate an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire.

A meeting of Arab foreign ministers and delegates made the recommendation. Arab League declarations are not binding on governments, but the foreign ministers and other senior officials attending Saturday's meeting were believed to have been in contact with the highest levels of their governments during the eight-hour gathering.

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27 Iyar 5761, Sunday May. 20, 2001, (03:30)

Arafat: 'Decisive battle for Palestine' has begun
By David Rudge
JERUSALEM (May 20) - The fighting between Israel and the Palestinians has escalated into a "decisive battle for Palestine," Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat told Arab foreign ministers in Cairo yesterday.

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250 more suicide bombers reportedly recruited for revenge attacks
By Lamia Lahoud
JERUSALEM (May 20) - Palestinian extremists held a meeting somewhere around Jerusalem yesterday at which they recruited some 250 volunteer suicide bombers to initiate a campaign of terror in revenge for the killing of Palestinians, sources said yesterday. They did not want to say which Palestinian factions attended the meeting along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

The News is not good for Jerusalem Day 2001. Israel is in a death struggle with it's Islamic neighbors. The joyful thoughts must be for a future day. A day when the Prince of Peace will defeat all rebels. He will bring in righteous peace. It will be the peace of iron rod rule by the Lord Jesus Christ. It will come rolled in the garments of bloody war, but it will be a glorious, everlasting peace for those who love God. It will be death and destruction for those who rebel and resist. It all happens at Jerusalem. It all centers in the Jewish Temple where the throne of David will be sat upon by the Prophet/Priest/King of the Bible. Then "Yom Yerushalayim" will be glorious!

Isa 9:5-7
5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and
peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
KJV


 

Monday - May 21, 2001

"HEART OF THE NATION"

by Avital Sharansky

* * *

Jerusalem -- together with the Temple Mount and the Western Wall -- was not all that was liberated during the Six Day War. Also liberated was the spirit of that part of the people of Israel that was caught behind the Iron Wall of the Soviet Union. 

During the Six Day War, this spirit was revived and came to life, like a sleeping giant awakening from his slumber. For the first time, we -- millions of Jews who had been distanced from their land and their legacy -- felt our Jewish identity. We felt Jewish brotherhood, we felt Jewish pride. We dreamt of a return to Zion, of our return home.

This dream drew tens of thousands and millions back to the Land of Yisrael, out of a feeling of great uplifting faith. This belief is that which, in the end, knocked the Iron Wall to the ground, and broke an international superpower into tiny pieces.

May 20,21, 2001 - "Yom Yerushalayim"  

Talk about dividing up the Old City stirs memories of the Jewish Quarter which was destroyed by Arabs in 1948.

There's a small museum in the middle of the Cardo in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City which puts the current struggle over Jerusalem in context. "The Last Day" is a display of a series of photographs taken in 1948 as the Jews were assembled and expelled from Jerusalem. Among the smiling Arab faces are the relatives of some of today's leaders including Faisal Husseini. The museum also prominently displays some "before" and "after" shots so the visitor can get an impression of the bustling Jewish Quarter with its many impressive synagogues and public buildings -- all destroyed after the Jews were driven out.

The Arab destruction of the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem and use of Jewish tombstones from the Mount of Olives as building material [for roads and latrines] was just another chapter in their ongoing struggle against Jewish people for the same piece of real estate, a struggle which started well before 1948. As part of it, the Arabs did everything they could to block Jews from reaching the Promised Land or gaining a foothold there.

Before 1948 Arabs fought fiercely to deny Jews everything but a minimal presence at the "Wailing Wall." They did not even allow Jews to blow the shofar there at the end of Yom Kippur -- a ban which Palestinian Authority Minister of Wakf and Religious Affairs Hassan Tahboob wants to reinstate so the Jews won't "disturb" Moslem services.

During the period of Jordanian occupation from 1948 to 1967, all Jews were barred entry into the entire Old City.

When the Arabs failed to destroy of Jewish state in 1967 and instead found themselves facing an Israel with lines extending to the Jordan River, the representatives of the Wakf on the Temple Mount prepared for the worst. But Israel didn't pay the Arabs in kind. The city was not cleared of Arabs, and Mordechai Gur's memorable "The Temple Mount is in our hands" notwithstanding, Moshe Dayan made it clear to the Wakf that the mount remained firmly in Arab hands.....

When one considers the many divergent groups that make up the ruling coalition in City Hall, one can only imagine the associated political power and benefits Arab Jerusalemites might have enjoyed all these years if had they opted to participate in the process. But they have preferred to wait for the Jews to leave -- or be driven out...

But when I recall the photographs in that small museum in the Cardo and try to imagine what would have happened had we lost the war in 1967, I must say, quite frankly, that I sleep well at night.

It is no surprise how the world closes it's eyes to the Jew. If it were not the Arabs, it would be the Germans. If not the Germans, it would be someone else.  It matters not the foe. It only matters that there is worldwide hate for the Jew. It is the same hate the world has for the literal Bible. Most of Christianity has substituted itself in place of the future blessings promised the Jew. They usurp the Kingdom as Christian. These Christians hate the Jew as much as any other foe. The Jew has miraculously returned to the Holy Land in spite of all the hate. They await the blessings promised by the God of the Bible. "Yom Yerushalayim"  means God has chosen the Jew over Islam. "Yom Yerushalayim"  means God has chosen the Jew over the false theology of much of Christianity. "Yom Yerushalayim"  means God has chosen the Jew over the Gentile nations. "Yom Yerushalayim"  means a lot of hate from those who oppose the God of the Bible.

Isa 41:8-11
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and
they that strive with thee shall perish.
KJV

 

Tuesday - May 22, 2001

Who do you believe?

The Israeli army said the Palestinians killed earlier on Monday were attempting to plant a roadside bomb near the border fence with Israel. Palestinian officials said the men were farmers on the way to their field.

And, reporting on the earlier air strike, the Israelis described the target as factory which produced mortar bombs used in anti-Israeli attacks.

"The factory is one of a few facilities which make mortar bombs that are fired towards Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and towards Israel's boundaries," the statement said.

The Palestinians, however, say the Israeli strike destroyed a steelworks factory, wounding four people.

Truth is not a factor by those who engage in propaganda. Some day the truth may come out on much of the bombings done by the Clinton administration that often diverted attention from the repercussions of his immorality. We now know the truth about Viet Nam propaganda on both sides. This propaganda war is dirty business by any and all who practice it. Truth is purposely disregarded in the zeal to justify the actions of one foe against another. When it comes to Israel, it matters not who is winning the propaganda war. It matters not who is lying, or spinning, or embellishing. What does matter is what God has determined He will do to accomplish His plan in Christ. God is preparing to set up His Kingdom. God does not use propaganda. He bases all His decisions on truth. It matters not to God if all men are liars. God is setting up a Jewish Kingdom based on truth, and all who resist will find only judgment. The day is soon approaching when the meek shall inherit the earth from the lying propagandites. Only those who submit to God's Jewish Kingdom ruled by His Jewish King shall find victory in truth.

John 14:6
6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
KJV


John 18:37
37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that
I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
KJV

 

Matt 5:3-12
3 Blessed are the
poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
KJV

 

Wednesday - May 23, 2001

Mubarak calls Bush
with war alert

SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

CAIRO — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is again warning that the Middle East is sliding toward war.

"The situation is deteriorating in a serious manner and will get more complicated," Mubarak said. "I fear it might reach a point of no return."

Mubarak has telephoned President George Bush to discuss the latest violence in the region.

Over the weekend, the Egyptian president also telephoned French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Middle East Newsline reported.

Mubarak said Israel's response to Palestinian mortar attacks is excessive and escalating tension. It was the latest warning by the Egyptian president that the Middle East is heading toward war.

Is this going to be the Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39? Eventually  - yes! However, I keep looking North not South for the real threat. The Islamic Gog (not Russia, but Russian Moslems) North of the Caucus Mountains (North of Turkey) is where Ezekiel 38 & 39 indicate the real threat will come. It is here where the leadership of the invasion comes. Turkey (Togarmah) will join these Islamic hordes as well as Gomer (Moslems living around the Black Sea) in the invasion of Israel. Old Persia (Iran & Iraq) invade from the East, and the North African Moslems (Libya & Ethiopia) invade from the South. Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon are surprisingly not mentioned as part of the invasion. It does not mean they will not be there. It just means they are not in the roll of leadership in this Islamic invasion. I personally feel there may be a peace of sorts with the boarder neighbors of Israel? It is all speculation until these events take place, but certainly if Ezekiel 38 & 39 should take place in the near future it can only be an Islamic Jihad!

Ezek 38:2
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
KJV


Ezek 38:5-6
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the
north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
KJV


Ezek 39:1-5
39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to
come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for
I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
KJV

Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

 

Thursday - May 24, 2001

TALIBAN MARKING NON-MUSLIMS

The repressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan is drawing heat again, this time for ordering non-Muslims to wear identity badges on their clothing, a move Jewish leaders are denouncing as "reminiscent of the Holocaust."

The "religious police" minister for the Taliban, the hard-line Islamic faction controlling nearly all the mountainous country, confirmed on Tuesday that thousands of Hindus will soon be required to wear an identity label to distinguish them from Muslims. The Afghan official said the decision would be decreed into law once a "fatwa" (Islamic religious ruling) was issued
affirming it is in line with Islamic law, which requires religious minorities living in an Islamic state to be identified. He added that it will only affect Hindus, since there are no Christians or Jews in Afghanistan. The edict follows the Taliban's recent destruction of ancient rock-hewn Buddhist statues, and years of harsh discrimination against women and other human rights abuses.



It is all speculation, but here is the part of Islam to watch in my estimation. I keep my eyes looking North. Here dwells the Gog of the land of Magog. It is here where Noah's grandsons who went North settled after departing the Mount Ararat area which is one of the peaks of the Caucus Mountains. Here is where the hate for Israel will explode into an invasion which will unite all of Islam. It is from here that the Last Jihad will be put into action. The Taliban are only the start of what I expect will be a sweeping movement involving all of Islam North of the Caucus Mountains that separate Turkey from the old USSR. All the new Moslem Nations along and near the old boarder are the chief (Russian) princes of their old master who is the King of the North. It is an Islamic Gog that comes down into Israel in Ezekiel 38 & 39. These Taliban type Moslems from the North will be joined by the Moslems around the Black Sea (Gomer), and Turkey (Togarmah). From the East will come old Persia (Iran & Iraq). And from the South will come North Africa - Libya & Ethiopia (Put & Cush). It is an all Islamic invasion which I believe takes place right at the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation. The destruction of Islam will open the door to the building of the Third Jewish Temple by the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11. The Tribulation starts with a regional war (Ezekiel 38 & 39) that brings a temporary peace, but ends with the global war of Armageddon. 

Ezek 38:2
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
KJV


Ezek 38:5-6
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the
north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
KJV


Ezek 39:1-5
39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to
come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for
I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
KJV

Read: Mishpat, -  This Place, -  The Second Woe, -  The Last Jihad, -  The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.

 

Friday - May 25, 2001

SHARON TAKES UP AMERICAN CHALLENGE FOR TRUCE

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon scored points with the Bush Administration by announcing on Tuesday night a unilateral cease-fire pursuant to the Mitchell report, but the Palestinians are calling it a bluff and refuse to give up the fight.
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Heavy gun battles erupt in Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops and Palestinian militiamen waged fierce gun battles in the Gaza Strip and near Jerusalem on Wednesday, undercutting faint hopes that a U.S.-backed truce plan might break the cycle of Mideast violence. Thirty-eight Palestinians — including 15 children — were wounded in a 3 1/2-hour firefight at the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza. Fighting continued early Thursday morning.

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PALESTINIANS OPT FOR MORE HOSTILITIES

Despite Israel's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, the Palestinians continued to wage war, with an Israeli killed in an ambush near Ariel on Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took up a challenge from the Bush Administration on Tuesday night by ordering Israeli forces to observe an unconditional, unilateral ceasefire. Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer promptly instructed the IDF to halt all operations and to only open fire "in life-threatening situations." Nonetheless, Palestinian attacks have continued over the past 24 hours since then, with no signs of a let-up.

An Israeli contractor from Modi'in was killed and a security guard was wounded by Palestinian gunfire in an attack today while they were driving near Ariel. The IDF force that arrived on the scene also came under fire. Footprints of three men fleeing towards the Arab village of Salfit were found in the vicinity.

In continuing violence in Gaza today, Palestinians threw four anti-tank grenades at an IDF force near the Israeli-Egyptian border this afternoon. Earlier, Palestinians shot at IDF forces in the Neveh Dekalim industrial area in Gush Katif, and a roadside bomb was detonated along the border with Egypt.

In a major development today, Israeli intelligence services announced that a Gaza iron foundry owner arrested this past week has admitted to producing some 10,000 mortar shells and hand grenades for the Palestinian Authority. The information supplied by the factory owner sparked a pre-dawn attack on Monday by IDF helicopter gun-ships on his plant in the Jabalya refugee camp. He related that senior PA security officials in Gaza Mohammed Dahlan and Ghazi Jibali ordered the mortars, including longer-range 120mm shells. He said PLO chief Yasser Arafat knows of the operations, which are part of a large-scale industrial network scattered throughout the Gaza Strip for the production of mortar shells. The PA itself set up lathe-shops in police headquarters where the elements were threaded, filled with explosives and assembled. Some of the mortars have reached the "West Bank," according to the arrested man.

The Palestinians do not know what blessings are theirs right now. They are occupied by Israel, but they do not know what could be a worse fate! They do not know how the God of the Bible could deal with them because of their refusal to submit the land God has given to Israel. God is always gracious to those who submit. Life is not unbearable when God is allowed to manifest His will. Even a slave, if submitted to God, finds life a joy as compared to a master who resists. Israel has had to be the slave to it's Gentile masters for 2000 years. God is now giving this generation of Jews the land again. The Palestinians can be thankful God has not decreed the same fate as the first Gentiles who resisted Israel.

Deut 20:10-17
10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.

12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:

13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:

14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.

16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

17 But
thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
KJV

 

Saturday - May 26, 2001

25 killed, scores hurt in Israel after collapse of wedding hall

JERUSALEM — A four-story wedding hall where hundreds of people were dancing collapsed Thursday night, killing at least 25, officials said. Another 350 others were said to be injured in what appeared to be an accident, not an act of terror. Rescuers worked feverishly through the night to reach dozens of people who remained trapped under huge concrete slabs and metal wreckage.

I have mentioned often the hand of God being on the Jews in this latest return. Events like that above cause some to wonder? There is a differentiation between events that are common to all of mankind, and those that are intervening supernatural. God does not put anyone in a feather bed. The great Alaskan earthquake caused a tidal wave that washed away most of the town of Kodiak on Kodiak Island. The Russian Orthodox Church was built on the high ground so no other church could be built above them. The priest smugly boasted his church still stood while the Independent Bible Church was washed away. He pompously claimed the hand of god was involved. The fundamental pastor rightly said it was better to share the hardships with the people below then sit in some ivory tower aloof and unconnected to the realities of life. The Fundamental Church continued to preach the truth of repentance, and coming to Christ. The Russian Orthodox Church remained aloof and unconnected.

Luke 13:1-5
13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

3 I tell you,
Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you,
Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
KJV

 

Sunday - May 27, 2001

Shavuot is the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai - 3,313 years ago. The holiday begins at sundown Sunday, May 27, and continues until nightfall on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 (in Israel, until Monday, May 28).
Get more online at: http://aish.com/holidays/shavuot/default.asp

'The Prayer of Jabez' devotional book atop best-seller list & changing lives
May 24, 2001
By Tammi Reed Ledbetter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--Southern Baptists who might have moved swiftly through the genealogical accounts of the Old Testament are taking a serious look at a prayer recorded in 1 Chronicles 4:10 to make a personal application. Most credit the best-selling book "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson with raising their own expectations of God. In just 93 pages, the Atlanta Bible teacher provides a commentary of the one-sentence prayer that reads, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil."

"The book has served to rekindle in me an awareness that nothing is going to be done without the hand of blessing and that it's OK to ask God for that," said Tony Chester, pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Fla. "I'm more motivated as a pastor to lead our church to be more of a praying church," he told the Florida Baptist Witness newsjournal after reading the book.

Not only is the tiny gift-sized book the top-selling volume for the past five months at LifeWay Christian Stores, it has the number-one best-seller on the prestigious New York Times list and at all Barnes and Noble stores. Publishers Weekly religion editor Lynn Garrett predicts it will become the year's hardcover best-seller with 3.5 million copies sold already.

Over 125 years ago Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon on this same passage. His emphasis was praying with a right heart. Today Christians seem to think the prayer of Jabez is a magic mantra that opens the coffers of God's blessings? I think the best teaching on the prayer of Jabez comes from Spurgion in a real life story of the lady who demanded prayer from him and the Church Board for her dieing son without consideration for God's will. I'm afraid this poor woman is represented by most who are making Willkinson's book such a success. The son lived and grew up only to be hung a criminal disgracing himself and his mother. 

Read Spurgeon's 1871 sermon on The Prayer of Jabez.

1 Chron 4:9-10
9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And
God granted him that which he requested.
KJV

 

Monday - May 28, 2001

Car Bomb Goes Off in Jerusalem

By KEVIN WACK, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM (AP) - A nail-studded car bomb set by Palestinian militants exploded in one of central Jerusalem's main entertainment districts early Sunday, sending flames into the night sky.

Three people were treated at the scene for shock and a fourth for minor injuries, police said.

Police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby quoted eyewitnesses as saying two men had just parked a car in the parking lot where the explosion happened a few minutes before. The lot is near the Russian Orthodox cathedral, a police station and a popular street full of discos and restaurants. .......

Aharon Havivi said he was watching television at his home on a street overlooking the parking lot when he heard the blast. He displayed handfuls of rusty nails and mangled bodywork from the car that littered his yard.

The blast came a day after back-to-back suicide bombings and hours after thousands of Palestinians poured into the West Bank and Gaza strip for funerals of a suicide bomber and a militant.

At the funerals Saturday, children carried posters of the dead. Mourners shouted ``Revenge for the martyrs,'' as the remains of Hussein Abu Nasser, 22, and Azzam Mizher, 24, were carried through the crowds in the separate funerals.

In the Gaza Strip (news - web sites), about 2,000 people marched through the Jabaliya refugee camp to mourn the death of Abu Nasser, a suicide bomber who was killed Friday near an Israeli army post.

The Israeli army said his truck bypassed an Israeli roadblock, turned and headed into an access road to the Jewish settlement of Netzarim. Soldiers opened fire, and the vehicle exploded. The militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the blast.

In the second bombing Friday, a car carrying explosives drove up alongside an Israeli bus near the central bus station in the central Israeli town of Hadera, killing the two bombers and injuring 45 Israelis.

The Islamic Jihad group claimed responsibility.

Mizher, a militant gunman, was killed Friday when a bomb exploded in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said Saturday. Four others were injured.

The Palestinian Authority (news - web sites) accused Israel of being involved. In recent months of fighting, Israel has killed several Palestinian militants in pinpointed attacks, including bombings.

But Israel denied involvement, saying the explosives apparently were meant for an attack on Israelis and went off prematurely. Mizher was a Balata gunman involved in frequent confrontations with Israeli troops in recent months.

The frustration continues for those who claim God is great when Jews are killed. These premature explosions are far too numerous to be ignored. Something unusual is taking place. Something supernatural. These terrorists finding their bombs going off in their hands are the worst haters of the Jew. They are the greatest resistors to God's ordained coming Jewish Kingdom. Other terrorists are finding their plan for maximum kill not working. I do not believe it is because Israel is so smart, or the terrorists are so dumb. I see another divine force being manifested. 

Memorial Day should never be looked upon as America being smarter then the other nations. It should be the acknowledgment of the God of the Bible's will being manifested through America. The day is coming when a new Kingdom will be established by God. America will be but a memory. It's purpose fulfilled for the greater glory to come. It is for the establishment of this coming Kingdom of David that Memorial Day gains it's  greatest honor.

Isa 55:1-9
55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even
the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
KJV

 

Tuesday - May 29, 2001

SUICIDE BOMBERS TEST SHARON'S CEASEFIRE RESOLVE

Top Israeli leaders insisted over recent days their decision to observe a unilateral ceasefire pursuant to the Mitchell report is sincere and would be maintained for now, despite mounting Palestinian violence. The move has further exposed the true hostile intensions of the Palestinian side, but back-to-back suicide bombings on Friday are making it hard for Jerusalem to
hold back much longer.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took the first step in complying with the Mitchell blueprint for restoring regional calm by ordering Israeli forces not to initiate actions against Palestinian terrorists, but only to respond when their lives were endangered. Palestinian Authority figures uniformly mocked the unilateral ceasefire as a mere public relations ploy and vowed to fight on.

Over the next 48 hours, there were dozens of instances of Palestinian bombing and shooting attacks, including heavy machine-gun fire that hit, for the first time, apartments in the modern Malha section of Jerusalem, home to the Middle East's largest shopping mall. Two Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunmen in Samaria this week, and the rash of attacks continued
on Friday, capped by a pair of suicide bombings. In one, the driver of a booby-trapped truck was shot at a key border crossing into Gaza this morning, and in the second, two terrorists rammed a car packed with explosives into the side of a bus in Hadera this afternoon, leaving as many as 60 Israelis wounded.


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Weekend bombs rock central Jerusalem
By Etgar Lefkovits

JERUSALEM (May 29) - It is "miraculous," security officials said, that the two powerful car bombs that rocked the center of Jerusalem in the space of nine hours Sunday morning, sending mortar shells flying through the capital's busy downtown streets, caused only a few minor wounds.

A handful of people were lightly wounded by shrapnel and flying glass, and nearly three dozen were treated for shock and fear, after the explosions that followed closely the devastating collapse of the Versailles banquet hall on Thursday night.

The more damaging of the two attacks occurred just before 9 a.m. Sunday morning on the capital's Jaffa and Heshin Streets, just around the corner from the Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, and Jerusalem police headquarters.

It was also within 100 meters of the earlier attack, a car bomb that exploded near the Russian Compound.

The Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the morning attack in an announcement on Lebanese-based Hizbullah television, while the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said it was behind the post-midnight blast in a fax sent to news agencies.

The morning car bomb, which was rigged with mortars, nails, bullets, and other explosive materials, launched seven mortar shells hundreds of meters through the city center. One shell landed in the capital's Kikar Zion, another landed in Independence Park, and several others were propelled by the force of the explosion to rooftops along Jaffa Street.

Fortunately, none exploded.

As a huge cloud of gray smoke billowed through the air, additional explosions from the powerful bomb caused panic in the city's center, which was closed to traffic for three hours as police sappers neutralized the mortar shells, and took them to the Jerusalem forest, where they were detonated.

The earlier attack came just after midnight in a parking lot in the heart of the capital's Russian Compound, famed for its pubs and discos, which were filled with young revelers for the busy Saturday night. A car bomb's deafening explosion was followed by pillars of fire which quickly spread to - and destroyed - cars nearby.

I would agree it is miraculous that the bombers find their plans to kill Jews frustrated! The greater miracle is that Jews have survived all the hate of 2000 years of dispersion. Not only have they survived, but they have reclaimed their land in the midst of even greater hate. It is truly miraculous! Only the most foolish can't see the hand of God operating in the midst of all this hate and resistance. It is also clear that hearts are set in stone. There can be no moderation. Islam is committed to resist Israel at every turn. There can be no compromise until every Jew is subdued or dead. Never could Islam submit to a Jewish King.

It is foolishness to resist God. It matters not to Him what fallen mankind may think or say. God knows their attitude toward Him. God knows the heart of man. It is foolishness to resist God, and His coming Kingdom!

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

Rev 21:8
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall
have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
KJV

 

Wednesday - May 30, 2001

(13:15) Policeman averts Temple Mount stabbing attempt

A policeman narrowly missed being stabbed by a 16-year-old Palestinian woman a short time ago on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.

The policeman reportedly heard a voice behind him yell "Allah Akbar!" (God is great), and turned around to face the youth.

He overcame the woman before she stabbed him, taking her into custody.

She told investigators she was a Nablus area resident and came to Jerusalem to carry out a terror attack, Israel Radio reports.

This single incident encompasses everything taking place on the Temple Mount. It centers in why this murder attempt was not successful. This girl had to yell "Allah Akbar!" so the world would know she was not just a murderer, but a martyr. She was killing a Jew, and in so doing was making Allah great.  It is a warped theology that this generation of Islamic clerics have engrained into the very hearts of the children. The hate is so venomous that the children know no other way of thinking. To kill a Jew is the greatest religious act that one could ever hope to accomplish. The clerics have succeeded, but in their victory they have doomed Islam. 

God is establishing a coming Jewish Kingdom that will be ruled by the coming Jewish Messiah. He is soon coming again. He will sit on David's throne in Jerusalem at the Third Jewish Temple. All must submit to His authority. All Moslems, all Christians, all mankind, and including all secularized Jews. There will be no exceptions. All resistors will find only death. Coming to Christ will not be an option in that day. It is not an option today either. It is death and hell for all who reject. These are not the words of some cleric, but the words of the Bible.

John 3:14-21
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.


21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
KJV

Killing Jews for no other reason then they are Jewish is not a deed wrought in the God of the Bible. Come to Christ now before all your other options run out, and it's too late!

 

Thursday - May 31, 2001

Supreme Court refuses appeal on Ten Commandments display
May 29, 2001
By Tom Strode

WASHINGTON (BP)--The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lower court decision that the display of the Ten Commandments on government property is unconstitutional.

The high court's May 29 announcement left standing a federal appeals court ruling that a granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments and located on public property in Elkhart, Ind., violated the First Amendment's prohibition on government establishment of religion.

Here is another attempt to outlaw God. Men have the foolish notion that God is somehow subject to them, not the other way around. Men think they can vote God into some religious corner where He must stay. God does not believe in democracy. It matters not to Him what men may decide. All that matters is what God decrees. The big Supreme Court news of today is not about the Ten Commandments, but a golfing decision. It shows the importance the news folks put on God. The day is coming quickly when God will not be ignored. The establishment of His coming Jewish Kingdom will not be put up for a vote. There will be no middle ground. Men will either submit or resist. God has already decreed how He will handle those who resist.

Matt 25:32-34
32 And before him
shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall
the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
KJV


Matt 25:41
41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
KJV

 

Edited by DDSrail

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