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November 14, 2002

Hi All,

I just got out of the VA hospital after a 25 day unplanned stay. I have a problem with both low and high blood pressure. I've been fainting a lot, and am no longer allowed to drive. This will be a major adjustment in life for me. I'm also in a wheelchair, though I can still walk with a cane. I spent a day learning how to scoot in the wheelchair which on my bad days is what I'll be doing. The VA is coming to my mobile home to set it up for my new infirmities. They are giving me not only a wheelchair, but a chair that will lift me into a standing position. I will also be getting a hospital bed. I can't say enough for how well the VA has been taking care of me. The good thing in all this is that my ability to maintain the Golden Calf Web Site will not be effected. I'll be back daily with "In The News," and will be completing the commentaries on the Old Testament prophets from a contemporary perspective.

Thank you for bearing with this unexpected absence. I hope you will visit every day for my perspectives on how the Old Testament lives in today's news! Thanks also for your prayers that have given me this continuing opportunity to maintain this particular ministry.

 

Your Servant in Christ,

DDSrail

 

Matt 13:55-56
55Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
KJV
 

 

STONE CASKET ATTESTS TO HISTORIC JESUS
Oct. 28, 2002
 

The stone burial box from first-century Jerusalem that recently surfaced bearing a unique reference to “Yeshua” continues to send ripples throughout the religious and secular world, as scholars wrestle with the significance of this incredible archaeological find.

The stir has been raised by an article in the current issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, which details the existence of an Aramaic inscription recently found on an ancient bone box, called an ossuary, that reads, "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." [In Aramaic – “Ya’akov bar Yosef akhui diYeshua”.]

This stone casket has been for the past 15 years part of the private collection of an Israeli collector of ancient artifacts and may contain the first-ever archaeological discovery to corroborate biblical references to Jesus.

With the world anxious to get a look at the casket, BAR editor Hershel Shanks says it may be unveiled in public at a convention of Bible and religious scholars in Toronto in November.

Shanks, a leading enthusiast of biblical archaeology who sued to force the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, says the inscription is extremely unique for the time period in question.

For about a 100-year period up to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD, Shanks explains, prominent and wealthy Jews in Jerusalem adopted the use of ossuary boxes as part of their burial practices. A body was embalmed and left for viewing for the first year or so after death in a family burial cave, usually on or near the Mount of Olives. After the flesh decomposed, the bones were placed in a stone casket for more permanent interment.

A number of First Century burial caves filled with ossuaries have been found in and around Jerusalem in recent decades, including many with New Testament sounding names and “messianic” symbols (crosses, Stars of David with fish) linking them to the earliest Jewish believers in Jesus. One burial cave in western Jerusalem in 1990 even bears the name of Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest in Jesus’ day according to biblical and other contemporary sources.

In addition, some 40 years ago, archaeologists discovered an inscription on a monument that mentions Pontius Pilate, another New Testament figure.

But the inscription on this particular ossuary is distinctive. It is not unusual, for instance, to find an ossuary with the name of the deceased and his father’s name, especially if the father was prominent or wealthy. But the reference to both the father and brother is extremely rare, occurring perhaps on only one other ossuary found so far. Taking into consideration that the names mentioned also match the immediate relatives of Jesus makes the find astounding.

James (Ya’akov) was the brother of Jesus and head of the Jerusalem Church. (see, for example, Matthew 13:55-56 and Galatians 1:18-19).

“That’s the clincher as to why the three people – James, Joseph and Jesus – are all very likely to be the people of those names in the New Testament,” says Shanks.

Shanks, who is Jewish, suggests that the find may give some Christians theological headaches. First, it would reinforce the Jewishness of Jesus after centuries of Christian efforts to uproot the faith from its Jewish roots.

The other problem area may be a certain tenet of faith that sees Mary as a perpetual virgin, never again bearing children after the birth of Jesus. But this would be solved if James were an older half-brother from an earlier marriage entered by Joseph.

Noted Bible scholar Dr. Randall Smith would point to an early church manuscript from perhaps the Second Century that indeed suggests the brothers and sisters of Jesus often referred to in the Gospels were actually Joseph’s older children by a prior marriage.

Smith notes the use of the word “espoused” to describe the arrangement between Joseph and Mary in the Gospels. This could mean a quasi-marriage practiced among Jews in the First Century, something short of a full marriage contract (ketubah) whereby a widower agrees to provide and care for a single woman in exchange for her assuming daily responsibility for raising his motherless children.

Shanks says that several experts have verified the authenticity of the ossuary and inscription as coming from the First Century era and the evolving Aramaic language used at that time. The ossuary has been dated to approximately 63 A.D, a few years before the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, and was found by Arabs living in the village of Silwan, in the Kidron Valley.

"The James ossuary may be the most important find in the history of New Testament archaeology," concludes Shanks. "It has implications not just for scholarship, but for the world's understanding of the Bible."
 

 

Ossuary Develops Cracks In Transit

( MCNS) -- Staff at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada discovered additional cracks in the James Ossuary on unpacking the limestone box at the museum on Friday morning. The ossuary sustained cracks in transit to Toronto from Israel.

Researchers say a 2,000-year-old ossuary - a burial box used by Jews at the time of Christ to hold the bones of the deceased - may be the first extra-Biblical evidence that refers to Jesus as an actual person and identifies James as his brother.

The find is described in the November/December issue of Biblical Archaeological Review.

Calling the damage "regrettable", Dan Rahimi, Director of Collections Management at the museum, says his staff is studying the cracks and plans to do conservation work over the next several days.

"We are confident that our conservation will be effective in redressing the cracks," says Mr. Rahimi.

In addition to several previous cracks in the limestone facade, cracks were sustained on the back, end and front of the Ossuary, with one crack extending through the latter parts of the inscription, "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus."

The limestone box, looted from a Jerusalem cave and held secretly in a private collection in Israel for 15 years, could be the first-ever archaeological reference to Jesus. All references to the three so far have only been found in manuscripts.

Rahimi, an archaeologist who has worked in the Middle East, said he believes the cracks can be treated in a museum's conservation lab and would not diminish its overall importance.

The owner of the box is reported to have bought it for a few hundred dollars in the 1970s and been unaware of its possible significance. The ossuary is now valued at about $2 million, Rahimi said.


© 2002 Maranatha Christian News Service

(Post date: November 4, 2002)

 

I do not say this may be, but that it is the most important find of New Testament and Old Testament archaeology that has ever been made. It happened while I was in the hospital, and unable to extol the importance of the occasion. God is the revealer of truth, and it is no coincidence that to this generation He allows this greatest of all Biblical Archaeological finds to be discovered. It was worth a day of notoriety among the secular press as they quickly buried it into secular insignificants, but to the Biblical scholars it will remain forever the most significant find of all times with the greatest of apologetic and theological importance.

The higher critics of a historical Christ just had the rug pulled from underneath their pompous theology. They will of course explain it all away as the names "Jesus, Joseph, and James" were common, and in no way should anyone conclude this refers to the Jesus of the Bible. I can already hear their denials of the truth so "in your face" that now is forced upon all who would make Jesus out to be a fairytale at best. The Pope will have to swallow hard every time he says the perpetual virgin Mary that the Catholic Church turned into deity usurping the very power exclusively belonging to the Biblical Christ. Her perpetual virginity theology has become a lump too hard to be swallowed by any truth seeker because of the affirmation of this find.

The Jewishness of Jesus now takes a significant step forward as God is bringing one dispensation to an end, and the  coming Jewish Kingdom age into historical reality. All that is happening with the return of the Jews to the Holy Land in our generation is focusing the eyes of the world on the promised Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount! This is not insignificant by timing or purpose as the news media would want the world to believe. The bells are ringing, the trumpet is blowing, a sleepy generation must wake-up! The fulfillment of the promises, and plan as revealed in the Bible are upon us.

"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"

 

The Truth "I lie not"

Gal 1:18-24
18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

20Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

21Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

22And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

23But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

24And they glorified God in me.
KJV

 

 

Read the article: Apology from the Tomb by DDSrail!

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

 

Sunday - November 17, 2002

Sunday Animations - The Times are a Changing

Ezek 35:11
11Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
KJV
 

 

180,000 Arabs on Temple Mount

(IsraelNN.com) 180,000 Arabs are on the Temple Mount for the second Friday of Ramadan. Hundreds of police have been called out to provide security in the Old City, with no unusual incidents reported.


At least 12 Israelis killed in Hebron shooting attack

By Amos Harel, Ha'aretz Correspondent and Agencies

At least twelve Israelis were killed and 15 wounded Friday evening when Palestinian gunmen opened fire and tossed grenades at a group of Jewish settlers and IDF soldiers escorting them, as they made their way to Sabbath prayers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron. Several of the wounded were in serious condition.

The attack began shortly after 7 P.M. when gunmen ambushed worshippers making their way on foot from the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba to the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Soldiers who rushed to the scene - an area popularly known as "worshippers' lane" - also came under fire and several were killed or wounded, Army Radio said.

Heavy gunbattles ensued between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the area. Gunbattles raged for about 90 minutes, making it difficult for ambulances to reach the wounded. Military helicopters were used to assist in evacuating the wounded, and flares lit up the night sky over the city as soldiers searched for those who had carried out the attack.

Channel One television reported close to midnight Friday that troops had killed two of the Palestinians involved in the attack. ...

 

"It's a very grave incident on the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, close to the site of prayers," said army spokesman Lt. Col. Olivier Rafowicz. The Tomb of the Patriarchs is revered by both Jews and Muslims as the traditional burial place of the biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ....

 

The IDF stopped patrolling most areas of Hebron controlled by the Palestinian Authority on October 25, as part of a plan promoted by then defense minister and Labor Party chairman Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, whereby troops would be pulled out of West Bank areas where relative quiet prevailed. Troops however retained their positions at two points - in the Abu Sneineh and Kharet el Sheikh neighborhoods - to ensure Palestinian gunmen did not fire on the Jewish enclave in the divided city.

Text Box: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrate after hearing of the Islamic Jihad attack in Hebron that killed 12 Israelis. (AP)

 

 

Hebron: A city where politics and religion form explosive mix
Tension often runs high in Hebron, where some 450 Jewish settlers live under heavy army guard, among 130,000 Palestinians. The city was divided into Israeli- and Palestinian-controlled sectors under an interim peace deal signed in January 1997 by then prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.

Hebron is a city where politics and religion have formed an explosive mix. The settlers living there are among the most radical, including some members of the banned Kach movement. They often clash with Palestinians living in the city, and they have at times even assaulted soldiers who patrol the area.

The Muslims in Hebron are among the most devout. In the early months of the intifada Palestinian gunmen used to fire at the Jewish enclave from the overlooking hilltops. In one incident, in March 2001, 10-month-old Shalhevet Pass was hit in the head and killed outside the Avraham Avinu compound by a Palestinian sniper perched in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood.

The city has a bloody history. In 1929, Arab residents rampaged through Hebron with knives and axes, hacking to death over 60 Jews and destroying the city's ancient Jewish quarter. In February 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a doctor from the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba, opened fire on Muslim worhsippers as they were praying in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, killing 29 people before he was bludgeoned to death.

Jews returned to Hebron after Israel conquered the West Bank in 1967. Determined to reestablish a Jewish presence in the city, a group of Orthodox Jews headed by Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a religious firebrand who preached belief in Greater Israel as part of the messianic redemption, arrived at the Park Hotel masquerading as tourists on the eve of Pessach in April 1968.

The group rented rooms and Levinger then publicly announced that they planned to stay. After lengthy negotiations, then defense minister Moshe Dayan agreed that the group could take up residence in the military compound overlooking the city.

The Labor-led government at the time later agreed to the establishment of the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba, which the settlers used as a springboard for establishing a permanent presence in Hebron.

 

Never in all the time that Islam usurped control of the Temple Mount did such numbers come for Ramadan. Only after the miraculous victory of 1967 when Israel regained their Temple Mount after almost 2000 years did these Moslems suddenly take interest in the Temple Mount. Only after Arafat declared the Infatada did these large numbers of Moslems suddenly appear at the Temple Mount trying to make a political statement!

Islam will never admit the God of the Bible is in more control then their Allah of the Koran. The Temple Mount as the city of Hebron and its Patriarchal Tombs are symbolic signals of the end of Islam, and the ushering in of the Jewish Kingdom Age.  Islam will fight to the death rather then submit to a Jewish Kingdom. The die is cast as God continues giving the Jews more and more control over the Holy Land. There is no compromise solution in the heart of Islam, and the end can only be desolation of their culture. That is exactly what God says in Ezekiel 35 as He refers to the seed of Esau and Ishmael. The Old Testament does come alive in today's news!

 

The End of the Palestinian Arabs

Ezek 35:3-15
3And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
4I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
5Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
6Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
7Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
8And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
9I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
10Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
11Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
12And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.
13Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
14Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
15As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
KJV

 

Sunday Animations - The Times are a Changing

 

 

Read:

The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

 

Monday - November 18, 2002

 

Rev 18:2-3
2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
KJV
 

 

Saddam pays Gaddafi $3 billion to give his family safe haven in Libya

 

  • Iraqi dictator plans escape route in face of US and British offensive
  • SADDAM HUSSEIN has made secret plans for his family and leading members of his regime to be given political asylum in Libya in the event of a war with America or a successful internal coup in Baghdad.

    The extraordinary steps taken by the Iraqi leader to provide an exit strategy for key relatives and associates, which includes paying $3.5 billion (£2.3 billion) into Libyan banks, provide the first evidence that Saddam is now facing up to the prospect of being toppled from power.

    Even as he makes public statements of defiance and vows to defend his country against an American invasion, The Times has learnt that Saddam’s secret emissaries have been visiting Libya and Syria to ensure that there is an escape route for his family and top cronies.

    The deal with Tripoli does not include providing refuge for Saddam or for Uday, his eldest son. If either were to seek political asylum in Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi would come under intense international pressure, particularly from Washington, to hand them over for war crimes.

    Word of Saddam’s deal with the Libyan leader has emerged from diplomatic sources in Tripoli following a visit to the Libyan capital on September 8 by General Ali Hasan al-Majid, a cousin and trusted member of Saddam’s clan.

    General al-Majid is known by the Kurds of northern Iraq as “Chemical Ali” because he was in charge of the Iraqi forces which launched a chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988. He was also initially the “Governor” of Kuwait after Iraq’s invasion of the Gulf state in August 1990, and is now one of the Baath Party regional command leaders. He is believed to have travelled to Tripoli to deliver a personal missive from Saddam to the Libyan leader, confirming the arrangements for his family.

    The sources said that in return for the $3.5 billion deposited in Libyan bank accounts, Colonel Gaddafi has agreed to give sanctuary to members of Saddam’s family and to about a dozen senior officials of the Baghdad regime, with their families.

    The sources said they believed the regime members would include Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, Naji Sabri, the Foreign Minister, and Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, deputy chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. The other officials were believed to be less well known members of the ruling Baath Party’s regional command.

    In a separate arrangement, said to have been agreed in October during a visit by senior Iraqi officials to Damascus, an overland escape route was devised. It would involve Saddam’s family members and regime leaders travelling from Tikrit, home of the Saddam clan, to the Syrian border via the Badiyat al-Sham desert which divides Syria from Iraq.

    It is not clear whether the sanctuary deal includes Qusay Hussein, the Iraqi leader’s second — and favourite — son.

    However, the diplomatic sources said that if Saddam felt his regime was about to collapse, he would do his utmost to see that his family escaped, especially Qusay, as well as Ali, his youngest son, and his grandchildren.

    Western intelligence services assume that Saddam will stay “to the bitter end” if Iraq is attacked by a US-led coalition. Two months ago, Abbas Khalaf, Iraq’s Ambassador to Moscow, denied that Saddam would ever abandon his country in time of need. This followed reports in France that Uday Hussein had gone to Moscow to seek a future refuge for him and his father.

    Intelligence sources said yesterday that the French reports were not credible. But they confirmed that the evidence of a deal for Saddam’s family to go to Libya fitted in with information gleaned in recent weeks.

    The intelligence sources said that individual members of Baghdad’s Baath Party were known to be looking for potential “boltholes” in North African countries. They said that Libya made sense as a place to seek sanctuary, because many of the countries in North Africa were friendly to the West and would probably hand over wanted members of the Iraqi regime.

    The relatively uncontroversial list of people to be granted political asylum if Saddam’s regime is toppled may have helped to persuade the Libyan leader to agree to the asylum deal.

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    Saddam Hussein who ordered millions to their deaths for the motherland has for himself a cowardly plan of abandonment. I only hope the US will be bold enough to intercept this cowardly despot rather then take the easy road of just leaving him go on his own. His plan is to go to North Africa where Ezekiel 38 & 39 say the Southern thrust of a three pronged Islamic invasion of Israel will originate. I can see this dirty penny showing up again if left to carry out his escape plan.

    Iraq's future without Saddam seems bright from a worldly, ungodly perspective. Babylon is to rise again to wealthy prominence as in the days of Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar according to the Book of Revelation. The antichrist will be the leader of the Western world, and will control all the wealth of Babylon. He would thus gain control over the entire planet. This toppling of Saddam may well give the future leader of the West the economic base for absolute control of the entire planet as depicted in Revelation. I expect billions from the West will be poured into Iraq once Saddam is gone setting up this wealthy economic monster the Bible says is coming. I would not be surprised if the Saudi Sheiks have similar plans of abandonment as the face of the Middle East changes in an instant. I can even imagine a democratic Syria. A false peace with these newly formed democratic Islamic States will only lead to Armageddon! The hate of Islam against the Jews will not change with democracy. It will only make Islam a greater power for the Jews of the Holy Land to contend with.

    God's plan is to end this present Church age dispensation, and usher in the Jewish Kingdom age! Islam will never submit to Jewish rule by the soon returning Jewish Messiah/King!

    "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"

     

    The End of Islamic & Antichrist Democracy

    Rev 18:4-11
    4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    6Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

    7How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

    8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

    9And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

    10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

    11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
    KJV

     

     

     

    Tuesday - November 19, 2002

    Ezek 33:11
    11Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
    KJV
     

     

    Baghdad warns that a US strike will lead it to hit back at Israel

    By Paul Waugh, Deputy Political Editor

    18 November 2002

    Tariq Aziz, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, gave his clearest warning yet yesterday that Baghdad would launch strikes against Israel if it was attacked by Britain and America.

    Mr Aziz's threat came as he repeated his government's denial that it was developing weapons of mass destruction and said full access would be given to UN weapons inspectors.

    His remarks followed a prediction by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, that Saddam Hussein would be "making the mistake of his life" if he failed to comply with the latest UN resolution on disarmament. Interviewed on ITV1's Jonathan Dimbleby programme, Mr Aziz said that any military action against Iraq would endanger not just Britain and America but also their allies such as Israel.

    Asked what the Iraqi strategy might be if, as suspected, it is militarily weaker than it was in the 1991 Gulf War, Mr Aziz replied that his government was "capable of defending our nation". He added: "We are an old nation and we could survive. But I tell you, if the US and UK wage a war against Iraq, the consequences will be very bad to them and their friends in the region.

    "If they don't care about their friends, then that gives you an idea about their real intentions. This is going to be devastating, not only to Iraq, but to them also. The aggressors will also suffer a great deal of losses."

    Mr Aziz said he was not convinced the return of weapons inspectors would save Iraq from attack. "I have to be objective and honest in saying that we in Iraq do not feel that the possibility of the American aggression on Iraq has been totally removed," he said.


    Bush Rejects Critical
    Comments Of Islam

    ( BP) -- President Bush has attempted to distance himself from some prominent Christian leaders' descriptions of Islam as a violent and evil religion.

    Some statements about Islam "do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans," Bush told reporters at the White House Nov. 13. "Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance ... and we welcome people of all faiths in America. And we're not going to let the war on terror or terrorists cause us to change our values."

    Speaking prior to a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Bush also said the "war against terror is a war against individuals whose hearts are full of hate. We do not fight a religion."

     

    It's mostly war rhetoric, but a truth can also be clearly recognized. Iraq knows if it can get the focus of the Islamic world on Israel rather then Saddam the war will take on a very different character. It is the same tactic used in the Gulf War when Saddam fired his Scud missiles into Israel. His intent was to change the perspective of Islam on the war. He wanted it to become an Islamic holy war against the Jews. Herein lies the great truth! Should Islam be forced to recognize holy war against the Jews, it would have no option, but to declare a Jihad to the death. The hate of Islam against the Jews is so ingrained that Islamic leadership would be forced into action, or face a massive rebellion of the population. The years of sowing hatred from the parents, to the school teachers, to the religious teachings, to the media, and finally from the leadership itself has caused such hate to be beyond repentance. There can be no turning of the Islamic heart from hate for the Jews. God will be forced to act!

    God's plan to usher in the Jewish Kingdom age finds it's greatest resistance from Islam. Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount are most critical in God's plan, and Islam stands defiantly in the way of what God is preparing. It is clear to me that the first act God must perform at the beginning of the Great Tribulation after the hearts of many in Israel are changed is to clear the way for the Third Jewish Temple. That will necessitate the eradication or humbling of Islam. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He would rather have the wicked turn from their evil, but God can't compromise His Biblical plan with sin! The heart must change, or God will judge!

    God's judgments are eternal. There is no appeal process with the God of the universe. His findings are true, and forever binding. Islam's end has already been determined in Ezekiel 38 & 39 by the Omnipotent God of the Bible. Nothing will stop the coming Jewish Kingdom ruled over by the returning Jewish Messiah/King - the Son of God!

    I believe President Bush is wrong in trying to portray mainstream Islam as a peaceful religion. This may be the politically correct position, but is not a truthful statement! The whole world will follow Islam in defiance of God's coming Jewish Kingdom. The Bible says Armageddon will be because all religions, and most of mankind will refuse to turn from wickedness to the puritanical God of the Bible!

     

    Israel Repents but Islam Remains Wicked

    Ezek 33:12-20
    12Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
    13When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
    14Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
    15If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
    16None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
    17Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
    18When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
    19But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
    20Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
    KJV

     

     

     

    Read:

    The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

    The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

    Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

    This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

    Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

    The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

    The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

     

    Wednesday - November 20, 2002

    Isa 25:8-10
    8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

    9And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

    10For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
    KJV

     

     


    Arafat calls on 'Quartet' to stop 'Judaization' of Hebron

    Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat Monday condemned what he described as the Judaization of Hebron and called on the international community to intervene with Israel to stop its measures against the Arab residents of the city.

    Arafat criticized the government's decision to create a contiguous link between Kiryat Arba and the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the casbah in Hebron. "They are not only building a new Jewish settlement there this is an effort aimed at the Judaization of Hebron, and this is a big crime," he told reporters after receiving a delegation of French parliamentarians at his office in Ramallah.

    Sunday night, the PA sent letters to all members of the Quartet (the United States, the European Union, Russia, and the United Nations) and urged them to intervene and prevent Israel form implementing the plan.

    British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw reacted negatively Monday to the government's decision.
    He said Britain "has long considered such settlements illegal and an obstacle to the peace" for Israelis and Palestinians. If implemented, Straw said, the plan "would further aggravate an already dangerous situation."

    He said Britain's ambassador in Tel Aviv had conveyed his statement of concern to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

     

    The more God forces His will of the coming Jewish Kingdom on the world; The greater is the resistance of defiant mankind. The British seem as upset as the Islamic Palestinian Arabs that God would condone the Judaization of Hebron where the Tomb of the Patriarchs is located. The tomb is built over the cave of Machpelah.  This is the very first plot of land purchased by Father Abraham in the Holy Land. It is the very first piece of Jewish soil possessed in the Promised Land. Father Abraham bought it as a burial plot for his wife Sarah after she died. It is one of the oldest land deeds ever recorded (Genesis 23).

    Yasser Arafat tries to usurp the land as his by sqaters rights, but his claim has no authority when examined next to the Bible. The rebuke by the world of God's chosen people will be taken away soon. I'm sure this is the generation of Jews that shall be saved! This is the generation that will have their hearts changed. The Jews have waited for this soon coming promised day when the rebuke of the world will no longer be valid. God has promised them not only the mountain of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, but all of the Holy Land including Hebron. The Islamic Palestinian Arabs will find their end as did Moab of old. Trodden down by Him (the coming Jewish Messiah/King) as straw into a dunghill.

     

    The First Plot of Jewish Soil in the Holy Land

    Gen 23
    23:1And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
    2And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
    3And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
    4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
    5And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
    6Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
    7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
    8And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
    9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
    10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
    11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
    12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
    13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
    14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
    15My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
    16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
    17And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
    18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
    19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
    20And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
    KJV
     

     

    Thursday - November 21, 2002

    Matt 16:6
    6Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
    KJV
     

     

    Looking For Jewish Families

    Ten thousand religious-Zionist families are wanted for a national religious imperative of the first order: to accompany non-Jewish new immigrant families in their cultural-religious absorption in Israel. Dr. Asher Cohen of Bar Ilan University, speaking at a Kibbutz HaDati seminar last week in Be'erot Yitzchak, told 150 activists and leaders from Bnei Akiva, Tzohar, Emunah, and others that if "the national-religious public does not take up the challenge, no one will - and the ramifications of a large non-Jewish public living in the Israeli society will have an influence on the character of Israel as a Jewish state."

    Cohen said that Halakhic conversion - i.e., according to traditional Jewish Law - must be our solution of choice, or else the new immigrants "will either become a collective of Israeli goyim who speak Hebrew and serve in the army, or - in the worst case - will maintain their own heritage and language, and form Russian ghettos in Israel."

    The Israeli rabbinical courts require families interested in converting to be "adopted" by religious families. The Institute for the Study of Judaism, headed by Dr. Benny Ish-Shalom, and the Kibbutz HaDati movement help arrange such matches. Ish-Shalom said that some 5,000 immigrants are expected to study in his institute this year, and that it is having trouble finding enough families willing to "escort" them along their path. Brig.-Gen. Elazar Stern, the army's Chief Education Officer, told the audience that the number of soldiers interested in converting is increasing, and now stands at 3,000.


    SHARON URGES ISRAEL TO PREPARE FOR NEW WAVE OF ALIYAH

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has committed to "redoubling" the nation's efforts to bring famine threatened Ethiopian Jews home to Israel as part of ambitious plans to encourage over a million Jews to make Aliyah - or "return" - to Israel in the next ten years.

    Sharon told Immigration and Absorption officials in Jerusalem last week that his government has always prioritized Aliyah and "will be making an effort to redouble our work to bring Ethiopian immigrants to Israel."

    He spoke even as Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi warned that his nation faces a worse famine now than that of 1984 - which claimed nearly a million lives.

    An estimated 20,000 Ethiopian Jews are waiting to come to Israel, but the current pace of immigration is considered by advocacy groups as painfully slow - less than 2,500 have arrived this year, several hundred less than in 2001, according to the Jewish Agency.

    Sharon's spokesman Ra'anan Gissin said the situation of the Ethiopians waiting to come is complex, because it is unclear how many of them are Jewish and thus eligible to immigrate under the Law of Return. Many are
    considered Falasha Mura, from families that converted to Christianity for economic reasons while preserving some of their Jewish traditions. But the question of their identity must be answered, Gissin said. They are living
    there in dire conditions, with very little food.


    For full story, click here: http://www.icej.org/news/special6.html
     

     

     

    These are rather unique news items from Israel. The greatest immigration of Jews to the Holy Land in recent years has been secularized Jews from Russia.  The old USSR striped them of their Jewishness with it's atheistic Communist system.  These Jews have no religious preference, and the Orthodox Jews are in a quandary to convert them to traditional Orthodoxy.  The conversion methodology is not aimed at a heart change, but rather indoctrination much as the Communists used to strip them of their Jewishness originally. The Orthodox Jews have forced their views on the secular government making Christian missionary efforts illegal using an anti-indoctrination  argument as their big gun. Now these hypocrites are doing exactly what they accuse as evil illegal activity by Christian Missionaries and Messianic Jews? Many Jewish immigrants from other countries are also not traditional Jews giving Jewish Orthodoxy a perpetual theological headache.

    Judaism of today is the leaven of the Pharisees that Christ warned the Jews about! Salvation is based on good works and uncertain hope rather then the Bible. The Orthodox teach that Jews by keeping their 618 precepts of the law loosely taken from the Bible can produce a man centered  righteousness through self discipline. It is a lie that has no Biblical authority, and is the leaven of the Pharisees.  These Orthodox Jews would now force their religion on the mostly Russian Jewish newcomers.

    My thoughts are these new Jews immigrating to Israel are open to new thinking not tainted by the old traditions of the Pharisees.  They would be more open to a return of Judaism back to the Bible rather then failed Jewish Orthodoxy.  When the Holy Spirit leaves the true Church at the rapture, these Jews would be more able to respond to His call back to Biblical Messianic Judaism!

    It is also evident that God has provided entrance into the coming Kingdom for blacks. An issue that rubs raw many Christian bigots in their most tender spots!

     

    The Restoration of a Biblical Israel

    Ezek 11:19-20
    19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

    20That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
    KJV

     


    Ezek 34:11-16
    11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
    12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
    13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
    14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
    15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
    16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

    KJV
     

     

    Friday - November 22, 2002

    Gen 1:1
    1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    NIV
     

     

    Scientists Planning to Make New Form of Life
     

    By Justin Gillis
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, November 21, 2002; Page A01

    Scientists in Rockville are to announce this morning that they plan to create a new form of life in a laboratory dish, a project that raises ethical and safety issues but also promises to illuminate the fundamental mechanics of living organisms.

    J. Craig Venter, the gene scientist with a history of pulling off unlikely successes, and Hamilton O. Smith, a Nobel laureate, are behind the plan. Their intent is to create a single-celled, partially man-made organism with the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain life. If the experiment works, the microscopic man-made cell will begin feeding and dividing to create a population of cells unlike any previously known to exist.

    To ensure safety, Smith and Venter said the cell will be deliberately hobbled to render it incapable of infecting people; it also will be strictly confined, and designed to die if it does manage to escape into the environment.

    More worrisome than the risk of escape, they acknowledged, is that the project could lay the scientific groundwork for a new generation of biological weapons, a risk that may force them to be selective about publishing technical details. But they said the project could also help advance the nation's ability to detect and counter existing biological weapons.

    The project, funded with a $3 million, three-year grant from the Energy Department, will start as a pure scientific endeavor, but it could eventually have practical applications. If Venter and his collaborators manage to create a minimalist organism of the sort they envision, they will attempt to add new functions to it one at a time -- conferring on it the ability, for instance, to break down the carbon dioxide from power plant emissions or to produce hydrogen for fuel.

    The more immediate plan is to try to puzzle out, and eventually model in a computer, every conceivable aspect of the biology of one organism, a feat science has never come close to accomplishing. Because all living cells are based on the same chemistry and bear striking resemblances to one another, that could shed light on all of biology. "We are wondering if we can come up with a molecular definition of life," Venter said. "The goal is to fundamentally understand the components of the most basic living cell." ...

    The project will begin with M. genitalium, a minuscule organism that lives in the genital tracts of people and may cause or contribute to some cases of urethritis, an inflammation of the urethra. The scientists will remove all genetic material from the organism, then synthesize an artificial string of genetic material, resembling a naturally occurring chromosome, that they hope will contain the minimum number of M. genitalium genes needed to sustain life. The artificial chromosome will be inserted into the hollowed-out cell, which will then be tested for its ability to survive and reproduce.

     

    I thought I would point out how far removed science is from claiming life creative power. The implication often is that science can duplicate God's creative knowledge and power. It just isn't so. All science is doing is taking apart then putting back together what God has already created. It is kind of like me working on  my car. Now, if I could take all the individual raw chemicals that make up a car, and put them all together producing a DDSrailmobile it would really be something. Science can tell me the quantities of individual raw chemicals that make up a car, but making a car from scratch is beyond my abilities.

    Science has a long way to go just to make the most simple of life forms from scratch. They must use already created genes to come up with this new life form. It is not life from scratch. That is beyond all the computerized science of today, and for many days, years, and even centuries to come. The next step in duplicating God's creative powers would be to make the scratch chemicals from nothing. That is what God had to do before any life could be created. I doubt science will ever reach such ability in all of eternity future. It just can't be done by mankind!

    Evolutionists claim that life was accomplished through mere brainless chance. What all the scientists with all their computers can't do; They would claim is a natural process with no origin. They would rather turn to an unknown mystic Mother Nature then the God of the Bible. It seems to me evolution is a brainless theory that makes no sense at all! It only proves how foolish sinful man is in excusing away through the theory of evolution his responsibility to seek out the God who created him.

    The God of the Bible is not only the creator of physical life, but spiritual eternal life also! It is only through His power that a lost sinner can be saved! It is only through His eternal plan through the blood sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ that all dispensations will climax in the Jewish Kingdom Age where Jesus will return as the Messiah/King!

     

    God the Creator of All Life

    Gen 2:4-9
    4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

    5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

    6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

    7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

    9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
    KJV

     


    Life will soon come to the Jews of Israel

    Ezek 37:1-6
    37:1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

    I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."

    4Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"
    NIV
     

     

    Saturday - November 23, 2002


    Matt 24:37
    37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    KJV
     

     

    CIA Releases New 'Noah's Ark' Documents
    Posted Nov. 13, 2002

    Two years after Insight filed an appeal charging that the CIA withheld documents and imagery concerning the Mount Ararat anomaly in Turkey, the CIA has released two new documents to Insight that indicate the search for "Noah's Ark" reached the level of the White House under former president George H.W. Bush.

    The appeal, filed one month after Insight's exclusive story (see "Anomaly or Noah's Ark?"; Nov. 20, 2000), comes on the heels of the CIA's releasing thousands of satellite images, which soon will be available at National Imagery and Mapping Agency Website. It is unclear whether images of Mount Ararat will be included. Insight's exclusive story marked the first time the public was able to see high-resolution photographs of the anomaly, located at 39 degrees 42 minutes north latitude and 44 degrees 16 minutes east longitude. Insight contracted with Space Imaging to maneuver its IKONOS satellite to zoom in on the anomaly. Afterwards, Insight hired a team of scientists and engineers to examine the pictures and to deterimine whether the object in question was man-made or rock. Four of the experts claim it's man-made, two believe it's rock and one says the evidence is inconclusive.

    Unfortunately, the release of the additional records does not offer any more proof of what the object might be, but only raises more questions as to why the CIA continues to hold such records as classified.


    Yehuda Etzion: Supreme Court Strips Israel of Jewish Identity

    (IsraelNN.com) The Israel Supreme Court has upheld an order prohibiting members of the Chai V’kayam movement from approaching within 50 meters of the Temple Mount. Yehuda Etzion, leader of the movement, is also being charged with the crime of carrying out a “prohibited act in a public area” for blowing trumpets near the Temple Mount. Etzion said that the court is working to strip the state of its Jewish identity

     

    These two news items characterize the days in which we are living. I don't know if Noah's Ark will ever be found if it still exists as an artifact? My faith is not based on outward proofs, but on the promises I find in the Bible about the surety of my salvation in Christ. There are enough external proofs such as the recently discovered James and Caiaphas ossuaries to confound the most ardent of skeptics. The discovery of Noah's Ark would only be another ten ton brick of Apologetic proof that the Bible is reliable and true! The problem is not in the proof. but the denial by the skeptics that they were just hit by any of these ten ton bricks. Even the discovery of Noah's Ark would be denied, and somehow no matter how foolish there would be a denial explanation! All the proof in the world would never convince a single Christ denier, or proponent of a watered down Biblical Christ that it is absolutely necessary to be Biblically born again! More proof would also have no effect on those tares who through self vanity claim they are born again when all the time they are just as lost as ever! The times of Noah, and the times of today are very compatible!

    The Jews await God to remove the blindness that has kept them from salvation throughout this present dispensation. All Jews who were and are saved have become part of the true Christian Church in Christ Jesus! It is not external proof that will make the blinded Jews see, but the Holy Spirit who will be freed from the true Church after the rapture. Only then will the building of the Third Jewish Temple become a priority. Only then will the fanatics be replaced by sober minded Jews obeying the call of God. Only then will the secular government back away from opposing the return of the Temple Mount to a new back to the Bible movement by born again non-Christian Old Testament Messianic Jews!

     

    The Blindness Removed

    Isa 35:5-10
    5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

    6Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

    7And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

    8And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

    9No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

    10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
    KJV

     

     

    Read the article: Apology from the Tomb by DDSrail!

    Read:

    The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

    The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

    Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

    This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

    Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

    The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

    The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

     

    Sunday - November 24, 2002

    Sunday Animation: A Palestinian State?

    Lev 26:6
    6And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
    KJV

     

     

    12:35 Nov-22-02, 17 Kislev 5763

    105,000 Arabs Arrive On Temple Mount

    (IsraelNN.com) 105,000 Arabs are now on the Temple Mount for the third Friday of the Ramadan period. Large numbers of police are ensuring law and order in the area. This Friday, police did not impose any age restriction for Arabs entering the Mount.


     New U.S. Road Map Termed "Anti-Israeli"

    The U.S. "Road Map" plan is taking shape, much to the concern of Israeli government officials. They say that the State Department has made "far-reaching" changes in the plan, which even beforehand was unacceptable to Israel. "The Bush Administration has delivered a sharp blow to Ariel Sharon's government," HaTzofeh newspaper reports about the new edition of the Road Map, and terms it "anti-Israeli." The changes were made after both the Israelis and the PA submitted their comments on the earlier version.

    The backbone of the plan is the formation of a Palestinian state, and U.S. President Bush has told reporters more than once that he made it a central part of his plan only after Ariel Sharon suggested it himself. On the other hand, even Sharon has not called for it as quickly and unconditionally as Bush now seems to want. The Road Map states that an independent Palestinian state will be established in the second half of 2003, or between 7-13 months from now. In blatant opposition to Israel's stance, the U.S. plan calls for international supervision in Yesha by the Quartet - Europe, Russia, the United Nations, and the U.S.

    The new U.S. plan demands that Israel take down all construction in Yesha that was built in the past few months - and certainly to build no new buildings, including those needed for "natural growth." In return, the Palestinians must do -- nothing, at least with regard to terrorism. They are not required to stop their terrorism, murder, or incitement thereof in the initial stages. HaTzofeh notes, however, that this point may be negotiable, and it could be that Israel will have to uproot Jews from their new homes and freeze all construction only after an official PA declaration of a total stop to violence. The plan also contains a timetable for PA reforms, Israeli withdrawals, and more.

     

    Everyone has their own plans for the Holy Land. The Arabs show their solidarity by gathering in great numbers at the Temple Mount during Ramadan to show that this place is theirs. They will never give it up! The Bush administration has a "road map" to bring peace between Arab and Jew in the Holy Land. A peace that everyone knows will never be acceptable to the wild men of Islam. This is a foolish attempt to bribe the wild animals released by a hate filled Islam as if they could be restrained from ripping and tearing away at the Jews.  A two state compromise of the Holy Land means nothing to these beasts who only have the mentality of blind blood thirsty anger against Jews which has been nurtured from cradle to grave. It is as likely to appease these wild animals as it is to appease the great white shark of Jaws fame. It just is not going to happen!

    The false man centered Holy Land peace which is an integral part of  the war on terrorism will only lead to the last Jihad end of Islam, and then to Armageddon for the rest of mankind. God has been left out of all the plans for the Holy Land. The Bible is ignored by haughty men who think they are the masters of their own destiny. God has once before destroyed all of mankind save Noah and his family. The lesson goes unheeded as God again prepares the destruction of rebellious mankind save the family of His chosen people. The Bible will override all the plans of all the various groups of mankind with an interest in the Holy Land. All men, all religions, all governments will be humbled by the God of the Bible. Only His plan will be the final solution for the Holy Land. The next dispensation as revealed in the Bible being the Jewish Kingdom is increasingly forced on a resistant world. Salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ the returning Messiah/King is the only plan God has ever had! It will be the final victory over sin, and usher in true peace between lost sinners and their creator God.

     

    The Victory will be the Lord's

    Ps 35:19-27
    19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

    20For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

    21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

    22This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

    23Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

    24Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

    25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

    26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

    27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
    KJV
     

    Sunday Animation: A Palestinian State?

     

    Read:

    The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

    The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

    Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

    This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

    Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

    The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

    The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

     

    Monday - November 25, 2002

    Daniel 5:5
    5In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
    KJV

     

     

    Iraq: U.N. Plan Is Pretext for War

    Iraqi Foreign Minister, in Letter to U.N., Says Resolution on Inspections Is Pretext for War

    The Associated Press

    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov. 24 — In a long, stern letter to the United Nations, Iraq's foreign minister complained the new Security Council resolution on weapons inspections provides a pretext for the United States to wage war against his country.

     

    "There is premeditation to target Iraq, whatever the pretext," Foreign Minister Naji Sabri wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a letter dated Saturday and released Sunday.

    The Iraqi complaints are not expected to interfere with the scheduled resumption of U.N. weapons inspections on Wednesday.

    The letter had been expected, promised by the Iraqi official when he wrote to Annan on Nov. 11 to accept Resolution 1441, which sent the inspectors back to Iraq after a four-year absence. Sabri said then he would follow with a second letter commenting on supposed violations of international law and other problems with the resolution.

    The resolution, adopted unanimously Nov. 7, demands the Iraqis give up any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, or face "serious consequences." It requires the Baghdad government to make a declaration by Dec. 8 of any weapons of mass destruction, facilities to manufacture them, and "all other chemical, biological, and nuclear programs," even those not related to military uses.

    Any Iraqi failure to cooperate with the inspectors is to be reported to the council for possible punitive action. The Bush administration has threatened war to enforce Iraqi disarmament, with or without U.N. approval. But other governments, including France, Russia and China, say that decision can be made only by the Security Council.


    Thousands line up to flee Iraq

    SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM

    Sunday, November 24, 2002

     

    ABU DHABI — Iraqi government offices are besieged by citizens seeking permission to flee the country.

    Gulf sources said thousands are lining up in front of the Interior Ministry and security agencies for documents required to travel abroad. They said the perception is growing that a U.S.-led invasion of Baghdad is inevitable.

    Internal tensions in the nation are increasing with the arrival of weapons inspectors and a looming Dec. 8 deadline imposed by the United Nations, Middle East Newsline reported. Meanwhile, allied fighter-jets struck a mobile radar system in the southern no-fly zone Saturday.

    The regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been allowing nationals to leave the country. But authorities have refused to allow Iraqis to leave with their assets.

    The flight of Iraqis is taking place as tensions are reported throughout Baghdad, caused by the arrival of United Nations weapons inspectors. The UN plans to resume inspections on Wednesday. By Dec. 8, Iraq must issue a declaration of any weapons of mass destruction.

    Before returning to the U.S. Saturday, President Bush completed a trip to Europe appealing for NATO support for war against Iraq if Baghdad refuses to disarm.

    Calling the Iraqi leader an "aggressive dictator," the president told the crowd in Romania, "By his search for terrible weapons, by his ties to terror groups, by his development of prohibited ballistic missiles, the dictator of Iraq threatens the security of every free nation, including the free nations of Europe." Over the weekend, U.S. and British warplanes attacked Iraqi anti-aircraft facilities near the Kuwaiti border. An Iraqi military spokesman said the targets were located in in the province of Misan.

     

    The hand writing is on the wall! The end of Saddam Hussein is immanent. He goes the way of Hitler, and all the other anti-Semites who thought they could destroy the Jews. Purim is a continual holiday celebrating the death of Haman who in the days of Esther thought he too could exercise a final solution to Jewish hatred by the world. Hitler, Haman, and now Hussein all find the God of the Bible is not to be mocked! Soon the whole world will turn on the God of the Bible as He forces His puritanical righteousness on all the wicked and evil societies of mankind. All Christ rejecters will never submit to Him as the Messiah/King in the coming Jewish Kingdom. They will join Saddam in judgment by the holy God of the Bible when the next dispensation is ushered in.

    The Middle East is where the God of the Bible has said He will manifest His glory. Babylon is again to rise as a symbol of the arrogance of a God defying Gentile world in the final days of the Great Tribulation. The hand writing is on the wall! The fall of Saddam may well see the rise of Babylon supported by the Gentile world powers. Western money will certainly flow into propping up Iraq once Saddam is gone. The world's alternative to the promised power of a Jewish Jerusalem will find manifestation in the coming Gentile Babylon that Great city of the Book of Revelation! The hand writing is on the wall!

     

    The Hand Writing is on the Wall for Hussein

    Daniel 5:1-29
    5:1Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
    2Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
    3Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
    4They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
    5In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
    6Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
    7The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
    8Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
    9Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
    10Now the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:
    11There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
    12Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
    13Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry?
    14I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
    15And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:
    16And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
    17Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
    18O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
    19And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
    20But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
    21And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
    22And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;
    23But hast lifted up thyself against the LORD of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
    24Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
    25And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
    26This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
    27TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
    28PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
    29Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
    KJV
     

     

    Tuesday - November 26, 2002

    Leviticus 10:10-11
    10And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

    11And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
    KJV

     

     

    Hamas Incites to Kill Jews, Solely For Their Being Jews

    (IsraelNN.com) The Izzadin el-Qassam Brigade of Hamas published (23 November 2002) on their official website a bulletin encouraging the murder of Jews solely for the fact of their being Jews.

    The bulletin designed to mark the anniversary of the death of Imad Akal, a senior Hamas official who was killed in Gaza on November 24, 1993.

    The bulletin quotes Akal: "We will knock on the doors of Heaven with the skulls of the Jews". An axe shattering the word "Al-Yahud" (Jews) and splattering the skulls of Jews is depicted in the bulletin. The words Al-Qassam appear on the axe.


    Mitzna Supports Barak Plan Calling for Dividing Jerusalem

    (IsraelNN.com) In an interview in a German weekly Labor Party leader Amram Mitzna expresses his support for the Camp David plan of former prime minister Ehud Barak, including the division of the capital. Mitzna stated that Barak's plan was a good one, but his presentation to the people was poor.

    Mitzna adds that Yasser Arafat is a terrorist and has not done anything to stop terrorism. He calls on PA residents to elect a new leadership. When asked if he would conduct negotiations with Arafat, Mitzna replied he would sit down and talk with any elected leader of the PA.

    Mitzna also reiterated he would uproot Yesha (Judea, Samaria, & Gaza) communities if elected as the next prime minister.

     

     

    Jewish history like Christian history is a record of too many proud men who thought they were more magnanimous then God Himself. They all thought they had better ways of reaching the world. The Jews rejected the word given by their prophets about mixing with the world. They felt compromise with their pagan neighbors rather then separation was the better way to represent God.  Their thoughts were "let's just all get along together, and there will be peace." The problem is God was never satisfied with leaving the lost stay in their lost condition. God has only one way for lost sinners to find salvation. God has given mankind only one Bible to reveal His will on where the lost must go to be saved. Where the saved must go to find what God expects of their behavior now that a new nature has been given them.  the Jews of old abandoned God's word, and God abandoned them.

    Today, proud Christians think they have better ways of reaching the lost that are not found in the Bible. They mix in the worldly much as the Jews mixed in the pagan religions of their day. Most of TV evangelism is presented through a worldly circus atmosphere. Most popular Christian TV leaders are showmen not representatives of humbled born again Biblical followers of Christ. The modern money changers have found a lucrative milk cow in the Christ they represent to a lost world. How different Paul's testimony would be if he milked the salvation message for millions of shekels making himself a wealthy man. How different Paul's testimony would be if he sought to be a country gentleman in his off hours of preaching the gospel.

    God abandoned the Jews expelling them from the Holy Land. God is about to abandon this neither cold or hot generation of Christians. We, the born again Christians, are about to be expelled from the world at the rapture.  We left the money changers take control of the Temple plaza. We left vanity rather then a changed heart redefine born again Christianity. The only thing that has grown in the last 50 years of the modern Charismatic movement is Apostate Christianity that will turn on the Jews after the rapture. The only revival based on the mysticism of today's Christianity is confusion as to how the Bible says we can recognize who is saved and who are the tares.

    There are just too many proud leaders and followers who abandoned the Biblical teaching on separation. They fill the poor infirmed with false claims of healing for filthy lucre. There are no lost, or shriveled limbs brought back to life  in their healing shows. It is mysticism by mystic healers not the miracles of God that dupes the gullible. the end for this style Christianity is about to be their being left behind exposed for all their uncleanlyness at the rapture!

     

     

    Christianity Follows Worldly Judaism

    Ezekiel 22:26-31
    26Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

    27Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

    28And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

    29The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

    30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

    31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
    KJV

     

     

    Wednesday - November 27, 2002

    Rev 11:7
    7And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
    KJV
     

     

    IDF shoots dead 8-year-old boy, says he threw bombs

    By Amos Harel and Arnon Regular

    An 8-year-old Palestinian boy who was with a group of youths throwing rocks at Israel Defense Forces troops in Nablus was shot dead yesterday by troops after two Molotov cocktails were thrown at an army jeep.

    Witnesses said a group of children had gathered in the center of the city, hurling stones at an army jeep. Soldiers opened fire, killing 8-year-old Jihad Faqeh, who, said hospital officials, was standing in a side alley. Seven others were wounded, including two adults who were in serious condition. The IDF said the boy threw two explosive devices at troops carrying out operations in the Casbah.


    The Next Generation of Arab Terrorists

    The IDF says that an investigative report published in the Hizbullah terror organization's weekly journal reveals new evidence of Arab children's active participation in violent activity this past April in the PLO-controlled town of Jenin. During interview sessions, Jenin youth confessed to a Hizbullah reporter of their involvement in the manufacturing of weaponry, and of their participation in active warfare alongside armed adults, as Israeli troops entered the town during Operation Defensive Shield.

    The report states that children who were taught from a very young age to throw stones at IDF soldiers, had begun to replace stones and rocks with hand grenades and small explosive charges. " We traded stones and rocks for hand grenades because the impact is that much stronger" explained Rami, a young child resident of Jenin. During the IDF operation one group of children was responsible for manufacturing of arms and a second group of children placed them strategically around the area as specified by a senior terrorist operative. A third group was instructed to set up ambushes in street corners carrying bags filled to the brim with explosives.

    Fadi-a young resident of Jenin told the Hizbullah reporter that "the explosives are designed to blow their [the soldiers] heads off, the next time they dare enter our camp will be over our dead bodies". During the battle with the IDF the sound of explosions could be heard all over the camp. The residents, upon hearing the explosions ran out of their houses in fear that troops were firing grenades when in fact the explosions were charges being detonated by the Arab children themselves. Muatsin,16, used to kiss the grenades he carried on his back before throwing them upon IDF soldiers: "Allah, make this explosive as powerful as a ball of fire so that it burns the hearts of the Jews", he would chant.

    According to the report on the night of the IDF incursion hundreds of children paraded through the streets of Jenin chanting "our stance, our fight to victory or to death, for the will of Allah".

     

     

    There can be no doubt any more that the Palestinian Arab adults are using children to fight their battles. It is a political tactic aimed at both Israel and the world. They hope an Israeli soldier will hesitate to fire at a child, and so be killed by the little fellow with adult encouraged death in his hand. Secondly, they cry with great crocodile tears to the bleeding hearts of the world how ruthlessly the Jews treat them. The hateful bloodthirsty attitude of these wild animal adult terrorist operatives is so intense that I would not be surprised if they start using baby carriages pushed by little girls filled with explosives, and a live Arab baby so the adult operative can accomplish his goal of torture and murder of Jews! The Arab culture would dance in the streets if such martyrs were successful. The parents would brag on sending more of their babies to martyr's paradise.

    The God of the Bible is not going to put up with this Arab culture much longer! The Nazis treated Jewish babies with bloodthirsty contempt, and the God of the Bible dealt with them. The Arabs show the same contempt for even their own babies if Jews can be tormented and killed. This Arab culture has reached new lows in hateful anger. The only ones who could give this Arab culture respect would either be the unbelievably naive, or those with similar hate for Jews.

    The anti-Semites await a leader that the Bible says is about to make his appearance. He is called the "beast" in Revelation. The wild animals of this present Arab culture, and all who support them are ready right now to get behind the antichrist when he appears.

     

     

    The Beast Who Will Lead the Wild Animals

    Rev 13:4-9
    4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

    6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

    7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9If any man have an ear, let him hear.
    KJV
     

     

    Thursday - November 28, 2002

    Rev 11:6
    6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
    KJV

     

     

    Tuesday, 26 November, 2002, 14:52 GMT

    HIV cases top 40 million

    People with HIV/Aids: 42m
    New HIV cases in 2002: 5m
    Deaths from Aids in 2002: 3.1m
    Children (under 15) with Aids by end of 2002: 3.2m

     

    Aids has claimed millions of lives in southern Africa
     
    More women are now infected with HIV/Aids than men and well above 40 million people are now living with the disease, latest figures reveal.

    More people are also dying from the disease than ever before, with 3.1m Aids-related deaths last year, the global update from UNAids reveals.


     
    This is a critical moment of opportunity and danger.


     

    Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO

    The report, published ahead of World Aids Day on Sunday, shows that southern Africa remains at the epicentre of the Aids disaster.

    However, officials have also warned of major epidemics in Eastern Europe, China and India unless action is taken to tackle the disease.

    Globally, 5m people were newly infected with the virus in the past year. Almost a million of these were children under the age of 15.

     

    Some 30m people in sub-Saharan Africa have HIV - 58% of these are women. There were approximately 3.5m new infections last year.

    The situation is now so bad in some countries that it is contributing to the spread of famine.

    An estimated 8.8% of the adult population in sub-Saharan Africa has the virus. However, in four countries - Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe - that figure is in excess of 30%.

    'Worse to come'

    The UNAids report, entitled Aids Epidemic Update 2002, warns that worse is still to come.

    Living with HIV: Region totals
    Sub-Saharan Africa: 29.4m
    South/South East Asia: 6m
    Eastern Europe/Central Asia: 1.2m
    Western Europe: 570,000
    Latin America: 1.5m
    North America: 980,000

    It states: "In four southern African countries, national adult HIV prevalence has risen higher than thought possible.

    "The food crises faced in three of these are linked to the toll of their longstanding HIV/Aids epidemics, especially on the lives of young, productive adults."

    Concern continues to grow about the spread of the virus in east and south Asia.

    In China and India, one million people have been diagnosed with HIV. However, there are fears the true figures could be much higher.

    Across the whole of east, south and south-east Asia, there were almost another million new infections during 2002.

    Statisticians have warned that the epidemic is very much "in its infancy" in these regions.

     

     

    On one hand medical science brags of it's great advances by proclaiming the first test tube baby is soon to be born. On the other hand medical science demonstrates it's ignorance, and inability to cope  with 3.1 million deaths due to Aids last year. The Bible warns that in the first days of the next dispensation there will be terrible plagues as the Two Witnesses of Revelation begin their ministry. Aids will be a good candidate for the plagues they will call down upon an unrepentant, and un-responding world. Aids is already associated with the worst kinds of sin. It devastated the homosexual community when they were at their boldest in defying the clear teachings of the Bible. It went on to devastate the free love movement when it also was at it's boldest. The hard line drug users were reaching social acceptability from the Hollywood crowds until Aids devastated their ranks. Acceptable promiscuity was suddenly struck an irreversible blow with the rise of the HIV virus. The 3.1 million Aids deaths last year can not be ignored.

    I suspect when these Two Witnesses come on the scene they will likewise devastate the world of sin filled promiscuity. I'm sure their plagues will be as targeted as the Aids epidemic has been. It is always a shame when innocent children, and others become the victims of rampant sin. It reinforces the truth that there is no such thing as private sin. All sin, no matter how private the individual may feel it is will always have effects on others including the innocent. The buyer of hard line drugs who uses in the privacy of his home supports all the deaths that hard drugs produce. It is not just the teenager who overdoses, but all the vicious murders committed by the drug dealers collecting money due or protecting their turf. Innocents always suffer as the result of sin! The Two Witnesses should never be accused of killing children just as God should never be accused of judging sinners for their sinfulness.

    3.1 million people suffered judgment from the sin of Aids last Year.  Who knows how many have suffered from the sin of booze? The deaths due to DWI in America must be high, and the victims of the DWI drivers is a sad reality of the effect sin has on others. How many DWI's will hit the road after the family feast this year?

    The outlook on this Thanksgiving day is not good. Sin abounds more and more. Judgment at the time of dispensational change seems ripe as mankind more and more defies the God of the Bible! 

     

     

    If God Judged Israel He Will also Judge the World

    Deut. 28:58-67
    58If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
    59Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
    60Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
    61Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
    62And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
    63And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
    64And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
    65And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
    66And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
    67In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
    KJV
     

     

    Friday - November 29, 2002

    Top Stories from ABCNEWS.com
     - Israeli Hotel in Kenya Attacked; 8 Killed
     - Eleven Dead in Suicide Attack in Kenya
     - Two Dead as Gunmen Open Fire in Israel
     

    Israel Dominates the World News!

    Psalms 10:16
    16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
    KJV

     

     

    Al Qaeda blamed for terror attacks

    Thursday, November 28, 2002 Posted: 11:39 AM EST (1639 GMT)

    MOMBASA, Kenya (CNN) -- The world is on heightened alert after twin attacks on an Israeli-owned Mombasa hotel and an Israeli passenger plane, raising fears of a terrorist campaign against "soft" tourist targets.

    Fifteen people died in Thursday's attack on the seaside resort in Kenya, including the three suicide bombers.

    Nine of the victims were Kenyans, while the three Israelis who died included two children aged about eight, authorities said.

    The atrocity in east Africa coincided with an attack on an Israeli passenger plane taking tourists to Tel Aviv. The aircraft touched down safely after the pilot reported seeing "smoke trails" behind the plane seconds after takeoff. (Full story)

    Kenya's ambassador to Israel said there was "no doubt" that al Qaeda was behind the car bombing of the Israeli-owned hotel as well as the missile attack on the Israeli charter jet.

    Suicide bombers drove a vehicle through gates and into the lobby of the Paradise Hotel in the port of Mombasa on Thursday morning, causing a huge explosion which tore through the building.

    Screaming children covered in blood searched desperately for their parents amid the wreckage, witnesses said. (Full story)

    Broken glass showered into rooms and the roof caught fire. The attack came moments after a group of Israeli tourists had arrived to check in.

    Officials from Israel's foreign ministry said a group of dancers who were performing a Kenyan welcome dance for hotel guests were among the wounded.

    John Malan Sawe, Kenyan Ambassador to Israel, said: "I do believe the people who have been responsible for terrorism all over the world must be the same people who have done it.

    "I believe it must be connected to al Qaeda and it's up to them to deny."

    An Israeli Army Radio report identified Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, of Egyptian origin, and Faed Ali Sayam, a Kenyan Muslim, as two of the three suicide bombers at the hotel. The third attacker was not identified, the report added.

     

     

    The official start of the Christmas/Hanukah season is challenged by the Bible hating followers of the Koran. It is a religious war that is politically incorrect to identify as such. Islam is openly challenging the God of the Bible. From Genesis 12 to the end of the Old Testament the Bible is about the birth and history of the Jews. The New Testament is about the promised Jewish Messiah coming in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ who sacrificed His life by the shedding of His blood at Calvary as a cleansing atonement for sin for all who would turn to Him by promise in the Old Testament and personal commitment in the New. The New Testament reveals that the dispensational change from Israel of the Old Testament to Christianity of the New Testament is not an eternal dispensation, but that it will end someday. God will again turn back to Israel in the next dispensation of the Kingdom Age. The Lord Jesus Christ will return to rule this coming Kingdom as Jewish Messiah and King!

    Islam is openly challenging the God of the Bible. The God of the Jews and Christians. Jesus Christ is going to return to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The heathen Moslems are defying God's plan as revealed in the Bible, and claiming the Holy Land for Allah. They have no intention of ever sharing it with the Jews though their rhetoric for political reasons often implies that such a compromise would be acceptable. Even if such a compromise were ever fully accepted by Islam, it would never be accepted by the God of the Bible. His plan does not include sharing the Holy Land with the heathen! The unrepentant heathen of all religions who reject Christ will be driven out of the Holy Land unto destruction!

    Africa is where the Southern prong of the three pronged Islamic invasion of Israel will originate as identified in the Bible (Ezekiel 38 & 39). Africa is stirring with Islamic hate as would be expected if this fulfillment of Ezekiel were close at hand!

    "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"

     

     

     

    The End of this Present Dispensation

    Romans 11:15-26
    15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
    16For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
    17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
    18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
    19Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
    20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
    21For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
    22Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
    23And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
    24For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
    25For 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.
    26And 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:
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    Read:

    The Tribulation Temple: about the next Jewish Temple to be built on the Temple Mount.

    The Second Woe: about the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 and the Temple.

    Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

    This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

    Invasion Israel: about 4 predicted invasions of Israel concentrating on the Last Jihad.

    The Last Jihad: about the invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (takes some time to load).

    The Gentile in an all Jewish Dispensation: about how gentiles function in a Jewish world Kingdom.

     

    Saturday - November 30, 2002

    Chanukah
    November 30 - December 7, 2002

    The Holiday of Lights -- celebrating the miracle of a little oil that lasted eight days, and continues to illuminate our lives to this day

     

    Ezekiel 35:5
    5Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
    KJV
     

     

    REGIONAL ROUND-UP - JORDAN
    MODERATE ELITE SEEKS TO STEM THE TIDE OF ISLAMIC TERROR

    Reeling from the growing mood of unrest following the assassination of a senior US diplomat at the end of October, Jordan's moderate establishment is beginning to fear the endemic rise of militant Islamic terrorism.

    Fresh clashes in the southern town of Maan on November 24 saw at least two more people killed, and two others injured when Islamic terrorists opened fire on a police patrol, prompting the army to immediately impose a citywide curfew.

    Just weeks earlier, violence had engulfed Maan, a stronghold of radical Islam, after the government promised to "punish" the killers of US diplomat Lawrence Foley. When police cracked down on a local armed gang accused of murder, drug and weapons trafficking and other "terrorist" activities, five were killed in rioting, including two police officers. But the alleged ringleader, Muhammade Shalabi, evaded arrest.

    Jordan's intellectual and political elite remains among the more moderate in the Middle East. The youthful King Abdullah II retains strong personal and political ties with European nations, is supportive of the US war on terror and like many Arab leaders, is not averse to a regime change in Iraq, (preferring, nevertheless, to stay on the sidelines of any US-led military campaign to topple Saddam Hussein).

    Jordan is the only Arab nation to have a free trade agreement with Washington, and despite a strong domestic campaign for an anti-US economic boycott, American imports rose by 26% in the first quarter of this year.

    While fighting its own war against terror at home, Jordan has expressed strong fears that Israel would exploit a war in Iraq to "transfer" hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from the battle-scarred West Bank to Jordan.

    In the latest evidence of an on-going border blockade, some 3,000 Palestinian Muslims wanting to make the mini-hajj pilgrimage via Jordan to Mecca were stranded this past week on the Israeli side of the Allenby Bridge border crossing over the Jordan River. Israeli authorities said they were free to pass, but Jordan blocked their entry, forcing many to sleep on the ground.

    The incident highlighted the underlying tension between the Palestinian Authority and Jordan over the prospects of "transfer." Jordan fears that if allowed to travel through the Kingdom en route to Saudi Arabia, many would decide to stay, joining the more than 60% of the kingdom's residents who already identify themselves as Palestinians.

    According to Palestinian Authority Interior Minister, Hani al-Hassan, the Hashemite kingdom is so obsessed with the fear of transfer that it has imposed severe restrictions on the entry of Palestinians into the kingdom, stranding thousands of would-be pilgrims, many of whom have been camping near the Allenby Bridge for weeks.

    The Jordanians have justified blocking the pilgrims on the grounds that many of them are ultimately planning to settle in Jordan. Beneath the official explanation lies a deep running mistrust in the upper echelons of Jordanian society of the Palestinians, who are considered to be a magnet for Islamic extremism, terror and unrest.
     

     

     

    The battle in Jordan is not so much moderate against extremist as it is between the present Jordanian government, and the Palestinian majority who want to become the next government of Jordan. Edom of the Old Testament is present day Jordan no matter which government it will have at the time of dispensational change. The Bible does not have good things to say about Edom.

    When Jordan controlled the West Bank (Judah and Samaria), and Jerusalem; They turned the Western Wall into a garbage dump forbidding Jews to worship there under penalty of death. They desecrated old Jewish cemeteries by defecating on the graves, and vandalizing the tomb stones. They even removed many of the thousand year old Jewish tomb stones using them as paving stones for their streets.  The moderate Jordanian government hates the Jews with as much passion as any of the Arab terrorists. They are called moderate only because they use the United States favor to maintain power.

    A moderate Jordan, or a Palestinian Jordan with the wild men of Islam in control has its end revealed in the Bible. Mount Seir is another Biblical name for Edom. Ezekiel 35 reveals the end of Jordan. It's end is tied with the return of the Jews to the Holy Land (Ezekiel 37 the dry bones). The Islamic culture of Jordan will never accept a Jewish Kingdom. The Omniscient God of the Bible recognizes this reality, and so has Judged them for their perpetual hate against the Jews. The judgment will be applied at the time of dispensational change! Mount Seir of the last dispensation ended at the time of dispensational change when the Lord Jesus Christ came the first time. Modern Mount Seir seems destine for the same fate at dispensational change when Christ returns the second time!

     

     

    The End of Mount Seir/Edom/Jordan

    Ezekiel 35:1-9
    Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

    2Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,

    3And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.

    4I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

    5Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:

    6Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

    7Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.

    8And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.

    9I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
    KJV

     

     

     


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