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Saturday - November 1, 2003

Ezek 44:2-4

2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
KJV

 

 

 

First Friday prayers of Ramadan at Temple Mt. end peacefully

By Haaretz Service and Agencies

The first Friday prayers of the fast month of Ramadan passed peacefully as some 150,000 Muslims gathered to mark the occasion by worshipping on the Temple Mount compound, which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Large numbers of police patrolled in the Old City of Jerusalem ahead of the start of prayers, with reinforcements from police forces across the country arriving at the capital to boost numbers.

Israel Police commander Shlomo
Aharonishki told Israel Radio that fact that the prayers had passed peacefully was down to the continuous security routine at the site over the past few months, as well as the outcome of the shared interests of Israel and the Waqf, the Muslim religious trust.

Entry for West Bank and Gaza Strip residents to the Temple Mount was limited to 5,000 married men of at least 45 years and women aged 35 or older, in order to prevent violent mass protests from erupting after the prayers. No age restrictions were imposed on Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.

 

Thousands of Muslims worshipping at the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on the first Friday prayers of Ramadan. (AP)

 

 

Police also set up checkpoints all around Jerusalem to prevent people from taking back roads into the city by foot, witnesses said.

In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, soldiers prevented a few hundred worshippers from entering Jerusalem and some tried to push and shove their way through. Israel Defense Forces troops fired a stun grenade, setting off a loud blast. One Palestinian was reported lightly injured.

Asked about the scuffles at the checkpoint, the military said that Palestinian officials in the city had not provided lists of names of worshippers, preventing soldiers from allowing people past checkpoints. The IDF said soldiers needed to screen lists for possible security risks.

A quarter of a million people used to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan before the intifada erupted three years ago with riots at the complex.

 

 

The Bible has one plan for the future of the Temple Mount while Islam has demonstrated they will die before allowing that Biblical plan to be implemented. The gauntlet has been cast down by Islamic leaders that should the Jews ever propose to rebuild their Temple, war to the death would result.

It is clear to me that God's plan for the Temple Mount, and Islam can't exist together. It is why I'm convinced Ezekiel 38 & 39 reveals the end of Islamic influence over the Holy Land at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. I'm convinced the testimony of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 who never leave Jerusalem will be the building, and establishment of kosher worship within Ezekiel's Temple. Even the chronology of Ezekiel supports this conclusion! The very next section of Ezekiel following the "Last Jihad" of Ezekiel 38 & 39 is the description of Ezekiel's Temple in chapters 40 to 48!

All reputable commentators agree the timeframe for Ezekiel 38 & 39 is difficult to predict. I offer my thoughts as speculation resulting from comparing today's news with Bible prophecy. I know the Temple Mount is critical to all God will be doing in preparation for the coming Kingdom age. If the whole world must step aside for God's plan, then it shall be so! The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again, and He is coming to Jerusalem. His glory will fill Ezekiel's Temple, and with the coming of His glory a flow will come from under the altar already in existence. A flow to cleanse, and mingle with the blood sacrificed on the altar that will increase to a mighty river as it flows to the oceans of the world. The entire earth will be cleansed of all the pollutants brought about during the rebellion of mankind during the Great Tribulation. 

"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done"

 

 

End of all Pollution from Sin

Ezek 47:1-10
Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
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.

 

Sunday November 2, 2003

Ps 110:1-2
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
KJV
 

 

 

*LATEST NEWS*- QUIET BREAKTHROUGH

 

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday night that he believes Israel is on the verge of a breakthrough in diplomatic talks with the Palestinians and “entering a path of peace and quiet.” Speaking at an economic forum in Tel Aviv Sharon admitted that Israel continued to hold high-level talks with Palestinian officials, though not a prime ministerial level – honoring a Palestinian request to allow PA prime minister Ahmed Qurei more time “to establish himself."

 

 

 

Ariel Sharon is no friend of the settlers. He is a politician first. He seems to be able to sell the sovereignty over the Temple Mount, and the conquest of Judah and Samaria for political advantage when the time comes. I personally do not trust him in back room negotiations. I'm certain the independent settler movement in Israel will be put on the chopping block as a sacrifice for a secular peace. I doubt it will slow the movement down much because they've been going against government policy from the beginning.

It is beyond reason to think that over 250,000 Jews can be rooted out of their homes in the Holy Land. An interesting observation is that there are already more then enough Jews living in the tribal areas of their fathers, and were God today to call for the 144,000 Jews, 12,000 out of each tribe, that prophecy in Revelation could be literally fulfilled! The Independent fundamental settler movement has more then necessary filled the potential needed. The situation is reflective of the days of the Judges when the Jews struggled with the stay behind interlopers who were not driven out during the initial conquest. It took David the King to subdue the Philistines who were the greatest power in those days. Soon, the son of David, who is really his LORD, will end all opposition to the Jews taking back what He has already promised them!

Soon a new song will be sung among the Jews. It will be new to this generation, but in fact is as old as the Bible. It can only be sung when the Jews as a people turn away from the politicians, and turn back to the God of their fathers!

"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done"

 

 

The New Old Song

Ex 15:1-7
15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
KJV
 

 

Monday - November 3, 2993

Ps 9:12-13

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
KJV
 

 

At Least 14 Killed in Separate Attacks Against U.S. Troops

By REUTERS

Published: November 2, 2003
 

BAGHDAD, Nov.2 — At least 13 soldiers were killed when a U.S. Chinook helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

 

"Currently 13 soldiers are KIA (killed in action) and some 20 wounded," a spokesman told Reuters. The attack caused the biggest single death toll among occupying troops since Saddam Hussein was toppled in April.

Separately, a U.S. soldier died after being wounded in an overnight roadside bomb blast in Baghdad.

A U.S. spokesman said two Chinooks had been heading for Baghdad airport with troops on a rest and recreation break. He said the downed helicopter, carrying 30 people including five crew, had been "shot down by an unknown weapon."

A witness in Falluja, Dawoud Suleiman, said: "There were two American helicopters. They fired a missile at one and missed, and then they hit the other, which crashed and caught fire."

Some Iraqis were jubilant. "The Americans are pigs. We will hold a celebration because this helicopter went down -- a big celebration," said wheat farmer Saadoun Jaralla near the crash site. "The Americans are enemies of mankind."

U.S. troops told journalists to leave the area and confiscated their film as another military medical helicopter with a red cross sign on its side landed, sending up clouds of dust from the dry scrubland.

It was the third time guerrillas had brought down a U.S. military helicopter since U.S. President George W. Bush declared major combat over in Iraq on May 1.

Bush himself had vowed on Saturday to stand firm and said leaving Iraq prematurely would strengthen the "terrorists" who he blamed for recent deadly suicide attacks.

DANCING ON THE WRECKAGE

In Falluja, residents said a roadside bomb had hit a convoy of U.S. soldiers in civilian vehicles. At least one vehicle was ablaze at the scene, where crowds gathered to celebrate and shout anti-U.S. slogans. Television pictures showed a gleeful youth wearing a U.S. Army helmet. Others danced on wreckage.

Before the helicopter attack, 123 U.S. soldiers had died in hostilities in Iraq in the past six months, including one killed by an overnight roadside bomb blast in Baghdad and two killed by a bomb in the northern city of Mosul the day before.

In Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, residents said a roadside bomb had exploded as a U.S. convoy passed, hitting a bus carrying university students and wounding two women.

 

 

The war in Iraq is really a clash of wills. The terrorists want the mighty Christian nation to leave them continue to terrorize their own people first, the US second, and ultimately the Jews. What has become despicable is that the politicians are now using the sacrifices necessary to contain, and destroy the terrorists for political gain. I'm ashamed of many Americans who are using the inevitable tragedy of war as a stepping stone for political advantage. Abraham Linchn faced a similar situation in his last years so it is nothing new. I only pray God's hand on America will not be something of the past.

I know the world is better for the fall of the Saddam regime. I know evil men are seeking to fill the void. I also know America must be willing to pay the price of a drawn out pacification program. It may still get worse before it gets better. It remains at the most basic level a clash of wills.

I personally feel America blessed with the might we possess are obligated to defend the world from terrorism. I believe God has given us a taste of what the Jews in Israel face daily. We see them dance in the streets at our sacrifices, and our hearts ach. Our inaction is the greater sin when it comes to terrorism, and those who support it. We did the right thing by entering Iraq, and if anything did not finish the job by including Syria. That shortcoming may still be accomplished? God's hand was clearly on America during Iraqi Freedom. Where we have gone wrong is with the "Road Map." The establishment of a Palestinian State within the Holy Land is an abomination to everything the Bible reveals about God's future plans for Israel. We tread on Holy Ground when as gentiles we meddle in Jewish affairs. God's hand can't be on the Road Map, and the Bible at the same time. We go too far when we think we have a better way then what God has already revealed.

 

 

The King Rules From Zion

Psalms 2

2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday November 4, 2003

Luke 21:24

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

 

EU poll: Israel is top peace threat

Survey shows U.S. on par with Iraq and North Korea

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 3 — A majority of European Union citizens see Israel as a threat to world peace, and more than two-thirds believe the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was unjustified, an opinion poll showed Monday.

THE EU EXECUTIVE Commission’s survey of attitudes on Iraq and world peace showed that 59 percent of those polled saw Israel as a threat, putting it above Iran, North Korea and the United States, each of which polled 53 percent.
       The poll also found that 68 percent of EU citizens believed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was not justified.
       Asked by reporters about the political implications, Commission spokesman Gerassimos Thomas said: “It is not our role or our policy to interpret each opinion poll or to base our policy on it.”
       The commission carries out about 60 polls a year among the EU’s 375 million citizens, seeking their views on everything from the euro to EU enlargement.

In the the latest survey, around 500 people in each EU country were asked whether they considered the 14 nation listed as threats to world peace.
       Fifty-two percent said Iraq was a threat, 50 percent said Afghanistan was. The other countries — Pakistan, Syria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Russia and Somalia — scored less than 50 percent.
       
       © 2003 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.

 

 

It should be clear that world opinion is against Israel. It is unbelievable that the world would be more favorable to the Islamic Nations like Syria and Iran who so openly support terrorism then to the democratic Israel. It is hate pure and simple that makes reason go out the window. The Bible says that before God is finished bringing in the Kingdom Age that Israel will stand alone against the gentile world. It is apparent that those days have already arrived.

God has a perfect plan built around dispensational change. The times of the gentiles is ending, and the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Nebuchadnezzar's dream is finally coming to the toes of iron mixed with clay. The stone cut without hands is about to establish His Kingdom on earth. It matters not that the whole gentile world votes against God's plan. Nothing can stop the return of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of the Jews. He is coming to Jerusalem where His throne will be established for 1000 years. The world seems ripe for judgment, and the Jews are back in the Land of their fathers.

 

 

Dan 2:37-45

37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - November 5, 2003

Num 34:3

3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
KJV
 

 

Dead Sea Drying Up, Israeli Study Warns

Tue Nov 4, 8:40 AM ET

By PETER ENAV, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM - The Dead Sea is dying, and only a major engineering effort can save it, Israel's Minister of the Environment said Monday.

The Dead Sea gets its name from its heavy salt content, because no aquatic creatures can live in it. Now there's a new "death threat" — the Dead Sea is drying up and disappearing.

An Israeli TV reporter, illustrating the government report, stood on a spot where, just 20 years ago, water met land. Now that point is 2,000 feet of parched ground away, he said, as the sea gradually recedes.

Because it is landlocked in a hot desert area, evaporation is high, accounting for the dense salt concentration that allows bathers to float above the water with no effort. The area is popular for spas and treatments, with luxury hotels on both sides.

For millennia, the balance was maintained by the Dead Sea's only water source, the Jordan River, pouring in from the north. In recent decades, however, both Israel and Jordan have been tapping in to irrigate large swaths of agricultural land along the narrow river that divides the two countries, robbing the Dead Sea of its replacement water.

A five-year drought has added to the woes of Dead Sea, which occupies the lowest point on Earth, 1,320 feet below sea level. The sea is about 38 miles long and about 11 miles wide.

The Israeli study said that without an intensive engineering effort, the sea's water level will continue to recede by as much as three feet per year, adjacent ground water will disappear, surrounding land will buckle and collapse, and nearby wildlife and vegetation will be lost.

Environment Minister Yehudit Neot said she would ask the Israeli Cabinet to hold a detailed discussion on the study's conclusions.

"If the conclusions are not implemented, there is a real danger to the future of the Dead Sea as a world class natural resource," Neot said.

The Environment Ministry study said that to secure the sea's future, engineers would have to develop a new infrastructure of bridges and roads leading to its shores. It recommended that resources be applied only in places where remedial engineering efforts would be successful, suggesting that many areas are already beyond repair.

Plans to use the difference in elevation between the Dead Sea and other bodies of water might also help solve the problem. The latest idea is to build a channel between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea, with waters rushing downhill driving electricity power stations.

The water pouring into the Dead Sea from the south would counter the deterioration, but environmentalists warn that water from the Red Sea is salty, while the Jordan River supplies fresh water, and this could have adverse consequences.

However, the Red Sea-Dead Sea channel project is still in planning stages, and experts say it might be prohibitively expensive

 

 

God has his own plan for saving the Dead Sea, but as usual it is just the opposite of the best laid plans of men. Water is like gold in the desert Middle East. The reason the Jordan can no longer supply the needs of the Dead Sea is because both Arabs and Jews siphon off it's flow for agricultural purposes. God's plan is to solve the water problem in Israel forever, and in the process solve the environmental problems of the whole earth.

God's solution is directly tied to the building of Ezekiel's Temple. That in itself is contrary to all the gentile peace plans for the Middle East. It also calls for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of the Jews. His absolute righteous reign goes contrary to a world that demands the freedom to sin.

God's plan is not to use the worthless salt water from either the Mediterranean or Red Seas, but God's plan is to use fresh water with His flow going in the opposite direction. The flow will start from under the altar of Ezekiel's Temple, and it will flow in the opposite direction of the present plans to save the Dead Sea. The flow will be primarily provided to cleanse the altar of blood sacrifice, but as those clensing waters mingled with blood flow into the Dead Sea they will then overflow into the oceans of the world cleansing everything. God's plan is to use the waters of life to change the Dead Sea into the Living Sea. It is all part of coming dispensational change!

 

 

End of all Pollution from Sin

Ezek 47:1-10
Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - November 6, 2003

Gen 3:13

13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
KJV
 

 

Kissinger: Sharon could make 'astonishing' concessions

By Haaretz Service

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger said in remarks broadcast Wednesday that he was quite optimistic that the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock can be broken, and that despite Israel's "tactical stiffness," past experience has shown that even
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would make "astonishing" concessions if there were an opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

The former American foreign policy chief said that if some positions are changed, "especially on the Arab side," progress will be made in the current period.

Kissinger was the central speaker Tuesday at a ceremony in the Israeli Embassy in
Washington marking the eighth anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

"There are ways to get out of the deadlock, and I am actually quite optimistic," Kissinger said in an interview with Israel Radio. "Some positions will have to be changed, especially on the Arab side, about the survival of Israel, but I think that we are at a phase where progress will be made."

Asked about PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, Kissinger said "Arafat knows what he has to do. He doesn't need to be talked to. He's known for 10 years what he should do in order to have peace, and he hasn't wanted it."

The former secretary of state added that "The way to a breakthrough, is that the moderate Arabs convince the Palestinians, or assist the Palestinians, in defeating the terrorists."

"Whatever the tactical stiffness of Israel is, on the big issues it has made astonishing concessions every time there was an opportunity for peace. They did it under Rabin, they did it under (former prime minister Ehud) Barak, and they would do it under Sharon, or anyone else."

 

 

The coming secular peace is inevitable. It will prove more dangerous to the Jews, and the world then all the wars of human history because it will lead to Armageddon. It is not the war talk that bothers me as much as the phony peace talks. Peace leaving out God can only mean disaster in the end. Compromise between the heathen Palestinians, and God's chosen people is an abomination. This would not be the first time Israel was beguiled by treatorus neighbors. The Bible should remind the Jews to be on their guard when gentiles come with hands held out for peace.

I have no doubts Ariel Sharon is a politician first. I agree with Kissinger that he will make "astounding concessions" when he thinks the time is right. Rabin gave away the farm, and got the Oslo War for his reward. Who knows what concessions Sharon would make for a Nobel Peace Prize on his mantel? I'm sure those irritant settlers will find little sympathy when compromises are being made. I would imagine the status quo at the Temple Mount would be easy for him to accept. I'm also expecting a Palestinian State in the middle of the Holy Land would be part of the concessions made by the secular Jews for a secular peace!

All these concessions that I would expect from the Israeli politicians go against the Biblical plan for the future of the Holy Land. The coming peace truly is a great disaster in the making. If Joshua could be beguiled, then Sharon has no possibility of standing against the gentiles when they come with a secular peace. Only the Prince of Peace holds the future for the Holy Land. The cost will be the whole world must accept His uncompromising righteousness. All other peace plans are dead on arrival.

 

 

The Beguiling of Israel

Josh 9:3-6

3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,

4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;

5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us.
KJV


Josh 9:22-27

22 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying, Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when ye dwell among us?

23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.

25 And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do.

26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not.

27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.
KJV
 

 

Friday - November 7, 2003

Gen 22:17

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
KJV
 

 

Remembering Rachel - With A New Jewish Presence
16:03 Nov 06, '03 / 11 Cheshvan 5764
 

Hundreds visited Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem last night on the traditional anniversary of the death of the Matriarch Rachel. Nearby, a more modest crowd participated in the affixing of a Mezuzah on a new Jewish property.

Many hundreds of people visited Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem - just several hundred meters south of the Jerusalem municipal border - in commemoration of the traditional anniversary of the death of the Matriarch Rachel. Nearby, a much more modest crowd participated in the affixing of a Mezuzah on a new Jewish property adjacent to Rachel's Tomb. Journalist Judy Lash Balint, who participated in the modest event, described it:
"A small group gathered to watch as Minister of Tourism Rabbi Benny Elon put up the first mezuzah. He noted that it's the first Jewish building in Bethlehem in thousands of years. The IDF commander stationed there for the past several weeks looked on, together with the attorney for the project and the contractor responsible for the renovations. Former Knesset Member Chanan Porat strode in to join several of the young men who had worked behind the scenes to bring the project to fruition. A few American supporters managed to witness the scene. Standing out amongst the crocheted kippot was Rabbi Rabinovich, rabbi of the Kotel and other holy sites, resplendent in black coat and black hat..."

Ten public Egged buses arrive at the holy site daily - in marked contrast to the emptiness following its closure after the onset of the Oslo War. The abandonment may well have continued until today had not a group of 30 women taken things into their own hands. A few weeks after the site was closed, they walked, with their babies, to Rachel's Tomb from the Gilo Junction. They were forcibly evacuated that afternoon - but were promised that civilians in bulletproof buses would be allowed to visit later that day. The situation has in fact improved since then, and the number of visitors has risen dramatically.

Those who initiated the purchase and renovation of the Jewish property adjacent to Kever Rachel did so in the knowledge that without a Jewish presence in the area, Rachel's Tomb could meet the same fate as Joseph's Tomb - abandoned and destroyed by Moslem vandals, almost hermetically closed off to Jewish visitors. The new property, immediately south of Rachel's Tomb, is a three-story building housing an army unit on one floor, a kollel (Torah study group) on the next, and a self-contained apartment at the top. Bulletproof windows have been installed, and the house has been physically linked to Kever Rachel by a cement block wall and roof.
 

 

 

This is more work by the independent fundamental Jewish settler movement going on in Israel. Their own government has always been the greatest barrier for them to overcome. The mothers with their babies defy the Palestinian terrorists with a boldness General Custer would have applauded. They defy their own government which brutally evicted them in the beginning. It was only public pressure that caused the government to back down. They defy the Road Map put together by Russia, the UN, and the EU gentile powerhouses, and foolishly supported by the US. They stand alone rejected on every side, but God has given them an impossible victory. For the first time in over 2000 years since Rome evicted them a piece of property in the city of Bethlehem is now Jewish. The stronghold over the Holy Land by the vicious Palestinians, and the world wide Apostate Christian powers has been breached. Not by a great powerful army, but by a group of independent fundamental Jewish mothers doing what God has put in their hearts. They are settling the Land of Israel. The old tribal lands so long abandoned are steadily becoming Jewish once again.

This is a real Biblical miracle unfolding before the eyes of a world that does not want to see God at work in the Holy Land. This world would rather see the TV hucksters version of phony miracles, or acknowledge miracles acclaimed to Mother Teresa by the Apostate Church then see what God is really doing! Dispensational change is here. Soon, the real Church of born again believers in Christ will step aside at the rapture, and redemption will flow to the Jews of Israel. A great change is about to take place just as the Bible always said would happen. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again to Jerusalem as King of the Jews. Ezekiel's Temple must be built before His return. It will not be built by the government, but by the same independent spirit seen working today among unconverted Jews. Imagine what will be accomplished when their redemption draweth nigh!  Not even a blind man could be without excuse for not knowing what is happening in Israel today!

 

 

Ex 4:8-12

8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.

10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
KJV
 

 

Saturday November 8, 2003

Ex 6:6-7

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
KJV
 

 

Over 180,000 Reported on the Temple Mount
12:46 Nov 07, '03 / 12 Cheshvan 5764


(IsraelNN.com) Over 180,000 Islamic worshipers have arrived on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for Ramadan prayer services. Police are not reporting any disturbances.
 


Arutz-7 Sells "Eretz HaTzvi" Ship
16:13 Nov 05, '03 / 10 Cheshvan 5764

An important chapter in Arutz-7 history ends today, with the sale of the Eretz HaTzvi ship. Yoel Tzur, Arutz-7's Technical Manager, said today that the ship has been sold for scrap, and that at "4:00 this afternoon it will leave for Izmir in Turkey, where it will be taken apart and sawed down." Tzur said that there had been two other options: "To sell it for use as a ship, but since it's 35 years old - built in Hungary in 1968 - it did not attract too many buyers... The other option was simply to sink it, which we did not want to do. Every day it stands idle in the ocean it costs us money, so we chose to sell it for scrap."

Asked to recount some of his memories of the Eretz HaTzvi, Tzur said, "There were very many. In the summer, we enjoyed going out to the ship, to go fishing and have a barbecue... In the winter, there were storms and difficulties getting the tapes out there, and the broadcasters and crew would complain that they wanted to get off... It was a period of a lot of tension and a lot of responsibility. But this period is over, and we're headed now for even bigger things - apparently this wasn't big enough for us..." Interviewer Ariel Kahane, who spent over a year as a broadcaster on the ship, agreed that it was a special experience. "One thing I remember is how we used to supply food to Abie Natan's Voice of Peace crew," he said.

 

 

 

The seas are not always smooth. No one enjoys hardship until after it's over. The struggle for the Temple Mount has only begun. Today, we experience rough waters. The conservative Arutz Sheva ends an unprecedented period of defying the politicians, and maintaining an independent spirit in Israel.  Arutz Sheva is a positive voice for the independent fundamental Jewish settlers. It has always been adamant about the fact that the Temple Mount is Jewish! Their voice continues for now only by the internet. I'm sure the politicians are already looking for ways to gag even that platform of expression. The conflict only grows in intensity as God forces His will on the Holy Land.

I'm encouraged that the last Jewish Temple was not built by the might or power of men, but rather by the spirit of the LORD of hosts. The Bible says the same LORD of hosts will intervene at the right time to accomplish the building of the final Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. It will not be done by the secular government, but through hardship by independent Jewish fundamentalists. The opposition this time will be no less intense, but it will be the irresistible spirit of the LORD of hosts working on the hearts of independent Jews that will prevail at the end.

God has a plan! Ezekiel 38 & 39 is a prophecy yet to be fulfilled. Ezekiel 40-48 is a Temple yet to be built. Ezekiel 39 ends all Islamic influence over the Holy Land. It will not be until then that the door will open for the construction of Ezekiel's Temple (chapters 40 -48) as the chronology at the end of Ezekiel unfolds. The Bible says the final Temple to be built on the Temple Mount will be Jewish!

 

 

The Building of the Jewish Temple

Zech 4:6-9

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
KJV
 

 

 

Sunday - November 9, 2003

Num 15:31

31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
KJV
 

 

Bush calls on Middle East to open arms to democracy
Hussein's fall a 'watershed' for the world


David E. Sanger, New York Times

Washington -- President Bush on Thursday challenged Iran, Syria and two crucial American allies in the Middle East -- Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- to begin embracing democratic traditions and to view the fall of Saddam Hussein as "a watershed event in the global democratic revolution."

Bush's speech, before the National Endowment for Democracy, appeared to be part of an effort by the White House to change American and world perceptions of the Iraq occupation, describing it in far broader strategic terms than the ouster of a dictator.

But it came at a time when Bush has been struggling to create democratic institutions in Iraq itself and when the daily casualties among alliance soldiers in Iraq have led many in the region to question whether the United States is capable of transforming the nation it invaded.

A CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Thursday showed 54 percent of respondents disapproved of Bush's Iraq policies, up from 41 percent in August.

In the speech, Bush sought to position the American experiment in remaking Iraq alongside the nation's efforts to spread democracy in Asia and Europe after World War II and to bring about the fall of the Soviet Union. He directly compared what he called his administration's new, "forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East" to Ronald Reagan's 1982 declaration in England that Soviet communism had failed.

"Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe," Bush argued, in a critique that embraced both Democrats and Republicans who preceded him, "because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty."

 

 

I have always agreed the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. I also expected the terrorism against our troupes would be a hardship difficult to bear. It is the cost of ridding the world of Islamic religious fanatics who have degraded into animalistic behavior.  The only way to deal with such depravity is to cage or kill them. We must pay the price, and finish the job in Iraq. I'm also convinced the job will never be complete until Syria is included as part of the invasion. The Beka Valley in Lebanon controlled by Syria must also be exterminated of all the filthy vermin  that have gathered there waiting for the right time to vent their animalistic vengeance on the Jews.

Where I disagree is with the gentile sponsored road map to peace concocted by Russia, the UN, and the EU which the US is foolishly endorsing. It is a road map to Armageddon. Freedom and democracy was once glorious concepts when it freed the people to worship using the literal Bible as their guide. Religion lost it's dictatorial power, and the individual was set free from it's bondage. Today freedom and democracy has become an invaluable right by mankind to sin! The Bible is being systematically removed from the public under the same claims of freedom and democracy which once freed the Western world from dictatorial religions, denominations, and philosophies. 

The future is not in freedom and democracy. The future is in dispensational change so clearly presented in the unchangeable Bible. The future is not moving away from the Bible, but moving back to it.

 

 

Do Not Rebel Against the Word of God

Num 20:23-29

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,
24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:
26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
KJV
 

 

Monday - November 10, 2003

Hos 8:7

7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
KJV
 

 

Millions tucked away by Arafat and the Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM -- More than $300 million of Palestinian Authority funds was diverted by Yasser Arafat into a previously undisclosed Swiss bank account and the money can no longer be traced, according to a television report to be broadcast today.

CBS News' "60 Minutes" reports that missing Palestinian funds were held in Switzerland in an account set up in the name of a British Virgin Island company. The account has since been closed.

The revelation follows the disclosure by the International Monetary Fund in September that Arafat had diverted more than $900 million of Palestinian Authority funds from 1995 to 2000.

The new report coincides with a BBC documentary, also airing today, that says the Palestinian Authority pays members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militia that conducts suicide attacks against Israelis, up to $50,000 a month.

The BBC will quote a former Palestinian Cabinet minister claiming that the money was intended to wean the gunmen away from suicide bombings. But an al-Aqsa leader interviewed by the BBC said that despite the payments, the group had not declared a formal cease-fire and Arafat had not asked it to stop the suicide bombings.

Details about the two reports emerged as Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia announced that Arafat had agreed to divide responsibility for security between the Interior Ministry and the National Security Council. The deal clears the way for the formation of a new Palestinian government.

The CBS program reports that $300 million of Palestinian money was channeled into a private account at the Lombard Odier Bank in Geneva. The account was closed in 2001, and the report says it is unclear where the funds are now.

Some of the money was tax refunds from the Israeli government to the Palestinian Authority for duty levied on imports, destined for the Palestinian-run areas, that must enter through Israeli ports.

 

 

It is no wonder why men strive for leadership rolls in the Palestinian Authority. One wrong move, and your dead! Yet, It is the road to untold wealth. The treasures of Ali Baba become insignificant when compared to this "Open Sesame" accessed through the Palestinian Authority. The real tragedy of it all is that the Palestinian people seem willing to pay this price of continual poverty by being willingly fleeced from their leadership because they hate the Jews that much. Only animals with no conscience are qualified to lead these Islamic Arab Palestinians because only men of such character can be expected to wreak animalistic vengeance on the Jews. Only animalistic fanatics can be expected to order the killing of Jewish women and little Jewish children without a tinge of hesitation. It is this kind of leadership that the Palestinians demand, and the cost of being continually fleeced is just expected.

The revelation of this truth will have little play in Palestine. In the first place, it would be the death warrant for any Palestinian newspaper, or other media outlet to repeat, and in the second place the Palestinian people would willingly accept any excuse from their leadership which would probably just blame it all on the Jews!

The Bible has long taught to sow in the wind only reaps the whirlwind. The Palestinian people certainly exhibit the truth of this Biblical proclamation. Soon, the entire gentile world will follow the Islamic Palestinian Arabs into sowing to the wind. They will choose the antichrist to lead them when he makes his appearance. The whirlwind coming that will destroy the Islamic Palestinian Arabs from the Holy Land will also destroy the entire gentile world that chooses the antichrist to be their leader!

 

 

The Enemies of the God of the Bible

Nah 1:2-8

2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday - November 11, 2003

Matt 24:37

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

 

Proposed Palestinian Cabinet line-up casts doubt on peace moves

Ramallah, West Bank-AP -- Palestinian lawmakers say the new Palestinian Cabinet is set to win parliament's approval this week -- but it may have trouble renewing talks with Israel.

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia (AHK'-mehd kuh-RAY'-uh) says the Cabinet will be presented to parliament on Wednesday. The line-up leaves Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in control of security forces, despite calls from Israel and the U-S that he step aside.

An independent Palestinian legislator says he expects the new Cabinet to win easy approval -- but predicts Israel and the U-S will shun the new body.

In other developments, an Israeli newspaper reports the Defense Ministry wants to extend a planned security barrier six miles east of Jerusalem.

That would make it reach far deeper into the West Bank than in previously published ministry plans. Ministry officials say the published route, which runs closer to Jerusalem, reflects official thinking.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 


The Palestinians just don't get it. The reality of 9/11 has passed on by them. They still live in the pre- Iraq war era. They still think Rabin or Barak are running the Israeli government, and Bill Clinton is president of the United States. They still believe the Oslo war is being won by them, and the game of deception is working when dealing with the infidels! Reality has not set into their thinking! The Middle East has moved on to the present while the Palestinians remain in the past. The Palestinians just refuse to leave the good old days, and this makes communication in the present world impossible. They negotiate as if they have the whole world hoodwinked into believing they are the innocent victims of Israeli aggression, and that their terrorism is a heroic expression of freedom by an oppressed society.

True history records only one group has been continually oppressed and suppressed. It has always been individuals who did not go along with the crowd. They stood individually, as a small remnant,  acknowledging that only God is righteous, and fallen mankind is in need of a Savior. At one time only Noah and his family were standing for God in a world probably numbering over 1 billion. Talk about being victimized, oppressed, and suppressed! America was founded by persecuted individuals who sought the freedom to acknowledge a literal Bible in a world gone mad with powerful dictatorial religions.

Today, there are few independent voices willing to expose the modern Charismatic movement as false. Individuals are few who maintain the truth that the Roman Catholic Church is apostate. Such independent fundamentalists are suppressed by the great weight of the modern Evangelical Church. Today, Christian independent fundamentalism is outside main stream Christianity, and victimized as being out of step.  God is disgusted with this lukewarm generation, and is about to spew it out of His mouth. Today's reality is that dispensational change as always recognized by the old-time fundamentalists is at hand! The day that the true Christian Church must step aside for the Jews is almost here. The present is quickly coming upon this generation. Biblical prophecy is again becoming present day reality as the old fundamentalists had told us would happen. Only a remnant of gentiles will be raptured out of the great apostate Christian monster that will be left behind. Only a remnant of Jews will survive the end of the times of the gentiles, and enter into the Kingdom. The days of Noe are here!

 

 

The Remnant

Isa 10:20-22

20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
KJV

Isa 11:11-12

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

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

Joel 2:30-32

30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - November 12, 2003

2 Sam 22:3

3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
KJV
 

 

Israel, U.S. to jointly fund laser capable of shooting down Katyushas
By Ellis Shuman  

Israel and the United States will jointly develop a laser cannon capable of shooting down short-range missiles, MK Yuval Shteinitz said on Tuesday. The U.S. Congress approved $57 million for the project and Israel will be required to provide matching funds.

Shteinitz recently led an Israeli delegation that lobbied successfully in Washington for additional funding for the joint Nautilus laser weapon project. The Associated Press noted, however, that there is no public record of congressional approval for Nautilus funding, but said it may fall under the classified portion of the 2004 Defense Authorization bill, passed by Congress and signed by U.S. President George W. Bush.

The laser beam system was successfully tested at the U.S. White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in February 1996. The intercept and destruction of a Katyusha rocket "was achieved during a high-power laser tracking test conducted as part of the ongoing Tactical High Energy Laser/Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (THEL/ACTD) integration process," news sources reported at the time.

However, since then, development of the project had been held up by skeptics in the U.S. Congress, an Israeli security official told AP.

"Now we have to make it an efficient, compact weapon that can be used in the battlefield and in the war on terrorism," Shteinitz said.

According to an AP report, Israel needs the Natulitus laser cannon to help protect its northern border from Katyushas launched by Hizbullah forces in southern Lebanon. Hizbullah is estimated to have some 11,000 rockets aimed at Israel.

Once the system is deployed, the minute a Katyusha rocket is fired at Israel, it would be detected by Israeli radar which determines the rocket's course, Maariv reported. The Nautilus laser cannon would then fire a high power laser beam at the rocket, destroying it in midair.

"If the technology is developed, it will be applicable to many other military mechanisms," Shteinitz said. "It could be a central mechanism in the future battlefield."

The Israeli legislators who lobbied for additional U.S. funding convinced congressmen that the Nautilus system could be used to help defend American sites, such as the White House, Maariv reported.

"It is clear that the laser is no longer a matter of science fiction," Shteinitz said. "The Americans realize that it is important to use this."

Congress also approved a further $89 million for a second joint U.S.-Israeli project, the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system, which has already entered production, Shteinitz said. The system is already operational and was deployed ahead of the war in Iraq to help defend Israel against possible SCUD launches.

 

 

 

The temptation for the Jews to put their trust in the gentile Americans, and their technological prowess is great. It is also a great error. God wants the Jews to trust Him not the gentiles. I can only see a bitter lesson coming out of this present tendency. It may seem strange for America to be doing the right thing with our Israeli ally, and yet be wrong when the big picture is visualized. I'm not saying this is the wrong thing to do; I'm just afraid the end result will not be what everyone would normally expect.

Dispensational change does not mean the Christians save the Jews. The true Christians step aside at the rapture leaving behind apostate Christianity, and God saves the Jews. It is a fundamental truth that the carnal minded, and apostate are always grabbing at worldly substitutes rather then resting in the sufficiency of God. It is why the Roman Catholic Church needs Mother Teresa, and the Charismatics need phony signs and wonders. All substitutes fail in the end! Only simple singular trust in God survives. Only those with this singular trust in Jesus Christ will be part of the raptured Church, and all those trusting in the substitutes will be left behind. It has never been Christ plus, but Christ alone!

The Jews are not putting their trust in phony substitutes for security. These formerly science fiction wonderments work! The problem is the substituted trust is what will fail. The United States is not always going to be Israel's friend. The antichrist will see to that. Alliances change, and former trust in agreements fail. Only that singular trust in the God of the Bible will never fail! Bitter lessons are about to confront all who seek worldly substitutes added to the one singular atonement revealed through the God of the Bible.

 

 

Psalms 4

4:1 To the chief Musician on Neg'-i-noth, A Psalm of David.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
KJV
 

 

Friday - November 14, 2003

Ezek 36:23-28

23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
KJV
 

 

Likud MKs in Hevron
15:57 Nov 13, '03 / 18 Cheshvan 5764

Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin led a large group of Likud Knesset Members today on a visit to Hevron and Kiryat Arba. Rivlin said that the Geneva agreement is a "continuation of the Oslo Agreement that led the Israelis and Arabs towards a crash, and its results will be yet another erosion of the bonds linking the People of Israel and its Land."

The Prime Minister's Office announced this week that Sharon's plans to connect Hevron and Kiryat Arba would not be carried out. In fact, under the watchful eye of Israeli bodies such as the Civil Administration, the PA is building houses along Worshipers' Path - the road that connects Hevron and Kiryat Arba. The PA is also investing great resources to refurbish Arab houses near the Jewish neighborhoods in Hevron. Hevron Jewish Community sources say that the government is trying to "isolate and dry us out." The Likud MKs discussed with their hosts ways of solving this problem and constructing a contiguous Jewish presence between the two cities.


Hevron’s First Response Team Activated
21:14 Nov 13, '03 / 18 Cheshvan 5764
 

(IsraelNN.com) Hevron’s first response security team has been activated after an armed person was detected in the Casba area adjacent to the Jewish Quarter. Details to follow if necessary


Burns Says “Settlements” Undermine Our Position
00:54 Nov 14, '03 / 19 Cheshvan 5764

 

(IsraelNN.com) US Mideast envoy William Burns stated the “settlements” undermine Israel’s legitimacy as a democratic nation, Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) reported.

According to the report, the senior US envoy added the ongoing expansion of Yesha (Judea, Samaria & Gaza) communities with the endorsement of the government will make efforts towards reaching an agreement the PA in the future considerably more difficult.

 

 

The independent fundamental settlement movement in Israel continues to cause turmoil. The "on again" " off again" support of the secular Jewish government is confusing at the least. It is clear the secular gentile governments are adamantly opposed to the occupation, and conquest by the Jews of Yesha (Biblical Judah and Samaria, or West Bank according to the gentiles)). The Bible is just as clear that dispensational change means the Jews will be back in the land of their fathers when the Kingdom age begins.

It is clear to those who understand the Bible that God is preparing to turn this world upside-down! The Jews are back, and with that the literal Bible referring to the literal Jews is  now ready to complete the revelation of God's eternal plan. The 2000 year dispensation of the Christian Church is quickly coming to completion, and the Kingdom age when Christ will rule the whole earth for 1000 years as King of the Jews is about to begin.

Individual fundamental Jews are more often then not defying their own secular government. They are always in defiance of gentile plans for the future of the Holy Land. What they are is in complete compliance with is what the Bible says needs to take place for dispensational change! Turmoil over the conquest of the Holy Land by the Jews is nothing new. There was great turmoil in the days of Joshua, and the turmoil was no less intense during the days of Ezra. It should be no surprise that the whole world is in turmoil today as the Jews, for a miraculous third time, are conquering the promised land!

The next major Jewish event in the Bible will be the building of Ezekiel's Temple. Imagine the turmoil that announcement will create when the revelation continues! The time is short! God has no intention to compromise His plan. The Bible will not be changed even if this entire generation must perish. A remnant will survive according to the Bible, and the Kingdom age will be established! The Holy Land will be holy once again. The hearts of the Jews are destine to change. Biblical righteousness will become not only the law of the Holy Land, but the whole earth. Only one God will be worshipped. The God of the Bible who sent His only begotten Son to be an atonement for sin. Only perfect blood has power to wash away sin. It is why Ezekiel's Temple with a functioning altar  must be built! It is all part of God's irresistible plan as revealed in the Bible.

 

 

To The Mountains of Israel

Ezek 36:1-10
36:1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;
5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.
9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:
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.

 

Saturday - November 15, 2003

Ps 2:12

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

 

 

Syrian WMDs

According to US officials, Syria, with help from North Korea, has succeeded in installing chemical warheads on its arsenal of advanced Scud missiles, giving it a striking range of some 700 kilometers – bringing all of Israel and even Turkey within reach. The chemical agent deployed in the warheads is believed to be sarin, regarded as the most toxic available. Israeli security sources told the British weekly Jane's some three months ago that at least 100 Scuds armed with VX nerve gas were aimed at central Israel. The journal also reported that Syria has stocks of biological weapons and has been stockpiling chemical warheads since the 1970s.

 

 

I have no idea how accurate this report is? I know the failure of intelligence over WMD's in Iraq will make action against Syria by the American Army politically difficult. One other thing I know is that Syrian terrorists have no reservations about killing Jewish civilians even if they are mostly woman and children. The Islamic Arab terrorists are not of a mindset to win the war anymore. What their mindset is about is hateful vengeance. A hate so overpowering that they are turned into beasts. Their conscience is so seared by hate that animalistic fury is all that is left. To rip and tear with no regard for sex or age is what they intend to inflict on the Jews, and any who would support the Jews. They even turn on each other with the same viciousness should any even slightly moderate voice be heard. It is these mindless beasts that are but a step away from the firing button in Syria.

The speculation about WMD's in Syria will end when the chemical rockets rain down on Tel Aviv. The dead Palestinian Arabs will be acceptable cannon fodder should Jews in mass be successfully tortured and killed. Nuclear response against Arab capitals is of no consequence to the raging terrorist animals. They have no regard for anything other then satisfying their own lust for Jewish blood. God knows there is no reasoning with such animalistic behavior. It is why Ezekiel 39 about the "Last Jihad" is so final. Islamic influence over the Middle East ends forever at the end of Ezekiel 39! Islamic refusal to submit to the Jews in the Holy Land will be their Biblical demise as a religion and culture forever!

God has a plan. I really don't see nuclear holocaust in the Biblical future. I see something even more terrifying. The wrath of God on a Christ rejecting world which has made Biblical righteousness a joke. Strict uncompromising puritanical holiness is the only answer to those who willingly close their eyes to the standards of a holy God! They want the freedom to set their own standards. They want the freedom to sin! The more God forces His holiness on them; The more animalistic they become in opposition. They know they can't win the war against God, but they will never submit opting to be wild animals rather then obedient servants. Their nature is fixed, and unless they come to Christ for a life changing cleansing they will remain on the road  to Armageddon, prepared for all the unreasoning beasts of this generation.

 

 

Wrath of God

Ps 21:8-13

8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
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.

 

Sunday - November 16, 2003

Joel 3:14

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
KJV
 

 

 

US: SETTLEMENTS MUST END TO RETAIN JEWISH STATE

 

The end to all settlement activity is the only way to secure the future of Israel as a Jewish State US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs William Burns has warned, as part of a two-pronged American attempt to ensure that both sides make concessions on the road to peace.

 

"The demographic picture is very stark," Burns said in a closed speech Wednesday to the George Marshall Foundation the text of which was released by the State Department on Thursday. "Within the next decade or so, Jews will be a minority in the area encompassing Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

 

In a telephone conversation with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, on Thursday Secretary of State Colin Powell meanwhile made it clear that the US is looking for the newly sworn in Palestinian government to take "immediate steps against terrorist organizations."

 

Powell telephoned Qurei to congratulate him on the formation of his new government, but also to express his dismay at the failure to wrest control of the security forces from the tight grip of PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. Powell also warned Qurei that his cabinet will be judged on its actions, not its words, according to The New York Times.

 

"He told the prime minister that we are looking forward to working with him and his cabinet. He also made the point that performance is what counts and that the Palestinian cabinet needs to declare its firm opposition to terror and to take tangible, immediate steps against terrorist organizations, and that that's what we would be looking for," State Department spokesman Adam Erelie said.

 

In his more controversial speech, Burns also stressed the need for Palestinians to end terror attacks as a first step in reviving the peace process, but also placed a heavy onus on Israel to do its part.

 

"As Israeli settlements expand and their populations increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how the two peoples will be separated into two states,” Burns said adding that “that the logic of settlements and the reality of demographics could threaten the future of Israel as a Jewish democracy.

 

"For friends of Israel, the conclusion is hard to escape," he said. "Settlement activity must stop, because it ultimately undermines Israeli as well as Palestinian interests."

 

 

I have often said the independent Jewish settlers defy all governments, but are in conformity with the Bible as it relates to coming dispensational change. The attitude of William Burns as representative of the American State Department, and the gentile road map is clearly defiant against the God of the Bible. I can't imagine a greater diplomatic blunder then to defy God when it comes to the Jews! The gentiles are intent on forcing God to accept a heathen State in the middle of the Holy Land. They would force God to change what He said in the Bible. They intend God to compromise His plan for the future of the Holy Land for their peace plan. It is one thing for governments to defy God's righteousness, but it is a whole other thing to think the gentile diplomats have a better plan then what God has revealed in the Bible! The very Word of God stands or falls with what happens in Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. God is prepared to destroy this generation should they defy the return of the Lord Jesus Christ!

God is in the process of forcing His will on this gentile dominated generation to either submit to His coming King of the Jews, or die! Armageddon is a real valley near Megiddo, Israel. Today's news indicates the gentile heathen are wakened in defiance of the Bible. Only the real God of the Bible do governments ban. His Word is forbidden to be displayed. His children are prosecuted should they pray to Him in public. Most governments forbid His missionaries to cross their boarders. The Islamic culture demands their governments put to death any who would convert to Him. It seems the gentile world has made their decision already.

The times of the gentiles is coming to an end. The Christian dispensation is soon to step aside for the Jewish Kingdom age. The time of decision is here right now. Christ is about to be presented to a defiant world as He was during Old Testament times. This time the Jews will recognize Him for what He has done at Calvary rather then looking forward to His first coming. The valley of decision is prepared for the gentiles. The Bible indicates their minds will already be made up when the Day of the LORD comes upon them. God will sit in Jerusalem on His Holy Mountain of Zion to quickly pass the death sentence on all who defy His written Word!

 

 

Armageddon

Joel 3:12-17

12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
KJV
 

 

Monday - November 17, 2003

Ex 33:16

16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
KJV
 

 

Sharon Says Unauthorized Outposts will be on the Agenda
14:05 Nov 16, '03 / 21 Cheshvan 5764

(IsraelNN.com) Minister (Shinui) Yosef Paritzky at this morning’s weekly cabinet meeting asked Prime Minister Ariel Sharon what was being done regarding unauthorized Yesha (Judea, Samaria & Gaza) outposts. Sharon stated that since the committee was established to monitor the situation, 43, attempts to establish outposts were foiled. He added a cabinet level discussion would be held on the matter at which time ministers would receive an in-depth report.

 

 

43 attempts by independent fundamental Jews to follow God's call on their lives have been foiled by the secular Jewish government! It is not something Ariel Sharon can be proud of doing. The pressure of the entire gentile world is upon Sharon to stop these independent Jews from occupying, and conquering Yesha (Biblical Judah and Samaria). God's plan for this generation of Jews is dispensational change, and because of that this independent fundamental Jewish settler movement will not be stopped!

I'm not privy to the rest of the story, but from my knowledge of the past I would imagine those Jews from the 43 foiled attempts at settlement are already back rebuilding. They are a tenacious sort who stand in the face of all the terror the Islamic Arab Palestinians can muster. Their lives are on the line every minute of every day, and yet they will not back away. It matters not if their own government gives them support or not. They continue expanding the Jewish presents in Yesha!

I'm convinced it will be out of these tenacious independent Jewish settlers that God will chose 144,000 out of every tribal area to establish a back to the Bible movement in the Holy Land. A new foundation for Old Testament Jews looking back to Calvary as the focal point for their Messiah. The foundation of the next dispensation is miraculously being prepared this very day in Israel. The lukewarm mainstream Evangelical Church has allowed the phony apostate miracle workers to take charge. Speaking in self induced ecstatic utterance is acceptable Christian behavior while Biblical fundamental doctrine that separates out error is denounced as divisive. It is time for this Church to step aside in shame. It is time for God to spew this Church out of His mouth. It is time for this generation to experience dispensational change!

Rev 3:16

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
KJV

 

 

Neh 9:1-3
9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God.
KJV
 

 

Tuesday - November 18, 2003

Acts 12:23

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
KJV
 

 

Dealing With the Jews of Judea, Samaria & Gaza
10:37 Nov 17, '03 / 22 Cheshvan 5764
 

Interior Minister Avraham Poraz has a novel suggestion for getting rid of the Jewish outposts in the Shomron. Speaking on Army Radio this morning, he proposed that after outposts are dismantled and evacuated, Israel cooperate with Arab forces from the Palestinian Authority to prevent Jews from rebuilding them. Poraz said that the forcibly evacuated outposts should be turned over to Arabs from the PA, and the Jews would then not dare to return and rebuild them, for fear of confronting the Arab militia.

Just three days ago, similar anti-Jewish sentiments were expressed by some of the former Shabak (General Security Service) heads interviewed in the "We're Headed for Catastrophe" feature in Yediot Acharonot. They talked of what they felt was the inevitable necessity of armed conflict between the Israeli government and its Jewish citizens in Yesha, including abandonment, administrative detention, and worse.

When asked if the possibility of Civil War [if Israel retreats from Yesha] scares him, ex-GSS chief Avraham Shalom answered: "It scares me very much." A successor of his, Carmi Gilon, then said, "But this is the idea and there is no way around it, other than going towards confrontation." Another successor, Yaakov Peri, said: "Only 10%, perhaps 12%, of the settlers have strong ideological roots. It is these people who we will have to confront. And I believe that Arik Sharon is perhaps the only one who can do this. He created the settlements and he can destroy them."

Shalom said: "After I heard that the Jewish hilltop youth are similar to the Hamas, I asked how many there were. They told me that there are 100 active, an additional 400 followers, and 1000 supporters. Let's assume these numbers are correct. So I said: If they were Arabs, you would know how to solve the problem? They told me: Yes. So I said: So let's solve the problem as if they were Arabs. Lock 15 of them in administrative detention, and see how the rest disappear. And I said another thing: You say they're like the Hamas? Are they willing to die? The answer was unequivocally no. So I am more optimistic. When we leave them there alone, they'll come all right; they sure will."

This comment led to a general silence, and then Peri started to speak, but Shalom said, "I didn't say we have to make a Civil War." Peri said, "I think that perhaps a confrontation is to be expected, and it may be a painful confrontation, and if I could avoid it, of course I would do so. However, I don't see any way to avoid this confrontation. There will always be groups or individuals for whom the Land of Israel is the hills of Shechem and inside Hebron, and with them we will have to have a confrontation... I don't underrate the significance of Hebron, the city of our forefathers, however, Hebron must be returned to the Palestinians and any Jews who live there today, sooner or later will have to be expelled."

The fourth ex-Shabak chief, Ami Ayalon, said: "We are all talking about something that not only we agree on, but is a matter of consensus in the entire Israeli society: We want a state that is a democracy and a home for the Jewish people. Therefore, I will say this in clear words: In the history of every nation, there is more than one 'Altalena' [the ship of Jewish refugee/volunteers and weapons, organized by Menachem Begin's Irgun, that the fledgling IDF attacked with shells and gunfire on the shores of Tel Aviv in June 1948; 16 Jews aboard the ship, and three others, were killed]. The leadership of the State of Israel has accepted grave decisions in the past, when it was clear what the alternative would be. And policy makers in Israel, in the future, will need to make harsh decisions in view of the alternative."

 

 

The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlement Movement is quickly moving into the center of conflict once again. The secular politicians are now using terms like "Civil War" as an acceptable method of forcing their will over these tenacious independent Jews. Hate as great as that of the Arab terrorists is now being manifested by secular Jews against their more Biblically oriented brothers. It is beyond sensibility that the secular politicians would suggest the Palestinian Authority be used, and given a free hand to deal with these Jewish settlers. Imagine the hate of Interior Minister Avraham Poraz that would turn over Jewish woman and children to the mercy of the PA's wild beasts? Imagine the indifference of a Jew who sees nothing significant about Hebron, and the cave of Machpelah? I'm thinking these are  good political candidates to follow in the footsteps of Herod in the book of Acts!

The brotherhood between secular and Biblical Jews must be broken! Spiritual Judah and worldly Israel of the divided kingdom era must not cause "Civil War" in the coming kingdom. The foolish idol shepherds must have their day in the sun so they may be exposed and rejected. The foolish shepherd of Zechariah is destine to compromise Israeli politics with the antichrist. We have seen him before in 1 Maccabees chapter 1 during the days of Antiochus Epiphanies.

1 In those days went there out of Israel wicked men, who persuaded many, saying, Let us go and make a covenant with the heathen that are round about us: for since we departed from them we have had much sorrow. 12 So this device pleased them well. 13 Then certain of the people were so forward herein, that they went to the king, who gave them licence to do after the ordinances of the heathen: 14 Whereupon they built a place of exercise at Jerusalem according to the customs of the heathen: 15 And made themselves uncircumcised, and forsook the holy covenant, and joined themselves to the heathen, and were sold to do mischief.

The Apocrypha : King James Version. 1995 . Logos Research Systems, Inc.: Oak Harbor, WA

The foolish idol shepherds were around in the past. They will appear again during the days of the antichrist, and they are here today in the form of the liberal Interior Minister. Who knows but he will be the one spoken of by the prophet Zechariah?

 

 

Foolish Idol Secular Politician

Zech 11:14-17

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.

17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - November 19, 2003

Deut 32:4

4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
KJV
 

 

Russia revives UN draft resolution on Mideast road map

By Reuters

Despite Israeli objections, Russia revived its UN resolution on Monday endorsing the Middle East "road map" for peace in hopes of a vote by Friday.

Security Council President Ismael Gasper Martins of Angola told reporters after council consultations that he expected a text adopted "at the latest by the end of the week."

The draft resolution simply backs the stalled peace plan,
formulated by the "quartet" of advisers on the Middle East - Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations - and "calls on the parties to fulfill their obligations under the road map in cooperation with the quartet and to achieve the vision of two states."

France intends to co-sponsor the text, first introduced by Russian Ambassador Sergei Lavrov on Oct. 30. U.S. envoys said then the measure should wait until Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia's government took office, which it did last week.

Israel believes such a resolution is unnecessary and does not want UN involvement in the peace process.

Diplomats said the United States proposed an amendment on terrorism and terrorist groups, but Lavrov said that would open a Pandora's box to endless changes.

Frustrated by the continuing violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the lack of peace talks, Russia wants to breathe life back into the 'road map' it helped design as a member of the quartet.

The plan lays out steps the two sides should take toward setting up a Palestinian state by 2005. It has been derailed by months of violence and Israeli demands the Palestinian Authority crack down on militants.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Monday during a visit to Italy that he hoped to meet Qureia "in the next few days" on the road map. In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian officials confirmed contacts were under way, but suggested confidence-building steps as a precondition to a Sharon-Qureia meeting.

Lavrov said earlier he had introduced the resolution because the council had to show the new Palestinian government it had UN support for what it needs from the Israelis and to tell Palestinians they had obligations "to implement on the ground which would be for security improvement."

Sharon, during a visit to Moscow in early November tried to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to drop the quest for a resolution. The Russian president was reported to be considering it but then went along with his foreign minister, Igor Ivanov, to push the measure.

 

 

The gentile world is stuck in a rut! The "Road Map" was killed by Palestinian inaction to do anything about the terrorist organizations they support.  The gentiles refuse to change their direction, and so the wheels spin with no progress. The only secular gentile peace plan is a heathen State planted right in the midst of God's Holy Land. God and the Bible must compromise to the gentiles, or God will be the loser from their perspective. The Biblical plan for dispensational change must be modified for the gentile wishes. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlement Movement is clearly the greatest obstacle to the gentile "Road Map!" Russia is demanding God reconsider His Biblical account for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Russia is determined to use the Islamic Palestinian Arabs to block the Biblical plan for the Jewish Kingdom age. 

All the gentile nations are expected to back the Russians by Friday. France wants an even bigger roll in blocking God by cosponsoring the resolution. The whole world is voting against God! Is it no wonder this generation is on the road to Armageddon!

Not all Jews are hated by the gentiles. It is mostly those following a Biblical call to go into harms way as settlers. It might be said by some that these Jews are ruining it for all Jews worldwide? It sounds much like the criticism encountered by the pioneer missionaries who opened the world to the gospel message at the climax of the Puritan era of Christian history. I remember reading of the criticism Hudson Taylor received for going inland rather then staying in the comfortable coastal European influenced cities of China. They actually accused him of ruining the worldwide missionary effort. I personally am thrilled the independent fundamental Jewish settler movement is turning this gentile dominated world upside-down. I can't delight more over the frustration of the two antagonists Russia and France by so few Biblically oriented Jews.

 

 

Psalms 138

138:1 A Psalm of David.
I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - November 20, 2003

Deut 6:3-5

3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
KJV
 

 

Jews Visit Bloc of West Bank Settlements

Tue Nov 18, 3:11 PM ET

By LARA SUKHTIAN, Associated Press Writer

GUSH ETZION, West Bank - Escorted by armed guards, several dozen North American Jews climbed aboard two bulletproof buses Tuesday to visit a bloc of West Bank settlements.

About 230,000 Israelis live in 150 settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (news - web sites), land that Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel never annexed the areas, but settlers and their backers say Israel has a strong claim to the areas for religious and security reasons.

Palestinians claim all of the West Bank and Gaza, along with the Arab section of Jerusalem, for a state. They say the settlements are illegal encroachments on their land, a main obstacle to peace, and must be removed.

The visitors, delegates to the General Assembly of United Jewish Communities that has brought more than 4,000 Jews to Israel, got a full briefing of the Israeli side of the issue on their trip, but no corresponding Palestinian case.

Predictably, after the four-hour tour of the Etzion bloc of 15 settlements, where about 35,000 Jews live, the visitors expressed support for the settlements.

"I didn't realize how central the Judean hills (the West Bank) are to Israel and the defense of Jerusalem," said Scott Italiaander, 50, of Atlanta, as he admired the hilltop view. "This is Jewish land, and I don't think we should give up one inch."

A few hours earlier, a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the main road linking the settlement bloc to Jerusalem, just eight miles away.

The Etzion bloc, built on the site of Jewish villages wiped out in the 1948-49 war that followed creation of the state of Israel, was peaceful when the visitors arrived.

Shaul Goldstein, head of the regional council and tour guide for the day, said this was an opportunity to "show the true face" of the settlements, alleging they have been portrayed unfairly in the media.

Goldstein flatly rejected Palestinian claims to the land. "This is our homeland," he said. "The Arabs have 22 other countries ... Jordan is the true Palestinian state."

The population of Jordan, bordering Israel, is at least half Palestinian, but since Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1994, even settlement advocates such as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) have stopped advocating that Jordan be turned into a Palestinian state.

Goldstein also said he does not accept the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan that requires Israel to freeze settlement construction and dismantle all unauthorized outposts in the West Bank and Gaza erected since 2001.

"We're building and building like mad," Goldstein told the visitors. Sharon's government has endorsed the "road map," including the settlement freeze, but insists that first, Palestinians must stop all violence.

The United States and other nations and international bodies agree with the Palestinians that the settlements are illegal.

UJC president Stephen Hoffman said the visit to the Etzion bloc was not a political statement.

The visitors watched a short historical movie that portrayed the first settlers fighting "like warriors" against Arab armies in the 1948 war. The movie described the goal of the Arabs as throwing Jews out of their ancient biblical land as they overran the original Etzion bloc.

None of the tours went to Palestinian cities and towns in the West Bank, a move criticized as an attempt to sanitize Israeli life for the visitors.

Writing in the Haaretz daily at the beginning of the convention Sunday, West Bank reporter Gideon Levy said the participants "won't see a refugee camp, a city under curfew, a checkpoint or an ambulance that has been blocked from passing through."

David Simon, 62, of New York City, said he was told by the Israeli participants that he should not go to Palestinian areas because it was "not safe." Israeli citizens are banned from entering Palestinian areas, because several Israelis have been kidnapped and killed there.

 

 

Knowledge about the Jewish settlements is surprisingly low even among the Jews themselves. Once outside the Holy Land the settlement issue becomes almost exclusively political. In America, the liberal political attitude of the Democrats agree with the liberal Jews such as Rabin, Peres, and Barak who look upon the settlers as law breaking religious fanatics. The conservative American Republican politicians side with conservative Jewish politicians like Sharon, and Netanyahu looking upon the settlers as law breaking religious fanatics also. There is no political support, and yet this independent movement of both religious and non-religious Jews to settle the Holy Land continues.

It is a miracle! No one wants these spoilers of the "Road Map" to be there, and yet there they are. Not only are they there turning upside-down the peace plans of the entire world, but the movement is growing. These Jews are not the ultra-orthodox black clothed Jews who throw stones at cars driving on the Sabbath, but rather a mix of varying degrees of normal Jews who feel the Holy Land is theirs as a promise from God. They are not overly religious, but they are Biblically oriented. To them the issue is not politics, but a matter of right and wrong. To them it is right for the Jews of this generation to occupy and conquer the Holy Land because God gave them that promise!

The promised land is what the independent fundamental Jewish movement going on with this generation in Israel is all about. It is all about the promise of God! It is all about the promised sacrifice of the LORD's Passover! It is all about the land where the Lord Jesus Christ came the first time! It is all about the Promised Land where the Bible says He is coming again!

 

 

The Promise, The Land, The Passover

Ex 12:24-31

24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
KJV
 

 

Friday - November 21, 2003

Deut 9:3
3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
KJV
 

 

P.A. Arabs Protest Against Justice
16:37 Nov 20, '03 / 25 Cheshvan 5764
 

The Palestinian Authority has reportedly arrested the terrorist who murdered two IDF soldiers on the Tunnels Highway on Tuesday - but many PA residents are not happy at the prospect of justice being done. Some 200 residents of Dehaishe, near Bethlehem, protested against the PA yesterday for having arrested the murderer - a PA policeman - and expressed support for the murderous attack.

Polls of PA residents have consistently showed strong support for continued terrorism against Israelis. A poll carried out by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) and released last week shows that 42.6% "support the continuation of the intifada." The same organization found that 18.6% believe that it is important to raise a child to be a shahid [[holy martyr in the war against Israelis/Jews/infidels].

Several Palestinian terrorists have been arrested by the IDF since last night, including an armed Hamas member in the village of Harbeta, near Kiryat Sefer. Among the other detainees were another Hamas terrorist and a PFLP member... Several more mortar shells and rockets were fired on Jewish communities in Gush Katif and Gaza last night and this morning, bringing the total number of such attacks since the Oslo War began to 3,561. No one was hurt in the bombings of last night and today... The road to Netzarim was closed this morning when an explosive device was found... No soldiers were hurt this morning when Arab gunmen fired at them near Kadim, in the northern Shomron...

A soldier wounded in a terrorist attack over two months ago has died. Sgt. Liron Siboni, 19, was on her way home from the Tel Aviv-area Tzrifin army base when a Palestinian terrorist blew himself up at a crowded bus stop. Eight others were killed in the blast, including two other female soldiers. Liron was buried this morning in the Kiryat Sha'ul Cemetery in Ramat Gan.

 

 

Not every single Arab living in the Holy Land supports the terrorists, but enough do to control the culture that has become fixed as the present Islamic Arab Palestinian anti-Semitic society. They will only allow the most cunning of their wildest animals to take positions of leadership. Only those who can murder innocent Jewish women, and children with conscienceless vindictiveness need apply. Imagine the Jews using the same qualifications of hate against Arabs to determine promotion requirements in their Army? I'm not trying to say the Israeli's are lily white, but I am saying the Islamic Arab Palestinian culture has reached the depths of depravity. This culture floods into the streets in protest should even a trick political arrest seem to show some moderation!

God never judges because the good are so good, but rather because the bad have become so bad. There is a level of human depravity where repentance becomes impossible. The more God presses His righteousness; The harder their hearts become! Only God knows when depravity has driven men into animalistic behavior where they are beyond reason. We saw it most recently among the Nazis of World War Two. I personally see the same type of depravity within the Palestinian culture! It runs rampant within the wider Islamic society around the world. I fully expect when judgment comes as it surly will during the Great Tribulation, that it will begin with this society that more then any other opposes God's revealed future plans for the Holy Land as revealed in the Bible.

The Promised Land is only for the Jews. It is only the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who have a claim to the Land. The Bible is specific. It does not say Abraham, Ishmael, and Esau! The Islamic Arab Palestinians have left depravity reign, and the wickedness of this generation in particular has reached a new low. God who knows the heart will judge. It seems to me that to be on the wrong side of God at this time in history is nothing other then a disaster waiting to happen.

 

 

Deut 9:4-6

4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
KJV
 

 

Saturday - November 22, 2003

Isa 40:8

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
KJV
 

 

Adviser says Israel will make respectful offer to Palestinians for statehood

Washington-AP -- A senior Israeli official says his government will make "a decent, respectful offer of statehood" to the Palestinians to include land the Arabs lost in the 1967 Mideast war.

Raanan Gissin (rah-NAHN' GIH'-seen) is an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. His comments came as he faced sometimes hostile listeners during a question-and-answer session with students at Washington's Georgetown University today.

Gissin told the students that Israel's critics "deny us the right of self-defense," and "present us with the right to die peacefully." He compared Israel's actions against Palestinian militants to U-S actions in Iraq.

He also says with a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations likely, Israel is willing to make painful concessions to give the Palestinians a state.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

 

What the Jewish politicians call "painful concessions," the God of the Bible calls blasphemy!  The gentile world has dictated a one time no concession peace plan which has as it's centerpiece a Palestinian State. All the politicians agree that the Jews must give Biblical Judah and Samaria to the depraved heathen Islamic Palestinian Arabs forever. This generation of politicians boldly stand defiantly in the face of God. They demand no compromise on their part, but full compromise on God's part! Their pompous visions of power cause them to defy the Bible thinking they can cast it aside as they plan for the future of the Holy Land.

They will rot in their graves. Their names will be but insignificant blots in history as will be their high minded plans. Only the Bible will remain alive and well fulfilling every jot and title of it's eternal message. God is not going to call back the Bible for rewriting just to please today's politicians. The gentile road map is blasphemous! Implementation can only bring the wrath of God upon this generation. Resistance to God is always futile.

 

 

Ps 119:89-94

89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
KJV
 

 

Sunday - November 23, 2003

Ezek 34:1-2

1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
KJV
 

 

Sharon to Dismantle Settlements

Nov. 22 — By Wafa Amr

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian officials reacted skeptically Saturday to a report that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to remove some Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, calling it a public relations move

Israel's Channel 2 television said Friday that Sharon planned to uproot some Jewish settlements by the summer of 2004 to make way for a Palestinian state.

Officials refused to comment, but a source in Sharon's office said: "There is such talk, but for now it only concerns settlements in Gaza. A lot could happen by next summer."

Palestinian officials said they doubted the report would lead to action: "We'll believe it when we see it," Palestinian Labor Minister Ghassan el-Khatib said.

"Such Israeli declarations are public relations moves because genuine moves are through the implementation of the road map," Palestinian cabinet minister Saeb Erekat said.

The United States is leading a Middle East peace plan known as the "road map," which calls on Israel to withdraw from occupied territory and on Palestinians to rein in militants ahead of the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2005.

Persistent bloodshed has stalled progress on the plan.

Near the West Bank city of Jenin Saturday, Palestinian security sources said Israeli troops shot dead Ibrahim Jalameh, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy who was throwing stones at them.

Israeli military sources said soldiers fired at an armed man inside a stone-throwing crowd who had fired shots at them. "The connection between this event and the report of the boy's death is being checked and investigated," the sources said.

About 300 people at the mosque to which the body was carried called for revenge by the armed Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades group.

GAZA VIOLENCE

Violence also flared in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who military sources said appeared to be planting a bomb near the northern border with Israel.

Soldiers later found a 20-kg bomb nearby, the sources said. Local Palestinian sources identified the dead man as a member of the militant Islamic group Hamas.

The Channel 2 report came shortly after Israeli political sources said Sharon was planning a package of conciliatory moves toward Palestinians to quell domestic dissent over his hardline policies and bolster new Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie.

A Sharon confidant said steps might include "humanitarian" easing of Israel's military blockade of Palestinian areas, an army pullback from one or more West Bank cities and the dismantling of unauthorized Jewish settler outposts.

Sharon -- who has insisted tough measures are needed in Palestinian areas to stop suicide bombers -- appeared to hint at his new plan Thursday when he told a business conference in Tel Aviv: "We do not rule out unilateral steps."

Removing Jewish settlements would mark the most significant Israeli step toward implementing the road map.

Sharon and Qurie are expected to meet as early as next week for the first time since the new Palestinian government was installed on November 12.

Qurie hopes Israel will agree to a truce and move beyond a unilateral cease-fire that militants declared in June and which collapsed in a spate of violence two months later.

 

 

God has long ago drawn a distinction between those who follow Him for gain, and those who follow Him out of love! Christianity is flooded with those who seek gain. It may be plain greed for money, or it may be for acclimation from their peers. The Charismatic movement has changed the face of Christianity forever. Phony claims of healing draw the gullible by the millions. I've yet to hear one of these phony word of knowledge professors say their god can do a miracle for the little girl who recently lost her arm to a shark. Unseeable cures are claimed daily, but something Biblical like recreating her severed arm suddenly is too much for their god. I never hear of such real miracles from the Charismatic god promoted daily on TV. The false healers can't even envision such a miracle no matter how much faith may be applied. Their god can heal those who walk with crutches, but is helpless when the victim has no legs.

The political shepherds like the false shepherds have long mislead those who claim they want to follow God. In Israel, the Jews must contend with their politicians who are misleading them to trust in man rather then God. Sharon is just another in a long line of political shepherds. These men can envision a political peace of their making, but to trust in the God of the Bible for His revealed peace plan is thought to be a foolish approach. The god to whom they lead the gullible can't create a Biblical peace anymore then he could create a severed arm.

The Jewish settlements are on the line. The politicians will sell them out for political gain as easily as they have already sold out the God of the Bible who gave them the Holy Land this miraculous third time! These political shepherds will be abandoned when God moves into the hearts of His chosen sheep. God will seek them out, and I'm confident many will be from among these tenacious settlers who defy the politicians. Soon, there will be a movement back to the Bible by individual independent fundamental Jews who can forsake tradition to follow their shepherd. Dispensational change is here with the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. Their shepherd is preparing them for His eternal peace plan that will start in Israel, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount! God said He would bring them to their own Land, and He did! Next, He will seek them out individually as His sheep.

 

 

Political Shepherds

Ezek 34:3-13

3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As 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.
13 And 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.
KJV
 

 

Monday - November 24, 2003

Ezek 38:2

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

 

Georgia's Shevardnadze declares state of emergency

 

By The Associated Press

BILISI, Georgia - Georgia's defense minister said Sunday that his troops would not use force to solve the crisis in which the opposition stormed the parliament and declared its interim rule.

Defense Minister David Tevzadze said that political consultations must solve what he described as a "legal absurdity," and that the military won't resort to force as part of the state of emergency called by President Eduard Shevardnadze.

"The state of emergency
doesn't envisage the use of military force to establish order," Tevzadze told reporters. "The army believes it necessary to establish a regime that would ensure the citizens' safety until the situation is settled."

The Georgian political crisis reached a new peak Saturday when the opposition broke into the new parliament elected in November 2 elections, which the opposition said were fraudulent.

Thousands of ebullient protesters maintained their vigil outside the parliament building Sunday after opposition leaders had appealed to them to defend their gains.

Opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili said that Shevardnadze had sent some troops to break into the opposition-occupied parliament, but they refused his orders.

"Not a single soldier or policeman will obey Shevardnadze's orders to fire at people," he said. ....

Russia and the United States - both of which fear instability in the oil-rich Caucasus region - called on Georgians not to allow violence.

"It's necessary to bring the developments into the constitutional framework and avoid provocations," Ivanov told the crowd of opposition protesters. "Russia won't intervene in the situation in Georgia."
 

 

 

Folks, watch this Caucasus region if you want to see a 2500 year old prophecy take place! This prophecy is connected to even older Biblical revelations going all the way back to the days of Noah. The Bible is coming full circle, and we are the silent generation chosen to witness these events!

Noah landed on Mount Ararat which is one of the peaks of the Caucasus Mountain system that runs between the Black and Caspian Seas. It is the Caucasus that are a natural barrier separating the North from the Middle East. Any invasion of Israel from the North must cross the Caucasus! The Caucasus had long been the boarder between Russia and Turkey until the fall of the Iron Curtain during this our generation. The Russian Moslems used this opportunity to break the hold of their former master. What is happening in Georgia as is happening in Chechnya. It is an Islamic breakaway movement aimed at establishing an Islamic Republic North of the Caucasus.

The Bible tells the story of the distribution of Noah's family after they left the Ark. Names like Gog, Magog, Gomer, Meshech, and Tubal are mentioned together only in three places. These are those relatives who went North of the Caucasus. Genesis and Chronicles both record the account for posterity, but Ezekiel brings that one time ancient record into a present day context. These long forgotten names suddenly become relevant when Ezekiel describes a future invasion of Israel with one of the three pronged invasion forces comes from the North! It is the Northern prong that instigates, and leads the way for this future invasion of Israel as recorded in Ezekiel 38 & 39! The events in Georgia today are moving toward the "Last Jihad" invasion as recorded by Ezekiel. Ezekiel 39 records the end of all Islamic influence over the Middle East, and in my estimation opens the door to rebuilding God's House on the Temple Mount! Future Bible prophecy so trivialized by the TV Christian showmen is coming together. A sleepy world lulled to sleep by Y2K dooms-dayers is about to receive a great shock. The Bible is true, and Bible prophecy is taking place for any who will just open their eyes. Do not watch the TV, or read the secular press. Rather, watch the Jews of Israel, and read your Bible!

 

 

Ezek 39:11

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
KJV

Ezek 39:17-21

17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
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.

 

Tuesday - November 25, 2003

Ezek 3:8-9

8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
KJV
 

 

Reform leader: U.S. Jews must insist Israel halt settlements

By Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondent

NEW YORK - Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, has issued a call to American Jews to exert their political influence in the U.S. in order to make the American administration prompt Israel to freeze all settlements immediately, regardless of what the Palestinians are doing.

"Continuing to build settlements is to threaten the Jewish character of the state and is to undermine the Zionist dream," Yoffie told Haaretz in an interview in his New York office.

Yoffie added that the goal of the settlement effort is to create a reality that is irreversible. "That's what scares me most of all," he says.

For Yoffie, the settlement issue is currently the most important issue on the agenda, because it is hastening the moment when the Jewish population across the Green Line will make the solution of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, no longer attainable.

"My fear is that very soon, it is going to be too late," he says adding, "Israel will need to choose between a democratic state with an Arab majority, or an apartheid state, and this is not what Zionism is about. We didn't dream of Zion for 2000 years in order to be a minority in somebody else's state," Yoffie said.

Yoffie also notes that the reawakening of the opposition in Israel, be it the Geneva Understanding, the Ayalon-Nusseiba document or the declaration of former Shin Bet security service heads, which he carefully reads in the Hebrew press, to a large degree gave American Jews the okay to again make their voices heard.

But more than anything else, he says, he feels that he can no longer stand by and remain silent when he believes that in another five years Israel will face a situation where a bi-national state will be the only possible solution. "The overwhelming importance of this issue dictates that we can no longer be silent," he says.
 

 

 

The independent fundamental Jewish settlers have not only defied their own government, and the worldwide gentile road map, but now they defy even traditional Judaism. Their independence has alienated them from all mainstream groups. It should be no surprise that mainstream Judaism should now voice their opposition.

I'm reminded throughout the Bible that those who follow God are often singled out as objects of criticism because they would not go along with the crowd! The crowd flows to and fro at the whims of the wind, but the independent man of God stands continually on the Bible. The direction of flow has no effect on those set like flint. The independent fundamental Jewish settlers understand that the Bible says the Holy Land is Jewish, and they obey God's call to occupy and conquer. Let all men be liars, but let God be true is their politics. Their independent stubbornness makes them the scourge of the world. They are among good company.

Today, independent fundamental Christians are the scourge of mainstream Christianity. They are a small voice, but a loud voice that stands on Biblical doctrine which always separates out error. They challenge the Charismatic movement declaring it's false doctrine as blasphemous. They recognize the self induced ecstatic utterance (speaking in tongues) of the Charismatics is adding to salvation in Christ alone. They will not allow such blasphemy into their Churches. They look at the Evangelical explosion tied  to the popularity of the Charismatic movement as carnal at best, and see the formation of a lukewarm Church ready to be spued from the mouth of God at the worst! The Independent Fundamental Christians have always opposed the mainstream denominations. Roman Catholicism has always been apostate as all liberal protestant denominations. Even Southern Baptists exemplified by the likes of Bill Clinton would never teach in their Churches, nor would any tithes ever find there way into Southern Baptist coffers where this kind of Christianity is acceptable.

I'm convinced after the rapture when the fundamental Christians will be applauded for their independence by a holy God that the first 144,000 Jews that same God will seek for setting the foundation of the next dispensation will be those exhibiting that same independent spirit.

 

 

Ezek 3:6-11

6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - November 26, 2003

Joel 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
KJV
 

 

Researchers blast EU for 'burying'

anti-Semitism study

By Sharon Sadeh, Haaretz Correspondent, and Reuters

LONDON - A German sociologist who led an unprecendented, comprehensive research study on the causes of anti-Semitism in Europe, has charged that an "overly-politically correct" European Union, which commissioned the research, "buried" the report for fear that it could spark civil war.

The report on anti-Semitism in Europe was shelved by the EU's racism watchdog after it found that Muslims and pro-Palestinian groups were behind many of the incidents, the London-based Financial Times reported last week.

The EU has maintained that the report was tainted by anti-Muslim bias and the use of inappropriate research methods.  "I think that the European Union buried the research out of fear of civil war, and from excessive political correctness," Professor Werner Bergman, one of the so-leaders of the study, told Haaretz.

The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) decided not to publish the research after clashing with its authors over their definition of anti-Semitism, which included anti-Israel acts, the paper said.

Bergman's partner in conducting the study, Professor Wolfgang Benz, termed the EUMC's grounds for rejecting the study "absolutely ridiculous. From our standpoint it verges on slander."

The report was commissioned by the EUMC following a peak in anti-Semitic activity in early 2002. Its leaked findings come just a week after the bombing of a Jewish school near Paris and suicide attacks on two Istanbul synagogues.

A deputy board member not named by the paper confirmed that the directors of the EUMC had regarded the study as biased, adding that they had judged the focus on Muslim and pro-Palestinian perpetrators to be inflammatory.

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the Greens party in the European Parliament Tuesday strongly denounced the EUMC for shelving the report.

"The completely mad thing is that they didn't want to continue because they were afraid to offend a certain Muslim opinion in Europe," he told Israel Radio. "This is a completely crazy and wrong approach."

Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the French student left in the late 1960s, is currently on a visit to Israel. He said the decision to shelve the study was a "big, big, error" and that his party would question the move in the European Parliament at the first opportunity.

"There is a danger of anti-Semitism in Europe, there is a danger of racism in Europe - both - and we must confront this reality, and we can't now postpone the debate on this," Cohn-Bendit said.

An extract from the report obtained by the Financial Times stated: "...it can be concluded that the anti-Semitic incidents in the monitoring period were committed above all by rightwing extremists and radical Islamists or young Muslims."

 

 

 

Anti-Semitism has at it's root an anti-Bible attitude during a gentile dominated era. The closer the world comes to the end of the times of the gentiles; The greater anti-Bible attitudes will become. The Bible is clear the next dispensation will be the perfect Jewish Kingdom age. The perfect Jewish King will rule for 1000 years. The gentile dominated world of today rejects the revelation that they must step aside for the Jews. Today, the Moslems are at the forefront in resisting submission to the Jews over the Holy Land. Tomorrow, the conflict will enlarge to include all the gentile nations. Anti-Semitism will quickly translate into a total rejection of the coming King of the Jews. The great apostate Christian Church left behind will move with this anti-Semitic / anti Bible wind into total rejection of the Christ whom they claim as theirs. It will happen because He will reveal Himself as a Jewish Christ, and not a gentile Christ! The times are a changing!

Anti-Semitism / anti- Bible hate will soon be focused on one single place. The Temple Mount is destine to be the focal point of all resistance to God's future plan for the Holy Land. The Bible demands the Jews build Ezekiel's Temple on that single spot. There is no other place on the planet acceptable to the God of the Bible! The Temple Mount will represent Jewish sovereignty mot only over the Holy Land, but over planet earth.  It will represent the Biblical victory long ago promised to all of mankind. It will be a Jewish victory over the gentile nations. It will be because the Jews of that day will have allowed the God of their fathers to circumcise their hearts making them a people acceptable to Him! On that day the God of Jacob will be their God, and they will be His people.

 

 

After and Before

After:

Mic 4:1-4
4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
KJV
 


Before:


Mic 4:11-13

11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.

12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - November 27, 2003

Ps 118:10

10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
KJV
 

 

Palestinian Attacks Jewish Worshippers at Wailing Wall


A Palestinian youth attempted to stab Jewish worshippers Tuesday evening at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.  There were no casualties in the attempted stabbing attack and security forces on the scene overpowered and arrested the youth, Army Radio reported.
 



Gunmen kill brother of Nablus mayor


Gunmen fired at a car carrying the mayor of the Palestinian city of Nablus on Tuesday night in an apparent assassination attempt that left him unhurt but killed his brother, local officials said.

The mayor, Ghassan Shaka, is a moderate member of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's mainstream Fatah faction and the Palestinian parliament.

Local officials said it was likely Palestinian gunmen carried out the shooting and noted that militants in the West Bank city recently distributed leaflets accusing Shaka of collaborating with Israeli authorities.

The mayor's brother, Buraq Shaka, a businessman who was visiting from Jordan, was wounded in the attack and died in a Nablus hospital.

 

 

God is not blind to the kind of culture that now controls the Islamic Palestinian Arabs. Their children are filled with hate for the Jews from the cradle. Parents dance in the street every time a Jew is murdered in cold blood by an Arab. Teachers tell their pupils that Jews are monkeys. Their religious Mullahs  tell them nothing short of extermination of Jews is acceptable to their god. Their media tells them Jews drink the blood of Arab babies at their ceremonies. Their government supports the current suicide booming of Jewish civilians. It is no wonder a youth would go to the holiest of all Jewish sites with the intention of finding a soft target like stabbing some old Rabbi, or a woman, or some  children. Cold blooded animalistic behavior is what this culture is all about.

The Palestinians pay a price for nurturing this kind of beastly behavior. Buraq Shaka was the cost this past Tuesday. There is no remorse among the Palestinians over his death. The responsibility will only be shifted on the Jews as does every tragedy that befalls the Palestinians because of their own hateful behavior. I'm convinced their hate for Jews is so great that they prefer living in squalor tormenting Jews then in a civilized society where they would be  throttled by laws preventing the venting of  their hatred.

Sin has no meaning to this culture. Anything goes as long as the Jews are blamed. Their children are raised to be Jew killers. Nothing else matters. Their hate is what is about to be judged by the God of the Bible. It is their sin, and their sin alone that will bring the Islamic Arab Palestinians onto the dung heap of the gentile nations. History is filled with hate filled fallen cultures of the past that have been judged by God, and are now totally extinct. It is only a matter of time before history records Islamic Palestinian Arabs as no longer in existence. Only the Jews survive the pages of history. Not because they are so righteous, but because the God of the Bible has chosen them.

 

 

Only the House of Jacob

Amos 9:7-12

7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
KJV
 

 

Saturday - November 29, 2003

Ps 146:3

3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
 


Ps 118:9

9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
KJV
 

 

London road map meeting was cover for

high-level talks

By Akiva Eldar and Sharon Sadeh, Haaretz Correspondents

LONDON - The meeting in Britain between Israeli and Palestinian officials, which began Wednesday, is actually a cover for a meeting between Likud MK Omri Sharon, one of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's closest confidants (and his son), and an envoy of Yasser Arafat.

Senior Palestinian sources say the meeting on the implementation of the U.S.-backed road map was organized following a request by Omri Sharon through Mohammed Rashid, a Palestinian businessman and confidant of Arafat, who recently visited Ramallah following a long absence from the territories.

Omri Sharon, the sources maintain, recommended that the gathering in Britain serve as a cover for secret meetings between the prime minister's son and an envoy of the Palestinian leader.

As a result of the request, Arafat decided to dispatch to Britain Jibril Rajoub, recently appointed national security adviser in the Palestinian Authority.

The Israeli contingent includes Knesset members Omri Sharon (Likud), Ephraim Sneh (Labor) and Isaac Herzog (Labor). The Palestinian team includes Palestinian Authority National Security Adviser Jibril Rajoub, and Palestinian Legislative Council member Ziyad Abu Zayad.

Labor lawmaker Ephraim Sneh said the sides were invited by the British government to present their positions and discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He described the talks as "not academic," but also not official peace negotiations.

"The government in London and Labor Friends of Israel... arranged for a meeting... in which the top echelons of the British government in the defense and political arenas would be able to learn first hand on the situation between us and the Palestinians and what can be done," Sneh told Israel Radio in an interview from London.

The British Foreign Office said the government did not organize the talks but that Middle East Minister Baroness Symons is attending Friday's session.

Israel Radio reported that Likud MK Omri Sharon, who has met Yasser Arafat at his father's behest in the past, was seen laughing and joking with members of the Palestinian delegation in the VIP lounge of Ben Gurion Airport before the group flew to London.

Sneh said Omri Sharon was not necessarily participating in his father's name. "Omri Sharon is also a Knesset member in his own right, not just the son of," Sneh said.

Leading politicians and public figures from Britain and Europe will also take part in the meetings, which are being held in northwest London.

Preparations for the meetings were kept secret, and participants were asked not to discuss the planned event with the media. The two-day event begins Thursday at 6 PM, with discussions focusing on the peace process and ways of implementing the road map plan.

Meetings to be held Thursday will address two topics: "What is the role of the international community in promoting stability in the region;" and "What are the key military threats to the region's security?" On Friday, participants will discuss "confidence building measures [that might] restart progress on the road map," and ways in which "greater economic activity can be a catalyst for political rapprochement."

The event is called the "Rabin Peace Seminar," and is being sponsored jointly by the Yigal Alon Educational Trust, and the Association of Labor Friends of Israel.

 

 

These politicians are maneuvering for the best political gain they each can negotiate for their representative governments. The only certain agreement is that at the end there will be a heathen State  permanently established in the Holy Land. A State that nurtures animalistic hate against the Jews. Now, if this were anywhere else in the world it would be of no matter how a resolution over this land dispute is handled, but this is the Holy Land! This is where the God of the Bible has already decreed what it's future will be. All these secular politicians have turned their backs on the Bible whether Jew or gentile. These politicians ignore God as if He does not even exist. It is about to become the biggest political blunder of all time.

The Bible is very clear that we are about to move into the next dispensation. The Holy Land is the place God has chosen to usher in the Coming Kingdom. It is the same Holy Land where Christ is going to come the second time as He did when He came the first time. The secular politicians of this generation treat the Holy Land as if it were some insignificant 4th or 5th world piece of dirt rather then the center for the entire Bible. These politicians are blind to the holiness, and righteousness the Bible places on this land. It's soil was soaked with holy blood, and that alone makes it the most important place on planet earth. The Holy Bible describes it with great affection. The God of the Bible has made it a land of wonderment. This generation of politicians by treating it like dirt bring down the wrath of God on the entire planet. It is not just the Islamic Arab Palestinians, but all the gentile nations that face destruction. The Bible predicts only the Jews of Israel survive the coming wrath. Only Israel emerges victorious! 

 

 

Ps 118:5-11

5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
KJV
 

 

Sunday - November 30, 2003

Luke 2:25

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

 

GOSPEL INSCRIPTION IDENTIFIES SIMEON THE JUST

 

Two Jerusalem scholars have uncovered the 25th verse of the 2nd chapter of Luke carved into an ancient shrine known as Absalom’s Tomb located in the Kidron Valley, between Jerusalem’s walled Old City and the Mount of Olives.


Scholars say Jesus box may be genuine

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Posted: 10:26 AM EST (1526 GMT)
 

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- A purported first-century inscription naming Jesus may or may not be the real thing, but Israel's labeling of the find as a fake is premature, scientists and scholars said at a panel discussion.

At issue is a limestone burial box, or ossuary, with the inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus," that emerged on Israel's antiquities market last year.

If authentic, the ossuary would offer a rare physical link to the life of Jesus, but Israel's Antiquities Authority declared the inscription a fraud in June.

Panelists, speaking in Atlanta at the annual joint conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature on Sunday, said authorities should examine the box more closely before passing judgment.

"I don't know for sure whether this is a forged inscription, and I'm sort of cast as a defender of the inscription. I'm not," said moderator Hershel Shanks, editor of the Biblical Archeology Review, which published the initial findings. "What I do know is, Israeli authorities have badly managed the affair."

The antiquities authority, which has yet to release a full report on its findings, said the ossuary itself is ancient but oxygen isotope analysis suggested the words on it were inscribed in modern times.

The hard, brown patina that covers the box could not be found on the inscription, where a soft, grayish chalk-and-water paste had been applied instead to imitate weathering, the authority said.

James Harrell, a geologist at the University of Toledo and member of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, said his analysis of the inscription suggests the missing patina could simply be the result of overcleaning -- not forgery.

Shanks said experts from the antiquities authority declined to speak at the forum.

Oded Golan, the collector who came forward with the ossuary in October 2002 and has since been accused of being the forger, said it had been "undoubtedly cleaned" while in his family's possession but did not know how.

Panelists said that while oxygen isotope analysis found most of the inscription showed some sort of modern influence, the last part of it was consistent with the ancient patina -- specifically the part that names Jesus.

The ossuary had been valued at up to $2 million because of the claimed link with Jesus. According to biblical accounts, Jesus' brother James led the early church in Jerusalem and was stoned to death as a Jewish heretic in A.D. 62.

The oldest confirmed surviving artifact that mentions Jesus is a fragment of chapter 18 in John's Gospel from a manuscript dating to A.D. 125.

 

 

 

Biblical Archaeology most often is more a matter of political correctness then science. Jewish tradition has a bad taste for the name Jesus because of Apostate Christian persecution throughout the ages. The authenticity of the James ossuary is not looked upon with favor by many Jewish archeologists.

Today, it is politically correct to call Absolam's Tomb just that. This, in spite of an obscure  inscription recently deciphered saying: "This is the tomb of Zachariah, martyr, very pious priest, father of John." Should it now be called Zachariah's tomb? In all probability it is the tomb of Alexander Jannaeus as identified by Josephus at the end of the Second Temple era. The vertical Zachariah, and horizontal Luke inscriptions on the tomb are ancient graffiti added during latter times. The Luke graffiti is dated to the 4th century.

I wonder why someone just 300 years after the ministry of Jesus would pick this passage out of all the passages in the Bible to leave behind as a personal message for others to read and contemplate? I wonder why this tomb out of all the other tombs in the area was chosen for this artistic expression?

The key to the use of the Luke inscription is "waiting for the consolation of Israel." Everything having to do with the Temple is centered in the consolation of Israel. Everything to do with the city of Jerusalem has to do with the consolation of Israel. Everything having to do with the Jewish people as a nation has to do with the consolation of Israel. Everything to do with creation, and the purpose of mankind has to do with the consolation of Israel. Simeon testified that he at that very moment was witnessing the consolation of Israel in that Bible passage!

The key to Absalom's tomb over all other tombs is as the realtors say: location, location, location. The tomb sits right in the middle of the Kidron Valley which runs between the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount. Zechariah 14 reveals that when the consolation of Israel returns His feet will touch the very same spot where He left planet earth 2000 years ago.

Acts 1:9-12

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
KJV

 

The consolation of Israel will touch down at the Mount of Olives. He will then cross the Kidron Valley as He journeys to the  last Jewish Temple built for Him on the Temple Mount where He will establish His Kingdom. He will pass right by Absalom's tomb on His way where He just might acknowledge the faith of that 4th century graffiti artist who so long ago knew He would pass by, and wanted Him to know how much he looked forward to that day!
 

 

The Witness of Two

Luke 2:21-40

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.


36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
KJV
 

 

 


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