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Tuesday - October 1, 2002
27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and
in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,
and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until
the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate
Police Took Action In Temple Mount
t was learned today that
an Israel Police contingent entered the Temple Mount a month
ago and destroyed an illegal flooring installed by the Moslem authorities.
The Arabs did not disrupt the police work.
The information on the
illegal Moslem construction in Judaism’s holiest site
was obtained by the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount
Antiquities, which passed it on to the Ministry of Public Security. The
Committee is also that which publicized the news of the police action today. It
did so in order to
Israeli action to repair the bulging Southern Wall will be met by Moslem
Part of the Southern Wall of the Mount is burgeoning outward near its eastern
edge - a result of the illegal Muslim construction works in the Solomon's
Stables area of the Temple Mount.
Archaeologists fear that the wall is liable to collapse if remedial action is
In a related item, Chaim Klein assumed the post of Director-General of the
Public Security Ministry today. Klein, formerly the head of the Israel Police
Intelligence Section, recently told a group of Public Security Ministry
despite Moslem objections and threats, there is no reason not to open the Temple
Mount to Jewish visitors.
The holy site has been closed to Jews since the beginning of the Oslo War two
The issue of Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount is what is
happening today. The Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is the next issue
for tomorrow. The Bible is very specific that a Jewish Temple will sit on the
Temple Mount midway through the Great Tribulation. The entire
Bible stands or falls on what happens to the Temple Mount. A sovereign
God is forcing His will on reluctant mankind. Islam is the most resistant, and
Ezekiel 38 & 39 reveals a great Islamic invasion of Israel that marks the end of
Islam. The Old Testament is quickly becoming very contemporary. This is
especially true when it comes to events involving the Temple Mount!
It is only on this Mount that the God of the Bible allowed His
children to build Him a house. It is the most holy place on the entire planet.
God removed His presents from this place in the book of Ezekiel because of the
sins of Israel. That first Temple was destroyed by Old Babylon which on its own
is becoming very contemporary. The Jews were allowed to return to the Holy Land,
and build the Second Jewish Temple on the same Temple Mount. It was this Temple
that the greater glory presented Himself to the world in the form of the
incarnate Christ. The world rejected the salvation He offered and crucified Him,
and in the process completed God's plan for the only perfect sacrifice for sin
to be accomplished. The Jews in their rejection became spiritually blind, and
lost the Holy Land again. 2000 years have past, and the Jews miraculously have
regained the Holy Land once again.
The next major issue the God of the Bible will force on the Jews
will be the Building of His house again! The whole world rejects such a move by
the Jews, but no matter how reluctant they may be - a sovereign God will not be
deterred from what He has said in the Bible!
The First House of God
1 Chron 28:6-12
6And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house
and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his
7Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if
he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
8Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the
congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all
the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess
this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for
your children after you for ever.
9And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a
perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth
all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:
if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou
forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
10Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an
house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
11Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of
the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the
upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of
the mercy seat,
12And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit,
of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all
the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the
treasuries of the dedicated things:
Wednesday - October 2, 2002
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy
hill of Zion.
7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me,
Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Temple Mount might collapse on hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshippers
during Ramadan prayers,
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was told in a secret meeting on Sunday.
TEMPLE MOUNT MAY COLLAPSE DURING
construction on the Temple Mount by the Muslim Waqf (religious authorities),
has caused an increasingly dangerous buckling of the southern wall now
extends a meter beyond the surface.
"If Israel decides to repair the wall without a prior agreement with the
Waqf, this could lead to riots and bloodshed. But if the Temple Mount
collapses on a crowd of Muslim worshippers, this would be ten times worse.
We'll be held
responsible, whatever we do,"
said one Israeli source.
Read more about this at this web site:
"THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT ANTIQUITIES"
by Mark Ami-El
Israel is being put under great pressure to do something.
"We'll be held responsible, whatever we do" is true because with sovereignty
comes responsibility. It is time for Israel to step up to the responsibility
God has given them. They have had that responsibility since 1967 when God
gave them that great victory over Jordan, but secular Judaism continues to
drag its feet over the political implications involved. Circumstance again
are dictating the timing on what must be done, and the time has run out!
Muslims Change the Status Quo
In 1996, Palestinian Islamic clerics changed the accepted
status quo that had been preserved for generations and converted two ancient
underground Second Temple period structures into a new large mosque. Both
structures, known as Solomon's Stables and the Eastern Hulda Gate passageway,
were never mosques before. The new mosque extends over an area of 1.5 acres
and has become the largest mosque in Israel, able to accommodate 10,000
In 1997, another ancient underground Second Temple period
structure, known as the Western Hulda Gate passageway, was converted into
another new mosque.
In November 1999, the Islamic clerics opened what they
called an "emergency exit" to the new mosque. Over three days and nights, the
"exit" expanded into a gaping hole, 18,000 square feet in size, and up to 36
feet deep. Thousands of tons of ancient fill from the site, subsequently found
by Israeli archeologists to contain artifacts dating as early as the First
Temple period, were dumped into the Kidron Valley.
In February and March 2001, an ancient arched structure
built against the eastern wall of the Temple Mount enclosure was razed by
bulldozers in order to further enlarge the "emergency gate" of the new mosque
at Solomon's Stables.
Furthermore, without any archeological supervision,
approximately 6,000 square meters of the ancient surface level of the Temple
Mount were dug up by tractors, paved, and declared to be open mosques. The
previous director of the Antiquities Authority has called this "an
archeological crime." No Israeli official has seen any plans or has set limits
on the work being carried out.
While Israel government officials declared they would close
the gates of the Temple Mount to heavy equipment, such as trucks and tractors,
and that building materials and construction equipment would not be allowed
into the Temple Mount, and no earth or rubble would be allowed to be removed
for dumping, building materials such as stone blocks, paving stones and
masonry, wood planks, steel reinforcement rods, and scaffolding continued to
flow into the Temple Mount. A large area of approximately 15,000 square meters
(15 dunams) in the eastern part of the Temple Mount appeared like one gigantic
construction site for a length of 250 meters, from the gateway to Solomon's
Stables up to the Gate of Mercy. Similarly, the removal of earth and rubble
continued, that included rare archeological finds that are forever lost to
science and culture.
The Muslims claim that the Temple Mount is an ancient
mosque dating from the time of Adam and Eve. Thus, their goal is to turn the
entire area into one giant mosque, and into an exclusively Muslim area. They
have been working diligently to erase and destroy every archeological remnant
and finding that may testify to any Jewish spark or connection to the place.
Their intention is to change the status quo of the place by turning all the
areas of the Mount into Muslim holy places, mosques, and prayer areas, with
the intention of preventing any Jewish presence whatsoever in the future.
The Coming Jewish Temple
99:1The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth
between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
3Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
4The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity,
thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is
6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among
them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he
7He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies,
and the ordinance that he gave them.
8Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God
that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their
9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill;
for the LORD our God is holy.
Thursday - October 3, 2002
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets,
and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy
children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye
Finally Jerusalem Recognized as Capital of
George Bush has signed a
Congress-approved resolution calling for the United States to officially
recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish State’s legitimate capital. Bush says,
however, that his administration's policy toward Jerusalem will remain
unchanged. In the words of his press secretary, the resolution's Jerusalem
provisions are "advisory, not mandatory." As such,
Bush has no plans to relocate the U.S.
embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as urged by the bill.
Congress passed the Jerusalem addendum last week as part of the government’s
Foreign Relations Authorization Act for the year 2003. The resolution states,
inter alia, that official US government
documents that list country’s capitals will have to identify Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel. A second provision stipulates that US citizens born in
Jerusalem may request that “Israel” be included as their country of birth. Until
now, only “Jerusalem” appeared - as if the city were a separate independent
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher criticized the Congressional
resolution, saying that it hinders the "advance[ment] of [US] interests in the
region and promoting a just and lasting peace." Boucher added that Secretary of
State Colin Powell believes the city's future must be determined in the course
of negotiations between Israel and the PA.
Arabs slam U.S. law
defining Jerusalem as Israeli capital
By News Agencies
Arabs lashed out at the United States on
Wednesday over new legislation signed by U.S. President George W. Bush that
urges recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with
Palestinian Authority Chiarman Yasser
Arafat describing the law a "catstrophe" and a former Jordanian minister
said it would turn the world's 1 billion
Muslims into Washington's enemies
The issue of sovereignty in the Holy
Land is again in the news! This time it is the rightful recognition of Jerusalem
as the official Capital of the State of Israel. It has
been a long time in coming as is every sovereignty issue involving the Jews. The
world responds with great frustration whenever Jewish sovereignty over the Holy
Land is pressed. America has taken a bold lead in acknowledging the truth the
whole world knows is true, which is that Jerusalem is the declared Capital of
Israel. The Jews have said this city is ours. The seat of their government has
long met in Jerusalem. It is the world that has long resisted dealing with
Arafat has tried to say Jerusalem is
his. He has tried claiming Jerusalem for Islam. Lately, it has been like Hitler
claiming the world for himself on the last day of his life surrounded in his
bombed out bunker in Berlin. There is a reality that goes along with any
declaration of sovereignty. For both Arafat and Hitler it proved nothing more
then a fool's vision of grandeur.
God continues working behind the scenes
establishing before the world the truth that Jerusalem really belongs to Him!
Soon, He will openly make that claim when the Great Tribulation begins. The 7
years of Great Tribulation will force upon the world the issue of God's
sovereignty over both Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The world resisting God is
what causes the Great Tribulation. It should not be that way, but as the world
today rejects secular Jewish sovereignty so also will it reject the sovereignty of God's
soon coming Biblically based Jewish Kingdom!
Never Forget Jerusalem
3For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they
that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the
songs of Zion.
4How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget
6If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the
roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Friday - October 4, 2002
4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the
multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the
voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
TEMPLE MOUNT TO BE EXAMINED IN LIGHT OF FEARS
A European company has been asked to
examine the bulge in the Temple Mount as concerns have been raised that
the pilgrimage of hundreds of thousands of Muslims during upcoming
Ramadan observances could cause the
massive raised platform to collapse.
The combination of heavy rains, deterioration of the structure's foundations,
the condition of some of the cisterns, and excavations of recent years coming
together with hundreds of thousands of people on the plaza during Ramadan could
result in disaster and the loss of hundreds of lives.
The European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing, (EFNDT) which
specializes in examining buildings with
lasers, radar, x-rays, and ultra-sound, has been asked for a second time to
examine the condition of the Temple Mount.
The bulge in the southern wall
and some tenuous underground supports beneath the plaza on the surface, have
experts worried about a potential
collapse that could cost lives.
The Muslim Waqf
issued a warning on Tuesday that the site is in danger of imminent collapse,
blaming Israel for halting repairs being made to the southern wall.
Waqf's chief executive, Adnan al Husseini told the Voice of Palestine that
Israel has obstructed repair work the Waqf
was conducting on the southern wall. He said 20 percent of the work was
done, but as a
result of Israeli actions, which he did not specify, the Waqf was forced to halt
Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, has been turned in
recent decades into
a rallying point for a pan-Islamic jihad
for Jerusalem. Ever since Iran's late
Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last
Friday of Ramadan as "Jerusalem Day," hundreds of thousands of Muslims
have taken to the streets each year to menacingly demonstrate their support for
a re-conquest of Jerusalem.
Meantime, several hundred thousand Muslims in Israel and Palestinian areas
flock to the Temple Mount each Friday of
Ramadan to stake their claim to the site, with the last Friday of the
month drawing upwards of 400,000 people.
The Moslem Waqf has just done a 180
degree turn last Tuesday. They were claiming the bulge in the Southern wall of the Temple Mount was nothing
that should cause any worry of a collapse.
Now, they are saying collapse is imminent. Now, they cover over their
incompetence during their zealous efforts to convert the Solomon Stables
underground archeological site into a Grand Mosque. Their grand plan for Allah
has gone amuck, and they do what all the Islamic's do today which is blame the
Jews. They are now claiming they are only 20% finished with their unauthorized
grand plan, and the Jews are preventing them from completing it. The claim
now is when the wall collapses, and all the surface shrines fall into the
unsupervised, and totally imbecilic pit left behind by their excavations - that
the Jews are to be the blame!
The sovereign God of the Bible has His
own plans for the Temple Mount. His coming Jewish Kingdom will have it's
centerpiece the Third Jewish Temple built on this one and
only holy mountain. No force on earth can stop God from keeping His word about
the future of the Temple Mount. That future does not include a Moslem Mosque on,
in, or near His soon coming holy house! It is Islam that must go according to
the Biblical plan that God has already revealed.
The next dispensation is that of the
Jewish Kingdom with the Lord Jesus Christ reigning as King of the Jews, and King
of kings! A time of universal great joy and praise.
I honestly don't know that the Moslem shrines and mosque on the surface of
the Temple Mount will collapse into this pit? I do know God at His timing will
have them removed to make room for His always intended house to stand as an
ensign during the millennial reign of Christ!
2000, a huge hole -- 50 meters long, 25 meters wide, and 12 meters deep --
was dug in the Temple Mount north of the underground substructure known as
This structure is a row of subterranean halls located at the southeastern
corner of the Temple Mount and is enclosed by the external wall of the
This structure was last used by the Crusaders during the
medieval era. The system of halls was improved in the twelfth century by the
knightly Order of Solomon's Temple (the Templars), whose members, fighting
monks, gave them the name of "Solomon's Stables." The Crusader King Baldwin
handed the place over to the Knights Templars, and they turned it into
stables for their horses. After a major earthquake in 1033 CE, the top of
the structure was rebuilt, but no one can confidently date its original
It is not clear what is under Solomon's Stables.
We do know about an underground corridor lying below the level of the Single
Gate (which once led to Solomon's Stables) that is constructed of Herodian-style
blocks. The corridor ends at its northern extremity before a doorway leading
to a structure situated below Solomon's Stables. Most scholars suggest that
it was founded in the Second Temple period. King Herod built this
substructure when he
leveled the platform of the Mount.
Policemen on the Mount reported observing the dismantling
of a water channel with arches on the western side of the pit at a depth of
2-3 meters, an ancient structure built some time between the Second Temple
period and the Muslim period.
In The House of God
52:1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the
goodness of God endureth continually.
2Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.
3Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak
4Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall
take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of
the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the
abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God:
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it:
and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
Saturday - October 5, 2002
13:32 Oct-04-02, 28 Tishrei 5763
Police Move Onto Temple Mount
(IsraelNN.com) Police at this time are moving
onto the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City following repeated stone-throwing
attacks. There are no reports of injuries at this time.
11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be
glad, because of thy judgments.
Jordan to renovate pulpit
at Al-Aqsa Mosque
By The Associated Press
AMMAN - Jordan has assigned a local
firm to reconstruct the pulpit of Saladin, which
was burned down in 1969, in
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, the official Petra news agency said Thursday.
The Mehrab Bureau for Islamic Construction will refurbish the pulpit based
on designs by the Islamic Arts Institute at Jordan's Balqa University, for
Petra said the work on the new pulpit is expected to be completed within a
year, after which it will be installed inside the mosque.
The total cost of renovating, transporting and installing the pulpit is
about 2 million dinars ($2.8 million), Petra said.
King Hussein, who died of cancer in 1999, pledged to repair the pulpit
his visit to the mosque following the peace agreement with Israel.
The two major structures on the Temple
Mount are the Dome of the Rock shrine, and the Al-Aqsa mosque. It is the mosque
that will receive the 2.8 million dollar pulpit. I once used an old fence
post in Montana for a pulpit so this is all beyond my concepts of what a pulpit
is suppose to be like. I do know the God of the Bible blessed that old pulpit. I
also know God will curse every word of blasphemy coming from this 2.8 million
dollar pulpit if the Al-Aqsa mosque doesn't fall in the pit before hand?
The struggle for sovereignty over the
Temple Mount continues. Islam is losing its grip, and screaming all the way.
This 2.8 million dollar expenditure will do nothing in trying to reverse what
happened in the 1967 war. Jordan as well as all of Islam forever lost any
claim to sovereignty over the Temple Mount. The secular Jews have been very
reluctant to take the responsibility God placed in their hands, but the recent
illegal activities of the Moslem Waqf trustees may finally force Israel to
assume full control. The next step will be the Third Jewish
Mankind kicks, screams, and fights with every
move God makes to begin bringing in the next dispensation of the Jewish Kingdom.
All this resistance will be for nothing. God will not be turned from what He has
already revealed in the Bible about His plan for the future of the Temple Mount!
The Christian Church will soon be of the past. The future is for Israel! The
future glory of Israel will rule the world in the next dispensation.
50:1The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from
the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2Out of Zion,
the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before
him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge
5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have
made a covenant with me
6And the heavens shall
declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
Sunday - October 6, 2002
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Police storm Temple Mount
after worshippers throw stones
Jerusalem police stormed the Temple Mount, after dozens of Palestinian
worshippers threw stones at the officers
stationed meters away from the Western Wall plaza, following Friday
According to police sources, no injuries were sustained and no damage was caused
during the incident, and worshippers were allowed to leave the Temple Mount.
Police continued to keep a large presence in and around the Temple Mount,
however, to ensure that order was maintained.
Police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the Palestinians. According
to Palestinian sources, there were some
5,000 worshippers on the Mount at the time.
The sources added that after prayers, most of the worshippers left the Temple
Mount, but some 150 stayed behind,
inside the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Police said about 30 Palestinian youths began throwing stones at police
stationed at the entrance of a pathway leading from the side of the plaza up to
the Temple Mount compound.
"It was thought they were intending to
throw rocks into the plaza where (Jewish) worshippers were, so police entered
the (Temple Mount) compound and fired a few stun grenades," a spokesman
7And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this
man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God:
knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
No End In Sight To P.A. Media Incitement
The latest Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
notes that while the PA sends the world
"messages of peace" via its English-language spokespersons, it continues to send
messages of "Kill and be killed" to its own people.
Palestinian Media Watch , a watchdog
organization monitoring the official PA media, cites a "new film clip on PA
television" featuring a young bereaved mother as the heroine of incitement. PMW
Director Itamar Marcus explains:
"In a new film clip on PA TV, five
civilian [non-uniformed] gunmen, armed with automatic rifles, go off to
fight Israelis. One of the gunmen is seen running towards Israeli fire until he
attacks the Israelis with a hand grenade, after which, in slow motion, he is
shot and falls dead to the ground.
When his body is brought to his mother,
she kisses him and raises her hand above her mouth and calls out the
traditional Arab call of joy.
Afterwards, she stoically hands the rifle to the next in line to continue the
killing of Israelis. The PA message to
their people of 'Kill and be Killed' has never ceased."
PMW recently cited another clip shown on PA television about a child's farewell
letter in which he writes, "Mother, don't cry over me, be joyous over my blood."
The two clips complement each other, Marcus explains, as
"one is from the child's perspective,
expressing the willingness to die, while the other is from the parent's
perspective, showing her joy over her child's death as a holy martyr. The two
are indicative of the continued glorification of death as 'Shahids' that is
inherent to PA social ideology."
Arafat considers moving to
(The Mukata [headquarters] in
Palestinian Authority Chairman
Yasser Arafat is considering moving his headquarters from Ramallah to
Bethlehem, according to PA officials.
PA Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nabil Shaath
yesterday confirmed that Arafat is thinking about moving to Bethlehem, but
refused to elaborate. Another minister told The Jerusalem Post he heard from
Arafat's advisors that he is seriously contemplating such a move.
This hate the Jew
culture is why God revealed in the Bible the end of Islam is coming soon.
Pharaoh could not see past his own pride as God brought
plague after plague on that mighty nation until he finally succumbed to God's
will, and let the children of Israel go. Today, Arab pride blinds them to the
reality that the Jews are never going to leave the Holy Land that was promised
them by God. The same God who destroyed Egypt at the time of the exodus is now
destroying the Palestinian Authority. Arafat crawls out of his destroyed
headquarter building claiming victory while nothing but rubble surrounds him.
He, just like pharaoh remains blinded to reality by his own pride.
The suicide bombings have only
strengthened Israeli resolve to never leave their Promised Land. There has
actually been a rise in those Jews leaving other lands for Israel during the
present Palestinian revolt. The number of Jews coming from America has risen.
Whatever Arafat's goals were by pumping this present revolt have failed
miserably. I doubt Arafat's servants will ever convince him the Palestinian
Authority is destroyed. The message of hate will continue until God takes his
life as He did Pharaoh's life at the Red Sea.
The more pressure God puts on Arafat to leave His people alone; The harder
does the heart of Arafat become! The pride of Arafat, and all his followers will
be to their death!
Let My People Go
17And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led
them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near;
for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they
return to Egypt:
18But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red
sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
19And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn
the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up
my bones away hence with you.
4And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and
I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may
know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of
Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said,
Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
6And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the
Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
16But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and
divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the
midst of the sea.
17And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they
shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his
host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
18And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me
honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his
strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the
LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and
all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so
much as one of them.
29But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea;
and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and
Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
31And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and
the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
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Monday - October 7, 2002
37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Star Wars is Here
operational missile defense
and is ready to use it to protect Tel Aviv and other major population
centers if they come
under fire from Iraq's arsenal of Scud missiles.
Israel Set to Use New Missile Shield to Counter Scuds
By MICHAEL R.
PALMACHIM AIR FORCE BASE, Israel — Israel has deployed an
Known as the Arrow,
the system is designed to
avoid the pitfalls of the
American Patriot system, which Israelis say had little success in stopping
Iraq's Scud missile attacks during the Persian Gulf war in 1991.
The program, which will cost more than $2 billion, is partly financed by
the United States. One battery is already deployed here, and when the final
interceptors and radars are installed about two years from now,
Israel will be the first
nation in the world to have a nationwide missile defense system.
If the Bush administration follows through with its threats to attack
Iraq, and Saddam Hussein lashes out at Israel, the
Arrow could be put to the
test in what would be an important trial of antimissile technology.
"It would be the first time in history that an interceptor that was
developed strictly to shoot down incoming missiles is used," a Pentagon
official said. "The Patriot used in 1991 was designed to shoot down
airplanes and modified to give it some kind of antimissile capability. But
from the start, the Arrow was built to intercept ballistic missiles.
The whole world will be
watching to see what happens, and we will be watching."
I remember how President Regan was
ridiculed for proposing a missile intercept program. The very name Star Wars was
a derogative term proposed as sarcasm by the detractors. How thankful Israel is
today that many stood up to the sarcasm over the years, and remained committed
to the goal of a missile intercept system that worked. The timing has turned out
perfect for the threat now being aimed at Israel. The problem is that this
security is not eternal
I continue watching for the false
peace coming to Israel after the war on terrorism ends. I can't help but see the
Arrow missile system as another crutch propping up a false concept of this
peace. Israel as well as the rest of the world is yet to learn it is only in God
that eternal security can be found. Trusting in the
craftiness of man will always fail in the end.
A large segment of today's Christianity
teaches the world that there is no eternal security to be found in God. They
teach that through the craft of man salvation must be maintained, or it will be
lost. The truth is you can't lose what was never yours in the first place.
The best the Arrow system can offer is
but a temporary security. Advancing technology will soon make this 2 billion
dollar system obsolete. It is only in the omnipotent God that real security can
ever be eternal. It is this kind of security that will be offered the world
through the coming Jewish Kingdom. It is this kind of eternal
security that the Lord Jesus Christ offers to all who will come to Him.
27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no
man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30I and my Father are one.
31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for
which of those works do ye stone me?
33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for
blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Tuesday - October 8, 2002
18And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and
wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
Arafat Says Entire Jerusalem Will Be
leader Yasser Arafat signed into PA law yesterday a resolution proclaiming the
entire city of Jerusalem the capital of a future Palestinian state. PA
parliament chief Abu Ala said that the move comes
in response to the recent US
Congressional resolution calling on the US State Department to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. During Israeli-Arab negotiations over the
past several years, Palestinian Authority officials have called for the
establishment of a Palestinian state with only “East Jerusalem” as a capital. It
is now felt that Arafat has revealed his
This must be the greatest statement of
arrogance I have ever heard. Jerusalem appears in the Bible almost 1000 times.
It is always within a Jewish cultural context. There is no way that the
Jewishness of Jerusalem can be removed from the Biblical context. Yet, here is
the most hateful anti-Jew alive today making this unbelievable statement that
irregardless of what God has said over the past 4,500 years concerning Jerusalem
that this little man with the big mouth is going to blatantly put his own brand
on what has always been God's property. This is a great insult hurled at the God
of the Bible, and to the generations of men who have recognized the uniqueness
of the Bible throughout the ages. I believe Arafat has made the biggest blunder
of his life by openly challenging the God of the Bible in this way.
I do not believe a Palestinian State
should ever be contemplated by the US or Israel again! The idea that these
Islamic Palestinian Arabs can openly brag of putting their brand on the God of
the Bible is beyond my comprehension.
I must remind myself that it would have
never been contemplated that God would have allowed sin filled men to do what
they did to His only begotten Son at Calvary. I often find myself quite
shortsighted in how magnificently God controls, and purposes His will over
mankind. That being said, I'm still beyond myself when I see such arrogance
manifested by Islam as it openly challenges the God of the Bible. The arrogance
of these little men will all find satisfaction when the Judgment of God takes
place. Know that the contemporary news coming from the
Middle East is the history in the making of the Islamic challenge with it's
Koran and god/Allah against the eternal creator God of the Bible. This is far
more then just an Arab - Jewish conflict. This is far more then just a war on
The Jewish Jerusalem
128:1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his
2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and
it shall be well with thee.
3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy
children like olive plants round about thy table.
4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
5The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou
shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon
Wednesday - October 9, 2002
6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the
Holy One of Israel
in the midst of thee.
Jordanian engineers inspect
bulge in Temple Mount
Workers on the scaffolding around the troublesome bulge on the southern wall of
the Temple Mount.
(Photo: Lior Mizrahi/BauBau)
Nadav Shragai, Ha'aretz
Jordanian engineers drilled into
the bulge in the southern wall of Temple Mount on Monday, to take a sample
for inspection after an informal agreement was reached between Israel and
the Waqf, the Muslim religious trust that governs the Muslim holy sites in
Jerusalem, to let the Jordanians do the work.
The bulge has aroused fears that the wall may collapse, but disagreements
between Israel and the Waqf have prevented Israel's Antiquities Authority
from testing the bulge and carrying out renovation work on it - and
prevented the Waqf from doing the same.
A few weeks ago a Jordanian delegation canceled its visit due to last minute
disagreements between Israel and the Waqf.
The Jordanian delegation, headed
by a senior Jordanian official, will be observed but not supervised by the
Israel initiated the resumption of Jordan's involvement in Temple Mount,
following the Waqf's refusal to let the Antiquities Authority carry out
excavation works on the bulge on the southern wall.
The Waqf and Israel
relaxed their positions after the Antiquities Authority submitted a report
stating the bulge was growing rapidly, and the southern wall could be in
danger of collapse.
Israel warned that parts of the southern wall were in immediate danger of
caving in, which could lead to the further collapse of parts of Solomon's
Stables and the al Aqsa Mosque.
According to the Antiquities Authority, the bulge is now
190 meters long and
at one point protrudes by as much as 70 centimeters. The authority has also
pointed to "advanced erosion of the stones of the southern wall, creating a
significant danger to the structure ... If the erosion is not taken care of
it will contribute to the instability of the southern wall."
The Palestinians were quick to dedicate
the latest 2-year uprising to the al-Aqsa mosque. The very symbol of their
defiance is now endanger of falling into the pit of their own making. The
Israeli's are wise to let the Jordanian engineers have unfettered access to this
symbol of incompetence on the part of the Islamic Waqf. Islam wanted to focus
the eyes of the world on how great is their Allah, the Koran, and their prophet
Mohamed. The al-Aqsa mosque was made the symbol of Islam's dominance over
Judaism, and the God of the Bible. This coming Ramadan was intended to climax
their claims with close to a half million Islamic pilgrims coming to the Temple
Mount. History was about to be rewritten by the Moslem clerics who are prepared
to claim the Temple Mount is the Islamic Garden of Eden, and predates all other
claims of sovereignty.
Now, the scientists have realized that
all the zealot unauthorized, and unsupervised excavations done by Islam to
prepare the undergrounds of the Mount to be a Grand Mosque has only undermined
the surface of the Mount. The al-Aqsa mosque itself the symbol of the greatness
of Allah is now endangered with imminent collapse. The influx of a half million
Moslems, time, or an earthquake could quickly bring down the Islamic surface
Islam has blundered by challenging the
God of the Bible over the only place on planet earth that God allowed His house
to be built. The only place on planet Earth where God said blood sacrifice
would be acceptable. The only place on planet Earth where His third house will
be constructed for the coming Jewish Kingdom dispensation according to the
Bible. The whole Mount needs to be cleared, purified, and prepared for the God
of the Bible to accomplish His plans for the future glory of Israel! I don't
know that this latest impending catastrophe will bring about this end, but I do
know the Temple Mount belongs to the God of the Bible not the Allah of Islam!
My Holy Hill of Zion
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou
art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and
the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou
shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the
11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss 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.
Thursday - October 10, 2002
20And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the
other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of
that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things,
whose look was more stout than his fellows.
Thursday October 10, 12:07 AM
EU gives green light for 10 countries to join
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission recommended the entry of 10
countries into the EU by 2004 in a historic enlargement that will for the
first time see the continent freely united.
Thirteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU's executive arm
gave the green light Wednesday for a reshaping of the 15-member bloc that
will take it up to the borders of Russia.
Barring last-minute hitches -- including a Irish referendum later this
month which in theory could derail the whole project -- the new members will
join in time for European parliament elections in 2004.
The commission, in detailed assessment reports on the candidate
countries, recommended the entry of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
But the report failed to give Turkey, a close US ally and NATO member, a
date to start negotiations for entry while two poorer Balkan countries,
Romania and Bulgaria, were cited as possible entrants in 2007.
"Enlargement is our political masterpiece because it will enable us to
avoid all that. The cost of enlargement is nothing to the cost of
non-enlargement," Commission president Romano Prodi told the European
Years ago there was much excitement
among Bible scholars as the European Union was being formed. Many speculated
that once the number hit 10 the antichrist would be revealed. Well, the number
hit 10, and it just keeps on going. Today, only the most pride filled
still hold to those first speculations. History has proved it will not be the
European Union in it's present form that will birth the antichrist. It is only
the Bible that will prove right in the end. It is the Bible that says a
confederacy of 10 Western nations will form out of which the antichrist will
overthrow 3 emerging as the head of the Western world. It may prove the European
Union is only one horn of these yet future kingdom confederacies? It may also
prove true this present Union will reshuffle into entirely different
confederacies? Whatever the future holds, the Bible will prove true in the end.
The numbers 10 and 3 when applied to Western national confederacies will be the
clear markers of the antichrist.
The present pending war on Iraq could
reshuffle the deck of Nations? It will certainly create the atmosphere for new
alliances being formed quickly.
The rapture of "born again" Christians
out of the present Apostate Christian Church is next. America will become part
of the past glories God has accomplished through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The future belongs to Israel! The future glory of Israel is the next
dispensation as revealed in the Bible. It is the dispensation when the
antichrist will be revealed. It all centers in Israel, at Jerusalem, upon the
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"
24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:
and another shall rise after them; and he shall
be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear
out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws:
and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing
26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion,
to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the
whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High,
whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all
dominions shall serve and obey him.
28Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me
Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my
countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
Friday - October 11, 2002
38:1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the
of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the
of Meshech and Tubal:
Saddam acquiring technology for 'long-range supergun'
By Kim Sengupta and Rupert Cornwell
10 October 2002
Saddam Hussein has been acquiring the technology to build a long-range
capable of firing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, German
The claim follows the charging of two Germans who allegedly bought
cannon drilling equipment and
shipped it to Iraq via Jordan four years ago.
The investigation into the Mannheim-based firm Alriwo began last year.
Hubert Jobski, from the prosecutor's office, said yesterday other arrests
were expected, and the two men under arrest could each be sentenced to 15
years if found guilty.
"We are convinced that from
Mannheim the equipment went to Iraq," said Mr Jobski. "Others will be
accused in the case, and we hope to wrap it up very soon."
The reasons why Iraq must be invaded
continues to grow. It is God who sets the timing of events, and the timing for
the demise of Saddam Hussein seems imminent. The world is quickly coming into
the configuration the LORD always knew would come when this dispensation ends,
and the next begins. Babylon (modern Baghdad 2 hour drive) has an economic boom coming. The
God of the Bible has long ago said the home of the first world potentate King
Nebuchadnezzar would again rise in the last days when dispensational change
takes place! It may first have to be destroyed, but it will rise as the economic
center of the entire world giving the antichrist the power source he will need
to dominate the world.
Speculation on the compatibility of
current events with the Old Testament prophesies are in constant flux as each
new news item comes down the lines. Old speculations must be abandoned as
history moves forward, and new insights are realized. I believe this is true
with Ezekiel 38 & 39. I believe the old speculation of a Russian invasion of
Israel by the Gog should be abandoned. I am convinced this is a description of
the "Last Jihad" Islamic invasion of Israel. I believe there will be a Russian
invasion of Israel as depicted in Zachariah 14 and Daniel 11. It will be at the
end of the Great Tribulation in connection with Armageddon. The Invasion of
Ezekiel 38 & 39 is a separate invasion yet to be witnessed by the world. The
"Chief Prince" (Islamic breakaway republics of the old USSR) of the Gog from the
land of Magog are the leaders of this all Islamic invasion which makes more
sense as taking place at the beginning of the Great Tribulation freeing the
Temple Mount from Islamic interests.
I believe this is the best speculation
that can be made today in light of any attempt to find compatibility of current
events with Bible prophecy!
That Great City Babylon
10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas,
that great city Babylon, that
mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her;
for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of
pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood,
and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood,
and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil,
and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and
slaves, and souls of men.
14And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all
things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find
them no more at all.
15The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her,
shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
16And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine
linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and
17For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every
shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by
sea, stood afar off,
18And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like
unto this great city!
19And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying,
Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in
the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God
hath avenged you on her.
21And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into
the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall
that great city Babylon be thrown
down, and shall be found no more at all.
Saturday - October 12, 2002
Millennial Temple Walls
20He measured it by the four sides: it had
a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad,
to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
NEW BULGE IN TEMPLE MOUNT
Another bulge in the Temple Mount wall has been discovered as
Jordanian engineers who began tests on a
2-year-old bulge on the southern wall this week, have
found a side signs of dampness on a
section of the western wall causing it to protrude as well.
The latest swelling of the
2,000-year-old supporting wall is on its western side, to the right of
the area where Jewish worshipers visit. The
10-meter bulge is in the
archeological garden that abuts the Western Wall prayer area.
The area of the wall in question was visibly damp, even after Israel's long, dry
summer. Informed sources say that the
bulge, which looks like the one on the southern wall did two years ago,
is likely the result of water dripping inside of the wall.
Unlike the southern wall, which has been
turned into the largest mosque in Israel, the area near the western wall
is unoccupied and a possible collapse there does not pose the danger that a
collapse of the southern wall does. The Antiquities Authority declined to
comment on the condition of the western supporting wall.
Fearing renewed violence, police have barred non-Muslims, including
archeologists, from entering the Mount since Ariel Sharon's visit to the site in
September 2000, leaving the area without
These walls around the Temple Mount
have stood for 2000 years. They were standing during the days of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and He viewed these very stones on His many visits to the Temple Mount.
Today, for the first time since the Lord Jesus Christ walked toward the Temple
Mount the stones are beginning to move. Today, the Western Wall stands in the
way of worshipping Jews and the Temple Mount itself. Today, for the first time the very
stones in the Western Wall are beginning to move! I know it is natural sources
combined with the incompetence on the part of the Moslem Waqf that has led to
this movement, but I also know the timing of all these events is controlled by
The collapse of the Southern wall will
clearly be due to the incompetence of the Moslem Waqf who illegally excavated
around the Solomon Stables underground support area in their zealous efforts to
build a Grand Mosque under the Temple Mount. This collapse could bring down the
Mosque of Omar (really a shrine), and the al-Aqsa mosque the only other surface
structure. The Moslem pit dug to enlarge the Solomon Stables support structure
is large enough to cause the surface foundations of the Moslem structures to
collapse along with the wall. It could all come down falling toward the East like a
house of cards.
The bulge in the Western wall seems
related to reports 2 or 3 weeks ago of a small water flow that only moistened the
surrounding stone. Moisture is a lubricant, and no mortar was used in the
construction of these massive blocks. The source of this new flow is still
speculative. Some feel it may be from the Moslem attempt to pump out the
original cisterns located under the Mount. The idea is to seal them, and fill
them with holy water from Mecca. Others relate to the coming flow predicted in
the Bible that will be used to cleanse the altar of the millennial Temple from
the continual blood sacrifices that will be offered to God daily.
The collapse of the Western Wall
is of greater importance from my perspective. It separates the Jews from the
Temple Mount. Much as President Regan once said "bring down this wall" so I see
that cry applied to the Western Wall. The Jews must be free to use the Temple
Mount for all the future prophecies in the
Bible to take place. I don't know that this flow will bring down the
wall, or if the Jews themselves will tear it down. I prefer the Jews by their
own free will be the source of it's removal. It would indicate changed hearts
moving away from tradition, and toward the Bible!
The Jerusalem Walls around the Second Temple
7And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the
Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor
on this side the river.
8Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths.
Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and
they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.
9And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the
half part of Jerusalem.
10And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over
against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of
11Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired the
other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.
12And next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of
the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.
13The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they
built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof,
and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
14But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of
part of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks
thereof, and the bars thereof.
15But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler
of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof,
the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah
by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
etc. etc. etc.
Sunday - October 12, 2002
15Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt
not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person
of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy
JERUSALEM ISSUE BRIEF
Vol. 2, No. 8 1 October 2002
The Recruitment of Children in Current Palestinian
From the outset of the current Palestinian intifada two years
ago, children and teenagers have assumed an integral role. Knowing that
Israeli soldiers are ordered
not to shoot live ammunition at children, Palestinian
snipers hide among youngsters or
use them as shields. Three recent developments are also notable:
Yasser Arafat's deputy, Abu Mazen, admitted to a
Kuwaiti newspaper in June that
Palestinian children have been paid 5 shekels (about $1) for every pipe
bomb they throw.
Children have been increasingly mobilized during 2002
for homicide attacks;
their parents have received cash payments from the Palestinian
Authority, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
The attempt at a cover-up: The
Association has warned members that they would be punished if
they photographed armed children.
On March 30, 2002, a
16-year-old Palestinian girl
named Ayat Akhras walked into a Jerusalem supermarket and detonated a bomb
concealed under her clothing, killing two Israelis and wounding 22 others.
On April 23, three teenagers
- Anwar Hamduna, Yusef Zakut, and Abu Nada - from Gaza, attempted to crawl
under the perimeter fence and attack the residents of the nearby Jewish
community of Netzarim, only to be shot dead by guards. For over a month,
Palestinian children as young as ten
barricaded themselves in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, alongside
Palestinian gunmen. In May, a
16-year-old Palestinian boy was arrested in a taxi near Jenin with a
suicide bomb on his body. On June 13, 2002, a
15-year-old Palestinian girl,
arrested for throwing a firebomb at IDF soldiers, admitted during
interrogation that she had previously been recruited as a suicide terrorist.
On July 9, 2002, Israeli security forces arrested another
15-year-old Palestinian girl
who admitted to having agreed to carry out a suicide1
attack in Israel. These are some of the latest developments in the
intifada, an unprecedented wave of ongoing attacks that has roiled the
region for two years. From the outset, Palestinian children and teenagers
have assumed an integral role.
When has a culture deteriorated to such
a point that God must act in righteous retribution?
America must answer for it's abortion policy, and Islam must answer for all the
hate it has put in the hearts of it's own children. I see little difference in
either culture when sacrificing children is the issue, and retribution from a
sovereign God the only end to it all. I have read again and again that God is
no respecter of persons. I know He is going to judge Islam
for it's blatant sins against children, but I also know that same judgment must
be applied to America. It is not a pleasant thing to contemplate. I read Ezekiel
39 and see the pride of Islam laying dead on the mountains and fields of Israel
as fodder for the fowls and beasts. I read about the fall of Babylon, and see a
picture of the pride of American wealth consumed in a single day. I know Ezekiel
39 will be literal, but the comparison of America to Babylon can only be
figurative. A real Babylon is in the making this very day that will literally
fulfill the prophecy. America is ready to pump billions into it's formation
after the War on Terrorism ends, and America will make billions upon billions
from such an investment.
It is left to the sovereign God of the
Bible to do right for all the children sacrificed by both cultures. The end is
clearly spelled out in the Bible. No power in heaven or earth can stop God from
Judging all mankind. Guilty can be the only righteous
decree if God is truly as pure and holy as the Bible portrays Him.
This present dispensation ends with
Armageddon. The next Jewish Kingdom dispensation ends with the Great White
Throne Judgment of all mankind. All will be raised to answer for sin. Only the
blood of the sacrificed Lamb can save from final judgment!
The final Resurrection to
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for
12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;
and the books were opened: and another book was opened,
which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,
according to their works.
13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.
14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
15And whosoever was not found written in the
book of life was cast into the
lake of fire.
Monday - October 13, 2002
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount
Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great
The long road to Al-Aqsa
By Danny Rubinstein
strict limits were placed once again on the number of Muslims allowed to
attend prayers at Haram al-Sharif, the
Temple Mount. Only those in possession of an
Israeli ID card, and over the age of 40,
were allowed in. Muslims can pray alone, but the Friday prayers also include
weekly sermons and large numbers
go to the great mosques. This time only
a few hundred showed up.
The defense establishment had received warnings of
plans for demonstrations and maybe
terrorist attacks, and the ring of checkpoints around Jerusalem was
tightened. A teacher from Qalandiya, which borders on north Jerusalem, says that
on his way to Al Aqsa he encountered
five checkpoints, with long delays at each one where he was examined by
soldiers. Finally, he got fed up and went to the Sheikh Jarrah mosque, a few
hundred meters away from the entrance to the Old City. Many more did the same.
Residents from more distant neighborhoods of East Jerusalem say that for some
time their mosques have been full, because people don't have the strength or
wherewithal to go through the difficulties of reaching
Israel is expressing where the real
sovereignty of the Temple Mount resides. That sovereignty is not in Islamic
plans to convert the Mount into a Grand Mosque. Israel is demonstrating that no
matter what Islam may claim; it is Israel that controls the Temple Mount.
Secular Israel is perplexed with what to
do with this sovereignty. Currently, they only check Islam's attempts to wrestle
away that sovereignty. Soon, Israel must begin construction of the Third
Jewish Temple. I doubt that such a task could ever be accomplished by secular
Israel. The politics of world pressure make this impossible. All previous
Temples needed spiritual Jews called specifically by God to accomplish the task.
Every saved spiritual Jew today automatically becomes part of the Church, and
will be ruptured from apostate Christianity with the true Church before the
Kingdom age begins. These are good reasons why I don't expect the Temple to be
built before the rapture.
The first Jews saved in Israel after the
rapture according to the Bible are the Two Witnesses and the 144,000. I'm
convinced the most pressing task for them will be to build the Third Jewish
Temple. The Bible is clear that a kosher Temple will be up and operating 3 1/2
years into the Great Tribulation. I'm also convinced that the clarion call by
these Two Witnesses will be enough to stir even secular Israel into action. The
call will need be backed by proof of real sovereignty over the Mount. The
fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 & 39 at the beginning of the Great Tribulation which
is the end of Islam would be no greater proof that God is claiming His sovereign
right to the Temple Mount.
The preparations for the return of the
Lord Jesus Christ are in the making today. Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple
Mount are all critical to His coming Kingdom. We will give testimony to all
generations that we saw God miraculously restore the Jews to the Holy Land. We
will also give testimony of the events leading up to the rapture of the Church
from apostate Christianity before the Great Tribulation could begin.
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"
The Temple at Zion
11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion:
declare among the people his doings.
12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he
forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13Have 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:
14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of
Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which
they hid is their own foot taken.
16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is
snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Tuesday - October 14, 2002
33And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he
sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and
he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau
despised his birthright.
Expert: Al-Qaida was undeterred by
US operation in Afghanistan
The devastating bomb attacks in
Bali, following hard on the heels of the
terror attack on the French oil
tanker off Yemen and the
shooting of two US marines in Kuwait, have raised the specter of an
A New York Times article on Sunday quoted senior American officials as
saying that the incidents in Kuwait and involving the tanker, coupled with
recently broadcast audio tapes purportedly made by Osama bin Laden and his
closest lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, signal the
start of a new wave of terrorist
operations and even a large-scale attack.
Dr. Shaul Shay, a research fellow at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary
Center's International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism, however,
believes the threat from al-Qaida and its allies and offshoots never went
away, despite the US-led war against it and its Taliban host in Afghanistan.
"The recent attacks do not constitute an al-Qaida revival but a continuation
of what bin Laden defined as global
jihad," he said.
"Al-Qaida and its affiliated groups and organizations
remained active after the September
11 attacks in New York and Washington. It was simply an illusion on
the part of those who thought that the US strike on Afghanistan would solve
the whole problem.
This is holy war.
The theology of Islam charges it's followers to posses the whole world. The
theology of the Bible says that God will rule the whole world during the Kingdom
Age. The two theologies are in conflict. The fundamental Christians wait on God.
The fundamental Moslems are at war with any who will not bow down to Allah.
The end of this war will determine
whether the Bible, or the Koran will be the book by which God
reveals Himself. Sovereignty over the world is the fundamental issue being
determined through this present conflict. The destruction of the Jews is
fundamental to Islam's goal of world domination. Esau must regain the
inheritance from Jacob if the Koran is true! The coming Jewish Kingdom ruled
over by the Lord Jesus Christ is fundamental Christianity's vision of Biblical
fulfillment through Jacob. Fundamental Christianity understands that vanity has
overtaken the gospel call, and realize that true revival is now of the past. The
world is only going to get worse. The rapture out of Apostate Christianity is a
fundamental doctrinal position. The real love of turning the other cheek, and
loving the enemy with gospel fervor that marked the great doctrinally correct Christian fundamental
missionaries of the past will find new residence in the hearts of many Jews in
the future. The next dispensation is at hand! The time for the LORD of hosts to
engage in the battle for the world is the Biblical answer to this conflict.
The war is engaged on the Islamic side. The sniper attacks
around Washington has caused many to wonder if Islamic fundamentalism is behind
such animalistic behavior? I look at what the fundamental Moslems are doing to
the Jews in Israel, and see the same wild animal behavior as exhibited by the
belt-way sniper. All societies have wild animals that could be released on their
enemies. The Palestinian Authority is an example of what happens when such
decisions are made. All of Islam is becoming infected with this plague which can
only end in self destruction as the holy God of the Bible is forced into battle.
A false peace after the War on Terrorism is what I expect to happen soon.
There will be a numbing effect on mankind as world leaders spin this lie into a
false sense of security without need of God. It will only lead to Armageddon!
The LORD of Hosts
9Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as
Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual
desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant
of my people shall possess them.
10This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and
magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.
11The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods
of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place,
even all the isles of the heathen.
Wednesday - October 15, 2002
24And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and
bring you out of this land unto the
land which he sware to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Hevron - Now And Forever
Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told
Army Radio today that, "security
permitting," he plans to withdraw IDF forces from Hevron by the end of the week.
The move would come as part of the new
"Judea First" plan introduced by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. An
extension of the failed "Gaza and
Bethlehem First" plan, "Judea First" calls for the transfer of security
control throughout Judea to the Palestinian Authority's security establishment.
Ben-Eliezer, speaking from France, said that
Israeli officials had already notified
PA representatives about the intended Hevron withdrawal. Arutz-7
correspondent Haggai Seri notes that while Prime Minister Sharon expressed his
opposition to the "Judea First" plan during the Cabinet meeting on Sunday,
he did not overrule its implementation.
A spokesman for the Hevron Jewish Community had
harsh words for Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer,
saying he "is willing to literally sacrifice Israeli lives for his own political
gain. Transfer of Hevron back to
Arafat-terrorists is tantamount to cold-blooded murder... Less than three
weeks ago, a Jewish man was shot and killed in cold blood, while three of his
children were injured, here in Hevron... Only a few days ago, terrorists
massively attacked the Tel Romeida neighborhood, shooting from the Harat
a-Sheikh hills... The IDF [then] was prepared to fight back, on the spot. What
will happen when those hills are solely
occupied by terrorists, without an IDF presence? The answer is crystal
clear. Hevron residents will again be sitting ducks in a pond, target practice
for the terrorists..."
Secular Israel continues to let politics
rule when Jewish sovereignty over major religious sites are at issue. Hebron is
the site where Father Abraham purchased the first piece of Jewish soil in the
Holy Land. The Biblical implications of Jews regaining the Cave of Machpelah is
miraculous. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob regains a prominence that it
could have no other way as long as Hebron remains under Jewish control. A
Biblical move back to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob comes closer to being
realized. The Jews have long ago left their roots for traditions, good works,
mystical approaches to the Bible, and secular apathy. God is pressing His will
on the resistant secular Judaism of today.
We live in the days when God has
miraculously returned the Jews to the Holy Land. It is as miraculous as was the
first entrance as prophesied by Joseph on his death bed in Egypt. There was a
generation of Jews who had to die in the wilderness because they lacked trust
and faith. The first of a new generation are beginning to replace the old guard.
These are Jews born in Israel after it became a sovereign nation. It could be
this generation that will have the boldness to turn their backs on tradition,
and toward the Biblical God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Jewish hearts must
The Cave of Machpelah in Hebron "In The News."
The site was rebuilt by Herod the Great.
The tell-tail Herodian blocks are prominent.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is at work!
The First Piece of Jewish
7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even
to the children of Heth.
8And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my
dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in
the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it
me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered
Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the
gate of his city, saying,
11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein,
I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury
12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying,
But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the
field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver;
what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the
silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred
shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the
field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the
children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of
the field of Machpelah before Mamre:
the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
20And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure
unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
Thursday - October 16, 2002
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out
devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that
becomes a rabbinical nightmare
has raged among American Jews about their
new alliance with evangelical Christians,
who in the past two years have shown
themselves to be Israel's most vocifeous supporters in the United States
(maybe in the world). The issue has recently reached the Chief Rabbinate Council
Two weeks ago, the council decided to form a
special committee of four members
- Rabbi Simha Hacohen Kook, Moshe Rauchberger, Shmuel Eliyahu and Yehuda Deri -
to look into the Jerusalem Friendship Fund. This fund distributes
large amounts of money contributed by
evangelical Christians the help Jews immigrate to Israel, as well as for
their absorption and for welfare organizations -
$15 million in the past year alone
- and for Jewish communities in the Diaspora (especially in the former Soviet
Union and Argentina).
The committee will have to decide if
there is any religious problem in accepting this money, because among the
recipients of the fund are a number of
religious organizations. They include
a network of soup kitchens, Meir
Panim, established by ultra-Orthodox journalist Dudi Silberschlag; the
(Identification of Victims of Disaster) organization, which
removes bodies and body parts after
terror attacks and other disasters, and
numerous other charity organizations.
Rehovot's chief rabbi, Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Kook, who raised the issue with the
Chief Rabbinate Council, says: "I am
ashamed that this kind of money is currently being accepted by Torah-observant
Kook maintains that from the material that has been brought to his attention,
there is a clear missionary intention
behind the fund. "[Rabbi Yechiel] Eckstein [founder and president of the
Jerusalem Friendship Fund] is a close
friend of Pat Robertson, the greatest missionary preacher in the world."
He says that even if direct missionary
work by the fund is not involved, accepting evangelical money is wrong
because it comes from people who believe, according to
their Messianic vision, that Israel will
ultimately disappear with one-third of world Jews converting to Christianity and
the other two-thirds being destroyed.
The Chief Rabbinate Council of Israel
has good reason to look for ulterior motives attached to all this Evangelical
Christian social gospel money flowing into these humanitarian institutions. The
red flag is the name of the Southern Baptist Pat Robertson. They call him the
greatest missionary preacher in the world. The Jews fear that by perceived good
works he will win the gullible into becoming Charismatic
Christians. They rightly identify his theology that the coming Kingdom
will be the phony tongues (ecstatic utterance) type of Christianity with
Charismatic healers giving out words of knowledge over the TV about folks who
received a phony healing, and that they should claim that healing with check
book in hand. Robertson has duped the Southern Baptist denomination as well as main stream Christianity, and will dupe the
Jews if given the same opportunity.
The riches of today's Evangelical Christianity has
become astronomical since the Charismatics came on the scene. $15 million is but
a drop in the bucket to them. Pat Robertson could write such an amount from his
own personal check book. Every penny he's made has been by using the Lord Jesus
Christ as his personal platform. I'm always reminded of the money changers who
used God's Temple to make personal fortunes, and what Christ's attitude was,
is toward them.
The coming Kingdom will be based on
Biblical Judaism not apostate Christian theology. Pat Robertson will be the
first to turn on the Biblical Jews when they come on the scene because they will
expose the Charismatics as false. They will denounce the phony tongues of the
Charismatics as nothing more then vanity. It is another gospel that adds to the salvation
message of Christ and Christ alone. The Biblical Jews will reaffirm it is simple
faith in Christ from a circumcised heart that is the only way to salvation. The
will build the Third Jewish Temple, and stand against the apostate Christian Church left behind after the rapture
as the enemy of God.
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"
Characteristics of the Last
Church Before the Rapture
14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith
the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth.
17Because thou sayest,
I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of
nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked:
18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich;
and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy
nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest
19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and
20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the
door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I
also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Friday - October 17, 2002
44And 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.
U.S. plan includes
international conference in fall of 2003
Aluf Benn, Ha'aretz
three-stage diplomatic "road map"
drawn up by the United States and presented to Israeli officials
accompanying Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on his Washington trip, includes
the convening of an international
conference in the fall of 2003, at which
negotiations on establishing a
temporary Palestinian state will begin. These talks are to be
completed in 2004.
The plan, which was presented Wednesday by Assistant Secretary of State
William Burns to Sharon's bureau chief, Dov Weisglass, focuses on how to
ease tensions with the
Palestinians and eventually restart
The first stage involves reform of
the Palestinian Authority, culminating in elections aimed at moving
Palestinian Authority Chairman
Yasser Arafat into a purely symbolic role. The reform process will be
accompanied by Israeli measures to ease the Palestinians' humanitarian
After that, the international conference will be convened. The
final stage will be talks on a permanent-status agreement, which will be
concluded in 2005-2006.
An Israeli source said this plan is acceptable to Israel, since it sets
performance benchmarks rather than a rigid timetable.
Washington sources added that the timing of the international conference is
convenient for Sharon, assuming that
elections are held as scheduled in November 2003, since it would
allow him to go into the election with a diplomatic achievement, but would
postpone actual negotiations until
after the vote.
The United States plans to present the
"road map" to its partners in the Quartet - the
European Union, Russia and the
United Nations - in a meeting set for next week. The Quartet has
compiled a different plan, which
calls for the earlier establishment of a Palestinian state within temporary
borders and a final-status agreement by 2005.
Bush said Wednesday he was sending Burns to the region to advance the new
This "road map" may be well intended,
but it is based on politics. It is doomed to fail because they leave out the
most important party - that being the God of the Bible. It is God who promised
the Holy Land to the Jews. His intentions are very clear in the Bible, but the
politicians ignore what the Bible says. The whole world would like to forget
what God says in the Bible. It is God who forced His will on everyone by placing
the Jews back in the Holy Land after World War Two. His plan can't be stopped,
or compromised by anyone, or anything. It matters not what Russia, the European
Union, the United Nations, the USA, or secular Israel may want; It will be
what God has already decreed in the Bible at the end.
The "road map" has already been written.
It takes no mind to the politics of the world. It concentrates on sin, and God's
single solution to sin which is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is coming again, and
all the armies of the world are helpless to stop Him. Dispensational change is
at hand, The Church age is about to end, and the glory of Israel about to be
revealed. The 1000-year Jewish Kingdom is where God plotted His "road map" to be
The Thousand Years
20:1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless
pit and a great chain in his hand.
2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal
upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till
the thousand years should be
fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for
the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they
lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
5But the rest of the dead lived not again until
the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection.
6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the
second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ,
and shall reign with him a thousand
7And when the
thousand years are expired, Satan
shall be loosed out of his prison,
8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of
the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of
whom is as the sand of the sea.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the
saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Saturday - October 18, 2002
14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they
which came out of
great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and
made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
More Miracles In Gush Katif
Palestinian terrorists fired
seven mortar shells at Jewish
communities in Gaza this morning; no one was hurt. The number of mortar
shells, Kassam, and other homemade
rockets fired at Gush Katif in the past two years is around 2,000...
Soldiers detected and neutralized a bomb
near Kalkilye this morning... A police vehicle was targeted in a
firebomb attack today in the tip
of northern Jerusalem; no one was hurt,
but the vehicle was damaged.
IDF soldiers successfully repelled a
combined bomb-and-shooting attack against them in northern Gaza, south of
Ashkelon, this morning. Two soldiers
were lightly wounded by the aftershock of the bomb, while their
colleagues discovered the Arab who detonated the bomb hiding nearby. He started
shooting at them, they returned fire, and PA sources say he was killed. The
incident occurred outside the Israeli community of Dugit. A
similar bomb-and-shooting attack was
perpetrated against soldiers in Jenin yesterday; no one was hurt.
The world did it's best to ignore the
local attacks that the Jews have faced over the years. There was a very smug
attitude that the Jews were getting what they deserved. God has a way of dealing
with smugness when it comes to His chosen people. The whole world is finding out
what it feels like to live victimized by these Moslem terrorists. The
local has gone global, and the world squirms in agony.
What is happening in Israel can no longer be ignored. The whole world has been
drawn into the struggle.
The Bible is the guide to what God is
doing, and where this struggle is heading. Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple
Mount have become center to worldwide wonder. Dispensational change is the key
that opens the understanding. The coming Jewish Kingdom is the door that is
about to open.
The pain the Jews have suffered is now
being experienced by the world. The Bible says that through great tribulation
will the Jews turn back to their God. They will turn to their Jewish Messiah.
The Apostate Christian messiah in that day will be the antichrist. The Jews will
turn back to their God for relief; The world will turn to the antichrist for
The battle for the Bible
will be reduced to two when Ezekiel 39 takes out the seed
of Esau and Ishmael. The battle will leave only one after
Armageddon. It will be the Jewish Kingdom that will
survive because they alone will humble themselves by forsaking all, and turning
back to their God. I'm sure there will be a few gentile proselytes, but it will
be a Jewish Kingdom that passes through the pain of the Great Tribulation to
rule the world.
Coming Out of Great
17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy
over thee with singing.
18I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are
of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will
save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get
them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
20At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for
I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn
back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.
Sunday - October 19, 2002
Hate The Jews
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and I saw the souls of
them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word
of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had
received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and
reigned with Christ a thousand years.
US considers Israeli proposal to
disarm Iraqi missiles
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is weighing an Israeli proposal for
a joint operation in Iraq's western
desert to disarm Iraqi missiles before they could be launched against
If successful, the operation might not only protect Israeli civilians
from an Iraqi attack like the one they weathered in the 1991 Persian Gulf
War but eliminate the troublesome prospect of an Israeli retaliatory attack
Under the proposal, which would involve American special forces troops,
Israel would furnish the United
States with intelligence about the sites and how to disarm them early in the
The idea was presented during
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's talks in Washington this week with
President Bush and senior White House, Pentagon and State Department
Afterward, both sides said Sharon
had received assurances the United States would make a maximum effort to
reduce any threat to Israel posed by Iraq.
The Israeli plan was not announced, but an account was provided to The
Associated Press on Friday by a U.S. official
on condition of anonymity.
Search continues for downed Navy crews
First crash of Super Hornet since 1999 launch
Saturday, October 19, 2002 Posted: 6:58 PM EDT
POINT SUR, California (AP) --
The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search the
ocean Saturday for four Navy aviators missing after two fighter jets
collided during a combat exercise Friday.
Two cutters looked for the pilots through the night and at first light
Saturday, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was sent to aid the search about 80
miles southwest of Monterey, Coast Guard spokeswoman Veronica Bandrowski
"We'll continue to search until
all probability of survival has been exhausted," she said.
Computer-aided search programs, which calculate sea changes, wind and
other factors, are guiding searchers over about 40 square miles where the
pilots may have drifted.
I was very surprised to read this
communication about disarming Scud missiles before launching. It seems to me
they are leaving the barn door wide open. I'm afraid there is an overconfidence
setting in that this war with Iraq will be too easy. We forget how smug we were
before 9/11, and I worry we will not look to God for our victory. It is always a
mistake to look at the arm of our flesh, and think we don't need God. The first
Gulf war, and Afghanistan were miraculous in the low amount of American
casualties. Christians prayed for justice, and God answered. I only hope and
pray we have not become too self reliant.
One of the crew of the two F-18's that
crashed near California yesterday has relatives in our Church. It brings home
the pending war in a very personal way. It makes me realize the hurt of just one
American casualty. We go to war with a people who have no regard for human life.
They only know hate! They are taught hate from baby to adult. Hate the Jew! Hate
the Jew lovers! God is preparing the way for the next dispensation of the Jewish
Kingdom. It will not come easy! Sacrifice will be required. The Lord Jesus
Christ gave His life in a most painful way so the door of eternal life would be
open to Jew and Gentile alike. The Gentile Church age is coming to an end. It
was a glorious era. Many gave of their lives with selfless devotion to their
Savior. At the rapture it will all be of the past. The future belongs to Israel.
The future glory of Israel can only come through Great Tribulation. The future
sacrifices will be greater yet, but the victory in the end will be that much
sweeter. Eternal life is the reward for all who live or die in Christ!
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"
How Long, O Lord?
9And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the
souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony
which they held:
10And they cried with a loud voice, saying,
How long, O Lord,
holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on
11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto
them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their
fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were,
should be fulfilled.
Hate The Jews
Monday - October 20, 2002
11And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and
shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name
because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12And he will be a wild
man; his hand will be against every man, and every
man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his
SIX PALESTINIANS KILLED IN BATTLE OVER
At least 6 Palestinians were killed and many others injured
bulldozers attempted to seal off a weapons smuggling tunnel on the Gaza/Egyptian
border on Thursday.
The events, hotly disputed by both sides, were met with
condemnation last night - with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and EU foreign
policy chief, Javier Solano demanding greater Israeli restraint.
Initially, press reports suggested 8 Palestinians were killed including two
children, but by Friday morning AP and Reuters had confirmed the death toll at
only 6. As many as 50, however, are believed to have been wounded, many
The incident began when Palestinian snipers opened fire with rifles and grenades
at bulldozers working to prevent the digging of tunnels used to smuggle weapons
from Egypt into Gaza. The terrorists then fired an anti-tank rocket, which
damaged one vehicle. Soldiers fired three tank shells toward the buildings from
which the gunmen had fired. According to Palestinian reports, the tanks fired
"randomly" at houses in the area after coming under attack, several houses were
damaged, including a UNWRA school, and scores of civilians were hit.
The area has been riddled with smuggling tunnels that the IDF tries to uncover
and to block with walls planted into the ground. The troops yesterday were at
work on such a wall when the fighting broke out. The IDF said it would continue
the work today.
Burns reports progress on
plan for Palestinian state
Aluf Benn, Ha'aretz
Correspondent, and Agencies
Middle East envoy William Burns said Sunday that the
quartet of international mediators
had made significant progress on a peace
plan that set out steps toward a
Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Burns told reporters that the "Middle
East Quartet" - the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United
Nations - were finally making real progress after months of consultations on a
three-year plan for setting up a Palestinian state.
"We are working very hard with our partners in the quartet on the elements of a
road map that translates that [two-state
vision] into a reality," said Burns, speaking in the Red Sea port of
Aqaba before leaving for the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Burns said it would give both Palestinians and Israelis "renewed hope that a
two-state outcome is going to be produced."
A two-state vision is
the false peace plan that excludes God. The Palestinians have let the wild men
of their culture rule. Palestinian freedom is only a secondary issue. The aim of
the wild men is to kill and torture Jews. The tunnels supply the wild men with
the weapons they need to kill Jews. The snipers, the suicide murderers, the
terrorists of all hues receive a surplus of supplies from the Islamic world. I
can only imagine how those supplies will flow once the Palestinians have their
own state. This two-state vision is something that only politicians could come
up with. It is beyond stupidity. Yet, it will be spun as if real peace is at
hand? The grand plan for concluding the War on Terrorism will no doubt have this
two-state vision as its cornerstone. It is this kind of false peace that will
lead the whole world to Armageddon.
God has His own plan
to solve the Middle East crises. The unrepentant Palestinians along with the
Islamic suppliers of death will find their end on the mountains and fields of
Israel. Ezekiel 39 reveals a "Last Jihad" invasion of Israel that runs right
into the wrath of the God of the Bible. A one-state vision is what God has said
will be the future for the Holy Land. A Jewish Kingdom pure, and undefiled will
rule the earth. The only perfect man who ever walked the planet will be the
Jewish King when the next dispensation is realized. There will be no room for
false gods, false books, false prophets, or false religions. Perfect
righteousness will bring in perfect peace for 1000-years.
The Last Jihad
39:1Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech
2And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and
will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee
upon the mountains of Israel:
3And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine
arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,
and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of
every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have
spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
November 14, 2002
I just got out of the VA hospital after
a 25 day unplanned stay. I have a problem with both low and high blood pressure.
I've been fainting a lot, and am no longer allowed to drive. This will be a
major adjustment in life for me. I'm also in a wheelchair, though I can still
walk with a cane. I spent a day learning how to scoot in the wheelchair which on
my bad days is what I'll be doing. The VA is coming to my mobile home to set it
up for my new infirmities. They are giving me not only a wheelchair, but a chair
that will lift me into a standing position. I will also be getting a hospital
bed. I can't say enough for how well the VA has been taking care of me. The good
thing in all this is that my ability to maintain the Golden Calf Web Site will
not be effected. I'll be back daily with "In The News," and will be completing
the commentaries on the Old Testament prophets from a contemporary perspective.
Thank you for bearing with this
unexpected absence. I hope you will visit every day for my perspectives on how
the Old Testament lives in today's news! Thanks also for your prayers that have
given me this continuing opportunity to maintain this particular ministry.
Your Servant in Christ,
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