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Tuesday - October 1, 2002

 

Dan 9:27
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
KJV

 

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 refute those who
claim that Israeli action to repair the bulging Southern Wall will be met by Moslem violence. 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 not taken.

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 officials that
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 years ago.
 

 

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 father.
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:
KJV
 

 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Wednesday - October 2, 2002

Ps 2:6-7
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.
KJV
 

 

TEMPLE MOUNT MAY COLLAPSE DURING RAMADAN

The 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.

Unsupervised 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:
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp483.htm

"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 people.

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


Psalms 99

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 holy.

6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

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 inventions.

9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - October 3, 2002

Matt 23:37
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 would not!
KJV
 

Finally Jerusalem Recognized as Capital of Israel  

US President 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 entity.

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  this reality.

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

Ps 137:3-6
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 her cunning.

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.
KJV

 

 

Friday - October 4, 2002

Ps 42:4
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.
KJV

 

 

TEMPLE MOUNT TO BE EXAMINED IN LIGHT OF FEARS OF COLLAPSE

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. The 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 the repairs.

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!

 

The Pit

During October 1999-January 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 Solomon's Stables. 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 Mount.

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 construction.

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
 

Psalms 52

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 righteousness. Selah.
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.
KJV

 

 

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.

 

Ps 48:11
11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
KJV

 

 

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 50,000 dinars.

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 after 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 Temple!

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.

 

Ps 50:1-6
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 his people.

5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
KJV

 

 

Sunday - October 6, 2002

Sunday Animations: Thin Ice

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 prayers.

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 said.
 

 

Ex 10:7
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?
KJV
 

 

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 Bethlehem

(The Mukata [headquarters] in Ramallah destroyed)

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

Ex 13:17-19
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.
KJV

Ex 14:4-6
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:
KJV

Ex 14:13
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.
KJV

Ex 14:16-18
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.
KJV

Ex 14:27-31
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.
KJV
 

Sunday Animations: Thin Ice

 

Monday - October 7, 2002

John 6:37
37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
KJV
 

Star Wars is Here

Israel Set to Use New Missile Shield to Counter Scuds

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

PALMACHIM AIR FORCE BASE, Israel — Israel has deployed an 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.

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.

 

Eternal Security

John 10:27-33
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.
KJV

 

 

 

Tuesday - October 8, 2002

Gen 14:18
18And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
KJV
 

 

Arafat Says Entire Jerusalem Will Be Palestinian Capital

PLO 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 true intentions.

 

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 terrorism.

 

The Jewish Jerusalem

Psalms 128

128:1Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
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 Israel.
KJV
 

 

Wednesday - October 9, 2002

Isa 12:6
6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
KJV
 

 

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)

 

By Nadav Shragai, Ha'aretz Correspondent

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 Antiquities Authority.

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 structures.

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

Ps 2:6-12
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 earth.

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.
KJV

 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Thursday - October 10, 2002

Dan 7:20
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.
KJV
 

 

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 parliament.

 

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 Temple Mount!

"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"

 


The Anti-Christ

Dan 7:24-8:1
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 of time.

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.
KJV

 

 

Friday - October 11, 2002

Ezek 38:1-3
38:1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

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

3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
KJV
 

 

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 "supergun" capable of firing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, German prosecutors allege.

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

Rev 18:10-21
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 pearls!
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.
KJV
 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Saturday - October 12, 2002

Millennial Temple Walls

Ezek 42:20
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.
KJV
 

 

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 archeological supervision.

 

 

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 God.

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

Neh 3:7-15
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 Hashabniah.
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.

KJV
 

 

Sunday - October 12, 2002

Sunday Animation: Enough!

Lev 19:15
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 neighbour.
KJV

 

 

JERUSALEM ISSUE BRIEF

Vol. 2, No. 8     1 October 2002

The Recruitment of Children in Current Palestinian Strategy

Justus Weiner


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 Palestinian Journalists' Association has warned members that they would be punished if they photographed armed children.


Sacrificing 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 Judgment

Rev 20:11-15
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 them.

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 death.

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: Enough!

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Monday - October 13, 2002

Ps 48:2
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
KJV
 

 

The long road to Al-Aqsa

By Danny Rubinstein

Last Friday, 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 Al Aqsa.

 

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

Ps 9:11-16
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.
KJV

 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Tuesday - October 14, 2002

Gen 25:33-34
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.
KJV

 

 


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 al-Qaida revival.

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

Zeph 2:9-11
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.
KJV
 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Wednesday - October 15, 2002

Gen 50:24
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 Jacob.
KJV
 

 

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 change!

  

   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 Soil

Gen 23:7-20
7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
20And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
KJV
 

 

Thursday - October 16, 2002

Matt 7:22-23
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
KJV
 

 

Christian generosity becomes a rabbinical nightmare

By Yair Sheleg

Debate 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 in Israel.

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 ultra-Orthodox Zaka (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 Jews."

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, and 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 Biblical Jews 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

Rev 3:14-22
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 or hot.

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 see.

19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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.
KJV
 

 

Friday - October 17, 2002

Dan 2:44
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.
KJV

 

 

U.S. plan includes international conference in fall of 2003

By Aluf Benn, Ha'aretz Correspondent

The 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 diplomatic talks.

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 distress.

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 "road map."

 

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 heading.

                           

 

The Thousand Years

Rev 20:1-10
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 years.
5But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
KJV

 

 

Saturday - October 18, 2002

Rev 7:14
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.
KJV

 

 

 

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 relief!

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 Tribulation

Zeph 3:17-20
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.
KJV

 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 

Sunday - October 19, 2002

Sunday Animation: Hate The Jews

Rev 20:4
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.
KJV
 

 


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 Israel.

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 on Iraq.

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 conflict.

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 officials.

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 (2258 GMT)

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 said.

"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?

Rev 6:9-11
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 the earth?

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.
KJV
 

Sunday Animation: Hate The Jews

 

Monday - October 20, 2002

Gen 16:11-12
11And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; 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 brethren.
KJV
 

 

SIX PALESTINIANS KILLED IN BATTLE OVER WEAPONS-TUNNEL



At least 6 Palestinians were killed and many others injured as Israeli 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 international 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 seriously.

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

By Aluf Benn, Ha'aretz Correspondent, and Agencies

U.S. 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

Ezek 39:1-5
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 and Tubal:

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.
KJV

 

 

Read:

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

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

Mishpat: The law of the coming Kingdom.

This Place: about the Temple Mount in the Bible.

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

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

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

 


 

November 14, 2002

Hi All,

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

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

 

Your Servant in Christ,

DDSrail

 


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