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Thursday - October 2, 2003
12 This is the law of the
house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round
about shall be most holy.
Behold, this is the law
of the house.
Arafat breakdown: Feared he had been poisoned
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
RAMALLAH — Palestinian Authority Chairman
Yasser Arafat appears to have recovered from exhaustion.
Palestinian sources said Arafat was concerned that he had been poisoned as
part of an assassination plot by Israel and the United States. They said that
Arafat sent for a medical team from Jordan when his own physicians could not
determine his ailment.
"He was very tired and alarmed that he had been poisoned," a source said.
"After a few days of arrest and a thorough examination, he's back at work again.
The crisis is over." Over the weekend, Arafat, 74,
complained of nausea and canceled virtually all of his meetings. The exception
was a brief session with Prime Minister-designate Ahmed Qurei on Monday, Middle
East Newsline reported.
The absence of Arafat over the weekend
sparked rumors that he had been
incapacitated by a heart attack. After he completed his tests on Monday, Arafat
emerged from PA headquarters in Ramallah smiling.
Palestinian sources said Arafat resumed his normal schedule on Tuesday after
three days of relative inactivity. The sources said the PA chairman was
clean bill of health by a team of physicians who arrived from Jordan in an
emergency visit on Monday.
The team of Jordanian physicians arrived by special plane on Monday to
examine the PA chairman. The team included leading Jordanian coronary
specialist, Yusef Kasus and Arafat's personal physician, Ashraf Kurdi.
The Jordanian team gave Arafat a range of tests and left Ramallah on late
Monday. The team was said to have found that Arafat was
merely exhausted and was
not poisoned. In June, Arafat accused Israel of trying to poison him.
Arafat was said to have come under great stress over the last month after he
forced the resignation of Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and searched for a
replacement. Sources said that as early as two weeks ago, Arafat was unable to
stand up for more than a minute when meeting Palestinian dignitaries.
German Cardinal: Pope In 'Bad Way' | October 1, 2003 07:46:37
Cardinal: Pope In 'Bad Way'
VATICAN CITY, Sept. 30, 2003 (Photo: AP) "He cannot walk and stand any more,
but for the faithful he is a hero." Rev....
...(AP) Ailing Pope John
Paul II is "in a bad way," one of his closest advisers said in an
interview published Tuesday, calling on the faithful to pray for...
...The Polish-born pontiff, who was elected as pope in 1978, is
83 and suffers from Parkinson's
disease. "He is in a bad way," Ratzinger told the German...
Everything wrong in the Islamic culture
must be blamed on the Jews, or Jew lovers. It is no wonder that when Arafat got
sick it could not be just the average flu bug, but had to be a conspiracy of a
joint US/Israeli attempt at a secret assassination. The hate for Jews makes such
a charge no matter how ridiculous believable to the Arabs. Arafat is an old man
ready for dearth, but no matter how it happens the Jews will be blamed. The
Islamic culture will believe no other explanation then that the Jews are at
fault! How can there be a road map to peace with a culture/religion that will
only believe lies based on hate against Jews? Arafat has visions of being the
Islamic Messiah leading a victorious Moslem army into Jerusalem. It is not
possible for this kind of visionary ever to be at peace with a Jewish Kingdom
with it's capital at Jerusalem.
Everything wrong with the world
theologically is blamed on the Jews by another old man who is ready to die. He
also hates Jews, but is more subtle. He also is a visionary who believes that a
Pope will someday lead a Christian Catholic army into Jerusalem claiming it for
the Catholic Christ. This Pope is beyond such visions for
himself, but packed the College of Cardinals with only those who hold to this
particular theology. Every appointee believes in
replacement theology where the Catholic Church is replaced for Israel, and the
in the Bible where there are prophecies about future glory. It is impossible for
peace with the Jews now in sovereign control of the Holy Land with those who
hold to this faulty visionary theology. God is not going to change the Jews into
good Catholics any more then He will change them into good Moslems. God is going
to change the Jews into Biblical Jews. God is not going to form another
religion, or write a Newer Testament. His plan is to bring Jews back to the Bible. All the Old Testament
laws are testimonials to the sacrificial death making an atonement for sin, and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. All the laws pertaining to the Temple are wholly
connected to the Biblical Christ! It is only this Christ who can save. It is
this Christ who will be worshipped in the next Jewish Temple to be built on the
Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and in the Holy Land! Christ is the only law of the
House that sits on the top of the mountain! He was the only law! He is the only
law! He will be the only law! This is because He is the fullness of the law!
Every Old Testament Jewish law was, and is fully centered in the person of
Christ! This is not a new religion; It is the Bible!
The Fullness of the Temple Law
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one
jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from
the law, till all be
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the
kingdom of heaven:
but whosoever shall do and teach them,
the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees,
ye shall in no case enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
Friday - October 3, 2003
4 Again he said unto me,
Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them,
O ye dry bones, hear the
word of the LORD.
Friday 3rd October, 2003
Israel Plans More West Bank Settlements
Big News Network.com Friday 3rd October, 2003
Ignoring the road map
peace plan, Israel issued plans Thursday for about
600 more homes in West Bank settlements,
The Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz advertised government tenders for building
housing units in three West Bank
settlements, which called for 530 housing units in the Beitar Ilit
settlement, 24 units in the settlement of Ariel and 50 units in the settlement
of Maale Adumim.
The move came one day after the Israeli Cabinet approved a plan to build the
next segment of a controversial security
wall Israel says will keep terrorists out of the country.
Reacting to the Israeli plans to build more homes, Yasser Abed Rabbo, an acting
Palestinian Cabinet minister, said the Israeli government always wanted to
assassinate the road map, and they are doing just that.
The road map to Mideast peace -- backed by the
United States, United Nations, European
Union and Russia -- is aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and establishing an independent
Palestinian state by 2005.
These additional housing units
authorized by the government are not part of a government plan, but rather a
response to individual Israelis demanding a place to live in Judah and Samaria.
The settlement movement in Israel is independently motivated. The government
always seems a few steps behind what independent Jews are already doing. It is
the conquest of the occupied Holy Land. The Jews continue to expand while the
Arabs continue to be consolidated. It has nothing to do with numbers because the
Arabs outnumber the Jews, and it has nothing to do with conspiracies or plans.
It has everything to do with dispensational change coming to the Holy Land!
The two State road map was killed by
Arafat. Now the Palestinian Arabs are blaming the Jews for it's demise. The
truth is the two State solution was never part of God's dispensational plan for
the future of the Holy Land. The Bible is explicitly clear that the future of
the Holy Land is Jewish! There is no room for compromise! There can only be
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise,
and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the
skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and
say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath,
and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them,
and they lived, and stood
up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the
whole house of Israel:
behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off
for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O
my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves,
and bring you into the
land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves,
O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my
spirit in you, and ye shall live, and
I shall place you in your own land:
then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and
performed it, saith the LORD.
Sunday - October 5, 2003
Sunset Sunday to Sunset Monday
27 Also on the tenth day
of this seventh month there shall be a
day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and
ye shall afflict your
offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28 And ye shall do no
work in that same day: for it is a
day of atonement,
to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
The sacrifice made by
fire is the only thing missing. The Jews can never be obedient to the
Bible until a Jewish Temple with an altar stands on the Temple Mount!
Gov't sources: response to attack will be harsh
Ratner, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Government sources said Saturday that Israel
would respond harshly to the suicide bomb attack in Haifa, and that the response
might come as early as Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened a meeting
of senior political and defense officials shortly after the attack, in which 18
people were killed, to discuss Israel's response.
Government sources said Israel would discuss the decision by the security
cabinet last month to "remove"
Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Speaking shortly after the suicide bomb attack Saturday in Haifa, Health
Minister Dani Naveh said Israel should
"seize this opportunity to get rid of Arafat."
The attack, Naveh added, was further evidence to those arguing over whether the
Palestinian Authority chairman's
presence in the region or his expulsion would cause greater damage, that
Arafat's "presence is far more damaging."
Former Labor Party leader
Amram Mitzna disagreed, saying that removing Arafat would be like "looking for
the solution in the wrong place." His removal, Mitzna said, would only increase
the hatred and violence.
David Baker, an official in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office, said
Israel demands that the Palestinian Authority take immediate steps against
militant groups. "The bombing in Haifa
is another indication that the Palestinian Authority continues to refuse to take
even minimal steps against the terrorist infrastructure," he said.
U.S. says PA must act now against terror
The United States condemned the bombing and urged the Palestinian leadership to
take steps to halt further attacks.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms these horrific acts of terrorism," a
State Department spokeswoman said. "This
clearly illustrates why the Palestinian Authority must act now to dismantle the
terrorist capacity and networks that perpetrate such attacks and to prevent any
The Bush administration has blamed the
Palestinians for the stalemate over the blueprint for establishing peace in the
Middle East and called on them to form a government with the authority,
resources and commitment to crack down on militants.
This was an Arab owned restaurant
patronized by Arabs as well as Jews. The terrorists are getting so frustrated
seeking success that they are willing to cut off their own foot. They are
willing to sacrifice Arab civilians in their effort to murder Jews. Many Arabs
have already been the victims of the suicide murders, but they were not the
target. Now they are!
The Islamic Palestinian
Arabs have created a culture built on hate which has turned on them. No
Arab is safe in the Holy Land. They are in the crosshairs from both ends. It is
the release of the wild animals of their society that have come back to bite
them. They thought they were releasing a plague on the Jews, but now find
themselves the victims.
The Jews have a fifty plus year record
of treating the Arabs of Jewish society fairly. It is not perfect, but compared
to Arab culture it is wonderful. The world glosses over the million plus Arabs
who live in Israel peacefully. The only requirement is that they accept Israeli
sovereignty. The world would rather focus on Arafat, and the Palestinian
Authority who stimulate the hate against Jews.
There is only one blueprint for peace
that will work in the Middle East. It is found in the Bible. It is revealed as
the next dispensation coming to planet earth. It is the age of the Kingdom
centered in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount.
The Holiness expressed at Yom Kippur is
destine to expand beyond the Holy Land, and engulf the whole world. The times of
the gentiles is ending, and the times of the Jewish Kingdom about to begin!
32 Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third
part of a shekel for the service of
the house of our God;
33 For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offering, and for
the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for
the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings
to make an atonement
for Israel, and for all the work of the
house of our God.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our
Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death
passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned:
13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there
is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses,
even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression,
who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by
grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was
by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more
they which receive abundance of grace and of the
gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Monday - October 6, 2003
Sunset Sunday to Sunset Monday
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day
to be his peculiar people,
as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
19 And to make thee high
above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and
in honour; and that thou
mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
Israeli Warplanes Bomb Target Deep Inside Syrian Territory
By THE ASSOCIATED
JERUSALEM -- Israeli
warplanes bombed Syria on Sunday, striking what the military called
an Islamic Jihad training base
in retaliation for a suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant. It was the first
Israeli attack deep inside Syrian
territory in three decades.
The attack -- one day after an Islamic Jihad bomber killed 19 people --
threatened to widen three years of Israeli-Palestinian violence into
neighboring countries and marked a dramatic new strategy in Israel's efforts
to stop terror attacks.
Israel, which accuses Syria of harboring and funding Islamic Jihad, said
it would strike at terrorists anywhere in the region. A statement from the
military also accused Iran of
funding and directing Islamic Jihad, saying Israel "will act with
determination against all who harm its citizens."
"Any country who harbors
terrorism, who trains (terrorists), supports and encourages them will be
responsible to answer for their actions," government
spokesman Avi Pazner said.
Syria's Foreign Ministry issued a terse statement saying it
plans to lodge an "urgent complaint" against Israel with the
United Nations. But a direct
military response by Syria appeared unlikely. One parliament member, George
Jabbour, said military action has
Syria in the past.
A Jihad spokesman denied the organization has any bases in Syria. A
senior commander from another radical Palestinian group -- the
Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command
-- said the camp belong to his group, not Jihad, but had long been
abandoned. The attack injured a civilian guard, the commander said, speaking
on condition of anonymity.
President Bush on
Sunday telephoned condolences to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for
Saturday's suicide attack, while Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon conferred
with White House and State Department officials.
"We urge all sides to exercise
restraint and to keep in mind the consequences of their actions," the
State Department said in a statement.
Sunday's strike came a day before the
30th anniversary of the joint
Syrian-Egyptian attack known in Israel as the Yom Kippur War
-- named after the holiest day in the Jewish calendar which begins at
sundown Sunday. It was believed to be the first Israeli operation on Syrian
soil since that war, though in 1985 Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon
pursued Syrian fighters into Syrian airspace and shot them down.
In Sunday's strike, the Israeli air force hit
several targets at the Ein Saheb
camp about 14 miles northwest of Damascus, according to Israeli
security officials. The base was used by several terrorist organizations,
including Hamas and Islamic Jihad,
the army said in a statement.
Undated footage of the camp released by the Israeli military and taken
from Iranian television shows a
military officer conducting a tour. In one room were displayed hundreds of
weapons, including grenades with Hebrew markings and other weapons
apparently captured from Israel. Another scene showed a series of
underground tunnels packed with arms and ammunition.
Israel had not yet determined if any people were killed, said Sharon
adviser Raanan Gissin. "This was a measured response," he said.
"We did not attack Syrian targets,
but very specific camps used to train the terrorists."
Speaking on the Al-Jazeera television network, Abu Emad El-Refaei, an
Islamic Jihad spokesman in Beirut, denied there were any Islamic Jihad bases
in Syria. "All our bases are inside the Palestinian occupied territories,"
he said. He did not deny militants received training in Syria.
The strike was a dramatic
escalation in Israel's response to the suicide bombings that
have plagued it during the past three years of violence with the
Palestinians. Until now, Israel has focused its retaliation on the Gaza
Strip and West Bank, either with large-scale incursions or pinpoint strikes
against militant leaders.
Now Israel insisted it was going
after the militants' suppport
abroad, but the strike threatened to draw Syria into the conflict.
It could be war, but the Arabs will most
likely cry to the gentile UN for conciliation. Israel is not playing by the
gentile rules. Israel is to continually be tormented for occupying the Holy Land
by gentile standards. I think the gentile world has consoled itself to the fact
that the Jews are back, but the cost of defiance for not being the silent victim
of cruelty as happened during the Holocaust is going to be great. Israel must
act apart from world opinion. The Jews stand alone with the exception of the US.
Soon, even the US will withdraw after the rapture leaving the world divided by
Jew and gentle once again. It is all part of God's plan to make the Jews realize
Who is their strength! Can little Israel survive the wrath of the entire gentile
world? The Bible says yes!
next dispensation of the Jewish Kingdom is at hand. The Jews must stand in
defiance of all gentile rule. They alone will represent the God of the Bible in
the next dispensation. It is the gentiles who must come to the Jews. All the
hate will end by submission or judgment. The Jews are going to turn again to the
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They will turn back to the Bible in obedience
to the commandments. They will obey the laws of the Temple. Not until then can
they be Biblical Jews. Yom Kippur must have a Holy of Holies to be Biblical.
True holiness and righteousness must come to the Temple Mount. The gentile world
must repent of all anti-Semitism, and come to love the Jewish King along with
His chosen people. There is no other way for real peace to come to this world.
There will be real rejoicing in Israel,
Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount, but only when Biblical atonement is again
demonstrated to all the nations by remembrance of Calvary on the altar of a
Jewish Temple! I believe the Lord Jesus Christ will sit on the mercy seat in the
Holy of Holies on that day, but the curtain that was rent in two at His death
will never be replaced. The Holy of Holies will be open for all to see the
atonement God made for sin!
Jewish Kingdom is Best for the Gentiles
67:1 To the chief Musician on Neg'-i-noth, A Psalm or Song.
God be merciful unto us, and
bless us; and cause his face to shine
upon us; Selah.
2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health
among all nations.
3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt
judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and
God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear
Tuesday - October 7, 2003
7 Be thou prepared,
and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee,
and be thou a guard unto
8 After many days thou
shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the
land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people,
against the mountains of
Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out
of the nations, and they
shall dwell safely all of them.
faces tough choices after Israeli raid on Syria
BEIRUT - An Israeli strike deep into Syria on Sunday is the
boldest warning yet to Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad to co-operate with Israel and the United States to
curb militants in Palestinian areas and Iraq, analysts said.
With the military balance
overwhelmingly in Israel's favour, Syrian military retaliation is ruled out,
leaving diplomacy as Assad's main tool to confront the mounting challenges
from his southern and eastern neighbours.
The United States wants
Syria to do more to stop the influx of Muslim militants crossing the eastern
border to Iraq. Washington blames "foreign terrorists" for
playing a key role in attacks against US soldiers and other targets in
Israel demands Damascus
halts its backing for militant Palestinian groups and Lebanon's Hizbollah
Beirut-based political scientist Walid Moubarak said that by attacking
Syria, Israel was trying to show
that it was battling the same enemy as the United States.
"The Israelis are trying to
associate their strategy with the American strategy of fighting
terrorism and stepping up pressure on Syria," Moubarak told Reuters.
"The strike comes in line with a process to
increase the pressure on Syria to co-operate more with Israel and the
United States to get rid of Palestinian militants and to stop the influx of
Muslim 'terrorists' from Syria into Iraq," he said.
The raid was Israel's first deep strike inside Syria since the 1973
Middle East war.
The dream of secular Jews has
long been to subdue their immediate Arab neighbors giving them a buffer against
the rest of the Islamic world which will always hate Israel. Syria and it's
control over Lebanon is the last piece of the dream needing to fall into place.
Egypt and Jordan are sufficiently subdued to be no threat anymore. Now, is the
right time with the US in Iraq for Syria to be subdued! This could lead to the
false peace predicted by Ezekiel just before the "Last Jihad" invasion of
Ezekiel 38 & 39?
I think what might be happening is that
the Jews are about to learn a terrible lesson. They are about to think by their
own prowess they have won the battle over Islam. They will put down their guard
trusting in their friendship with the gentile US to maintain peace and security.
The lesson is that only the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is where they
should place their trust. Only the God of the Bible can ever be their strength!
The coming Ezekiel Islamic Invasion is intended to force the Jews to turn back
to their God, and demonstrate the power of their God to the heathen gentiles.
The Bible says the Jews learn the lesson, but the gentiles continue on the road
Dispensational change means the end of the times of the gentiles, and the
beginning of the Jewish Kingdom Age. The world can either submit to the God of
the Bible, or face His wrath. The King of the Jews is coming again with power
and great glory. Only God's plan for the future of the Holy Land will ever come
to fruition. The fig tree is back in the Holy Land. It has just started to grow.
It is yet tender, but putting forth leaves. The Kingdom is at the doors!
The Kingdom is Near
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the
coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered
29 Immediately after
the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and
the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then
shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man
coming in the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they
shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch
is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know
that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you,
This generation shall not pass, till all
these things be fulfilled.
Wednesday - October 8, 2003
4 Thou shalt fall upon
the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,
and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous
birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field
to be devoured.
shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the
Wednesday 8th October, 2003
Heavy clashes reported along border
Big News Network.com Tuesday 7th October, 2003
Heavy clashes were reported Monday
between Israeli forces and Hezbollah
guerillas along the border with Lebanon,
The Jerusalem Post said.
The clashes began after Hezbollah
gunners opened fire on Israeli positions along the border near Metula,
the report said.
Israeli forces reportedly shelled targets in the village of Shuba near the Har
An official of the U.N. Interim
Force in Lebanon, a peacekeeping force that regularly sends patrols along the
border on the Lebanese side of the frontier, said there was a shooting incident
and that it was investigating.
Lebanese media said Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a motor convoy near
the village of Khila in southern Lebanon. There have been no reports of injuries
as of yet.
Israel denied the allegation.
The escalation along the northern border
comes one day after Israeli jets bombed an Islamic Jihad terrorist training camp
deep inside Syrian territory.
One Israeli soldier was killed and
another wounded as Hezbollah fired across the "good will" fence separating
Israel from Lebanon. The value of the UN in the Middle East conflict again
proves how foolish it is to think they could do anything. The last time I read
anything about these same UN peacekeepers was when a large force of Hezbollah
operating in the UN's area of responsibility crossed over into Israel, and
captured an isolated Israeli patrol of three soldiers. This was done in clear
view of the UN camp, and the commander even gave an eye witness report of the
entire operation. His explanation for inaction was "these people are all crazy,"
and he wouldn't expose his men to danger. The incident today is typical of UN
inaction in the Middle East. A meaningless investigation which will put more
blame on the Jews then the Arabs.
These same UN forces will probably
some day guarantee Israeli security before the great Islamic invasion of Ezekiel
38 & 39. I'm sure they will investigate the hordes of fanatical Moslems coming
out of the North flowing over the Caucasus Mountains. I'm sure the peacekeepers
will observe Turkey join into the frenzy. They will watch Iran move from the
East, and other observers will watch all of North Africa move up from the South.
I expect while they are writing their reports the God of the Bible will act.
This mighty Islamic army is destine to die on the mountains and fields of
Everything planed for the Holy Land in
the Bible is aimed at opening the door for the building of the next Jewish
Temple on the Temple Mount. God has brought the Jews back. The occupation is
steadily moving forward to conquest. It is all leading to a call to build the
Last Biblical Jewish Temple. Islam must step aside for the God of the Bible, or
face His wrath! Ezekiel 39 describes the aftermath of the last Jihad Islamic
invasion of Israel. Ezekiel 39 opens the way for the Jews to again practice Old
Testament Judaism as God always intended His worship be conducted. All sacrifice
will be done in this coming Temple as a remembrance of Calvary. The blood of
Christ will again be demonstrated to the world as the only acceptable way to
forgiveness from sin!
8 Behold, it is come,
and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is
the day whereof I have spoken.
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall
set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows
and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and
they shall burn them with fire seven
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of
the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil
those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
11 And it shall come to pass
in that day, that I
will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the
passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the
there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The
valley of Hamon-gog.
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they
may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it
shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
Thursday - October 9, 2003
15 But it shall come to pass,
if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to
observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I
command thee this day; that all
these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Thursday 9th October, 2003
Israel calls up reserve soldiers
Big News Network.com Wednesday 8th October, 2003
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, reacting to increased
terrorist attacks, approved Tuesday a
limited call-up of Israel Defense Forces reserve soldiers.
The Ha'aretz news agency said the call-up is designed to
tighten security along the boundary with
the West Bank. It will allow a call-up of Israeli reserve personnel whose
deployment will be decided by the army's
operational command, based on developments in the field.
President Bush Tuesday reiterated his insistence that Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon has the right to defend Israel. Encouraged by the statement, Sharon said
Israel would strike at its enemies in
any place and in any way. He added, At the same time we will not miss any
opening and opportunity to reach an agreement with our neighbors and peace.
Israeli Defense Forces increased
the number of units stationed along the eastern sector of the Lebanese border
Tuesday. The action followed a mortar attack on northern Israel
late Monday night and an overnight cross-border anti-tank missile attack on a
The incidents marked the first time
since April 2002 that Hezbollah or any other Lebanese group has launched an
attack on Israeli territory.
CLOSE RANKS AGAINST SYRIA
According to intelligence
material obtained by The Jerusalem Post a complex
Syrian-run and Iranian-financed
terrorist network is operating out of Damascus, engaged in money
laundering, weapons smuggling, and terrorist training in as many as eight
remaining military camps on Syrian soil.
The ninth and largely
abandoned camp at Ein Saheb, only a short distance from the Syrian
capital, was destroyed by Israeli fighter bombers early Sunday – the
first such strike on Syria for 30 years.
While the New York Times
editorial Wednesday dubbed the attack “a recklessly inappropriate Israeli
military reprisal,” Israel hardened its case against long-term Syrian
patronage of Middle East terror on Tuesday, blaming the regime of President
Bashar Assad directly for the ongoing loss of Israeli life at the hands of
Palestinian suicide bombers.
The intelligence report
points to Syria’s sheltering of terrorist training camps and political
offices alongside its active
use of Hizb’Allah guerillas to fight a proxy war of attrition against Israel
along the Lebanese border. It also identifies the leadership
of some 17 terrorist groups and
their affiliates, all of whom are believed to be targeted by Israel.
Speaking Tuesday during a
memorial service for those who died in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon warned that "Israel will attack its enemies in any
place and in any way," a clear indication that
further strikes against Syria could
Responding to Sharon’s
comments US President George W. Bush
for the second time this week refused to condemn the Israeli action,
describing it as "essential" to the campaign to stamp out terror.
"The prime minister must
defend his country. It's essential," Bush told reporters when asked if he
thought Israel’s military response to Saturday’s suicide bombing in Haifa
was a problem – warning only that Sharon should “avoid escalating violence."
"The decisions he makes to
defend [Israel's] people are valid decisions. We would be doing the same
thing,” Bush retorted.
Although Assad himself stopped short of calling for
retaliatory action following the Israeli airstrike he has steadfastly
refused to eject Palestinian terrorist groups headquartered in Damascus. "They
have broken no laws. They are not terrorists," he declared Tuesday,
after accusing Israel of dragging the region into war.
But Israeli intelligence
charges that huge sums of Iranian cash are being funneled and laundered
through the Syrian national banking system directly to Hamas, Islamic Jihad,
and the Fatah-linked Aksa Martyrs Brigade activists in the territories with
the consent of Assad’s regime.
In Washington an
influential US Congressional committee prepared to vote on a new law
Wednesday authorizing Bush to impose
heavy sanctions on Syria for its sponsorship of terror, pursuit of
non-conventional weapons and ongoing
occupation of Lebanon – a law the White House has indicated it will
no longer oppose.
It is the latest in a long
series of signs indicating the US
administration loss of patience with Syria’s meddling in Iraq and
support for the ousted regime of Saddam Hussein.
It looks like Syria has made a big
mistake by thinking they could play the same old game of tongue in cheek
terrorism. "They have broken no laws" is not working
anymore! It works with the international community, but not with Israel and the
US. 9/11 has changed the rules of the game.
It was always clear that George Bush
Senior made a big mistake by not finishing the first war with Iraq. He did not
keep going until Saddam was eliminated. I have personally felt George Bush
Junior was making a similar mistake by not finishing the second war with Iraq.
The job will not be complete until a hostel Syria is eliminated. It is all about
giving Israel a security buffer from the rest of the Islamic world. Egypt and
Jordan have been effectively subdued. All that is left is Syria with it's vassal
Lebanon. This will establish the dream of secular Israel for security. A secular
plan that the Bible says will fail very quickly! The Jews of Israel are yet to
learn that the only place they can put their trust is in the God of the Bible.
Only He is their strength, and all others will fail! The dreams will all turn
into nightmares until the Jews once again come back to the God of the Bible.
price of US support for this phony peace plan is a Palestinian State. This will
prove to be the biggest mistake of all! It is the
placement of a heathen Islamic State in the heart of the Holy Land. It is a
gentile slap in the face to the God pf the Bible who has clearly defined His
plans for the future of the Holy Land. The placement of a
in the midst of the coming Jewish Kingdom defies the Bible! It is a road block
not a road map! It is the making of a nightmare not the fulfillment of a dream!
A Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is the only way for Jews to keep all
the Biblical commands, and statutes given to them by their God!
The Second Woe
the building of the next Temple.
Two Jewish Prophets Called to Build
4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and
this house lie waste?
5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Consider your ways.
6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye
drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm;
and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Consider your ways.
8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and
build the house; and I will take
pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
9 Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I
did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts.
Because of mine house
that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed
from her fruit.
11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon
the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the
ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of
12 Then Zerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel, and
Joshua the son of
Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people,
obeyed the voice of the
LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the
LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.
13 Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message unto the people,
saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.
14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the
spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high
priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came
and did work in the
house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
Friday - October 10, 2003
October 11 - October 19, 2003
The Festival of Booths - with
Lulav and Etrog in hand, we camp out under the stars seven days and remember
that God is our ultimate protection
therefore the foreskin of
your heart, and be
no more stiffnecked.
Sharon warns he may block Palestinian state
By Dan Williams in Jerusalem
October 10, 2003
Israel will send troop reinforcements into Palestinian areas and has
cleared the way for a call-up of
army reservists amid fears of a new wave of suicide bombings.
Citing the continued tensions, the Prime Minister,
Ariel Sharon, told members of his
party he would block the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip if the Palestinian Authority did not rein in militants.
But in an effort to ease a war of words, the Defence Minister, Shaul
Mofaz, said Israel did not want to escalate the violence but would continue
to insist militants be barred from operating out of Syria.
The strains arose after the Israeli air strike in Syria on Sunday on what
Israel said was a training camp for Palestinian militants near Damascus, one
day after a Palestinian suicide bombing which killed 19 people in the
Israeli city of Haifa.
Syria's ambassador to Spain warned
Damascus could respond militarily if
Israel launched more attacks. Later an official source in Syria said
the envoy's comments were his "personal understanding of the official
Mr Sharon's cabinet announced no main decisions after a meeting on
Wednesday. Some ministers want to carry out a threat to "remove" the
Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat. Mr Sharon has opposed this, saying it
could be counterproductive.
But he told a municipal election rally near Tel Aviv that if the
Palestinian Authority failed to meet
a commitment under the US-backed "road map" peace plan to subdue militants,
"there shall be no Palestinian state".
Mr Mofaz also told ministers at the cabinet meeting that he had "ordered
an immediate reinforcement of Israeli troops, regular and reserves" in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip, and suggested further call-ups would be
Israeli television reported that several brigades were expected to
be called up after the week-long
holiday that starts today.
Mr Mofaz said Israeli soldiers had tightened a blockade in the
Palestinian areas, barring Palestinian travel between cities and into
Israel, as part of a measures ordered before the holiday.
The Gaza Strip is already divided by checkpoints into four sections and
restrictions are tight in the West Bank. Israel says such steps are needed
for security reasons but Palestinians and human rights groups call them
In fresh violence on Wednesday Palestinian gunmen fired on an Israeli
military vehicle near the city of Nablus, wounding three soldiers, military
Palestinian culture has so poisoned this generation of Arab youth that an end to
terrorism is no longer possible. The hate is just too great. The reality of the
situation seems destine to prevent the implication of the gentile road map. A
Palestinian State in the Holy Land will not happen because the leopard can't
change his spots. The hate has grown beyond repentance even after God changes
the hearts of the Jews. This generation of Palestinian Arabs will never
submit to a Jewish King. I'm sure there are some Jews who also will be unable to
submit to the changes God will demand as the Jewish Kingdom is established.
They, as well as the Palestinians will find no place in the coming Kingdom. I'm
also sure there will be some Arabs who will be willing to conform to the changes
demanded with the coming Kingdom. The heart is where God will determine who can
enter, and who will be judged. The humble will seek a changed heart, but the
proud will resist unto death.
Sukkot represents the need for a
circumcised heart. An entire generation of Jews had to perish in the wilderness
because of their rebellious attitude toward God. They also were beyond
repentance. They refused to circumcise their sons for 40 years. It was only with
a whole new generation that Joshua was eligible to occupy and conquer the
Holy Land, and start the first stage of the Jewish Kingdom. The circumcision (a
once in a lifetime event) on the plains of the Jordan signified outwardly what
had happened inwardly with that next generation of Jews.
will not be long before God challenges this generation of Jews to submit to a
circumcised heart. It will mean accepting the Lord Jesus Christ of the New
Testament as their personal Savior, and forever Messiah. It will not be easy for
a stiff-necked people to conform to this demand of the coming Kingdom, but it
will happen. The true Christian Church will have been raptured leaving behind
nothing but apostasy. Dispensational change will have been instituted. "Born
again" and "circumcised heart" will become synonymous terms as the Old and New
Testaments merge into one single theology. This is what the Bible says is going
to happen in the Holy Land! There is no need for a Newer Testament to be written
for conduct in the coming Jewish Kingdom. The Bible is perfectly complete as it
already exists! Calvary will be the remembrance of all sacrifice on the altar of
the soon coming Last Jewish Temple! This will be the last stage of the Jewish
5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the
side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the
sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the
children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted,
neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua,
Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise
again the children of Israel the second time.
3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel
at the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All
the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war,
died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people
that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the
wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till
all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed,
because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that
he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that
he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
7 And their children,
whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were
uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they
abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of
Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this
10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on
the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
Saturday October 11, 2003
October 11 - October 19, 2003
The Festival of Booths - with
Lulav and Etrog in hand, we camp out under the stars seven days and remember
that God is our ultimate protection
I'm taking a week off to rest, and do
some fishing. I'll be back October 18 with more of my comments on "In The News."
Have a good week.
Sunday - October 19, 2003
October 11 - October 19, 2003
The Festival of Booths - with
Lulav and Etrog in hand, we camp out under the stars seven days and remember
that God is our ultimate protection
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come
to destroy, but to fulfil.
Sukkot Draws To A Close Amidst More
16:25 Oct 17, '03 / 21
The week-long holiday of Sukkot ends tonight and tomorrow
with the day known, in Israel, as Shmini
The day is marked by "Hakafot"
- joyous dancing and singing with Torah scrolls as an expression of the Jewish
people's happiness at having received
the Torah and the opportunity to study it and be governed by its lessons.
"Hakafot Shniyot" (Second Hakafot) celebrations throughout the country tomorrow
night will mark the conclusion of the holiday. This is a relatively modern
tradition, indicating Israel's solidarity with the Jews of the Diaspora - who
observe their Hakafot on Saturday night and Sunday, a day later than in Israel.
Music bands and public figures take part in the Hakafot Shniyot celebrations,
which are of a more public and communal nature than the "regular" Hakafot.
In other Sukkot news, police estimate that well over
400,000 people will have frequented the
Western Wall by the end of the holiday - a record amount. Rabbi Shmuel
Rabinovitch, Western Wall Rabbi, expressed his satisfaction: "These are people
who feel a deep connection with Jewish culture and tradition in general, and
with the Jewish People's holiest place
in particular - a remnant of the days in which the glory of the Jews who
ascended to Jerusalem on the holidays flooded the holy city." Among the visitors
was Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the venerated Torah sage who recently recovered
from a serious illness and who arrived at the Wall daily to recite the blessing
over the Four Species.
God has put a special love for
His word in the hearts of the Jews. This will be their salvation when God brings
them back to upholding the literal Bible. The Bible that guides them says there
can be no real Judaism without a Temple, and Temple sacrifice at the altar.
Blood must be shed again before the blindness can be removed! The only
acceptable blood sacrifice that can wash away sin is the one node at Calvary.
Not until the Jews forsake their traditions, and turn to Christ can the Bible be
understood. Only when the Jews turn to Christ can the Old Testament and New
Testaments merge into one Only then will the Bible be complete in all it's
literal magnificence. Calvary must be remembered in the coming
dispensation as it was symbolized as coming in the last dispensation.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not
his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge
thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision,
which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the
heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of
Tuesday - October 21, 2003
2 Ye shall not add unto
the word which I command you,
neither shall ye diminish
ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your
God which I command you.
Arutz-7 Radio Off-Air Until Further Notice
10:56 Oct 20, '03 /
24 Tishrei 5764
In light of today's court ruling convicting ten Arutz-7
directors and staff members of broadcasting without a license,
Arutz-7 stopped its radio broadcasts at
5 PM this afternoon. It issued the following message to its "precious and
loyal listening public:"
"To the precious and loyal listening public of Arutz-7, may G-d bless you
"For some 15 years, Arutz-7 has
broadcast Torah lessons and love of the People and the Land, with the
participation of the leaders of Israel. The broadcasts accompanied and
aided in the development of Torah in
Israel and settlement of the Land.
"Following the decision of the Likud Government of yesterday to prevent
advertising on non-licensed stations, and following today's court decision, the
management of Arutz-7 has decided to stop all broadcasts on the radio, beginning
at 5 PM this evening (10 AM Eastern Standard Time).
"The broadcasts will continue as usual on the internet (www.IsraelNN.com or
www.a7.org) and by phone - 057-777-777 [from abroad: +97257-777-777].
"Peace upon all."
This afternoon's ruling by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court convicted ten Arutz-7
directors and staff members of broadcasting without a license. The trial, which
began over four and a half years ago, resulted in a
flat-out conviction of the ten
for having broadcasted from within the territorial waters of Israel, using
transmitters within Israel without proper licensing, and similar charges.
Arutz-7 Executive Director Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh), convicted of issuing false
affidavits regarding the distance of the
ship from shore, said when the trial started that the State Prosecution
operated under a double standard: "It
never indicted Abie
Nathan for broadcasting from the sea - but a week after he sank his ship, all
the troubles for Arutz-7 started."
Today's ruling by Justice Yoram Noam stated that the defendants had violated
broadcast and telegraph laws. Yoel Tzur, one of the convicts, speaking from the
courtroom shortly after the verdict was announced, said that the first stage is
to study the ruling, and that "we will make every effort to continue Arutz-7's
The sentences - a maximum of three-year
jail terms and three-million shekel fines - will be handed down next
month. The Arutz-7 personnel who face these punishments are:
* Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed, Rabbi of Beit El since its inception in 1977,
Dean of Yeshivat Beit El and Beit El Yeshiva Center Institutions, leading member
of the Yesha Council of Rabbis, and co-founder of Arutz-7;
* His wife Shulamit Melamed, long-time educational counselor at Tzviya Girls
High School, co-founder of Arutz-7, and programming director and station
* Yaakov Katz, known as Ketzaleh, indefatigable Executive-Director of Arutz-7
and Beit El Yeshiva Center Institutions, wounded as an IDF officer during the
Yom Kippur War and bound to a wheelchair for months afterwards, founding member
of the community of Beit El;
* Yoel Tzur, Director of Arutz-7, IDF battalion commander in reserves, founding
member of the community of Beit El, lost his wife and son in terrorist attack in
* Haggai Segal, Arutz-7 News Director, activist on behalf of the Jewish
population in Yesha and author of several books on the history of modern
settlement in Yesha;
* Adir Zik, veteran fiery nationalist broadcaster;
* Gidi Sharon, veteran music broadcaster, considered one of those responsible
for the revival of Sephardic (Jewish-Mideastern) music in Israel;
* David Shapira, broadcaster and director of Arutz-7's French department;
* Ya'ir Meir, engineer; and
* Sha'ul Avni, captain of Arutz-7's Eretz HaTzvi ship.
The folks from Arutz - 7 are the
conservatives in Israel. I often use them as my source for news items. What is
happening is 100% political. The left wing liberals have long dogged Arutz - 7
because of their conservatism. They forced them out of broadcasting from the
land, and into the Mediterranean sea as a pirate broadcaster. Now, the tenacity
of Arutz - 7 is being challenged again. This would be very similar to our
liberal court system sending all conservative talk show hosts to jail. It is a
slap in the face to all concepts of fair play. The liberals run the court system
in Israel, and now they have run amuck!
I am waiting for the rapture. I know
once the true Church steps aside God will move in the hearts of many Jews. It
will start with the 2 Witnesses of Revelation 11, and the 144,000 other Jews
also mentioned. They will be the foundation for a movement back to the literal
Bible. They will be given the mandate to build Ezekiel's Temple. Judaism must
abandon the corrupted traditions that make up the leaven of the Pharisees! The
613 laws of the Torah must go! Jews must come to understand it is impossible to
keep God's holy standards. They must once again seek the Messiah as the only
hope for redemption. These things are all part of the coming dispensational
My thoughts are that it will be the Jews
who love God's word who will be first to respond. It will be conservative Jews
like those who support Arutz - 7 that I would imagine have the hearts God will
seek first. It is these Jews who resisted giving away the Temple Mount for a
handshake from Arafat, and drew the fury of the liberals. These Jews supported
the settlers again bring the wrath of the mostly liberal government upon them.
I'm sure it will be these Jews who will experience a circumcised heart producing
humility and meekness. The beatitudes of Christ best describe the miracle of
what they are about to be changed into! They will succeed where today's
Christianity has failed!
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for
they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness'
sake: for theirs is the kingdom of
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall
say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Friday - October 24, 2003
I must apologize for not keeping up with
my daily comments on In The News. I went blind in my left eye last month, and
just had a hemorrhage in my right eye. I'm now legally blind though I have some
limited vision around the periphery of my right eye. I'm finding new ways to get
around this latest handicap, and hope to be regular with my comments soon.
Please bare with me as I work through this latest challenge.
The Lord is good, and I'm getting great
support from the VA. Christian fellowship has kept me from going into
depression, and my handicapped friends demonstrate productive lives are possible
when the worst happens. I often think of Job, and how he lost one thing after
another. He always maintained his integrity. He refused to follow the advise of
his wife who said "curse God and die." God never promised Job, or me a feather bed! I have a new area from which to
testify that I love Christ for saving my soul, and not because He blesses me
with worldly things. I'm learning to love Him more in my blindness then I did
when I was sighted.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I
will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will
give them an heart of
late nun Mother Teresa in Vatican City Sunday, October 19, for of up to 300,000
people, one of its largest crowds ever.
Frail Pope Beatifies Mother Teresa
-- Showing the frailty that marked her last days, Pope John Paul II
Yet for the first time in a major Vatican ceremony, the pontiff was unable to
utter a word of his homily, leaving other prelates to do so. In the few prayers
he did say,
his words were so slurred and shaky they could barely be understood,
Several church officials have in recent weeks said that the
"approaching death" and that the actual moment of his passing may only be weeks
or months away.
Vatican observers say his physical ailment was the main reason why Pope John
Paul II wanted to speed up the usual lengthy beatification ceremony, to ensure
he would be able to bless the nun, while still being alive.
Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, chief advocate for the beatification, said the
pontiff's desire to make her a new model for Catholics was a way "to present
Mother Teresa as one very prominent example of someone who in many respects
lived some of the things he's been teaching in his pontificate," The Associated
Press reported. ...
The event was closely watched in the Balkans where, in the region's
tradition, a fresh dispute has emerged over her ethnic origin. That mother
Teresa was a good person who spent her life helping those in need is about all
Macedonia and neighboring Albania can agree on.
Ahead of Sunday's beatification, scholars and politicians in
made claims she was either Albanian or Macedonian, and that there was even a
case to be made that she might have been Kosovar.
Nobody disputes that she was
born in Skopje as Agnesa Gonxha Bojaxhiu in
1910. The problem:
Skopje was in the Ottoman Empire when present day Macedonia
and Albania did not even exist.
She was born to parents who had moved to Skopje from Kosovo.
Her mother was
an ethnic Albanian, but her father was of unknown background, giving rise to a
debate which the future Catholic saint never bothered to resolve in her earthly
It has led to friction between Macedonia and Albania and also has created
fresh tensions between ethnic Albanians and Macedonians in Skopje itself.
Sulyman Rushiti of the Albanian Democratic Party representing Macedonia's
ethnic Albanians, recently said the "whole world knows mother Teresa as
Albanian, just as they know that the pope is Polish."
Albanians are furious about a statue of Mother Teresa that the Macedonian
government plans to give to Rome to celebrate her beatification. The statue
carries a plaque describing her as a "daughter of Macedonia."
Risto Penov, the mayor of Skopje where she lived till she was 18, sees
nothing wrong in the statue, saying that "Mother Teresa herself never made a
difference between ethnicity of nations."
Macedonians are irked that Albania, which the nun reportedly only visited
once during her lifetime, is claiming her as its own. The small Balkan nation
has declared 2004 "Mother Teresa Year" and has created a national holiday in her
Those who knew her believe the nun would have proposed a compromise to the
quarrelling nations. "Just call me a Catholic, and faithful servant of God." ...
Tradition, tradition, tradition is the
death null to the literal Bible. It turns the heart to stone! Tradition adds
man's thoughts to the Holy Writ as if it were all true. The Roman Catholic
tradition of making mere men and woman god like saints has caused millions to
turn from the Bible to tradition for their salvation. Catholics can now pray to
Mother Teresa as if she were a god. It is not Biblical, but it is now authorized
by this Pope and his Church. The lukewarm Evangelical Church of today remains
silent to this abomination because of the popularity of this Catholic nun.
Real Biblical miracles are
trivialized by today's phony Charismatic healers. The supposed miracles
attributed to Mother Teresa are very spurious. One was a common tumor that was
treated with effective medications. It is like claiming a miracle cure for a
headache after taking an aspirin. The Roman Catholic Church is desperate for
some good press after the pedophile disaster recently exposed. This Pope has
done nothing to cleanse the priesthood of the homosexuality that has run rampant
throughout his Church just as he will now do nothing to settle the controversy
over the heritage of Mother Teresa.
The Jews in Israel have the same problem
with tradition. They have left the literal Bible, and put their trust in the
thoughts of men. The Mishna and Talmud have taken priority over the plain
teaching of God's Word. Tradition has blinded the Jews to the truth, and to
salvation just as the Catholic Church blinds millions from seeing the Biblical
Christ. Dispensational change is about to expose the apostasy of Christianity as
Jews turn back to a literal Bible.
There is no mercy from the God of the Bible to those who refuse to change.
All who cling to the abominations of tradition will find only judgment. They
will be without excuse!
17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the
people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered,
and I will give you
the land of Israel.
18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable
things thereof and
all the abominations
thereof from thence.
19 And I will give them one heart, and
I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the
stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine
ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for them
whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their
abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord
Sunday - October 26, 2003
4 Thou shalt fall upon
the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people
that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and
to the beasts of the field
to be devoured.
Report: El Baradei says Israel open to nuke
VIENNA - The head of the United Nations
watchdog said that Israel, which has never
publicly admitted to having atomic weapons, would
be willing to get rid of any nuclear arms it may
have if there was peace in the Middle East.
Despite Israel's refusal to
deny or confirm
the possession of a nuclear arsenal, non-proliferation analysts estimate that
country has anywhere from 100 to 200 atomic weapons.
Like India and Pakistan, which also have nuclear weapons, Israel has not
signed the 1968 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the global pact aimed at
stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. The other five atomic weapons states -
the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - have signed it.
"(It is) good news, at least, that Israel agreed that in the long term they need
to get rid of their nuclear weapons capability or the nuclear weapons that they
have," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei said in
an interview with Austria's Die Presse newspaper.
It was not immediately clear when and how Israel had communicated this to the
IAEA, which has never inspected Israel's alleged atomic weapons program and only
carries out limited inspections of a single research reactor in Israel.
"However they (Israel) are saying they cannot do that
except in the context of a
comprehensive peace, when their right to exist is fully recognized
by all the
countries of the region," he said in the English transcript of the interview,
obtained by Reuters.
ElBaradei said that Arab countries complain, on the other hand, that while they
open up their nuclear programs to the IAEA to ensure they are not secretly
developing atomic weapons, it is widely believed that Israel already has a
"My feeling is that the only way where we can make progress (in convincing
Israel to disarm) is when the peace process starts to move," ElBaradei said.
But he said that any peace process would ultimately have to include an
all-encompassing security arrangement, part of which should be
control across the Middle East.
"I think that you cannot really have peace without a parallel security structure
in the Middle East," ElBaradei said. "But once you have peace ... you really
need the full security structure for the Middle East, not only nuclear weapons,
but (all) weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons."
It is very difficult for many
to imagine how Israel will soon disarm? The prophet Ezekiel says the Last Jihad
invasion of Israel will take place because Israel will be unwilled! They will be
at rest! They will be dwelling in safety! The motive of the Islamic hordes will
be to recognize this weakness as an opportunity to pillage and spoil. Islam will
invade with animalistic vengeance only to be confronted with the God of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob. Ezekiel 39 says the invasion turns into a disaster as God
supernaturally intercedes. It will not be Jewish weapons of mass
destruction, but the hand of God! The whole world will see God
supernaturally standing with the Jews as He did in days of old. Dispensational
change will be demonstrated both to the Jews, and to the heathen gentiles. The
true Church will have been raptured, and the Jews of Israel will be turning back
to the literal Bible.
The most obvious priority demanded in
the literal Bible of the Jews will be the Temple. Ezekiel 39 means Islamic
influence over the Middle East will be non-existent. The path to building
Ezekiel's Temple will be open to the Jews of Israel for the first time since the
destruction of the Second Temple!
I suspect Israeli politicians are ready
to sell their souls for a secular peace. They are willing to trust in the
gentiles to provide the means. It is like trusting in Egypt which never worked.
This generation of Jews must learn to trust only in the God of the Bible. Only
the Prince of peace can bring in the next dispensation. Only His Kingdom can
produce real peace!
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time
shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt
think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of
I will go to them that are at rest,
that dwell safely,
all of them dwelling
without walls, and
having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the
desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered
out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the
midst of the land.
Monday - October 27, 2003
44 And in the days of these kings shall
the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and
the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but
it shall break in pieces and consume all
these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the
stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in
pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God
hath made known to the king what shall
come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation
By Dr. Charles Jacobs October 26, 2003
Originally published by The Jewish Advocate
Last week Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad
told the world's Muslims to modernize
and unite to defeat the world's Jews. At a major gathering
of Islamic leaders of 57 countries, he said
"the Europeans killed 6 million Jews out
of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy:
They get others to fight and die for them."
He got a standing ovation.
None of the leaders objected to his assertion of Jewish supremacy.
Many European leaders and President Bush denounced the hateful remarks.
The emergence of the new global anti-Semitism has signaled the
end of the post-Holocaust respite, where Jew-hatred as a mobilizing
force, was put on the shelf. Last week's conference was indication of the
growing indecency enveloping the undemocratic leadership of many Islamic
Why? Bernard Lewis, the wise man of Islamic studies, writes that
Islam is a civilization which feels
humiliated in the face of modern progress: it cannot provide its people
with decent economies, political life, democracy, women's rights. When it asks,
"What Went Wrong?" (The title of
Lewis's exquisite analysis) it takes the
easy path, excuses itself, and blames the Jews.
Jews have known about Islamic anti-Semitism for decades: Saudi royals routinely
hand out The Protocols to visitors of the Kingdom; the Syrian Defense Minister
Mustapha Tlass published a book offering "evidence"
Jews use blood to make matza. Throughout the Oslo years, the
Palestinian Authority taught
children that Jews are less than human,
have no right to self-determination, and deserve to be killed. Egypt's
government-controlled television last year aired a series based on the Protocols
of the Elders of Zion. It was broadcast throughout the Islamic world. The Saudis
fund the teaching of Jew-hatred in Wahabi mosques and schools throughout the
increasing Muslim immigration to Europe and America raises concerns that some of
the new arrivals will bring with them
the culture of anti-Semitism so prevalent in their home countries.
Indeed, the Jews of Europe, now dwarfed by the Muslim immigrants, are under
significant stress. Synagogues and cemeteries and Jews themselves are attacked.
Some Jews in France are contemplating
leaving their country.
Even in America, the Washington Post revealed that Muslim schools in Virginia
teach that Judgment Day will come when
Muslims kill Jews and Christians. Steven Emerson has secretly filmed
meetings in several American cities where
Muslim leaders call for people here to
kill the Jews.
The problem of Islamic anti-Semitism is one that the Jewish community has
largely ignored over the past
decade, although it recently has been getting more attention.
Why? I see 4 general reasons:
1. Psychological denial. Who
wants to think, 60 years after the
Holocaust, that a new, religious campaign against the Jews could be
taking shape? We liked to think the hatred from the Arab world was "street talk"
that would dissipate "when peace came." It probably won't.
2. Media's selective reporting:
The media is reluctant to discuss the religious dimensions of the conflict in
the Middle East, because its preferred prepackaged view is that this is a
secular struggle for national liberation. It is also reluctant to report
negatively about Islam. Steve Emerson is boycotted by PBS.
3. Jewish Politics: Many in the
Jewish community want very much to think that the war in Israel is
primarily over borders, where
compromise is possible. To think that the conflict is about the Jewish right of
self-determination in the Islamic realm is daunting. They are also concerned
that examples of Islamic anti-Semitism may be used to justify certain Israeli
4. Political correctness: We are
a liberal people and do not want to speak badly about a race, religion or a
people. We seem unable to distinguish between simple factual truth and bigotry.
I our multicultural society, we have not yet developed a public language to
describe Islamic anti-Semitism without potentially being accused of
insensitivity or prejudice.
Some Jewish organizations with a mission to protect us from anti-Semitism have
been slow to deal with new global
anti-Semitism. They seem to be fighting the last war.
Hatred is a weapon of mass
destruction; anti-Semitic rhetoric has already killed hundreds of Jews in the
Middle East and Europe. We must cut through the Jewish political
confusions and the political correctness that stymies an honest understanding of
the situation. Moreover, the broader American population must also confront
Islamic anti-Semitism because too often 'the Jews' are a proxy for the West and
We have a responsibility to educate ourselves about this threat. Given today's
sensibilities, we cannot always rely on the media or even on some of our secular
or religious leaders, who may not feel comfortable speaking about these things,
and prefer not to be labeled alarmists.
The anti-Semitism of the
Moslem world is about to be dwarfed by the broader anti-Semitism of the gentile
world. It is hate of God's chosen people that will bring the end of this age
through divine judgment. It is not bad press, but bad hearts that feeds the
hatred. At the end it will be hate of Biblical righteousness that will bring
judgment. Today, Islam can't bear to submit to the Jew. Tomorrow, the world will
not be able to submit to the Jewish King. The hate of Islam is only the
beginning. Soon, the antichrist will find the fertile seeds of hate to establish
his kingdom. The Jews will be singled out for blame of all that the fruits of
sin produce. Anti-Semitism will reach new lows such as never before. The
Holocaust that wiped out half of the worlds Jewish population will be surpassed
with relish during the reign of the antichrist.
God will not be silent! The
destruction of Islam at the beginning of the Great Tribulation will be a warning
to the gentile world of what will happen to them if they will not submit! Today,
Islam takes no heed to what happened to the Nazis not so long ago. Tomorrow the
world will take no heed to what happens when the Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39
takes place ending Islamic influence over the Middle East forever.
This world hates the God of the Bible.
It hates His uncompromising righteousness which must be acknowledged and obeyed.
Mankind wants freedom to sin, not submission to holiness. The more God forces
His will on this generation; The greater will be the hate of men against God!
The final end of the times of the gentiles will be Armageddon. The stone made
without hands must destroy the gentile monster that refuses to change and
submit. Anti-Semitism is only where it starts. The Bible reveals where it will
all end! The kingdom of the antichrist will be replaced with the Kingdom of
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image,
whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his
belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest till that
a stone was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake
them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to
pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and
the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and
the stone that smote the
image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Tuesday - October 28, 2003
11 The heads thereof judge for reward,
and the priests thereof teach for hire,
and the prophets thereof divine
for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD
among us? none evil can come upon us.
group of Palestinian legislators, who form the Democratic Bloc in the
Palestinian Legislative Council, is
demanding an investigation into the
whereabouts of huge amounts of
Palestinian Authority funds, believed to have been diverted by
leading PA government officials. Arafat financial adviser Muhammad Rashid
stands accused of holding some $200
million for the PA leader in a secret bank account.
According to an IMF report released last
September $591m in tax revenue and an
additional $300m in profits
from commercial investments were "diverted away from the budget."
Forbes magazine also recently listed
Arafat as one of the richest men in the world.
This is the cost to the Palestinian
people who demand leadership that hates. It is the bad side effect coming from a
vicious man who has no conscience. Only men of hate fulfill the desire for
vengeance against the Jews by the Palestinian Islamic Arabs. Most of the Islamic
world is infected with this same malady. The corrupted leadership brings with it
the self imposed suffering caused by the fleecing of the sheep by their leaders.
Arafat will probably survive
this latest challenge to his power. I suspect these Palestinian legislators will
be beat-up by anonymous mobs, or even killed. It is how Arafat has remained the
leader that he is. He may have no conscience toward the Jews, but he also has
that same characteristic when dealing with the Palestinians. Animals like
Arafat, Saddam, and Hitler have managed to gain positions of leadership when
hateful followers give them support. There are always bad consequences to their
reigns. This generation is ready to follow the greatest lair of all times as he
uses hate to assume leadership.
Arafat has used Islamic theology as his
authority to minister as he does. The support of Islam has given him his power.
He in turn uses Islam to make himself one of the wealthiest men in the world
today. I look at men like Pat Robertson who have changed the face of
Christianity. Never, has a Christian leader used the Lord Jesus Christ as his
meal ticket to untold wealth. Yes, there have always been the Elmer Gantry's and
Jim Bakker's, but not with the sophistication of Robertson. The charisma crowd
give him the support he needs to maintain his power over Christianity. The
lukewarm Evangelicals are silent to all the phony mysticism, and personal wealth
he has accumulated because of his popularity. The future of Christian leadership
is a dismal picture as likeminded men strive for recognition. I have low
expectations for the Palestinian choice of a replacement for Arafat when the
time comes, and no expectations for future mainstream Christian leadership!
Lord, Lord means money, money to Evangelicals whether they are selling their
books, promoting their ministry, or leading the way in contemporary Christian
music. Dispensational change is the only answer for this generation!
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done"
The Users and Moneychangers
21 Not every one that
saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many 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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
Wednesday - October 29, 2003
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise,
take thy journey before the people, that
they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give
Ellis Shuman October 27, 2003
The Ministry of Defense has granted
"permanent township" status to
eight unauthorized outposts on the West
Bank, making them eligible for education and infrastructure budgets,
media sources reported. Several of the outposts were candidates to be dismantled
when Israel was implementing its obligations under the "road map" peace
"We need to give the minimum services to these people who are on the ground,
especially for security and education,"
Ron Shechner, senior advisor to Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on settlements,
told Israel Radio.
According to a Defense Ministry document, signed by Shechner, the status of
eight previously unauthorized outposts would be changed to that of an
"independent settlement," entitled to the government budgets. The list of
outposts includes Mitzpe Kramim, Pnei Kedem, Neve Erez, Migron, and Asehal.
Interviewed by Yediot Aharonot, Shechner said the Ministry of Defense "document
does not determine whether the places are
legal or not, or whether they should be
evacuated. That will be decided by the political leadership."
Hebron Hills council head, Zvi Bar-Hai, was quoted by Israel Radio as saying
that the change of status was aimed at providing security arrangements for the
communities and would not preventing
according to Yediot Aharonot, Bar-Hai said that the new status proved that "the
Ministry of Defense agrees to the legitimacy of the communities... Their
residents would no longer be bothered every time the subject of dismantlement is
raised," he said.
In April, National Infrastructure Minister Yosef Paritzky (Shinui) said he was
considering disconnecting illegal outposts from the Mekorot Water Company and
the Israel Electric Corporation electricity grid. The new status granted to
eight outposts would ensure that they get electricity, kindergartens and other
services, media sources reported.
According to the terms of the
internationally drafted "road map," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government is
obliged to freeze settlement activity in general and dismantle around 60
outposts in the West Bank which were established since Sharon came to power in
In the first weeks after the "road map" was announced,
Israeli troops dismantled a number
of unauthorized outposts, which were subsequently reoccupied by settlers.
The government has said that Israel would take no further action to implement
the "road map" plan until the Palestinians fulfilled their obligation to
dismantle the terrorist organizations.
"According to the 'road map,' [Israeli
is] expected to dismantle these outposts. Instead what we are seeing is that
they are being integrated," Dror Etkes, of Peace Now's Settlement Watch program
Please know that it is not
the government building settlements. It is independent Jews
moved by their own hearts who occupy and conquer the land of Judah and Samaria!
The government is Johnny-come-lately in recognizing what these tenacious
Jews have already done! The government does it's best forcing Jews to fight
Jews, but these settlers have demonstrated they will die before they will be
stopped. The government has overpowered them with brute force destroying all
their work, and they just come back and rebuild! They will not be stopped! If
you want to see a modern day miracle of God, do not watch the phony Charismatic
stage shows, but look at the settlement movement of these independent Jews
reclaiming the tribal lands of their fathers! They defy their own government.
They defy the Palestinians. They defy Islam. They defy the United States Road
Map. They defy the United Nations. They just occupy, build, and conquer. They
are independent Jewish fundamentalists joined only by the
same desire to follow a Biblical decree. There are over 250,000 of them, and
their numbers are growing. They are God's statement that a Palestinian State in
the Holy Land is wrong.
I personally feel when God calls the
144,000 Jews of Revelation; It will be out of these Jews who have settled in
every tribal area of Old Israel. It is such a shame that the Charismatics have
so trivialized the calling of God and the miraculous that real Biblical calling
and miracles are no longer recognizable by a wearied world. I'm convinced the
144,000 when converted will join with the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 in
building Ezekiel's Temple. They will be the foundation of the next dispensation!
They will be the foundation of the coming Jewish Kingdom. The Kingdom over which
the Lord Jesus Christ will reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords! The Old
Testament and New Testament will finally unite into one clear theology of
eternal truth! There is no need for a Newer Testament in the next dispensation!
The Bible as it is will do just perfectly!
Read: The Second Woe!
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of
all countries, and will
bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all
your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also
will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you
an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my
spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes,
and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell
in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my
people, and I will be your God.
29 I will also save
you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn,
and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field,
that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were
not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities
and for your abominations.
32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it
known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
33 Thus saith the Lord GOD;
In the day that I shall have cleansed
you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and
the wastes shall be builded.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight
of all that passed by.
35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden
of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced,
and are inhabited.
36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know
that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the
LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
Thursday - October 30, 2003
21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to
go back by a strong east wind all that night, and
made the sea dry land, and the waters
Close Calls On Israel´s Southern Mediterranean
10:55 Oct 29, '03 / 3
An anti-tank shell fired at N'vei Dekalim last night, following seven shells
the night before, has brought the
total number of rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists at Gush Katif and
environs in the past three years to 3,500. Local residents
have initiated an on-line Hebrew-language petition (at "www.katif.net/patzmar/bpatzmar.php")
demanding an "appropriate military response" to end this situation.
Though none of the recent rocket attacks led to injuries, the three shells
that hit N'vei Dekalim on Monday night were
accompanied by minor miracles.
Katif.net reports that one shell hit a spot where
only a minute earlier, a
boy bouncing a basketball was asked
to leave by a man who was not enamored with the monotonous sound. A
second shell hit the porch of a home
where only a few minutes earlier, a visiting family was sitting until
their host invited them to come indoors, as it was "getting chilly." The
guests' car was damaged, as was the door of the home. In the third incident,
the shell exploded only eight inches
from the wall of a house, hitting and destroying an air conditioning unit
instead. A woman inside the house was treated for shock after her
home was filled with gas from the destroyed a/c unit.
Two large bombs were found outside the Gush Katif community of Ganei Tal
yesterday afternoon, and IDF sappers worked for over four hours to
neutralize them. Cellular phone service was disabled while the explosives
were being dismantled.
Maariv reported today that "military sources reported that
weapons smuggling via the tunnels on
the Israeli-Egyptian border have stopped totally" - but Arutz-7's
Kobi Finkler says it's not true. A top IDF commander in Gaza told him early
this afternoon that "all sorts of military sources can always be quoted, but
nobody can guarantee that weapons smuggling has stopped." The officer said
that of the 15 tunnels in operation
two weeks ago, seven now remain, and that Egypt continues to do nothing to
stop the smuggling.
It's not the parting of the Red Sea, but
the hand of God on His chosen people seems clear to me. It is in the land of
Israel among the Jews that I watch for real Biblical miracles. The greatest
miracles get little acclaim from this world of sin. Changed hearts that produce
changed lives as sinners repent when they turn to Christ are not newsworthy. A
desire for the spectacular has minimized "born again" testimonies in most of the
Christian world anymore. 3,500 rocket attacks without a single casualty would be
front page Christian news were they fired at Pat Robertson's conglomerate in
Virgins Beach. Miracle would be shouted from the mountain
top until laryngitis stopped the proclamations. I still remember the bragging
years ago when a hurricane went back to sea that was heading toward Virginia
Beach, and I see the silence after this latest hurricane hit them head on.
Miracles among the charisma crowd seem only believable as seen in the eyes of
the beholder. Real miracles can't be denied by anyone, but they can be ignored.
is preparing to do greater miracles then the parting of the Red Sea among the
Jews of Israel. Those who promote the phony miracles claimed mostly by the Roman
Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Charismatics will be as frustrated as
Pharaoh's magicians who confronted Moses. The phony snakes will be consumed in
the face of truthful Biblical miracles. The time of dispensational change will
signal another era of the miraculous. It will have little effect on a world
heading for Armageddon, but ignoring what God will be doing will be impossible.
I'm reminded of that generation of Jews who died in the wilderness witnessed the
greatest concentration of miracles recorded in the Old Testament.
Real Biblical miracles are the harbinger
of coming judgment. They are not very effective when it comes to hardened hearts
such as Pharaoh, or the generation of Jews who perished in the wilderness. Those
who put their faith in miracles make a terrible mistake, because it is only in
humble submission to Christ that acceptable saving faith can be found. Saving
faith produces such trust that when the worst happens we can go on in the
knowledge that Christ is sufficient. This world of sin can do it's worst to us,
and we will not falter. We overcome our handicaps with Christ at our side rather
then expect a miracle to solve all our problems.
10 To him that smote
Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Friday - October 31, 2003
11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring
fruit: and I will settle
you after your old estates, and will
do better unto you than
at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
SURVIVE ROADSIDE AMBUSH
a barrage of roadside gunfire,
a Jewish couple remain hospitalized Thursday after being ambushed as they
drove on the road leading to the
settlement of Kadim in northern Samaria on Wednesday afternoon.
Seven bullets hit the vehicle, seriously
wounding Valerie Weisbrot in the jaw. Bullet fragments lightly wounded his
wife, Nelly, who like her husband is
a doctor at the nearby Ha’emek Hospital in Afula. Both were airlifted
to Haifa after receiving emergency treatment at the scene of the attack,
which medical sources admitted had saved Dr. Valerie Weisbrot’s life.
It was the
third time the Kadim couple was shot
at in the same location, but the first time they were wounded.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant group linked to Yasser Arafat's
Fatah faction, claimed responsibility in a phone call to The Associated
Press, saying they would not stop attacks against anyone intruding on
The attackers apparently hid behind a mound of
earth waiting to shoot at the first Israeli vehicle that passed by, security
sources said. After the attack, they fled to one of the nearby villages.
Troops who searched the area entered the Sa-Nur,
outside of Jenin, and surrounded a house in which they believed the gunmen
were hiding. A tank shell was fired at the building, but reports indicate
that the gunmen escaped.
Overnight Ha’aretz reported Palestinian claims
that Israeli attack helicopters fired missiles at the house – but the charge
was strongly denied by the IDF.
Weisbrot’s have lived in the small community of Kadim for several years,
along with one married daughter and a grandson. The settlement is home to
some 27 families.
In the evening, shots were fired at an IDF
outpost at the entrance to the community and further south a bomb was thrown
at troops in Nablus.
Wednesday's shooting attack occurred
shortly after the IDF announced an
easing up of restrictions allowing 4000 merchants from the territories to
enter Israel for work.
It is not all miracles for the over
250,000 independent settlers reclaiming the Holy Land. It takes the outcry from
incidents like this to get government action. These folks must provide their own
protection for the most part. They put themselves, and their loved ones into the
lion's den because they know God is calling them to settle the land of their
fathers. The settlement of the American West by independent families moving into
harms way is a good analogy of what is happening in Israel today. The hardships
our pioneers endured gave America the backbone we exhibit in the world today.
The settlement movement among the Jews of Israel can't be stopped, nor can it
ever be reversed as every gentile peace plan demands. The God of the Bible is
moving within Israel in defiance of the entire world!
The return of the Jews to the
Holy Land is the greatest miracle this generation has experienced. The fact that
the Jews as a people survived the times of the gentiles is a miracle of many
generations. God is preparing the world for dispensational change. Everything
the Bible has to say about the next dispensation centers in the Holy Land. The
unified resistance to this independent movement within Israel is reflective of
the coming resistance to God Himself.
world hates God's plan to breath life into the dry bones of the Jews. Time will
prove this world hates the coming Jewish King even more because He will not
compromise His righteousness. The bones are coming together! This generation
must submit to the peace plan of the God of the Bible, or face judgment. There
will be no compromise offered, nor none sought by the great majority who demand
the freedom to sin. Only a remnant will survive as was true in the days of Noah.
The Dry Bones of this Generation
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD,
and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very
many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I
answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me,
Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto
them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will
cause breath to enter into you, and ye
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