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Saturday - September 6, 2008

'Israel to evacuate Ghajar within 3 months'


Sources close to UNIFIL in south Lebanon said on Friday that Israel is expected to withdraw within the next three months from the northern half of the disputed village of Ghajar, in hopes of depriving Hizbullah of an excuse for arming itself against Israel. The Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal quoted the sources as saying that UNIFIL has prepared a report on the expected deployment of its forces in the area ahead of a possible Israeli pullout, and that report has been relayed to both the Lebanese and Israeli governments. Other Arab media outlets reported earlier this week that Israel is also willing to withdraw from nearby Shaba Farms, another disputed area located at the juncture of the Israel-Lebanon-Syria border. According to a Lebanese source, UNIFIL's Italian commander General Claudio Graziano held a series of meetings with senior Israeli officials and managed to convince them that Lebanon is serious about the matter and that his organization is committed to securing the border region.


Nasrallah: Even if Israel cedes Shaba, we will not disarm

'My hostility towards Israel is the greatest possible hostility'


Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that even if the dispute with Israel over the Shaba Farms and Ghajar border area is resolved, the Shi'ite militia will not give up its arms, sicne they are needed to protect Lebanon from Israel.  Read More

 

 

 

The Olmert government has only 2 weeks more, and then it is all over. The Road Map will. or at least should die forever pn the Israeli side. I'm reminded of Saddam Hussein when he saw it was all over in Kuwait opened all the oil valves to the atmosphere doing as much damage as he could in his last days. Olmert is fixed on giving away as much of the Promised Land as he can to the enemy before his reign is finished. He would give away all of Judah and Samaria to Abbas including Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, but the opposition is far too strong for such an attempt. He would give the Golan Heights back to the Syrians if he could, but again the opposition is too strong. All that is left is the little strip of Israeli land running along the Lebanon boarder called the Shaba Farms. Olmert is fixed on giving away this little plot of land to Hizbullah as his parting gift to the Jewish people. I'm sure he expects the Nobel Peace Prize for this last slap in the face he is giving to the God who gave the Jews the great victory of 1967. The crowning victory of this miraculous Third Exodus was all of Judah and Samaria including all of Jerusalem with the Temple Mount. Olmert has done his best in agreement with the Quartet (US, UN, EU, and Russia) who sponsor the Road Map to turn back God's prophetic clock back to pre 1967 time! Folks, the politicians of this evil generation are not going to stop what God has started in the Holy Land. Look at how God exposes this Road Map as failed! Hizbullah quickly went public with the statement that the give away is dead on arrival as something leading to peace. Yet, Olmert, and the Quartet are like deaf men. Nothing will deter them from pushing forward the Road Map that is already dead on arrival. This goes beyond even the base wisdom of the natural man. It is absolute Satanic blindness toward the Jewish side of the issue. Satan has been shaking in his boots ever since all of Jerusalem became Jewish. He is working overtime to turn back the clock. He knows the next thing coming to Jerusalem  is the Jewish King.

Friend, the clock is not going to go backwards. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again. He is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The Bible says He is coming in Judgment! He is going to judge sin! He is going to judge all the nations, all the religions, all the cultures of this evil generation. Every individual is going to be held to account! There will be no hiding in the masses. The one who can see into the heart will make the decisions. He will not be deceived! Friend, I can only pray you are washed in the sin cleansing blood of the Lamb. To face His wrath is too terrible to contemplate!

 

Revelation 6:14-17

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

KJV


 


 

 

Sunday - September 7, 2008

Israeli cabinet to debate voluntary evacuation plan for Judea/Samaria


At the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting this coming Sunday, a controversial legislative proposal is to come up for discussion for the first time that would offer compensation to Jewish settlers living beyond the West Bank security barrier if they voluntarily move into Israel. Some recent reports suggest the plan is part of the Kadima party's overall phased strategy for reaching peace with the Palestinians. In the first step, Israel would reach a "shelf agreement" with the Palestinian Authority that would define the borders of a future Palestinian state essentially along the lines of the security fence. Israel would then use the compensation offers to try to persuade Israeli settlers to voluntarily leave communities beyond the fence. Then a Palestinian state would be declared and Israel security would forcibly evacuate any remaining settlers, as in the Gaza Disengagement of 2005. Leftist elements backing the proposal insist their polling of Jewish families living beyond the fence shows many are willing to leave on their own if the price is right, but settler council leaders are denying the claims and vowing to stay.

 

 

Here is the Road Map again! The only Jews in all of Israel who are obeying God during this miraculous Third Exodus are being lined up for a kick in the pants by the secular liberal Jewish politicians. The Jews have had their share of some of the worst ungodly leadership over their history. It is leadership that comes to the front out of the grass root desires of a stiff-necked rebellious generation. Right at the beginning of the nation Aaron was swayed to go along with the grass root desires of such a rebellious generation. The result was the blasphemous Golden Calf of which this web page is dedicated. That generation had it's end in death in the wilderness. They never experienced the joys of the Promised Land. They missed out on all the milk and honey as God blessed a more submitted generation.

Joshua 5:3-6

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 circumcised.

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.

KJV

Today, we witness a similar generation as that of the first who gave Moses nothing but heartache. They would have dumped him in an instant had God not kept Moses under His wing. These secular liberal Jews who are the majority in Israel hate the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers whom they blame for all their woes. It is the influx of these conservative Jewish Settlers who they moan have driven housing costs through the roof. The fall of the iron curtain opened the door for most of the settlers to migrate to Israel. They could not afford the rich apartment dwelling liberal bastions in places like Tel Aviv, and so they became pioneers moving into the new territories opened after the 1967 victory over the Arabs. They settled Judah and Samaria. Apartment prices never came down after the initial influx, and so the liberal Jews still have great animosity against them. Now they are the targets of the bleeding heart peaceniks of the liberal arm saying it is they who are the obstacle to peace with the Arabs. Folks, the obstacle to peace with the Arabs is the Arabs themselves, and not the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. These Jewish Settlers are doing their best to occupy the Land God has given to the Jews after the 1967 victory. The liberal Jewish majority are doing their best to turn back the prophetic clock God started with this miraculous Third Exodus. The liberals want to lay in their comfortable beds in Tel Aviv, and are willing to give away the farm to the enemy in the false hope it will bring peace. Folks, this liberal secularized Jewish generation is going to perish in the wilderness of their own creation. Watch Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount for the Jews who will lead the way to the promised blessings of the God of the Bible.

Friend, the outlook for the gentiles is far worse then that for the rebellious Jews. Only a remnant are predicted in the Bible to see the glory of the Lord! The crowd will be left to die in the wilderness as happened before. Are you part of that small remnant washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are you born again? It is only a few who have come to Christ with all their heart, soul, and might. The rest are just part of the crowd wandering through the wilderness. Friend, come to this Christ of the Bible, and live.

Isaiah 1:9

9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

KJV

Isaiah 10:21-22

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

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

KJV

Isaiah 37:31-32

31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

KJV

 

 


 

 

Monday - September 8, 2008

Muslims Urinated Next to Torah Scrolls at Cave of Patriarchs


by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) Muslims converged on the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron Friday for Ramadan prayers, urinated next to Torah scrolls and left behind Hamas flags.

The Cave of the Patriarchs is the tomb of the biblical founders of the Jewish faith, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their wives, Sarah, Rivka, and Leah.

The desecration occurred on one of the 10 days during the year that the holy site is open only to Muslims and is closed to Jews. The same arrangement also is accorded to Jews on 10 holy Jewish days.

Uri Karzen, a Hevron resident, reported that a Kohen, who recites the priestly blessings during the Sabbath morning service, told him he smelled urine next to the Holy Ark containing Torah scrolls. Karzen and other worshippers moved the table, where the Torah scrolls are placed during the reciting of the portion of the week, in order to avoid the foul smell. 

The Hamas flags were discovered in the windows that mark the burial sites of Abraham and Isaac and the matriarchs, Sarah, Rivka and Leah. 

Hevron resident Asher Horowitz explained that he and others spotted the flags when they were returning holy books, which had been taken into safe storage before the prohibition from Jews entering the Cave of the Patriarchs went into effect. He used a stick to pull one of the flags from the marker of the burial site of Avraham and friends told him they found flags at other markers.

Ever since Muslims destroyed Torah scrolls in the Cave of the Patriarchs in the 1980s, Jews always remove holy books and lock the Holy Ark when they are prohibited from entering.

Noam Arnon, spokesman for the Jewish community in Hevron, said there is always some sort of damage discovered upon their return every time Jews are prohibited from entering the holy site.

It is not all the Muslims," he said. "But there always are a few who in the past have ripped mezuzot off the entrances to the rooms of worship or simply leave behind vandalism. Complaints have been filed with the police in the past, but no one ever has been arrested."

 

He added that two policemen are always on guard when Jews pray, especially when Arabs are prohibited from entering, but there are no policemen present when Jews are excluded.

Surveillance cameras are mounted, but Karzen said the place where urine was smelled may have been out of range of the cameras. The cameras should have caught on film the placement of Hamas flags, according to Horowitz.

Hevron police said they know nothing about the incidents and that an official complaint may not have been filed yet out of respect for the Sabbath

 

 

 

This liberal secular Jewish government has no love for the Bible, or Biblical history. It defies the God of the Bible daily spiting in His face. This government has no love for the religious conservative Jews who do love God. Next to Mount Zion the Tomb of the Patriarchs is a most holy site. The Cave of Machpelah is one of the few authentic historical sites found in Israel as is Mount Zion. It is affirmation of Biblical truth and accuracy. Yet, the liberal government assigns only 2 part-time policemen to protect the site practically inviting the blood thirsty Arabs to desecrate the Jewish part of the place. I sometimes wonder if Olmert does not get a snicker on his face when these kinds of things happen at the Cave of the Patriarchs. He seems to think this is just what the foolish Jews who believe in a God deserve for their misplaced faith. Olmert believes all Jews should put their faith in him, and his liberal government to solve all the problems. Faith in a God only causes problems from his liberal perspective. I'm sure any Jew who actively worships God is considered a fanatic. Olmert has convinced himself that liberal theology is the only hope for mankind, and peace. He is faced with the reality of unbendable Islamic barbarianism that has the single goal of destroying the Jews, and proudly believes his liberal theology will overcome this enemy.

Folks, understand the politicians of this evil generation hate the God of the Bible, and any who would follow Him. They do not believe He exists. Know the politicians are never going to bring lasting peace to either the Holy Land, or any where else. It is beyond their abilities. I know that peace is coming, but it is coming God's way not the politicians way. The God in whom Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob put their faith is going to keep His promises to these Patriarchs. Redemption is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The only redeemer revealed in the Bible is coming again. He became the only perfect atonement for sin at Calvary, and on this basis He can offer everlasting peace to all who will come to Him. The Bible says He is going to force all men to decide whether they will submit to His authority as the Savior, or not! Understand that the Day of the Lord is almost here. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming again. The day is almost here when resistance to Christ will no longer be optional. Friend, I pray you will come to this Christ of the Bible brfore it is too late. Cast yourself upon His mercy. Come with all your heart, soul, and might. Plead His blood may be applied to your heart of sin. Be born again, and live!

 

Isaiah 2:12

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

KJV

Ezekiel 30:3

3 For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

KJV

Joel 1:15

15 Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

KJV

Joel 2:1

2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

KJV

Obadiah 15

15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

KJV

Zephaniah 1:14-15

14 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord : the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

KJV

 

 

 


 

 

Tuesday - September 9, 2008

Hamas Broadcasting from Temple Mount

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) Hamas's Al Aqsa television network has been exclusively broadcasting nightly Ramadan prayers from the Temple Mount the past week, according to Aaron Klein, who writes for WorldNetDaily.

Police have not replied to questions whether the broadcasts are being coordinated with Israel, which officially controls the site but allows the Muslim Wafq to administer affairs there.

The terrorist party's television network is the only one broadcasting the one-hour prayer service. Its Al Aqsa television station frequently airs programs calling for jihad against Israel.

Hamas also broadcast from the Temple Mount on its radio network last December, when Israeli authorities said they would halt the programming. However, transmission continued for several weeks. A similar occurrence last year involving the Islamic Jihad also resulted in threats but no action to stop the broadcasts. 

The Arab world has mounted a massive public relations campaign in recent years to try to disprove a Jewish connection with the Temple Mount, which is the site of the destroyed First and Second Temples. Arab workers over the past several years have hauled away tons of debris from the area, containing priceless archaeological artifacts dating back to the Temple eras.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has insisted that the Temple Mount be included as part of a new Arab country it wants to establish.

 

 

 

Here is another example of the foot dragging of the secular liberal Olmert government. They will do anything to spit in the face of God. In this case it is what they will not do! They have the authority, and the responsibility to stop the enemy from broadcasting on the most holy site of the Temple Mount. Yet, they do nothing! The Arab barbarians strut around the Temple site as if they have full control. They curse the God of the Bible as they replace Him with Allah and the Koran. God had preformed a great miracle back in 1967 over 40 years ago now. God gave the Jews full sovereignty over all of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount. The secular liberal politicians of the day refused to follow through with what God had done. Instead of clearing the Mount of all the Islamic trash. they gave the keys to the Temple Mount back to the cowering Arab Wafq who with trembling hands offered them to the Jewish conquerors. The politicians bulldozed the garbage heap, and the Arab homes the Arabs had made in front of the Western Wailing Wall instead. They gave the Jewish people a wall to worship rather then the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of David and Solomon who were instrumental in building the First Temple. The rot of that decision 40 years ago still permeates the air of today.

It is clear to me God is going to have to raise up another Jewish prophet  such as He did with Haggai to get the Second Temple built. Right now I doubt any of the Jews in the government would follow such a prophet.

Haggai 1:3-8

3 Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying,

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 .

KJV

 

Folks, we are not far from the day when such a prophet will challenge these slothful Jews of this generation to consider their ways! To get off their duffs, and build the House! Everything God has done in blessings to this generation of Jews starting in 1948 with the establishment of the State of Israel has had but one purpose, and that is for the Jews to build the Temple. This is the whole purpose for now of this miraculous Third Exodus! Folks, from my reading of the Bible God is not going to send the Jews  just one prophet. He is going to send them two! The Temple will be built. Ezekiel's Temple as described in Ezekiel 40 - 48. Holy acceptable blood sacrifice will be re-established by two holy men clothed in sackcloth. Two men who will take nothing from the worldly crowds. They will lean totally on God for all their needs, and He will provide. No diamond stick pins. No important TV ministry. Just two godly men called of God to build His House. Pat Robertson and Benny Hinn will try selling them their eye teeth to do the miracles they will perform. The whole world will see real Biblical miracles when these two witnesses come on the scene. The entire Charismatic faith movement built upon all these phony signs and miracles will be shaken to the core. The real Christians will have been raptured at this point in time, but the apostate Christian Church will remain hating everything these two prophets will be saying and doing. The building of Ezekiel's Temple will be the great testimony of these two prophets from my perspective of things. The Jews who do consider their ways will lay down a new Jewish foundation leading to the second coming of their King the LORD Jesus Christ.

 

Revelation 11:1-14

11 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

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

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

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

KJV

 


 

 

Wednesday - September 10, 2008

Russia preparing to launch Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant


The Russian state-run company building Iran's first nuclear plant at Bushehr said on Monday that preparations for the reactor's launch had entered their final stage. Atomic export chief Leonid Reznikov said that by year's end the company will take steps that will make the launch of the Bushehr plant "irreversible," likely meaning that fuel rods will be inserted in the reactor core. Iran is paying Russia more than $1 billion to build the 1,000-megawatt light-water reactor. The United States and other Western nations fear Iran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, and opposed Russia's role in building Bushehr until Iran agreed to return spent nuclear fuel to Russia to ensure it does not extract materials that could be used to make weapons. The West then agreed to drop any reference to Bushehr in sanctions resolutions passed by the UN Security Council.

 

 

We must never forget Ahmadinejad is deadly serious about wiping Israel off the map. This fanatical Islamic barbarian has visions of being the Islamic Messiah. His ego drives his hate for the Jews much the same as Hitler of the last generation. He is absorbed in his own fame as the potential future leader of all the Islamic world. He expects he will gain the praise and adoration of the Islamic people which was only reserved for Mohammed. Russia is the tool he believes Allah has sent for him to accomplish his vision. I tell you true the Gog of Ezekiel 38 & 39 is now fully engaged in its roll as the sponsor of the last Jihad pictured there. Do you honestly believe the Gog can be trusted to responsibly oversee all this nuclear weapons material that will soon be undergoing production in Iran. I don't! The Bible tells us Russia in a key player in the end time events concerning Israel. Dear friend, understand how short the time has become. The Gog is spreading its ugly influence over the Holy Land. God is letting out the line until they have enough to hang themselves, and then He is going to set the hook!

Ezekiel 38:1-4

38 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

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

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

4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

KJV

Folks, as an old Montana fisherman I know exactly what God is saying. He will let them run with the baited hook until it is far enough into the mouth so to set the hook. They will think they are getting away with a prized morsel, but suddenly God will appear setting the hook that will lead to their disaster. God will not destroy this proud King of the North at the time of Ezekiel 38 & 39. He will humiliate him instead. It is the chief prince that will be destroyed never to raise his ugly head again. What we see in Ezekiel 38 & 39 is the end of Islam! The last Jihad! Just as Russia is helping Israel's great Islamic enemy of the day so also will Russia help the other Islamic countries that will participate in the coming Islamic invasion of Israel. Russian fingerprints are all over the Biblical revelation of the coming Islamic invasion of Israel.

 

 

Ezekiel 39 describes one of the most horrific defeats of a people ever put down to pen. Islam will never recover from the crushing blow it will receive from God when it tries to wipe Israel off the map. Folks, understand this most clearly that Ezekiel 39 opens the door to the building of Ezekiel's Temple (Ezek 40 - 48) on the Temple Mount. The chronology from Ezekiel 39 to Ezekiel 40, and forward is perfect!

Friend, I can only pray that you are ready. These are the end times in which we live. The Bible is clear, but the people don't read it. They just don't care. I tell you true that ignorance will never be an excuse. Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners. If you are not saved it is your fault not His. Friend, you can come to Christ this very moment. You can humble yourself before Him in prayer. You can come as a lost sinner casting all of your heart, soul, and might at His feet. The Bible assures us that He will accept, and forgive all who come in this manner, but woe to those who hold back from God. Those who still desire to have the freedom to sin. This is a Holy God the God of the Bible. This is a righteous sinless Christ who offered Himself as the only acceptable atonement for sin at Calvary. Friend, you must come to Him on His ground not yours. He demands perfection, and that most certainly holds at the moment of salvation. Yes friend, for an instant you can perfectly give all of your heart to the Savior. Sadly, it does not last. Our hearts are just too full of sin, and salvation does not bring sinless perfection until later. We must struggle with the new nature imparted before full sanctification coming at the death of the old nature  can be accomplished. We are meant to be a testimony for Christ in a world of sin where we also are afflicted, but though afflicted it is possible for us through the power of God to overcome. Friend, come to Christ, and experience the power of His blood on your sin filled heart. Become born again! Plead to Christ that He wash away all your sin! Only the saved are going to enter into the Kingdom Age, and then on into eternity with Christ. Friend, come to this Christ of the Bible, and live. The rest are on their way to hell. Islam as a religion, as a culture, is about to be wiped off the planet because of their rejection of the coming King of the Jews. Don't follow their example.

 

Ezekiel 39

The End of Islam


39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

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.

5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.


7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
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 years:
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 passengers: and 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.

14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.


15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.


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

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

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


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

22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;

26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which cause them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
KJV

 


 

 

Thursday - September 11, 2008

Arrests Decimate Pioneer Community

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) Three young fathers are under house arrest and forbidden to return to their homes, leaving only one adult male in their pioneer startup community in southern Judea. They are accused of kidnapping an assaulting an Arab arsonist - against whom all charges have been dropped. 

The three say they merely made a citizen's arrest, and then transferred the Arab to an army force, after he set fire to their fields.

The three, each with several children, are recent returnees to observant Judaism, and barely support their families with flocks of sheep and odd jobs.  One of the three is a veteran of the IDF's most elite Matkal commando unit.

The story began on a Sabbath day two months ago, when a group of Arabs and Israelis arrived in the Jewish-owned fields of Mitzpeh Asael, in the South Mt. Hevron district.  "This was clearly a group of provocateurs," said Shmuel Medad, who heads the Honenu civil rights organization, which is spearheading the legal campaign on behalf of the three Jews.

The "visitors" set one of the fields on fire, the arrestees said, and the blaze began spreading rapidly.  "G-d had mercy," Medad said, "and the fire stopped only a few meters away from one of the caravans."

"One of the arsonists then ran towards the Jews with a hoe in hand," Medad continued. "The Jewish residents caught him, and transferred him to an army force that arrived there a few minutes later.  The soldiers also caught another arsonist."

The provocateurs claimed that the first Arab was tied to a pole, but the Jewish farmers deny this. 

"At that point," Medad continued, "the Arab who was caught with the hoe said he required medical help, and at his request, was evacuated via Arab ambulance.  He later surfaced with medical documents showing that he had been injured, but these turned out to be forged... When the police arrived, they arrested Eyal Rachamim, who serves as the security officer of the area, and then released from IDF custody the other Arab."

Police Tear Up Complaint
"That night, Eyal's neighbor Lior went to the police station to file a complaint against the arson.  The investigator actually tore up the complaint - and then arrested him on charges of assault!  Two days later, the police arrested a third Jewish resident, Mordechai."

The District Prosecution, headed by Attorney Yiska Liebowitz, decided to drop all charges against the Arab - even though, Medad says, "he changed his story!  First he admitted setting the fire, saying he did it by mistake, and then he said he ran towards the Jews because he thought they set the fire.  One of the judges in one of the courts noted that he changed his story, and wanted to release the Jews, but his decision was not implemented - and they ended up in jail for six weeks." ....

 

All this for the sake of the Road Map. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are victimized by the secular liberal Jewish government because they are seen as the thorn in the flesh to the Road Map. The settlers have been living in Judah and Samaria for forty years now. Ever since the 1967 war that freed this part of the Holy Land settlers have been moving into these formerly  Arab held lands. The land was for the most part neglected by the interloping Arabs. It was the Jews who caused the desert to bloom because they loved it. The Land was God's gift to the Jews, and those who moved into Judah and Samaria treated it with great respect. The Arabs who abused the Land, and moved on saw what bounty the Jews were reaping, and suddenly wanted it back. It matters not whether the Arabs ever lived on the Land now producing wonderful harvests. They just claimed it all as theirs. They believe Allah gives them such rights from the Koran. The Palestinian Arab thugs who just muscle in on their own people think they are free to practice the same on the settlers. These settlers have proved themselves of much sterner stock. The Arabs know the settlers will not be intimidated so they are now using the Jewish liberal court system to have their way. Sadly, it is working. The liberal courts hate the conservative settlers, and justice goes out the window whenever a case comes before them concerning the settlers. Should a judge put justice first, he is quickly over-ruled by a more senior liberal minded cohort. It is pleasing America, and the Road Map that drives these liberal judges to be so unfair to the settlers. Judah and Samaria will not be accepted by Abbas and the Palestinian Authority as long as there are Jews living there. Over 300,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers must be forced from their homes in order for the failed Road Map to go forward.

Jesus Christ tells His followers that this world hated Him, and if they are true in following Him it will hate them also. The Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are the only Jews in Israel who are honestly trying to follow the Old Testament commands of God. They are not saved. They are not redeemed. They are honest. My thoughts are that it will be from this stock that God will call the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, and the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14 after the rapture of the Church. They will be the first Jews to respond to Christ after the rapture when the Church Age ends. They will set a new Biblical foundation for the coming Jewish Kingdom dispensation. They are already exhibiting one of the qualities needed to be a true born again, heart circumcised, child of God.

What about you dear friend. Is there anything in your heart driving you to the Biblical Christ? Do you desire to have your sins forgiven? Do you desire to live a righteous life dedicated totally to the Savior? Are you willing to serve Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might? Friend, come to Christ before the times we live in overwhelm you. Come to Christ, and live!

 

John 15:18-21

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

KJV

 

 


 

 

Friday - September 12, 2008

U.S. Refuses to Aid Israel in Iran Attack

by Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

(IsraelNN.com)The United States has turned down Israeli requests for military assistance in attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. This will hamper the tiny Jewish state in facing off alone against the much larger Islamic Republic, which is equipped with some of the latest military technology from Russia. As compensation, the U.S. has agreed to bolster Israel’s missile defense system.

Israel would not be allowed to refuel its military planes in Iraq, or even use Iraqi airspace for a flyover on the way to Iran. Even if Israeli jets were to reach Iran, they might not be able to carry powerful enough bombs to do the job. The U.S. has refused to supply Israel with equipment such as bunker-buster bombs critical in destroying heavily fortified nuclear installations.

Israeli officials have been in talks with their American counterparts for several months over specific requests for military assistance, and U.S. reticence over an Israeli strike has led American military and diplomatic officials to decide against supporting what they see as Israel’s growing commitment to an attack on Iran.

Among the requests most critical for a successful Israeli solo strike on Iran is the ability to use Iraqi air fields as a refueling point for Israel’s fighter-bomber fleet that would be used in the attack.

The dropping of guided bombs on targets as small and sensitive as a nuclear reactor requires the precision and agility that could be likely achieved only by a very low-altitude release.

The distance between Israel and Iran’s nuclear reactor at Bushehr is over 800 miles. A large bomber aircraft would have the fuel range for such a non-stop round-trip flight from Israel. However, the necessity of a low-altitude approach to the target, combined with the heavier aircraft’s low speed and maneuverability and lack of sufficient armaments such as rockets or cannon, would render it extremely vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire or attacking Iranian jets. Last December, Russia installed one of its latest anti-aircraft missile networks in the hostile Islamic Republic.

Such operations are therefore usually performed with supersonic fighter-bomber aircraft, such as the F-15s and F-16s used in the 1981 bombing of Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor and last year’s bombing of the nascent Syrian reactors. However, these aircraft do not have the fuel range to safely make a trip to Iran and back without refueling. Unless the Israeli planes would be able to refuel somewhere along the way – American-occupied Iraq being the only viable choice – a bombing run on Iran would likely become a suicide mission.

Even if Israeli pilots volunteered for a kamikaze mission, the expense of the aircraft, in addition to the risk of Iran obtaining the Israeli-modified jets – some of the most advanced in the world – even in partially destroyed condition, would make it unlikely that Israel’s Defense Ministry would approve of such an attack.

Israeli aircraft would not need to actually land in Iraq to refuel, as it is common practice to refuel in the air using long-range air tankers. However, the tankers that the Israeli Air Force currently has are outdated, making it difficult to coordinate refueling for such a long-distance mission. To address this concern, Israel reportedly requested the more modern Boeing 767-based refueling tankers, but the U.S. has also rejected this request, as reported several weeks ago by Israel’s Channel 10 television.

Even if the Israeli jets were able to be refueled in the air by long-range air tankers, a mission to Iran would require an overflight of Iraq, the only country that would possibly be willing to allow Israeli aircraft in its airspace. A glance at El-Al passenger flight routes from an in-flight magazine illustrates this clearly:  Flights en route to Asia and the Far East, normally represented by graceful curves for non-Israeli airlines, suddenly become sharp turns northward or southward in order avoid flying over Middle Eastern countries.

However, the United States has apparently refused to authorize Israel to fly over Iraq as well, and according to one report, American officials told their Israeli counterparts to ask permission from the Iraqi prime minister themselves. It is very unlikely that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki would volunteer to allow Israel to use his country’s airspace without pressure from the U.S., since such a move would antagonize many Arab countries in the region.

In an apparent attempt to compensate for its unwillingness to assist Israel’s needs for an Iran strike, the U.S. has offered to deliver an advanced radar warning system, to be installed in the Negev and manned by a permanent U.S. staff working alongside Israeli military personnel. The Pentagon has apparently placed the order already.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the Russian state-owned company building Iran’s Bushehr reactor announced last week that the construction of the reactor will reach a state of “no return” by early 2009.

While a better radar system promises to greatly enhance Israel’s ability to detect a long-range aerial attack from Iran, Israel may soon be left with no realistic option to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities and no time to find another solution.

 

 

The Road Map raises its ugly head again not wanting to offend the Arabs who must accept Judah and Samaria as a free gift. The United States will not help Israel to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Instead we will give the Jews an early warning radar system so they can shake in their boots a few minutes earlier when Iran fires nuclear rockets at Tel Aviv.

Folks, the less we help Israel the more the Russians help Iran. In the end the Russians are going to help Islam into a final invasion of Israel when they realize the US is now playing the hands off game. The only problem for the Russians is that God does not much care what game the United States is playing. God Himself will defeat the Islamic invaders, and embarrass the Russian Gog as revealed in Ezekiel 39. The United States will find God does not need us at all when it comes to protecting the Jews especially when we are out to please all the other gentile world politicians.

Friend, to be friends with this world of sin is to be an enemy of God. We must all break from the world, and come to the Savior. The choice is yours. The world is going to lose in the end. Holiness and righteousness are going to reign. Friend, it is the King of the Jews who will be the final victor. Russia, the United States are but dust on His scales of justice. Friend. come to Christ, or die the eternal death of a never ending hell. The choice is yours.

Isaiah 40:15

15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

KJV

Isaiah 41:1-4

41 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord , the first, and with the last; I am he.

KJV

 

 

 


 

 

Saturday - September 13, 2008

130,000 Muslims on Temple Mount
 

(IsraelNN.com) About 130,000 Muslims are on the Temple Mount Friday, holding their second Ramadan Friday service.

Police only allowed in married women over 30 and men over 45 with permits.

 

 

I just wanted to make the point with this short news item that it is the Jews who have full sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Islam can only do what the Jews permit them to do on the Mount which Islam has recently declared as their third most holy site. It must be conquered through blood if Islam is to save face. I'm sure the rest of Islam looks upon these Palestinian Arabs as tainted for allowing the Jews to dictate their movements. They lose face every time they obey Jewish orders on the Temple Mount. They lose face for Allah every time they compromise with the Jews. Islam whips up hate against the Jews by using the Palestinian Arabs, but Islam as a whole looks upon the plight of the Palestinians as degrading to Allah. The Palestinian Authority parasite government run by Abbas in Judah and Samaria must be financially supported by the US, and Israeli governments because the Islamic world will not support them. They are tainted! They will be sacrificed without the shedding of any tears should Iran ever nuke the Jews. Islam has corralled all the Palestinian Arabs who have fled the Holy Land keeping them penned up in concentration camps reminiscent of World War II.  This has been going on since 1948. Islam keeps them in perpetual poverty restricting their movements even more then what the Jews do on the Temple Mount, and then tells them it is all the fault of the Jews. It most certainly would never be the fault of Islam. Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon, and Hamas terrorists in the Holy Land who are under the direct control of the Islamic Iranians now use the Palestinian Arabs as fodder for their own Islamic benefit. These gullible Palestinian Arabs can't comprehend that they are being used, and will be stabbed in the back once Islam has no more use for them. They are a tainted people because of their proximity to the Jews.

The Road Map is dead on arrival in the broader Islamic world. The Palestinian Arabs are despised because they imply  they will accept the gift of Judah and Samaria from the Jews. Accepting gifts from the hated Jews is not the Islamic way. Allah the god of the barbarian tells them they must exterminate the Jews, and thus gain Judah and Samaria. It is losing face to accept a Jewish gift. Jewish blood is the only face saving way for Islam to regain sovereignty. It can't be the way of free gifts. It must be the way of the barbarian. Here is the great difference between those who follow the Bible, and those who follow the Koran.

Friend, the greatest gift ever offered throughout all eternity is the LORD Jesus Christ. There never was, or ever could be an equivalent to Calvary. A one time atonement for sin that can never end. So sure was God that Christ His Son would not fail that He granted salvation to those who looked forward to their coming redeemer the LORD Jesus Christ even before any knew His name. The continual blood sacrifices offered at the Altar of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, and both Holy Temples pictured Calvary. Forgiveness for sin was granted on the sure knowledge that Christ was coming to redeem the sinner. There was no other way to have sins forgiven in the last dispensation then through blood sacrifice which we now know always pointed to Christ. The Bible tells us Christ offers forgiveness as a free gift to all who will come. He has provided everything necessary for forgiveness at Calvary. We need do nothing now, but come unto Him. The next Jewish Kingdom dispensation will see the re-emergence of another Holy Jewish Temple with an altar. This time all blood sacrifice offered will be in remembrance of Calvary.

Friend, the offer of Salvation to you this very day is a free gift which the Bible identifies as grace. Won't you come to this Christ of the Bible, and live.

 

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

KJV

 

 

John 4:10

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

KJV

Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

KJV

 


 

 

Sunday - September 14, 2008

Israeli leaders furious over US Consul’s comments on Jerusalem


Mofaz: Livni making 'strategic mistake that could be a tragedy forever'


Netanyahu: Walles’ remarks shows government’s incompetence


Israeli leaders across the political spectrum expressed outrage on Thursday to US Consul General Jacob Walles’ comments to the Arabic daily Al-Ayyam that Israel has agreed to begin discussing the fate of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, some in opposition to such a move and others because he leaked to the public. 
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I know this is an insignificant issue with the secular world, but dear Christian friend understand this is an enormous issue to God and the Bible! What is happening in these waning days of both the Bush and Olmert governments is a last ditch effort to seal the future of Jerusalem. To give most of that Holy City to the Islamic, Arab, Palestinian, barbarians as a forever capital city from which to broadcast to the world the power of Allah and the Koran over the Bible. This is the politically correct Road Map peace plan the gentile world politicians want. Jerusalem for the barbarians, and not for the coming Prince of Peace. The politicians are very subtle as they leave God out of all their future plans for Jerusalem. I'm glad to see at least some Jewish politicians realize the importance of what is going on, and making a stink. What really stinks is the rot of this evil generation in which we live. The politicians feel no obligation to God, or the Bible. They make their decisions as if He does not exist. World War II drove the politicians of the last generation back to God. He was mentioned often as they related their plans to win the war. But, this evil generation goes through the trials of our day glorying in their own abilities failed as they are. Today's politicians can't admit they are wrong. They can't admit they are sinners in need of salvation. They keep resurrecting the Road Map no matter how many times God has exposed it as a blasphemous plan that will never work. The Road Map is the only plan the politicians will recognize for bringing peace to the Holy Land. It is the product of their own wit, and they will never give it up. First, Israel must be forced to accept the Road Map, and give all of Samaria and Judah to the Islamic Arabs including Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Next, Israel must be forced to accept never ending terrorism such as suicide bombers, and continual rocket attacks as long as they remain in the Holy Land. This is the price for peace that the Road Map brings to the Jews. A perpetual bunker living lifestyle which no other people would ever be asked to perform is what the Road Map demands of the Jews. The Road Map demands of God , and the Bible that God give up His intent to bring back the LORD Jesus Christ to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Jerusalem is out! Jerusalem is to be the capital of the Christ hating Islamic Arab Palestinians. No Jews, No Bibles, and never the King of the Jews would be allowed into Islamic Jerusalem. the God of the Bible must recant is the message the Road Map sends to the world.

Well, God is not going to recant. He is going to send these evil politicians leading this evil generation to hell. The LORD Jesus Christ is coming in judgment. All who support, and follow these gentile politicians will suffer their fate when Christ returns. Jerusalem must remain Jewish, and the Road Map mentality must end. The miraculous Third Exodus of our generation is the beginning of God reclaiming His rights to the Holy Land. The gentile world opposes this move. The Bible is clear that with dispensation change the times of the gentiles ends! The true Church of truly born again Christians is raptured. A new Jewish foundation is laid for the soon coming King of the Jews, and His coming Kingdom Age. The Bible is not going to be changed to accommodate the Road Map.

Friend, your feelings on the future of Jerusalem determine on which side you stand! Recognize the world politicians are never going to bring peace to planet earth. It is beyond their abilities. Faith in Christ is the only way to go. Won't you come to this Christ of the Bible for salvation? Won't you come to Him with all your heart, soul, and might to have your sins forgiven? You can join the ranks of the born again this very day by coming to Christ in humble personal prayer. He is more then willing to apply His blood shed at Calvary where He became the perfect atonement for sin to your heart if you will only come to Him, and ask. Salvation is of grace, but the LORD Jesus Christ will not force it on the unwilling. You must come dear lost sinner, or you will suffer the fate of this evil generation. Repent, come to Christ, and live with Him in His Holy Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 52:1-2

52 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

KJV

 


 

 

Tuesday - September 16, 2008

Olmert Lashes Out at Beleaguered Samaria Jews

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.comThere will be no pogroms against non-Jews," Olmert angrily scolds, referring to the retaliation carried out by Jews who had been earlier victimized in a stabbing/arson attack.

Under fire from government figures and the media, with little sympathy for the Arab arson, stabbing and near-multiple-murders they suffered, residents of the Shomron (Samaria) town of Yitzhar say that government weakness and corruption, together with left-wing self-criticism of Jews, is a deadly combination.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday with a scathing attack on the beleagured residents of Yitzhar. Quickly dismissing the arson-and-stabbing as "serious and harsh," and adding in the same sentence that "our security forces are dealing with these issues and will reach those who were involved and will do what needs to be done, as they do so admirably throughout the year," he then went on to his main point, some 12 sentences long. He sharply rebuked the residents of Yitzhar for retaliating "by assaulting Arab residents in a nearby Palestinian village. They used live weapons and wounded Palestinian residents even though there was no basis to assume, and no knowledge to the effect, that these residents were at all connected, whether directly or indirectly, to the terrorist attack in Yitzhar." 

"In actuality," Yitzhar spokesman Yigal Amitai said, "Arabs of Asira el-Kabaliye have set fire to the fields of Yitzhar seven times in recent weeks, yet the army and the police did not take action to prevent these attacks in advance, nor to thwart them as they were happening, nor to apprehend the guilty parties afterwards. Instead, OC Central Command Gen. Gad Shamni chose to issue orders to one of our residents, distancing him from his home for four months."

"We therefore now have reason to fear," Amitai continued, "that the terrorist who burnt down the home of the Ben-Shlomo family, tried to murder the Ofan family next-door, and then stabbed nine-year-old Tuvia Shtetman, will also not be caught by the police or army."

Olmert Speaks Out Against Law-Breaking
Olmert, against whom the police recently recommended a three-pronged criminal indictment, then spoke out against "taking the law into one's hands." He said, "This phenomenon of taking the law into one's hands, of violent disturbances, of brutality by Jewish elements living in communities in Judea and Samaria, whether in recognized communities or in illegal outposts, is intolerable, and will be dealt with sharply and harshly by the law enforcement authorities of the State of Israel."

Olmert implied that the Jews of Yitzhar carried out a pogrom against the Arabs of the hostile village. "There will be no pogroms against non-Jewish residents in the State of Israel," he said sharply. "We have law enforcement authorities. We have police. We have security services. First and foremost, we have a military that knows how to deal with incidents in which Jews are attacked and to fight terrorists, and it will not lend a hand to those who take the law into their hands and attack innocents, as was done over the weekend in the gravest manner."  ..


 

 

What we have is the secular liberal Olmert government that hates the conservative Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. It is politics, and all politics! The liberals when they gain control allow all their bias to come to the front. They are never content just to win from the conservatives, but they are vengeful doing all they can to make life as miserable as possible for their political opposites. Olmert has no concern for the 9-year old stabbing victim. I really think he just sees him as another troublesome settler who will never vote for the liberal party. It seems to me that liberals in general are incapable of forgiveness. Once they develop a hate it is forever. No circumstances will subdue their anger. The record of Olmert toward the fundamental settlers is abysmal. Just look at his response to the settlers of Sderot; the victims of most of  the rockets coming from Gaza. Nothing! He did pass a law  forcing all new settler buildings to be enforced to withstand rocket attacks at the settlers expense. Such is his compassion toward these Bible believing conservative Jews. They are fodder to him for the implementation of the Road Map. Olmert knows the Road Map will never go ahead as long as there are Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers living in Judah or Samaria. The more pressure put upon them from any source is welcome in the eyes of Olmert and his liberal cohorts. The liberal Jews of Israel are clear that they will never lift a hand to help the conservative minority, and will even persecute them if they should lift their own hands in self-defense.

Folks, I can't help but feel an Obama victory here in America will produce a similar condition for the Bible believing conservative Christians. I know his first act will be to follow that liberal Clinton's first act in office which will be to open the doors for the homosexuals into our military. As Satanic an idea as there ever could be. A Democratic congress under Pelosi will push it threw into law. Where Clinton failed, Obama will succeed. Christian parents will discourage military service for their children knowing it will quickly become as perverted as the Islamic paradise. Homosexuality and liberalism seem to go hand in hand. It was Olmert who promoted the first gay pride parade in Jerusalem defying with pleasure the religious conservative citizens who opposed such filth in their Holy City. He shoved gay pride down their throats with a snicker on his face as will Obama should he take control in the United States.

The whole world is heading in the wrong direction. There are none righteous among the masses, no not one! It is only in the persecuted remnant where at least there is a desire for righteousness. Dear friend, I would invite you to join the faithful few. It means total surrender to the Savior. There is no less a commitment acceptable. The Bible says you must come with all your heart, soul, and might. Learn the joy of absolute forgiveness of sin through the blood of Christ who paid the price of atonement for sin at Calvary. You dear friend will never be acceptable, but Christ is! In Him you will find a perfect Savior. A perfect redeemer. Come to Christ, and live.

 

Isaiah 44:24-25

24 Thus saith the Lord , thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

KJV

Isaiah 47:4

4 As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

KJV

Isaiah 49:26

26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

KJV

 


 

 

 

Thursday - September 18, 2008

Lebanon War diverted Olmert from goal to pull out of West Bank


- Aluf Benn, Haaretz


Sunday's cabinet meeting was the last under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is expected to step down in the coming days. At the session, Olmert returned to his term's exact point of departure. His address was an almost verbatim repeat of his inaugural speech at the Knesset in May 2006. Then, too, he spoke of his painful disillusion with the dream of a 'Greater Israel,' of the crucial need to divide the land to ensure Israel's Jewish identity for years to come...  Read More
 


Olmert offers Abbas 98.1% of West Bank’


Details of negotiation leak before summit



Israel TV Channel 2 reported on Sunday that outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has offered Palestinain Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas some 98.1% of the West Bank for a future Palestinian state in their secret negotiating track.

The report claimed that the talks with Abbas have included the possibility of Israel ceding the Jerusalem suburbs of Ma'aleh Adumim and Givat Ze'ev, while Abbas is willing to negotiate the status of the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Gilo and French Hill - Jewish neighborhoods located in areas captured by Israel during the 1967 Six Days War.

The two are scheduled to meet on Tuesday for a final round of their Annapolis talks, which are a separate track from the one being conducted by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni with Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qurei. The Prime Minister's Office had no comment on the reports, but earlier on Sunday, Olmert addressed the weekly cabinet meeting about the proposed voluntary evacuation bill to buy off settlers living in Judea/Samaria.

"The vision of a 'Greater Israel' is over. There is no such thingAnyone who talks that way is deluding himself," insisted Olmert.

"I [once] thought that the land from the Jordan River to the Sea was all ours. But ultimately after a long and tortured process, I arrived at the conclusion that we must share with those we live with if we don't want to be a bi-national state," he told the cabinet.

The cabinet session was the last one before Olmert's expected resignation following the Kadima primary to replace him as party leader on Wednesday.

Recent reports have claimed that Olmert had offered Abbas around 90% of the West Bank in recent talks. News of an even higher amount were accompanied by claims Olmert has agreed to the return of 5,000 Palestinian refugees to Israel over a five-year period. Olmert denied those claims on Monday, while Abbas rejected it and demanded a much larger number of returnees. The Channel 2 report said the Palestinians are also insisting on access to the Sea of Galilee.

Interviewed by Ha'aretz over the weekend, Abbas expressed pessimism that the upcoming negotiations would be successful, as did Israeli Vice Premier Haim Ramon in a separate briefing to reporters on Sunday. Referring to the security barrier being erected along the 'Green Line,' Ramon said that "settlements east of the barrier won't be under Israeli sovereignty."

He also said that the settlers living beyond the security fence should come to the obvious and pragmatic conclusion that the smart thing to do would be to get out now.

Ramon is sponsoring the proposed bill introduced at Sunday's cabinet meeting to offer residents of 72 Jewish communities east of the barrier $300,000 for their homes if they leave on their own. Ramon estimated that there were at least 11,000 settlers, out of almost 62,000 living in this area, who would accept the offer.

But even Kadima ministers, even those running in this week's primary to replace Olmert, objected to the bill or to the fact it was being introduced at this time. Noth Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz complained that the Palestinians would see it as a unilateral concession, would ask for more and would not likely give anything in return.
 

 

 

Folks, I don't know how these recent figures were calculated, but I know there are over 300,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers living in Judah and Samaria. The majority can't be living on just 1.9 % of the land. Olmert can't be trusted to tell the truth. He is going down in history as the worst Prime Minister in Israel's history. His unbelief in God, and the Bible is certain when he talks about the vision of a  "greater Israel" as being over. That vision of a greater Israel comes from the Bible as part of the future prophecies God has promised to the Jews. It is God who thinks this way, and I am personally offended when Olmert calls God disillusioned. It is the politicians who think they know better then God who are the disillusioned. These politicians be they Jew or gentile who give only lip service to God, heaven, and hell are those who think they are in control. Oh how their promises and plans fall apart so quickly! The people should know this by now, but the people demand to hear only the lie. This is why they turn to the politicians rather then God. The great lie of this evil generation is the Road Map. The plan to divide the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The plan to share the Holy Land with the Islamic barbarians who will never submit. Who will terrorize forever anye humbled children seeking truth from the God of the Bible. The political plans to leave God, and the Bible out of all future planning for the Holy Land is what is happening this very day. The plan to place a stumbling stone before Christ preventing His return to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Be aware dear reader in these politically electrified months before elections in both Israel and the US that these are evil politicians making evil plans for the future of mankind. Plans that exclude God. Plans and promises to benefit evil desires not holiness and purity. Understand that the politicians are never going to bring lasting peace to the Holy Land, or anywhere else. It is beyond their abilities. We as well expect the bar tenders, street walkers, and drug pushers to bring in moral reform as expect the politicians of this evil generation to bring in peace. It is Christ, and Christ alone ruling with a rod of righteous iron who has the power and ability. I am appalled at all the lip service to Christ coming from the politicians who in the next breath support the Road Map. Are they that blind? Are they so ignorant of the Bible that they do all they can to allow the Islamic barbarians to stand in His way at Jerusalem? We live in the days when the very elect are stupified by all the evil being generated.

Some politicians may be better then others, but they are all of evil intent. I am not fooled when I go to the voting place. I vote for the better politician, but I don't trust any of their promises or plans. I know the best of them are only lukewarm toward the LORD. I know the closer we get to the coming of Christ the worst the world situation will become. The politicians can't fix it. That is why Christ must come again, My hope and faith is in what God is doing in the Holy Land during our generation. I see the greater Israel every time I read the Bible. I know God keeps His word.

Friend, I pray you have come to this Christ of the Bible for salvation. He died at Calvary so your sins can be forgiven. He is the perfect sacrifice for sin. He is the pearfect, and only acceptable atonement for sin. Won't you come to Him, and live.

 

Joel 2:31-3:2

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

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

3 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

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

KJV

Joel 3:17

17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

KJV

Joel 3:20-21

20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.

KJV

Micah 4:1-3

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

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

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

KJV

 


 

 

Friday - September 19, 2008

Mofaz Concedes Narrow Livni Victory

by Gil Ronen, Hillel Fendel and Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) Aides to Transportation and Road Safety Minister Shaul Mofaz announced early Thursday that he has decided to accept the results of Wednesday's primary elections for the leadership of the Kadima party, despite the closeness of the count.

IDF Army Radio reported he would accept Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's leadership as head of the party, and support her in her bid to form a new government, despite advice from his attorneys that he challenge the results based on alleged polling irregularities.

With almost all of the votes counted, Livni won by less than 2%, and her margin of victory was a scant 431 votes. Mofaz's camp initially said he would appeal the results.

The exit polls for all three leading television channels in Israel misled the public into believing that Livni had an easy victory, giving her 47-49 percent of the vote versus 37 percent for Minister Mofaz. The Channel 2/Dahaf exit poll gave Livni 48 percent of the vote to 37 percent for Mofaz. The Channel 1 poll gave Livni 47.2 percent to Mofaz's 37.1. The Channel 10 poll gave Livni 49 percent and Mofaz 37 percent.

Had he filed a challenge to void the results at the polling station in the Bedouin city of Rahat, and had the appeal been accepted, Livni's margin of victory would have been a single vote.

Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit received 8.5 percent of the vote, and Public Security Minister Avi Dichter 6.5 percent, compared with seven percent that each was given in the exit polls.

The voter turnout at the Kadima primaries passed the 50 percent mark during the evening hours, according to the party's central election committee. The statistic was greeted with relief at the Foreign Minister's campaign headquarters, where a higher turnout was seen as an advantage.

Fatah-PA pleased
Sources in the Fatah-PA expressed satisfaction with the result of the TV exit polls Wednesday night. Fatah-PA officials followed the vote anxiously and were worried by the low voter turnout, just like the Livni camp.

A senior Fatah-PA source said that "even if our formal position is that we work with whoever is elected, it is no secret that working with Livni will be much easier. She knows the material, and there is no need to start from scratch with her."

The source estimated that if Mofaz were elected he would have tried to create a coalition with Shas and the nationalist parties and toughen Israel's stance in negotiations, whereas "Livni understands that the solution to the situation is a quick diplomatic agreement with us," he said.

Livni Asked for More Time
The polling was supposed to end at 10:00 P.M. but Kadima's central elections committee extended it by 30 minutes at Livni's request and despite Mofaz's protests. Moti Morel, a strategic advisor to Mofaz, said following the media exit polls that "if Livni wins tonight, then Miss Clean will have to live with the eternal stain of having stolen an election with extra time."

"You can't change the rules of the game in the middle of the game," Morel said. "You don't just come up to a judge and say 'give me a few more minutes."

Whip Predicts Whipping
Likud Knesset faction whip MK Gideon Saar predicted Wednesday that Kadima will be trounced in the next elections.

Speaking at a pre-Rosh HaShanah Likud function, Saar said: "A prime minister must be elected by the entire nation. At the end of all of the deals, combinations and agreements there is a voting booth, and in the next elections, Kadima will be beaten and defeated at the polls."

MK Shelly Yechimovich (Labor) said Wednesday evening that Livni should call elections instead of trying to form a coalition in the present Knesset. She spoke on a Channel 2 panel.

Yechimovich's position was met with surprise by fellow panelists who noted that Labor is expected to take a walloping if elections are held anytime soon, because Livni will take many of its voters away from it.

 

 

 

 

 

Olmert is gone! By far the worst Prime Minister in the history of the State of Israel. I'm afraid Israel has only gone from the frying pan into the fire. Livni is expected to be even more liberal then Olmert. Right now she is reforming the Olmert Kadima coalition so she can finish his elected term as the Prime Minister, and head of Kadima. The only bright spot is that the term is almost over. National elections are coming soon, and Livni is not expected to win when the elections take place. The Labor Party is the equivalent to the liberal Democrats here in the US. Kadima is now as liberal if not more so, and has become the strongest liberal Party in Israel. The Likud Party is equivalent to the conservative republicans here in the US. Polls indicate that Likud will probably win the next national election. It is the backlash coming from Olmert's incompetence. Liberal Jews are the vast majority in Israel, but they are fed up with Olmert, and many are ready to give Likud the rule over the government.

These are critical, but exciting times. God is bringing Israel to the brink of decision. The politics of this world are as dust to God. It is His will, and His will alone that will prevail. Nothing is going to stop God from bringing this miraculous Third Exodus to its conclusion. Islam is going to be the first to face the wrath of God. They will never get Jerusalem! The harder their hearts become the greater their destruction. No liberal Party in Israel will stop the LORD Jesus Christ from establishing His Kingdom at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. Yes, these are exciting times. Christ is coming again in the Character of the LORD of hosts. This attribute will not allow Him to lose. The victory is sure, and we who are with Him will rejoice. 

Friend, what is your decision this day. Will you chose Christ, or this world of sin.

 

Joel 3:14-17

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

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

KJV

 


 

 

Saturday - September 20, 2008

Ahmadinejad: The idea of Israel "has expired"


ICEJ urges UN to indict Iranian leader for incitement to genocide

Controversial Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denounced Israel on Thursday and once again refuted the Holocaust while denying mounting evidence that Iran is edging closer to building a nuclear bomb.

His comments came as the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem submitted a global petition to the UN Secretary General in New York calling for the world body to indict the Iranian leader for "incitement to genocide".
 

Speaking to reporters on the eve of his departure for the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, Ahmadinejad smirked at the notion of a "greater" Israel that would include occupied Palestinian territories, saying that while "some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired, I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."

He also repeated previous statements calling the
Holocaust by Nazi Germany a "fake" and saying Israel is perpetrating a holocaust on the Palestinian people.

On Wednesday ICEJ Executive Director Rev. Malcolm Hedding wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon urging the world body to honor its founding charter and indict Ahmadinejad for incitement to genocide in the l
ight of Iran's "repeated threats to eliminate the Jewish State and its quest for the nuclear means to carry out these threats." The letter accompanied the delivery on Thursday morning of a petition against the Iranian leader signed by more than 55,000 Christians from over 120 nations.

On Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog, issued a report charging Iran of stonewalling an agency inquiry to resolve whether Tehran had covertly researched ways to make a nuclear bomb.

But Press TV said
Ahmadinejad had told it in an interview that the IAEA report had confirmed the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and that Tehran had cooperated with the Vienna-based UN agency with "full transparency".

 

 

 

 

Folks, you must understand that Islam is a religion of lies. It can't stand in the light of truth. Ahmadinejad can freely rewrite history in the face of those who lived through, and experienced the very historical lies he presents to enhance Islamic hate for the Jews. The rank and file of Islam across the world accept the Ahmadinejad redactions without question. If they want to believe Allah says the clear truth is a lie, then it is a lie, and it matters not what proof of the truth might be out there. No Moslem questions Allah, and if Allah so hates the Jews that he must lie to emphasize that hate then the lie becomes Islamic truth. If Allah must lie to the great powers so Islam can gain the victory then that is a righteous act by the Islamic leadership. Be certain dear friends that Iran is going full steam ahead in building nuclear bombs to be used to exterminate the Jews of Israel. The Russians are foremost in speeding up the nuclear development process in Iran. The atheists join Islam in using the lie as acceptable morality when dealing with the gullible outsiders. Understand that Islam lies for Allah. They will never change the direction they are going. Islam believes Allah has charged them with the task of wiping Israel off the map, and they are going to do it or die in the attempt. Negotiations are useless when dealing with the Iranian Islamic fanatics, or the communistic Russian atheists. 

The truth will never be found in the Koran, or in any of the atheistic writings of the communists. The truth can only be found in Christ. The truth can set the sinner free, but this evil generation demands only the lie. Friend, you must break from the crowd if you want to find the truth. You must come to Christ for the forgiveness of your sin. The masses reject Christ as the Savior. The masses will never submit to Him as their King. Friend, the truth is that there is no other way to the Father then through Christ. Come to Him, and live.

 

John 14:6

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

KJV

John 8:31-32

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

KJV

John 8:42-45

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

KJV

John 18:37

37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

KJV

 

 


 

 

Monday - September 22, 2008

Olmert to Resign Tonight

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he would announce, at the Cabinet meeting Sunday morning, his plans to submit his letter of resignation. He left open the actual time of his resignation until early this afternoon, when he announced that he would hand in the letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

The Prime Minister said in July that he would resign "when a new [Kadima] party leader is chosen... in order to enable him/her to form a new government."  Though the implication was that he would resign before or as the efforts to form a new government begin, no date was specified.

When Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was chosen last week to head the Kadima party and began efforts to form a new government, Olmert went one step further.  He informed his fellow Cabinet ministers in Kadima that he will announce in the Cabinet meeting his decision to resign from the position of Prime Minister - but again, did not say when he would hand in the letter.

Around 2 p.m., Olmert finally agreed to pin himself down, and stated that at 7:30 p.m., he would arrive at the President's Residence and give the letter to President Shimon Peres.  The resignation will take effect 48 hours later. 

It is not clear if Peres will call off his planned trip to New York to take part in the United Nations convention this week.  As part of his duties, he must choose a new Knesset Member - Tzipi Livni, in this case, although it is his prerogative to choose any other MK that he might feel has a better chance of forming a new government - to put together a new coalition government.

How Long Can Olmert Remain as Prime Minister?
Livni will have 42 days to form a new government, beginning the day she receives the official mandate from President Peres to do so. During that time, Olmert remains as prime minister.

If Livni does not succeed in forming a coalition government in her allotted 42 days, and if her party does not agree to new elections, President Peres can then give the task to another MK, who will have 28 days to form a coalition. If that second leader fails as well, Peres can appoint a third person, who will be given only 14 days to form a government. If elections are not agreed upon during those 84 days, new elections must be held 90 days later.

Whether Livni succeeds in forming a new government in the coming days or weeks, or if a 2nd or 3rd MK forms one, or if new elections are held and a new government is formed shortly afterwards, Olmert remains the head of the caretaker government until the new government is actually formed. Theoretically, therefore, Olmert might still remain Prime Minister for six months or more.

Livni: New Gov't Now - or New Elections
Meanwhile, Livni has been meeting with leaders of various parties in an effort to form a new coalition.  She has expressed the hope that the present coalition parties will not raise unreasonable demands and will agree to remain in the government.  "Either a new government immediately or new elections immediately," she has said.  If she decides that a new government is not feasible, she says she will call new elections, which will be held 90 days later or on a date agreed upon by the parties.

Livni has met with the leaders of two opposition parties - Zevulun Orlev of the National Religious Party and Chaim Oron of Meretz - as well as with Rafi Eitan of the Pensioners Party.

However, more critical in the coalition-making process are the leaders of Labor and Shas, Kadima's two largest coalition partners.  Labor leader Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who was never very enthusiastic about Livni's qualifications for Prime Minister, now fears that she may try to use him.  The fear is that Livni will form a new government only in order to be able to quickly call new elections afterwards from the position of Prime Minister.

Labor's Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister of Infrastructures, said that Livni must obligate herself to "two years of government stability" if she wishes Labor to remain in the coalition.

Shas leader Eli Yishai has said that he will not join a Livni-led government unless she promises to restore National Insurance child allowances and not to negotiate the division of Jerusalem.  Neither of these demands will be easy for Livni to promise.

 


 

Olmert has Resigned
 

(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has handed his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres.

Olmert is now the head of a transition government.

Peres is about to speak to the public on live television and radio.

 

 

 

Olmert is finally finished though he may drag on for a while. His incompetence in the Second Lebanon War sealed his fate. His attempt to politicize the military by forced retirement of all conservative officers is what led to The State of Israel losing its first war ever with Islam. The reason Olmert forced out the conservative officers was because he was afraid they would balk at forcing out the more then 300,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers now living in Judah and Samaria.  Olmert's fears are well founded. He was pushing these competent, and God fearing officers into a moral dilemma. Should they obey the secular liberal Olmert, or should they obey God and the Bible. The Olmert solution was to make the military joint chiefs of staff all as secularly liberal as himself. Competence and experience were no longer a military criteria, but rather what was your political persuasion. Bill Clinton tried doing the same thing with his first act in office when he attempted to open the military to the homosexuals. Thankfully there were enough conservative officers able to curtail his effort resulting in the no ask no tell policy which was able to keep the status quo. Today, Barak Obama promises he will succeed where Clinton failed, and his first act in office will be to politicize the military by forcing homosexuals down their throat. I expect we here in the United States will suffer the same experience Israel has just gone through in the Second Lebanon War. We dropped our moral compass in Viet Nam, and lost. I'm proud of the military that followed those evil days of the Saigon Disneyland, and drug abusing soldiers. Today we can be proud of our military, but I warn you if Obama has his way it will quickly turn into something worse then what it had become in those dark days of extensive immorality. When we need them their immorality will forbid victory. Folks, God is on the throne, and woe to all who think they can defy His moral standards. Hard lessons are ahead if we do not learn from the Olmert experience in Israel.

The righteous issue in Israel today is the future dispersing of Jerusalem. The secular liberal Jewish majority want to please the gentile world politicians by forcing the Road Map down the nation's throat. I pray they will never succeed. The polls seem to indicate Israel learned the Olmert lesson, and the next government is going to be conservative once nationwide elections are held. Again, I stress conservative, or liberal the politicians are never going to bring peace to the Holy Land. Lasting peace anywhere is beyond their abilities. However, things will always go better when God is part of the political process. It appears that Palin brings this attitude as she joins the Republican ticket. I had high hopes for the Evangelical Bush until he adopted the Road Map. I am not desiring to be burned again by either the Evangelical conservative McCain, or the Evangelical liberal Obama. I'm sick of all the Biblical ignorance among the Evangelicals, and the phony lip service to our Lord and Savior. The era of the Laodicean Church is here, and God has evaluated it as worthy only to be spewed from His mouth. My hope is in the LORD Jesus Christ, and His soon return to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It is a sure hope of which I know will not be disappointing.

Friend, you can be part of this sure hope if you will come to Christ for the forgiveness of your sin. It is a personal matter between you, and the Savior. It has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do with the person of Christ. He came to Calvary to provide the perfect atonement for sin. His sinless perfect sacrifice was accepted; The proof being His resurrection. He had victory over sin and death, and He offers you by grace His victory. Humble yourself dear friend, and come to this Christ of the Bible. Come to Him, and live.

 

Psalms 98:1-2

98 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

KJV

Isaiah 25:8

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

KJV

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

KJV

1 John 5:4-5

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

KJV

 

 


 

 

 

Tuesday - September 23, 2008

Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem, Several Wounded

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) An Arab terrorist ran over several Israelis in Jerusalem several minutes ago. The terrorist was shot and killed.

It was the fourth terrorist attack in the capital this year and the third in a row involving an Arab driver.

The attack took place at Kichar Tzahal near the Old City when the terrorist aimed his vehicle at a group of pedestrians.

At least two people suffered serious injuries and another 13 suffered moderate to light wounds.

 

 

 

 

Islam is ratcheting up the cost of Jerusalem for the Jews. They are anticipating the Road Map being put into effect, and are showing the world what kind of neighbors they intend to be toward the Jews. Helpless women and children are always the first targets of these lovers of Allah. The goal is to make that wonderful City of God into a cesspool of barbarianism. Islam wants Jerusalem to be another Gaza where it is unsafe for even Arab women and children to walk the streets. Islam knows the Bible says the Jewish Messiah is coming to Jerusalem. Islam also knows most Jews are secular, and don't believe the Bible. The Bible also tells the Christians that the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again to Jerusalem. Islam knows most Christians only give lip service to Christ, and not really believing Him as they do Allah. Islam sees the days in which we live as opportunistic. The time to strike all these secularized Christians, and Jews is now. Jerusalem means nothing to them. A good push right now will push all these phony  infidel religionists into retreat. The great giveaway of Jerusalem as dictated by the Road Map is within the grasp of the barbarians.

Folks, I pray you understand it matters not what the woirld powers may attempt to dictate it is still the God of the Bible who has complete control. I pray you can understand that Jerusalem is not going to fall to these Palestinian Arabs. Yes, Jerusalem is going to falter. She must yet face the onslaught of the antichrist, but dear friends she is going to survive until the LORD Jesus Christ comes.

Harder days must yet come. Friend, are you prepared for the future God has planed for the planet? Great Tribulation is what the Bible says. The population is going to plummet. The terrible days of death, and displacement during World War II of the last generation was only a warning to this evil generation of what is coming with the miraculous Third Exodus of today. The more this world resists the return of the Jews to Jerusalem; The greater will be the tribulation. Only those who have come to Christ have any hope. The masses have been warned, and are now on the road to eternal condemnation. Friend, you must break from the crowd if you want to live. Come to Christ for the forgiveness of your sin. He is revealed as the perfect atonement for sin in the Bible. He has the power to change your heart, but He will not force Himself on the creature. You must decide if you want to be saved. The choice is yours. The power is His. Come to Christ, and live.

 

Psalms 137:6

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

KJV

Isaiah 65:19

19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

KJV

Joel 2:32

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

KJV

Amos 1:2

2 And he said, The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

KJV

Zephaniah 3:14-17

14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord , is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

KJV

 


 

 

 

Wednesday - September 24, 2008

Ahmadinejad: Israel a plane without an engine

Iranian leader at UN to urge adoption of "one-state solution"


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Monday that Israel is destined like "an airplane that has lost its engine" and again refused to acknowledge the Holocaust, stressing that Palestinians should not be forced to "pay for incidents that possibly occurred during World War II."

During a Los Angeles Times interview on Tuesday discussing the Jewish refugees from Europe who helped establish Israel in 1948, Ahmadinejad questioned, "Who are these people? Where did they come from....?  If we agree and accept that certain events had occurred during World War II, well, where did they indeed happen? In Germany, in Poland…. now what exactly does this have to do with Palestine? Why is it that the Palestinian people should pay for it?"

While in New York for the UN General Assembly and several sideline meetings, the
Iranian President reiterated his backing of a one state solution in Israel and the Palestinian territories. He plans to propose to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon the idea during his Monday meeting, he said.

Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad blasted Israel’s efforts to interrupt Syria’s ties with Iran via indirect peace negotiations over the Golan Heights with Syria. "We believe that the freedom of the Golan Heights is exactly what the Zionist regime does not want," he said. "We think it is very unlikely it will happen as a result of the negotiations," reported The Jerusalem Post.  

 

 

 

I almost fell out of my chair when i heard Ahmadinejad make the "one State solution" statement. I thought, did this barbarian suddenly get religion? Did he for the first time in his life open the Bible, and read what it says about the Jews and the Promised Land? What a revelatory statement that was. Then I thought of old Balaam, and how God squeezed his lips into saying blessings rather then the curses he was paid to utter against the Jews.

Numbers 22:12

12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

KJV

Numbers 22:17

17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

KJV

Numbers 22:23

23 And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

KJV

Numbers 23:11

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

KJV

Folks, I hope you understand that the ass is again on higher ground then this pompous Iranian President. It is very clear to me who is running without an engine when even a dumb beast has more sense. The lesson of Balaam goes unheeded on this evil generation that gives barbarians like Ahmadinejad a platform from which to curse the Jews.

Dear friend. I can only pray you have enough sense to see God is doing great things in the Holy Land. The way is being prepared for the second coming of the LORD Jesus Christ. He is coming as the King of the Jews. He is coming again to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It will be from Zion where He will assume His role not just as the King of the Jews, but the King of Kings. The Bible says He will rule with a rod of iron. Woe to any on that day who would refuse to bow down to this Jew. He is returning in the character of the LORD of hosts. He will have the power to enforce His righteousness on the entire planet. Purity and holiness will not be optional when the LORD Jesus Christ rules. I ask you plane is your heart right? Is purity and absolute holiness your hearts desire, or are you in need of cleansing? As Christ has the power to enforce His righteous standards so also has He the power to cleanse your heart of all sin. He is the victor over sin and death as proved at Calvary. He waits for you to come to Him in humble repentance asking forgiveness from your sin. Oh friend, do not pass by this opportunity to come to Christ.

 

Psalms 24:1-10

Psalm of David.

24 The earth is the Lord 's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord , and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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Thursday - September 25, 2008

Eiland: Two-State Solution will not Work
 

(IsraelNN.com) Reserve Major-General Giora Eiland, who was a senior advisor to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told a think tank in Washington Tuesday that the current proposal for a new Arab state is not practical. Instead, he favors giving Jordan control over a large part of Judea and Samaria.

A new Arab state within Israel's current borders is "a solution that not only can't be agreed on, but probably can't be implemented," he stated at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Eiland also proposed that Egypt allow the Gaza area to include part of the Sinai. Jordan rejected his suggestion that it take over security for the Jordan Valley and most of Judea and Samaria. "The Jordanian option is not an option," said Jordanian diplomat Samia Kabariti.

 

 

 

 

There has never been a Palestinian State either Arab or Jewish. Palestine was always considered to be the body of Jews living independently in the Holy Land  until after 1948 when the world politicians took up the mantra as representing an all Islamic Arab Holy Land that totally excluded the Jews. Palestine to the world changed after the formation of the State of Israel, and became redefined as a Jewless Holy Land for the Arabs. It was a reaction to this miraculous Third Exodus of our generation. It was an attempt to turn back the clock, get rid of the Jews, and make the Holy Land a Jewless Palestine. The world hates what the God of the Bible is doing in the Holy Land. The 1967 Six Day War shocked the politicians when all were sure the Jews would be subjugated by the invading Arabs, and most probably exterminated. Instead, it was a lightning Jewish victory which caused the old USSR to threaten World War if the Jews did not stop fighting. The Jordanian Army fled across the Jordan River, and swore they would never return to the Holy Land again. All of Judah and Samaria (the West Bank) fell into Jewish hands. The prize of prizes, the city of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount, suddenly became Jewish again for the first time in almost 2000 years. Not since the days of Christ could the Jews claim the sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Understand that there never was such a thing as an Arab Islamic Palestine. Judah and Samaria were a part of Jordan until 1967. Judah and Samaria transferred to Jewish ownership never going through Arab Palestinian hands. The Arabs of Palestine were Jordanians before 1967. Rebellious Jordanians who were constantly plotting to overthrow the Jordanian Kingdom, and replace it with an Islamic democracy much as what happened in Iran when the Shah was disposed. This proposal to give Judah and Samaria back to the Jordanians is an old proposal that has been made many times. It is DOA because Jordan wants no part of the rebellious Arabs of Palestine. They enjoy watching the Jews pull out their hair trying to appease these uncompromising barbarians who want everything for themselves, or will die in the effort. These Palestinian Arabs know by themselves they will never exterminate the Jews of Israel. They are satisfied to remain in perpetual poverty as long as they can maintain forever a culture of terror. Never ending terror of the Jewish civilian population is the reality that the world politicians find acceptable. Driving the Jews into the bowels of the earth to live in huge underground bunkers would be the ultimate solution to peace in the Holy Land  by the gentile world politicians.

Folks, God did not bring the Jews back to their Promised Land in this our generation to live in a bunker! The LORD Jesus Christ is not going to sit on His throne as King of the Jews ducking rockets from Gaza. The rebels all face judgment. Final, absolute, judgment that condemns them to eternity in the lake of fire. Ezekiel 39 is the Biblical answer to Islam, the Road Map, and eventual peace in the Holy Land! Never again will the Koran, Mohammed, or Allah be returned to the world scene. Islam is going the way of all other false religions of the past that blasphemed the Name of the God of the Bible. The Biblical future for the Holy Land is the LORD Jesus Christ. Friend, either you are submitted to Him, or you are a rebel. There is no middle ground. There is no compromising. Either you are born again, or you are lost forever in sin. Come to the Savior, and live.

 

 

Romans 6:8-10

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

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Ezekiel 39:17-21

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday - September 27, 2008

Rice to skip UN Security Council debate on settlement issue


US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will likely skip a special session of the UN Security Council on Friday demanded by the Arab League to take up the issue of Jewish settlements in the disputed territories. Saudi Arabia had requested the open debate at the ministerial level, since many heads of state and foreign ministers are currently in New York to attend the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. Public statements are expected from Saudi Arabia and the Arab League, and probably an Israeli response, but no council resolution on the matter is expected. Israel denies Palestinian charges that Jewish settlement expansion is undermining efforts to achieve a peace accord. The Quartet of Mideast mediators - the U.S., the European Union, Russia and the U.N. - are also scheduled to meet Friday on the sidelines of the UNGA to discuss their floundering peace plan.

 

 

 

 

Today, the best tool Satan has in his attempt to turn back the return of the LORD Jesus Christ is the Quartet! He always had the atheistic Russians, and the agnostic Europeans at his call. But, now he also has the lukewarm American Evangelicals to put forth the greatest stumbling block of all time. The Road Map was just so much wind until our Evangelical President George Bush jumped aboard. He did not want the world politicians calling him a cowboy in the aftermath of the stunning all American battlefield victory in Iraq so in his own words he "adopted" the Road Map authored by the Russians, and embraced by the Europeans as the blueprint for peace in the Holy Land to prove he was a team player. Satan had to have done a double flip when the announcement was made. The blessings of God turned on that day into a curse. The victory was short lived, and Iraq suddenly became the burden it is today. The Bush popularity dropped to the lowest levels ever. In order to make the Road Map work Bush put such pressure on Sharon that he jumped ship leaving his conservative Likud Party to form the mostly liberal Kadima Party which included many of his conservative secular Jewish politician friends all intent on joining with Bush, and his adopted Road Map. The stage was set for Israel to join the curse of the Road Map. Sharon was struck down with a stroke after he took the first step in the Road Map by giving away the Gaza, and the city of Jericho. Olmert then replaced Sharon as head of the Kadima Party becoming the next Prime Minister. Olmert was no turn coat. He is a died in the wool liberal politician much as Obama is here in the US. Olmert's first act in office was to politicize the military because he knew the conservative religious officers would never carry out his orders to forcibly remove the over 300,000 Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers from Judah and Samaria as Sharon had done to the 6,000 settlers who were living in Gaza and Jericho. Continuing the curse next came the Second Lebanon War which Olmert engaged Hizbullah with his weakened, but politically correct military. Israel lost! The first time since they became a State the Israeli Defense Forces lost to the Islamic Arabs. They could not stop the rain of rockets being fired from Lebanon Hizbullah terrorists into the heartland of Israel. Olmert had to sue for peace pulling the IDF out of Lebanon as quickly as possible. Olmert tried to spin it as a Jewish victory, but there is not a Jew anywhere who will buy that lie. Now, Olmert is gone, and decision time has come to Israel. Decision time has also come the the United States. Will the Road Map go forward? Or, will the politicians come to their senses? Will the people turn to the politicians? Or, will the people turn to God? It is time for decision!

 

Joel 3:12-17

12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

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

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

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Tuesday - September 30, 2008

Rosh HaShanah Holiday, Monday Night thru Wednesday Night

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) The Jewish People begin nearly a month of holidays Monday evening: Two days of Rosh Hashanah, followed on Thursday by the Fast of Gedaliah. The fast commemorates the end of Jewish rule in the Land of Israel following the destruction of the First Holy Temple some 2,500 years ago. News updates will resume on Wednesday night.

Two days later will be the Sabbath of Repentance, a central day in the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur (inclusive).  This is the annual period in which Jews take upon themselves to correct their faults of the past year, and more carefully fulfill the Torah's commandments, vis-a-vis both G-d and fellow man.

Asked why such a reckoning is not done more often throughout the year, Rabbi Shmuel Tal, head of the Torat HaChaim yeshiva in Yad Binyamin, has explained [the following is paraphrased]: 

"One who plans a long journey is advised to first climb a hilltop and take a comprehensive view of the route he plans to take.  However, if he continually climbs hilltops to take such views, he will not be able to actually proceed on his hike!  The same is true here: We are given an opportunity once a year to take stock of our lives and where we are going, but most of the time, we must actually be living - performing the commandments and trying to follow G-d's way as best we understand...  This does not mean that a person should not review and note his deeds and misdeeds every day - but the 'big picture' must be examined once a year."

Five days after Yom Kippur (Thursday, Oct. 9), the holiday of Sukkot begins.  In Israel, the holiday is seven days long - one day of a Sabbath-like holiday, followed by six days of Chol HaMoed, on which many every-day activities are permitted (except for on Sabbath).  Immediately afterwards, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, is the one-day Sabbath-like holiday of Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, known as the Rejoicing of the Law.  Tuesday night will see post-holiday Hakafot Shniyot celebrations - a continuation of the day's singing and dancing in honor of the Torah - all around the country.

Outside Israel, the holidays are celebrated slightly differently.  Sukkot begins with a two-day Sabbath-like holiday (Oct. 14-15), followed by five days of Chol HaMoed, on which many every-day activities are permitted (except for on Sabbath).  Immediately afterwards, on Oct. 21-22, are two days of Sabbath-like holidays: Shmini Atzeret, and then Simchat Torah, known as the Rejoicing of the Law.

New Year Commemorations

As the Jewish New Year is not a time of great joy, but rather a time for careful stock-taking of one's relationship with G-d, the Rosh HaShanah prayers - longer, more melodious, and more intense and inspirational than on a normal Sabbath - concentrate on G-d's Kingship and His judgment of all creatures.  Based on the commandment in Numbers 29:1, 100 shofar blasts are dramatically sounded throughout the prayers, "awakening" us to improve our ways. The Tashlikh prayer is recited on Tuesday afternoon, preferably by a live stream of water in which we ask G-d to "throw away" our sins.

Upon returning home, special foods are served, especially sweet ones for a sweet year, as well as fruits that require a special Shehecheyanu blessing in honor of their being eaten for the first time since the previous season.  Pomegranates are often served for this purpose.

As many as 40,000 Jews of all stripes, mainly Breslover Hassidim, are already in Uman, in Ukraine, to spend the holiday at the gravesite synagogues of their spiritual leader, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, who passed away in Tishrei of 1810.  Many say that their "Rosh HaShanah in Uman" is a life-changing experience, or at least provides them the spiritual replenishment they need for the coming year.  Some rabbis, however, oppose the idea of leaving the Holy Land to spend holy days in the Diaspora.

 

 

The High Holidays

September 30 - October 9, 2008

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur -- a day of sweetness and a day of atonement are the culmination of a month-long process of coming back to God

 

A Day of Atonement culminates the entire plan of God for mankind. God could have created men so that they never sin, but because He intended men not to be only perfect robots He gave them a free will. A thinking mind that could make its own decisions, but would then have to take the responsibility of the decisions made. The decision to sin had to be available if men were to be truly free to decide. Satan was the first to decide to sin, but he is not, or ever was a man. He is a fallen angel. All the angels were created in one single moment. Satan was the greatest, and as he contemplated all his wonderment decided in his pride that he should be God. Many of the angels followed him in his rebellion to their eternal damnation. Many other angels refused to sin, and have functions today of which the Bible has not elaborated. After Satan destroyed the future of all the fallen angles he then went to mankind with his rebellion. Eve fell immediately, and Adam quickly followed. It is at this point that God revealed the necessity of atonement.That atonement would come through mankind, and be the end of Satan forever. The end of all who foolishly followed the rebellion against God would find themselves issued a mortal blow to the head, and the process of atonement would also have a terribly painful price to pay. A painful blow, but not a mortal blow. 

Genesis 3:15

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

KJV

Folks, it was Christ at Calvary who provided the only perfect acceptable atonement for sin. He was bruised as painfully as ever could be when this Holy Christ became sin for you and me. God the Father revealed to all of mankind that the perfect sacrifice of Christ was acceptable when He was resurrected from the dead. The single atonement for sin, and death was now accomplished. Jesus did not come as an angel, but as a man. The only perfectly sinless man to ever walk the earth. He died as a man offering atonement only to mankind. The fallen angels have no redeemer. They have no Savior. They have no mediator to stand between their sins, and the only singular Holy Triune God of the Bible.

My friend, you must understand that your free will prevents God from forcing you to be saved. The price of being made in the image of God is that you must have full freedom to chose otherwise mankind would never have been any higher then the animals. Jesus Christ paid the price at Calvary needed for the lost sinner to be forgiven and saved. It is His perfectly innocent  blood that provides the justification a Holy God must have before He can forgive. The sacrifices of fallen mankind are worthless, the sacrifices of man-made religious saints are as worthless, but the sacrifice of the perfect Christ has merit with a Holy God. It is only to Him any can go for atonement, and subsequent salvation.

We quickly approach the day when many of the Jews living in Israel are going to have an eternal life changing experience with this Christ of the Bible. Nothing will prevent them from building the last Holy Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. A Temple that Ezekiel tells us will have a throne! A throne for the returning King of the Jews.

Ezekiel 43:7

7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

KJV

Friend, understand this next coming Jewish Temple will also have an altar. An altar where the Jews (who will be the Jewish/Christians of the next dispensation) will offer blood sacrifices as commanded in the Book of Leviticus. In this Temple with a throne made for the returning LORD Jesus Christ these sacrifices will look back to Calvary as the sacrifices of the first two Temples looked forward to Calvary. Oh friend, it is Christ, and Christ alone who saves because He is the atonement. Won't you humble yourself, and come to Him? There is no other! Come to Christ, and live.

 

Exodus 30:10

10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord .

KJV

Leviticus 16:18-19

18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the Lord , and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.

19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

KJV

Leviticus 16:27-30

27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.

28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:

30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord .

KJV

Leviticus 17:11

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

KJV

 


 


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