Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Understanding the UN Bias Against Israel

This should open the eyes of some who still don't understand what's at stake September 20th. And don't forget who is ultimately behind the hatred against God's People...

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Jerusalem is Above Politics

Elie has it right...but there is more, for God, Himself, declares He has picked Jerusalem to be His...forever. I wouldn't mess with Jerusalem!!
Elie Wiesel Jerusalem: Here’s the text of full-page ads that Elie Wiesel took out last year in the The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times:

It was inevitable: Jerusalem once again is at the center of political debates and international storms. New and old tensions surface at a disturbing pace. Seventeen times destroyed and seventeen times rebuilt, it is still in the middle of diplomatic confrontations that could lead to armed conflict. Neither Athens nor Rome has aroused that many passions.

For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics. It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture—and not a single time in the Koran. Its presence in Jewish history is overwhelming. There is no more moving prayer in Jewish history than the one expressing our yearning to return to Jerusalem. To many theologians, it IS Jewish history, to many poets, a source of inspiration. It belongs to the Jewish people and is much more than a city, it is what binds one Jew to another in a way that remains hard to explain. When a Jew visits Jerusalem for the first time, it is not the first time; it is a homecoming. The first song I heard was my mother’s lullaby about and for Jerusalem. Its sadness and its joy are part of our collective memory.

Since King David took Jerusalem as his capital, Jews have dwelled inside its walls with only two interruptions; when Roman invaders forbade them access to the city and again, when under Jordanian occupation, Jews, regardless of nationality, were refused entry into the old Jewish quarter to meditate and pray at the Wall, the last vestige of Solomon’s temple. It is important to remember: had Jordan not joined Egypt and Syria in the war against Israel, the old city of Jerusalem would still be Arab. Clearly, while Jews were ready to die for Jerusalem they would not kill for Jerusalem.

Today, for the first time in history, Jews, Christians and Muslims all may freely worship at their shrines. And, contrary to certain media reports, Jews, Christians and Muslims ARE allowed to build their homes anywhere in the city. The anguish over Jerusalem is not about real estate but about memory.

What is the solution? Pressure will not produce a solution. Is there a solution? There must be, there will be. Why tackle the most complex and sensitive problem prematurely? Why not first take steps which will allow the Israeli and Palestinian communities to find ways to live together in an atmosphere of security. Why not leave the most difficult, the most sensitive issue, for such a time?

Jerusalem must remain the world’s Jewish spiritual capital, not a symbol of anguish and bitterness, but a symbol of trust and hope. As the Hasidic master Rebbe Nahman of Bratslav said, “Everything in this world has a heart; the heart itself has its own heart.

Jerusalem is the heart of our heart, the soul of our soul.”

- Elie Wiesel

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Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Friday, August 26, 2011

Approaching Sound of Hoof Beats

On or about September 20, 2011, the Palestinians are scheduled to present a formal bid to the United Nations. Their objective will be to persuade the UN to declare a significant portion of Israel and Jerusalem as a legal, independent Palestinian state with full UN membership.

The UN is almost certain to allow it...forcing Israel to abandon and hand over much of her God-given land to a pagan people who have been relentless in their attempts to destroy Israel and the Jewish people. Such a UN decision would certainly cause all Arab nations to sing and dance in the streets, since they would view the UN’s decision as a major step forward toward their goal of eradicating Israel, as well as it being a victory for Allah and Islam.

The world’s nations are supportive of the Palestinian cause. For the first time since Israel re-formed as a nation in 1948, and since Israel re-claimed Jerusalem in 1967, Israel now finds itself alone in the world with no allies. In the past, the USA has always defended Israel, but recently, Israel has been tossed aside. The USA will likely support the Palestinian’s bid.

The United Nations is a world-wide organization of nations that works to resolve issues of world peace and security for the betterment of mankind. On September 20, or very soon thereafter, the UN will probably cast its votes in favor of the Palestinian state...that a peaceful solution might be achieved to solve a centuries-old conflict. Then, the only thing remaining would be a declaration to the world announcing the newly established covenant with many.

Enter the Antichrist onto the world scene, for he will confirm a seven-year covenant with many. The “many” could very likely describe the whole world...including Israel and the Jewish people.

Daniel 9:27a NKJV
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;

Initially, the Antichrist will make his appearance to the world as a man of peace. As the rider on the first horse of the apocalypse...a white horse symbolic of peace, victory and power...he will be viewed as the Jewish messiah by a people who have been desperate for a long-awaited peace. However, there will be no peace, for the man will prove to be a false impostor who will deceive, control, and destroy millions of people. In the middle of the seven years, the Antichrist will break the covenant...bringing war and devastation to the world.

His act of confirming the covenant will begin the first of twenty-one horrific judgments that God will allow to fall on planet earth during seven years of tribulation...known as Daniel’s Seventieth Week. Its purpose is to punish unbelievers for their sin and rejection of Christ, and to bring a Jewish remnant to faith in Him.

Revelation 6:2 NASB
And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

Daniel 9:27b NIV
In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

Should the UN, with its world-wide backing, support the Palestinian bid for independent statehood on September 20 as is speculated, then, would that constitute the “covenant with many” in which Daniel 9:27 refers? There is no way to know for sure prior to that date, but if a covenant is established at that time, and is confirmed by an individual for a “week of years”, then, that individual is the Antichrist...fulfilling yet another Biblical prophecy.

If a unilateral covenant is declared, then, what would happen next with Israel? Such an agreement would essentially divide Israel and Jerusalem...leaving that tiny nation unable to defend itself. It is possible that following a UN declaration in their favor, the Palestinians and their supportive Arab neighbors, all in a blind mental state of euphoria, might pour into Israel with overwhelming numbers in an attempt to overtake the entire country.

On the other hand, if the Palestinian’s bid is denied, they will likely be enraged to the point where they, along with the surrounding Arab nations, might attack Israel with everything they have at their disposal.

With either possibility, a devastating war is almost a certainty...and it could be imminent. In spite of the UN decision, Israel simply cannot permit further division of their God-given land, nor, would they allow East Jerusalem to become the Palestinian capital. Most important, however, is the fact that the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will not permit it to happen. His hand of judgment will fall on all who would seek to destroy Israel and the Jewish people.

Joel 3:2 NIV
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

Joel 3:17 NIV
Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.

Will the “covenant with many” be declared and confirmed during the upcoming UN meeting? Are the sounds being heard actually the approaching hoof beats of a scruffy white horse carrying its rider...the Antichrist?

However, as Bible believers, we must not be looking for the Antichrist...but rather, we must be watching for the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. As recorded in Revelation 19:11-16, He will return soon from heaven with great power and glory while riding a powerful milk white stallion. On that day every eye will see Him, every knee will bow before Him, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord (Rev. 1:7; Phil. 2:19; Rom. 14:11; Phil. 2:11). Then...He will rule and reign forever just as He has promised. He has already won the battles of all the ages. We are assured of victory through Him...but only if we place our faith and trust in Him.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6).


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Is a New War Brewing In Gaza??

Posted: August 21, 2011 by Joel Rosenberg

>> Special note to pastors: Please ask your congregations to pray today for Israel and the Palestinians.

The collapse of the Mubarak regime in Cairo — and with it an organized, unified, disciplined, centrally controlled Egyptian security and intelligence force — has created a no man’s land in the Sinai desert. This, in turn, has created a fertile environment for Radical Islamic terrorist groups to expand their operations in the Sinai, including smuggling arms into Gaza and training jihadist commandos. Now Israel is beginning to pay the price. Multiple terrorist attacks have occurred in recent days along Israel’s southern border with Egypt.

More than 100 rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles have been fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and cities along the south. A suicide bomber also detonated himself near the Israel-Egyptian border over the weekend. Eight Jews were killed in Thursday’s jihadist attacks on an Israeli public bus, and at least 30 were wounded. A rocket hit a home in Beersheva on Saturday night, killing one Israeli and wounded four others. Dozens more Israelis have been hospitalized for shock. Israel has struck back with airstrikes against selected terror targets, but the violence has only escalated. Tragically, Israeli forces accidentally killed two Egyptian border guards during a raid against Gaza militants. Israel quickly apologized, but this has created new tensions between Egypt and the Jewish State. Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders — who want their own sovereign state beginning next month — have neither said or done anything to stop the latest attacks.

The question now is obvious: Is a new war brewing in Gaza Strip? Will Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu order the IDF back into the Strip for a ground operation akin to “Operation Cast Lead” in 2009? Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom was quoted by Ynet News on Sunday as saying, “The deterrence of has exhausted itself. We’ll need to respond, and we’re not ruling out the possibility of a ground operation.” Meanwhile, “at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, committee chair MK Shaul Mofaz of Kadima said that Israel must take steps against Hamas, ‘topple their infrastructures and create a system of ties with Egypt in order to prevent terrorism coming from its border,’” reported Haaretz. the “head of Kadima party Tzipi Livni made a similar call on Saturday, saying the party will support an extensive military campaign. ‘You must use force against terrorism,’ she said. ‘Just as we have taken steps against terrorism in the past, we will also support steps now that will defend the citizens of Israel.’”

No one is eager for a new war, and there may be other ways to stem the rocket attacks (assassinations, covert operations, etc). But one thing is clear: the terrorists in Gaza have suddenly become emboldened by the fall of Mubarak and the steady rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, their ideological compadres, and Israel must take decisive action soon or risk inviting more attacks not just from Hamas and their ilk but from Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.

I would ask for pastors and Christian families and individuals all over the world to pray for peace….for comfort for the victims and their families….and for wisdom for the Prime Minister and his senior advisors on how best to respond. Please also pray for Israelis and Palestinians at this time to turn their hearts back to the Lord, to seek comfort and wisdom from the truths of the Bible. Pray, too, that those who love the Lord Jesus to know how best to love and serve their neighbors and enemies and that the Lord would use these events to accomplish His purposes. As Joseph said to his brothers, “Do not be afraid…As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:19-20)
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Attacks on Southern Israel

Israel needs our prayers as terrorists launched a three prong attack against the southern cities of Eilat, Mitspe Ramon and Beersheva  Attack.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

US Pull Out Could Expose Israel to Annihilation

US Marines in Iraq

Israel news photo: US Navy / Shane T. McCoy

A total American pullout from Iraq will provide a “land bridge” for a Shi’ite Muslim Crescent – headed by Iran and Hizbullah – to “pulverize” Israel. a Hizbullah general says.

He added, "The Iranian forces could cross Iraq and arrive in Syria in order to participate in a direct war on the Golan front,” World Net Daily’s Joseph Farrah reported.

The crescent would expose Israel to an axis of Iraq, Iran, Hizbullah, Lebanon, Hamas and Syria, according to retired Hizbullah Brigadier-general Walid Sakariya, who also is a Hizbullah legislator in Lebanon's parliament.

Hizbullah already has an estimated 60,000 missiles in Lebanon, three times as many the number it possessed before the Second Lebanon War five years ago and in direct violation of UN agreement 1701 that ended the war.

President Barack Obama has withdrawn most of the American combat troops, but 50,000 remain to help Iraq maintain control over insurgents and terrorists. Iraq and the United States are discussing the possibility of several thousand American soldiers remaining beyond the end of this year, the deadline President Obama has set for removing all U.S. troops from Iraqi soil.

The president, whose popularity has sunk to new lows, is facing strong national resentment against American interference in foreign countries as the economy creeps closer to a new recession and unemployment remains at 9 per cent or even higher.

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Monday, August 15, 2011

White House Scrubs Web Site of Reference to ‘Jerusalem, Israel’

Friday, August 12, 2011
By Patrick Goodenough

( – The Obama White House, in removing one word from a photo caption on its Web site this week, has drawn fresh attention to two consecutive administrations’ tussles with Congress over whether American citizens born in Jerusalem should have the word “Israel” appear on their U.S. passports.

The move comes as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in the fall in a case to determine whether the executive or legislative branch is empowered to decide the matter.

A 2002 law directed the secretary of state to allow the word “Israel” to appear on passports of those Jerusalem-born citizens who request it, but President Bush in a “signing statement” overrode the requirement, arguing that it “impermissibly interferes with the president’s constitutional authority to conduct the nation’s foreign affairs.”

Jerusalem is one of the most intractable issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Obama State Department, like its predecessors, does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over any part of the city and says its future status remains to be determined in a negotiated peace settlement.

On Tuesday, the State Department issued a brief statement reiterating government policy that “U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may not have ‘Israel’ listed in their passports as their place of birth.”

That afternoon, Weekly Standard deputy online editor Daniel Halper posted a photograph from the White House Web site depicting a 2010 meeting between Vice President Joseph Biden and Israeli President Shimon Peres. The caption said the encounter took place in “Jerusalem, Israel.”

Some two hours later, Halper noted that the caption had been edited to remove the word “Israel.”

“The point of posting the photo was to show that, although the State Department refuses to say that Jerusalem is in Israel, even the White House website acknowledges this elementary truth,” he wrote.

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On the surface, the focus of the article seems to be about removing Israel from passport records. However, I believe the ultimate intention is to remove Jerusalem as an Israeli city. Of course, that would fit rather nicely with the Palestinian's goal of establishing a state with Jerusalem as its capital. The USA's White House is giving all indications of supporting that effort.

There is also another effort with much support that is attempting to internationalize Jerusalem, and securing it using an international peace keeping force.

Oh, how foolish are they who would go against God's chosen people and His chosen land!


Where is the Outrage???

Mid: And they (Arabs)are now demanding more money from us (the US) on the pretense of needing it to thwart Israeli threats!! UNBELIEVABLE!!

by Gil Ronen US Cash to PA Murderers

Every single Palestinian Authority terrorist held in an Israeli jail receives a monthly salary from the PA. Terrorists who committed the most heinous crimes – and therefore received longer sentences – receive the most money, according to a report in Israeli paper Yisrael Hayom.

Citing a report received by a senior government official in Jerusalem, the paper says that the terrorists' salaries are paid from the PA's "public budget," which accounts for about 3.5 percent of its total budget.

The PA treasury receives cash from two main sources: the US pays about 50 percent of the money, and the rest is mostly from European Union member nations.

Prisoners who were jailed for periods of up to five years receive 1,400 to 2,000 NIS per month. However, terrorists serving 10 to 15 years receive 6,000 shekels, the ones serving 15 to 20 years receive 10,000 shekels, and those serving 20 to 30 years get 12,000 shekels. These are people who planned, directed and took part in the intentional sadistic slaughter of civilian men, women and children, at point blank range.

Since some of the victims of PA terror are American citizens, the information means that US taxpayers pay monthly salaries to the people who murdered their fellow citizens. The latest US citizen who was a victim of PA terror is Ben Yosef Livnat, who was gunned down in Shechem.

The terrorists' wives and children receive additional cash, and prisoners with Israel citizenship get a bonus.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Monday, August 8, 2011

Don't Believe the Lies...

If anyone is on the fence about the Jew's Legal claim to the land
of Israel, please read this: Impact of Zionism There are many YouTube videos produced
by Hollywood, anti-Jewish Liberals and Arab propaganda agencies
which espouse lie after lie. But this website shows documented evidence,
which will reenforce your support of Jews and their God-given right
to the land, Eretz Yisroel
For more affirmation, watch this video: This Land is My Land

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Saturday, August 6, 2011


When you think of Israel and the Jewish people, what thoughts go through your mind? I am not just referring to the old historic Israel, but also the Israel of today, and tomorrow.

Perhaps Israel and the Jewish people are simply not thought of by you in any positive way. Do you consider them to be irrelevant on today’s world scene? Do you consider them a major source of the trouble the Middle East has experienced over recent decades, or even for centuries? Would it please you to see them give up a portion of, or all of that which rightfully belongs to them? Perhaps you even prefer that they would cease to exist.

The way you answer those questions will reveal much about your belief, or non-belief, in the Scriptures. Let’s review a few things to understand what God thinks of them.

* God chose Jerusalem that His Name would be there forever (2 Chr. 33:7).
* The Lord has chosen Zion and desired it for His habitation (Ps. 132:13-14).
* The Lord Almighty will protect, deliver, rescue, and shield Jerusalem (Is. 31:5).
* Israel is His chosen one (Is. 45:4).
* Israel is as God’s wife...the Lord Almighty is her redeemer (Is. 54:5).
* God has set Jerusalem at the center of all nations (Ezek. 5:5).
* Israel is the apple of God’s eye and will be protected (Zech. 2:8).
* Abraham is the father of the Jewish people (Gen. 17:5).
* God’s everlasting land covenant including land boundaries was given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for all generations (Gen. 17:19).
* The promised Messiah, the Savior of the world, would come from the city of David (Is. 9:6-7; Luke 2:11)
* God promised Abraham He would bless those who blessed Israel, and would curse those who cursed Israel (Gen. 12:3).
* As long as the sun, moon, stars, and sea exist, Israel will exist (Jer. 31:35-36).
* God chose over 40 writers, almost all of them Jewish, to pen the Scriptures as the Holy Spirit breathed the words into them...during a period of over 1400 years.
* Jesus, the promised Messiah, was a Jew (not by blood, but legally) who descended from the lineage of David.
* Jesus, a Jew, willingly suffered and died on the cross...shedding His blood for all mankind, then, rose from the dead on the third day that all who believe might have life.
* Jesus’ disciples were all Jewish.
* God has truly blessed Israel as a world leader in science, medical technology, agriculture, exports, and military name just a few.
* In the last days God will turn His full attention toward the Jews to bring them out of their unbelief, and into repentance and salvation.
* God’s wrath will fall on the unbelieving world during the 7-year tribulation (Time of Jacob’s Trouble)...bringing horrible judgments that will cause many if not most to die, but a Jewish remnant (1/3rd of those still alive) will receive Him as their true Messiah, and will be protected.
* Jesus will return to earth to end the tribulation at Armageddon, the world’s battle over Jerusalem, and then, will deliver His protected Jewish remnant.
* Jesus will rule the world as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and will reign from Jerusalem during His millennial kingdom just prior to eternity.

Scripture explains that in the end days Israel and Jerusalem will be a stumbling block for the nations – all devising ways to divide the land and/or destroy the Jewish people. Today the whole Middle East is exploding in turmoil. It is all about Israel - exactly as Scripture foretold would happen.

As you will note from these few examples...the past, present, and future of mankind is all centered around Israel and the Jewish people...God’s chosen. Gentiles (you and me) have been grafted into the “vine” to share in the promises made to the Jews. We must pray for the Jewish people and Israel as commanded in Scripture, and provide the love and support to them as God requires of us as believers.

With a fresh understanding of these facts, it would be prudent to re-think any negative views you might have concerning Israel and the Jewish people before it is too late. Jesus is coming back very soon!

God bless!


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