Wednesday, September 28, 2011

L'Shana Tova

L'Shana Tova~Happy New Year, Israel! May God bless you with peace, or open your eyes to the truth about His Son, Yeshua, and return to Jerusalem as your King!

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Monday, September 26, 2011

There are days when Don and I wonder if anyone reads or understands what we've posted...and then we get emails like this one: (Terry gave me permission to post it)

Hello Mid,

You may not remember me but long ago I visited your blog, The Israel Connection, and stated that Israel could be “overrun” and destroyed and it wouldn't make any difference, eschatology-wise, in the end times.

I just wanted you to know that I now attend a Messianic Synagogue and am learning the value and meanings of the Feasts of the Lord.

Israel is INDEED UNDER THE PROTECTION of G-D (Yeshua) and although a remnant may only be saved, I understand now that Israel plays a vital role in the end time scenario!

So, I ask your forgiveness and prayers that me and my family become more and more “tuned” to the mishpocha. (a term meaning kindred or group of blood-related peoples-Jew and family through Messiah!)

Your Friend in Yeshua,
Terry ~ Orlando, Florida

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Frenzy Over Jerusalem

World leaders seem to be relentless in their attempts to establish a independent Palestinian State within Israel's God-given land, with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. Since a negotiated agreement is not likely to work, the UN is almost certain to approve the Palestinian demands. Such a division will not be tolerated by Israel...nor, will the Lord God of Israel look the other way.

When I consider the events currently unfolding over the dividing of the Jewish land and Jerusalem, I am mindful of the words from Zechariah.

Zechariah 14:2 NKJV
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

("Half of the city shall go into captivity") Isn't that exactly what is about to happen? From that Scripture, the city will be divided in half...East Jerusalem for the Palestinians, and West Jerusalem for Israel. A major battle over Jerusalem is imminent.

Zechariah 12:2-3 NKJV
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.

Zechariah 12:9 NKJV
It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Palestinians: Obama promised us a state

Thursday, September 08, 2011 - Ryan Jones

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is deliberately exploiting a speech by US President Barack Obama to drum up support for the Palestinians' unilateral statehood bid at the UN later this month.

As part of a worldwide media campaign ahead of the September 21 motion for Palestinian statehood, Abbas' regime has produced a radio spot that includes Obama saying the following to the UN General Assembly in 2010:

"When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel."

Obama Administration officials insist the president was simply expressing his hopes that a two-state peace deal would be concluded by now, but Abbas states at the end of the radio spot: "If he said it, he must have meant it."

Palestinian officials have said they are angry with Obama because, like previous US presidents, he has said much about helping establish a Palestinian state, but have failed to force Israel to meet Palestinian demands in that regard.

The Palestinian Authority's systematic violation of signed peace agreements and ongoing Palestinian terror attacks against Israel are dismissed by these same officials as the real reasons a Palestinian state has not been realized.

Going back to the UN statehood bid, the Palestinian Authority on Thursday officially notified the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of its intention to seek membership in the world body of nations.

The letter sent to Ban's office called on him to "exert all possible efforts toward the achievement of the Palestinian people's just demands."

The letter was seen as a diplomatic slap in the face to Washington, which just a day earlier had formally requested that the Palestinian Authority abandon its unilateral statehood bid, and return to the path of bilateral negotiations with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed up by issuing a direct call to Abbas to return to the negotiating table.

"I call from this stage to the president of the PA to come to direct negotiations without preconditions, and to remain there until it is finished," Netanyahu said during a naval ceremony in Haifa.

Both Obama and Netanyahu insist that a unilateral action by the Palestinians will not achieve peace, and may actually spark renewed conflict.

Story source

Will Obama vote in favor of the Palestinian State as promised...or, will he vote against it...or, will he abstain? We will know very soon.



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