Holy Jerusalem

15 11 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 22 November 15, 2010

Topic #1  The Myth of Islam Claiming Jerusalem

Historically speaking, Islam’s claim to Jerusalem is relatively recent, less than 100 years. Jerusalem is mentioned 811 times in the Bible and zero times in the Koran. Today, in fact, the Shiite wing of Islam does not revere Jerusalem.

It is convenient for the Palestinians to exaggerate their claims for political purposes. When Ariel Sharon’s group of 20 people visited the Temple Mount in 2000, it was cleared weeks ahead by Palestinian authorities. Still, Yassar Arafat called for a million martyrs to come and defend Al-Aqsa.

There are two sites in the entire world where Jews are prohibited by a state to pray. One is Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the other is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israel itself bans Jews and Christians prayer to avoid incitement.

Yet, Jerusalem has been seen by Jews and the Bible as their only capital city for over 3,000 years.

Topic # 2   Israeli Navigator Was Messianic

One of the two Israelis killed in last week’s air force accident in the southern Negev region was a Messianic Jew from the Jerusalem suburb of Maaleh Adumim. The funeral of Maj. Emanuel Levi, 30, was Sunday morning in the Israeli capital. Levi was a member of a Messianic congregation in Maaleh Adumim, a town of nearly 30,000 that the world wants evacuated because it is a “Jewish settlement.” (Israel Today 11-14-10)

PM Netanyahu said last week in New Orleans. ”Israel will not be dictated to.” (The Daily Star 11-9-10) He later said in a November 9 formal statement: “Jerusalem is not a settlement.” (Jerusalem Post 11-10-10)

Topic # 3   Update on Motor Home Project

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us purchase a very good  1996 Airstream Land Yacht  motor home for our ministry travels. We have now paid $3,000 to the owner (a brother in Jesus). When we pay another 5K we can take possession and pay the rest at 500 a month for 10 months interest free. Please pray for Yahweh’s remaining provision. Donations can be made at Books and Donations tab, above.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of Yahweh.” Our feet have been standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built As a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up, The tribes of Yahweh, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of Yahweh. For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of Yahweh our God I will seek your good. Psalm 122

If You Don’t Vote, Don’t Pray

1 11 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 21 November 1, 2010

Topic #1  The Role of the Believer in a Republic

First, remember that we Americans live in a republic, not a pure democracy. That simply means, we vote to elect others to represent us in the houses of Congress where the governmental decisions are made. There is a profound truth revealed in Daniel 2:21 – And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. This is clear when the government is a monarchy, but more subtle when we have the vote. God is still the one who chooses, but He leads His people to vote His way. If we do not vote, we are giving over our personal authority to the enemy. Therefore pray for God’s choice, then vote!

The old cliché is that if you don’t vote, you can’t later complain about the government. My brother Ken, who pastors a church in Sandpoint, Idaho, preached yesterday with the title If You Don’t Vote, Don’t Pray. In a monarchy, you just pray, but in our system, obedience requires your vote and prayer.

Topic # 2   Turkey’s Changing Attitude

A document by the Turkish National Security Council released on 10-27-10, defines Israel’s policies as a threat to Turkish interests and policies, marking the first time Israel has been defined a potential threat by Turkey’s most important body on national security. In addition to adding Israel as a “strategic threat” to Turkey, the TNSC also removed Iran as a threat. This like the US removing Al Qaida from our terrorist list and adding Canada as a threat to us.

Turkey used to be Israel’s best friend in the Middle East, but no more. Turkey is fast regressing into a full-blown Islamic theocracy complete with forced Sharia compliance at every level. The European Union had better take note of these sweeping changes happening in Turkey when they decide whether to add Islamic Turkey to the EU.

UNLESS Yahweh builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless Yahweh guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1

So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. Ezekiel 33:7


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