Israel…Is…Real

1 12 2016

dry-bones-trumpOnce upon a time we could assume that a Jew would naturally support the survival of the Jewish State. Once upon a time we suspected all Christians of being secret antisemites. Well, those days are gone forever! Here’s hoping that President Trump appoints a dedicated Zionist to the post of Ambassador to Israel, and that does not necessarily mean a Jew. (comments by Yaachov Kirschen, Israeli cartoonist who has drawn Dry Bones since 1973)

I have enjoyed the Dry Bones cartoons almost from the beginning. It is such a joy for me to see Mr Kirschen recognizing the major change in evangelical Christendom from replacement theology to openly Zionist. I have never met him, but consider him a true friend, due to the common bond of Zionism. He knows that all Christians are not Zionists, and that it is also true that not all Jews are Zionists. I applaud him for his honesty. Keep up the great work!

On a related point, consider the hypocrisy of one of Israel’s main political parties. They have changed their name from Labor to the Zionist Party; yet, they are anti-Zionist. They are in favor of dividing the land for a two-state solution. (By the way… been there – done that! The land dedicated by Britain for a Jewish state was already divided to create a Palestinian state. That is how we got Jordan. Now they want to divide the land again for another Palestinian state!) The “Zionist Party” is just the opposite. They are co-opting the term to confuse things.

My view is clear. The only solution that will bring peace is annexation of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). As I wrote in a recent blog, if you want your prayers answered, pray what Yehovah God has already said He is going to do.

“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2

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Trump, Brexit and Christian Zionism

1 08 2016

Stand with IsraelWe are finished with our wonderful and fruitful New England ministry trip. We catch the train home tomorrow. Here is an excellent article for your consideration from Brian Hennessy in Israel Today Magazine. Just click on this link, and enjoy!

What Do Trump, Brexit and Christian Zionism Have in Common?

I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 12:2-3
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The Democrat Bible

28 07 2016

Israeli_flag-burning_mEvery four years the Democratic Platform becomes more anti-Israel. Why is this? It is a natural result of leftist liberal ideology. It is very clear in liberal churches, which deny the literal authority of Scripture. Once you reject the authority of the Bible, you are on the slippery slope to apostasy. The Bible clearly speaks of Yehovah’s favor on Israel, not only in ancient times, but especially today in the miraculous restoration of modern Israel.

Yet, at this week’s Democratic Convention in Philadelphia we have seen Palestinian flags, and the burning of the Israeli flag outside the arena. Did you see this covered in the media? Probably not. Pay very close attention to both presidential candidates regarding Israel.

Liberal Jewish rabbis have also spoken at the convention, and at interfaith gatherings this week with Muslim imams. Here is an astonishing quote from Reform Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who manages to contradict Scripture 18o degrees, with a statement blaming the historic hatred of Israel from the Amalekites, not on their pagan evil death cult, but on Israel.

“The core teaching is that it wasn’t Amalek who was at fault, it was us, because we, the community allowed there to be stragglers to fall behind at the rear,” Pesner said.

Wow! Isn’t that liberalism in a nutshell? Just to refresh your memory, God judged Amalek to be so evil that they were to be utterly destroyed.

Then Yehovah said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, Yehovah-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because Yehovah has sworn: Yehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:14-16

King Saul’s failure to destroy Amalek left the spirit of Amalek alive to torment Israel ever since. King Saul lost his throne because of the disobedience.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of Yehovah, He also has rejected you from being king. 1 Samuel 15:23

Therefore it is critical that we hear, listen and do the word of Yehovah. We need to follow the Holy Spirit now more than ever and we must recognize Jesus/Yeshua as the Son of God and Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)





God’s End Game

18 01 2016

christian_zionismWe have reached the climax of the ages. It is crunch time. I mean that in the clearest possible prophetic declaration. This is not symbolic. We are living in the last generation. I believe it with all of my heart and explained where the Bible teaches it in my book, Generation Last. This is no shameless plug, I am serious.

Through history God has been building up His Plan and preparing His people for their roles. Abraham was ready. Moses was ready. David was ready. Jesus was ready. This is our time, and we are ready! God is with us, God is for us. We are important in our places as He establishes Zion. This is not just another century, or just another millennium. This is the End Game. Fasten your spiritual seatbelt.

We can absolutely trust God to do His part. YEHOVAH GOD IS READY! He is advancing us forward into our pre-selected positions. This is the day for the glory of God to shine in us.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of Yehovah is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1

(The above quote is from my newest book, Blessing Israel, Chapter 13 – The End Game.)

I shared this excerpt because of an article in Israel Today: Is ‘Christian Zionism’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

The author discusses the concept of Christian Zionism and its disfavor in many parts of “Christendom.” Since I call myself a voice of Christian Zionists, I wanted to inspire you to take up the cause and see yourself as a Zionist. It is a minority position in the world today, but since God is the #1 Zionist, I will stick with Him! Take a couple minutes and read the short article at the above link.

And remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Israel Needs God Now More than Ever

1 01 2016
Yossi Cohen - New Head of the Mossad

Yossi Cohen – New Head of the Mossad

But everyone who calls on the name of Yehovah will be saved, for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape, just as Yehovah has said. These will be among the survivors whom Yehovah has called. Joel 2:32 NLT

New Mossad chief: Israel still needs God’s help                   In synagogue Torah speech days after appointment, Yossi Cohen says Israel needs God now just as it did at its foundation. The Prime MInister’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen, who on Monday was named as the next head of the Mossad, gave a particularly powerful speech at his synagogue on Saturday, noting how Israel was established with God’s help and needs His help today just as much. 

“Without siyata de’shamaya (‘Heavenly aid’ in Aramaic – ed.) the state of Israel would not have been established,” Cohen said in a Biblical exegesis at the synagogue this Shabbat, That was true then – and today too, we need siyata de’shamaya. ‘Where there is no wise direction, a people falls; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety,‘” concluded Cohen, quoting Proverbs 11:14which was taken as the slogan of the Mossad

Two Points:

#1. The Mossad is the Israeli equivalent to our CIA. Wouldn’t it be great if the head of the CIA stated that we need God as much now, as at our beginnings?

#2. Wouldn’t it be great if the slogan of the CIA was Proverbs 11:14?

My takeaway from this story confirms the point in my newest book: Blessing Israel. As the nations rage all around, Yehovah God is restoring Israel. This is true on a physical level, but more profoundly on the spiritual level. God is calling Israelis and touching them in their heart, the very core of their being.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and specifically that all Israel will hear the Voice of Yehovah God Almighty.

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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)





Quick Guide to Islam

5 11 2015

Simple Islam front coverThis morning I was moved by the Holy Spirit to again proclaim the simplicity of Islam. Don’t get confused. It really is this simple. The Quran adamantly denies that its god is a father, or that he has a son. Please take seriously this excerpt from my book: Simple Islam.

Here is the irreducible minimum you need to know about Islam: a “Quick Guide to Islam.” I truly believe it is all you need to know about Islam.

  1. We do not all worship the same God.
  2. Islam’s god is not a father.
  3. Islam’s god has no son.
  4. Islam’s god is not Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Contrast these facts with the following verses.

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know? Proverbs 30:4

The god of the Quran commands your son to die for him. The Living God of the Bible sent His Son to die for you.

Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22

Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts

Islam does not exist in a vacuum. It did not “just fall off the turnip truck” as the saying goes. There is a clear historical record of the birth of Islam. We know where it came from. Islam has a historical relationship with Jews and Christians, and their contrasting doctrines of faith and practice. We know the differences in their beliefs and their treatment of Bible believers. Even the Quran makes the distinction, calling Jews and Christians “People of the Book.” There is a clear record of the practice of Islam for nearly 1,400 years. We know what follows the “wave” of Islamic conquest and migration.

Pray for the deliverance and salvation of all people enslaved in the Islamic lie.

 

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Israeli Unity

30 10 2015

Dry Bones Israeli UnityHere is you chuckle for the weekend. Remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Pope Recognizes “State of Palestine”

18 05 2015

Dry Bones popeLast week, the Vatican announced an agreement for Official Vatican recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state. The Vatican had earlier extended diplomatic relations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

A declaration on the issue was formulated today with representatives of the PA, sources said, and is expected to be signed in the coming days. It will make clear that the Holy See has decided to change the diplomatic relations, which were so far with the PLO, and instead establish official relations with “Palestine” as a sovereign state…the first legal document which will constitute official recognition of the “Palestinian state.”  Israel National News 5-13-15

This is in direct conflict with the fundamental basis for the Israel/PA peace talks which arrive at PA statehood only through mutual agreement. To add insult to injury from Israel’s point of view, the Pope even called Abbas “an angel of peace.” This in spite of the fact that Abbas has been linked to terror attacks, glorifies martyrs by naming soccer fields after them, pays them or their families twice the salary of PA officials and wrote his Doctoral thesis on the denial of the Holocaust.

Pope calls Abbas ‘angel of peace’ during Vatican visit Francis meets with PA chief after Holy See’s decision to acknowledge Palestinian state angers Jerusalem. The Pope gave Abbas a medallion that represents the angel of peace defeating the “bad spirit of war,” and said that it is appropriate because “you are an angel of peace.” 

Welcome to bizarro world. We have reached the time prophesied where evil is called good and good is called evil.

PA Parliament: Jews Have No Right to Even ‘One Inch’ of Israel On Nakba Day, Palestinian parliament says that Jews have no right to the entire “land of Palestine”. The Palestinian parliament is continuing to reject any Jewish right to the “land of Palestine”, meaning the entire land of Israel, including the sovereign territory of the State of Israel.

pope_described_the_Palestinian_leader_as_an_angel_of_peace_a-a-92_1431869419523This was at the same time the Pope was literally holding hands and hugging Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

We must pray that Christians wake up to the linking of the Vatican more and more to Islam.

We do not worship the same God! Jews and Biblical Christians worship Yehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel. He is our heavenly Father and He sent His Son as the Messiah. Islam worships a false god who is not a father and has no son, according to the Koran, and therefore is a different god: the pagan moon-god.

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Israel Election for New Government on March 17, 2015

2 12 2014

img550204Flash News Update!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired part of his ruling coalition today. This will lead to new elections on March 17. At this early moment it appears that the conservatives will benefit most as the leftist parties look to lose Knesset seats. Netanyahu has had strong resistance to his platform from the left leaning members of his own coalition. Livni and Lapid were fired for undermining the Prime Minister from within.

Here are a few links to this fast breaking story, followed by my observations.

Elections Likely

Bibi Accuses Lapid, Livni of Leading a ‘Putsch’; Calls Elections

Netanyahu Fails to Save Coalition, Early Elections Expected Opposition parties have already submitted a motion for the dissolution of the Knesset, and party officials say Netanyahu’s Likud faction will support them, thereby accelerating the process of early elections, which would presumably be held by mid-March (17th) of next year.

Current polls suggest that Netanyahu and his Likud will handily win the election, and that the right-wing overall will benefit, while leading centrist and left-wing parties will almost all lose mandates.

While the prospects for Bibi Netanyahu continuing as Prime Minister look good, it is not without possible pitfalls. Put simply, Bibi represents Biblical Zionism and the leftists represent the humanist compromise for peace at any cost. They will keep trading land for peace until Israel would be destroyed “piece by peace.” In the end it will be the promise of Yehovah God that will determine the future for Israel.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud… so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth. It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55: 10-11

“Yehovah has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.” Isaiah 34:8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and begin now praying for the new elections.

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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!   (for deeper study click here.)





Citizen of the Year!

1 09 2014

Daniel YahavHere is a great story of an Israeli Messianic Pastor near Tiberias. Pastor Daniel Yahav has long been recognized by the Messianic community in the Land, but this new honor is extraordinary. I was privileged to share in his congregation, Peniel, early in his ministry there in 1990. For years I have recommended an article he wrote: BEWARE THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES with pic

However, now he has been chosen as the Citizen of the Year in his home town in Israel. Daniel Yahav, pastor of the Tiberias-area Messianic congregation Peniel, has received this year’s Honorary Citizen Award in his hometown of Yavne’el, which is a real testimony given the Orthodox Jewish character of the Galilee community. Israel Today

There were times in the nineties when the Orthodox threatened to stone his people at a hillside meeting. There were also later threats to burn down the building they were renting. (Because of the threats they moved out of the building and yet it was still burned down the next month).

So it makes this more than wonderful that his town has honored him, because his town is heavily Orthodox. Thank you, Lord for favor! Let us continue to pray for Pastor Yahav and the Peniel Congregation.

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Israel is One

1 08 2014
It is hard to think of a time when we have been so united. And the internet brings us even closer.

It is hard to think of a time when we have been so united. And the internet brings us even closer.

There is an old saying that if you have two Israelis, you will have three opinions. That is normally true for the feisty new nation. However, the Gaza War has united Israel like few have seen before. One of the points I make in teaching Psalm 83 is that Israel’s enemies are a confederacy, not a unity in their war against Israel. It is encouraging to see the unity of the Israeli people, including many Israeli Arabs and Israeli Christians. Just read Israel Today Magazine for examples.

Today I am sharing two more Dry Bones cartoons from my favorite cartoonist, Yaakov Kirchen, expressing that oneness presently in Israel. I am including his own comments below each cartoon.

It is a serious question. . . .to be answered by a world which will have to deal with an angry, righteous, and united Israel.

It is a serious question.
. . .to be answered by a world which will have to deal with an angry, righteous, and united Israel.

Please read this astounding article: The Mega-Attack Israel’s Gaza War Prevented

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Patriot or Politic

3 07 2014

July-4As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we celebrate freedom from tyranny. It’s a good time to review the difference between patriotism and politics. Here is a simple difference. A patriot loves his country and as JFK put it, asks not what the country can do for him, but what he can do for his country. A politician is motivated by self-interest. What can I get? What can the country do for me? I wrote about the warning Jesus gave to beware the leaven of the pharisees and of Herod. The leaven of Herod referred to political self-interest. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. What can you do for me? It is known for political “horse trading”. It is all about deal making.

But a patriot is motivated by the common good. His standards are freedom, liberty, and justice for all. The tragedy of today’s divided political factions is a descent into anarchy. It is every man for himself. This is not only a breakdown of our democratic republic, but is the consequence of rejecting our Judeo-Christian heritage. Not only our heritage, but we are losing our moral, religious, and Biblical values. Without that, there is no standard to hold up before our youth as their goal and behavioral expectations. Love God and love your neighbor is Bible 101, but without it you have runaway selfishness.

One further point about the 4th of July: Our revolution did not come from a spirit of rebellion, but a reluctant separation from the tyranny of King George. (See my earlier blog: Mobs, Riots and Revolutions) Our forefathers came to this continent to live in freedom. King George enforce his rule beyond his reach and was rejected from being King. One of the most profound moments of our baby country happened when George Washington was our first President. Some wanted him to be King or a least continue as President. But he refused the personal gain and glory for the principle of changing our leadership regularly to expressly avoid the opportunity for one man control.

As we reflect on the blessings of Almighty God on this great nation this weekend, we must pray for a revival of faith and faithfulness to Yehovah God, Who is our Source. This was proclaimed clearly in our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I pray you will have a blessed and thankful 4th of July!

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Motherhood = Sincere Love

10 05 2014

1384176_704053582957206_92637986_nThe NIV translation is not my favorite (in fact, it is my least favorite version, but that is another story). But this week I read a section that really expresses my honor for my mother, Ruth Lawrence, and my wife of nearly 47 years (next month). Doreen and my Mom are examples of the kind of sincere love described here. I offer this as my Mother’s Day tribute to Mom and Doreen, and as a blessing that washes down to my beloved daughters who themselves are now mothers. Thank you Lord Jesus for the wealth of love showered on me by these “mothers in Israel.”

 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13

Of course, we men must realize that this standard of behavior applies to men as well. May we all continue to walk together as heirs of the grace of life in Jesus, our redeemer.

“Redeemed how I love to proclaim it!”

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News Harvester

28 04 2014

harvestoutpost001006This is my full time job. Today I want to give you a glimpse into what I do. Each week my consumption of news is easily 30-40 hours. I read and watch domestic news, but especially Israel and Mid-east news sources, intelligence reports and briefs. My goal is to “harvest” from hundreds of sources each week and reduce it down to a few stories and events that are singled out by the Holy Spirit to share with you. You see, I pray constantly while reading and make it my assignment to “see and hear” what the Spirit says.

Not everyone needs this service, but many of you are very busy with your own calling in life and can greatly benefit from this simple service. My calling is to simplify. This is not my ability, but a gift from God to see the irreducible minimum message from the Lord in prophetic news. A mentor once told me this guidance to which I am committed: “Don’t be a preacher who has to say something, be a preacher who has something to say.”

Watching world events, Israel events and church events as a prophetic intercessor is a wonderful calling. One must learn to see by the Holy Spirit and hear by the Holy Spirit. The pen is mightier than the sword. In this day of world-wide Internet and social media, the opportunity is great. Please pray for me when the Lord brings me to your mind, and thank you for following my updates here on Elisha Vision Commentary and my weekly YouTube prophetic updates: The Issachar Forum-A Prophetic Think Tank.

(Added 4-30-14: My weekly meetings when I am home include a Thursday night home group, two regular meetings with brothers for prayer, Sunday Bible class in a local church, video recording each Sunday afternoon, and the public Issachar Forum each Sunday night at a local restaurant. There are also several monthly meetings.)

For any who are curious about our financial support, we live by Social Security, regular offerings from friends, and occasional gifts from individuals and speaking engagements. Offerings received for my five books and Doreen’s books usually pay for themselves and give us the freedom to give them away as the Lord leads. We are deeply grateful for each of you who pray and/or contribute to this ministry.

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest (Hebrew: chashah – to be silent, quiet, still, inactive), all you who pray to Yehovah. Isaiah 62:6

We pray the blessing of Yehovah, God of Heaven’s Armies on you and your loved ones! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Hamas Flag on Temple Mount

22 04 2014

Hamas flag on Temple MtWhile we were enjoying Passover and Resurrection Day here in the United States, something very sinister was happening in Jerusalem, Israel. The Hamas terrorist entity from Gaza effectively took over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, even flying their Islamic Hamas flag on the Mount itself.

For over a week now, the escalating situation has seen several riots with at least two Israeli police injured. Young Hamas radicals barricaded themselves inside the grey-domed al-Aqsa mosque. Inside the mosque, they were also stockpiling rocks and chunks of broken concrete which they used to attack non-Muslims. They even hurled rocks and molotov cocktails down on Jews praying at the Western Wall. Israel has been impotent to put an end to it “for fear of offending Muslim sensibilities”.

My view is that things will continue to boil up and over. With the failure of Kerry’s peace effort and the ultimate failure of the 20 year Oslo Accords, the Palestinians are preparing a major eruption of violence. In earlier posts I mentioned two scenarios for the “huge event” that may be associated with the tetrad of four blood moon eclipses that began on Passover and continue this Fall on the Feast of Tabernacles. They conclude with one on Passover 2015 and Tabernacles 2015.

Israel became a nation just before a tetrad in 1949-50 and regained Jerusalem in the next one in 1967-68. If you see those events through a camera lens you start with a wide-angle view of the whole country and then a narrower view of just Jerusalem. That suggests that the narrowing focus may now be on the Temple Mount. I offer this for you prayer and consideration as watchmen on the wall.

For further reading, here are a series of stories in chronological order starting with Passover.

Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount   Dozens of flag waving Hamas activists wrest control of the Mount, Jews not allowed in.

THE ULITIMATE HUMILIATION: Hamas Conquers The Temple Mount On Eve Of Passover   Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach.

Israel: Palestinians stockpiling rocks inside al-Aqsa Mosque   After riots on Temple Mount, security officials quoted saying they will have to storm Jerusalem holy site

Riots Begin in Jerusalem After Muslim Prayers   Dozens of Arab youth try to break through police barriers, as hundreds of police prepare for reported Arab riots.

Arab youth riot on Temple Mount; 2 officers hurt   Temple Mount compound closed after rocks and fireworks thrown at police from barricade at Al-Aqsa Mosque; police arrest 24 suspects.

 

Jordan slams Israel over Temple Mount violence   Amman summons ambassador Daniel Nevo to protest Israeli actions, which it says violate peace agreement.

Calls to Fire Internal Security Minister Over Temple Mount Riots   MK Moshe Feiglin calls for heads to roll after Hamas terrorists seize control of Temple Mount.

Israel Is ‘Destroying’ Al-Aqsa Mosque for ‘Alleged’ Temple   PA officials, TV, and highest religious authority spread libel that Israel dividing Temple Mount to build ‘alleged’ Temple.

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Who is the Islamophobe?

10 04 2014

Ayaan-Hirsi-Ali-VVD.NL-1200x1600“This makes my blood boil!” My father used that expression when he was upset at some major injustice. The issue I share today is the first time I choose to use this expression. It makes my blood boil, when I hear what Brandeis University has done to one of the truly great heroes of the century. Could there be a more socially evil way of dishonoring someone than to offer an unsolicited HONORARY DEGREE (along with an invitation to speak at Commencement), and then take it back? I thought an honorary degree had something to do with honor. Hello? That is exactly what has just happened at Brandeis University. Who is the Islamophobe? It is not this indomitable lady, it is the University. They fear Islam. Shame on Brandeis University.

Here is the background. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken activist, author, filmmaker and lecturer was supposed to be awarded an honorary degree at Brandeis University, but the school changed its mind to protect the sensibilities of its Muslim students. The protest against her began with a single petition from a Muslim student and quickly spread throughout the campus. Ali is a former Muslim who now champions Islam unchained. Now a Fellow at Harvard, she has been on the run most of her life. In the Netherlands, she wrote the script and provided the voice for “Submission” a film severely critical of Islam’s treatment of women. Her producer, Theo Van Gogh, was murdered and no place was safe for Ali. She became a fugitive until moving to the USA. 

(This summary leaves out that she escaped from Somalia after female genital mutilation, rape, beatings and terror to find a life and education and then rise as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands for several years. When her producer was murdered a note on him warned that she was next! She lives under Muslim fatwas calling for her murder.) Yet she continues to speak out and is one of nine women featured in the documentary Honor Diaries:

Honor Diaries explores violence against women in honor-based societies, with particular focus on female genital mutilation (FGM), honor violence and honor killings, early and forced marriage, and lack of access to education. The film profiles nine women’s rights activists with origins in the Muslim (and non-Muslim) world, and follows their efforts to affect change, both within their communities and beyond. Honor Diaries premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2013 and won the Interfaith Award for Best Documentary at the St. Louis International Film Festival in November 2013.

There is a great Op-Ed at Israel National News by Jack Engelhard. Please read it. I was so moved that I wrote a comment, which is relatively rare for me. The Kelly File on Fox News has also done a great job this week covering this story. Click here for the six-minute video interview by Megyn Kelly. (Also, another good article on Newsmax, for you avid readers).

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The Israeli Solution

4 03 2014

Caroline Glick bookMy last blog was on this same subject, but today I want you to hear directly from Caroline Glick, my favorite Israeli columnist. She has just published the best answer to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Please read her reasons for writing and then order the book by clicking on the picture.

“In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.”

And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to 47%.

Next week over 10,000 predominantly Jewish American supporters of Israel will gather in Washington at AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Given their high commitment to Israel, probably most of those gathered belong to the 47% of American Jews who opposed Palestinian statehood.

Yet at the conference they will embrace the two-state formula. And on March 4 they will go up to Capitol Hill and tell their representatives that they support it.

They will do so not because they are addled. They will do so because for the past 20 years all they have heard is that Israel has no alternative to the two-state plan.

Israel’s fervent and committed supporters at AIPAC have been told that Israel needs a Palestinian state more than the PLO does. Only by bringing such a state into existence in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem can Israel get the Palestinian demographic albatross off its neck.

These committed supporters of the Jewish state have been sternly lectured that Israel is doomed if it doesn’t give the Palestinians an outlet for their political impulses outside of Israel, because within a year or two there will be more Palestinians than Israelis west of the Jordan.

The same day AIPAC’s delegates meet with members of both houses of Congress, my new book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East will be released by Crown Forum, a division of Random House.

In my book, I show that the demographic time bomb is a dud, and a malicious one at that.

In 1997, the head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Hassan Abu Libdeh told The New York Times that he was carrying out a census which would serve as a “civil intifada,” that is, as a statistical terror assault.

And he was right. The goal of terrorism is to force a target population to take actions it otherwise would not have taken. The goal of statistical warfare is to manipulate numbers to coerce a target society into taking actions that it would otherwise not take.

The Palestinian census claimed that by 2015, Arabs would be the majority west of the Jordan River. And once Jews were the minority, the Arabs could destroy Israel just by demanding the vote.

The Clinton administration, the US Jewish leadership and the Israeli Left rushed to embrace the findings, even though they were totally inconsistent with annual Palestinian population surveys the Israeli military government conducted from 1967 through 1996.

All crowed that true, the PLO still supports terrorism, but if Israel didn’t cough up the territories, it would be demographically overwhelmed.

It took seven years until an independent group of Israeli and American researchers studied the PLO data and exposed the fraud at their foundation. The American- Israeli Demographic Research Group showed that the Palestinian data inflated the Arab population by a whopping 50 percent.

The news for Israel has only gotten better in the intervening years. The Jewish fertility rate has increased as the Palestinian rates have collapsed along with those of the Muslim world as a whole. Israeli Jews now have higher fertility rates than the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, (3.04 vs. 2.91 children per woman). Israel’s immigration rate is high and rising. Palestinian emigration rates have skyrocketed over the past decade.

The demographic good news has percolated throughout Israeli society. And with the news, more and more Israeli politicians have come to favor applying Israeli law to all or parts of Judea and Samaria, just as Israel successfully applied its laws to united Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in the past.

Most Likud members of Knesset and all members of the Bayit Yehudi party support partial or full implementation of Israeli law in the areas. 59% of Israeli Jews support such action as well and support doing so unilaterally.

Indeed, even leftist Israelis support Israel’s unilateral application of its laws to parts of Judea and Samaria. For instance, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren supports the unilateral withdrawal from parts of Judea and Samaria. But Oren foresees the retention of the major Israeli settlement blocs under Israeli law. In the absence of a peace deal, such a step can only be taken through the unilateral application of Israeli law to those areas.

In the current Knesset session, members have submitted two bills calling for the application of Israeli law to the large Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria and to the Jordan Valley, respectively.

But while all of this is going on in Israel, Israel’s supporters in the US remain in the dark about the existence of a better – facts based – alternative path for Israel.

In The Israeli Solution, I fill in the blanks that plague the American discourse on Israel and the Palestinians.

I provide a 360-degree analysis of a policy that I call The Israeli One-State Plan. That plan involves applying Israeli law – and through it Israeli sovereignty – throughout all of Judea and Samaria.

I divide the discussion into three parts. Part One provides the 90-year history of failure that has attended the two-state model, from the end of World War I through the present day. I also show how the US’s embrace of the two-state model has worked to blind US policymakers from both parties to the realities of the region and so guaranteed the failure of US Middle East policies.

Part Two presents the case for Israeli sovereignty from the perspectives of demography, international law, history and civil liberties.

Far from transforming the areas into a race-based state, as Israel’s opponents threaten, such a move by Israel will free the Palestinians from life under the PLO’s terror supporting kleptocracy and provide them with full civil and legal rights as permanent residents of Israel.

They will also have the right to apply for Israeli citizenship.

Even if all the Arabs of Judea and Samaria were to become Israeli citizens, Israel would retain a strong two-thirds Jewish majority. And it would avert the only real demographic threat. That is the threat posed by a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria which would permit millions of hostile, foreign-born Arabs from Lebanon, Jordan and Syria to immigrate to its territory.

In Part Three, I discuss the probable responses of the Palestinians, the larger Arab world and the EU to a decision by Israel to apply its laws to Judea and Samaria and abandon the two-state policy model.

I also discuss how such a move will impact Israel and the United States.

Most delegates at AIPAC do not realize that Israelis have moved on from the failed two-state formula. It is my hope that in the year between this AIPAC conference and next year’s conference, they will read my book, and understand that they needn’t support the establishment of a Palestinian terror state. There is a better option. It is better for Israel. It is better for the Palestinians. And it is better for America.

If they do read my book, I hope it will open a long-belated discussion about Israel’s true options. If they do, I can assure them that next year’s AIPAC conference will be more realistic, and more optimistic than next week’s conclave.” Caroline Glick 2-25-14

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Thanks for your continued prayers for my Florida ministry tour.





One State Solution

28 02 2014

Unjust Land(As I write this commentary, I am enjoying the beautiful sunshine of Naples, Florida. I have already had one great meeting in Jacksonville on this ministry trip. Wednesday night I speak at Gulf Coast Church in Indian Rocks. I am at Flowing River Church (my home church) Sunday March 9 and then Shepherd’s Heart in Dunedin on March 16. I hope to see many of my old friends while in the area.)

ONE STATE SOLUTION

There is one great article you need to read in Israel Today Magazine. Calev Meyers, a leading Israeli lawyer from the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, offers the best plan yet for solving the “peace process” dilemma. Instead of the two-state idea, he suggests Israel annex Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and give them full citizenship in Israel. The main objection to this idea has been worry that Israel would become majority Arab. However, this is solved by simply not including the one and a half million Gazans since there are no Jews there anyway. The result would leave Israel as a Jewish state with a 30% Arab minority. This plan definitely makes the most sense to me. Please check out the article and video interview here.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

First notice! I am beginning to plan an Israel Tour for next February. Details later. I hope to take just 20 to 25 folks, so pray about your participation.

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Zealous for Jerusalem

7 02 2014

Flag at WallThen the angel said to me, “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong. Zechariah 1:14 NLT

When the Lord speaks to me from three different sources, I pay attention. This week I shared this verse in our home group. After seeing the verse in Barry Segal’s newsletter from Israel, the Holy Spirit stirred my heart. The next day it came to me from a local friend in an American newsletter.

Yehovah is fully emotional. In addition to all of His other characteristics and power and love, God is emotional. He is passionate. Let that sink in. He has love. He has anger. He feels grief for sinful man. And profoundly, in this verse, He is zealous! What is so important to Him that stirs his passion to jealousy?

So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah of hosts: “I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal. ​I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; for I was a little angry, and they helped—but with evil intent. ‘Therefore thus says Yehovah: ​​“I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; ​​My house shall be built in it,” says Yehovah of hosts, ​​“And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.  Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah of hosts: ​​“My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; ​​Yehovah will again comfort Zion, and will again choose Jerusalem.” ’ ” Zechariah 1:14-6 NKJV

The Hebrew word qin’ah means ardour, zeal, jealousy. I represent myself as a voice of Christian Zionists. This is what I mean. I have ardour/love for Jerusalem, the city of God. I have zeal to see His purpose restored in Zion. And I am jealous for her because of the advance of the nations against Jerusalem. I hope my zeal is an extension of His love. Most of all, I believe His Son Jesus/Yeshua is the Heavenly bridegroom coming to claim His bride. He will be welcomed by all who truly believe in the Messiah of Israel. We will all say as one:

Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yehovah! We have blessed you from the house of Yehovah. Psalm 118:26

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New radio interview posted 2-8-14 click on audio in above menu bar.

(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Rabbi Says Yeshua is Messiah

9 01 2014

Rabbi KaduriI almost named this post: Ariel Sharon Part Two. His soon death has shone a spotlight on a remarkable story, buried at the time, but will now surface with a bang. One of the most respected orthodox Israeli Rabbis, who died January 28, 2006 at 108 years, named Jesus (Yeshua) as the Messiah. Based on the Messiah appearing to Him in visions, he revealed the name in a coded message held back until a year after his death. Some estimated there were 300,000 people in his funeral procession.

After my last commentary about former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, I was asked about Rabbi Kaduri. I then added a couple of links to the story. However, it deserves wider attention, thus this posting. The convergence in 2014 of the blood-red moons and Ariel Sharon’s death adds credibility to Rabbi Kaduri’s report. Here again are the two important links. The first is a short video outlining the facts. The second is and article in Israel Today written at the time they opened the coded message. What do you think about it?

The most intriguing part is the prediction that the Messiah would come soon after Ariel Sharon’s death. Who knew he would live in a coma for over seven years? The Rabbi was a Kabbalist, a Jewish mystic. Does that discount the report? Either way, the focus in Israel is still on Jesus being named the Messiah of Israel. Let the debate begin!

Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten the hearts of many and reveal the truth.

When is the last time you read Isaiah 53? Jews say it refers to the nation of Israel, not a person. We see it as a clear description of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel.

The Sin-Bearing Messiah Who has believed our report? ​​And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? ​​For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. ​​He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, ​​There is no beauty that we should desire Him. ​​He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; ​He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. ​​Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. ​​But He was wounded for our transgressions, ​​He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. ​​All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and Yehovah has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
​​​He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; ​​He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. ​​He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? ​​For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. ​​And they made His grave with the wicked—​​But with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.​​
Yet it pleased Yehovah to bruise Him; ​​He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, ​​He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of Yehovah shall prosper in His hand. ​​He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. ​​By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. ​​Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, ​​Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53
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Ariel Sharon & Judgment

6 01 2014
Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went into a coma in 2006, some three years into his second term

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went into a coma in 2006, some three years into his second term

A Sober Word

The nature of God is a much debated subject. Many in today’s Western decadent culture choose to believe in a god who would never hurt a flea. Really. Just think of PETA. Yet there are two facts about the God of the Bible that one must accept.

1. Yehovah is the God who is unchangeable. “For I am Yehovah, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Malachi 3:6 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

The point of the first verse is that if God would change, He would have destroyed Jacob (Israel). But He had made certain unconditional promises to Abraham, Issac and Jacob that are eternal.

2. God has in fact consumed/destroyed wicked people including entire cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah in the past. And He will do it in the future…The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1

I say this is future because Damascus, Syria is the only Middle Eastern capital city that has never been destroyed in over 5,000 years. Jerusalem on the other hand, has been destroyed at least eleven times.

These two facts about the nature of Yehovah God are the foundation of this post about Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel who is on his death-bed. He has been in a coma for seven years, but is now near death.

Much will be written in his honor in the coming days, so I need to make this point now. Even the Prime Minister of Israel is not above God’s judgments. Lionized as a great General in earlier years, his last terrible decision to withdraw all Jews from the Gaza area was his final act and his worst mistake. He found himself on the opposite end of one of God’s most unchangeable declarations.

“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, ​​I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; ​​They have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2

Ariel Sharon divided God’s land and fell into the judgment. He was so blinded by the US pressure, he even scheduled the withdrawal from Gaza on the 9th of Av, which is the worst historical date in Jewish history. It was the date of the destruction of both the first and second temples, expulsion from Spain, and even the Holocaust. He immediately postponed it but the damage was done. Within days he suffered the tragic brain hemorrhage. The withdrawal date is also connected to US judgment because that is the day Katrina formed off the African coast. Please know that I take no joy in these facts, but they show an aspect of God that we must embrace if we live by the Bible. Even God Himself takes no pleasure in anyone’s death.

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:30-32

UPDATE: Check out the story of the famous Israeli Rabbi who met the Messiah and told His name. He also said the death of Ariel Sharon would be followed by the coming of the Messiah. Click here and here.

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Theoretically

23 11 2013

BZsBGfuCQAA_ibF.jpg large(Catherine Ashton represents the European Union and Ban Ki Moon the United Nations.)

If you like this, you may also like his “Apartheid Week” cartoons here.

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More Israel Good News

24 10 2013

Fgallery1-33But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. Ezekiel 36:8-10

The Israelis Are At It Again!

1. Scientists in Israel found that the brackish water, drilled from underground desert aquifers hundreds of feet deep, could be used to raise warm-water fish. The geothermal water, less than one-tenth as saline as sea water, free of pollutants, and a toasty 98 degrees on average, proves an ideal environment..

2. Israeli-developed designer-eyeglasses, promise mobile phone and iPod users, a personalized, high-tech video display. Available to US consumers next year, Lumus-Optical’s lightweight and fashionable video eyeglasses, feature a large transparent screen, floating in front of the viewer’s face that projects their choice of movie, TV show, or video game.

3. When Stephen Hawkings recently visited Israel , he shared his wisdom with scientists, students, and even the Prime Minister. But the world’s most renowned victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, also learned something, due to the Israeli Association for ALS’ advanced work in both embryonic and adult stem cell research, as well as its proven track record with neurodegenerative diseases. The Israeli research community is well on its way to finding a treatment for this fatal disease, which affects 30,000 Americans.

4. Israeli start -up, Veterix, has developed an innovative new electronic capsule that sits in the stomach of a cow, sheep, or goat, sending out real-time information on the health of the herd, to the farmer via email or cell phone. The e-capsule, which also sends out alerts if animals are distressed, injured, or lost is now being tested on a herd of cows, in the hopes that the device will lead to tastier and healthier meat and milk supplies.

5. The millions of Skype users worldwide will soon have access to the newly developed KishKish lie-detector. This free Internet service, based on voice stress analysis (a technique, commonly used in criminal investigations) will be able to measure just how truthful that person on the other end of the line, really is.

6. Beating cardiac tissue has been created in a lab from human embryonic stem cells by researchers at the Rappaport Medical Faculty and the Technion – Israeli institute of Technology ‘s biomedical Engineering facility. The work of Dr. Shulamit Levenberg and Prof. Lior Gepstein, has also led to the creation of tiny blood vessels within the tissue, making possible its implantation in a human heart.

7. Israel’s Magal Security Systems, is a worldwide leader in computerized security systems, with products used in more than 70 countries around the world, protecting anything from national borders, to nuclear facilities, refineries, and airports. The company’s latest Product, DreamBox, a state-of-the-art security system that includes Intelligent video, audio and sensor management, is now being used by a major water authority on the US east coast to safeguard the utility’s sites.

8. It is common knowledge that dogs have better night vision than humans and a vastly superior sense of smell and hearing. Israel ‘s Bio-Sense Technologies recently delved further and electronically analyzed 350 different barks. Finding that dogs of all breeds and sizes, bark the same alarm when they sense a threat, the firm has designed the dog bark-reader, a sensor that can pick up a dog’s alarm bark, and alert the human operators. This is just one of a batch of innovative security systems to emerge from Israel which Forbes calls ‘the go-to country for anti-terrorism technologies.’

9. Israeli company, BioControl Medical, sold its first electrical stimulator to treat urinary incontinence to a US company for $50 Million. Now, it is working on CardioFit, which uses electrical nerve stimulation to treat congestive heart failure. With nearly five million Americans presently affected by heart failure, and more than 400,000 new cases diagnosed yearly, the CardioFit is already generating a great deal of excitement as the first device with the potential to halt this deadly disease.

10. One year after Norway’s Socialist Left Party launched its Boycott Israel campaign, the importing of Israeli goods has increased by 15%, the strongest increase in many years, statistics Norway reports. (author unknown)

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Messiah Comes on What Day or Hour?

13 09 2013

jesus_second_comingAssuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Matthew 24:34-36

Yom Kippur and the coming of the Messiah are closely related, more than you know.

But first, did you hear the one about the long-awaited Messiah finally arriving in Jerusalem? The Mayor of Jerusalem goes out to meet him and welcomes him to Jerusalem. But the mayor says: “I just have one question. Is this your first or second visit?”

Jews believe he has not come yet. But Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah who came 2,000 years ago to become the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world to all who receive Him, especially the Jews.

So what does Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, have to do with the coming? Jesus in the above quote from Matthew 24 was saying exactly when He would come. Most Christians believe He was obscuring the timing with His answer. On the contrary, He actually gave a broad hint of the timing. The phrase “no man knows the day or hour” was almost a cliché’ in Jesus’ day. It was a common expression among the Jews of that day referring to the timing of the Fall Feasts of Yehovah. These were Trumpets, Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. (For my teaching on the Feasts, please listen to my radio interview for ten minutes on each of the seven Feasts.)

Present day Rabbinic Judaism uses a fixed calendar with arbitrary conditions that actually causes it to miss the Biblical timing. This year it is Friday night and Saturday September 13-14. However, the Biblical calculation was far easier. Yom Teruah or Trumpets, begins on the first sighting of the new moon in the seventh month. This year that was observed in Jerusalem on the evening of 9/7, which makes Yom Kippur (the tenth day from the sighting) on Sept 16-17. (Using the Biblical method to figure it is a characteristic of Karaite (Bible believing) Jews. Here is a link to Nehemiah Gordon, a leading Karaite).

So what? Well, I believe Jesus was telling His disciples He would come during the Fall Feasts.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52

There are five elements that make the actual day or hour unknowable.

1. The confusion caused by the arbitrary Rabbinic calendar.

2. The actual day of sighting the new moon could vary by weather conditions, cloud cover, etc.

3. Even the hour could vary if the evening started cloudy early and cleared up later, for example.

4. The “last trumpet” could refer to the last shofar during Yom Teruah (trumpets) beginning the Fall feast.

5. Or, the “last trumpet” could refer to the trumpet sounded at the end of Yom Kippur.

Therefore, even though the day or hour is unknown, I believe Jesus was speaking clearing to His disciples that He would come during the first ten days of the Fall Feasts, which then leads to Tabernacles where God will live with men and celebrate the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

May it be this year, Yeshua ben Yehovah – Jesus Son of God – Yeshua haMashiach – Jesus the Messiah!

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Syria: Not World War III

27 08 2013

Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_188th_Brigade_Training_Day_March_2008-cropped-195x110When the media goes after a story like sharks with blood in the water, we need to step back for some Biblical prophetic context. This Syria saber-rattling is not the end of the world or Armageddon. Prophetically, we have a way to go yet.

For several years I have explained Psalm 83. It describes a regional war against Israel that ends with the coalition members attacking each another and Israel winning decisively. The later Ezekiel 38 War of Gog and Magog is the big one. An essential difference between the two is that the list of attackers in Psalm 83 is not even mentioned in Ezekiel. Completely different countries are involved. Also, Israel is dwelling in peace and safety and un-walled villages before the big one. A third consideration is the destruction of Damascus in Isaiah 17 which may be near in the first coming war.

Therefore, this is not the end of the world, but it is setting the stage. We are coming into the holy season of the Feast of Tabernacles in Leviticus 23. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 was 40 years ago to the day of this year’s Yom Kippur, starting at sundown Friday September 13 to sundown September 14. While some would make something superstitious of Friday the 13th, the Biblical interest is that 1973 and 2013 both occur on the Sabbath. Given the context of the Syria civil war, we should be in much prayer about this year’s Yom Kippur.

​“For the pillars of the earth are Yehovah’s, and He has set the world upon them. ​​He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail. The adversaries of Yehovah shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them. Yehovah will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.” 1 Samuel 2:8b-10

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Slippery Slope

19 07 2013

RoshHanikraWho has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4

For several years I have emphasized the personal name of the God of the Bible, which is Yehovah. (See note below my signature). This verse from Proverbs confronts us with the undeniable fact that He has a name. Jewish scholars know the name but refuse to pronounce it, instead substituting “Adonai/Lord” or “haShem/theName”. Christian translators also obscure the actual name of Yehovah, although they know the Son’s name, Jesus or Yeshua.

As with all sound theology, this study begins with a literal belief in the Scriptures. There are two apparently unconnected headlines in the news this week. However, I see them joined by the same error: refusal to take God at His word. Here are the linked headlines with my comments.

Maylasia photo-1374227416057-1-0jpgMuslims Demand Vatican Envoy Leave Malaysia

This story is about the Catholic Church insisting on using the name of the god of Islam, A-la, instead of Yehovah. This is especially critical in our generation because of the rise of Islam. Their god intends to replace Yehovah as the True God. Christian translators naïvely think we all worship the same god. For more detail on this error please order my newest book, SIMPLE ISLAM. Here is an excerpt:

The name of the god of Islam – You will notice that I have consistently miss-spelled the name of the god of Islam. This is intentional. My preference is to use this spelling “A-la” in place of the actual spelling of the name “Allah”, except in direct quotes from other sources. I generally try to abide by the Biblical prohibition, given in at least four Scripture references where we are instructed to not say the names of other gods. These verses are explained in the conclusion of this book in Part IV – Action Items.

Fuller Seminary Allows First LGBT Campus Group

Secondly, the problem of not taking the Bible literally continues to lead to apostasy in the Church. Fuller Seminary was formerly known as a defender of Biblical faith. They now follow the lead of liberal schools before them who think they have a better standard than the Bible.

For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. Matthew 24:24 NLT

Both of these headlines are the result of rejecting a literal reading of God’s Word. Am I saying that Muslims or homosexuals cannot be saved? No, Jesus died for them! I am saying that we all come to Jesus bound by our sins, and He sets us free. We are free to “sin no more.”

Not one human being is left out of this list of sinners….BUT….You were washed!

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Why Elisha Beyond Elijah?

13 06 2013

SukkotWhat comes after the “days of Elijah?” There has been a great song around for the last decade celebrating Elijah, but he was the forerunner of something greater. We have been in the season of an Elijah anointing, but are now entering the season of Elisha. What do I mean by this? It is obviously important to me, since we call our ministry: Elisha Vision Ministries. But the revelation is in the name, Elisha, and his extraordinary ability to “see” in the supernatural dimension. What did he see that Elijah missed? Why was Elijah depressed after defeating the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel? And why is it so critical for us in 2013? Here is a little background.

Bible readers are familiar with the basic story of Elijah and Elisha, but there is much more revealed, simply from their Hebrew names. Elijah literally means “God is Yehovah.” El, or Elohim, is a somewhat generic reference to God and is sometimes used for other gods. Jah, or Yah (no “j” in Hebrew), is the short form of Yehovah, the personal name of the God of Israel, the God of the Bible. Elisha literally means “God is Yeshua.” The word is “salvation” but also just happens to be the name of the Son of God.

Here is an excerpt from my book, Generation LIFE.

“Elisha caught the mantle falling down as Elijah departed. Elisha returned to the banks of the Jordan River they had crossed just a little earlier. When Elijah had swung his mantle, the river stopped flowing, and they crossed on dry ground. Now Elisha was back at the River when he swung the mantle and cried out loud:

Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is Yehovah God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. 2 Kings 2:13-14

Elisha would not be satisfied with Elijah’s mantle as some relic or memory. It never was about Elijah, it was about Yehovah. The mantle was the connection, like the branch connects to the vine. But Elisha wanted the LIFE! He wanted the relationship Elijah had with Yehovah. He did not cry out for Elijah. He called for the God of Elijah. There was much work ahead and Elisha knew it was beyond his ability. He must connect to the Source! That is where we are today. This last section of the book is about being fruitful in the worst season this planet will ever see. We will never be functional without the Father’s faithful covenant love, the High Priestly intercession of Yeshua, and the authority and power of the Holy Spirit within us to literally manifest the God of Elijah.” (End excerpt)

We discover Elijah again in the New Testament when Jesus identifies John the Baptist as Elijah.

And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist . Matthew 17:10-13

If John fulfilled Elijah, then we again see Jesus as Elisha. So back to my headline today. Why Elisha beyond Elijah? We are no longer in the preparation stage of Elijah and John. All my life the people of God have been preparing.” That was good, but that season is over! It is now time to function. To rephrase a cliché: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the KINGDOM! Or, to put it another way: Game on!

The scandals in Washington these days only confirm how late the hour. Make sure you have plenty of oil (Holy Spirit) in your lamp. Make sure the wick is trimmed. This is not a call to hunker down and hide, but rather the opposite. It is time wake up, stand up and speak up for righteousness.

Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Daniel 11:32

What great exploits has God assigned to you?

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)




Dry Bones on “Drones”

1 06 2013

Dry Bones Drones

… a little comic relief from my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen, better know as Dry Bones.

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The Day the Language Died

8 04 2013

Look closely at the attached picture of a Power Point slide from an US Army/Pentagon Army Reserve training presentation. Notice that every flag except one is Islamic (one is Jewish). Now notice the list. The first one on the list, Evangelical Christianity in the US. The third is ultra-orthodox Judaism. Later on down we find Catholicism, US.

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The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. (Update 4-17-13: A spokesman for the Army acknowledged the incident but denied it was Army policy. Army spokesman George Wright later said it was an isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army. And the slide, he said, was not produced by the Army nor did it reflect their policy or doctrine.)

This is the politically manipulative and ridiculous nonsense that has replaced truthful information about Islam and jihad. And the implications of it are quite ominous. Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism and “Islamophobia” are forms of “Religion Extremism” on par with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Then how long will it be before the Obama Administration goes to war against them, as it has repeatedly declared that it is at war with al-Qaeda?

Islamophobia is extremism? Consider the conclusive statistics in this article. Not a Single Muslim Has Died Due to Islamophobia: As the usual voices fault “our oversaturated Islamophobic environment” and “growing anti-Muslim hate,” they neglect to mention how rare it is for an actual or perceived Muslim to die in a hate crime. By the FBI’s count, 74 people were killed in hate crimes (“murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” in Table 4) from 2002 to 2011, but not a single one in an anti-Muslim incident. Indeed, the FBI lists no anti-Muslim fatalities since 1995, corresponding to the earliest report available.

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I see this as the death of our language. Words no longer mean what the dictionary says they mean. Even the definition of “extremist organizations” in a later slide in the same Army Reserve training cannot possible be applied with such a broad brush condemnation. Literally hundreds of millions of Catholics and evangelical Christians fall into this ridiculous list. However, it is worse than ridiculous, because this redefinition is intentional and it is well under way.

I don’t have enough space to detail the redefinition of “patriot”. But take the time to read this recent Editorial in the LA Times. For 250 years patriots have been held up as heroes of liberty. Now the term is un-righteously sullied by perverting language, and in a major newspaper. SHAME! The Editorial ends with this dire warning against “patriot groups”. These groups should be closely monitored, with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists. Are you kidding me? I am not making this up. Take money from hunting foreign terrorists to hunt for patriots! Insanity.

Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. Isaiah 59:14

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!

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Happy Passover

26 03 2013

Passover 2013

Today is the first day of Passover 2013. This picture is a great reminder of our responsibility to fully share our faith with our children and grandchildren. We commit to training them in the ways of the Lord. As the old saying goes: God doesn’t have any grandchildren. Our children need to see our faith, touch our faith, feel our faith. They will know the security of our love; and as our arms surround them, the Lord will protect them and call them to Himself.

Yet, we cannot save them, or make the choices for them. They must choose life, each one individually. Our job is to make the choices stark. Today’s young people will not learn moral clarity from their friends or TV or the Internet. They will learn it best from us.

Put your hands on the wall. Touch the wall. Stand by the firm foundations of our faith. It is that secure, peaceful faith in Yehovah God and His Son, Yeshua the Messiah Jesus that will inspire and light the way for the next generation. Be bold, with no apologies for your faith. Let them see Him, let them touch Him for themselves.

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. and you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 29:12-14

Even though we can apply this to our personal faith walk, this promise is in the context of the restoration of Israel. Jeremiah completes his thought with the great covenant of the faithful God of Israel to bring them back. Not only from Babylon singly, but from all the nations, where He has scattered them! Hallelujah!

and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yehovah, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29:14

Thank you Father God for the Passover Lamb, Jesus. He came. He died. He rose again from the grave. The tomb is empty; Jesus is ALIVE!

We now know that when Jesus said: “This do in remembrance of Me”, the “this” referred to the Passover. So when we celebrate the Passover this year, or communion next time, we “do this” in the full historical and prophetic meaning of the Passover as we remember His sacrifice. Thank you, Jesus!

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Sir Isaac Newton Prophecy

12 03 2013

About the time of the end,
a body of men will be raised up
who will turn their attention to the prophecies,
and insist upon their literal interpretation,
in the midst of much clamour and opposition.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727

This quote was sent as an encouragement to me, a confirmation of the direction of my Biblical interpretation. Sunday night I shared it with our Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank group in Wake Forest, NC. I told everyone there that it applies to them also. You who are regularly reading my Elisha Vision Commentary are also in the loop. We are all seeing the literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy on a daily basis.

A common practice among prophecy buffs is to try to “pigeon-hole” other teachers’ theological positions. I resist such forced identity, but can now give a definitive description of mine, even if slightly tongue in cheek.

I am an histori-futuri-literalist. I believe much prophecy has been fulfilled, much remains to be fulfilled soon, and I take the Bible literally. If you are not familiar with that category, it is because I made it up. It is sort of like a favorite quote from David Wilkerson when asked what he believed about the rapture and tribulation: I believe in the “you can’t lose” tribulation, because if you are with Jesus, you can’t lose!

I subscribe to the counsel: If you can possible take a Bible verse literally, do so. Earl Waterman, Dalton Mountain, New Hampshire.

So, as we continue on this exhilarating path to the Messiah’s arrival, we do so with open eyes, open minds, and open Bibles.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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A Prophetic Month of March

4 03 2013

egyptian-locust-0654One locust is a cute little grasshopper, when a locust cloud blocks out the sun and “Marches” across the land, you have a plague of Biblical proportions. It is happening, now, in Egypt. It fits with the Isaiah 19 “Arab Spring” judgements of God on Egypt. We are now living in prophecy fulfilled from day-to-day and month to month right before our eyes.

Swarm of Biblical proportions surprises local authorities and blankets the ground near Giza

Swarm of Biblical proportions surprises local authorities and blankets the ground near Giza

This month has the potential of epic events making history. Here is my view of what to watch for in March 2013.

1. Locust plague in Egypt.

2. Israeli Election: Prime Minister Netanyahu has two weeks to form the coalition to govern Israel.

3. The new Pope for 1.2 billion Roman Catholics will be chosen. Peter the Roman is now the interim Head of Vatican City.

4. President Obama will visit Israel March 20 (unless there is no new government by then).

5. Passover will completely dominate Israel’s schedule from March 25 to April 1. Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on March 31.

Then throw into the mix the Iranian nuclear threat and Israel’s existential decision. Wow, what a month! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Be Silent Before Yehovah, All Humanity

14 02 2013
YEHOVAH'S SPRING!

YEHOVAH’S SPRING!

All eyes are on Israel and the Mideast. The cauldron is bubbling and boiling with strategies from the pit of hell. We are living in the day when the prophetic reality is now upon us. All hell is breaking loose, literally. Yet it is at this time that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is springing into action from His holy dwelling. If you thought the Arab Spring was something, wait till you see Yehovah God in action. It is all about Israel, the apple of His eye. Israel is poked by just about every other nation and God takes it personally. He told the prophet Zechariah over 2,500 years ago exactly what would occur.

After a period of glory, Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession. I will raise my fist to crush them, and their own slaves will plunder them.” Then you will know that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies has sent me.

Yehovah says, “Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you. Many nations will join themselves to Yehovah on that day, and they, too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies sent me to you. The land of Judah will be Yehovah’s special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.Be silent before Yehovah, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.” Zechariah 2:8-13
I think we could call it Yehovah’s Spring. Fasten your seat belts, prepare for turbulence. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Let us join ourselves to Yehovah in this day! He has opened the Way, through His Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.
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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)




Year of the Snake

7 02 2013

snake Chinese new yearThe Chinese New Year which begins February 10 is the Year of the Snake. Previous “years of the snake” saw the US stock market crash of 1929, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Chinese 1989 crushing of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests and the 9/11/2001 World Trade Center attack in New York City. Do I have your attention?

Let me be clear at the outset. I do not believe in astrology. The Bible is quite clear on the subject.

And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? Leviticus 19:31

And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people. Leviticus 20:6

Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of Yehovah, to provoke Him to anger. 2 Kings 21:6

And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? Isaiah 8:19

The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. Isaiah 19:3

Additionally, Jesus explicitly defined Satan’s purpose to steal, kill and destroy. The devil is at his tasks every year. This year will see terrible events, not because of a plethora of occult false prophesies, but in the Biblical timing of the end of the age.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Jesus goes on to explain that we are not at the mercy of the devil at all, but that if we walk with Jesus we will be over-comers!

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. 1 John 5:4

Therefore, we will not live in fear, but faith! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Muslims Discovered America before Columbus?

4 02 2013

Nihad Awad (second from right) stands to President Bush's left, when Bush said "Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday's attacks [on Sept. 11, 2001].

Nihad Awad (second from right) stands to President Bush’s left, when Bush said “Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday’s attacks [on Sept. 11, 2001].

What does President Bush have to do with the outrageous claim in the title of my commentary? This picture was taken on September 17, 2001 during the President’s visit to the Islamic Center of Washington, DC. It was during this period immediately after 9/11 that he called Islam “a religion of peace“.

My focus is not on the President, however but on the man second from right. His name is Nihad Awad and he is the subject of this post. He is the Executive Director and Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). It was in his December 27, 2012 interview with a Saudi TV network Iqra TV) that he claimed Muslims beat Columbus to America. The video interview is here.

And here are some quotes from the 12-27-12 interview on Saudi TV.

Nihad Awad: In my view, Islam and the US are twins, linked by common values.

It is extremely important to know how Islam began in the US. There are historical accounts according to which the Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the US. Some documents and accounts indicate that Muslim seafarers were the first to reach the US.

After 9/11, we saw great interest among the American public in becoming better acquainted with Islam by studying and reading about it. We found that very few books on Islam were available in the public libraries, which are frequented by many Americans, and that most of these books were misleading or anti-Islamic. Therefore, we decided to publish several books on Islam, written by Muslims and non-Muslims. We decided to send them free-of-charge to the American public libraries.

There are 16,200 public libraries in the US, serving 300 million Americans. We managed to provide this collection, free-of-charge, to half of these libraries. (translated by MEMRI TV).

I just thought you would like to know. If several books means at least three, then we are talking about a minimum of 25,000 books! Beware of CAIR!

How tragic the timing, as we completely strip our schools and hotels of the Bible, Islam is ready with pagan propaganda to pervert the minds of gullible Americans. May Yehovah, God of Israel have mercy on our land. Our God is a father whose Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah, is our Savior. Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah of all who believe in Him and the Father’s Promise.

For unto us a Child is born, ​​unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called ​​Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, ​​Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ​​Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. ​​The zeal of Yehovah of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)

 




A New Season

22 01 2013

Here is a personal view of the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast I attended yesterday in Washington, DC. In a whirlwind trip, I drove up to DC, attended seven hours of meetings and returned to Raleigh in only 18 hours.

My first highlight was the worship I had in my car driving through Sunday night. Then, the harp and bowl worship at the event was sweet with connections in the Spirit to new and old friends. The native American presence throughout the morning had great authority in Jesus. One Chief prayed with great power for our nation. Sid Roth’s prayer was also with deep passion and effectiveness.

The top moment was the keynote message by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. He spoke as a prophet of old with a clarion call for our nation to turn back to God. His message fit into what I have heard about this new season. I believe we have turned a corner because of refusing to heed God’s warnings. Jonathan Cahn’s famous book, The Harbinger, details his message. There is also an online Harbinger video at this link.

New APPROVED link for Jonathan Cahn’s full message at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast.

Pray for mercy for the United States.

Israeli election update link.

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Will Israel Stand Alone?

27 12 2012

Dry Bones Prophecy D12C23_3Monday, I explained that the enemies of Israel in reality hate God. They can’t reach Heaven so they attack His Chosen Ones. There is a primary evil spirit loose on the earth of satan himself, who would overthrow the God of Heaven. This anti-Christ anti-Messiah spirit takes form as anti-Jew, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-life. It is the same violent principality that was judged by Yehovah in the great flood of Noah’s day. The Hebrew word for violence in the flood account is “hamas“. Used many times in the Bible, it is no coincidence that the rulers of Gaza chose that name. Yet, the spirit of hamas indwells all of Israel’s enemies.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:11-13

Here an example list (links) of this spirit increasingly breaking out in many places recently.

If you have a little extra time over the weekend, please click these links. Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Impossible!

6 12 2012

palestinianflagThe Palestinian flag will never fly over Israel. Palestinian demands for “peace” are completely impossible. The land has been given by Yehovah God to Israel for an everlasting possession.

“Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:8

Here are the practical reasons:

  1. No Jews allowed in Palestine.
  2. Five million Arabs must be allowed to move into Israel (Yes, Israel, not Palestine).
  3. A land corridor must DIVIDE Israel connecting Gaza and the West Bank, so Palestine will not be divided?!? What?
  4. Palestine borders make Israel indefensible.
  5. The last “talks” were held after Abbas demanded Israel declare a moratorium on building in the West Bank for ten months. Israel succumbed and Abbas still refused for eight months and then demanded Israel extend the moratorium, because two months was too short to talk. I am not making this up. You can see a pattern here. Abbas always adds conditions that are impossible for Israel to meet, although Israel repeatedly states it will meet anytime with no pre-conditions. Yet, the international response is to always condemn Israel for the failure to meet.
  6. Palestine in unilaterally upgraded to observer state status by the UN General Assembly and Israel announces new building projects the same week. Is Palestine condemned for its illegal violations of the Oslo Accords? Of course not, Israel is castigated for building homes for their citizens. The world is “outraged” and the US finds it “unhelpful” and it (building homes) will threaten the peace process! What peace process? The process was cancelled by the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral UN action.

This brings us to the two state solution. It is impossible. It is about Israel’s very right to exist, as a Jewish state, that is at stake here. Even the wisdom of Solomon cannot solve it. Remember the time two mothers claimed the same baby? The real mother refused to cut the baby in half, but lying woman was okay with that.

Some time later two prostitutes came to the king to have an argument settled. “Please, my lord,” one of them began, “this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was with me in the house. Three days later this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there were only two of us in the house. “But her baby died during the night when she rolled over on it. Then she got up in the night and took my son from beside me while I was asleep. She laid her dead child in my arms and took mine to sleep beside her. And in the morning when I tried to nurse my son, he was dead! But when I looked more closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t my son at all.” Then the other woman interrupted, “It certainly was your son, and the living child is mine.” “No,” the first woman said, “the living child is mine, and the dead one is yours.” And so they argued back and forth before the king.

Then the king said, “Let’s get the facts straight. Both of you claim the living child is yours, and each says that the dead one belongs to the other. All right, bring me a sword.” So a sword was brought to the king.
Then he said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to one woman and half to the other!” Then the woman who was the real mother of the living child, and who loved him very much, cried out, “Oh no, my lord! Give her the child—please do not kill him!” But the other woman said, “All right, he will be neither yours nor mine; divide him between us!” Then the king said, “Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!” When all Israel heard the king’s decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice.            1 Kings 3:16-28 NLT
That is exactly the choice for Israel. The ones who want to divide the Land of Israel for the sake of compromise, or what the world calls “peace,” are lying, and they are not the true heirs.  (from Aviel Schneider in Israel Today Magazine)
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Pray for the true peace of Jerusalem.




Proverbs29:9 No Shalom

12 10 2012

If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. NKJV

If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction. NLT

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. ESV

Si el hombre sabio contendiere con el necio, Que se enoje o que se ría, no tendrá reposo. RVR

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest. NASB

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, The fool rages or scoffs, and there is no shalom. HNV

(Each of the above verses quoted from BlueLetterBible.com)

Let us apply these verses to an analysis of our own demeanor when involved in an uncomfortable conversation.

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Why are you defending Baal?

21 09 2012

The Muslim world is on fire on the pretext of cartoons, a video, and burning Korans. Of course, the real reason is a clash of world views between Islam and the Western Judeo-Christian culture. But let’s stick with the protests for now. Daniel Pipes suggests a cartoon a day till they just wear out.

There is one basic flaw revealed by the radical rioters. If their god really is god, why do they defend him, why doesn’t he defend himself? This seems quite clear in the Biblical account of Gideon tearing down the altar to Baal. The town folk demanded that Gideon’s father turn him over to them.

“Bring out your son,” the men of the town demanded of Joash. “He must die for destroying the altar of Baal and for cutting down the Asherah pole.” But Joash shouted to the mob that confronted him, “Why are you defending Baal? Will you argue his case? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If Baal truly is a god, let him defend himself and destroy the one who broke down his altar!” From then on Gideon was called Jerub-baal, which means “Let Baal defend himself,” because he broke down Baal’s altar. Judges 6:30-32 NLT

It seems clear to me that apologizing to Muslims for American free speech is the opposite of this “wisdom of Joash.” I am so thankful that I serve the living God, Yehovah, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the God of Israel and can defend Himself. Yehovah does not demand we give our sons to die for Him, He gave His Son, Yeshua (Jesus), to die for us. It matters what you believe.

On a personal note, thanks to all who prayed for my Idaho ministry. I spoke seven times in ten days with passionate responses each time. God is faithful!

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