Israel Exists = God Exists

1 06 2016

536748_385193128190099_100000982451242_1074228_1062423626_nIsrael is profound proof of the existence of Yehovah, the God of the Bible. A Messianic ministry in Israel is producing a series of videos calling Israeli Jews back to their roots in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Please enjoy the video. (Click here if it doesn’t load).

The rebirth of Israel as a nation-state, in such perfect correspondence with prophecies thousands of years old, is the most tangible evidence that God is real, and that He is faithful to His word. The above video is part of a much larger series produced by the Messianic ministry One For Israel on their Internet portal iGod.co.il (Hebrew only). The aim of these videos is to cause fellow Israeli Jews, so many of whom have turned their backs on God in their frustration with today’s religious authorities, to reëxamine the evidence before them. Israel Today 5-30-16

“For you are a holy people to Yehovah your God; Yehovah your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Yehovah did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because Yehovah loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, Yehovah has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 
Therefore know that Yehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; Deuteronomy 7:6-9

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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.)

Ancient and Modern Israel

Ancient and Modern Israel

 





Israel Government Shift

20 05 2016

LibermanThis week while I am speaking in Idaho, Israel has seen a major change in its governing coalition. Even after months of back channel pressure from Britain, U.S. and Egypt to choose a liberal path, Netanyahu surprised all by moving right. Instead of forming a “unity” with the Labor party, he invited a conservative party, expanding unity on the right.

Avigdor Liberman is head of Yisrael Beytenu, a conservative party representing Russian immigrants and settlers. He is a “settler” himself. Even the description is a loaded term, because Israel considers all of it citizens equally. Living in Judea or Samaria, (called West Bank by globalists and anti-Israel propaganda).

This means Israel will stand  in stronger agreement with Bible prophecy. The two-state idea is dead. The real answer is annexation of Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian leaders will never accept a Jewish state of any size. This week, they have again denied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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2,500 Year-old Prophecy for Today

17 05 2016

nebuchadnezzars-imageThe prophet Daniel wrote over 2,500 years ago at the end of the Babylonian Captivity. He heard from God, and the word applies today. The Lord spoke to me this morning from a song written by my old friend, Ron Aldridge, years ago. from Daniel, chapter 2. I can still sing parts of it, although I think he has forgotten it himself. It comes from the King’s dream that only Daniel could interpret. As you know, it was a vision of world history and the great empires.

This part is often overlooked for the dream, but contains great revelation for today. Daniel was thanking God for giving him the answer. Today we are on the verge of the last great prophetic season change.

Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Daniel answered and said:
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s demand.” Daniel 2:19-23

There is so much in these verses.  First, he blessed God for His wisdom and might. Then Daniel lists seven things God does. Each is so profound it will explode in your spirit if you let them soak into your core. To save space, I underlined each action verb.

Changes Times and Seasons – I believe we are at the final turning point of history. In the United States, if you thought the election has been wild, fasten your seat-belt. Greater turbulence lies ahead. We are entering a new un-chartered season. Yet, we do not fear. Daniel ends his prayer of thanks with an amazing declaration. The attribute of God that Daniel began with is now his! You have given me wisdom and might.” Wow! If God had not answered, Daniel and all the wise men of Babylon would have been executed.

The season is changing, but God is with us. Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. Ask big things. Expect big answers. Yehovah, God of wisdom and might, shares His with us! Might is deadly without wisdom. Make sure to pray for both. Pray for our leaders and this election season, but know that there is a greater season upon us.

Yehovah God is Faithful!

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Light Flash at Human Conception

13 05 2016
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Eggs flash as they meet sperm enzyme, capturing the moment that life begins CREDIT: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. 

An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception. Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.

Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilized egg. 

What a wonderful story about the moment life bursts into existence at conception. This is a good news story to brighten you day. Northern Idaho is the location for my current ministry trip. Just seeing the incredible beauty all around with the mountains and lakes and fir trees gives me sweet refreshing. It is ministry to my spirit. Be sure to click on the link above for the full article. There is a 35 second video also on the site.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:14

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London Buses: Glory to Pagan god

10 05 2016

busAs I leave for an Idaho ministry trip, thought you might find this interesting. London has elected its first Muslim Mayor and critics are calling it Londonstan. Some areas of the city are over 50% Muslim.

Separate from this, but coincidental is a new ad campaign on London buses that say: Glory to A-lh, using the name of the god of Islam, as you can see in the above photo. It is happening faster than you think!

All this while the U.S. is arguing over who can use the ladies restrooms and showers. Maybe there should be a course in our schools about the rise and fall of Rome. We are on the same path. God bless Governor McCrory.

Yet, all is not lost. Jesus is still on the throne. Millions are still coming to the Messiah, including Muslims. Praise the Lord! Keep faithful to Yehovah God and His Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.

Please pray for me for this Idaho ministry, speaking 6 or 7 times. Greetings to my Idaho family!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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The Hebrew God Who Has No Name

29 04 2016

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The Hebrew God Who Has No Name is the title of a brand new book that I am co-authoring with my good friend John Fisk (available mid 2016). Here is an overview of our goal to help restore the practical usage of God’s covenant Name.

Our title comes from the classic movie, The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh. The Pharaoh, who worships many gods, mocks Moses as bringing “the Hebrew God who has no name.” However, the opposite is true. Moses was sent to declare the personal name of God as clearly seen at the burning bush, in the Hebrew text.

God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘Yehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” Exodus 3:15: ESV

Yet, amazingly, almost no one knows His Name. In practice, He really is the Hebrew God who “has no name”. Christians have many books and even posters that list “the names of God.” However, all those names are descriptions of His character and power. Very few Christians or even Jews know the name, Yehovah. And if they don’t know it and use it, certainly the rest of the world has no clue to His personal name. Does it matter?

The holy personal Name appears in the Hebrew text 6,828 times!The Name is Yehovah, sometimes pronounced with variations such as Jehovah, Yahweh or Yahowah. We will use Yehovah. We explain why in a later chapter. This has been obscured because the translators follow an old Jewish custom of saying LORD instead of the Name. Translators change Yehovah to LORD (all caps). You will be amazed at how Bible revelation opens up as you begin to use His Name. Our aim is to convince you to use His Name in your everyday relationship with Him.

Today, our planet is as lost and enslaved as the Hebrews in Egypt, and once again Yehovah God is revealing, restoring and declaring His name. Please follow along our journey of rediscovery as we find not only the truth of His name, but the purpose of using His name in the 21st Century.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Passover: Life or Death?

22 04 2016

A Passover jpegPassover 101 Tonight, millions of Jews and Christians all around the world begin celebrating seven days of Passover, remembering a critical turning point of history. After 400 years of Egyptian slavery, God’s chosen people were freed to establish the nation of Israel in the Land chosen by Yehovah God.

The story of their deliverance and the ten plagues will be detailed in each Passover meal this week, but I want to focus on the macro view. Yehovah revealed how He planned to deal with sin. Ever since the Fall of Adam and Eve, we all were born with a sinful, selfish nature. One way to satisfy God’s justice was destroy all the wicked and start over.

Original sin: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

The wonderful news is that He had a better way to satisfy the justice demand of a death for a death. He first gave an animal sacrifice in blood to cover our sin, one year at a time, renewable on the annual Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. However, this only covered our sin. The permanent solution was to offer His only begotten Son, as the “Lamb” of Yehovah God. This blood sacrifice was so pure, so Holy, it washes us clean, and holy, and righteous: blameless before God! Hallelujah!

We tend to think of the death of the firstborn in Egypt as the main message of the Exodus story, but I submit to you that the main point is the LIFE that was given to the Hebrew slaves. Any Hebrew family that put the lamb’s blood on their doorpost was spared. But if any Egyptian family believed what Moses said from God, they also would be spared. But, Pharaoh hardened his heart and refused God’s offer. The salvation from death was for all who believed. The same is true today. Any single person who believes in Jesus as the Lamb of God will have his or her sins forgiven and granted eternal life in fellowship with Father God and His Son, Yeshua the Messiah!

As I said in my newest book, Blessing Israel, God did not choose Israel as a means of excluding all the nations, but as the means of saving everyone who believes in Him. So, is the main theme of Passover, death? Or, is it life? The choice is yours.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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UN Vote Friday to Condemn Israel

19 04 2016

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We are now at a critical crossroad in the US/Israel relationship. This week two profound and very negative choices face the Obama administration. One is the Golan issue on the Israel/Syria border. The other is at the United Nations.

  • This Friday the Palestinian Authority is pushing a vote in the UN Security Council against Israel. They last tried in December 2014 and could not get the nine yes votes to pass it. This time they have the votes. The only way to defeat it is with a US veto; and President Obama is threatening and intimidating Israel with the suggestion that he may not veto the resolution.
  • Update 4-22-16 Prayers answered PA to freeze UN resolution on settlements in wake of French pressure

Judgement Day – Will The US Turn It’s Back On Israel At Friday’s UN Vote? Prophecy News Watch: Such actions would be unprecedented in US/Israel relations but some believe Obama has been emboldened by his actions in Iran and Cuba, and that the Palestinian cause could be his final act of legacy to “bring peace” to the Middle East. 

ANALYSIS Since the last showdown in 2014, makeup of Security Council has changed in Palestinians’ favor, so Obama holds the key. As Palestinians head back to the UN, cause for concern in Israel. Upcoming Security Council resolution is projected to easily win the votes it needs — and this time a US veto is far from assured. Times of Israel

  • This week the Obama Administration joined with Russia in a plan to force Israel to give up the Golan Heights to Syria. Israel annexed the Golan in 1981 because Syria used it to fire rockets down on northern Israel. This is an ominous development that exposes the sinister Obama hidden agenda to punish Israel for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s refusal to knuckle under US pressure to force a two-state solution.

Netanyahu: We Will Never Surrender Golan Heights Israel’s Cabinet convened its weekly meeting atop the Golan Heights on Sunday so that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could pointedly inform the world that, in light of the current situation in the region, there is no chance Israel will ever return the strategic plateau to Syrian control. Israel Today

United States ‘doesn’t consider the Golan a part of Israel State Department spokesperson rejects Netanyahu’s comments that the Golan will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty. The United States does not consider the Golan Heights to be a part of Israel, State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed on Monday. Israel National News

US and Russia Team up to Seek Israel Pullback from Golan DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources and its sources in Moscow report exclusively that Israel’s top political leaders and military commanders were stunned and shocked last weekend when they found out that US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to support the return of the Golan to Syria. The two presidents gave their top diplomats, Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the green light to include such a clause in a proposal being drafted at the Geneva conference on ending the Syrian civil war. DEBKAfile

Pray according to scriptureDeliver me, O Yehovah, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their hearts; they continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips. Selah Keep me, O Yehovah, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble. Psalm 140:1-4

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PROCRASTINATOR’S GUIDE TO FINALLY DOING YOUR TAXES

16 04 2016

AndreaI have told many of you that my daughter is a better writer than me. Today for your Saturday viewing pleasure is a link to a fun post from my youngest daughter, Andrea. You may appreciate her humor here, but read a couple more of her blogs to sample a variety of topics. Her blog is called: Just is a four letter word. Enjoy!

PROCRASTINATOR’S GUIDE TO FINALLY DOING YOUR TAXES (click to read)

Children are a gift from Yehovah; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates. Psalm 12:3-5 NLT
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Good News Update

13 04 2016

Dry Bones Passover cartoonHere is some good news for your mid-week prophecy update.

  1. The arch from the Temple of Baal that was going up in Times Square on April 19 has been cancelled! Praise the Lord! I wrote about it in this earlier blog (Baal worship in NYC). Here is the updated story: Victory!…
  2. After six months of terror attacks against Israeli civilians, it is finally showing significant signs of stopping.
  3. A major problem of links to desalinization and heart disease has been solved: Israel, world leader in desalination, is considering adding magnesium to solve the problem.
  4. The Hebrew language is a miracle; it was dead and now is the living official language of Israel. It is another example of prophecy fulfilled. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Yehovah, to serve him with one consent. Zephaniah 3:9
  5. Israeli Group Aids Refugees Being Deported by EuropeIsraAID’s teams, made up of Jewish and Arab Israelis, continue providing aid through the distribution of equipment, conducting medical procedures and psycho-social support.

God show His love to those who need Him most! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Baal Worship in NYC and London

1 04 2016

baal arch…so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:11

Today is a serious subject: the rise of Baal worship around the world.

When ISIS destroyed the pagan temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria, it was viewed as the destruction of “world heritage.” I get that, but something unexpected resulted from that event. A major demonic principality seized the opportunity to go global. In a consequence comparable to opening Pandora’s Box, something very evil is emerging. Now don’t misunderstand me, we should not fear, but find the position of faith and prayer war to resist and counter what Satan intends to do.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

The seemingly innocuous story was announced in the New York Times on March 19, 2016:

NEXT month, the Temple of Baal will come to Times Square. Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra.

The Institute of Digital Archaeology is the organization behind this effort, and the display of these two arches is intended to be the highlight of UNESCO’s World Heritage Week late next month. Charisma News

It has also been characterised as a gesture of defiance against religious extremists’ attempts to erase evidence of the Middle East’s pre-Islamic history. The Guardian

The plot thickens when you learn the date the arch will rise in NYC and London. April 19 just happens to be the beginning of one of the most important occult/pagan holidays of the year:

April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual days relating to fire, the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.” Prophecy News Watch

baal Occult riseI appeal to you to read the full details at the links provided. This no small matter. As I said at the top, we do not fear. We are responsible to pray and stand against the schemes of the devil. An arch is a gateway; and the devil is trying to claim admittance to our land. We must resist. The earth belongs only to Yehovah and to Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). The plan is to plant hundreds more of these arches in major cities all over the world! Please take this soberly and pray resistance.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore… Ephesians 6:10-14a NKJV

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground… Ephesians 6:10-14a NLT

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The Cheeky Candidate

28 03 2016

GWToday we have a “words are fun” segment. I was trying to think of a word to describe a certain candidate for President. I will not mention his name. See if you can guess. One word jumped out, so I looked up the meaning and found it became a thread connecting two other words that also seemed to capture the spirit of this candidate.

CHEEKY:  rude and showing a lack of respect

  1. insolently bold: impudent

IMPUDENT: failing to show proper respect and courtesy: very rude

  1. lacking modesty
  2. marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others: insolent

INSOLENT: rude or impolite: having or showing a lack of respect for other people

  1. insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct: overbearing
  2. exhibiting boldness or effrontery

(This string of definitions are from Merriam-Webster).

Many Christians are being deceived by this candidate whom they celebrate for his “cheeky” words. In fact he is praised for “punching back” when he is offended. I simply ask you this. Is that the Christian, or even civil way to communicate with one another? Both the Old and New Testaments agree on a better way.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

Jesus said: You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. Matthew 5:38-39

(Disclaimer: I am not a pacifist. There are righteous reasons to go to war. This is about simple public discourse and behavior of one seeking the nation’s highest office.)

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Purim Fun 2016

24 03 2016

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Thanks again to my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaachov Kirchen.

“Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13-14

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Ancient Perpetual Hatred of Israel

10 03 2016

Dry Bones Iran missilesThis week Iran fired two test missiles with the words (in Hebrew) “Israel Should be Wiped Off the Earth” painted on the sides of the missiles. Is this new or unique to history? Of course not! Hitler used similar language, even comparing the annihilation of the Jews as “exterminating rodents”. But it certainly did not start with Hitler, either. Consider this verse written by Ezekiel over 2,700 years ago. Notice that he considered it “ancient hatred” even then!

“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,” says the Lord Yehovah, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.Ezekiel 35:5-6

The King James version calls it “perpetual hatred.” So what is the source of this relentless quest to destroy God’s beloved Israel? It is Satan himself. He hates Yehovah, but cannot touch Him, so He attacks the apple of God’s eye, Israel. This is clear in Psalm 83.

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:1-4

Satan’s goal is that Israel be forgotten. Where did he get that idea? I have said many times that the devil is not creative. He does not originate, he can only pervert what already exists. Here is where he got the idea to wipe Israel off the map.

For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more. Hosea 2:17

Through Hosea, God was telling Israel’s future, that their worship of false gods would end. They would return to the living God of Israel, and the pagan gods’ names would be forgotten. Satan stole the idea of “wiping from memory” from Hosea’s prophecy. Satan didn’t have a new idea, he just perverted the eternal plan of Yehovah God.

So therefore, I don’t put much stake in Iran’s threats. They are just another in a long list of attempts to destroy Israel that will fail. I choose to stick with the faithful promise of Yehovah’s word.

Thus says Yehovah, Who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (Yehovah of hosts is His name): “If those ordinances depart
from before Me, says Yehovah,  then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” Jeremiah 31:36:37

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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.)





Voting Guide for Believers

7 03 2016

voteI am not impressed so far with the so-called evangelical voters. They are all over the map and quite confused. What is the source of their decisions in this primary season? How about you? It is decision time in many states with early voting (as my state of North Carolina). I have prayed earnestly for wisdom from above.

An Election Self-test for Bible Believers.

  1. Do you pray before you vote? Or: Separation of church and voting booth? Invite Jesus into your voting booth. Really. Ask God for whom you should vote.
  2. Are you motivated by the flesh or the Holy Spirit? Look at the occasion of Jesus rejected by the Samaritans: And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Luke 9:54-56
  3. What is in your heart? The question is not like the commercial: “What is in your wallet?” But, what is in your heart?
  4. Are you voting for David or Saul? When Saul was King, man was King. When David was King, God was King. He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.” Acts 13:22
  5. What would Jesus do? WWJD Jesus is the servant king (like David). Does your candidate have a servant’s heart?
  6. Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod This is a longer teaching, so let me summarize. Pharisees had a religious spirit which was self-righteousness. Herod had a political spirit which was self-interest. Both are very bad, don’t go there with your vote.
  7. Are you for justice or mercy? Be careful how you answer. There is a great clamoring for justice today. Do you understand what our nation justly deserves: immorality, corruption, blasphemy, killing our own babies? Put it this way: Do you want God to give you exactly what you deserve? Or do you choose mercy and grace? Pray for mercy and vote accordingly. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, ​​For they shall be filled. ​​Blessed are the merciful, ​​For they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:6-7

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2

When someone tells me they saw a good movie, I ask them: “Do you mean good, in the sense of Godly?” So if you tell me you have a good candidate, I simply ask: “Do you mean good, in the sense of Godly? Pray for wisdom from above!

VOTE GOD’S HEART!

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Good News in Israel X 7

4 03 2016
Then & Now images of the city of Tel Aviv (Photo: Ezra Adventures) Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/62401/ezekiels-prophecies-come-life-new-book-stunning-photographs-jewish-world/#klQh1xZdLujEBWHQ.99

Then & Now images of the city of Tel Aviv (Photo: Ezra Adventures)

Netanyahu hails report ranking Israel 8th world power While outlining moves to increase alliances worldwide, PM celebrates international report finding Israel is 8th in world in ‘Power.’

Syrian Refugee Praises Israel and the Jewish People An Israeli nano-sat start-up is betting it can bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing.

Discover Ezekiel’s Miraculous Prophecies in Groundbreaking New Book Devout Christian Doug Hershey, founder of Ezra Adventures, is documenting, through magnificent photography, the prophet Ezekiel’s 2,600-year-old prophecies as they come to fruition today in Israel.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortifiedand inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:33-36

Jews From Ancient Chinese Community Make Aliyah to Israel It is prophesied that at the end of days, Jews from all over the world will make aliyah (move to Israel). Thanks in no small part to the organization Shavei Israel, this prophecy is coming true today as Jews from Kaifeng, China will merit to call Israel their home.

Satellite pioneer SkyFi’s Vision: Worldwide internet access An Israeli nano-sat start-up is betting it can bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing.

Israeli Schoolboy Finds Ancient Figurine A seven-year-old boy from Beit She’an in northern Israel discovered a small ancient figurine during a weekend family trip to the archeological excavations are nearby Tel Rehov. The clay female figurine has been dated to the Canaanite period, roughly the 15th to 13th century BC

Biblical sheep to return to their homeland Israeli couple in Canada works to reestablish breed of sheep herded by Biblical patriarch Jacob in Israel.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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To Scarf or not to Scarf?

23 02 2016

Dry Bones hijab day

 

Last week I wrote on World Scarf Day. This week we need to dig a little deeper. Really, why are naïve Westerners joining the Islamic propaganda machine by calling for women to wear the Islamic head scarf, the hijab?

This Dry Bones cartoon highlights the confusion. While their own citizens are murdered for refusing to wear it, the capital city of Ottawa, Canada calls for Canadians to wear the scarf. This ignorant duplicity must be exposed. Here is a great excerpt from an article published by The Gatestone Institute.

This Thursday, February 25, 2016, the city of Ottawa will be holding a public event celebrating the hijab, Islam’s physical repression of women.

  • The outrage is that Hijab Solidarity Day will be taking place under the auspices of the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. It is not the role of a democratic government to celebrate religious symbols or to help religions proselytize.
  • The government’s acceptance of an Ottawa Hijab Solidarity Day amounts to accepting a radical legal system that is completely contrary to Canada’s democratic values, and crosses the line that separates Church and State. Endorsing the hijab is endorsing the first step of an extremist ideology that leads to and condones honor killings, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the oppression of women.
  • In 2007, Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim living in Toronto, was strangled to death by her father. Her crime was that, as a free woman in Canada, she chose not to wear a hijab. In another case in Canada, in 2012, four Muslim women were murdered by their own family for refusing to wear a hijab and preferring Western clothing. What Is Canada Doing Celebrating Hijab Day?

Last week I emphasized the Biblical name of God, Yehovah. Here is an excerpt from my book, Simple Islam, which takes it a step further. Judeo/Christian nations need to heed the four Bible prohibitions listed here.

Chapter 11 – Stop Saying the Names of other gods

Most God-fearing Christians and Jews completely understand and respect the first commandment to have “no other gods” before Yehovah. Yet, in the Western nations, including America, many have opened up their thinking to other gods in the name of tolerance. This makes me want to ask them: “What part of ‘no other gods’ don’t you understand?”

It is only recently that I have found a more specific prohibition on the subject. You may have noticed by now that I am reluctant to say or write the name of the god of Islam. It is because the Bible prohibits it! What if we in America or at least believers were to practice the following four scriptures? Notice how the Holy Spirit progressively adds another component to the prohibition with each verse.

Here is the prohibition

And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.   (Exodus 23:13).

Then Joshua adds three more conditions.

You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yehovah your God, as you have done to this day.  (Joshua 23:7).

The way a person converts to Islam is by standing in a public place and swearing allegiance three times to the god of Islam and his messenger, Muhammad. The next step is to serve that god and bow down to it. You have seen many examples of Muslims doing that even in public five times a day. I am ashamed to say that in a widely publicized picture, President Obama, who professes Christianity, bowed down 90 degrees from the waist to the King of Saudi Arabia, who is the religious custodian/keeper of Mecca.

The third scripture introduces another aspect, blood, which especially applies to Islam. This blood thirsty death cult delights in the shedding of blood in the name of their god. Hence, we hear the perverse oath proclaimed by every suicide bomber before detonation, that his god is the greatest.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips.   (Psalm 16:4).

Fourth, Hosea adds a final point. Not only will we not speak their names, but eventually their names will not even be remembered.

For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more.   (Hosea 2:17).

Words matter. It is time to re-think our terminology and our naïve embracing of other religions.

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World Scarf Day

17 02 2016

American-Muslim-Women-IP_1Actually, it is called World Hijab Day. It is one of the most dangerous tools of Islam to deceive the West. Their narrative is that it is a wonderful way to choose modesty. In point of fact, however, it is used in radical Muslim theocracies to imprison women and to mark those who refuse as apostates. Don’t believe the lying propaganda.

The history of modern Turkey illustrates my point. As a consequence of losing World War I, the Ottoman Empire was required to abolish the Caliphate headquartered in Turkey. Turkey was legally secularized and the hijab faced a widespread ban in most circles. After 80 years, a new leader arose in Turkey (Erdogan) who legalized the hijab once again. This has directly contributed to the new radicalization of modern Turkey. His plea was for “democratic freedom” to wear it. However, once it became legal, husbands and male authorities were able to persecute any who refused it. Thus we see it increasing every year as women are once again enslaved by this totally sexist religion.

World Hijab Day is now invading American schools as a way of experiencing and learning about Islam. Here is a quote from a school principal who endorsed it for her school in Rochester, New York, followed by comments from the Clarion Project:

“We are an experiential school; we engage kids in all kinds of activities and projects all of the time, so the perspective of being able to learn what a hijab is, why some women choose to wear it and why some women don’t choose to wear it, and we provide the opportunity to experience it; it is well within protocol of experiential learning.”

Unfortunately, learning about “why some women don’t choose to wear it” – or more pointedly, what happens to women in certain Muslim countries and societies who have no choice whether or not to wear it — was not part of the program.

As prominent Muslim human rights activist Asra Nomani writes in the Washington Post, events such as these are a “painful reminder of the well-financed effort by conservative Muslims to dominate modern Muslim societies”.

I highly recommend The Clarion Project as an excellent source. Of course, I also invite you to read my book, Simple Islam. I explain how Islam and the Bible are irreconcilable. We need to know the personal name of God. Yehovah is the God Israel and the Bible. Islam’s god has a different name and a very different character.

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am Yehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:1-6

We are living in perilous times. Make sure you know your Bible and know how to hear from the Holy Spirit. That is especially necessary for this Presidential Election. (But that is a blog for another day.)

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.)





Great News for Israeli Christians

12 02 2016

Aramaic ChristiansMost Christians in Israel are not Arabs. This is a little known fact. The Palestinian Arab population came with the Muslim conquest hundreds of years after Jesus walked the Land. But there was another people group during that period called Arameans. Jesus Himself spoke Aramaic as well as Hebrew.

Today, most of the so-called Arab Christians are actually Arameans. The great news is that Israel has now recognized them as a separate ethnic identity among Israeli citizens. I have written of this previously, (Israeli Christian Citizens in the IDF?) but this is a further update. Here is the new article:

Israeli Christians Officially Recognized as Arameans, Not Arabs Earlier this year, Israel took the first step in recognizing the nation’s Christians as an independent minority. Now, local Israeli Christians can register as a distinct ethnicity, as well. Lumped together with the Arab population for centuries, Israel’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) has been instructed to now recognize the bulk of the country’s Christians as Aramaeans, the actual ethnicity of most of the region’s Christians prior to the Arab Muslim conquest. “The existence of the Aramean nationality is clear and obvious,” wrote Interior Minister Gideon Saar in his official directive to the PIBA. Saar noted that local Aramean Christians have a distinct “historical heritage, religion, culture, descent and language” – all the conditions necessary to be recognized as a national or ethnic group. The change in the national registry will be by request for those Christians born into Christian families or clans and who can speak Aramaic. Financial Spots

This decision will liberate the Aramaic Christians from being under the thumb of the Muslims. Already, these Christians are loyal citizens of Israel, serving in the Israel Defense Forces with distinction. They are clearly pro-Israel. I praise God for this wonderful news. Israel is the only nation in the Middle East where Christians are valued equally. Most Muslim countries officially discriminate against Christians at the least, and commit genocide at the worst. We need to pray for persecuted Christians and rejoice at the recognition they now have in Israel.

For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace. Ephesians 2:14-15 NASB

Pray for the true peace of Jerusalem!

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Tailwind for Terror

30 01 2016

Dry Bones Ban Ki-MoonUN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon showed his bias and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his words this week in a heated exchange.

Netanyahu blasts UN’s Ban: “Your remarks are a tailwind for terror Speaking to the UN Security Council in a session on the current situation in the Middle East, Ban condemns terror wave, but says it is ‘human nature to react to occupation’… Netanyahu accused UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday of supporting Palestinian terrorism.

“It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism,” Ban had told a Security Council meeting in New York.

In what became a war of words, Netanyahu shot back: “The secretary-general’s remarks provide a tailwind for terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism. Those Palestinians who murder do not want to build a state, they want to destroy a state and they say this openly.”

Ban made his remarks on the same day that terrorist victim Shlomit Krigman, 23, was buried in Jerusalem. The young woman was fatally stabbed on Monday evening by two Palestinian terrorists. Jerusalem Post 1-26-16

Perilous Times and Perilous Men
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-5




Breathtaking Boycott

26 01 2016

Israel boycottThere has been a growing anti-Israel, anti-Semitic boycott of Jewish products for several years. However it has now sunk to unprecedented depths of depravity. The BDS (boycott, divest and sanction) movement has been mainly on university campuses and some church denominations tainted by the error of replacement theology.

Now, 343 scholars from the United Kingdom called on their peers to boycott Israeli academic institutions in an ad they published in The Guardian. In the text of the petition, which is called “a commitment by UK scholars to the rights of Palestinians,” the academics pledged not to publicly cooperate with universities and colleges in the Jewish state, although they said they would continue to communicate with individual Israeli scholars. Jerusalem Post 10-27-15

Israel is working to overcome “an upcoming vote by the American Anthropological Association in which its 12,000 members will vote on whether to adopt a boycott and refrain from formal collaborations with Israeli academic institutions.” Jerusalem Post 1-20-16

But even worse, 71 doctors from the United Kingdom have now called for a boycott: The Knesset panel also heard from Dr. Zeev Feldman, chairman of the Israeli Medical Association World Fellowship and president of the Israeli Neurosurgical Society, who revealed that the latest boycott call comes from a group of 71 British doctors … Feldman said the doctors penned a letter last week to the World Medical Association seeking to expel the Israeli Medical Association, claiming that Israeli doctors carried out “medical torture” on Palestinian patients. Jerusalem Post

This is lunacy. Consider the record of Jews winning Nobel prizes.  Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 850 individuals, of whom at least 170 individuals (20%) were Jews, although Jews comprise less than 0.2% of the world’s population. Wikipedia

Meanwhile, Muslims comprise over 23% of world population and have had 12 Nobel Prizes. (One of these was a Peace Prize given to Yasser Arafat, the infamous Palestinian terrorist): As of 2015, twelve Nobel Prize winners have been Muslims. More than half of the twelve Muslim Nobel laureates were awarded the prize in the 21st century. Seven of the twelve winners have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, including a controversial award to Yasser Arafat. Wikipedia

Jews have found cures for many diseases. Do the British doctors also want to refuse this medicine? Here is a partial list: Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis.

We can only pray to God for mercy for Israel, His chosen ones. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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God’s Choice

21 01 2016

Blessing Israel cover photoIsrael was chosen by Yehovah God for a reason. It was His choice. To question the choice is to challenge God. Here is the shocker. He chose Israel as His means of blessing all the other nations of the earth. God did not choose them as a way of excluding the nations, but as His method of inclusion. How did the nations react? They were jealous, resentful and covetous of the blessing. He did not choose them because they were better, they were better because He chose them.

Yet God’s original plan is clearly spoken in Genesis.

“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 12:3

“Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 28:14

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yehovah’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2

What motivates Yehovah? Did God bring Jews back to Israel from all over the world to just destroy them? No, that is the mantra of Iran. Did God originally choose Israel as a means to reject the world? No, His motive was to pave the way for all the nations to be blessed through Israel. Did God later choose the Church so He could find a way to completely and permanently reject Israel? No! He never gave up on them. He vowed to restore them and we have seen it in our lifetimes. Blessing Israel Ch. 13

After the fall, God kept His promised seed of the Messiah passing from generation to generation from Adam through Seth and on to Noah. However, the rest of mankind had become so wicked that the flood took them all away except righteous Noah and his family. After the flood, God singled out Abraham who was in the chosen lineage. Yehovah blessed him and narrowed the favor to Abraham’s son Isaac and his son Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel). He even narrowed it further by declaring the seed would come through David’s lineage.

It is at this point in God’s redemptive story, that an interesting phenomenon surfaces. As God chooses Israel for special blessing, the other nations become resentful and jealous. Never mind that in God’s heart Israel would become the salvation of the nations. The Gentiles could not see that far down the road and began attacking Israel to destroy her, an intent that continues into the 21st Century! Remember John 3:16 tells us God loved the world so much that He gave His Son.

Rather than God’s choice of Israel eliminating salvation for the other nations, in God’s heart it was the means of saving them. He intended to bless all nations through Israel! Blessing Israel Ch. 3

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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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Devout Muslim Shoots Cop in the Name of Islam

9 01 2016

Philly cop shooter edward-archerThe police news conference was crystal clear. This devout Muslim (according to his own mother), tried to execute a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam and the Quran in support of ISIS. This was by his own video confession.  This attempted execution was Friday night and left the heroic policeman in need of multiple surgeries to save his arm.  

Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam. “According to him, police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.” Sources say the suspect’s full confession of the alleged attack was written down and recorded on video. CBS Philly

However, in the very same news conference, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny (D) perversely contradicted his own Police Commissioner. The Mayor tried to defend Islam in a cowardly “politically correct” denial of the stipulated truth. Here is his statement:

“In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teachings of Islam have anything to do with what you’ve seen on that screen,” Kenney said. “That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible, and it does not represent the religion in any way, shape or form or any of its teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers,” he added. “[It] has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.” (Click here for the video statement.)

Who made the Mayor an expert on Islam? There are millions of radical Muslims who base their entire religious ideology squarely on the Quran and Islam. What audacity for the Mayor to claim such omnipotent knowledge of Islam! We are at the point in prophetic history where official leaders blatantly lie publicly to deceive gullible people.

So, what does the Bible say? I submit two references for your consideration.

#1 – The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

#2 – But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:20-23

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Israel is Alive!

10 12 2015

TalitHere is my Hanukkah gift to all my Zionist friends. Six minutes of inspiration!

Please Watch!

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Christians United for Israel – UK 
MUST WATCH: Over 75 Jewish organisations invited Pastor Victor Styrsky, CUFI’s Eastern Representative in the US, to speak at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida. Watch this powerful and passionate speech in support of Israel and the Jewish people.
But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Yehovah punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” Ruth 1:16-17
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Jacob Sheep Returning to Israel

24 11 2015

jacob-sheep-1-croppedHere is a fascinating story I found this week. Who knew that the spotted and striped sheep from the Biblical account of Jacob and Laban have genetically survived for three thousand years? A flock of Jacob sheep in Canada is preparing for a move to Israel. The owners believe they will be part of the redemption of Israel and be used in the rebuilt third temple. Here is the reference from Genesis.

Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages. Genesis 30:32

A Jewish couple from Israel, now living in Canada, plan to bring their flock of 70 sheep to Israel. Gil and Jenna Lewinsky hope to open a Heritage Park.

According to Gil, Jacob Sheep, “are one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world, with genetics that go back 3,000 years to Laban and Jacob.” In addition to their rare spots and speckles, unlike most sheep breeds, both male and female Jacob Sheep have horns, often more than one pair… There will be a woolery at the Heritage Park which will turn the raw wool (the sheep produce 5-6 pounds of it per sheep per year) into religious clothing such as tzizit (prayer fringes), shirts and prayer shawls. The horns can be crafted into shofars.” Breaking Israel News

Blow the trumpet (shofar) in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of Yehovah is coming, for it is at hand: Joel 2:1

The fact that these sheep are coming from Canada may even be referenced in this verse in Jeremiah:

Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given to you, Your beautiful sheep? Jeremiah 13:20

Even though it seems like the world is on fire, it is exciting to see God faithfully fulfilling His eternal promises to His people. Praise the Lord, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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53 Christian Refugees Allowed into America Since 2011

17 11 2015

Syrian refugeesWhile all the attention is on radical Islam and Isis and Muslim refugees, who knew we have only allowed 53 Christians into the U. S. in four years?!

President Obama said Monday (11-16-15) that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities…Of 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, only 53 (2.4 percent) have been Christians while 2098 (or 96 percent) have been Muslims, according to State Department statistics updated on Monday. CNSNews.com

DISCRIMINATION: 2,098 SYRIAN MUSLIM REFUGEES ALLOWED INTO AMERICA, ONLY 53 CHRISTIANS

Despite President Obama’s sanctimonious proclamation Monday that America does not have a religious test when it comes to admitting refugees into America, the actual math appears to show the complete opposite is true. Nevertheless, despite this widely publicized bloodbath, since 2011, only 53 Christians have been offered refuge in the United States…The F.B.I. has already admitted that it cannot adequately vet these refugees, and ISIS has promised to use the Syrian refugee process as a means to infiltrate the West with terrorists. Early reports indicate that two, or maybe three, of the gunmen that hit Paris Friday snuck in through the refugee program. . Breitbart.com

After the Paris attacks last Saturday, the Western world is truly shocked again at the barbaric blood lust of radical Islamists. Yet even now, a chorus is rising to defend Islam. Even though the internet was flooded with celebrations of the “victory” against the infidels, President Obama announced he wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees this year and 100,000 next year. The Trojan horse syndrome is in full swing.

Oh, and the President did one other thing after the Paris carnage. On Saturday, he released Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard from Gitmo, along with four other top terrorists. It is bizarre. Some have called the President delusional.

Somebody better start paying attention.

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

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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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What if Israel’s God Answers Prayer?

20 10 2015

Dry Bones prayerA main theme of my newest book, Blessing Israel, is the coming merger of true believing Christians and true Jewish believers. Our friend at Dry Bones Cartoons did it a gain. He speaks as an Israeli Jew, and seems to recognize the same thing I see. Here is a prophecy from Paul, the Apostle.

For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. Ephesians 2:14 NLT

Now, enjoy Yaachov Kirschen’s commentary on his above cartoon. Wow!

Western media and politicians cannot see religious belief as a reality. They cannot understand the battle as being beyond politics and economics. They do not understand and cannot conceive that many Muslims view Jewish prophecy as literally real, and possibly a threat to Islamic dominance.

A case in point is the history of one of the gates of the walled city of Jerusalem; the “Golden Gate.” For many centuries Jewish and Christian sages have taught that the long awaited Messiah will enter Jerusalem through that gate. Apparently to prevent the entry into Jerusalem by the prophesied “King of the Jews”, the Muslims walled-up the gate in 810. When Christian Crusaders took the city they reopened the gate (in 1102). When Saladin conquered Crusader Jerusalem in 1187 he had the gate walled-up again. Later, the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilt it, together with the city walls, but it was again walled-up by Muslims in 1541, and it has stayed that way until today. Safely protecting Islam from the Messiah? Dry Bones

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Jesus Was a Jew

14 10 2015

Israel garden of EdenLast Saturday Jeremiah Wright, former Pastor of President Obama, claimed that Jesus was a Palestinian. What about it? What difference does it make? Well, the Bible clearly declares that the Messiah will be born of the seed of David and of the tribe of Judah. If Jesus was a Palestinian, He is not the Messiah of Israel, or the Christ of Christians.

The truth is that there was no Palestine at the time of Jesus. Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. Israel is mentioned no less than 52 times in the New Testament. Palestine is mentioned zero times. (By the way, it is also mentioned zero times in the Koran). There has never been a nation called Palestine in the history of the world, anywhere! Thirty years or more after Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to Heaven, the Romans totally conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple in 70 AD. Later, in 135 AD, Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name to Palaestina but it was not a country. They only did it to spite the Jews and attempt to wipe out the memory of Israel. That name stuck in subsequent history because of the rebellion of man against the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Yehovah God of Israel.

One can understand some of the confusion because our Bibles have maps that are labelled: Palestine in the time of Jesus. This is a gross and untrue error. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Jews began streaming back to the land after 400 years of brutal Ottoman Turk Muslim rule. Under the Ottomans it was called Southern Syria. The land was barren and the Jews reclaimed the swamps, the hills, and the valleys. They turned the desolate land into fertile fields (see photo above) and vineyards and olive groves. This productivity created a magnet of jobs for surrounding Arabs from Egypt, Syria and Iraq who joined in on the prosperity. All of these people, both Jews and Arabs, were called Palestinians because of the Roman name change after 135 AD. The main Jewish newspaper for decades was the Palestine Post. It only changed to the Jerusalem Post after Israel became a country in 1948.

It was Yassar Arafat who popularized the term Palestinians as means of dividing the Arabs from the Jews and to begin his terror plot to overthrow and destroy Israel. Now the UN and most of the nations have jumped on the bandwagon to establish a Palestinian State for the first time in history. There is no separate language, no currency, no history, no separate ethnic people or any other historic “right” to claim that they are a nation.

It is God who will have the last word, but you can be sure that Jesus was not a Palestinian.

The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:34-36

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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.)





Who Owns the “West Bank”?

18 09 2015

1922 mapToday’s commentary is a compelling fact sheet on the legal ownership of Judea and Samaria in modern Israel. I have reprinted it in its entirety for accuracy. Enjoy!

The ancient lands of Judea and Samaria, east of Jerusalem, have been part of the Jewish homeland for 3,000 years. Today Arabs demand all of it. 

Judea and Samaria, the land where Jewish ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rachel, David  and Solomon created Biblical history, was renamed the “West Bank” during Jordan’s brief, illegal 19-year occupation. Today, some 380,000 Jews own land and live in the territory, yet their rights are denied by Palestinian Arabs.

What are the facts?

“Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 93-year-old Mandate for Palestine.”

Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the Allied Powers, which were the only parties with the right or power to resolve ownership of vast tracts of the Middle East, allotted to the Jewish people the land west of the Jordan River, including Judea and Samaria. This resolution, made at the San Remo Conference, was effected through the Mandate for Palestine, which was adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and assumed by the United Nations in 1948. This document, based on “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine,” secured “the establishment of the Jewish national home.” Nothing since 1922 has changed the legal status of those internationally binding documents.

Much of the land allocated to the Jews, including most of Judea and Samaria, was taken from them by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria following Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, when the Jewish state was attacked by those Arab nations—the latter three of which were also established by the Mandate for Palestine. Jordan illegally seized the “West Bank” and east Jerusalem, and expelled all Jews from these Biblical homelands.

In fact, the territories of Judea and Samaria have never been part of any nation except the Jewish state. In 1967, when it was again attacked by Arab armies, Israel defeated the invaders and recovered the occupied “West Bank” from Jordan. It should be noted that during Jordan’s occupation of the “West Bank,” no Arab Palestinian movement emerged in favor of independence. Indeed, it wasn’t until Israel reclaimed the land and Jews returned to their ancestral home that claims of Jewish “occupation” were raised.

Today, most land in present-day Judea and Samaria is not privately owned, but rather is unsurveyed—without proven ownership. Israel claims about 30% of the public land in the territory. However, the Supreme Court of Israel has ruled that unsurveyed land in Judea and Samaria can be acquired by Arabs who cultivate it consistently. Arabs, through deed and cultivation rights, own about 95% of private land in the territory. Jews, however, are not granted similar rights, so Jewish farming on unsurveyed land does not entitle Jews to private ownership. Nonetheless, Jews own about 5% of all private land in Judea and Samaria.

Israel offers land for peace. Israel has a clear, millennia-old historical claim to Judea and Samaria, and it reacquired the territories defending itself against an aggressive war. In addition, Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 95-year-old San Remo Resolution. Nonetheless, recognizing that its claims are disputed by Arab neighbors, the Jewish state has shown uncommon willingness to share the land.

Starting in 1967, following the Six-Day War, Israel has offered to give up almost all the land it controls in the “West Bank”—plus a Palestinian capital in the eastern part of Jerusalem—in exchange for peace. Unfortunately, despite numerous such land-for-peace overtures by Israel, including two most recently in 2000 and 2008, the Arabs have consistently rejected them.

Not only do the Arabs reject any Jewish claims to land in Judea and Samaria, they have also insisted during peace negotiations that the territory be made judenrein—free of Jews. Worse, many Palestinian Arabs, such as the terror group Hamas, maintain that the entire land of Palestine—from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, including all of Israel and the “West Bank”—belongs only to Arabs. Today, official Palestinian maps do not depict the state of Israel.

How will the dispute over Judea and Samaria be resolved? Over Israel’s 67 years, it has become a world-class cultural, economic and military power. Its standard of living is among the highest in the Middle East. Clearly the Jewish state is here to stay. Yet despite its strength, Israel has shown willingness to negotiate and exchange land for peace. Sadly, this willingness has not been matched by Palestinian leadership. Until such negotiations are consummated, the “West Bank” will remain in dispute—a no-man’s land in which claims of ownership remain cloudy and contested.

While Israel has clear rights to ownership of Judea and Samaria—also known as the “West Bank”—it has taken a practical position, offering to trade those rights and that land for peace with its Arab neighbors.  As of yet, however, tragically, no Palestinian leader has been willing to compromise his people’s unrealistic expectation that all of Palestine—from the river to the sea—belongs only to Arabs. Flame: Facts and Logic about the Middle East

I make this case  in my latest book, Blessing Israel. Please order a copy today.

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust. ​​So the nations shall fear the name of Yehovah, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. ​​For Yehovah shall build up Zion; ​​He shall appear in His glory. Psalm 102:13-16

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101 Die at Grand Mosque in Mecca

11 09 2015
A picture captures the moment the fatal crane was struck by lightning

A picture captures the moment the fatal crane was struck by lightning

A bolt of lightning struck and strong winds toppled a huge crane in Mecca which then fell directly through the roof of the mosque. Now at least 107 have died and more than 278 injured. This tragedy hit on at 11:45 Eastern time on 9-11 as Americans were remembering the terrible attack of 14 years ago.

Photos posted on social media shows the polished tiled floor of the mosque covered in rubble, bodies and pools of blood, and people fleeing the area bleeding and covered in soot.

The tragic incident in Saudi Arabia occurred shortly before the 6:30 pm Friday evening prayer session – one of the busiest times of the week – causing devastation to what is the largest mosque in the world. … Pictures taken before the disaster show the crane being struck by a bolt of lightning and authorities are in little doubt extreme weather was to blame. … The mosque stands at 3.84 million square feet and can hold up to 820,000 worshippers, but this latest renovation will increase it to 4.3 million square feet, allowing it to accommodate up to 2.2 million at a time. Daily Mail.com

Gaping hole: The collapsed crane has caused a huge crater in the floor of the Great Mosque, which was undergoing an expansion

Gaping hole: The collapsed crane has caused a huge crater in the floor of the Great Mosque, which was undergoing an expansion

Major Sandstorm in Israel: At the same time, Israel is experiencing one of the worst sandstorms on record for the fourth day from a freak storm that began in Syria. Notice the picture below which would normally have a clear background of the Temple Mount and the Gold Dome which is only a thousand yards or so away. It was taken from a popular photo spot on the Mount of Olives. Below it is a normal view from the same area.

Sandstorm 2

Normal View of Temple Mount from Mt of Olives

Normal View of Temple Mount from Mt of Olives

Do these events relate to 9-11, the last day of the Shemitta Year (starts Saturday at sundown), the Fall Feasts (Trumpets begins at sundown Sunday), the fourth blood moon (Sept 28)? Or should they be dismissed as meaningless coincidences? Wow! At the very least, we need to be awake, alert and watching. These are profoundly prophetic times.

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that summer is near—at the doors! Assuredly, 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.” Matthew 24:29-35

Matthew 24:29-35

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Migration, NOT Immigration

8 09 2015
ISIS fighters like these, 4,000 of them, are already in place in Western nations, a jihadist smuggler confirmed. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/isis-smuggler-we-will-use-refugee-crisis-to-infiltrate-west/#tjLRY0KIw5sCyGGd.99

ISIS fighters like these, 4,000 of them, are already in place in Western nations, a jihadist smuggler confirmed.

For years I have warned of the migration of Muslims to the West. Suddenly, it has exploded in the headlines, especially in Europe. Bleeding heart liberals are demanding we take in these poor “refugees”. I have an opposite view. Whereas there are no doubt real refugees involved, the real purpose is stated, proclaimed and documented. Radical Islam has always used massive migration of Muslims to first infiltrate and then overwhelm unsuspecting and charitable nations. It is the perfect strategy. Use the West’s Judeo/Christian’s own theology against them. Both Jews and Christians preach caring for the strangers among us.

The distinction between migration and immigration has been a topic of this Elisha Vision Commentary for years. I even wrote about it four years ago in my third book, Generation Light. Here is a quote:

Media types discuss Muslim immigration to Western nations, but I rather see it as migration. They do not intend to integrate into Western culture and society, but instead to dominate it. Generation Light – 2011

The multi-cultural mantra of leftists has proven bankrupt for one simple reason. Muslim radicals are not interested in assimilating into Western culture, they want to destroy it. They intend to replace our Bill of Rights and Bible based system of laws with their system, Sharia. And make no mistake. The two concepts are completely incompatible.

Would you like proof of their plan? Check out these headlines and read the stories by following the links highlighted in blue. The first is a proclamation by ISIS last February! Notice the progression of dates.

ISIS threatens to send 500,000 migrants to Europe as a ‘psychological weapon’ in chilling echo of Gaddafi’s prophecy that the Mediterranean ‘will become a sea of chaos’. February 18, 2015

ISIS terrorists are arriving in Europe hidden among migrants crossing the Mediterranean on boats, warns EU’s top prosecutor. July 6, 2015

The Islamic State Had Warned Europe They Would Send 500,000 ‘Migrants’ as ‘Weapon’. September 3, 2015 

ISIS smuggler: ‘We will use refugee crisis to infiltrate West’. September 4, 2015

‘Just wait…’ Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists into Europe. September 7, 2015

We cannot say we haven’t been warned. Wake up! It is time for Christians and Jews everywhere to speak out the truth about migration, and back it up with their own proclamations.

So that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:11 NLT

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

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One more link:

EUROPEAN COLONIZATION, NOT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT





First Sneak Peek at My New Book

6 08 2015

NC writing retreat 8-15Doreen and I are presently writing in the North Carolina mountains. I am finishing my new book on Christian Zionism (sneak peek overview below). Doreen is writing her fourth children’s book, which completes her series. Please pray for us for a free flow of the Holy Spirit as we write. Thank you. Here is a first look at my newest book:

Blessing Israel – The Throne of Zion

Compelling Biblical Evidence of Zion’s Purpose in God’s Heart

Overview: The idea that God would single out one people to bless and favor has been the source of much controversy from the beginning. It started within Jacob’s own family with that famous (or infamous) coat of many colors. Who knew at the time, the great intrigue that would result not only with Joseph, but ultimately all nations.

My goal in writing this little guide to Christian Zionism is that you would lay it down after reading the last chapter concluding that you, too, are a Zionist.

This will involve learning the true Biblical idea of God’s purpose in blessing Israel and the definition of Zionism according to the Bible text. It must also serve to expose the many false definitions of Zionism, which has become a curse to many.

To find the correct understanding we look not to man’s definitions, but to God Himself. We want to know how He defines Zionism. What was in His heart? Did He favor a people only to reject all others? Or, did God set out to raise up a people to show the world what His love and favor produces, and invite them to join? The saga continues throughout human history, but concluding now, in this generation, with the most exciting climax possible.

We are also praying for the financial ability to get both books published as soon as possible. Thank you for your prayers.

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The Lego Church: Some Assembly Required

31 07 2015
Lego Revival

Lego Revival

Batteries not included. Last night in our home Bible study we were in Hebrews 10. There is a familiar verse there that I call the Lego verse. My grandson, Canyon, is quite skilled at putting together very complicated Lego spaceships. In our discussion of this verse, we saw a new tweak on the traditional interpretation of gathering together.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25

The Greek word for assembling is “epi-synogogue” which clearly indicates a gathering. But we saw a little more insight last night. God by His Holy Spirit is also in the process of assembling us together as one would a Lego model. Each piece has a special fit to another piece to complete the whole. We are not alone, and are not purposed to stand alone. The Kingdom of God is relational. We are joined to one another according to His purpose.

Oh, and about batteries? God does much better. He even beats solar cells. We are designed with a wireless connection to Heaven cells for Yehovah’s eternal power supply. So remember to obey both levels of this verse. Gather together with other believers to stir up love and good works; but also yield to Jesus for His placement as He builds His Church to smash the gates of hell.

but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15-16

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Not My Will!

27 07 2015
Potter Crafting Pot on Potter's Wheel

Potter Crafting Pot on Potter’s Wheel

This year I have had a major word on my heart. It is time for believers to stop chasing our own will and fall in love with God’s will. Pagans commit suicide following their false gods. It is time for true believers lay our lives down for the living God Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the God of Israel and His Son Yeshua, Jesus, is the Messiah Savior!

We are not asked to commit physical suicide in some twisted appeasement to a bloodthirsty imaginary god. But we are asked to “die to self”; stop doing our own will, and follow Jesus. Recently, after sharing this word in several other states, I had the honor of sharing it with New Path Church in Raleigh, NC. Today I offer the link for your consideration. Please watch and listen and renew your own decision to serve Yehovah. The message is entitled: The Hinge of History

http://newpathchurch.com/the-hinge-of-history-pastor-les-lawrence/

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39

But now, O Yehovah, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

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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.)





The Political Pope

27 06 2015
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican Saturday, May 16, 2015.(Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican Saturday, May 16, 2015.(Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)

I spoke of my preference for mercy over justice recently, but even justice has been redefined; and truth is now unknowable. Pope Francis says Palestine is a state and the Vatican has concluded a treaty with “the state of Palestine”. However, read my lips: “There is no state called Palestine anywhere on this planet.” The Pope is using the enormous force of the Vatican to declare a state that does not exist.

Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’ After recognizing PA as a ‘state,’ Pope Francis’s supposedly apolitical Vatican signs treaty with ‘Palestine’ before it does so with Israel. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. It also recognizes the PA as having authority in eastern Jerusalem, the undivided capital of the Jewish state. 

There are a number of things wrong about this decision. Here are three:

1. It violates the Oslo accordsSigning international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA. Consider that Israel legally became a state in 1948, but the Vatican only began diplomatic relations in 1993. This was 45 years after statehood! Yet they give diplomatic recognition to “Palestine” before statehood! In contrast to its rush to sign accords with the PA, the Vatican has had diplomatic relations with Israel since 1993 but has yet to conclude an accord on the Church’s rights in the Jewish state which has been under discussion since 1999Truth is lost. 
2. It is unilateral, leaving Israel completely out of the discussion“Israel cannot accept the unilateral determinations in the agreement which do not take into account Israel’s essential interests and the special historic status of the Jewish people in Jerusalem,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon

By endorsing the “1967 borders” the Vatican joins the unjust attempt to rewrite history by ignoring Israel’s victory in the Six Day War. When the world talks about the ’67 borders they mean before the war. How convenient. Of course, there were never any legal borders at all in ’67, only the 1949 armistice lines. Truth is lost.

3. It ignores Palestinian persecution of ChristiansThe agreement appears to ignore the fact that Christians have been systematically persecuted under the PA, which has caused the Christian population in Bethlehem to nearly disappear from 60% in 1990 to 15% last year. 

According to Justus Reid Weiner of Hebrew University, in July 2012, a court in Jericho sentenced a Christian to a month of imprisonment for eating in public during Ramadan. “Five other people were also arrested for the same conduct. The chairman of the PA Supreme Court for Sharia Law stated: ‘We have to monitor the streets, and severely punish anyone who eats in public during Ramadan. This is the responsibility of the security forces…I call upon other non-Muslims to be considerate of Muslims’ feelings.”

This is in sharp contrast to Western societies, where the majority is usually called upon to be considerate of the minority.

“The Palestinian Land Law prescribes the death penalty for selling land to Jews. Various Christians have testified that it is also enforced if land is sold to Christians. Several Christian owners have been extorted to give up their land to Muslims. In practice, the legal system in the Palestinian territories provides them no recourse,” said Weiner. Israel National News  Truth is lost.

So what must we conclude from the Pope’s decision? (But for time and space, I could add recent US Supreme Court decisions.) We must conclude that truth is lost. Isaiah saw the problem over 2,500 years ago.

For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them: In transgressing and lying against Yehovah, and departing from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Justice is turned back,
​and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Isaiah 59:12-15

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No Nukes 4 Iran

23 06 2015
The Iranian Parliament (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76/Flickr)

The Iranian Parliament (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76/Flickr)

Today I share why the Bible says Iran is rising prematurely. The deadline for the Iran nuclear deal is next week, and yet Iran’s Parliament just voted overwhelmingly against the inspections specified in the deal, which should collapse the negotiations. The world is becoming more aware of the Iranian menace, but it is not quite Iran’s time prophetically. To be sure, Iran (Persia) is specifically named in the Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War. However, it not time for that war. The Psalm 83 War is first and distinctly separate.

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Ezekiel 38:5

(The name Ethiopia here is not the modern state. Ezekiel is referring to modern Sudan. The other names listed refer to modern Turkey.)

These two prophetic passages are usually conflated by prophecy scholars, if they use Psalm 83 at all. But there is growing recognition of Psalm 83 and its completely separate list of nations. All of the wars against Israel since 1948 have included primarily the Psalm 83 list’s modern counterparts. It is my view that this war must have a final conclusion before Ezekiel’s War. The combatants do not overlap at all. Isaiah’s prophecy of Damascus destruction may occur at this time as well. Also, Ezekiel describes the invasion during a time of real peace with no walls protecting Israel, which is certainly not the case today.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.” Ezekiel 38:10-12

Therefor, I conclude that Iran will not get nukes at this time and will perhaps even suffer a setback that diminishes their rising for a season. Israel may yet strike their nuclear facilities. So Israel will still have to deal with the conclusion of Psalm 83, but then will enjoy an unprecedented peace for a season before Ezekiel 38.

We presently see the prayer of Psalm 83 being answered daily in the civil wars all around them resulting in Israel’s enemies killing one another just as the historic defeat of the Midianites in the account of Gideon’s band of 300. The prayer of Psalm 83 was that God would deal with Israel’s present enemies as He did with Midian. We see the answer unfolding before our very eyes. (Read the background story of Midian in Judges 7:22 – When the three hundred blew the trumpets, Yehovah set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp.)

Deal with them as with Midian, as with Sisera, as with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, who perished at En Dor, who became as refuse on the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, “Let us take for ourselves the pastures of God for a possession.” … That they may know that You, whose name alone is Yehovah, are the Most High over all the earth.Psalm 83:9-12, 18
Yehovah God is faithful to defend Israel! Hallelujah!
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Happy Anniversary Doreen!

11 06 2015
Honeymoon 6-11-67

Honeymoon 6-11-67

How does one celebrate your 48th wedding anniversary when the entire United States lies between you? I am in Idaho on a ministry trip and Doreen is home in North Carolina. So the best way is to dedicate my blog today to the most wonderful Proverbs 31 wife and love of my life.

I love you now more than ever!

Since that first hay-ride in October 1964 at Berkshire Christian College, I have never looked back. For over 50 years I have chosen you and you have chosen me. But the best part is that from the beginning we made Jesus number one: “You and me and Jesus!” It was the best decision we made together, what a blessing that we started that way.

Like a fine wine....vintage '67

Like a fine wine….vintage ’67

 

Here are two of our favorite clips from Fiddler On the Roof. The first one expresses my true opinion of the miracle that God brought us together for His purpose:

Wonder of Wonders (2 min. 9 secs)

The second one is our favorite love song, although for us, there was never any doubt!

Do You Love Me? (2 min. 35 secs)

Looking forward to our little train trip in July to celebrate together.

For all my readers, Doreen and I pray that you may find the kind of love we have in your own life. It really does start by putting Jesus first. Also, a big thank you to all our friends who blessed us today on Facebook, Twitter other media.

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Heavens Declare the Glory of God

5 06 2015

Sandpoint viewThis the Scripture the Lord gave me today on a glorious walk along the shore of spectacular Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho. Thank you Father, for your wonderful voice heard in your creation!

The Perfect Revelation of Yehovah
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of Yehovah is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of Yehovah is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of Yehovah are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of Yehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of Yehovah is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of Yehovah are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Yehovah, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm 19
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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.)








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