Flags Matter

13 08 2018

Dry Bones flag

Israel recently passed a law stating the obvious. Israel is a Jewish state. Yet, there is quite an uproar from some Arabs and leftist Israeli’s. The irony is that during a protest over the weekend in Tel Aviv, there were many Palestinian flags and even a popular Arab song encouraging Arabs to attack Israelis. This rally was held freely, in the open, which in itself confirms the liberty of the Israeli democracy. This despite this recent poll:

Poll: Most Palestinians Oppose Continued Military Operations Against Israel –  58% of Palestinians in Gaza and 51% in the West Bank oppose the continuation of military operations against Israeli targets, while 34% in Gaza and 32% in the West Bank support them, according to a poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center between June 26 and July 7 and released on Tuesday. 71% said they would not mind working in Israel or in an Israeli settlement. When asked which political faction they trust the most, 25% said Fatah, 13% said Hamas, and 49% said they didn’t trust anyone. (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)

‘Song of the Intifada’ in Rabin Square – Hit Arabic song encouraging Arabs to attack Israelis played during rally against Nationality Law in Tel Aviv where protesters held PLO flags. (Lyrics)

One more item of real importance is the background of the Palestinian flag. It has nothing to do with the Holy Land and everything to do with Islam. “This flag does not symbolize anything that is specific to the land of Palestine, but rather the history of the Arabs and Islam: the Umayyad caliphate – white; the Hashemites – red; the Abbasid caliphate and Mohammed – black; and Islam – green.  (The Hamas and Saudi flags are predominantly green, representing Islam.)”  (Flag History for more about Islam’s flags.)

What about the similarity of the “resistance” movements in both Israel and the U.S.? The bottom line is that Yehovah God is in charge and His Son, the Messiah is coming soon. We have read the end of the book and we win! Thank you Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus the Son of God.

“Yehovah loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” Psalm 37:28

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

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Gaza Swastika

10 04 2018

Nazi Pal flag IMG_20180407_141330Last weekend this flag was flying on the Gaza border. Hamas does not hide  its goal, which is not for its own state, but for the death of all Jews and indeed the complete destruction of the nation of Israel. Notice the Nazi swastika flying between the two Palestinian flags.

Even during the Holocaust, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the top Muslim in the region, met with Hitler in Germany agreeing to work together to kill the Jews in Europe and the Middle East.

Hamas spells it out in their charter:  “Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished that which was before it.” 

So why is the world media so sympathetic to the latest Hamas attempt to invade Israel. Again, they have openly stated their intent: Hamas vows Gaza protests to last until Palestinians ‘return to all of Palestine’ Times of Israel

Here is one possible answer.

Language contradiction

Hamas is recognized as a terrorist group, officially, by the Western world and the United States. You can only conclude that the media is colluding with Hamas in their aim.

We need to pray for mercy for Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. By the way, they have had a few rain showers this month, well after the end of the rainy season. Keep praying for rain.

Ask Yehovah for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Zechariah 10:1 NLT

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Dates and Numbers from God?

20 10 2016

promised-landChristians are always trying to guess when Jesus is coming. Even Jews are trying to figure when the Messiah comes. Most agree that it is soon. But today I want to share a few historical dates that project profound events for 2017 and 5777, the Jewish year.

500 years ago Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation in 1517. He was originally convinced that God was favoring and restoring the Jews. (Later, when they did not convert to Christianity, he was so disappointed that he became a serious anti-Semite, (but that is another story).

150 years ago the Jews of Austria and Hungary were emancipated signalling a change that would spread around the world.

100 years ago Great Britain set in motion the legal rebirth of the State of Israel with the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

50 years ago Israel regained sovereignty over the Old City of  Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967, for the first time since 70 AD.

What about 2017? So we have 1517, 1867, 1917, and 1967. What do you think about 2017? Is it reasonable to guess that Yehovah may be about to do something big for Israel? We just observed the start of 5777 in the Jewish calendar. Some say this is a year of Jubilee. I can’t confirm that, but each of the 50 year points we have mentioned  have surely made history.

The United Muslim Nations (sometimes called the UN) is threatening to declare a Palestinian state without Israel’s agreement. Will God allow it? I don’t think so. The nations have already divided the land in fulfillment of prophecy. Now is the time for Israel to annex Judea and Samaria (West Bank).

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

I leave you with an eight minute video from Lance Wallnau from Israel. He talks with humor about the US election and the Jewish year 5777 with Hebrew meanings behind the numbers. Just follow this link and click on the arrow on the video.

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Lying CBS Headline

5 02 2016
Slain Israeli Soldier Died a Hero - Israeli Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was sworn in to her mandatory national service just two months ago.

Slain Israeli Soldier Died a Hero – Israeli Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was sworn in to her mandatory national service just two months ago.

3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on – CBS 

We have been talking a lot lately about media coverage of Palestinian terror attacks lately. Over 30 Israelis have been killed individually in the last four months by the ongoing “knife intifada”. This week it escalated to the use of semi-automatic weapons when three terrorists intended to murder many at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. A nineteen year old female Israeli guard was killed and another wounded, but the killers were killed.

Yet, CBS used the above headline on their initial story! Here is a reprint of an excellent article from Israel Today Magazine (which I highly recommend).

The mainstream international media on Wednesday again demonstrated its outrageous bias against Israel in reporting on the terrorist attack near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The culprit this time around was the American television network CBS, whose news website headlined its report of the incident “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on”.

It’s fairly simple to ascertain the goal of such an elusive headline.

The initial impression most readers would get is that the three Palestinians in question were the victims. And since so many news consumers these days merely scan headlines, they would have walked away believing that.

The problem is that the Palestinians were in fact the perpetrators.

An online outcry resulted in CBS later changing the headline to “Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers”. It was subsequently altered again to “Palestinians kill Israeli officer, wound another before being killed”.

At no point did CBS publicly apologize or clarify its change.

Israeli media officials called for all Israelis to denounce CBS’s blatant bias as loudly as possible, while Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon called the fraudulent headline “unprecedented chutzpah.”

This debacle has provided an opportunity to again highlight why it is so important to find a reliable source of news from Israel.

The news must be read with a critical eye, knowing that important elements were probably omitted, perhaps purposefully so. Our mission at Israel Today is to fill in those gaps, to provide the stories and angles that the mainstream media left out so that you can form a more complete and clear picture of what is really happening in the Holy Land. Israel Today 2-4-16

Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of Yehovah rises and appears over you. Isaiah 60:2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Terror Child Abuse – PA Style

14 01 2016

Dry Bones PA educationToday we celebrate our grandson’s sixteenth birthday. We are going to see the new Star Wars movie in IMAX 3D. Yet, in Bethlehem, a completely different celebration was recently held. It was a birthday of sorts. It celebrated 51 years since the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) first terror attack. This Bethlehem parade was sponsored by the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israel’s “peace partner” for the failed “two-state solution.”

Kid-Rocket-Launcher-620x412Palestinian children holding axes, either real or fake guns and wearing mock suicide belts joined a large rally adjacent to Bethlehem last week, celebrating the 51st anniversary of the first terrorist attack by Fatah, the party led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The reception of the all-out festivity stood in marked contrast to the request issued to Christians just a month earlier by the Palestinian Authority asking them to tone down their Christmas celebrations in the town of Jesus’ birth. (The Blaze)

PA 160114_child_abuseIt was notable that while the Bethlehem-based Palestinian news agency Ma’an covered the parade extensively on its Arabic-language website, the story was completely missing from its English-language website, which is widely followed by the international press. Yet another example of the Palestinians sending out completely different messages in Arabic and English, just as the parade itself was further evidence that Israel has no Palestinian peace partner at the governmental level. (Israel Today)

This is clearly the worst form of child abuse. It is genocidal. Kids are raised to be murderers. They have no noble purpose or redeeming value. Their goal is simply to kill Jews, to destroy Israel. And the world remains silent, just as the Hitler Youth of the 1930’s. Nothing good can come of this in the natural. Only Yehovah God can redeem. It will end with the complete restoration and blessing of Israel even as all the demons of hell are rallied against her. We have “read the end of the Book,” God wins! His Messiah will come right on schedule with salvation for all who will believe in Him.

So, what should we do? Speak up for Israel and God’s plan, of course. But  pray for the salvation of Palestinians, especially the children who are being brainwashed as we speak.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Jude 20-23

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!

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Christmas Terror Tree

15 12 2015

Gaza Tree Screen-Shot-2015-12-08-at-13.40.33-640x480When you thought they couldn’t stoop any lower… How about a Christmas tree decorated with picture ornaments to honor the killers and stabbers of Israelis? That is just what this tree (pictured) is all about. Notice the “Christian” clergyman standing next to it. This has gained international attention thanks to a Twitter user name Rachel Steinmetz. Here is what she wrote in her Tweet: “Faces of dead #Palestinian terrorists used as ornaments on #Christmas tree in #Gaza, where #Terrorists grow on trees.” 

I especially like her last comment: “Gaza, where Terrorists grow on trees.”

This is a new variation on a common concept practiced by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for years. They name soccer fields after murderers. They name streets after suicide bombers. The sick cult of death knows no boundaries in their depravity. They even claim that Jesus was a Palestinian. Yet, if He was to walk into Gaza today, they would kill Jesus because He is a Jew.

Will the world ever wake up to the breathtaking hypocrisy? I think not. It is destined to get worse. The amazing thing is that God is not surprised, He sees that they do not love truth. Have you ever considered the following verse?

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

It cannot be clearer. One who does not receive the love of the truth will be lost. It is on our own head if we reject the truth. You may not like it that God sends strong delusion, but it is true. Pray that you can recognize the truth when you see it. Learn to LOVE the truth, even if it hurts. There are some who read this verse and reject God because they don’t want a God who would do such a thing. They love their own ideals over the truth.

Receive it! Receive the love of truth. God is offering it to all, no exceptions. He loved the world so much He gave His Son. So receive His love and receive His truth. I wrote in my newest book, Blessing Israel, that the secret to understanding God is to “stand under” Him. See Him as the perfect truth and conform your views and ideals to His truth. Fall in love with the God who is Truth and live!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

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Intifada or Jihad? 2015

28 11 2015

Hitler-Store-Gaza-Most-Anti-Jewish-Person1-e1446948575944-620x435Intifada is an Arabic term that used to mean a spontaneous popular uprising. In recent years, however, it has been carefully orchestrated jihad against the Jews and Israel. This Fall has seen the rise of the “knife intifada” where 22 Israeli’s have been murdered and 203 wounded to date since October 1. But, it is not an intifada at all. It is simply classic Muslim jihad, the historic anti-Semitism against Jews and infidels.

It is just another wave of terrorism: targeting Jews for being Jews. The terrorists and their apologists do not distinguish between a Jew living in the city of Beersheba, and a Jew from a West Bank settlement. For the Palestinian leaders and media, these Jews are all “settlers” living in “occupied territories … This jihad is not aimed at “ending occupation” or protesting against misery and checkpoints. The terrorists do not see a difference between a “left wing Jew” and a “right wing Jew.” They do not ask their victims about their political affiliation before knifing them. The Palestinian Jihad: Lies, Lies and More Lies

For a generation now, since the PLO took over the West Bank, Palestinian children have been brainwashed to hate Jews and to “defend” Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

”The young Palestinian who blindly stabs [Israelis] are twins of the young British citizens traveling to Syria in order to join ISIS,” he said. “Young Palestinians who use knives are clones of young Europeans and Arabs who fight in Syria and Iraq, and terrorists in Europe. They use similar methods and the message is the same: incitement on social networks and the desire to impose radical Islam and to destroy Western civilization,” he added. “We cannot fight the wars of yesterday,” Katz continued. “This is not an intifada – this jihad, jihad and the necessary steps must be taken accordingly. Blacklisting the northern branch of the Islamic Movement is the first step in the right direction.” Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz

We must be faithful to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but we must do it as informed intercessors. We need to see through the propaganda lies and see the truth from the perspective of Yehovah, the God of Israel and the Bible.

Consider my enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. Psalm 225:19-20

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Palestinian Child Terrorists

10 11 2015

Child terrorists on light railThere is not enough coverage of Palestinian child abuse under the PA flag. Today’s knife attackers were 12 and 13 years old! What demonic ideology incites children to hate and kill Jews? This is an increasing pattern.

Two young Palestinian boys aged just 12 and 13 stabbed and seriously wounded a Jewish security guard at the light rail station in Jerusalem’s northern Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood on Tuesday. One of the boys was shot and seriously wounded by his victim. The other was captured by security forces. Israel Today

Using children as terrorists is the worst child abuse imaginable. This is not an exception, but a trend. I wrote last month about the trend, Why the West is Losing to Jihad. A Gaza mother named her baby Knife of Jerusalem after the so-called “knife intifada,” inspired by a stabbing video. There is a demonic lying spirit poisoning the children of Palestinians and throughout the Middle East.

This is the same lying spirit that reverses the headlines in reporting these stories. The lead usually lists the death of the perpetrators first and then mentions that they died in an attack on Israeli’s. The media also says Israel “shot dead” the terrorist, but the Israeli civilian just “dies.” You need to pay attention to the way the headline is formed. This is not accidental. It is intentional. Here is an example of how today’s world media might have reported on the 911 attack on the World Trade Center:

phony-clipping

You should read the article which posted this satirical headline photo: An Idiot’s Guide for the Media on How to do Your Job Properly.

God will hold responsible not only the Muslims who poison their children, but also the media who follow the lying narrative.

Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:2-6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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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

GOOD NEWS FLASH! Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel – Fox News

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Why the West is Losing to Jihad

6 10 2015

candy 10-2015

The West continues to be clueless as to the source of Muslim hatred. While we are always seeking a “motive” for jihadi terrorist murders, radical Islam marches on. A million refugees flood Europe in a colossal Trojan Horse migration and Europe provides free housing, welfare and medical treatment. After several terrorist murders in Israel this week, the Palestinians were once again handing out candy. Radical Islam is simple Muslims taking the Koran and Hadith literally. They are doing what Mohammed did. They believe in a supremacist world conquering religion that ultimately eliminates all others. Sharia is not only the religious duty of Muslims, it is equally the legal system. The West sees Islam as a benign, even “peaceful” religion. That is a fatal mistake that threatens the foundations of Western civilization which originated in the values of our Judeo/Christian Biblical heritage. Despite our recent straying from our roots, the values of freedom, liberty and responsibility are still in our DNA.

Today, I want you to consider one narrow example of the polar opposite to Biblical values. It is seen in the murder of two Israelis last Saturday in Jerusalem’s Old City. One was a Rabbi, the other a husband and father of two. I am not making this up. It is today’s news and the links are provided in blue highlights.

Palestinian Baby Named in Honor of Jerusalem Stabber: A newborn Palestinian Arab baby has been named in honor of the Arab terrorist who murdered two Jews and wounded three others in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night. The Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa was quick to publish a festive birth announcement, PMW also noted. Halabi was lauded in Wafa’s report as a “hero of our people” who had been “assassinated by the army of the occupation.” Also according to Wafa, “while still in the hospital, the mother of the baby called the mother of Martyr Halabi…during the phone conversation, the two mothers cried from joy.”

WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news agency and the official PA daily newspaper both reported on the joyous naming. Here is the actual article published in both official PA sources (translated by Palestinian Media Watch).

Headline: “Muhannad the newborn hugs Muhannad the Martyr, and the two of them unite the homeland”
“Even before the Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi was buried, the cry of a baby was heard in a hospital in the Gaza Strip, heralding the birth of a baby named Muhannad Halabi…
The parents of the baby decided to name their new son Muhannad Halabi after the Martyr Halabi from the village of El-Bireh, who was murdered by the occupation’s army in occupied Jerusalem.
While still in the hospital, the mother of the baby called the mother of Martyr Halabi…
During the phone conversation, the two mothers cried from joy: The mother of the baby cried from joy at the birth of her baby, who eternalized the name of the hero among the heroes of our eternal people, and the second mother (i.e., of the terrorist) cried from joy at the birth of the baby that will eternalize the name of her son the Martyr.”
‘I yelled for help and they spat at me,’ says victim of Jerusalem attack: “The terrorist lunged at us, started stabbing my husband, then me. I tried to take away the knife, but I failed… I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” said Banita of the surrounding Palestinian shopkeepers whom she said looked on and did nothing as Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi attacked her and her family in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in the Old City. The Banitas’ two-year-old son was also lightly injured in the attack. Their infant girl was unharmed.
End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God. Psalm 7:9 NLT
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles! Psalm 25:22
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1 Picture = 1,000 Words

27 08 2015
New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

Top ten Reasons it’s good to be the “King” (Chairman, President, Dictator, Head) of the Palestinian Authority.

10. You get nearly total personal control over billions of bucks given for the “Palestinian Refugees”.

9.  You get to enjoy your tenth year of a four-year elected term of office.

8.  You get to fly around the world as a “diplomat”.

7.  You get all the perks of “Head of State”, even though you don’t have a state.

6.  You get honor for your Doctorate (even though the thesis was denial of the Holocaust).

5.  You get help from the US President in deligitmizing Israel.

4.  You get to speak at the United Nations.

3.  You get to play “good cop” to Hamas as “bad cop”.

2.  You get the starring role as “oppressed victim” in reality TV political soap opera.

And the number one reason it is good to be the Head of the Palestinian Authority is:

1.  You get a really nice house.

 

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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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Pope Recognizes “State of Palestine”

18 05 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Israel Should Return to 1967 Borders!

4 12 2014

NearEast-1967-WarToday is a quick history of modern Israel. Most people are ignorant of the actual maps. President Obama demands that Israel “return to the ’67 borders.” However, he is speaking of the lines BEFORE the Six Day War, when Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank). Those lines were not actually borders but armistice lines from Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. The above map shows the lines AFTER the Six Day War (including both blue and pink shaded areas). I am totally in favor of Israel returning to those lines.

The 1917 Balfour Declaration was legally enacted by the 1920 legal decision of the League of Nations after the San Remo Conference, as seen in the second map. This was given to the Jews as their national home. It is amazing how much land the Jews have given up since then! This map is much closer to God’s promise for Israel. Here is a portion of that agreement:

Confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on July 24, 1922
Came into operation in September 1923.


“The Council of the League of Nations:

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as may be fixed by them; and

Whereas the Principal Allied powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” (San Remo Conference, April 24, 1920).

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So, while the world whittles away at Israel’s borders, God is favoring and restoring her to His promised land. The Biblical promise is yet to be fulfilled in total. I believe it will happen at the conclusion of the Psalm 83 War (which I have written and talked much about). Here is the only word that counts for Israel’s future borders:

On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18

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The Lone Wolf Myth

24 11 2014

synogogue masssacreCalling an Islamic terrorist a lone wolf is perhaps the most miss-leading media narrative. Today’s journalists seem too lazy to think for themselves and so they just repeat all the other writers ad nauseam with little originality or research. Today I will contradict the lone wolf narrative. It was applied to last week’s massacre of four Rabbis in Jerusalem during morning prayers in their synagogue. Three were dual American-Israeli citizens.

On October 22, I spoke of another false narrative, the idea that terrorism is senseless violence. Here is a quote from that essay, which included my comment about the lone wolf idea.

Aren’t you getting sick of the weak clichés describing terrorism? Again today after the terrorist murder in Canada’s capital city, the vapid  news commentator condemned the “senseless violence” of the Muslim terrorist murderer. I don’t object to the phrase simply because it is a cliché, but because it is WRONG!

It makes perfect sense in the mind of a Muslim literalist. It is what Mohammed did. It is what the Koran, Sunnah and Hadith teach….These “lone wolf” actors are NOT “becoming radicalized,” they are becoming converted. They have adopted a complete belief system and follow it as their deadly sincere faith! It is a death cult, and the diametric opposite of Jesus and the Biblical God of love and life, Yehovah. (Elisha Vision Commentary 10-22-14)

The lone wolf myth is dangerous because it minimizes the motivation of the terrorist and divorces him from the underlying ideology that justifies his barbaric actions. I urge you to read a column from Israel National News that really nails this lone wolf myth. Here are a few quotes, but please click on the link and read the entire piece. It is well worth your time.

The perpetrators of Arab/Muslim and Palestinian terrorism are not “lone wolves”, as they have been described, but by-products of a centuries-old intolerant ideology, supported today by educational and religious indoctrination….

At 7:01 am on Tuesday, November 18th, two Palestinian terrorists, Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal, entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem where about a dozen people were praying. The two were carrying a gun, a meat cleaver, and an axe. Seven minutes later (to the cries of “Allahu Akbar!”) four of the worshippers were dead, a Druze police officer who tried to rescue them suffered mortal injuries and several others were severely wounded….

In response to the gruesome axe murders and shootings, Palestinians in Gaza and the ‘West Bank‘ erupted in spontaneous celebrations by handing out cookies and candy, dancing in the streets, honking horns, flaunting axes, setting off firecrackers, cheering, holding up posters “honoring” the two “martyrs”, and displaying V-for-victory signs just as they did in the celebrations that followed the September 11th terror attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15th, 2013. The Palestinian Authority referred to the slaughter as a “heroic operation at a religious Zionist institute”….

The Kehilat Yaakov terrorists and others like them were not driven by socio-economic or human rights issues, but by a fanatical worldview which loathes civil liberties and considers Western freedoms to be an abomination. They were motivated and educated by the belief that their murderous actions against Jews would bestow upon them the honorable title of “shahid” (martyr) and that they were fulfilling a holy Islamic mission by murdering Jews and advancing the commandment of jihad….

The Palestinian Authority’s 7th grade textbook “Our Beautiful Language” states: “We shall sow Palestine with shahids (martyrs), skeletons and skulls; we shall paint the face of Palestine with blood. … We are returning home to the plains and mountains (of pre-1967 Israel) led by jihad flags, by bloody struggles, and by the willingness to sacrifice ourselves as martyrs.” (Israel National News – Debunking the “Lone Wolf” Myth)

“So do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel,” says Yehovah. “For I will bring you home again from distant lands, and your children will return from their exile. Israel will return to a life of peace and quiet, and no one will terrorize them. Jeremiah 30:10

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I Joined the Dry Bones Family

17 11 2014

Dry Bones member D14B16_1I just joined the Dry Bones family and you can, too. This has been my favorite Israeli political cartoon since my first visit to Israel in 1984. It was in the Jerusalem Post daily paper. Yaakov Kirschen makes a compelling case for fighting antisemitism with cartoons in what he describes as “a post literate world.” (Click here to join!)

The Problem: Israel is being boycotted, delegitimized, and defamed!! There is now a massive rise in antisemitism world-wide. Support for Christians and Jews in the Middle East has collapsed. Western campuses are hostile to our younger generation. We are shocked and frustrated. The situation is dire, urgent, and obvious, but an effective response seems to elude us.

Let’s Begin:The beginning of an effective response needs to be an understanding of “post literacy”.  This was once a bi-polar world. People were either literate (they could read and write) or they were illiterate (they were unable to read or write). That world is gone. The targets of our messages are now post literate. (they can read and write but they prefer not to). Letter writing has disappeared. Emails beyond a few lines are ignored. Texting, tweeting, and the rise of the Instagram are the evolutionary result of this post literacy.

Dry Bones:The increase in importance of the cartoon is yet another step in this evolution. . . . And, in part, explains the wild popularity of Dry Bones cartoons in the digital world. If you are a Zionist you have probably shared or received Dry Bones cartoons.

We Are The Answer:The time has come to organize and expand the Dry Bones response. We want you to join and support us. Whether you are a young student or a concerned retiree, join us. Whether you are Jewish or not we offer you a way to fight back. Join us. We are the answer. Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones

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Israeli Christian Citizens in the IDF?

22 05 2014

Dry Bones ChristiansA surprising new movement in Israel is shaking the myth of “Israeli Apartheid,” which I have referenced before. But today I need to inform you of a serious move among Israeli Christians from Nazareth and other Arab towns. There are two blockbuster departures from the ad nauseam narrative of Palestinian propaganda.

First, the Christians, led by Father Gabriel Nadaf (Greek Orthodox), are denying that they are Arabs at all. They claim descent from the early Christian communities of the First Century, whereas most Arabs trace their roots to Egypt and other Arab countries. (Many in the West are ignorant of Israeli demographics. Only 75% of Israelis are Jews. The non-Jew Israeli citizens are Arabs 20%, and then Druze, Christians, Bedouin and non-Arab Muslims who are full and equal citizens in Israel.

Second, these Christian Israelis earnestly want to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and are loyal to Israel, believing that God gave the Land to Israel. Keep in mind that these Christians are a distinct and separate group from the Messianic Jews who believe Jesus (Yeshua) is the longed for Messiah of Israel. They also gladly serve in the IDF. Recently, an Arabic speaking Christian woman became an officer.

Yasmin Chayach IDF Christian first woman officerMeet the IDF’s First Female Christian Officer Yasmin Chayach (pictured) is part of a growing movement of young Arabic-speaking Israeli Christians who are choosing to do national service. Many of these young people have come to understand, contrary to mainstream teachings in the Arab world, that Israel is not their enemy, but rather their safe haven. As such, they are increasingly eager to integrate with Israeli Jewish society and become strong, loyal and productive citizens of the state. Israel Today

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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Kerry, Kerry, Quite Contrary

4 05 2014

Dry Bones Kerry

John Kerry finds himself standing in direct opposition to the declaration of Yehovah God about Israel. He and the Obama Administration would divide the land, contrary to the Scriptures.

I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2

Kerry’s real opinion was exposed this week in a leaked recording applying the word apartheid to Israel. This is the false narrative trumped-up by the Palestinians. Once again the Administration has articulated the Muslim voice over God’s voice. There will be no peace in this instance. Israel is united against the recent developments, but more to the point, Yehovah, God of Israel opposes dividing His Land!

But Zion said, “Yehovah has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. Your sons shall make haste; Your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you. Lift up your eyes, look around and see; all these gather together and come to you.
As I live,” says Yehovah, “You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament, and bind them on you as a bride does. “For your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, Will even now be too small for the inhabitants;
And those who swallowed you up will be far away. The children you will have, after you have lost the others, will say again in your ears, The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.’ Isaiah 49:14-20
Here are recent stories exposing John Kerry’s bias.

Kerry: Israel could become an ‘apartheid state’

Kerry Feeds the Lie of ‘Israeli Apartheid’

Kerry the false prophet

Former Ambassador John Bolton Tears Into the Obama Admin: ‘Children’ in Charge of Foreign Policy

Carelessness or Candor?

US officials: Even if Israel doesn’t like it, Palestinians will get state: Members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’

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





Dis-Honor Killings

1 04 2014

GAza-Women-300x199“Honor Killings and honor violence” are the dirty secret of the Muslim world. I can’t think of a more hypocritical concept. Your daughter is raped, so you kill her to save your family’s honor? Really?!! This is not an isolated problem. Consider the following statistics from the United Nations on The Kelly File, Fox News March 31, 2012. (Click on the date to view the 10 minute video clip from her show last night.)

  • 125 million women and girls suffered female genital mutilation in Africa and Middle East since 1989
  • Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before age 18
  • Est: Annual worldwide number of “honor killing” victims may be as high as 5,000 women                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: United Nations (via Fox News, The Kelly File)

Narrow down the field to the Palestinian Territories and consider the multiplied millions of Western dollars propping up Mahmoud Abbas and his demand for a state. Especially notice the headline of the following article:

Palestinian Honor Killings Skyrocket, Israel Blamed: Two teenage Palestinian girls were killed in separate incidents last month in so-called “honour killings”, revenge attacks carried out most often by family members against women suspected of “immoral sexual conduct”.
The deaths sparked protests with more than 100 people assembling outside the general attorney’s office in Gaza on March 3, demanding violence against Palestinian women come to a halt. Five women died in honour killings in the Palestinian territories in 2011. That number rose to 13 in 2012 and doubled to 26 last year. (Eight killed in first three months of 2014 would project to 32 this year.)

…A survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics from 2011 showed that 35 percent of married women in Gaza had been exposed to physical violence by their husband within the past year, and that 40 percent of unmarried women had been physically abused by a household member.(Click here for full article.)

Wake up, folks! It matters what you believe. The Bible is the foundation of the Judeo/Christian culture of life. Islam is the religion of the sword, a culture of death. Violence is the solution in such a culture. Just Google this phrase and you will see countless reports of Muslims saying these very words: “We love death more than you love life.”

All I am saying is summed up perfectly in this Bible quote from the God of Israel:

“Now therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates,waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from Yehovah; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:32-36

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Where was this Hamas Photo Taken?

27 03 2014

Hamas-rally-in-Al-Quds 3-23-14The surprise answer is Jerusalem, last Sunday! It says something about free speech in Israel. But what is going on? The photo of last Sunday’s march at Al Quds University in Jerusalem reveals the bold intent of Hamas to destroy the Jews. This was the second demonstration there in five months.

The Islamic Bloc of Al-Quds University, a student group associated with the Hamas terror group, paraded on campus with masked faces, carrying green banners and cardboard replicas of missiles launched by Islamist terrorists from Gaza into Israel. The Times of Israel

Hamas Jerusaleml rally 11-13Last November 5, a similar demonstration was also held at Jerusalem’s Al Quds University. These are not harmless students looking for a photo-op, these are serious terrorists threatening the very existence of Israel.

Hamas: We Must Slaughter the Jews is a headline for this story in Israel Today: A Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament said in a recent televised address that Palestinian Muslims must either subdue or massacre the Jews, and that genuine, long-lasting peace with the infidels is not achievable. Speaking on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV, MP Yunis Al-Astal explained “This indicates that we must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world,” he stated. One would presume this also applies to the “infidel” Christians living in the region.

In the banner pictured below, notice the map of Palestine depicting all of Israel as a Palestinian/Hamas state.

Hamas banner 11-5-13

Arab League Officially Rejects “Jewish State” from Israel National News, Arutz Sheva.

At the conclusion of the two-day Arab League summit in Kuwait on Wednesday, Arab leaders announced their rejection of Israel’s request for recognition as the Jewish state. The final statement of the summit declared its “total rejection of the call to consider Israel a Jewish state,”

Since this is a non-negotiable demand of Israel for its very existence, say “Good bye” to the peace talks. To add insult to injury, Palestinian religious leaders have added to their ban on Jews and Christians praying (or doing anything remotely religious) on the Temple Mount. Now they are saying that even the Western Wall below the Mount is also part of Al Aqsa Mosque, and no Jews should be allowed to pray there either!

If you only read Western media, you may be deluded into thinking there is a chance for peace. You would be dead wrong. The Palestinians are increasing pressure, condemnations and attacks within Israel. It is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, where is hope? Yehovah, God of Israel, has spoken and anointed His Son Jesus, Yeshua ben Yehovah, as King over Israel to rule the entire planet.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,  and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. Psalm 2:1-8

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





Checkpoint Politics

11 03 2014

christcheckpointThis week a direct attack on Israel by “Christians” is underway in Bethlehem. I put “Christians” in quotes because they are replacement theology Christians, believing that modern Israel has nothing to do with the Bible, because God completely replaced the Jews with the gentile church for rejecting Jesus as Messiah. This doctrine is now repudiated by the miraculous history of Israel’s restoration and favor in war and peace for the last 65 years. Only the blessing of Yehovah, the God of Israel could explain their supernatural existence.

The Christ at the Checkpoint conference this week in Bethlehem makes Israel the oppressor and Palestinians the victims. Christian compassion is the excuse for an anti-Israel political cause gaining ground in evangelical circles. (Click here for an excellent in-depth article) This is the worn out political narrative fostered on the world by Yassar Arafat. He invented and defined a previously non-existent people group as a separate entity and race within the Arabs. The Romans called the land of Israel Palestine attempting to destroy the Jews. But even in the 20th century, Palestine was still the unofficial name of the land. However, the population was both Jew and Arab. Even Jews were Palestinians in the nomenclature of the day. The Jerusalem Post was always called The Palestine Post before 1948. There has never at any point in history been a state called Palestine, or a national language, or currency or race. Pure invention of radical Islam and the PLO under Arafat. The Palestinian flag was only chosen in 1964 based on the 1916 flag of the Arab Revolt.

Last year’s conference included well know American speakers including Tony Campolo and Lynne Hybels, wife of Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Church near Chicago. Also, 35 students from Wheaton College attended led by Wheaton professor and longtime pro-Palestinian activist Gary Burge. This trend of evangelicals opposing Israel is very disturbing. This year, William Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, is a featured speaker!

Meanwhile, Israeli Messianic leaders have signed a petition explaining their refusal to support the conference. I know several of the leaders personally and certainly add my agreement to their statement. (Click here for full statement). There is also a vocal minority of Arab Christians opposed to the Checkpoint bias. As we continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, remember especially the believers standing in Israel for God’s ultimate purpose and promise for His Land.

‘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 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 36:33-36

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





Seeing Peace Talks as Adultery

13 02 2014

MothersIsrael is looking for a “peace partner” to make a covenant with the Palestinians. This would divide the Land God gave to Israel, and grant sovereignty allowing the Palestinian flag to legally fly over Biblical Judea and Samaria. This is adultery. Israel is married to Yehovah God. And He is a jealous God.  Jeremiah 3 talks of the historic spiritual adultery of Israel and Judah “playing the harlot” by worshiping idols on the mountains. Entertaining the idea of the “two state solution” is an adulterous temptation. We must pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu to stand strong against the temptation for this adultery.

Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills,  and from the multitude of mountains; Truly, in Yehovah our God is the salvation of Israel. Jeremiah 3:23

Praise God for mothers in Israel who recently appealed to PM Netanyahu:

LIKE A MOTHER FOR HER CHILD, WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON OUR LAND: A week-long vigil in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, calling for Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, wound to a close on Sunday. Dozens of mothers were present at the vigil tent from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in a strong showing of support. Nadia Matar, co-director of Women in Green which organized the event, emphasized the rally’s message to PM Netanyahu. “We know there is a lot of international pressure and pressure from the left against you,” said Matar to Netanyahu, “but we are here to remind you that the land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel, and there exists a plan that you should implement: the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.” In addition to the many MKs, rabbis and other public figures who showed up to express support for the vigil, a special guest arrived at the tent – a bride, Efrat Leshem, who showed up on her wedding day. Leshem said at the vigil “before I build my private home, I must also do something for my nation and for my land.” Summarizing the reason why so many mothers came out to support the event, Matar stated “in the same way a mother would never give up on a child that is the same way we the people of Israel will not give up on the land of Israel.” (Arutz-7 Click for video)

“Can a woman forget her nursing child and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:15-16

At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of Yehovah, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of Yehovah, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers. Jeremiah 3:17-18

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Kerry’s Plan: Rock or Sand?

1 02 2014

Protesting peace plan 1-20-141. Kerry’s Framework Plan gives half of Jerusalem to Palestine state as their capital. Israel cannot agree. SAND!

2. Kerry’s Framework Plan gives the Jordan Valley to Palestine. Israel cannot agree. SAND!

3. Kerry’s Framework Plan declares Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

4. Kerry’s Framework Plan leaves 20-25% of Jews in Palestine. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

5. Kerry’s Framework Plan allows no right of return for Arabs to Israel. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

6. Kerry’s Framework Plan makes land swaps that leaves Israeli Arab citizens in Palestine. They will not agree. SAND!

7. Kerry’s Framework Plan will lead to a new Intifada and war. SAND!

SAND

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:24-29

ROCK

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.” Thus says Yehovah: ​ ​“If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, ​​I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 31:35-37

This is the most important year in prophecy since 1967. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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





Israel News Update

20 01 2014
Barry Segal JNN JNN News Update January 20th 2014

(The following quoted news updates are from Barry Segal, a Jerusalem friend who has a dynamic service to the needy along with his newsletters. Subscribe below.)

NETANYAHU: A JEW-FREE PALESTINIAN STATE WOULD BE ETHNIC CLEANSING: A “Jew-free” Palestinian state, now being contemplated in peace talks, would be tantamount to ethnic cleansing, Israeli PM Netanyahu told Canada’s CTV. While Arabs in Israel have full civic rights, “in the Palestinian state, the way it’s being contemplated, no Jew can live there, it has to be Jew-free, ethnic cleansing. Well, what is that? There are Arabs who live here, but they can’t contemplate Jews living there. It’s absurd that we’re willing to recognize, that I’m willing to recognize the Palestinians, but in exchange, they’re not willing to recognize the Jewish state, the nation state of the Jewish people. There’s something wrong there.” (Algemeiner)

UK PARLIAMENT LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO FUNDING FOR UNRWA, PALESTINIANS: The British parliament has formed a committee of inquiry to probe the flow of funds used by the international refugee agency UNRWA to support the Palestinians. According to the report, disclosed Saturday, the British government contributes 90 million pounds annually in aid to the Palestinians. A third of that sum is earmarked for UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. The parliamentary committee, with the encouragement of former Israeli Labor MK Einat Wilf, is due to submit its recommendations soon. “UNRWA is perpetuating the notion that descendants of refugees are themselves refugees, and it is based on this principle that the Palestinians are demanding the right of return, something that will not happen in any future agreement,” Wilf said. “The main point is that UNRWA is entirely supported by Western countries whose official policy is to aim for a two-state solution,” Wilf continued. “This is completely in contradiction to the idea of a right of return for 5 million refugees and their descendants to Israel.” (J.Post)

WHOSE TAXPAYERS FUND UNRWA?: With a total of $644,701,999 in contributions, the US, EU, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands and Japan pay 71% of the annual UNRWA budget. The United Nations Relief and Work Agency is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a single group of people. It is the only agency that designates individuals as original refugees if they lived in the area for a minimum of two years, that acknowledges the descendants of original refugees as refugees as well, and the only one that actively encourages its clients to act on their “right of return.”  The total UNRWA budget for 2012 was $907,907,371. The permanent and hysterically supportive rhetoric for the “Palestinian cause” from the Muslim world might lead one to expect that UNWRA is mainly funded by Muslim countries. The truth, however, is that UNRWA is almost entirely funded by Western taxpayers. With a total of $644,701,999 in contributions, the US, EU, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands and Japan pay 71% of the annual UNRWAbudget. So where do the Muslim states rank? First in, at No. 15, is Saudi Arabia. The country with palaces for every prince and gold-plated Boeing 747s on the royal runways chipped in $12,030,540, less than half the contribution of a tiny country like The Netherlands. Second, at No.18, is Turkey. Qatar, which spent millions on obtaining the 2022 soccer World cup, contributed exactly $0 to their Palestinian brothers. These figures reflect the nature of the role Muslim countries play in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In their rhetoric they are permanently hostile toward Israel and very sympathetic to the Palestinians. Yet, Muslim states do not deliver when it comes to the material needs of the Palestinians. One more fact: The personal wealth of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is estimated at $100 million. Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) reported UNRWA actually helps promotes terrorism and holds Palestinians back from rebuilding their lives. It charged UNRWA schools with becoming hotbeds of anti-Western, anti-American, and antisemitic indoctrination and recruiting offices for terrorist groups. It said also UNWRA facilities are used to store and transport weapons, actually serving as terrorist military bases. When the current conflict is the only reason for the annual welfare check that pays PA leaders, there isn’t much incentive for ending the conflict, either. (J.Post) Pray the truth about the taxpayers funds from Western nations being used to support and further terrorism as well as padding the pockets of PA leaders will come to light. Pray UNRWA will be dismantled and any legitimate needs and responsibilities will be transferred to individuals and committees that can be trusted to carry them out.

CANADIAN MP COTLER CALLS TO DISMANTLE UNRWA: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency should be disbanded, MP and former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler demanded last week. “Jurisdiction over the Palestinian refugees should be transferred from UNWRA, which, frankly, continues to engage patterns of incitement against Israel and in misrepresentation of the truth,” Cotler said. He added that the “Arab League should incorporate the question of Jewish refugees as part of its framework for an Israeli- Arab peace in the same way that the Jewish narrative incorporates the Palestinian refugees,” and that the government of Israel insist that in “any and all discussions between the negotiating parties, any reference to Palestinian refugees must also include express reference to Jewish refugees.” It is “high time that the forced exodus of Jews from Arab lands be introduced to the international agenda after the unconscionable neglect of the issue for six decades,” he declared. Cotler called for the end of UNRWA and for recognition and redress for the 850,000 Jewish refugees of the Israeli-Arab conflict. (J.Post)

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Genocide

30 11 2013

kill-jewsRead this slowly so you understand exactly what I believe. Those who side with the Palestinian leaders against Israel are supporting genocide. For 65+ years, not a week has passed without a call for Israel’s destruction. There was war several times, suicide campaigns at other times, plus boycotts and devious political moves. All these attempts ultimately have the same goal: genocide of all Jews. Check out this story: Favorite Course of Terrorists in Israeli Jails – Genocide

There is no peace partner. Some Westerners are willing to admit that Hamas has that goal, since it is clearly in their Charter. However, the West ignores that the Palestinian Authority still has never officially removed similar statements from their Charter. Consider this quotation from the news this week.

PA Sheikh: Only Solution for Jews is the Sword  “For Jews, we do not have but the sword and by extension we need to hold an all-out war against them and not talk with them,” declared Abu Sara’a. Quoted a few days ago in his sermon  at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, he declared the following in the same sermon:

He stressed that “Palestine” is holy Islamic land and should not be given up under any circumstances. The solution, said Abu Sara’a, is in the words of the prophet of Islam Muhammad, who said, “Fight them” and did not say that Jews should be negotiated with. In this context he mentioned the tradition quoted by the prophet Muhammad, where a tree and a stone call a Muslim and tell him, “A Jew is hiding behind me, come and kill him.”

What hope is there for peace when that attitude is normal for Palestinian leaders? The Palestinian flag (of a non-nation) is flying all over the Middle East and in pro-Palestinian demonstrations around the world. It is the flag of genocide. Does Israel promote genocide of the Palestinians? No, except in the fantasy of propaganda. As is often repeated… “If the Arabs laid down their weapons there would be peace, but if Israel laid down her weapons Israel would cease to exist.” That defines “an existential threat.”

Israel’s hope is only in Yehovah God.

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: ​​Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. ​​The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yehovah. and it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of  Yehovah shall be saved. ​​For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as Yehovah has said, among the remnant whom Yehovah calls.  For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, ​​I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there​​ on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” Joel 2:30-32 & 3:1-2

Pray for the coming of Messiah Jesus, the real peace of Jerusalem!

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





Theoretically

23 11 2013

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

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

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Noun: SKULLDUGGERY

19 11 2013

Clinton-Benghazi-G1-620x362Noun: SKULLDUGGERY – underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery.

Synonyms:  fraudulence, underhandedness, chicanery;

Informal:  shenanigans, funny business, monkey business, monkeyshines

“Yvonne found herself entangled in the skullduggery of Gregory’s private business deals”

Here is a partial list of Administration items that might qualify for skullduggery. Did I leave anything out? Do any of these not qualify as skullduggery?

The disastrous failure to support Iran’s dissidents, mishandling Egypt, promoting of the Arab Spring and Morsi, promoting the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and other countries including the US, lying about radical Islam’s connections to Ft. Hood and multiple other terrorist attacks, the ban on Islam references in government documents, Benghazi lies, the Syrian zig-zag,  botched drone attacks, snooping and spying on Allies, politicizing the IRS tax authority, the NSA affair, the multiple betrayals of Israel and the ongoing persecution of her imprisoned agent, Jonathan Pollard, lying about the secret year-long Iran negotiations, lying about Palestinian “peace” talks, threatening Israel with a new intifada, regularly dis-respecting Israel’s Prime Minister, using executive orders to bypass Congress, lying about Obama-care promises to keep your doctor and your plan, the healthcare website screw-up, and finally: DENYING RESPONSIBILITY for ANY of the above. Skullduggery.

Remember the infamous comment by Hillary Clinton when asked about Bengazi? “What difference does it make?” That callous disinterest in finding the truth exposes a poisoned political culture that believes the end justifies the means. I conclude that the above list of skullduggery is not naïve or mistakes or ignorance or misguided. It is intentional. There is an agenda that is driving the decisions and wordplay. It is not accidental. We must wake up and stand for truth. We must speak up before it is too late. We must hold all of our elected leaders accountable to the foundational constitution of this blessed country.

It is not too late. I believe we will see the greatest revival of history here in the coming years. But, just as with the anti-agenda, we must be intentional. We will not keep silent. We must not be distracted by the cares of life. It is now time for every good man to come to the aid of his country. I am calling for believers to rise to the day. It is time to shine with the glory of Yehovah God. I’m not talking about guns, but the glory of Jesus. I am not preaching politics, but the Kingdom of God.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of Yehovah is risen upon you. For behold, at a time when darkness covers the earth, My glory cloud will cover My people. But Yehovah will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 (my paraphrase based on Chapter 14 in my book: Generation LAST.)

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United Nations Bazaar

20 09 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is pictured during an interview with U.S. television network NBC in TehranWith less fanfare than recent years, the UN General Assembly opened last Tuesday. However, it is bound to heat up next week. Two days are of particular interest prophetically speaking.

First: The UN BAZAAR next Tuesday 9-24 when President Obama and Iran’s new President Rouhani both speak the same day. The big news outside the speeches will be whether they shake hands in the hallway. The two countries have not had a Presidential handshake since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Beware the Bazaar.

I call it the Bazaar because that is the Persian (Iranian) word for marketplace. In the Middle East it is usually characterized by a lot of trash talkin’ and wheeling and dealing, and serious haggling over the price. Anyone who pays the asking price is laughed at all the way to the bank.

Next week President Obama should be very careful because the new Iranian President is a master of the Bazaar. He is saying exactly what the West wants to hear, but is nothing but the mouthpiece of the Ayatollah whose hardline determination for nuclear weapons is unchanged. Beware the sweet talking Persian on Tuesday. Rouhani and Ahmadinejad remind me of the “good cop/bad cop” concept on American TV shows. Tuesday may turn out indeed to be a bizarre Bazaar (pun intended).

Second: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaking on October 1, one day after meeting with President Obama in Washington, DC. Thursday, PA President Abbas will meet with Obama. Last year Netanyahu made major news with his “Iranian Red-Line” speech. This year the stakes are much higher with the events in Syria and Egypt, but primarily because Iran is a year closer to their goal of nuclear weapons. He warned the US: Don’t Be Fooled.

Ayatollah Khamenei shrewdly trumped President Obama’s 2012 campaign gaffe offering more “flexibility” to Russia, “after the election.” Last Tuesday, the Ayatollah almost mockingly called for more flexibility in Iran’s talks with the West. Beware the Bazaar!

Christian Zionists and believers everywhere need to undertake some serious intercession next week for Yehovah God’s purpose to be achieved and that His enemies be confused and confounded.

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of Yehovah; their vindication will come from me. I, Yehovah, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 NLT

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





Israel’s Problem with Peace

29 08 2013
Hamas set the value of one Israeli

Hamas set the value of one Israeli

Last Monday, as Israel was making an arrest of a terrorist suspect in an Arab town north of Jerusalem, 1,500 people came out of nowhere and attacked the Israeli police. It was 5 am. Three Palestinians died in the riot.

The suspect was released a month ago as Israel’s gesture to prove they want peace. While the peace talks continue, the facts on the ground are contradictory. Why does Israel have to endure this charade? This year has seen an increase of West Bank terrorism and also right in Jerusalem.

In addition, one of the rioters killed was released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal when Israel traded 1,000 terrorist prisoners for one Israeli.

Finally, adding insult to injury, an Arab Minister of Knesset had the nerve to condemn Israel.

Mob Attack on Soldiers was ‘Legitimate Self-Defense’: Arab-Israeli MK says PA mob was right to attack soldiers: “The occupation soldiers commit war crimes.”

He is free citizen of Israel (one of 1.5 million) and an elected member of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). How can Israel  be such an open democracy and yet be excoriated by the world? How can they solve the peace problem? The answer is simple. Peace will only come from Yehovah, God of Israel. It will happen when the Messiah comes. In the meantime, Israel walks the tightrope of public opinion and her own security and very existence.

In that day Yehovah will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of Yehovah before them. Zechariah 12:8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Syria: Not World War III

27 08 2013

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

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

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

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists

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





I Did the Math

22 08 2013

Sub AD 120912_PA-Answer-To-Peace-Offers-Billboard_7_2012Several Palestinian news stories intersected for me yesterday. First, I read a story on Israel National News about the Palestinian Authority: Jailed PA Murderers Make $3,400 a Month. Terrorists in Israeli prison receive twice or three times the salary of normal PA government workers.

Then, I saw another story on the same site: U.S. Giving PA $148M. The article suggests that it was the price the US paid to get the Palestinians to show up at the peace talks.  The astounding last line of the short report shocked me. “Since 1994, the year that followed the signing of the Oslo accords that created the PA, the Authority has received about $4.3 billion.”

So I wondered how many Palestinians live under the PA West Bank government. I did a simple search and found this article at the site of another Israeli paper, Haaretz. How many Palestinians actually live in the West Bank? The story quotes two sources of population estimates. The PA count is about 2.5 million, but a more realistic count is a million less, at 1.5 million.

The American-Israel Demographic Research Group has been trying for eight years to prove that the Palestinians have managed, with great sophistication, to inflate their true population by 1 million people, and that the real figure currently stands at about 1.5 million people.

(UPDATE August 23 – The numbers in the next paragraph were wrong. The corrected numbers are in red. Please forgive my poor math.)

Let’s do the math using a mid-range of 2 million Palestinians. 4.3 billion dollars over 10 years means 2.15 million dollars (corrected amount is $2,150.00) total for every Palestinian man, woman and child. Then divide that by ten years and you have $215,000.00 per person (corrected amount is $215.00) each year. A family of 5 multiplies that number by 5. Ten family members = 2.15 million dollars (corrected amount is $2,150.00) a year! And this only figures what the US has given, not including the EU, the UN and all the Muslim countries.

What is wrong with this picture? Do you really think the Palestinian leaders want to change the playing field to make peace with Israel? Keep in mind that the people live near the poverty line.

“Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with untempered mortar; and I will say to you, ‘The wall is no more, nor those who plastered it, that is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’ ” says the Lord Yehovah. Ezekiel 13:15-16

Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem, the Messiah! Jesus, the Son of God. Yeshua ben Yehovah!

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





No Jews in Palestine

6 08 2013

Mahmoud-Abbas-GettyABBAS: THERE WILL BE NO ISRAELIS IN ‘PALESTINE’: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands,” Abbas told reporters in Cairo on Monday. The statement was a difficult one for Israelis to swallow, especially since one of Abbas’ peace demands is that Israel will provide thousands more work permits to Palestinian laborers and open its gates to settlement by millions of so-called “Palestinian refugees.” But that the Palestinians expect their future state to be Judenrein – cleansed of Jews – was never in doubt. Even now, Jews are not permitted to live inside the PA-controlled territory, and the sale of land to Jews is punishable by death. Abbas also told Cairo journalists, “East Jerusalem will be the capital of the Palestinian state.” Observers note that while the future “Palestine” in the PA head’s vision is apparently to be “Judenrein” (“Jew-free” in the German term employed by the Nazis) Israel will, of course, remain anything but “Arabrein.” Arabs make up about 20% of the Jewish state, enjoy full equal rights and regularly elect representatives to the Knesset who openly despise the state in whose parliament they serve, support terrorists and issue calls to their fellow Arabs to rise up against the Jewish state. (INN) “Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.Psalm 124:6 (This is quoted from Barry Segal at Jerusalem News Network)

PSALM 124 – YEHOVAH the Defense of His People – A Song of Ascents. Of David.

“If it had not been Yehovah who was on our side,”

​​Let Israel now say—

 ​​“If it had not been Yehovah who was on our side,

​​When men rose up against us,

 ​​Then they would have swallowed us alive,

​​When their wrath was kindled against us;

 ​​Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,

​​The stream would have gone over our soul;

 ​​Then the swollen waters

​​Would have gone over our soul.”

​ ​Blessed be Yehovah,

​​Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.

 ​​Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;

​​The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

 ​​Our help is in the name of Yehovah,

​​Who made heaven and earth.

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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A Peace to End All Peace

26 07 2013
Last week, the European Union declared a sweeping new position:

New EU directive bars all dealings with Israeli-held areas over the pre-1967 lines

Jerusalem source calls move ‘earthquake’; future deals with Europe will require Israel to acknowledge West Bank is outside the state.

This is so hypocritical I hardly know what to say. The directive is not just about the West Bank, but includes East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights where nearly 750,000 Jews live and work. Europe demands that Israel sign all future economic agreements “acknowledging” that even the Western Wall of the Temple Mount is OUTSIDE THE STATE OF ISRAEL!   Even the Palestinians reject the idea:

The new directive, which forbids nations in the euro zone from doing business with “Jewish settlers,” will not only weaken those Israeli companies, but will have a major negative impact on the Palestinian economy, as many thousands of Palestinian Arabs work for those very same companies.

Israel Today Magazine quotes from a history classic by David Fromkin with the same title as this post: A Peace to End All PeaceThe title is a great play on the famous quote about the first World War as “the war to end all wars.” At over 600 pages, it is a comprehensive study of that war and especially the resulting effects on the Middle East.

The conclusion reported in Israel Today grabbed my attention.

The fact that almost 100,000 people have already died in Syria doesn’t seem to bother the EU as much as where Jews build their homes. Nor do the hundreds of dead Egyptians and a new wave of terrorist activity in Sinai seem to be giving international law-abiding EU legislators any sleepless nights in the way that Jewish “settlements” seem to do.

Maybe it’s time for someone to remind Europe of its responsibility for the chronic instability in the Middle East, much of which can be traced back to bored French and English clerks who drew straight lines on their maps to create countries out of nothing. Maybe they should be reminded of David Fromkin’s book, A Peace to End All Peace, and in taking responsibility work to ease tensions instead of inflaming the region by taking the easy path of blaming Israel for everything.

The Middle East is on fire and all the EU cares about is blasting Israel. And, by the way, that EU directive was announced on the 9th of Av, the same day John Kerry arrived in Israel to restart the peace process. So what does the Bible say about the peace process?

“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace—and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar— say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall.” Ezekiel 13:10-11

Untempered mortar is mortar without enough water to harden properly. This peace plaster does not have the Holy Spirit in it and it will certainly fail! It is nothing but a seductive temptation. We need to pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu will see the trap and avoid it.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Annex the West Bank

24 06 2013

Israeli flag flutters over view of Jewish settlement of OfraThere is a time for everything under the sun, according to King Solomon:

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

It is time to annex Judea and Samaria which the world calls the West Bank. The Oslo accords have failed. The two-state plan has failed. The Middle East is on fire with the Muslim Brotherhood taking over another state every few months. Arab citizens of Israel are the only Arabs enjoying freedom, peace and liberty. Most Palestinians would be far better off as citizens of Israel. The fumbling obstinate dictatorship of Abbas is no solution. And if he achieved Palestinian statehood, he would be immediately overthrown by Hamas. It is time for Israel to act proactively. Many Israeli’s are ready for a bold solution. Even leaders in the government and the Knesset are speaking openly about annexation.

HotovelyDeputy Transportation Minister MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said on Sunday that it was time that the Israeli government take steps to annex Judea and Samaria, even if it comes with the price of giving citizenship to Arabs residing in these areas. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Hotovely said that offering citizenship to Palestinian Authority Arabs would be a small price pay for ending the status quo which brings international criticism of Israel, viewed as an “occupier” in Judea and Samaria. (INN 6/24/2013)

Bayit Yehudi head, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, said Monday that the idea of establishing a Palestinian state has reached a dead end and should be forsaken. “Never in the history of Israel has so much energy been invested in something so pointless,” Bennett said at a conference on the Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria and their depiction in the media. (INN 6/17/2013,)

Op-Ed: Annexation: Should Israel Make Her Move Now? by Ron Jager in Israel National News. In recent weeks and months, public leaders and leading journalists affiliated with the settlement movement have called for annexing and incorporating all of Judea and Samaria into Israel. In response to the chaos and weakness of the Arab nations surrounding Israel and the preoccupation of the Western world with the ongoing genocide in Syria, they claim that now is the time to be proactive and go on the offensive and do what will be inevitably done anyway probably under less favorable conditions for Israel. (INN 6/20/2013)

At the same time as these discussions President Bill Clinton visited Israel this week in what I can only call a flashback to 1993. He is lost in the past of his dream of the Oslo accords. Under the headline: Clinton: Israel Must Make Peace or Disappear, Breitbart.com reported: In a speech that will no doubt incentivize Palestinians to continue their campaign of terror and warfare against Israel, former President Bill Clinton told Israel that it would have to make peace with the Palestinians if it wanted to remain Jewish and democratic. (See Palestinian reaction here.)

Even as far back as April 2011, the idea of annexation was gaining momentum as seen in this story about two members of Knesset and a bill proposing annexation.

MK Danon preparing bills to annex West Bank, repeal Oslo Accords; move intended to convince EU to stop UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Ideas about annexing parts of the West Bank that until recently were considered extreme have been gaining traction in the Knesset in recent weeks as the Palestinian Authority continues threatening to declare a state unilaterally in September. National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau raised the idea at Israel Beiteinu’s convention in Jerusalem two weeks ago. (Jerusalem Post 4/26/2011)

It is time for Israel to annex Judea and Samaria politically, demographically and most important prophetically.

And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. Ezekiel 37:22

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We’ve Come This Far by Faith

20 06 2013

383006-R1-18-18_019 - CopyI met my wife, Doreen, in Bible College in the ’60s beginning a life of faith together in marriage June 11, 1967. That date may ring a bell for you. It was the end of the miraculous Six Day War, Israel’s amazing victory. My life verse came into focus in those days from the book of Hebrews’ epic “faith chapter”.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Faith has two necessary parts. Until then, I thought it was enough to believe in God. Yet, this verse declares more; extending faith’s definition. Faith requires believing that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This is God’s character. He rewards our pursuit of Him. If you don’t believe that, you simply do not have Biblical faith. The rest of Hebrews 11 is a profound testimonial to the point. Another verse confirms that believing “in” God is not enough. Demons know God exists, but that certainly does not save them!

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:19-20

The “works” of faith spoken here is not good deeds, but the second part of faith: GOD IS A REWARDER!

Back at Berkshire Christian College, our favorite chorus had these words: We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord. Trusting in His Holy Word, we’ve come this far by faith, woe-oh-o-oh, woe-oh-o-oh, shadows around me, we’ve come this far by faith.

If you have read any of my five published books, you know I end every chapter with the phrase: GOD IS FAITHFUL! Let me explain why I do that. We do not only believe in God’s existence, we believe in His fully demonstrated character to respond to the cry of any person looking for Him. That character trait distinguishes Yehovah, the God of the Bible (of both Christians and Jews), from all false gods, pretenders and usurpers.

I challenge you to put Him to the test. No matter what you are going through, He is there. He will respond. Call to Him. He is faithful, even when we are not.

As we pray for Israel, we need to apply our faith. We also need to pray for their faith, surrounded by hostile enemies with some flying the Palestinian flag in the midst of God’s land. Pray that Israeli leaders and people will call on the name of the living God for their deliverance from those who would drive them into the sea.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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





Where is Israel?

15 05 2013

UNRWA map PATV, 030513Look carefully at the picture. Where is Israel? This is a map of “Palestine”. There is no Israel on this map. This photo, snapped at a United Nations event in Lebanon on May 3, 2013 exposes the hypocrisy of the United Nations.

At the official launch of two German-funded UNRWA projects in southern Lebanon, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Ann Dismorr, posed with a map that erases the State of Israel and presents all of it as “Palestine.” The map includes both the Palestinian Authority areas as well as all of Israel. Above the map is the Palestinian flag and the inscription “Arab Palestine.” The text at the bottom of the map also says “Palestine.” The neighboring countries Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are all named on the map as is the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is not mentioned or designated anywhere. Palwatch.org(This story was also carried on theBlaze.com).

There are some who would like to abolish UNRWA, but it is not likely with the UN dominated by 57 Islamic nations in the General Assembly. The UN has two relief committees, one for the Palestinians and one for all the rest of the refugees in the whole world. The deck is stacked against Israel. So, it is up to supporters of Israel to continue to speak up for her right to exist.

Since 1950, US taxpayers have provided four billion dollars for the United Nations Relief and Works. Reports from the Global Research in International Affairs have disclosed that UNRWA actually helps promotes terrorism and holds Palestinians back from building their lives. It charged UNRWA schools with being hotbeds of anti-American, and antisemitic indoctrination and recruiting offices for terrorist groups. The above article is simply additional evidence to support such claims. Pray for this organization to be further exposed with drastic declines in funding. Jerusalem News Network

Moses speaking to Israel: For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as Yehovah our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? Deuteronomy 4:7

Pray for Yehovah’s blessing favor and peace on Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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





Impossible!

6 12 2012

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

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

Here are the practical reasons:

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

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

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

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




Comic Relief

3 11 2012

William Shakespeare learned while writing his tragedies that some people would laugh at a death scene unless preceded by a silly jester. So today, it is sometimes easier to make a point of truth in the context of humor. That is why my favorite cartoonist is Israeli Yaakov Kirschen. He has drawn the Dry Bones cartoons for 40 years (in January 2013. Thank you Mr. Kirschen. This cartoon is confirmed by the following quote from Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority.

More posters from Elder of Ziyon for “Apartheid Week” here.

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Why are you defending Baal?

21 09 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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NYC AD Wars

24 08 2012

This summer has seen a flare-up of ad wars in the New York City subway system stations. First was the above ad placed in 50 locations by a Palestinian group. The four maps depicted are incorrect. The first one labels the area in 1946 as Palestine, as if it were an Arab state. The truth is there has never in history been a state called Palestine. There has never been a unique language, currency, or culture. Palestinians are merely Arabs. Jews have lived there continuously for 3,000 years. The area was renamed Palestinia by the Romans in their effort to stamp out Israel in 135 AD. Controlled by various Gentile empires until 1948, Israel was legally declared a nation by the United Nations and declared its independence at that time. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any nation but Israel since King David made it his capital over 3,000 years ago.

The last map above exaggerates the area recognized as Israel. As a result of these ads, a pro-Israel group, Stand With Israel, countered with six ads of their own in 75 subway locations. Two of these are below, telling the truth about Israel.

The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. 1 Kings 2:11

PRAY FOR THE REAL PEACE OF JERUSALEM, YESHUA BEN YEHOVAH! JESUS, SON OF GOD!

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