Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

21 12 2016

jerusalemoct172016The United States has Embassies in 167 countries, but in only one country is our embassy NOT in that country’s capital city. Israel is the only one that the United States refuses an embassy in their capital. Our embassy is in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem. Israel named Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, not to overlook that King David made it his capital over 3,000 years ago. All Jews have considered Jerusalem their capital for 3,000 years, whether they are in the land or scattered among the nations.

The US Congress passed a law in 1995 requiring our embassy be moved by 1999. However, a six month waiver included, allowed the President to waive the mandate. Each President has signed the waiver every six months for over sixteen years. But this year is different. President-Elect Trump insists that he will move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Most Israelis rejoice with the prospect. Yet, extreme leftists and most nations are in a panic about the move. David Friedman’s nomination as US Ambassador to Israel further confirms Trump’s intention to follow through.

I maintain that the near future will see Israel annexing Judea and Samaria (the entire West Bank). This is the only option for peace. The two-state plan is dead. Hamas is gaining influence over the Palestinian Authority and Israel simply will not allow Hamas to take over the area.

Prophecy is clear that Israel will win the Psalm 83 War as their enemies fight one another. It is the same as the Midianites in Gideon’s day yielding total victory for Israel. Prophecy is also clear about the status of Jerusalem, which is why it is so important for us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is what the sovereign God of Israel says:

This message concerning the fate of Israel came from Yehovah: “This message is from Yehovah, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves. Zechariah 12:2 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)





Ancient Perpetual Hatred of Israel

10 03 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Isis Attacks Egypt Near Israel Border

1 07 2015

Sinai_Attack_1.7.15Today, July 1, a major Isis military attack in the Sinai, near Israel and Gaza, killed 200 and injured many more. (updated death toll)

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant moved ominously close to Israel’s borders Wednesday, July 1 – not as predicted in the north, but in the south, from the Sinai Peninsula. There, ISIS followed up on its Ramadan terror outrages in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Kobani, with a massive assault on Egyptian forces in the northern Sinai region of Sheikh Zuwaid close to the Israeli and Gaza Strip borders.
Not just a terrorist attack, ISIS launched a full-scale military assault, starting with mortar fire and suicide bombings against five Egyptian military checkpoints.

Using a tactic similar to that employed in the capture of the Iraqi town of Ramadi last month, ISIS gunmen followed this initial assault by riding in on minivans, backed by heavy mortar fire, to storm the positions held by stunned Egyptian troops. Altogether some 20 Egyptian army positions were attacked in and around Sheikh Zuwaid.

Egyptian troop reinforcements setting out from El Arish to the northeast to aid the beleaguered force, went up on mine and bomb traps secretly planted around their camps and police stations. Egyptian Apache assault helicopters striking the ISIS force themselves faced ground fire from shoulder-borne anti-air missiles.

Egyptian forces are reported to have sustained heavy casualties, at least 64 dead and many more wounded. The Islamists are additionally said to have taken Egyptian prisoners as hostages. (Debka File)

For those who don’t know, the acronym “ISIL” is used by President Obama instead of ISIS or IS. Why? The “L” stands for the Levant, which is not only Iraq and Syria, but includes Israel. This attack could be connected to Psalm 83. It is time to pray!

US Middle East forces located in Jordan and at Sharm el-Sheikh are on the ready in case the Islamic State decides to attack the US officers and men at the Multinational Force facility in Sinai, which is located near the Sheikh Zuwaid battlefield.

Standing ready for the Islamist offensive in Sinai were the jihadis of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which recently declared Sinai a province of the Islamic State and took an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS draws on two additional major sources for its fighting manpower: the infrastructure it established in turbulent Libya for training and arming jihadis to cross the Egyptian border into Sinai; and the fatal attraction its radicalizing ideology holds for young Muslims who are taught that the brutal murder of Islam’s foes is a cleansing and purifying act. (Debka File)

This fatal attraction is nothing more or less than the demonic spirit from hell that loves death more than life. Satan comes only to steal, kill and destroy. He is the one who spawns the abomination of desolation. But that is not the end of the story. Here is the truth in Jesus own words:

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

Yehovah has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them. Make Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble. He will keep you safe.” Isaiah 8:11-13 NLT

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





No Nukes 4 Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 03 2015

WSJ map

 

Acceleration: While you were watching basketball, the Middle East has turned a new dark corner. Saudi Arabia has attacked Yemeni rebels and now Egypt is joining along with Jordan. This might be a good thing if it was just about Yemen, but the next turn could be deadly for Israel. The armies that are massing will be getting good practice that could turn against Israel. Look at this headline from Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria.

Nasrallah: Israel Should be Targeted, Not Yemen Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels, saying it should lead a campaign against Israel. Speaking in a televised speech, Nasrallah said the military campaign should be directed at Israel, not Yemen, adding that if the warplanes were directed towards Israel, Hezbollah would join in.

This could be the trigger that leads to the end of the Psalm 83 War. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is now openly talking about getting nukes because of Obama concessions to Iran.

The Israeli elections concluded with a stunning victory for PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The last polls had him behind by four or five seats and he won by six, a swing of 10 seats! This was despite (or perhaps because of) President Obama’s attempt to influence the vote toward the liberal Herzog. Even the New York Times reported the growing acrimony toward not only the PM, but Israel itself.

White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week’s elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel.

Obama-Netanyahu Hostility is ‘Unprecedented’ in History Historian reveals the key clashes between US presidents and Israeli prime ministers, and why none have been as bad as the ‘new low.’

In just two weeks, major shifts have occurred that may accelerate the timing of prophetic fulfillment regarding God’s promises of Israel’s restoration and favor.

The Remnant of Israel Saved “At the same time,” says Yehovah, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.” Thus says Yehovah: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness—Israel, when I went to give him rest.” ​Yehovah has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; The planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food. For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To Yehovah our God.’ ” Jeremiah 31:1-6
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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)




Israel Attacks Hezbollah in Syria

20 01 2015

While You were Watching Football

Israel Attacks Hezbollah in Syria .

While America was watching football last Sunday, Israel hit two vehicles on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in northern Israel. The implication could be grave for the Middle East. It could be the spark that detonates the Psalm 83 War. But there are four aspects to this event of particular interest.

1. First, Hezbollah claims they are not in the Golan Heights at all. Yet, one of their top commanders died, along with several members. You have heard little, if any, news of this attack on Western media because of football and the US President’s State of the Union speech calling for taxes on the rich to create more entitlement program giveaways.

2. Second, a very senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard General was also killed with several of his men. What were they doing on the Israeli border? Some reports suggest they were working on a missile launch site. A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a strike on Hezbollah 

3. Third, “An Israeli security official said on Tuesday that an alleged Israeli helicopter missile strike on the Syrian side of the Golan earlier this week that killed a top Iranian general was aimed at what was believed to be a caravan of low-ranking Hezbollah fighters.” Why would Israel say that? They are trying to defuse the inevitable response from Hezbollah and Iran.

4. Fourth, the plot thickens: Amid Rising Tensions, IDF Closes Roads Along Lebanon Border : “Tanks join Iron Dome batteries along Israel’s northern border, following airstrike which killed senior Hezbollah, Iranian commanders.” The threat is so serious that the IDF has closed roads, sent Iron Dome (defensive missile) batteries along with IDF tanks. Time to PRAY!

But do not fear, O My servant Jacob, and do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar, and your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid. Jeremiah 46:27

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Psalm 83 Answer to Prayer

29 12 2014

ps 83For years I have proclaimed the truth of the Psalm 83 War. The first section of the Psalm describes the circumstances leading up to the war, which we can see is now the case in real-time. This is the next war in Israel and the countries attacking are specifically named in middle third of the Psalm. This war is distinct from the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38-39 which also names countries involved. These two lists are of different countries with no overlapping. These are two separate wars. Once you grasp the difference it will settle the issue very easily. Another difference is that Ezekiel says Israel is living in peace in un-walled villages at the time of that invasion, which is certainly not true today.

“You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— “to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations,” Ezekiel 38:11-12

So what is the answer to prayer from Psalm 83? You will find it in the last third of the Psalm.

Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, “Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession.” Psalm 83:9-12

 

The prayer request was simple, that God would deal with Israel’s enemies the same way He did with the Midianites in Gideon’s victory. Yehovah God caused the enemy of 135,000 soldiers to fight and kill each other till they were  routed by only 300 men of Israel.

This is exactly what is happening today in the Middle East. Shia fight Sunni, Egyptian against Egyptian (Isaiah 19), civil war in Syria and Yemen, and of course the ISIS barbarians in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS executes 100 of its own foreign fighters

ISIS executes “Extremist members plotting rebellion”

Therefore, we must live the lesson of Gideon. This battle will be won, not by our might or power, but God Himself will fight for Israel. We must pray to Him for the victory. He is the victory!

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!

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