Jewish “Deal of the Century”

28 03 2019

SovereigntySince President Trump recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel (including redrawing the map), many Israeli’s are moving on to recognizing the West Bank as Israel. The Bible refers to that area as Judea and Samaria. From a trickle just a few years ago, it is now a flood of calls to annex or at least extend sovereignty over the West Bank.

A survey conducted by the Sovereignty Journal suggests that a large majority of Israeli Jews now oppose the two-state solution, with growing support for the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Also in the journal: There has been significant progress in the first and only Outline Plan (TAMA) to include Judea and Samaria as part of the State of Israel. ‘The Jewish Deal of the Century’ – INN

So what is the Bible context of such a goal? God’s original promise to Abraham clearly defined the final borders of Israel. The question is only: When will this happen?

So Yehovah made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River… Genesis 15:18 NLT

US Recognition of the Golan Paves Way for Other Biblical Lands – An Israeli official pointed to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights as an opportunity to officially reclaim other biblical lands captured during the Six Day War. (Israel Today)

Mr. President, let’s repeat Golan Heights in Judea and Samaria – Trump could well turn his attention now to recognising the legal right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria. (INN)

US redrawing official maps to include Golan as part of Israel – State Department official says maps will be updated to reflect change in policy and Israel’s need for ‘secure and defensible borders’ (Times of Israel)

At the time of those events,” says Yehovah, “when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land. Joel 3:1-2 NLT

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Author’s note: The cartoon — commissioned exclusively for this article — is by Yaakov Kirschen aka “Dry Bones”- one of Israel’s foremost political and social commentators — whose cartoons have graced the columns of Israeli and international media publications for decades. His cartoons can be viewed at Drybonesblog





Damascus on the Bubble

26 06 2018

Damascus syria-air-strike-damage-5 - April 2018Once again prophecy comes into focus about the capital of Syria. Events this weekend again raise the question of when will the Isaiah 17 prediction be fulfilled? Damascus has been the capital city of various nations continuously for over 5,000 years. And it has never been destroyed. Jerusalem has been destroyed at least eleven times in history, but Damascus not once. Yet here is the word of God clearly foretelling the complete end of Damascus as an inhabited city.

The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.Isaiah 17:1

Pro-Assad troops take over Golan UN post in demilitarized area on Israeli border – IDF hints it may act to remove soldiers by force, noting the new position marks a violation of the post-1973 separation of forces agreement. Forces loyal to the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad took control of an abandoned UN post in the no-man’s land between the Israeli and Syrian areas of the Golan Heights, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported on Sunday.

Report: Israeli missiles fall near Damascus airport – Syrian TV reports two Israeli missiles fell in the vicinity of the Damascus international airport. The head of monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP that “the Israeli missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah near the airport.”

Each time there is an escalation between Israel and Syria it increases the inevitable fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1. Syria taking over the abandoned UN station in the buffer area moves them closer to the Israeli border. This will not be allowed to stand by Israel.

As the tensions rise and fall on the border we should pray for protection for the IDF troops, but especially for the civilians on both sides of the border. Most are Druse on both sides who are caught in the crossfire. The Syrian army is making major moves into the triangle borders with Israel and Jordan. Pray for wisdom for all the leaders. One thing is for sure. God’s purpose will be accomplished because His word never fails.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

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President Trump as Mordecai

13 04 2018
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The Triumph of Mordecai by Pieter Lastman, 1624.

Several comparisons apply to this President, with Cyrus of Persia being the clearest. (See Isaiah 45) However, I can’t stop  meditating on the striking similarities between Trump and Mordecai the Jew, in the Book of Esther. Mordecai’s mortal enemy was Haman, the Agagite (more on Agag and the spirit of Amalek). Haman deviously plotted to kill Mordecai and all the Jews of the Persian Empire.

Haman even built a gallows 75 feet high to hang Mordecai. But in the end, the plot was reversed a hundred and eighty degrees through the intervention of Esther (thus the title of the book). The turnaround was so complete that Haman was hung on his own gallows and the King decreed that the Jews could rise up and defend themselves. The application to Israel today is unmistakable.

So let’s get to my point regarding President Trump. He is likewise the subject of a devious plot to destroy him. But I see a complete reversal about to unfold that will be nothing short of miraculous. The truth will come out that there was no Trump/Russia collusion, and the hidden plot will be revealed, exposing real Russia collusion. Also, it will lead to the destruction of the plotters.

Therefore, we must pray and intercede even more for righteousness, truth and justice to prevail. Mordecai’s word to Queen Esther applies to us. We called as prophetic intercessors for this very hour.

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

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory – Here is a summary:

At the end of the Book of Esther, the world gets turned upside down (or, right-side up): the bad guy who seemed to be on the verge of a horrible victory gets hanged, the good guy takes his place in the king’s court, and the party of people about to commit a massacre become massacred themselves. Everything runs in reverse, overturning all expectations.

As for the gallows itself, well, it’s really big (75 feet)—outlandishly and pointlessly so. It demonstrates the egotism and wicked madness of Haman to the world (even though building it was technically his wife’s idea). He constructs the gallows as a horrible, over-the-top way of pursuing an unjust personal vendetta—killing Mordecai—but it backfires and ends up being used to kill the person who built it. The irony—the ancient irony! https://www.shmoop.com/esther/gallows-symbol.html

We know we are near a conclusion of the Russian collusion story. The question is which way it will go. Look for major surprises opposite from what the anti-Trumpers are expecting. Of course, in the end only Yehovah God knows, so we pray for His mercy and His purpose to be accomplished, for us and for Israel. As long as our president continues to stand with Israel, our nation will be blessed.

As I finish this post, the limited strike on Syrian chemical assets has been announced. The fact that one facility was in Damascus reminds of the Isaiah 17 prophecy of its destruction. This was not it tonight, but we are in the prophetic timing where it could happen very soon. Pray and watch for God’s plan.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Israeli Jet Shot Down Over Syria

10 02 2018

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Escalation seen on Israel’s northern border with Syria near the Golan Heights. Two Israeli pilots eject, one with serious injuries, the other minor. Iranian stealth drone shot down and Israel destroys its base. 

Early on Saturday morning, an Iranian drone, which was launched from a Syrian base in the Homs desert, was identified approaching Israeli airspace by the IDF around 4am, setting off alarms across Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. The drone entered Israel via Jordanian airspace and flew for a minute and a half before it was intercepted by an Israeli Air Force Apache helicopter near the town of Beit She’an. Jerusalem Post

Pray that a larger conflict is avoided.

Russian Troops Involved – The Syrian anti-air missiles which hit an Israeli F-16 early Saturday, Feb. 10, are part of a system operated with and commanded by the Russians from their Kheimim air base. The F-16 was shot down during an Israeli air strike against the Iranian facility at the T-4 air base near Palmyra, which launched a UAV into Israeli airspace that morning. Debka File

“Israeli air strikes are reported in Syria mid-morning Saturday, including the Damascus region, countered by Syrian anti-air systems. Warning sirens were triggered in the Golan and across Galilee up to Nahariya. These events follow a major cross-border incident, which began early Saturday with an Iranian drone intrusion of Israeli air space and its interception by an Apache helicopter and recovery intact. An Israeli air strike followed against the Iranian drone launch pad near Palmyra deep inside Syria and the downing of an IAF F-16 by Syrian anti-air fire. The plane came down over northern Israel after the two pilots ejected safely.” Debka File

After downing of Israeli F-16, Iran warns: ‘Era of Israeli strikes over’ – Times of Israel

Israel Attacks Targets in Syria After Iranian Drone Enters Israeli Airspace and Jet CrashesNew York Times

 Thus says Yehovah: “‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; The city shall be built upon its own mound, and the palace shall remain according to its own plan. Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry; I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as before, ​and their congregation shall be established before Me; and I will punish all who oppress them. Their nobles shall be from among them, and their governor shall come from their midst; Then I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach Me; For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ says Yehovah. “You shall be My people, and I will be your God.” Behold, the whirlwind of Yehovah goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind; It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of Yehovah will not return until He has done it, and until He has performed the intents of His heart. In the latter days you will consider it. Jeremiah 30:18-24

Pray, pray, pray!

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





53 Christian Refugees Allowed into America Since 2011

17 11 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somebody better start paying attention.

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

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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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Israeli Air Raid

24 02 2014
An Israeli F-16I fighter plane takes off from Ramon Air Base in southern Israel. (File photo: Reuters)

An Israeli F-16I fighter plane takes off from Ramon Air Base in southern Israel. (File photo: Reuters)

Monday night Israel’s Air Force attacked a Hezbollah base in Lebanon on the Syrian border in two waves, killing a number of Hezbollah terrorists. The target was Syrian missiles smuggled over the border to Lebanon’s Bekka Valley.

Israel bombarded a Hezbollah stronghold on the Lebanon Syria border twice on Monday night, killing several Hezbollah operatives, Lebanese and other Arab media reported. Times of Israel

As usual, Israel neither confirmed or denied the reports. However, the facts are appearing in a wide variety of news outlets in the Middle East. It seems as though the world has been on “pause” during the Olympics from the American perspective. But, unfortunately, the contrary is the case. Ukraine is on fire. Venezuela is on fire. Syria is exploding, and Iran is steadily advancing toward nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia is even trying to buy black market nukes from Pakistan to defend themselves from Iran. Egypt’s interim government resigned today clearing the way for General al-Sissi to win the coming Presidential election in a landslide.

Believers know that Yehovah God is in control and is actually arranging the stage for the Second Coming of His Son, Yeshua (Jesus). We do not fear. His promises are sure.

“Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure. Daniel 2:45

Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. Romans 4:16

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!

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