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!

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


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.


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. .

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


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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.)

A Dry Bones Humor Break

17 09 2013

Dry Bones Obama PoliticsDry Bone Putin

Finally, let me add a dose of sober reality from the real judge of Syria and His viewpoint.

Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered;
And you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you!
When you cease plundering,
You will be plundered;
When you make an end of dealing treacherously,
They will deal treacherously with you. Isaiah 33:1

The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1 (Also see Jeremiah 49:23-27)

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3 09 2013

.“The first rule for President Obama: It’s all about 2014. The second rule for President Obama: See Rule No. 1.” By Joseph Curl

The above quote from The Washington Times assigns a cynical motive to President Obama’s Syria calculus. Is it only about winning the House in 2014? I sure hope not. Yet, most Americans have lost faith in the President’s foreign policy. However, the real problem is the effect of his zigzag on Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East.

There is great analysis in The Times of Israel. (That is where I got the title for this blog: ZigZag!) The viewpoint from Israel by David Horovitz reveals the dilemma facing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama unleashes horror in Jerusalem:Israel wants to believe the US will yet intervene to stop Assad’s use of chemical weapons, undoing some of the damage caused by the president’s zigzag. For the leadership here, the alternative is too awful to contemplate.

The Israeli political and security leadership is privately horrified by President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour turnaround on striking Syria — a decision he took alone, after he had sent his Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out passionately and urgently in favor of military action. It is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether.

It is worried, furthermore, at the ever-deeper perception of Obama’s America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused — most especially in the view of the region’s most radical forces, notably including Bashar Assad, Hezbollah, and Iran.”

Once again, the average person is at a loss to understand the political machinations. The only trustworthy report is from the Bible.

Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? Isaiah 53:1

We need revelation from Heaven to understand what is going on in Syria. Psalm 83 is the Biblical blueprint for the imminent war. To that we add Isaiah 17 which reveals the coming complete destruction of Damascus. Finally, Isaiah 19 outlines the Arab Spring especially for Egypt and Syria. Yehovah God is in control, and the end will be salvation!

In that day there will be an altar to Yehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yehovah at its border. And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.

In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria–a blessing in the midst of the land, whom Yehovah of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” Isaiah 19:19-20, 24-25

As the song says: Whose report will you believe? We will believe the report of the LORD!

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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.)


Syria: Not World War III

27 08 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Syria: the Shia/Sunni War

8 06 2013

Hezbollah1-266x200The “uncivil” civil war in Syria is clearly breaking down along Shia and Sunni lines. This is the latest in battles among fellow Muslims that go back nearly 1,500 years to the very beginnings of Islam. After Mohammed died, Islam’s first division was a fight for control between Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims. Today’s fighting has left 120,000 Syrians dead with 1.5 million refugees. Yet it is the same division of Muslims. Some believe another 100,000 could die in the next year alone. Hezbollah has openly joined with the Shia government of Bashar Assad. Consider this update from Israel National News (6-7-2-13).

The split between Shiites and Sunnis is deepening and the war in Syria is threatening the rest of the Muslim world. The rebels belong to Sunni Islam while the regime is Alawite, a branch of Shiism supported by Iran and assisted by fighters from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, units from the Shiite group Hizbullah and Shiite volunteers from Iraq.

Rebels in Deir ez-Zor proclaimed war against the Shiites following their defeat in the battle in Al-Qusayr. In a video posted to YouTube they announce the launch of a sectarian war, while chanting “Death to the Shia” and recalling the 637 The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah, when Muslim Arab forces defeated the Persians.

It is a fact that Muslims have killed more Muslims since 9/11 than infidels. Yet, the God of Israel loves Muslims and desires that they be saved. Here is an excerpt from my new book, SIMPLE ISLAM:

Simple Islam front coverThe most important point of this entire book is that Jesus died for Muslims. God loves Muslims along with the whole world. Muslims are people. Islam is the religious/political system that enslaves them. We love the Muslim people, but reject Islam. From its inception it has had a violent and bloody history. It started with Muhammad’s murders of many. Then, when he died, there began a series of bloody battles that produced the first major split of Islam into the two largest “denominations” of Sunni and Shia. History provides context for today’s advance of Islam.

While we are at war with the system of Islam, we can love Muslims to life in Jesus. My hope is that this book will clarify this path. The Bible is clear that Yehovah will judge the wicked, but His heart is to show mercy to all who turn (repent) from their wickedness.

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 NLT END OF EXCERPT

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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.)

From Knives to Nuclear Bombs

30 01 2013

The Soviet- and Russian-made Buk-M1-2 air defense system, also known as the SA-17 (photo credit: CC BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons)

The Soviet- and Russian-made Buk-M1-2 air defense system, also known as the SA-17

Convoy Israel Hit Carried SA-17 Rockets

Russian-made anti-aircraft rockets were intended for Hizbullah, could “change balance of power.”Israel National News reported late today that Israeli jets hit the convoy near the Syria/Lebanon border. Later reports are widely circulating that Israel hit a Syrian military facility, but I believe that is a lie to cover the successful raid on the SA-17 shipment, which are Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles. The report makes a strong case for the necessity of the attack: The sources said that the shipment was intended for Hizbullah and that, had they made it into the organization’s hands, the strategic balance of power in the region would have been altered.
There is a statement just hours before the strike by Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, Commander of the IAF. The article and video interview is at this link. My title for today’s commentary came from this part of his interview:
What do we see in terms of military challenges? We need to deal with a wide range of enemies and rivals, from states to semi-states to organizations, terror etc. We are dealing with the range between sub-conventional to unconventional. From the knife to the nuclear bomb.
The Times of Israel reported: A US official said the strike hit a convoy of trucks. They also made a good case against one theory that Israel had attacked a chemical shipment. When you put today’s strike in the context of several cross-border incidents in the Golan from Syria and the deployment of Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile shield also in the Golan, it adds up to serious war preparations. Residents of northern Israel are beginning to call for more gas masks in a story in Israel Today.
Then Yehovah spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?” And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.” Jeremiah 1:13 NLT
The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1 NKJV
These verses leap from the prophetic scriptures along with Psalm 83 as prophecy marches out right before our eyes. Here is a Jerusalem Post report from later in the day.
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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.)

Clinton Demands Concrete

2 06 2012

Clinton: Iran must take concrete steps on nukes

(Jerusalem Post)

This headline has a double meaning. Secretary Clinton is calling for Iran to take serious steps to prove their intentions. They must show they will submit to international limits on their nuclear aims. However, I see a different use of concrete in Iran’s actions. While there have been two fruitless negotiations so far, Iran has meanwhile literally added more and more concrete to their underground nuke facilities.

I see a bit of inconsistency here. The only concrete Hillary Clinton is going to see from Iran is more of it poured into the fortified mountain nuclear hideout. Now let me ask a very simple question.

If Iran is only enriching uranium for peaceful energy and medical purposes, why the hidden fortified facilities?

Let’s review. Iran allows no nuclear inspectors to certain locales such as Parchin. They regularly threaten to blow Israel off the map. They threaten America and our Middle East bases. They support Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and other assorted terrorists. They steadfastly maintain that nothing will stop their nuclear program. What could possibly go wrong?

So why are they coming to talks? The next is scheduled for the middle of this month.) There is only one answer to that question. They are stalling for time. They are very close to having a bomb. They already have enough partially enriched uranium for four or five bombs (when fully enriched). They may also already have other devices purchased from rogue states.

Do I believe they will nuke Israel? No, but not for lack of “concrete” intent. They will not, because this is not their prophetic timing. Their war against Israel comes up in Ezekiel 38 where they are mentioned by name (Persia). But the Psalm 83 War is first where a completely different list of countries is named. None of those are listed in Ezekiel 38. Therefore, I conclude that Israel wins the Psalm 83 War and expands Israel from Egypt to Syria fulfilling God’s promise to Abram (who became Abraham).

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

This promise has never been completely obtained. The closest was in Solomon’s day. Pray for God’s faithful protection of Israel in this soon breaking war.

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International Hypocrisy

26 04 2012

The grossly shameful international hypocrisy about Syria cuts three ways. First is within Syria, the second is compared to Libya and third is exposed toward Israel.

1. Syria has seen over 11,000 citizens murdered by the government in one year. That’s the UN estimate, but by my reckoning it is closer to 20,000. The US, the UN, and the West in general have completely failed to intervene. Just yesterday, the UN monitor report revealed that when UN monitors leave, Syrian forces resume killing the next day.

2. Libya by comparison was bombed and invaded by special forces when Gaddafi only threatened to kill the rebels before he commenced. Syrian refugees, now in Libya, question the hypocrisy. How can the nations fail to act in Syria?

3. Israel is the third example of international hypocrisy. If one Palestinian is killed by the IDF, the whole world is apoplectic. This contradiction is obvious to Syrians. Massacres continue daily in Syria, but Israel is the terrible “occupier” of the “poor” Palestinians. This is what I would call disproportionate media! Even when no deaths are involved the world condemns Israel. This week three outposts were approved by Israel with this reaction:

EU slams Israeli legalization of 3 outposts Europe’s condemnation of Israeli move in West Bank joins international chorus which includes US, UN, PA, France, Jordan.

Where is the “chorus” about Syria?

Of course, all of this fits into the Psalm 83 War scenario prophetically, but what of the people dying? Pray for mercy for them. Christians are among the most persecuted there.

But now your brave warriors weep in public. Your ambassadors of peace cry in bitter disappointment. Isaiah 33:7 NLT

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Assad’s Boast

4 03 2012

The billboard in the 2006 photo above says: Al–h (the god of Islam) will protect Syria. So there is no mistake about the intent, it is on the old city wall of Damascus. I beg to differ. What we have here is a direct affront to the living God of Israel. The banner includes the picture of Assad, the dictator of Syria. Even dictators get religion when the chips are down. Yet, Yehovah made it quite clear in Isaiah 17 that the time will come when no one will save Damascus, it will cease from being a city!

This message came to me concerning Damascus: “Look, the city of Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins.” Isaiah 17:1 NLT

Assad is not the first arrogant dictator to lose a challenge to the living God Yehovah. At the end of the Age….it comes down to Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the living God of Israel against all false gods and philosophies of men. According to the immutable Word of the living God, we will soon see if the god of Islam can protect Damascus. Yehovah is a jealous God and He will have no other gods before Him. Period.

Not unto us, O Yehovah, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth. Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell. They have hands, but they do not handle; feet they have, but they do not walk; nor do they mutter through their throat. Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them. Psalm 115: 1-8

Exercise: For a deeper view of using the name of Yehovah, the one true God, please read Psalm 135 and notice that in only twenty-one verses, the personal name, Yehovah, is used nineteen times. (Of course, it is hidden because it says LORD in all caps, not honestly translating the actual name, Yehovah.) This is nineteen of the 6,828 times His personal name appears in the Hebrew text, but is diluted, obscured and hidden by using the vague terms LORD or GOD which could apply to any god. It is time to use His name again! Yehovah is the name of our God! It is amazing how the Bible comes alive when you make this slight correction in your reading. We do not all worship the same God. Don’t be deceived, brothers and sisters.

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Year of Reckoning X 3

2 01 2012

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

K T McFarland, FOX News’ National Security Analyst,this morning called 2012 the year of reckoning for Iran. I agree with her and would expand that pronouncement to include the United States and the Arab states that touch Israel.

First, with President Obama signing legislation on New Year’s Eve blocking Iran’s banking system, Iran is finally going to feel real pressure. Just in the last two days, hyper inflation has begun as a result, according to McFarland. This is in the context of missile tests and war games around the Straits of Hormuz. Forty per cent of the world’s oil passes through that narrow (50 miles wide) channel from the Persian Gulf. Even though Saudi Arabia has agreed to pick up the slack, it will impact world and US oil prices dramatically. Then add in the very real inevitability of a military strike by Israel or the US on Iran’s nuclear program. Yes indeed, 2012 is a year of reckoning for Iran.

Second, we in the US are not out of the economic woods yet, either. With Europe still teetering on the brink of collapse and our recession continuing, we are being weighed in the balances. We deserve the judgments of God for our corruption, immorality, abortion, anti-marriage and anti-family realities, just to name a few. This year’s presidential election may be our last chance to reverse direction. If we the people reject ungodly leadership and vote godly men and women into office for Congress and for President, perhaps God will extend one more season of national mercy. For faithful believers, there is extraordinary favor coming even in the midst of judgment. But for the wicked there will be no rest. 2012 is certainly a year of reckoning for our dear blessed United States of America.

Third, the Middle East is reaching the flashpoint. We have spoken often of the Psalm 83 War, which in one sense began in 1948. However, the end of that war between Israel and her immediate Arab neighbors will see Israel in control from “the river of Egypt, to the great river Euphrates.” Egypt has fallen. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual head of Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood, (and the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world), has declared that Egypt must break its peace treaty with Israel. Syria’s Assad is near his fall from power and will be followed by a Sunni Muslim brotherhood coalition. Jordan has just accepted Mashaal, the head of Hamas from Damascus, relocating to Jordan. As a result the MB has held demonstrations in numerous Jordanian cities which will eventually lead to the overthrow of the friendly monarchy of King Abdullah. Finally, we include the destruction of Damascus prophesied in Isaiah: The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1

Certainly, in 2012, the day of the Psalm 83 reckoning is also near. These are days of anticipation and watchfulness. This is not a time to sleep or bury our heads in the sand. This is the time to rise up and stand for Jesus. Speak up for the truth. Don’t be intimidated by persecution, but embrace it. Remember the word that I said to you, “A servant is not greater than his master.” If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:20

For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:2-11

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Mobs, Riots and Revolution

15 08 2011

Topic 1:  Mob Violence as a Method

This Dry Bones cartoon touches a nerve in a growing trend not only in England, but around the world. We pray it not come to America, but early signs suggest it will come here, too. There is a logical progression in my title today. Mobs without restraint become riots which can lead to full-scale revolution.

Mob rule is nothing more than anarchy. There is vivid historic example in the bloody French Revolution characterized by mob violence and riots as the means of social change. The American revolution, on the other hand, was a unified resistance to tyranny conducted in an orderly and principled manner. The new republic which emerged set the gold standard for true freedom in its Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution.

The best treatment of this subject is in Ann Coulter’s newest book, Demonic. Whatever you may think of her, the case is made with excellence. What makes this her best book….her incisive demonstration that the revolution was the mother of the many totalitarian “revolutions” it spawned in the name of the people, her dissection of the mob mentality that drove it, and her case against today’s American liberals as exemplars of this mob mentality.

She writes that “all the bloody totalitarian dictatorships of the twentieth century have drawn inspiration from Rousseau and the French Revolution.” All the “great liberal ‘reformers’ of the twentieth century, from Lenin to Hugo Chavez,” got their “playbook from :Robespierre” — probably the worst and most radical of the French revolutionaries — “who argued, following Rousseau, that a ‘Republic of Virtue’ could only be achieved by ‘virtue combined with terror.'”

Democrats, says Coulter, “are heirs to the French Revolution, the uprising of a mob,” whereas “conservatives are heirs to the American Revolution and the harmonious order of a republic.” David Limbaugh, Newsmax

Topic 2: Fifteen Days of Doom for Syria

President Obama and the leader of Turkey have set Syrian President Bashar Assad a deadline of Aug. 27 for “extinguishing the popular uprising against his rule and starting to implement genuine democratic reforms.” Are you kidding me? Assad can continue murdering his own people for two more weeks (now over 2,000 but likely double or triple that amount). It may be the most outrageous foreign policy decision yet for the Obama Administration.

It would be like hundreds of terrorists capturing a Chicago mall with several thousand hostages. With the National Guard and SWAT teams in place surrounding the mall, the terrorists start killing one hostage every hour. Then the Guard and SWAT Commanders, along with the FBI, announce that the terrorists will have 15 days to finish their murderous reign of terror before any action taken against them. Fifteen days to “extinguish” the uprising in Syria translated means: We will do nothing to stop you for 15 days!

The very next day, Assad increased his attacks! Encouraged by the 15-day leeway granted him by the US President Barak Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar Assad Monday, Aug. 15, sent his tanks backed by mechanized infantry into Homs, a town of 1.5 million inhabitants.

“The word of Yehovah came to me a second time saying, ‘What do you see?’ and I said, ‘I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.’ Then Yehovah said to me, ‘Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’” Jeremiah 1:13, 14

We must pray for mercy and peace in this day of anarchy and revolution. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for the victory coming in the imminent Psalm 83 War. Pray in the name of Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God.

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Syria Getting Serious

15 06 2011

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Monday, June 13, the US deployed the USS Bataan amphibian air carrier strike vessel opposite Syria’s Mediterranean coast with 2,000 marines, 6 war planes, 15 attack helicopters, including new V-22 Ospreys, and 27 choppers for landing forces aboard. (DEBKAfile at

The Syria front is heating up. Assad is killing his own citizens and reports of inhuman beatings and rape are emerging. He may be the next deposed dictator, but likely to be followed by Muslim fundamentalists. Iran has direct involvement and the stakes are high for them to control both Syria and Lebanon as Iran tightens the noose around Israel. In the South, Gaza is ruled by another Iranian proxy, Hamas, while Egypt is breaking toward Iran as well.

Lebanon is now under the complete control of Hezbollah with the appointment of the new cabinet which it dominates. All of this portends a very serious summer perhaps leading to the Psalm 83 War scenario. Be forewarned.

Topic #2  Swords Before Plowshares

Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears (Joel 3:9-10).

We love to quote Joel 2 about the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. That will “preach,” as they say. But not too many people want to go to church and pay their tithes and offerings to hear the hard words of what is really coming. We long for the day when the swords will be beaten into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4). However, Jesus clearly prophesied wars first. We pray for peace but prepare for war.

So we see that the sword comes first, being made from material that has a peaceful purpose. The order is set. Plows melted into swords, followed later by weapons of war melted down for plows. May that day come soon. Pray, pray, pray!

Assemble and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Yehovah. Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great.” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yehovah is near in the valley of decision (Joel 3:9-14).

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