Muslims, listen! "A sower (Isa)... went out to sow his seed... And as he sowed, some fell on rock, and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture" (Luke 8:5-6 NKJ).
"But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away" (Luke 8:13 NKJ).
"Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth, and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away" (Mark 4:5-6 NKJ).
"But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. FOR WHEN TRIBULATION OR PERSECUTION ARISES BECAUSE OF THE WORD, IMMEDIATELY HE (THE MUSLIM) STUMBLES"
(Matthew 13:20-21, Mark 4:16-17 NKJ).
"Now these (the Jews) are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. BUT THESE ARE THE ONES SOWN ON GOOD GROUND, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred" (Mark 4:18-20, Luke 8:14-15 NKJ).
"And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold." When He (Jesus) had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Luke 8:7-8, Mark 4:7:8).
"As a rose among the thorns, so is My beloved among the daughters" (Song of Songs 2:2). Even though the nations seek to entice Israel to whore after their idols, she remains faithful to God (Rashi).
Christians, "Listen! Behold, a sower (Jesus) went out to sow... (the seed is the word of God). And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. (Mark 4:3-4 NKJ).
"Those by the wayside are the ones who hear, then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved" (Luke 8:12 NKJ).
"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what WAS SOWN in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside" (Matthew 13:19 NKJ).
Isaiah 60:8 "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their cotes?" Hosea 11:11 "They (Ephraim) shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith the LORD." Flights arrive day and night at Israel's "gates" - at Tel Aviv's airport! (Isaiah 60:11).
"And these are the ones by the wayside where the word IS SOWN. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word (the entire Torah) that WAS SOWN in their hearts" (Mark 4:15 NKJ).
"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
So the servants of the owner came and said to him, "Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?"
He said to them, "An enemy (the devil) has done this." The servants said to him, "Do you want us then to go and gather them up?" But he said, "No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest (End of Days), and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn" (Matthew 13:24-30 NKJ).
"His (Jesus') winnowing fork is in his hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire"* (Matthew 3:12, Luke 3:17).
*Those who believe in the Lord Jesus, he will gather into his garner, either take to heaven from the evil to come, or put in a place of safety, but he will burn up the chaff; the disobedient and rebellions Jews, who would not come unto Christ, that they might have life (From The Adam Clarke Commentary).
Adam Clarke was a British Methodist theologian and Biblical scholar, who wrote a commentary on the Bible which took him 40 years to complete.
Matthew 13:36-43 CJB ”His talmidim approached him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world. As for the good seed, these are the people who belong to the Kingdom (of heaven);..”
”But those born for the Kingdom will be thrown outside in the dark, where people will wail and grind their teeth!" (Matthew 8:12 CJB,22:13, 24:47-51). Check it out; see "Kingdom of Heaven"
”and the weeds are the people who belong to the Evil One. The enemy who sows them is the Adversary,..”
”You belong to your father, Satan, and you want to carry out your father's desires. From the start he was a murderer, and he has never stood by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is speaking in character; because he is a liar -- indeed, the inventor of the lie!” (John 8:44 CJB).
The Reformers Offer Some Advice On the Jews:On The Jews and Their Lies By Martin Luther - 1543
Adam Clarke on John 8:37: ”From what is here said, it is manifest, says Dr. Lightfoot, that the whole tendency of our Saviour's discourse is to show the Jews, that they are the seed of that serpent which was to bruise the heel of the Messiah: else what could that mean, John 8:44: Ye are of your father the devil, i.e. ye are the seed of the serpent.
”the harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up in the fire, so will it be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out of his Kingdom all the things that cause people to sin and all the people who are far from Torah; and they will throw them into the fiery furnace, where people will wail and grind their teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let him hear!"
According to the Tanakh, a righteous (TZADDIK) is he who; "observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us" (Deuteronomy 6:24-25). "And the work of righteousness (TZEDAKAH=charity, GOOD DEEDS) shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever. And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places" (Isaiah 32:17-18). True peace comes not through the machinations of crooked politicians but only by sowing the seeds of righteousness and charity.
Is Barack Obama Really A Saudi / Muslim "Plant" in the White House? (This just broke today. Forward quickly - YouTube may scrub it).
"...As soon as I've finished with the healthcare question, you Muslims will see what I will do for Islam regarding Israel."
Obama Admits He Is A Muslim
Isaiah 48:18-19 "Oh that thou wouldest hearken to My commandments! then would thy peace be as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea; Thy seed also would be as the sand, and the offspring of thy body like the grains thereof; his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before Me." See also Jeremiah 30:7-11, Daniel 12:1-3. God will in any event redeem Israel from her enemies, but we could enable it to come about with so much less pain if we will heed the voice of His Torah!
U.S. Warns: Beware of Al-Qaeda Threat in Europe: The United States is warning its citizens that travel to Europe at the moment could be deadly. According to the alert, the international al-Qaeda terrorist organization has planned more attacks, with public transportation systems and other tourist venues considered likely targets.
"The international community will pay the price, should the new round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail, Jordan's King Abdullah II says (Press TV, Mon Sep 6, 2010).
The Egyptian threat: Alluding to Israeli suggestions that the Iranian nuclear program is the region's major problem, Aboul Gheit, said he and Clinton discussed Iran, but that the Palestinian question is the core issue and that continued inaction on it would pose dangers beyond the Middle East.
"In the absence of such negotiations, and success of the negotiations and seeing the emergence of Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel, then I think situation will worsen in this part of the world and we will be, all of us, not only people in the region but countries in the region but also the United States and the Western world as well as the world at large-we will be all witnessing a very difficult situation, " (Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, May 27, 2009). See "Ambassadors of Peace."
Report: Obama leverages Iran to extract Israeli concessions: Obama appears to not see Iran's nuclear program as a threat to US security, and so feels free to use it as a bargaining chip to obtain concessions from Israel (August 26, 2009, Israel Today). See "The Final Solution."
Obama to Pay Heavy Price for Direct Talks, Says Ex-US Official
As Nebuchadnezzar, in the end, the US President & Co, will have to "praise and extol and honour the King of heaven;.." And they will have to admit that; "all His works are truth, and His ways justice; and those that walk in pride He is able to abase' (Book of Daniel 4:34).
"Therefore wait ye for Me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy. For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent" (Zephaniah 3:8-9. Zechariah 14:9, Deut. 6:4). See also Isaiah 66:14-24, Ezekiel Chs. 38-39.
Ezekiel 38:23 "Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself, and I will make Myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am the LORD."
As in the days of Pharaoh (Exodus Chs. 4, 7, 14) God wishes to demonstrate conclusively that He is the Master of all, for when the wicked are punished, God is glorified. The Ten Plagues consisted of three sets of three plagues each, which were intended to establish three eternal principles for all time. The first three plagues (blood, frogs, lice) proved the existence of God (Exodus 7:17): "...In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD..."
Coding of Virus Attacking Iran May Refer to Queen Esther: Iranian Intelligence Minister Heider Moslehi said Sunday that his country is under cyber attack, and blamed the United States and Israel. Iranian officials initially admitted that their country had been hit by the Stuxnet computer worm, but insisted that the damage was minimal.
"Fear not, O worm of Jacob, the number of Israel; "I have helped you," says the Lord, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Behold I have made you a new grooved threshing-sledge, with sharp points; you shall thresh the mountains (nations) and crush them fine, and you shall make hills (kingdoms) like chaff. You shall winnow them, and a wind shall carry them off, and a tempest shall scatter them, and you shall rejoice with the Lord, with the Holy One of Israel shall you praise yourself" (Isaiah 41:14-16, 17:12-14, Psalm 83:13-19, Daniel 2:31-35,40-44).
The family of Jacob is weak as a worm, which has no power except in its mouth (Rashi). This tiny nation, whose only power lies in the words of Torah and prayer, which they "chew" day by day, into a new (i.e. not blunt) threshing instrument, will have an abundance of "mouths" that will "grind up" the mighty, powerful nations of the earth (Targum, See Azamra.org).
The next three (swarm of wild beasts, a very severe epidemic, boils and blisters) proved that God is involved day-to-day affairs of the world, and differentiates between Jewish and Egyptian people and property (Exodus 8:18): "And I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end that thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth."
Isaiah 51:7-8,16 "Hearken to Me, you who know righteousness, a people that has My Torah in their heart, fear not reproach of man, and from their revilings be not dismayed. For, like a garment, the moth shall consume them, and like wool, the worm shall consume them, but My righteousness shall be forever, and My salvation to all generations. And I placed My words into your mouth, and with the shadow of My hand I covered you, to plant the heavens and to found the earth and to say to Zion [that] you are My people." See also Hosea 5:12.
And the next three plagues (hail (see Job 38:22-23, Psalms 18:13-14, Ezekiel 38:16-23), locusts, darkness (Isaiah 60:1-3, 58:7-14), proved that He is unmatched by any power (Exodus 9:14): "For I will this time send all My plagues upon thy person, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like Me in all the earth."
Isaiah 28:17 "And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies (of Christianity and Islam, etc), and the waters (Torah knowledge) shall overflow the hiding-place (the mind, Job 38:36, Psalm 51:8).
Exodus 9:15-16 "Surely now I had put forth My hand, and smitten thee and thy people with pestilence, and thou hadst been cut off from the earth. But in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, to show thee My power, and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth." Though Pharaoh deserved to be killed during the pestilence, God allowed him to survive, so that he would be forced to recognize God's greatness and proclaim it to the world. The Plague of the Firstborn (the priests), was meant to break down Pharaoh's resistance and bring the redemption of Israel from Egypt.
Zephaniah 2:11 "The LORD will be terrible unto them; for He will famish all the gods of the earth; then shall all the isles of the nations worship Him, every one from its place."
"And the sons of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee, and all they that despised thee shall bow down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee the city of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel" (Isaiah 60:14).
Zechariah 8:23 "...In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'
Jeremiah 16:19 "...in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.'
Even King Darius, had to write a letter to all the provinces of his empire telling everyone to revere the God of Daniel, Who "delivers and rescues and works signs and wonders in heaven and in earth," when he found Daniel alive and well, sitting among the peaceful, entranced lions, whose mouths had been closed by God's angel (Daniel 6:20-28).