1 Samuel 17:49 "And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone (knowledge of God), and slung it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead; and the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the earth. " Daniel 2:35 "and the stone (knowledge of God - kingdom of David) that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. " Isaiah 11:9, Hab. 2:11,13-14.
Psalm 37:34 "Wait for the LORD, and keep His way, and He will exalt thee to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. "
Daniel Ch. 7 describes the vision of the four beasts, the Babylonian lion, the Persian bear, the Greek leopard and the fourth beast, Rome.
Zechariah 6:1-8 depicts the four chariots and the four horses, i.e., the four major powers that have oppressed and exiled Israel throughout history until today: Babylon (red horses), Medea-Persia (black horses), Greece (white horses) and Rome/Edom-Ishmael (botched, grizzled, ash-coloured horses).
Daniel Ch. 2 describes the image of the empires throughout history (2:40-41) "And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron; forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and beateth down all things; and as iron that crusheth all these, shall it break in pieces and crush. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the firmness of the iron,"
The lands of the Roman Empire came to be dominated by Edom and Ishmael, represented by Christianity and Islam. Both, one as strong as iron, the other as weak as pottery - comprise the latter day; fourth kingdom (Abarnel). It will be crushed by a certain stone; knowledge of God/kingdom of David (1 Sam. 17:49, Dan, 2:35, Is. 11:9, Hab. 2:11-14).
VIDEO: A Jewish Response to President Obama by Moshe Feiglin,
(Manhigut Yehudit, Jewish Leadership Movement). "...You demand of the Nation of the Bible, of the nation chosen by G-d from amongst all the nations, the nation to which G-d gave the Land of Israel from which to proclaim liberty (Isaiah 61:1-4) to the entire world – to retreat from the heartland of the Promised Land.
You demand that we leave the proclamation that is supposed to emerge from Zion (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:1-3) in the hands of those who invented the suicide bomber! In the hands of those who went out to celebrate in the streets when Bin Laden destroyed the Twin Towers! In the hands of a culture that sanctifies death! Do you honestly believe that this is what will bring peace to the world?.." (jewishisrael.org).
Even Allah has assigned the 'holy land,' the 'land of promise,' often referred to as 'the land of Canaan' or the region of 'Palestine' which includes Israel and the "Palestinian territories, " parts of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, etc., to the Jews.
"So he (Pharaoh) resolved to remove them (Moses and his people) from the face of the earth: but We did drown him and all who were with him. And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)... " (See Quran, Al-Isra; Surah 17:103-104,7).
In the Qur'an, the "Holy Land, " is mentioned at least seven times, once when Moses proclaims to the Children of Israel: "O my people! Enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin " (Surah 5:21. The Table). See Numbers 33:56-57, 34:1-2.
On Obama’s Call for “67 Borders w/ Swaps”
Gamal Helal, a former Middle East affairs adviser to US presidents, says that Obama’s insistence that Israel must shrink to the size it was before 1967, even if inside different borders, is a victory for the Arab world. “This new thesis, which President Obama presented in his Thursday's speech, supports the Arab viewpoint,” Helal told the A-Sharq al-Aussat newspaper, “and is a basic hindrance for the Israeli side, which links the size of Israel before 1967 to the ability to defend it” (INN, 05/23/11).
Obama: Israel-Palestine Borders Should Be on 1967 Lines:
In his speech on Thursday morning regarding Middle East policy, American President Barack Obama declared that a two-state solution is imperative to the security of the middle east, and that the borders must be based on the 1967 borders of the state of Israel with agreed upon territorial exchange. This, the president claims will provide "security" for both sides.
"The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.
As for security, every state has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself - by itself - against any threat. Provisions must also be robust enough to prevent a resurgence of terrorism; to stop the infiltration of weapons; and to provide effective border security. The full and phased withdrawal of Israeli military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized state" (virtualjerusalem.com).
Hamas Sees Obama's '67 Borders and Raises Him: '48 Borders:
The vibrations of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “hallowing” of the June 4, 1967 borders in two speeches this past week have not yet stilled, and Hamas has already said that actually, it would prefer negotiating based on the May 13, 1948 borders.
Hamas spokesman Mahmoud A-Zahar was quoted today responding to Obama's remarks in which he called for Israel to withdraw to borders based on a combination of the 1967 borders and agreed-upon land swaps. “Now he [Obama] refers to the 1967 borders as sacred," A-Zahar told the Dubai-based Al-Emarat al-Youm website, "but who says we accept them, and that we won't speak of the '48 lines?" (INN, 05/23/11).
US President Barack Obama "noted that it is unrealistic for Israel to be expected to sit down with a PA government that includes Hamas, which has refused to recognize Israel's right to exist,
and has not renounced violence,.."(
Obama 'Still Confident' of PA Country But UN Appeal a 'Mistake'
"...even the PA's recognition is only for the sake of receiving foreign aid“
(Mohammed Dahlan, (Fatah Official: Our Goal is Not Peace, but Rather Palestine, 07/13/09, INN).Video Expose: PA Does Not Recognize Israel: A new PA TV program recognizes all of the Land of Israel – from Tel Aviv to the Negev – as "Palestine," belying PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ “recognition” of Israel (INN, 04/17/11). See 'Watch the Grass Grow'
”And the Lord shall go forth and wage war with those nations, like the day he waged war on the day of the battle" (Zec. 14:3). Like the day He waged war on the Red Sea, (Ex. 14:24-31).
What was it He did? "He threw the Egyptian camp into confusion." He confused them, He took away their intelligence. As in Zec. 14:13, 1 Sam. 7:10, Ex. 23:27, Deut. 7:23, 1 Sam. 19:14-21) "until they be destroyed."
"We have to be prepared for that the Jews in the very near future will have to defend their existence with armed force. And that will primarily the Arabs of the region of Palestine pay for" (No Peace Prize to Obama, Dr. Michal Rachel Suissa, Senter mot Antisemittisme, Norway).
According to Isaiah 11:14, 60:18; Instead of ignominiously retreating from Gaza , in the time of Mashiach Israel will conquer it. "They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab " RaDaK comments: "Even though they are not identifiable today as nations – because only Israel have maintained their separate identity from the nations through the Torah, while the other nations have all become mixed up and are either Moslems or Christians – when it mentions Edom, Moab and the children of Ammon, it means their lands and those who dwell in them today." The inheritance of these lands by Israel will be the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 15:19 (Rashi).
Until the Time to Come: The Children of Israel were forbidden to try to conquer the territories of the Edomites, the Moabites and the Ammonites. These three territories were among the ten promised to Abraham (together with those of the seven Canaanite nations), but they were forbidden to the Children of Israel (until in time to come) because they were already in the hands of Abraham's descendants or associates.
The Edomites were the children of Esau, Abraham's grandson, while the Moabites and Ammonites were the descendants of the daughters of Lot.
Ezekiel's vision of the "Final Settlement:"
The land of Canaan is part of the land given to the descendants of Abraham, in the "covenant between the parts" (Gen. 15:18-20).
”The Kenites, the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,” they are Edom, Moab and Ammon (all in the present-day state of Jordan), which are destined to be our heritage in the future. The "final settlement" after the War of Gog and Magog at the end of days, will be conquered by the Jewish people in the Messianic Era, which will be characterized by the peaceful co-existence of all people (Isaiah 2:2-4, Michah 4:1-3, Hosea ). Hatred, intolerance and war will cease to exist.(See Judges Ch. 11, Ezekiel Chs. 40, 45, 47-48, which trace the future boundaries of the Land of Israel, at Azamra.org). See also 'God's Eternal Nation'
Final Settlement of Israel According to Ezekiel (Azamra.org).
Isaiah 30:25-26 and Hosea 2:19-20 depict the great blessing; PEACE, that will come into the world when Israel will repent and cast away their idolatry (Hos. 11:1-4). "And in that day will I make a covenant (of peace) for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground; and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the land, and will make them to lie down safely."
Through increasing knowledge of God it will eventually be possible for all the different types and kinds of people to coexist peacefully, as declared by the prophets: Isaiah 11:6, 65:25, Ezek. 34:23-26, Leviticus 26:1-9.
Zechariah 9:10 "And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace unto the nations; and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth."
"King Mashiah will subdue the nations not through war but through the words of peace he will speak to them, through which they will submit themselves to his influence" (Metzudas).
Messianic age means that the world will become in a state of perfection.
And everybodys role will be in its place. The Jews will be “.. a Kingdom of Priests and a holy nation for Me” (Exodus 19:4-6, Isaiah 61:6-9), whose task will be to minister to the nations and teach them about the unity of God and His Torah.
The world is filled with religions, in which all of them have a basic knowledge of God, and that there are commandments and rules, but that their messiah in a way, has loosened them from keeping them.
Jesus is messiah both in Christendom and Islam, indeed with a different role.
Audio: Methodist Methodology:
A7 Radio's "Judean Eve" with Eve Harow. Chana Shapiro Stillman is appalled at what she discovered while doing research for the JCPA. Some UK church authorities, significantly the Methodists, are substituting a political agenda for Christianity. They have disavowed the Bible because it's too "Jewish " and associate with anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups under the guise of religion. While so many Christians are developing ties, deepening relationships and broadening understanding with Jews, others are heading in the opposite direction.
Christians believe they are delivered from the Mosaic law by Jesus.
They think there is no deliverance from its curse but by Jesus, whom they think died
their sins. They think they are not under living the Law but under grace (Romans Ch. 7).
Messianic Methodology: Christianity and Islam established alternative Torah's in the face of the Torah of Moses, that were more acceptable to non-Jews, despite the Torah's warnings of 'adding or diminishing (Deut. Ch. 4, 13, Prov. 30:6). The NT teaches that the Law of Liberty, the Gospel, have sett hem free from the Law of sin and death, (the Mosaic Law), which is the Torah; God’s Instruction to humanity on how to live and behave (See James 2:12, 1:25, Romans 6:14, 8:2, John 8:32,36).
But God's Covenant of Peace shall never be removed (Isaiah 54:10, Leviticus 26:1-9, Ezekiel 34:23-31). At the end of days the Mosaic Law will be re-instated and in full force (Ezekiel 37:24-28). In contradiction to the message of the NT (Revelation 21:22, 1 Peter 2:5); Ezekiel 37:24-28 says clearly that there will be a Temple; "And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in Mine ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever; and David My servant shall be their prince for ever.
Moreover I will make A COVENANT OF PEACE with them--it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will establish them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for ever." Isaiah 27:5 "
If they would grasp My fortress (the Torah), they would make peace for Me, they would make peace for Me." God appeals to Israel to take hold of His Torah, which is His "strength," which He will give to His people (Isaiah 40:29-31). See '
Proverbs 3:17 "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, AND ALL HER PATHS ARE PEACE."
Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall My covenant of peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath compassion on thee."
Begins with the idyllic blessings that await the Jewish people if they live up to their covenant with God, and then proceeds to the admonition, a sobering account of punishments, frustrations, and curses that will result from attempts to destroy the Covenant.
Indeed, though God's underlying mercy prevents all of these curses from befalling Israel in any one unbearable instant, a careful reading of Jewish history, the twentieth century in particular, shows that they have taken place at various intervals, before and during the exiles.
The blessings are given in general terms, the curses, are given in great details, because they are intended to awe the people into obedience to God’s will. (Ibn Ezra Lev. 26:13). Punishments are not meant as revenge, but to influence people to repent, therefore they are inflicted in stages of increasing severity, until repentance and God’s mercy finally come.
Leviticus 26:1-2 ”You shall not make idols for yourselves,
and you shall not erect for yourselves a statue or a pillar,.. for I am HaShem, your God. My Sabbaths shall you observe and My Sanctuary shall you revere – I am HaShem.” God has always warned the Jewish people of not following the religions of the nations, for in the end of days they will return to Him and come to the Jewish people to learn from them.
Jeremiah 16:19-20 ”
O Lord, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, "Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail!.."
Sakarja 8:20-23, Isaiah 2:2-4, Michah 4:1-3. The Torah invites humanity to observe God's laws so as to enjoy the great benefits (the blessings) they bring or the
terrible curses that result from ignoring and violating them.
See Isaiah 24:1-6.
”Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the Lord.”
The Council of Nicea: Assembled by the Emperor Constantine in 325 C.E., was the most important council in church history in bot hits scope and focus. Luther called it ”the most sacred of all councils.” At the council of Nicea it was declared that Jesus was of the same substance as the Father. In essence, according to this Christian belief, Jesus shared one being with the Father and in full deity. This doctrine does not hold that Jesus was half God and half man. Rather, in the original language of this foundational Christian creed, he is ”God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God...” (Rabbi Tovia Singer: Isaiah 53: Did Jesus have a long life?).
At the Council of Constantinople, 381 C.E., this doctrine was ratified and the doctrine of the Trinity was expressly declared to be a foundational Church teaching (Rabbi Tovia Singer: Did Jesus claim to be God?). Scripture warns us that you will worship other gods that your fathers did not know (Deuteronomy 28) and this iniquity will bring about national disaster (Rabbi Tovia Singer: Monotheism and Idolatry).
Miracles of blessings and curse: Leviticus 26:3-9 ”If you will follow My decrees and observe My commandments and perform them; then I will provide your rains in their time, and the land will give its produce and the tree of the field will give its fruit. (See 1 Kings 8:33-53, Deut Ch. 11). Your threshing will last until the vintage, and the vintage will last until the sowing; you will eat your bread to satiety AND YOU WILL DWELL SECURELY IN YOUR LAND.
The word CHOK ("statute" or "decree"), which gives the Parshah of BeCHUKosai its name, literally means "engraved". Th
e Torah comes in two forms: written and engraved. On the last day of his life, Moses inscribed the Torah on parchment scrolls. But this written Torah was preceded by an engraved Torah: the Divine law was first given to us encapsulated in the Ten Commandments, which were etched by the hand of G-d in two tablets of stone.
"I WILL PROVIDE PEACE IN THE LAND, and you will lie down with none to frighten you; I will cause wild beasts to withdraw from the land, and a sword will not cross your land... I will turn My attention (face) to you, I will make you fruitful and increase you, AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU." (Isaiah 54:10, Ezek. 34,37)
By climaxing the above blessings with that of peace, the Torah teaches that peace is equivalent to all the other blessings combined (Rashi; Sifra).
There may be food, there may be drink, but if there is no peace, there is nothing (Rashi).
Deut. 6:24-25 "And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, FOR OUR GOOD ALWAYS (Deut. 29:28, 16:20), that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.'
Isaiah 32:17-18 "And the work of righteousness (TZEDAKAH) 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 48:17-19 "Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the LORD thy God, who teacheth thee for thy profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. 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 Jeremiah 30:7-11.
Daniel 12:3 "And they that are wise (who engaged in the Torah and the commandments) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn the many to righteousness (they are those who teach Torah to the multitudes) as the stars for ever and ever."
Psalm 119:165 "There is abundant peace to those who love Your Torah, and they have no obstacle (Evil Inclination)." When we know Him with perfect knowledge we will no longer sin (Joel 2:27, 3:1-2), but will be filled with the holy spirit of knowledge and understanding. This will be in the days of Mashiah, 'for the earth will be full of the knowledge of God' (Isaiah 11:9). "...and I will remove the (false) prophets and the spirit of impurity (Evil Inclination) from the land/earth."
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When Prophecies Don't Come True:
It's midnight — have your neighbors ascended to heaven?
(By Rabbi Yonason Goldson): ”
There's something we love about a prophecy unfulfilled. But let's be honest: even if we mocked those who eagerly awaited rapture this past Saturday, were we not the least bit discomfited by a little voice whispering from some distant corner of our minds, "But what if this time they're right?" (JewishWorldReview).
The Rapture Contra The Ingathering of the Tribes
Netanyahu in Congress: Jerusalem Must Remain Undivided :
Israel is the only country that has guaranteed freedom of all faiths in Jerusalem, which must remain undivided, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Congress Tuesday. In unusually strong language, he told members of Congress that Judea and Samaria are part of the ancient Jewish homeland that our forefathers walked in and that the 650,000 Jews living there "are not ‘occupying’ the region.” He strongly criticized the changed versions of history that are being promoted by others (INN, 05/24/11).
”You don’t need to send American troops to defend Israel. We defend ourselves. You’ve been very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on our own. Thank you all, and thank you President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security" (Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, May 24, 2011).
Dr. Mike Evans answer questions:
Why did Prime Minister Netanyahu come to America?
To lobby the nation against President Obama's Middle East "peace plan" that will bring official recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations this September.
Why did President Obama call for Israel to accept the 1967 borders?
The President knows that his demand is unworkable both politically and militarily. He wants to force the Prime Minister to reject it so that he has plausible deniability when he lobbies the EU to support Palestinian statehood as he speaks to Parliament in London and at the G8 summit in France.
Why is this statement from the president so serious?
President Obama is the first president to publicly endorse the 1967 borders as a necessity for the beginning of peace talks.
Why did President Obama's special Middle East envoy resign?
Former Senator George Mitchell quit after Prime Minister Netanyahu told him NO regarding negotiations with Hamas as part of the Palestinian Authority government. Hamas has launched over 10,000 missiles at Israel, and its charter calls for the destruction of Israel.
What did President Obama tell Prime Minister Netanyahu?
I cannot continue defending Israel unless you accept my plan.
SIGN THE PETITION
Against Obama's Plan To Give Israel Away: Vote NO To 1967 Borders - Say YES To A Secure Israel (virtualjerusalem.com).
Video: Abbas Says Palestinians 'Own History'
The video shows that in PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech in Gaza on Nakba Day, delivered in his name by his advisor and representative, he denied that Jews have a history in the Land of Israel and claimed a fictitious 9000 year-old Palestinian history dating back to 7000 BCE. This history, said Abbas, made Palestinians “the owners of history.”
The canard that Palestinians are Canaanites was claimed by Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi tens of years ago in National Geographic and received with amusement... (INN, 05/25/11).
We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims - that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years BCE - we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7000 year history BCE. This is the truth, which must be understood and we have to note it, in order to say: ‘Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.’”
According to Hebrew tradition, the land of Canaan is part of the land given to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Yaakov in the "covenant between the parts" (Gen. 15:18-20, Ch. 17, 22:16-18, 24:60, Ch. 28). See 'Hunger and Famine'
"If the "Palestinians" are the original inhabitants of the land, since they now claim to be the original "Canaanites", they cannot possibly be descendants of Avraham, ergo, not people of the Book, since the Canaanites were in the land before the time of Avraham" (Daniel Doron). See 'Armed Struggle'
Dr. Yunes Amr, President of the Al-Quds Open University: “The Palestinians are Arab Canaanites " (Al-Ayyam, Apr. 7, 2009). PA TV: "The Canaanites were Arabs, Israelis must go " (Palestinian TV (Fatah), Dec. 20, 2005). Canaanite "forefathers of Palestinians" built the Temple (Palestinian TV (Fatah), Aug. 2, 2004).