"In the Garden of Eden, there is a palace... with 500 gates. At every gate, there are 5,000 black-eyed virgins. Brothers, 500 multiplied by 5,000 is 2.5 million" (PA Hamas legislative Speaker Ahmad Bahr's New Math Updates Number of Virgins for ‘Martyrs’, INN, 14/09/10). Is this claim really true?
Isaiah 51:3-5 "For the Lord shall console Zion (at the time of the redemption from the wicked nations, 52:9-10), He shall console all its ruins, and He shall make its desert like a paradise and its wasteland like the garden of the Lord; joy and happiness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and a voice of song." According to Genesis, the Garden of Eden was an earthly paradise.
God promises that in time to come the waste places of Zion will be transformed into a garden of HaShem.
The Desolate Land: "
So said the Lord of Hosts, saying: Execute true judgment and perform loving-kindness and mercy, each one [of you] to his brother.
Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the stranger, or the poor man. Neither shall any of you think evil against his brother in your heart.
But they refused to listen; and they turned a rebellious shoulder; and they made their ears heavy, not to hear.
And they made their heart [as hard] as a shamir, [in order] not to listen to the Torah and to the words that the Lord of Hosts sent, through His spirit by the earlier prophets. And there was great anger from the Lord of Hosts.
And it came about; as He called and they did not hearken, so shall they call and I will not hearken, said the Lord of Hosts.
And with a whirlwind I will scatter them (exile) among all the nations whom they did not know. And the land shall be waste after them with no one passing through or returning. They made a precious land a desolation" (Zechariah 7:9-14).
"Many shepherds (leaders) have destroyed My vineyard, they have trampled My field; they have made My delightful field into a desert waste. He has made it a waste; the wasted one mourns before Me; the entire land is waste because no one lays it to his heart. On all the rivulets in the pastureland have plunderers come,..." (Jeremiah 12:10-12,7-17).
God's Vineyard; was planted on a very fruitful hill: this is the Land of Israel: "And now, I will inform you what I am going to do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; breach its walls, and it shall be trampled. And I will make it a desolation; it shall neither be pruned nor hoed, and the shamir and desolation will come up [over it]; and I will command the clouds not to rain upon it.
For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the House of Israel, and the people of Judah are the plant of His joy; and He hoped for justice, and, behold, there was injustice; for righteousness, and behold, an outcry" (Isaiah 5:5-7).
Ezekiel 36:33-36 "So says the Lord God: On the day that I will have cleansed you from all your iniquities, and I will resettle the cities, and the ruins shall be built up.
And the desolate land shall be worked, instead of its lying desolate in the sight of all that pass by.
And they shall say, 'This land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Eden, and the cities that were destroyed and desolate and pulled down have become settled as fortified [cities].' And the nations that are left round about you shall know that I, the Lord, have built up the ruined places and have planted the desolate ones; I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will perform [it]."
In the last hundred years this has begun to be realized before the eyes of a doubtful world.
Jeremiah 31:3-4 "Yet again will I rebuild you, then you shall be built, O virgin of Israel; yet again shall you be adorned with your tabrets, and you shall go out with the dances of those who make merry. Yet again shall you plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria, indeed planters shall plant [them] and redeem [them]."
VIDEO: Open a Window to the Shomron:
Events of life in the Jewish towns and hilltop communities of the Shomron. Givot Olam also contains the largest ancient Jewish winepress and wine cellar ever found in the region, dating back 3,200 years - almost to the time of Joshua''s conquest of the land.
Isaiah 34 is a prophecy about the devastation that will befall Edom in the end of days. While Isaiah 35:1-2 is a prophecy of the future glory of Israel and Jerusalem: "
Desert and wasteland shall rejoice over them, and the plain shall rejoice and shall blossom like a rose.
It shall blossom and rejoice, even to rejoice and to sing; the glory of the Lebanon (the Holy Temple) has been given to her, the beauty of the Karmel and the Sharon; they shall see the glory of the Lord, the beauty of our God."
With the destruction of the land of Edom, Israel will rejoice and be glad, for with the destruction of Edom, Israel will be restored (RaDaK).
Edom is referring to the Roman Empire, which became dominated by Esau and Ishmael, represented by Christianity and Islam - the fourth kingdom - the staggeringly giant "...the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom;.. (Daniel 2:41), which was crushed by a stone "knowledge of God/kingdom of David" "...and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. (Daniel 2:35, 1 Samuel 17:49, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:11-14). King David represents the kingdom of heaven on Earth (Daniel 7:13-14,17-27).
More Israeli-Vatican Talks, Following Vatican Call for PA State:
Pro-PLO State - Despite International Resolutions
: Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated his support (Pope Meets Abbas, Keeps Quiet on Cleansing of Christians (and ethnic cleansing of indigenous Jews?) for a Palestinian Authority state in Judea and Samaria, the Biblical homeland of the Jewish People. The Vatican announced that a Palestinian state must “soon” live side by side in peace and security with Israel, and that the Palestinians enjoy “legitimate” rights to a homeland.
This, despite the fact that the original resolutions by the United Nations and League of Nations called for political and national rights in the Land of Israel for Jews – and only for "civil and religious rights" for Arabs (INN, 13/06/11).
The Pope knows, that if Israel and the Jewish people are not destroyed, he and his 'kingdom' are doomed to 'ein ewig währender Untergang'.
Isaiah 61:11 "For as the earth bringeth forth her growth, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause victory (tzedakah = RIGHTEOUSNESS) and glory (tehilla = PRAISE SONG) to spring forth before all the nations."
"In Eden, the garden of God you were;
(the king of Tyre) every precious stone was [set in] your covering; ruby, topaz, diamond, chrysolite,.. You were a cherub of great measure, that covers,..You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created until wrongdoing was found in you... and I shall cast you as profane from the mountain of God, and I shall destroy you, O covering cherub,.." (Ezekiel 28:13-16).
Like Tyre, in previous years, USA and Norway were a blessing to Israel, supporting and covering Israel, but now they have turned their backs on her. Looking at the comments from all over the world to the articlesin Israeli news mediaabout the terror attack and the terrible loss of human lives in Norway, one will find very little sympathy and compassion, rather hatefilled expressions. Clearly Norway;as Nebuchadnezzar, who dared to set his hand against Jerusalem and the Jewish people; has "fallen from heaven", and "been cut down to earth" (Isaiah 14:4,12-13).
PA TV Honors Mother of Suicide Bomber:On the occasion of Ramadan, PA TV chose to visit the mother of Darin Abu Aisheh, a suicide bomber who blew herself up at a roadblock in 2002, wounding three Israelis. The TV camera focused on a poster of the terrorist displayed in the mother's home with the text: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah - Beit Wazan branch is happy to announce [the death of] the heroic martyrdom-seeker."
The mother spoke with pride of how she received the news of her daughter's death, seeing it as her wedding day. "I didn't scream, even my scarf stayed on my head. Everyone came. Everyone heard what happened... I was sitting and started to sing to her.
I said, 'It's the night before your wedding, Darin, and we won't see you anymore, my daughter.' People around me said, 'Allah be with you. 'I said, 'I haven't gone mad, I'm not crazy. I want to sing, Darin is a bride.'"[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 3, 2011]
Islamic tradition says that male Martyrs marry the 72 dark-eyed virgins of Paradise. There is also a belief that a female Martyr becomes one of the virgins and marries a Martyr (Palestinian Media Watch, Aug. 10, 2011).
Suicide terrorist tells mother to be happy on "wedding day:"”My dear mother, you who have cared for me... Don't let me see you sad on my wedding day with the Maidens of Paradise. So be happy and not sad, because in the name of Allah, after death is merciful Allah's paradise..." Female Martyrs will be one of 72 Maidens of Paradise:Female terrorist: “The reward was from Allah, in Paradise. The female Martyrdom-seeker becomes one of the Dark-Eyed [Maidens], and she marries one of the Shahids (Martyrs).” Suicide terror & Shahada: Martyrs rewarded with 72 Virgins
Jesus is regarded as a true prophet in Islam, and he is supposed to have said (Matthew 22:30): "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven." Eventually, when they realize the folly of their ways they will capitulate.
Luke 23:42-43: "Then he (the criminal) said to Jesus: "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
2 Corinthians 12:2-4 "I know a man in Christ, who fourteen years ago- -whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know. God knows such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man- -whether in the body or out of the body, I do not know, God knows - how he was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
Child Martyr: "When we become Martyrs, we'll go to Paradise." PA Teaches 5-Year-Olds to Die for Allah: PA kindergarten teaches children to die fighting Israel in the name of Islam. Class play involves soldiers, death. A Palestinian Authority kindergarten showed off what its young students had learned over the past year by having the five-year-olds act out scenes of terror and death for their families. The parents were moved to tears upon seeing their children pretend to die as “martyrs,” PA media reported.
During the graduation ceremony two plays were performed – one based on “Little Red Riding Hood,” the second, “The Martyr's Wedding,” a story glorifying death in battle with Israel for the sake of Islam (INN, 16/08/11). Kingdom of Heaven: Fact or Fiction?