Happy Israel 70 Years!

21 04 2018

Dry Bones 70

Seventy years ago David Ben-Gurion publicly read aloud Israel’s Declaration of Independence. According to the Gregorian calendar, that day was May 14, 1948.
According to the Jewish calendar that day was the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the year 5708. So, in Israel they celebrated this week and also in May. Dry Bones

The US Embassy is opening in Jerusalem the day before and the Guatemala Embassy opens the day after. Other countries will soon follow. At least a dozen or so are working through legal details to move their embassies. It is about time that all nations recognize the reality that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. Praise the Lord!

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Israel’s Population Tops 8.8 Million On 70th Anniversary – Prophecy News Watch

At 70, Israel’s population is 8.842 million, 43% of world Jewry – Times of Israel

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I will also let the house of Israel inquire of Me to do this for them: I will increase their men like a flock. Like a flock offered as holy sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem on its feast days, so shall the ruined cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they shall know that I am Yehovah.” Ezekiel 36:37-38

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. BONUS INSPIRING VIDEO – HERE

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Europe’s Self-Islamization

18 04 2018

EU-flagsYou have heard of self-radicalization, but have you heard of self-Islamization? Today I want to share a very interesting take on what is happening in Europe with Islamic migration without assimilation. It is a cautionary tale for those of us living in the United States. There is a devastating price to pay for open borders. Remember that borders are Biblical.

When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations,
When He separated the sons of Adam,
He set the boundaries of the peoples.
According to the number of the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 17:8

You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:17

And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. Acts 17:26

Here is the start of the article, followed by a link to continue reading the conclusion. Please take a few minutes to read and consider the author’s warning of the growing trend of the Islamization of Europe.

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization – by Abigail R. EsmanForget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, and even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself. In the process, the Western values on which its democracies are built are increasingly put at risk. 

Take, for instance, Belgium’s ISLAM Party, which now hopes to participate in the country’s October local elections in 28 regions. (Its name serves as an acronym for “Integrité, Solidarité, Liberté, Authenticité, Moralité.”)

The party’s ultimate aim: transforming Belgium into an Islamic state. According to the party’s founder Redouane Ahrouch, items high on its agenda include separating men and women on public transportation and the incorporation of sharia law, supposedly as long as it does not conflict with current laws. Ahrouch’s own behavior, however, suggests that his respect for “current laws” and mores has its bounds. He reportedly refuses to shake hands with women. In 2003, he received a six-month sentence for beating and threatening his wife. Currently, the Islam Party has two elected representatives in office — one in Anderlecht, the other in Molenbeek — both regions known to be hotbeds of extremism.

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We need to pray for Europe and for our own nation. This is not a passing phase of history, it is the future, unless we wake up now. The problem is not immigration, the danger is illegal migration. There is a difference. We need to be open to legal immigration, but stop migration without assimilation.

I am not lacking in compassion. It is not possible to take in all the world’s desperately needy people. Spiritually, we can help most my sharing the Messiah with them. Jesus died for Muslims and loves Muslims as much as He loves anyone else. We can help a tiny bit by taking in a relatively few refugees, but what we pray for is complete salvation of every nation. This too is very Biblical.

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,” Revelation 5:9 

Pray for Europe, pray for the U.S. and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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President Trump as Mordecai

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

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

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

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

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

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

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory – Here is a summary:

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

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

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

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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Gaza Swastika

10 04 2018

Nazi Pal flag IMG_20180407_141330Last weekend this flag was flying on the Gaza border. Hamas does not hide  its goal, which is not for its own state, but for the death of all Jews and indeed the complete destruction of the nation of Israel. Notice the Nazi swastika flying between the two Palestinian flags.

Even during the Holocaust, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the top Muslim in the region, met with Hitler in Germany agreeing to work together to kill the Jews in Europe and the Middle East.

Hamas spells it out in their charter:  “Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished that which was before it.” 

So why is the world media so sympathetic to the latest Hamas attempt to invade Israel. Again, they have openly stated their intent: Hamas vows Gaza protests to last until Palestinians ‘return to all of Palestine’ Times of Israel

Here is one possible answer.

Language contradiction

Hamas is recognized as a terrorist group, officially, by the Western world and the United States. You can only conclude that the media is colluding with Hamas in their aim.

We need to pray for mercy for Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. By the way, they have had a few rain showers this month, well after the end of the rainy season. Keep praying for rain.

Ask Yehovah for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Zechariah 10:1 NLT

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The Three-State Solution

7 04 2018

Dry Bones Enter John Bolton

Those of you who have been following my commentary know that I favor annexing Judea and Samaria (West Bank) into Israel. My goal is to reconcile God’s promises to current political choices. Enter John Bolton. Since complete annexation is not likely in the near term, his idea merits consideration. Also, the two-state Oslo plan is dead, which leaves few options.. President Trump is preparing a new solution and he has just hired Bolton. Hmmm. So what does John Bolton suggest?

Instead of the two-state idea, he proposed that Egypt annex Gaza, Jordan and Israel extend sovereignty over various areas of Judea and Samaria. This would be divided in a common sense way, according to population “facts on the ground.”  (Click here for more details. Thanks to my favorite political cartoonist, Yaachov Kirschen)

Israel will rule the land promised by Yehovah God in the fullness of time. Dividing the land is a cause for His judgement of the nations.

I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2

In the meantime we appreciate the incremental progress of His favor and restoration. Remember that this is not about personal salvation, but God’s boundaries. Jesus died for Palestinian Arabs as much as for Jews and for everyone else. So we pray for peace and the liberty to freely proclaim the good news of salvation. Israel defends freedom of religion, but since this freedom is not allowed in Muslim lands, it is another reason for God to expand the borders of Israel.

The following Scripture quote is the basis of my Kindle book Speak to the Dirt! Notice the prophecy is addressed to the land, not the people. 

“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.” Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. Ezekiel 36:6-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for rain.

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Can’t Make This Stuff Up

3 04 2018
Gender equality

PHOTO: Teenage Palestinian girls hold a picture of Dalal Mughrabi, a woman who is celebrated for having killed more Jews than any other Palestinian terrorist. (Issam Rimawi / Flash 90)

Liberals and feminists lefties in America are all about gender equality. Yet they have no voice when it comes to Muslim treatment of women. You know about male ownership of women, 2nd class rights, genital mutilation and wife beatings. But this new one take the cake. Palestinians claim equality for women to kill Jews.

Palestinian Authority Touts Its Gender Equality For Letting Women Be Terrorists – In fact, the most deadly Palestinian terrorist attack on Israelis ever was led by a woman. In 1978, Dalal Mughrabi and her team of killers from current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, hijacked a passenger bus on Israel’s coastal highway and executed 37 of the people aboard, including 12 children.  Mughrabi has ever since been held aloft as a role model for Palestinian girls.

On International Women’s Day, which was marked earlier this month, the secretary-general of Abbas’ “moderate” Fatah party, Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, highlighted Mughrabi as evidence of the gender equality in Palestinian society.

“From the outbreak of our revolution in 1965, the outlook of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – has been clear in its social aspect; it saw no difference between women and men, and Dalal Mughrabi who led men is testimony to this,” said Al-Rahim in remarks carried by the official Palestinian newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. [Translation by Palestinian Media Watch] Israel Today

Right, they are equal in their “social aspect.”

SOCIAL: adjective

1. relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations:

2. seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly; sociable; gregarious.
3. of, relating to, connected with, or suited to polite or fashionable society Dictionary.com

As the famous line in Princess Bride, the movie: “I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means.” The perversion of language is the casualty of the perversion of ideas. If your goal is killing as many Jews as you can (INCLUDING 12 CHILDREN!), then you define equality as equal opportunity murder. God have mercy on the children.

On the other hand we have a stark contrast in equality from the first female Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir:

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” Golda Meir Inspiring Quotes

What a difference is seen when one knows the God of Love, Yehovah. He is the source of all righteousness. He is the God of Israel, of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. There is no hope for this wicked and perverse generation apart from Yehovah God and His Son, Yeshua, who gave His life and blood for us as the Lamb of God.

And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Acts 2:40

that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, Philippians 2:15

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 2:12-14

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Persecution and the Resurrection

31 03 2018

Dry Bones Jews of Europe

Jews have the right of return to their own country, but where do persecuted Christians find refuge? Christians rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus, but are the most persecuted. Christians are the world’s most-persecuted religion

You would think that America would be the place of refuge for Christians, but that has been a problem. In 2016, under the Obama administration, Muslim refugees were given priority over Christians. Yet, Christians are the most persecuted group world-wide. How ironic that we celebrate the resurrection this week while our brothers and sisters are killed. Why can’t Muslim countries take Muslim refugees?

Of the nearly 85,000 refugees admitted to the U.S. in fiscal 2016, 38,901 were Muslims, while 37,521 were Christians, according to a Pew Research Center report

According to that same report, about 99 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. were Muslim, while less than 1 percent were Christian.

The good news is that President Trump is trying to correct the problem. Trump: Persecuted Christian refugees will get priority. 

We are so insulated in the U.S. that most Christians are oblivious to the oppression and death of Christians in other countries. 215 MILLION?

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus Approximately 215 million Christians now experience high, very high, or extreme levels of persecution; that means 1 in 12 Christians live where Christianity is “illegal, forbidden, or punished,” according to Open Doors researchers.

We have always known as believers, that our only hope is in Yehovah God and His Son, Yeshua. We face death with the confident hope of eternal life, which is quite different from those who have no hope. However, as we pause to celebrate the supernatural resurrection and the defeat of death itself, remember the millions of fellow believers enduring persecution for the same faith. Pray for them. Don’t feel pity, because they testify of the honor of suffering for Him and they rejoice, just as Jesus predicted.

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: 
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39

Pray for persecuted Christians and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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