Two-State/One-State?

22 05 2015

Netanyahu pondersI had a very good question yesterday on my YouTube video page about PM Netanyahu supporting the two-state plan for Middle East peace. His position certainly contradicts the Biblical promise that the whole land belongs to Israel. My answer may surprise you. I believe Prime Minister Netanyahu stakes his claim to the middle ground knowing that the Palestinians will never agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Here is his statement:

“I don’t support a one-state solution – I don’t believe that’s a solution at all,” said the Israeli leader. “I support the vision of two states for two peoples – a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state.” Israel Today

You tell me. Do you believe the Palestinians will ever accept that simple statement? Absolutely not. Those two bold and underlined words are fatal to any agreement. Therefore Netanyahu gets credit for trying and the failure is on Abbas and the Palestinians. Abbas still claims he is also for two states when speaking to the West, yet his real position is clear when speaking in Arabic. Here is proof of my point.

For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine” – that would stretch from “the river to the sea” – is now an official policy….In a series of videos and images discovered and released by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA’s official propaganda ministry has made clear that when the PA says “Palestinian state,” it means not just Ramallah and Jenin, but also Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Beersheva. Israel National News

However, there is a third option. The Bible is clear that God will judge the nations for dividing His land (which they have already done).

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

So, the third option is actually the first and only Biblical plan, the prophetic promised “one-state” solution. The land was given by God to Israel. There will not be two states. God will ultimately settle the issue. More and more Israelis now realize this truth. Even the new Deputy Foreign minister of Israel is calling for the government to use the Torah (the Bible) to lay claim to God’s promised land for the Jews:

Hotovely2Hotovely Tells Foreign Ministry to Quote Torah to the World Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) told Israeli envoys onThursday to reference the Torah in presenting the historical rights of theJewish people to the entire land of Israel while representing the state.

We must keep praying for God’s will to be followed by the leaders and the people of Israel and especially for Jews who are still exiled in the nations.

We bless Israel this weekend as they celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost) and the giving of the Torah . Shavuot begins at sundown Saturday through sundown Monday. Reading the Book of Ruth with family over a joyous meal is the way they observe this holiday. (Click here for my audio teaching on the feasts).

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Pope Recognizes “State of Palestine”

18 05 2015

Dry Bones popeLast week, the Vatican announced an agreement for Official Vatican recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state. The Vatican had earlier extended diplomatic relations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

A declaration on the issue was formulated today with representatives of the PA, sources said, and is expected to be signed in the coming days. It will make clear that the Holy See has decided to change the diplomatic relations, which were so far with the PLO, and instead establish official relations with “Palestine” as a sovereign state…the first legal document which will constitute official recognition of the “Palestinian state.”  Israel National News 5-13-15

This is in direct conflict with the fundamental basis for the Israel/PA peace talks which arrive at PA statehood only through mutual agreement. To add insult to injury from Israel’s point of view, the Pope even called Abbas “an angel of peace.” This in spite of the fact that Abbas has been linked to terror attacks, glorifies martyrs by naming soccer fields after them, pays them or their families twice the salary of PA officials and wrote his Doctoral thesis on the denial of the Holocaust.

Pope calls Abbas ‘angel of peace’ during Vatican visit Francis meets with PA chief after Holy See’s decision to acknowledge Palestinian state angers Jerusalem. The Pope gave Abbas a medallion that represents the angel of peace defeating the “bad spirit of war,” and said that it is appropriate because “you are an angel of peace.” 

Welcome to bizarro world. We have reached the time prophesied where evil is called good and good is called evil.

PA Parliament: Jews Have No Right to Even ‘One Inch’ of Israel On Nakba Day, Palestinian parliament says that Jews have no right to the entire “land of Palestine”. The Palestinian parliament is continuing to reject any Jewish right to the “land of Palestine”, meaning the entire land of Israel, including the sovereign territory of the State of Israel.

pope_described_the_Palestinian_leader_as_an_angel_of_peace_a-a-92_1431869419523This was at the same time the Pope was literally holding hands and hugging Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

We must pray that Christians wake up to the linking of the Vatican more and more to Islam.

We do not worship the same God! Jews and Biblical Christians worship Yehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel. He is our heavenly Father and He sent His Son as the Messiah. Islam worships a false god who is not a father and has no son, according to the Koran, and therefore is a different god: the pagan moon-god.

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God is Not Mocked

14 05 2015

Arab summit 5-15Today, President Obama is hosting a humiliating “Summit of Arab Leaders” in Washington, DC. The problem is that six heads of government were invited and only two showed up. (This is a follow-up to my two-part commentary of March 28 and March 30 where I pointed out that by publicly dishonoring the Prime Minister of Israel, President Obama would reap what he sowed.)

Our President had petulantly announced to the world that he would not meet Israeli PM Netanyahu face to face again until the Iran talks were over because Netanyahu would always just “vent” about Iran. So today, the King of Saudi Arabia is not meeting face to face with President Obama. Experts attribute this to the Saudi displeasure with the Iran deal.

The most notable absence from the meeting is Saudi King Salman. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that the king was skipping the summit, just two days after the White House said he was coming…The White House and Saudi officials insist the king is not snubbing Obama. But Salman’s conspicuous absence comes amid indisputable signs of strain in the long relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia, driven not only by Obama’s Iran overtures, but also the rise of Islamic State militants and a lessening US dependency on Saudi oil. Times of Israel

Leaders of Gulf nations to embarrass Obama, skip US summit; administration denies ‘snub’
Experts seem to agree that it is humiliating to the President. The White House tried to spin a different interpretation, but failed. I am amazed at how quickly this came back against President Obama. My point was simply that some of God’s judgments are national, but some are very personal. The personal dishonor directed against Israel’s Prime Minister indeed came back as personal dishonor to President Obama.

Therefore, I repeat this immutable truth of Scripture.

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

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Israel’s New Government

11 05 2015

Dry Bones ministers

View inside Israel by cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen.

In order to get a solid government in place, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu needs to bribe support from various political parties! And the bribes he’s forced to offer is “Ministries”. Leaders of his potential partners, and members of his own Likud party are demanding that he appoint them to be a “Minister” in the new gov’t. So the list of government ministries is blowing up out of proportion. And each “Minister” gets a car and driver and an office and a budget , and, and… But hey, it’s the Israeli system!
BTW, the modern Hebrew word for a government Minister is the old Hebrew word for a Prince.

With less than 2 hours to spare, Netanyahu secures a coalition PM informs president he’s clinched a 61-seat government after 11th-hour talks with Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett, expresses hope for an expanded coalition by next week.

Israel now has a new government with a narrow majority. We need to pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu to listen to wisdom from above to lead Israel forward in blessing and security. Here is a very accurate Biblical standard for our prayers.

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his worksare done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:13-18

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Thoughts on Texas Massacre

8 05 2015

Simple Islam front coverOh, that’s right, it was not a massacre. One security guard was shot in the leg. And a traffic cop took out two jihadists with a handgun…while they were firing A-K 47s. Otherwise it could have been a massacre of hundreds of people.

The private, ticketed free speech event was held in response to a radical Muslim event in the same venue on January 17. Most Americans do not have a clue about creeping Sharia in our country. Sharia requires the death penalty for “slandering the Prophet.” And it can be carried out by any Muslim with a knife or a gun, anytime, anywhere. Should America be paying better attention to this threat? Don’t judge Pamela Geller until you thoughtfully read her case for free speech.

Our Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, made this strange statement about Muslims in America facing discrimination: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face. The fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood.

The claim that Islam is about peace and brotherhood would be hard to embrace for those beheaded in the name of Islam. Sharia condemns women to second-class status, supports slavery and imposes many other anti-freedom laws. Proponents believe it is higher law than the US Constitution.

Johnson’s claim of Muslims facing discrimination is also misleading. Every year the FBI statistics on religious hate crimes shows that Jews are targeted four to one compared to Muslims. Jonathan Tobin wrote an excellent article in Commentary Magazine:

FBI Statistics Belie Islamophobia Hysteria It has become an accepted trope of contemporary journalism that American Muslims are under siege and beset by hatred and prejudice. But the evidence for this conventional wisdom is lacking. The story line of Muslim persecution in the United States has always been a matter of anecdotes and perception, not facts.

So how should a Christian Zionist react to threats of “slandering the prophet”? I will comment on two levels. First is the instruction of Jesus to “love your enemies.” Forgiveness, grace and salvation are offered to every human who receives and obeys Jesus as the Son of God. I believe God grieved over the death of the two jihadists because they died without knowing Jesus and were condemned to hell. Jesus died for all who will trust Him, and we should love our enemies right into the Kingdom!

The second level is also Biblical. We owe no respect or tolerance to pagan gods. As I have asked before: “What part of ‘You shall have no other gods before Me’ don’t we get? America is confused by conflating these two levels. We should love individual Muslims, but expose the anti-Christ cult of Sharia Islam.

Free speech is a God-given liberty that is completely non-existent under the domination of Sharia law. The more faithful a Muslim becomes, the more he submits to and demands all submit to Sharia. It is not optional. Sharia is a system of world conquest, nothing less. Sharia is now here in America. What are you going to do?

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, Colossians 1:13

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36

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When God’s Judgments Get Personal #2

30 04 2015

Time 1968

Time Magazine’s new cover story highlights the comparison with today’s riots in Baltimore, Ferguson and elsewhere with the race riots in 1968. But this has been spiritually decreed by President Obama. For several years now he has demanded that Israel accept the “1967 borders” via a two-state solution. (I wrote about it in 2011, here.)He demands that Israel go back to the borders BEFORE the June ’67 Six Day War. Those were not borders then, but the armistice lines from 1949 at the end of Israel’s Independence War.

In decreeing a return to 1967, President Obama spoke the actual judgment, not on Israel, but on the United States. In my previous post I quoted Genesis 12:3. By demanding Israel accept the indefensible lines of 1967, he has opened the door for the US to face racial violence not seen since 1967-68.

But there is an even more serious personal consequence. By declaring he will not see Netanyahu face to face until after an Iran agreement, the President has sounded perilously close to the Pharaoh of Egypt during the Exodus. Consider this text:

But Yehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!” So Moses said, “You have spoken well. I will never see your face again.” Exodus 10:27-29
I am not making this up. Will President Obama ever meet face to face with Prime Minister Netanyahu again? Read it for yourself. Does it apply to the present standoff? I don’t know, but it is eerily similar, and we need to pray for mercy!

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(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.)





When God’s Judgments Get Personal

28 04 2015

Obama and NetanyahuPresident Obama has gone beyond the pale in his personal vendetta against Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Obama Refuses to Meet Netanyahu Until Iran Talks End Telling Jewish leaders that Netanyahu would just vent about Iran during a meeting, Obama says he will only see PM face-to-face after June. Israel National News

For years I have understood a principle of God’s judgments on America. We know that God promised to defend Israel:

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

Since the US is a democracy, we are responsible for those whom we elect. When our officials stand against Israel, the entire country reaps the consequences. This has been itemized quite clearly in an excellent book, Eye T0 Eye, by William Koenig.

However, there is a different standard when it gets personal. President Obama has gone beyond the pale in his personal vendetta against Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Our President is not observing international protocol in his personal attacks. How ironic that he accused the Prime Minister of violating protocol by accepting the invitation to speak to Congress. Now the hypocrisy is exposed.

Because President Obama has made it so personal, I believe he will personally suffer God’s displeasure.

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

Please understand that I am not cursing anyone! There are simply Biblical truths that play out by themselves, like gravity. What goes up, must come down. You don’t apply gravity, you experience it. So it is with sowing and reaping. Three facts are clear with sowing.

1. You always reap what you sow.

2. You always reap later than you sow.

3. You always reap more that you sow.

I am genuinely concerned about the fruit of our President’s anger with Benjamin Netanyahu. We need to pray for God’s mercy and understanding. Don’t be caught off guard by truth.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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