Monthly Archives: November 2013
A PROPER BIBLICAL STANCE CONCERING ISRAEL
In a recent meeting with the leader of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of State John Kerry stated the official position of the United States of America – ‘the Israeli settlements in the west back are illegitimate’ . . . Those words should cause every Bible-believing born-again saint to catch their breath and run and hide ( in Messiah ) expecting the wrath of The Almighty to rain down any minute. It should cause them to rise up with righteous indignation and outrage against a governing administration that stands contrary to Father God in virtually everything it does. It should cause them to stand up, united, with one voice and shout ‘NO !!, that is NOT our position !!’
But, for the most part, that won’t happen.
Here’s a quick little bible lesson. In Genesis 12, GOD makes a promise to Abraham that is to be handed down through Isaac to Jacob and to all Israel ( that includes you – Gal. 3:29, Eph. 2:11-13 ) . The English version reads something like this – ‘And I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you’. The Hebrew version reads just a little different, and that ‘little difference’ makes ALL the difference in the world. It reads something like this – ‘ And I will bless them that bless you and I will bring a curse on them that slight you, trifle with you and esteem you of little or no account.’ hmmmm . . .
In Exodus 23 God Almighty says to Israel – ‘I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries . . .’
To stand against Israel’s God-given right and deed to ‘ The Land’ is to become their adversary, which places us as a nation on the wrong side of the line with GOD. To be ‘part and parcel’ to the ‘dividing of The Land’ is to no less than thumb our national nose in the Almighty’s Face . . . not smart . . .
So what do we do ? We take our stand, a Biblical stance. We pray for mercy and grace for the ‘ten righteous in town ( days of Lot ) . We, like Nehemiah, must stand for truth as laid out in the WORD and raise our voices to heaven to the Almighty and shout ‘Remember us LORD, for have done as you commanded and stood as you directed, for YOU and YOU ALONE are our covering !! ‘ Shalom –
IF . . .for only two letters, this word can carry a lot . . . and we know thinking out loud can get you into all kinds of trouble . . . but IF . . . what IF . . .
The accompanying article is from Arutz Sheva News out of Israel. Please read the article to get the entire jest of this report.
There has been a lot of talk concerning ‘tetrads’ – both past and future – and what they might mean, if anything.
Well, the following are just some ‘out-loud thoughts’ . . . please take them in that way . . . no date setting . . . no prognostications . . . no ‘it has to be this way’ . . . just ‘out-loud thoughts’ and questions . . . your thoughts would be welcome . . .
IF the blood moon cycles ( tetrads ) projected in 2014 and 2015 actually occur on the dates projected, and IF they fall on the holy days as projected, then they are extremely significant prophetically. In what way ? Not sure, but here are some thoughts . . .
IF, according to the article, the US is determined to force the PA/Israeli ‘peace plan’ by mid 2014, that could ( IF ) put the icing on the cake of the division of the land of Israel. The prophet Joel tells us part of the reason for the return of Messiah is to execute judgement on the nations for ‘dividing HIS land’ . . .
So, are we saying the blood moons are telling us Jesus is coming back next year or so ? NO, we are asking the question , ‘could that be the reason for these upcoming signs in the heavens’ ? Abba declares the ‘end out of the beginning’ and not ‘the event after it occurs’. I can do that.
The book of Matthew tells us there will be great tribulation and then there will be a ‘sign of the coming of the Son of Man’ and then we will see HIM coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Could the tetrads be a sign that points to HIS imminent return ? By the way, look up the definition for ‘imminent’. You might be surprised.
So we are saying Messiah is coming in 2014 or 2015 ? NO.
We are asking ‘could this be a pointer’ to what is on the horizon.
Whether Messiah returns in 7 years or 17 years or 117 years (imminent – determined, not necessarily instantaneous), there will be a sign of HIS coming. We know HIS return is imminent, closer than must of us realize. So, am I supposed to be watching the sun, the moon and the stars and the heavens ? Scripture tells us that GOD put the lights in the skies to mark the times and seasons, and that’s NOT just speaking of spring and summer. Luke 21 does say ‘when you see all these things happening, look up, for your REDEMPTION draws nearer. Just some thoughts . . . Blessings –
1. US ‘Will Force’ Israel-PA Deal
by Gil Ronen
The United States intends to try and force a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), IDF Radio reported Monday.
The radio station says the US has informed Israel and the Palestinian Authority that if negotiations between them do not advance, Washington will propose its own solution, that will include a US position on every point that is in contention. In effect, according to the report, this will be an attempt to force the sides to agree on a solution formulated by the US.
MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) was quoted as saying Monday that senior US officials told her the US offer would be presented in January of 2014. PA sources also said cited January as the month in which the US intends to propose, or impose, its plan.
The US moves comes after three months of talks between the sides which have reportedly made very little headway.
The US plan reportedly is similar to the Clinton outline, offered by President Bill Clinton in late 2000, which is based on an Israeli retreat to 1949 Armistice lines, and some swaps of territory.
The Obama Administration is reportedly determined to achieve “a dimplomatic breakthrough” by mid-2014, and believes that Israel under Binyamin Netanyahu and the PA under Mahmoud Abbas are capable of reaching agreement.
Until now, the talks were based on the idea that the two sides negotiate directly, with the US only acting as a mediator.
The American decision to present a proposed agreement was reportedly communicated by several senior officials, including the Special Representative to the talks, Martin Indyk. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly briefed Netanyahu on the matter when they last met, in Italy.
IDF Radio is run by the Israeli military and partially staffed by soldiers but is considered to be a mainstream news outlet that is not substantially different from mainstream civilian outlets.
The following dream came on the heels of a time in which we were teaching, with the blessing of the pastor, in a main-stream denominational setting, and suddenly the door to that teaching opportunity closed. I asked the LORD ‘why ?’. Why are they no longer receiving ? I kept asking of the LORD and this is the dream HE gave me in response to my continued asking. Although I received this dream from Abba almost 10 years ago, Jerry & I feel compelled that now is the time to make it public. Shalom – Rhonda
I was breast-feeding a baby and all seemed well and suddenly the infant began to choke. I sat the baby up and began to pat it on the back. As I was doing this, I noticed something in the infant’s mouth. I reached in the baby’s mouth to dislodge the object and began pulling a string out from the baby’s mouth. As I pulled, I realized the baby had swallowed the crib mobile. The baby had swallowed the mobile !! I was totally shocked and aghast !! The baby swallowed the mobile !!
After pulling the mobile out the baby was not moving and was non responsive, just staring forward with big eyes resembling a ‘cabbage patch’ doll. I sat the baby down. There was nothing more I could do for the baby. The dream ended.
The ‘breast-feeding of the baby’ represents the teaching of the true milk of the WORD and the receiving of that WORD by the people. The baby represents the people.
The choking represents the inability of the ‘baby’ to take in any more of the much needed ‘milk’.
The ‘mobile’ represents all those things taken in by the ‘baby’ that prevents it from having any more room for the ‘true milk’.
The purpose of a ‘ baby’s crib mobile’ is to entertain, occupy, keep busy and eventually lull to sleep. Each of the objects on the mobile represent something the baby ( the people ) have swallowed hook, line and sinker preventing them from receiving anymore of the much needed true milk of the WORD.
Time is short. Many challenges lie ahead. May ABBA extend mercy and grace to all HIS ‘babes’ today and in the days to come. Shalom – R & J