WEEKLY WRAP-UP 2-20-2016

February 20, 2016

I’ve been watching Greg Hunter’s weekly wrap-up for some time now. He used to be a member of the mainstream media and he is highly critical of the current mainstream sources.

Interestingly, he begins this wrap-up discussing the possibility of a Middle-Eastern War. Every Protestant end-times scenario that I’m aware of includes at least one major war. Those who believe in a view that a rapture will occur before the seven year tribulation think there will be a war in the Middle East with Israel. Though I lean towards this view, I’m not dogmatic about it. At the same time, things appear to be lining up according to the pre-trib view.

A major story that has been underreported in the West is one that is being covered on Delight in Truth’s Blog.

Barnevernet Sinking Despite the Progressive Romanian Defenders

There is so much going on that I can’t keep up with it. On the job front, I’ve enjoyed being with the kids lately. Unfortunately, I’ve had to send more than one student to the office recently because they lied to me. Hmm…wonder where they learned to look you straight in the eyes and lie to you? This week I had a mixture of jobs; everywhere from third grade to high school. Kids are still kids in spite of the spiritual meltdown happening all around them. You probably are aware of the reading materials that these kids read on their own time. This is something I can’t control. A student walked up to me and shared a “bloody” incident in a book that she was reading. I read it and said, “Gross!!!” I didn’t have time to express my concerns to her until the next day. It’s kind of rare for me to be in the same place two days in a row, but in this case I was very thankful.

I will miss Justice Scalia. His statements about allowing “same-sex” marriage were scathing. I don’t know how many times he was critical of the current Court and its unconstitutional views. I think the court will continue to become more Godless. I hope I’m wrong.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend in the Lord.

Chris Reimers

Recent Military News from the Middle East:

http://eschatologytoday.blogspot.com/2016/02/global-sitrep-a8-16-rapidly-changing.html


THE COMING BLOOD MOONS – PART 3

March 13, 2014
Photo by pray4zion.org

Photo by pray4zion.org

This is absolutely fascinating. I don’t agree with all of Gary’s guests and wonder about some of the topics at the Prophecy In The News conferences. I am not trying to sell calendars and I have no personal ties with the PITN ministry. I like the way Mark and Gary use terms like “may happen” in this interview. Like them, I find this information interesting. Will it mean something is about to happen? We won’t have to wait long to find out. Like Gary, I am not a date setter but I am watching as Jesus asked us to do. If nothing else, it is a bit of a history lesson on the Jewish feast days.

cr


THE ASWAN DAM

January 7, 2014
Aswan Dam by MiqsPix

Aswan Dam by MiqsPix

“And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries” (Ezek. 29:6-12)

Because of the time period mentioned (40 years) in this Old Testament Prophecy, many believe that it has yet to be fulfilled.

“And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

“When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.

“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.

“And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.

“Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.

“No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

“And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries” (Ezek. 29:6-12)

HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM PROPHECY IN THE NEWS (SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ARTICLE)

THIS ARTICLE STATES THAT THE DAM ITSELF FULFILLS BIBLICAL PROPHECY

BILL SALUS ALSO THINKS EZEKIEL 29:12 IS PROBABLY A FUTURE EVENT

THE ASWAN DAM

My comment:

I think this event is a future event. Will the dam itself fulfill the prophecy? I don’t know. The Prophecy in the News article has this interesting statement:

“In 2002, Israeli Knesset member (MK) Avigdor Lieberman, admittedly a man given to controversial statements, announced that Israel could defeat an invading Egypt by bombing the Aswan High Dam. He knew that this would require the use of nuclear force, since many experts have testified that the dam is too massive to fall to ordinary explosives. Lieberman, who served as Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister, and as Minister both of Foreign Affairs and Strategic Affairs, had obviously been briefed upon military alternatives. It appears that he wanted to give Egypt something to think about.”

Mr. Lieberman is not the only one who thinks a nuclear event could cause the destruction of the Aswan Dam. Toxic wastes from such an event could certainly explain some of the details in Ezekiel’s prophecy. Has Egypt ever been desolate 40 years?

The article by Bill Salus states:

“According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Egyptians went into captivity after Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquered Egypt, which occurred around 568 B.C. However, it is difficult to confirm the length of the Egyptian deportation. Thus, 40-years of Egyptian deportation might still be a pending prophetic event.”

Because of the uncertainty of the timing of Nebuchadnezzar’s deportation, and the intensity of Ezekiel’s prophecy, I believe the prophecy is a future event.

When Ezekiel states:

“No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.”

I think there is no event in history that explains an event this extreme. Already admitting that I don’t know the “how,” I also don’t know “when.” Some think it will happen soon.

No matter what Ezekiel was referring to, we know that our God will never leave us or forsake us.

CR


THE COMING BLOOD MOONS – PART 2

December 1, 2013
Photo by pray4zion.org

Photo by pray4zion.org

BLOOD MOONS AND THE BIBLICAL CALENDAR

THE FEASTS OF THE LORD

These two videos give information about events that will be occurring  in the next few years.   As I stated in my last post on this subject, I am not a date setter.  I do find it very interesting that these events will be happening on Jewish feast days.  I’m not trying to sell calendars or spots at a prophecy conference that I’m not going to (you can skip the ads), but I think this information is worth knowing.

cr


EQYPT: THE BAD NEWS AND THE GOOD NEWS

November 14, 2013
Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

A recent interview between Bill Salus and Gary Stearman can be seen HERE.

I appreciate the views of Mr. Salus and the fact that he uses words like “if” and “maybe” a lot.  HERE he discusses some of the Biblical prophecies that appear to be unfulfilled and that may take place in the near future.  I was a little disappointed when Bill and Gary appeared on TBN because the network supports so many Word of Faith Teachers and teaching.  Nevertheless, I think he makes some good points in this interview.  No matter what anyone thinks about some of the interview, any Christian who studies Bible prophecy will agree that Israel will not be destroyed.  Will the U.S. help defend the little nation surrounded by enemies?  Only time will tell.

cr

The photo above shows how quickly things in Egypt have changed.  It is a picture of: “Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff bids farewell to Egyptian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi in Egypt on Feb. 14, 2010. Mullen is  (was) on a week long tour of the region visiting with key partners and allies. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)”

HERE is one of many articles written about the events in Egypt since the military removed former President Mohamed Morsi from power on July 3.  The article is from late August and paints a similar picture to the one that Bill Salus does in this interview.  It states: “Egypt is careening toward civil war.”

Photo Source

The Aswan Dam


SUKKOT 2013

September 20, 2013

Photo by Ron Almog

Photo by Ron Almog

Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

By: David Soakell CFI UK

Throughout Israel this week, (September 19th – 25th) the people are celebrating Sukkot or The Feast of Tabernacles.  (Leviticus 23:33-43)  At its most basic level, Tabernacles is a celebration of the abundance of God’s blessings in connection with the ingathering of the Autumn Harvests.  It is also a memorial to the Exodus, when the Jews wandered in the wilderness, living in tabernacles or booths (temporary dwelling places) en-route to the Promised Land.  Could this remind us that we are also in a temporary dwelling?  In 2 Corinthians 4:18-5:2 we read, “Fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling…”

Many Christians also celebrate this Feast and some believe that this is the correct time of Jesus’ birth when He came to “tabernacle among us [Immanuel].”  If so, He would have been conceived around Chanukah/Christmas [the light of the world?].  Chanukah of course means the festival of lights and Yeshua (Jesus) is the Light of the world. Add nine months from Chanukah and you will roughly come up to the Feast of Tabernacles. According to all natural laws, the Israeli’s should have perished in the wilderness, but were instead divinely protected by God. Tabernacles, is therefore a representation of faith in God’s protection and promises.

As the Nation of Israel continues to face a time of uncertainty, may we pray that the Lord would protect His people and tabernacle with them.

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I would like to thank my missionary friend who is heading back to Israel for sending this to me via email.

cr

Sukkot, Market of the 4 Species at Bnei Brak Photo by Flavio

Sukkot, Market of the 4 Species at Bnei Brak
Photo by Flavio


THE HISTORICAL CASE FOR PAUL: A CRITIQUE OF MUSLIM ARGUMENTS

July 14, 2013

I love Muslims.  That’s why I have posted this video.  I wish them to come to know the true Jesus, the One who died, rose from the dead, and is alive today.

I don’t completely agree with everything Keith believes, but his documentaries are outstanding for such a young Christian.

I hope you learn something from this documentary. I did.

God’s blessings..

CR

Peter and Paul Photo by Klearchos Kapoutsis

Peter and Paul
Photo by Klearchos Kapoutsis

You will see a description of this picture HERE.


YAHWEH

June 18, 2013
Inscription at Soleb Photo by Frenz 4 Jesus

Inscription at Soleb
Photo by Frenz 4 Jesus

The Name Yahweh in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts

Note:  This article was published on Saturday, January 9, 2010.  I posted it the very next day on my original news blog also called “Wings of the Wind.”   It was posted over 2 years before I posted this article about Thutmose III.  This post has different and better pics.

I find it interesting that the following article seems to say two different things.  It states:

“The term Shasu is found in a variety of New Kingdom hieroglyphic texts including the military, administrative, and diplomatic documents of pharaohs Thutmosis III (my emphasis), Amenhotep II, Thutmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Akhenaton, Seti I, Ramses II, Merneptah, and Ramses III.”

It then goes on to state:

“If the group in question were Yahweh followers who never went to Egypt, why are they absent in topographical lists from the early period of the 18th Dynasty, for example, from the extensive topographical lists of Thutmosis III?”  (again my emphasis)

There is a difference between hieroglyphic texts and topographical lists.  It is the difference between a carving on a wall and a settlement.

There are a few of us who believe that Thutmose III (or Thutmosis III) was the great Pharaoh that saw and spoke with Moses. (See the above link.)

It is interesting that, no matter which way one finds the Pharaoh’s name spelled, a name similar to Moses appears in it.

CR

An explanation of the Soleb picture above can be found here.

An explanation of the Amarah-West picture can be found here.

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The Name Yahweh in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts

By Charles Aling, Clyde Billington and Gordon Govier
Special to ASSIST News Service

ST. PAUL, MN (ANS) – The oldest historical mention of ancient Israel occurs in the Merneptah stele, an Egyptian monument dated to 1208 B.C. But mention of Israel’s God, Yahweh, occurs even earlier in Egyptian inscriptions in conjunction with a group of people called the Shasu.

Photo at numburak.friko.pl

Photo at numburak.friko.pl

Among ancient Egyptian designations for types of foreign peoples in the New Kingdom Period (1550–1070 BC), the term Shasu occurs fairly frequently. It is generally accepted that the term Shasu means nomads or Bedouin people, referring primarily to the nomadic peoples of Syria-Palestine. There are two hieroglyphic references in New Kingdom Period texts to an area called “the land of the Shasu of Yahweh.” Except for the Old Testament, these are the oldest references found in any ancient texts to the God Yahweh.

THE TERM SHASU

The term Shasu is found in a variety of New Kingdom hieroglyphic texts including the military, administrative, and diplomatic documents of pharaohs Thutmosis III, Amenhotep II, Thutmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Akhenaton, Seti I, Ramses II, Merneptah, and Ramses III.

The vast majority of scholars who have written on the Shasu stress that they were a people who were not totally nomadic. There were specific geographic areas associated in Egyptian topographical texts with the Shasu, thus indicating that at least some Shasu lived a somewhat settled existence in defined areas. “Semi-nomadic” is probably a more accurate translation.

The term Shasu is almost exclusively used in New Kingdom texts for semi-nomadic peoples living in parts of Lebanon, Syria, Sinai, Canaan, and Transjordan, and for people groups clearly identified as Semitic herders. The Shasu were rarely if ever under the control of the Egyptian government and were almost always looked upon as enemies of the Egyptians.  For example, at the famous Battle of Kadesh in ca. 1275 BC, there were Shasu soldiers who were allies of the Hittites against Ramses II.

It is very likely that the Egyptians of the New Kingdom Period classified all of the ancient Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, Amalekites, Midianites, Kenites, Hapiru, and Israelites as Shasu. There is even a reference dating to ca. 1250 BC in Papyrus Anastasi I to a group of giant Shasu living in Canaan who may be identified with the giants encountered by the Israelites at the time of the Exodus.

THE LAND OF THE SHASU OF YAHWEH

Yahweh at Amarah-West Photo by Associates for Biblical Research

Yahweh at Amarah-West
Photo by Associates for Biblical Research

The New Kingdom inscriptions which refer to “the Land of the Shasu of Yahweh” are found in two topographical lists. The lists are found inscribed on the walls of temples, one at Soleb and the second at Amarah-West.

Soleb, a temple dedicated to the god Amon-Re, was built by the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III around 1400 BC. Today it is located in the nation of Sudan, on the left bank of the Nile about 135 miles south of Wadi-Halfa. Amarah-West, which is also located in Sudan, is a construction of Ramses II in the 13th century. The section of the Amarah-West topographical list which contains the reference to “the land of the Shasu of Yahweh,” is not original with Ramses II, and was almost certainly copied from the earlier list at Soleb.

Egyptologists in general do not question the appearance of the name Yahweh in these two ancient lists.  For example, Donald Redford writes of the reference to Yahweh at Soleb:

For half a century it has been generally admitted that we have here the tetragrammaton, the name of the Israelite god “Yahweh;” and if this be the case, as it undoubtedly is, the passage constitutes the most precious indication of the whereabouts during the late 15th century BC of an enclave revering this god.*

Even though Egyptologists accept the appearance of the name Yahweh in these topographical lists at Soleb and Amarah-West, the implications of its appearance do not seem to have been fully appreciated by Old Testament scholars.  Of course the question remains, who or what is being referred to by the word Yahweh?  Is it a reference to the God of Israel?  Or is it just a reference to a town or city like most of the other Shasu descriptions?

The answer to this is not known with absolute certainty, but even if Yahweh is a place in these hieroglyphic texts, it was clearly a place named after the god Yahweh of the Old Testament.  Anything less seems too coincidental.

There is no topographical site in the entire region today that bears the name Yahweh or anything remotely similar. There is also no biblical reference or ancient historical source that mentions a topographical site named Yahweh.

EGYPTIAN SYNCRETISM AND THE GOD YAHWEH

The Egyptians were known to have worshipped foreign gods and goddesses. The West Semitic goddess Astarte, who probably evolved out of Semitic Ishtar and/or Sumerian Inanna, was a goddess of love and fertility.  She does not appear in Egyptian texts until the reign of Amenhotep II in the 15th century BC, when she is mentioned in that king’s famous sphinx stele.  In the New Kingdom Period Astarte was made a consort of Set and a daughter of Re.  In Egyptian art, Astarte is depicted standing on a horse, with a crown on her head, and holding various weapons.  A temple to her was built at Tell el Daba, biblical Rameses, a city site associated both with the Israelites and the Hyksos.

Another West Semitic female warrior deity revered in Egypt was Anath, who appears as early as the late Middle Kingdom, perhaps as a part of the influx of Semites into Egypt that eventually produced the so-called Hyksos period.  After a brief hiatus in Dynasty 18, Anath enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in Dynasty 19, being credited with military victories of Seti I and his son Ramses II.  The center of her worship was the Delta.

Because of the sexual nature of her worship, Anath was viewed as an associate of a number of sexually-oriented Egyptian deities: Min, Hathor, and Set.  She was depicted either wearing a traditional Egyptian sheath dress or as wearing nothing at all.  She also tended to be shown holding weapons, such as a spear or battle-axe.

Reshef, a Canaanite god of war and thunder, seems to have been introduced into Egypt by the Hyksos.  As king of the netherworld, Reshef was thought to bring plague and war upon humanity. The Egyptians depicted him in a distinctly Syrian style, with kilt, beard, and horned helmet, but he could also be shown wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt and holding the Egyptian ankh and scepter, or sometimes holding Canaanite weapons.  This, along with Reshef’s insertion as a member of a trinity of deities with the god Min and the goddess Qadesh, shows the marked degree of syncretistic integration of foreign deities into the Egyptian pantheon.

However Yahweh was for some reason treated very differently.  Clearly the Egyptians knew about Yahweh as can be seen in the Soleb and Amarah-West topographical lists, but they did not worship him, and they apparently did not want to worship him.

Nor was Yahweh equated to or identified with any Egyptian deity.  There were no temples to Yahweh built by the Egyptians, nor were there any artistic representations made of him, or in fact even any discussions of him in Egyptian texts. It appears that the ancient Egyptians placed Yahweh into a category all by himself. To say the least, this is very strange for the syncretistic Egyptians.  A possible explanation is that Yahweh was seen by the Egyptians as an enemy God, of an enemy tribal group which was a part of the hated Shasu peoples who lived north of Egypt.

THE SHASU OF YAHWEH AND THE DATE OF THE EXODUS

There are two indisputable facts that Old Testament scholars must face when dealing with these hieroglyphic references to the Shasu of Yahweh. First, there is no doubt that the name of the Israelite God Yahweh appears in these hieroglyphic texts at Soleb and Amarah-West. And second, at Soleb the reference to Yahweh dates to 1400 BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  In other words Pharaoh Amenhotep III, or his scribes, knew about the Hebrew God Yahweh in 1400 BC. This fact is highly significant when trying to date the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.

In Exodus 5:2 Pharaoh answers the first request of Moses to allow the Israelites to go into the desert to worship Yahweh by saying: “Who is Yahweh that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know Yahweh, and besides I will not let the Israelites go.” Pharaoh appears here to be saying that he had never heard of the God Yahweh.  This interpretation of Pharaoh’s statement is reinforced by Exodus 7:17 where God responds to Pharaoh: “Thus says Yahweh, ‘by this you will know that I am Yahweh, behold I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will become blood.’” (NASV)

In his third meeting with Moses and Aaron after the second plague, Pharaoh clearly recognized Yahweh as some sort of deity and asked Moses and Aaron to pray to Yahweh to remove the plague of frogs (see Exodus 8:8). If the Pharaoh of the Exodus had never before heard of the God Yahweh, this strongly suggests that the Exodus should be dated no later than 1400 BC because Pharaoh Amenhotep III had clearly heard about Yahweh by that time.

CONCLUSION

It is clear that there once was a group of Shasu Bedouin/nomads living in Syria-Palestine who were associated with either a deity or a place named Yahweh.  It is also clear that the name Yahweh was known to the Egyptians in the 18th Dynasty during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

But it must be admitted at this point that we also know from the Old Testament that there were other worshippers of Yahweh in Canaan who did not go into Egypt and therefore did not leave Egypt at the time of the Exodus. The question thus arises, were they perhaps the Shasu of Yahweh mentioned at Soleb and Amarah?

Although we do not have all the information that we wish we did, it is significant that there are no mentions of the Shasu of Yahweh in Egyptian texts earlier than the reign of Amenhotep III. If the group in question were Yahweh followers who never went to Egypt, why are they absent in topographical lists from the early period of the 18th Dynasty, for example, from the extensive topographical lists of Thutmosis III?  The reason may very well be because the Shasu of Yahweh were indeed the Israelites and that they were still living in Egypt in the early 18th Dynasty.

The fact that the Shasu of Yahweh first appear in topographical lists under Amenhotep III in ca. 1400 BC fits perfectly with the Early Date of the Exodus, but this fact presents major problems for those scholars who prefer a Late Date for the Exodus during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC.  In any case, these references to Yahweh have been ignored for far too long by both conservative and liberal Bible scholars.

It thus appears very likely that the Shasu of Yahweh, who are mentioned in the topographical texts at Soleb and Amarah-West, were the Israelites who by about 1400 BC had settled into their own land in the mountains of Canaan. It also appears that for the ancient Egyptians the one feature that distinguished the Israelites from all the other Shasu (Semitic herders) in this area was their worship of the God Yahweh.

* Donald B. Redford, Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993), p. 272

Charles Aling, an Egyptologist and chairman of the History Department at Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN), is the primary author of this article, with additional research and editing assistance from Clyde Billington, also a professor of history at Northwestern College, and Gordon Govier, the editor of ARTIFAX magazine. This is a condensed version of an article that appeared in the Autumn 2009 issue of ARTIFAX.

The Name Yahweh in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts – Commentary

I always enjoy it when evidence of the Bible’s accuracy emerges.  Christians, in the end live by faith, trusting in a book that only God could have written.  I know that men’s hands wrote the words, but the inspiration came from above.

Photo at Amazon.com

Photo at Amazon.com

Years ago, as a young Christian, I wanted proof for Christianity.  I found a book called “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” by a man named Josh McDowell.  It helped me at a time that I needed evidence.

I believe that all archaeological, geologic, historic, and all other areas of study relating to who we are and where we came from solidifies the truth of scripture.  Many interpret “facts” found in various areas of science to point away from the accuracy of the Bible.  I think they are misled by their own presuppositions.  They would accuse me of the same.

Despite the true facts, the Bible has been and will continue to be attacked by its detractors.  For whatever reason, some refuse to fall into the arms of a loving God who continually is ready to meet the real need.

I’ve posted this article because I follow the sciences and am always interested in the latest discoveries.  It never surprises me when an article pops up that give validity to God’s Holy Word.  In an era when even some “Churches” think that Noah on an Ark and a virgin giving birth are just stories, items like this are enjoyable.

Chris Reimers


JERUSALEM

June 12, 2013

“We must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them.  They must be nursed on hatred.  The hatred must continue.”

– Mohammed Morsi, President of Egypt

“Syria has given the green light to set up missile batteries to directly attack Israeli targets.”

-Anwar Raja of the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Palestine-General Command

“The greatest danger to peace in the world is the present Iranian regime.”

-Shimon Peres, President of Israel

“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 sides.”

-Barack Obama

My comment:

Photo by musicstack.com

Photo by musicstack.com

So, what does the song have to do with these quotes?  Nothing, really.  The song is about God’s chosen people and how many of them are blinded to the fact that Jesus Christ was and is the true Messiah.  Many Jews are still waiting for their savior.  He has already come.  He has already done what is necessary for the salvation of mankind.  Many Jews, like the late great Zola Levitt, have seen the truth.

I hope you pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  The people of Israel are surrounded.  They have enemies on all sides.  They have enemies at the U.N., in the U.S. Congress, and inside the Obama Administration.

Mr. Obama allowed the U.S. government to send the current Egyptian government F-16 fighter jets that are only seven minutes away from Jerusalem.

Most of the above information was obtained from the American Center for Law and Justice.

Look at the 1st and 4th quotes.  The first quote makes the fourth quote impossible.  There will never be a co-existing Palestine and Israel. Every time Israel has given up land, the land has been used to launch rockets.  Why would the next time be any different?

God’s covenants will not be broken.  The promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob regarding the land of Israel are everlasting.

CR

U.N. Resolution 377


SHARIA LAW IN AMERICA?

May 26, 2013

I would like to thank my friend, Pat, for posting this on Facebook.  I have Muslim friends who are peaceful, but it seems that this type of Muslim is gaining in numbers.  We don’t have mosques in Arkansas yet (that I’m aware of), but I think they are coming soon.  This type of belief system presents a real danger to our society, among so many other things.

I will always support Israel, no matter what anyone says.

Carla Garrison’s article states that Sharia law is the greatest danger to America.

It is a threat yes, but not the greatest.  The greatest threat is that we have turned our backs on God and His Word.  Until that changes, and I don’t think it will until the New Heaven and New Earth (Rev. 21), the world is a lost place.

CR