Israeli Air Force Fuga aircrafts fly over the Mediterranean coast of Tel Aviv during a special military display for Israel's 60th Independence Day on May 8, 2008
I thought it could happen last summer. It now seems this summer may be the time. If either the EU or Iran use military force to aid “aid” ships to Gaza, there will be war. Bible students know what this war could mean.
Reports state that both Iran and EU reps are saying that the “flotilla” event will not happen the same way again.
Israel is saying that it will defend itself.
It appears that many are pushing the little land that God gave the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, into war.
How much verbiage is rhetoric and how much gets acted upon remains.
I have a Christian friend who knows of a believer who is living and ministering in Israel. The ministry is called “Love Without Boarders” and was started by one lady. She is on the ground in Israel, so I would consider this information a primary source. It is true that she is getting her information locally so one has to view it accordingly. The information is dated June 6th. I have put the intro at the end because a rearrangement puts material relating to my headline at the top.
Ron Kunath is the name of my Christian friend. His email stated:
“This is a Prayer Letter from a dear Missionary friend I worked with for many years. Check out the Gaza Flotilla Video below…God bless….RK”
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Here is the Latest new “flotilla” info:
A great post by Gary Stearman of Prophecy in the News:
This one is written from “their” view but is very informative.
I hope you find this as interesting as I did. There is documentation at the very end.
Christian Friends of Israel,
Beginning of Gog and Magog? – Concerning the incident this week which is
trying to give Israel bad publicity the Rabbinical Council issued an unusual
statement “We are at the beginning of Gog and Magog process where the world
is against us at first, but which ends with the third and final redemption.”
Gaza Tunnels – An estimated 1,000 tunnels are in use to smuggle various
black market goods as well as drugs and weapons. Several thousand young men
and boys are employed in the tunnels. Workers are paid $20 a day, according
to Arab media. Some tunnel operators say children are more likely than
adults to work hard even for the lower wage.
Israeli Sub deployed – Israel has allegedly deployed a permanent submarine
presence in the Persian Gulf to keep an eye on Iran, according to media
reports published Sunday. The three German-built submarines are reportedly
equipped with nuclear cruise missiles.
Syria Supports Hizbulla – Hizbullah terrorists are running weapons to
Lebanon from secret arms depots in Syria where the terrorists have been
accorded their own living quarters, arms storage site and a fleet of trucks,
Palestinians Boycott Israel – The Israel boycott by the Palestinian
Authority took on wider dimensions when Arabs burned two Arab stores for
allegedly doing business with Jews.
Hamas Refuses Flotilla Humanitarian Aid – Hamas continues to prevent the
transfer of the humanitarian aid which has been unloaded at the Kerem Shalom
crossing. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
(COGAT) will continue to work closely with international bodies and the
Palestinian Authority in order to organize the transfer of the goods into
the Gaza Strip.
More Gas and Possibly Oil found in Israel – According to the Globes
financial journal, the field has been discovered to be even larger than
previously thought. The field’s estimated size has grown several times as
more surveys are conducted. Last year Teshuva, originally said the gas
reserves could allow Israel to be self-sufficient in energy for two decades,
but now it seems that was a conservative estimate. “The results indicate
that in addition to the gas, there are signs of oil at a greater depth. We
have turned Israel into a great energy power. Today is a holiday for every
citizen of Israel. It’s a day of joy,” The offshore platform will be imported from the gulf of Mexico.
(I tried everything to increase the size of the next section to no avail. Use your control + and control – buttons, at the same time, to enlarge and decrease in size. -CR)
_ZQ==> Video – In regards the flotilla which was meant to bring humanitarian Aid to
Gaza, the following 5 minute video will give the explanation which most
people already know here in Israel. Gaza Flotilla
L6h8iIS_ElgIrPVsxsF0MGTgnjO23YnBKqnwHwdwaY=> Unfortunately, many people
in the West listen to their local media and believe what they are told. The
Bible tells us to study to show ourselves approved. If we want to know the
truth we have to search for it and not just believe someone’s opinion.
Israel is in a Media and Public Relations war. They have been attacked and
I have been attacked in standing for Israel. After living here 11 years, I
have plenty to complain about concerning my treatment by people here in
Israel. As a matter of fact I can’t even drive my car because of laws that
restrict foreigners, it’s unfair. Though my natural instinct would be to
jump on the band wagon and criticize Israel, I have to look at all the
evidence and weigh out the matter fairly. When I do that, I have no choice
but to tell you that Israel is doing what it can under intense scrutiny of
the World to protect it’s nation and people. Again you don’t have to
believe what I or anyone else tells you, but before you judge please make
sure you have all the facts. If you know the facts you should join us in
fighting the lies with the truth. Our desire and prayer is that the truth
Radio – This week I interviewed Avi Lipkin who has written several books
concerning Israel’s situation and Islam. His wife monitors Arab media and
thus exposes what is really happening that we in the West do not hear about.
To listen to the radio interview, please click here: Avi Lipkin Interview
Lizzy helping with distribution
The number of Believers are growing in the Land due to the Love of Christ
being shown through the Body. A local organization donated clothing to help
the poor in a Muslim village and we were the distributors. We took material
such as the Jesus film and Bibles and with support money I bought food for 6
families. Thanks for being a part! We truly are workers together with
Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:9
A family of local Believers had their house burn down this week. They had
no clothes for the kids so part of your donations went to help this family.
We will continue to help as we can.
Thank you for being a blessing!
Christians Helping Israel – Christian Friends of Israel had their 25th
Anniversary in Jerusalem. This brought in over 600 visitors from 40
nations. Directors Sharon and Ray Sanders continue to serve Israel and
invite volunteers to serve along with them. www.cfijerusalem.org
Israel Update #12
Love Without Borders
June 6, 2010
Thanks for your prayers, the Lord answered and one of my co-workers returned
to Israel to continue helping with the work.
I met with the Ministry of Tourism this week to share some information and
thoughts so that Christians who are wanting to come to Israel can learn
more, meet the people and serve during their tour. It was a productive
meeting and he invited me to take a desk at the Ministry of Tourism and work
from their office. It would not be practical for me, but it was an honor to
be invited. I will continue to work with him and others on staff so that we
can build a better understanding between Israel and Christians from abroad.
Israel is certainly a land of opportunity, but it is also a land of
opposition. I guess that’s why we are told in 2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore
endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. We are in a battle,
wherever we are, but soldiers don’t quit in the middle of a battle. (I
learned that from my dad who fought in both Korea and Viet Nam.) I believe
the Lord wants us to be doers of the Word, pray for one anther and continue
to move forward following and serving Him.
Hamas welcomes EU proposal to monitor crossings
‘ Iranian ships won’t reach Gaza
If you need additional documentation, Google:
“Hamas leader Salah Al-Bardawil welcomed statements by Spanish Minster of Foreign Affairs Miguel Ángel Moratinos“
Israel Prepares for Passover 5778March 22, 2018
Photo by Shoshana
Seder – in Judaism a ceremonial meal with prescribed ritual reading of the Haggadah* observed in Jewish homes on the first night or first two nights of Passover
Happy Holiday! “Hag Sameach” literally means ‘holiday happy’ in Hebrew.
Even though Pasach (Passover) doesn’t start until the Eve of March 30th, the main greeting here in Israel now is “Hag Sameach.” Today, as I was at the grocery store, I could see the shelves being emptied where the things with ‘leven’ used to be. They let the things sell out and will not buy anything with leven in it until after Pasach. So I could not buy my soy milk today; they are already out. Anyway, everyone is preparing, cleaning their homes (probably where ‘Spring Cleaning’ came from) and washing their cars. The price to wash your car is now 50 shekels instead of 40 shekels. $2.90 more because of the holiday. I found out when I washed my car today!
It’s an exciting time to be in Israel!
Also, Christians in the ‘Holy Land’ and from around the world will be celebrating Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. I took (a) picture on a Palm Sunday where people were celebrating by waving Palm branches and singing in their own languages as they walked the path Jesus (Yeshua) took as He rode the donkey into Jerusalem.
May our Lord bless you as you remember His love for you during this amazing season. “Hag Sameach” Hoping you have a blessed holiday!
Nisan, the first month on the Jewish calendar (according to the Torah), coincides with March-April on the civil calendar, which marks the beginning of the spring months. On the first day of Nisan, God instructed Moses, “This month shall be for you the beginning of months, the first of the month of the year” (Exodus 12:2).
This month we celebrate the 8-day holiday of Passover, from the 15th through the 22nd of Nisan. It commemorates the Jewish people’s miraculous redemption from slavery in Egypt, and the birth of the Jewish nation. We will not see a year change for the Hebrew calendar until September 10th 2018, 1 Tishrei 5779, the Rabbinical New Year.
In Israel everyone is preparing for the coming celebrations, it is during this time that the Jewish people are looking to God and remembering His blessings. He brought His people from slavery to their homeland, where He will be glorified. This is a wonderful time for us to be praying for the Jewish people to come to know His love for them and for us to seek His blessings in our own lives.
Shana Tovah (Have a Good Year)
Some of you will be waving palm branches this Sunday as a reminder of our Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. Christians remember the resurrection on a daily basis but it is important to know about the last week of Jesus’ journey here on Earth. Each of the gospels spend quite an amount of time on it so it must be of great value.
All Christians should be praying for the peace of Israel. In the past five days:
A Muslim resident plowed into a group of soldiers, killing two and critically injuring two others.
A 32-year-old father of four who worked as a security guard at an excavation site in the Old City, succumbed to multiple stab wounds to his torso.
The IDF destroyed two terrorist tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Netanyahu said, “The time has come for the International Community to realize that the financial aid given to Hamas is being used underground.” The people continue to suffer in the Gaza Strip due to lack of medical aid, electricity and water, which their Government is expected to supply.
An Israeli man was injured after he accidentally entered a Palestinian Authority-controlled town near Beitar Illit south of Jerusalem. The man, who was driving on a motorcycle, took the wrong exit, and found himself in the Palestinian town. He was attacked by rock-throwing terrorists and suffered a head injury. IDF forces were dispatched to the scene and transported him to the hospital.
There are, of course, larger forces at work plotting the destruction of the tiny little nation that God has an everlasting covenant with. Jews continue to return to the land in spite of the dangers they face from surrounding nations.
It is amazing to watch.
One thing is clear; Israel will never be destroyed. It is one thing you can take to the bank. Uh..I’m not so sure about how secure that is these days though.
*English Haggadah Text with Instructional Guide
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