President Trump has now released his peace plan for Israel. He claimed it was a win for Israel and for the Palestinians but, was it? God promised Abram –
“So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River—” – Gen. 15:18
Obama’s Idea of Negotiating with Iran (picture may be photoshopped)
Issues over the Mideast and Israel are reaching the critical point. The so-called non-nuclear agreement reached with Iran must soon be affirmed, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah are building dramatically on Israel’s northern borders, and Hamas is slowly taking over in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Continue reading
“These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you kept My word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars – I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
“Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of My God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from My God; and I will also write on him My new name.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:7-13
The message to the church of Philadelphia is a message only to those who overcome. They Continue reading
Israel Under David and Solomon
Don’t worry about ISIS – worry about God!
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, 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 3:1, 2
1922 UN Mandated Territory
As you can see by the map of Israel under David and Solomon, Israel extends to the Euphrates River in the North and through most of
Jordan in the East. Damascus is only about half way up the map that God promised to Abraham and that David and Solomon conquered. In 1922 the UN partitioned the land into a state for Israel and for the Arabs. That map is shown to the right – later in 1947, to appease the Arabs for their oil, the map was changed to a new UN Mandate, which was
1947 UN Mandated Map
never accepted by the Arabs – they went to war instead, a war which they lost! So, when President Obama calls for Israel returning to pre-1947 borders, they are basically giving the West Bank, Samaria, and Gaza back to the Israelis, though I doubt he understands that! So, we have three groups trying to solve the problem of Jerusalem and Israel: 1) the nations of the world who want peace so they can continue making money off the resources of the Mideast or gain acclaim for their ‘legacy’, 2) the Muslims who can never give back land once taken by Islam and want to destroy Israel and God’s claim to the land . and 3) God who calls it My land (Joel 3:2) and declares that He has set His name in Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:36). Now, I ask you – “Who do you think will win this argument! Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Continue reading
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.” – Revelation 2:13
One of the first martyrs of the Church happened in the city of Pergamos. But what do we know about this ancient city now located in modern Turkey? According to the prophet John, it was where Satan’s throne was and where he dwells. But what is Satan’s throne? This teaching by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn sheds new light on this question. Continue reading
Obama Threatens to Allow a Palestinian State
After the stunning election of Israel’s Netanyahu, the Obama White House is clearly miffed and threatening to allow the formation of a Palestinian State by the UN over Israeli objections. This is the immature reaction of a little boy threatening to take his ball home if the other players don’t follow his rules! But as usual, the Obama White House is failing to see the big picture. 1) Former actions and statements clearly show that the Palestinians don’t really want a two-state solution – they have rejected it in the past, even when they were given over 90% of their demands! Hamas rules Gaza and the PLO, and their charter rejects any Jewish State. In fact they want the Jews eliminated – literally. Continue reading
The latest snub by President Obama to Israel is his refusal to attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and to have Vice President Biden also be conspicuously absent. Also many Democrat lawmakers are also planning to not attend.
Many from both sides of the isle have expressed concern that President Obama seems to be incapable of calling ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other radical Islamic groups terrorists or to develop a cohesive strategy against them. Indeed, liberals in government and in the news media generally seem to have trouble calling acts of Continue reading
As I wrote in Psalm 83 – part 1, a restored Israel could be a great blessing to the surrounding Arab nations. They have already been a blessing to Jordanians by teaching them new methods of farming and water management. But, Islamic pride and radicalism has all but erased the ground gained. Radical Islam’s message of “Come, let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more” has blinded them to the possible blessings a restored Israel could be.
The true nature of Islam rules the Muslim population with the thought that “land that was once ruled by Islam can never be surrendered” so, even so-called moderate Muslims cannot and will not oppose those Continue reading
The Fig Tree Buds
Every government has a foreign policy which consists of; 1) its goals (what it wants to achieve), 2) its plan for implementation of the goals, and 3) its response to others actions concerning the goals.
God is no different, in fact He is the author of this type of reasoning. People may be free to do their own thing, but, there are consequences to their actions, both as individuals and as nations. God’s foreign policy concerning Israel is clearly set forth in Scripture –
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 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.“ – Gen. 12:2,3