Category Archives: Israel

The descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the land promised to them by God. They are the subject of much Biblical prophecy that is both fulfilled and remains yet to be fulfilled in the future.

Interesting coincidences

Today marks the 14th anniversary of 9/11/01 and the attack on the twin towers in NYC.

Yesterday there was a rainbow over the site of the twin towers.


Last night the U.S. Senate cleared an important hurdle which stood in the way of finalizing a sketchy nuclear treaty with Iran.

Today lightning hit the grand mosque of Mecca triggering a crane to collapse and kill nearly a hundred people.


O God, do not keep silence

Psalm 83 describes a prayer from Asaph to God, pleading that He tarry no longer. A prayer that He would speak up, defending Israel, since she was surrounded by her enemies, who were seeking her destruction.  The prayer remains applicable today, because Israel is still surrounded by her enemies, who breathe threats continually against the nation, and therefore against the Lord Almighty.  But this needs to be our prayer as well, as we followers of Christ are grafted into the tree of God, and therefore are part of His family, and represent His name in the present world.  From the mild opposition in the USA where the government is branding as haters those who support God’s law, to the Islamic world, where people are beheaded for claiming the name of Jesus, we are surrounded by those in power who seek to destroy the kingdom of God!  It is in this context that I repeat aloud the words of Asaph:

Fill their faces with shame,
    that they may seek your name, O Lord.
Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
    let them perish in disgrace,
that they may know that you alone,
    whose name is the Lord,
    are the Most High over all the earth.

We who have read to the end of the book know that this His ultimate plan.  We pray that the Lord may speak sooner, and may stay His final wrath, so that many more may turn to Him in the time between, in this time of the gentiles.  Oh Lord, may you grant us more time to be your instruments, by staving off the growing army against your children.  Push back the armies of the evil one today!


When will the temple be rebuilt?

Indications from 2Thessalonians 2:1-4 are that Jesus will not return until the antichrist (i.e. “man of sin”) is revealed and takes his seat in the temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Presently that really cannot happen in any literal sense, since there is no temple. However there is definitely interest that is building on the part of Jewish Israelis to erect a temple on the original site of Solomon’s and Ezra’s (i.e. Herod’s) temples. That site is now occupied by the Al Aqsa mosque. Apparently when Jerusalem was recaptured in 1967 by Israel, there was some sort of “deal” made whereby non-Muslims can visit the site, but cannot pray there. Increasingly, Israel is chafing against this “deal” and is desirous of erecting a temple, perhaps on this site.

Article in today’s UK Telegraph

Thy kingdom come!

Like People, Like Priest

This morning, I was reading the book of Hosea, and couldn’t help seeing the similarities between the condition in Israel then, and the condition in our country now.  In chapter 4, we read:

“LISTEN to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.  There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.  They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.  Therefore the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes…Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priest… And it will be, like people, like priest; So I will punish them for their ways, and repay them for their deeds.  They will eat, but not have enough; they will play the harlot, but not increase, because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD.”

This week has seen great unrest across our community and in greater part our nation, and there is much speculation as to the actions to take in order to calm the unrest.  Unfortunately, the voices speaking the truth are often silenced, because of the unwillingness of the people to accept the knowledge of God.   We in the American church must ALL cling to the knowledge of God and speak the truth in love to people, for the gospel is the only solution to the unrest and dissatisfaction of the people.  The people of the country will never have enough of anything without Christ, without acknowledging the Almighty God, and the gift of His Son.  Churches across this nation are struggling to survive, not because they are too offensive to the community, but because they are offense to God by forsaking to preach the truth of sin and repentance.  We have stopped preaching the whole truth, and softened the message of Christ to the point where God is snuffing out our lampstands, and like the time of Hosea, rejecting us from being his priests!

Throughout the Bible, God teaches us that there is a purpose to his correction.  Hosea’s message is to “RETURN to the LORD,” so that He may turn his anger away from them.  The message to us is no different, that we must RETURN to Him.  As believers in Christ, we are priests who must pray for our communities and our nation, and speak the words of the Good News to them.   We must share the message especially during this Christmas season that Christ humbled Himself, while we were yet sinners, suffered and died for us, to take our place in death.  After he completed his work, then was He glorified.  His gift of forgiveness is freely given to all who accept it, but He calls us to repent of our sin, and live for Him.  Let us do that daily, so that we can continue to serve as his church.  The message of God’s love, forgiveness, and restoration must be in the forefront of our lives.  We must not allow it to be obscured by any other conversations or priorities, or we will fail in our obedience to His calling.  Let us all remember this every hour of every day, and may His light shine through us.

The spirit of Haman (antichrist) is alive and well

Abbas is calling for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem in response to Israel opening the site of the temple mount up for Friday prayers. Currently there is an Islamic mosque erected on the site. This to me is reminiscent of Esther 3:13.

Perhaps another indicator that the antichrist (Revelation 13:2) will hail from the ranks of Islam. Perhaps the false prophet, described interestingly as a “lamb” (Revelation 13:11), will hail from Rome and will unite the false church with Islam, creating a one-world religion and a one-world government.

Dems show true colors calling for funding for Hamas

It may seem strange that Democrats love Islamists, since they also love things that Islamists hate, such as gay marriage, etc. But Democrats crave power above all else. Islam is all about submission, in fact the word itself means “submission”. Therefore, Islamists and Democrats share a common objective: the subjugation and subjection of people that God desires to be free.

There’s another thing that Democrats and Islamists have in common. They share the same master, specifically, the deceiver of nations himself, who is Satan.

Here’s an article about a US Congressman who supports funding for the terrorist organization Hamas and its puppet organization, the so-called “Palestinian Authority”.

The lines are becoming clearer. Ultimately, everyone is either a servant of God or a servant of Satan. It seems to me that as time goes on, it is becoming easier and easier to distinguish between the two.

Land for peace is a lie

It gets tiresome to hear the current WH administration constantly harping on Israel for building houses on their own land.

Here is a link to a NY Times article (yes it bothers me to even link to the NY Times, in case you’re wondering) which discusses the latest exchange between Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Obama.

Mr. Obama, who in my opinion is an adversary of Israeli interests, is ever scolding Israel for building houses on land that they captured fair and square when they were attacked in 1967 and in 1973. However, no matter how much land Israel “gives up”, they will never have peace because the Muslims will never be satisfied with anything but Israel’s annihilation. This has been demonstrated time and again as every previous “peace” agreement in the past was broken by the Muslims.

May God continue to bless Israel and may Jerusalem have true peace. May the leadership in Israel be courageous and determined not to compromise. May Israel’s Messiah return soon to reveal Himself in power to His chosen people and to destroy their enemies and reign on the throne in Jerusalem over all nations.