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How is it that thousands of years ago the ancient Hebrew prophets spoke of the Jews living again in the Land of Israel. They spoke of the nations of the world challenging the Jews sovereignty to Jerusalem ?. How is it possible that today 6 million Jews have returned to the Land Of Israel ? How is it Possible that today in the international news Jewish sovereignty of Jerusalem is being challenged by the nations of the world ?
Is this the “end of days” Prophesy coming to fruition, are we seeing before our eyes the bible being fulfilled.
The land of Israel and Jerusalem have been in the news much lately :
Today again headlines
Pressure grows for end of East Jerusalem construction
Germany, France and Sweden joined a widening group of Western nations yesterday pressing Israel to stop construction in East Jerusalem and the West Bank under a U.S.-led effort to resume stalled peace talks.
In Berlin, Ruprecht Polenz, a senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, was quoted as saying Israel ran the risk “of gradually committing suicide as a democratic state” if it did not stop the construction. Polenz, head of the German parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Rheinische Post daily that “Israel is overlooking the fact that neither Palestinians nor Arab states will agree to a solution without East Jerusalem.”
The French Foreign Ministry summoned Israeli ambassador Daniel Shek to protest a planned housing project in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Mitchell, Gates, Jones to visit Jerusalem next week
On backdrop of tension between Israel and US, President Obama decides to send senior officials to Jerusalem: Special Mideast envoy on Sunday, secretary of defense on Monday, and national security advisor on Tuesday
WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA FORCE THE ISSUE
In the Bible the prophet Zechariah states:
” All the nations of the earth will gather about Jerusalem. ” (12:3)
” On that day I will destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem ”. (12:3)In the Bible the prophet Zechariah states:
” All the nations of the earth will gather about Jerusalem. ” (12:3)
” On that day I will destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem ”. (12:3)
The prophet Joel tells us:
” The nations will be aroused to go up to the valley of Yehosaphat and I will sit to judge the nations all around “. (4:12)
The Metsudat David explains that all the nations will be aroused to join the battle against Israel in the valley of Yehosaphat. This is at the time Gog wars against Jerusalem.
The prophet Zechariah explains the destruction further:
” The nations that siege Jerusalem, their flesh shall waste away while he stands on his feet, his eyes shall waste away in their sockets, so too his tongue “. (14:2)
The Radak says this will not be from illness. Rashi explains that God shall visit their iniquities upon them without compassion, and in full measure of Divine justice.
Over 2000 years ago the prophet Micah describes The city of Jerusalem being rebuilt and a messianic government replacing a secular government that will precede it.
The Prophet Micah describes this end time:
” I will make her the remnant halted, daughter of Zion, to you shall it come. There will come the first government, the kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why does she cry badly, because she has no king, and her counselor has perished? For pangs have taken you as a woman in labor. Be in pain and labor to bring forth, oh daughter of Zion “. (4:7 – 10)
The Maharol of Prague Wrote that in the future the messianic king will establish a new kingdom which will emerge from the first kingdom which will precede it. It is as a unripe fruit grows in a peel till the fruit is ripe, then the peel decays. This is like Moses who grew up in the house of Pharoe.1 In the future the goverment on Israel will no longer be as it is now as there will be reestablished the Sanhedrin (governing body of 72 men).2
” Therefore says YHVH I have returned to Jerusalem with mercies. My house shall be rebuilt in it thus says YHVH TSVAOT and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem. Proclaim further saying thus says YHVH TSVAOT My cities shall again overflow with property, and YHVH shall yet comfort Zion and shall choose Jerusalem ” (1:16-17)
Metsudat David explains this redemption shall be one of wondrous mercy because of the evil perpetrated against Israel. It is not because of their merit. GOD will be great comfort to Israel in the complete redemption.
The work of the Holy Temple will continue once again as we see from the Prophet Jeremiah:
” Behold the days are coming says YHVH I will perform the good thing which I promised to the house of Israel, and to the house of Yehudah. In those days at that time, I will cause an offshoot of righteousness to grow up for David and He shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Yehudah be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely and this is the name whereby she shall be called YHVH is our righteousness. Thus says YHVH David shall never lack a man sitting on the thrown of the house of Israel. Neither shall the Cohen and Levites lack a man before me to offer Burnt offerings and to burn Meal offerings and to do sacrifice for all days “(33:14-18)
The Radak explains “offshoot of righteousness” this refers to Messiah. The Metsudat David says we will call the place of Jerusalem when this prophesy is fulfilled YHV”H is our righteousness. This depicts a little how dramatic this time will be to Jerusalem. The Metsudat David teaches us from the words ” do sacrifice for all days” that there will not be cut off the sacrifice because there shall forever be this service. GOD will return the Cohaniam and all their aspects as described in the Torah into action again as in days of old.3
- 1Givurot GOD Chapter 18
- 2Seder Arekem-Atzerot Midrashim p.70
- 3Seder Arekem-Atzerot Midrashim p.70
President Barack Obama has signed an presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States. Sure, what can go wrong when we allow hundreds of thousands of people who have been, as Mark Steyn memorably described, “marinated” in a “sick death cult,” who voted for Hamas, and 55% of whom support suicide bombings live here and at the American taxpayers’ expense:
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
The “presidential determination” which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.
President Obama’s decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by “the urgent refugee and migration needs” of the “victims.”
Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.
Let’s review some of Barack Obama’s most recent actions since he was inaugurated a little more than two weeks ago:
- His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
- His first one on one interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
- He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
- He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
- He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 9/11.
- Today we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to and live in the US at American taxpayer expense.
Anyone else seeing a pattern here?
[I]t is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
And what does the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State do?
The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States.
Here is the presidential determination order
[Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22)] [Presidential Documents] [Page 6115] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr04fe09-106] Presidential Documents [[Page 6115]] Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009 Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza. You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 27, 2009 [FR Doc. E9-2488 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am] Billing code 4710-10-P
The report said applicants were asked whether they would fight with the
U.S. military against Israel in a “hypothetical conflict.” Those who did not
pledge to fight Israel were denied security clearance by the Appeals Board.
“The Appeal Board rejected the Administrative Judge’s assumption that
Israel did not pose a serious security risk because it was a country friendly
to the U.S.,” the report said. “It held that such a view ignores the historic
reality that relations between nations can shift, and that even friendly nations
can have profound disagreements with the United States over matters which
they view as important to their vital interests or national security.” (Issue Date: http://www.insightmag.com — June 27-July 4, 2006, Posted On: 6/26/2006)
Friday 9 January 2009 03.18 GMT
Obama camp ‘prepared to talk to Hamas’
Incoming administration will abandon Bush’s isolation of Islamist group to initiate low-level diplomacy, say transition sources
The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush’s doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organisation, sources close to the transition team say.
The move to open contacts with Hamas, which could be initiated through the US intelligence services, would represent a definitive break with the Bush presidency’s ostracising of the group. The state department has designated Hamas a terrorist organisation, and in 2006 Congress passed a law banning US financial aid to the group.
A potential contender for a foreign policy role in the Obama administration suggested that the president-elect would not be bound by the Bush doctrine of isolating Hamas.
“This is going to be an administration that is committed to negotiating with critical parties on critical issues,” the source said.
This could easily become a politically toxic scenario for Obama of seeming to give legitimacy to Hamas.
Obama has said repeatedly that restoring America’s image in the world would rank among the top priorities of his administration.