June 19, 2012: RUSSIA, IRAN, SYRIA, CHINA TO HOLD MASSIVE WAR GAME: Echoes of Bible prophecy?
June 7, 2012: UPDATED VERSION: CULTURAL IMPLOSION? CANNIBALISM, “MOMMY PORN,” GAY MARRIAGE DRIVE U.S. HEADLINES: What’s going on?
June 6, 2012 :Major Hollywoof players are set to make films about Moses
and the Days of Noah. Seems as though God is ensuring that the world realize that we are in the last days.
June 2, 2012: Putin to meet Ahmadinejad in China The page contains four other key headlins worth tracking.
May 29, 2012
: Just had my attention drawn to this excellent slide show about Media bias against Israel, and for the “Palestinians” including Hamas.
May 23, 2012
: Time Magazine crowns Netanyahu King Bibi on the cover
, the second time the magazine devoted the cover page exclusively to Netanyahu. Last week Time included Netanyahu in their cover page collage of the 100 most influential people in the world. Netanyahu’s response to the title King Bibi
: “Israel will remain a democracy, not become a monarchy.”
May 18, 2012: I received an email today, which is important ant timely, about the changes taking place in the Israeli government, as God roots out corruption and prepares the nation to found itself on the rock of God’s word for Israel. The text of the email can be read here
April 30, 2012
: Earthquake activity increasing in the Ring of Fire
around the Pacific Ocean. It’s only a question of time before the Big One hits California. The article features a map of the Ring of Fire, with assessment by scientists of the risks to major cities in the USA, South America, Japan, New Zealand, etc.
April 25-26, 2012: Today is Israel’s Independence Day. Mike Evans writes, “Today we celebrate the miraculous and prophetic rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948. No other nation in history has been reborn after hundreds of years—but Israel was, in direct fulfillment of the promise of God. I received some beautiful words on this joyous occasion from a Jewish friend in Jerusalem that I wanted to share with you today in honor of Israel’s 64th birthday.
Israel, beautiful woman of 64 years. Every day you show us how to live, how to overcome and how to educate and be educated; every day we examine ourselves and our society without casting judgment on those societies which pass judgment on you; every day you embrace and adopt new children and protect them with intensity, ensuring the pain is momentary; you tend and nurse the children of those who would kill you in the hope that one day they will learn to love; you reach out to nations in pain and send teams who can ease their suffering; you are a fine woman, a fine example. Israel you are Eshet Chayil—a woman of worth.
Israel’s Anthem is Hatikva—The Hope. Hope for peace, hope for safe haven, hope for existence, hope for us her people. We have no other country, so let’s ensure this one has all the support she so truly deserves.
April 24, 2012
: Chuck Colson goes home to be with the Lord
. His was a dramatic conversion and an impactful life. And he was a true friend of Israel, based on his Biblical faith. Link takes you to Joel Rosenberg’s blog site.
April 18-19, 2012
: Netanyahu’s speech on Yom HaShoah
, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here’s the conclusion his speech. Note the last phrase (which I have underlined) in which he refers to God as “the Eternity of Israel”: “I will continue to tell the truth to the world – but first and foremost, to my nation. The truth is that a nuclear armed Iran is an existential threat to the State of Israel and also a grave threat to the rest of the world,” he said. “The memory of the Holocaust is not just a ceremonial matter. The memory of the Holocaust is a practical commandment to learn the lessons of the past in order to guarantee the foundations of the future. We will never bury our heads in the sand. The People of Israel lives and the Eternity of Israel shall not lie .”
April 17. 2012
: Nine days ago, Joel Rosenberg asked why the Hebrew prophet Isaiah spoke mysteriously of a coming suffering servant
? So Christian does the concept seem that many Jewish rabbis discourage Jews from reading Isaiah 53, passing from chapter 52 to chapter 54. Others try to interpret the suffering servant as Israel whose history has been dotted with periods of intense suffering. But were others healed by Israel’s sufferings, as was prophesied of the Suffering Servant, “by His stripes we are healed”? Today Rosenberg discusses an intriguing Dead Sea scroll that says that Messiah was to come, die, and rise again the third day
! The post contains many links that are well worth reading. He also includes a personal touch, how he and his four sons were reading 1 Corinthians 15, in the light of Passover and Easter, and how Rosenberg read out extracts from famed Jewish scholar Dr. Israel Knohl’s book on the archeological find and the implication of what has come to be known as Gabriel’s Revelation. Almost in passing Rosenberg mentions that he had never actually read Dr. Knol’s book, just extracts reported in the press, and then the most personal touch of all. April 17 being his birthday, he gave himself a birthday gift by placing an order for the book, which he encourages us all to read.
April 16, 2012
: War this summer?
Israel TV network reports: “The moment of truth is near …”
April 8, 2012
: At this time, one of the infrequent years when Passover coincides with “Good Friday”, Joel Rosenberg talks about THE MYSTERIOUS PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 53: and asks ” Why did the Hebrew prophet speak of a coming suffering servant?
April 2, 2012
: This video about the Miracle of Jewish Existence
went viral on YouTube. One short video. One undeniable message.South Africa Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein
, and Jewish recording artist Yaakov Shwekey
created a YouTube Sensation that has spread to every corner of the Jewish world. In a few short minutes, the video shows the miraculous sweep of Jewish destiny, from ancient Egypt to nuclear Iran, helping us to understand our world today.
Important post, includes views of Jack Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff, and those of ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan, both of whom believe Iran is rational in certain terms that each describes.
March 29, 2012
: Russia wants to be a partner in Israel’s gas field!
Could this be the reason Putin plans to visit Israel shortly after his inauguration? and Israel offers to sell gas to its Arab neighbors in the hope this wll promote peace. Will this fulfill the prophecy “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 6:14, 8:11
March 27, 2012
: Putin has announced a visit to Israel in June
, reports Haaretz. This will be his second foreign visit after inauguration as President on May 7. His first foreign visit will be to meet Obama. This is easy to understand. But why is Israel the second? Good to follow developments. See also Joel Rosenberg’s blog
which I am sure will cover further developments.
March 25, 2012
: As we enter into Nissan, top Islamic imam sets himself up in the role of a Pharaoh
, against the people of God, but this time against both Christians, ruling that no church has a right to exist on Islamic territory (like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait), which carries implications for Egypt, Hamas, West Bank, Iran). “Destroy the churches,” said his edict. What does that mean for us? It means that God is setting up Pharaoh for severe judgments! May we see this soon, in our lifetime!
March 23, 2012
: Tonight is the exciting first night of the Passover Month. Jesus’ “Last Supper” was a Passover Seder (ceremonial meal). See Featured Page
of today’s date.
March 18, 2012
: The news is out that a so-called World March to Jerusalem Day (or some place nearest to it)
is being planned to take place on March 30, “to demand freedom for Palestine and its capital, Jerusalem”. The page at the end of the link is Tricia Tillin’s “What’s Happening?” post.analyses who is behind the March, what their plans are, proof that Ifan is behind this march. Finally, Intelligence and Terror Information Center (ITIC) noted, another manifestation of Iranian participation in the propaganda campaign for the march was an open letter posted on the marches’ website on March 5, purportedly written by Iranian Jews. The ITIC believes the letter was planted by the Iranian regime.
No matter what comes of this Global March, it’s true that the effort to isolate Israel and force her to concede defeat is mounting.
March 12, 2012
: PALESTINIAN ROCKET ATTACKS FORCE 500,000 ISRAELIS INTO BOMB SHELTERS
:Worst violence in 6 months
(CNN). Please pray for the Lord to show His mercy and grace to the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire on both sides of the borders. Please pray for the terrorists to stop attacking Israel. Please pray for the Lord to comfort the grieving and heal the injured. Please pray for the believers to know how best to show God’s love to those who are suffering. And please pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu and his advisors, that they would be like the sons of Issachar, “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” (I Chronicles 12:32).
March 10, 2012
: More than 90 rockets rain down on Israel from Gaza in the last 24 hours
An update from Jerusalem Post puts the figurre at 100 rockets Please pray for all those living in southern Israel as they have been subjected by a dramatic surge of rocket attacks — more than 90 in the last 24 hours. Please mobilize others to pray, as well, for peace, for security, for the Lord to comfort, encourage and draw close to His heart those who are being terrorized in southern Israel, as well as for the Palestinians caught in the crossfire in Gaza.
March 8, 2012
: Some political commentators are so wise in their own eyes, that they come up with “wise” sayings and conclusions. Haman is dead. Hitler is dead!
the Jews should no longer live in the mentality of being threatened with extinction. This “wise” view, is that of Mark Tracu. who quotes Leon Wieseltier’s “seminal essay” of 10 years ago when Ahmadinejad was not yet President of Iran. The present reality is different from that which Leon Wieseltier then knew. If one day Ahmadinejad makes good on his repeated threat to annihilate Israel, what solution would Mark Tracy or Wieseltier have to offer? They would be bankrupt of solutions. That is why Netanyahu is wise and courageous in insisting that Israel must retain the right and ability to be master of its own destiny. We recognize the perils involved if it comes to a need to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. But God has intervened in history again and again since 1948
, when He began the process of restoration of Israel.
“In my meeting with President Obama today, I told him: I and all of the citizens of Israel hold the alliance between our nations in the highest regard. Israel is the United State’s only stable ally in the Middle East. Beyond that are the two longstanding principles of American policy that you reemphasized yesterday: the first is that Israel must always be capable of defending itself against any threat, and the second is that as far as Israeli security is concerned, Israel has the sovereign right to make its own decision.
“Israel’s goal is to retain control over its own destiny. Therefore, my ultimate responsibility as Prime Minister of Israel is that Israel remains master of its own fate.”
March 5, 2012: “The video on the end of the link below was JUST RELEASED and we gathered to watch it in Israel. It will be going viral in the hours before the Prime Minister of Israel arrives in the United States to, one more time, seek America’s help in dealing effectively with the terrible Iranian nuclear threat. The truth contained in this short film can impact the response of the White House to Mr. Netanyahu’s appeal. And it can powerfully affect the 2012 election campaign.
“We urge you to IMMEDIATELY WATCH it, and SPEEDILY FORWARD the link to as many people – Christian and Jewish leaders, political leaders, local news media, friends and family – as you can, likewise pressing them to publish and disseminate it further. At this desperately critical moment in the history of Israel AND OF THE UNITED STATES – let us stand shoulder to shoulder in doing all we can on behalf of the nation so beloved by our God.
“For His name’s sake, and for Zion’s sake
“Jan Willem van der Hoeven,
March 4, 2012
: While we await the result of the election in Russia, another fateful meeting has been set at the White House between Benjamin Netanyahoo, Prime Minister of Israel, and President Obama of the United State. It is reported that Obama does not have the gutsiiness of John Kennedy or Franklin Roosevelt. That is he lacks the courage to face up to the real enemy. But he doesn’t lack the gall to call upon the target of the enemy’s plans to refrain from protecting his nation Israel. Please pray that either Obama will find the much needed courage, or that Netanyahu will find the courage to make his independent decision, rather than meekly comply with the US President’s desires. Click here for Joel Rosenberg’s latest post on this issue.
March 1, 2012
: The election on Sunday March 4 in Russia, may prove a bigger deal than the November Elections in the USA.
Read about it in New Czar Rising
by Joel Rosenbert
Iranian leaders, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and National Security Council deputy director Ali Baqeri, have been attempting to deter an Israeli attack by making increasing threats of retaliation.
Khamenei promised that “iron fists” would be raised against Israel, and Baqeri went even further. On a visit to Russia (which has supplied much of the technology Iran is using to build its nuclear weapons), Baqeri said, “If the Zionist regime [attacks] a question of its existence will arise—not a question of its legitimacy, but a question of its existence.”
Iran’s leaders have spoken bluntly and publicly of their desire to see Israel “wiped off the map.” Today they are closer than ever to having the means to accomplish their evil purposes. The world, including Israel’s “ally” the US of A, has stood by and watched—except for the nations that are helping Iran—while uttering platitudes and doing nothing to defend Israel from death and devastation. But we are not standing silent!
February 20, 2012: After numerous attacks and bombing attempts around the world last week, Jewish sites in the U.S.—synagogues, schools and embassy buildings—have been placed on a greatly heightened alert status.
It is a tragedy that simply going to school or to synagogue places a Jewish man, woman, or child at risk of being attacked or killed. Being Jewish is NOT a capital crime…and yet to those driven by hatred and anti-Semitism and radical Islamist ideology, it is. This is not a far-off problem that affects only people in other lands; the war against Israel has come right to our own doorsteps not just in America, but wherever we happen to be on the globe..
News reports indicate visibly heightened security measures being taken when Israeli officials travel to public events. Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University in D.C., said, “The recent [planned] attack on a Saudi official in Washington shows a willingness to attack in the United States. This could be an indicator of a much broader campaign and it is right to take precautionary measures.” Source: Jerusalem Prayer Team
Bible prophecy tells us in Isaiah 17:1-3 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 that Damascus will be destroyed as a city in the last days. Scripture doesn’t tell us exactly when or how this will happen, but I believe that day is steadily approaching. Indeed, it may not be far off.
In the meantime, followers of Jesus Christ around the world must be praying and working for the spiritual and political liberation of the Syrian people. We need to be praying and working to strengthen the persecuted Church in Syria, and to help believers there spread of the Gospel to every person in that precious country. Make no mistake: God loves the people of Syria. The Apostle Paul came to faith in Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus. Believers were first called “Christians” in Antioch, Syria. And our God and Father wants every Syrian to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. We need to act now and share the good news with Syria before judgment comes. For God is not going to allow this current evil to go unchecked much longer. In Genesis 12:1-3, the Lord told us that those who bless the children of Israel will be blessed, and those who cursed them will be cursed. The Syrian government faces judgment for killing its own citizens, but also for killing so many Jews and Israelis over the years, and cursing the State of Israel on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, since we don’t know when the judgment of Syria’s government will happen, the U.S. government — and our allies — can and must take decisive steps to stand with and for the people of Syria against the Assad regime. This past week, 58 foreign policy experts urged President Obama to take strong, specific action.
The experts noted: “For eleven months now, the Syrian people have been dying on a daily basis at the hands of their government as they seek to topple the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad. As the recent events in the city of Homs—in which hundreds of Syrians have been killed in a matter of days—have shown, Assad will stop at nothing to maintain his grip on power.
Time is running out, according to Bible prophecy. Now is the time for the free world to speak out, and act decisively. Now is also the time for followers of Jesus Christ to do our part. Read more on Joel Rosenberg’s latest blogpost
February 17, 2012: He’s considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Sir Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Now Israel’s national library, an unlikely owner of a vast trove of Newton’s writings, has digitized his theological collection — some 7,500 pages in Newton’s own handwriting — and put it online. Among the yellowed texts are Newton’s famous prediction of the apocalypse in 2060. For more information on the Newton theological collection go to the National Library of Israel.
February 15, 2012: America, Israel AND THE CHURCH are now at risk
, “The handwriting is on the wall,” says John B. Hannington, Managing Editor of Florida Baptist Witness, quoting Joel Rosenberg, as he calls upon the churches to prepare for the inevitable.
In China, Lin is an Instant Star and an Emerging Symbol
What’s special about him, alongside his incredible string of successes, is his open confession of Christ to all.
February 2, 2012
: The gospel was beautifully preached at the White House during the National Prayer Breakfast today February 2, 2012. Joel Rosenberg reports in his blog “The Gospel was powerfully and beautifully preached today to President Obama, the First Lady, some 4,000 guests from all over the world attending the National Prayer Breakfast, and to the nation via C-SPAN….the truth of Scripture were communicated so clearly — and with humor — by New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas, author of of the acclaimed recent biography of Bonhoeffer, the German pastor who was murdered by the Nazis for standing up for the Jews….please watch and share with others….it starts at 34 minutes. View here on C-Span.
False Apostles approved by State? What’s Happening?
In posting this link, I am not saying that it is wrong for an apostle to go to this world’s authorities or leaders. Peter was sent to the Roman centurion Cornelius, Paul spoke to the Roman governor Festus, to another Roman governor Felix, to the Roman Centurion, to the Jewish king Agrippa, and eventually to Caesar in Rome and those of Caesar’s household. Peter preached repentance of sin and faith in Jesus, and Paul did the same. We do not find either Peter or Paul or anyone else in the New Testament courting worldly authorities for political influence, or to establish God’s “government” in the political echelons. Neither were they honored and counted among the great men of the kingdoms of this world.
January 29, 2012: Joel Rosenberg comments on The Sunday New York Times magazine must-read story by Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, one of the most respected Israeli journalists following the Iran story over several decades. It is headlined, “Will Israel Attack Iran?” Bergman’s conclusion: “After speaking with many senior Israeli leaders and chiefs of the military and the intelligence, I have come to believe that Israel will indeed strike Iran in 2012. Perhaps in the small and ever-diminishing window that is left, the United States will choose to intervene after all, but here, from the Israeli perspective, there is not much hope for that. Instead there is that peculiar Israeli mixture of fear — rooted in the sense that Israel is dependent on the tacit support of other nations to survive — and tenacity, the fierce conviction, right or wrong, that only the Israelis can ultimately defend themselves.”
Rosenberg then highlights excerpts from the NYT article and ends with a chilling story from the London Telegraph. Read Rosenberg’s post here
December 1, 2011
: Track the latest urgent Israel news on Jerusalem Newswire.
Visit Joel Rosenberg
.to read about the three nations leading the coalition to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The USA is not
one of them.
Steve Jobs died during the Days of Awe on October 5, 2011. Steve Jobs said something memorable on the subject of his impending death:
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs
The 15th of Tishri (starting at sunset 10th October 2011) is the first day of the week-long Feast of Tabernacls (Sukkot). It is, in my view, the day that Jesus was born. For the Word was made flesh and tabernacled among us. It will in the future also be the inauguration of the Millennium, when the Lord will come again to dwell on the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.
The 1st of Ellul started at sunset on August 30, and ran till sunset August 31. This was the commencement of a 40-day period, leading to Yom Kippur on the 10th of Tishri (which coincides this year with the 24-hour period from evening October 7 to evening October 8).
This is also a perilous time for the people and state of Israel, who are being threatened by the Palestinians in the “West Bank” and Gaza, and also by Iran, Lebanon, and protestors in Egypt. While the concern about an impending war is serious enough, there are those who long to perpetrate another genocide, a holocaust of the Jews, today, and destroy all that reminds the world that the Land was once the Land of Judea and Samaria. We earnestly ask our visitors get the background to this threat and its development in history on this Watchman’s site, then to go on their 40-day Fast page, and commit to fasting at least for a day during this 40-day period. Fast to plead with God for the peace and security of Israel and her people.
I follow the blog of Gabiella Hoffman, senior at University of California, San Diego. I entirely agree with her appeal to pray for Israel and the facts presented in the video on her post. Remember these dates:
- September 20, Palestinian bid for unilateral declaration of statehood by UN General Assembly, in New York
- September 21, Durban III, in New York
Read YNET’s analysis on how the vote is likely to go on September 20.
The following Videos are also worth a watch:
Outstanding Video: Why Israel Can’t Withdraw to pre 1967 lines
Hal Lindsey: The Biased Treatment against Israel
Robert Sterns on Durban 3: Not On Our Watch
Jerusalem Institute of Justice: Boycott Durban 3
In the face of these threats to Israel’s existence, we are inspired there are also Israelis who want to beat swords into ploughshares, rockets into roses and objets d’art. Go here for an example of what I mean. It would be good of you to encourage this Jewish sculptor who demonstrates such a constructive reaction to the destructive actions of the enemies of Israel. sa