Thursday, 28 August 2008
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the God:" [Ephesians 6:12-17]
Now the True Triune God is a God of order. Have you ever noticed the order of this holy armoury? Please look at the first two  items defined in this familiar scripture ...  the girdle of Truth;  the breastplate of Righteousness and we can derive this message:-
RIGHT DOCTRINE PRECEDES RIGHT CONDUCT
If we get our doctrine [truth] right then we can get our conduct [a fruit of righteousness] right ... not the other way around. Not 'experiences'; not 'miracles'; not 'healings' ... but true revival is based on this precept. This explains why these false 'revivals' [Toronto; Pensacola; Lakeland et al] are always short of the mark and lack real fruit. It also explains why we see the soulish; head-on rush for 'experiential christianity' by the masses while remnant True Churches with right doctrine are sidelined; marginalized and ignored.
So always be a Berean [Acts 17]; never stop trusting the written Word of God [the Bible] and the Living Word of God [the Lord Jesus Christ]. That's the real deal. Don't be deceived by fake fascinations with 'experiences' alone ... we all need Word and Spirit together in equal harmony.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS... 28-Aug-2008
Hizballah, Iran becoming entrenched in Venezuela
In a serious threat to Israeli interests abroad and the United States home front, Israeli defense experts say Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hizballah are setting up camp in Venezuela with the full blessing of President Hugo Chavez.
Israel Radio reported on Thursday that Hizballah and Iran's Revolutionary Guard have both deployed operatives to Caracas tasked with recruiting local Venezuelans to help abduct Jewish travelers.
Israeli counter-terrorism experts told The Los Angeles Times that a number of Venezuelans have already been recruited, and that Hizballah and Iran have an operational local network in the South American nation.
Those same experts believe that Venezuela could eventually become a base for Hizballah attacks on US interests in the Western Hemisphere and perhaps on the American homeland itself. Chavez has made no secret of his support for Hizballah and for the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Building on that warm relationship, Hizballah is reported to have set up a number of Islamic schools in Venezuela." It is good to be watching world events and seeing whether they fit into the end-time scenario as predicted by the Bible but it is not good to try to squeeze the Bible into current events!
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
"The Palestinian people [do] not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beersheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan." [PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, March 31, 1977, interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw.]The facts are as follows based on UN records:
- Palestine was a British invention after WWI and never existed as an independent state. Most of this "Palestine" is called Jordan today.
- The small number of people [700,000] occupied the entire Palestine Mandate which included Israel, the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza and Jordan today. Most of the Arab populations lived East of the Jordan River.
- The common usage of the word "Palestinian" refers to people who live in Palestine: Arabs [a "mixed race of Arabic speaking peoples"], Bedouins, Christians, Druze, and Jews.
- Under Muslim rule the region had been reduced to a barren wasteland. Jews were the only people that produced anything causing resentment from the masses of illiterate and poverty-ridden Arabs. Jews never held any political power until 1948.
- The British didn't want a Jewish majority in the region. This led in later years to a policy of systematically reduced immigration quotas, and indirectly to the death of millions of Jewish refugees in Europe twenty some years later. The British would illegally partition the region into Jordan, [forbidding Jews from living there] then stripped off the Golan Heights giving that to France and Syria. Calling the remainder "Palestine" then flooding it with outside Arabs.
- Constant agitation by outside Arabs and others leading to riots and murders of Jews. The British did nothing to stop this. Immigration and travel restrictions were almost universally applied only to Jews, no restriction was placed on Arab immigration to help flood the region with Arabs the British favored. Jews were the only economic success even with all of this going on.
- Whenever there were Arab riots, Jewish immigration was restricted. This was the beginning of the British Policy of Appeasement, and the success of terrorism. The success of terrorism goes on today and appeasement still fails today. When will they ever learn?
- All lands acquired by Jews were purchased, not taken according to Arafat's Nazi Uncle in 1937 and the British. Haj Amin al-Husseini was a Nazi war criminal wanted in Yugoslavia and mixed Nazi ideology into Islam. Arafat in fact wasn't even a Palestinian, but was born, raised, and educated in Egypt. According to Forbes, his estate is estimated to be worth over $300 million while he locked his own people into concentration camps.
- Between 1950 and 1967 when Jordan and Egypt annexed the West Bank and Gaza, they flooded the area with more Arabs. Even today most Arabs in the West Bank, etc. hold Jordanian passports and Jordanian citizenship. After 1967 Jordan/Egypt relinquished claims to the area then started to scream for a second Palestinian state in addition to the first Palestinian State of Jordan. Before that, they claimed Palestine meant land of the Jews.
- Even with immigration from Russia in the 1990's, the majority of Israelis are descended from Arab, Asian, and African Jews including two-thirds of the 870,000 Arab Jews expelled from surrounding Arab Nazi states. Druze, Bedouins, Christians, and some Arabs sided with the Jews in 1948 and serve in the Israeli Army today. The Israeli military has three Arab generals.
- Why did the British do this? It's about oil, stupid! Britain didn't give a damn about Arabs or Jews. Just like America today ignores Saudi terrorism it's still about oil.
"If you believe what you read in most news sources, Palestinians want a homeland and Muslims want control over sites they consider holy. Simple, right? Well, as an Arab-American journalist says who has spent some time in the Middle East dodging more than his share of rocks and mortar shells, these are just phony excuses for the rioting, trouble-making and land-grabbing. Isn't it interesting that prior to the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, there was no serious movement for a Palestinian homeland? "Well, Farah," you might say, "that was before the Israelis seized the West Bank and Old Jerusalem." That's true. In the Six-Day War, Israel captured Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. But they didn't capture these territories from Yasser Arafat. They captured them from Jordan's King Hussein. I can't help but wonder why all these Palestinians suddenly discovered their national identity after Israel won the war. The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. The first time the name was used was in 70 A.D. when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans promised, it would be known as Palestine. The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier. It was a way for the Romans to add insult to injury. They also tried to change the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina, but that had even less staying power. Palestine has never existed - before or since - as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore at least part of the land to the Jewish people as their homeland. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians [another recent invention], Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9% of the Middle East lands. Israel represents 0.1% of the landmass. But that's too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today. Greed. Pride. Envy. Covetousness. No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough. What about Islam's holy sites? There are none in Jerusalem. Shocked? You should be. I don't expect you will ever hear this brutal truth from anyone else in the international media. It's just not politically correct. I know what you're going to say: "Farah, the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem represent Islam's third most holy sites. "Not true. In fact, the Qur'an says nothing about Jerusalem. It mentions Mecca hundreds of times. It mentions Medina countless times. It never mentions Jerusalem. With good reason. There is no historical evidence to suggest Mohammed ever visited Jerusalem. So how did Jerusalem become the third holiest site of Islam? Muslims today cite a vague passage in the Qur'an the 17th Sura, entitled "The Night Journey." It relates that in a dream or a vision Mohammed was carried by night "from the sacred temple to the temple that is most remote, whose precinct we have blessed, that we might show him our signs ..." In the 7th century, some Muslims identified the two temples mentioned in this verse as being in Mecca and Jerusalem. And that's as close as Islam's connection with Jerusalem gets - myth, fantasy, wishful thinking. Meanwhile, Jews can trace their roots in Jerusalem back to the days of Abraham. The latest round of violence in Israel erupted when Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon tried to visit the Temple Mount, the foundation of the Temple built by Solomon. It is the holiest site for Jews. Sharon and his entourage were met with stones and threats. Can you imagine what it is like for Jews to be threatened, stoned and physically kept out of the holiest site in Judaism? So what's the solution to the Middle East mayhem? Well, frankly, I don't think there is a man-made solution to the violence. But, if there is one, it needs to begin with truth. Pretending will only lead to more chaos. Treating a 5,000-year-old birthright backed by overwhelming historical and archaeological evidence equally with illegitimate claims, wishes and wants gives diplomacy and peacekeeping a bad name."
ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL Blog/Current Affairs, Israel - Posted by Alexandra von Maltzan on Sunday 26-Mar-2006 at 04:42 AM
One of my readers on the "The Israel Lobby - A Perfect Excuse For Anti-Semitism" thread, dismisses in the most cavalier fashion the centrality of historical and religious reality of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and prompts me to write this post clarifying the issues involved. There were no states or nationalities in the Middle East, certainly not among Sunni Muslims, until the Brits and French redrew the map after WWI. There never was, historically, any "Palestinian" Arab identity - and this area never had political sovereignty. After the Roman Empire, it was part of the Byzantine Empire. After the Islamic Conquest, it was part of, first, the Umayyad Empire; then the 'Abbasid Empire; then the Tulunid Empire; then it went briefly to the Byzantines, then the Saljuqs, then the Crusaders [the only time it was an independent political entity, by the way, between the end of Jewish sovereignty in the ancient world and the renewal of Jewish sovereignty in the modern one - the Kingdom of Jerusalem, not "Palestine"]; Ayyubid Empire; Mamluke Empire; and, finally, the Ottoman Empire. At no time was there a country called "Palestine." Occasionally the geographic region the Romans had designated as "Palestine" was used as a geographic term in the medieval Arabic geographies, but it had no political meaning whatsoever. As has already been noted, under the Ottomans the area was divided among 3 different administrations- the Province of Beirut; the Province of Damascus; and the Sancak of Jerusalem [comprising roughly today's southern coastal plain and the hills of Judea]. What the "Palestine" apologists ignore, is that the Palestine Mandate, which was created by the League of Nations at the San Remo conference solely for the purpose of establishing the Jewish National Home and awarded to Britain under those terms [which she violated], included all of the area which Britain then quite illegally separated into the Mintaqa [region] of Eastern Palestine or Transjordania- today's Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan [which also, incidentally, does not allow Jews to be or become citizens - although, unlike the Saudis, the Jordanians permit Christians]. Could someone please explain convincingly why, in addition to already getting 4/5 of the only "Palestine" which has ever existed since Roman times, the very same Arabs - ethnically, religiously, culturally, and even tribally and familialy - should get yet another country in this tiny area? The "Palestine" crowd were singularly unperturbed when the areas allocated by the U.N. Partition Plan of 1947 to an Arab state were swallowed up by Egypt and Jordan. One heard literally not a peep out of them. It seems that the only thing to which they object to is the exact same thing for which this whole extremely modern identity of "Palestinian" was invented: as a negation of Israel and the Jews. This is why the Arabs of the area have always rejected a state at every opportunity - most recently at Camp David in 1999; their goal is not to establish a state for themselves, but rather to destroy Israel. If Israel did 1/10 of what the Palestinian Authority accuse it of doing [and their imagination is quite fecund, and not restrained by any over-scrupulous respect for truth - witness the Jenin "massacre"], it is still, morally, light-years ahead not only of any country in the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, but also of countries such as France when they have been confronted with wars which were not existential. Yet my reader, and the other anti-Semites of this world have never been perturbed by real massacres and genocides, true viciousness and injustice. No, the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can freely vote and speak out against their own government - where even terrorists don't get the death penalty - that's the place that their ilk can't abide. As Golda Meir once said, "Israel is the Jew among nations." The "Palestine" lovers are so concerned with a right to a state for a completely new and unprecedented nationality, whereas for some reason the right to self- determination for the world's oldest nationality extant - one which has acted, by any moral barometer, with infinitely more compassion, civilization, and care for human life than the new-fangled murderous one he is championing - seems to be extremely limited if it exists at all. That is the classic definition of anti-Semitism: one standard for everyone else, and then an impossible one for the Jews. A warped moral equivalence: a favorite trick of the left, something they did all the time during the Cold War [US no better than Soviets with their gulags, etc.] and that they do today [US and al-Qa'ida are morally equivalent]. To quote Tolkien from the Lord of the Rings, when the Ent, Treebeard, muses that he might lash out like Saruman if his home were threatened: "The difference is that you never plotted to cover the whole world with your trees..." The allied forces in Afghanistan have been in situations vaguely resembling the situation of Israel in the Arab-populated parts of the Unallocated Portions of the British Palestine Mandate [what the "Palestine" lovers so revel in fallaciously referring to as "the occupied territories"]: I say vaguely, because the Allies in Afghanistan don't have innocent populations of women, children etc. a twenty-minute drive away from downtown Kabul. Never would the Allies have done what Israel did in Jenin, solely out of mercy for the terrorists' families: namely, launch a ground offensive. According to the official figures of the Palestinian authority, 59 people - mostly armed terrorists - were killed in that operation; the ones who weren't armed terrorists were murdered by the terrorists when they blew up the entire street, which they had booby trapped. Israel lost 39 soldiers. If the "Palestine" lovers don't understand that Israel could have leveled the whole place several times over without ever losing one of its own, then they clearly are even more ignorant of Israel and its abilities than I already know them to be. No other country in the world - including the US, UK, Denmark etc.- acts with such reverence for the life of those who wish to destroy them, even at the high cost of its own precious sons.In short, whatever else its shortcomings, Israel has acted with a restrain and decency unparalleled in the face of unprecedented barbarity and brutality. Perhaps the "Palestine" lovers would like to expatiate on the murder of the Hatuel family 2 years ago, when PA al-Aqsa Brigades shot and stopped a car driven by an 8 months pregnant woman, with 4 little girls in the back seat, ages 2 to 10, whom the terrorists then walked over to and deliberately shot at point-blank range. Even the most vicious and mendacious Arab propagandist has not been able to claim any savagery remotely in the realm of that... Clearly, the moral compass of the anti-Semites is warped beyond repair."
We all need to get a handle on the True history of the Beautiful Land - Israel. Why not check out what is written yourself and test it. Then read Psalm 122. And get a hold of the DVD Documentary "The Forsaken Promise" [Hatikvah Film Trust; 2006] too!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 15-Aug-2008
- The Sarkozy inspired 'peace' or ceasefire treaty between Russia and Georgia
- The signing of the 'missile shield' pact between Poland and the USA
- The unofficial announcement that the EU zone is nearing recession
- The confirmation that 'Chip & Pin' has been seriously compromised
- Increasing inflation in the UK
- Significant earthquake in Los Angeles on San Andreas fault
- Todd Bentley files for separation from wife
- Oil price deflation
- Above inflation water utility rate increases in the UK
- UN sanctions against Iran torpedoed by Angela Merkel’s green light for $157 m gas deal
- Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia
- Walid Jumblatt deserts Lebanon’s pro-Western; pro-Israel camp for Hizbollah
The above is just a small snapshot of what has been going on [besides the Olympics] and one thing springs to mind.
WHEN there are wars and rumours of wars; when there is ongoing economic meltdown; when the Russian bear is flexing it's talons southward toward the beautiful land - in league with Persia; when there are various famines, earthquakes, and odd weather occurrences; when the True Gospel is suppressed; when True Christians are in multiple persecutions; when the nominal 'church' is more like the world than the 'ekklesia' it should be; when there is a falling away from True Doctrine by real 'born again' believers; when the 'church' is easily and openly deceived by doctrines of demons; when more money is spent on infanticide/abortion than feeding people; when land is given up for fuel rather than for crops - and when all these 'whens' are happening at the same time ... THEN it is time to not be afraid; shrink back and worry but to follow the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- "... when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP and LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; for your redemption draws near." [Luke 21:28]
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 15-Aug-2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 10-Aug-2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Happy Birthday, Israel - and Shalom! By Andrew Roberts; The Daily Express
What a great, balanced, truthful and articulate piece by Andrew Roberts. A ray of sunshine in the British press amongst such dark clouds. Our Jewish friends in Israel are watching and reading us here in Britain. If we bless them; God will bless us - that's the deal. Long may articles like this continue and God bless the Daily Express!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
OPEN LETTER to WAGNER, JOYNER by Andrew Strom
"I write this as a tongues-speaking, Spirit-filled, prophesying believer.
Dear Rick Joyner and C. Peter Wagner,
I will do my utmost to avoid disrespect in this letter. But I cannot avoid the hard questions which must be asked. I hope my comments here are not construed as "arrogant". This is certainly not my intent. But I'm sure you have heard the news by now that the tide has turned in what you call your "Civil War". I'm sure you have heard that the Lakeland meetings have dwindled, and the "big tent" has been abandoned in favor of the 700-seat Ignite church once again. I'm sure you have heard that your man Todd Bentley's meetings in England have been cancelled and that respected leaders even within your own movements have found vast evidence of falsehoods, fraudulent claims, manipulation and hype of the most blatant kind. The news of it is worldwide. It is not just ABC Nightline. It is your own people saying these things. I'm sure you have heard the news that has even shocked and saddened me - that the British press is calling Bentley "A US child sex offender turned church minister who tries to cure cancer victims by kicking them" - and that 79% of Britons polled want to keep him out of the country. Where is the glory to Jesus in this? How could Todd even set foot in England under such a cloud? Sirs, if this really were a 'Civil War', aren't you living in Gettysburg? Mr Wagner, I am sure you are aware that because of your open endorsement of Todd Bentley, numbers of your own ICA 'apostles' (some very well-known) are already planning an "alternative" network without all your 'Dominionist' trappings or NAR hierarchies. Sir, they are leaving. Are you sure you were right to endorse the Lakeland movement in the very face of your own apostles like that?
Wasn't this one of the most crucial tests of your leadership? Sir, if your discernment is such that you could get on a stage and openly endorse one of the most deceptive movements in the history of the church, then - with all due respect - should you really be heading up the apostles of the entire Charismatic world? Are you aware that you have greatly endangered God's precious sheep all around the globe? And Mr Joyner, are you conscious of how terribly the Prophetic movement has deteriorated on your watch, sir? As the most influential 'father' in that movement, why have you stood by while the "New Mystics" have taken over - with their gold dust, their portals, their 'orbs', their drunken jerking, their strange "angel" encounters and 'visualization' techniques, etc? In fact, why have you actively encouraged and participated in these very things yourself? Isn't it true that Bob Jones has been a big mentor for you in these things, just like he was for Todd Bentley? Wasn't it Bob Jones who taught you how to "visualize" your way into the 'Third Heaven', Mr Joyner? Isn't Bob Jones one of the major hidden influences behind your ministry? Where do you get your visions? How do you write your books? How can we ever again trust the "angels" that you see? Sir, what were you thinking - to openly endorse the "New Mystics" as you did with Todd Bentley? Did you not see that it could end so badly?We all know what Bob Jones said when he stood on the stage with Todd Bentley in front of the whole world: BOB: "I released my angels to him ... this man from Canada asked for my angels; this Wind of Change is most powerful. Except for the arch angels, this 'Winds of Change', this is the most powerful angel..."
BOB TO TODD BENTLEY: "As I watch you, you VIBRATE. You know there are two portals, clockwise and counter-clockwise. When you vibrate you close demonic vibration. Counter-clockwise vibration is demonic. The vibration is healing. Does it seem peculiar?" [He waves his hands] ... "I'm releasing it to you."
A very basic question here: Is there anything even remotely biblical about any of this? Mr Joyner, since Bob Jones is your major mentor, and since you stood on the stage and openly endorsed that whole movement, I guess we have to assume that this is the kind of "Prophetic" that you now represent? Isn't that fair to say, sir? And now I need to ask some questions of my colleagues overseas: Isn't it true, my friends, that almost every deceptive fad or heresy of the last 25 years has come out of North America? [i.e. The USA and Canada]? And hasn't it been growing worse and worse? When I travel to Africa I find deadly "Prosperity" teaching rampant in the most poverty-stricken of nations. When I travel to Europe I find them bombarded with flakey 'prophets' from the States. When I travel to Australia I find them enthralled with 'Mega-church'. It is imported from the USA. In every way, North America has become a source of utter pollution, sickness and compromise - both in the church and the world. And I believe God wants to put an end to it. Personally I love Americans. I lived there for four years, and I have many dear friends in that part of the world. But I do not believe that God is going to allow this pollution to spread any longer. Why do leaders in Australia or Europe think that their movements must be led by Americans? What nation is most of this pollution coming from? Why do African leaders allow sick money-grubbing telecasts from the USA to be beamed to their people via satellite? Why are any of us allowing any of this garbage? When are we going to stand up and cry, "ENOUGH"? When are we going to cut off this pollution - not just for ourselves - but for the sake of God's precious sheep? Why should we be led by America if they are leading us into deception? Should North America even be allowed to lead the worldwide church any more? And finally, let me return to Mr Joyner - who once intimated that it is time to "drive" out those who want to "test the spirits" in the church. Sir, let me say to you that indeed the time has come to drive a particular spirit out. It is the spirit of rampant "Charis-mania". And sir, I have to say with all due respect, that your very own movement strikes me as the primest of prime places in which to start. Discuss this on our Forum at: http://www.revivalschool.com/. Send feedback to: email@example.com. FEEL FREE TO FORWARD or POST THIS on BLOGS etc. God bless you all. Andrew Strom"
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." [I John 4:1]
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 05-Aug-2008
Just as there is an apparent whitewash going on in the media and political world with respect to China, the Olympics and their supposed 'human rights' reforms; the same is going on with respect to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The personal friends and business acquaintances of the Bush family are presiding over a crackdown on 'home churches' internally while promising 'reforms' to the outside world and funding the education and proclamation of islam to the west with their oil revenue.
Saudi Arabia is a country that bans the building of churches and the free practice of True Christianity but is the largest exporter of oil to the west. Hence there is no or little media interest or attention of this aspect of islam or the policies of the Saudi government.
China [still an 'atheistic, communist' country] tolerates 'official' churches but is also cracking down on the True [underground] Church; but its economic growth and thirst for oil; western market share and foreign investments in general means that it too escapes the kind of coverage we see from Sudan or Zimbabwe.
The common link: both world systems of islamism and so-called 'free-market' communism [one 'religious' the other 'political'] oppose and persecute True Christians and the True Church. Does this remind you of how the religious and political Babylon in the Book of Revelation also go after True Christians and the True Church. Yet Jesus said that the world would persecute His True followers because it persecuted Him and that no-one can serve two masters [God or mammon] - they must hold to one or the other. With the 'Mark of the Beast' on the horizon; the precursors of that ultimate choice can be seen by watching China and Saudi Arabia. Interesting days indeed.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 05-Aug-2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
One of the things the young man said was: "I consider Islam a big lie ... I have no doubt that they'll [muslims] go to Hell." Here is the link to the Israel Today article which has the link to the full interview on the Ha'aretz web-site:-
Both the True Church and the 'general' church in the west need to sit up and take notice of what converts from islam to Christianity are telling us. Those of you who know the tenets of islam will have confirmation from this article and those who don't [hopefully] will have their eyes opened.
Alas, most politicians in Israel [like Tzipi Livni; please read this Israel Today article: http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=16809] and in the world generally will deceive and be deceived into thinking that you can have meaningful truces or peace deals with islamists or true adherents of islam.
Antichrist will use this desperation for 'peace at any cost' or 'land for peace' when he constructs the 'covenant of death' spoken of by the prophets that immediately precedes the Tribulation or 'time of Jacob's testing'.
Better to listen to the real deal straight from the horses mouth ... and not to the PC oil/arab friendly media or governmental sources we normally fed with.
 DO NOT BE DECEIVED;  ANTICHRIST WILL DECEIVE MANY;  HE WILL CONQUER BY 'PEACE';  JESUS WARNED BELIEVERS NOT TO BE DECEIVED IN THESE DAYS [PLEASE RE-READ MATTHEW CHAPTER 24!]
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 04-Aug-2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
The Bible says that "He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them [those who oppose and plot against His Anointed; the Messiah] in derision." [Psalm 2:4]
Those of you who know the book of Job know that God had a kind of wager with satan over Job's heart and that; given the multitude of setbacks Job ultimately had; he would turn back from God and curse Him. So God allowed satan a degree of latitude to do his deeds and, in the end, God had the last laugh because Job's heart was right before his God - even after all his losses. He was not a failure as accused by Kenneth Copeland and his ilk - he was a faith hero.
So we know that God can turn around any seemingly hopeless situation and work it out for the good of those who love Him. And He has a great sense of irony and humour.
So I can imagine the hoots of laughter in the heavenlies when I discovered that the son of a leading Hamas figure in Judea and Samaria [the so-called "West Bank"] said in an interview with Ha'aretz that he has converted to Christianity and repented of his sins for being an active part of a culture of hate and death that targeted God's Chosen. Please read this report in 'Israel Today':-
We also know that when someone gets saved, Jesus said: "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents." [Luke 15:10]. I'm sure it was a double celebration!
Miracles are still occurring; people are still being saved by grace. Praise God. Even sworn enemies of True Christianity and Israel. Right in the devil's backyard. I love God and love His ways. They are higher than our ways ... much higher and He makes me smile - especially when I hear these kind of testimonies! We have a wonderful God with a fantastic sense of irony and humour. Time to tell our lost family, friends and enemies about Him all the more. "Seek the Lord while He may still be found." [Isaiah 55:6]
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 01-Aug-2008
Last month saw a 20% rise in visits to this blog. Every visit is personal encouragement to me.
If you are blessed by my output; please pass on my address to your friends:-
As a 'reward' ... a Jewish joke for you:-
After having dug to a depth of 1,000 meters [yards] last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1,000 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors had a telephone network all those centuries ago.
Not to be outdone, English scientists dug to a depth of 2,000 meters and headlines in the UK read: "English archaeologists found traces of 2,000-year-old fibre-optic cable and concluded that their ancestors had an advanced digital communications network 1,000 years before the French."
One week later, Israeli newspapers reported: "After digging 5,000 meters in a Jerusalem marketplace, scientists found absolutely nothing and therefore concluded that 5,000 years ago Jews were using wireless technology."
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 01-Aug-2008
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Only the Creator God Jesus Christ could create man in His own image with the in-built ability to re-arrange and decipher this message instantaneously ... imagine what Adam and Eve were like before the fall!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 01-Aug-2008
Hello again folks and welcome to August! I liked this piece by Yacov Prasch of Moriel Ministries so much that I thought that I would pass it on to you for your perusal:-
"Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, as his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies [don't spend more than you earn] and reliable parenting strategies [adults, not children, are in charge].
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame and I'm A Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not join the majority and do nothing."
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 01-Aug-2008