Recently President Obama insisted that Israel retreat to her borders of 1967. If you are seriously interested in understanding what that would mean to Israel, then view this short video. This video makes clear at least three things, (1) President Obama is very ignorant of the facts and history, or, (2) he has another agenda that is clearly pro Palestinian, and (3) Israelis agreeing to Obama’s suggestions would seal their fate as a nation and people. They would be left totally defenseless. See Why Israel Cannot Retreat.
By Joel C. Rosenberg
(Jerusalem, Israel, May 25, 2011) — Will it work? That’s the key question as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu finishes his high-profile trip to Washington, meeting with President Obama, addressing 10,000-plus pro-Israel activists at the AIPAC Policy Conference, addressing a Joint Session of Congress, and doing a flurry of major media interviews. Will his passionate case that Israel is America’s best friend, the only solid and secure democracy in the Middle East, endangered by Iranian nukes, and in need of unwavering American friendship and support in tumultuous times fully convince the President, the Congress and the American people to stand with Israel through the darkest of times that are steadily approaching?
I would like to believe this will be the case, but Bible prophecy says otherwise.
The Hebrew Prophets such as Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Joel tell us again and again that Israel will be all alone in the last days of history. All the nations will eventually turn against her. All the nations will work to divide the Land of Israel. Jerusalem, too, will be divided. The New Testament reconfirms this. Indeed, the Scriptures indicate that the only hope for Israel is for her to turn fully and completely to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As the “time of Jacob’s troubles” approaches – as the Day of the Lord approaches – the Bible tells us that the nations will betray the Jewish people. Only the Lord will be faithful. The question is, when the dark times come will Israelis turn their hearts to the Lord?
The Hebrew Prophet Joel warned us that the Lord is going to judge “all the nations” because “they have divided up My Land.” (Joel 3:2) Yet Joel doesn’t call Israel to political activism, to international diplomacy, to military adventurism, or any other human endeavor. The Lord says through the Prophet Joel, “‘Yet even now, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments’ â€Now, return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.” (Joel 2:12-13) And if Israel does this, Joel tells us: “Then the Lord will be zealous for His land and will have pity on His people.” (Joel 2:18, 27)
The Prime Minister’s speech to Congress was excellent in many ways. He rightly described the “epic battle” underway in the epicenter. He described a great shaking going on in the Middle East. He rightly warned that Iran and her nuclear program is the greatest threat, that Hamas is the new al Qaeda, and that in all of the Arab world, only Israeli Arabs have true safety, security, and fully protected human and civil rights. I’ve included some important excerpts from the speech below.
However, it should be noted that Netanyahu never cited the Bible, never called on the name of the Lord, and never called the Jewish people to trust fully and completely in the God of Israel, but rather promised to divide the land of Israel as a concession to the Palestinians, even while promising never to divide Jerusalem. These were mistakes. He wasn’t the first Israeli Prime Minister to make them. But he is making them nonetheless. He was right to thank the U.S. for all our help and support of Israel over the years, and he was right to seek continued help and support from the American people and government. But neither he nor Israel should become dependent upon American help because the Bible tells us it won’t be there for long.
The Bible is clear: only the Lord will save Israel. It is time for Israelis to consider this very carefully. For time is short. “The Day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.” (Joel 2:1)
A respected friend expressed clearly his outrage at what our president did to Israel yesterday. He has the ability to speak clearly and call a spade a spade. This is what he said.
Today, the inglorious and Marxist imposter who pretends to be President of the United States, betrayed our old ally, democratic Israel, and tilted American policy toward the murderous Palestinians, insanely demanding that Israel observe the pre-1967 borders.
This was clearly the action of a pro-Muslim, anti-Israel, and anti-Christian politician. Â It was despicable
Worse, it probably insures a divine curse on America according to Genesis 12:3. Â If the majority interpretation of that verse is true, we can expect major destruction of our country in the very near future. Â When it comes, you can thank the morons who voted Obama into office, and the complicity of the moronic media.
Pray for the protection of yourself and your family. Obama is taking this country down the road to hell. That has been evident for some time, but it has never been clearer.
Read the post below to understand something about character and integrity in the office of the presidency. Here is a man who after his presidency would not allow his salary to be increased, nor would he accept special honor, in fact he insisted on buying his own postage stamps. Compare “Harry” Â with our current president who flew around the world, costing millions of tax payers dollars to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for which he had done nothing to deserve.
Don’t you wish you could vote for a Harry?
Unless you are at least my age, you will not remember one of the most maligned in U.S. History. However since his days in office History has been very kind to old Harry. In my mine he has ascended the steps where he now stands in honor at the top the Pantheon of American Presidents. Read on and you’ll discover at least one of the reasons.
We will never see this again
Thought you’d enjoy this one!
This one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.
They wonâ€™t believe this happened, but itÂ DID.
Harry & Bess
This seems unreal…..
Harry Truman was a different kind of President.Â He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him.Â However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri .Â His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year.Â Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves.Â There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me.Â You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me.Â It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.Â Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices.Â Political offices are now for sale. (sic. Illinois )
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician.Â And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!!Â At least he was honest!
This is not sent for discussion.
The following message was posted on a recent Act! for AmericaLast fall, after NPR fired Juan Williams for his remarks on The Oâ€™Reilly Factor about Muslims, we sent out an email describing this as an example of the de facto imposition of sharia law in America.
Our point was this.
Sharia law prohibits any criticism or â€œdefamationâ€ of Islam or Mohammed. When a government-funded entity like NPR punishes one of its contributors for a perceived slight against Islam, this is in effect the enforcement of that provision of sharia law.
Recently, an insightful and entertaining video was posted on YouTube that makes the claim that the governmentâ€™s treatment of the Koran, compared to its treatment of the Bible, has the effect of establishing Islam as a preferred religion in America.
Itâ€™s a fascinating analysis that is well-worth your time to watch, and you can view it here.
When you watch it, youâ€™ll understand why we say the threat of radical Islam to America is not confined to terrorism. If we defeat terrorism but lose our freedoms to sharia law, we still lose.
This three minutes video is one of the most thought provoking I’ve seen. It explains very simply why we can not economically survive unless we become informed and then take action. See Special Interest … Exposed!!!!
established one day a year as a
National Day of Prayer.
First Thursday in May of each year as
the National Day of Prayer.
Candidate Barack Obama
declared that the USA
“Was no longer a Christian nation.”
21st annual National Day
of Prayer ceremony
at the White House
under the ruse of
“not wanting to offend anyone”
FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION
Their day of prayer
was held on Capitol Hill,
beside the White House.
There were over 50,000 Muslims
in D.C. that Day
HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!
Evidently it Doesn’t matter
are offended by this event –
God forbid lest we
offend those who brought us
Washington’s direction for America
Should create alarm for every Christian,
especially when knowing that the
radical Muslims believes that if Christians cannot be
converted, they should be annihilated.
This not a Rumor –
Go to the website
to confirm this infomation:
Islam on Capitol Hill
But now that the man who inspired thousands of Muslims to commit acts of murder, itâ€™s time to ask: what inspiredÂ him?
If bin Laden himself could talk, he wouldnâ€™t hesitate to answer:Â the Koran, which he repeatedly pointed to as his inspiration and authority.
Yet Barack Obama and other Western leaders have praised the Koran as a “book of peace” â€” without providing any evidence of actually having read it.
It’s time they did â€” and it’s time that all Westerners got to know the book that inspires our enemies to commit their hideous acts of hate and terrorism.
Trouble is, the Koran is not an easy read. It’s been called “wrist-slittingly boring” as well as confusing, contradictory, and muddled.
Now, inÂ The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran, Robert Spencer â€” the bestselling author and Islam expert â€” shows exactly what’s in the Koran, and why every American should be concerned about Islam’s holy book.
You can either purchase this book through Amazon, or any major book store, or, you can get a FREE copy of Robert Spencer’s The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran by clicking here.
War demands both preparation and action.
by John Hayward
Catherine Herridge of Fox NewsÂ reports that â€œYears of intelligence gathering, including details gleaned from controversial interrogations of Al Qaeda members during the Bush administration, ultimately led the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden to his compound in Pakistan.â€Â Â U.S. intelligence first learned of the â€œtrusted courierâ€ who led us to bin Laden in 2003.Â Â Guantanamo Bay inmates provided key information under the influence of both regular and â€œenhancedâ€ interrogation.
One of those inmates was the Leftâ€™s favorite al-Qaeda commander, Saint Khalid of the Wet Towel.Â Â Until last month, the Obama Administration wanted to extend the full panoply of American civil rights to this creature, and give him a civilian trial in New York.Â That would have prevented any meaningful form of â€œinterrogationâ€ at all.Â Â Criminal defendants can beÂ questioned, but thatâ€™s very different from even the milder forms of CIA interrogation.
I have never heard anyone who supported the Obama Administrationâ€™s position on this matter say they thought six years of Guantanamo interrogation was fine, but Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other Gitmo inmates should have immediately become civilian criminal defendants in January 2009.Â Â In other words, the information that led to bin Ladenâ€™s death was developed in direct contradiction to the way liberals think terrorist detainees should have been treated all along.
Keep in mind that Obama didnâ€™t just bring a halt to enhanced interrogations.Â Â His Attorney General, Eric Holder, was seriously consideringindicting the people who authorized and conducted them.Â Â By definition, this means the Obama Administration strongly believed those interrogations wereÂ always wrong, not merely a mistaken policy to be corrected by the enlightened new President.
Would Presidents Al Gore or John Kerry have allowed the interrogations that produced this evidence?Â Â Would Gore have authorized the military actions that captured these terrorists in the first place?Â Â Perhaps a reporter should ask them.
Bin Laden was ended by SEAL Team Six, which is part of the Joint Special Operations Command.Â Â The hard LeftÂ hates the JSOC.Â Â New York Times journalist Seymour Hersh said they were â€œvery deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state, without any legal authority for it.â€Â Â He alleged â€œthey do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney officeâ€¦ itâ€™s an executive assassination ring essentially, and itâ€™s been going on and on and on.Â Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving.â€
This is, of course, exactly what SEAL Team Six just did in Pakistan.Â Â Hersh was not trying to advertise their virtues.Â Â He wanted to shut them down, and aÂ very large portion of the Left whole-heartedly agreed.Â Â TheÂ New York Times, Americaâ€™s paper of record, clearly supported Hersh in this, or they would not have published his work.Â Â Seymour Hersh wasnâ€™t just a fringe whacko scribbling in the dark corners of theÂ Daily Kos.Â Â As Jim Treacher ofÂ The Daily Caller reminds us, Hershâ€™s work was presented and promoted on Stephen Colbertâ€™s popular Comedy Central program.
If Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Seymour Hersh, and Stephen Colbert had gotten their way over the last ten years, Osama bin Laden would still be alive.Â Â The intelligence leading to his location would not have been fully developed.Â Â The commando team that took him down would not have existed.
Did these liberals hold their views entirely out of political expediency, slamming and indicting Bush and Cheney for programs and policies they would have quietly tolerated from Gore or Kerry?Â Â What difference does it make?Â Â They wereÂ dead wrong, and it doesnâ€™t matter why.Â Â Theyâ€™ll be dead wrongÂ again under the next Republican president.
President Obama deserves high praise for authorizing the operation that killed bin Laden.Â It was a bold move, and the Commander in Chief who allows such a move is not a passive innocent bystander.Â Â However, it is important to understand that war requires both action and preparation.Â Â The peaceful years leading up to a conflict play a large role in determining its outcome, because those years produce the troops who take the field, and the weapons they employ.
Fighting machines and highly trained commando units donâ€™t just appear in a matter of moments when Americaâ€™s hour of need descends upon her.Â Â Vital intelligence is not developed in a single high-pressure interrogation, by stressed-out super-agents, whileÂ cougars are chasing their daughters through the woods.Â Â The instruments of Osama bin Ladenâ€™s death were forged over the course of years.Â Â Barack Obama did the right thing last weekend, using tools that were availableÂ in spite of what he claims to believe about the War On Terror.Â Â What he said in 2008 matters as much as what he did in 2011.Â Â Thatâ€™s one way the laws of war are very different from the laws of politics.
Update: More food for thought… the UKÂ Telegraph reports that a WikiLeaks document “suggests that the [Bin Laden] courierâ€™s identity was provided to the US by another key source, the al-Qaida facilitator Hassan Ghul, who was captured in Iraq in 2004 and interrogated by the CIA. Â Ghul was never sent to Guantanamo but was believed to have been taken to a prison in Pakistan.” Â It is now the nearly universal opinion of the Left that we never should have been in Iraq, and therefore would not have obtained this intelligence.
This “courier,” incidentally, was apparently a world-class dirtbag in his own right, and had a role in training the 9/11 hijackers.
Today US forces are claiming victory in the death of Osama Bin Laden. His body, according to government forces, has been buried at sea.
The New York Daily News is marking the eventÂ with the headlineÂ â€œROT IN HELLâ€.
Yet, for all of the celebratory drinks that will be downed today, and as good and needful as it is for dangerous people to be stopped, this could be a sobering moment for followers of Christ.
On one hand, the Scriptures say that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). So the angels in heaven probably arenâ€™t smiling today the way they do when one lost person has a change of Â heart and finds life (Luke 15:7).
In addition, who can rightly suppose that the world is now a safer place? We still are living with a real Satan, his invisible legions, and countless sympathizers who are unknowingly playing into the greatest of all rebellions (2Tim 2:24-24; James 3:6). We still have catastrophic acts of nature that insurance companiesÂ call acts of God.
And how will the death of the elusive leader of Al Qaeda give comfort to those among us who have been left with the wreckage and loss of one of the most devastating outbreaks of tornadoes in our nationâ€™s history? How will the people of Japan view this breaking news as they contemplate the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters that have claimed 20,000 loved ones?
On top of and beyond all of this, we are also left with another strange and disturbing fact. The same losses that prompt some to want to curse God and die, cause others to fall on their knees and find life.
Yet, my guess is that if any of us had a chance to be God for a day we wouldnâ€™t choose to knowingly let terrorists, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis (and countless other acts of evil and destruction) multiply loss, and inconsolable grief.
But imagine, for a moment what would happen to the spirituality of the world, if nothing bad were allowed to happen for one yearâ€¦ if all danger was suddenly liftedâ€¦ and if all fear was suddenly goneâ€¦
Weâ€™ve only lived a few years, and yet how many stories could we tell about how the best times in our lives brought us to our kneesâ€¦ and kept us there?
Have also been thinking about what to make of the fact that God allowed Satan to use a windstorm to break Jobâ€™s heart and to test his faithâ€¦before the LORD, himself, finally spoke out of another violent stormâ€¦ to bring Job to a place of surrender and peace (Job 1:19 ; 38:1)
Note: There are many “Christian” thoughts and opinions concerning the death of Osama Bin Laden. This piece written by Mart De Hann, in my view, is a balanced view that most Christians can find agreement. It would be a good thing for all Americans to realize we inevitably will face the firestorm from radical Islamist as they seek revenge for their loss. This ought not to be a time for unlimited celebration, but rather a time when we obediently seek the face of God.
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