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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peace and Security?


Four years ago on May 19, 2011 a Presidential lecture went on for nearly an hour at the Whitehouse.


We need to look back on that day as Obama issued his FACT SHEET: "A Moment of Opportunity" in the Middle East and North Africa.
“So we face an historic opportunity. We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator. There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity. Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.”

President Barack Obama
May 19, 2011 Washington, DC
Obama's moment of opportunity was immediately posted at Whitehouse.gov as the Commander in Chief incredibly compared the abyss of chaos from the Arab Spring that began in Tunisia, spread to Egypt and moved like a locust across the lands of the Bible to the historic American bravery of Rosa Parks.

I was horrified.

Rosa Parks was peaceful and brave. She stood up for what is right, she was a liberator not a destroyer. Barack Hussein Obama even went on to proclaim the grievous uprisings that have stricken North Africa and the Middle East as "change".

Is that his vision for America?

Obama started a destructive "change" campaign as Senator Obama back in 2008 as he ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President.

On October 30th that year at the University of Missouri, Obama, the junior United States Senator from Illinois started his ominous speech by saying: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Since then, Obama has also called the Arab Spring a fundamental "change" for reform and self-determination in the Middle East. He has even described his "change" rhetoric as one to be seen in what he called the success of the "self-policing" democracy of Iraq.

In this bizarre way, he has connected U.S. 'change' with the dark side of the Muslim world rooted in jihad.

If you have forgotten the details of Obama's comparison with Rosa Parks, I understand. But I pray you have not forgotten about the burden of Nineveh because Iraq is not self policing, it is a disaster and a horror in the making. Radical Sunni savages of the Islamic State called ISIS seek to destroy freedom and life for anyone that opposes their Sharia theology along the Tigris River. This includes the Shiites that lead the government of Iraq.

This thing Obama has called "change" is an Islamic awakening from its Ottoman nightmare.

It's ultimate goals are simple, to sever Israel and the United States from the Middle East and to re-establish an Islamic Ottoman style government lost at the end of World War I called the "Caliphate".

One "Caliphate" goal is to push the tiny democracy of modern Israel into the sea and expand the rule of Islamic terror and destruction.

Today, brings the words of Daniel's horrific war vision seen some 3,000 years ago to the front page of the world's headlines:
"In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war.

The understanding of the message came to him in a vision.

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.

On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.

So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground. A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.

He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.

Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come." Daniel 10:1-14 (NIV)
Just six months ago, during a 13th anniversary speech given the day before 9/11/14, President Obama called Yemen a "success" in the fight against terror.


How could Obama say that?

Yemen is another failure and the Shi'ite Houthis there are an imploding sect collapsing under the crushing weight of Saudi-Sunni Shiite opposition and aggression that may in the end, energize a 10 nation Arab coalition against Persia. This is a very big deal as the kings of the north and the south, the iron and clay of Shiite and Sunni begin to trample upon each other.

Yemen is another of the many conflicts unfolding in the Middle East today, then, but they are not really about the legitimacy of borders or the validity of Yemen or Syria, instead, the origin of the struggles within these countries is over who has the right to rule them, Sunni or Shiite.

Yemen may be on the second page of the headlines today as a "Decisive Storm" but the Shi'ite - Sunni conflict will eventually move front and center because iron and clay do not mix.

In the Bible, Daniel warns prophetically about the final empire that wars with others and itself (see Daniel 2:40-43)

There one thing you immediately think of if you visualize the landscape of "Sunni" Saudi Arabia, its full of vast areas sand literally everywhere you look and the vast crude reserves sit below as if in an earthenware pot of clay below.

Yet there's something you may not see about "Shi'ite" Iran. If you are from the United States, you may think about images of the American Embassy being attacked in 1979 when Jimmy Carter was at the helm of the U.S. Presidency, but the thing is, Persia-Iran is tied to the words of Daniel as one of the world's largest producers of... iron ore.


Are you beginning to see the picture now?


So, we must think again as we consider our future and pray for the peace and security of our friends in Israel, after all Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, He loves Israel and the Jewish people.

That also requires that we pray for the eyes and heart to be opened for President Obama because he is directing a collision course with the God of Israel. He is orchestrating a nuclear deal with a "Shi'ite" Iranian Ayatollah that calls for "Death to America" the 'great' Satan and Israel the 'little' Satan.

Netanyahu has warned Obama about the words of the Iranian mullahs but Obama does not listen.

So far, President Obama has failed in his attempts to force the Quartet's so-called two state peace plan that will ultimately endanger Israel and all people that live there, whether Jew, Muslim or Christian. The danger will be so grave that in the end, God will come as The Lord of Hosts to break in pieces and consume all earthly kingdoms just as the Bible declares through the prophets.
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." Daniel 2:44
There is great reason to pray. Perhaps more that you ever realized. The conflict of clay and iron will makes it' way to Israel.

Just weeks ago, when no one was looking the Pentagon declassified an April 1987 Department of Defense top-secret document entitled "Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations" which details Israel’s nuclear and advanced technologies defense program which until March 2015 has remained as it should: silent and well guarded.

Why now?

America's Commander in Chief has allowed those under his command to breach the silence to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear power and the timing of this is very grave. After all, it occurred as Obama riled against Netanyahu's March 3rd address to Congress as the Prime Minister warned the world against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.

You should look at the document. When you do, you will notice an odd aspect that openly shows all sections on Israel’s nuclear program yet the sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries are completely blocked out throughout the "Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations".

For our voices to be heard let's pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.

Back to May 19, 2011:
"In a major speech at the State Department, President Obama laid out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy as calls for reform and democracy spread across the Middle East and North Africa.

He made clear that the United States will support people who call for democracy and reform and leaders who implement them, will oppose violence in cracking down on protests and efforts to limit the rights of minorities, and continue to work for peace between Israelis and Palestinians."
The speech announced a commitment to "di-vide" Israel back to pre-1967 lines as the eruption of violent uprisings and protests that now divide Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Iraq.


Obama's chaos of "change" is dark and
it has grown globally since his
New Beginning speech of June 4, 2009.


That Cairo speech to the 'Muslim World' now propels the U.S. toward a framework deal with the Twelvers of Iran. Indeed we are only seeing the beginning of chaos as Middle East politics are defined by instability and the shifting sand of geo-religious-military alliances as grave conflict and terror lies ahead to be spewed in eruptions of terrorism, not only in the Middle East but abroad...


How do I know?

The prophet Hosea prophetically warned the world of a latter day call for 'change'. A woe heard first in Egypt which has turned toward Assyria:
“Whenever I would heal Israel, the sins of Ephraim are exposed and the crimes of Samaria revealed. They practice deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets; but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me."

"Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat loaf not turned over. Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice.

Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him. "Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless-- now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.

When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like the birds in the sky. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them. Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely. They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail on their beds. They slash themselves, appealing to their gods for grain and new wine, but they turn away from me. I trained them and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against me.

They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt." Hosea 7:1-2 NIV and Hosea 7:8-16 NIV
Egypt saw revolution and ISIS declares an Islamic State in Nineveh Iraq Syria as the black flag of beheading prevails. This month, Yemen has fallen as the nation's besieged President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi begs for U.N. protection as U.S. Troops have withdraw from the threat of Shi'ite Muslim Houthis.

Did Obama see the dangerous road ahead, did he see the change he promotes as the evil that is pressing forward?

The President is now using a messenger. His name is Press Secretary Denis McDonough to again call for the clock to be rolled back to 1967 and perhaps the "change" of abandonment that could engage a Shemittah judgment on our soil as a result of a clash of world views.

In case you are not familiar with McDonough, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Tom Daschle.


You should remember Daschle and his post 9/11 speech:
"The bricks have fallen down but we will rebuild..."


Daschle quoted Isaiah then, but I can't help but think of Daniel 12:9 today:
"Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days."
Words that are linked to these from Zechariah:
"The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it." Zechariah 12:1-3
Below, is another extract from the Whitehouse website that was posted yesterday, March 23rd. I encourage you to read it as you consider what the Wall Street Journal calls "Obama’s Mideast Realignment". This commentary is critical. In it, Max Boot says: "His new doctrine: Downgrade ties to Israel and the Saudis while letting Iran fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat." Mark your calendar we will see no "Peace and Security" from the President's agenda.


White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Remarks
As Prepared at J Street Annual Conference

As Prepared for Delivery --


"In his call to congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu last Thursday, President Obama committed to continuing consultations on a range of regional issues, including resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The process of forming a new Israeli government is now underway, and in the coming days and weeks, we’ll see what that looks like. So, with the remainder of my time with you today, I’d like to share with you how President Obama sees the road ahead.

First, no matter who leads Israel, America’s commitment to Israel’s security will never waver. As we all know, Israel faces real dangers in a tough neighborhood. I traveled with then-Senator Obama to Israel in 2008. I will never forget our time in the holy city of Jerusalem and following behind him as he approached the Western Wall—and even in the dark hours of that very early morning, it was a place bustling with energy afforded by one’s faith. On that trip, the President toured Sderot and saw the devastation wrought by Hamas-launched rockets. He met with Israelis living under the threat of rocket attacks. And, since then, I’ve seen President Obama’s personal commitment to increasing our security cooperation with Israel to unprecedented levels.

Today, our security, military, and intelligence cooperation is stronger than it’s ever been, and that’s not going to change. The U.S.-Israel consultative group will continue to ensure cooperation at the highest levels of our governments. Under President Obama, we’ve spent hundreds of millions helping to develop David’s Sling and the Arrow missile defense systems. I recall very clearly a call with the Israeli Ambassador at 5:00 PM on a Friday evening last July, when he requested – and shortly thereafter the President and Congress delivered – an additional $225 million for Iron Dome missiles and batteries. That on top of the nearly $1 billion we had invested in Iron Dome already, which saved so many Israeli lives during the conflict with Hamas last summer. And, next year, when we deliver the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Israel will be the only country in the Middle East with a fifth-generation aircraft. In other words, we will continue to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge. As the President has said so many times, we have Israel’s back.

Second, we continue to believe that the best way to safeguard Israel’s long-term security is to bring about a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians—two states for two peoples, living side-by-side in security and peace.

To achieve this, the United States has long advocated direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. In 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly endorsed a two-state solution. Over the course of President Obama’s administration, most recently with the tireless efforts of Secretary Kerry, the United States has expended tremendous energy in pursuit of this goal. That is why the Prime Minister’s comments on the eve of the election—in which he first intimated and then made very clear in response to a follow up question that a Palestinian state will not be established while he is prime minister—were so troubling.

After the election, the Prime Minister said that he had not changed his position, but for many in Israel and in the international community, such contradictory comments call into question his commitment to a two-state solution, as did his suggestion that the construction of settlements has a strategic purpose of dividing Palestinian communities and his claim that conditions in the larger Middle East must be more stable before a Palestinian state can be established. We cannot simply pretend that those comments were never made, or that they don’t raise questions about the Prime Minister’s commitment to achieving peace through direct negotiations.

In recent days, some have suggested our reaction to this issue is a matter of personal pique. Nothing could be further from the truth. America’s commitment to a two-state solution is fundamental to U.S. foreign policy. It’s been the goal of both Republican and Democratic presidents, and it remains our goal today. Because it is the only way to secure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.

That is why President Obama has said that we need to re-evaluate our approach to the peace process and how we pursue the cause of peace – because, like all of you, we care deeply about Israel and its future. We will look to the next Israeli government to match words with actions and policies that demonstrate a genuine commitment to a two-state solution. And, like every administration since President Johnson, we will continue to oppose Israeli settlement activity since it undermines the prospects for peace. Meanwhile, we share Israel’s concern about the security environment in the region – which is why, as part of the last round of talks – the President and Secretary Kerry had General John Allen prepare a detailed plan to provide for security in the West Bank over the long-term.

In the end, we know what a peace agreement should look like. The borders of Israel and an independent Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. Each state needs secure and recognized borders, and there must be robust provisions that safeguard Israel’s security. An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own sovereign state.

President Obama still firmly believes what he said in Jerusalem two years ago—that peace is necessary, just, and possible. Peace is necessary because it is the only way to ensure that a secure State of Israel is both Jewish and democratic. Israel cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely. That’s the truth. And as President Obama has said, neither occupation nor expulsion of Palestinians is the answer. Anything less than true peace will only worsen the situation. A “one-state solution” would effectively end Israel’s nature as a Jewish and democratic state. Unilateral annexation of the West Bank territories would be both wrong and illegal. The United States would never support it, and it’s unlikely Israel’s other friends would either. It would only contribute to Israel’s isolation.

Peace is also undeniably just. Palestinian children deserve the same right to be free in their own land as Israeli children in their land. A two-state solution will finally bring Israelis the security and normalcy to which they are entitled, and Palestinians the sovereignty and dignity they deserve.

And we cannot give up on the idea that peace is possible, because peace will make Israel stronger. It would provide clear, secure borders that would increase Israel’s security. It would deal a knock-out blow to calls for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions, which many of you have fought hard and courageously to oppose. It would undercut efforts to isolate Israel in the international community and roll back de-legitimization efforts.

Achieving peace won’t be easy. It will require political courage. But nothing would do more to improve Israel’s security or its relations with its neighbors than to bring about a sovereign and contiguous Palestinian state alongside a secure, democratic, Jewish Israel. No nation has done more to stand with Israel in the world, including at the United Nations, than the United States. And so, as difficult as it is, the United States will never stop working for a two-state solution and the lasting peace that Israelis and Palestinians so richly deserve.

I know that you are here because you care deeply about the cause of peace. And your voices are important too – you can help remind people that there is a great constituency for peace; that there are people who believe, as President Obama does, that peace is necessary, peace is just, and – yes – peace is possible."
Press Secretary McDonough left out something very important. He forgot God's request for fasting, weeping and mourning. He forgot YHVH's warning too:
“‘Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness and relenting of evil.” Joel 2:12-13

"I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” Joel 3:2
Seven years ago, the Shemittah economic crisis ruptured in large part due to housing greed, giving away land if you will to those that it did not belong by dishonest mortgage lending schemes and guarantees.

Now much worse may soon unfold. Division and change in "The Land" could cause chaos to erupt in Jerusalem, compounded by the sword of extremist anti-Israeli and anti-Christian Islamic terror and tribulation that is exploding across ancient Assyria and destroying the modern day boundaries established at the demise of the Ottoman Empire of the Turks.

Can you see a dark road ahead?

Paul did:
"While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:3-4

Do they?


You can read more about the global goal to divide The Promised Land at: Zechariah's Vision and The Quartet.


What does this all mean?

It's time to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem not its division. Today is not a time for change but a time to go back and to return to God's covenant with fasting, weeping and mourning. It is time to repent. Time to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that He can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask others for forgiveness, ask God for forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.

Today is the time. If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him and ask Jesus into your life now!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Shalom.

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