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Friday, March 16, 2012

Zechariah's Vision Prayer Alerts

Latest Alert: February 19, 2023

For the background story to the prayer alert updates below, you might want to take a look at the original post titled:

Zechariah's Vision and the Quartet.

You can also check the Zechariah's Vision Prayer Alert archives for other background headlines on "the condition" of a global goal to divide Israel with insight from the backstage of the time stamps in the Bible and current events.

In the original post, I noted that Zechariah's quartet horse vision started at night on Shevat 24. That date is stamped into Zechariah 1:7-10.

Fast forward to today... dividing Israel for peace is thought to be a geo-political condition for a Palestinian state. 

The condition "The Quartet" nations seek now is to divide Israel for "peace and security." Yet, almost 2,000 years ago, a man named Paul warned of our season and labor pains in his letter to the Thessalonians. He wrote this: 
"Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

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. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober." 1Thessolonians 5:1-6
Seems pretty odd that Paul warned of "peace and security" doesn't it?

It's time to wake up and be sober! The Greek word for security is transliterated as "asphaleia" it it also means stability.

Paul connects his unusual warning to a message embedded in Zechariah's month of Shevat vision. It is this:

The LORD, the "God of Israel" will not be silent about any division of the Promised Land of Israel. God set the land grant in the Bible. It's Israel's deed. It's tied to Paul's warning. A peace accord that focuses on peace and stability will become a big problem if it is tied behind the scenes of a two state division.

Please take note, there is no "thus saith The Lord" intended by any of the observations made in this commentary series on Zechariah's vision. 

There's got to be a reason Zechariah carefully mentions the eleventh month of Shevat in his scroll. I don't know why just yet, but it's got to be important. After all, Zechariah's mention is the only time we see the month of Shevat noted in Scripture.

Zechariah wrote about his prophetic vision as the exile to Babylon was ending when Darius the Great reigned. The prophet's initial readers had been captured and taken to Babylon, there they adopted the calendar names from the Babylonian's during their exile and captivity. 

That's why you will not find Shevat in the Torah. There is a reason. The five books of the Torah only reference one month, the month of Abib as the first Biblical month commemorating the Exodus. All other months noted in the five scrolls of Torah are stated as number counts of months after Abib. 

During the exile to Babylon, the first month renaming Abib to Nisan was adopted. We can see this in the books written after the exile including Nehemiah 2:1, Esther 3:7. Esther 9:1 notes the twelfth month with another Babylonian calendar name: Adar. 

In the first book of Kings, we see a reference to the second month as Zif in 1 Kings 6:1 and 1 Kings 6:37. Sivan is referenced in Esther 8:9. Elul, the sixth Biblical month is noted in Nehemiah 6:15. Ethanim has the title meaning "enduring," it was given to the seventh month in 1Kings 8:2, yet after the return from Babylon it was called Tishri. 

Bul is called the eighth month in 1 Kings 6:38 and Tebeth, the tenth month is found in Esther 2:16. That gives us seven named months in Scripture.

There's just one in the Torah and six in the Prophets and Writings for a total of seven. That reminds me of the trumpet to be blow on the first day of each month and that I think potentially points us to the seven trumpets in Revelation.

The other five months in today's Jewish calendar come from the Talmud and other extra Biblical Jewish writings after the 70 years of Babylon's exile.

Take careful note: the only time you can know "thus saith The Lord" is when Scripture is quoted, after all it is God's Word that is important, not mine. So, if you are serious about your relationship with your Creator, it's up to you to hear His voice in the Bible and ask The LORD to reveal His words to you.

As stated in the original commentary, I AM NOT claiming that the four horns of Zechariah have to be defined specifically as those dividing the Holy Land for peace and security today with a connection to Paul's warning, but it's pretty legit if you ask me. What I am saying is that the meaning of Zechariah's vision must be sought out with a watchman's open eyes.

As to the four horns, that number four should impress our view toward the four corners of the globe like the four corners of an altar and those four horns point us to the government powers over the four corners of the planet.

I do know this: we must not forget the Biblical facts about the Promised Land.

At the end of the first exodus journey, Almighty God authorized just two men to divide His land grant as an inheritance. They lived 3,500 years ago among the native born and sojourner's that the Holy One calls Israel:
"These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: El`azar the Kohen, and Yehoshua the son of Nun." Numbers 34:17 (HNV)
We should stop and take notice that Eleazar אֶלְעָזָר was a Levite, his Hebrew name means "God has helped." The Hebrew name Yehoshua יְהוֹשׁוּעַ is the same Joshua that was appointed as Moses successor to claim the land. Joshua was from the tribe of Ephraim and his name means "Yah is salvation." Together, they declare God has helped, Yah is salvation.

The Bible contains many prophetic warnings about dividing the land of Israel beyond the assignment given to Eleazar and Joshua.

The warnings are clear in Joel 3. They are against those that seek to divide the land after the restoration of the Jewish people to Israel. Zechariah 12 includes dire warnings that have existed for thousands of years for those that against Jerusalem.

Remember, God does not change His mind. We must all know as a surety, that the Creator God of Israel declares His anger when His promised heritage land is divided by men other than Eleazar and Joshua because Jerusalem and all of Israel's Biblical land grant are very important to our Creator because that land will be used to heal the world and restore it.

Eleazar and Yehoshua have already drawn up the heritage map for the land of Israel.

Bottomline, following the miracles of the return of the Jewish people to the nation born in a day in 1948: Israel in 1948 and the restoration of Jerusalem in 1967, any division of God's land promise will bring judgment to the nation(s) that seek to divide God's heritage. Don't dismiss or misunderstand the land grant, it's promise is much bigger than you think. Judah is in the land with an assignment from Heaven to retore it for Messiah! Dividing it messes with God's plan.

Ezekiel 47:22-23 contains a key we need to understand, it contains God's perfect plan for the final allotment of His Holy Land promise:
"You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe a foreigner resides, there you are to give them their inheritance,” declares the Sovereign Lord."
Think long and hard about that command...

Now consider another instruction from Yeshua of Nazareth. He was teaching on the high purpose of the Torah in Leviticus 19:18 which is to love everyone including the neighbors of Judah. They are not forgotten:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. 
He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than anyone else? Even the pagans do that, don’t they? 
Therefore be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-48
Joel 3:15 describes a time much like the beginning during the chaos of void before God's spoke the light of day into existence:
"The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining."
The prophet Joel gives us a road sign up ahead. Is it a metaphor, a Hebrew idiom or is Joel telling us that a monumental sign from heaven is coming after a division in Israel?

If you are asleep at the wheel about Zechariah's Shevat vision - WAKE UP or you might just crash headlong into the shechinah glory of God. That is the reason why periodic "Prayer Alerts" will be posted here for as long as I can to provide a reminders to you for a PRAYER ALERTS as the nations of the world unwittingly seek to divide the heritage land promise for Israel.

As noted in the original post, my purpose for updates is to provide commentary and media resources so that you can better understand what is really happening in the Middle East and why it is so important to pray for the Shalom-Peace of Jerusalem.

It's important to know that "Shalom" is not just "peace" although it includes that. Shalom also means harmony, wholeness and completeness. In the end, a Shalom prayer perspective is fulfilling God's purpose for Jerusalem and Israel. God's goal is why I so concerned about any peace plan of man calling for a so-called two-state solution fo peace. The Bible tells us judgment will ultimately come on all those that divide God's plan for the Holy Land.

Ironically in the U.S. capitol, leaders in Washington D.C. have been working against Israel's Biblical right to the land grant since the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall that divided Germany, the land that birthed Hitler's Holocaust. Since 1989, our nation's leaders have maintained an unending attempt to divide Israel for peace rather than unify it. 

They do that because one world order politics and the Bible don't mix.

Outside of a few church buildings or home Bible studies, Americans have little Biblical perspective on our government's position to divide God's land actually opposes Scripture and God's promise to Abraham. 

We do this because they have forgotten the Bible. 

God's Holy Word has been tossed out of our schools by our Supreme Court and due to Biblical ignorance, people are not prepared.

The Bible says that those that oppose Almighty God's plan face drought of His word, that eventually leads to pestilence and disease, then calamity and war. 

That is why the Prayer Alerts are here.

It's time to wake you up and keep you reminded of the need to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and do something about that prayer!!

These prayer alerts update the original message given in my Zechariah's Vision commentary and they hopefully give you a Biblical perspective on the "front page" implication in today's headlines. 

Our responsibility is to remember the "sweet incense" offering of prayer. After all, Zechariah is the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) that means "YAH remembers."

These prayer alerts keep an eye on the international "Quartet" the horns that seek to divide Israel. They include the UN, the EU, Russia and the good 'ol USA. Take notice, this quartet represents the four corners of the globe and there are craftsmen that seek destruction. 

The Quartet's goal is to divide the Promised Land. The world is unwittingly taking a stand against the God of Israel, the God of the Bible and He will use despotic craftsmen to antagonize the planet.

The so-called "Peace Plan" seeks to separate the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. 

That plan will result in a scourge. It is a covenant with death. Not only that, the craftsmen have a role too because any "agreement" to divide the land of Israel to establish a Palestinian State rather than follow the neighborly instructions found in Leviticus 19:18, Ezekiel 47:22-23 and Matthew 5:43-48 is a big-time problem.

In reading Isaiah's words below, the prophet is providing a second witness with a warning linked with Joel's warning. It's about a peace agreement insisting that the government of Israel give up and divide God's promise...
"Why hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers, that rule this people that is in Jerusalem: And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only [to] understand the report." Isaiah 28:17-19
Isaiah's message is even more telling when we look into the meaning of the Hebrew words. The Hebrew word for "vexation" is zĕva`ah, which means "object of terror." The word "report" as seen in the King James Bible is shĕmuw`ah, and it literally means "news."

The word "scourge" is the Hebrew word "showt" and it is defined as "national judgment." I think it involves the scourge of pestilence.

So... is Isaiah telling us? From the time that a peace plan goes forth it will be an object of terror to read the news headlines. They will affect everyone.

The Quartet's political chant is to divide God's land for "peace and security," so we must consider the political nonsense before us today is none other than the "controversy of Zion" prophesied in Isaiah 34 and the prophet declares the promise that came true for the Jewish people in 1948:
"For the mouth of the LORD has commanded,
and his Spirit has gathered them.
He has cast the lot for them;
his hand has portioned it out to them with the line;
they shall possess it forever;
from generation to generation they shall dwell in it."
We must also remember what the Apostle Paul told the "lost sheep" that were found at Thessalonica, the second largest city in today's Greece:
“While people are saying, "there is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come... So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober."
1Thessalonians 5:1-6
Paul was focused on the words given to Joel:
"I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land, and have cast lots for my people..." - Joel 3:2-3
Joel tells us Israel will be saved. This is promised in Joel 2:12-17 as the prophet describes the day when all the nations of the earth will be gathered against Judah and Jerusalem and the Jewish people there will cry out in mourning:
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo." Zechariah 12:10-11
We can all read Paul’s second witness to this declaration in Romans 11:26 that all Israel will be saved.

Yeshua-Jesus gives a final admonition about this:
 "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." – Luke 21:36
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Peace and Security Prayer Alerts 


Israel is being cast down with disinformation in the mainstream media that is supported by advertising money, ratings and worst year... politics. Yet, Almighty God is looking for you and I to follow His heart for His land and its people. 

Now more than ever, Israel needs our prayer support and action.

Bend a knee - do something fight as a warrior with your prayers.

February 19, 2023: According to Ned Price, Secretary of State Antony Blinken ignored Shabbat on Shevat 27 and he called up Netanyahu telling him its time to divide Israel up for peace. Once again hearts are like the Pharaoh's are hardened against God's plans.

According the ArabNews... WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Saturday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and separately with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, reaffirming Washington's support for a “two-state solution” in the region and asking the two to “restore calm.”

February 16, 2023: Well it's Shevat 26 again today and it's been 13 years since my first post on Zechariah's Shevat 24 vision that begins at Zechariah 1:7 and continues on to Zechariah 6:15.

If you have followed this post about that, it's like a Shevat vortex and you'll know it's by no surprise at all today that the Associated Press just announced that they have just obtained a copy of another draft resolution from behind a closed door at the United Nations which according to the AP was "circulated by the United Arab Emirates, the Arab representative on the council, would reaffirm the Security Council’s “unwavering commitment” to a two-state solution."

Principal Deputy Spokesman, Vedant Patel verified that draft resolution today at the February 16th (Shevat 26) US Department of State press press briefing in Washington.

QUESTION: Can we go on to the Israel and Palestine issue?

MR PATEL: Yeah. Sure, Shaun.

QUESTION: The – at the UN, as you probably know, there’s a draft resolution that would call on Israel to immediately and completely cease settlement activities. The administration and the State Department has been critical of the latest settlement moves. Does the U.S. have a stance on this resolution?

MR PATEL: Thanks, Shaun. We remain focused on supporting the conditions necessary to advance the prospects for a negotiated two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians which is – our belief is the only path to a sustainable end to the conflict, and we continue to engage with all parties on this. The introduction of this resolution is unhelpful in supporting the conditions necessary to advance negotiations for a two-state solution. We are aware of the introduction, and we’re coordinating closely with our partners in New York on next steps.

QUESTION: When you say unhelpful, does that mean that the U.S. is ready to veto it? Is it looking to change it before it gets to that point, or not be introduced at all?

MR PATEL: I’m not going to get ahead of the process, Shaun. We are coordinating closely with our partners in New York and are assessing our next steps. But when I say that it is unhelpful, we have been clear as it relates to both the Israelis and the Palestinians – and you saw us be very clear about our stance on this after the events of Sunday, on Monday from this podium about the – about actions, including settlement activity could undermine a two-state solution and also further incite tensions. These are the kinds of things that would do the opposite of that.

October 20, 2022: Russia is threatening nuclear weapon use while bombing the citizens of Ukraine with Iranian kamikaze drones in an alliance that threatens civilization as NATO kicked off their own nuclear drills amid tensions with Russia. North Korea launched an intercontinental rocket threat over Japan and Islamic militant extremists continue to slaughter Christians in Central Africa on a daily basis.

As far as I know the U.N. Human Rights Council has sat silent while the Islamic Republic of Iran's morality police silences women's rights and those that seek freedom and justice with repression and deadly violence.

What does the United Nations do about that? 

They forgot it and the UN once again focused it's media power on condemning Israel with their 3-person inquisition committee comprised of Navi Pillay, Miloon Kothari and Chris Sidoti. 

Their three-person committee was formed after Hamas fired over 4,300 short and mid-range rockets at Israeli civilians and cities in May 2021. 

This straw man "Commission of Inquiry" ignores the fact that Hamas launched their offensive rockets at Israeli Jewish citizens. The commission report completely ignores the fact that in recent weeks and months Palestinian Arab terrorists calling themselves the Lion’s Den have viciously attacked innocent Israeli civilians. 

What happens? Celebrations erupt among those supporting the terrorists as the Palestine Authority budget funds pensions authorized by Mahmoud Abbas for families of radical terrorists killed in action after killing Israelis civilians in their pay for slay cash for kill budget fund. 

The anti-Israel, anti-Jew, anti-Bible defiance is at the "end of the day" playing with a flame from the Pillar of Fire. 

The UN ignores their own charter and predecessor rulings from The League of Nations emanating from the Balfour Declaration. They also ignore the words given to the world by our Creator as if they were old and done away with. 

The so-called committee has a blind eye to warnings found in Genesis 12:3 and Joel 3:1-2. They turn their backs with stiff necks and ignore the Creator's deed right in God's royal land grant, the perpetual international law of planet earth.

Yet, there is a choice, people can let go of anti-Israel hatred and bias, let go of hostility, believe Almighty God, believe the Bible and choose to live in peace.

"New York (20 October 2022) -- There are reasonable grounds to conclude that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is now unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli Government’s de-facto annexation policies, according to the first report to the General Assembly issued today by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel."

July 20, 2022: Putin takes a trip to Tehran right after Biden's visits Israel, so what's the message?

A picture is worth a thousand words: Ukraine war: Putin visits Iran in rare international trip Source BBC

July 17, 2022: The 17th of the month of Tammuz, is the start of a three-week mourning period for the two time destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. The day is a fast recalling five tragic events that occurred on this date. One of them was some 2,400 years ago that Nebuchadnezzar’s war horn armies breached the walls of Jerusalem and entered the city attacking the the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and the Levites. Jerusalem fell in flames on the 17th of Tammuz and Daniel was hauled off to Babylon. 

Just one day after Joe Biden claimed his support for dividing Israel to pre-1967 boundaries on the Fast of Tammuz, Kamal Kharrazi says Tehran can build the bomb. 

"In a few days we were able to enrich uranium up to 60% and we can easily produce 90% enriched uranium ... Iran has the technical means to produce a nuclear bomb but there has been no decision by Iran to build it." Kamal Kharrazi

"US President Joe Biden pledged his support for a two-state resolution based on the pre-1967 lines with mutual land swaps when he held a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday in Bethlehem."

The words are in stark contrast to Ronald Reagan's in his speech 40 years ago on United States Policy for Peace in the Middle East, September 1, 1982.

"Israel exists; it has a right to exist in peace behind secure and defensible borders; and it has a right to demand of its neighbors that they recognize those facts. I have personally followed and supported Israel's heroic struggle for survival, ever since the founding of the State of Israel 34 years ago. In the pre-1967 borders Israel was barely 10 miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel's population lived within artillery range of hostile Arab armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again."

Joe Jr. this is your wake up call, you're not mentioned: 
"These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun." Numbers 34:17
The fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem were restored in 1967, and another Joe wrote the words of The LORD about that. They must be repeated: 
"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land..." Joel 3:1-3
March 24, 2022: Streamed live from the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Meeting in Dallas. Michelle Bachmann tell it how it is.

March 21, 2022: Monday, Joe Biden mumbled on confused about the truth of leadership in the new world order. 

Solomon knelt and prayed boldly about what we have to do about that when he dedicated the House of God the King. 

When Yeshua started His ministry, He repeated the heart of the message from 2 Chronicles 6:36-42 and told us why, it's not about the world saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

Pilate was confused too, but the record was set straight: 

"My kingdom is not of this world... For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

March 16, 2022: When Thomas Nides managing director and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2021, replacing David Friedman who had resigned nearly a year earlier, "Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan congratulated Nides, saying he was sure the new envoy “will further strengthen the special bond between Israel and the U.S.”

I wonder what Gilad Erdan thinks now about Mr. Nides infuriation and his distorted view of what Nides calls a disaster...

“We can’t do stupid things that impede us for a two-state solution,” Nides told the left-wing group Americans for Peace Now during a virtual event on Tuesday. “We can’t have the Israelis doing settlement growth in east Jerusalem or the West Bank. I’m a bit of a nag on this, including the idea of settlement growth – which infuriates me, when they do things – just infuriates the situation, both in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.”

"Nides said he recognizes that “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” but cautioned that “the final status of Jerusalem would have to be decided by the parties.”

According to The Jerusalem Post, "In the interim, his job is to preserve conditions for two states, because “a one-state solution is a disaster for everyone involved.”"

It seems Nides is clueless about the disaster to come in the valley of decision:
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land, and have cast lots for my people..." Joel 3:1-3 
"Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. The LORD roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel." Joel 3:14-16
March 31, 2021: Thanks to Joe Biden, a man named Edward "Ned" Price is now a spokesman for the US State Department. 

Ned says Judea and Samaria has been occupied by Israel since 1967. 

He's forgotten that The Trump administration changed the custom of using the term “Occupied Territories” after the United States formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and forgotten Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law on November 23, 2019.

Ned Price also forgot the Bible and God's instruction to Abraham: "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you" (Genesis 12:1) and the undivided land grant gift when he arrived: "The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” (Genesis 12:7).

My question: What price will Price make us all pay?


QUESTION: Sure. I’ll go to the Middle East if you don’t mind. Following up on yesterday, I know you had an entire briefing yesterday on the Human Rights Report, but the question of occupation – there’s been quite a bit of attention to that, that the U.S. didn’t use “occupied territories,” that the State Department didn’t in the report. Does this indicate a type of permanent change in policy? Is this a continuation of the policy under the Trump administration? How do you —

MR PRICE: Well, I addressed this from the podium several weeks ago now. What I said then, of course, remains true today, and that is it is a historical fact that Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights after the 1967 war. You mentioned the Human Rights Report that we rolled out yesterday. In fact, the 2020 Human Rights Report does use the term “occupation” in the context of the current status of the West Bank. This has been the longstanding position of previous administrations of both parties over the course of many decades.

March 24, 2021: One of my biggest concerns about the election of Biden continues to hit the headlines. 

As we approach Passover this week in just three days, we have to look back. If we were in Egypt some 3500 years ago, we'd likely be staring into the face of the ninth plague. Three days of darkness enveloped Egypt as Moses demanded freedom for Israel to return to the Promised Land (see Exodus 10:21-23).

"The Middle East quartet of mediators - the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations - discussed on Tuesday reviving "meaningful negotiations" between Israel and the Palestinians with the aim of a two-state solution.

In a statement following their meeting, the quartet said that both Israel and the Palestinians need "to refrain from unilateral actions that make a two-state solution more difficult to achieve."

It appeared to be the first time since September 2018 that envoys from the four mediators have met. Last month, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he hoped there would be a quartet meeting in coming weeks, now that there was a new president in the White House.

The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with east Jerusalem as its capital - all territory captured by Israel in 1967."

Just before that headline came out, one of the craftsmen of chaos like Zechariah noted: "craftsmen have come to terrify them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.”" (Zechariah 1:21) to terrify the four horns (Zechariah 1) released their threat...

"In a background call with reporters Tuesday, two senior administration officials confirmed North Korea tested a “short-range system” over the weekend, but declined to provide additional details.

The officials downplayed the test as “normal military activity” by North Korea, saying the weapons system was not one that is covered by United Nations sanctions.

“North Korea has a familiar menu of provocations when it wants to send a message to a U.S. administration, ballistic missiles of various range, mobile- and submarine-launched platforms, nuclear and thermonuclear tests. Experts rightly recognized what took place last weekend as falling on the low-end of that spectrum,” one of the officials said."

Can this tied to Amos 3:7-9?

March 22, 2021: Stephen Flatow has something very important to say. He calls Jews to do something, speak out... I say, join in the chorus, Israel always had sojourners by their side.

January 26, 2021: This wake up call takes a Quartet excerpt from the Obama... oh excuse me, I meant to say the Biden Administration as Ambassador Richard Mills Acting Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations made his voice heard at the UN today.

"Under the new administration, the policy of the United States will be to support a mutually agreed two-state solution, one in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state. This vision, as I know we have just heard, though under serious stress, remains the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state, while upholding the Palestinian people’s legitimate aspirations for a state of their own and to live with dignity and security. Peace cannot be imposed on either the Israelis or the Palestinians.

U.S. diplomatic engagement will begin from the premise that sustainable progress must be based on active consultation with both sides and that ultimate success requires the active consent of both sides.

Unfortunately, as I think we’ve heard, the respective leaderships are far apart on final-status issues, Israeli and Palestinian politics are fraught, and trust between the two sides is at a nadir. However, these realities do not relieve Member States of the responsibility of trying to preserve the viability of a two-state solution. "

"In closing, let me add a comment on mention of the Quartet by previous speakers: the United States looks forward to working with Israel, the Palestinians, Security Council Members, the Quartet, and the new UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East over the next several years."

If you've read anything on this commentary that began in February 2010, you know that I've been making a lot of noise as I believe that we are at the verge of a Biblical redline in history, and that once the dividing line is crossed, it will change the trajectory of our nation.

That redline is the Jehoshaphat line described in Joel 3. I also believe our role could well be outlined in Zechariah's vision with a link by the United States' "Quartet" role in brokering an agreement to divide Israel with a Palestinian state.

December 10, 2020: Hanukkah has begun in Israel and today: Israel, Morocco agree to normalize relations in U.S.-brokered deal

"By Paul Goldman and Henry Austin

TEL AVIV — Morocco has become the fourth predominantly Muslim country to normalize relations with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal.

Hailing it as "historic," President Donald Trump tweeted that the deal, which came after talks conducted by his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his chief international negotiator, Avi Berkowitz, was "a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East."

The U.S. will also recognize Morocco's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region, Trump wrote in a separate tweet.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI agreed in a conversation with Trump that the north African nation would resume diplomatic relations with Israel “and expand economic and cultural cooperation to advance regional stability,” the White House told The Associated Press."

"Now, it has become the fourth country in four months to normalize relations with Israel following the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. Administration officials have also been trying to bring Saudi Arabia into the grouping."

Sounds good right? But there's a "condition" looming behind the scenes that every watchman should see and pray about... the condition to divide the land. There is a sea change in the Sunni side of the Arab world and there's no goal to minimize that, but frankly that condition is a future problem for the planet.

"Rabat’s palace said Morocco’s king told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday that his support for the Palestinian cause “is constant” and he supports a two-state solution."

"Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday vowed to retaliate with “definitive punishment” after the slaying of the country's leading nuclear scientist, with some officials blaming Israel for the apparent assassination. 

The Israeli government, suspected of assassinating Iranian scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. 

The roadside attack, which bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush, threatens to further escalate tensions between the United States and Iran in the waning days of President Trump’s term and creates new complications for President-elect Joe Biden." 

"Israel put its embassies around the world on high alert on Saturday after Iranian threats of retaliation following the killing of a nuclear scientist near Tehran, N12 news reported on Saturday."

"Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country's defence ministry has confirmed.

Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing "as an act of state terror".

Western intelligence agencies believe Fakhrizadeh was behind a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

"If Iran ever chose to weaponise (enrichment), Fakhrizadeh would be known as the father of the Iranian bomb," one Western diplomat told Reuters news agency in 2014.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes.

But news of the killing comes amid fresh concern about the increased amount of enriched uranium that the country is producing. Enriched uranium is a vital component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons."

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The naval forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard conducted a massive maneuver, the first of its kind in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman, with the participation of 1,000 boats of various kinds.

According to the Fars News Agency, more than 1,000 light, medium and semi- heavy boats took part in the maneuver organized by the naval mobilization of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy 6th Fleet
November 23, 2020: Is this another shadow picture from Daniel 8? 

Behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the groundDestroyer USS Donald Cook enters Black Sea

(UPI) -- The destroyer USS Donald Cook became the seventh U.S. Navy ship this year to enter the Black Sea on Monday in support of NATO allies, the Navy reported.

The ship began its "straits transfer," moving through a narrow Turkish waterway between the Mediterranean and Black Seas, early Monday morning.

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (KMOT) - B-52 Stratofortress crews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base conducted a “short-notice, long-range mission” in the Middle East Saturday, according to U.S. Central Command.

What's the Shi'te threat from the craftsman of chaos?

Tehran threatens harsh response to any who disrupt its ‘advisers’ in Syria, as war monitor claims 14 pro-Iran fighters killed in fresh strikes attributed to Israel

Now, the Sunni Saudi question: What's the Riyadh peace price tag?

"The Saudi foreign minister says his country supports “full normalization” of ties with the Israeli regime provided that its only precondition is met.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced on Saturday that Riyadh supports full normalization with Israel, but first, a permanent and complete peace agreement should be approved that guarantees the Palestinians their state with dignity.

He made the remarks in a virtual interview on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit hosted by the kingdom this year."

"Economic and Financial Committee vote - Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources - Item 62 - A/C.2/75/L.35" 

France 24 Video - Al Qaeda deputy leader killed: Breaking down the mystery surrounding his reported death.

"In a deal brokered by the White House, Sudan has agreed to normalize ties with Israel. It's a big step for a country that has long been bitterly opposed to Israel."

September 24, 2020: As Israel moves back into total lockdown Friday with the exception of essential services until the end of the Fall Feasts, Fatah and Hamas agree to hold general elections, the first since 2006. Meanwhile, another Arab country seeks a formal peace arrangement with a condition...

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, addresses the general debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the UN drawing the line on East Jerusalem and the halt of annexation.

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa tells the 2020 UN General Assembly about his peace treaty: "under the auspices of the United States of America, in exchange for stopping annexation of Palestinian lands... in accordance with the two state solution... The two state solution is a cornerstone for achieving a just and comprehensive peace. It should lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as a capital based on the resolutions of international legitimacy..."

September 6, 2020: Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel 

Another Elul moment in the headlines. 

In Isaiah 41:21-26 God challenged everyone to determine whether he exists and is sovereign over all nations. What is amazing about this is that it shows that with God’s word the end is connected to the past.

We all thought maybe Qatar, Oman, the Sudan or Bahrain, but it was not an Arab nation. Instead, Serbia (Christian) and Kosovo (non-Arab Muslim) now have a connection to Jerusalem.  Serbia will move its embassy to Jerusalem. Also, Kosovo and Serbia signed an economic deal between their former hostile nations. 

Sounding a shofar wake up call, Elul connects the past with the future with teshuvah repentance preparing for “Days of Awe.” 

All I can say is I'm not quite sure what this Elul moment means... I pray it's the beginning of the end of a family divide between Issac and Ishmael but I'm afraid it has a hidden condition. Just six months ago the Arab League met in Cairo and condemned the Trump plan for peace and prosperity, now a member seeks peace. I'm afraid it contains a conditional price tag, but I do pray for an end to the family feud.

July 3, 2020: Just speculation, but this Jerusalem Post headline could point toward next Thursday and Zechariah’s phase one prophecy on the 17th Tammuz fast in the 4th Biblical month. May God bless it with joy, gladness and cheer for faithful Judah living again in Judea and Samaria.
Thus says the LORD of Hosts: "The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and shalom." Zechariah 8:19
The first appearance of the Hebrew letters aleph-men-tav or "emet" אמת (truth) is Genesis 24:27. Truth (Emet) was first spoken by the man that found Rebecca. We also know years later, two children struggled together within her, two nations and two manner of people. They still do and the USA has been marred in by these words requiring a deal be made:

"It is essential that a Palestinian state created under a peace deal be a state that has the tools to succeed and that it is peaceful and secure, rather than a platform for instability and conflict."

June 24, 2020: July 1st is a week away and it will be Tammuz 9 this year.

About 2,500 years ago after a two year siege, Nebuchadnezzar breached the walls of Jerusalem. King Zedekiah was captured and taken to Babylon. But Jeremiah was spared and protected by God, "because you have trusted in Me declares the LORD." (see Jeremiah 39)

Two years ago in May, the US Embassy was moved to Jerusalem just six months after the U.S. recognized the city as the capital of Israel. Now according to AP: "British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank would “amount to a breach of international law.”

No matter what Boris thinks or a thousand others declare about annexing with a letter of protest, just a hundred years ago, on April 25, 1920, the San Remo Resolution was adopted as international law. My guess is Boris has lost his British history book. The WWI Allied Powers with Britain front and center agreed with the Bible to grant all the land from the Mediterranean coast to the Jordan River to the land reserved for the Jewish people, but they backed out. Boris, take note, the British Empire fell apart.

That international law is still intact no matter what Boris or any other paid politician says, so debate rages on annexation in Israel that has no meaning in San Remo's international law or the deed in the Bible declared by the Sovereign God of the Universe.

May 22, 2020: Today, is Jerusalem Day, it is the day that celebrates the historic reunification of Jerusalem and Israeli control over the Old City on the 46th day of the Omer count that ended the June 1967 Six-Day War.

But the craftsmen of Iran have a vomited up another regurgitated plan from the dark soul of Hitler. 

According to an ABC News report from the shadows of so-called supreme leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei. The Ayatollah also posted an excerpt fromthat speech with his latest unmoderated Tweet.

ABC - Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed

"Khamenei spoke to the nation in a 30-minute speech aired on state television, a rare address by the supreme leader as other officials in the past gave the keynote speech. He repeatedly referred to Israel as a “cancer” or “tumor” during the speech, criticizing the U.S. and the West for equipping it with “various kinds of military and non-military tools of power, even with atomic weapons.”

“The Zionist regime is a deadly, cancerous growth and a detriment to this region,” Khamenei said. “It will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed.”

"Khamenei also compared Israel to the coronavirus during the speech, while saying his anti-Israeli views were not anti-Semitic.

However, in the days running up to Friday, his office released a cartoon graphic showing smiling Iranian-backed forces, Arabs and two Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem under a headline that included the phrase “the final solution.” Nazi Germany used the phrase “final solution” to describe its plan for the Holocaust, in which its forces killed 6 million Jews in World War II.

The image later was deleted from Khamenei's Twitter account and other places, though it remains on the Farsi-language version of his official website. Israel's Foreign Ministry offered a tweet of its own over the picture, writing: “We have experience with leaders who talk about ‘final solutions,’ and we promise: Not on our watch.”"

If you were to ask me, it this Iran's craftsmen plan may be to use their terror proxy Hezbollah to try to catch Israel off guard in Lebanon so that they can carry out their nuclear Nazi goal, but we all should know what happened to Hitler's plan as it ended in the ground below his hide-a-way compound because he feared Mussolini's last day fate.

May 1, 2020: It's hard for me to believe that July 1, 2020 was selected for the “vision for peace” vote by Israel’s new "unity" government. That's the 9th of Tammuz this year. That makes me question, will their government unity last? I'm say to say... no.

I'm no prophet, but it would be a great thing if Israel moves to annex the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria especially if Abbas follows through on his promise to dismantle the PA but the timing is not quite right - just yet.

"Abbas intends to saddle Israel with the administration and care for all civic needs of two million Palestinian denizens of the territory – health, water, economy, jobs etc.

This decision by Abbas (Abu Mazen) translates into action the furious threats of reprisals made by Palestinian leaders since Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu undertook to bring the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria under sovereign Rule in keeping with President Donald Trump’s peace plan."

There's Arab opposition in the media, so it will happen right away, the reason, the Arab neighbors must first see the Israeli people for who they are, long lost brothers. 

GCC chief condemns Israeli plans to annex parts of West Bank

"DUBAI: The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has criticized plans of Israel to annex parts of the West Bank, saying it would violate international law, state-run SPA reported.
Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf was attending a ministerial meeting on Thursday, where a Council of the Arab League resolution was issued to reject Israel’s actions.

He said Israeli annexation “is a grave breach of the Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations and the principles of international law that prohibits the disposal or annexation of occupied territories.”

The resolution also condemned Israel’s “policies and practices” against Palestinian people, including a recent aggression at the Hebron city and the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Al-Hajraf said he supports the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and the efforts of the international community to resolve the decades-long conflict."

 Netanyahu, Israeli officials meet with US mapping team for West Bank annexation.

"The US members of a committee formed to map out areas of the West Bank that Israel plans to annex as part of the Trump administration’s peace plan met Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials as they pressed ahead with the project."

February 5, 2020: The head craftsman of Iran is their Ayatollah. 

The Ayatollah has published his opposition to the Trump peace proposal on his website saying that Iran will continue to fund Palestinian terrorists. Not only that, he has called for the growth of armed resistance as he called on the Muslim "world" to help the jihad. If he doesn't get that, he will likely move on his own against Israel. He is waiting and planning.

Imam Khamenei described Resistance as being the only way to counter their vicious behavior and said, “What is the remedy? The remedy is bold resistance. The Palestinian nation, personages and organizations should force out the Zionists and the U.S. with their selfless Jihad. This is the only effective solution. All the Muslim world should also help and support the Palestinians.”

His Eminence further added, “Of course, I believe that the Palestinian armed organizations are going to resist; they will continue the resistance. The solution is resistance.”

Pointing to the active role of other Resistance groups in West Asia, the Leader of the Revolution maintained, “The resistance is not exclusive to the Palestinians in the West Asian region today. The resistance exists in a wider circle beyond Palestine, and will continue to grow day by day, by God’s grace.”

Imam Khamenei reiterated Iran’s long-standing support for the Palestinian cause and said, “We, the system of the Islamic Republic, consider it to be our duty to support the Palestinian resistance groups. We are going to support them, as much as we can and with all the means at our disposal.”

February 3, 2020: The Jordan Times reports... Pan-Islamic body OIC rejects Trump's Middle East plan

"JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East, calling on its 57 member states not to help implement it.

The pan-Islamic body, which represents more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, "rejects this US-Israeli plan as it does not meet the minimum aspirations and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and contradicts the terms of reference of the peace process", it said in a statement.

A meeting of foreign ministers at OIC headquarters in the Saudi city of Jeddah called on "all member states not [to] deal with this plan or cooperate with the US administration efforts to enforce it in any way or form"."

Oh by the way, the OIC is headed by Secretary General Yousef Bin Ahmad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Othaimeen. According to his online bio, he holds two degrees from the USA, a PhD in Political Sociology from the American University in Washington DC (1986) and a MA in Political Sociology, Ohio (1982).

February 1, 2020: No real surprise today in Cairo, just as expected...  Arab League rejects Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

"The Arab League has rejected a Middle East peace plan put forward by US President Donald Trump. It said the plan would not lead to a just deal for both sides.

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo, Egypt to discuss US President Donald Trump's plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was formally announced last week, have rejected the proposal.

In a communique, the Arab League said it would not cooperate with the US to execute the plan because it "does not meet the minimum rights and aspirations of Palestinian people."

The pan-Arab bloc also said Israel should not implement the initiative by force.

The meeting at the Arab League headquarters came at the request of the Palestinians.

"The plan leads to a status that amounts to a one-state situation that comprises two classes of citizens, that is apartheid, in which the Palestinians will be second-class citizens, deprived of the basic rights of citizenship," Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in Cairo."

Palestinian Authority cuts ties with Israel, United States

"Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he has cut ties with the United States and Israel as Arabs rejected the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan."

This video report is from Israel as Hamas gives their response with rockets.

Oddly, I wonder if Arab Israeli residents will oppose the peace plan fearing they will be ruled by a Palestinian State that doesn't even have a duly elected ruler? 

Don't get me wrong, Mahmoud Abbas was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority. That happened 15 years ago, but his four-year stint in politics ended in 2009, yet he remains. How did that happen? 

The last Palestinian Legislative Council votes were held in 2006 and since that time, the un-sovereign state has no held democratic elections.

Think about that.

January 28, 2020 aka Shevat 2: Will the red line of Joel 3 be breached by a new dividing line?

I may have it all wrong but the Trump peace plan looks wonderful, but I am concerned it may unwittingly seek to re-draw the UN's green lines boundaries and create a great divide called a Palestinian State. 

Despite all the glee, that's what the copy of the plan that has been released looks like. The Whitehouse plan has been titled Peace to Prosperity.

I hated to see it but the U.S. plan declares an economic outline for a Palestinian State with a condition stating: 

"It is essential that a Palestinian state created under a peace deal be a state that has the tools to succeed and that it is peaceful and secure, rather than a platform for instability and conflict."

Section 17 of the outline mentions that 10 times, yet the plan recommends the city of Jerusalem should remain the sovereign, undivided capital of Israel and that its division should be avoided calling the division of Jerusalem a grave mistake. The plan also calls for the existing security wall in East Jerusalem to remain in place as a border line between the proposed capital of the State of Palestine to be located in Kafr Aqab, Shuafat and Abu Dis.

Outside Jerusalem, the plan calls for more land to formally come under Israeli sovereignty. Perhaps it is another step in the right direction, but any compromise regarding God's land covenant is an admission that the lie of so-called occupation and settlement is true and that God's plan can be usurped by a political prosperity business plan. That compromise dooms the plan to failure and God will act judiciously against the plan's objectives, no matter how well intended to chaos. The fall of the British Empire serve and the example, once great, Britain slammed the land and turned their backs right after they honored the nation with the Balfour Declaration.

As a part of Biblically historic significance, land concessions would compromise Jewish communities with intifada and jihadist attacks in Judea and Samaria like the arrows of the Philistines.

As Netanyahu truthfully stated during Mike Pompeo's latest visit to Israel: "There was no Arab state here, there was not a nationality or state for the Arabs. No one built a different home here. So, one hundred years ago in Versailles, in the Mandate, there was no one in the world who did not recognize the right of the Jews to live in their homeland and first and foremost, in Judea and Samaria."

Netanyahu is right. History proves it.

The prosperity plan is available so anyone can download it and you should. Not only that you should read it.

I have not studied in great depth just yet, but I have read much of it and my initial impression is that the infrastructure economics are well written and a lot of careful thought has gone into that part of the plan.

But, the biggest issue at hand is land sovereignty for Israel. That has been ignored to a large degree because the plan has a condition. The prosperity plan also makes an assumption that reasonable, honorable and trustworthy men will lead the Arab Muslims re-labeled as Palestinians toward prosperity, peace and security.

So, I have a serious question...

Who and where are these caring leaders in the PA?

THIS IS CRITICAL: the prosperity plan completely ignores the resolution of Article 9 of the Palestinian National Charter. A charter that since its inception, has called for “armed struggle.” 

The new plan also ignores the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the anti-Semitism that spews forth from the PA's kinder-garden, grade school and high school education system run by the UN that in many ways teaches duty and reward for the jihadist objectives of Hamas (a U.S. designated terrorist organization).

The facts on the ground are that the PA rewards pensions to the families of those that seek jihad as a pathway to Islam's heaven. The fact is Hamas' graduates fire rockets from Gaza at Israeli schoolyards and homes. For those without an Iranian funded rocket, they throw rocks, yield knives, shoot bullets, fly kites and balloon fire weapons. The graduates at the top of their class wear suicide bombs with the goal to kill innocent Jews in waves of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and the IDF.

Palestinian jihad is terrorism and its pure evil will not be solved by a conditional map or a prosperity budget as the Trump plan proposes. I'm sure Trump means well but without knowing it, I think he poked a hole that will unwittingly result in his political demise.

Palestinian terrorism is promoted as a religious duty to destroy Israel because it is a Jewish State. The real conflict is not poverty vs prosperity, the battle is spiritual, it's the Koran vs the Bible, Jacob vs Esau, Amalek vs Israel, Ishmael vs Isaac. It's been that way from the beginning and the conflict has passed on from the womb from generation to generation.

Abu Mazen, aka Mahmoud Abbas of the PA has repeatedly stated that he does not want peaceful co-existence with the State of Israel. His political life long goal has been to reject the Balfour Declaration, the 1920 League of Nations Mandate, San Remo and reject the 1937 Peel Commission plan. He even  rejects the 1947 U.N. partition plan and the 2002 Quartet plan. He will do the same with the 2020 Trump plan. 

Not only that, in four short years Abbas will be 84 years old. He has to be ready for retirement, so who is next in line in the PA's political power play?

Today, perhaps the next man standing in the PA terror training line behind Abu Mazen is Mahmoud al-Aloul aka Abu Jihad.

So, who is Mahmoud al-Aloul?

He is known as Abu Jihad, the man appointed by the Egyptian transplant Yasser Arafat assigned to kidnap six (6) Israeli soldiers back in 1983. Abu Jihad got his nickname as he ransomed them for the infamous 4,700 Palestinian prisoner exchange. Is it any wonder that his nick name stuck with him?

Back to some key points in Trump's prosperity plan... it suggests renaming areas adjacent to East Jerusalem and proposes "Al Quds" as the name for the capital of a Palestinian State. Here's just one of the many problems with that: Al Quds translates into English as "the holy." The only holy city is where Almighty God Y-H-V-H chose it to be and place His name, folks that is Jerusalem (read 2 Chronicles 12:13) and open your eyes to God's voice!

The prosperity plan also proposes what it calls the "West Bank Gaza Tunnel." That tunnel will not only divide the land, it will gash a hole in it and potentially provide a Hamas rocket pipeline from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. The scheme is to run an underground transit tunnel from the Gaza Strip to so-called Palestinian areas that will divide Judea and Samaria as that area of the Jewish homeland is to be deemed  as permanent Palestinian land known as the West Bank under the Trump plan. 

My question is this, why on earth would they need a tunnel? Tunnels around Israel have brought nothing but terror against Israel citizens.

There's another problem. 

It's with that West Bank name: Judea and Samaria is the heartland of Israel. It's where the mountains that Ezekiel wrote of remain, and it's where the majority of the Bible occurred in real time. It's not the so-called West Bank. That's a name better served for the Jordan River's west bank. It has an east bank too, after all the river runs directly north to south along Judea's mountain range. 

It's the same river that Jesus was famously baptized in by the John the Baptist. By the way, the truth is John was not a preacher, his name was Yochanan and he was a Levite, like his Dad he was a descendant of the priesthood (see Luke 1:5-6 for the proof text).

The prosperity plan has a big problem. it in frontal conflict with Ezekiel 36:8-12...
"But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to My people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. 
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be built: And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better to you than at your beginnings: and you shall know that I am the LORD. 
Yes, I will cause men to walk upon you, even My people Israel; and they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no more here after bereave them of men."
This 2020 new year plan will bring big problems, call it judgment as it proposes giving away two sections of the Negev to be funded like as a land grant for the Palestinians and it is to be developed as residential and high tech manufacturing area along the Egyptian border. Because of it problems are headed our way.

This plan outlines a land swap for the Jordan Valley and the Jewish communities throughout Judea and Samaria. Here's the problem with that condition: the Negev is promised to Israel just like Judea and Samaria. 

Read your Bible. God called Abraham to go to the Negev. Abraham’s son Isaac lived there when he met Rebekah. Joshua led the people of Israel to the Negev and the cities there are listed in the book of Joshua. Take note, in the Bible, the land in this southern region of Israel is called the “Negev of Judah." 

Folks trouble is coming our way, stop clapping your hands and open your Bible!! Men make mistakes and this is a Trump doozie, 2020 will not turn out well in America.

Right now, the plan's map is purposely vague, but what we can see compromises the security of Israeli communities that would remain secluded like jail cells surrounded by Palestinian occupied areas now known as "Area A."

There are big red warning signs along the roads that lead to all neighborhoods in Area A. The signs are there to protect innocent, peaceful Israeli's from Palestinian terrorists occupying "Area A." 

While not officially defined this way, "Area A" means "aggression" just like the days of David when Israel was constantly under attack by the Philistines. "Area A" is where the PA has political and military jurisdiction over the Arabs living there. Most Arabs want to live in peace, only a few are militant, it's the same problem, one rotten apple ruins the bushel.

"Area B" is defined as those areas in which Israel and the non-nation PA currently share jurisdiction. 

About 60% of Judea and Samaria is designated as "Area C" where Israeli's have full legal jurisdiction.

I have personally met one Israeli that told me the story of a vineyard in which newly planted grape vines were maliciously destroyed in a vandalism attack just days after thousands of tiny grapevines had been planted in this area.

If the destruction of those tender young plants was the worst case scenario, that's not a complete disaster, but it is not! Radical Palestinians have a long history of violence against Jewish men women and children.

Its so sad that roads leading into "Area A" designations (under PA complete administration) have red warning signs. They exist for very good reason: aggressive anti-Semitic jihadist terrorism. For that reason and others detailed in the Bible, Israel must weigh the responsibility one day to apply sovereignty to all of Israel.

January 26, 2020: If you read the original post written 10 years ago, you found that the month of Shevat is a Biblical big deal. As noted in the original post dated February 2010, Zechariah's four horse, four horn and four craftsmen vision was given to the prophet by Abba Father in the month of Shevat. 

That time is now.

My head is spinning because I just saw the headline below in Arutz Sheva and we are coming up on Shevat once again. It's been 2,500 years since Zechariah's vision, and the coming days just so happen to be in the same month.

So, we have to remember something, Zechariah's vision engaged the most powerful leader of his day, the Gentile global leader Darius the Mede. Darius was a friend of Daniel and king of the Chaldean Empire, he came to the office of Babylonian kingdom rule after the death of Belshazzar. 

Darius plays a very big part in the book of Daniel and others. His impact and legacy with the Jewish people is well documented in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and of course Zechariah.

You should know his story. Darius appointed 120 leaders across his empire with three administrative heads, one of them was Daniel. Some left wing political types attempted to set Daniel up for disaster because he refused to stop praying and in the end, Daniel wound up in a lion's den facing certain death but by an amazing miracle of grace Daniel was saved

In Daniel's words... "My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me."

From Arutz Sheva: Trump: 'Deal of the Century' will be unveiled in the coming days

"Trump says Israel-PA peace deal will be unveiled before Prime Netanyahu and Gantz arrive in Washington next Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will unveil the "Deal of the Century" in the coming days and before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz arrive in Washington.

Trump added that officials in his administration had briefly spoken to senior Palestinian Authority (PA) officials and will be speaking to them again soon.

"They may react negatively at first, but it is actually positive for them and they have a lot of incentive to do it," Trump told reporters.

"It's a great plan. It's a plan that really would work," he added. “I’d love to be able to do that deal. They say that’s the hardest of all deals."

Earlier on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said that Netanyahu and Gantz have both accepted the Trump Administration's invitation to the White House next week to discuss the administration's upcoming Middle East peace plan."

Here's the thing, next Tuesday on the Bible's calendar is Shevat day two and Shevat 1 will be January 27th this year. It's the International Day of Commemoration declared by the UN, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

It's the same eight month that Zechariah saw a vision on the 24th day. It was during the 2nd year of the reign of Persian king Darius noted in the original Zecharion Vision commentary.

The timeline of Zechariah's dream was around 520BC. It's now 2020, and Shevat is still front and center 2,500 years later as king Darius connects the ancient books of Zechariah with Haggai, Ezra, Nehemiah and Daniel.

Daniel 9 draws attention to Darius and the chapter connects the 70 years revealed to Jeremiah that must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem. At that time, Daniel records a great prayer of confession and repentance. Daniel mentions the abominations that Jesus reminded His disciples of in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14.

It just so happens Israel celebrated 70 years back in the land in 2018.

The view from the PLO on the peace plan is this: PA: 'Deal of the Century is the 'Fraud of the Century'

"Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, on Saturday blasted the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the US peace initiative which is due to be unveiled next week by US President Donald Trump.

Erekat stated that any attempt, deal or dictate that would deny the fact that Israel is an “occupying force” that took power over the territory of “Palestine” within the 1967 borders, including eastern Jerusalem, would be remembered in history as "the Fraud of the Century."

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!!

Report: What would Israel get, and give, under Trump peace plan?

December 6, 2019:  Divide the land was the US House resolution today. This resolution is a big problem and my prayer is that the House of Congress will see the light that this vote is dark.

Two years ago to the day, the President Trump decided to no longer follow his Presidential predecessors and delay the U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Today, the Congressional House that seeks to impeach him voted on its goal to divide the Holy Land of Israel.

"This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that only a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can ensure Israel's survival as a secure Jewish and democratic state and fulfill the legitimate aspirations for a Palestinian state. It also expresses the sense that any U.S. proposal to achieve a just, stable, and lasting solution should expressly endorse a two-state solution and discourage steps that would put a peaceful resolution further out of reach."

Wake UP! House Resolution 326 passed 226-188 and stands against God's promises. Resolution 326 is in direct opposition to God’s choosing this land to place His Name, so there is a big problem on the horizon.

The Bible is easy to understand. The promise to Jacob still stands and believe it or not it is from "Vayetze" (He Went Out) the Genesis 28 Torah portion this very week:
“I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.  
I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.  
All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 
What will become of House Resolution 326?

Every lower House resolution that has agreement of the upper house Senate must be presented to the President and can be approved or being disapproved by him like a bill. Even though a Resolution does not become a law like a bill, it still must be presented to the President for signature if BOTH the House and Senate pass it.

My prayer is that the 100 Senators in our Senate NEVER approve it and I am hopeful in prayer that they will always stand firm with the Bible and that the words upper and lower Congress remain true. When it comes to Israel, we must always take the upper hand.

November 25, 2019: Today, we have more cunning threats from a craftsman of chaos that we have to take seriously, and there will be a lot more saber rattling with military threats over the days, weeks and months to come from IRGC commanders in Iran.

Perhaps General Salami thinks the issues of impeachment and indictment have the U.S. and Israel distracted.

Salami understands the dark sentences of the Koran, the Sira and the Hadiths that contain jihad sayings for radical Muslims to crush the non-Muslim world. Those sayings are what this Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general is talking about. He believes Muhammad commanded Muslims to spread Islam through jihad and that all Muslims are commanded to take back any land that was formerly under Muslim occupation. 

Take note, most recently, that was Israel when it was occupied by the Ottoman Empire from 1517 to 1917.

Before the Ottomans, Caliph Omar arrived in Israel and accepted the surrender of Jerusalem in 637AD as the Muslim occupation began that remains today. Almost 50 years later, construction began on the Dome of the Rock in 685AD. That was 1,335 years ago. Now you know who "occupies" the Temple Mount and causes an abomination and desolation of prayer there to the God of Israel.

Salami mentions Saudi Arabia because the Muslim people there are Sunni. Salami is a Shi'ite and they have differences that conflict with the Sunni for the past 1,400 years. To learn more check out: What Are the Differences Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

News from IsraelDefense: IRGC Commander Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Israel, US, Saudi Arabia

"The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami threatened to destroy Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States if they cross what he described as Tehran’s red lines.

“We have shown restraint... we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran... but we will destroy them if they cross our red lines,” Salami said in a televised speech on Monday.

The statement comes amid heightened tensions in the region. Last week, the Israeli air force struck dozens of military targets belonging to the IRGC’s Quds Force and the Syrian Armed Forces after four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel.

During a tour in the Golan Heights on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran was planning additional attacks.

“We are taking all necessary action to prevent Ian’s entrenchment in the region, including the activities needed to thwart deadly weapons transfers from Iran to Syria,” said Netanyahu. “We will work to thwart Iran’s attempt to turn Iraq and Yemen into rocket and missile bases against Israel.”

Netanyahu’s remarks followed those of US Central Command Chief Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who said on Saturday that Iran was planning new assaults on targets in the region.

“Iran is planning further attacks,” the Israeli PM confirmed. “We will also continue with our plans to thwart this aggression.”

Over the last few months, many Iranian officials warned the US and its allies against further aggression.

IRGC Navy Commander Ali Reza Tangsiri warned early last month that “bitter fate” is in store for any country that encroaches on Iran’s sea border. He also said that the capture of American and British forces who had entered Iran’s territorial waters in the past were only “warnings” to the forces seeking to breach the country’s maritime boundaries.

In September, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Amirali Hajizadeh said that “everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers, at a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers around Iran, are within the range of our missiles.”

Also in September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the Gulf region is “on the edge of collapse,” and that “a single blunder can fuel a big fire.”

“We shall not tolerate the provocative intervention of foreigners. We shall respond decisively and strongly to any sort of transgression to and violation of our security and territorial integrity,” warned Rouhani.

In an interview with CNN, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned of “all-out war” in the event of US or Saudi military strikes against his country."

It seems the vision in Daniel 8 may be approaching a Persian horizon. If so, these are dangerous times.
"In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce face, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people. Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in [their] security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." Daniel 8:23-25 HNV
Take note, Daniel was in Shushan the palace, in the province of Elam; when he saw the vision by the river Ulai. That's in today's far western Iranian province of Khuzestan.

Today's Khuzestan formerly Elam is the major oil-producing region of Iran. Many think the Ulai river is today's Karkheh river. Perhaps, the Shushan palace location is marked by the Ziggurat at Chogha Zanbil that lies approximately 19 miles southeast of Susa. If so, the Ulai may be the nearby Dez River.

November 21, 2019: The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's election rival Benny Gantz failed to form a unity government in Israel, the Trump impeachment hearing rages in Washington DC, and today in Jerusalem: Benjamin Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud, breach of trust

“The State of Israel v. Benjamin, son of Benzion Netanyahu.”

"That is how the indictment filed for the first time in Israeli history against a sitting prime minister opened, after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit handed down a harsh and severe charge sheet on Thursday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The indictment will significantly impact the ongoing efforts to form a coalition before December 11 when the period of 21 days expires. Mandelblit will now ask the Knesset to waive Netanyahu’s immunity, a process that can take 30 days." Jerusalem Post

It's bizarre, but the first sitting President to visit Israel while in office was Richard Nixon in June 1974. Just months after his visit, he resigned to avoid impeachment.

November 19, 2019: What goes around comes around. That's how prophecy works too.

Four times in the Book of Judges we are told that "there was no king in Israel in those days" (see Judges 17:6; Judges 18:1; Judges 19:1 and Judges 21:25).

There was no centralized government and during these periods and they were times of enemy conflict and chaos, but The King is coming and Israel will call for Him to come in the name of The Lord.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We bless you from the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:26
Today, the Israeli government is not in place, and the place of the House of God still stands forsaken in prayer by a Mosque and a Muslim shrine that has sat atop the Temple Mount for over a thousand years, but there is a solution, its from Yeshua of Nazareth:
Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'” Luke 13:35
Now, as Israel faces the prospect of a third election this year, gridlocked between right and left without a unity government, there is some amazing news following Netanyahu's plan announced September 10th to annex the Jordan Valley that reminds me of the good report of Joshua of the House of Ephraim and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite.

Report from Hamodia: After Pompeo Declaration, Likud Urges Annexation of Jordan Valley.

"YERUSHALAYIM - With the U.S. proclamation that Israeli settlements in Yehudah and Shomron “do not contravene international law,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given Likud MKs a green light to promote legislation that would impose Israeli sovereignty on the Jordan Valley.

“I was asked by [PM] Netanyahu to promote this legislation and we hope to present a law by next week,” Likud MK Shiran Haskell said Tuesday. “The legislation will be fully supported by the Likud and the prime minister.”

Haskell called on Blue and White to support the legislation. “After the declaration by President Trump, we have a unique opportunity presented [to] us by the American administration. I hope that Blue and White will cooperate on this and not attempt to stifle it,” Haskell said."

I'm looking forward to seeing the Knesset vote next week— as mentioned in the September 15th Prayer Alert, the Jordan Valley annexation plan is not really new, it was Israeli Labor Minister Yigal Allon's plan in 1967. In 2005, the CIA released its February 1969 Confidential Intelligence Memorandum on the Allon Plan.

Pompeo is a true leader as Secretary of State. His announcement is polar opposite of John Kerry's when on December 30, 2013, Kerry was headed to Israel fixed on an Obama administration plan to implement a multi-year phased Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley opposing the Knesset's grapple with the annexation plan. Today, that six-year old Prayer Alert was answered.

It’s amazing how many positive things have happened in the month of November for Israel.

On November 2, 1917 the British Government declared the establishment in Palestine as a national home for the Jewish people and that was adopted by the League of Nations as the British Mandate. The mandate legally separated the land from the occupation of the Ottoman Empire under Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations.  

Thirty years later in 1947, the successor to the League of Nations, the UN voted with Resolution 181 to end Britain's control over the land on November 29th and that’s next Friday.

Last year, Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary of rebirth in ancient Judea and the year before, Jerusalem celebrated its 50th. Will 2020 mark the annexation (rebirth) of key parts of the land allotments of Naphtali, Issachar and Manasseh east of the Jordan River?

Whether 2020 is the time or not, this time is tied to continued restoration and Isaiah 9:1:
"But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations."
We have to be dutiful watchmen and prayer warriors because there will be storm clouds, a sea of trouble and more birth pains before Messiah returns to restore the Kingdom as declared by the prophet Zechariah.

Will the Knesset vote with Likud's Jordan Valley goal without unity leadership?

I do not know, it seems unlikely. But, if the vote takes place next week, I do know the Torah portion next week is Toldot and we can all read that Rebecca conceives. Her pregnancy is prophetically difficult as the two "children struggle inside her" and God tells her that "there are two nations in your womb," and that the younger will prevail over the elder. Those babies were Jacob and Esau.

Years later, after Jacob and Esau were born, their father Isaac blessed Jacob when Rebecca intervened on Jacob's behalf with these words:
“And may the Lord give you the dew of the heavens and the fatness of the earth and an abundance of corn and wine. Nations shall serve you and kingdoms shall bow down to you; you shall be a master over your brothers, and your mother's sons shall bow down to you. Those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed!”
Issac gave Jacob "the blessing of Abraham." In the next Torah portion, at Bethel ("House of God") Almighty God confirms Isaac's blessing for Jacob promising "I am with you":
"I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 
And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that of which I have spoken to you." Genesis 28:13-15
Today, many identify Bethel with the so-called West Bank village of Beitin and its located just three miles from Ramallah. You can read about Bethel in Genesis, in Joshua, the two books of Judges, Samuel and the books of Kings as well as Ezra, Nehemiah, Amos, Hosea and Jeremiah.

In 1883, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey described Ramallah as a "large Christian village." In 1948, Christians were still the majority of the population. In 1967, half of the citizens of Ramallah were Christian. Today, the Palestinian National Authority is headquartered in Ramallah and the Arab Christians are down to 25% of the population there.

Do you think this is important?

Jacob lived in fear of Esau's revenge on Isaac's blessing but looking back, Rebecca knew God's heart because The Lord had warned her before her birth pains. Years later, by dressing Jacob like Esau, she demonstrated that everyone, even those of us who act like Esau, can receive the Heavenly Father's blessing if we repent.

Rebecca did nothing wrong, she had to know that Esau had sold his birthright to Jacob. Rebecca also knew that Esau had married two Hittite women from Canaan (Genesis 26:34-35). Isaac even warned his son Jacob, don't be like your brother, "Don't marry a Canaanite woman."

November 18, 2019: Back in 2010, I began this post and called it Zechariah's Vision and "The Quartet" with the goal to share a latter day possibility of Zechariah's dream. Since that original post, I have repeatedly added headlines with perspectives as Prayer Alerts and today many of those prayers have been answered.

My posts began after I saw the politically distracted views and opinions of former president Jimmy Carter that Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron) were an "occupied territory" he called the West Bank and that Jewish settlement in their own homeland was a violation of international law back in 1978.

The Carter Administration rejected the international ruling of law after World War I that came from the Supreme Allied Power. That ruling stated that Israel has legal rights to Judea, Samaria and all of Jerusalem that the Allied Powers had liberated from the 400 year-long occupation of the renegade Ottoman Turk. The ruling is International Law known as “Res Judicada” (matters already judged) and it was declared at the San Remo, Italy Conference on April 24, 1920.

San Remo established international law that remains in keeping with the Balfour Declaration’s principles. The  international law declared at San Remo was re-validated by the Palestine Mandate in 1922.

That day in San Remo in 1920, was none other than the 6th of Iyar and it was the 21st day of counting the Omer. Twenty eight years later on the 5th of Iyar, it was the 20th day of counting the Omer when David Ben Gurion declared the nation born in a day promised in Isaiah 66:8. Ben Gurion properly rejected the Roman name "Palestine" and declared the proper Biblical name "Israel."

"Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day?"

Ben Gurion was the first to sign its declaration of independence under a picture of Theodor Herzl completing the United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State on November 29, 1947. It was the May 14, 1948 and get this: who has heard such a thing?

One day separated the rule of law that had been declared some 2,600 years earlier ( by Isaiah 66:8) as Jews celebrated the resurrection re-birth of their nation. Many celebration broke out after President Truman declared the United States had recognized the Jewish State in a press release that was followed by a Department of State telegram to all U.S. Diplomates and Consulates.

Today, the 40 year-old Washington opinion passed down from the Carter administration has been agreed by every presidential generation except Ronald Reagan's. Now, it has now been officially trumped with the rule of San Remo by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Here's the thing, in 1920 the U.S. was in full agreement, and today Pompeo did not need a telegram to validate the rule of international law.

In one way, it took 99 years, in another it took just over 40. Reminds me of the Exodus... after all, it wasn't until Israel and the sojourners with them arrived at Kadesh in the desert of Paran that they were judged to wander 40 years for accepting a bad report when they said to each other, we should choose a leader and go back to Egypt and The LORD asked Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?"

From NPR: State Department Loosens U.S. Policy On Israeli Settlements In West Bank

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the Trump administration's latest pro-Israel change in U.S. policy, saying the State Department is rescinding a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law.

That legal opinion, known as the Hansell Memorandum was crafted during the Carter administration, it said that "civilian settlements in those territories is inconsistent with international law."

Pompeo noted that over the years, U.S. presidents have viewed the opinion different ways but that the Trump administration does not view the settlements as inconsistent with international law and leaves the issue of individual settlements up to Israeli courts.

Let's pray the Knesset gives a good report about the Jordan Valley, after all, we must never forget that the men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land during the exodus journey never made it to the Jordan River or into the Promised Land.

November 16, 2019: As Israel's coalition government in Jerusalem remains in election exile this week appears prophetic, but it's not the rockets fired from Gaza with the intent to kill innocent Jewish civilians and Israeli response, there may be more to it.

Something else may reveal the mystery of what God "made known to king Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days" in his first dream that eventually led to the king's attempt to wipe out Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the king's overheated furnace.

That furnace fire was used by God. That's how He works, Almighty God uses evil to accomplish His plan for good. He did that thousands of years ago in Babylon, He did in 1948 following the Holocaust and He will continue to do it until dark hearts no longer have a plan. The final message from Ezekiel 18:32 is critical: “For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!”

Long ago, King Nebuchadnezzar's furnace was so hot it killed the king's men that led the three exiles of Judah to the fiery furnace, but it was the miracle salvation of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego by the appearance of the "one" Nebuchadnezzar called "a son of God" that walked in the flames with them that makes this one of the most famous stories in the Bible because they refused to "serve and worship any god except the real God.

Rocket fire from Gaza is not the only story... This week as hundreds of rockets were fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror militia, we have to remember that months ago Iran gave the threat of a more devastating attack to come from its Hezbollah proxy in Lebanon, a country that has been overwhelmed in citizen protests much like those sweeping across the heart of Iran.

Don't discount the PIJ terror militia directed by Iranian commanders with Hamas and don't underestimate Iran's Persian proxy engagement in Iraq. Unrest is sweeping across ancient Babylon.

Rebellion extends beyond Iraq. Mass protests are on the rise globally as people are taking to the streets. It's rampant in Hong Kong, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Spain, France, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti and Venezuela and even New Zealand and it’s crazy what’s happening in politics in Israel, the UK and the U.S.

The most divisive, polarized elections in recent history are on the horizon. Nothing like this I know of has happened in recent memory.

The UK election is coming up and in Iraq, chaos is their “October Revolution.” Lebanon up in arms with protests too. When Yeshua said: “kingdom against kingdom” the Greek word translation for kingdom is "basileia" and it means “royal power, kingship, dominion, rule, reign.”

Jesus prophesied from Isaiah 19:2: “Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.”

That means we have a problem.

When I think of Donald, Boris and Benjamin I think of this message:

“ can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.” (Jesus c. 30AD)

There's more, Iran's craftsmen of chaos sponsor PIJ terrorism and they are spewing more lies this weekend saying Iran is protecting regional nations against terrorism and that their goal to wipe Israel off the map does not mean what it says. And get this, they invented another chaotic lie, saying the U.S. invented ISIS in a proxy war against Islam much like the lie generated on November 14th: Iran’s Rouhani Accuses U.S. Of Inspiring Protests In Iraq As Death Toll Climbs.

What will be their next lie?

Today, during what looks to be a historic meeting in Tehran, some 250 Iranian Shia clerics and 100 other so-called Sunni scholars from around the Middle East met with a Caliphate-like agenda of unifying Islam's divided kingdom like feet of iron and clay.

What has been proposed in Tehran is a marriage proposal between Shi'ite and Sunni. It was proposed by Ali Akbar Velayati, yet it was inscribed over 2,500 years ago in the book of Daniel:
"And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. 
As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay." Daniel 2:42-43
Velayati's proposal will not hold, it's not a marriage just yet. It came at the close of the 12th meeting of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening with the stated goal to unify Shi'ite and Sunni (Persian and Arab) by what Velayati called the "issue of Palestine."

Today is important... for one it's the Sabbath. Not only that, on the Jewish calendar, today is the 18th of Cheshvan, and on this same day in 1938 another dark proposal was made. It was called the The Madagascar Plan:

"Nazi leader Hermann Göring announced that in order to "solve the problem of the Jews," the African island of Madagascar was being considered as a giant ghetto for 4 million European Jews. The plan was seriously considered by Hitler in May 1940, in his discussions with Mussolini and Nazi officials. Hitler's idea was that the Jews would play the role of hostages, as a way to prevent the United States from entering the war. The Madagascar Plan was cancelled due to a British blockade. One year later, it was decided that the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" would mean extermination."

Is Göring linked to Velayati by more than this day on the Jewish calendar?

Hermann Göring created the Gestapo and the least of his crimes is that he's the man that orchestrated the theft of Jewish owned property, valuables and priceless art. Göring was the highest ranking German leader convicted along with the Gestapo of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity at Nuremberg.

Ali Akbar Velayati is senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader in international affairs and Secretary General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening. He is on Interpol's most wanted list for aggravated murder and damages and has a standing arrest warrant from Argentina for the 1993 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (the Jewish Community Center) in Buenos Aires, which resulted in the death of 85 Jewish people and serious injuries to 151.

Fast forward to today and if you look closely at the photo below you'll see Velayati with the Muslim clerics sitting under the green Arabic and Farsi banner. They are not on the phone. The men at the head table are listening to translators because iron and clay do not mix, there were two languages in the room because the men in the room are Persian and Arab.

Will the World Islamic Awakening Assembly leave the video online of Velayati's closing proposal?You can watch it for yourself, but you'll also need a translator if you don't speak Farsi.

Killing of al Baghdadi cannot acquit Daesh creators: Velayati

"TEHRAN – Secretary General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said on Saturday the propaganda campaign surrounding the killing of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, head of the Daesh terrorist group, cannot acquit those who created this group in the first place.

Velayati said that arrogant powers, headed by the U.S., wage proxy wars in the region to reach its goals, provide security for Israel and prevent the growth of Islam as a divine culture for regional nations.

Velayati, also a senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, added the United States is explicitly seeking to occupy parts of Syria in order to loot its oil, IRNA reported.

Velayati made the remarks during the 12th meeting of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, which was held at the Parsian Azadi Hotel in Tehran.

The meeting was attended by senior officials, religious leaders, and academics.

At the end of the meeting a statement was issued in which it was emphasized that the most important issue of the Muslim world is the issue of Palestine.

The region is at a new stage and all Muslims, regional people and authorities should unify to thwart plots hatched by the enemy, the statement read.

It also called on regional nations to strive to establish security and peace for themselves and future generations."

Just like 1938, today's Tehran proposal was made as the Torah scroll portion Vayera was read.

Vayera means "and He appeared." It is comprised of Genesis 18:1–22:24 and tells the stories of God's appearance to Abraham with two other visitors, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Ishmael's removal from the camp and Abraham's test of faith with the binding of Isaac. It concludes with the good news promise that all nations would be blessed one day as Abraham's descendants because he obeyed God's command.

The ultimate blessing of the Vayera storyline is hidden at first glance. That blessing is the Kingdom of God that will reign after the kindgoms of men fall are gone and its unveiled in the book of Daniel:
"And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.” Daniel 2:44-45
"Oh, LORD, open my eyes..." Psalm 119:18

November 7, 2019: The craftsmen of chaos are hammering out more threats:

Iran injects gas in new centrifuges as atomic deal unravels

"DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear complex early Thursday, taking its most-significant step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Tehran meanwhile also acknowledged blocking an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency from visiting its nuclear site at Natanz last week, the first known case of a United Nations inspector being blocked amid heightened tensions over its atomic program.

These latest steps put additional pressure on Europe to offer Iran a way to sell its crude oil abroad despite the U.S. sanctions imposed on the country since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the nuclear deal over a year ago.

The gas injection began after midnight at Fordo, a facility built under a mountain north of the Shiite holy city of Qom, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said. A U.N. official from the IAEA witnessed the injection, it said. The centrifuges ultimately will begin enriching uranium up to 4.5%, which is just beyond the limits of the nuclear deal, but nowhere near weapons-grade levels of 90%."

North Korea, angry about air drills, warns dialogue with US is ‘on the verge of extinction’

"SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea criticized U.S.-South Korean plans to hold joint air exercises next month, warning that hopes for dialogue are “on the verge of extinction.”

The Pentagon confirmed this week that the allies will hold a combined air exercise but would not call it Vigilant Ace, which was canceled last year to facilitate nuclear talks with the North.

The communist state hates all joint military exercises conducted by Seoul and Washington on the peninsula because it considers them rehearsals for an invasion."

September 15, 2019: I'm not sure if this is a political move for Benny Gantz or not. Is it fact or fiction, or is it a preview of sorts of the soon to be proposed Trump Peace Plan?

The Israel election is Wednesday September 17, 2019. Naftali Bennett tweeted about a map on the deal of the century today. that appears to potentially link to the content of another unverified "Deal of the Century" opinion report from Israel. World Israel News translated Bennett's tweet as:

This is the deal of the century that will be drop on us immediately after the elections.

In black: Palestine.

In white lone Israeli islands within an ocean of Palestine. Surrounded 360 degrees by Hamas, Tanzim, PLO.

Hell for every resident of Ariel, Ofra and Kiryat Arba. The end of settlement.

Just right I hit the brakes the plan of the islands in Palestine.
The long shaded blue area to the east shown on Bennett's map shows the Jordan Valley. Just a week ago an annexation plan was announced about the Jordan Valley by Netanyahu on September 10th, six months after the US recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights on March 21st (Purim).

It is true there is nothing is new under the sun. Interestingly, the plan Netanyahu announced to annex the Jordan Valley settlements is not new at all. It was Israeli Labor Minister Yigal Allon's plan back in 1967 after Jerusalem was restored to Israel following the Six Day War.

In 2005, the CIA released its February 1969 Confidential Intelligence Memorandum on the Allon Plan. But more importantly, reminds us of what happened in the Jordan Valley in Abraham's day:

"Four kings of the east came to Canaan who were united under Chedorlaomer of Elam (the territory of ancient Ur) and made war against the five kings of Canaan. In their conquest of the Jordan Valley they captured Lot as a prisoner of war, and when Abraham heard of it he pursued the four kings and overtook them at Dan and defeated them with the help of the Lord (Genesis 14:1-14), Abraham had assembled an army of 318 men."

Today, is Dan is located at the most northern point of the the area known as the Golan Heights next to Syria.

June 5, 2019: The Trump Peace Plan for peace and security is due to be unveiled soon, and the public does not know its content just yet. I pray it leads to the de-terrorization of Hamas jihad factions in Gaza and in Judea and Samaria. I pray it leads to the continued restoration of the ancient land areas that Almighty God granted to the tribes of Israel and the sojourners with them.

This we do know, today the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports on a warning from Olli Heinonen: Iran 'is six months away from having NUCLEAR WEAPONS' and 'Israelis need to be worried', warns former deputy director general of International Atomic Energy Agency

"The former deputy head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has warned that Iran is within months of developing a nuclear weapon.

Olli Heinonen, who led the International Atomic Energy Agency's security team and served as its deputy director general, said Tehran could arm itself with nukes in six to eight months.

Heinonen added Israel and other Gulf states need to start preparing to face the threat, while criticising the IAEA's handling of the situation.

Heinonen made his remarks in an interview with Israel's Army Radio, a segment of which was published by Israel National News on Wednesday.

'Israelis need to be worried, and the Gulf states also have reason for concern,' he said. 'How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities?'

Tehran has threatened to restart its nuclear programme after the Trump administration backed out of the nuclear deal signed with the Obama White House.

Iran has given a deadline of July 7 for the remaining partners to the deal - UK, France, China, Russia and Germany - to renegotiate terms, or else it will stop complying."

If you have read the original commentary titled Zechariah's Vision and the Quartet you have seen the "craftsman" warning in Zechariah 1:21 with the figurative horn power of modern Iran's missle arsenals:
“These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to terrify them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.”
Iran has given a deadline of July 7, 2019. That day will mark Tammuz 6. The Jewish publication Hamodia tells us this about Tammuz 6 in history:

"In 5552/1792, the Jews of Ostroha were saved during the Russian-Polish war. The kehillah established this day as “Purim Ostroha” to commemorate the miracle.

In 5701/1941, the city of Lvov (Lemberg), Ukraine, was captured by the Nazis during WWII. At the time, more than one hundred thousand Jews lived there. Immediately, the local population assisted the Nazis in conducting a pogrom. In a few days, over five thousand Jews were killed." notes a Netanyahu connection 43 years ago on an another Tammuz 6: "On July 4, 1976, as America was celebrating its bicentennial, Israeli commandos performed a spectacular raid to rescue 100 Jews held hostage at Entebbe airport in Uganda."

"The raid, dubbed Operation Thunderbolt, was subsequently renamed Operation Yonatan -- after Col. Yonatan Netanyahu (brother of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu), the leader of the raid, and the only Israeli soldier killed."

Update May 19, 2019: "WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday.

The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories. But the central political elements remain mostly unknown. And the economic workshop, June 25-26 in Bahrain, will not address the most contentious parts of the conflict: borders, the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees and Israel’s security.

In a joint statement with Bahrain, the White House said the workshop will give government, civil and business leaders a chance to gather support for economic initiatives that could be possible with a peace agreement.

The U.S. wants to ensure security for Israel and economic opportunity to improve the lives of Palestinians. The administration hopes that Arab countries will help bankroll economic incentives, such as infrastructure and industrial projects, to get Palestinians to buy into the plan. But with details of the political aspects of the plan still under wraps, any commitments for economic development won’t be easily attained.

“The Palestinian people, along with all people in the Middle East, deserve a future with dignity and the opportunity to better their lives,” President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. “Economic progress can only be achieved with a solid economic vision and if the core political issues are resolved.”"

Don't forget 2002, when President George W. Bush said:

"Today, the Palestinian people live in economic stagnation, made worse by official corruption. A Palestinian state will require a vibrant economy, where honest enterprise is encouraged by honest government. The United States, the international donor community and the World Bank stand ready to work with Palestinians on a major project of economic reform and development. The United States, the EU, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund are willing to oversee reforms in Palestinian finances, encouraging transparency and independent auditing.

And the United States, along with our partners in the developed world, will increase our humanitarian assistance to relieve Palestinian suffering. Today, the Palestinian people lack effective courts of law and have no means to defend and vindicate their rights. A Palestinian state will require a system of reliable justice to punish those who prey on the innocent. The United States and members of the international community stand ready to work with Palestinian leaders to establish finance -- establish finance and monitor a truly independent judiciary."

March 22, 2019: It appears as if the United States may be turning away from its Quartet role to divide Israel, but keep your eyes and prayers on Jerusalem as well as Judea and Samaria.

Since his election, President Trump has used Twitter as a presidential podium.

On March 21st Purim he announced the US would redraw the map of Israel: "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"

The Trump Peace Plan is still veiled. Pray it does not have "the condition" to divide in an attempt to consume any of God's covenant promise. When it is released remember this:
“For I YHWH do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." Malachi 3:6
March 7, 2019: You gotta be kidding me… I do pray that this is just one more bogus fake news headline:


"Saudi Arabia has been in touch with the US administration regarding the peace initiative, as it is rumored that the deal will include recognition of Israel by surrounding Arab countries

A senior reporter for the Al Riyadh, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent newspapers, claimed that the US President Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century" will divide Jerusalem.

The reporter Hadeel Oueis wrote on her twitter account that "The Old City of Jerusalem will be divided in half: the Arab and Christian quarters will go to the PA [Palestinian Authority], while the Jewish and Armenian quarters will fall under Israeli control.""

Today, the tenth of Nisan is Aliyah Day, a national Israeli holiday and I'm thinking it could be the day the US State Department rolls out its version of the Trump "Peace Plan" after the April 9th Israeli elections this year.

In the Torah, this time of year is called the month of the Aviv. On the tenth day of that month, plagues enveloped Egypt because Pharaoh would not let Israel go to worship The LORD.

Near the end of their return journey, Moses' sister Miriam passed away. When she died, the waters in the well ceased according to Numbers 20:1-2: "And Miriam died there and was buried there. And there was no water for the congregation..."

A year later, on the tenth of Aviv (now known as Nisan) the River Jordan was divided, likely at the spot of Yeshua's mikveh and Israel crossed over to enter the Promised Land. Soon the first year of Jubilee arrived after that day.

Some 1,400 years after the waters in the well ceased and the Jordan River stopped flowing for the crossing, Yeshua rode into Jerusalem this same day before Passover. John 12:15 says that He rode in a donkey and Zechariah's prophecy about Him was fulfilled:

“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” Zechariah  9:9

September 27, 2018: Abbas addresses the General Assembly at the UN.

Abbas did not mention the truth.

The truth is that he sanctions pension payments to the families of Palestinian terrorists that attack and murder Jewish men, women and children!!

Instead, he launched a bizarre moronic diatribe as he called on the United Kingdom and the US to: “rectify this historic mistake,” and compensate the Palestinian people for pain and suffering over the past 50 years as he spoke of the Balfour Declaration of 1917. The Balfour letter was 100 years ago by the way. When will this guy ever get a real job???

Abbas also called for an Arab two-state solution. What is that?

PRAYER ALERT September 26, 2018: It's the third day of Sukkot aka Tabernacles and there is a wake up call from the UN today so keep awake and be sober...

Trump says he hopes to produce plan for Middle East peace within a few months

"President Trump said Wednesday he hopes to develop a Middle East peace plan by the end of this year.

“We’re working along on that,” Mr. Trump said in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I really believe something will happen. It is a dream of mine to be able to get that done prior to the end of my first term.”
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 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. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
From the Times of Israel: PM: Trump accepts Palestinian state would remain under Israeli security control

"NEW YORK — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the United States accepts that even if a two-state solution is achieved to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel will retain overall security control of the West Bank.

Briefing Israeli reporters after a meeting with Donald Trump at which the US president for the first time explicitly endorsed a two-state solution as his preferred option, Nentayahu said that under any peace accord, Israel would retain security control from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

“I am sure that any US peace plan will reflect that principle to a great extent, maybe even entirely,” Netanyahu said.

“Some things are not to acceptable to us,” he added. “Make no mistake: Israel will not give up on security control west of the Jordan as long as I am prime minister. I think the Americans accept that principle.”"

Meanwhile, the Washington Post put out this headline:

Trump endorses separate Palestinian state as goal of Mideast peace talks

"At a news conference later Wednesday, Trump expanded on his preference for two states, observing that “in one way it’s more difficult, because it’s a real estate deal,” but “in another way it works better because you have people governing themselves.”

He called himself “a facilitator” who would help the two sides reach the deal they both prefer.

“I think probably two-state is more likely, but you know what? If they do a single, if they do a double, I’m okay with it if they’re both happy,” he said.

During their meeting, Trump put the Israeli leader on the spot by saying that his decision last year to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem must be reciprocated by Israeli concessions to the Palestinians.

“Israel will have to do something that will be good for the other side,” Trump said in response to questions from reporters."

Thanks to USAToday and Livestream you can watch the President's comments at his press conference about the peace deal at the UN for yourself. To hear the question and the full comments on Israel go to 1:06:35.

PRAYER ALERT July 22, 2018: Jerusalem is not for sale but it appears that it may be a big part of the President's deal.

Like you have may have read many times, don't forget God says men will seek to divide....

 Trump: Israel will pay 'higher price' for his Jerusalem recognition

"Addressing crowds at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, US president explains his recognition of the city as Israel's capital was necessary for future negotiations, but that Israel would be expected to make heavy concessions 'because they won a very big thing'; adds Palestinians will 'get something very good because it’s their turn next.'"

What Trump may not know is that he is not the supreme real estate manager. He may have just stepped into an earthquake. Joel 3 describes a sequence:
  1. Turn back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem...
  2. Gather all nations, and bring them to the valley...
  3. Recompense.
The Lord God goes on to tell the prophet Joel... Since you have… sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem… in order to remove them far from their territorybehold, I am going to arouse them from the place where you have sold them, and return your recompense on your head.

We are in the middle of a prophetic storm and earthquake and I pray that you feel the ground shaking and the wind blowing because there are some amazing things that we must see.

Last year, the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that was introduced by Bob Dole was adopted by the Senate and the House without a presidential signature on November 8, 1995 was engaged not by a presidential decree as many give Trump credit, but the fact is that is was the lack of his signature last year on a long standing Presidential six month waiver, the 1995 U.S. law was finally carried out 22 years later.

On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem by a vote of 90-0. That resolution affirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act and called upon the President and all U.S. officials to abide by its provisions, so on December 6, 2017, Trump did that and followed the resolution to not sign the waiver. In doing so, he broke the Presidential waiver during a Biblical Jubilee Year.

The decision to no longer delay the U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 came 50 years after Jerusalem was restored to the nation in 1967 following the Six Day War, it was 100 years after the Balfour Declaration of 1917 set the stage. Both were Jubilee Years as well.

Is Trump trying to make the deal of a century?

My grave concern is that while Trump has given no real clue as to his peace plan, he might require that Israel must choose withdrawal from portions of the West Bank dividing the land. I pray he does not. I pray that he does know the heart of the conflict and the truth of the West Bank and the restoration of Israel is 100% Biblical.

Yeshua-Jesus told His disciples when they asked about the restoration of Israel 2,000 years ago:

“It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority...” (Acts 1:7)

PRAYER ALERT July 7, 2018: Trump administration focuses on Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, with Mideast peace plan stalled

"With President Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan stalled, administration officials are focusing on improving conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip — a move that could put political pressure on Palestinian leaders to come to the negotiating table.

The larger peace proposal has been stymied by the Palestinian Authority, which would negotiate any settlement but remains incensed at Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A group of U.S. officials led by Jared Kushner came away from what had appeared to be a crucial trip to the region last month without breaking the impasse.

That has led U.S. officials to consider options for an infusion of development aid into Gaza, a perennial trouble spot that is controlled by Palestinian Authority rival Hamas, in hopes of relieving the humanitarian crisis there.

In doing so, the United States could demonstrate a commitment to the Palestinian people that could make it more difficult for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to continue to rebuff overtures to engage in the peace process."

PRAYER ALERT January 7, 2018: The Bible says all nations that come against Jerusalem have a very big problem:
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:9
Six ministers met in Jeddah, Jordan today to come against Jerusalem. They were from from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and they were joined by the Palestinian representatives.

Arabs seek recognition for Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital

"JEDDAH: Arab foreign ministers on Saturday stressed that peace in the Middle East is impossible without addressing the Palestinian cause on the basis of a two-state resolution with East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.

“The Arab League will seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognized the holy city as Israel’s capital,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi announced at a joint news conference with Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit following talks in Amman on Jerusalem’s status, also attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority, as well as the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs.

“There is a political decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognize a Palestinian state with (East) Jerusalem as its capital,” Safadi said.
He added that the Arab states would work collectively with the international community to secure international recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, adding that the meeting was also used to agree on steps to ensure no other country recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We reiterated that no peace or security can be achieved in the Middle East without the establishment of a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and in accordance with all relevant international references,” Safadi said, stressing that peace is the only way to resolve the Palestinian cause, being the only strategic option to meet the legitimate and rightful demands of the Palestinian people."

PRAYER ALERT December 6, 2017: There has been answers to the many prayer alerts posted her over the last 7 years regarding "The Quartet." Today, we have another answered prayer:

Today is the 18th of Kislev, 70 years and 8 days ago on the 16th of Kislev, November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 181, a paradigm shift which recommended the creation of independent Jewish and Arab states and international status for the city of Jerusalem. Fifty years ago, Jerusalem was re-unified with Israel when IDF paratroopers advanced through the Old City and brought the Temple Mount back under Israel's sovereignty.

Six months after UN 181 was adopted in 1947, President Truman recognized Israel.

Today is another paradigm shift, another wake up call to remind us of the 70 years of exile that Cyrus ended. But, we may now be pointing toward the burden of Zechariah 12-14:21.

In 1947, the Palestinians rejected the adoption of the Resolution by the General Assembly and in May 1948, war broke out because three Arab nations attacked and invaded from Egypt, Jordan and Syria with military support from Iraq.

Peace was finally declared when Jordan and Israel negotiated a division of the city, with East Jerusalem coming under Jordanian control. This was formalized by the Rhodes Agreement in March 1949.

President Trump has declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel just as David Ben-Gurion declared "Jewish Jerusalem is an organic, inseparable part of the State of Israel" in December 1949.

Trump's declaration occurred 50 years (a Jubilee) after the liberation of Jerusalem when the city came under Israeli control once again in 1967 following the Six Day War. That liberation occurred 50 years (Jubilee) after the Balfour Declaration in November 1917. Lord Balfour's letter came at the end of 400 years (8 Jubilees) of Ottoman rule in Jerusalem and supported the establishment of a "Jewish national home in Palestine."

Notably, the Ottoman end came in December (the month of dedication) when General Edmund Allenby walked into Jerusalem on December 11, 1917.

Clearly in partnership, God uses government leaders during a Jubilee to engage His purposes for Israel and Jerusalem. The Bible tells us the Jubilee is a year of restoration, it occurs every 50 year's on God's timetable:
"And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family." Leviticus 25:10
By the look of it, clearly the Jubilee is a restoration year with Biblical and historic focus on restoring God's promised land as He told the prophets He would do. It proves that the Old Testament is not old, that it's never been done away with. Yet, the Palestinians and the UN will reject Trump's declaration despite the fact that the title deed to the city is found in the most read book on the planet... the Bible.

Unnoticed, eight months ago on April 6, 2017, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

It seems no one raised an eyebrow. In fact, you may not have known about it unless you were digging deep for the story, after all, Putin was not front and center, but he was there at the Kotel (Western Wall) in June 2012 before Trump arrived in May five years later.

You should ask, why Putin was there?

"Later, after visiting the Kotel tunnels, Putin broke away from his security circle and approached the man who had called out to him.

Leaning over the police barricade, the former KGB officer began to chat with the frum Jewish man who apparently is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

The man related the importance of the Kotel to the Jewish nation, and mentioned the Beis Hamikdash and Shlomo Hamelech who first built it.

"That's exactly the reason I came here - to pray for the Temple to be built again," Putin responded, according to a report on the Bechadrei Chareidim website."

COL Live has a video of the exchange with Putin in Jerusalem.

So, is the first sitting President in American history to visit the Western Wall where he placed a note in the crevice then he placed his hand on the wall. He has made a proclamation and it includes moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

The thing is, nothing in the President's statement addresses boundaries or dividing the city between East and West with the U.S. commitment to move its Embassy, nor does it mention future concessions. Unlike Putin nothing hints that he came to pray for the Temple to be built again.

Jerusalem is not a bargaining chip, not even East Jerusalem.

We are likely staring Zechariah in the eye 2,500 years (50th Jubilee) after the prophet wrote God's words about the future of Jerusalem:
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zechariah 12:3
A Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem that includes the storied places of the Bible including the Mount of Olives, the Old City, the Temple Mount with its Western Wall, the City of David and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is still open-ended in Washington. The President has made it clear from his foreign policy statement on Jerusalem:

"Jerusalem is today, and must remain, a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the Stations of the Cross, and where Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque."

The President has called on the status quo on the Temple Mount to be maintained. By the way, that means no prayer for Jews or Christians there.

PRAYER ALERT October 13, 2017 Transcript: Trump's Remarks On Iran Nuclear Deal

Note the KEY reference to US Embassy attacks and other Iranian proxy attacks.

PRAYER ALERT October 2, 2017 A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

"A U.N. investigation uncovered a complex arrangement in which Egyptian business executives ordered millions of dollars worth of North Korean rockets for the country’s military while also taking pains to keep the transaction hidden, according to U.S. officials and Western diplomats familiar with the findings. The incident, many details of which were never publicly revealed, prompted the latest in a series of intense, if private, U.S. complaints over Egyptian efforts to obtain banned military hardware from Pyongyang, the officials said.

It also shed light on a little-understood global arms trade that has become an increasingly vital financial lifeline for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the wake of unprecedented economic sanctions.

A statement from the Egyptian Embassy in Washington pointed to Egypt’s “transparency” and cooperation with U.N. officials in finding and destroying the contraband.

“Egypt will continue to abide by all Security Council resolutions and will always be in conformity with these resolutions as they restrain military purchases from North Korea,” the statement said.

But U.S. officials confirmed that delivery of the rockets was foiled only when U.S. intelligence agencies spotted the vessel and alerted Egyptian authorities through diplomatic channels — essentially forcing them to take action — said current and former U.S. officials and diplomats briefed on the events. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss U.S. and U.N. findings, said the Jie Shun episode was one of a series of clandestine deals that led the Trump administration to freeze or delay nearly $300 million in military aid to Egypt over the summer.

Whether North Korea was ever paid for the estimated $23 million rocket shipment is unclear. But the episode illustrates one of the key challenges faced by world leaders in seeking to change North Korea’s behavior through economic pressure. Even as the United States and its allies pile on the sanctions, Kim continues to quietly reap profits from selling cheap conventional weapons and military hardware to a list of customers and beneficiaries that has at times included Iran, Burma, Cuba, Syria, Eritrea and at least two terrorist groups, as well as key U.S. allies such as Egypt, analysts said."

PRAYER ALERT September 16, 2017: The hammer of the craftsmen of North Korea are recognized by James Woolsey. Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Korea’s Other Nuclear Weapon

"The North Koreans wanted to shove themselves forward and say, “I am not intimidated by any sanctions. Leave me alone. I am a powerful nuclear power.” That’s their message."

PRAYER ALERT September 8, 2017: Word is out that President Trump will purportedly hold a UN meeting with Abbas; Netanyahu during the General Assembly meeting in New York City, perhaps on the trumpet eve of Yom Teruah.

My prayer is that the President does not trump the Quartet's so-called peace plan down the street from 'Lady' Liberty. It's not too late to back away from Holy Fire and out of the Quartet's two state solution to divide Israel and give it to the Palestinian Arabs.

Trumpets Day this year coincides with the UN's International Day of Peace.

Are you kidding me? Paul warned in 1Thessalonians 5:3 "While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape."

Our Father has NO interest EVER in dividing Judea and Samaria, the Golan that was taken after king Og's attack against Moses or Jerusalem and the Temple Mount that was purchased by king David for so-called peace and security.

We must never move a boundary stone (Proverbs 22:28).

Could Irma’s right turn have a connection?

Today we see two storms again… Horrifically, both Atlantic storms Irma and Jose bring back memories of the perfect storm back in 1991, which was actually two storms with roaring wave converged on HW Bush’s North Atlantic vacation home in ’91 at the time of the Madrid Conference when the US led the way to divide Israel for peace leading to the formation of The Quartet with China, Russia and the UN with the single goal of dividing Israel. Will Irma turn out as a double portion?

Reminds me of Yeshua's words to His disciples in the Temple:
"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all." Luke 17:26-27
Yet there is more coming one day...
"Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed." Luke 17:28-30
The powers of heaven will be shaken:
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world.

For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:25-28
PRAYER ALERT August 28, 2017: Four days ago as this headline appeared in Time, Jared Kushner Is Kicking Off a Renewed Push to Restart Middle East Peace Talks representing the "allies" to the agreement to revive the peace plan, he met with in Qatar and Saudi Arabia just as tropical storm named Harvey (warrior) was bearing down on Texas (meaning: allies) and Corpus Christi (meaning: body of Christ). 

On Thursday the 24th, Kushner arrived in Jerusalem to push the "ultimate deal," Trumps's US initiative to divide Israel for peace and the storm became a hurricane. Weather experts warned of catastrophic flooding in the coming days especially in Houston the home of The Madrid Conference leader President George H.W. Bush. Presidnet Bush knows a thing or two about storms, his Maine home was hit by 'The Perfect Storm' the day of his  Madrid Conferenceopening speech on October 30, 1991.

Kushner has headed off to Ramallah to meet with Abbas.

Please pray for Texas.

PRAYER ALERT August 14, 2017: Wow. The headlines this summer have been full of a craftsman's horrific threats of crisis from North Korea. This video is a blessing from South Korea, singing over North Korea and its leader, a man that needs Yeshua’s intervention in a dream…

PRAYER ALERT July 4, 2017: Experts: North Korea’s missile was a ‘real ICBM’ — and a grave milestone “The North Korean missile that soared high above the Sea of Japan on Tuesday was hailed by state-run television as a “shining success.” But to U.S. officials, it was a most unwelcome surprise: a weapon with intercontinental range, delivered years before most Western experts believed such a feat possible. Hours after the apparently successful test, intelligence agencies continued to run calculations to determine precisely how the missile, dubbed the Hwasong-14, performed in its maiden flight. But the consensus among missile experts was that North Korea had achieved a long-sought milestone, demonstrating a capability of striking targets thousands of miles from its coast.”

As North Korea Hails ‘Mega Event,’ Tillerson Says ICBM Test a ‘New Escalation’ of Threat to US, World “North Korea’s testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile “represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday, calling for global action “to stop a global threat.”” “The launch occurred on the morning of July 4, North Korean time. It’s not the first time the regime has chosen to carry out launches on or around U.S. Independence Day, having done so in 2006 and again in 2009. It also tested a missile on the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union address in 2013.”

PRAYER ALERT June 29, 2017: Zechariah's Vision is the longest post at this website because it is updated with news events focused on the nations and people that seek to divide the Promised Land of the God of Israel. This month marked the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the Jubilee of the victory of the Six Day War, yet the nations of the world still seek to divide the land by a peace agreement that flies in the face of God's word no matter how well meaning. God's word is a sword of truth so let's go back to Joel 3:2, a foundation of this commentary and review why the nations bring judgment on themselves:
"... there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land." Joel 3:2
The world powers that have scattered Israel "among the nations" started with Assyria, then Babylon followed by the Romans in 70 A.D. and again in 135 A.D. Importantly, if we take a glance at history we have to ask, what happened to these global powers? Judgment. They vanished... why? "they have divided My land." Did you know that, today, the United States leads the pack, otherwise known as "The Quartet" that includes the four horns of the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.

This "Quartet” arose 26 years ago from the 1991 Madrid Conference which began putting the political pressure on Israel to "divide the land" for peace. Today, the United States continues to lead in the pressure to divide the land as hundreds of innocent Jewish men, women and children have lost their lives in Palestinian terror attacks and rockets continue to fly from Gaza as the Amalek-like Hezbollah radicals hide their weapons in homes across southern Lebanon waiting for a chance to attack. Zechariah warned of "four craftsmen" that cause chaos for the four horns.

As noted in my original post, the nations of Iraq, Iran, Syria and North Korea look like Zechariah's  "craftsmen" candidates.

These corrupt craftsmen nations are diseased with extreme madmen and they have insane proxy's like Hezbollah a Lebanese Shiite splinter group supported by Iran. They are all linked in a chain of geopolitical evil and share the DNA of dark figures like Adolph Hitler, Stalin, Caligula, Nero, Genghis Khan, Hadrian, Titus, Nebuchadnezzar, Shalmaneser, Sargon, Sennacherib and others like them. Today their names include Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Bashar al-Assad, Ali Khamenei and Kim Jong-un. Perhaps the worst of these is North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Why? The land of the North have nukes, Iran wants them, but Kim Jong-un has them:

Fox News: Military option for North Korea being prepared for Trump, McMaster says "The Trump administration is considering a wider range of strategies on how to deal with North Korea, including the military option, Trump's national security adviser said Wednesday. “The threat is much more immediate now and so it’s clear that we can’t repeat the same approach – failed approach of the past,” H.R. McMaster, the adviser, said during a security conference with Homeland Security Chief John Kelly."

Newsweek: NORTH KOREA: TRUMP PRESENTED WITH MILITARY OPTION IN CASE OF STRIKE AGAINST U.S. "North Korea has its missile launches in recent months. It has launched 10 missiles in 2017 and is believed to be building a nuclear warhead. "I hardly ever escape a day at the White House without the President asking me about North Korea and how it is that the United States is responding to that threat. It's very much at the top of his mind," CIA Director Mike Pompeo told MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt. Pompeo added that he and Trump discuss North Korea for at least an hour every day. He said the risk North Korea presented was real: "For 20 years, America has whistled past the graveyard, hoping on hope, that North Korea would turn colors and become part of the Western civilization. "They are ever-closer to having the capacity to hold America at risk with a nuclear weapon," Pompeo said. Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations warned lawmakers on Wednesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee that North Korea’s missile program is probably advancing faster that they predicted, reported CNN. “They are on target to build an ICBM (Inter continental ballistic missile)," she said."

CNN: US military updates Trump's North Korea options "Washington (CNN) Revised US military options for North Korea have been prepared and are ready to be presented to President Donald Trump, two US military officials told CNN. The options, which include a military response, will be presented to the president if Pyongyang conducts an underground nuclear or ballistic missile test that indicates the regime has made significant progress towards developing a weapon that could attack the US, they said. US National Security Adviser HR McMaster also confirmed publicly Wednesday that military options had been prepared."

PRAYER ALERT April 19, 2017: The craftsmen chaos have been noted throughout this commentary. North Korea and Iran continue their chaos.

Iran vows 'Death to Israel' as it unveils its latest missiles...

PRAYER ALERT March 10, 2017: With Purim just two days away, the craftsmen of Iran are raising another Haman-like sword and spear by test firing another missile from their arsenal of weapons in a global provocation. This time it was a cruise missile, but in January the sword was a ballistic missile.

And the craftsmen of North Korea, a major partner in Iran's weapons program continues to test fire their missiles toward Japan as the US warns of ‘overwhelming’ response. All of this comes a week after Iran threatened in Haman fashion that not just some of their missiles are able to hit Israel, but thousands of them. Iran’s Fars News Agency quoted senior Iranian army commander Brigadier General Fereidoun Nouri as saying that all the Israeli government facilities are within their range. He also threatened that if Israel does a “thing” of aggression against them, Iran could fire “several thousands missiles” at Israel and “raze down” the Israeli government “forever.”

PRAYER ALERT January 17, 2017: Led by Sweden's Security Council Council President Olof Skoog, prophecy is before our eyes by the adoption of 2334 recommended as a milestone by the Swedish President following another presentation that said that the UN Charter is worthless if 2334 if not pressed forward. Bolivia reiterates November 29, 1947 and 70 years have passed and 50 years since 1967 and concludes stating there are 3 priorities for 2334.. implementation, implementation and implementation. 

Skoog recommended adoption for 2334 and continually repeat this year marks 50 years of occupation of Palestinian territories and violation of UN Resolutions as the nations gnash their teeth against Israel. 

If you locate the security Council audio you will hear many mind bending lies on how so many nations oppose and hate Israel calling them law breakers and illegal occupiers of God's Promised Land. The committee had the audacity to allow the Syrian representative to speak against Israeli despite the mind bending horrors of 400,000 people being killed so far in Syria from civil war ever since the Arab Spring began in 2011.

He ignores the fact that archeologists have discovered 34 synagogues in the Golan Heights dating from the late Roman period. He obviously has not been onsite to see the beautiful farmland and vineyards planted in Israel that were promised in the Scriptures. And of course he never mentions the Golan Heights were included as part of the Palestine Mandate ratified by The League of Nations in 1923. That mandate was set forth with the purpose of creating a national home for the Jewish people including this area. He never mentions the fact that from 1948-1967, the Golan Heights was utilized by the Syrians in order to attack Israeli communities in the Hula Valley.

The Syrian representative deceives and spews venom and lies stating Israel has looted the Golan and planted 20 million land mines across the Golan Heights. 

He failed to mention that the protection zones are clearly demarcated zones and that the reality is that some 1.2 million mines were placed there by Syrians during the 1950s and 1960s in the Arava Valley and along the Jordan River. He forgot the Knesset passed the Minefield Clearance Act and the Israel Mine Action Authority began clearing those minefields in 2012. His lies continue saying Israel treats Syrians in its hospitals so they can go back to Syria to terrorize.

Those that believe these lies eat sour grapes.
"But everyone shall die for his own iniquity. Each man who eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge. But everyone will die for his own iniquity; each man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge” Jeremiah 31:29-30
PRAYER ALERT January 15, 2017: Paris peace conference agrees on two-state solution in Mideast — but neither Israel nor Palestinians take part

"A conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians concluded Sunday with more than 70 countries and international organizations pledging their support for a two-state solution as the only way to achieve lasting peace in the region. However, neither Israel nor the Palestinians were represented at the conference in Paris, raising questions about its ultimate value. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas had welcomed the event, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded it futile.

 The final statement at the conference called on Israel to withdraw to its 1967 borders, as required by United Nations resolutions, and for both parties to “abstain from unilateral actions” that could jeopardize future negotiations. The lines referred to date to before the Six Day War, when Israel captured the Gaza Strip from Egypt and the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, expanding its borders beyond those drawn up in the 1949 armistice between Israel and its Arab neighbors, lines that Israel rejects."

Despite the mass propaganda, many stand against the lies of deception and confusion at the peace conference today.

Haaretz has obtained Exclusive: Draft of final statement for Paris conference Words always start trouble and the UN has armed and aimed their weapon of division with 70 nations just as the opening words of the Torah portion "Shemot" this very week include these:
“Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them... Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens."
With Trump and Netanyahu not in the picture, 70 nations stand today in Paris with the goal to afflict Israel with heavy burdens against the Old City, “East Jerusalem” and Judea and Samaria as pain and labor engulfs Damascus, Syria and Mosul, Iraq in the fighting against ISIS for freedom as foretold by Jeremiah:
“Damascus has become feeble, she turned to flee, and panic seized her; anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in labor. How is the famous city not forsaken, the city of my joy? Jeremiah 49:24-25 “The king of Babylon heard the report of them, and his hands fell helpless; anguish seized him, pain as of a woman in labor. Jeremiah 50:43
PRAYER ALERT January 10, 2017: Kerry to attend Mideast peace conference in Paris "Neither Israel nor the Palestinian leadership will attend the talks on January 15 US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend a Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday, in a move likely to dismay an already angry Israel. Neither Israel nor the Palestinian leadership will attend the talks, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned the meeting could lead to another UN resolution." "Ties with the outgoing US administration have fallen to a new low, but Israel is looking for a more sympathetic hearing from Donald Trump after he takes power on January 20.

That leaves Kerry with just over a week if he wants to have a lasting effect on the moribund peace process, and the French conference is one venue for that. Around 70 countries will gather for the conference and they are expected to throw their weight behind calls for a halt to settlement building and a negotiated peace. France has been planning to hold a conference for months, but Washington had refused until Tuesday to confirm that its top diplomat would attend. Diplomats have played down rumors the foreign envoys could draft a new UN resolution to codify plans for two states in international law."

PRAYER ALERT January 9, 2017: Obama continues to make good on his promises in Cairo on June 4, 2009 with Barack Hussein Obama's words given during his New Beginning Speech in Cairo:

 "I'm also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: Assalaamu alaykum."

"I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition." "I also know that Islam has always been a part of America's story." "So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America." "When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations."

Craftsmen always need tools and Obama's Final Gift: Uranium Headed To Iran "As AP reports, the move to send Iran the uranium from Russia is supposedly to curry favor with Iran so it will remain committed to the nuclear deal it negotiated with the West: Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact. Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently agreed by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium.

U.N. Security Council approval is needed but a formality, considering five of those powers are permanent Security Council members, they said." Russia and the U.S.A. have 14,000 nuclear weapons. Only seven other nations possess them as far as we know, they are: France, China, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. Pray Iran does not join North Korea in the list as number ten. Perhaps there is no correlation whatsoever but prophetic verses supporting Revelation 17:11-13 may provide a tie to these nuclear powers: "The beast that was, and now is not, is himself an eighth king. He belongs to the other seven and is going into destruction. The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will receive one hour of authority as kings, along with the beast.

These kings have one purpose: to yield their power and authority to the beast.…" Daniel 7:24 "As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings." Revelation 17:16 "And the ten horns and the beast that you saw will hate the prostitute. They will leave her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and burn her with fire." Revelation 18:10 "In fear of her torment, they will stand at a distance and cry out: "Woe, woe to the great city, the mighty city of Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come."" Revelation 18:17 For in a single hour such fabulous wealth has been destroyed!" Every shipmaster, passenger, and sailor, and all who make their living from the sea, will stand at a distance."

PRAYER ALERT January 1, 2017: Zechariah's vision of the four horns "the Quartet" includes a prophetic group of "craftsmen" that cause chaos and torment for the government horns: Kim Jong Un says North Korea close to testing ICBM

Seoul (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Research and development of the cutting-edge tech weapons are actively progressing and strengthening our defense capabilities, including last stage preparation of tests for intercontinental ballistic rocket launch have been continuously succeeding," Kim said in a televised address on New Year's Day."

 This is 'A Wake Up Call!!'

December 29, 2016: As Iraq's Army and Kurdish fighters push today toward Mosul to fight ISIS, the "strong arm" craftsmen of Iran have ignored the fight for freedom and instead contributed to Syria's humanitarian horror and crisis. Now they have joined in the UN sham chorus against Israel, but Iran's military is threatening her destruction with words straight from the pit of Hitler's grave: Settlement Activities to Bring About Israel’s End: IRGC Spokesman

"TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman reminded the Tel Aviv regime of a certain defeat it will have to suffer in a war that may break out as a result of pressing ahead with illegal settlement construction in Palestine, saying it will result in Israel’s annihilation.

Speaking at a meeting in Iran’s northwestern city of Oroumiyeh on Thursday, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said Israel’s decision to continue settlement projects on occupied Palestinian territories will “definitely provoke a reaction”, noting that a possible subsequent war will certainly end in the Zionist regime’s defeat and complete destruction."

General Sharif is a son of Lot. Asshur, the capital of Assyria has joined them. Now is the time to call on the Almighty, and the Psalm of Asaph as shown in Psalm 83 that will result in the days described in Zechariah 14:
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant — the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah Psalm 83:1-8
PRAYER ALERT December 23, 2016: Since February 7, 2010 I've recorded over 122,000 words of warning of the Quartet's goal to divide Israel. That's equivalent to a 295 page book full of Prayer Alerts and Wake up Calls all leading up to today. Now, as ISIS called for attacks against a list of churches in America by aspiring assailants of “the sons of Islam” after a Christmas market attack in Berlin. And ignoring the fact that the UN says the situation in Syria ‘remains catastrophic’ where over 400,000 people have been killed since the so-called Arab Spring enraged from Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and then Syria as Israel’s Sunni, Shiites and Salafists neighbors are infighting with no focus on Arab identity. Despite eastern Aleppo's evacuations, the nations do not give appropriate focus on to Syria nor listen to the prophet Joel (chapter 3) or Zechariah (chapter 12) as they cast lots today when Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela replaced Egypt sponsoring Resolution 2334 as Egypt’s Ambassador Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta voted in favor of a Security Council resolution that is so pathetic that it even makes the Temple Mount and its Western Wall below the threshing floor that David purchased 'occupied territory'.

Insiders like Israel's Deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely said this was coming. I know you are awake or you would not be reading this, but I pray you are 'wide' awake! In the past ten years the United Nations' has passed over 220 resolutions against the Jewish state. Now, Resolution 2334 from the UN has promised a Palestinian claim for Judea & Samaria, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount. It reverses the UN Security Council vote of December 31, 2014. So, it seems the 70 nation summit meeting in France on January 15th might lead to a UN Security Council resolution to formally divide Israel into a Palestinian state. A major wake up call about this curse came from The State Department on October 5, 2016. 'Houston, we have a problem'. Barack Hussein Obama has brought the UN against Israel and he will bring a curse on America, if not himself as he closes the door as the worst President in U.S. history as a closet enemy of the Jewish people.

He started his cursing and perhaps motivated the Arab Spring in Cairo on June 4, 2009 by his New Beginning Speech in Cairo when he said: "For decades then, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It's easy to point fingers -- for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought about by Israel's founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: The only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security. That is in Israel's interest, Palestine's interest, America's interest, and the world's interest. And that is why I intend to personally pursue this outcome with all the patience and dedication that the task requires. The obligations -- the obligations that the parties have agreed to under the road map are clear."

It is a dark day too for the Quartet as the UN has stubbornly pushed Oslo's birth pain policies for Israel's division that began in 1993, but despite the deceit in the recesses of the UN, the light of the world will be seen from this darkness at as light shines brighter as it is getting dark at evening. The word evening in the Bible is עֶרֶב `ereb and Jeremiah 25:24 is oddly translated by many as pointing toward the Arab people. We must consider this today. Today is Kislev 23. As far as I can tell, this month is named just two times in Scripture. First in Nehemiah 1:1-4 then again in Zechariah 7:1. The word evening in the Bible is עֶרֶב `ereb and Jeremiah 25:24 is oddly translated by many as pointing toward the Arab people. Today, is Kislev 23. As far as I can tell, this month is named just two times in Scripture. First in Nehemiah 1:1-4 then again in Zechariah 7:1. Nehemiah's words appear to prophetically point to our time today...
"The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace... When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven."
The accountability of the great trouble and disgrace of this resolution of rape falls squarely on the shoulders of the 15 voting members of the UN Security Council. Just as Israel prepares for Hannukkah, the nations have come against her once again. The culprits are not Greeks as they were in the days of the Maccabees, today they are: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and ten non-permanent members Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. For the Security Council, it seems better to coexist with lies rather than be accountable to truth as the nations kick at Israel like a wild donkey braying threats against the covenant of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob just as the Greeks, then the Roman Legions did years ago. I was surprised to see the United Kingdom vote in favor of the resolution with Theresa May, the new Conservative Party leader of the UK and supporter of Israel at the helm.

Strangely, just months ago Palestinian Arabs threatened to sue the UK for issuing Balfour Declaration some 100 years ago. So much for the concept of a statute of limitations. The names have changed but the storyline is the same. Alexander the Great conquered the territory of Judea, was succeeded by Antiochus IV Epiphanes who after engaging Egypt, took Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple Mount. That''s the UN plan in real time. Barack Hussein Obama's last stand was to not to stand at all, a betrayal of a friend by abstaining and not vetoing the U.N. resolution regarding 'so-called' Israeli settlements, but I'm afraid he is not finished with his attempt to divide.

Why? Back on May 19, 2011, in a major speech at the State Department, President Obama laid out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy across the Middle East and North Africa. The speech announced a commitment to "di-vide" Israel back to pre-1967 lines. Obama's chaos of "change" is dark and it has grown globally since his New Beginning speech in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th 2009. U.S. Abstains as U.N. Security Council Votes to Condemn Israeli Settlements

"UNITED NATIONS — Defying extraordinary pressure from President-elect Donald J. Trump and furious lobbying by Israel, the Obama administration on Friday allowed the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement construction. The administration’s decision not to veto the measure reflected its growing frustration over Israeli settlements, and broke a longstanding American policy of serving as Israel’s sturdiest diplomatic shield at the United Nations. 

While the measure is not expected to have any practical impact on the ground, it is regarded as a major rebuff to Israel, one that could increase its isolation over the paralyzed peace process with Israel’s Palestinian neighbors, who have sought to establish their own state on territory held by Israel. Applause broke out in the 15-member Security Council’s chambers following the vote on the measure, which passed 14-0, with the United States abstaining. Israel’s ambassador, Danny Danon, denounced the measure and castigated the council members who had approved it. “Would you ban the French from building in Paris?” he told them. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who had scrambled in recent days to stop the measure from coming to a vote, released a blistering denunciation afterward: “Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement. “

At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western Wall ‘occupied territory.’” The vote came a day after Mr. Trump personally intervened to keep the measure, proposed by Egypt, from coming up for a vote on Thursday, as scheduled. Mr. Trump’s aides said he had spoken to Mr. Netanyahu. Both men also spoke to the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt postponed the vote. But, in a show of mounting exasperation, four other countries on the Security Council — Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela — all of them relatively powerless temporary members with rotating two-year seats, snatched the resolution away from Egypt and put it up for a vote Friday afternoon." The birth pains of the full covenant of the land continues, because this promise is unfulfilled:
“I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you." Exodus 23:31
HalleluYah, most like to think Israel was born in a day on May 14, 1948, but a greater day is coming. God will keep His promise. There is another witness:
In that day from the river Euphrates to the brook of Egypt YHWH will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel. And in that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship YHWH on the holy mountain at Jerusalem. Isaiah 27:12-13
In a way, I wonder is it possible God using the tribulation we've all seen in Syria and Northern Iraq as a means of His mercy? He always uses man's labor for His good turning evil upside down for His glory. He used tribulation in Egypt to save Israel and bring them out of slavery. He used the horrors of the Inquisition, the Pogroms and ultimately the Holocaust to re-establish the land for the restoration of all Israel as a part of God's plan with the earth with Jerusalem in the epicenter. We must consider what is happening now opens the door to be a witness of the gospel to all nations before the end of the age:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19–20
The globe is now full of refugees from Syria and Iraq as refugees flood into Europe from across The Middle East. God's ways are greater than our understanding. By His unfathomable mercy, is He saving people from a World War III bowl of fury to come as terror erupts in the Middle East as foretold by the prophets and seen by John?
"The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.." Revelation 16:12-14
Following this battle, whenever it occurs, the greatest earthquake since creation will unfold and great hailstones will crush many in the Middle East (see Revelation 16:17-21). So, you must read Resolution 2334 for yourself.

This is critically important in the unfolding of prophecy of labor pains described in Isaiah 13:8; Isaiah 21:3; Isaiah 42:14; Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 6:24; Jeremiah 30:6; Jeremiah 31:8; Jeremiah 49:24; Jeremiah 50:43; Micah 4:9; Matthew 24:8; Mark 13:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Revelation 12:1-2. Take note as you read Resolution 2334, the 'The Quartet" roadmap is noted five times in this ridiculous escapade that calls Israel an "occupying power" and under a charade of lies declares the resolution falls under the decrees of the Geneva Conventions that establish international law for civilians in and around a war-zone.

 The Geneva Conventions are about people at war for crying out loud, for that reason and many others, Resolution 2334 is a decree of abomination standing against no only Israel, but this planet, yet God will use it to carry out His promises because God brought the Jewish people back to Israel to accomplish His purposes as declared in Jeremiah 16:14-15. Almighty God used Egypt long ago to show His glory to the world and He mysteriously used Egypt again this week as He prepares to fulfill the words He gave also to Zechariah in Kislev:
"And the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath."" Zechariah 8:1-2
God continued on with his promise concerning Israel as He warns against division:
"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 
“And the LORD will give salvation to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not surpass that of Judah. On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, going before them. And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo." Zechariah 12:7-11
Here's the thing about that cup of staggering that's interesting when you look at the Hebrew word for cup, it's "caph" סַף it can mean gates, threshold, door-keeper. Could the verse that is so familiar imply this?

“Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a threshold gate of staggering to all the surrounding peoples.

I've have been shouting to the "nations" here about the season of destruction linked to the Quartet Roadmap from the vision and promises given to Zechariah in postings for seven years now. This is your wake up call for Paul's prophetic warning of the tribulation birth pain tied to "peace and security" that he warned of:
"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." 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3
Resolution 2334... "Calls upon all parties to continue, in the interest of the promotion of peace and security, to exert collective efforts to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues in the Middle East peace process and within the time frame specified by the Quartet in its statement of 21 September 2010."

Next is the French conference which has been rescheduled for January 15, 2016 when the Middle East Quartet (the US, UN, Russia and the EU) will again restate their goal to divide Israel. Resolution 2334 provides an amazing parallel when we consider the Torah portion this week Vayeishev, “He Dwelt” in Genesis 37:1 to 40:23. When Joseph arrived in Shechem, a man asked if he could help him out. Joseph said, “I’m looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?” Joseph was looking for his brothers in Judea and Samaria, today’s West Bank. Today, Shechem is called Nablus, it’s in the valley below Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal where Israel pronounced the blessings and the curses, its where Abraham arrived at the great tree of Moreh, it's the area Jacob purchased for 100 pieces of silver and the same place Judah's daughter Dinah was raped, it is the home of Joseph’s tomb and Jacob’s well, not a Palestinian State. This week, the territory has shown itself again in the UN’s resolution saying Israel has no right there. Horrifically, Joseph faced death as he continued beyond to search for his brothers, but by God’s providence he was delivered and eventually he not only saved them, he forgave them. What have the nations learned from all this? Apparently, not much. Dividing Israel with the Palestinians has nothing to do with peace in the Middle East. Giving up the Golan has everything to do with chaos and terror as it would open the the door to the pit of hell called ISIS which is breeding across the fence in Syria. Hamas and ISIS have the same agenda, death to Jews and to Christians. The Book of Joshua makes a prophetic observation and the blessing will not fail:
And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel. Joshua 8:33
Opinions are a dime a dozen, but I think we might consider the UN vote on the 23rd of December (also Kislev 23) may be a potential time marker, pointing to a coming birth pain if you will as the UN vote was exactly 9 months before September 23, 2017, a Shabbat Shuvah, the time of a special haftarah including Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:15-27, Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20...
"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth." Revelation 12:1-2
When we read of John's vision, it is important to take notice of what Micah says comes after the birth pains:
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from old, From everlasting. Therefore He shall give them up, Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren shall return to the children of Israel." Micah 5:2-3
This jumps off the page: "Then the remnant of His brethren shall return to the children of Israel." Are you ready for the journey?

PRAYER ALERT December 21, 2016: U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on Israeli settlements "UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on a draft resolution that would demand that Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem." Egypt circulated the draft on Wednesday evening and the 15-member council is due to vote at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday, diplomats said. It was unclear how the United States, which has traditionally protected Israel from U.N. action, would vote. U.S. officials said this month that President Barack Obama was not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office. In 2011, the United States vetoed a draft resolution condemning Israeli settlements after the Palestinians refused a compromise offer from Washington. The draft text to be voted on Thursday says the establishment of settlements by Israel has "no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace."

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war. Most countries and the United Nations view Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace. The draft U.N. resolution "stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution." The "Quartet" sponsoring the stalled Middle East peace process - the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations - said in July that Israel should stop building settlements."

PRAYER ALERT November 30, 2016: Just in case you missed this, there were 6, yes six United Nations resolutions today against Jerusalem and the Golan as the UN called on Israel to transfer control of the Golan Heights to Syria. Are you kidding me? I going to throw up. Syria is in a state of Civil War, Aleppo is dying. Evil is wide awake and it will affect your life one way or another because the UN world is led by deception that follows the enemy of The Lord God of Israel. Check the Almighty's prophetic clock, these six strikes against Israel occurred exactly 70 Biblical years from November 29, 1947. That was THE DAY the UN adopted the plan of partition, a resolution from the "UN Special Committee on Palestine." Isaiah 66:8 arrived on the world scene from and center six months later on May 14, 1948 on day 20 of the Omer count:
"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her children."
Urging Concerted Action to Revive Peace Talks, General Assembly Adopts Six Resolutions on Question of Palestine, Situation in Middle East
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 50TH MEETING... "The General Assembly today adopted six resolutions on Palestinian and Middle East issues, ranging from Jerusalem to the United Nations special information programme on the question of Palestine. The Assembly adopted a resolution on the peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (document A/71/L.21) by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Tonga, Vanuatu). By the terms of the resolution, the Assembly called for the intensification of efforts by the parties, including through negotiations, with the support of the international community, towards the conclusion of a final peace settlement.

The Assembly also adopted a resolution on Jerusalem (document A/71/L.22) by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Vanuatu). By its terms, the Assembly reiterated its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever, and called upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures. The Assembly also stressed that a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the question of the City of Jerusalem should take into account the legitimate concerns of both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. By the terms of a resolution on the Syrian Golan (document A/71/L.8), the Assembly demanded that Israel withdraw from all the occupied territory to the line of 4 June 1967 and called on all parties concerned to exert the necessary efforts to ensure the resumption of the peace process.

That resolution received 103 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 56 abstentions." Also today, the Jerusalem Post reported in a potential response to Jimmy Carter: US lawmakers call on Obama to refrain from action on Israel at UN "WASHINGTON – Congressmen from both parties are issuing support for direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians and urging the Obama administration to refrain from taking action at the United Nations over the decades-old conflict. A “sense of” resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night put a majority of members on record in favor of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that lead “to a sustainable two-state solution,” and against efforts at the UN Security Council that would “impose a solution” on the parties. The resolution, which is a nonbinding act that allows the chamber to express its majority opinion, was introduced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-New York). It comes at a time when US President Barack Obama is weighing whether to join a French effort at the council that would outline parameters for an ultimate peace agreement. Israel opposes such a tactic as destructive to the pursuit of peace."

PRAYER ALERT November 29, 2016 Sixty-nine years ago today on November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly in New York adopted Resolution 181, the Partition Plan for Palestine which terminated the "British Mandate" for Palestine and recommended the establishment of an Arab state and a Jewish state, while making Jerusalem an international city and not the city of prayer of the Promised Land. In Biblical counting, the 69 years are 70 years, a prophetic number. I started this commentary on February 7, 2010 with a clip of Jimmy on the on the TV show: "Comedy Central" as Carter spoke with Jon Stewart. Today, sadly here we are again, Jimmy still isn't funny... and this is no joke as he tries to bully Israel as a political moneychanger, still self-promoting the Camp David Accords and the Carter Center. This points to a judgment of Biblical proportion.

JIMMY CARTER TO BARACK OBAMA: RECOGNIZE THE STATE OF PALESTINE "Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who brokered peace between Egypt and Israel at Camp David, has called on Barack Obama to recognize the State of Palestine (as the United Nations refers to the non-member observer state) before he leaves office in January." “It has been President Obama’s aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace. That prospect is now in grave doubt,” he wrote. “I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short. “The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. 20 is to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, as 137 countries have already done, and help it achieve full United Nations membership.”

Interestingly, Carter chose to put his statements forth on the Opinion Page of The New York Times titled "Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine". Perhaps he is of the opinion, what began in New York must be finished there. Carter repeats that he announced to Congress in 1978: "... I was proud to say to a joint session of Congress, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”" As evidenced by terror and stabbings over the past years and years before, peace is not sought by many Palestinians guided by the vile of Hamas and Jimmy needs to keep reading Yeshua's teaching in Matthew as He emphatically emphasizes the Word of God and that none of it, not one jot or tittle can be changed in any way:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-19
What does the Word of God say about dividing Israel? His words are crystal clear and unchanging on dividing His land. God says He will meet with all nations in the valley of Jehoshaphat who divide the Land of Israel. We can see that the prophet Joel records this promise:
“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
Jimmy, in His unchanging words, God said: "“When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession..." so how can Israel be illegally occupying the Promised Land? Jehoshaphat means "Yahovah has judged" and the thing is Jesus says: "I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." That means, in the end, He will return and fulfill the unchanging promise... "I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance." Perhaps, we should prayerfully take note of the time, on a Biblical year basis, year 70 of the nation's birth certificate according to the 1947 UN declaration will arrive on Kislev 16th on December 16th this year. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!!

PRAYER ALERT November 20, 2016: As battles scourge Aleppo and Mosul, The Times of Israel reports of word from a nation of red, white and blue...

Flag of France

Paris peace parley proceeding as planned, France insists "France will hold an international peace conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict next month, French officials said over the weekend, rebuffing several reports claiming that Paris had decided to shelve the planned summit. The reports had quoted French President Francois Hollande as saying that he was facing difficulties convening the summit due to heavy international opposition, particularly from Israel but also from the United States. French diplomats over weekend said the reports were “erroneous.” Hollande never said the confab was scrapped, merely that it was subject to “incertitude” that bears clarification after the US election, they said. “As President Hollande reaffirmed in his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 20, our goal is to convene an international conference in order to help relaunch the Middle East peace process,” a spokesperson from the French Foreign Ministry said Thursday. “We are working closely with our partners and in collaboration with the parties to that end.”"

PRAYER ALERT November 6, 2016: As I've said from the beginning, this commentary is certainly no "thus saith The Lord" about Zechariah's vision of the four horses. I may have it all wrong or at least just partially correct. The colors of the four horses: white, black, red and green may be a simple key to understanding who these are. Here's the thing, the flags of virtually every Muslim nation in the Middle that surrounds Israel includes the colors red and white. Zechariah saw two red horses. Sunday, in Tel Aviv the red, white and blue French flag of the government put Israel on notice.

China's flag is deep red too and they are a member of The Quartet.

YNet News reports: French diplomat: We'll move forward on our peace initiative by year's end "Pierre Vimont, France's special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, said at a conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday that it was his government's intention to move forward on the French peace initiative by the end of this year. “Regarding the peace process, he said that he preferred direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority supported by Arab countries. "The Arab Quartet — Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE — has tried to lead such a process in recent months, and it was the basis of my talks with Netanyahu on unity," he said. "Today, the regional opportunity is the important opportunity. I already said that I don't see how (Netanyahu) and (Abbas) can promote anything.” Pierre Vimont, France's special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process may have given us a clue to the prophet's code. Zechariah's horses are a specific color in his vision for a reason, but what is it? 

Incredibly, they include the red and white colors that represent the Muslim nations that surround tiny Israel today. Check it out for yourself...

Zechariah saw his vision on the 24th day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shevat (Zechariah 1:7). Next year, that will be February 20, 2017.

PRAYER ALERT November 1, 2016: Aleppo and Mosul exist on the same plane separated by 383 miles. Today, battles rage in the tale of two cities, as only an 8 1/2 hour drive separates their devastation. The firepower against ISIS is led by Russia to the West in Syria and the United States to the East in Iraq as Moscow and Washington accuse each other of war crimes as civilians hide from the crossfire and the question remains, what will be the end of the conflict and crisis in the Levant? The future of the Shia-Sunni conflict may point toward Jerusalem. What happens in Mosul and Aleppo is important to the future of the planet.

PRAYER ALERT October 14, 2016: France's Proposed Solution To Israel-Palestine Conflict Sidelines U.S.: Invited 19 other countries and the Arab League to peace talks
"France is drafting a 'presidential statement' in order to advance a plan to station international observers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount to ensure that the status quo at the site is preserved, French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, quoting French diplomatic sources. French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre said, at an emergency meeting on Friday of the UN Security Council on the ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians, that he would circulate a draft statement to the council that would appeal for calm and restraint and for a revival of the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and for maintaining the status quo at the Temple Mount. Statements by the 15-member council must be agreed unanimously. The unrest in recent weeks has been triggered in part by Palestinians' anger over what they claim to be increased Jewish encroachment at the Jerusalem holy site which is revered by both the Muslim and Jewish faithful. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly over the past few weeks that Israel has not changed the status quo on the Temple Mount, nor has it any intention of doing so, characterizing Arab charges to the contrary as “lies” and “deceit.”"
Hear the warnings of Zechariah and Joel, this opposes God's word. France wake up so that you may escape all these things that shall come to pass, don't cast these lots, you'll be drawn to the valley of judgment! Something is up - wake up! The U.S. has lost its way under Obama. Like a puppet, he is pushing Carter's agenda to divide Israel. Carter's favorite media is the New York Times and the Editorial Board of that rag has just published the plan a week ago hidden among the recesses of the paper, it is titled: At the Boiling Point With Israel.

PRAYER ALERT October 10, 2016: Mahmoud al-Zahar co-founded the Sunni Islamic terrorist organization that rules in the Gaza Strip now seeks to restore relations with Shi'ite Iran as a threat to Israel. Al-Zahar: Hamas Seeking to Strengthen Ties with Iran "TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar underlined that the Palestinian resistance group is seeking to reinvigorate relations with Iran. "Relations with Iran are acceptable but they should further enhance and develop," al-Zahar told FNA on Monday. Elsewhere, he referred to Israel's recent aggression against the Gaza Strip, and said, "If the regime is after a new war against the region, (it should know that) the Palestinian resistance, more than what they imagine, is ready to enter a real battle and the Zionists have understood this reality well." In relevant remarks in March, al-Zahar underlined that the Palestinian resistance movement is determined to continue its good relations with Iran. "The movement is trying to improve its relations with Iran," the Arabic-language Al-Arabi TV quoted Al-Zahar as saying. Also, in February 2015, senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan stressed that the Palestinian movement would growingly cement ties with Iran. "Hamas is looking for the expansion of mutual cooperation with Arab and Muslims states as well as those interested in the Palestinian cause across the world, including Iran," Palestine Online news website quoted Hamdan who is in charge of Hamas foreign relations as saying. He noted that Hamas was trying to improve its relations with Iran, and said, "Hamas has age-old relations with Iran and we want to have constant bilateral ties with Tehran"

PRAYER ALERT September 30, 2016: Iran's mullah's are among the world's craftsmen of chaos. Prayer is needed for the persecuted. Iran Arrests 25 Christians in Raid Persecuting Believers for Their Faith in Jesus Christ "At least 25 Christians have been arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran solely because of their faith in Jesus Christ, it has been reported. According to the National Council of Resistance in Iran, Iranian human rights outlets are reporting that over two dozen Christians were recently arrested during a raid by authorities in the southern city of Kerman. Security officials raided Christians' homes where they confiscated belongings and arrested as many as 25 believers. As of now, there has been no reason given for why the Christians were arrested and their location is unknown. As Iran is ranked by Open Doors USA as the ninth worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, the authorities in the Shia nation are widely known for their hostility towards Christians. Hostility toward Christianity and the Bible is so great in Iran that Christians must worship secretly in house churches. When religious police suspect Christians are gathering to worship in secret, they have been known to raid homes, arrest church leaders, worshipers and confiscate and destroy Bibles and other religious material." "Despite the Iranian regime's hostility toward Christians, Christianity is on the rise in the Islamic Republic. As there are believed to be anywhere from 450,000 to 1 million Christians living in Iran, according to a source close to the Iranian house church movement who told The Christian Post in March that a "great, great number of Muslims are turning to Christ.""

HalleluYah. We are not to hate or fear Muslims. Muslims need Jesus too.

PRAYER ALERT September 22, 2016: One member of the Quartet, the UN has released their think tank version of their global Trade and Development Report, 2016. Great summary in the Telegraph by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. UN fears third leg of the global financial crisis - with prospect of epic debt defaults Evans-Pritchard's use of the term "jubilee" caught my eye: "The third leg of the world's intractable depression is yet to come. If trade economists at the United Nations are right, the next traumatic episode may entail the greatest debt jubilee in history. It may also prove to be the definitive crisis of globalized capitalism, the demise of the liberal free-market orthodoxies promoted for almost forty years by the Bretton Woods institutions, the OECD, and the Davos fraternity. "Alarm bells have been ringing over the explosion of corporate debt levels in emerging economies, which now exceed $25 trillion. Damaging deflationary spirals cannot be ruled out," said the annual report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)." The UN report's use of the concept of “finance-led globalization” sounds like a UN version of an antidote for the 3rd seal…

PRAYER ALERT September 15, 2016: Ban Ki-moon is confused. This is because he does not understand God runs the planet, not the UN.
The truth is this, the two-state solution is the risk of perpetual violence and one day your plans will be replaced by the one-state reality of 'perpetual peace' which is the ‘one-state reality' of the Kingdom of God and Messiah that will reign from Jerusalem. The Scriptures, the Word of God Almighty is absolutely clear on this. In fact, perhaps the most famous prayer, The Lord's prayer asks for this:
'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven... For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
Did you see it? Yeshua is saying pray for the Kingdom to come to earth in power and glory. The promise given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will never fail. It is the promise of the The Kingdom on earth. It's focus is Jerusalem and all men that oppose this will be required to answer for the words spoken against this covenant... Ban Ki-moon open the Bible, the solution from God is a one state solution. It is the Kingdom of God. Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to ‘one-state reality,’ warns Ban "United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to take the difficult steps required to change the current destructive trajectory of the conflict, which is heading towards a “one-state reality” rather than a peaceful resolution. “Twenty-three years ago, almost to the day, the first Oslo Accord was signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation,” the Secretary-General told the Security Council in a briefing on the situation in the Middle East. Let me be absolutely clear: settlements are illegal under international law. The occupation, stifling and oppressive, must end. “Unfortunately, we are further than ever from its goals. The two-state solution is at risk of being replaced by a one-state reality of perpetual violence and occupation,” he warned."

PRAYER ALERT September 4, 2016: The craftsmen of chaos, those skillful to destroy (as warriors) are described in depth in the original commentary. One of them North Korea, continues their threat of nuclear oblivion. They are just like Iran the nation that calls America, not the land of the free, bit the land of the "Great Satan". US: North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America "Washington (CNN)The US government is increasingly concerned that advances in North Korea's weapons program have dramatically decreased the warning time for a nuclear attack on America or its allies, according to US officials. The regime's aggressive testing of medium- and long-range missiles -- as well as its nuclear testing -- makes North Korea now a "practical" threat and no longer a "theoretical" threat, in the words of one US official familiar with the latest US intelligence thinking. Significantly, North Korea no longer cares if the world sees its test failures, according to the latest analyses, allowing Pyongyang to more openly, aggressively and repeatedly test all of the key components needed for an attack." RELATED: North Korea claims missile test success

PRAYER ALERT August 10, 2016 Again, as noted in the original post Zechariah's Vision and the Quartet the "craftsmen of chaos" include the nation of Iran and it seems the U.S. Congress is now awakening to that reality. Congress ‘Disgusted’ With White House Lies on Iran ‘Ransom’ Payment
"Members of Congress expressed “disgust” with the White House this week and are demanding Obama administration officials come clean about the circumstances surrounding a $400 million cash payment to Iran that is widely perceived as a ransom for the recent release of U.S. hostages, according to conversations with multiple lawmakers and senior congressional sources.Members of Congress expressed “disgust” with the White House this week and are demanding Obama administration officials come clean about the circumstances surrounding a $400 million cash payment to Iran that is widely perceived as a ransom for the recent release of U.S. hostages, according to conversations with multiple lawmakers and senior congressional sources."
PRAYER ALERT July 11, 2016: Its official. The Pharaoh is moving back into the picture with a hard heart. 

Jerusalem Post: Egyptian foreign minister visits Jerusalem to push Cairo-backed diplomatic process
"The Egyptian foreign minister said his visit was a continuation of Egypt’s long-standing sense of responsibility toward peace for itself, and for all the peoples of the region, “particularly the Palestinians and Israelis who have suffered for generations due to the conflict between them.” Shoukry said his visit comes, as did his visit last month to Ramallah, within the context of Sisi’s call in May for a comprehensive agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. “Such a monumental achievement will have a far reaching and dramatic and positive impact on the overall situation in the Mideast region,” he said. Shoukry said that the goal is to achieve a two-state solution through negotiations between the parties, one that will reach an agreement based on “justice, legitimate rights and a mutual willingness to coexist peacefully in two neighboring independent states in peace and security.” Since the breakdown of Israeli- Palestinian negotiations in April 2014, he said, the situation has been constantly deteriorating on all levels: humanitarian, economic and security. “The plight of the Palestinian people becomes more arduous every day, and the dream of peace and security moves further out of the Israeli people’s reach as long as the conflict continues. It is no longer acceptable to claim that the status quo is the most we can achieve of the hopes and aspirations of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples,” he stated, adding that the current situation in the region is neither “stable nor sustainable.” Netanyahu greeted his guest by saying that the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty signed 37 years ago, followed by the Jordanian-Israeli accord in 1994, have been the cornerstones of stability in the region and “are critical assets for our countries.” He once again called on the Palestinians to enter direct negotiations, saying that they should follow the “courageous example of Egypt and Jordan. This is the only way we can address all the outstanding problems between us, and turn the vision of peace based on two states for two peoples into a reality.”"
PRAYER ALERT July 4, 2016: If you doubt the craftsmen of chaos have a link to the division of the Promised Land of Israel. Think again... Iranian commander warns there are 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel "The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard declared Friday that there are tens of thousands of missiles in Lebanon ready to strike Israel. "Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes," Gen. Hossein Salami was quoted as saying by Tasnim, according to Reuters. The Jerusalem Post reported that Salami warned that Israel’s occupied territories could come under attack if they make the “wrong move.” “Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are (present) more than ever,” he said. Additionally, state TV reported Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani accused the West of trying to exploit differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims to divert attention from the Palestinian-Israel conflict. "The global arrogance (the United States and its allies) wants to create discord among Muslims ... Unity is the only way to restore stability in the region," Rouhani said. "We stand with the dispossessed Palestinian nation." Rouhani spoke as tens of thousands of Iranians joined in an anti-Israel rally to express support for the Palestinians. The demonstrators shouted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" and while they burned an Israeli flag."

PRAYER ALERT June 6, 2016: Just musing but I wonder if this Moscow trip might be aimed at an attempt to gain Putin's support for Israel to retain the security of the Golan as part of an "acceptable" amendment to the Arab State initiative... Pomp, fanfare and rain welcome Netanyahu in Moscow There' an interesting tie to 1967 in the press release: "In addition, Netanyahu is marking some 25 years of Israeli-Russian diplomatic relations, which were reestablished in January 1992, after the Soviet Union severed them in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War." It seems Psalm 83 may be unfolding before our eyes with the help of The Quartet: Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution Tough, France Says Post Conference
"Foreign ministers from 26 countries gathered in Paris to participate in the French-led peace initiative. This included the Middle East Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations — the Arab League, the U.N. Security Council and about 20 countries. However, there was no Israeli or Palestinian participation."
Part of the prophecy in Psalm 83 has been in the headlines for a long time: “They take crafty counsel against thy people. And consult together against thy hidden ones.” In verse 5, the Psalm reveals: “For they have consulted together with one consent; Against thee do they make a covenant.” Verses 6-8 list the names of the members of the Arab coalition. Who are they? They are the Arab nations that are today plotting to divide Israel led by Edom (Saudi Arabia). In Leviticus 25:23, we find: “And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.” But why? Because in Isaiah 8:8, God claims the land for Yeshua, referring to it as “thy land, O Immanuel.” The land belongs to God for a special Kingdom purpose, and He has entrusted it to the Jewish people of Israel, reserved because He is enabling the Jewish people in a special way, preparing the land and paving the way for the King of Kings.
“... and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed”. Genesis 12:3
PRAYER ALERT July 1, 2016 This is big. This is HUGE. The Quartet (the UN, the United States, the Russian Federation and the European Union) took another big step in its goal to re-write the Biblical promise given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as they released their report through the U.N. today.
"The Quartet reiterates that a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967, and resolves all permanent status issues."
PRAYER ALERT June 3, 2016: Let's see if we can piece this together... Today, the major powers of the world have gathered for the Mid East Paris Peace talks first announced April 22nd began. They were delayed past Memorial so that US Secretary of State John Kerry could participate but 'lo and behold' this is the headline news as a state of emergency has been declared by French President Hollande: Paris art museums to close as floodwaters swamp French capital
"PARIS – The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: hurriedly move precious artworks to higher ground. Water levels at the famous river that winds through the French capital are expected to peak Friday sometime about noon. Paris police upgraded their flood warning Thursday to "orange" — the second-highest level — for areas near the Seine, which means they believe the floods could have "a significant impact" on buildings and people. The Louvre Museum announced it will be closed Friday to remove artworks from rooms threatened by the rising waters, preventatively shifting them upstairs. Its most famous painting, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," is staying put on an upper floor."
PRAYER ALERT April 22, 2016: Today, Passover begins at sunset and The Times of Israel reports on a potentially big story that may come into play during the Omer count up to Shavuot (Pentecost)... France announces global summit on Israel-Palestinian peace process
"France will host a meeting of ministers from 20 countries on May 30 to try and relaunch the Israel-Palestinian peace process, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced on Thursday. He told the international press, however, that Israel and the Palestinian officials would not be invited to the meeting, which will take place in Paris. Ayrault said the aim was to prepare an international summit in the second half of 2016, which would include the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. "Ayrault said the aim was to prepare an international summit in the second half of 2016, which would include the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. “We cannot do nothing,” Ayrault said. “We have to act before it’s too late.” He added: “I am not naive, I am perfectly sincere… There is no alternative — the other option is fatalism and I reject that.” He said the discussions would be based on the 2002 Saudi peace initiative — approved by the Arab League but not Israel — which called on the Jewish state to withdraw from Palestinian territory captured in the 1967 Six Day War, including East Jerusalem, in exchange for a normalization of ties with Arab countries. It also outlined the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza and envisaged a “just solution” of the refugee issue."
As you read that headline you may be thinking, well finally someone is doing something about peace. But perhaps you should ask, why the hardened heart? After all, God promised the land to Abraham and all of his descendants. My question: Is the Covenant Maker up to something during this appointed season of the Jubilee? The French have had their hand in the Middle East since Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 which separated Egypt from the Ottoman Empire. From there the French moved north to Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and Lebanon. Some Biblical historians even say that the French people may have descended from Reuben. They identify the Reubenites with the Franks who settled in France. If so, could Reuben's life have an impact of today's events? The storyline is eerie to say the least. The descendants of Reuben, also acted in some problematic ways. For example, in Numbers 32 they declined to settle within the Promised Land. Their leaders told Moses: "we will keep our hereditary possession across the Jordan". Moses accused them of a lack of confidence in God's promises for the land. Isn't this the headline today? France's leadership has no confidence in the promise of the land given to Abraham's descendants. They ignore the boundaries promised by God Almighty by the title deed of the 'Promised Land' which is the Bible.

Jacob gave a prophetic picture of the future of Reuben's clans. In his last words, Jacob accuses Reuben of being unstable as water, meaning that he has no respect for boundaries or borders. Jacob tells his son:
"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength and the first fruits of my virility, excelling in prominence, excelling in power. Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel..." Genesis 49:3-4
In the wilderness journey, two men of the tribe of Rueben, Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, sons of Reuben joined forces with Korach. These two men attempted a power play against Moses and Aaron. The result was bad, very bad. The earth swallowed them alive. Reuben's descendants are as confused as their ancestors. Heed the warning from Jacob, be very careful France, François Hollande your leader and Mahmoud Abbas are plotting the wrong path.

PRAYER ALERT April 5, 2016: As Russia begins to ship its S-300 missile system to the craftsmen of Iran, the Persian nation has deployed “commandos” to Syria just as the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Sea intercepted an arms shipment from Iran thought to be for Shiite Houthi fighters in Yemen. At the same time, North Korea's craftsmen released a propaganda video showing multiple missile strikes on Seoul following a similar threat against Washington DC two weeks ago. Meanwhile, peace pressure has mounted from members of The Quartet with the Palestinians leaning on France. The Times of Israel has reported: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was willing to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “any day,” after the PA leader called for a meeting during an interview last week on Israeli television." Abbas will likely no show the invite despite his statements. "Abbas told Channel 2’s “Uvda” program last week that he was willing to meet the prime minister to reach a peace agreement." Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

PRAYER ALERT March 4, 2016: I know that the Zechariah connection with the craftsmen seems really strange but as member nations of The Quarter like France who has now linked to ancient Egypt continuing to press for the division of Israel through "peace", the craftsmen always stand ready to bring chaos to their doorstep.

N. Korea leader orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'
"Seoul (AFP) - Leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea's nuclear arsenal to be readied for pre-emptive use at any time, in an expected escalation of military rhetoric following the UN Security Council's adoption of tough new sanctions on Pyongyang. The North's nuclear warheads must be deployed "on standby so as to be fired at any moment," Kim was quoted as saying by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday. He also warned that the situation on the divided Korean peninsula had become so dangerous that the North needed to shift its military strategy to one of "pre-emptive attack"."
The craftsmen are defined and described in the original commentary Zechariah's Vision and the Quartet.
"These craftsmen have come to terrify them, to cut off the horns of the nations that raised their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it.” Zechariah 1:21
PRAYER ALERT January 23, 2016: Two days after meeting with the Arab League in Egypt and promoting the division of Israel, China's President Xi Jinping met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a "craftman" of Iran and this headline is the result: Iran, China Agree To $600 Billion Trade Deal After Sanctions Lifted
"Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Iran and China have agreed to expand bilateral relations and boost trade to $600 billion over the next 10 years. Rohani made the announcement following January 23 talks in Tehran with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first major world leader to visit the Islamic republic since the easing of international sanctions on January 16 under a deal between Tehran and global powers aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program. Xi met later with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was quoted as saying that "Tehran seeks cooperation with more independent countries" because "Iranians never trusted the West."
PRAYER ALERT January 21, 2016: At the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt today Quartet member China again calls for the division of Jerusalem and Israel. Chinese President Xi Jinping: East Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state
"China has lent its support to the establishment of the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital and that such state should be established based on the 1967 borders and enjoy full sovereignty. Chinese President Xi Jinping made the remarks during an address at the Arab League’s headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday." "China firmly supports the Middle East peace process and supports the establishment of a State of Palestine enjoying full sovereignty on the basis of the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. We are in favor of putting in place a new mechanism to promote peace as to the Middle East question, and support efforts made by the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation toward this end”, Xi told the Arab League’s delegates."

PRAYER ALERT January 6, 2016: Iran and North Korea, the "craftsmen of chaos" are front and center. North Korea claim of hydrogen bomb test draws global condemnation
"North Korea said it had achieved 'perfect success' in a hydrogen bomb test. US geological agencies recorded a 5.1 magnitude seismic event on Wednesday at the reported test site. Beijing — North Korea announced today it had successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb, a claim that – if verified – is sure to reignite international pressure to check Kim Jong-un’s nuclear ambitions. Pyongyang issued its announcement after the US Geological Survey and other agencies reported a shallow earthquake near North Korea’s main nuclear test site on Wednesday morning. A news anchor on government-run Korean Central Television said the test was a “perfect success” and involved a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb."
Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran - CBS News
"RIYADH - A top Saudi official announced Sunday his country had cut ties with Iran over the torching of its embassy in Tehran by protesters angry at the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. At a news conference, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran's diplomats and all related personnel had been given 48 hours to leave the kingdom, according to Reuters. Al-Jubeir said his country's official position is that the Iranians are trying to undermine Saudi Arabia's security. The tensions began in earnest after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 others, including three other Shiite dissidents and a number of al Qaeda militants. It was largest mass execution carried out by the kingdom in three and a half decades."
Unmixed Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran seems to fit Daniel's prophecy like a hand made shoe of the latter day kingdom of feet of iron and clay that will not mix. After all Iran is one of the world's top iron producers and Arabia, well there not much there to be seen but sand.
" And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 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 2:41-44
Today's Sunni Shiite conflict is the same conflict reported on in the PRAYER ALERT November 19, 2011 in which it was noted that Arutz Sheva reports Iran and Saudis Acting Out Ancient Messiah Prophecy?
"Jews familiar with the ancient Yalkut Shimoni notice recent tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia match prophecy regarding the Messiah."
PRAYER ALERT December 16, 2015: Every time I see the words "peace and security" in any news headline, much less the Jerusalem Post, I red-line in to the warning from Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 that is noted above... "While people are saying, "Peace and security," destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief." Israel holds ‘substantive’ talks with Quartet delegation that included EU reps
"Israeli officials met with a high-level Quartet delegation this week, despite the fact that it includes an EU representative with whom Israel has said it will not meet on a bilateral basis to discuss the diplomatic process with the Palestinians. The Quartet delegation, with representatives from the US, Russia, the EU and the UN, arrived Monday with the aim of trying to de-escalate the situation and find a way to move the diplomatic process forward. The delegation met in the Prime Minister’s Office Monday night for a meeting the Foreign Ministry said was “long, substantive and serious” – discussing ways to stop the violence, restore security, stop incitement and look for future horizons in the diplomatic process. Quartet representatives met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho, Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold and head of the Foreign Ministry’s International Division, Roni Leshno-Yaar. According to a statement put out by the Foreign Ministry, both the Quartet and Israel agreed that a continuation of a diplomatic process is the best guarantor for peace and security."
Wake Up Call November 9, 2015: Normally, I would not refer you to a graphic video like this but the Bible warns us that evil will be unleashed. This horror must be discerned as a: Palestinian Woman Tries to Stab Israeli Guard "Israeli authorities have released chilling footage of a Palestinian woman trying to stab an Israeli security guard. The guard was checking the woman’s ID in a West Bank settlement when she suddenly pulled a knife out of her bag and lunged at him. Fortunately, the guard only suffered minor injuries, Gretchen Carlson said on “The Real Story” this afternoon." Wake Up! The war continues today between Jezebel and Elijah. The warning of Joel 3:1-2 is don't tolerate those that seek to divide God's land. Those that will cast lots for Judah are a spiritually castrated people that unwittingly hold the knife of Jezebel. Her slashing will bring a curse to the doorstep as her killing spirit is unleashed across the planet. Pray for protection. Don't mute the voice of the Bible's prophets or Yeshua will oppose you! Jezebel is on a dark mission. She was the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and she went and served the false god Baal and worshipped him... (read 1Kings 16:31 and 1Kings 18:13).
But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel... Revelation 2:20
Jezebel introduced the worship of Ashtoroth to Israel. Jezebel uses position and power to seek to dominate. In Hebrew, Jezebel means "without co-habitation". She will not live or "co-habit" with those she cannot dominate and control. The Jezebel spirit seeks to establish control without the actual use of physical force, at least initially. Jezebel seeks to be close to leaders and use their power. She likes to use the influence of others to accomplish her goals and control just as the UN resolutions seek to control Israel. In 1Kings 21:8 we see:
"Jezebel wrote letters in Ahab’s name and sealed them with his seal, and sent them to the elders and nobles of the city."
This is how Jezebel works, she prefers to remain in the background, while she manipulates situations and leaders like the controlling, self righteous UN Security Council. Jezebel’s greatest enemy is God's covenant for the Promised Land and the Kingdom of God. As Jezebel opposed Elijah, so Jezebel today opposes The Jewish right to Israel. In her heart, she despises their heritage. Jezebel gained control of Naboth’s vineyard under the pretense of religion. She uses Islam as a religion of peace because she needs it. Remember the adulterous woman in Proverbs 7? She first lured the foolish young man with, "I’ve just finished making my peace offerings, and have come looking for you." We must be like Elijah to see and oppose her deception of peace but we can't withdraw. When Jezebel threatened Elijah, he turned and fled to the desert. He watched fire fall from heaven and defeat his enemies, yet when her evil threatened, he lost his way and ran away from the problem. This is the example of Jezebel’s powerful demonic "spirit" to intimidate, create fear, and cause men of God to withdraw. Jezebel can steal your vision, she even intimidated Elijah. There will be another showdown like Mt. Carmel when Elijah called down fire from heaven and defeated the priests of Baal. All Israel fell in repentance, worshipping the 'One' true God and His name is not Allah.

PRAYER ALERT October 17, 2015: France advancing plan to deploy international observers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount France plans to invite representatives from the Arab League to talks with an eventual goal to lead a Palestinian statehood resolution at the UN Security Council. Hear the warnings of Zechariah and Joel, this opposes God's word. France wake up so that you may escape all these things that shall come to pass, don't cast these lots, you'll be drawn to the valley of judgment!

PRAYER ALERT October 16, 2015: France urges stepped up international action to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict
"France's U.N. ambassador is calling for stepped up international action to find a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Francois Delattre told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that it's crucial the two-state solution does not fall apart, given the risk that Islamic State extremists might take up the Palestinian cause "with the consequences we can imagine." He said France is drafting a council statement that will appeal for restraint by all parties and maintaining the status quo at Jerusalem's holiest site. Delattre called for the U.S., U.N., EU, Russia and key Arab nations to meet and work on confidence-building measures to ease tensions, support Palestinian reconciliation and draw up "guarantees and compensation that each party will need" in order to sign a peace agreement."
Hear the warnings of Zechariah and Joel, this opposes God's word. France wake up so that you may escape all these things that shall come to pass, don't cast these lots, you'll be drawn to the valley of judgment!

PRAYER ALERT October 14, 2015: France's Proposed Solution To Israel-Palestine Conflict Sidelines U.S.: Invited 19 other countries and the Arab League to peace talks
"France is drafting a 'presidential statement' in order to advance a plan to station international observers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount to ensure that the status quo at the site is preserved, French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, quoting French diplomatic sources. French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre said, at an emergency meeting on Friday of the UN Security Council on the ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians, that he would circulate a draft statement to the council that would appeal for calm and restraint and for a revival of the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and for maintaining the status quo at the Temple Mount. Statements by the 15-member council must be agreed unanimously. The unrest in recent weeks has been triggered in part by Palestinians' anger over what they claim to be increased Jewish encroachment at the Jerusalem holy site which is revered by both the Muslim and Jewish faithful. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly over the past few weeks that Israel has not changed the status quo on the Temple Mount, nor has it any intention of doing so, characterizing Arab charges to the contrary as “lies” and “deceit.”"
Hear the warnings of Zechariah and Joel, this opposes God's word. France wake up so that you may escape all these things that shall come to pass, don't cast these lots, you'll be drawn to the valley of judgment!

PRAYER ALERT May 21, 2015: In this mind-blowing interview with Jeffery Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama the ultimate narcissist reveals he thinks that the Iran nuclear negotiation is about his own "personal interests"...
“In addition to our profound national-security interests, I have a personal interest in locking [the nuclear deal] down.”
If I may suggest it, you should read the entire Atlantic report that not only addresses the nuclear deal With Iran but the war Against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the President’s relationship with Israel and the Jewish people.

PRAYER ALERT May 17, 2015: Houston, we now have a big problem... the next two years of Obama will be dangerous as Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability
"Over the last decade, the Saudi government has financed nuclear research projects but there is no evidence that it has ever tried to build or buy facilities of the kind Iran has assembled to master the fuel cycle, the independent production of the makings of a weapon. Still, the Saudis have given the subject of nuclear armament more than passing thought. In the 1980s they bought a type of Chinese missile, called a DF-3, that could be used effectively only to deliver a nuclear weapon because the missiles were too large and inaccurate for any other purpose. American officials, led by Robert M. Gates, then the director of the C.I.A., protested. There is no evidence the Saudis ever obtained warheads to fit atop the missiles. Mr. Obama met with Saudi princes in the Oval Office on Wednesday — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — who will most likely moderate their criticisms of his administration while talking directly to the president. Mr. Obama is expected to offer them and the other Arab states some security assurances, although not as explicit or legally binding as the kind that protect American treaty allies, from NATO to Japan to South Korea. But Mr. Obama will have a difficult time overcoming the deep suspicions that the Saudis, and other Arab leaders, harbor about the Iran deal. Several of them have said that the critical problem with the tentative agreements, as described by the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry, is that they assure nothing on a permanent basis. Prince Turki, while in Seoul, went further. “He did go behind the backs of the traditional allies of the U.S. to strike the deal,” he said of Mr. Obama during a presentation to the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, a South Korean research organization. Although “the small print of the deal is still unknown,” he added, it “opens the door to nuclear proliferation, not closes it, as was the initial intention.” Prince Turki argued that the United States was making a “pivot to Iran” that was ill advised, and that the United States failed to learn from North Korea’s violations of its nuclear deals. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” he said, using the past tense."
This has been going behind the scenes for awhile: Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan
"Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic. Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery."
The Chinese have helped the Saudis since 1988... Saudi Arabia Special Weapons
"Saudi Arabia does not have weapons of mass destruction. It did, however, buy long-range CSS-2 ballistic missiles from China in 1988. More recently, Saudi officials have discussed the procurement of new Pakistani intermediate-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Some concern remains that Saudi Arabia, like its neighbors, may be seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, apparently by purchase rather than indigenous development. While there is no direct evidence that Saudi Arabia has chosen a nuclear option, the Saudis have in place a foundation for building a nuclear deterrent. Saudi Arabia may trigger a new kind of arms race in the Middle East, as leaders insist the gulf state wants to match Iran's newly established nuclear enrichment capabilities. The nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran may allow Tehran to keep up to 5,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium. Saudi delegates to a rare summit of Gulf leaders with President Obama made it clear that the deal means they feel they must match Iran's level of enrichment. "We can’t sit back and be nowhere as Iran is allowed to retain much of its capability and amass its research," one Saudi delegate who wished to remain anonymous told the New York Times before the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began on 14 May 2015. The former Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Turki bin Faisal, also told a conference in South Korea, "Whatever the Iranians have, we will have, too." Ironically, the avoidance of just such an arms race was a central argument of the Obama administration in favor of a deal that would include the ability to monitor Iran's program. "It is almost certain that other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons," Obama said in 2012. “The Saudi Arabian leadership has said that Saudi Arabia will go nuclear,” former U.S. ambassador Mark Wallace, now the chief executive officer at the Counter Extremism Project and co-founder of United Against Nuclear Iran [UANI] said in April 2015. “That may be as easy as paying for and taking delivery of a bomb from Pakistan.”"
The Saudi missile project is called "East Wind". Al Sulayyil Missile Base 20°43'07"N 45°35'01"E
"In March 1988, two years after the deal was struck, it was discovered that Saudi Arabia had bought an undisclosed number of CSS-2 "East Wind" intermediate range missiles from China. (1) The number of missile varied by source from 30 to 120. The number was later put at 50 missiles and nine launchers. (2) According to Assistant Secretary of State Richard Clarke, the missiles were still not operational in late 1989. (3) However, in early June 1990, Flight International reported that, according to Israeli intelligence, the CSS-2 missiles were deployed and operational at two sites: al-Sulaiyil, about 500 km south of Riyadh and al-Joffer, 100 km south of Riyadh. According to the article, each site houses four to six concrete launch pads and stores approximately 60 missiles."
Psalm 48:6-7 says: "Fear took hold upon them there, [and] pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind." A woman in travail is also seen in Jeremiah 4:31: "I hear a cry as of a woman in labor, a groan as of one bearing her first child-- the cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands and saying, "Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers."" Matthew 24: 7-8 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs."

PRAYER ALERT March 19, 2015: This comes from The Financial Times: From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay
"The White House hoped a new Israeli prime minister would resume peace talks with the Palestinians. With Netanyahu holding on, the administration is weighing a turn to the U.N. to help force a deal." "After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats."
PRAYER ALERT March 3, 2015: Today, is the day before Purim which recognizes the evil plot of Haman to destroy the Jewish people. That plot of the craftsmen of Zechariah is alive today resurrected by the Ayatollahs of Iran, but again a voice like Esther stands up to tell the world of the evil before us. I love the fact that CSpan kept putting up the name of the Prime Minister on the screen continuously as he stood at the podium to standing ovations. Benjamin Netanyahu gives a powerful Hebrew witness in more than one way. Every newscaster that repeats that name over the next few days will be speaking Hebrew without a thought saying:
"Son of the right hand" "a gift from God".
Just a coincidence? There are no coincidences.
"My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9

I encourage you to read the transcript at The Prime Minster's Office.

PRAYER ALERT March 1, 2015: As Netanyahu prepares to speak to Congress on March 3rd, it seems that the terms of the Iranian nuclear deal being reported by the Associated Press from Geneva on Monday are the same as those proclaimed recently by Israel's Prime Minister, the same issues that were scoffed at by the Obama Administration. AP reports Iran is to be allowed to keep 6,500 centrifuges spinning with a sunset clause providing for an end to nuclear inspections in some 10 years. Let's see, that would be 2025 and 7 years later is 2032, so what happened some two days, err I mean 2,000 years earlier and what might happen at the end of the accord with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the P5+1?

Consider the words of Hosea...
Hosea 6:1-3 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
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PRAYER ALERT January 25, 2015: 2Timothy 3:1-5 says: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." You may have read the reports that Israel destroyed a Hezbollah convoy last Sunday along their northern border last week in Syria. Incredibly the group included Iranian General Mohammed Allahdadi. The Times if Israel reports: Iran vows to attack Israel from West Bank
"Deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Lt.-Gen. Hossein Salami vowed Saturday to “open new fronts [against Israel] and change the balance of power.” In an excerpt of an interview with Salami, the IRGC’s number two said that Iran and Hezbollah would provide a “special reprisal” to the strike, according to the Tasnim News Agency, adding that opening a new front in the West Bank was in the works." "“Opening up a new front across the West Bank, which is a major section of our dear Palestine, will be certainly on the agenda, and this is part of a new reality that will gradually emerge,” Salami said in the interview with Iran’s Arabic-language news channel al-Alam. Iran and Hezbollah have issued a series of threats since the strike earlier this week, warning of a “crushing response,” and “destructive thunderbolts.” The dead included an Iranian general and senior Hezbollah commanders, Muhammad Issa and Jihad Mughniyeh, son of slain terror mastermind Imad Mughniyeh."
There is a tie to the U.S. as the Times of Israel has also reported: Amid row over DC invite, PM says he’ll ‘go anywhere’ to speak against Iran
"Rebuffing growing criticism from the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated Sunday he would go ahead with his plan to speak before the US Congress in Washington about Iranian sanctions."
Obama said no go to meeting with Netanyahu when the Prime Minster addresses our Congress on March 3rd. Oh... least we forget, Purim is March 5th. It's the day Haman sought to destroy the Jewish people.

PRAYER ALERT January 21, 2015: The Chinese Century
"Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine. When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact that has received little attention: 2014 was the last year in which the United States could claim to be the world’s largest economic power. China enters 2015 in the top position, where it will likely remain for a very long time, if not forever. In doing so, it returns to the position it held through most of human history." "A new global political and economic order is emerging, the result of new economic realities. We cannot change these economic realities. But if we respond to them in the wrong way, we risk a backlash that will result in either a dysfunctional global system or a global order that is distinctly not what we would have wanted."
PRAYER ALERT January 12, 2015: If you started at the beginning of this commentary on Zechariah's Vision and "The Quartet" back in February 2010 you may have thought it odd that I began with comments from former President Jimmy Carter. Well I am doing it again today, it is four years later and here he is again in the headlines: Jimmy Carter: ICC Should Look Into War Crime Allegations From Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
"In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter told host Marc Lamont Hill he supports the International Criminal Court looking into Palestinian accusation of war crimes against Israel, saying the ICC should take "an inquisitive look" at those allegations." "About 150 nations recognize Palestine as a nation, as an official state," Carter said. "Although the United States has always been in lockstep with Israel on these kind of matters, it's not a common belief all over the world. I don't believe there's any doubt that the Palestinians deserve to have a nation of their own, alongside a free and protected state of Israel."
PRAYER ALERT December 31, 2014: Many events are converging. Too many it seems for mere chance or coincidence to be engaged. For example, some 2,000 years ago a trial was held before a Roman court before the garments of the innocent Yeshua were "divided" and lots cast for them at His crucifixion. The Young's literal translation of Matthew 27:35 states:
"And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the prophet, 'They divided my garments to themselves, and over my vesture they cast a lot"
Today, Abbas seeks criminal charges against Israel. A week ago he said that Israel: "will be forced to assume its responsibilities as an occupier”. In its last vote of 2014 as noted by NBC: U.N. Rejects Palestinian Resolution Seeking Israeli Withdrawal
"The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian-backed resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from disputed territories by late 2017, with the United States voting against the measure and five other nations abstaining from the vote."
If you are a Bible student, take notice. If Tuesday’s vote at the Security Council would have gone the other way it would have set a 3 year timeline for a security council mandate of an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders. If you read the Bible you must consider the timeline that has been delayed for now. Yet today, as Israel defended it people from the 4,500 rockets fired from Gaza over the summer, Abbas signed the ICC's founding treaty. It is none other than the Rome Statute, in an attempt to pave the way for a possible war crimes trial against the innocent nation of Israel at the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands. The Palestinian Authority is [purportedly] empowered due to their upgraded “Observer Status” at the U.N. in December. With this status granted they join the only other permanent observer, the Holy See of the Catholic Church in Rome to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly. I wonder if all the dots and lines are propped in order with the so-called "Observer Status". After all, according to the U.N.'s own description:
"Non-Member States of the United Nations, which are members of one or more specialized agencies, can apply for the status of Permanent Observer. The status of a Permanent Observer is based purely on practice, and there are no provisions for it in the United Nations Charter."
So, from my own personal perspective, a state status that does not actually exist has mysteriously and illegally allowed the signing of various treaties. Abbas does not lead a "state" he is not even legally the elected leader of the state of mind called Palestine. Abbas was elected to a four year term as President of the Palestinian National Authority in 2005. The term ended on January 9, 2009. Since then, the "Authority" elections have been delayed indefinitely. His ability to join the International Criminal Court sounds as ridiculous as saying healing on the Sabbath breaks the Torah. The NBC News report goes on to state:
"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed 20 international agreements on New Year's Eve, including the Rome Statute of the ICC, paving the way for criminal charges against Israel for alleged war crimes committed in Palestinian lands."
A separate report on the ICC filing was also reported today by Aljazeera:
"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed a document at a meeting in Ramallah requesting membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abbas signed the document on Wednesday, a day after a UN Security Council (UNSC) failed to pass a resolution that had aimed to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of territories sought by the Palestinians. The president also signed a raft of about 20 other treaties, aligning Palestine with various international organizations. The decision sets the stage for filing a war crimes case against Israel for its actions in Gaza. Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to take action following the announcement. The signed statute will now be passed to the UN's secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, who will consider the application to join the ICC. While not guaranteed, legal experts think the process is likely to result in Palestinian membership being approved."
If you think the United States is out of the loop on this whole war crimes process by voting against the occupation deadline think again. The U.N. is in New York and the individual that Abbas had to file the various treaties with under their new "Observer Status" is none other than American James W. Rawley. He is the Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory and he is the one to pass on to Ban Ki-moon.

PRAYER ALERT December 23: 2014: Abbas: I’ll cut ties with Israel if UN move fails
PA president says if statehood bid does not pass Security Council, Palestinians ‘will no longer deal’ with Jerusalem "Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday that his administration would “no longer deal” with Israel if a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a final peace deal fails. “If the Arab-Palestinian initiative submitted to the Security Council to put an end to (Israeli) occupation doesn’t pass, we will be forced to take the necessary political and legal decisions,” Abbas was quoted as saying by the Algerian APS news agency. “If it fails, we will no longer deal with the Israeli government, which will then be forced to assume its responsibilities as an occupier,” he added. The Palestinian draft resolution sets a 12-month deadline for wrapping up negotiations on a final settlement and the end of 2017 as the timeframe for completing an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines."
Palestinians tell ICC they want to join the court Palestinian UN Ambassador addresses members of ICC for the first time, says Palestinians want to join the tribunal to seek justice for alleged Israeli crimes.

PRAYER ALERT December 19, 2014: Today, President Obama signed into law theUnited States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act. The Act defines Israel as a “major strategic partner” of the United States. The act appears to enhance Israel’s strategic relations with the people of the United States and our strategic capabilities noting:
"The turmoil in the Middle East poses a serious threat to United States national security interests and requires cooperation with allies that are willing to work with the United States in pursuit of shared objectives."
But then there is paragraph 3(6) of the act, speaking of U.S. strategy and policy it declares:
"It is the policy of the United States…to support the Government of Israel in its ongoing efforts to reach a negotiated political settlement with the Palestinian people that results in two states living side-by-side in peace and security."
This statement matches the Biblical warning found in 1Thessolonians 5:3. The English Standard Version, The Holman and Revised Standard Version translations of Paul's letter all use the words peace and security in the Tribulation warning:
"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."
PRAYER ALERT December 18: 2014: This is big news, please read this and pray for the peace of Jerusalem... Full text of Palestinians’ UN resolution: End the occupation by 2017 "French draft resolution": Israeli Palestinian Peace agreement within 2 years To read the French draft resolution click here.

PRAYER ALERT December 8, 2014: Just t days before the March 24, 2015 deadline for Iran's Nuclear negotiations end, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on elections: With election date set, Knesset votes to dissolve itself
"After only 671 days - less than half of the Knesset's term - MKs vote to disband and go to elections, that will take place March 17, 2015."
PRAYER ALERT November 9, 2014: This is potentially GIGANTIC on the prophetic scene as Turkey's Anadolu News Agency reports Turkish PM terms it 'divine duty to protect' al-Aqsa
"Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said Turkey holds most sacred the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem just as Kaaba in Mecca, describing the protection of the both holy sites a "divine duty." Davutoglu's remarks came as Al-Aqsa complex that represents the world's third holiest site for Muslims was stormed Wednesday by a group of a number of Jewish settlers and Israeli security forces, who stepped in the mosque with their boots on, knocked around Palestinians protesting their presence and threw around the Qurans. "Even if a tiny piece of stone was taken from Al-Aqsa, it will be replaced, rebuilt and revived by our hands," he told the inauguration ceremony of a new metro line in Istanbul on Sunday. Davutoglu said "we are the servants of the soil of Quds," using the Arabic name of Jerusalem, pledging to protect the holy city and Al-Aqsa -- the first direction of praying for Muslim worshippers -- against any attempt to destroy them. Jews refer to the holy compound as the Temple Mount, deeming it to be the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times. After Israeli raid Wednesday, Davutoglu harshly condemned the Israeli offensive on Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling it "nothing but barbarity to the core." "We will defend the cause before the United Nations at a Quds contact group meeting as well as all world platforms," he added. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also confirmed to Palestinian leaders that Turkey will start an initiative at the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli aggression in the holy compound. "Ending the attacks by Israeli troops and Jewish settlers in Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is of the utmost importance for regional peace," he said in phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Wednesday night."
PRAYER ALERT October 14, 2014: This morning, NPR relayed the news from the BBC that British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State
"Britain's Parliament has voted to support the recognition of a Palestinian state in a symbolic vote that follows a similar move by Sweden." "As we reported earlier this month, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his center-left government would recognize Palestine, although he did not say when that would occur. More than 100 other countries have already recognized the Palestinian state."
Here's something to consider, granted this may sound pretty odd but it will not seem strange at all if you have read Jonathan Cahn's new book Mystery of the Shemittah. I highly recommend that you get this important book and read it. You will want to buy one for a friend too. If you look at the map link mentioned in the NPR story, you will see the 100+ countries that have voted like Britain and Sweden. The graphic interestingly points out that 80% of the world population supports a division of the Promised Land... yet the nations that don't (so far) have 75% of the world's cash. The thing is, the graphic is almost a month old and it did not include the numbers from Great Britain and Sweden at the time Paul Scruton, James Ball and Paddy Allen of the Guardian rendered it.

These two European power nations (Britain and Sweden) represent almost 5% of the 2013 Global GDP according the World Bank, so now the population and monetary worth of the planet is at a tipping point on a vote to divide the covenant land. Cahn's latest book will show the critical nature of the pattern of a tipping point. It's important. It may seem strange but... The Guardian report measures cash to people on the votes against Israel. This feels like an Elul thing because Ebola showed up in the U.S. on September 30th when the CDC confirmed the first laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a man who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. He arrived as Elul concluded and the Shemittah began. Again, you need to read Cahn's new book to get the connection to the word of God and what is may be happening:
"And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy." Leviticus 26:25
So what's going down in America when the tipping point is reached? Tragedy and tribulation I am afraid, but revival will come for those who wait. We will soon see a time of great revival.
"Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence — as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil — to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him." Isaiah 64:1-4 ESV
And here's another strange coincidence about Ebola. When the Resolution was brought before the UN on November 29, 2012, the first nation to speak against Israel and introduce the resolution was from the heart of Africa. Daff-Alla Elhag Ali Osman said...
“The eyes of all the children of Palestine are directed towards us”, said the representative of Sudan, who introduced the resolution. He called on all States to contribute today “to make history” and to “pave the way for the future” by casting their votes in favour. Doing so would be a victory both for the value of truth and for the Palestinian people themselves, he said." "DAFF-ALLA ELHAG ALI OSMAN ( Sudan), introducing the draft resolution on “status of Palestine in the United Nations” (document A/67/L.28), said the text aimed at taking a historic decision granting Palestine the status of non-Member Observer State. Its preamble reaffirmed the unacceptability of the acquisition of territory by force, and reaffirmed the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including to an independent State of Palestine. Several paragraphs of the text reaffirmed relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly concerning the peaceful settlement of the Question of Palestine, which mentioned, among other things, that Israel must withdraw from the Occupied Territory, including East Jerusalem."
I am not saying there is a CERTAIN relationship BUT now just two years later, Ebola threatens the people of Africa and is now spreading to other nations after it broke out in west Africa when the first cases were seen in March 2014 just weeks before Passover.

I am not making this up, but the plagues in Africa (Egypt) began just before the Exodus Passover some 3,500 years ago. There may be no relationship, but in case you did not know it, the first case of Ebola-Sudan (EBO-S) was detected in Nzara, Sudan in 1976 according to The World Health Organization. The disease is named for the Ebola River near Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo, but the outbreak there was the second. Sudan was the first. The CDC reports: "On August 26, 2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who butchered a bush animal. She became ill with symptoms of EVD, reported to a private clinic in Isaka Village, and died on August 11, 2014. Local customs and rituals associated with death meant that several healthcare workers were exposed to Ebola virus."

God's word contains a dire warning for those that want to divide it:
"For BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land." Joel 3:1-2
We need to study and look into the Biblical meaning of the Valley of Jehoshaphat if we are to understand this and the Judgment of the Lord. Many people believe that the Valley of Jehoshaphat is ONLY the place of battle, you know where Armageddon will occur, but let's also look at what some big time one Bible scholars have to say because The Lord may be pointing us to the understanding of this judgment not just a place:
"A valley where all nations shall be gathered by Jehovah for judgment [Joel 3:2-12]. At least as early as the time of Eusebius, in the 4th Century A.D., the Valley of Jehoshaphat was identified with the valley of Kidron, so that now Jews, Roman Catholics, and Mohammedans fix the scene of the last judgment here. This identification is only a conjecture, based on the cited passages and Zechariah 14. So far as the evidence goes, no valley actually bore this name." (Illustrated Davis Dictionary of the Bible, P. 378)
The Easton Illustrated Bible Dictionary states:
"This is the name given in modern times to the valley between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives, and the Kidron flows through it. Here Jehoshaphat overthrew the confederated enemies of Israel (Ps 83:6-8); and in this valley also God was to overthrow the Tyrians, Zidonians, etc. (Joel 3:4, 19), with an utter overthrow. This has been fulfilled; but Joel speaks of the final conflict, when God would destroy all Jerusalem's enemies, of whom Tyre and Zidon, etc., were types. The 'valley of Jehoshaphat' may therefore be simply regarded as a general term for the theatre of God's final judgments on the enemies of Israel."
Also, consider this from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary:
Another Bible scholar agrees: "As 'Jehoshaphat' means 'the judgment of Jehovah,' the valley of Jehoshaphat may be used as a general term for the theater of God's final judgments on Israel's foes."
It's possible that a pale green horse in now loose and running within the confines of the African Union. 

Will another horse, a black one representing a plague that could start running rampant soon? 

Funny thing about the African Union... the flag is green.

PRAYER ALERT August 25, 2014: Radio Free Europe reports: Iran To 'Accelerate' Arming Palestinians After Israeli Drone Downed
"Tehran says it will speed up operations to arm Palestinians in the West Bank in retaliation for Israel allegedly deploying a spy drone over Iran. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerospace forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said: "We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response." Hajizadeh's comments were posted on the Guards' website on August 25. The warning came a day after Tehran claimed the Guards had brought down an Israeli spy drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site, some 240 kilometers south of the capital."
PRAYER ALERT August 22, 2014: Truth has been turned upside down in this Yahoo News report... In personal plea, top Hamas leader calls on Obama to stop 'holocaust' in Gaza
"You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression on Gaza — and to lift the siege and open the cross borders and to rebuild Gaza," said Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News. "This is our demands."
In another interview with Yahoo:
"In the wide-ranging interview, Meshaal repeatedly blamed Israeli leaders for the current round of violence. He deflected questions about the hundreds of Hamas rockets aimed at Israel, making a new pledge to warn civilians in advance of the attacks. "We do not target civilians, and we try most of the time to aim at military targets and Israeli bases," Meshaal said. "But we admit that we have a problem. We do not have sophisticated weapons. We do not have the weapons available to our enemy … so aiming is difficult. We do promise you, though, that we will try in the future and we will warn people … We have given warnings to Israeli civilians. We promise that if we get more precise weapons, we will only target military targets." Asked about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments this week that "Hamas is like ISIS, ISIS is like Hamas," Meshaal called the comparison a "lie" designed to "trick" the American public. "We are not a religious, violent group," Meshaal said, calling ISIL (the Islamist militant group also known as ISIS) a "totally different phenomenon. We are fighting against aggression in our land.""
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - "Hamas executed 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza City on Friday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy by Palestinian mortar fire."

PRAYER ALERT July 8, 2014: If you are wondering why hundreds of rockets have been fired at Israel of the past week, think about this report from Breibart: Muslim Brotherhood Org That Met With Obama WH Calls For Islamic War Against Israel
"The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, called upon fellow Islamists and Arabs to declare holy war against Israel “for the sake of Palestine.” According to a translation provided by the Center for Security Policy: Dr. Ali Al-Qaradaghi – the Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars – called on the Islamic and Arab peoples to rise up in all parts of the world for the sake of Palestine and Jerusalem since it is the central issue of the nation, and therefore pressure must be placed on the governments and institutions to carry out their duty towards stopping the Zionist terrorism that is occurring in the land of Palestine, stressing that the peoples are more powerful than they imagine and that they are capable of making the difference if they were to act to support the Umma’s just causes.
Al-Qaradaghi also declared that the Union stands with the popular outburst in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and condemns the crimes against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and cautions the Zionist settlers who are raping the land from targeting Palestinians, and the Umma will not idly refrain forever from aiding their brethren that are being murdered by Zionist hands, which also usurps their lands and money." "In June 2013, Bin Bayyah, the Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, met with members of the White House National Security Council. According to Bayyah, it was not his organization but the Obama administration that had initially reached out and sought a meeting. "We asked for this meeting to learn from you, and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars,” Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council, reportedly said about IUMS. On July 4th, Qaradawi & Qaradaghi issued a joint statement calling for the destruction of Israel."
PRAYER ALERT June 11, 2014: In a 'craftsman' terror state, North Korea, there is a new report sadly reminding us of the words of prophecy seen in Luke 21:12: Jeffery Edward Fowle, American, Arrested In North Korea For Having Bible In Hotel Room
"An American has been arrested and is being held in North Korea for leaving a Bible in a hotel room as he attempted to leave the country, state media said Friday. Little is known about the man, who was identified in Korea as Jeffrey Edward Fowle. The exact spelling of his name is unknown. "The U.S. citizen, who entered the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] on April 29 as a tourist, engaged in activities that were in breach of DPRK's laws," the official Korean Central News Agency said. Officials at the State Department said they were aware of the situation, but did not have any other information to provide. In a briefing Friday, spokeswoman Marie Harf said she could not share any other news about Fowle for "privacy reasons." Fowle is the third American to be arrested and detained in the country. In April, North Korea detained 24-year-old Miller Matthew Todd. North Korean officials said he entered the country on April 10 with a tourist visa, but asked for asylum. The country also has been holding Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae since November 2012. In the briefing Friday, Harf said the department had spoken with Bae's family on June 4."
The Voice of the Martyrs has this to request: "Now is the time to make our confession to Kim Jong Un. We declare that we will remain loyal to the one true God and continue to stand with our persecuted family members in North Korea. We know what is happening in North Korea. We commit to telling the world about the crimes of its leader and to do everything in our power to assist our persecuted family there. We invite you to add your voice in support of North Korean Christians by digitally signing the Letter of Confession. We will deliver these letters to North Korea’s representatives to the United Nations." But there is a message of truth not far from this sadistic tribulation, South Korea's Senior Pastor of 100,000 member Manmin Central Church with some 10,000 branch or associate congregations worldwide, Dr. Jaerock Lee teaches and amazing message: [God Is Love] Love Is the Fulfillment of the Law
"The Law written in the Bible was given in the love of God who wants to give us happiness. To the extent that we keep the Law, we are more likely to be children of the Light, of righteousness, and of goodness. That is, we can resemble God who is love."
PRAYER ALERT June 9, 2014: Pentecost has now concluded and news breaks out in Mosul in northern Iraq. Notably, at the conclusion of Purim in 2003, the U.S. led an eventual coalition of over 200,000 troops that moved into Iraq with an invasion from the south. But Mosul is in the land if Nineveh not far from Syria.

In the original post I described what appear much like the 'craftsmen' of Zechariah's vision that spread militant terror and the treat of extreme violence while metastasizing evil and fear around the globe. The Nineveh province is the ancient place first mentioned in Genesis 10:11-12. The place Jonah was sent by God to warn the area to repent and return to God:
"So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown." Jonah 3:3-4
Insurgents in Iraq Overrun Mosul Provincial Government Headquarters
"The western side of Mosul is now in control of militants, who are advancing steadily southwards in the direction of a major army base where a military airport and top-security prison are located, three army officers told Reuters. Earlier on Monday, Nujaifi made a televised plea to the city's inhabitants to fight militants who have been regaining ground in Iraq and last Friday moved into Mosul." "Several army officers said Iraqi forces were demoralized and no match for the militants from the Sunni Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which is also active across the border in Syria. “Without urgent intervention of more supporting troops Mosul could fall into their hands in a matter of days” said a senior security official from Nineveh operation center, adding that ISIL was only three kilometers from the Ghizlani military camp."
Four years ago, in February of 2010, I wrote in the beginning of this post: "So, what is it about the four craftsmen that Zechariah also saw, who are they? Just look at his plain words... they terrorize and oppose those that come to divide Israel. Who do we see today that oppose The Quartet? Who else but the "Axis of Evil" namely the four nations that actively have it in their heart to threaten world stability:
1. Iraq 2. North Korea 3. Iran 4. Syria
As global pressure to divide Israel increases, these "craftsmen of chaos" will start making a huge impact on world headlines as their disruptive plan unfolds. We need to pray for the people of Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Syria.

PRAYER ALERT May 28, 2014: Following last week's news from Reuters that 'craftsman' Kim Jong Un's North Korea may be close to developing nuclear missile, the Daily Caller reports that the 'craftsman' of the Shiite Islamic leader of Iran, the Ram of Iran' is screaming out his hatred once again as he speaks of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. On May 24th this report came out: Iran’s Supreme Leader: Jihad Will Continue Until America is No More
"Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, all but said on Sunday that negotiations over the country’s illicit nuclear program are over and that the Islamic Republic’s ideals include destroying America. “Those (Iranians) who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason,” Khamenei told a meeting of members of parliament, according to the regime’s Fars News Agency
Khamenei emphasized that without a combative mindset, the regime cannot reach its higher Islamic role against the “oppressors’ front.” “The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of the Islamic Republic. Logic and reason command that for Iran, in order to pass through a region full of pirates, needs to arm itself and must have the capability to defend itself,” he said. “Today’s world is full of thieves and plunderers of human honor, dignity and morality who are equipped with knowledge, wealth and power, and under the pretence of humanity easily commit crimes and betray human ideals and start wars in different parts of the world.” 
In response to a question by a parliamentarian on how long this battle will continue, Khamenei said,“Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. … This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.” Khamenei cited the scientific advancement of the country. “The accelerated scientific advancement of the last 12 years cannot stop under any circumstances,” he said, referring to the strides the regime has made toward becoming a nuclear power."
Looking back, if I may digress, our Commander in Chief Barack Obama has had this to say about Islam's ideals:
● “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.” 
● “We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities” 
● “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed” 
● “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.” 
● “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” 
● “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam
There is an white hot explosion on the horizon and its not just Iran. Looking at the one other Shiite majority nation in the Mid East, we need to know that Iraq's terror fuse has been set since our Troops withdrew from the land of Babylon in 2011. We need to pray for these people. This week: Violence in Iraq Kills 38, Raises 2014 Death Toll to 4000
"Attacks across Iraq killed 14 people on Wednesday, the latest in a months-long surge in violence that has left more than 4,000 people dead this year. The shootings and bombings struck in Baghdad and restive parts of the north and west, leaving dozens more wounded, security and medical officials said. In the deadliest attack, a suicide car bomb exploded in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiyah in north Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding 50, security and medical officials said. Three other car bombs went off in the Amin, Sadr City and Jihad districts, killing eight more people. The blasts were the latest in a trend of militants setting off vehicles rigged with explosives during the evening, when Baghdad's residents visit markets, restaurants and cafes."
In Mosul, Press TV reports: Over 60 killed in bomb attacks, violence across Iraq
"Over 60 people have been killed and scores of others injured in the latest wave of violence hitting Iraq. Two car bomb blasts in the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday left nearly two dozen people dead, among them soldiers and medical staff. Elsewhere in the north, multiple bombings rocked the town of Tuz Khurmatu and killed five people, four of them members of a family. Another deadly attack took place in the Shia neighborhood of Kadhimiyah in the capital Baghdad, killing at least 16 and injuring 50 others. Similar attacks claimed the lives of about a score of other people across the country. Iraq is currently witnessing a wave of violence unprecedented in recent years. Official figures show that more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed and nearly 1,400 others injured in violent attacks across Iraq in April. According to the United Nations, almost 9,000 people were killed in 2013."
In case you are wondering why Daniel 2:40-43 (NIV) gives us these words: "Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron--for iron breaks and smashes everything--and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay." Here's why... the clay and iron of Sunni and Shiite don't mix:
"Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are responsible for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism. The government in Iraq has also blamed Riyadh for the chaos, saying Saudi Arabia is funding and arming militants fighting against Iraqi forces in the country’s western areas, including Anbar province. Takfiri groups, including the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), are reportedly coming to Iraq from neighboring Syria and Saudi Arabia to undermine security in the country."
PRAYER ALERT May 16, 2014: If you have visited this post before you have seen reports on what I dub "the craftsmen". Today, The Washington Free Beacon reports... Iran threatens U.S. Navy with ‘Suicide Missions’
"A top Iranian naval commander said that he is prepared to order suicide attacks, drone strikes, and missile technology to “destroy the U.S. Navy” in any upcoming confrontation, according to an interview printed in Iran’s state-run media. Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, a member of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said that Iran is constantly training and preparing for a clash with the United States, according to a recounting of his remarks provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). 
Fadavi revealed that Iran “compensates for its technological inferiority to the United States with a strategy of asymmetrical warfare, including suicide attacks and the use of speedboat and its missile capability,” according to MEMRI. Additionally, Fadavi revealed that on “at least” three occasions senior U.S. officials have contacted Iran to establish a telephone hot line like the one used between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War era. Fadavi’s military threats come amid a massive military buildup by Iran, which claims to have duplicated and armed a downed U.S. drone and to have developed advanced ballistic missiles that could be capable of carrying a nuclear payload."
PRAYER ALERT May 6, 2014: As America's Secretary of State John Kerry defies the Bible as deadline that has now passed for a peace plan, he tells the world that Palestine will be a state one way or another we get this from FoxNews today: Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David
"JERUSALEM – An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins. The claim by Eli Shukron, like many such claims in the field of biblical archaeology, has run into criticism. It joins a string of announcements by Israeli archaeologists saying they have unearthed palaces of the legendary biblical king, who is revered in Jewish religious tradition for establishing Jerusalem as its central holy city -- but who has long eluded historians looking for clear-cut evidence of his existence and reign. 
The present-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also wrapped up in the subject. The $10 million excavation, made accessible to tourists last month, took place in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem and was financed by an organization that settles Jews in guarded homes in Arab areas of east Jerusalem in an attempt to prevent the city from being divided. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as the capital of a future independent state."
Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon gives us this on the other craftsmen of North Korea... Report: N. Korea Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles
"North Korea has developed nuclear weapons capable of being launched on its ballistic missile forces, according to a new report by a defense analyst. The Obama administration is seeking to hide the fact that North Korea possesses nuclear missile warheads, according to a report by Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon strategic analyst and director for forces policy at the office of the secretary of defense. Schneider’s statement came in a report published April 28 in the journal Comparative Strategy. According to the 16-page report, “The North Korean Nuclear Threat to the United States,” the Defense Intelligence Agency stated in an unclassified assessment made public a year ago that “DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North [Korean government] currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles.” “This is disturbing news,” the report says. “The North Korean regime is one of the most fanatic, paranoid, and militaristic dictatorships on the planet. … While North Korea has long made occasional nuclear attack threats, the scope, magnitude, and frequency of these threats have vastly increased in 2013.” North Korea has in the recent months issued provocative threats to carry out nuclear strikes on U.S. cities and against American allies."
And this comes from Haaretz on the craftsmen from Iran: Iran's frontline has reached Israeli border, declares senior official
"Senior military aide of Iranian Supreme Leader boasts West's failure in Syria is Iran's victory, according to Iranian and Arab press. Iran's front line of defense against Israel is now the southern Lebanese border, a senior military aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader declared last week, several Iranian and Arab news agencies reported on Saturday. Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said that the coalition of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Europe had failed to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. “'This is a strategic failure for the Western, Arab and Zionist front and a big victory for the Islamic Republic of Iran,'” he said, according to Iran's Fars. Consequently, he stressed, Iran's influence had extended far beyond its borders. "'Our frontmost line of defense is no more in Shalamcheh (in Southern Iran), rather this line is now in Southern Lebanon,'" Safavi was quoted as saying, adding that Iran's strategic depth had reached the Mediterranean Sea."
Finally, this report comes from the craftsmen of Syria as reported by the BBC: Lebanon 'expels' Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria
"Lebanon has been forcibly returning dozens of Palestinian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, activists say. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (Unrwa) expressed concern at the deportation of 41 over the weekend. A spokesman said it had been given assurances by Lebanese officials that the restrictions were only temporary. Human Rights Watch said Lebanon was turning people back without adequately considering the dangers they faced. The policy violated the international principle of "non-refoulement", which forbids states from returning refugees and asylum seekers to place where their lives or freedom would be in threatened, it warned."
PRAYER ALERT May 1, 2014: Repentance was the call of John the Baptist. Like the apostle, the purpose of the post series is to warn that a great shaking is coming to America if we continue to refuse repentance. The Lord is calling America to repent and return to Him right now or the nation and its people will soon be shaken by imminent judgment. Today, 'The National Day of Prayer' was held in Washington D.C. and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of 'The Harbinger" gave clear warning to America that you need to see. Like it or not, the veil of God's blessing of protection is tearing:
The nation “stands in danger of impending judgment, and we all know it.” “Too much of the church has lost its saltiness to do anything about it." “And now the same biblical signs of national judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel are reappearing on American soil.” "Two hundred and twenty five years ago this week, America as we know it came into existence. On that day, George Washington put his hand on the Bible and gave the nation a prophetic warning..."
"America's hope does not lie in the Whitehouse, not under the Capitol Dome, not on Wall Street, and not on anything else. America's hope lies in the name of Yeshua HaMaschiach, Jesus the Messiah the light of the world, it was for Him this nation came into existence..." "It is time to humble ourselves, it is time to pray, it is time seek the face of God, it is time to turn from our evil ways that He might hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land."
The issues Rabbi Cahn speaks regarding immorality and a “pandemic godlessness of the earth” that are on full display as our leaders are unfit for command and our corrupt government unfit for leadership are addressed in a new book by Jeff Kinley: "As It Was in the Days of Noah: Warnings from Bible Prophecy About the Coming Global Storm" which is a commentary on Yeshua's prophecy that a storm of global judgment is headed our way just as it was in the days of Noah.

PRAYER ALERT April 30, 2014: The State Department says the craftsmen nation of Iran funds terror... Iran terror network prolific, US report says WASHINGTON – Iran continues to arm and finance a terrorist network that extends from South Asia to the Horn of Africa, from Iraq to Yemen, and across the Palestinian territories, the US State Department reported on Wednesday, acknowledging US willingness to nevertheless engage directly in talks with the state over its nuclear program. Much of the report, released annually by the State Department to outline threats of terrorism around the world, focuses on Iran’s expansive efforts to fund and funnel arms to Islamist organizations, including Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon but operates worldwide.

PRAYER ALERT April 27, 2014: Seriously, is this more 'swift-boating' Mr. Kerry... first it was the book Unfit For Command now The Daily Beast reports on your action Trilateral Commission "closed door meeting"? Will you deny this too?
"If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday." "It wasn't the only controversial comment on the Middle East that Kerry made during his remarks to the Trilateral Commission, a recording of which was obtained by The Daily Beast. Kerry also repeated his warning that a failure of Middle East peace talks could lead to a resumption of Palestinian violence against Israeli citizens. He suggested that a change in either the Israeli or Palestinian leadership could make achieving a peace deal more feasible. He lashed out against Israeli settlement-building. And Kerry said that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders share the blame for the current impasse in the talks. Kerry also said that at some point, he might unveil his own peace deal and tell both sides to “take it or leave it.”"
You are flying solo now turning your dream into a nightmare.My suggestion... stay home, be quiet find the $6 billion Hillary's team misplaced, then retire. But we need to pray.

PRAYER ALERT April 24, 2014: Coincidence? Perhaps not, but just as Israel shut down peace negotiations as reported by The Times of Israel... Hamas and Fatah agree to unity government in historic deal the Sun emitted a massive X1.3-class solar flare that temporarily shut down radio communications over many parts of the Earth.
"A seven-year-old rift between rival Palestinian factions seemingly ended Wednesday as officials from the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas agreed to form a unity government and call for new elections. Members of both organizations announced the deal at a press conference in Gaza following two days of negotiations.""PLO official Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior figure in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, said he hoped the deal would be ”a true beginning and a true partnership.”“We have made this Palestinian dream a reality whereby the rift has come to an end and we are reunited,” he said the deal calls for a unity government to be formed within five weeks and for presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections to be called within six months of the coalition taking form, Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh said.“This has become a national responsibility and a duty,” he said, referring to the reconciliation."
The Guardian reported: Despite confusion over whether Netanyahu or security cabinet took decision, announcement appears to end US-led initiative:
"Israel has hit back hard following an agreement on Palestinian unity by suspending already faltering peace negotiations just days before the expiry of a deadline for the US-brokered process.The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, accused the western-backed Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, of forming an alliance with Hamas, which he called "a terrorist organisation that calls for the destruction of Israel" – and hinted at further retaliatory measures.Netanyahu's comments followed Wednesday's announcement of a unity agreement between Abbas' Fatah movement – the dominant group in the PLO and which governs parts of the West Bank – and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. The US and EU also classify Hamas – whose name means the Islamic Resistance Movement – as a terrorist group, but may review their policies in the light of the unity deal."
PRAYER ALERT April 23, 2014: Hamas, Fatah announce talks to form Palestinian unity government
"(CNN) -- Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announced Wednesday they've agreed to reconcile -- a development that could see the Palestinian territories under a unified leadership for the first time in years. The sides, wrapping up two days of talks in Hamas-run Gaza, announced they will begin discussions to form a unity government. An interim government could be finalized in the next five weeks, with elections possible by early 2015, Fatah spokesman Fayez Abu Eitta said. Wednesday's announcement comes amid a deterioration of U.S.-brokered peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel -- talks that Hamas, a militant Islamic group that hasn't recognized Israel, opposed."
PRAYER ALERT March 25, 2014: As we approach Passover, a Biblical memorial to a time when an ancient Pharaoh enslaved and oppressed, we see continue to see that "The Quartet" of nations seeks the basis for a framework to divide the land through a Pharaoh's hard heart two state solution just before Passover, yet Hamas who rules in Gaza seeks to destroy through a "United States of Islam" and establish "the capital of the Islamic Caliphate."

John Kerry I know you have access to a computer, don't you see that the state you seek to establish is in itself already divided between Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in Ramallah? Jonathon M. Seidl writes for The Blaze and reports:
"Just last week, Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa, the longtime secretary-general of the Arab League, told the Washington Post that Hamas isn’t really a terror group. That might be harder to deny after he hears the audio below.This is Hamas member and cleric Yunis Al-Astal reportedly declaring, “The [Jews] are brought in droves to Palestine so that the Palestinians – and the Islamic nation behind them – will have the honor of annihilating the evil of this gang.” He also predicts that Palestine will become the capital of the new Islamic caliphate. Gateway Pundit offers an excerpt of the most disturbing parts (via Memri). Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 11, 2011.Yunis Al-Astal: The [Jews] are brought in droves to Palestine so that the Palestinians – and the Islamic nation behind them – will have the honor of annihilating the evil of this gang.…All the predators, all the birds of prey, all the dangerous reptiles and insects, and all the lethal bacteria are far less dangerous than the Jews.…In just a few years, all the Zionists and the settlers will realize that their arrival in Palestine was for the purpose of the great massacre, by means of which Allah wants to relieve humanity of their evil.…When Palestine is liberated and its people return to it, and the entire region, with the grace of Allah, will have turned into the United States of Islam, the land of Palestine will become the capital of the Islamic Caliphate, and all these countries will turn into states within the Caliphate."

PRAYER ALERT March 17, 2014: I'm exasperated Mr. President. Really, it's "us" and "we"? For some reason I thought that you were the head of the United States not the Divided State... I am confounded at what I am reading of your meeting with Abbas, or is 'your' world confused by disorientation? Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority March 17, 2014
"And I have to commend President Abbas.He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors.This is obviously an elusive goal, and there’s a reason why it’s taken decades for us to even get to the point where we are now. But we remain convinced that there is an opportunity.And I think everybody understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the aspirations that they’ve held for so long.Secretary Kerry is here today and has been working diligently with all sides.And as I said to Prime Minister Netanyahu when he was here just a couple of weeks ago, I believe that now is the time for not just the leaders of both sides but also the peoples of both sides to embrace this opportunity for peace.But we’re going to have a lot of details that we’re going to have to discuss. It’s very hard; it’s very challenging. We’re going to have to take some tough political decisions and risks if we’re able to move it forward. And my hope is, is that we can continue to see progress in the coming days and weeks."
You can read it all for yourself at In your next meeting with John Kerry, open a Bible and read 1Thessalonians 5:1-6.

With the blink of an eye the world has become a far more dangerous, unstable place with Russia's moves and the conflict you are raising today with the dangerous Mr. Putin over Crimea's vote (96% in favor) to divide and slide into Russia. Instead of talking about peace and compromise as you do with Abbas while his renegade people in Gaza fire rockets at school children in Israel and Hamas plots, you lob verbal daggers of threat toward Russia.I wonder, are you taking Matthew 24:6 as your personal shield to be the world's spokesman to propose such incredibly dangerous sanctions against Russia? The failure of the people of Crimea to look west and instead turn east to Russia may not be unlike the potential failure of a western diplomatic initiative with Iran's Russian-backed nuclear program. All of these issues smell of the smoke of conflict at the horizon of Palestine:
Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. Isaiah 14:31
No further comment today from this watchman praying for Jerusalem, but I will have another because the sovereign God says:
“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes, and till He makes Jerusalem praise in the earth.” Isaiah 62:6–7
PRAYER ALERT March 13, 2013: As we approach Purim this week, the headlines are full of Haman-like threats against Israel. Antisemitism has reared up in the Ukraine just as terrorist rockets from Gaza rain down fire from heaven on Israel. It's clear that we need an Esther to stand up and defend the life of God's people in prayer. Be an Esther!

IRGC Commander: Iran’s Finger on Trigger to Destroy Zionist Regime
Hezbollah Vows to Give Crushing Response to Israeli Aggressions
Palestinian Official: Allah will gather Israelis so Palestinians can kill them all
Military sources reject reports on Iranˈs Missile Cargo for Gaza
Iranian Film Shows 'Nuclear Attack' on Israel
Russia to build 2 nuclear power plants in Iran
Gaza terrorists bombard southern Israel in massive rocket attack

PRAYER ALERT March 6, 2014: CNN has filed this report on more work from the "craftsmen" of Iran:
Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza "The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.The Israeli navy stopped a Panamanian-flagged civilian cargo ship and boarded the vessel, the IDF said. The weapons found were identified as Syrian-manufactured surface-to-surface rockets, IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.It was an Iranian shipment headed for Gaza, the IDF said, citing intelligence. Tehran offered no immediate comment on the incident. According to state media in Iran, military officials denied the reports."
We need to pray for the people of Iran.

PRAYER ALERT March 4, 2014: If you read yesterday's prayer alert below, you may be wondering what the President actually said yesterday. The Times is Israel quotes him:“It is still possible to create two states, a Jewish state of Israel and a state of Palestine, with people living side by side in peace and security.”In the earlier interview last week, Obama was quoted that he would give the Prime Minister some advice from the famous Jewish sage Hillel. Funny thing, you would think that he might consider the words of Paul another Jewish sage that studied under Gamaliel, the great grandson of Hillel. Almost two thousand years ago the Apostle Paul wrote these words:
"Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.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. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober." 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 The English Standard Version (ESV)
PRAYER ALERT March 3, 2014: Today in the Whitehouse, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will sit down with Barack Obama and according to a report he will tell the Leader of the nation of Israel that "his country could face a bleak future -- one of international isolation and demographic disaster -- if he refuses to endorse a U.S. drafted framework agreement for peace with the Palestinians".

In the article, Obama made a reference to the Jewish sage Hillel who lived and taught in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. Obama, a fan of the Arab Spring does not comprehend the evil it is unleashing. Just look at the status of the uprisings that began in Tunisia. They show us and unsettled political-religious situation that swells in violence making the Middle East atmosphere a tender box ripe for the fire of prophetic Biblical upheaval.Tunisia is still drafting its constitution after three years. Libya has not even started. Egypt approved a new constitution, but it's the second Egyptian constitution in just over a year as the nation suffers boycotts and violent protests.

In Bahrain, the King still rules as a despot despite Obama's 2011 rhetoric about rights, freedom and the rule of law.Where's the teleprompter?Today, Yemen only continues in "dialogue" and Syria remains fully engulfed in a horrific civil war that has a massive death toll from the violence than began on March 18, 2011. The UN says more than 140,000 lives have been lost and over 2 million refugees displaced as the conflict there ultimately appears to pit Russia and Iran against the United States at the center of the world.Bottom line, today in your house, it is time to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and a time to pray for peace in our land because the God of Israel has set forth a future warning with a bleak future, one of coming disaster and judgment for those that seek to divide His land.That warning is ignored and twisted by the Obama Administration as John Kerry now leads "The Quartet" that seeks to divide the Promised Land. But God says this:
“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
The actual word here is "Yĕhowshaphat". It means "Yah has judged". To borrow a Presidential phrase, "my fellow Americans"... we must consider these words very carefully. Joel is quoting the prophecy of the God of Israel here. He is warning the United States, Russia, The European Union and all of the U.N. of the valley of judgment by YHVH. Why these? They are the members of "The Quartet" that seeks today to divide God's land along with the the Palestine Liberation Organization. So, we might ask, is it any coincidence that grave trouble has erupted around Russia and intertwined the U.S. as the Ukraine mobilizes troops after Russia's 'declaration of war'?

I don't know! But I do know this: in July, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry set a 9 month time table, an ultimatum of sorts to conclude the Peace talks framework. It just so happens that nine month is a time that concludes around Passover 2014. It just so happens that this particular Passover, the world will witness a blood red moon that will repeat on the first day of Tabernacles 2014 and again on Passover 2015 and on Tabernacles 2015. What do these blood moons mean, are they a sign like the leprous hand of Moses that are connecting to the words of Joel's warning for a season of disaster? Today, only God knows if there is a connection but we need to be sober and awake:
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years." Genesis 1:14"And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land." Exodus 4:9
PRAYER ALERT February 6, 2014: As Judah consider giving up 90% of the West Bank, today's news give us an update on the November 28,2013 'Prayer Alert' on Iran. It seems they just may be the craftsmen of chaos that the prophet Zechariah describes:
“ ... these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns (governments) of the nations who lifted up their horns (government authority) against the land of Judah to scatter it.”
The King James Bible translation calls them 'carpenters', other translations... blacksmiths. In Hebrew, the word Zechariah 1 uses is "charash" it means "craftsman, artisan, engraver, graver, artificer; skillful to destroy (warriors)". We need to pray for the people of Iran, their leaders are dark. In my original post, Iran is noted as perhaps one of these 'craftsman'. Iran and the P5+1 agreement are in the news once again as the Tines of Israel reports: Iran warns: ‘No boundary to response’ if US strikes
"Senior defense officials in Tehran continue to deride American military option after Kerry says it remains on the table. The US military option is of no care to us,” said Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps deputy commander Hossein Salami in a televised interview Saturday night, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency. “They can use this option but should take the responsibility for its destructive consequences too.” 
“The US can have different scenarios against Iran, including air, missile and limited ground incursion,” Salami added. 
“All these scenarios have been identified, all possibilities have been studied and we have complete intelligence superiority in all these cases and operational strategies.” 
Salami was apparently responding to a January 23rd Al Arabiya interview, in which US Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Iran continues enrichment of uranium beyond permitted levels or breaks out toward a nuclear weapons capability, “then the military option that is available to the United States is ready and prepared to do what it would have to do.” Shortly after Salami’s interview, Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan adopted a similar tone during a ceremony marking the return from exile of Islamic Republic founder Ruhollah Khomeini, Fars reported. 
“The world’s arrogant powers are today scared of Iran’s high defensive capabilities and for the same reason their style of sanctions and threats are changed everyday,” said Dehgan.This is not the first time senior Iranian defense officials derided the US military threat. Last week, IRGC Navy Commander Ali Fadavi joined the criticism, saying, “The military option is a laughable subject. Even John Kerry’s children snicker at it.” 
Despite the rhetoric coming from Tehran’s defense establishment, Iran and the P5+1 are scheduled to hold a new round of talks in Vienna on February 18 in a bid to discuss a comprehensive solution to Tehran’s contested nuclear program.Iran signed the interim deal in November with the P5+1 group — Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany — and began implementing the agreement on January 20. Under the agreement, which is to last six months, Iran committed to limit its uranium enrichment to five percent, halting production of 20 percent-enriched uranium. In return, the European Union and the United States have eased crippling economic sanctions on Iran."
We need to pray for the people of Iran.

PRAYER ALERT January 31, 2014: Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'
A massive gathering brought thousands together at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday night, in prayers beseeching G-d to "cancel the decrees" of US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose peace plans would create an Arab capital in Jerusalem. The prayer rally, which was held under the title "prayer for the redemption of the people of Israel and their portion," was attended by Jewish Home coalition members including Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel, Deputy Religious Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, MK Orit Struk and MK Moti Yogev.Rabbi Chaim Druckman, head of the Bnei Akiva yeshivas, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba Rabbi Dov Lior and Chief Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu led the prayers, asking G-d to "give strength, courage, truth and faith to our leaders. Give them fear and great awe of You, that they will fear greatly to harm our holy land."Ariel commented that "thousands of people came to prayer for the people of Israel, to strengthen the government and the one who stands at its head, that he may be able to stand firm against the different pressures coming from the other side of the ocean," reports Mako. Reports in early January indicated that Kerry is manipulating the European boycotts to force Israel to submit to territorial withdrawals."We came here to strengthen the prime minister in guarding the land of Israel," said Rabbi Ben-Dahan, who added that if the proposed plans match the rumors surrounding them, they will not be accepted by his Jewish Home party. "Most residents of the country aren't ready to divide Jerusalem, as is said to be proposed in the plan." The plan also reportedly would have the PA create a state along the 1949 Armistice lines. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed on Sunday that Jews lived under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria as part of peace plans, a proposal that led to a crisis between Netanyahu and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett.
PRAYER ALERT January 28, 2014: Columnist Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times writes from Tel Aviv "Why Kerry is Scary"
"It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic Israel has ever encountered. But there isn’t much room anymore for anything in between. This is one of those rare pay-per-view foreign policy moments. Pull up a chair. You don’t see this every day." "So that’s where we are: Israelis and Palestinians need to understand that Kerry’s mission is the last train to a negotiated two-state solution. The next train is the one coming at them."
PRAYER ALERT January 24, 2014: It is Shevat 24 and yesterday, Breitbart reported... Obama Blames Israel for Jewish Criticism
"Citing an unnamed Obama administration official, Israel Radio reported Thursday that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry blame the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for encouraging American Jews to criticize the White House for its foreign policy, particularly regarding Israel."
PRAYER ALERT January 15, 2014: China want to join the Middle East Quartet Beijing stands ready to join the international body for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace.
"China is ready to join the Middle East Quartet to help negotiate a peace agreement between the Israeli and Palestinians, according to the country’s foreign minister. At the tail end of a trip to the Arab world last week, Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave an interview to Al Jazeera, in which he spoke at great length about China’s desire to play a greater role in the Middle East, including in the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements. In response to a question about China’s interest in the Middle East Quartet, Wang said, “we are ready to join it if the Quartet so wishes” but stressed that if it didn’t join it, “China will continue to work in its own way to move the peace process forward.”"
If China is brought into the mix, that leaves just one other superpower state out of the mix: India. The government of India did not provide recognition of Israel in 1949, but perhaps things have changed. Time will tell.

PRAYER ALERT January 13, 2014: Following up on his 'framework' promise in late December, Kerry: 'Peace Now,' in 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said over the weekend that his country is ready to broker and agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at any time or place both sides want. “We are ready to make peace now, in 2014,” Kerry told Arab foreign ministers. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA chief Mahmoud Abbas “have both shown courage,” Kerry said. “The Israelis and Palestinians are currently wrestling with difficult decisions and challenges,” he added.
PRAYER ALERT December 30, 2013: Likud Grapples With Jordan Valley Annexation Issue

"YERUSHALAYIM - With  Secretary of State John Kerry due to arrive on Wednesday, the Likud took up the issue of the proposed Jordan Valley annexation during a meeting Monday held to discuss the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, Arutz Sheva reported.

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon made clear his unequivocal support for annexation.

“The Jordan Valley is a part of the state of Israel, and whoever thinks otherwise apparently is in the wrong party,” he declared.

Kerry is said to be fixed on a plan to implement a phased Israeli withdrawal from the Valley over a period of 10 years or more. He reportedly will try to force Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to accept the idea, and to induce Israeli generals to convince a skeptical Israeli public that it would be safe."

PRAYER ALERT December 27, 2013: Prophetic events in The Middle East occurred this year with and I pray you are here because you are not oblivious to the prophetic importance of these events. If you have read my original post Zechariah's Vision and The Quartet you have heard me refer to Iran and North Korea as two of the "craftsmen" of Zechariah.

The King James version of the Bible calls them "carpenters" but the Hebrew meaning is "charash" or craftsmen or blacksmith which is shown in other translations. Zechariah saw four "craftsmen" and Zechariah asked the messenger of The Lord (YHVH) who they were. The answer is seen in Zechariah 1:21:
“... these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns (governments) of the nations who lifted up their horns (government authority) against the land of Judah to scatter it.”
If you are wondering why, this Reuters news article will show you the crafty move of Iran's Rouhani and at the same time this article from South Korea's The Chosumiblo shows you more of the same chaos. 

A 3rd "Craftsman" I've noted is Iraq. This week's horrific report is from FoxNews: Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37
"At least 37 were killed in Iraq after militants targeted Christians in two separate bomb attacks on Wednesday, according to officials. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church during Christmas Mass in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. A little bit earlier, a bomb ripped through an outdoor market in the nearby Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer added. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Iraq's dwindling Christian community, which is estimated to number about 400,000 to 600,000 people, has often been targeted by al-Qaida and other insurgents who see the Christians as unbelievers."
Perhaps the 4th is Syria. The Telegraph reports Syria: Assad regime's barrel bombs kill more than 400:
"Syrian officials say the assault is targeting rebel forces in the country’s second city and surrounding towns and villages. But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other groups say the majority of those killed are civilian. It said that among the dead were 117 children, some in bombing raids on schools, and more than 30 women. The attacks follow a pattern of air raids on civilian areas following losses on the ground for the Syrian army."
PRAYER ALERT December 25, 2013: When you consider the goal of dividing Israel for Palestinian State you might just realize live in a very chaotic world. Today, Arutz Sheva reports: Mahmoud Abbas Mocked For Claiming Jesus was a 'Palestinian'

"In his Christmas speech to Christians in the PA and throughout the world, Abbas said: "In Bethlehem, 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born - a Palestinian who brought the gospel and became a guide for millions worldwide, just as we, the Palestinians, are fighting for our freedom, 2,000 years later. We try to walk in his footsteps to the extent possible." 
Israel's Foreign Ministry displayed rare humor in its reply. Spokesman Yigal Palmor said: "Abbas should have perused the New Testament before he said such utter nonsense, but we forgive him because he knows not what he does.""
Yes, if Abbas were wise he would just read the record and he would know he is not walking in His footsteps... Jesus is an Israeli Jew.
"Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2
PRAYER ALERT December 22, 2013: Kerry to present 'framework agreement' to Israel, Palestinians later this month
In an attempt to re-energize the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry intends to present a "framework agreement" to both sides by the end of the month, London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday.Quoting anonymous Arab League sources, the paper reported the agreement will include security measures meant to assuage both sides.On two visits earlier this month Kerry presented to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu security “ideas” based on the work that a team of some 160 US officials, headed by retired US Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, drew up defining what it thought would be necessary for Israel’s security if a Palestinian state were created. 
Those ideas reportedly included an IDF presence in the Jordan Valley for an extended period, between 10 and 15 years. Netanyahu has for years been adamant in demanding an Israeli security presence – and not any kind of international force – along the Jordan River following a peace agreement with the Palestinians.Abbas, who rejected the proposal, sought the backing of the Arab League in an emergency meeting held on Saturday.The Arab League also rejected the proposal, holding Israel responsible for “hindering” the peace talks with the Palestinians and calling to compel Israel to halt settlement construction. Referring to Kerry’s proposal to maintain an Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley for several years, the Arab representatives reiterated their commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state “on all the Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, with east Jerusalem as its capital,” in accordance with the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative and UN resolutions pertaining to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
PRAYER ALERT December 16, 2013: Why no academic boycott against Iran, Egypt, Syria or Libya? Insanity was reported by the New York Times today...
Boycott by Academic Group Is a Symbolic Sting to Israel An American organization of professors on Monday announced a boycott of Israeli academic institutions to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, signaling that a movement to isolate and pressure Israel that is gaining ground in Europe has begun to make strides in the United States. Members of the American Studies Association voted by a ratio of more than two to one to endorse the boycott in online balloting that concluded Sunday night, the group said.
PRAYER ALERT December 10, 2014: Just three days before he is to return to Israel to again try to forge the division of the Promised Land. John Kerry appeared before Congress to testify about the deal he cut with Iran.Wow... you might want to look at these photos. I do not recall seeing eyes so strikingly prideful and haughty... or is it just me?
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
PRAYER ALERT December 9, 2103: Israel ready for ‘historic compromise’ with Palestinians, Netanyahu says
"JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel was ready for a “historic compromise” in talks with the Palestinians as he presented a new government that is a mix of centrists and hawkish supporters of Jewish settlement in the West Bank.Speaking in parliament before the 22 ministers were sworn in, Netanyahu said that, while the cabinet would work to carry out domestic reforms that were the focus of Israel’s election in January, the government’s top priority would be “protecting the security of the state and its citizens.” He said Israel faced threats from Iran’s nuclear program and the upheaval in Syria, where he warned that stockpiles of “some of the deadliest weapons on earth” could fall into the hands of militants. He pledged that Israel would “take all measures necessary to prevent those weapons from falling in the hands of the terrorist organizations.” Two days before a planned visit by President Obama, who is expected to explore options for renewing stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians, Netanyahu struck a conciliatory tone.“The new government in Israel extends its hand for peace with our Palestinian neighbors,” Netanyahu said. “Israel has proven time and again that it is ready for compromises in return for genuine peace.”“With a Palestinian partner that is ready to conduct negotiations in good faith, Israel will be ready for a historic compromise that will end the conflict with the Palestinians once and for all,” Netanyahu added."
PRAYER ALERT November 28, 2013: Irony? Coincidence? Warning? Seven killed as earthquake shakes Iran nuclear reactor just four days after six nations, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (US, Russia, France, Britain & China) plus Germany (P5+1) granted a financial sanctions release to Iran to halt enrichment, dilute and dismantle uranium stockpiles that have been enriched to 20%.You can read the text of the agreement that isolates Israel alone here. P5+1 is an interesting symbol in Biblical history. The term p5+1 refers to the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.The EU countries refer to these nations as the E3+3. The Scriptures show us time and again that 6 nations have engaged with Israel. The Torah names the ancient nations as the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and the Jebusites (see Exodus 3:8, Exodus 3:17 Exodus 13:5 Exodus 23:23 and Numbers 13:29).However, there are actually seven (7) nations that are parties to the nuclear agreement because Iran is the fulcrum nation in the deal.Well it just so happens that Deuteronomy names seven nations by adding the Girgashites:
When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou Deuteronomy 7:1
Deuteronomy also declares that the ancient six are to be destroyed but the Girgashites are left out of the list:
But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee: Deuteronomy 7:1
Why would that be, and just where are the Girgashites? The Bible tells us this nation lived east of the sea of Galilee. So who lives east of the Galilee today? Just look at the map. Time will tell, but perhaps the omission of the Girgashites is a foreshadowing of Isaiah's prophecy for Assyria and Israel with a blessing to come in the end:
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom YHVH of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance." Isaiah 19:20-25
We must watch Syria.

PRAYER ALERT November 21, 2013: The Washington Free Beacon reports: Iran Launches ‘Massive’ War Drills.
"Iranian military forces launched a series of “massive military drills” across nine provinces on Wednesday following an order by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to state media reports.The drills, codenamed “Towards Jerusalem,” will continue over the coming days and throughout the rest of the year.At least three battalions of Iran’s “fast reaction” Basij Force participated in the drills, which come as Western nations and Iran try to finalize a deal aimed at halting the country’s contested nuclear program.""Meanwhile, Iran and world powers inch closer to a nuclear deal that could allow Tehran to continue its nuclear enrichment program."
Great, the drills are codenamed "towards Jerusalem".

PRAYER ALERT November 17, 2013: It seems that American history intersected with Israel today. Do your recall the one nation that stood with America as the British sought to rule the destiny of the colonies? It was France.Interestingly, today France it seems stands alone in unity with Israel against the threat of Iranian nukes. France has stood up, but the Quartet's lead member, America, is bending and warping in its support. France "it seems" is seeking to replace the U.S. as Israel's strongest ally as Iran continually threatens war with what its leaders call ‘cancerous tumor Israel’. Radical militant Islam seeks the death of Israel, pray they will not seek to harm France in some way as The Times of Israel reports: In Israel, Hollande says France won’t waver on Iran."France will uphold economic sanctions on Iran as long as the Islamic Republic does not prove it has taken serious steps toward curbing its nuclear program, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday at the opening of a state visit to Israel.“France will not make concessions on nuclear proliferation,” Hollande pledged during a ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport, upon his arrival. “France will maintain all its measures and sanctions until we are certain that Iran has renounced nuclear weapons.”" Perhaps, once again we should thank God for France. Could they be related to Simeon?
Genesis 49:5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers..."
PRAYER ALERT November 9, 2013: very much recommend that you watch this report from CBN. Reporting from Jerusalem, John Wallace is asked: "John, If the US and the other nations reach an agreement with Iran, where does that leave Israel?" His response: "Well, it leaves Israel basically standing alone".It is very important that Bible believers know what is going on... I believe Zechariah 12:3 spoke of this time:
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."
PRAYER ALERT October 20, 2013: A week after PA President Mahmoud Abbas went to Europe to meet with the heads of state of Germany, Italy and Belgium to push for settlement freezes and continue discussions about dividing the land and dividing Jerusalem... The Times of Israel reports: Fourth quake in as many days hits northern Israel
"For the second time Sunday, a minor earthquake shook northern Israel around 4 p.m., the fourth of its kind since Thursday.No injuries or damage were reported, but Tiberias residents told Ynet that they felt the 3.6-magnitude quake. The first quake Sunday also registered 3.6 on the Richter scale quake. Both epicenters were near Kibbutz Ginosar, on the Sea of Galilee.Similarly powerful quakes rattled the north early Saturday morning and Thursday. Last Sunday, a 6.4-magnitude quake, centered in the Mediterranean Sea near Crete, was felt in Athens, Egypt and Israel. In September, an early-morning 3.5-magnitude quake was felt in the northern Dead Sea area, including in Jerusalem. Seismologist Dov Lakovsky of the Geophysical Institute of Israel told The Times of Israel Sunday that there was no cause for alarm and that the quakes were just “a bit stronger than usual.” Such tremblers, he said, “happen all the time.”According to the GII’s statistics, seven earthquakes strong enough to be felt have rattled Israel in 2013. The most powerful one, centered near the Suez Canal on June 1, registered 5.0 on the Richter scale. Israel is situated along the Syrian-African rift, a tear in the earth’s crust running the length of the border separating Israel and Jordan, and is part of the Great Rift Valley, which extends from northern Syria to Mozambique.Israel’s last major earthquake rattled the region in 1927 — a 6.2-magnitude quake that killed 500 and injured another 700. An earthquake in 1837 left as many as 5,000 people dead. According to a 2010 Haaretz report, major earthquakes strike Israel once every 80 years or so, meaning the country may be due for a serious natural disaster."
PRAYER ALERT September 27, 2013: As the United States government prepares to shutdown due to division over the Federal budget the Quartet has re-engaged to divide Israel.Using what appears to be a pun for the "birth" of a Palestinian State the Quartet has drawn a line in the sand for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to reach a peace plan deal within 9 months.This was declared the day after the Biblically appointed 8th day called Shemini Atzeret, the eight day following the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.Picking nine months would mean that by Pentecost (Shavuot) 2014, the peace and security agreement should be completed. Will peace and security settle the Middle East for "a little while"?

The names of the politicians may have changed from the original Quartet, but the plan is the same... divide Israel and Jerusalem and call it a plan for "peace and security" just as the Spirit of God is elevating the consciousness of identity of the House of Israel.Why would this Quartet "peace plan" unfold in this way at this time?A huge mistake is unfolding before our eyes as foretold by prophecy with prevailing “wars and rumors of wars” in the Middle East as Iran spews its verbal venom against the Jewish State in Israel. The Quartet is leading the planet into a catastrophe of Biblical proportions with this nine month time frame to birth the Palestinian State that is destined to end after the Passover of April, 15 2014.

Ban Ki-moon and Quartet diplomats Catherine Ashton, John Kerry Sergey Lavrov and Tony Blair

UN and Middle East partners reaffirm support for resumed Israeli-Palestinian talks
"The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today reaffirmed their determination to provide maximum support to the Israelis and the Palestinians as they resume talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive peace.The Middle East Quartet – the diplomatic grouping bringing together the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States – met at UN Headquarters in New York on the margins of the annual high-level debate of the General Assembly.The meeting is the first time in one and a half years that the members of the Quartet have met at the level of principals and it follows the most recent round of direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians held last month.“The Quartet reaffirmed its determination to lend effective support to the efforts of the parties and their shared commitment to reach a permanent status agreement within the agreed goal of nine months,” the group said in a statement.It commended the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and their commitment to remaining engaged in sustained and continuous negotiations to address all of the core issues.“The Quartet called on all parties to take every possible step to promote conditions conducive to the success of the negotiating process and to refrain from actions that undermine trust or prejudge final status issues.”During the meeting, the Quartet received an update from US Secretary of State John Kerry on the progress in the talks since talks resumed on 29 July, as well as a joint briefing on the negotiations by the chief negotiators from both sides.The group also discussed efforts to boost support to the Palestinian economy, as well as the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the importance of both sides demonstrating a commitment to improving the atmosphere for the negotiations.The other principals participating in the meeting were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union Catherine Ashton.They were joined by Quartet Representative Tony Blair and by Israeli chief negotiator Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat."
Can you relate this news to the advice given the Thessalonians?
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 1Thessalonians 5:1-6
PRAYER ALERT September 24, 2013: If you are a keen Bible student you will recognize the dangers in the words spoken today by Barak Hussein Obama during his United Nations address. Below are some excerpts and five questions. First notice, who does the current President speak for? Answer: himself.
"So let me take this opportunity to outline what has been U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa and what will be my policy..."
Next, what drives his interest? Answer: oil.
"The United States of America is prepared to use all elements of our power, including military force, to secure our core interests in the region. We will confront external aggression against our allies and partners, as we did in the Gulf War. We will ensure the free flow of energy from the region to the world."
Third, what prophecy do the following words remind you of? Answer: 1 Thessalonians 5:3 says... "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
"In the near term, America’s diplomatic efforts will focus on two particular issues: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the Arab- Israeli conflict. While these issues are not the cause of all the region’s problems, they have been a major source of instability for far too long, and resolving them can help serve as a foundation for a broader peace.""We are also determined the resolve a conflict that goes back even further than our differences with Iran, and that is the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.I’ve made it clear that the United States will never compromise our commitment to Israel’s security, nor our support for its existence as a Jewish state."
Fourth, does he believe he is greater than the promise of God given to Abraham? Answer: He believes the land of Judea and Samaria is "occupied".
"And I believe there’s a growing recognition within Israel that the occupation of the West Bank is tearing at the democratic fabric of the Jewish state."
Fifth, what is his position on Jerusalem? Answer: He seeks to bring united nations out to determine its status as the Capital of Israel.
"So the time is now ripe for the entire international community to get behind the pursuit of peace. Already, Israeli and Palestinian leaders have demonstrated a willingness to take significant political risks. President Abbas has put aside efforts to shortcut the pursuit of peace and come to the negotiating table. Prime Minister Netanyahu has released Palestinian prisoners and reaffirmed his commitment to a Palestinian state. Current talks are focused on final status issues of borders and security, refugees and Jerusalem."
The prophet is quotes God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven, Earth and mankind who gives a promise:
"Thus says YHVH: 'I will return to Zion, And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, The Mountain of YHVH of hosts, The Holy Mountain." Zechariah 8:3
PRAYER ALERT September 23, 2013 All this time you may have believed that Iran was building their nuclear powr capabilities, but it has been Quartet Member Russia. It is interesting that few headlines reported today that Russia turns over Bushehr nuclear plant to Iranian client
"Russia has turned over the first generating unit at the Bushehr nuclear power plant to its Iranian client. Russia's state nuclear power corporation Rosatom told Interfax that CJSC Atomstroyexport has signed an act of transfer for Bushehr.The building of the plant on the Persian Gulf coast was begun back in the 1970s by a consortium led by Siemens. The German company rejected the contract with Iran for political reasons. Russia and Iran agreed on the completion of the first generating unit at the facility in 1992.A Russian reactor was integrated into what the Germans had built.CJSC Atomstroyexport was brought on board. By the end of this past June, the power plant was taken to 100 percent capacity. The handover was put off several times. Russia might return to talks about building new units at Bushehr.The head of Iran's Atomic Energy organization Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani told the press on June 28 that his country plans to build three more power-generating units at the Bushehr nuclear power plant and hopes to broaden cooperation with the Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom."
PRAYER ALERT August 2, 2013 Within a week of the U.S. announcing that out nation will press to divide Israel, the "craftsmen" of those that oppose noted and described in my original Zechariah's Vision and The Quartet post cause all U.S. Embassies to be shut down and abandoned by the State Department in Muslim world 19 countries. Travel Alerts have also been issued.

In a July 25th PRAYER ALERT I warned that we are in rebellion and we have turned against the Holy One of Israel. We have separated God from our state and divided our own land... yet at this critical time Secretary of State John Kerry while returning from his trip to Islamabad, Pakistan to meet with new government officials there made a stop over in London where he found it more important that he announce a travel VISA change for same sex couples in lieu of discussing global security measures surrounding our Embassy closures. He said:
"Effective immediately, when same-sex spouses apply for a visa, the Department of State will consider that application in the same manner that it will consider the application of opposite-sex spouses."
He spoke with certainty as if his policy is right. By his own words it will get us in trouble.
“It's one thing to be certain, but you can be certain and be wrong. It's another to be certain and be right, or to be certain and be moving in the right direction, or be certain about a principle and then learn new facts and take those new facts and put them to use in order to change and get your policy right.”--And certainty sometimes can get you in trouble.” Senator John F. Kerry, Presidential Debate, September 30, 2004
Well, despite what Kerry choose to talk about while in London, the travel alert is VERY IMPORTANT so here it is: Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs...
August 02, 2013: The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services.U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.
PRAYER ALERT July 25, 2013 Most of us that were around in 1970 remember the flight of Apollo 13 and Jack Swigart's words over the NASA radio: "Houston we had a problem". Well America, we've got a problem and it seems most Americans don't have a clue what we will soon face. But then... Legally, as a nation we are in rebellion, we have turned against the words of the Holy One of Israel. We tossed out the Bible and made prayer illegal in our public schools, we have legalized abortion, we have thrown the 10 Commandments out of our courthouses and most recently we have changed our laws to disregard God's instruction on marriage as we press an agenda for homosexuality. We have separated God from our state and divided our own land... whatever happened to God and country?
Now, we continue our pursuit to divide the Promised Land of Israel. It is bizarre that we say we do this in the name of peace. Even more interesting, a man named Shalom (peace) is the spokesperson for Israel in this announcement as Israeli-Palestinian talks to begin next week, says minister
"Negotiators are expected to meet in Washington for first talks in almost three years.The first talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators for almost three years are scheduled to begin in Washington next Tuesday, according to an Israeli minister. The statement was not immediately confirmed by officials from either side.Silvan Shalom, speaking after meeting the Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat in the West Bank city of Jericho, told reporters: "We hope that the talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Washington will begin next week, hopefully Tuesday. We want and are interested in moving forward in the negotiations.""
US secretary of state John Kerry calls the agreement – announced after four months of diplomacy – 'a significant step forward'
"The US is to host talks with Israel and Palestinian negotiators in the next week following a breakthrough in the drive to revive the moribund Middle East peace process.John Kerry, US secretary of state, called the move a "significant step forward".Details of the parameters for the talks were not disclosed by Kerry. At a press conference in Amman, Jordan – following a helicopter trip to Ramallah for a last-minute meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas – Kerry warned against "conjecture" and said both sides had agreed that only he would make further comment on the process."
As this commentary on Zechariah's Vision and The Quartet has shown, the problem with the latter days peace process is the judgment "in that day" of those nations that divide God's land for the reward of a so-called peace plan. But they will reap a different reward for the Palestinians and themselves:
"For behold, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute JUDGMENT upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have DIVIDED MY LAND." Joel 3:1-2 
For when they shall say, PEACE AND SAFETY; then sudden DESTRUCTION cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1Thessalonians 5:3 
For the day of the LORD [is] near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy REWARD shall return upon thine own head. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, [so] shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall NOT BE [ANY] REMAINING of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken [it]. Obadiah 1:15-18 
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of FIRE among the wood, and like a torch of FIRE in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:6
PRAYER ALERT July 21, 2013: Just when you thought nothing happened this year on Tisha b'Av, a key member of the Quartet that seeks to divide Israel has moved against Israel with economic restrictions against the so-called settlements in the Golan Heights, The West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to Canada Free Press the European Union joins Obama in setting 1967 borders for Israel!
The EU has announced its new policy of boycotting Jews and Israelis living in areas gained in the 1967 six-day-war. This means that, beginning in 2014, contracts and agreements between the EU and Israeli businesses, institutions and individuals will no longer be recognized by EU courts if they are outside the pre-1967 borders.This includes Judea, Samaria, and most of Jerusalem.Melanie Phillips, writing for the UK Daily Mail, sums it up perfectly in this excerpt displaying her brilliant cutting edge style:“Consternation in Israel over the EU’s malicious decision to boycott individuals or institutions situated over the ‘Green Line’ between Israel and the disputed territories. This would presumably include boycotting, for example, the Hebrew University which is just over that line or, even more grotesquely, Jewish residents in Jerusalem’s Old City—where ancient Jewish settlement far predated the arrival of a single Arab, dating as it does since King David who built it as the capital of the kingdom of the Jewish people.News of the EU’s act of existential spite against Israel broke on the fast of Tisha b’Av, when Jews mourn the destruction of the Temple (you know, that Temple, the one that stood in Jerusalem all those centuries ago before any Arabs existed, let alone any Green Line) along with the seemingly never-ending list down through the ages of all those prosecuting their uniquely murderous and baseless hatred of the Jewish people.Some coincidence. To that list of infamy, the EU can now add its name. For shame.” (Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail, July 17th 2013)An EU statement about the directive said it is ““in conformity with the EU’s longstanding position that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and with the non-recognition by the EU of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied territories, irrespective of their legal status under domestic Israeli law.”
On the EU financial block… Jerusalem is the site of the City of David… here’s the news there today. Archaeologists claim to have found King David's palace in Israel today.You will want to watch this a video from TBN on the dig.Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

PRAYER ALERT July 11, 2013: As noted in the July 2nd prayer alert below, the latest report from The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies reveals 36% of respondents held that Israel poses a threat to Arab security and 12% named Iran as the single biggest threat... "This figure rises to over one third for respondents in Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia."Well today, The Telegraph reports Saudi Arabia is targeting both Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, new satellite photography shown by military experts to The Telegraph suggests:
"Images analysed by experts at IHS Jane's Intelligence Review has revealed a hitherto undisclosed surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries. Analysts who examined the photos spotted two launch pads with markings pointing north-west towards Tel Aviv and north-east towards Tehran. They are designed for Saudi Arabia's arsenal of lorry-launched DF 3 missiles, which have a range of 1,500-2,500 miles and can carry a two-ton payload.The base, believed to have been built within the last five years, gives an insight into Saudi strategic thinking at a time of heightened tensions in the Gulf."
PRAYER ALERT July 2, 2013: As we approach Tisha B’Av on the 16th of July this year things are really heating up as two Mideast polar personalities have Israel in the middle. Just look at the largest mass protests the world has ever seen as perhaps 30 million march in Egypt as conditions begin to look like Syria. Almost like the north and south pole of a giant magnet with a polar opposite energy emanating in invisible lines in Egypt, the Army supports the protestors, yet in Syria the Army supports the government.I hope that this analogy makes sense to you. After all, a magnet is a piece of iron that possesses the property of attracting opposite charges and a magnetic pole can only be North or South. God's law of magnetism provides that they are always bipolar and if a bar magnet is broken into two pieces in an attempt to separate the north and south poles, the result will be continued opposition... two bar magnets.This should get you thinking as the U.S. adamantly wants to divide Israel. Israel is the center of the Earth as the place God chose to place His name. Conceptually, it really is a magnetic domain and as such it produces a spiritual electric current and a magnetic field, dividing is will just not work, it opposes the law of God. Can you see that the Quartet's goal is ultimately twisted and skewed from the plan of God for The Promised Land. Just consider that the Arab world wants deeply to unite the region as an Arab super state, yet we want to divide the only democracy. The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies just announced the 2012/2013 Arab Opinion Index findings which state:
"In terms of broader Arab nationalism, 79% of the Arab public believes in the integrity of a single Arab nation, or that the various Arab peoples comprise one nation, notwithstanding the possible differences between Arab peoples. In contrast, only 14% of respondents held the view that the Arab peoples were in fact "distinct nations". An overwhelming majority of 75% of respondents supported increased cooperation and integration between the various Arab states.Regarding the possibility of making the concept of a single Arab nation a reality, 73% of respondents stated that Israel (52%) and the United States (21%) presented the largest threats to Arab national security. This compares with only 6% of respondents who believed that Iran was the single biggest threat to joint Arab security. A large majority of respondents (87%) were opposed to official recognition of Israel by their countries. In addition, 84% expressed opposition to the peace agreements which their countries or other Arab states have already signed with Israel.When asked about which state posed the largest threat to the security of their specific home country, 36% of respondents held that this was Israel, while 11% believed it was the United States. Meanwhile, 12% of total respondents named Iran as the single biggest threat to their home country. This figure rises to over one third for respondents in Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia."
Meanwhile, as if nothing was happening in the supercharged, superconducting lands North or South of the Promised Land, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry says ‘real progress’ made in peace talks between Israel, Palestinians
"Kerry’s efforts said the package would likely include, as a goodwill gesture, the release of some Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. He said the Palestinians were told that Netanyahu is prepared to restrain settlement construction and to discuss the 1967 borders, without any promise to withdraw to those lines. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.The emerging deal is also expected to include large amounts of international aid to the Palestinians; Israeli agreement to allow the Palestinians to launch new development projects in the West Bank; and Palestinian pledges to halt their campaign of seeking recognition of their independence in international bodies before there is a peace agreement.Over Israeli and U.S. objections, the Palestinians last year won upgraded observer status at the United Nations, and they have threatened to pursue war crimes charges against Israel if peace efforts remain stalled.Israel’s Channel 2 TV, citing anonymous Israeli officials, said there had been progress, but sticking points remained in the areas of settlements, prisoners and borders. It said Kerry was expected back in a week or so and was aiming to restart talks before the Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins early next week."
And in the U.S., the fear of famine, financial famine that is drove investors away from bond funds in June. This may seem unrelated to the U.S. press for peace in the division of Israel that intensifies as we turn further from God as proven by our Supreme Count in the case of the United States v. Windsor, but this CNBC report is important as'Unprecedented' $80 Billion Pulled From Bond Funds
A record amount of money poured out of exchange-traded and mutual bond funds in June, according to a fresh report by TrimTabs, nearly double the amount pulled out of bond funds at the height of the financial crisis in October 2008.Investor fears over the scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve's bond purchasing program has seen the yield on 10-year Treasurys rise sharply to 2.5 percent as $80 billion left bond funds in June, according to the research. "The herd is scrambling for the exit this month as bond yields back up across the board and central bankers hint that they might provide less monetary stimulus in the future," TrimTabs CEO David Santschi said in a research note on Sunday. "We estimate that bond mutual funds have lost $70.8 billion in June through Thursday, June 27, while bond exchange-traded funds have lost $9.0 billion."
And the Guardian reports that China to join Russia for largest ever joint naval drills with foreign partner Exercises are intended to deepen co-operation between militaries, says Chinese army chief
"China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underscoring deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing's desire for closer links with regional militaries.China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the last decade have their militaries begun taking part in joint exercises. China's defence ministry said on Tuesday that its navy would send four destroyers, two guided missile frigates and a support ship for the "Joint Sea 2013" exercises, which start on Friday in the Sea of Japan and run until 12 July."
PRAYER ALERT June 19, 2013: Iran's election votes have been counted and the Persian state has a new President. The global press and Obama have labeled him as a moderate, The Washington Free Beacon has a different story:New Iranian President Tied to 1994 Bombing -
"Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani was on the special Iranian government committee that plotted the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, according to an indictment by the Argentine government prosecutor investigating the case.The AMIA bombing is considered the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina’s history, killing 85 and wounding hundreds more. The Argentine government had accused the Iranian government of planning the attack and Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah of carrying it out. Numerous former and current Iranian officials are wanted by Interpol in connection with the bombing.Former Iranian intelligence official Abolghasem Mesbahi, who defected from Iran in the late 1990s, testified that the decision to launch the attack was made within a special operations committee connected to the powerful Supreme National Security Council in August 1993.According to the 2006 indictment, Mesbahi testified that Rowhani, who was then serving as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, was also a member of the special committee when it approved the AMIA bombing."
PRAYER ALERT June 1, 2013: Today the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) tells us that terrorism and violence is escalating rapidly in Islam's chasm of conflict between Shiite and Sunni nation of Iraq. The withdrawal of our troops in 2011 has had a great impact on the Muslim world which is like the legs of iron supported by a mixture of clay and iron that will not cleave together in unity. This can be seen in the interpretation of Daniel 2:33-43.It is bizarre but we (United States) have our largest Embassy on the planet in Iraq.Actually it is in the old area of Babylon, but it seems we hardly receive any detailed reports from there, just that we condemn violence and unlawful actions. So we have to rely on the UN Casualty Figures for May: More than one thousand Iraqis killed This is just the beginning.If you think the saga of Iraq is over, think again. Iraq will soon fall again into a daily state of terror and sectarian violence. We never withdraw our troops but this time we did and it was a huge mistake to withdraw the security of U.S. troops. The chaos boiling within Jihad will spread as the most dangerous threat to humanity. The proponents of global Islamic Jihad want to re-establish the Caliphate and nearby there is also the potential chaos of a nuclear Iran, the Haman nation supported by Russia and China that worries everyone. My view is that Iran will eventually engage joint nuclear weapons and long range missile development with North Korea.
"Baghdad, 1 June 2013 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 1,045 Iraqis were killed and another 2,397 were wounded in acts of terrorism and acts of violence in May.The number of civilians killed was 963 (including 181 civilian police) and the number of civilians injured was 2,191 (including 359 civilian police). A further 82 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 206 were injured.“That is a sad record,” the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, said. “Iraqi political leaders must act immediately to stop this intolerable bloodshed,” the UN envoy added.Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,817 civilian casualties (532 killed, 1,285 injured), followed by Salahuddin, Ninewa, Anbar, Diyala and Kirkuk.UNAMI recorded a minimum of 560 security incidents in different parts of Iraq. 178 of these incidents involved Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which killed and injured a minimum of 886 civilians; 82 Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) and Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (SVBIED) killed and injured a minimum of 1,435 civilians; and 243 incidents of Small Arms Fire (SAF) killed and injured a minimum of 470 civilians." 
Disclaimer: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq undertakes monitoring of the impact of armed violence and terrorism on Iraqi civilians in accordance with its mandate. UNAMI relies on direct investigation, along with credible secondary sources, in determining civilian casualties. UNAMI figures are conservative and may under-report the actual number of civilians killed and injured for a variety of reasons. Where different casualty figures are obtained for the same incident, the figure as verified by UNAMI is used.
This is a much bigger picture. This is about the book of Daniel. This is about prophecy. This is about Assyria. The regional conflicts including what we have witnessed in Syria and what we may soon see as Saudi Arabia becomes involved means we are reading in today's headlines are the prophecies of Edom, Moab, Amalek and Ammon. We are watching the children of Ishmael and Hagar, even the Philistines. There is a very powerful vortex of prophetic dynamics at work, sucking and spinning toward Israel and a global Esau-Jacob conflict as the U.S./E.U. sides with Sunni and Russia/China Shiite. Many prognosticators say the Middle East is moving into a new game and we can’t know how it will end, but we can. Open you Bible.

PRAYER ALERT May 13, 2013: Just when you thought that he faded away into obscurity Jimmy Carter has reappeared on the Quartet scene, and no he is not using his influence as a member of "The Elders" to speak against the horrors of death emanating form the rule of Damascus, Syria some 135 miles north of Jerusalem. Nor is he standing firm for human rights as the leadership in Damascus threatens to move its violence south as "Syria says it reserves right to invade Golan Heights". No, is he not even drawing attention to the end game persecution of Christians 264 miles away in Cairo from a "Dispatch from Cairo: The frighteningly uncertain future of Christians in Egypt"?

He's not speaking in support of "Christian Converts Unsettled by Fatwa Calling for Execution of Those Who Leave Islam". Instead he is talking about "labeling products" made in the West Bank, just 6 miles from Jerusalem. Wow, I wonder just whose "law" he prescribes to? He calls it international...

May 12, 2013 Jimmy Carter calls on EU to label settlement goods "“With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in revitalizing peace efforts, with a fresh approach,” Carter said Friday in a statement. “The EU has repeatedly condemned settlement expansion in the West Bank. It could therefore introduce a clear labeling of products made in Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.”""The EU has for several months been working toward enacting guidelines that would require retailers to label Israeli goods produced beyond the pre-1967 lines as not having originated in Israel. Several EU states, including the UK and the Netherlands, have declared their support for such measures; the South African government introduced similar steps recently.""“The question of so-called labeling is one of the issues where the Europeans just want to make sure that, according to our consumer laws, the consumers have the information they want to have,” the EU’s special representative to the Middle East peace process, Ambassador Andreas Reinicke, told reporters in Jerusalem last week.The EU recognizes Israel only in its pre-1967 borders, and an increasing number of states are in favor of labeling Israeli products from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. While last year only one or two countries recommended that retailers label such goods, currently 13 to 14 of the EU’s 27 member states are considering similar measures, Reinicke said."

PRAYER ALERT April 14, 2013: Remember the old saying that "There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within", well if you have been following this post recently or since it started in 2010, like me you will find this headline amazing as the "craftsmen" of North Korea declare: North Korea Rebuffs Talks As A 'Crafty Trick'
"North Korea has rejected the South's call to negotiate to resolve the nuclear crisis, calling it a "crafty trick".The development came as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Japan for the last leg of his four-day Asia tour aimed at reining in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions."
PRAYER ALERT April 9, 2013: Do you remember this incredible Washington Times headline? McCain calls for U.S. to consider arming Syrian protesters. Well today the headlines reads like this: Al-Qaeda confirms Syria war role as US mulls new pressure. Both Iraq and Syria are listed in both the original and this subsequent news commentary on Zechariah's Vision as two of the four "craftsmen" that have merged in nuclear threat as the axis of evil becomes connected in the chaos of Amalek from the land of Edom (see Exodus 17:16) and don't forget Herod was an Edomite too:
"DAMASCUS (AFP) - Al-Qaeda in Iraq confirmed on Tuesday long-held suspicions that it is behind jihadists fighting in Syria, as Washington said it was mulling new ways to drive President Bashar al-Assad from power.The mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army kept its distance from the jihadists, insisting its alliance with the key opposition fighting force was purely tactical and that its goal was a democratic Syria."The Al-Nusra Front is simply a branch of the Islamic State of Iraq," the head of the Al-Qaeda in Iraq front group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said in a recording posted online.Describing Al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani as "one of our soldiers," he said the two groups would merge under the banner of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.Baghdadi's comments came a day after an Al-Nusra-style suicide bombing in the heart of Damascus killed at least 15 people and wounded 146. They also came after Al-Qaeda's global chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged rebels to fight to establish an Islamic state in Syria, in an audio message posted on the Internet on Sunday."
Speaking of the 'craft' of Al-Qaeda's threat, you might want to check out this study,"Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests" (subscription is required).Did you know that the U.S. has been helping Japan develop missile defense systems since 2006 due to ongoing threats from the craftsmen of North Korea and now Japan, like South Korea is really getting really nervous? On South Korea, Russia Today reports: Pyongyang warns foreigners to evacuate S. Korea, threatens ‘thermonuclear’ war
"Pyongyang has issued a warning urging foreign nationals to evacuate South Korea, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. The statement was followed by threats from North Korea of “thermonuclear” war on the Korean Peninsula.North Korea has warned all foreign nationals to prepare to evacuate the South in the event of conflict. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," Reuters quoted KCNA news agency as saying, citing the spokesperson for its Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.The warning was read out on North Korea’s state television: “all international organizations, businesses and tourists” were told to “work out measures for the evacuation”.The statement was followed by renewed threats of “thermonuclear" war on the Korean Peninsula, AFP reported. "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war," Pyongyang’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee stated."
As warned in the original Zechariah's Vision report:
Listen out there, wake up!!!! It has been 70 years since we have seen a dark and evil alliance. Yesterday, it was Germany and Japan. Today it is Iran and North Korea. Seventy years ago it was a concerted evil that began against Judah. Today, it is against Ephraim.
PRAYER ALERT April 8, 2013: Today marks the annual Holocaust memorial day and with threats of destruction coming from North Korea and Iran with Syria disintegrating Secretary of State John Kerry is focused on regurgitating the 2002 Arab Peace Plan in lieu of the Quartet plan to divide Israel and give away the West Bank, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Like the ancient alliance of Ishmael and Esau, the plan is from the 22 member Arab League and the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation as Kerry lays a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial. It's about a mile from Mount Zion and The Old City (East Jerusalem) which includes the Garden of Gethsemane, The Chapel of Ascension, The Pool of Siloam, The Western Wall as well as the tombs of King David and Zechariah.

Back home in the good 'ol USA, the Washington Times tells us the Defense Department classifies Catholics, evangelicals as extremists... as "a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan.

PRAYER ALERT April 5, 2013: Today, as Vice President Biden calls for a New World Order we learn more of a linkage between Iran, North Korea and Syria as these nations plot destruction. Today, there's more to learn of a very dark accord between these. As noted in my original commentary, I wrote of the warning from Zechariah of the "craftsmen". The King James calls them the carpenters, other translations... blacksmiths. In Hebrew, the word used in Zechariah is "charash" it means craftsman, artisan, engraver, graver, artificer; skillful to destroy (warriors) (fig.)The threat against Seoul and Japan now clearly extends to America though a twisted alliance of two of the craftsmen of chaos. Just before North Korea threatened the U.S. Homeland, Iran issued this threat on day 6 of the Omer Count: 'American empire' will collapse THIS YEAR, Iran's supreme leader claims.It is time to consider this MUST READ: The overlooked Iran-Syria-North Korea strategic linkage from Gregory R. Copley, Global Information System/Defense and Foreign Affairs:
"Events in, and linked to, the Eastern Mediterranean continued to be the strategic dynamic of global affairs during March 2013 and beyond. Even developments — seemingly moving toward war as far as Western public perceptions were concerned — on the Korean Peninsula were intrinsically a component of the events within the Eastern Mediterranean focus.North Korea’s apparent threat of war in East Asia; the foreign-financed “civil war” in Syria; the broad strategic effects of the staggeringly myopic approach to a European Union (EU) financial restructuring plan in Cyprus; the misperceptions of a Turkey-Israel rapprochement; the underlying reversal of Western European-Russian energy and political relations (but not the dependencies); the deepening absence of U.S. influence in Eurasia: all were absolutely interconnected and interactive issues. 
And there are, at the time of writing, many sub-sets to this, including the great Turkish competition with Iran, which by March 2013 was reaching an interesting dimension; and the continuing deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations.But, as ever, the discreet accord between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) were playing a truly distinct role.Under this accord, struck between “Ayatollah” Ruhollah Khomeini and Kim Il-Sung in the 1980s, when Iran faced an existential threat, the DPRK would rattle sabers on the Korean Peninsula, distracting the U.S.; and when the DPRK faced such a threat, Iran would similarly distract the world powers. As a result, both the DPRK and Iran have become masters at a kind of brinkmanship which has had Western powers scratching their collective heads. 
It is significant that, despite the bellicose rhetoric from Pyongyang, including talk of targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, North Korea has not, in fact, made any real war-footing deployments of forces. The U.S., in responding to what it portrayed as a North Korean threat, had, in fact, deployed significant new force elements to South Korea, but itself showed no coherent engagement plan for a “real war”.Still, U.S. analysts seemed to begin to understand the significance of the Iran-DPRK link when it became clear that Iran had sponsored the nuclear weapon detonation in at Punggye-ri, DPRK, on Feb. 13, and then noted the September 2012 DPRK-Iran accord, and some earlier bilateral agreements between the two states.Even so, the fundamental nature of the deep Iran-DPRK agreement on mutual strategic distraction — learned by Kim Il-Sung from earlier Soviet doctrine — was not fully understood by U.S. analysts, largely because of the stove-piping of regional specializations within the U.S. Intelligence and policy communities.It is, however, such a time to again invoke the strategic distraction agreement, when Iran feels that its vital interests are jeopardized by the West’s alliance with some of the major Sunni wealth of the Arabian Peninsula and Northern Tier (principally Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey) that Tehran has called the alliance into action to stop the U.S. and Sunni powers from overthrowing Syrian leader Bashar Assad and removing Iran’s control over its principal regional conduit into the West: Syria. 
It is not an insignificant call, either, as far as North Korea is concerned: Iran has become the principal source of economic and strategic support for the DPRK. Iran cannot be ignored when it calls for help. And the loss of Syria would be, for Iran, a decisive setback for its strategic future, and a possible consequent boost to Turkey’s, Qatar’s, and Saudi Arabia’s fortunes.And yet the European Union (EU) powers and the U.S. view events in the Eastern Mediterranean through entirely localized prisms, seemingly unaware of the broader consequences of their actions in supporting the overthrow of Assad and sustaining the impression of Turkish strategic centrality. Disregarded are such issues as the reaction of Russia, the prospect that Cyprus may become “strategically unavailable” to the West, and so on." [See Related Story: N. Korea's nuke was bought and paid for by a key end-user — Iran]
PRAYER ALERT April 3, 2013: The "craftsmen" keep showing up in the news as a fuse of the powder keg around Israel sparks the IDF responds with fire to rocket sites used by from Salafist militants in Gaza, the U.S. is moving missile defenses to Guam. Is this the tolling of the 3rd bell? It's the evening of April 3rd but in Korea it is the 4th and AFP reports that N. Korea approves nuclear strike on United States
By Jung Ha-Won (AFP) – 1 hour ago SEOUL — North Korea dramatically escalated its warlike rhetoric on Thursday, warning that it had authorised plans for nuclear strikes on targets in the United States. "The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".Pyongyang's latest pronouncement came as Washington scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defences, preparing to send ground-based interceptors to Guam and dispatching two Aegis class destroyers to the region.Tension was also high on the North's heavily fortified border with South Korea, after Kim Jong-Un's isolated regime barred South Koreans from entering a Seoul-funded joint industrial park on its side of the frontier.In a statement published by the state KCNA news agency, the Korean People's Army general staff warned Washington that US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means". "The merciless operation of our revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
According to the report our response is...
"US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel earlier said Pyongyang represented a "real and clear danger" to the United States and to its allies South Korea and Japan."
PRAYER ALERT April 1, 2013: This is no April Fool's joke although it certainly seems like one as Ma'an News reports that Abbas, King Abdullah sign Jerusalem agreement. I warned of the future of this alliance in my original commentary on Zechariah.
"President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday signed an agreement to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites, Palestinian Authority media reported. Abbas flew to Amman on Sunday for a meeting with King Abdullah at the Royal Palace, attended by the PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmud al-Habash and his Jordanian counterpart Muhammad Qudah. Habash told Wafa news agency that the agreement outlined coordination for the protection of all Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. The agreement confirmed Jordan's historic role in protecting sacred sites in Jerusalem, Habash said. It also confirmed Palestinian sovereignty over all of Palestine, including its capital East Jerusalem, the minister added. The Jordanian palace said the agreement reiterated the king's custodial role."
It seems that this just can't be happening, but it is. As dozens die in terror attacks in Iraq, another head butt comes from the wild ram, Iran against the USA as Brigadier Mohammad Reza Naghdi declares 'American empire' will collapse THIS YEAR. There's good reason the U.S. State Department continues its travel warnings. To top that off, the craftsmen of North Korea (DPRK) have declared war on South Korea and it seems that have targeted my home town of Austin, Texas as a “final warning” to the U.S. Many here are tweeting joke but I don't think that we are witnessing a comedy. Potentially a nuclear war. The Democratic Peoples Democratic Republic has an army of 900,000 and who knows how many nuclear devices.For more background on the "craftsmen" of Zechariah, please read all of the original post: Zechariah's Vision and "The Quartet". PRAYER ALERT March 19, 2013: Like many others, I shared the warning of an uprising of evil in Iraq (see Prayer Alert October 21, 2011 below) and today a Wave of Iraq bombings kill at least 65 a decade after US-led invasion
"BAGHDAD – A wave of bombings tore through Iraq on Tuesday, killing 65 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops.It was the deadliest day of attacks in Iraq since Sept. 9, when insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across the country that left 92 dead. Violence has ebbed sharply since the peak of Sunni-Shiite fighting that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006-2007. But insurgents maintain the ability to stage high-profile attacks while sectarian and ethnic rivalries continue to tear at the fabric of national unity."
PRAYER ALERT March 7, 2013: Today, this NBC News headline reads: Locust swarm of biblical proportions strikes Egypt, Israel before Passover. Is this just an odd coincidence? But there is another headline that you should pray about today. In my original post on 2/7/2010, and again on 11/23/2010 I warned we would see threats from the "Craftsmen" of Zechariah. Those nations that oppose "The Quartet" as the nations line up against Israel stating: "Who do we see today that oppose The Quartet? Who else but the "Axis of Evil" namely nations like: North Korea, Iraq, Syria and don't forget Iran." Today, which is oddly two years and a month ago I noted the North Korean nuclear threat as being linked to Iran. What I referenced was today's global headline about the "craftsmen": North Korea threatens 'pre-emptive nuclear attack By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News
"North Korea threatened to exercise its "right to pre-emptive nuclear attack" Thursday as Pyongyang ratcheted up its rhetoric ahead of a United Nations vote on new sanctions.Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest,'' the North's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency. NBC News could not immediately confirm the statement. However, the remarks were also reported by media outlets including The Associated Press.South Korea is included in the threat, this headline is from South Korea: North threatens South with nukes "Pyongyang threatened to turn Seoul and Washington into “seas of fire” through a “precise nuclear strike” a day after one of its generals said on television that it could walk away from the 1953 armistice agreement that halted the Korean War. In response, the operations chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said if North Korea stages an attack, the South Korean military will retaliate against the source of any attacks and also the leaders who ordered them."
PRAYER ALERT March 6, 2013: Today's headline should grab your attention: "Muslim mob prevents Jews from visiting Temple Mount" it appeared in Israel Today. The story states:
"Groups of Jewish visitors were prevented from ascending the Temple Mount (Judaism's holiest site) by a mob of hostile Muslim women on Wednesday morning. As the groups began to move through the gate, a group of Muslim women blocked their path and began hurling insults at the Jews. Police officers managed to disperse the women, only to then be confronted by an even larger group of angry Muslim men. In order to avoid any violence, Israeli police decided to close the Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors and ordered the Jewish groups to leave. A similar incident occurred on Monday..."
The translators of the King James Bible inserted words that do not appear in the originals. We know that for sure due to the Dead Sea Scrolls. They did this with the objective of clarification, but in fact it muddies the water of truth. I cover the topic of the desolation of prayer at the Temple Mount in a in-depth study on Daniel because there is no word [sacrifice] in Daniel 8:11. Today atop the Temple Mount no Jew or Christian may legally pray. Some day we may even see a desolation of “daily” prayer at the Western Wall. How do we know? There is no word “sacrifice” in Daniel 8:11-12. It was added by translators... hence the [brackets] or italics in some renderings. Here in verse 11 "he" references the little horn of Daniel 8:9
“Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.” ואשמעה אחד־קדוש מדבר ויאמר אחד קדוש לפלמוני המדבר עד־מתי החזון התמיד והפשע שמם תת וקדש וצבא מרמס וצבא תנתן על־התמיד בפשע ותשלך אמת ארצה ועשתה והצליחה
To make more sense of this, see the PRAYER ALERT January 5, 2013 below which links the reason why Muslims want to prevent Jews from visiting or praying at Temple Mount.

PRAYER ALERT February 6, 2013: Do you really think that all the chatter about the "One World Order" is a secret plan for unity from a group like the Illumnati, the Ecumenical Church or even the International Monetary Fund as some purport? If not, does The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation fit in? Presently its Secretary General is Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, a Turkish Diplomat. He is the 9th Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). As the first “democratically elected” Secretary General of the OIC, Ihsanoglu took office in January 2005 at the helm of the sole intergovernmental international organization representing the "whole" Muslim World. Notably, Islam declares Ishmael, the father in law of Esau as the founder of the Muslim world. Today their annual conference began in Cairo, Egypt and the big news is that Iran's President is in attendance calling for none other than "unity of all Islamic nations" with a focus on supporting a Palestianin state and the division of Israel. But there's more...

PRAYER ALERT January 5, 2013: Today at a mass rally across Gaza celebrating the 48th anniversary of Fatah party, the following recording was blasted over the loudspeakers to perhaps one million people:
"Soon we will achieve unity and end the occupation, raising the Palestinian flag over Al-Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem," Abbas said. "Our whole lives under occupation and siege, our eyes are now fixed on Jerusalem and we must all take this opportunity to combine our efforts, hearts, and our determination to save Jerusalem, our capital."
PRAYER ALERT December 28, 2012: Today as Iran's Navy Starts Drills In Strait Of Hormuz a Voice of America report comes from nearby Iraq two days after 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf dies that the Sunni-Shiite conflict is rapidly spreading in Iraq as Muslim protests continue to engage the MidEast:
"Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the country's Shi'ite-led government. The protesters blockaded a main highway Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Protests were also reported in the northern Sunni towns of Tikrit, Mosul and Samarra."
Meanwhile in Lebanon, The Daily Star calls Jerusalem "occupied territory" in another report that once again Abbas threatens to abolish PA if no dialogue
"OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that he would disband his Palestinian Authority if there was no Israeli movement toward renewing peace talks after Israel’s elections on Jan. 22, in an interview published in Haaretz Friday. Abbas told the Israeli daily that if such a situation arose he would hand full responsibility for the occupied West Bank to the Israeli government. “If there is no progress even after the election I will take the phone and call [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Abbas said. “I’ll tell him ... Sit in the chair here instead of me, take the keys, and you will be responsible for the Palestinian Authority."
PRAYER ALERT December 19, 2012: RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United Nations to help bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to the West Bank and Gaza. Abbas asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intervene in the matter, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Wednesday. "Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the state of Palestine, requested Wednesday that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the international community enable our people in Syria to enter Palestinian territory," Wafa said. The agency estimates some 450,000 Palestinian refugees live in 10 camps in Syria, some of which have been attacked in recent days."

PRAYER ALERT December 2, 2012: CNN tells us Abbas wants Jerusalem

"Jerusalem (CNN) -- Standing before throngs of cheering supporters Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for an end to the division among Palestinians in the wake of the United Nations upgrading the authority's status -- as Israel refused to acknowledge that new found recognition. "The people who have achieved the accomplishment of the 29th of November, when the world wrote the birth certificate of the state of Palestine, are capable of imposing the will of the people in making the reconciliation happen," he said at a packed rally in Ramallah. The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday elevated the authority's status from "non-member observer entity" to "non-member observer state" -- the same category as the Vatican. " "International efforts for a "two-state solution" focus on a plan to unite Gaza and West Bank under the authority of a single Palestinian government. Palestinian leaders want the capital in east Jerusalem."
PRAYER ALERT November 29, 2012: U.N. declares Palestinian status.
Abbas addresses the UN today in New York
The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine” - Mahmoud Abbas
Today, seven years have passed since the Gaza withdrawal as Israel prepares for Hannukkah.

The U.N. General Assembly today has approved a resolution that gave the non-existent Palestinian State, status as a non-member "Observer State" at the United Nations.

The U.N. Resolution was approved by a 2/3's majority with a vote of 138-9 with 41 abstentions and no vetoes. The vote today was taken exactly 65 years to the very day after the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize the Jewish state as a Plan of Partition with Economic Union on November 29, 1947.  Bible students with an eye to the heavens should note that two years later, a full lunar eclipse fell on April 13, 1949 during the Feast of Passover and again on the first day of Tabernacles October 7, 1949. This Spring/Fall Feast Day total lunar eclipse pattern repeated in 1950 on Passover April 2, 1950 and again on Tabernacles, September 26, 1950. Interestingly, these events were linked to the timeframe of "The Law of Return" (ha-shvt - Item 5710-1950) which was enacted by Israeli parliamentary legislation on July 5, 1950 providing a decree or edict much like Cyrus the Great's had done in 538-539 B.C. which fulfilled the word of God to Jeremiah and Daniel prayer of petition. The Cyrus Cylinder has a witness to the world of an archaeological artifact that independently confirms the Bible. This has given Cyrus a very good name in history. Many Jews considered him a messiah-like figure that saved the Jewish people and restoring them to the Promised Land and allowing the rebuilding of the Temple. Perhaps the edict of Cyrus gives us the pattern.The 'Law of Return' enabled the legal return of "Jewish people" to the Promised Land that began in earnest in 1917 following the Balfour Declaration and General Allenby's march to take back Jerusalem after World War I.After the 6 Day War, Israel took control of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in June 1967 after a 2,000 year diaspora. Again during this critical time in the history of the land of Israel, a group of four Feast Day eclipses occurred. They were:
1967 April 24 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover. 1967 October 18 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles. 1968 April 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover. 1968 October 6 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles.
As many have reported and commented, once again we will witness the Heavenly pattern repeat on Passover Day of April 15, 2014 and again on the Day of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014 when the moon go dark on these two Spring/Fall Feast Days of YHVH. The following year, the total eclipses will will repeat on Passover April 4, 2015 and on the first day of Tabernacles September 28, 2015 like another second witness just two years after today's U.N. resolution.Do you see the pattern?
2014 April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover. 2014 October 8 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles. 2015 April 4 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover. 2015 September 28 Total Lunar Eclipse of Tabernacles.
Could the world soon see an end to the exile of Ephraim/Joseph to enter the land fulfilling the word of God to Ezekiel just as the promise that was kept for Jeremiah 40 Jubilees after Messiah's first coming?Should we consider it important that the year of the Feast days approaching in 2015-2016 may also mark the 70th Jubilee from the year of the very 1st Jubilee in the Promised Land after the Jordan river crossing led by Joshua (Yehoshua)?? Forty is an important number for God as is 70 in the prophecies of Daniel and Jubilees are important dates on God's Biblically appointed calendar. Abraham arrived in the promised land 40 Jubilees after Adam. Yeshua (Jesus) arrived 40 Jubilees after Abraham. And now the 40th Jubilee after Messiah's teaching ministry stands magnificently before us. To top it off, we are converging on the precipice of the 70th Jubilee celebration since Israel entered the covenant Promised Land some 3,500 years ago and this time frame just happens to also mark the 70th Feast of Weeks (Pentecost/Shavuot) since the U.N. declared Judah's state leading to re-entering the land of Promise under the Law of Return. One thing we do know for sure, history records that war and conflict raged in Israel very near the time frames of the previous Feast Day eclipses. Is that too on the horizon?

PRAYER ALERT November 28, 2012: Today’s News with Biblical Views:
1) Muslims Claim Netanyahu Plans to Build ‘False’ Holy Temple 2) Muslim Waqf Worried by Right-Wing Likud 3) Palestinian envoy predicts historic UN vote recognizing the state of Palestine
PRAYER ALERT October 12, 2012: Perilous Times The Republican Jewish Coalition presents “Perilous Times,” a mini-documentary in which Israeli experts and everyday citizens candidly discuss their concerns about the current U.S.-Israel relationship...
PRAYER ALERT August 5, 2012: Today, I'd ask you to begin to pray each day leading up to the U.N.'s upcoming General Assembly meeting of its 193 nation members. You may want to check your “Biblical” calendar, because this year, the UN General Assembly's 67th General Debate begins September 25 and continues through October 1, 2012.The 25th is the eve of Yom Kippur. The 1st of October… the beginning of Tabernacles. The Palestinians say this September will be different… and Businessweek reports Abbas to move on UN membership bid in September. You can watch the webcast live here. Coincidence? No. God has none on His calendar. PRAYER ALERT July 23, 2012: As gravely warned in the October 21, 2011 Prayer Alert below, terrorism continues to strike across Iraq. Three days after Ramadan began on July 20th, the BBC reports Iraq: Wave of attacks in Baghdad and north 'kills 91'
"A string of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the capital has killed at least 91 people, say security and medical officials. Many of those killed were security forces - who appear to have been a prime target, correspondents say. One of the worst-hit places was Taji, a Sunni neighborhood some 20km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, where at least 24 people were killed. At least 172 people were wounded on one of the bloodiest days of the year. Some 13 Iraqi towns and cities were hit in the spate of apparently coordinated attacks.""Violence dipped in Iraq following the insurgency in 2006 and 2007, but sectarian violence has returned across the country in recent months amid worsening political tensions. At least 237 people were killed during June, making it one of the bloodiest months since US troops withdrew in December."
In addition, in the report, the BBC summarizes the 2012 terrorism so far:
• 3 July: At least 40 killed and many more wounded in series of attacks across Iraq • 13 June: Wave of bombings kills 84 and injures nearly 300 in deadliest day since US troops withdrew last December • 4 June: More than 20 people killed in bomb attack in Baghdad • 20 March: At least 45 people die in series of coordinated attacks including car bombs in Kerbala city that kill at least 13 • 23 Feb: At least 55 people killed and hundreds injured in wave of bombings and shootings across the country • 27 Jan: A suicide car bomb kills at least 32 and injures about 60 in predominantly Shia Muslim district of Baghdad
Like a modern day Esau, that opposed Jacob, the Arab League backs Palestinian plan on UN status
Arab foreign ministers have backed Palestinian plans to seek an upgrade to their status at the United Nations to that of a non-member state, Palestinian officials said. But no decision was taken on when the application would be made, with the Arab League postponing such a decision until its next meeting in Cairo on September 5, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP late on Sunday. The UN membership question was one of several issues raised at a meeting in Qatar of the Arab League's Follow Up Committee on the peace process on Sunday night, which was also attended by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
PRAYER ALERT July 7, 2012: Today, Fox News reports that: 1) Iran lawmakers say they will close the Strait of Hormuz if threatened and that 2) Iran is practicing missile war games to attack U.S. bases in the Middle East.Whitehouse: For Immediate Release July 06, 2012
Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions
Perhaps the 'Super Derecho' woke The White House to today's X-Class threat from our own Sun or a nuclear Iran... PRAYER ALERT July 5, 2012: Iran: We can destroy US bases 'minutes after an attack'
"DUBAI -- Iran has threatened to destroy U.S. military bases across the Middle East and target Israel within minutes of being attacked, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, as Revolutionary Guards extended test-firing of ballistic missiles into a third day. Israel has hinted it may attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has mooted military action as a last-resort option but has frequently nudged the Israelis to give time for intensified economic sanctions to work against Iran."These bases are all in range of our missiles, and the occupied lands (Israel) are also good targets for us," Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, was quoted by FARS news agency as saying."
Libya elections: Muslim Brotherhood set to lead government
"Libya's top politicians have hatched a deal that would see the Muslim Brotherhood lead the government after the country's first free elections in almost five decades takes place on Saturday. While the elections for a 200-member National Congress is unlikely to grant a majority to any one faction, the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies are confident they can join their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt at the helm of leadership."
We need to be on watch for the building clash of civilization. There’s a threat opposing and approaching Israel but it is not limited to a Mideast conflict. The building rage will deeply harm the freedom and nations of "The West" as well. PRAYER ALERT July 1, 2012: Who would have imagined it but underwriters in the insurance industry today is now a big part of the story on Iran as they have halted insurance coverage on the shipments of oil. The Times of Israel reports today: Tehran admits sanctions taking a toll
"The EU, which accounted for around 18 percent of Iran’s oil exports, said earlier this week that all contracts for importing Iranian oil will have to be terminated from Sunday. Also, European companies will no longer be involved in insuring Iranian oil." In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney welcomed the EU oil embargo. He said in a statement that the US and EU “are committed to holding Iran accountable for failing to meet its international obligations,” showing “the seriousness with which the international community views the challenge of Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”
January 10, 1980 Pittsburg Post Gazzette
PRAYER ALERT June 25, 2012: Israel ‘will be destroyed’ if it attacks our nuclear program
"DUBAI – A high-ranking Iranian general said on Saturday Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear program would lead to the collapse of the Jewish state, Fars news agency reported. Last week’s round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Moscow failed to secure a breakthrough, heightening fears Israel might take unilateral military action to curb Iran’s nuclear activities. The two sides agreed to a follow-up meeting of technical experts on July 3, saving the process from outright failure." “They cannot do the slightest harm to the [Iranian] revolution and the system,” Brigadier General Mostafa Izadi, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, told Fars.
Islamists cheer, Israel wary after Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt election
"LONDON — Islamists around the world hailed Mohamed Morsi’s election as Egypt’s first freely chosen president as a victory for their cause on Sunday while the West, Gulf states and Israel reacted with caution, wary of his political agenda. Closely watched from Gaza to the Gulf, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate’s win over former army general Ahmed Shafik was widely seen as an historic event with far-reaching consequences beyond Egypt’s borders.“The Egyptian nation did not elect a president just for Egypt, but for the Arab and Islamic nations too,” said Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas in Gaza, which hopes Mr. Morsi may end Cairo’s co-operation with an Israeli blockade."
PRAYER ALERT June 17, 2012: Today is amazing. Two ancient rivals and captors of Israel are holding their national elections today. Greece is facing financial collapse as Egypt faces political upheaval and potential anarchy.
PRAYER ALERT May 13, 2012: As an update to the November 23, 2011 alert below the Wall Street Journal reported today that Bahrain, Saudis to Cinch Ties:
"Last December, Saudi King Abdullah, perceiving the Gulf as surrounded by revolutions and under encroachment by Shiite Muslim Iran, made an impassioned appeal for fellow Sunni Muslim royals to join forces. "You all know that we are targeted in our safety and security," he told the kings, emirs and sultans of the Gulf, who were gathered in their gold-braided black cloaks for a summit in a gilded palace in the Saudi capital of Riyadh."
PRAYER ALERT May 1, 2012: Today, Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi announced that Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate Dr. Mohammed Morsi and his supporters will liberate Jerusalem and establish the city as the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of the United States of Arabs and liberate Gaza. He declares that the capital will not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina as the massive crowd chants "millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem". Note: YouTube deleted the video report. PRAYER ALERT April 27, 2012: Fox News and ABC News both report on an Aviation Week release that states:
"As tensions between Tehran, Washington and Tel Aviv continue to mount over Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons technologies, the U.S. has quietly begun a deployment of its premier stealthy fighter, the twin-engine F-22, to the United Arab Emirates. Multiple Lockheed Martin aircraft will operate out of Al Dhafra Air Base there, industry sources say. This is the same base from which U.S. U-2s and Global Hawk UAVs have been launched since shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks."
Interestingly, nuclear talks with Iran will resume on May 23, 2012 in Baghdad, Iraq which is just 25 miles north of ancient Babylon. Babylon was capital of the Babylonian empire that ruled the world from 612 BC to 539 BC and home to the “Tower of Babel” (see Genesis 11:1-8).Today, the largest U.S. Embassy in the world stands there on the site of the ancient royal palace built by Nebuchadnezzar where God pronounced judgment on the Babylonian Empire with the handwriting on the wall מנא מנא תקל וּפַרְסִֽין that none of the wise men of the King could decipher as described in Daniel 5 just before the Medes and the Persians attacked. PRAYER ALERT April 13, 2012: Is a Global Genocide Against Christians Underway? CNN News reports:
JERUSALEM, Israel -- While Saudi Arabia is one of the worst persecutors of Christians in the Middle East, it is a problem that's getting worse throughout the region. Since 2003, Islamic radicals have bombed 70 churches in Iraq alone. And that's only the beginning. "We're seeing a very vicious attack on Christians in a number of countries. In fact, in many places in Iraq we're seeing a religious cleansing," Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, told CBN News. "That's a euphemism. It means that Christians are being killed and driven out," she said. Shea said the phenomenon has affected the two largest Christian populations in the Middle East. "About two thirds of the Christians in Iraq have already left," Shea said. "In Egypt, we're just beginning to see those with green cards, those with visas are fleeing. Those who can leave are leaving."
PRAYER ALERT March 28, 2012: Zechariah 14:2 "And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem..." Global March Aims to 'Liberate Jerusalem' "JERUSALEM, Israel -- On Friday, organizers of the Global March to Jerusalem hope to further their goal of liberating Jerusalem from the "illegal Zionist occupation." It's a concept they apply to all of "occupied Palestine." The group chose March 30 to coincide with Palestinian "Land Day" and predicts "massive marches" at Israel's northern and southern borders, the "West Bank" (Israel's biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria) and the Gaza Strip.""Rising Muslim populations in Europe and the U.S. equate Zionism with oppression and promote the theory that the Jewish people are the interlopers and have no legitimate claim to Israel or Jerusalem. Iran is actively promoting the event, the Israeli-based Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported earlier this month. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran should support all movements and groups operating against Jerusalem.Spiritually, the march "against" Jerusalem just one week before Passover is deeply related to the grand mufti's demand that all churches in the Middle East be destroyed. Times are prophetic and perilous.
"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves." Zechariah 12:2-3
Christian Workers in Gulf Countries Warned About Saudi Cleric’s Call to ‘Destroy Churches’ ( – "A call by Saudi Arabia’s top religious authority for a demolition of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula has prompted an organization representing Filipino workers in the region to advise caution and discretion." "Churches are outlawed in Saudi Arabia, but other Arab Gulf states do tolerate a limited number of non-Islamic places of worship, for mostly foreign Christians and small groups of local believers.""On March 12, the Saudi grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, told a visiting Kuwaiti delegation that all churches in the Arabian Peninsula should be destroyed. He cited Mohammed as having said on his deathbed – according to a hadith – “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.””
PRAYER ALERT March 16, 2012: Just as The Telegraph reports that a British High Court will hear the government's presentation that employers can ban wearing a cross by Christians at work in the UK the Grand Mufti Announces “Destruction of All Churches" in Arabian Peninsula; Christians Enraged
"Saudi Arabia's highest religious official announced Monday that Christianity will not be tolerated in the Arabian Peninsula, proclaiming it "necessary to destroy all the churches of the region," Bikyamasar reported. Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti, based his statement on the Islamic belief which states that only Islam and no other religion should be followed in the region. The mufti's declaration was in response to Kuwait's call for a ban on construction of non-Muslim places of worship, the report said. The mufti further added that the move should be followed by the Kuwaiti government as well, given that the country is a part of the peninsular region."
Daniel's prophecy is engaging right before our eyes and no one seems to be looking. Those that remain silent must be deaf as those that publically follow Messiah Yeshua face extinction in the Arabian Peninsula, the lands of Sheba and Dedan!! Yet we ignore this and continue our oil and gas trade as the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof" (see Ezekiel 38:13).Not only is the Bible true, it has an urgent message if you'll just hear it because the Bible is in today's news!!
"I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them." Daniel 7:21
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is the most senior Muslim religious and legal authority in Saudi Arabia. The Grand Mufti is appointed by the King under the legal system of Saudi Arabia which is based on Sharia Islamic law of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah (traditions) of prophet Muhammad which are declared to be the Saudi Arabia's constitution. Criminal punishments include public beheading, stoning, amputation, torture, lashing, flogging and imprisonment.Apostasy is listed as a serious criminal offence along with witchcraft and sorcery. In addition to the regular police, Saudi Arabia has a secret police, the Mabahith, and their "religious" police, the Mutawa who will probably be asked to help enforce the fatwa in the region. Next to the land of the Grand Mufti sits The Promised Land - Israel. Please accept this call to all prayer warriors as rockets continue to rain on tiny Israel from Gaza as fire comes down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men!
According to an Israel Defense Force spokesperson: This map shows the rocket's range as to the population of southern Israel, and how much time people have to take cover given the distance the rockets travel. Those living in the 10 kilometer range have 15 seconds to find safety once the alarm sounds, those in the 20 km range have 30 seconds, 30 km – 45 seconds, and 40 km have a minute. With the increased range of the rocket fire from Gaza, nearly 1 million people, or a seventh of Israel’s population live in danger under threat from Hamas rocket attacks. The goal of operation "Cast Lead" has been to reduce the number of rocket attacks against the inhabitants of southern Israel.
Population Figures from 2007:
Ashkelon – 108,900 Ashdod – 207,000 Yavne – 32,200 Gadera – 17,700 Kiryat Malachi – 19,600 Kiryat Gat – 47,800 Sderot – 19,300 Be’er Sheva – 531, 000 Ofakim – 24,700 Netivot – 25,600
PRAYER ALERT February 3, 2012: Iran's Supreme Leader Threatens Israel and the U.S. before preparing to launch new military exercises as reports that Israel is preparing to strike Iran's nuclear facilities. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has stated that a possible Israeli offensive against Iran will take place in the 2012 Spring time frame. PRAYER ALERT January 8, 2012: Tehran's Press TV is stating U.S. troops are moving into Israel. The United Arab Emirates Al Arabiya reiterates the same story. PRAYER ALERT January 5, 2012: Today, the BBC provides an amazing, historic timeline graphic titled "The Path of Protest"... Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests
"In December 2010, a man in Tunisia burned himself to death in protest at his treatment by police. Below traces an extraordinary year as pro-democracy rebellions erupted across the Middle East."
PRAYER ALERT January 4, 2012: Israel National News gives us stories of movement out of Damascus that reminds me of Jeremiah 49:24 "Damascus has become feeble, she turned to flee, and panic seized her; anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in labor."
• An advisory board within the 22-nation Arab League is warning the organization to pull its monitors from Syria. • Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has fled Damascus together with his family, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reports.
It’s very serious now in Syria just like it was almost a year ago in Egypt. Over the coming weeks as we watch the events unfold there, please join me and many others in prayer for those in the Biblical land of Antioch and Damascus which is the home of over 2 million Christians. Homs, which is the center of the opposition upheaval has the second largest Christian population in Syria. Antioch, as we know is where the disciples were first called Christians.We know the spiritual conflict is really significant when we consider Isaiah’s Damascus forecast and Paul’s words as he gives his last prophetic “end days” teaching in 2Timothy 3 where Paul mentions Antioch as one of the locations of his own persecution. PRAYER ALERT December 26, 2011: Breitbart reports that Iran says ready to expand military links with Iraq. It sounds like the two horns of the ram of Daniel 8 are coming together...
"Iran stands ready to expand its military and security ties with Iraq, its armed forces chief of staff said Sunday, a week after the exit of US forces from the neighbouring Arab country. 
General Hassan Firouzabadi hailed the "forced departure" of the US and allied forces that he said "was due to the resistance and determination of the Iraqi people and government," the state Islamic Republic News Agency reported.The statements were made in messages Firouzabadi sent to his Iraqi counterpart, Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari, and to Iraq's acting defence minister, Saadun al-Dulaimi, IRNA said.The departure of the US troops "was due to the resistance and determination of the Iraqi people and government," he said."I hope the humiliating failure of the United States after nine years of occupying Iraq will serve as a lesson for them to never think of attacking another country," he said.Firouzabadi added that Iran was now "ready to expand its military and security ties with Iraq."Zebari led a delegation of Iraqi military chiefs to Iran last month to explore greater cooperation between the two defence forces."
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