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November 09, 2014

The House of Prayer

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"My house is a house of prayer." In my Scripture studies I found God's house is found the words of Isaiah 56:7, but instead of prayer cries of fear are being heard today — cries of terror at the Temple Mount.

Much of the Bible is prophecy, and prophecy in the Bible is pointed to the Middle East with its focus on Israel and aimed at Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

All people that join themselves to The Lord among the nations must read God's words in Isaiah 2 and Isaiah 56. The Temple Mount is critical to everyone. If you follow Yeshua and want to be like Him, you must know the story and remember what his disciples all knew about Him:
"In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” 
His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” John 12:4-17
Israel is the Bible on location - in real time and The LORD is consumed with zeal for the Temple Mount.

Regrettably, some Christian churches are filled with people that do not know that Israel, the walls of Jerusalem, the City of David and the Temple Mount have everything to do with their seat in the pew.

They also do not understand that any conflict at the sacred and holy site of the Temple, God's House of Prayer must be understood as the ultimate spiritual battle ground.

The battle today is yours. It calls for a decision, to stand in prayer with the Armor of God and action supporting the Jewish people against dark schemes and turn from the luke-warm church of Laodicea.

The real battle is not only a far-removed Middle East terror-laden political, ideological or religious conflict. It is not just a struggle of geography or flesh and blood, but a struggle with dark powers of this world and spiritual forces of evil that seek domination and destruction.

The thing you need to know about the spiritual battlefield of light vs. dark is that it is centered in a very real place at The Lord's House of Prayer in Jerusalem. Despite former destructions of the Temple, the Temple Mount location remains, the reason it remains is The creator does not change. We did. 

Eventually we will all will return back to Him as it was intended from the beginning.

The prophet Isaiah was given a mind bending promise regarding the Temple Mount that you need to understand whether you are a Jew or not:
“And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,
to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD,
and to be his servants,
everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
and holds fast my covenant—
these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.” 
The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.”
Isaiah 56:6-8
God's "House of Prayer" is on a mountain in Jerusalem. It was bought by a Jewish man by the name of David and it is a place for all nations aka sojourners who join themselves to The LORD God of Israel.

You may be ambivalent or you may be shocked by this prophetic truth, but the Temple Mount, Almighty God's holy mountain is eternally linked by the covenant of blessing given to Abraham by our unchanging Creator God.

The holy mountain of The LORD is not for a people that follow a false god. 

In Jerusalem, that other is called Allah.

Islam robs the word of the truth, holding the Temple Mount hostage as a prayer ransom as they mock Israel just as Goliath once did. Many nations have opposed Israel through the eons of time and guess what, like Goliath they are long gone, but the Jewish people remain.

Today, the Temple Mount remains in Islam's control under the rule of the Muslim Waqf from Amman, Jordan. Except for the interruption by the Crusader's arrival in Jerusalem during the 12th century, the Temple Mount under Islamic control since the 7th century. 

Control is a big part of the conflict of good vs. evil as radicals scream Allah Akbar. 

On 9/11, I heard that phrase for the first time from those that follow Ishmael and soon I learned it means Allah is greater. 

Abraham asked God to extend His covenant to the descendants of Ishmael, but that wasn't the God gospel plan. Almighty God had another one, yet He promised to make a nation from Ishmael, but He gave His covenant promises to Isaac's descendants.

Today, we have the Middle East conflict which has spread globally as the conflict of extreme radical Islam which asks the original deception, did God really say??

Ignorance of these Biblical facts will leave your faith weak susceptible to deception.

The House of Prayer for all nations is a part of the mystery of the Gospel of the Kingdom of the God of Israel that Yeshua of Nazareth declared throughout Israel, and Jerusalem is the same place that Yeshua will return as the Lion of Judah for all people and nations that join themselves to The LORD God!

The prophet Joel wrote of latter-day events that we can see unfolding today in Jerusalem.

To get a glimpse you should read all of Joel chapter 3.

One reason God gave us prophets like Joel and Isaiah to study right now is so that anyone, Jew or not can know The LORD God alone is sovereign - declaring the end from the beginning, and He is jealous for His name and jealous for Zion.

Another reason for the prophets is for anyone to be able to recognize the signs and seasons of prophetic events as they occur in and around Israel on God's prophetic redemption calendar. This requires a proper interpretation, understanding of doing His "Word."

Matthew 21:13 quotes the words of Yeshua of Nazareth as he taught from Isaiah's scroll about God's "House of Prayer" for all nations:

“ It is written, he said to them, 
‘My house will be called a house of prayer, 
but you are making it a den of robbers.' "

Jerusalem was restored to the nation of Israel on June 11th 1967 during the omer count, yet Islam still robs everyone that believes the Bible of prayer on the Temple Mount. In 2016, Israel's Protection of Holy Places Law will pass a 49 year milestone, but notably it has never been enforced for the Jewish people that seek to pray at the Temple Mount.

That law was passed and adopted by the Knesset after the ages old "status quo" was re-confirmed in 1967 by Moshe Dayan when he promised the Muslim Waqf control of the Temple Mount. 

Today, Temple Mount police will not allow spoken prayer there except by a Muslim. So, at the end of the day, the Temple Mount continues just as Yeshua said, it is "a den of robbers" robbing the Jewish people as well as Christians of prayer atop the mountain of Almighty God, but that will change.

The headline of the future remains written just as Jesus said: "It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer'" Matthew 21:13.

We need to know the words spoken by Prime Minister Eshkol on June 27, 1967 just two weeks after the Six Day War. 

He said: "It is my pleasure to inform you that the Holy Places in Jerusalem are now open to all who wish to worship at them - members of all faiths, without discrimination."

The Waqf robs everyone of that promise and the UN backs them up.

The "status quo" is no prayer except those of Islam, but the hope of many faithful is to pray at Mount Moriah just as Prime Minister Eshkol stated. The truth of the Bible is that the Temple Mount is reserved as a gathering place for those of faith, joined in lovingkindness and forgiveness from the God of Israel:
"The Lord GOD,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.”
Since Prime Minister Eshkol made his statement,  the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that the right for others to pray is not enforceable at The Temple Mount as it would pose a grave danger to peace.

What kind of real peace is that?

Since when is prayer a danger and why is prayer to The LORD God worthy of arrest?

For more insight on our upside down world, turn the pages back in time to hear and seek understanding on what Yeshua once said:
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34
That sword is the sword of truth, the Bible, not the Koran. Jesus is teaching that the prophetic message of the Bible is about the ultimate conflict of good and evil that claimed God's good creation through our disobedience in Eden. Perhaps as it was before in the garden, in the end, that conflict is centered in Jerusalem at the House of Prayer for The LORD God of Israel.

The spiritual conflict of good and evil can be seen at the Temple Mount. The focus is the battle of the this conflict is prayer, talking to our Creator, thanking Him, blessing Him.

The ransom of prayer is about the Bible vs. the Koran. Good vs. evil disrupting relationship just as it was in the beginning.

Prayer is a huge part of the ultimate conflict that is arising from this insanity and the division of the Promised Land. Yet, this is the generation that seeks the inheritance of Jacob and it includes God's gift of prayer where Solomon prayed in its dedication.

I have written extensively since February of 2010, warning about the pressure to divide Israel and Jerusalem for peace via the formation of a bogus Palestinian State in my commentary on Zechariah's Vision and "The Quartet" and have provided numerous Zechariah's Vision Prayer Alerts.

Today, I am writing to you about the attempted murder that occurred a month ago on October 29, 2014 when Yehuda Glick, an incredibly brave American-born Israeli Orthodox rabbi was attacked with a gun and bullets.

Rabbi Glick was shot three times in the chest by a radical Islamic terrorist driven by a misguided rumor that Israel will change the "status quo" at the Temple Mount.

The terror was driven by belief that Israel will allow Jewish people to pray at the Temple Mount.

A few days before rabbi Glick's horrific, attempted assassination, Arab leaders demonstrated in Jerusalem. One of the men with a loudspeaker and a chant was Sheikh Kamel al-Khatib. He is a leader of the northern branch of the 'so-called' Islamic State that has arisen in Nineveh, Iraq.

Ask yourself: why in the world was he even allowed in the Promised Land?

Below is an excerpt of Sheikh Kamel al-Khatib’s dark, hate-filled speech to the crowd that gathered in Jerusalem:
“The nation is in a bad state, due to what is happening in the Arab homeland and the counter-revolutions against the ‘Arab Spring’ being carried out by the enemies of the nations. This situation requires that steadfast people say: We are here, against the den of iniquity whose occupants occupy the stage in the entire Arab homeland. In the center of this thieving den of iniquity, we stress our right to stand strong and patient, attached to the land right here in Jerusalem. I repeat: Jerusalem is not only the capital of a Palestinian state, but the capital of a righteous Islamic Caliphate, soon to arrive, Inshallah.”
Later, when interviewed about his speech, Sheikh Kamel al-Khatib uttered these foreboding words to the press as he referenced Muhammed:
"We, as Muslims, believe in the future of Islam no matter what is happening, and an Islamic state will return once again and Jerusalem will be its capital. This is expressed in our confidence that the Israeli occupation will disappear, this is not just a hope or supplication on our part, but the words of the Prophet, who said that one day Jerusalem will be the location of the Islamic Caliphate."
Did you see that?

He said: "Jerusalem will be the location of the Islamic Caliphate."

Jeremiah 29:32 shows us that The Lord God Almighty warns that a conflict will be brought about by the descendants of Shemaiah the Nehelamite.

The Hebrew word "Nehelamite" means "he of the dream." So, we must take note that before the dark revelations of the Koran ever came to Muhammad in a cave "he saw prophetic dreams and heard unseen voices and calls" (Mishkat Volume IV).

In fact, most of Muhammad's experiences were just that, a dark dream, a nightmare for mankind. He told family and friends that Gabriel, the angel who transmitted the revelations, "came to me... while I was asleep." This night terror storyline includes Muhammad's infamous vision of a night journey from Mecca. Muslims declare it is very place of the mosque location today atop the Temple Mount, the Masjid al-Aqsa while riding Muhammad's white horse Buraq. FYI... Buraq means "Bright One" in Arabic.

If you've read Revelation 6:2 take note of Muhammad's white horse and keep in mind that the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque was not even in existence at the time of his dream vision.

The second book of Chronicles refers to the book of "Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer" but the book like many others mentioned in the Bible has been lost to antiquity, or has it?
"Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually." 2Chronicles 12:15
What we know today is that this message from God tells us that Shemaiah the Nehelamite: "has persuaded you to trust in lies..." Those lies have morphed into the Koran and the continual yoke of wars against the planet radical Islam brings. Consider...
“Send this message to all the exiles: ‘This is what the LORD says about Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies, this is what the LORD says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants.

He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good things I will do for my people, declares the LORD, because he has preached rebellion against me.’” Jeremiah 29:31-32
Jeremiah chapter 30 goes on to warn of the conflict arising from the lies of the Nehelamite and his descendants:
"This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:
‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
The days are coming,’ declares the LORD,
‘when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity
and restore them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the LORD.

These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah:
This is what the LORD says:
‘Cries of fear are heard — terror, not peace.
Ask and see: can a man bear children?
Then why do I see every strong man
with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,
every face turned deathly pale?
How awful that day will be!
No other will be like it.

It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,
but he will be saved out of it.
‘In that day,’ declares the LORD Almighty,
‘I will break the yoke off their necks
and will tear off their bonds;
no longer will foreigners enslave them.
Instead, they will serve the LORD their God
and David their king,
whom I will raise up for them.
‘So do not be afraid, Jacob my servant;
do not be dismayed, Israel,’
declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 30:1-10
Do you follow the lies of Shemaiah the Nehelamite or seek the truth in God's word?

Do you pray to the Creator whose name is placed in Jerusalem or pray to another?

In Jerusalem, the temporary rule of Islam does not allow anyone but a Muslim to pray to Allah atop the Temple Mount, yet just below, the Jewish people welcome anyone who wants to reverently pray to the Almighty God of Israel at the Western Wall (the Kotel ha-Ma'aravi).

Now that this attempted murder has occurred, rest assured that so-called diplomats will arrive in Israel giving their own formula for peace and security. Somehow they will figure a way to cast blame on the Jewish people and the Bible. But the time is now for Judah to be wary of these so-called peacemakers.

Jeremiah 30:14-15 warns the Jewish people:
"All your allies have forgotten you;
they care nothing for you."
Today, AFP reported that the European Union’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said this in Gaza:
"'The entire European Union seeks the establishment of a Palestinian state.'

'We need a Palestinian state -- that is the ultimate goal and this is the position of all the European Union.'"
And these words came today from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as reported by The Jerusalem Post:

Abbas: PA will ask UNSC for Israeli withdrawal from West Bank
"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that the PA leadership would go to the UN Security Council this month to request a resolution that considers the territories conquered by Israel in 1967 as the lands of the Palestinian state.

Abbas said that the Palestinians would also ask the Security Council to set a timeline for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines. Take note, that would include The Temple Mount and its Western Wall.

Abbas made the announcement during an emergency meeting of the PA leadership in Ramallah. The meeting was called to discuss the latest developments in the region, especially the tensions in Jerusalem and Israeli plans to build new housing units in the city.

“We want the Security Council to issue a resolution affirming the status quo that has been prevalent in Jerusalem since 1967,” Abbas said.

Referring to tensions on the Temple Mount, Abbas accused Israel of violating all international resolutions.

“We want the Security Council to condemn what is happening [at the Temple Mount] and affirm the need to preserve the status quo,” he added.

“The international community is requested to clearly declare that there is no peace partner in Israel,” the statement said.

The statement also accused the Israeli government of seeking to alter the "status quo" on the Temple Mount and “cancel the centuries-long nature of this holy Islamic site.” The biblical Mt. Moriah is the site of the Temple, the ancient House of Prayer and today it is the site of Islam's third-holiest location, the Al Aqsa mosque which has been governed by a near 50 year old arrangement known as the "status quo," under which today only Muslims are allowed to pray on top of the Mount.
Abbas called on a U.N. Security condemnation of Judah's prayers following the announcement that Palestinians call for ‘Day of Rage’ against Israel
"Groups call for demonstrators to step up protests against Israel in West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza; Islamic Jihad says time has come for "popular revolution.""
In Europe, 'The Economist' filed this mis-information online: Temple madness
"The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70AD is seared in Jewish memory and carved in marble on the Arch of Titus in Rome, which depicts legionnaires carrying off the temple menorah. Every day since then, Jews have prayed that the temple may soon be rebuilt.

For most, this has been an abstract longing for a future perfection, to be realised when the Messiah appears. Until then, they have been content to pray at their traditional holy place, the Western (formerly Wailing) Wall, at the foot of the mount where the temple once stood. For a growing band of zealots, however, this is not enough. Rabbis and activists have been preparing for the restoration of the temple and challenging the ban on Jews praying on the esplanade on top of the mount, the Haram al-Sharif, site of two venerable Muslim shrines, the golden Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque."
Seriously... two venerable Muslim shrines?

In the western world, we call Him Jesus now, but some 2,000 years ago He answered to the name Yeshua and He declared that the Kingdom of God would suffer violence from the agendas of religious men, and so it does!

Today, we can see the world's headlines support the past seven centuries that have imposed Islamic theologies of dreams to ensure control over the Temple Mount, yet Biblical truth remains the goal of faithful Jewish people.

We must not forget that the Promised Land is not just the current small tract of Heaven our maps define as the nation-state of Israel, its much larger. The geographic promise of the land was first made to Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 and then as a second witness the promise was repeated to his son Isaac, and as a third witness to Isaac's son Jacob. This unchanging promise is declared by The Lord God Almighty in Genesis 28:13.

The thing is, the promises were spoken to Abraham and given to his 'seed'. We must take note that the Scriptures do not say “and to seeds” meaning many people, but it plainly says: “and to your seed" meaning one. In Galatians 3:16, Paul explains that this promise is ultimately for Messiah Yeshua. He will restore the tabernacle of David and the House of Prayer for all nations at its center.

In Genesis 15:18-21 the full boundary of the promised land is established in terms of the territories of various ancient peoples seemingly lost to antiquity, it reads:
"On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates - the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.""
The geographical borders given in Exodus 23:31 describe borders marked by the Red Sea beside Egypt, the "Sea of the Philistines," the Mediterranean, and the "River," (the Euphrates). This land area has not lost its status as the "Promised Land" and strangely some of this land was just taken suffering violence by ISIS in Nineveh, Iraq along the Tigris River where Christians have now fled beyond the river.

The Tigris is East and North of the Euphrates and it runs though the area from which Abraham was called out of, that is why it is not a part of God's promise.

The exhortation then is to renew our view and God's vision of His Biblical land of promise.

Not only that, we must hold to a Biblical understanding of the 'Gospel of The Kingdom' and what the prophetic Scriptures actually reveal concerning the process of how Yeshua's lawful redemption of a called-out righteous nation will unfold one day, for in these last days many traditional doctrines are being found to be wanting and falling short of the truth.

Failure to properly know, understand and accept the covenant promises of the Bible causes many to become disillusioned like Federica Mogherini and many others to stumble in blindness. That is exactly what we see today in the headlines and what we hear from many pulpits as some in Christianity have rejected Jerusalem and the Temple and its location in the plan of God as a 'House of Prayer' for all nations.

Some 1,700 years ago the anti-semitic leadership of the so-called church fathers pushed "Christianity" away from the planet's intersection point with Heaven. After that, 'the church' mistakenly took ‘Jesus’ out of His Jewish context separating Him from His Jewish background and promise. Christian teaching went astray, even attempting to remove the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible known as the TANAKH, the only Bible He ever read or taught.

By doing this The Lord God’s personal love letter to us was labeled as a done away with "law" and His marriage Covenant written by Moses fell from grace. No wonder the Jewish people have avoided Jesus, he has been disguised like a counterfeit Messiah.

Yet, prophetic events are happening right now and this is another shofar wake up call to watch carefully to see them and be a part of prophecy.

Jesus taught what we would see today by something He did NOT read from the scroll of Isaiah almost 2,000 years ago when anointed and filled with the Holy Spirit He chose to read from Isaiah 61 on the Sabbath in a synagogue "as was His custom." There in that Nazareth synagogue, He inaugurated His ministry in the Galilee of the nations where the Jordan River begins.

The words of Luke 4:18-19 are well worth repeating:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of The Lord."
Take notice... Yeshua stopped reading after He pronounced the personal name of God. He told the assembly where He read that the words the words He read and that they heard were fulfilled in that very synagogue. Later as Jesus (Yeshua) left: "he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also for therefore am I sent".

As the headlines tell us of the terror at The Temple Mount in October where Messiah walked and taught, what struck me then and today as I read Federica Mogherini's views is the possible timing of the reading of the portion of the scroll of Isaiah that was opened and read so long ago in Galilee. As Jesus 'stood up' before the assembly. He used that Sabbath day to announce His first mission in the restoration of the Kingdom of God, that His first mission would atone sin's penalty of death.

That is why He only read only a part of Isaiah 61:1-2.

If He was standing in the synagogue reading that Scripture portion within the timeline of the historic annual Sabbath Torah and Haftorah reading schedule that has been faithfully kept by the Jewish people, we might consider it may have been the portion reading called "Nitsavim" which means: "You are Standing".

Incredibly today, Isaiah 61:1-2 is not read under the present order of the weekly synagogue reading of the Jewish people. At some point, it was eliminated, I am not certain why, but perhaps it was taken out of the reading a few years after the Passover cross and First Fruits resurrection of Yeshua.

The Jew we should all know is Yeshua (Jesus), and He did not read the full portion of Isaiah that week because it is reserved by our Heavenly Father to be engaged before Messiah Yeshua returns when mourning is grievous in Zion much like it is now.

That mourning will likely come after man's division of the land of Israel for peace and the abomination against prayer to the God of Israel at the Temple Mount.

The missing words of Isaiah that Yeshua did not read that day are these:
"... and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations." Isaiah 61:2-4
Because of those prophetic words and many others from the Jewish prophets of Israel, followers of Yeshua need to step back and look at the Western Wall as watchmen of the nations joined the The Lord God to be counted worthy:
"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
You may not know it, but this year we my be in a Biblical calendar time called a Shemittah year and it is within the 49 year of counting up to a Biblical Jubilee on God's calendar. And what do we see before us but Jewish people mourning in Zion as the spirit of heaviness is on the Wailing Wall.

The reason, the Temple Mount has been desolate of daily prayer for too many generations.

If you will just open your Bible, open your eyes and look at the Temple Mount today, you will see the mourning of faithful Jewish people, unable to legally pray atop the Temple Mount. Yet, this trial will be 'worked out' for God's Glory somehow in Zion, for this is mysteriously a part of the Kingdom preparation -- "for all Israel shall be saved."

It is hard to comprehend how, but God's ways are higher than ours:
"For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
If you are like me, you may want to run away from the concept of mourning and suffering before glory and it is very, very hard to understand, but that is how our King Messiah Yeshua established His Kingdom way to eternal life by overcoming death in His resurrection. That glory could not have occurred except by His own grievous suffering and beating.

This is very unsettling because we all want to see the foundation of God's coming Kingdom established by celebration and victory not by suffering, but God's ways are above our ways and His way requires resurrection.

As difficult as it is to understand, only through distress and suffering does God tear away the chaff and penalty of sin so that we can become bound together by Yeshua's suffering and resurrection life. Through Him, we get to look forward to the coming Kingdom on Earth. Yes, it is hard to understand, yet Messiah binds eternal life to us through His suffering by our own suffering and discipline.

After all, when our suffering in sin is realized, that is when we can turn to Him for forgiveness and salvation in God's lovingkindness. And by God's grace, we can choose to follow the One that suffered for all mankind.

That is why His name is Yeshua - it means Salvation!
"Behold, God is my salvation (Yeshua); I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD YEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2
Messiah Yeshua knew of His suffering long before He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom. He said:
“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have an immersion to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!” Luke 12:49-50
Messiah Yeshua, knew ushering in God's Kingdom of glory on Earth would come through His suffering. Jesus saw what was coming, so we must too.

He told His disciples... that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of men so that on the third day, He would be raised to Heaven. There at the right hand of God He sent His Spirit as He began His intercession ministry, unseen in Heaven. This is shown in the book of Hebrews and in the Revelation vision recorded by John.

After His suffering, on the Pentecost, the 50th day of Shavuot, Almighty God sent the fire of His Spirit to the place that He chose to put His name, it is Mount Zion - The Temple Mount, the same place that Yehudah Glick has now suffered.

The House of Prayer has been destroyed there, first by Nebuchadnezzar, then by Titus in 70 AD and some 600 years later, Jerusalem was conquered by Muslim Arab forces in May of 638. They were led by Muslim Caliph Umar, but in return for assistance in the taking of the city, the Jewish faithful received the right to reside in Jerusalem and to pray on the Temple Mount without interference.

Umar's promise was broken, almost a 1,000 years until after Crusades of the 14th and 15th centuries when Islam again took possession of The Temple Mount and declared it an exclusive Muslim prayer site. At that time, Suleiman instructed his court architect to prepare a place for Jewish prayer in an alley at the bottom of the Western retaining wall after he prohibited all non-Muslims from going up to any part of the Temple Mount.

Now you know the story of the wailing wall, the Western Wall. A decree was issued by Suleiman that guaranteed for "all times" the right of Jewish people to pray at the Western Wall in compensation for relinquishing their right to pray atop the mountain of God.

The Temple Mount remains the exclusive domain of a people praying to Allah and the Dome of the Rock at its center proclaims the anti-messiah words etched in Arabic: "It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son."

It is important to know since the 1500's, Muslim prayers at the Temple Mount have only been stopped twice, yet the God of Israel does not yield his place, He gives His name and His glory to no one else, so the status quo of the 'House of Prayer' will be changed forever one day. Muslim idolatry and its mournful desolation of prayer will face its end there.

That day is what Joel's prophetic message is about. The God of Israel is not Allah and that is why The Lord God gave the message to a man named Joel, after all יוֹאֵל Joel is Yow'el it means "Yah is God".

The first time Muslim prayer to Allah was stopped there was in 1967, and we must take notice it was when the Temple Mount was taken back by Israeli troops right after Pentecost during a Jubilee year, so look for that to occur again. Looking at God's Calendar... based on the counting of 49 days to Pentecost after the first weekly Sabbath following Passover, we can see it was some 40 days after Passover in 1967 during the 50 day "Omer Count" that the Israeli troops surrounded the Old City and approached the place of God's Name on Earth.

Do you remember what happened on day 40 of the Omer Count almost 2,000 years ago?

In victory over death, the Messiah Savior Yeshua, ascended to the Heavenly Tabernacle from the Mount of Olives.

In 1967, during this Biblical time of counting, Israeli troops moved in to take the Temple Mount back. It was June 7, 1967 and many Christians thought the return of Messiah was imminent when the Israeli army ascended the wheat threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite that David had purchased with six hundred shekels of gold by weight. That threshing became the Temple Mount and it was bought with gold for a Devine reason.

The chronicle of that historic day is found in 1 Chronicles 21. The account tells us of the "threshing floor" purchase. It happened after "haSatan stood up against Israel" when King David mis-spoke and ordered an unauthorized census of Israel:
"So The Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy-thousand men. And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, The Lord beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of The Lord stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of The Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces."
In a way, this stand by haSatan thousands of years ago counterfeited the stand of Messiah and haSatan stood up again at the same place on Wednesday October 29th, (Cheshvan 5) in Jerusalem. To top it off, the Scripture reading portion that week made note of the events in Jerusalem. Part of the Scripture reading was this:
"Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am YHVH: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them." Isaiah 42:5-9
Isaiah's message about a prison is the prison of idolatry. Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary sheds some light saying: 

"GEN'TILE, noun [Latin gentilis; from Latin gens, nation, race; applied to pagans.]

In the scriptures, a pagan; a worshipper of false gods; any person not a Jew or a christian; a heathen."

Mr. Webster points to the issue of idol practices as being their key character distinction. They were linked to the heathens, the image-worshippers according to the 1880 McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia:

"As to the religion of heathenism, it is "a wild growth on the soil of fallen human nature, a darkening of the original consciousness of God's deification of the rational and irrational creature, and a corresponding corruption of the moral sense, giving the sanction of religion to natural and unnatural vices."

I wholeheartedly believe staying in tune with the annual Scripture readings, the Jewish people have been faithful to for thousands of years is critically important today. Not only do they speak timely truth and righteousness to us as we read and listen each week, but somehow they are a timely part of a latter day restoration that aligns us with the Word of God in a prophetic restoration of God believing Jew and former Gentile in The Kingdom as one new man, one body... Basar Echad in Messiah.

In the weeks before Jesus read from Isaiah 61, the Scripture portion would have included Isaiah 11. These prophetic words may have well been read in Galilee at that time:
"The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart, and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim." Isaiah 11:13
When Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot three times in the chest by the Islamic terrorist who 'stood up' at the threshing floor. Importantly, the prayers to the god of Islam stopped for a day. The assassin never imagined that would be the result of his terror plot but the God of Israel had another plan.

Yet, Abbas and the world rage even louder against the Jewish people because of it.

King David made a mistake, he mis-spoke long ago calling for his census. Just a week prior to the shooting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the modern leader of Israel may have mis-spoke as well saying, "We will preserve status quo on Temple Mount." 

Netanyahu did this because he's fearful of starting a religious war with jihad radical Muslims. His fears appear to be well founded. You can read it for yourself at this Times of Israel headline: Netanyahu: No change in Temple Mount status quo.

Despite the Prime Minister's words, the status changed, if just for a day.

I may be wrong because I am impatient, but Mr. Prime Minister remember Isaiah 42 in the reading portion the week of the shooting of Rabbi Glick. There, our Creator tells us NOTHING, NO ONE exceeds His authority as Creator, and what happened? The status of the Temple Mount was changed, even if just for a day as the five daily prayers to Allah atop the Temple Mount came to a dead stop. 

The Psalms tells us, a day is like a thousand years and one day no prayer facing the graven image of the Kaaba stone in Mecca, Saudi Arabia will be heard at the House of Prayer.

That's a millennium promise, and for now, God's timing for that is His alone.

This I do know, Rabbi Yeshua is righteous and He was called to give covenant light to the Gentiles to open their blind eyes to truth so that they may repent form idolatry's ways. 

May God soon show Judah the light too. 

A former Gentile people were adopted sojourners in exodus with the House of Israel. The world calls them Christians, God calls them Israel and I pray Mr. Prime Minister that you and the people you lead will come soon to accept God's eternal life covenant in Yeshua. He is One with The Father, He shares His righteousness and His glory at The Right Hand. May God soon open your eyes in Jerusalem!

Looking back at 1967, Muslim prayers were silent at The Temple Mount after a red blood moon eclipse on Passover April 24, 1967. Now, on October 30th, much like a second witness, they were silent again just 21 days after the first day of Sukkot, a day when the world saw another red blood moon before sunrise on the first Day of Tabernacles. Coincidence?

The headlines over the past week have pitted the heritage of the Temple Mount between Isaac and Ishmael. It is the central conflict of the Koran that opposes the Bible saying Ishmael was the one conceived after The Lord visited Abraham and Sarah. Amazingly, as this theme pervades the air in Jerusalem, the age old Scripture portion is VaYera, which means "And He Appeared'. It is the reading of Genesis 18:1–22:24 and it includes these words:
"And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him." Genesis 21:1-4
The headlines in Jerusalem have shown us that Rabbi Glick was gunned down right after he gave a speech near the Temple Mount promoting the restoration of The Temple. The thing to note this week is this: Glick is of Judah and our unchanging God keeps His word to defend Judah in Jerusalem, period.

Glick is alive even though haSatan stood up through his cohort at the Temple Mount, and the son of Fatah that harassed a son of Judah, Moataz Ibrahim Hijazi is dead, cut off from life. The fact remains: God's defender lives today and Allah's defender is dead.

The Lord does not change, He keeps His word.

There's more to the story, a week prior to the shooting, Haaretz reported: "Glick predicted last week that the situation on the Temple Mount would change only after an act of violence against Jews." Muslim news sources say He is enemy #1 of Masjid al Aqsa because he defends the Temple Mount.

While Glick's vision of the Temple Mount mirrors is controversial and mirrors Eshkol, his defense of worship is not. So we must keep our eyes wide open.

It may seem odd that this shooting that shut down Muslim prayer for a day happened once again during a blood red moon cycle that started on Passover Day this year and that the shooting occurred after the second red moon eclipse of Sukkot but it is not. It was the second of a Tetrad that will conclude on Passover and the first day of Tabernacles next year. This is not just a strange coincidence!

Prayer stopped for a day after the blood red moon of the past Tabernacles as Benjamin Netanyahu gave the Temple Mount back Friday in time for the Muslim prayers as Netanyahu repeated his own words to "preserve status quo" on Temple Mount. He said: "Since the days of Abraham, the Temple Mount has been the holiest site for our people and with this, the Temple Mount is also the most sensitive kilometer on earth," Netanyahu also said. "Alongside our determined stance for our rights, we are determined to maintain the status quo for all the religions in order to prevent an eruption."

The shared vision heard round the world today to divide the land is exactly why God gave Joel these words to declare to us:
"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." Joel 3:1-2
Here the Hebrew word captivity is shĕbuwth, it is in respect to the captivity we have to welfare and happiness and Jehoshaphat means: "Yah has judged." Here, the word translated as "valley" is the Hebrew word `emeq, it means open country and the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon says it is wide tract of land suitable for battle.

That should remind you of a field, a battlefield. It is a different word from the Hebrew gay' (Strong's H1516) which is translated by the King James as 'valley' in 60 other verses.

The Temple Mount will one day become the fulcrum of a battlefield, consider the past week's headlines in Israel:
Jordan Threatens to Revoke Peace Treaty Over Temple Mount
Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem
Palestinian President: Closing Jerusalem holy site 'a declaration of war'
Kerry Reiterates Call to Reopen Temple Mount to Muslims
Israeli leader urges calm in Jerusalem
Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for Palestinians to step up 'resistance' against Israel
Kerry Reiterates Call to Reopen Temple Mount to Muslims
"The Word" of God is not from Washington, New York or the EU... so why does the world not seek "the Word" of God and stand up for opening the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to the prayers of the people the Bible calls Judah and the nations that join themselves to The Lord God of Israel?
"My house is a house of prayer."
Open your eyes to the Bible's warnings we are on the cusp of Zechariah's prophecy:
"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 12:3
There is still more... If we keep our eyes on Jerusalem, we can see that the nation of Israel was declared by the U.N. on November 29, 1947. The Scripture reading of the Jewish people that week was VaYishlach "And He Sent". The matching messianic reading in Matthew begins with Matthew 26:36-39:
"Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me."
The words "watch with me" are powerful.

We must watch and look at the book of Daniel as well as we consider these events in Jerusalem. Daniel was told of 69 weeks of years, so we have to keep our eyes wide open... Although not weeks of years, they are weeks of Sabbaths, if we add 69 calendar years to November 29, 1947, (the day the U.N. declared that the state of Israel be established) we arrive at the Biblical Jubilee Year. Is this just another coincidence?

The Day of Atonements (Yom Kippurim) on September 14, 2015 will occur 49 Biblical years following the 1967 restoration of Jerusalem after Israeli troops entered the gates of the Old City as the shofar sounded. The place was basically deserted as the Muslim Arabs ran out of the city the night before. The troops walked in virtually unopposed and reclaimed the Temple Mount. The Israeli troops brought the city under Israel's control. 

It had been some 2,500 years from 586 BC when Nebuchadnezzar first moved against Judah when Israel was reborn as a nation by a people called Judah took the Temple Mount in 1967.

Indeed, 1967 was the first time the Jewish people had legal control the Temple Mount since the Legions of Titus destroyed The Temple in 70 AD. Practically mirroring the words of Suleiman, Moshe Dayan said:
"To our Arab neighbors we extend, especially at this hour, the hand of peace. To members of the other religions, Christians and Muslims, I hereby promise faithfully that their full freedom and all their religious rights will be preserved. We did not come to Jerusalem to conquer the Holy Places of others."
Perhaps Moshe Dayan was led to say this because God's timing is not ours. Dayan's act points toward Ezekiel 44:8...

"And you have not kept charge of my holy things, but you have set others to keep my charge for you in my sanctuary."

The 2,500 year period from 586 BC to 1967AD marks a time window that the Temple Mount has been under a trampling time if you will by ruling kingdoms comprised of men from Babylon, Medo-Persian, Greece and Rome. 

Today, those trampling atop the Temple Mount point toward the ten toes of iron and clay, the Sunni and Shiite atop the Temple Mount ever since the Dome of the Rock was completed in 691-692AD. But know this... God has a plan and it is written in His word, the Bible.

If we watch, we may know more of His plan soon. Perhaps, it will be when the Jubilee Year of 2015-2016 comes along marking 50 Biblical years since Jerusalem was taken back during the Six-Day War that ended on a Sabbath, just days before Pentecost (Shavuot) in 1967. That day prayer to Allah briefly stopped there. In the Arab world, the 1967 war is called, an-Naksah, "The Setback." Set back indeed.

An inscription in the Dome of the Rock establishes its date of completion as 691-692 AD after Muslim armies captured Jerusalem. Why do I mention that?

Everyone seems to know there are 365 days in a year, that is except in the Bible's timelines! So, if we subtract 1,335 Biblical years from the possible Jubilee Year of 2016, it just so happens we arrive back to 691 AD when the Dome of the Rock was completed in Jerusalem atop the Temple Mount.

Is there a connection to the words of Daniel 12:12? I certainly don't know, but the possibility is well worth consideration.

This we do know, the year 1967 marked 50 years since the Balfour Declaration and the 100th modern anniversary will occur in 2017.

Balfour dated his letter November 2, 1917 (Cheshvan 17). The Balfour Declaration led to the establishment of the "State of Israel" some 50 years later through the adoption of Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947 that grafted in on May 14, 1948. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria attacked immediately after the withdrawal of British troops and Ben Gurion's declaration of the modern state. Israeli forces defeated the Arab invaders and armistice agreements were signed in 1949, but the Arab nations held that the armistice lines were only cease-fire lines and not borders. That battle continues today.

Two years after Resolution 181, when the law of Aliyah was established on July 5, 1950, this all occurred as none other than four blood red moons arose on consecutive Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles 1949-1950. July 5th occurred just past the midpoint of the 1950 Passover and the first day of Tabernacles eclipse that year.

These Tetrad eclipses are repeating now, we have seen two total blood moon Feast Day eclipses so far in 2014 and two more are headed our way next year. However, these Feast Day blood moons are not what we should be looking for ultimately. What we are to be seeking is the Creator.

We must also take note that after the Temple Mount was retaken in 1967, Israel began an offensive against the Syrians in the Golan Heights. Today, in Syria horrific battles have raged since March 2011.

The title of the 1967 conflict, 'The Six-Day War' was given by Yitzhak Rabin. At the time, he was chief of staff of Israel’s armed forces during the Six-Day War. He gave it that name not only because it lasted six days but because he felt strongly that the six days of the war somehow corresponded to and aligned with the six days of creation. He later became Prime Minister of Israel, but he was shot and killed November 5, 1995 on Cheshvan 12.

The territory gained within the Promised Land in 1967 re-established a portion of the land that God promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yitzhak Rabin knew that. That tells us we need to study those six days of Genesis, after all God declares the end from the beginning.

That's a challenge! Open your Bible, unroll your scroll, to the beginning.

By now you might imagine that there's more to consider... the coming Feasts of 2015-16 will arrive 70 years after World War II ended on May 8, 1945. This terrible tribulation birthed the modern State of Israel. By the way, that day in May 1948 marked the 21st day of counting the Omer.

Christians should know the 40th day of counting the Omer well but many do not connect to the count, yet it's the day Yeshua (Jesus) ascended to the Father as shown in Acts 1. The Jewish disciples knew it was the 40th day because they were counting the Omer days just as the Bible instructs.

If we look forward at God's calendar, just 5 days after the coming 2015 Yom Kippur Feast Day, the world will see the last of the four notable full lunar Tetrad eclipses. This will occur on the first day of Sukkot (Tabernacles) in Jerusalem on September 28th. At that time, the likely Jubilee Year will have already begun with a shofar blast on Yom Kippur September 23, 2015.

When that 2015 Tabernacles Day arrives, Jerusalem will see none other than a "super moon" eclipse. NASA shows us it will conclude the 8th cycle of lunar eclipse Feast Day Tetrads in the last 2,000 years. The 2015 cycle wraps up the 8th series of four red blood moons on The Lord's's Feast Days since Yeshua stood and read in that synagogue in Galilee. 

The exact Jubilee year count may have been lost, perhaps after The Temple Mount was destroyed in 70 AD, but the events within the past 100 years show us something important is on the horizon and we must be on a Jerusalem watch. 

One day, perhaps soon, the prophecy of Daniel 12:1 will arrive and Michael, 'who is like God' will stand up again and fulfill the second promise of Isaiah 61. The deceiver will be cast down from Heaven as the accuser and those who harass Judah will be cut off. It will be as Isaiah says... "the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn".

One day too, the covenant of Peace given to Phineas will be given to all that mourn in Jerusalem because the House f Prayer is missing. The promise of Psalm 106:30 will come true: "Then stood up Phineas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed..."

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, pray for all that live there both Jew, Christian and Muslim to know Messiah whose name is Yeshua.
"For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication shines out like the dawn,
her salvation וִישׁוּעָתָהּ like a blazing torch." Isaiah 62:1
Today, those that follow and love the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob must stand with the Jewish people in the land of Israel and remain in prayer before The Lord יהוה in the face of the violence, terror and hatred being directed against them from every side. Militant Jihadist terror events like Rabbi Glick's attempted murder that are playing out right now in Jerusalem point to the evil that is veiled as an Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is not just a territorial struggle in the MidEast, but a conflict of good and evil that is coming to the forefront of history and prophecy before our eyes that will have global repercussions.

Events in Israel should be a prayer alert but not only prayer for those in the land of Israel, but for those scattered among the sea of the nations. It's time to study Romans 9-11 and make the connections with Ezekiel 37.

Today, my prayer is that you will stand with Messiah to be recognized as brothers and sisters of the Jewish people. Our Heavenly Father YHWH has a plan to deliver "all Israel" (Romans 11:26) and if you are one of Messiah's followers you are a big part of God's redemption plan so it is time to stand up. Stand up and be a friend, pray for peace, pray for the Jewish people, pray for the nations, pray for Jerusalem.

Ezekiel was given a vision of this very time, a vision of violence and cruelty for the House of Israel ישראל. We can not be silent, about Yehuda Glick radical terror events and evil are no longer distant and remote, they are before us and among us:
"Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness; And say unto the people of the land, thus saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, [and] of the land of Israel; they shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein. And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD." Ezekiel 12:17-20

"Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off." Ezekiel 12:27
If you are a serious Bible student, and seek to learn more about God's "House of Prayer" and what a day in the Temple was like, I'd recommend that you consider reviewing the Temple Institute's "A Day in the Holy Temple." The teaching slides start with the division of the Cohanim priests responsible for the daily service and it ends with a summary of the daily prayers. The Cohanim were divided into 24 separate shifts by King David which points us directly to Revelation 4:4:
“Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.”
House of Prayer Alerts 

January 1, 2018: MK Rabbi Yehudah Glick’s Wife, Yaffa, Passes Away

Prayer Alert July 21, 2017: Sign of the times... MAJOR ALERT FOR PRAYER.

Today marks 49 Biblical year (360 day years) from the April 1, 1969 (the day before Passover Eve - Nisan 13) that the Knesset of Israel voted to establish a government owned entity called "The Company of the Reconstruction and Development of The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem" under the Construction and Housing Ministry of Israel. You can view scanned copies of the original Hebrew documents describing the reconstruction work planning from the Israel State Archives dated from August 12, 1968 to date October 26, 1969.

Yet, despite all the plans, today is the 'only' day since where Jews prayed openly and without reservation or fear on the Temple Mount.
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

“May they be secure who love you!
Peace be within your walls
and security within your towers!”

For my brothers and companions’ sake
I will say, “Peace be within you!”

For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good."

Psalm 122:6-9

Prayer Alert October 13, 2016: It has been all most a year since the last update to this commentary and a lot has happened.

In Israel, it has been a year of terror. Over 40 have lost their lives in Israel in terrorist attacks and nearly 600 people have been injured on both sides. According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there have been 166 stabbing attacks and 89 attempted stabbings; 109 shootings; 47 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and one vehicle (bus) bombing.

And today, we see the fruition of the spiritual battle that reminds us of the prophecy of Revelation 12:7-8 and Revelation 13:1-2.

Israel Decries UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem Site

"PARIS — UNESCO member states have renewed a resolution criticizing Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source said, angering Israel's government by also referring to the area only by its Muslim names.

The site is revered by Jews and Muslims alike, known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the al-Aqsa compound or Haram al-Sharif.

But a draft of the latest version of the resolution, posted on UNESCO's website and dated October 12, showed the site repeatedly described only by its Muslim names — something Israel says amounts to a denial of its Jewish history.

"The theater of the absurd at UNESCO continues and today the organization adopted another delusional decision which says that the people of Israel have no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem after the decision."

Here are excerpts of the resolution decision passed by UNESCO as submitted by the 7 nations of Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan the day before Yom Kippur:

"OCCUPIED PALESTINE The Executive Board, Having examined document 199 EX/19… Deeply regrets the Israeli refusal to implement UNESCO previous Decisions concerning Jerusalem… Strongly condemns the Israeli aggressions and illegal measures against the freedom of worship and Muslims’ access to their Holy Site Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al Sharif, and requests Israel, the Occupying Power, to respect the historic Status Quo and to immediately stop these measures…"

Al-Haram Al Sharif is the Arabic name falsely claiming the Temple Mount, the site of The Lord's House of Prayer. Read the resolution and if you are a child of God, you a member of His House so be a house of prayer and pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

There has been some speculation that the United Nations may recognize an independent “Palestine,” and that the United States would not to veto another UN resolution. So, we must pray that we will not be united against Israel. Instead we must...

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee. Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good." Psalm 122:6-9

Did you see Psalmist's plea, it mentions the same wall noted in the UNESCO resolution, so there can be no doubt the time is now that we must pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Prayer Alert May 23, 2016: Today, there is a very big story in Israel from YNet News Israel's newest MK: God thought I have things to do in the Knesset
"Considered by many to be one of the most extreme members of the right, Yehuda Glick's battle to allow Jews to visit the Temple Mount nearly cost him his life when he was severely injured by a Palestinian terrorist; this week, a year and a half after he was miraculously saved, Glick will be sworn in to the Knesset, replacing the newly-resigned Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon."

"It was only a year and a half ago that right-wing activist Yehuda Glick was dangling between life and death. After being shot point-blank four times by a terrorist, he managed to utter "Shema yisrael" (the Jewish declaration of faith that the devout strive to say before death) before falling into a dark sleep from which he arose ten days later. This week, following Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon's resignation, Glick is to be sworn in to the Knesset, which will make him perhaps the most controversial MK in the current government, having incited severe criticism from the Palestinians, the left, and the right.

"I feel that God hugged me, and that he didn't let me go for a minute while my life was in danger, wrapping me up in so much love," said Glick. "I was in such critical condition that a lot of people thought I wasn't going to make it, and that if I were, I'd be severely disabled for the rest of my life. And now here I am, standing on my own two feet and being sworn in to the Knesset. God must have thought I still have things to do in the Knesset. I'm glad to be alive and have God put his faith in me.""
YNet's Noam Barkan asks Glick: "Did the assassination attempt change you?"

Glick's response...
"I suppose it did. It became even clearer to me how dangerous violence can be, and how we as a democracy need to make sure that elected officials working toward certain principles are safe. One of the surgeons who operated on me was Muslim, and I think he did a lot more for Islam than the Muslim who shot me in the name of Islam. People who think God wants them to promote hatred are misinterpreting his will. Despite being all the more committed to the mission God has created me, I feel it has given me a new path for a dialogue with the many people who are willing to listen."
Prayer Alert October 25, 2015: On Fox Network's 'The Kelly File', Lawfare Project Director and human rights attorney Brooke Goldstein discusses Arab Palestinian incitement to violence against Jews, amidst the recent string of terror attacks targeting Israelis and why the U.N. has it all wrong.

History is important as Brooke Goldstein explains regarding the massacre of Hebron. Defilement is shown by Meyer Greenberg: "The massacre of the Jews of Hebron in 1929 put an end to the ancient Jewish community at the burial site of the patriarchs."

History is repeating, in fact UNESCO has just reaffirmed the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a Muslim holy site. The New York Times reports that this time they have also declared Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem as Muslim and “an integral part of Palestine.” The report states:
"Israel quickly condemned the Unesco resolution.

“This decision is yet another step in the continuous Palestinian endeavor to rewrite history and distort the sources of World Heritage in this part of the world,” the government said in a statement. “The Palestinian leadership’s attempt to claim for themselves Jewish and Christian holy sites doesn’t bode well; suffice to look at the torching of Joseph’s Tomb by Palestinians just a few days ago.”

Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, said in a statement that Unesco had “given in to false claims and to radical, one-sided Palestinian demands.”"
The original UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolution that was just released included the Western Wall as an exclusive Muslim site, but it was pulled at the last minute. The NY Times notes: "The resolution had been put forth by six board members, representing Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates."

UNESCO has tossed out the Bible condemning what it calls “Israeli aggressions and illegal measures against the freedom of worship and Muslims’ access to their holy site, Al Aqsa Mosque”.

The world needs to see the truth about the site of The House of Prayer. It is falsely known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary. The Al Aqsa Mosque is a part of the transgression that causes the desolation of prayer. It is sitting atop the true sanctuary site of God Almighty described by the prophet Daniel. Along with the Dome of the Rock, it causes an abomination of desolation for daily prayer to the God of Israel.

Almighty God declares His house as a House of Prayer, and it's not for Allah. Islamic prayer has defiled the Temple Mount for 1,310 years, but time is running out despite Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge of not permitting non-Muslim prayer on Jerusalem’s holy hill.

UNESCO you have a problem, your covenants, your resolutions are lies that will not last. Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, you too now have a problem. Islam dishonors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the God of Israel. You have a problem because The Lord said to Abram:
"I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse...” Genesis 12:3 ESV
Despite the Biblical facts that tie the cave of Machpelah in Hebron as well as the tomb of Rachel near Bethlehem to Israel, UNESCO declared that the tombs of of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah as well as Rachel are exclusive Muslim holy sites.

The UNESCO proposal that flies in the face of Ibn Taymiyyah was submitted by six Arab states and only the U.S., U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Estonia voted against the resolution.

These burial sites along with the Temple Mount where Isaac was bound where Jacob years later saw the ladder vision of Messiah have all experienced extreme and violent acts of hatred since Yom Kippur as the vow of enmity has taken root in the hearts of Palestinian people not unlike Esau:
"Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing... and Esau said to himself, The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
UNESCO is a lie.

Consider... "Then Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted his voice and wept."

I've often wondered why he wept, now I think I understand, perhaps he somehow knew about Rome's attacks on her children almost 2,000 years ago and about UNESCO today.
"This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter crying. Rachel is crying, and she refuses to be comforted for her children..." Jeremiah 31:15
History is important, Brooke Goldstein knows what she is talking about!!

And there is more to the story of Hebron as the nations of the world seek to divide Israel.

Hebron was one of the six cities of refuge. The Torah names the six cities as being cities of refuge as: Golan, Ramoth, and Bosor, on the east of the Jordan River, and Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron on the western side.

Hebron is where the elders of Israel came to make a covenant before Elohim and anoint David king of Israel. King David reigned for seven years. It was in Hebron that David’s son Absalom declared himself king and revolted against his father. After the destruction of the First Temple, most of the Jewish inhabitants of Hebron were exiled.

Found some Hebron info on Wiki: Hebron was burnt by the Maccabees who fought against the Edomites there in 167 BC. Herod the Great, king of Judea, built the wall which still surrounds the Cave of the Patriarchs there. After the defeat of Simon bar Kokhba in 135 AD, the Jewish captives were sold into slavery at Hebron's slave market. Hebron was one of the last cities of Palestine to fall to the Islamic invasion in the 7th century.

The British occupied Hebron on December 8, 1917. Hebron remained undamaged when an earthquake struck on July 11, 1927. On the eve of the Palestinian Arab revolt (April 23, 1936) the British Government decided to move the Jewish community out of Hebron as a precautionary measure to secure its safety. The sole exception was the 8th generation Hebronite Ya'akov ben Shalom Ezra.

In November 1947, in anticipation of the UN partition vote, the Ezra family closed its shop and left the city. At the beginning of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Egypt took control of Hebron. After the Six-Day War in June 1967, Israel occupied Hebron along with the rest of the West Bank, establishing a military government to rule the area until the Hebron Protocol.

Hebron means "alliance."

Fifty years ago following the Hebron Agreement, Netanyahu and Arafat shake hands on Hebron.

"This agreement, signed on 15 January 1997, divided the city of Hebron into two parts: H1 and H2. Israel retained full security control over the Israeli settlement enclaves in downtown Hebron (H2), over another settlement (Kiryat Arba) just outside the city, and, in order to facilitate movement by the settlers and the IDF, over the surrounding area. The agreement gave the PA security responsibility for the rest of Hebron (H1), although this responsibility remained closely monitored by Israeli authorities."

"The Hebron protocol was the culmination of intensive efforts, led by the United States, to save the Oslo accords, and more generally the Middle East peace process, threatened since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shortly after the conclusion of the 1995 Interim Agreement known as Oslo II, and especially since the May 1996 election of an Israeli government on an anti-Oslo platform. The 'tunnel uprising,' the territories-wide intifada-like protests of late September 1996 that escalated into armed clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian police, brought the process to the verge of total collapse. Yet, it was these same clashes, in which over sixty-one Palestinian civilians and fifteen Israeli soldiers were killed in the space of three days, that provided the shock that got the process back on track.

The Hebron protocol does not constitute a new agreement but rather the steps required to implement an agreement -- or part of an agreement -- concluded over a year earlier... Hebron had deliberately been left as the last of the West Bank towns from which Israeli soldiers were to redeploy under Oslo II in order to allow time to work out the security issues arising from the presence of 450 militant Israeli settlers in the city's center. The agreed-upon guidelines divided Hebron into Jewish and Arab sectors governed by different security arrangements. The Israeli military would retain full security control over the Jewish sector (H2), comprising the settlement enclaves in downtown Hebron, the Qiryat Arba settlement just outside the city, and the surrounding areas deemed necessary for movement of the settlers and the army. The Palestinian Authority (PA) would have security responsibility over the rest of Hebron, referred to in the guidelines as H1."

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 January 21, 2015: Over the course of three days 17 souls were killed by terrorists in Paris. Today, Hamza Mohammed Hassan Matrouk attacked with a knife. CBN News of Isreal reports: Seventeen Injured in Tel Aviv Bus Stabbing
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed P.A. Chairman Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) for these attacks.

"The terrorist attack in Tel Aviv is the direct result of the poisonous incitement being disseminated by the Palestinian Authority against the Jews and their state. This same terrorism is trying to attack us in Paris, Brussels and everywhere," Netanyahu said, pointing out that Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip, quickly praised the attack.

"It is Hamas -- Abu Mazen's partners in a unity government -- that hastened to commend this attack. This is the same Hamas that announced it will sue Israel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague," he said. "Abu Mazen is responsible for both the incitement and the dangerous move at the ICC in The Hague."

Hamas officials called it "a brave and heroic act" against "Zionists" in Tel Aviv and a response to Israel's "crimes.""
In Brussels today, the BBC reports... "
A top EU official has warned that Europe faces a "huge challenge" in persuading Jews not to emigrate in response to anti-Semitism.

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans suggested the issue was as urgent as the euro's troubles.

"In some [EU] states the majority of the Jewish community is not sure they have a future in Europe," he said."
Prayer Alert January 11, 2015: Netanyahu Delivers Emotional Speech at Paris Synagogue Memorial Service, Highlights Threats Posed by ‘Radical Islam’ and Iranian Regime
"Paris, January 11 -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a passionate and emotional speech at the Grand Synagogue in Paris tonight, where both he and French President Francois Hollande attended a special memorial service.

Netanyahu said that “radical Islam,” and not “ordinary Islam,” was the enemy, along with the Iranian regime.

“The radical Islamists do not hate the West because of Israel; they hate Israel because it is an integral part of the modern world,” he declared to loud applause. “We cannot let Iran achieve nuclear capabilities. Israel stands with Europe, and Europe must stand with Israel.”

Netanyahu told the service, “Those who murdered Jews at a synagogue in Jerusalem and those who murdered Jews and journalists in Paris are part of the same problem. We must condemn them and fight them!”"

Prayer Alert January 9, 2015: Please pray! In Paris today, a house of prayer was again closed due to terrorism. Landmark Paris synagogue closes on Shabbat for first time since World War II
"The Grand Synagogue of Paris shuttered ahead of Shabbat services on Friday night in the wake of a series of terror attacks across the city, including one siege on a Jewish market by an Islamic extremist.

The synagogue was evacuated during the event, Le Monde reported on Friday, and did not reopen for services on Friday night.

Friday's closure marks the first time since World War II the synagogue, a Paris landmark, was not open for worship on the sabbath, according to the Orthodox Union.

“The Jewish community feels itself on the edge of a seething volcano,” said Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Paris-based director for international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“Hostages in a kosher supermarket held [up] by an African jihadist, who reportedly already killed two victims… The scenes are out of a war movie,” he said. “But the war is undeclared as long as the sickness is not publicly named as a state of emergency. A culture of excuse exonerates the perpetrators as ‘disaffected, alienated, frustrated, unemployed.’ No other group of frustrated unemployed has resorted to such behavior.”"
The killers murdered twelve yesterday. Please, please pray for the families and for peace.

As an uncertain Sabbath dawns, Jews ponder their future in France
"France is reeling from a terrorist onslaught, with two fatal incidents in Paris on Friday, and at least four innocent people killed. Two days after two gunmen killed 12 in an assault at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the two suspects were shot dead by French security forces on Friday afternoon and the hostage they were holding was freed. Security forces simultaneously stormed the kosher supermarket where another gunmen was holding hostages, killing him. Four of the hostages he was holding were killed, and four more badly hurt. His wife-accomplice was said to have escaped. The terrorists involved had been coordinating their activities."
Britain's MI5 chief warns al Qaeda in Syria planning mass attacks on West
"LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against transport systems or "iconic targets", the head of Britain's MI5 Security Service said on Thursday.

Speaking after gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on a French satirical newspaper, MI5 boss Andrew Parker warned a strike on the United Kingdom was highly likely."
The is another critical story we must all watch. It is unfolding before our eyes in Yemen as: Al-Qaida in Yemen urges local and international jihad
"CAIRO (AP) - The al-Qaida offshoot that claimed Friday to have masterminded the bloody rampage in France has been the most active of the terror network's branches in trying to strike in the West.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said it directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris "as revenge for the honor" of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

The strike would be the Yemen-based branch's first successful strike outside its home territory - and a triumph for its trademark double-strategy of waging jihad in Yemen to build its strength to strike abroad."
About 4 years ago as chaos was erupting in Syria, I noted grave concern about comments from Tunisia's former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali that were unfolding before our eyes. Today, those thoughts are well worth revisiting and updating below...

The uprising of Islamists to a combination of governmental and religious power in a number of Muslim countries is mistakenly seen by the west as the rise of democracy which was thought to be a good thing. It is the will of the people all right, but in the end, it is Sharia and the Koran that is sought, not democracy and a constitution.

Joshua 11:1-5 records that five (5) of seven (7) hostile nations were utterly defeated under Joshua's leadership of Israel. Joshua 11:19 clearly tells us Israel's armies did not destroy them all, just five. One that feel was King Jabin of Hazor. Jabin means "whom God observes" as in the popular saying: "know your enemy".

The Arab League or more formally, the "League of Arab States" was founded in Egypt in 1945 by the assembly of seven nations: 1) Egypt, 2) Iraq, 3) Lebanon, 4) Saudi Arabia, 5) Syria, 6) Yemen and 7) Transjordan (Jordan, as of 1950).

These seven (7) founding 'Arab League' members were established by the "Protocols of Alexandria", and perhaps like a prophetic Biblical blueprint, four (4) of the original seven leaders have now fallen from power in the Arab Spring or rather the "Islamic Awakening" as it's known in the Mideast. If Revelation 17 is tied to the days before us, another Arab League government will soon fall just as five fell in 1948 and five fell 3,500 years ago.

Since Joshua tells of five that fell after Israel entered the land, the prophecy of Revelation 17:10 is worth repeating here:
"And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space."
Chapter 17 of Revelation goes on the say: "These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them..."

Let's not forget that immediately after Israel declared itself an independent state in 1948, the armies of five (5) Arab League nations surrounding Israel attacked. They were Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. They attacked Israel without any provocation.

For Bible prophecy students, today's events in the Middle East should remind you of these prophetic words of Revelation... And if we are to be wise, it is worth repeating that four of the seven "kings", the rulers of the original Arab League "have fallen" since December 13, 2003.

That was the day Saddam Hussein was captured when he was found hiding in a six foot hole in the ground outside his childhood home of Tikrit. And believe it or not, Lybia's Muammar Gaddafi was found hiding in a drainage ditch outside the town of Sirte:
"Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. "The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction". Revelation 17:9-11
Obadiah tells us that Esau has a confederacy, a league of nations if you will, which will include deceptive, modern Islamic nations.
All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him. Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? Obadiah 1:7-8
And like Revelation, Obadiah tells of the end of the league of Esau:
And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. Obadiah 1:10-11
Today, the fall of four (4) Arab League 'kings' from power has been chronicled in the headlines since the execution of Iraq's Dictator Hussein on December 20, 2006. Libya's Dictator, Muammar Gaddafi fell from power as has Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Ben Ali was the first. He fled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the western gateway to Mecca. It is the land of Edom. Amazingly, back in 2008, Ben Ali predicted the fall of Egypt and a take over of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as explosive events across in the entire Middle East region. The Jerusalem Post reported what has now become an incredible story from December 2010:

'Tunisian premier predicts Muslim Brotherhood takeover'
"The moderate Arab states' fear of Iran and Islamic radicalism continued to pour forth from documents released by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, with the Tunisian President predicting in a conversation with a senior US diplomat two years ago that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over Egypt sooner or later. According to a cable written on March 3, 2008 by Robert Godec, the U.S. ambassador in Tunisia, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali told Assistant Secretary of State David Welch that "Tunisia was happy it was part of the Maghreb, and not part of Levant or Gulf."

The dispatch said Ben Ali "opined that the situation in Egypt is 'explosive,' adding that sooner or later the Muslim Brotherhood would take over. He added that Yemen and Saudi Arabia are also facing real problems. Overall, the region is 'explosive.'"

Ben Ali also said that Syria was a source of concern in the region, since it is "acting for Iran, and the later is fueling regional problems." Ben Ali, a Sunni Muslim according to the dispatch, said "he 'does not trust' the Shia."
Perhaps, Ben Ali did not foresee his own demise, but it appears now that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad could be one of the kings noted in Revelation. Perhaps he will be the king "that is" of the original seven Arab League governments to fall. Will this possibly be the last straw of the prophecy. I don't know, it may be another, after all Ben Ali warned of Yemen and the Gulf. Way back in 2008, a Wikileaks report noted by the Jerusalem Post stated in words that sound very prophetic today:
"According to a cable written on March 3, 2008 by Robert Godec, the US ambassador in Tunisia, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali told Assistant Secretary of State David Welch that "Tunisia was happy it was part of the Maghreb, and not part of Levant or Gulf.""
Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali warned the "Maghreb" and today we see that he (Tunisia) as well as the leaders of Libya (Gaddafi) and Egypt (Mubarak) have all fallen. The "Levant" includes Syria and northern Iraq and today ISIS has established an Islamic Caliphate there, so if Ben Ali was right, then we need to watch the "Gulf" area and Yemen.

Time will tell, so remember these words:
"one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while".
Astonishingly, two thousand years after it was written, Revelation 17:10 tells us plainly that of the end time leaders, five will fall and one of the seven will arise. That leaves a 6th that may hold his own despite tremendous conflict.

It does certainly appear that the prophecy of Revelation 17 and today's "Esau-like" nations may be prophetically linked. If so, we may now have a chain link between the nations that opposed Joshua's ancient armies to today's Israeli defenses that have fought to defend themselves against members of these Arab League states beginning in 1948. 

The battles continued in 1967, during The Six Day War and again in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War when both the United States and the Soviet Union initiated support efforts to their separate allies. This nearly led to a confrontation between the two world superpowers pitting east against west. Today, we see this alignment again as Russia supports nuclear developments in Iran and Iran seeks to support civil uprising in Yemen as history and prophecy repeat.

Again, we have all already witnessed the demise of four Arab League leaders so it is time to wake up and open the Bible because 1) Iraq (Saddam Hussein), 2) Lebanon (Fouad Siniora), 3) Egypt (Hosni Mubarak) and 4) Libya's (Muammar Gaddafi) have all fallen from governing power right before our eyes, stripped from their autocratic rule and dictatorial power as these four "kings" fell from power while the world watched.

And today, Syria's Bashar al-Assad is on the threshold of prophecy as is Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, as the Sunni oppose the Shiite. Iron and clay do not mix, Sunni and Shiite do not mix.

If these Arab League nations are indeed the seven "kings" of Revelation reflected first within the book of Joshua, then one of the seven today may be the government leader described in Revelation which was (in power)... will come back into power... and go on to destruction by the sword in the valley of decision.

This prophetic story line is also backed up by the prophecies of Joel 3:4, Joel 3:10, Joel 3:14-16, Joel 3:21 as well as Zechariah 9:7. This may mean that the Arab League, like Islam itself that feigned death at the end of World War I with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, might be reborn, transformed and revived as a beast to rise up again as a mighty man marching toward Israel.

Today's headlines look much like a repeat of the fall of King Jabin of Hazor described in Joshua 11. Today's Jabin whomever he is, may very well rise from the chaos of the "Islamic Awakening" following the fall of a fifth king in an attempt to unify the people and nations of the Mideast and divide or seek to destroy Israel. This leader may not be a part of the southern states of the Arab League, he may will be an Assyrian, from the north:
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. Isaiah 10:5

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. Isaiah 10:24

That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. Isaiah 14:25
One thing is certain, as watchmen we must do just that... watch and warn.

Is seems we are seeing the Bible's events prophetically repeat as the Arab League supports Palestinian statehood and Israel agrees to divide its people and the unconditional Covenant Land...
"Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and his two servant wives." Genesis 33:1
And like the original Arab League, the ebb and flow of today's Middle East upheaval may all very well be led by the nation with the greatest might and wealth in the desert sands at the end of the day... Saudi Arabia.

This too raises a possibility. Do you suppose Esau and his 400 men were came from the same area? Well the Bible says they were from the land of Seir, the country of Edom. This is Jordan today. It sits between Saudi Arabia and Israel but it has not been there for long. With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, the League of Nations (now the U.N.) led by Britain and France, redrew the borders of the Middle East and drew up the national borders. In 1946, two years before the birth of Israel, the country became the Hashemite Kingdom of Trans-Jordan.

The Arab League is been highly fractured by the chaotic fall of four leaders and a fifth is on the brink. This is an ALERT - - WATCH. Don't be caught sleeping with no oil in your lamp.

Prayer Alert December 26, 2014: The New York Times reports today:

"JERUSALEM — A Palestinian armed with a knife wounded two Israeli border police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday, the police said, in the latest in a wave of attacks in recent months.

The Palestinian approached the officers as worshipers dispersed after dawn prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque, stabbed one of them in the neck and wounded the other during the ensuing struggle, the police said in a statement. The officers were said to have suffered minor injuries.

The recent increase in Palestinian attacks against Israelis has included deadly assaults with guns, knives and vehicles in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The violence has been fanned in part by a dispute over the holy site in Jerusalem revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and the site of Al Aqsa Mosque. Israeli security officials have characterized the attacks as the work of individuals acting largely on their own initiative, and not orchestrated or on the orders of any group or organization."

Israel Today also reports that "Palestinian assailants lobbed a firebomb at the car of Avner Shapira, who was driving home to the Jerusalem-area community of Ma’aleh Shomron with his 11-year-old daughter, Ayala.

Both father and daughter were injured in the attack. Ayala suffered third degree burns over most of her body and had to be placed in a medically-induced coma as doctors worked frantically to save her life."

Prayer Alert November 21, 2014: Turkey's Ergodan spews more of his hate toward Israel
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday in remarks immediately slammed by Israel as “malicious and extremist” rhetoric not befitting the leader of a NATO country, that Israel’s “barbaric” attack on al-Aksa was an attack on Turkey.

According to a report Thursday in Today’s Zaman, Erdogan, during a speech in Algeria to Turkish and Algerian businessmen, said “Israel’s barbaric attack on al-Aksa Mosque is tantamount to an attack on Turkey and Algeria because al-Aksa Mosque belongs to all of us.”

One government official said Israel has been facing “a malicious campaign of slander concerning a so-called threat to al-Aksa. This campaign has been led by Islamist extremists who claim there is a Jewish threat to al-Aksa. This is baseless and ridiculous, it is slander that has no relationship to the truth whatsoever.”

The official said Jerusalem was disturbed when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the PA “echoed these baseless charges” and Abbas said Jews were “contaminating” the Temple Mount.
Prayer Alert November 20, 2014: We must not forget Jerusalem. This is very, very difficult, but if you dare to understand, today a commentary from Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post shows a needed but horrific glimpse of the Jihad terror that occurred this week in the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem.

The Hebrew name of the synagogue refers to Jacob's charitable children of Torah.

Three of the four rabbis praying in the Jerusalem synagogue were from America, the other rabbi was from Canada. Can you imagine making the pilgrimage there to worship and pray to only be brutally attacked and murdered.

Eight other people including two police officers were wounded in the evil jihadist stabbing attack. One of the officers was from Galilee, he has now died, raising the grave and horrific murder spree to five.

Columnist Ben Caspit wrote this week in the Maariv newspaper: "The true danger… is that the wave of terror will turn into a true religious war, such as has not yet occurred here" as places of worship are becoming battlegrounds just as Jesus said they would. (see John 16:2 and Luke 21:12)

The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has taken credit for the attack. Hamas and another militant group with the goal of destroying Israel called the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, praised the attack.

Prayer Alert November 19, 2014: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!! Four people killed in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

Two terrorists infiltrate synagogue, yeshiva compound in Har Nof neighborhood, attack worshipers with large knives and gun; eight people wounded; terrorists killed.

At around 7am, the terrorists - wielding massive knives and a gun - entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Harav Shimon Agasi Street, which includes both a synagogue and yeshiva (rabbinical seminary), and carried out attacks in more than one location.

The two were killed following a gunfight with security forces who arrived at the scene. The wounded were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Ein Kerem. At around noon Tuesday, the hospitals said that two people were in critical condition, two people had sustained serious wounds, one person was in moderate condition, and two more were lightly hurt.
While it may not seem related, but the day after the attack something terrible again occurred with roots to 1492 when the Jewish people were expelled from Spain.

The Edict of Expulsion was issued March 31st by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. It ordered all Jews to leave the country by the last day of July, the day before Tisha B'Av. In 1493-94 there were 4 consecutive red blood moons on the feast days Passover and Tabernacles. We are watching this repeat now. The day after the Jerusalem Synagogue massacre that killed four Rabbis during their weekly Torah study and one police man, Spain voted 319-2 not to condemn the attack but to recognize a Palestinian State.

Prayer Alert November 12, 2014: In the twilight zone that is the Middle East today... Turkey to Israel: Stop attacks on Jerusalem
Turkish PM Davutoğlu says Turkey will work to protect Jerusalem from Israel's brutal attacks, as Kerry announces visit to Jordan in bid to calm tensions.

Speaking to the Turkish paper Hürriyet, Davutoğlu said that nothing would keep Turkey from "protecting Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque."
Turkish minister to Israel: Leave al-Aqsa or we’ll send you packing
Turkey's European Union Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır slammed Israel for an incursion into al-Aqsa Mosque, telling the Israeli soldiers to leave the sacred site at once.

“I am sending this message to those soldiers who enter [al-Aqsa Mosque] with their boots: If you don't leave it immediately, we will hand you your boots and watch you run away,” Bozkır was quoted by private Doğan news agency as telling a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the southwestern province of Burdur on Sunday.

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians on Wednesday at the entrance to the 8th-century mosque, Islam's third most sacred place, after what Palestinians call an illegal storming of the mosque by Israeli extremists protected by some 300 Israeli security forces. Palestinian officials said Israeli forces had crossed the threshold of the mosque for the first time since 1967, while Israeli police denied going into the house of worship.

Palestinian officials say that Israeli police went far inside the mosque wearing their shoes in a sign of disrespect for Muslims, who leave their shoes outside.

Bozkır,a former diplomat, said Turkey will protect peace in Palestine. “Turkey will not allow [people to] disrupt peaceful orders that we established in Palestine or anywhere else in the world,” he said.

Since capturing east Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967, Israel has maintained a ban on Jews praying at a sacred compound that houses the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.

In recent weeks, however, a campaign by far-right Jewish nationalists, including ministers in the Israeli government, to be allowed to pray at the site has gathered momentum, which led to clashes at the compound between Israeli security forces and Muslim worshippers angry at what they see as an assault on a shrine that is administered by Islamic authorities.

The area is run by Muslim authorities under Jordanian custody.

Turkey lashed out at Israel for the incursion into al-Aqsa Mosque, with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu calling it “barbaric.” Davutoğlu also said it was a “divine duty” for Turkey to protect al-Aqsa Mosque.
Meanwhile in the good 'ol USA... The National Cathedral will host prayer to Allah on November 14th. Believe me this is a real headline. It might look like a nightmarish scene from some cheap Hollywood End-Times movie where a single evil anti-christ figure pushes his anti-religion over the entire world.

But America will witness something different in America’s Cathedral. We will see many Muslim worshipers down on their prayer rugs in a unified chant: “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and apostle."

This will be scene on Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington, where orthodox Muslim clerics have been invited to lead an Islamic prayer service yet we must consider that Muslims would never allow a Christian to preach the Gospel in a mosque. In fact, as shown in this commentary they cause desolation of prayer in their version of "status quo", prohibiting all Jews and Christians from praying at the Temple Mount, the House of Prayer in Jerusalem.

National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer
Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday.

Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world.

The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at various interfaith services in the past. But planners say this is the first time the cathedral has invited Muslims to lead their own prayers there, which they call a "powerful symbolic gesture.''

Prayer Alert November 10, 2014: I am very sad to read and to pass this along but we must be praying...
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure: May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you." For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity. Psalm 122:6-9
Soldier hurt Tel Aviv stabbing attack succumbs to wounds

Two Israelis were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists in attacks in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Monday. Sergeant Almog Shiloni, age 20 from Modi'in, who was stabbed on Monday afternoon after a struggle with a Palestinian who attempted to grab his weapon at the Haganah Train Station in Tel Aviv, succumbed to his wounds on Monday night at the Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan.

Young woman killed in West Bank stabbing attack

A woman was killed and two people were injured in a stabbing attack at the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut Monday afternoon, in the second terrorist attack of its kind in a day.

Police said the attack occurred at a bus stop at the entrance to the Etzion bloc settlement south of Jerusalem around 4:45 p.m.

Despite this horrific violence today in Israel, and what God warns about the valley of Jehoshaphat, Joe Biden says... “We disagree with one another, we love one another, and we drive one another crazy.” 

Biden, declared that as he called for a two state solution in Israel. 

What does this all mean? 

Consider a prayer: Please, God, guide me by your Spirit as to what I should hear and do.

It's time to repent and return to God's voice, return to hear and do His words and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your assignment. 

Stretch out your hand, and take from the tree of life, and live forever.

Open a Bible, read it, listen to God's voice and do Yeshua's teaching about the forever jots and tittles. 

You can learn how the things which are written in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms are concerning Messiah and you can teach others to live life like Jesus, it's love in God's way:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Today is the time, open your eyes if you're dead in your own valley of dry bones.

Look up and you'll recognize Messiah from Abraham's promise passed on to Isaac and Jacob as written by Moses in the Torah. You can see Him too in the Prophets and the Writings.

Repent and walk your Emmaus Road with Messiah. Study the Scriptures He taught every Sabbath that are filled with doing life God's way in the Kingdom, and tell others about Him. Be a gatekeeper until the house is complete.