Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Isaiah's Messiah

O Holy Night!  The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth!
When we look back with awe at what transpired in that little town of Bethlehem, we sometimes forget that we look back at what Israel had been looking forward to!  Told of many of the attributes of the coming Messiah by Isaiah, they waited for some 700 years from the time he penned the words ‘til the time they were fulfilled!  While we all know a spattering of what Isaiah said, God on the Net took time to put it all together, as the excerpt below shows!
"What is a prophecy?"
A prophecy is the future told in advance by God through a prophet.
Isaiah 48:2-5 [3] I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. [4] For I knew how stubborn you were; the sinews of your neck were iron, your forehead was bronze. [5] Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, `My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'
"Does the Old Testament contain any prophecies about the Messiah?"
Yes! The Old Testament contains about FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE prophecies about the Messiah. Here is a small sample (in roughly chronological order):
BE BORN AS A HUMAN MALE
Isaiah 9:6-7 [6] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. [7] Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. ... 700 B.C.
BORN OF A VIRGIN
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 700 B.C.
FROM THE HOUSE OF JUDAH
Isaiah 37:31 Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. 700 B.C.
FROM THE ROOT AND STUMP OF JESSE
Isaiah 11:1-5 [1] A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. [2] The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD-- [3] and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; [4] but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. [5] Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. 700 B.C.
FROM THE HOUSE OF DAVID
Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it--one from the house of David--one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. 700 B.C.
BE FROM NAZARETH OF GALILEE
Isaiah 9:1-2 [1] Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan -- [2] The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 700 B.C.
What they waited for nearly a millennia to receive, we have had two millennia to be blessed by!  We know, however, that God has a Chosen People, and a Holy City!  That’s why as we celebrate “the reason for the season,” we should remember, as Psalm 122:6 tells us, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
To learn about more prophecies, go to the GodOnThe.net website:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Man of Values & Valor

“You've given your life to Israel . . . to the people . . . to the military.  They were in your every waking moment and you never knew fear.  You are a great champion of Israel – a country that has always faced battles.  You've fought and you've won.  But you never stopped searching for peace.  You were a rare man, who served as an extraordinary example to us all.” ~ Israeli President Shimon Peres

“No one can feel this loss more than the family.  But beyond the personal pain, there is that of the public.  (He) was one of our finest sons and he is bereaved by all.  He was extraordinarily brave . . . a man of values and valor.  He was a hero.  He excelled in all walks of his life . . . He was one of those rare men who made their marks on all of us, especially in the IDF.  His humanity shone through always . . . as did his commitment to achieving peace and security.  He had a sense of vocation that I believe stayed with him until the very end.” ~ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“Today we are bidding farewell to one of our finest commanders ever.  We have lost an extraordinary man, a courageous commander, a true friend, a modest man who always looked everyone – from prime minister to a military cadet – directly in the eye.  Equal before all and all are equal to him.” ~ Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak

“You were a role model for all of us and we, as young soldiers, wished we could be like you.” ~ IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz

Israel has had many great military generals in its long history.  Today, one of those great leaders, General Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, was buried near Tel Aviv.  Six generals were his pallbearers.  His military life was remarkable.  He rose through the ranks to eventual become Israel’s 15th IDF Chief of Staff, serving as deputy chief under Ehud Barak, until stepping into his shoes in 1995.  Along the way he won two Medals of Valor.

The accolades given to him today were not about military accomplishments, but about his character on the battleground and off.  He was honored by his friends and family as a man of values and valor.  PM Netanyahu said, “I think that was Amnon's essence . . . Nobleness of spirit, devotion to the country and courage . . . A real hero.”  His wife, Tali, bid him farewell saying, “My love, what will my life look like without you?  In having you I won the greatest prize in the world.  You made me a better person.  I learned from you and taught you as well.  I am forever yours.”

It is always sad to see great men pass on into eternity.  Great leaders, men of integrity, men of values and valor, are getting harder to find.  Let us pray together for Amnon’s family.  Let’s pray that the Lord will raise up many more men of values and virtue in Israel who will work together to bring about the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6).

Source material for this story includes the Israel National News, the Jerusalem Post, and Ynet.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Iranian Death Squads are in the US Now

In an exclusive report published today by World News Daily, Reza Kahlili revealed that Iranian death squads are already in the United States and are ready to wreak havoc inside our borders in 2013.  Khalili’s resume lends credence to his report.  He has served in the CIA Directorate of Operations, has been a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, is a counter-terrorism expert, and currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

The source of WND’s information is deep within the Iranian government.  There are ten highly trained Revolutionary Guard officers who have been embedded in the US over the past five years.  They are leading terrorist cells of 50 men each.  US officials have been made aware of many of the details of the planned operations.

Targets of these cells include parts of the national power grid, cell towers, water supplies, public transportation and strategic buildings and compounds, especially belonging to the US Military.  The attacks, therefore, are already planned.  The initial damage inflicted is projected to be much greater and, of course, much more widespread than 9/11.  Al-Qaeda operatives, also in hiding, are scheduled to take part in the final phase of the attacks which are designed to cripple the infrastructure and the economy as well as to take the lives of as many Americans as possible.

The “red line” for the imposition of the plan is not well-defined, but could be anything from an increase in sanctions upon Iran, an Israeli attack on Iran, the overthrow of the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, or even the failure of the US to accept Iran’s nuclear program within six months.  The deputy head of Iran’s military General Massoud Jazayeri, has previously said that “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response.  We will not only act in the boundaries of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf; no place in America will be safe from our attacks.”

The real problem is that a showdown is coming in March 2013 which the US has set as a deadline for Iran to comply with the International Atomic Energy Agency rules.  The threat is that, should they fail to do so, they will face additional, harsher sanctions.  The Iranian’s know that stricter sanctions will collapse their entire economy.  Their terrorist attacks within the US will be designed to bring our country to its knees.

In this same report, the source said that the Iranian nuclear program is far more advanced than anyone realizes and that it is wrong to assume that it is very far from reaching its goals.

The Islamic extremists have the US and Israel in their crosshairs and their fingers are on their triggers.  We need pray diligently for both the US and Israel.  We need to pray that the ties between our two countries will be strengthened and unbreakable.  We need to pray for God’s protection.  We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6).  “The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”  Let us pray that “He will drive our out our enemies before us” (Deuteronomy 33:27).

The source material for this post may be found at World Net Daily.

Adolf Eichmann - The Holocaust's Architect of death!

When we think of the great architects of the world, names like Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) or Shah Jahan (The Taj Mahal) or William F. Lamb (The Empire State Building) typically comes to mind.  These men provided us with sites that are readily recognizable and on everyone’s “must see” list when they visit the cities they are located in.  However, there was a German “architect” of whom we all know but who lives in notoriety rather than renown - for Adolf Eichmann was the man who designed the atrocious treatment of millions of Jews - - he was responsible for the attempted genocide of the Jewish race.  In the brief excerpt below from an article by Dr. Mike Evans, we learn a little bit more about this truly vicious man.


On December 15, 1961, a man was sentenced to death by a civilian tribunal in an Israeli civilian court, the only individual ever to have achieved that distinction. The condemned was Adolf Eichmann, the “architect of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.” He wasn’t executed because he had failed at his job; Eichmann was hanged because he had succeeded all too well. The work of this architect is remembered because of cattle cars, barbed wire, the remains of giant ovens, and the mass graves of six million Jewish men, women and children.

On January 20, 1942, a group of fourteen high-ranking German military and government leaders, Eichmann among them, met at Wannsee, a beautiful villa in a serene lakeside suburb of Berlin. Imagine: Over lunch fifteen men needed only an hour and a half to change the world forever.Ninety minutes was all it took for Adolf Hitler’s henchmen to determine the fate of six million Jews.

As Germany’s defeat became apparent, Eichmann assumed various aliases and identities in an attempt to elude Allied authorities and evade responsibility for his wartime atrocities. Twice captured by the U.S. Army, first as Adolf Barth and later as Otto Eckmann, he managed to escape and lived in northern Germany under the name Otto Heninger before finally slipping away in 1950 to Italy. There, he obtained a refugee passport which allowed him to travel to Argentina under the name of Ricardo Klement. Eichmann found a thriving German community that gave him a warm reception. With their help, he settled into an obscure life and a year or two later, his wife and children quietly joined him.                                                                            
The story of the Holocaust and those who perished must never be forgotten. We must not allow the pathogen of hatred to germinate and blossom into another Holocaust. As George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Based on his extensive research, Dr. Evans took the truth about Adolf Eichmann and masterfully wove it into a novel set in WW II Germany.  Titled, THE LOCKET, the novel tells how the infatuation of a young girl for a teen-age Eichmann plays itself out during the horror of the Holocaust! To Learn more, click here.

During the darkest hours of WW II and the Holocaust, God’s Chosen People could take comfort in His Word, especially Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in danger.”  To ensure that the Jewish race will never face a fate like the Holocaust again, Dr. Evans encourages us all to pray according to Psalm 122:6 and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

To read Dr. Evan’s article in its entirety, click here.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Their tears of joy are because of you!




Dear Friend,

At 10:00 a.m. your Jerusalem World Center was jam-packed with poor forgotten elderly Holocaust survivors. Your heart of love and the generous gifts of so many Jerusalem Prayer Team members provided the resources for us to host this amazing Hanukkah party for them. We provided a wonderful feast for these dear people, and they left with gifts of money to buy food, medicine, warm clothing, and other urgent necessities

Heaven thanks you today. The tears of joy that I saw in the eyes of so many were there because of you! You have done something that touches the heart of God and blessed what He wishes to bless, and I know that He will bless you today.

The Holy City is in the midst of celebrating Hanukkah this week. I am here to fast and pray for a miracle provision from God so that we can complete the purchase of the Jerusalem World Center. I urgently need your help right now to make the final payment on this amazing facility.

This beautiful building will be the largest property in the nation of Israel to be owned by US Bible-believers. It will be the first Christian museum in the nation to tell the story of Christian love, such as that of Corrie ten Boom's family in Haarlem, Holland. Their home was purchased in 1987 and restored in 1988 and is open today because of the Jerusalem Prayer Team and friends like you. I serve as chairman of the board.

In addition, this wonderful building in Jerusalem will be the headquarters for the Jerusalem Prayer Team worldwide. It will provide round-the-clock prayer for Jerusalem and the Jewish people in fulfillment of prophecy, and it will be the address for compassionate Christians who are reaching out to serve poor Jewish souls.

“I will bless those who bless thee...” (Genesis 12:3).

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6).

You and I are part of something that has eternal significance in the city on which the spotlight of Heaven shines. Heaven and earth met in Jerusalem and will meet again. Everything began prophetically and will end in the only city in the world in which God wrote His name.

A dear friend has stepped forward to match your gift today. In other words, if you give $77,777.77, it will be doubled to $155,555.54. Or if you give $777.77, it will be doubled to $1,555.54. If you give $77.77, it will be doubled to $155.54. This is a huge answer to prayer! Please know that whatever you can give will also be doubled in Heaven in your Kingdom account.

Thus far 230 people have given $27,835. Those gifts will be matched 100% so now we have $55,670. We still need to raise $361,053.50 which will be matched to make $722,107. Please pray with me right now for supernatural favor that this need will be met.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Memories Still Vivid in My Mind



Creak . . . Creak . . . Creak . . . Creak

“Those memories are very vivid in my mind. I can still hear the sound of the swing I used to play with. I hear the friction of the cord against the metal in my head. I remember going through war with only one pair of shoes, and most of the time, I had my feet wrapped in cloth so I could walk in the street and not hurt myself.”

These are the words of Shoshana Golan as she watched a film about Poland during the annual dinner of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, which provides financial assistance to non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.

Golan and her “righteous Gentile, Wladyslawa Dudziak, were reunited after being apart since 1945. Golan, whose name back then was Rozia Beiman, was the daughter of Joseph and Sara Beiman, owners of a flour mill in Lublin, a city in eastern Poland. It is believed they were killed in the Majdanek concentration camp while trying to obtain passage out of Poland.

Orphaned and alone, Rozia found herself at the mercy of the family her parents had left her with, which was supposed to be for only a few days. Tekla Dudziak, a widow who was Christian, poor and living on a small farm in Kajetanowka, offered to take in the four year old Jewess child. Knowing that, if caught, her family would be killed, she was willing to risk all she had to save this child from being killed by the Germans or, worse yet, tortured in a concentration camp, facing horrendous treatment with death as the ultimate end.

Golan said, “Even though I was very young at the time, I knew I was Jewish and I was aware that they were taking a risk for me and I appreciated it. Even though we were very poor, I remember they used to get me Christmas presents, just like everyone else in the family. I felt wanted. I felt loved.”

Dudziak and her family loved and cared for Golan. Theirs was a true expression of Christian love. Is that the way we feel about God’s people? Would we make the same sacrifice to save the life of a stranger, regardless of who they are? Would we risk everything, including our lives to save just one Jew? If not, we should. We should not be so foolish as to be unprepared to make that choice, for who is to say we will never have to. We urge you to pray for the peace and protection of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6) We urge to pray for God’s chosen people.

The Jewish people have a double memory – a memory of indescribable evil and a memory of blessed righteousness. They must remember the millions who were murdered as well as the precious few who risked their lives and often the lives of their own families to save Jews, many of whom were total strangers.
Source material for this article can be found in Jerusalem Post .

Hundreds of Thousands of Terrorists Ten Miles Away


Just a few days ago Israeli citizens watched television broadcasts of the return of former exiled Hamas leader Khalen Mashaal’s return to Gaza to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the terrorist group.  Literally hundreds of thousands of Hamas members and Arabs living in Gaza assembled to hear Mashaal and Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh shout insults, epithets, and warnings to the nation of Israel.  Even children were dressed in Hama military uniforms.

Now stop thinking like an American and start thinking like a Jew living in southern Israel.  Start thinking about what it would feel like to be watching live TV and seeing hundreds of thousands of your worst enemy being incited to conquer your country and kill you – and they are only ten miles away.  That is not just a nightmare.  That is reality.  Seriously, stop reading for a minute and just try to imagine it.  It is not just a reality, it is a frightening reality.

Mashaal not only said that Hamas will “never recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation,” but that “Jihad and the armed resistance is the only true path to liberation.  We kill the Zionists because they are conquerors and we will continue to kill anyone who takes our land and our holy places.”

Before we discover more of what Mashaal said, let’s review:
·         Gaza was taken from Israel by Egypt in the War of 1948
·         Gaza was taken back by Egypt in the Six Day War in 1967
·         Israel subsequently allow Palestinian refugees (from their own Arab countries) to live in Gaza as a separate entity.
·         Hamas has repeatedly and almost continually wrought terror in the south of Israel.

Okay.  Now that we know that Mashaal is another maniacal Islamic terrorist leader molded in the likeness of Ahmadinejad and Arafat, we can keep his tirades in proper perspective.  Things like, “Liberating Palestine, all of Palestine, is the duty and right and goal of all Arabs and Muslims.”  When he says, “Palestine” he is including Israel.  He went on to say that “From the sea to the (Jordan) river, from north to south, we will not give up any part of Palestine.  It is our country, our right and our homeland.”  That is patently not true, but it is what he believes to be the truth.

Israeli Vice-Premier wrapped up the situation, describing the difference between Mashaal and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas it that the latter wraps his extremist ideology in pretty words.  He is absolutely right.  Israel is not only surrounded enemy countries, but it borders two very large terrorist threats with the PA/PLO in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza.

By the way, Hamas thinks that it won the eight-day war a couple of weeks ago, because Israel agreed to a ceasefire rather than invade Gaza.  This is a clear example of the twisted Islamic propaganda machine.  They could not tell the truth if it hit them in the face.

Our friends in Israel need our prayers.  They are in a desperate situation.  Normally it would be described as an impossible situation, but “with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37)
Our prayers can shake the very heavens because our God is Jehovah.  He is the protector of Israel.  People have tried to eradicate the Jews, but that will never happen.  Even if the situation gets worse, and it will, the Protector of Israel will always save them from oppression.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6)

Foundational information for this article can be found at the Times of Israel, International Business Times, and Israel National News.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Locket by Mike Evans



As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah’s grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.

Set in Europe during World War II, The Locket follows Sarah’s journey from adolescence to adulthood, as she and her family endure the horrors of the Final Solution. Forced from their home into a Vienna ghetto, and later to the Nazi death camps, Sarah watches helplessly as her family and friends are murdered. She is marked for death, too, until Eichmann intervenes. When Sarah rebuffs Eich-mann’s romantic advances, she is arrested and sent to the camps. Can Sarah escape and survive long enough to find justice for the atrocities she was forced to endure? Will evil prevail and consign her to a life of fear and terror? Observe Sarah on her journey from the darkest days of the Holocaust to the day she enters a Jerusalem courtroom to face Adolf Eichmann.

This suspense-filled and captivating novel will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Grab a copy of this latest historical fiction by Mike Evans.  The Locket by Mike Evans is now available at Time Worthy Books.

Living Fear Free by Mike Evans.


So many Believers are too intimidated to show their true emotions for fear of condemnation. The hurt, guilt and shame are too real, which causes people to run from their pain. God does not want you to live as a captive to fear and rejection! There is a remedy.

Today’s average Americans find themselves overwhelmed and anxious in a world of economic and political uncertainty.   With a collapsed economy, corporate banks that are going bankrupt, a mortgage meltdown, a housing crash, Wall Street and auto industry bailouts, high unemployment, and a deflated dollar, many wonder where our nation is headed. Every day, we see global media outlets unveiling the turbulence in the Middle East. Conflicts with Israel and her neighboring enemies, riots in Syria, and a clash over the Suez Canal are causing oil prices to skyrocket.  We see those things, not to mention international trepidation because Iran is intent on manufacturing a nuclear weapon. Nations, fearing a potential World War III, are stricken with apprehension. 

In these days of constant threats and troubles, God wants His children to live in perfect peace—and I want to show you how you can know that peace without fear.  Click here to get this newly-revised and updated book, Living Fear Free by Mike Evans.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kiss the Son

Never in my lifetime have I seen such global hostility against one democratic nation as is happening right now with the nation of Israel.

Only the words of a Jerusalem king could describe this scene: “Why do the heathen rage, And the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree…” (Psalm 2:1-7a).

Recently, the eyes of the world were focused on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas who proclaimed, "One day…the Palestinian flag [will fly] over Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine!” Seventy-two hours earlier, the UN General Assembly had approved the resolution giving the PA status as a non-member observer state. One hundred thirty-eight nations voted in favor, nine voted against the move, and forty-one abstained. The nine dissenters joining the US and Israel were the Czech Republic, Canada, Panama, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau.
The Holy Grail of understanding on this subject is that Israel strongly stood up to Abbas and the PA, letting them know that if their attempt to circumvent a mutual peace process was successful, Israel would resume her plan to build in Jerusalem. The PA knew this well in advance of its move in the UN. This move affords the Palestinians access to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where their leaders could file frivolous lawsuits against Israel for a variety of supposedly reckless and malicious issues. Among the possibilities would be charges against Israeli soldiers for “war crimes” committed during the 2008-2009 war in Gaza, as well as Israel’s settlement projects in her reclaimed territory.

The real story is not to be found with the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations having awarded non-member observer status, nor is it in Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to build new settlements on land near Jerusalem; the real story is in a conspiracy hatched in hell by the PA, the EU, the UN and the US against one man: Benjamin Netanyahu. He is likely to be Israel’s thirty-third prime minister when the election ends this coming January 2013.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have never missed the opportunity presented by a crisis. There is no doubt in my mind, as a personal friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu for thirty-one years, and the person who recommended him for a political appointment to Prime Minister Menachem Begin, that this is what happened.

They were presented with an opportune crisis. The Europeans despise Mr. Netanyahu and have been waiting for an opportunity to pit the entire world against him in an attempt to convince the Israelis to throw him under the bus. The prime minister cannot afford to take on the whole world.
This is not the first time such theatrical acts of hypocrisy have played out on the world stage. During the Lebanon War, Menachem Begin had the PLO terrorist organization by the throat and countries of the world opposed him in order to save Yasser Arafat and his cronies.

As his host, I had met with Mr. Begin at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City just before he met with President Ronald Reagan. The president had been ill-advised by the liberal State Department against Mr. Begin. He had been told that the Israeli prime minister could not be reasoned with and had a “ghetto” mentality. His advisors added that Mr. Begin was a stubborn Jew whose brain had been baked during the Holocaust.

Fortunately for the prime minister, he was able to overcome those malicious lies during a fifteen minute meeting with the president. On my advice, he addressed Mr. Reagan, “Mr. President, you and I both believe in God. You and I have both faced death. You and I both believe God has a great plan for our lives and our countries. Mr. President, would you pray today that God’s will would be done in our meeting?”

President Reagan was so moved by the prime minister’s humility that he wept as he prayed. Prime Minister Begin’s senior advisor Reuven Hecht called me from the White House to tell me what had happened in that meeting.

The global conspiracy against Benjamin Netanyahu is even greater than that compared with Menachem Begin.

President Obama knows how vulnerable Prime Minister Netanyahu will be during the upcoming election. He also knows that Netanyahu will not bow or bend to the president’s Liberal Left ideological policies, and therefore, the only option is to isolate and undermine the prime minister. This is precisely what Clinton attempted to do during his presidency.

How well I know this as I was staying in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington and covering the event during Netanyahu’s visit. Meetings were cancelled; attempts to humiliate the prime minister transpired; and ultimately, at his weakest moment, In 1999, Clinton sent some of his people including James Carville to Israel to help overthrow Netanyahu by supporting the liberal candidate, Ehud Barack.

President Obama is aware that he cannot compete with Mr.Netanyahu. He has tried for four years, and when the two met face-to-face in the Oval Office in May 2011, Benjamin Netanyahu lectured the president on Jewish history. Then the prime minister turned directly to his base in the US—Congress—where he received twenty-nine standing ovations during his address.

Truthfully, the Palestinians knew Benjamin Netanyahu would move forward with building settlements on E1; the president knew he would take this step, as did the EU and the UN. That is what those entities wanted, and five European countries including France, Great Britain, and Sweden have threatened to recall their ambassadors from Jerusalem. The Liberal Left in the US is currently shopping for a new prime minister—someone they believe will be a partner in peace, and will divide Jerusalem and rip Judea and Samaria from the Jewish people.

Again, a prophet in Israel and the most famous leader of the nation described this day in Psalm 2:
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

by Mike Evans

Dr. Mike Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His latest novel, The Locket, tells the story of a young girl, a neighbor of Adolf Eichmann, who is caught in the horror of the Holocaust.   For more on that title, go here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pearl Harbor’s Jewish American Heros


Remember Pearl Harbor
 When you look down the barrel of your gun
Remember all the damage
That those Japanese planes have done!
 
“December 7th, 1941,” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “is a day that shall live in infamy.”

Pearl Harbor was, without a doubt, the most horrific wake-up call this nation had even seen.  And, it certainly served as rallying point, calling an entire nation to arms.  America needed all of her sons to combat the yellow horde in the Pacific, and they all responded – - including those of Jewish descent!

The contribution of Jewish-Americans during WW II was massive – and sacrificial.  In all, 11,000 American Jewish servicemen gave their lives.  Furthermore, a goodly number of Jewish scientists played a major role in developing the atom bomb, which saved millions of American lives by preventing a land invasion of Japan being necessary.

Not only did Jewish-Americans serve, they distinguished themselves as well:  Three were awarded the Medal of Honor; 157 received the Distinguished Service Medal, and more than 1600 the Silver Star.  Chaplain Alexander Goode was one of the “Four Chaplains” who gave up their life jackets and “went down with the ship” when the Dorchester, a U.S. Army troopship, was sunk by a German U Boat in “torpedo alley” a 100 miles of the coast off Greenland in February of 1943.

The bravery and dedication of Jewish soldiers in WW II was not limited to the United States, however.  Nearly 3,000 British Jewish servicemen and women were killed; 200,000 Soviet Jewish servicemen were killed; 30,000 Polish Jews lost their lives in the campaign to stem the tide of the German invasion in 1939 and virtually every other of the Allied Armies had Jewish servicemen who served gallantly and honored both their countries, themselves, and their Jewish heritage.

It is no wonder that, with a legacy like this, the IDF is one of the premier fighting forces in the world today.  From the time of Saul and David to Moshe Dayan, the bravery and dedication of the Jewish soldier has never been doubted and has never been more needed than it is today!

Remember to pray for the Jewish American hero’s and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Pack of Matches and a Pack of Lies

There are 5 million Jews living in Israel.  The entire population of Israel is a mere 62% of the population of New York. That’s New York City.

The Arab population in the Middle East is 500 million. That is 60% more people than the population of the entire United States.

Five million people surround by 50 million people. As Larry Miller describes it, the Arab world is like a football field and Israel is like a pack of matches in the middle. Do you have the picture? Let’s add some meaning to it. The Arab people are trying to convince the world that, if Israel would give them just one half of the pack of matches, everything will be hunky-dory and everyone will be friends. Despite the fact that Iranian President Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map, and despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas want to drive Israel into the sea, the world appears to be buying into the Arab-Islamic propaganda.

“Give us half the pack of matches and we’ll be your Best Friends Forever.” How blind are these people? Or is it that the lie is so absurd that they think it must be true.

The rise of the Palestinian Authority under the control of Mahmoud Abbas has made the West Bank and Gaza a political pawn for the Islamic Arabs to use to drive Israel out of the region. They are using them as a half a pack of match’s worth of peace promises that are contrary to everything they believe and desire.

The Hamas Charter of 1988 cites that it is a derivative of the Muslim Brotherhood and says that “There is no solution for the Palestinian except through Jihad,” and “Jerusalem will exist and continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it.”

The Muslim Brotherhood is spending a great deal of time and effort trying to portray itself as paternalistic and peaceful.  It recently submitted a new Charter of Conduct for the MB in Europe. In order to defend Islam from charges that it is inherently violent & terroristic, the Brotherhood deceives the public about the nature of Jihad. This is necessary . . . if the connection between Islam and violence is to be denied, Jihad must be explained away. The Brotherhood defends Jihad. It does so usually in one of two ways, sometimes employing both deceptions. First, the Brotherhood claims that Jihad has little or no connection to violence and warfare and is instead akin to various forms of inner struggle or self-improvement. Second, the Brotherhood suggests that Jihad is a form of “freedom fighting”, even comparing Jihad to the American Revolution.”

Does it take an illustration of a pack of matches to expose the pack of lies of the Arab Muslim nations is handing out to the world? Reasoning doesn’t seem to work. Or will it take the Lord God Almighty destroying the 500 million attacking His five million. Israel has faced these odds before – many times. And the Lord Mighty in Battle has won the victory and brought glory to His name. Pray with us that He will not bring embarrassment upon His children or upon Himself, but that he will defend them by the word of His mouth. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6)

Source information for this story may be found at the Global MB Report and Target of Opportunity

Friday, November 30, 2012

The UN’s Dirty Little Secret

No one is really surprised at the outcome of the vote at the UN General Assembly today, confirming “observer state” status for the Palestinian Authority.  The official vote was 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions.  CBS News called the PA’s quest for statehood “an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis.”  Don’t count on that happening any time soon.
 
US Ambassador Susan Rice, fresh off the Benghazi hot seat, called the vote an “unfortunate and counterproductive resolution.”  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech “defamatory and venomous . . . full of mendacious propaganda.”  Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, said, “For as long as President Abbas prefers symbolism over reality, as long as he prefers to travel to New York for UN resolutions rather that travel to Jerusalem for genuine dialogue, any hope of peace is out of reach.”

But something else went on today in the background while the spotlight was on Abbas.  It’s the kind of thing that exposes the UN for what it really is.

The Palestinian Authority, the UN Division for Palestinian Rights and other UN officials denied access to the General Assembly Hall to Jewish students in order to pack the hall with Palestinian supporters.  Despicable as that is, in and of itself, for the supposedly unbiased body of seekers of equality and peace in the world, the little conspiracy runs even deeper.

The 23 students, who are part of an education program sponsored by the Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni community, had already been given permission and passes to attend the session at the invitation of the UN-accredited Touro Institute on Human Right and the Holocaust.  Yesterday, after the passes had already been printed, Wolfgang Grieger, Director of the UN Division for Palestinian Rights wrote a letter to the UN Pass Office, requesting that access be denied to the Jewish group, falsely claiming that they were part of an NGO that was not authorized to attend.

The UN website specifically advertized the session as open to NGOs.

Director Geiger, not expecting the matter to go public, backpedalled like a unicyclist running from a bear, claiming that his request was because the group had been disruptive in the past, which was also not true – and was not even implied in his letter.

By the way, Geiger requested – and received – 100 passes which were given to Palestinian supporters.  Where did Geiger learn his politics?  Chicago?

Friends, this world is an unfriendly place, especially if you are a Jew.  I am not a Jew, but God has blessed me with a heart for His special, chosen people.  I pray for the nation of Israel, for the Jewish people, and the peace of Jerusalem daily because I am convinced that is what the Lord wants us to do. (Psalm 122:6)  Would you join me in praying for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem?  “Lord, may Israel not fear, for you are with her; may she be not dismayed, for you are her God.  Strengthen her and help her; uphold her with your righteous right hand.”  (Isaiah41:10)

Source material for this article is found at CBS News, Israel National News, and Breitbart.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thursday, November 29, a Day of Reckoning

This Thursday, November 29, 2012, will be a day of reckoning that could shake the foundations of the Middle East and the entire world.  It is the day that Mahmoud Abbas will take his case before the United Nations, asking to have the Palestinian Authority recognized as an observer state.  The key word here is “state.”
 
The effect of his plea and the outcome of the vote could change our world forever.
Mr. Abbas has been on a long journey in his attempt to avoid the negotiating table and peace talks with Israel.  He determined some time ago that his chosen path would be to gain statehood recognition by the United Nations.  So far he has succeeded in gaining a seat at a UN committee – something that is entirely against UN policy, but then who cares about policy where the Palestinian Authority and Israel are concerned?  He has succeeded in getting places like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem named as a World Heritage Site, not for history’s sake, but for the sake of having the presence of the Palestinian Authority in the Judea and Samaria as evidence that it is a nation-state.

At the moment it appears that Abbas has a chance of succeeding.  We need to pray that the Lord will intervene so that there is no chance of their success.  Their success will render Israel defenseless as a country and it will create exactly the place for more Islamic terrorists to settle and dig in for their ultimate battle to push Israel into the Mediterranean Sea.

Please pray with us for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for divine influence on the decision makers at the United Nations.  This is not too hard for our God to do.  As a matter of fact, is anything to hard for our God? (Genesis 18:14)  Be much in prayer for the UN meeting this Thursday.

For background information please see the article in the Jerusalem Post by clicking here.