From: Messianic Bible
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:08 PM
Panoramic photograph of Tel Aviv
“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is
about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before Yeshua (Jesus)
the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)
Last week, U.S. negotiators and five other world powers met with Iranian
diplomats in Baghdad, in an attempt to arrive at an agreement with regard to
Iran’s nuclear program. But rather than showing a willingness to negotiate,
Iran came demanding concessions.
If and when Iran has nuclear missiles, they will most likely be aimed
at Tel Aviv’s central command of the Israel Defense Forces as well as
Israel’s largest population – Tel Aviv and the surrounding towns.
So, our Bibles For Israel ministry went onto the streets of Tel Aviv to
obtain the opinions of Israelis:
We asked them: “Do you think Iran will send over its missiles?”
“You really never know. Look at what Saddam Hussein did. He got away
with it, but nuclear I’m not sure. However, you never know.” Shira,
“I believe that they probably have the nuclear bomb already, and these talks
are a joke. Israel has to do what Obama tells us to do. Yes, we are here as
sitting ducks, but what can we do?” Hannah, Tel Aviv.
“Maybe yes… I’m not sure… maybe no. But other countries like Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia are just as scared. These Arab countries should be grateful that
we [Israel] are willing to stop the crazy leaders and the Ayatollah in Iran.
If we are lucky, maybe the Messiah will come and bring peace.” Yossi,
Tel Aviv street musicians: Tel Aviv, the second largest city after Jerusalem,
is a bustling, vibrant metropolis with 50 different neighborhoods. Israeli
intelligence believes this city, which is considered the business and
cultural capital of Israel, will be the main target of counter attack if Israel
makes a preemptive strike against Iran.
At the Baghdad meeting, Iran was told to halt its production of higher-grade
uranium, which Iran claims is for its lone, aging U.S-designed research reactor
that makes medical isotopes.
In return, the six countries offered the necessary fuel to keep Iran’s medical
isotope reactor running.
Iran has already stockpiled enough uranium to keep the reactor
running for twenty years (New York Times)! So you have to wonder how
naive the world’s powers are to buy into Iran’s lies and stalling practices.
In response the West’s demands, Iran reasserted its right to enrich uranium to
a level close to weapons-grade.
Iranian naval personnel cheer after successfully testing a missile
Uranium enriched to 20 percent purity is a steppingstone to producing
90-percent purity uranium, which can be used as the explosive core for
Israeli officials played down the talks, noting that Iran has repeatedly used
talks to buy time by pretending to negotiate while continuing full speed
with its nuclear program.
This technique has surfaced repeatedly over the years, including the meetings
in Geneva in October 2009 and November 2010, the meetings in
Istanbul in 2011, and last week’s negotiations in Baghdad.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak congratulates Lieutenant General Benny
Gantz on his appointment as IDF Chief of the General Staff in 2011.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that even if Iran allows inspectors
greater access to its nuclear facilities, Israel maintains the right to attack.
Since Iranian leaders have repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction, a
nuclear Iran can only be considered an existential threat to Israel.
Please pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6).
“But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile.
Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will
despoil. But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the
Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’”
(Jeremiah 30: 16–17)
Genesis 12:3 – “I will bless those who bless Israel”
Jerusalem: Arab students studying before an exam
Arab School Curriculum Poisoned by Anti-Semitic Teachings:
Canadian living in Jerusalem attacked by Arab teenagers
“I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and have compassion on his
dwellings; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.”
(Jeremiah 30: 18 –19)
It’s become widely known that the curriculum of Arab schools, especially
those under the control of the Palestinian Authority, deliberately infuses
hatred towards Jews and propagates the belief that all of Israel belongs
to the Arabs.
Israel’s continued policy of allowing the Palestinian Authority and therefore
the PLO to control the curriculum in Arab schools in eastern Jerusalem and
throughout the disputed territories with no oversight, year after year, has led
to an atmosphere of religious and nationalist incitement among Palestinians
This Palestinian youth is using a slingshot to launch stones and rocks at
Israeli soldiers. Many Israelis have been injured and died when Palestinians
have attacked them with rocks.
This last week, Ephraim Silverberg, a Toronto native and Jerusalem resident,
was brutally attacked by high school students as he sat in his car outside
an Arab school while on the way to visit his father’s grave at the Mount
of Olives Cemetery in East Jerusalem. Blocked traffic had temporarily
stopped him from moving forward.
“I was about midway through the trip when there was a traffic jam, and the
traffic slowed to a halt near the entrance to a [Arab] boy’s high school with
the students just arriving for classes,” Silverberg said (Arutz Sheva).
“A few yards beyond the entrance to the school grounds, I heard a boom
and immediately realized that a rock had struck my side of the car. At
that point, I called emergency services on my cell phone and reported that I
was under attack. The first rock was followed by many others as well as
youths coming up and kicking the car. The traffic jam started to ease and I
managed to move slowly forward. … I heard the sound of shattering glass
and realized that the rear window and perhaps others were gone.”
Like all big cities, traffic in Jerusalem can become congested, bringing cars
to a complete stop.
As the traffic eased Silverberg was able to get away. He said he was
thankful to his Israel Defense Forces military training, as he did not
panic or try to exit the car. He said that if he had not been able to get away,
they probably would have tried to drag him from the vehicle and beaten him
severely if not fatally.
This is just one example of the fruit of generations of teaching Arab youth to
hate Jews, and how incitement in the Muslim curriculum instills hatred in young
Arabs living in the Holy Land.
Unfortunately such practices are not restricted to the Middle East. Last week,
an Islamic school in Toronto, Canada was closed because of anti-Semitic
teachings in its curriculum and on its website.
The Toronto District School Board said the East End Madrassah would
no longer be allowed to rent space for its Sunday classes until police finish
their investigation of the anti-Jewish teachings.
One of the school’s lessons referred to Jews as “crafty” and “treacherous,”
and contrasted Islam with “the Jews and the Nazis,” saying that the Jews
conspired to kill the Prophet Muhammad.
Such material incites hate and contributes to events like the anti-Semitic
hazing of a high school freshman in America at Long Island’s Newport High
School, where Robert Slade recently filed a suit alleging that school officials
ignored the plight of his son who was taunted by school mates.
A group of 20 students attacked his son with taunts such as “Jews are
disgusting,” “Being Jewish must suck,” “Hitler was a good person” and
“My love for you burns like a thousand Jews in an oven.”
Our Messianic Prophecy Bible, which will also be distributed to Muslim
Arabs will show how the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, loves everyone,
including Jews and Arabs, and that the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) came for the
Amazing archaeological discovery proves Bible is true!
Bethlehem Seal: Evidence of City’s Early Existence
“So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess, her
daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.”
For the first time, archaeological evidence proving the early existence of
Bethlehem as an Israelite city has been unearthed.
The Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation recently
announced the discovery of a 1.5 centimeter (.6 inch) clay seal bearing the
city’s name. The artifact, which reads, “From the town of Bethlehem to
the King,” proves that Bethlehem existed during the Kingdom of Judah.
Israeli Antiquities Authority archaeologist Eli Shukron stressed the
significance of the discovery noting that “this is the first time the name
Bethlehem appears outside the Bible, in an inscription from the First
Temple period, which proves that Bethlehem was indeed a city in the
Kingdom of Judah, and possibly also in earlier periods.”
According to the Israeli Antiquities Authority, this ancient
seal is the first “tangible evidence of the existence of the
city of Bethlehem, which is mentioned in the Bible.”
The artifact, called a bulla, was uncovered appropriately just before the
Biblical holiday of Shavuot, when the Book of Ruth, which is set primarily
around the city of Bethlehem, is read in the synagogue.
The Bible first mentions Bethlehem Ephrathah in Genesis 35:16, 19 and 48:7.
Messianic Prophecy—The Hebrew prophet Micah foretold that the
Messiah would be born in Bethlehem:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of
Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose
origins are from of old, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2)
Ruth, who was the great-grandmother of King David, is named as a forebearer
of the Messiah in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew.
“A record of the genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) the son of
David, the son of Abraham…. Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was
Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of
Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.” (Matthew 1: 1, 5–6)
Ruth, by Antonio Corina Farinos
The seal was discovered during archaeological excavations being carried out by
the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David, just outside the walls
of Jerusalem’s Old City.
“The bulla we found belongs to the group of ‘fiscal’ bullae—administrative
bullae used to seal tax shipments submitted to the taxation system of the
Kingdom of Judah in the late eighth and seventh centuries BCE,” Eli
Shukron the excavation director said. “The tax could have been paid in the
form of silver or agricultural produce such as wine or wheat.”
The seal supports the belief that Bethlehem was a prosperous Israelite city
during First Temple Times.
A Hamas rally in Bethlehem: Hamas, which is an offshoot of the Egyptian
Muslim Brotherhood, has traditionally been committed to Israel’s destruction.
Today, however, due to American and International pressure Bethlehem is no
longer part of Israel.
In 1948, after Israel once again became a nation, Jordan annexed Bethlehem,
and although Israel recaptured it in 1967 during the Six-Day War, in 1995, in
accordance with the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
Bethlehem came under the administration of the Palestinian Authority.
It is heartbreaking that Israeli Jews have not been allowed to enter Bethlehem,
which is the birthplace of King David and Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the
Messiah), since the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising in 2000.
Nevertheless, with this NEW archaeological evidence that collaborates the
historical record in the Hebrew Bible, followers of Yeshua (Jesus) have yet
another proof so they can boldly share the Word of God with others!
Be a part of this end-time move of God – time is short.
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