After Failed Peace Talks, Israel Divided

Posted by Rita in Israel on June 9th, 2014 |  Comments Off

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY

From Associated Press June 09, 2014 3:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has laid bare deep divisions in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition that John Kerry’s determined but ill-fated diplomacy had allowed to be papered over.

Key coalition allies are demanding a government initiative to extract Israel from the West Bank, while others say now is the moment for enhanced Jewish settlement and even annexation of some areas. The likely short-term outcome is a period of protracted gridlock in which hopes for peace will remain in deep freeze, and some are sensing that a government collapse and even early elections may follow suit.

“This coalition is definitely problematic,” Tzipi Livni, leader of the “Movement” party and until recently Israel’s chief peace negotiator, told Israel Radio on Monday.

In many ways, the coalition has been problematic since taking office in March 2013. Its members include a dovish party committed to peace with the Palestinians, a centrist party focused on domestic affairs and nationalistic elements who oppose any concessions to the Palestinians.

The resumption of peace talks last July enabled this assemblage to put its differences on hold — and forge a coalition that was convenient and, for the nine months of Kerry’s labors, politically defensible. But the talks collapsed in April, as many observers had expected, and now the fissures are re-emerging with rival factions proposing wildly different ideas on how to proceed.

Last week’s formation of a Palestinian unity government, backed by both President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah and the Hamas militant group, has only added to those divisions.

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the pro-settler “Jewish Home” party, told a prestigious security conference on Sunday that Israel should annex large parts of the West Bank, occupied territory that is almost universally seen as the heartland of a future Palestinian state. Such a move would trigger an international uproar against Israel. The 2 million-odd Palestinians in non-annexed areas would be given enhanced autonomy, he offered.

“The time has come to think differently in a creative way on how to make a better future for Israeli citizens and the Arabs of Judea and Samaria,” Bennett said, using the biblical term for the West Bank. Continued:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/failed-peace-talks-israel-divided-24060594

 

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Historic First Ever Islamic Prayers At Vatican?

Posted by Rita in Vatican on June 8th, 2014 |  Comments Off

Now The End Begins

Historic First Ever Islamic Prayers At Vatican Signals Start Of One World Religion

by NTEB News Desk

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14

The book of Revelation is quite clear when it discusses the Catholic system in chapters 17 and 18. The Vatican sitting on seven hills is called the “mother of harlots”, a pagan system of worship that has control over the whole world. She is carried by the beast, and is the enemy of God. More than that, she will rule for a period of time with complete power over kings, mighty men and all the inhabitants of the earth.

The One World Religion during the time of the Great Tribulation. “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 So it is with great interest that we note that the Vatican, which represents 1 billion+ Catholics around the world, and Islam which claims more than 1 billion+ Muslim adherents, have begun to merge and join forces.

Al Arabiya reports this: For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Holy See officials on Friday said the evening prayers would be a “pause in politics” and had no political aim other than to rekindle the desire for Israeli-Palestinian peace at the political and popular level. In prophecy, the Pope is not the Antichrist, he is the False Prophet.

It will be his job to control the One World Religion, just as it will be the job of the Antichrist to create and control the One World Government. The Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the Beast which is Satan himself, are the Unholy Trinity that the scriptures warn will come. If Pope Francis continues on this path, and there is no reason why he wouldn’t, it is highly likely that he is the False Prophet of Revelation. That means that the arrival of the Antichrist is next, and that the Rapture of the Church can happen at any moment.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come , except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

A 7 Year Peace Treaty is about to be crafted and signed by all parties concerned. This is the goal that Pope Francis is working towards. When will it happen? No one can say. But this is as close to that peace treaty as we have ever been in the 2,000 years since the prophecies were first given. Tomorrow at the Vatican, the Catholic Pope will lead the main representative of Israel and the main representative of Islam in a worship service at the place that the bible calls the “mother of harlots”.

They all claim to want “peace” at any cost. A peace is coming, but it will be a false peace administered by a false messiah. It will be the time of Jacob’s Trouble. The Times of Israel reports that “According to a statement released by Peres’s spokesperson, Abbas, Peres, and Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders.

The event will feature readings about peace by the clergy from the Tanach, the New Testament and the Quran. Francis will then read religious verses with Peres and Abbas, which the three will have selected for the ceremony.” Yes, we are really that close. http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22463

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Pope Francis: Want Middle East peace? ‘Pray, pray, pray’

Posted by Rita in Israel on June 7th, 2014 |  Comments Off

Radio host talks to pontiff as historic meeting looms
June 6, 2014 WND – Pope Francis has told a reporter – just as a historic meeting between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looms – that to obtain peace in the Middle East, prayer is needed.
“Pray, pray, pray,” the pope told American television journalist and WABC Radio host Rita Cosby.
She was granted a rare audience with the pope at the Vatican in Rome this week, becoming one of the first American journalists to talk with him.
She asked about several topics, including his possible role as a peacemaker in the Middle East.
The White House, pressing for a “two-state solution,” believes “land for peace” will produce success and that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a reliable peace partner. But Abbas has said he will never recognized Israel as a Jewish state, and his unity agreement with the terrorist group Hamas, which governs Gaza, is a deal-breaker for Israel.
On Sunday, Peres and Abbas are to meet with the pope at the Vatican.
The surprise invitation to both presidents for a prayer summit was extended during the pope’s recent visit to the Middle East. The visit included a stop at Bethlehem’s Manger Square.
Cosby said speaking with Pope Francis was “one of the greatest moments of my life.”
“He was extremely engaging and approaching. It is clear he cares deeply about peace in the Mideast and would like to do anything he can to assist this very difficult process.”
Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/pope-francis-want-peace-just-pray-pray-pray/

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Abbas, Peres & Pope Francis At The Vatican For Peace Prayer

Posted by Rita in Israel on June 7th, 2014 |  Comments Off

Jun 2nd, 2014 by admin.
Here are some quotes from the Associated Press that were published by the Top Nine online news service:
“Abbas, Perez Confirm They Will Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican For Peace Prayer
“Pope Francis plunged Sunday into Mideast politics during his Holy Land pilgrimage, calling the current stalemate in peace efforts “unacceptable” and winning the acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to pay a symbolic visit to the Vatican next month to pray for peace.
“Jubilant Palestinians cheered Francis as he arrived in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, shouting “Viva al-Baba!” or “Long live the pope!” Giant Palestinian flags in red, white, green and black and the Vatican’s yellow-and-white flags decorated the square, which is home to the Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where tradition says Jesus was born.
“At the end of Mass in the square, Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray with him for peace, saying: “I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer.”
“Israeli-Palestinian peace talks broke down in late April, and there have been no public high-level meetings for a year.”
President Barak Obama has been unable to kick start the all-but-dead Middle East Peace Process, despite the efforts of his inexperienced and inept envoy, John Kerry.
By inviting the Presidents of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to come and pray at the Vatican, Pope Francis has changed the landscape dramatically. It is no longer the U.S. that is the Broker of Peace in the Middle East. Now it is the Vatican. Pope Francis has, in one brilliant move, stolen the Middle East Peace negotiations away from Barak Obama.
By the way, it is very, very significant the day chosen for the Vatican prayers is Sunday, June 8 – the High Holy Day of Pentecost.
T. Leon Sexton http://legacyinstitute.org/
Reference – http://www.headnine.com/top/2014/05/25/israeli-and-palestinian-leaders-to-meet-with-pope-at_s_100555803.html#ref_3

 

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The ‘Day of Christ’ is at hand

Posted by Rita in Israel on June 4th, 2014 |  Comments Off

Why we believe we are approaching God’s Judgment against Israel, the ‘Day of the Lord’, and that the ‘Day of Christ’ is at hand

Cephas Ministry, Editor Rita Williams, December 5, 2012

The church will not know who the Antichrist is since they will be gone in the Rapture before he is exposed. Many believe that the last Pope is the final Antichrist. We believe the Pope will be the ‘False Prophet’ because the False Prophet is described as the Lamb with two horns. That points to a religious figure who makes himself equal to Jesus Christ, the Vicar of Christ, one of the names of the Pope.

The reason we believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture is the fact that the Holy Spirit will be removed before the Antichrist is revealed. Since the Holy Spirit is in believers, they will go as well. Logically it cannot be any other way because the Holy Spirit never leaves believers.

Saints are clearly in heaven during the tribulation. The following Scriptures point to it. The Lamb of God is still in heaven until the end of the tribulation when He comes down to earth with the saints. See Revelation 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” Note this is during the Tribulation.

Paul describes the fact that believers are caught up into the clouds which is called the ‘Blessed Hope’. That is in the Book of Thessalonians.

The Book of Zechariah holds a description of the Antichrist. Zechariah 11:17 “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.”

Nuclear war is possible since WWII. Hitler began working on the nuclear bomb. It was completed after the war in the U.S.. It is described in the same book. Zechariah 14:12 “And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”

Increased earthquakes numbered in the month of November 2012 between 900 and 1000.

Famines are worldwide from drought caused by weather manipulations (Chemtrails), pestilences, such as AIDs (manmade), live viruses in Vaccines and destructive weather causing many problems such as housing, sewer, water, no medical service etc. etc.

Mark 13:8 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

Globalism is what we are experiencing now, is another sign of the end since it states here that Jesus will be running the world.

Daniel 7:14 “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”

Notice that Israel is parted in this Scripture “parted my land” Israel is God’s land.

Joel 3:2 “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.” Israel was deprived of its homeland from 33 AD to 1948. The land they are on now was originally purchased.

The fig tree symbolizes Israel. Jesus cursed it because they refused to spread the Gospel as Jesus intended.

Matthew 21:19 “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.”

Here Scripture teaches that the fig tree will come back to life (no fruit). Israelis returned to Israel in 1948 due to the Holocaust. The bible teaches that it is summer when they return which is close to harvest time when the wheat (believers) and tares (nonbelievers) are separated. Today believers are leaving the churches due to heretic teachings. Only the deceived stay because they want their ears tickled with good news of increased wealth and health.

Matthew 24:32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”

Israel now stands alone for the first time since 1948. Even churches are praying for Palestinians rather than Israel. All nations hate her and wish to devour her. That’s the beginning of the tribulation. The nations will go to war after the peace agreement. The ‘Roadmap’ is still pending. The Palestinians want all of Jerusalem. That is why it can’t be solved.

Zechariah 14:2 “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”

The reason why the residue if not cut off is God’s promise to Abraham that He would save Israel. They will get another chance in the Millennium.

Because of thousands of missionaries, television and Internet the Gospel has been preached worldwide.

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

The sun and moon have perplexed and worried people due to extreme changes that could have effects on power grids. The moon has changed position which points to a pole shift.. Flights couldn’t take off since the compass was incorrect. The sun did not rise as usual in the arctic. Ice is melting raising the water level of the oceans. Tectonic plates are breaking up causing roaring seas, not to forget Planet X and new discoveries.

Luke 21:25 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”

Who would have ever thought that the world population could receive a mark on their hand or forehead. Today it is already being implemented in parts of the world like India and northern countries. Cash is obsolete and replaced by digital transactions.

Revelation 13:16 “And he [Antichrist] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”

The chip implant is coming along with mandatory Obamacare. Cash transactions will be gone. The credit cards have a ‘wave’ symbol on them today that refer to just waving your hand (with the credit card) to charge purchases. The final step will be to eliminate the credit cards. The chip in the hand or forehead will be sufficient. If one doesn’t comply bank transactions are stopped. Like the Bible states we won’t be able to buy or sell.

The churches are infiltrated by Satan’s disciples. People are leaving. The light comes from the Gospel. It will not be preached anymore. The bridegroom and the bride are the Body of Christ. They will be gone.

Revelation 18:23 “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”

Another sign is increased knowledge. Internet has increased access to knowledge worldwide. The Book of Daniel could not be understood until the time of the end when it was opened to enlightened individuals. Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

A seven year peace agreement has to come to pass to reveal the Antichrist. Israelis believe another temple needs to be built to reinstall animal sacrifices because this verse [Dan 9:27] indicates it. All emblems are ready to be used exactly as they were in the Old Testament. Pure gold items and priesthood garments etc. are ready and waiting. In the Old Testament Israelis had a personal relationship with God. He would tell them how to conduct the priesthood etc. .

My personal belief is that Israel will get into bad straights before they will actually implement the temple rituals to get God’s attention. To get His help they have to make an attempt to get their sins covered. According to the Aaronic Priesthood [O.T.] that can only be done temporarily since they reject Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ’s sacrifice their sins cannot be covered permanently.

Were they to believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior Who died for all mankind and only once to cover their sins forever, they would not have to resurrect the Aaronic Priesthood, which was ended by God when Jesus Christ received God’s Melchizedek Priesthood.

Daniel 9:27 “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

Some believe that we are into final Millennium. That is not possible because the two prophets declared by the Bible have not appeared yet in Jerusalem.

Revelation 11:1-13 “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

“These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt (Jerusalem), where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

“And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

Zechariah 4:11 “Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?”

Zechariah 4:14 “Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” The two prophets are identified at the transfiguration ” Matth 17:2,3

According to God’s time, Who uses 1 day for a thousand years, we are in the third day from the birth of Christ on which He was resurrected. That is why believers believe that the Day of the Lord is imminent.

The ‘Day of the Lord’ is a thousand years including the Tribulation and the 1000 year Millennium.

The ‘Day of Christ’ is the Rapture prior to the ‘Day of the Lord’.

1 Corinthians 1:8 “Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in ‘the day of our Lord Jesus Christ’.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until ‘the day of Jesus Christ’:”

Philippians 1:10 “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till ‘the day of Christ’”;

The Apostle Paul speaking: Philippians 2:16 “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in ‘the day of Christ’, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

2 Thessalonians 2:2 “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that ‘the day of Christ is at hand’.”

Shalom

 

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The Burden of Damascus

Posted by Rita in Middle East Prophecies on June 3rd, 2014 |  Comments Off

” The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

“And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

“And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

“Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

“And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.” Isaiah 17:1-14

Assad wins presidential election by 88.7% A big disapointment to US and European Union. The Supreme Constitutional Court said voter turnout was 73.42 percent.

The balloting is widely expected to give Assad a third seven-year term in office. He is running up against two other candidates – Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar, 46, and Hassan bin Abdullah al-Nouri, 54, both little-known lawmakers.

Assad, 48, has ruled Syria since 2000, when he took over after the death of his father, Hafez Assad, who ruled the country for the previous three decades. On Tuesday, the younger Assad faced two government-approved challengers, Maher Hajjar and Hassan al-Nouri, both of whom were little known before declaring their candidacies in April.  Full story at alarabiya.net

 

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