Trump affirms Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!

For those who have “ears to hear” …

 

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,

and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure.'”

(Zechariah 1:14-15, NIV)

 

Trump Meets Netanyahu, Affirms Jerusalem as Capital

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departs a meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sept. 25, 2016 in New York.

By Cathy Burke   |  

Sunday, 25 Sep 2016

Donald Trump met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu privately at the GOP nominee’s Trump Tower on Sunday, vowing to “finally accept the longstanding congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

In a statement from the Trump campaign, they also discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence” – an issue Trump has made a cornerstone of his campaign – as well as “the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns.”

Netanyahu was accompanied to the meeting by Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, and Trump was joined by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton later Sunday before flying back to Israel.

In the statement, Trump described U.S. military assistance to Israel as an “excellent investment,” and Middle East peace can only be achieved when “the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State.”

LINK:  http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Donald-Trump-Israel-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Jerusalem/2016/09/25/id/750041/#ixzz4LN8bMf3p

 

PROPHECY CONNECTION:

“A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

“The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

“On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.'”

(Zechariah 12:1-8, NIV)

Love and trust the Lord your God, and keep watching …

The great “falling away” …

Jesus foretold this:

More Americans Than Ever Are Losing Their Religion

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By Michael Snyder – End of The America Dream Blog August 30, 2016

Never before in U.S. history have so many Americans chosen to be unaffiliated with any particular religious group. As you will see below, the percentage of “nones” in this country has absolutely skyrocketed over the past decade.

 

But not all faiths are losing members in the United States. In fact, Islam, Buddhism, Wicca and various New Age organizations have all experienced excellent growth in recent years. Sadly, almost all of the growth for the “nones” has come at the expense of Christianity.

 

Americans are leaving the Christian faith in droves, and this is why many of our churches are less than half full on Sunday mornings. What we are doing right now is clearly not working, and hopefully we can get the church in America to wake up while there is still time to do so.

 

Earlier today I came across a brand new study from the Pew Research Center entitled “Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind”. One thing that particularly stood out to me was the fact that most “nones” were once affiliated with a particular religion but have now discarded that label…

 

Perhaps the most striking trend in American religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a religious group. And the vast majority of these religious “nones” (78%) say they were raised as a member of a particular religion before shedding their religious identity in adulthood.

 

Overall, the percentage of “nones” in this nation has been absolutely soaring in recent years. Back in 2007, “nones” made up 16 percent of the population, but now that number has risen to 23 percent. The following is from a different Pew Research Center report that was published last year…

 

Religious “nones” – a shorthand we use to refer to people who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion is “nothing in particular” – now make up roughly 23% of the U.S. adult population.

 

This is a stark increase from 2007, the last time a similar Pew Research study was conducted, when 16% of Americans were “nones.” (During this same time period, Christians have fallen from 78% to 71%.)

 

I want you to notice one particularly sobering fact in the excerpt posted above. The seven percent increase in the percentage of “nones” was matched exactly by a seven percent decrease in the percentage of Christians.

 

It is time to face a very hard truth – Christianity is in rapid decline in America.

 

So why is this happening?

Read the entire article @ http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=600#t6x1PIK2LFLqS7OV.99

 

PROPHECY CONNECTION: “At that time many will turn  away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”  — Jesus (Matthew 24:10-13)

 

Perhaps if more people were made aware of the most validating Bible prophecies, they would seek out a church that truly honors the Lord God, without man-made rules and traditions that overshadow God’s Word?

 

Get the Word out, and keep watching …

UN bullying Israel … again.

UN Rejects Israels Claim To Golan Heights As Top Rabbis Await The Messiah

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By Michael Snyder – End of The America Dream Blog

May 04, 2016

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boldly declared “that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel’s sovereignty permanently.”

 

After close to 50 years of control over the Golan Heights, this should not have been much of a shock.  But the Arab world immediately went into an uproar, and the UN Security Council has taken action.

 

In a unanimous decision, the UN Security Council has announced that Israel’s claims to the Golan Heights are “null and void and without international legal effect.”

 

So once again the United Nations and the nation of Israel are directly at odds with one another, because the truth is that Israel is never going to leave the Golan Heights as long as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in power.  The following comes from CNN…

 

Israel’s Prime Minister has declared that the Golan Heights will remain permanently under the country’s control, during Israel’s first Cabinet meeting held in the territory.

 

“The time has come for the international community to recognize reality, especially two basic facts,” said Benjamin Netanyahu during a Cabinet meeting Sunday.

 

“One, whatever is beyond the border, the boundary itself will not change. Two, after 50 years, the time has come for the international community to finally recognize that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel’s sovereignty permanently.”

 

Asking Israel to give the Golan Heights back to Syria is kind of like asking the United States to give Texas back to Mexico. It just isn’t going to happen.

 

But thanks in large part to pressure from the Islamic world, the UN Security Council remains bound and determined to take that strategically important sliver of land away from Israel.

 

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council expressed “deep concern” that the Israeli government is claiming permanent sovereignty over the Golan Heights…

 

“Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged,” China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month, told reporters after a closed-door meeting.

 

He added that council resolution 497 of 1981 made clear that Israel’s decision at the time to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the Golan was “null and void and without international legal effect.”

 

Council statements are adopted by consensus, which means all its members, including Israel’s ally the United States, backed it.

 

Of course the Obama administration was definitely going to go along with this UN Security Council statement, because it has consistently proven to be the most anti-Israel administration in modern U.S. history.

Read the entire article @ http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=303#CjPdsLM8Dxe0RlVF.99

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The Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (also known as ISRAEL) made it clear that the land He gave them was an “everlasting possession.” Because of their descendants’ repeated disobedience, He allowed the Romans to destroy their Holy City, Jerusalem and their temple in 70 A.D. Following that bloodshed, the Jews were dispersed throughout the world.

Through His chosen prophets — particularly Ezekiel — God foretold that He would one day gather the Jews back to the land He deeded to Abraham thousands of years earlier. (You can read about that in Ezekiel 37 – 39.) In 1948, following the Holocaust, He made good on that promise and life was breathed into the nation of Israel once again.

In 2013, I wrote extensively about God’s promise to crush any and all nations that come against Israel and the consequences that have manifested in many amazing ways in the offending countries around the world — particularly the United States. Here are the category links if you’d like to explore this further:

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“In those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations
and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
There I will put them on trial
for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.”

— The Lord God (Joel 3:1-2, NIV)

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More terror in Israel!

As VP Biden arrives in Israel, new wave of terror attacks unleashed leaving American tourist dead, many wounded. Here’s the latest.

Joel C. Rosenberg

March 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

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UPDATED: (Central Israel) — An American tourist is dead, his wife is badly wounded, an Israeli man has been critically wounded, and many more have been injured in a fresh wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem, the port city of Jaffa near Tel Aviv, and the West Bank in the last 48 hours.

The American has been identified as Taylor Force, a 29 year old graduate student at Vanderbilt University, a U.S. Army veteran who graduated from West Point, and a native of Lubbock, Texas. Taylor’s wife, who was visiting Israel with him, was also reportedly severely wounded in the stabbing attack in Jaffa.

Please be praying for the Lord to restore calm and order, for healing and comfort for the victims and their families, and wisdom for Israeli and Arab leaders. Please also share this article with others and mobilize them to pray, as well.

UPDATES:

“In all, twenty-nine Israelis and four foreign nationals have been killed in a wave of Palestinian terrorism and violence since October,” reported the Times of Israel. “Some 180 Palestinians have also been killed, around two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during clashes with troops, according to the Israeli army.”

After a severe wave of terror attacks across Israel and the West Bank last Fall, things have actually been noticeably quieter here in recent months. But these attacks have suddenly shattered the relative calm. See below for the latest developments.

The brutal attacks coincide with the arrival of Vice President Joe Biden in Israel on Tuesday afternoon in a bid to re-start peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. The VP met with former Israeli President Shimon Peres late Tuesday afternoon, just blocks from where the attack on the American tourist was occurring. Today, the VP is meeting in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Netanyahu and later with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Later today, Biden will head to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tomorrow, Biden heads to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II. On Monday, the VP was in the United Arab Emirates.

THE FIRST ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY: “The first attack took place on Golda Meir Boulevard in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot where shots were fired on an Egged bus,” the Jerusalem Post reported. “Passengers reported seeing two men in a car who opened fire on the bus. A citizen, noticing the commotion, exited his car and ran towards the scene and fired his weapon. The terrorists fled the scene. Three people were lightly injured in the attack and were transferred to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Several people were treated for shock at the scene.”

THE SECOND ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY: “Shortly following the bus attack, an additional shooting attack was reported near the New Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City,” reported the Post. “MDA paramedics at the scene treated a man in his 50s who was listed in critical condition with bullet wounds to his upper body. The victim was evacuated to Hadassa University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus. Two terrorists were shot and killed by security forces.”

THE THIRD ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY: “In the third attack of the morning, a terrorist attempted to stab a soldier at the Salfit checkpoint near the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank according to the IDF spokesperson,” the Post added.

THE TERROR ATTACKS IN JAFFA ON TUESDAY: “An American tourist was killed and at least 10 people were injured Tuesday evening when a Palestinian man carried out a stabbing spree in Jaffa,” reported the Times of Israel. “Five of the injured were described as being in critical condition. The terrorist stabbed his victims in at least three locations in an attack that lasted some 20 minutes.”

“The American fatality was later identified as 29-year-old Taylor Force, from Lubbock, Texas, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University,” the Times reported.

“Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital said it received six victims, one in critical condition, two in moderate condition and two suffering from lighter wounds. The hospital’s medical director confirmed that one of the victims was a pregnant woman. Another of the victims was an Arab Israeli — Jaffa is a mixed city with a sizable Arab population — and one a Palestinian man who was residing in Israel illegally, police reported.”

“It was the third serious attack of the day, coming on the heels of a stabbing in Petah Tikva and a shooting in Jerusalem,” the Times noted, adding that “the Hamas terror group released a statement praising the attacks as ‘heroic operations’ and saying they prove that the wave of violence that began in October has not ended.”

“Hamas celebrates the martyrs that have ascended through these operations, and confirms that their pure blood will, God willing, be the fuel for escalating the intifada,” the group wrote on its website.

“Before Tuesday, twenty-nine Israelis and three foreign nationals had been killed in a wave of Palestinian terrorism and violence since October,” reported the Times.

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So the Lord spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Then the angel who was speaking to me said,

‘Proclaim this word: This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,

and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure.

I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.”

Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt.

And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,” declares the Lord Almighty.

Proclaim further: This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“‘My towns will again overflow with prosperity,

and the Lord will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem.“’”

(Zechariah 1:13-17, NIV)

Tears for the victims, tears for the aggressors …

tears of joy for God’s faithfulness, grace and mercy.

Continue watching and praying …

Warning from UK anti-terror chief!

ISIS planning “enormous and spectacular attacks,” UK anti-terror chief warns.

Jol C. Rosenberg’s Blog /  March 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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Islamic State want to inflict an ‘enormous and spectacular’ terrorist atrocity on Britain and may have people trained to a paramilitary level to carry out attacks,” reports The (UK) Guardian, based on comments by Britain’s anti-terror chief.

“Mark Rowley, a Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, said terrorists still wanted to kill soldiers or the police and now posed a real danger of attacking western lifestyle targets,” the Guardian reported. “Privately, counter-terrorism officials see no sign of ISIS’s internet propaganda campaign being thwarted by community and government efforts and believe the group still has the same ability to attract devotees.”

Here are more excerpts from the story:

  • Police have stepped up their planning for a marauding gun attack since the Paris attacks in November, in which concertgoers, diners and other revellers were killed.
  • Rowley, who leads on counter-terrorism for Scotland Yard, told a media briefing on Monday that the nature of the threat from ISIS, which he calls Daesh, was changing.
  • “In recent months we’ve seen a broadening of that, much more plans to attack western lifestyle. Going from that narrow focus on police and military as symbols of the state to something much broader. And you see a terrorist group which has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we’ve seen foiled to date.”
  • Previously, ISIS had been thought to be trying to incite individuals to stage small-scale attacks, possibly using knives or vehicles. It had been hoped that tougher laws had made the planning and execution of larger-scale “spectaculars” next to impossible.
  • But after the Paris attack and alleged plotting in Europe, Rowley and other counter-terrorism chiefs fear that Isis has the capability and intent to stage a mass-casualty attack in the west….
  • There were a record 339 arrests under counter-terrorism laws in 2015, 77% of which were British nationals, 14% were female and 13% were aged 20 and under….

LINK: https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/isis-planning-enormous-and-spectacular-attacks-uk-anti-terror-chief-warns/

 

Stay alert and keep watching …

Are anti-discrimintation laws imposing unfair discrimination?

WND EXCLUSIVE

‘GAY’ CASE AGAINST CHRISTIAN BAKERY GOES WOBBLY

Court to consider argument anti-discrimination laws … discriminate

March 5, 2016

 

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The anti-discrimination laws intended to protect homosexual consumers in Northern Ireland actually discriminate against Christians, the nation’s most senior lawyer will be allowed to argue in a case against a baker.

Ashers Baking Co. is appealing a lower court ruling that found the company violated the anti-discrimination protections by refusing to fulfill a customer’s request for a cake celebrating “gay marriage.”

According to the Christian Institute, which is representing Ashers, a Belfast court of appeal has decided to allow Attorney General John Larkin to present evidence at a hearing in May that Northern Ireland’s anti-discrimination laws impose unfair discrimination against those who hold certain religious beliefs.

Simon Calvert, deputy director of the institute, described the court case as a “legal, political and theological saga.”

In a preliminary hearing Thursday, Larkin said “there was a theological context to the way sexual orientation regulations were considered in the case,” the institute said.

“And judges led by Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan agreed there was a point of law that should be considered on the issue,” according to the institute.

“The attorney general has decided to intervene, using his constitutional power to raise questions about the validity of the legislation used against the [bakery owners] McArthurs,” Calvert noted. “And it is clear from the decision taken by the three judges, including the lord chief justice, that he has raised matters of importance.”

The Belfast Telegraph reported Morgan said, “We are satisfied that there is an issue about whether or not the relevant statutes give rise to direct discrimination issues which is more than frivolous and vexatious.”

A county court in Belfast ruled a year ago that the bakery discriminated against customer Gareth Lee by refusing to provide a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, and the company was ordered to pay him about $750.

“Lawyers for the McArthurs are also expected to argue that they had protection under the European Convention on Human Rights,” the report said.

Larkin explained the “issue of political and religious discrimination is direct” and the ramifications are “potentially enormous.”

WND reported when the hearing in the case before the appeals court was suddenly postponed because of Larkin’s intervention.

At issue was whether the European Convention on Human Rights was being violated by the local regulation that could force people to advocate for homosexuality….
Read the complete article at http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/case-against-christian-bakery-cake-goes-wobbly/#Ru2dKVf3zIsIP66m.99

It should be noted that Christians should hate the sin and love the sinner. God does NOT hate men with feminine characteristics nor women with masculine characteristics. He detests participation in sexual sin, including that which is committed between “consenting adults” of any specific gender.

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Supremes to decide, “What is sin?”

WND EXCLUSIVE

SUPREMES SET DATE TO DECIDE ‘WHAT IS SIN’

‘If this appeal is lost, government becomes head of every religious denomination’

Published: January 31, 2016

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It’s a case in which the U.S. government has been accused of claiming the authority to “determine what is in fact a sin.”

The critics, meanwhile, have accused the U.S. Supreme Court of tilting the playing field in advance.

But the Little Sisters of the Poor case against the Obamacare law is moving toward a resolution with the U.S. Supreme Court announcing arguments have been scheduled for March 23.

The nuns who run elder care centers worldwide are contesting the Obamacare requirement that their employee insurance plans cover abortion pills.

The Becket Fund, which is working on behalf of the nuns, said the high court will decide whether the Little Sisters of the Poor and other faith-based ministries can be forced to change their health-care plans “to offer drugs that violate their religious beliefs when those same drugs could be made available through healthcare exchanges.”

“After promising that the Little Sisters’ religious beliefs would be protected, the government created a new regulation requiring the Little Sisters change their healthcare plan to offer drugs that violate Catholic teaching,” the group explained. “One third of U.S. workers are employed by secular companies (e.g., Exxon and Visa) that the government has exempted from having to provide these same drugs in their plans because those employers did not try to update their health plans under ACA and are ‘grandfathered.’”

In the lower courts, the Little Sisters have argued that the requirement to participate in the government’s plan to distribute contraceptives violates their exercise of religious freedom. While an earlier Supreme Court opinion protected some for-profit companies from the law’s requirement, nonprofit organizations were left at risk.

The accusation that the government had become the arbiter of religious beliefs came in a friend-of-the court brief filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of dozens of clients.

“If this appeal is lost, the government becomes the head of every religious denomination in the country by its assumed authority to determine what is in fact a sin,” said Thomas More’s president, Richard Thompson….


Read the entire article at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/supremes-set-date-to-decide-what-is-sin/#UbP8QAwV0ZIZ2Rcj.99

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