.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to .praying.for the restoration of Israel
David’s Comment: Why the Church Must Stand With Israel
Acts 3:21 …... who must remain in Heaven Until the Times of Restoration of All that YHVH has Spoken Through the Prophets ……..
Many years ago I wrote a comment with the title “No Israel = No Second Coming of Messiah!” A number of people wrote to me disagreeing with my title and the content of the comment saying that I do not have the authority to say when the Lord can or can not return. My immediate response to their objection was that they were not my words, but are the words of GOD, via the writer of the book of Acts, and confirmed by Yeshua Himself in Matthew 23:39, when He declared that we will not see Him until the Jewish people are read to call Him back by proclaiming “Baruch ha bah b shem Adonai” or “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;”
I fully realise that is very radical thinking for most of the non-Jewish Church, much of which has been seriously affected by yeas of Replacement Theology, but I firmly believe it to be the truth. For those who are expectantly awaiting the return of Yeshua to take up His millennial rule from Jerusalem, it is a key issue. Therefore lets take a closer look at the relevant scriptures that back up my claims ……..
If we stand back and take an overview of the Bible and world history (His story) we see that it is all about YHVH’s plan to re-establish or restore His Kingdom on the Earth, with His Son as the King. If you believe in the literal truth of the Bible, then we must acknowledge that GOD is the GOD of Israel and that the Kingdom of God can only be based in Jerusalem. The LORD tells us this Himself ………
2 Chron 7:12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. (NKJ)
2 Chron 7:16 “For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. (NKJ)
There has only ever been one place of sacrifice – That verse can o nly refer to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Of course those who are deceived by Replacement Theology would claim that Israel refers to the Church and that the nation of Israel has nothing to do with God or the End Times.
A/ Yeshua did not answer the Jews who asked Him when the Kingdom would be restored to Israel, “dont be silly, My Father is finished with Israel ! “
B/ you cant restore something that never was. The Kingdom was never established in the Church, so it cant be “restored” to the Church.
The next and very powerful verse is Acts 3:19 – 21 Here we see that Israel must repent so that Heaven will release Yeshua ( whom it is holding up there ) to return to Earth. ie No rapture until Heaven lets Him out – after the time of Israel’s restoration ………….. Acts 3:19-2 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 “and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 “whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (NKJ)
The next verse tells us that “life from the dead” follows Israel’s reconciliation or restoration. I believe that means life for the dead both for the Jewish “dry bones” and life from the dead for the Church – REVIVAL. lastly the ultimate life from the dead is the resurrection of the physically dead which occurs at the Rapture AFTER Israel’s return to their land and their God.
Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? (KJV)
Many Christians just cant see it. If they wont listen to the apostle Paul, maybe they will listen to what Yeshua said Himself in Matthew 23:39 / Revelation 1:7 …… Speaking to the Jews in Jerusalem – Matt 23:39 39 “for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!‘” (NKJ). In the book of Revelation (Yeshua speaking), we see that when Yeshua does come, everyone will see Him at the same time, even the Jews who pierced Him. So until the Jews who must all be back in Israel before the Lord’s return, see Him, no one will see Him. Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. (NKJ)
The prophecies that Acts 3:21 is referring to are about Israel – natural Israel. Her return to the Land, to faith and to the Messiah. This era of history concludes with the King of the Jews, returning to His Land after the Jewish people recognise Him and welcome Him back as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Therefore it is very easy to see NO ISRAEL = NO SECOND COMING OF MESSIAH. he Devil knows it and is doing everything in his evil power to destroy Israel. Therefore the Church must also come to a revelation of this fact, and then hopefully every true Christian will stand with Israel and will pray for Israel and for the prophecies about the restoration of Israel to be fulfilled. If Christians you know, particularly your pastor doesn’t yet have that revelation, please give him a copy of this comment. The time of the end is racing towards us and the Body of Messiah must wake up to GOD’s Kingdom plans and purposes for Israel, the Church, and the nations.
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the GOD of Israel. Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their GOD. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for a breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom ….. David & Josie
This Weeks News Items
1. More than 10,000 Rioters at Gaza Border on Friday INN News Oct 21st
An Israeli spokesmen insisted that the rioting on the Gaza border last Friday was the ?quietest in seven months.? He said that ?most of the rioters kept their distance from the border fence and Hamas was there to curb the violence.? He went on to say, ?There were nonetheless cases of explosives, grenades, attempted border crossings and various acts of terror. Our forces took preventive measures. This is not a situation we are prepared to accept. We expect the terror to cease.? This statement came after Israeli officials tried hard to downplay the outbreak, during which at least three gangs pushed their way across the border, one of them torching a military vehicle, before they were driven back with tear gas and live fire by ramped-up Israeli forces defending the border. Hamas claimed 117 injured and one killed in the clashes with Israeli troops. The message running through official Israeli comments was that Hamas needs time to bring the outbreaks gradually under control and it won?t happen at once. This refrain came after repeated threats by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defence Minister Lieberman of a ?powerful? Israeli reaction if the 7 month campaign of terror by arson and riots on the border continues. After two Grad rockets were aimed at two Israeli cities on Wednesday, the Israeli security cabinet decided to hold the IDF back from striking back forcefully and to give Hamas a chance to match this restraint when Friday came around. What happened was that more than 10,000 rampaging rioters showed up at the border fence. The 33 explosive devices they hurled at the troops was indeed half the number of last week, but could hardly count as restraint. During the day, an IDF drone struck a incendiary balloon team in southern Gaza. All the same, three fires were ignited on the Israeli side of the border. Iron Dome batteries have been deployed at several points in central Israel following the Grad rocket attack on two Israeli cities on Wednesday. Pray that if Hamas does not bring the violence, rocket attacks and fire balloons to an end, Israel will bring its full force on all of the Gaza terror groups.
2. Iran Shipping Weapons to Hizbollah Fox News Oct 21st
L last week, Iran sent Hezbollah advanced weapons technology to turn unguided rockets into precision missiles, new flight data obtained by Fox News suggests. American & other Western intelligence sources have long warned that Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, including Global Positioning System (GPS) parts to make unguided rockets into precision-guided missiles, Fox reported. Iran airline Fars Air Qeshm, flight number QFZ-9950 departed Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. local time and flew to an unknown destination, according to the data received. The Boeing 747 cargo jet landed in Damascus before continuing to Beirut, where it arrived just past 2 p.m. The plane then departed Beirut Wednesday evening for Doha, Qatar, where it arrived just before midnight local time before returning to Tehran Thursday at 6:31 p.m., according to Fox. The plane carried weapons components, including GPS devices to make precision-guided weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon, intelligence sources said. Western sources told Fox that the cargo was headed for secret Hezbollah sites near the Beirut airport in order to target Israel in the future. This news is likely not a surprise to the Israelis. On September 27, in his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Ministe Netanyahu revealed that Hezbollah was hiding three secret underground factories for the production of precision missiles near Beirut?s international airport. These factories were constructed with the help of Iran, Israel says. Lebanon ?is becoming a factory for precision-guided missiles that threaten Israel. These missiles pose a grave threat to Israel, and we will cannot accept this threat,? PM Netanyahu said in January. Pray that Iran is brought under control by the United Nations.
3. New Australian PM Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem United With Israel News Oct 19th
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week that he is considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian Embassy to the city. ?When sensible suggestions are put forward that are consistent with your policy positioning and in this case pursuing a two-state solution, Australia should be open-minded to this and I am open-minded to this and our government is open-minded to this,? Morrison told reporters. He explained that the status quo in Israeli-Palestinian relations had failed to make headway. ?The orthodoxy that?s driven this debate which says issues like considering the question of the capital are taboo. I think we have to challenge that,? he said. ?We?re committed to a two-state solution, but frankly, it hasn?t been going that well,? he said. ?Not a lot of progress has been made. And you don?t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.? Since his dramatic announcement, Morrison has faced threats, pressure and criticism from the Palestinians, several Muslim countries and the biased anti-Israel media. We must counter the negative anti-Israel voices by thanking Morrison for his courage and urging him to stand on the right side of history by relocating his country?s embassy to Israel?s eternal capital. Pray that Australia will follow the lead of the USA and the other nations that have already moved their embassies.
4. Hamas Refuses Egyptian Demand to Stop Violent Protests Koenig News Report Oct 22nd
Hamas has rejected an Egyptian request to halt the weekly demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, according to an Arab source. Egyptian intelligence officials last week also demanded that the protesters stay at least 500 meters away from the border. However, Hamas also rejected this demand. But it did appear to have called for restrained action at Friday?s weekly demonstration, which left the IDF and Hamas in a tense standoff, but failed to ignite a major escalation. The weekend events were expected to have a significant impact on whether Israel would launch a military operation in Gaza. But the low level of activity kept the situation?s status quo. Last Friday 10,000 Palestinians again demonstrated near the border, burning tires and hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at IDF troops. There were three attempted infiltrations, in which Palestinians crossed into Israel and then went back to Gaza. Sources in the Gaza Strip said approximately 130 Palestinians were injured by gunfire and tear-gas. Pray that Israel uses its full force to stop the violence and border infiltations
5. Hezbollah Increases Missile Arsenal Arutz 7 Oct 22nd
The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah?s arsenal of missiles and rockets has grown to 150,000, Israel’s Internal Security Minister revealed on Sunday. The minister highlighted the increasing military presence of Iran and its allies along the Israeli border. Iran has worked in recent years to entrench itself militarily on Syrian soil, giving its Quds Force branch of the Revolutionary Guards a base of operations for attacks on Israel, including a February 2018 aerial attack on northern Israel. Tehran has sponsors Hezbollah, which remains active in southern Lebanon along the Israeli border, He added that Hezbollah?s arsenal is estimated to include more than 150,000 missiles and rockets and that Iran?s strategy against Israel included opening up as many fronts as possible against the Jewish state for a potential future conflict. With more assets targeted at Israel, Iran hopes to deter Jerusalem from striking Iran?s nuclear facilities in a bid to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, said Erdan. Pray that the present Israel hating Iranian government is overthrown and permanently removed from power and a new moderate leadership will seek to male peace with Israel.
6. Multiple Fire Balloons Land in Southern Israel INN News Oct 25th
More incendiary balloons landed Thursday morning in the areas adjacent to Gaza. Security forces rushed to the area near the city of Sderot after an incendiary balloon landed there and subsequently exploded. In addition, balloons landed in the area of Moshav Hodaya and in Be’er Tuvia. Thankfully nobody was wounded in the incidents. On Wednesday night IDF aircraft attacked eight terrorist targets in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. The strikes came after a rocket was fired from Gaza at the Eshkol Regional Council near the Israel Gaza border. The IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system launched one interceptor towards the projectile, but the rocket was not intercepted and exploded in an open area. No physical injuries or damages were reported.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas post Gaza. The IDF said it had identified a terror squad launching incendiary balloons at Israel from the site. Pray that Israel will continue to attack the terrorists until the violence and fire balloons stop.
7. Southern Israel Residents Spend Night in Bomb Shelters World Israel News Oct 25th
Sirens filled the air once more sending Israeli residents in the southern Eshkol region scurrying to bomb shelters late Wednesday night. The red alert sirens sounded at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. Israel launched an Iron Dome interceptor, which missed an incoming rocket from Gaza. The rocket exploded in an open area. No injuries are reported. The Israel Defense Force reported that its air force attacked eight targets in the Gaza Strip in response. Although Hamas did not claim responsibility for the attack, the IDF said, ?The terror group Hamas is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip and will face the consequences of terror activities against Israeli citizens.? The rocket broke a week-long calm between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since terrorists fired a rocket that hit a home in Beersheba, Israel?s largest southern city. Pray for a quiet weekend for the residents of southern Israel